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Wed Jun 11, 2014, 02:27 AM

Pennsylvania: 2nd hearing on medical marijuana bill


This is: Senate Bill 1182 (to legalize medical marijuana) also known as “Governor Raymond P. Shafer Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act”. - Shafer was the head of Nixon's investigative committee that recommended decriminalization for all marijuana. Shafer said, 40 some odd years ago: “Looking only at the effects on the individual, there is little proven danger of physical or psychological harm from the experimental or intermittent use of the natural preparations of cannabis.”

Co-sponsors are bipartisan - and there's a lot them!

Here's a contact list for people in PA to indicate your support for passage of this bill: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/mbrList.cfm?body=S&sort=alpha

Irvin Rosenfeld (in testimony before the Senate) held up a tin filled with hundreds of marijuana cigarettes in Senate Hearing Room 1 and told the committee that the medicine saved his life. The Florida stock broker has been using medical marijuana since the '70s to treat a bone tumor disorder.

"There was a program that started in 1977, Robert Randall was the first patient, I was number two. I was able to prove that this medicine worked better than the conventional medicines for me and somehow I won hearings before the FDA and I became the second patient. It is difficult because the Federal Government does not want people to understand that they are giving it out, so they really kind of kept it quiet," said Irvin Rosenfeld, Federal Medical Cannabis Patient.

The Federal Government considers marijuana a schedule one drug. "The Federal Government says it is schedule one and has no medical benefit, which is a hypocrisy. They have been giving it to me for this long and I am doing fantastic. I have not had a tumor grow or a new one develop since I was 21 and I am 61-years-old, " said Rosenfeld.

I highlighted that last part because, before he started using medical marijuana, Rosenfeld's tumors continued to grow - he developed new ones. He offered himself to the U.S. federal govt. to study as a "ground zero" patient for medical marijuana, but the feds didn't want to know anything good about marijuana... even if it could help so many different Americans with so many different medical situations.

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