Skip to comments.Unusual witness presses medical-marijuana cause in Pa.
Posted on 06/13/2014 4:47:57 AM PDT by Wolfie
Unusual witness presses medical-marijuana cause in Pa.
During the last 32 years, stockbroker Irvin Rosenfeld has smoked 130,000 marijuana cigarettes - with the federal government's blessing.
As jaws dropped in a Harrisburg legislative chamber filled with state senators, Rosenfeld made the remark Tuesday and then held up a silver canister containing 300 pre-rolled joints, a month's supply.
He continues to receive the canisters from a government-authorized farm in Mississippi to help treat a rare bone-tumor disorder. This despite the drug's classification by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a top-tier hazardous substance with no medicinal value.
"I'm living proof of the hypocrisy of the federal government," Rosenfeld, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., told the Law and Justice Committee, which is considering a bill to legalize medical marijuana.
If the bill is fast-tracked - some senators said they want it released to the floor by the end of the month - Pennsylvania would vie with several other states to become the 23d to allow cannabis to be sold for medical purposes.
After Rosenfeld spoke, Folmer asked, incredulously, how the federal government could simultaneously classify marijuana as a "schedule I drug [with] no medicinal use" that's not even worth testing, and still supply it to him for medical reasons.
Rosenfeld was approved for the Compassionate Investigative New Drug program in 1982 and then was grandfathered into receiving a continuing supply when the program was shut down a decade later during the government's war on drugs.
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A rare bone tumor disease.......for 32 years?
If you will stop shouting at Goldberg maybe you will hear the TRUTH!
I worked security for that “farm”. It’s in Oxford, MS, and is used by the University of Mississippi Pharmaceutical College.
Not all tumors are malignant.
Of course it does. That’s why doctors use it so much to cure cancer
Yes. Multiple Hereditary Exostoses...was that unclear?
Quite unclear, yes. I think it was a fair question.
If there was a way to make a profit using pot, doctors would be all over it. My chemo costs $26,000 per treatment. One six hour treatment every three weeks. That is a money maker for the hospitals and doctors.
For him and how many others? Even the most ardent dopers I knew in the past wouldn't have that kind of supply for only themselves.
Note that a guy who smokes 10 joints a day, every day, is completely capable of testifying before a legislative committee in a sober, rational way.
Try that after drinking beer, wine or booze all day, every day, since 1982.
Ten joints a day would classify any pot smoker as a heavy abuser by our current standards, yet this man obviously can function normally in society. Perhaps the “standards” need some rethinking.
Also note that he is a stockbroker - quite a responsible, demanding job, not the stereotypical lazy hippie that the drug warriors like to use as the example of a pot smoker.
Do you think the government has the right to tell you what you may & may not consume?
Some "conservatives" think the government has the right to tell OTHERS what THEY may & may not consume - if the government comes after their booze, smokes, or Big Gulps they'll sing a different tune.
At 10 marijuana cigs a day, he's a doper. Seriously, how does he even function?
Reality is contrary to your preconceptions. How are you going to respond?
You do seem familiar.
Only with anecdotal evidence of past dealings with what I would call pot-heads (regular smokers - 2 or more joints/day, no drive, no desire, no nothing). This person is obviously an exception to the norm.
I was simply questioning quantity. It seems quite excessive. Has he built a tolerance, or is what he's smoking not as potent as it could be? I'm simply asking based on what I've witnessed in the past.
or is what he's smoking not as potent as it could be?
Also likely - his pot is grown by the government, which can't grow fuzz on a peach.
That’s 10 joints a day, every day. And he’s done that for 32 years???
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