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California Nurses Association Endorses Marijuana Use by Idowu Olabode : September 29, 2016, 09:19:19 PM
Today, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the nation’s largest state organization of nurses, announced that it has endorsed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which will be on the statewide ballot in November.

“California Nurses believe strongly that the prohibition and criminalization of marijuana has ruined generations of lives, wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer of dollars and failed to protect the public health and safety,” said Deborah Burger, President, California Nurses Association/NNU.


Gavin Newsom, California’s lieutenant governor, has his photo taken with registered nurses from California and across the nation in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.


“California needs a new approach and Proposition 64 is carefully crafted to strictly regulate adult-use marijuana while funding critical youth programs and safeguarding children, workers and local communities,” Burger said. “On balance, Proposition 64 is significantly better for public health and safety than the broken status quo, and we are pleased to endorse it.”

California Nurses Association joins the California Medical Association and the California Academy of Preventative Medicine in support of Proposition 64.

Other endorsers include: California League of Conservation Voters, California Council of Land Trusts, California State NAACP, California Democratic Party, Courage Campaign, Equality California, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, National Latino Officers Association, William C. Velasquez Institute and United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council.

Current and former elected officials in support include Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg, Democratic U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu and Jared Huffman, Republican U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher, State Senator Mark Leno, Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins, Assemblymembers Rob Bonta, David Chiu, Susan Talamantes Eggman, Cristina Garcia, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Kevin McCarty and Bill Quirk and Tom Campbell, the former Republican Congressman and Finance Director for the State of California.

Proposition 64 is a consensus measure based on recognized best practices and recommendations from hundreds of engaged citizens and organizations. It includes strong safeguards for children, workers, local governments and small businesses and strict anti-monopoly provisions and the toughest warning label and marketing-to-kids laws in the nation.

Proposition 64 has been endorsed by the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and the East Bay Times.

Paid for by Yes on 64, Californians to Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana while Protecting Children, sponsored by business, physicians, environmental and social-justice advocate organizations. Major funding from Sean Parker and affiliated entities and Drug Policy Action – Non-Profit 501c4 (Committee).

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Re: California Nurses Association Endorses Marijuana Use by Marcy : September 30, 2016, 08:30:19 PM
That sounds very interesting.  That should help a lot of patients.  I have heard through research that it helps patients when they take chemotherapy and reduces the nausea.  I believe that if it helps a patient, then that is always good. 

Re: California Nurses Association Endorses Marijuana Use by Marcy : October 13, 2016, 07:21:23 PM
This is a hard situation and topic.  On one hand, you have the marijuana as being a hard thing and on the other hand you have the marijuana as being a positive medical thing; especially for cancer patients recovering from their cancer.  I know that Colorado approved a few years ago to sell and use marijuana everywhere in the state.  I was born there and I have mixed emotions of it.  California I believe is having a mixed emotions over this ruling which is a health decision. 

Re: California Nurses Association Endorses Marijuana Use by Marcella Hays : November 10, 2016, 01:56:46 AM
We voted yesterday and that very night, they announced that California has voted to legalize marijuana.  It was very interesting to see that happen last night and there were other states that joined California in legalizing marijuana.  Then, there were a few states that voted on legalizing medical marijuana and I thought that was very useful because it is helping people feel better.  Cancer patients can benefit from  medical marijuana in that it helps with the nausea.  I am glad that marijuana is being used for medical usage.

Re: California Nurses Association Endorses Marijuana Use by Marcella Hays : December 07, 2016, 04:37:04 PM
I know that medical marijuana was just passed in the November election in California and also recreational marijuana as well.  I think that is a good idea; especially the medical marijuana for several reasons.  Patients that have cancer can benefit from medical marijuana because studies have shown that the usage of the marijuana when it is prescribed by the doctor can ease nausea and symptoms of chemotherapy.  I am thankful that medical marijuana has been passed. 

Re: California Nurses Association Endorses Marijuana Use by Marcella Hays : January 03, 2017, 05:13:58 PM
Medical marijuana is a wonderful thing.  In fact, it has saved so many lives and that is wonderful.  I heard so many good and wonderful stories on the television that it made me have a positive outlook on medical marijuana.  I am so thankful that they have this for patients. 

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