Medical Marijuana States Add Number 17, Connecticut


The Huffington Post
By Lucia Graves

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday signed a bill permitting the medical use of marijuana statewide, making Connecticut the 17th state to enact such a law.
A month ago, the Connecticut Senate voted 21 to 13 in favor of HB 5389, the Palliative Use of Marijuana Act. The legislation, which allows for the limited use and distribution of cannabis as medicine, comes after federal officials ramped up enforcement actions against state-sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries last fall, with scores of raids primarily in California.
Since October 2009, the Justice Department has conducted more than 170 SWAT-style raids in nine medical marijuana states, resulting in at least 61 federal indictments, according to data compiled by Americans for Safe Access. The latter group worked with local advocates to help pass the Connecticut law.
“We are encouraged that state officials are standing up to federal intimidation and moving ahead with the passage of important public health laws,” said Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, in a statement Friday. “We hope other states follow Connecticut’s lead in passing medical marijuana laws so that patients are not left unprotected and vulnerable to law enforcement actions.”
Although advocates are celebrating the Connecticut victory, they’ve cited a number of issues with the legislation, including prohibitions against patients growing their own pot and a restrictive list of qualifying medical conditions that excludes “chronic pain,” among other commonly cited ailments.

According to the Associated Press:

Malloy said Friday that the law will allow the Department of Consumer Protection to regulate and monitor the use of marijuana in a way that will help avoid problems seen in other states.
Patients will be able to obtain marijuana only from certified pharmacists. The law allows for the licensing of at least three but not more than 10 marijuana producers statewide.
Qualifying conditions for patients include cancer, glaucoma, AIDS or HIV, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
Connecticut is the fourth state in New England to legalize medical cannabis and the 17th state since California first made it legal in 1996. Medical marijuana is now permitted in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia.

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kenny

while it is a move forward for Connecticut and patients with cancer,glaucoma,aids,parkinsons and multiple sclerosis, but not for those suffering from chronic pain.i think the powers at be should let the doctors decide when cannabis would be a benefit to the individual patients and not be constricted by red tape. i think it`s a bit like dangling the carrot really.Embrace cannabis it`s never going to go away!

08/07/2012

K.P. TEXAS

Amen Brother!

27/08/2012

Chuck O

Unbelievable. Not approved for chronic pain??!! So here is my story. In 1994 I had a 54mph whiplash accident. Which from the hyper-extension of my neck, crushed all my facet and ganglion nerves in the neck. I can only describe the crippling, disabling neck and head pain as Suicidal. I lost my ability to work as a well paid Tool and Die maker, as any upper body stress caused horrific pain, lost my career, ability to support my family, and lost my home. And the pain caused me to develop Sleep Apnea and Narcolepsy. For 16 years, friends and family told me "You should smoke pot for your pain". I never did. And honestly I hadn't since 1976. As a father of 5, I thought how irresponsible of me to try it, believing government propaganda that it is a 'drug'. What kind of example would I be to my children?? And down the medication list of prescriptions I went. EVERY narcotic known to man(and all of the horrific side effects from them, addiction, loss of libido, sexual dysfunction, and on ad naseum). Nerve message blockers(which destroyed my teeth from stopping saliva) Anti-Depressants and all their complications, and half a dozen more prescription meds, all with their ill effects on me. On and on it went. The massive amounts of steroid injections to my neck caused such a horrifically weakened immune system, I was near death 6 times from infections, MRSA 3 times with amputations, the Flesh eating bacteria(41/2 months in hospital with that alone and loss of the back of my entire thigh down to the bone) and Staph twice, once in my blood, once in my belly and the scars from removing it there. My physical body is so mutilated, scarred, and amputated from modern medicine, it looks like I did three tours of duty in Vietnam.
And so, after suffering another 12 hours of non stop pain one day (161/2 years of this), even while taking tons of narcotics (at my worst, 500mg of Oxycodone daily), my 16 year old son handed me a bowl of weed. And I smoked it. And I have never looked back. I get better relief from pot than I ever did from Oxycontin, Methadone, Morphine Dilaudid, Vicadin, etc. and the handful of other meds. And I have taken a better, healthier path. Along with supplements, specific vitamins, essential oils, homeopathic natural meds, I have improved my health better than anything modern medicine could do. It actually promotes the DISEASE ECONOMY in America. Healthy people do not generate money, sick people do. The fact that the government continues to make access to cannabis a crime, when it truly is the greatest medicinal medication Mother Nature has given to her children, is Criminal in itself. I dream of the day when everyone can be growing it on their window sill, vegetable garden, basement, etc. At near 56 years old, not sure if I will see that day though. I now take ZERO prescriptions, and will never go back there, Ever.

