Digest This: Marijuana as medicine?

    Lawmakers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are championing bills to legalize marijuana for medical use. Supporters say cannabis can help patients suffering debilitating diseases. Opponents say the bills have lax safeguards to prevent “doctor shopping” and easy access for recreational users.

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    THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Marijuana as medicine?

    Lawmakers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are championing bills to legalize marijuana for medical use. Supporters say cannabis can help patients suffering debilitating diseases, including cancer, glaucoma and HIV. Opponents — including many law enforcement officials — say the bills have lax safeguards to prevent “doctor shopping” and easy access for recreational users.

    When: 12:00 noon Tuesday, December 8th

    Where: Right here. Click the blue button in the right sidebar to join the chat.

    Moderator: Taunya English

    This week’s guests:

    Goldstein_100x120Chris Goldstein is a radio broadcaster and marijuana reform advocate. He serves on the Board of Directors at PhillyNORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and Pennsylvanians for Medical Marijuana. Radio show: www.activevoiceradio.com

     

     

    Marsico_100x120Edward M. Marsico, Jr. is President of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and District Attorney for Dauphin County.

     

     

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