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NYS Votes TOMORROW 5/20/14

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by VaporsVaporizer, May 19, 2014.

  1. VaporsVaporizer

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    Well it passed the first hurdle.

    According to http://justsaynow.firedoglake.com
    "The Empire State took an important step towards becoming the 23rd state to adopt medical marijuana. On Tuesday the Senate voted 9-8 in favor of S. 4406B, the Compassionate Care Act. This now sends the bill to the Senate Finance Committee."

    This is big news in the Republican controlled NYS Senate. Often bills will die in committee, never even coming up for a vote on the Senate floor. However there are several more hurdles: the bill still needs to clear the Senate Finance Committee and then it may or may not be considered in the full Senate before the legislative session ends on June 19.

    The senator who introduced the bill, Diane Savino, said it "would create the tightest most regulated program in the nation."

    Well at least it would show some progress.
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  3. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    is it still the understanding that if we reach over half of the states as being medical that it becomes mandatory amongst all states like it was with alcohol coming out of prohibition? if so then we only have a few to go!
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    I've never heard that, can you cite that ?
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    No, this is not correct. You may be thinking about an amendment to the United States Constitution.

    But that would take a two-thirds majority in both the US Senate and the House of Representatives & then approval by three-fourths (38) of the states legislatures.

    And while we're making some progress, we're a long way from that happening.
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  6. VaporsVaporizer

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    I think my chances of ever becoming a legal user of MMJ in NYS just went down the drain. They already removed Glaucoma from the list and removed Psoriasis yesterday... :(
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    Wow look at this:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/da...g-medical-marijuana-bill-blog-entry-1.1831030

    It seems like the Democratic governor of NY is more conservative than the notoriously reactive Republicans in the NYS Senate. Is Cuomo afraid of appearing soft on drugs? Or does he just want to scuttle this bill?

    It looks like all New Yorkers chances of becoming legal users of MMJ are going down the drain. At least any time soon.
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    He gutted the bill down to almost no medical conditions and wants stricter control on prescriptions and limits. Honestly, how can dr , who's probably never used cannabis, realistically know how much and what kind to prescribe. The patients need to try what works best for them .

    I think this is about a future run for president ..
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    There are certainly political ramifications, especially for Democratic governors. Here are some quotes from a NYTimes article that examined this issue.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/u...ic-governors-resist-legalizing-marijuana.html

    "The hesitance expressed by these (Democratic) governors reflects not only governing concerns but also, several analysts said, a historically rooted political wariness of being portrayed as soft on crime by Republicans."

    “Either they don’t care about it as passionately or they feel embarrassed or vulnerable. They fear the judgment,” said Ethan Nadelmann, the founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, an organization that favors decriminalization of marijuana. “The fear of being soft on drugs, soft on marijuana, soft on crime is woven into the DNA of American politicians, especially Democrats.”

    He described that sentiment as, “Do not let yourself be outflanked by Republicans when it comes to being tough on crime and tough on drugs. You will lose.”

    "There is no obvious political upside to supporting legalization, analysts said, and politicians, as a rule, tend to be risk averse."
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  11. Nesta

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    Well it appears that New York will soon have medical marijuana…

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/...expect-medical-marijuana.html?sp=/99/296/358/

    But the bill was restrictive to begin with & in the latest revision it's been watered down even more. Is this progress? Honestly, I'm not sure it is.

    Wait, this just in:
    NY deal on medical marijuana reached
    "Gov. Cuomo is set to announce a deal to legalize medicinal marijuana in New York Thursday afternoon, a source said.

    The Legislature acquiesced to Cuomo's demand that the bill include a provision for no smoking of the drug.

    The governor would also have the power to suspend the program if recommended by the state health commissioner or state police superintendent.

    The bill, which will be taken up before the Legislature ends its legislative session this week, also contains a 7-year sunset provision, up from the 5 years Cuomo had pushed for.

    More details to come."
    from: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/deal-medical-marijuana-reached-blog-entry-1.1836492
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  12. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    Yes I would like to know more about the illnesses contained.

    I have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and live in pain 24/7. TMI but my colon is clear and the doc thinks it's due to the MJ.

    So I just want to be able to try to get it for myself. Not sure why they allow oil and not then plant itself. Don't they realize the oil is far more powerful?
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  13. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    I notice some of these states aren't including chronic pain as some of their criteria for medical use. Thats a real shame for some folks that live in constant pain.
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  14. syrupy

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    Well at least Cuomo said fuck combustion.

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    LET THEM VAPE!!


    Edit: If vaping is legal, but combustion is illegal, will the police receive specialized training on identifying combustion? Like when they stop someone and look at their ABV.... "Son, there's black in there. You've combusted. You're busted."
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    This is the most ridiculous MMJ bill EVER!!!. He just lost my vote :rolleyes:. None of my legitimate conditions are on the bill and those that can get a card, can't vape whole flowers:mental:. Oils and edibles are not for everyone. What a fucked up bill:uhh:. I'm happy for the people in my state that "may' benefit from the bill, if they can get a card :doh:

    OK, this a a little better , but still leaves many people out

    http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S7923-2013
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  16. VaporsVaporizer

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    You can watch the vote NOW
    http://www.nysenate.gov/live
    This Senator Libous is an ASS, he has prostate cancer and he's against the bill. He's worried that it's gonna give people false hope for a cure :rolleyes: No one is saying it's a cure -it's palliative care. The Cure studies need to be done, like they are doing in other countries.
    Now we have a Smart Senator-Liz Kruger-my Senator :D She has Facts and Statistics:clap:
    OMG!!! these people love to hear themselves talk, just wish some of them actually knew what the fuck they were talking about:cuss: It's a dispensary not a dispenser :rolleyes: and if i hear gateway drug once more :doh:
    Now someone wants to know if the "dispensers" will favor hiring vets and women and minorities-um YES, if they are qualified and knowledgeable on cannabis.
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  17. clouded vision

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    No they won't because the bill keeps flowers illegal, the bill only allows for oil and limits consumption to vaporizers or pills.
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  18. VaporsVaporizer

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    IT PASSED!!!!! It's very restrictive and limiting, but it's better than nothing. I will still be a criminal :(
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  19. syrupy

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    Hmm, I wouldn't have guessed Cuomo was a dabber, but OK...
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  20. clouded vision

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    Leave it to ny to pass the most restrictive and bass ackwards mmj bill in the country, other states are trying to ban concentrates but ny bans flowers, how stupid.
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  21. VaporsVaporizer

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    It's really a stupid bill and leaves so many patients out of it altogether . I don't have an issue banning combustion , but it's obvious that none of these people have any clue about concentrates and that you can just vape flowers without combustion.

    So what are they gonna do-hand out vape pens and edibles? A lot of people don't like using MMJ that way.
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  22. clouded vision

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    Nys also wants to regulate e-cigs but they essentially just made them a medical device, or at the very least opened the door for a lawsuit claiming they are.
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    even tho it legalized, they require you to get from a total of 20 hospitals in ny and limit how much you can receive. even tho we all have vapes most low income families cant even medicate. ny is the strictest medical marijuana state now besides nj......also fucked up they took out ptsd(post tramatic stress sydrone) out of the bill, which many soldiers come back with cant even medicate when they risked their lives. and the sob tried to limit hiv/aids and tumors, that lil fucker. he needs to hang himself, at the beginning of the bill he was fine with everything now he being a whiney complaining bitch about it. hope no one votes for his ass in the upcoming elections.
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