Richmondville man speaks out for medical marijuana
#1 Jun 20, 2008
i have had inhalers and nebulizers.. but they have not helped my asthma like marijuana.
i have been smoking it for about 3 years now and i stopped using all my perscripted medicine and i have been able to breathe much better.
I VOTE YES
#2 Jun 20, 2008
Why in the world would we block these poor people who are in pain from getting the relief they so deserve? Are we that backward? Even if they only think it is helping to ease their pain we should let them have some relief and not force them to feel like criminals. I am going to contact my state senator and let them know how I feel.
#3 Jun 20, 2008
Just take a look at the percent in favor of MM. Our politicians always lag behind the public's sentiments when issue of crime are involved. Even though the polls show that Americans overwhelmingly favor the legalization of pot for medical purposes, the fear of the-soft-on-crime factor gets the better of our elected officials every time.
#4 Jun 20, 2008
To ask your state senator to end the senseless criminalization of pain relief, visit NYPatients.org . You can also write Senate Majority Leader Bruno at [email protected] to ask him to call a vote on medical marijuana Monday.
Allowing medical marijuana is supported by 76% of New Yorkers, and virtually the entire state medical community. The Associated Medical Schools of NY, the state nurses association, the state medical society, the NYS Hospice and Palliative Care Association, and the NYS Association of County Health Officials all support allowing medical marijuana. The senate should act now to allow medical marijuana, with a doctor's support.
#5 Jun 20, 2008
I SUFFER WITH DEPRESSION SINCE 1994 AND I LIVE IN SYRACUSE N.Y.. I WAS PRESCRIBED A MEDICATION CALLED ZYPREXA FOR DEPRESSION MADE FROM ELI LILLY . THE DRUG WAS PASSED BY THE FDA AS SAFE . I TOOK THE DRUG AND TWO MONTH LATER IT GAVE ME DIABETES TYPE 2 FOR LIFE . THERE WAS NO WARNING LABEL ON IT FOR SIDE EFFECT FOR DIABETES . SMOKING POT LETS ONE EAT - SLEEP - BRING THERE MOOD UP - AND IT IS NON NARCOTIC - PLEASE ALBANY LAW MAKERS PASS THIS BILL FOR LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL USE SUCH AS FOR THE MENTLE ILL - CANCER - AIDS - SEVERE PAIN - PLEASE HELP US AS THE DISABLED SINCE WE ARE THE VICTIMS NOT THE DRUG COMPANIES FROM NUNZIO BAGLIERE SYRACUSE N.Y. EMAIL [email protected]
#6 Jun 20, 2008
Do the right thing NEW YORK !!!!!!please....
#7 Jun 20, 2008
please, it the right thing to do New York......
#8 Jun 20, 2008
please New York it's the right thing to do......
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#9 Jun 21, 2008
Even if it gets passed, the feds will come down hard on doctors that prescribe it.
The last thing organized crime, paper companies, alcohol companies, Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, and medical lobbyiest want to see is Marjuana starting to be made legal in any form....and they have more money and power with politicians than dying people in pain.
#10 Jun 21, 2008
let's get stoned
#11 Jun 21, 2008
LOL 2oz does not equal abouut 9 plants. Where do these reporters get their information at ?!?! 1 plant can produce up to a pound or more if grown properly which is a problem for most as they dont know how to do it well. But from my own experiance you can deffinatly get over a pound per plant. Please dont spread the misinformation that is so readlily avalible from the government
#12 Jun 21, 2008
Of course it should be legal. Further, I'm in favor of legalizing and keeping control of all drugs currently illegal. This would free up LOTS of dollars for treatment of addicts and would eliminate the profit motive from dealing illegal drugs. This would remove a large source of income from people like gangsters AND terrorists.
#13 Jun 21, 2008
How our elected officials get away with blatantly lying about medical marijuana is stupefying.
Here's just a small list of health organization supporting medical marijuana, in addition to the NY health organizations already mentioned.
