Federal Medical Marijuana Program?

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'Legal pot' program from US gov't stirs up legalization debate
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sometime after midnight on a moonlit rural Oregon highway, a state trooper checking a car he had just pulled over found less than an ounce of pot on one passenger: A chatty 72-year-old woman blind in one eye.
She insisted the weed was legal and was approved by the U.S. government.
The trooper and his supervisor were doubtful. But after a series of calls to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Drug Enforcement Agency and her physician, the troopers handed her back the card — and her pot.
For the past three decades, Uncle Sam has been providing a handful of patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around. The program grew out of a 1976 court settlement that created the country's first legal pot smoker


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This is the first I have heard of this. But seriously, why does the Fed Gov. have a prorblem with states doing this when they have been giving pot to medical patients? Do they just not like competition?
 

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'Legal pot' program from US gov't stirs up legalization debate
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sometime after midnight on a moonlit rural Oregon highway, a state trooper checking a car he had just pulled over found less than an ounce of pot on one passenger: A chatty 72-year-old woman blind in one eye.
She insisted the weed was legal and was approved by the U.S. government.
The trooper and his supervisor were doubtful. But after a series of calls to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Drug Enforcement Agency and her physician, the troopers handed her back the card — and her pot.
For the past three decades, Uncle Sam has been providing a handful of patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around. The program grew out of a 1976 court settlement that created the country's first legal pot smoker


'Legal pot' program from US gov't stirs up legalization debate | Local & Regional | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon


This is the first I have heard of this. But seriously, why does the Fed Gov. have a prorblem with states doing this when they have been giving pot to medical patients? Do they just not like competition?
I don't think they're worried about competition since the Federal program only has 4 customers.
 

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'Legal pot' program from US gov't stirs up legalization debate
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sometime after midnight on a moonlit rural Oregon highway, a state trooper checking a car he had just pulled over found less than an ounce of pot on one passenger: A chatty 72-year-old woman blind in one eye.
She insisted the weed was legal and was approved by the U.S. government.
The trooper and his supervisor were doubtful. But after a series of calls to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Drug Enforcement Agency and her physician, the troopers handed her back the card — and her pot.
For the past three decades, Uncle Sam has been providing a handful of patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around. The program grew out of a 1976 court settlement that created the country's first legal pot smoker


'Legal pot' program from US gov't stirs up legalization debate | Local & Regional | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon


This is the first I have heard of this. But seriously, why does the Fed Gov. have a prorblem with states doing this when they have been giving pot to medical patients? Do they just not like competition?
Its complex but with these people they were grandfathered in when the law changed.
 

michaelr

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Its real stuff... program has been going on for decades
This is the first I heard of it.

I took a pain pill yesterday, a Percocet. At about 5:30 I went to put one of my cameras away. About an hour later my wife come to find me. That shit passed me out on the floor. I do pain pills often, I just don't get along with them. I can't smoke pot either. The state allows it but the feds don't and I don't want to break the law.
 

johnflesh

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This is the first I heard of it.

I took a pain pill yesterday, a Percocet. At about 5:30 I went to put one of my cameras away. About an hour later my wife come to find me. That shit passed me out on the floor. I do pain pills often, I just don't get along with them. I can't smoke pot either. The state allows it but the feds don't and I don't want to break the law.
When pot makes you do that all that happens is you feel like you got a good deal. No liver damage or anything.
 
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Sparta

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Warning this product has been known to cause side-effects:

Happy, Hungry, Sleepy
 
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michaelr

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Dude you're willing to risk taking that shit just because the government says you can't smoke some weed? Screw those hypocrites.
I sometimes smoke a little pot but very rarely. I raise my granddaughter, and breaking the law isn't really an option. Neither are percocets. Pain sucks!