Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Draft of Pot Bill Lists Specific Conditions.(Legislature)

Byline: S.U. Mahesh Journal Capitol Bureau

SANTA FE A draft copy of medical marijuana legislation to be introduced today defines several medical conditions that could be legally treated with pot.

Among the chronic or debilitating diseases listed in the Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; and severe muscle spasms, including those associated with multiple sclerosis or Crohn's disease.

Rep. Joe Thompson, R-Albuquerque, has said he will introduce the bill in the House, and Sen. Cisco McSorley, D-Albuquerque, planned to introduce the bill in the Senate. …

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