Let's bury the "no medical support" myth:
American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Medical Student Association, American Nurses Association, American Preventive Medical Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Arthritis Research Campaign (United Kingdom), Australian Medical Association (New South Wales), Limited Australian National Task Force on Cannabis, Belgian Ministry of Health, British House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, British House of Lords Select Committee On Science and Technology (Second Report), British Medical Association, Canadian AIDS Society, Canadian Special Senate Committee on Illegal Drugs, Dr. Dean Edell (surgeon and nationally syndicated radio host), French Ministry of Health, Health Canada, Kaiser Permanente, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Lymphoma Foundation of America, The Montel Williams MS Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society (Canada), The Multiple Sclerosis Society (United Kingdom), National Academy of Sciences Institute Of Medicine (IOM), National Association for Public Health Policy, National Nurses Society on Addictions, Netherlands Ministry of Health, New England Journal of Medicine, New South Wales (Australia), AIDS Action Council, AIDS Treatment News, Parliamentary Working Party on the Use of Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Dr. Andrew Weil, Alaska Nurses Association, Being Alive: People With HIV/AIDS Action Committee (San Diego, CA), California Academy of Family Physicians, California Nurses Association, California Pharmacists, Colorado Nurses Association, Connecticut Nurses Association, Florida Governor's Red Ribbon Panel on AIDS, Florida Medical Association, Hawaii Nurses Association, Illinois Nurses Association, Life Extension Foundation, Medical Society of the State of New York, Minnesota Nurses Association, the Minnesota Public Health Association, the Minnesota AIDS Council, Mississippi Nurses Association, New Jersey State Nurses Association, New Mexico Medical Society, New Mexico Nurses Association, New York County Medical Society, New York State Nurses Association, North Carolina Nurses Association, Rhode Island Medical Society, Rhode Island State Nurses Association, San Francisco Mayor's Summit on AIDS and HIV, San Francisco Medical Society, Vermont Medical Marijuana Study Committee, Virginia Nurses Association, Whitman-Walker Clinic (Washington, DC), Wisconsin Nurses Association, etc...
And this is the small list, as it just touches on the international support for medical marijuana.
Please stop voting for crooks and fools(Democrats or Republicans) who feel that interfering in medicine is a good use of our scarce resources.
Please urge your lawmakers to pass this. Last day is this Monday!
#14 Jun 21, 2008
It's weird how this article disappeared from Google (both the news and the general search section), and now (6:34 eastern Sat), the whole WNYT web site seems to be down.
Does their web site down a lot?
#15 Jun 22, 2008
Does WNYT's web-site being down have anything to do with the fact that WNYT is owned by the Hubbards, the far-right, wildly biased, quickly spreading media mold, I mean family, from Minnesota?
I was shocked at how the Hubbard-owned Minnesota affiliate KAAL tried to spread blatant lies about Minnesota's recently killed medical marijuana bill; and then later, dumped comments/information that contradicted their ignorant stance.
Here's an example, where Hubbard-owned KAAL "showcased" a blatant lie from a MN law enforcement official, and then they hid all the comments correcting the lie:
Notice how they omit any medical support, but say "patients say," instead of the "American College of Physician says," or the "New England Journal of Medicine says" or the "Institute of Medicine says." Censuring, corrupt bleeps.
Now, they are poisoning New York with their "information-hiding" scary form of journalism. If I were a bettin' man, I'd bet something fishy is going on (WNYT web-site going down), especially given Monday is the last chance for medical marijuana in New York.
I've been watching the Hubbard's wildly irresponsible and wildly biased coverage of medical marijuana for a while now; and it's pretty scary how anti-medicine and anti-science their slop has been. They marginalize and vilify medical marijuana, by conveniently omitting the BROAD MEDICAL AND PUBLIC SUPPORT from ALL their coverage and by spreading deliberate lies.
I can't wait until the Hubbard's slop is included with the original "Reefer Madness," as a prime example of how some media outlets remained profoundly ignorant (or crooked), despite the science, all the way up until 2010.
People are suffering and dying RIGHT NOW, because media outlets, like the Hubbards' shameful affiliates, refuse to cover cannabis' history and science.
Hubbard Broadcasting's complicity and direct participation in this war on medicine and on our sick and dying is highly unethical and profoundly disturbing.
Check out how broad their poisonous reach is:
Please ask WNYT to put their site back up and ask WNYT and Hubbard Broadcasting to stop disseminating lies about medical marijuana.
Finally, let them know that we are watching and documenting ALL their scary crap.
#16 Jun 22, 2008
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS (ACP) ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA:
A CLEAR DISCORD [capital letters added] exists between the scientific community and federal legal and regulatory agencies over the medicinal value of marijuana, which impedes the expansion of research "
"EVIDENCE NOT ONLY SUPPORTS THE USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUT ALSO SUGGEST NUMEROUS INDICATIONS FOR CANNABINIODS..."
