Jul 122015
 July 12, 2015

child protective services cps medical marijuana kids children parentsA staggering 85% of respondents in an impartial MLive online poll said they want Michigan’s sick children to have access to medical marijuana.

The poll was conducted on July 6 with 2,295 people participating. A followup article detailed the results and included some comments from readers. 85.77% of respondents said ‘YES’ and 14.23% said ‘NO’ to the following question:

“Do you think minors should use medical marijuana?”

MLive is a huge media source in Michigan, an umbrella that includes the print and online versions of many newspapers across the state.

The poll was conducted after the release of a story by reporter Jiquanda Johnson featuring Grand Blanc Township mother Ida Chinonis and her 6-year old daughter Bella, who suffers from renal failure, a genetic disorder and holes in her heart. Bella’s treatment: cannabis oil. She now stands on her own, interacts with others and loves the movie ‘Frozen,’ all things she wasn’t able to do before the oil became part of her life.

“As of April 2015, there were 150 patients under the age of 18 registered with the state of Michigan to use medical marijuana,” per the article. In 2012, only 44 children were registered.

This poll comes at  a time when treating those children in the state is problematic. A Court of Appeals rulingdecided that non-smoked forms of marijuana medicines are not included under the definitions contained within the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. Therefore, the parents and children using liquid and pill forms of cannabis medicines are doing so without the protections of law.

The Michigan legislature has both debated and ignored a bill that would solve the issue for three years and two sessions. Despite passionate testimony from parents like Chinonis and Jim Powers, movement in a positive direction on HB 4210 is slow as lawmakers in Michigan are heavily influenced by the law enforcement lobby, including a state association of Sheriffs who stopped the bill from coming to a vote on the last day of 2014’s legislative session.

Source: The Compassion Chronicles

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  15 Responses to “Michigan: 85% Support For Safe Medical Marijuana Access For Children”

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    The police are creating a lot of anger and disrespect for themselves by being cheerleaders for the war on recreational cannabis. But when they try to veto MEDICINAL cannabis, which they do a lot, what they are creating is fury and hatred. They really, really need to stop pretending they’re doctors, and to get real on alcohol vs. cannabis.

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      THE POLICE DON’T CARE A SHIT AND SUCK! THIS IS A NOTHING TO THEM! THEY CAN MURDER WHOM EVER THEY WANT AT WILL AND NEVER BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND PROSECUTED IN THIS FUCKING FASCIST USSA NATION! WHAT A FUCKING DISGRACE…!!

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    Its a MORAL IMPERATIVE that Medical Marijuana be immediately legalized in all 50 states.

    THIS YEAR OVER 1.6 MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE TOLD “YOU HAVE CANCER”

    THIS WEEKEND OVER THREE THOUSAND AMERICANS WILL DIE FROM IT

    EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN WITH CANCER DESERVES SAFE, LEGAL, ACCESS TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA

    EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!

    Marijuana should immediately be legalized in all 50 states. Ask any American who’s gone through Chemotherapy who’s used it. Ask the parents of any American kid with a seizure disorder who’s life its saved. We need the President to cut through the red tape and take personal action on this issue right now. We need congress to pass the CARERS act too. Americans are suffering and dying — needlessly!

    For Cancer patients, for kids suffering from Seizures, and for so many others, safe, legal, access to Medical Marijuana is a matter of life and death

    Please call the whitehouse comment line at (202) 456-1111 and ask that the President have Marijuana removed from Schedule 1. Call your Senators and Representative as well and ask that they pass the CARERS act immediately.

    Call every day, and ask everyone you know to call every day, and to keep calling, for however long it takes, until the President, Congress or both take action. Please do everything you can to get as many people as possible to call and keep on calling.

    Do everything you can to help with this effort.

    With luck the effort will go viral.

    The lives of countless Americans depend on it.

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    There’s an excellent case to be made that with the publication of the JAMA meta-analysis, the benefit of using Medical Marijuana for pain management is now “accepted science” and therefore, it is no longer possible to leave it on schedule 1. In that case, it must be immediately de-scheduled or rescheduled. Once it is moved to a schedule where it can be prescribed by Physicians, they would then have the same right they have with every other medication to prescribe it for off-label applications. I hope NORML or some other group immediately files suit on that basis — it seems like an irrefutable legal argument.

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    Everyone needs to call, email and snail mail the President and Congress to get Marijuana taken off of Schedule 1 IMMEDIATELY.
    Its a matter of life and death, especially for kids with Dravet’s, but its also a “Wonder Drug” and a “Gift from God” for Cancer Patients undergoing Chemotherapy.
    I’m extremely impressed with the results Cancer patients are having with High Dose Medical Marijuana Oil Therapy (HDMMOT) and every Cancer patient should be able to add it to their treatment regimen — adding it to radiation and chemotherapy holds the promise dramatically increasing their effectiveness, dramatically increasing remission rates, and dramatically decreasing recurrence.
    Please do everything you can to help the effort to get Marijuana taken off of Schedule 1 IMMEDIATELY. Dying of Cancer Sucks — Ask Anyone Doing It. An American dies every minute of Cancer — and its a horrible way to die!!!

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    Everyone needs to do everything they can to get Marijuana removed from Schedule 1 immediately. America’s Cancer Patients Can’t Wait!!!

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    People need to get organized, just like they did during the civil rights era. The current situation is unacceptable. It is IMMORAL to leave Marijuana illegal for even one second longer. Its one of the most important MORAL issues of our time. Prohibition 2.0 has been a disaster since the beginning, and now there’s proof that Medical Marijuana is a true “Wonder Drug” for a wide range of conditions. There’s no valid reason for leaving it on Schedule 1. For Kids with Dravet’s Syndrome, its a matter of life and death.

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    Sure the Sherus’s association got in there and stopped the bill, I bet none of their children are suffering. Oh but when one finally does, I bet it will suddenly be fine to treat children with cannibus oil!!! Fucking hypocrites!!!

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    We need to make the case that this is a moral issue and that its a moral imperative to change the law. We’ve got the moral high ground. American Children are suffering and dying because of bad laws that were based on racism and campaigns of “big lies” and that should have been changed years ago. Every time I hear about a child that’s died of Dravet’s it breaks my heart. I’m sick and tired of this. President Obama needs to take personal action on this. Congress needs to pass the CARERS act. We need results. American Children are suffering and dying — needlessly. That’s horrifying. We need results now!

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    F U

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    Eat a bag of dicks there Dev O

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    HEY ASSHOLE I AM FROM HERE!! SO GO FUCK YOUR SELF!

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    Why don’t you leave and take your fascist control freak ways with you, and let us get on with building America the Beautiful.

  13.  

    Dear Ms. Dev O.
    Madam, ” PLEASE ” for the sake of all of us ( The Human Race ) take all your medication everyday. Stop cutting your meds in half to save money. It is apparent that your medication regiment is not working for you. Or better yet, may I recommend, Smirnoff 40% by vol.
    ,, 40 ml ,, P O ,, TID. It just might help y’all.

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    With Lansing filled up with republican obstructionists, it is obvious that the only solution is total legalization in Nov. 2016. End of story.

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