09/07/2012

Pippi

If only the right people in these great United States would open their eyes, ears and minds, maybe, just MAYBE the U.S. would be the kind of place it once was... GREAT. My hats off to you friend! I wish you the BEST, and speediest road back to health as humanly, (or organically) possible.

Peace, to you and your family Brother!

27/08/2012

alleesu

whilst I enjoy the Medical marijunana, I get the munchies and wonder what is the less of two evils, pain - verse weight-gain!! any comments on how to combat the terrible 'munchies'

10/07/2012

vil

all conciousness is relative in how the world manifest,s

given that you have researched in depth the medicinal properties ov the phem ( medicinal hemp ) take a moment to broaden your perspective.
every man & his dog partake of the female plant ( essentialy smoking the menses (periodic budding ) of the female plant hence in season as a bitch (canine, cannabis ( two dogs ) so every one partakes of the female cycle , usually via the process of friction warming up said female properties not unlike a woman as ( in foreplay the female requires to be warmed up , hence changing her vibration ( dimensional awareness ) in plant form , smoke, cake ( food ) bhang/smoothie drink ) all via a heating ,warming ( friction producing process )

now cannabis ( two dogs is termed thus so that you may shed light on both dogs not just the bitch, so the male , in most cases the male is thrown away after insemination, imagine for a moment if that was what happened to men in the symbolic equation, the male requires no heat(friction ) as it is already hot as in the analogy of a man , the man requires to slow down & entrain with his woman so that you/he may lose himself in the present ( serpent ) moment not looking over his woman,s shoulder thinking of someone else, look in your woman's eyes ( presently be ). so in plant terms instead of throwing the male away utilise not use its power/properties prepare a cold bhang smoothie with supergreens & any fruit & veg that may be wasted otherwise, & drink in a slow fashion so that your body may absorb its potential , you will find the male bhang gives clarity in vision/thought( beyond thought a bit like thealing ( more feeling than thinking ) also all the male potentials vigor,strength & all round general male pick up ( or kick up the arse )
now the male can equate itself in symbolic plant form.

the final stage would be the alchemical wedding merging male & female together ( marriage ) the combined properties of both male (cold only ) & female ( via heat & cold ) smoke ,vapor,food,drink .
when these 2 dogs take there first dance together , a new ca ~ dance is unveiled all though its just the balanced you under all the shite that has been acrued full of lite as opposed to full of shite.

finally the optimum time to partake of the phem ~hemp is in the enphont ( infant vegative state as is the case in wheat,barley rye,kamut all grasses.

when pou bring your dog to heal,

it is plausible that the sufic writings prior to ad 600 referred to this male plant as the plant @ the foot of the fountain of youth found by al khider ( the green one, in europe the green knight or green man )

all powa thru ya /u

~ vil ~
inphun@.com

10/07/2012

mushuglo

Some strains encourage couch lock and the munchies, while other strains encourage joyful activities for hours, Go to one of your local shops and ask their knowledgeable staff to help you choose a strain that meets your specific needs. No clubs or knowledgeable staff in your area? The Big Book of Buds 1 through 4 will tell you more than you probably want to know about 100's of strains, their origins, and the type of high that you can expect from each, as well as how best to grow each stain.

13/07/2012

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31/05/2013

Latoya Lewis

I need some weed for my husband he needs it the most

10/01/2015

Martijn

Dear Latoya, thanks for your reply.

Sensi Seeds does not supply cannabis, only (medicinal) cannabis seeds. Maybe the people on forums such as forum.sensiseeds.com can help.

Best regards.

12/01/2015

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