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01/03/2006 10:55 PM ID: 52061 Permalink   

Rhode Island Legalizes Medical Marijuana

 

Rhode Island is now the 11th state to legalize medical marijuana. It is the first state to do so since the Supreme Court decided in June that state recognized medical marijuana users can be prosecuted under federal law.

The House passed the bill 59-13, overriding a veto from Gov. Don Carcieri. Now people with cancer and AIDS, among other conditions, may grow up to 12 marijuana plants or buy 2.5 ounces. Users must register with the state and get an ID card.

The other ten states with medical marijuana programs are Maine, Vermont, Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Users in these states are still vulnerable under federal law, but prosecution is unlikely.

 
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The federal government feels impotent against the states, then they will pull the information on the ID's and storm the peoples houses, especially those growing their own. If you do it in your own house, I dont care, just dont do it in public is my opinion.
 
  by: ssxxxssssss   01/04/2006 01:22 AM     
  Yeah, right.  
 
"Users in these states are still vulnerable under federal law, but prosecution is unlikely."

That's what those in California thought just before they got raided by the DEA.
 
  by: Reporter ©     01/04/2006 01:25 AM     
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Some people will be prosecuted, especially activists and public figures. However, it is WAY less likely to be prosecuted by federal agents now than it would've been to be caught by the state before this went into effect. Yes, one person being charged is one too many, but this is a positive step.
 
  by: reverend j roach     01/04/2006 02:18 AM     
  if and or when  
 
the vast majority of states pass similar laws, the supreme court will have to overturn their ruling, as the people will have spoken, but they will have the same problems that tabaco smokers have....
 
  by: ganjaman22     01/04/2006 02:42 AM     
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Why is this even an issue? If we cannot trust doctors to recommend drugs we should fire them all and go back to witch doctors and shamen.
 
  by: ZCT     01/04/2006 03:38 AM     
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ZCT we have never trusted Doctors that's why have HMO's and insurance companies.
 
  by: Emp3r0r     01/04/2006 03:48 AM     
  @ZCT  
 
Marijuana is actually a prety effective medicine, ever been constantly throwing up? Try a jib that will ease your stomach quite nicely. This is alos a setp in the right direction to get rid of drug dealers, if you can grow it why buy it from a drug dealer? FOOL!
 
  by: juggalotoka   01/05/2006 11:42 PM     
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Okay
 
  by: ZCT     01/06/2006 12:03 AM     
 
 
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