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  1. US PA: Editorial: State House Should Move Quickly on Medicinal
    The Citizens' Voice, 15 Dec 2014 - If Pennsylvania House members had been asked to legalized marijuana for recreational use, their commitment to delay would be understandable. Legalization in Colorado, Oregon and Washington is a work in progress, an experiment that could guide other states in the future. But the state House and Gov. Tom Corbett have treated the legalization of medicinal marijuana as a law enforcement matter rather than the introduction of a valuable medicine to relieve suffering. That position contradicts the experiences of 21 other states where medicinal marijuana is legal and uncontroversial.
  2. US PA: Editorial: Authorize Medicinal Pot
    The Times-Tribune, 15 Dec 2014 - If Pennsylvania House members had been asked to legalize marijuana for recreational use, their commitment to delay would be understandable. Legalization in Colorado, Oregon and Washington is a work in progress, an experiment that could guide other states in the future. But the state House and Gov. Tom Corbett have treated the legalization of medicinal marijuana as a law enforcement matter rather than the introduction of a valuable medicine to relieve suffering. That position contradicts the experiences of 21 other states where medicinal marijuana is legal and uncontroversial.
  3. US PA: Editorial: Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Legalized
    Standard-Speaker, 15 Dec 2014 - If Pennsylvania House members had been asked to legalize marijuana for recreational use, their commitment to delay would be understandable. Legalization in Colorado, Oregon and Washington is a work in progress, an experiment that could guide other states in the future. But the state House and Gov. Tom Corbett have treated the legalization of medicinal marijuana as a law enforcement matter rather than the introduction of a valuable medicine to relieve suffering. That position contradicts the experiences of 21 other states where medicinal marijuana is legal and uncontroversial.
  4. US PA: 2015 2015 Could Be the Year for Legalizing Medical
    The Daily Local, 13 Dec 2014 - Medical marijuana legislation will get a second chance in 2015. The bipartisan pair of state senators who pushed for legalization during 2014 announced this week they will re-introduce the same text of a bill approved by the state Senate with a 43-7 vote in September. The bill didn't receive a vote from the House of Representatives before the two-year legislative session came to a close Nov. 30.
  5. US PA: PUB LTE: Indefensible & Failed
    Tribune Review, 07 Dec 2014 - Regarding the thoughtful editorial "U.N. Watch: What are they smoking?" : Obsolete United Nations conventions passed in ignorance back in 1961 are no reason to put the brakes on state efforts to tax and regulate marijuana. Marijuana prohibition is indefensible. If the goal is to subsidize violent drug cartels and open a gateway to the meth and heroin they sell, prohibition is a grand success. The drug war distorts supply-and-demand dynamics so big money grows on little trees.
  6. US PA: DEA Says Seemingly Harmless Drug Is Anything but Safe
    Standard-Speaker, 01 Dec 2014 - Side effects include increased heart rate, sweating, increased blood pressure, hallucination and violent behavior. But unlike a television commercial that warns of the results of taking medication, this one comes without an official government warning label because it's uncontrolled and unregulated. It's sold on the streets, in stores and through the Internet, both wholesale and retail.
  7. US PA: Editorial: Opportunity To Reduce Deadly Toll
    The Citizens' Voice, 01 Dec 2014 - Under a new Pennsylvania law that took effect last week, doctors and emergency personnel can begin to reduce the death toll from the state's prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. Pennsylvania has the nation's 14th highest death rate from opioid drug overdoses, according to the Pennsylvania Medical Society, which also reported that more state residents die each year from overdoses than from any other cause of injury, including car crashes.
  8. US PA: Editorial: U.N. Watch: What Are They Smoking?
    Tribune Review, 30 Nov 2014 - The United Nations' meddling in U.S. domestic affairs is an old story. But the latest chastisement brings into question what the egalitarians are smoking at their headquarters along the East River. The head of the U.N. drug policy office is ripping the legalization of marijuana in some states, most recently in Oregon and Alaska, where voters last month approved marijuana's use.
  9. US PA: Column: When Criminal Vices Become Legal, Savvy
    The Citizens' Voice, 19 Nov 2014 - Big-time investors hoping to profit from America's emerging business in legalized marijuana might see a bit of themselves in the historic example of Joseph P. Kennedy - the father of President John F. Kennedy. Back in 1933, the Kennedy patriarch made sure his liquor firm would be the first to make millions as Prohibition's decade-long ban on alcohol sales ended. He did so with a blend of politics, cash and timely maneuvers.


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