Will of The People Still Comes First
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Will of The People Still Comes First
Posted by CN Staff on January 13, 2011 at 15:46:33 PT
Source: Helena Independent Record
Helena -- Tom Daubert of Helena was instrumental in the passage of Montana’s voter-approved medical cannabis measure six years ago. Now, Daubert admits there are problems with the way the drug is being approved, grown and distributed, and he’s on board with some — but not all — of the changes being considered by the Legislature.“A lot of what we’ve seen is not what we’ve sought and is unacceptable,” Daubert told the Independent Record editorial board Wednesday. “My fear is that the Legislature will do things they think are fixes, and they won’t be.”
Daubert was accompanied to the meeting by several people who claimed their debilitating medical conditions were helped by cannabis after traditional pharmaceuticals had failed. There are clearly people, like the ones who spoke passionately Wednesday, whose lives are greatly improved by access to medical marijuana. These are the cases that legitimize the use of medical cannabis. But if it’s for medicinal use (as opposed to recreational use; that’s another discussion) that the plant’s legality is being advocated, then Daubert is right that the state’s standards for growing, dispensing and consumption of cannabis need to be tightened.Montanans approved medical marijuana in 2004, with 62 percent of voters in favor of legalizing its medical use. As recently as 13 months ago, there were some 7,300 card-carrying users. Then the number of card-holders skyrocketed, to nearly 20,000 last summer and almost 28,000 now. Traveling “cannabis clinics” approving dozens or even hundreds of medical users in short order led to concerns that the intent of the law was being circumvented and changes were needed.Overall, Daubert said he’d like to see the law remain on the books, but with much higher standards for doctors who recommend cannabis in addition to better regulation of the production. He doesn’t believe a sign-off by two doctors should be required, since that sets the bar higher for cannabis than for any other medication. But requirements for continuing education by doctors (and possibly even nurses and physician’s assistants) and tighter control and oversight by the Board of Medical Examiners may be palatable.A bill out of an interim committee, which was chaired by Rep. Diane Sands of Missoula, who’s carrying the bill, addresses everything from licensing and regulating growers and sellers, to requiring Montana residency to be able to get a card, revoking the cards of holders convicted of other drug offenses and establishing a framework for the inspection of caregivers and the accounting thereof.Daubert also cautiously likes the contents of a bill by Sen. Dave Lewis of Helena which would provide for a regulating structure, licensing requirements and a “fee” (note: not a “tax”) on sales of medical marijuana. Daubert said he favors the intent of Lewis’s bill, even though he said that if it passes, a number of the state’s existing caregivers will shutter their operations. Well, that happens every time an industry faces increased regulation, doesn’t it?Not all the answers are clear cut. For instance, at first glance it seems natural to require a doctor to perform an actual physical on a patient before providing cannabis, that such approvals shouldn’t be available simply over the Internet or a video-conference. But patients with mental health problems in some of the state’s more rural areas can meet with their physicians and get prescriptions for psychotropic medications via video-conference.There are also, Daubert admits, a rather high number of people with medical marijuana cards who are on parole for various crimes. But Daubert also knows of people on parole who have legitimate conditions that are helped by the drug’s use. Should they be harmed by the possibly illegitimate actions of others?Montanans approved the use of medical marijuana, and the Legislature shouldn’t overturn the will of the people. But if we’re strictly talking about medical use, then there’s clearly room for tightening the law and closing loopholes that are currently being taken advantage of.Source: Helena Independent Record (MT)Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011Copyright: 2011 Helena Independent RecordWebsite: irstaff helenair.comURL: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #19 posted by FoM on January 16, 2011 at 15:43:37 PT
I missed that. Thank you. My mind is going in a million different directions recently. I have no doubt Museman raised the best children. He lead by example. 
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Comment #18 posted by runruff on January 15, 2011 at 10:39:05 PT
Museman's daughter.
I have known her since she was a small child and now as an adult I can call her my friend.It is a pleasure and a delight to know all of Museman's kids. The youngest one, still at home, is my little angel. She is so bright, intellegent and pretty, I love her.So, that's it for that!
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Comment #17 posted by Hope on January 15, 2011 at 10:31:44 PT
That RawLuv food cart is Museman's daughter's. I'm presuming that the lovely lady attending the window is Museman's daughter.
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Comment #16 posted by museman on January 15, 2011 at 10:07:33 PT
Thank you, and back at ya!
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on January 15, 2011 at 06:45:26 PT
That's an interesting web site.
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Comment #14 posted by Hope on January 14, 2011 at 20:51:37 PT
Oh my gosh!
That RawLuv menu. It looks absolutely wonderful! 
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Comment #13 posted by runruff on January 14, 2011 at 20:48:10 PT
Yeah, Mr. Muse!
Spank you very much!
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Comment #12 posted by FoM on January 14, 2011 at 14:16:59 PT
Thank you for all your excellent input over the years.
