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house Bill H.R. 601

Should There be More Sources of Medical Marijuana For Federally-Funded Research?

Argument in favor

Medical cannabis has many potential applications. Federally-funded researchers should have access to high-quality product with which to conduct research, and veterans should be able to be advised on, and participate in, federally-approved trials.

Lithicspiral's Opinion
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03/16/2019
CBD and THC have numerous medical applications and these should be open to further and subject to research.
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Ellen's Opinion
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03/16/2019
Sure beats alcohol — tax it —— sell it ...
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Caroline's Opinion
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03/16/2019
I completely support this legislation, especially as an Idahoan. We are surrounded by states with legal marijuana. We need more research as we are forced to make some decisions about legalization in our state.
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Argument opposed

Banning people with criminal records from working at cultivators and requiring cultivators to have letters of good standing from local law enforcement agencies may make it harder for cultivators to run their businesses.

John's Opinion
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03/16/2019
Lol. There are plenty of growers out there. If pot was legalized there would be plenty of delicious hybrid strains for the government to use for research. You can’t tell me the federal government doesn’t have access to marijuana.
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Loretta's Opinion
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03/16/2019
Sad to say ...don’t trust Republicans to do the right thing!...especially now with our liar in Chief the Republicans refuse to sensure.
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JustJeeps's Opinion
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03/16/2019
Private enterprise will likely accelerate this research and thus the federal spending is unnecessary.
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      Committee on Energy and Commerce
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      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedJanuary 16th, 2019
    CBD and THC have numerous medical applications and these should be open to further and subject to research.
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    Lol. There are plenty of growers out there. If pot was legalized there would be plenty of delicious hybrid strains for the government to use for research. You can’t tell me the federal government doesn’t have access to marijuana.
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    Sure beats alcohol — tax it —— sell it ...
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    I completely support this legislation, especially as an Idahoan. We are surrounded by states with legal marijuana. We need more research as we are forced to make some decisions about legalization in our state.
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    Make weed legal period
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    I can support this partially, but why is the research focus just for VA labs and VA patients for experimental trials? I believe we will achieve more results, if we open and extend the Research to Universities, and allow the general public to come in for experimental treatments. This could also include Veterans, since often VA clinics are far away from where veterans reside.
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    Absolutely! My mom is suffering from cancer. She will probably end up dying because the first thing the doctor recommend for her slow growing cancer was radiation treatment. This has made her much worse. The radiation gives you an expiration date. In my moms case it took away nore time then it gave. She had a longer life expectancy had she done nothing. She still refuses to even try CBD even for the pain because her doctor doesn't recommend it. No she's using the doctor approved opiods and radiation as her first choice. Nothing said of the warnings to her. Never did they mention CBD for her pain at least. Not to mention the possibility it could even kill the cancer while not harming her nor getting running the risk to getting her addicted to opiods! In fact they recommended against it! So yes I recommend more research into a cure, pain and seizure relief without risk of harm or addiction! Do this now and maybe you can help me save my moms life. That and healthcare for all because she paid over $4000 out of pocket to have years taken off her life! She cannot afford to do that aga
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    Chronic pain sufferers need a safe, non addictive pain relieving source. Marijuana may be it. Let’s find out and open the market to help our citizens by legalizing medical marijuana.
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    Sad to say ...don’t trust Republicans to do the right thing!...especially now with our liar in Chief the Republicans refuse to sensure.
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    Private enterprise will likely accelerate this research and thus the federal spending is unnecessary.
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    No brainer. Unless you like people suffering unnecessarily
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    There is obviously benefits for medical marijuana. Let's see if more benefits can be found. Besides the government makes plenty off of the pot sales
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    Medical marijuana could potentially reduce or eliminate the need for opioids/opiates, as well as other, more harmful pharmaceuticals. This legislation needs to be passed!
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    Absolutely!
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    It should be in the free Enterprise system and subject to competition.
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    As of now, marijuana is still a schedule 1 drug, which is ridiculous! More federal research could lead to complete legalization. As a Californian and an Epileptic, I feel privileged to have access to this medicine to help control seizures. Decriminalize and support this industry. For no other reason than to raise tax revenues. (From a purely capitalistic perspective)
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    Medical Cannabis Research Act. Over 120 different prescription are derived from herbal medicine. Digitalis is from fox glove, aspiring from white willow and many more. The problem is money an patient, can't make money on something you can grow in your back yard. Big pharmaceutical and the AMA are against testing of herbal medicine $$$$$. It could cure you?
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    Legalize it.. stop demonizing it !
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    It got me off the pain pills the VA got me hooked on. We absolutely need more research into the benefits of CBD and THC. The one thing we don't need is for pharmaceuticals to take control of selling it. It already cost me over $800 for my CBD that helps me. I can get free opioids at the base and Gabapentin. But I've worked with my doctors the good off those. It's bad enough I've made sacrifices for our government when I was a kid that affect me as I push 70. Please do not give it to the pharmaceutical companies.
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    The current source is old school and represents the kind of cannabis available 50 years ago. We need testing of the kind of cannabis being marketed today.
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