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Archive for the ‘Medical Marijuana’ Category

Newland: A Recap of Bob & Larry’s Excellent Public Radio Medical Marijuana Adventure

Posted by tdepp on January 7, 2009

I received the following missive from Bob Newland regarding his “joint” appearance (sorry, couldn’t resist) with Attorney General Larry Long on South Dakota Public Radio yesterday on legalizing medical marijuana.
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Newland: When Nothing Else Removes the Pain

Posted by tdepp on January 1, 2009

The following post is from Bob Newland, who is leading the charge to legalize medical marijuana with a bill in the 2009 South Dakota Legislature.

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he writer of the following is a late-middle-aged forced retiree (on-the-job injury) who risks losing his entire medical coverage if he talks identifiably about relieving his pain with cannabis.

I want to convey a sense of the irony of situations wherein people are obtaining relief from pain with cannabis and are thereby threatening their medical coverage or their very employability. The adjunct in their lives that affords them the possibility of recovering from injuries or stress-related problems can cost them access to all professional help.

The element that allows them to even come to work can cost them their jobs.

I will be “debating” the Attorney General’s office, maybe Mr. Long himself, on this topic next Tuesday, Jan 6, on SD Public Radio’s Mid-Day show, 11-12 MT, 12-1 CT.

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A sufferer writes:

What is the most pain you have ever experienced? Think back….

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