A Cheech and Chong Medical Marijuana Bill
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A Cheech and Chong Medical Marijuana Bill
Posted by CN Staff on January 24, 2011 at 06:17:38 PT
Source: News Tribune
Tacoma, WA -- It must have taken some doing, but advocates of “medical” marijuana have come up with a bill that would actually invite more abuse of the drug than straightforward legalization. The “medical” belongs in quotation marks here, because the measure in Olympia would junk a key rule designed to prevent common drug seekers from getting marijuana on medical pretenses. And once recreational users or addicts got their pseudo-medical authorizations to use the drug, they’d enjoy more privileges than simple legalization would give them.
They’d be protected, for example, if ex-spouses objected to leaving children in their care; judges would not be permitted to consider marijuana use as a factor in custody arrangements except in extreme cases involving “long-term impairment” – whatever that means. The bill would bring down the hammer of discrimination law on companies with anti-drug policies. Employers who refused to hire or employ marijuana users – the drug stays in the body long after use – could be investigated and sanctioned by the state Human Rights Commission.That’s just scratching the surface of this amazing piece of legislation. It would also legalize large-scale commercial marijuana grow operations and wholesaling – no specified limits on quantity. Cities and counties would not be permitted to ban grow operations in their jurisdictions; the measure leaves all control over licensing to the state.Growing, processing and selling could be conducted in secrecy. Call this one the Home-Buyer’s-Surprise Provision.There’s more: Police officers would have to check state databases for medical marijuana licenses before responding on probable cause to “cannabis-related incidents” (more traditionally known as “crimes”). Individual officers could be personally fined or sued for failure to do so. There’s no obvious reason this wouldn’t apply to, say, a cop who spots dope and money changing hands in a dark alley. Odd: The law doesn’t paint a legal bull’s-eye on officers for responding to “alcohol-related incidents.” Snipped   Complete Article: News Tribune, The (Tacoma, WA)Published: January 23, 2011Copyright: 2011 Tacoma News Inc.Contact: letters thenewstribune.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #6 posted by Sinsemilla Jones on January 25, 2011 at 21:51:29 PT
Thanks runruff and FoM!
Y'all are very cool!
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on January 25, 2011 at 06:13:28 PT
Sinsemilla Jones 
I agree with Runruff. Very cool. 
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Comment #4 posted by runruff on January 25, 2011 at 05:41:26 PT
 comment #3
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Comment #3 posted by Sinsemilla Jones on January 24, 2011 at 23:43:43 PT
I'm sure you're a nut, runruff. And I'm a nut.
And FoM's definitely a nut. And Hope and Museman and anyone who would regularly read something called Cannabis News must be a nut!We're nuts to the people who are ignorant about cannabis.We're nuts to the people who think that cannabis and hemp and medical marijuana and the facts about them are just things we made up as an excuse to get high.We're nuts to the people who have never questioned the notion that marijuana is bad and should be illegal.But, of course, it turns out that nuts are just seeds that can produce many other nuts.And in the end, it's only the truly nutty people who don't understand how valuable nuts are.
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on January 24, 2011 at 09:26:56 PT
I know I am probably a nut, but...!
Cheech and Chong medicine up in smoke,..."weed" out the truth....voodoo medicine...smoked delivery al nonsense!Society does not change, in some ways we are the same mentality as the "Flat Earthers" of yore. I'll bet the policy makers and apologist for King and Church used to say things like, That Norwegian Ericsson ought to "Lief" things alone...or Eric the Red wasn't very "read" was he? Maybe news headlines of the day proclaimed the loss of many Vatican Monks who ventured to Edge of the Earth and were devoured by Sea monsters. They have proof because the Pope ordered the entire scene be painted in sequence. That's proof right there!And Galileo? The Pope proclaimed Galileo to be the most dangerous man in the world! If people start to think in terms of circular thought they may come up with other circular notions such as reincarnation and returning your pop bottles for a return deposit. Chaos and anarchy that's what!Pope Nixon once proclaimed that timothy Leary was the most dangerous man in America. Some day he will be discovered just as Galileo was. See, Tim Leary was working on effective cures to addiction and recidivism. Looking back and seeing the agenda that was set back then they have done what they set out to do which was the opposite of what Timmy wanted to do. They found another way to develop immense wealth at the expense of much human suffering. Be not surprised my reader here, this has been going on forever!
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on January 24, 2011 at 06:53:24 PT
Time To Fix The Omissions in Medical Marijuana Law
January 24, 2011Washington -- Thirteen unlucky years have marked the time between Washington's electorate approving a medical marijuana law and the jumble we now are in.In 1997, the Herald opposed a referendum that would have legalized marijuana, freed people from jail or prison on mere marijuana offenses and made medical marijuana available to patients. The initiative failed. Then in 1998, Dr. Rob Killian, a family physician who had seen marijuana's benefits work on patients with terminal and debilitating illnesses, took the initiative's defeat -- and the Herald's opposition, he told us -- as a sign it needed some work. He worked with legislators and eliminated the part that would have released prisoners convicted of drug possession from jail.The new measure, Initiative 692, was a specific, no-nonsense solution to a disagreement between the law and an increasing consensus in the medical community. It would legalize use of marijuana by patients with certain terminal or debilitating illnesses, such as cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and pain not relieved by other medications.It also would permit physicians to advise patients about medical use of marijuana and set reasonable restrictions on when it could be used and how much a patient could keep on hand.That is the law as it stands today.But it isn't really working well.Complete Article:
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