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Fri May 9, 2014, 03:46 PM

UPDATE: Minnesota Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Last edited Sat May 17, 2014, 01:09 PM - Edit history (2)

update:

Minnesota lawmakers on Friday approved legalizing medical marijuana in pill or liquid form for a limited number of patients suffering from severe or fatal illnesses.

Minnesota senators voted 46-16 and representatives 89-40 to approve the measure with bipartisan support and send it to Governor Mark Dayton, who has said he will sign it into law.

More than 20 U.S. states have approved medical marijuana and cannabis programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Conditions covered include cancer that is causing severe or chronic pain, severe vomiting or wasting; seizures including epilepsy; glaucoma; multiple sclerosis and other disorders that cause severe muscle spasms; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; HIV; AIDS; and Crohn’s disease.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/16/minnesota-lawmakers-approve-limited-legalization-of-medical-marijuana/

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http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/minnesota-poised-legalize-medical-marijuana-while-banning-pot-smoking

May9th

An ambitious medical marijuana bill with veto-proof bipartisan support was passed by the Minnesota Senate, but the same bill bans pot smoking.

With a 48-18 vote, the state's upper chamber sent a message to Gov. Mark Dayton. The Senate indicated that it prefers more ambitious legislation than what the governor and state law enforcement officials wanted.

Should the bill become law, the bill will allow patients take marijuana supplements in the form of pills, oil and vapor, but they would not be allow to smoke the drug. No other state that allows the use of medical marijuana bans the smoking of it.

It is widely expected that the Minnesota House will pass their version of the marijuana measure in the next few days. However, the House version of the bill does not allow for the possession of “crude” marijuana, only marijuana that is highly processed for medical use. The Senate bill allows patients to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana. Neither allow for the smoking of marijuana.


I guess vaporizers will show increased sales in Minnesota...

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Fri May 9, 2014, 03:57 PM

1. Unenforceable, but interesting in the context of "Medicinal" Cannabis. nt

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Response to tridim (Reply #1)

Fri May 9, 2014, 04:01 PM

3. It's a reflection of reefer madness

Low-income cancer patients don't need any more burdens put upon them.

And, as the article notes, people dealing with nausea NEED to either smoke or vaporize so that they get the immediate anti-nausea effect - even if they were to, say, create marijuana suppositories for nausea in cancer patients - they may still be overwhelmed at moments and need the 15 second or so time for smoked mj to take effect, rather than an hour - they would lose any benefit from others medicines they had taken if they puke them up.

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Response to tridim (Reply #1)

Sat May 17, 2014, 01:10 PM

5. the bill passed... I updated this thread

instead of starting a new one.

still no "smoking." right.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Fri May 9, 2014, 03:57 PM

2. What a stupidly crafted idea for a bill. Regulate, fine, don't prohibit. Go the way of Colorado.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #2)

Fri May 9, 2014, 04:07 PM

4. Not Minnesota nice

to treat the kind bud like tobacco.

ya, can't have someone smoking, dontcha know. jeez, an unguent won't do it, and it's not like shoveling snow downwind.

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