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    New York may allow medical marijuana use

    New York may allow medical marijuana use: report
    January 5, 2014

    NEW YORK - New York is planning to loosen its marijuana laws to allow limited use of the drug by people suffering serious illness, the New York Times reported Saturday, citing state officials.

    The newspaper reported on its website that Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo --a long-time opponent of legalizing medical marijuana -- was planning to announce the new guideline next week in an executive action.

    The decision would see New York mirror a growing list of states which have taken an increasingly progressive stance on marijuana use. Colorado this week became the first US state to legalize the drug for recreational use.

    The Times reported that New York’s new policy would be far stricter than in California, which has already loosened its rules on medical marijuana.

    In California, people suffering from mild ailments can obtain prescriptions for the drug; in New York it will be made available in only 20 designated hospitals across the state for individuals suffering from cancer, glaucoma or other diseases.

    New York retains some of the most draconian sanctions of any US state for individuals caught dealing or using drugs.

    However Cuomo’s apparent policy U-turn would inch it closer to the softer policies that are rapidly gaining traction in the United States.

    Saturday’s report said New York hoped to have the infrastructure for dispensing medical marijuana installed later this year.

    The move comes amid a nationwide campaign to relax laws on marijuana use which has been buoyed by shifting attitudes on the drug.

    In October, for the first time in a Gallup poll, a majority of Americans - 58 percent -- said they favored the legalization of marijuana.

    nationmultimedia.com

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    I think to be honest there's a lot of financially broke cities/states that know that the tax input from legalising medical weed will put them back in the black.

    The UK used parking laws to get out of the same situation.

    Better a spliff then a parking ticket though.

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    Its quite amazing how America has all of a sudden taken a positive stance on the spliff issue. The Medical side of it is only the beginning.

    America influenced many other countries because of there very strict stance on drugs.

    Maybe at last these tossers who have such a hard view on this issue will be enlightened and finally realize prohibition never has worked with anything.

    The yanks tried it with alcohol only to back flip.

    Legalize and tax will be the way of the future.

    Wish they would hurry up.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    prohibition never has worked with anything.
    This is funny


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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Maybe at last these tossers who have such a hard view on this issue will be enlightened and finally realize prohibition never has worked with anything.
    Yes, lets hope they lift the prohibition on heroin and methamphetamine as well eh.

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    ^

    Koojo, that's a very silly comment innit. Where talking mull and not smack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    heroin and methamphetamine
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    mull and not smack
    mull and smack

    Each to their own, but everyone loves an ice cold beer.

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