"We are encouraged that state officials are standing up to federal intimidation and moving ahead with the passage of important public health laws," said Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, in a statement Friday. "We hope other states follow Connecticut's lead in passing medical marijuana laws so that patients are not left unprotected and vulnerable to law enforcement actions."
The statute will place regulatory control with the Department of Consumer Protection. Weed will only be available from certified pharmacists and allows at least three, but no more than 10, grow operations statewide (suck on that, cartels). Patients with cancer, glaucoma, AIDS or HIV, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis will all be allowed to partake.
Connecticut is now the 17th state to allow weed for medical use and isn't likely the last. The other 16 are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia. [Huffpo]
Pro Tip: LOOK FOR THE EXPLODED HOUSE [Washington Post - Image: the AP]
Not unlike the the poppy seed bagels of yesteryear, a team of researchers from University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered that chemicals commonly found in baby wash products—including those used by the UNC hospital itself—interfere with standard post natal tests for the presence of THC. Check out the full details at Medical Express. Image: Ian R
I should probably be more upset by how blatantly these shows rip each other off, but then I remember that at least they're not Storage Wars or The Big Bang Theory or My Strange Addiction or any of the rest of the dreck you find on American TV and I feel a little better. [Cartoon Brew]
In terms of celebrity spokespeople, you could do worse than Woody. Sure he's no Matt Damon (and his world-class verbal beat downs) but at least we didn't get stuck with Sean Penn or Madonna.