Bills, bills, bills…… no not all those bills you are getting through your letter box and this has nothing to do with the recession. We are talking about medical marijuana bills and this month New Jersey has voted to make its state the 14th to legalize marijuana.
This comes at a point many people in NJ who suffer from critical illnesses will definetly be in favour of since they are constantly in the fear of using marijuana. Many patients have to travel to California where medical marijuana is legal however this bill which is waiting for the signature of Governer Jon Corzine will make life for these patients so much easier.
Good news also has news of the opposite nature and that is people who are against the legalization of marijuana because they feel that ill patients and the use of so-called ‘compassionate grounds’ are being ill used by marijuana activists.
People feel that the bill is simply a gateway to full legalization since many big shot marijuana brokers and farmers are leading the movement and it appears that they are simply reading $$$ in their eyes along with the tobacco companies.
Although New Jersey may legalize the substance California remains the hub of the marijuana industry since many of the farmers have perfected the art and developed strains that help alleviate certain conditions making it easier to prescribe marijuana more accurately.
Looking at the UK laws where marijuana went from class C back up-to class B, I think Americans should also consider that in the future there could be a reversal of movement especially when new governments come into play with different thought or if this good movement eventually turns America into a bigger version of Amsterdam where it may become a problem.
For now, as mentioned previously on Toke Pot the most important thing is that the correct people are getting access to the herb to help their medical condition and we can only hope that these bills are not abused by people which could cause a reversal of such changes in law.
The NJ news special:
|New Jersey considers a medical marijuana law|