By Joe the Cop
Voters in California will have the opportunity in November to vote on a ballot referendum to legalize marijuana. The measure is known as Proposition 19, the “Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010.”
I’ve had some fun in this blog making fun of potheads and their antics. I coined the phrase “pothead clown car” and I’ve talked about home-based dope dealers smoking themselves retarded. That being said, I think it’s about time that this nation takes a serious look at legalizing marijuana. I’m not the only cop who thinks so, either.
UC Studies Show Marijuana Has Therapeutic Value, Reports to Legislature
First results in United States in 20 years from clinical trials of smoked cannabis
UC San Diego February 17
Researchers from the University of California’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) have found “reasonable evidence that cannabis is a promising treatment” for some specific, pain-related medical conditions. Their findings, presented today to the California legislature and public, are included in a report available on the CMCR web site at http://www.cmcr.ucsd.edu. (Image)
“We focused on illnesses where current medical treatment does not provide adequate relief or coverage of symptoms,” explained CMCR director, Igor Grant, MD, Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine. “These findings provide a strong, science-based context in which policy makers and the public can begin discussing the place of cannabis in medical care.”