Medical marijuana to pass

Medical marijuana to pass

There are 304 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Nov 4, 2008, titled Medical marijuana to pass. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Voters decided today to let severely ill people legally buy, grow and use small amounts of marijuana.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan.

Broke college kid

Caledonia, MI

#63 Nov 4, 2008
Opponent wrote:
The pot smoking hippies have spoken.
So anyone who supports the right for a terminal patient to have another option to ease the last days of their life is a 'pot smoking hippy?'. I sat by and watched my Grandma die a slow and VERY painful death. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer but she died of starvation. She was on so many harsh medications that it just ate away at her stomach and left her unable and unwanting to eat. I can't say whether she would have chose to smoke marijuana if it'd been legal before she died (to be honest she probably wouldn't have) but she should have had the option. If it could have helped ease her pain without upsetting her stomach so badly that she chose to slowly starve to death rather then eat, she should have had that option. If it could have eased her already damaged stomach and enabled her to eat, she should have had that option. Even if all it did was mellow her out and make her last days a little more peaceful, she should have had that option. How many people that you were close did have you watched die - slowly, painfully and literally screaming out in pain and fear in their last days? Have you ever watched a healthy 130lb woman waste away down to 68lbs in a matter of weeks? It's a terrible thing to watch, just heartbreaking to go through and if there's even the slightest chance that marijuana could help them, why not? It's still illegal for me and you and the majority of people in this State, it's only legal for patients with serious medical conditions.
sad

Allendale, MI

#64 Nov 4, 2008
Jim wrote:
<quoted text> Its apparent you have never smoked pot! Fire em up and pass the twinkies.
ok pothead , this is what is wrong with society.
all the potheads voted for obama too!
jazy

Colorado Springs, CO

#66 Nov 4, 2008
did it pass? didn't see this one
Bananarama

United States

#67 Nov 4, 2008
I hope the passage of this law does not cause problems like people "claiming" to be ill and smoking pot. Heck, they might as well just legalize the whole idea of smoking pot!
Brock

Traverse City, MI

#68 Nov 4, 2008
sad wrote:
r u crazy??? smoking pot does NOT restore your appetite!

This person must be around 12 maybe 13?
Brock

Traverse City, MI

#69 Nov 4, 2008
Why should our tax money pay for it? Why couldn't it be grown for the people by the people?
LJR

Colorado Springs, CO

#70 Nov 4, 2008
Hmm wrote:
Pregnancy causes severe nausea. Think I can get an RX for weed?
Calling you stupid would just be an insult to stupid people. What the hell is wrong with your head? Oh my fault f*cking pothead
Megan

Salt Lake City, UT

#71 Nov 4, 2008
sad wrote:
<quoted text>
r u crazy??? smoking pot does NOT restore your appetite!
Uh yes it does. I have cervical cancer and have undergone chemo and have personally smoked a bowl and it instantly had anti-emetic effects.
John M

Coldwater, MI

#72 Nov 4, 2008
Mary wrote:
wow, I didn't realize how much of an impact this is going to have. Looks like the stoners will just get more stoned.... definitley a step in the right directions.... not.
GROW UP and quit using marijauna as an escape.
Mary go mix yourself a drink and quit whining we didn't make alcohol illegal along with this proposal.
osirus

Bancroft, MI

#73 Nov 4, 2008
when will we know who sets the rules and when it takes affect?
Question Mark

Middleville, MI

#74 Nov 4, 2008
sad wrote:
<quoted text>
ok pothead , this is what is wrong with society.
all the potheads voted for obama too!
...and guess what? this is a democratic society and since the majority rules, I suppose you ought to quit crying and move on to your plans to recapture the flag in 4 years...
Mike

AOL

#75 Nov 4, 2008
Hiiiiii wrote:
I'll smoke to that
Not so fast old hippie. There's going to be a lot of regulations with it. For instance, if you get caught driving a car while under the influence, you might lose your license for life. Or if you ever share with someone else you'll be subject to the penalties of dealing. Plus if you are issued a card, the police will probably have a right to enter your home without a search warrant. This will also bring about trouble for doctors who prescribe it. You better be awful sure your patient qualifies for a prescription, because if they arent, or they get in an accident resulting in harm or death to another person? You might not be a doctor very much longer unless you're willing to cough up thousands for a lawyer or face paying a huge settlement. This new law is nothing like it seems to and will bring you down once learning what it all involves. It's going to benefit lawyers more than anyone.
Hun Gree

Middleville, MI

#76 Nov 4, 2008
It may not restore your appetite but it sure does make everything taste better, like you just spent a year on a deserted island and sat down to your first meal in civilization. If everyone got stoned an went to the same buffet, they would lose money that day.
Mike

AOL

#77 Nov 4, 2008
sad wrote:
<quoted text>
and you think your tax dollars won't pay for this?
wake up!
It's going to benefit lawyers more than anything, because they will be the ones defending doctors getting in trouble for prescribing it unecessarily, or someone that shared their pot with others. Also if you hold a card, it might mean you cant drive while under the influence, and could violate your right to privacy by allowing police to search your home without a warrant etc. There will be a LOT of stipulations, and if you break even one of them, you are up a creek and better prepare to shell out big bucks to a lawyer. You will have to sign paper work agreeing to a lot of things you never thought would happen.
Brock

Traverse City, MI

#78 Nov 4, 2008
Unfortunately this is true. Things of this proportion donít happen over night, this is the first of many steps.
John from GR

Denver, CO

#79 Nov 4, 2008
*ahem*

Pot is not a moral issue. It is a legal issue. Morality != legality. Trying to legislate morality is what got us prohibition, and from it a vast up-surge in organized crime.
John from GR

Denver, CO

#80 Nov 4, 2008
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
Not so fast old hippie. There's going to be a lot of regulations with it. For instance, if you get caught driving a car while under the influence, you might lose your license for life. Or if you ever share with someone else you'll be subject to the penalties of dealing. Plus if you are issued a card, the police will probably have a right to enter your home without a search warrant. This will also bring about trouble for doctors who prescribe it. You better be awful sure your patient qualifies for a prescription, because if they arent, or they get in an accident resulting in harm or death to another person? You might not be a doctor very much longer unless you're willing to cough up thousands for a lawyer or face paying a huge settlement. This new law is nothing like it seems to and will bring you down once learning what it all involves. It's going to benefit lawyers more than anyone.
Well... lawyers and people who are genuinely sick.
laughing

Cottonwood, AZ

#81 Nov 4, 2008
This is legal in CA; people have to have a prescription to grow this, and to use it legally. I dont know about enforcing this...but you who have questions ought to read up about this in other states who already do this.
Duke Greene

Deerfield, IL

#82 Nov 4, 2008
It's about time.

Unlike many over-the-counter drugs, cannabis cannot be lethally overdosed. It's a reliable pain reliever and nausea treatment that is easy and inexpensive to produce. Decriminalizing cannabis for the seriously ill also saves those patients from seeking their medicine through unsavory venues. No wonder this measure passed by such a huge margin.

Nobody better start faking glaucoma though, ok?

Since: Jun 08

Grand Haven, MI

#83 Nov 4, 2008
There are not many of these pro-marijuana prop's that fail. I think it's pretty clear that americans no longer think it's as harmful as we were taught in school. Then when the kids find out they have been mis-informed, they think maybe they were lied to about herion as well, something that will kill them. Just be honest, and let the people decide.

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