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Comment #11 posted by museman on January 14, 2011 at 14:04:55 PT
Yes, I understand that the generality and blanketness of my stated opinion does not give some credit, where some credit is due. I have said this before; there are good people in all walks, but their goodness is constrained by the essence of what I am talking about. I am talking about values, and beliefs, not persons.Believe it or not I have known a rare handful of 'public servants' -including cops- over the years who weren't so afraid of the Status Quo that they couldn't allow humanity to be present, and some who were true servants of good intention. But its not enough. The system is a failure. I understand the concept of 'making the best of a bad situation' and there are many heroes who do this on a daily basis, but for every hero there is a thousand 'I could care less'ers who are in front, behind, and on every side. And even they are essentially victims of a much greater deception. But the one who is deceived can help perpetuate great evil if they are not significantly challenged. The system is the same one that all Spiritual, and some historical characters maybe not so 'spiritual' (depending of course on ones own understanding of what that is -which changes with time, location, and culture) have fought and spoken against since the first slave was forced to obey.It is held in place by antiquated values and esteem for the things of wealth and power -which is essentially the Great Illusion fostered on us millenniums ago.I understand the esteem that is held for academia in western culture. I was raised around several universities (my mother was the fastest typist in the west in her glory days) and attended 4 myself over the years.My eldest has a masters degree in political science, speaks five languages, and worked for Greenpeace long enough to get the real picture, and now runs an organic fast-food stand in Eugene because she can't compromise any more with what she has seen -globally as well as nationally is a system that chews people up and spits them out.My youngest son recently graduated from U of O with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science -because he wanted to help deal with the environment.If you ask him about his study he will tell you what a sham it is.I have another daughter attending now. And my youngest is planning on following in her siblings' footsteps to the point of being top of her class, and actually is running for class president as a sophomore which is a rare thing, usually its a senior only exclusivity. And she is of course on the National Honor Role. My name is also there from many years ago when I was still trying to convince myself the time spent was worth it.I am no stranger to the academic world.But even as you are right, that there are some who are trying to promote right thinking, ethical behavior and balanced values, the over all effect is one very large negative. And that negative is never going to tip over the positive side of the scales until understanding of the root of our nature, and the reasons why the disparity in the world - particularly with exclusive classes having exclusive access and power- exists and how it is perpetuated -is taught openly, honestly and predominantly in the schools, not justified and perpetuated as it is now.That is not the general case, it is the exception. Knowledge is power, right knowledge is right power, wrong knowledge is wrong power.The belief in wrong knowledge -or error- is the perpetuater of ignorance, and the power of the Status Quo, and the curriculum of that knowledge is paramount in our academic institutions.And as far as those who willfully, knowingly promote the compromises with our organic nature, forcing us to collectively contribute to each others misfortune and demise, through various techniques that gave nothing to do with our underlying reality painted over by metropolis and suburbia, they are the criminals. They are the demons. They are 'satan.'I reluctantly love my fellow men, because I must. But I do not have to agree, condone, or allow BS to have its way just because of social programming.Peace
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on January 14, 2011 at 13:58:11 PT
Storm Crow
I agree keep up the great work.Hope, I love that Scripture.PS: I had 2 Nuns and one Priest that were like Storm Crow. They taught me to question everything and always think outside the box.
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Comment #9 posted by dongenero on January 14, 2011 at 13:49:57 PT
comment #5
That's a cute story Storm Crow. You sound like a very thoughtful teacher. It takes a special person to do that well.I have great love and respect for good teachers. It's so, so important to kids. These little moments, as you described, can often be so much more important than we realize.Sending a big dose of love to Storm Crow.
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on January 14, 2011 at 10:52:39 PT
Listen to 1 John 4, if you will.
To the atheists, and agnostics, I think this is one of the best pieces of "God Propaganda" out there. Contemplating this was a great "Brainwashing" session, a great and lovely dose of "The opiate of the masses".:0)1 John 4
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on January 14, 2011 at 10:37:29 PT
To me...
That's the "Meaning of life".That's what we're supposed to do.
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on January 14, 2011 at 10:32:54 PT
Beautiful. 1 John 4:20-21
“Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.” - 1 John 4:20-21
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Comment #5 posted by Storm Crow on January 14, 2011 at 10:25:07 PT
Yes, all too often the educators are themselves beaten down by the system and become perpetrators of the worst in education. The "burn-out" rate is very high in education. But at least a few of us in education slip in a little "quiet rebellion" and a little free thinking!Not that long ago, a 5th grader needed to do a report on a newspaper article. I was on break, reading the newspaper in the school library.(The library was closer to my next class than the lounge, and was usually quiet.) So I showed her an article on where the government spends it's tax money. She clearly understood the pie chart showing that much more was spent on war than on education. The little darling was OUTRAGED! "They spend way more on wars than schools? That's not fair!" I left her to write her report and went to my next class. I hope she got an "A"! She is an ambitious and bright kid, so I expect her to go far! Some of us in education actually try to teach a bit more than fear, conformity and obedience! 
