Good morning List, I see the issue of medicinal legislation off topic to homelessness. With that said I have some strong feelings on this topic. It IS important to me to have the use and cash streams distinct and separate on recreational use of pot from medicinal use. I can think of few populations easier to prey upon than the chemo patient, or the PWMS who suffers from esophageal spasms trying to 'shop' on his-her street corner. The potential victimization of the medically dependant is hardly more garish in any other relationship I can think of, even among HMO's and the most strident utilitarian medical ethicsist's. My area of endeavor is to get disabled people the tools to be able to choose where they live. Institutional life is not choice. There is some flack circulating from those DGL's (damn good liberals) that HR 2260 (the assisted suicide ban) would have a chilling effect on medicinal marijuana use. I have just spent several days with lawyers and this thinking is muddy and not on target. HR 2260 is a first, it outlines that there ARE reasons to palliate pain (that could even hasten death) but there is no medical 'treatment' in physician assisted suicide. We should not be fighting each other on this topic. IMO the pro-medical marijuana folks should see this as a window to their changing statute to their liking. Please note that I am not a christian, I damned sure aint a fundamentalist, and I don't want my doctor OR my town welfare lady to have any say in when I die. I'm a gimped up old fart (with MS) who wants to die of extreme old age. Medical ethics be damned. Tom C On Wed, 3 Nov 1999 19:17:49 -0500 "William Tinker" <email@example.com> writes: > > Hey Mike! > For years us old hippies have tryed to persuade the local >government = >and the feds that THC is usefull in the treatment of cancer,eye = >problems,migraines and naseua associated with chemo threrapy . > I know that if its out lawed that the only ones making a profit are >the = >dealers so why not let it be distributed by some one who can vouch >that = >it has not been treated with raid or some other toxins. > And I used to think Maine was a back wards state ....they are far a = >head of alot of states on this issue. > If I hadn,t quit smoking 7 years ago I would move over there . Just = >kidding but I say alright Maine Go For It!!!! > = > Bill Tinker ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.