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    Etheridge: I Used Medicinal Marijuana

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/14/D8D7TKCG1.html

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    Melissa Etheridge says she smoked medicinal marijuana to help with the side effects of chemotherapy during her treatment for breast cancer.

    The 44-year-old singer, who was diagnosed over a year ago, is now cancer-free.

    "Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions, I decided to go a natural route and smoke marijuana," Etheridge says in an interview to air Sunday on "Dateline NBC" (7 p.m. EDT).

    When asked how her doctors reacted, Etheridge says, "Every single one was, `Oh, yeah. That's the best help for the effects of chemotherapy.'"

    The singer said she smoked marijuana every day for her pain and symptoms and "the minute I didn't feel it, I stopped."

    The use of marijuana with a doctor's recommendation is legal in California and nine other states, but is against federal law. Asked if she was concerned about federal prosecution, Etheridge replied, "No, I didn't worry. But it was worth it."

    She recently released a new greatest hits album, "The Road Less Traveled," including the new song "I Run for Life," which is dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.
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    Re: Etheridge: I Used Medicinal Marijuana

    My guess.... she has smoked a lot of dope in her life. Before she found out about the cancer. And she still tokes.

    Another guess... more touring rock/country musicians smoke dope than those who do not. Just guesses.

    I am glad that Ms. Etheridge is going to be okay. A celeb beating the big-C always helps with awareness for people that may get it in the future. And not to mention the hope that it will give people knowing that these things can be beaten.
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    Re: Etheridge: I Used Medicinal Marijuana

    Why is this even a story?

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    Re: Etheridge: I Used Medicinal Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by kheidg-
    Why is this even a story?
    I'm afraid the answer to that question will be the end of this thread. The Feds recently pre-empted California's law permitting the use of medicinal marijuana. It would appear that Ms. Etheridge doesn't agree with the pre-emption and is holding herself up as an example of why the use should be permitted.

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    Re: Etheridge: I Used Medicinal Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    I'm afraid the answer to that question will be the end of this thread. The Feds recently pre-empted California's law permitting the use of medicinal marijuana. It would appear that Ms. Etheridge doesn't agree with the pre-emption and is holding herself up as an example of why the use should be permitted.
    Good answer... but again why is this even a story?

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    Re: Etheridge: I Used Medicinal Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by kheidg-
    Good answer... but again why is this even a story?

    So people could "guess" all sorts of things.

    I guess.


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