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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:15 PM

Medical marijuana: disabled veteran's appeal could change US drugs policy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/23/medical-marijuana-disabled-veteran-drugs

Michael Krawitz, one of five plaintiffs involved in a legal case before the court of appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit, told the Guardian that the VA denied him pain treatment after they discovered he had been prescribed medical marijuana while abroad.

He told the court in an affidavit that the withdrawal of care by the department, which has rated him 100% permanently disabled and thus eligible for all medical treatment under its auspices, has meant he now has to travel 130 miles from his home to see a doctor for pain relief.

Krawitz, 49, who is the executive director of Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access, said: "The bottom line is its unethical to take away someone's pain treatment. This conflicts with standards of medical care."

...The case, the result of a long-standing battle by medical marijuana advocates to reclassify the drug, is the first time in 20 years that scientific evidence regarding the therapeutic benefits of cannabis will be heard by a federal court.


You can read more about this case here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1170823

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RainDog Oct 2012 OP
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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:16 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, RainDog.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:02 PM

3. wonderful to see your pixilated self as always, UJ

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Response to RainDog (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:12 PM

4. It's exciting to see you as well, RD

and I like your artistic avatar as well.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:44 PM

5. well, here...

visit the Kunstbar (a little Chagall in there, too)



(off topic but oh well)

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:48 PM

2. K&R

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Response to B Calm (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:44 PM

6. thanks for the kick! :) n/t

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:47 PM

7. night crew kick :) n/t

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