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Comment #4 posted by museman on January 14, 2011 at 08:55:04 PT
they teach these things in school
Paranoia. Fear. More fear. Social acceptability based on economics and class. "Service" to society which is nothing more than low-level slavery.By the values of materialism, vs peace, sharing-of-the-planet, and good will towards others, the teachers, with their 'dark sarcasm' (Pink Floyd) instruct the children to compromise and capitulate. If you aren't born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you may achieve comfort at some point in your lifetime of labors, but the odds are you will end up with less than you started with -at least you had a parent or two to comfort you when you were a child.Fearful adults, having been thoroughly indoctrinated into the slave-force, deny their inner confusion by doing things like pointing fingers at those who choose other paths and condemning them. Other people's liberty is fair game. Other peoples beliefs are targets.But the one thing that they teach the most of in public, and state sanctioned/funded school, is how to be stupid.If you believe statistics are 'facts' or 'truth' then they (the SQAK teachers) did their job, and you have made them proud of your strawman. If you believe that 'history' is a bunch of dates, places, and names, you will be a pushover as and adult, and the Status Quo can count on you!If you believe that the structure and nature of the universe is mathematically based, there is no reason to look any further -except maybe to build a bigger, better bomb.If you believe that the government is benevolent, that they never committed the atrocities against humanity and the earth that they have been doing since they came to power, and that 'anyone can be president if they WORK hard enough' I'd like to sell you some land on Venus, the summers are fantastic I hear.The standards of success are measured by the scales of wealth and power -irregardless of the mayhem and destruction in the periphery while the rich drink their tea (and laugh at the teaparty in secret while feeding it publicly).Paranoia, Schizophrenia, and other 'mental instabilities' are a direct cause of society, and the institutions that promotes it. Bad drugs, including about 80% of what the pharmas push can certainly tweak ones head into these states of mental and emotional suffering, but they are nowhere near the actual cause.The crap that passes for food these days can actually do more to promote chemical imbalance and mental problems like depression, than most of the drugs. And who can afford to eat good food these days? -for instance- being on a fixed income, I can only afford to eat well for about half the month, then I am forced to buy the cheap crap and feel and watch my health plummet until the 1st of the month when i get to eat real food again,.The Roman 'bread and games' scenario got new impetus when the SQAKS took over the media back in the 60's, but now it has accelerated beyond measure with the 'entertainment' feature of the internet, and various 'virtual' realities being promoted.In the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot was told, ultimately, that if he could find 'one righteous man', both Sodom and Gomorrah would be spared, including all the inhabitants. None were found.If there is any righteousness in this country, it is not found in those who compromised their inner, divine, natural human integrity for a fistful of dollars and a few dollars more, and most likely they are never seen by the general public, whose attention has been carefully, consistently, and quite cleverly distracted into many, many other things - materialism.People who snap, and lash out in desperate rage, aren't put there by drug use, but by their fellow men. The anger and depression that is rampant in this society is BECAUSE OF THE SOCIETY ITSELF, not some substance use -that is a result of the CONDITIONS OF LIFE that this society has brought about.But then, since very few were actually taught to think, while in the slave-training called 'school' they usually believe whatever is the most comfortable that they can believe without making more effort than pushing the remote. So it is pretty easy for thugs to rule the streets and fascists to rule the world.The anger, frustration, depression, fear and apprehension that is inflicting the less fortunate in amerika right now is the CAUSE.Cannabis is vilified because it actually does benefit mankind, it promotes consciousness -which is the only thing that the Slave Masters fear. Consciousness is more powerful than fear, because it seeks out the truth, and BS is illuminated and disgarded by the consciousness. Faith and belief is the most powerful thing on the earth, but what have people been taught to believe? Fear and loathing. Believe in that, what do you get? Desperate people doing desperate things.
And as long as people are willing to compromise their integrity for a few moments of gratification here and there, we will be 'voting' for the lesser of evils forever.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on January 14, 2011 at 06:47:04 PT
They do a lot of finger pointing. Taking responsbility for anything seems to be something they won't or can't do.
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on January 13, 2011 at 20:29:30 PT
FoM, Right wing-nut heat.
The right wing-nuts want to take attention away from reality so they are going to have to cry and complain about something so hopefuly citizens forget oubout there evil deeds.Cannabis prohibitionists want to cage responsible adults for using cannabis. Jails and prisons cause mental health problem.It's just politics to Repwingnuts. Perhaps blowback will occur on the next election day.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on January 13, 2011 at 16:44:53 PT
Media Excuse Obama's Lies About Shootings 
This is really off the wall to me.URL:
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