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Making the rounds for marijuana
Controversial figure Phillip Leveque has lost his license to practice, but he still works to help those in pain.
Three times a week, 81-year-old Phillip Leveque drives down a half-mile gravel road toward Oregon 211, leaving home for a 30-mile commute to The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation in Northeast Portland.
At his age, Leveque doesn't need to be a clerk checking over medical marijuana applications.
But ensuring that patients provide the required medical and personal histories -- needed to qualify for the state's medical marijuana program -- may be as close as he'll ever again come to helping those suffering from chronic pain.
A doctor of osteopathy, Leveque became the state's most prolific medical marijuana physician from 1999 through March , signing 40 percent to 50 percent of the applications for Oregon's nearly 10,000 cardholders.
But after numerous run-ins with the state Board of Medical Examiners, Leveque in October lost his medical license and with it his ability to vouch for medical marijuana patients. (read more, here.)
Poll finds 75% of Texans support medical marijuana
Legislation that legalizes its use is expected next year Houston Chronicle
A poll question commissioned by Texans for Medical Marijuana found a cross-section of support for its cause. The 2004 Texas Poll broke down the responses using the following criteria:• Age: 81 percent of those 18 to 29 and 72 percent of those 60 and older• Income : 74 percent of both those making less than $10,000 a year and those making $60,001 and above• Race/Ethnicity: 74 percent of anglos, 79 percent of Hispanics and 80 percent of blacks• Education: 69 percent of those who didn't graduate high school and 71 percent of those who did graduate work• Gender: 75 percent of both men and womenA strong majority of Texans favor legalizing the medical use of marijuana, according to a new poll.
Supreme Court Medical Marijuana Case Could End Raids; Cannot Overturn State Laws
Medical Marijuana Laws Now Protect 57 Million People in 10 States
With the U.S. Supreme Court preparing to hear a case that could sharply limit the federal government's ability to arrest medical marijuana patients whose activities are legal under state law, medical marijuana advocates see their cause moving forward no matter what the court decides.
We are the young men and women whose names the government uses to justify a war that destroys lives, a war that attempts to attain the unattainable objective of an America free of drugs. We want answers from those that wage war in our name.