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Medical marijuana speaker appears today

February 5, 2006

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One of the top advocates for medical marijuana laws will be speaking in Lawrence today.

Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, will speak at 4 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., as part of an event sponsored by the Lawrence-based Kansas Drug Policy Forum.

With about 20,000 members, Kampia's organization lobbies to reform marijuana laws and specifically supports the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Kampia will speak about efforts of other states to pass medical marijuana laws. Earlier this month, Rhode Island became the 11th state to enact a medical marijuana law.

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ljreader 8 years, 2 months ago

The ironic thing is that the cancer treatments often kill people faster than the cancer. Chemo is very bad for the heart and immune system. Interesting article I ran across- according to this, marijuana may do more for cancer than we have been allowed to know. Worth a read. If it were me, or someone I care about, I'd say it's worth a try. Marijuana shrinks tumors: http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/9257/

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Ragingbear 8 years, 2 months ago

I personally know some cancer patients that were able to make it through their extreme chemo treatments with the help of marijuana. And that old argument that "Well, if we say it's ok for a prescribed medicine, then EVERYONE will think it's safe..." is asinine. If that were true, then everyone would be out popping clonipin, oxycontins, xanax ect. But they can't, I wonder why?.... Oh yeah, there is that entire prescription thing, that entire dispensed by a pharmacy thing, and that entire ILLEGAL thing that will get you sent to prison...

They need to come up with better arguments on that if it is going to stand.

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sharron5rs 8 years, 2 months ago

I do hope it will be easer for the terminaly ill people to ease their suffering. If my moms cancer returnes she cant receive any more chemo or radiation treatments. The next thing to help her pain will be medical marijuana But where to get it?? And if not passed, where to get it!? I watched 2 of my uncles die with cancer. I dont want to watch my mom go through that. So... I will do ANYTHING for her, legal or not. Please , get this passed so I wont have to serve time, if caught, for helping her with her pain.

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corporate_sleaze 8 years, 2 months ago

The city leaders will be abscent from this event because the no smoking ordinance prevents them from toking in public places.

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