"The science on medical marijuana should not be obscured or hindered by the debate surrounding the legalization of marijuana for general use."
Reference: "Supporting Research into the Therapeutic Role of Marijuana Released January 2008
Here's a link to the whole landmark paper:
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second largest physician group in the United States, representing 124,000 member-doctors specializing in internal medicine and related subspecialties, including cardiology, neurology, pulmonary disease, oncology and infectious diseases.
The College publishes "Annals of Internal Medicine," the most widely cited medical specialty journal in the world.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm guessing the ACP knows a little something about medicine.
#17 Jun 22, 2008
NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
"A federal policy that prohibits physicians from alleviating suffering by prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients is MISGUIDED, HEAVY-HANDED, AND INHUMANE [capital letters added]..."
"Federal authorities should rescind their prohibition of the medical use of marijuana for seriously ill patients and allow physicians to decide which patients to treat."
"The government should change marijuana's status from that of a Schedule I drug ... to that of a Schedule II drug ... and regulate it accordingly."
Reference: Editorial by NEJM editor Dr. Jerome Kassirer, January 30, 1997
Maybe this group knows a little something about medicine too.
#18 Jun 22, 2008
And here's something for people who haven't had an opportunity to see the truth about cannabis' history as a medicine:
"Marijuana's History as a Medicine," by Lester Grinspoon, M.D.
This history/expert testimony was prepared for the DEA hearings in 2005 regarding medical marijuana research:
ON THE AUTHOR'S CREDIBILITY:
Dr Grinspoon served for 40 years as Senior Psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston. A Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychiatric Association, he was the founding editor of both the Annual Review of Psychiatry and the Harvard Mental Health Letter.
He is the author or coauthor of over 160 journal articles or chapters and 12 books. His first book, "Marihuana Reconsidered," originally published in 1971 by Harvard University Press, was recently republished as a classic. His latest book, "Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine," co-authored with James B. Bakalar, was published by Yale University Press in 1993 (revised and expanded edition, 1997) and has now been translated into ten languages.(ccle)
#19 Jun 22, 2008
Another link to "Exposing Marijuana Myths: A Review of the Scientific Evidence" A GREAT SUMMARY based on the book by John P. Morgan, M.D. and Lynn Zimmer, PhD:
And here's the link to the whole BOOK that William F Buckley praised as "a miracle of intelligent concision, adding LEGISLATORS WHO WRITE MARIJUANA LAWS AND JUDGES WHO SENTENCE MARIJUANA CASES SHOULD...CONSULT THIS LITTLE BOOK."
#20 Jun 22, 2008
THE HONORABLE FRANCIS L. YOUNG'S (DEA) ON THE SAFETY OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA (after lengthy hearings & an exhaustive study of every detail in marijuana's scientific and historical record spanning two years):
"The most obvious concern when dealing with drug
safety is the possibility of lethal effects. Can the drug cause death?
Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects. But marijuana (cannabis) is not such a substance. There is no record in the extensive medical literature describing
a proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality.
This is a remarkable statement. First, the record on cannabis encompasses 5,000 years of human experience. Second, cannabis is now used daily by enormous numbers of people throughout the world. Estimates suggest that 20-million to 50-million Americans routinely, albeit illegally,smoke marijuana without the benefit of direct medical supervision.
Yet, despite this long history of use and the extraordinarily high numbers of social smokers, there are simply no credible medical reports to suggest that consuming cannabis has caused a single death...
Drugs in medicine are routinely given what is called an LD-50. The LD-50 rating indicates at what dosage fifty percent of test animals receiving a drug will die as a result of
drug induced toxicity. A number of researchers have attempted to determine cannabiss LD-50 rating in test animal, without success...
Simply stated, researchers have been unable
to give animals enough cannabis to induce death...
In practical terms, cannabis cannot induce a lethal response as a result of drug-related toxicity...
Marijuana, IN ITS NATURAL FORM [capital letters added] is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis cannabis can be safely used with a supervised routine of medical care...
The evidence in this record clearly shows that cannabis has been accepted as capable of relieving the distress from great numbers of very ill people, and doing so with safety under medical supervision.
It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for the DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record." END QUOTE
UNREASONABLE, ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS.
Here's a link to a Summary of Judge Young's Conclusions & Findings of Fact:
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