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    HARRISBURG The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association on Thursday became the first medical professional group in the commonwealth to publicly support a bill legalizing medical marijuana.

    The group, representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, said it was backing Senate Bill 1182, which would protect patients who want to use medicinal marijuana and the health-care professionals who recommend it, from prosecution.

    "We have been hearing a lot from our patients and their families about it, especially from those with seizure disorders, where traditional medical treatments are not effective," said Betsy Snook, the association's CEO and a nurse.

    She said the group's endorsement was a reflection of nurses heeding their code of ethics "to bring about social change and bring about symptom relief for patients."



    The bill, known as the "Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act," will be the subject of a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Law and Justice Committee. Snook said association members might testify
    http://articles.philly.com/2014-01-2...ical-marijuana
    And so it begins
    “But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty.”

    ― Ron Paul



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    Good!

    Good start.

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    It's inevitable, the brick house is slowly turning into a glass house, and it'll be no time until a major victory for liberty is won all across the country.

    Congrats, mundanes. You're doing good. Now let's keep this going, finish this, and then move onto the next liberty issue.
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    We Must Dissent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikender View Post
    It's inevitable, the brick house is slowly turning into a glass house, and it'll be no time until a major victory for liberty is won all across the country.

    Congrats, mundanes. You're doing good. Now let's keep this going, finish this, and then move onto the next liberty issue.
    "They" aren't going without a fight............

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    "They" aren't going without a fight............
    No doubt, but at least on this issue common sense... well, sort of common sense, is prevailing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sister Miriam Godwinson View Post
    We Must Dissent.

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    Common sense to those who profit the most from drug laws is a tad skewed...

    Cops, lawyers, judges, prisons, counselors, treatment centers, social services, etc.........The fastest growing segment of tax-ticks in the last half century...

    And "they" are the politicians.......

    That "our side" is even getting print honestly amazes me....

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    On our local news, this morning, they had a response from a treatment center. Oh, and they are so opposed. they have treated thousands with a "psychological addiction" to weed.
    “But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty.”

    ― Ron Paul






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