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Bombi
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MEDICAL MARIJUANA, DECRIMINALIZATION OF SMALL AMOUNTS FOR PERSONAL USE and ALLOWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP PRODUCTION
Senator Positive Nelson has these 3 bills before the legislature to be considered in September. All could have a positive effect for our islands both socially and economically and to help patients with chronic diseases ease and treat their pain and suffering.
Please send an email to our Senators to voice your support for this legislation

Senator Barshinger senator@barshinger.net
Senator Dowe cdowe@legvi.org
Senator Hill louispatrickhill@gmail.com
Senator Malone senatormalone@gmail.com
Senator Nelson tnelson @legvi.org
Sen Richards senatorrichards@hotmail.com
Senator Rivera-O’Reilly teamnellie@gmail.com
Senator Sanes samuelsanes@yahoo.com
Senator Sprauve psprauve@legvi.org
Senator White cwhitr@legvi.org
Senator Williams awilliams@legvi.com
Senator Young jyoung@legvi.com
No email listings on www.legvi.org for Senators Hansen, James and Russell

Thanks for your time and effort in this important matter.

contact Senator Nelson's office for the legislative documents

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Previously, the VA could withhold RX / TX from vets who tested positive for illegal substances. This policy was revised in 2010, giving some docs room to evaluate on a case by case baisis and still maintain accurate charts. VA MDs are not authorized to prescrbie MJ. Maybe the VA is testing MJ...? But who's funding the study? and on what population? and for PTSD? Curious...? The VA is invoved in several on going mental health studies invovling PTSD TX and PTSD predictor factors (like early onset drug use). But MJ as TX for PTSD, depresion, anixety?
Addionally, most HMOs and other insurance plans do not cover Pot as a RX. I don't know one mainstream MD who will write a Med MJ RX. Sorry.

But, truthfully, I don't care if y'all want to indulge, just don't try to convince me that pot smoking is healthy. Eating green leafy veggies, walking, swimming, drinking H20, laughing, getting busy between the sheets--all healthy. Getting high/drunk--not healthy.

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Previously, the VA could withhold RX / TX from vets who tested positive for illegal substances. This policy was revised in 2010, giving some docs room to evaluate on a case by case baisis and still maintain accurate charts. VA MDs are not authorized to prescrbie MJ.

My bad. Here's an explanatory link:

http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2010/jul/29/veterans_administration_allows_m

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I am not advocating that kids smoke pot, and realize that it could do them harm. My discussion pertains to adults.
I find the article about the VA but There is evidence that MJ can help with treating PTSD. MJ cannot be prescribed by a doctor only recommended.
If you bothered to look at any of the links you would understand that the documented effects of decriminalization are positive in regard to use and abuse of MJ. Also drug use and abuse counciling and treatment is way less costly than incarceration.
Decriminalization and allowances for med MJ have had positive effects in the state of Maine and other permitted states.
MJ has been used as medicine for 5000+ years, no one has overdosed, no one has died. The negative, distorted view began in the 20's and apparently is still here.
Then there is hemp. The seeds are a super food and sell for $10/lb. The oil is also valuble, so is the plant fiber. It grows in poor soil with little water just about anywhere.
Look at the positive from an economic and scientific perspective not from an old school paradigm.

If you can't support MJ and hemp then don't.

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If you can't support MJ and hemp then don't.

My only reluctance to add my name to a list of proponents is that I'm not sure I have enough faith in the VI Government to implement such a policy and follow through on all the safeguards necessary to both license and protect licensed growers of medical marijuana. Most of the states which passed such legislation had substantial growing pains and our government has thus far proved over and over again that it's "growing pains" in most areas are proportionately enormous.

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I understand OT. Should the law be modeled after the Maine law the changes would be nearly seamless without the nerd for another VI empire. It can be simple and it would have the effect of freeing up the VIPD to deal with crime involving victims and keep a few hundred people out of our jails and the associated costs. It just makes sense.

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