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Marijunana, South Africa, Swaziland and HIV

Sometimes it is good to read other newspapers online to learn about things happening in the backyard of the own home…: Swazi Gold, a highly potent and valuable strain of marijuana, is being sold to South Africa from neighboring Swaziland by the grandmothers of AIDS orphans, The New York Times reports. The income barely supports the basic needs of extended families headed by grandmothers of children orphaned by parents who died of AIDS.

To read the whole story go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/15/world/africa/grandmothers-grow-marijuana-in-swaziland-to-support-families.html?_r=1

Filed under: HIV and AIDS, Medical and Research, Reflection, Society and living environment, Uncategorized, , , , , , , , , , ,

04.05.2010 News on medical dagga

The POZ magazine reports:
The Washington, DC, City Council approved a medical marijuana bill allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients with chronic conditions such as HIV, glaucoma and cancer, The Washington Post reports. Under the bill, doctors would be able to prescribe patients up to 2 ounces of marijuana in a 30-day period. According to the article, patients’ prescriptions would be filled at city-sanctioned distribution centers, which receive their marijuana supply from private cultivation centers licensed by the city.  The bill, approved April 20, does include restrictions. Patients aren’t allowed to grow their own marijuana, and distribution and cultivation centers can’t be located within 300 feet of schools or preschools. The council is scheduled to vote a second time on the bill next month, after which it could take several months for the program to go into effect.
http://www.poz.com/articles/medical_marijuana_bill_1_18313.shtml

In my opinion a great decision.

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