Navigation Links
Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized

After years of debate, both houses of the Legislature are on the brink of legalizing medical marijuana in New York. The lead sponsor of the Assembly's bill is Manhattan Assemblyman Richard Gottfried , who said, "There are thousands of New Yorkers who suffer from serious medical conditions who could have a better quality and longer life."

Under the measure, to acquire marijuana a person would have to have a debilitating or life-threatening illness and would need a doctor's note certifying that marijuana would be beneficial. Under the bill, people with multiple sclerosis, cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or neuro-spinal damage, among other conditions, could grow marijuana indoors with a doctors recommendation and a state permit.

Those individuals would be limited to possessing no more than 2½ ounces of cultivated pot or 12 growing plants.

The patients would also need to get a registration card from the state Health Department.

It has been seen that people like Mark Braunstein, a paraplegic needs marijuana every three days or so to control the pain and spasms in his feet that would otherwise immobilize him. They grow it illegally or procure it through the black market for a very high price which is financially crippling. And because marijuana is an illegal substance, people who sell pot to such patients could still face criminal charges.

On June 1, the Connecticut State Senate, following the House, passed a bill that allows people with certain debilitating medical conditions to grow as many as four marijuana plants for palliative use with the recommendation of a doctor and registration with the State Department of Consumer Protection. If the bill is passed then Connecticut becomes the 13 state to allow marijuana for medical purposes.

Groups advocating for legislation, citing studies that pot can relieve suffering from a variety of diseases.

Various people, including Manhattan DA Robert Morgent hau and Montel Williams, have supported the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes for the past few years, but NY State backed away from passing a law when the Supreme Court allowed the prosecution of medical marijuana in 2005. The Sun points out that now, with a medical marijuana bill on the Connecticut governor's desk, momentum has been growing for states to determine medical marijuana legislation. However, it's unclear whether Governor Spitzer will sign any bills - he surprised many people last year when he voiced opposition to medical marijuana.

The Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill in 1981 that authorized doctors to write prescriptions for marijuana if their patients had glaucoma or were undergoing chemotherapy, but it was largely toothless because no pharmacies carry the drug.

Opponents are concerned that allowing use of the drug for medical use could send mixed messages to children.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
2. Meditation Works Medically
3. Sleep Disorders Could Indicate Other Medical Problems
4. Being Obese Increases Ones Risk Of A wrong Diagnosis During Medical Imaging
5. Hypnosis Found To Reduce Stress In Children During Medical Procedures
6. Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound
7. Ayurvedic Therapies Cashing In On Medical Tourism
8. Prevention And Timely Medical Care Can Help With Bug Bites
9. Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices
10. Grant of $7 million for Orissa Medical College from Japan
11. Indian Hospitals – A Destination For Quality Medical Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A revolution is underway. Brooklyn-based company, ... for the millions of people who require these medical transport services annually. ... the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth an industry-changing app that ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... for Final Cut Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole ... artistically," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at ... on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent ... Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce ... Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, ... the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. ... toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  MedSource announced today that it ... software solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates ... to their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic ... establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice ... clients.  "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and ... Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), ... Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected ... CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... date financial data derived from varied research sources to present ... impact on the market during the next five years, including ... sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: