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									New Jersey Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Law but Leaves Out Cannabis Plant

Written by Devin Calloway
Wednesday, 13 January 2010 13:56 - Last Updated Sunday, 17 January 2010 18:31




New Jersey Assembly recently passed the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana
 Act                                                becoming a major medical cannabis victory for
the North East joining Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maine.  Governor
 Jon Corzine
, who leaves office on the 19th, said he would sign the bill into law which would make New
Jersey the 14th state to legalize cannabis for medical use. The new legislation would be the
 most restrictive medical marijuana law
in the country, only allowing for patients with a terminal illness or debilitating condition, such as
cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, glaucoma, Crohn's disease, muscular dystrophy and
Lou Gehrig's disease, but not for chronic pain. This will exclude many people who may need the
medicinal herb.




 




After reading through  legislative Text of A804 , it came to my attention that “Cannabis,” the
scientific plant name for the slang word “marijuana,” was completely omitted.  How are you
going to pass a so-called “medical” law when the medical classification of the plant is not even
used in the bill’s legal text? Cannabis was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia
from 1850 until 1942 (Wikipedia)
not “Marijuana”.  Would the FDA approve a drug like Oxycontin and call it “smack” or “dope?” 
The word “Marijuana” may flow smooth off the tongue but when it comes to being politically
correct the term is slang and even racist (I will discuss in a future post).




Despite the poor nomenclature, the passing of the New Jersey Medical Marijuana



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New Jersey Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Law but Leaves Out Cannabis Plant

Written by Devin Calloway
Wednesday, 13 January 2010 13:56 - Last Updated Sunday, 17 January 2010 18:31

Compassionate Use Act is positive “marijuana” momentum for the tri-state area.  The New York
Assembly Medical Marijuana bill S4041B is up next… which specifically mentions “LEAVES
AND FLOWERS OF THE PLANT OF THE  GENUS  CANNABIS.”  




New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act - A804 Text




New York Assembly Medical Marijuana Bill - S4041B Text




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