Bill Introduced to Define Drug-Endangered Children
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Bill Introduced to Define Drug-Endangered Children
Posted by CN Staff on April 19, 2013 at 19:55:28 PT
By Jordan Steffen, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- Proposed legislation cites federal law in defining when a child is endangered by a caregiver's use or possession of drugs, potentially trumping Colorado law and making it illegal to possess, smoke or grow pot near children or in their homes.Senate Bill 278, which was introduced Thursday and assigned to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, would create a legal definition of a drug-endangered child in the context of abuse and neglect.
Under the proposal, any child whose well-being is endangered by the use, possession, distribution or manufacture of a controlled substance could be a victim of child abuse or neglect.That definition could include the use and possession of marijuana, which is legal under Colorado law, but still considered illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act, which the bill cites. Colorado's passage of Amendment 64 in November legalized the use and limited possession of the drug by people 21 and older. It also allows people to grow six plants in their homes. The bill is intended to create consistency in practice between law enforcement, child welfare services and other agencies, said one of its sponsors, Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton.SnippedComplete Article: The GCWSource: Denver Post (CO)Author:  Jordan Steffen, The Denver PostPublished: April 19, 2013Copyright: 2013 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #9 posted by mexweed on April 20, 2013 at 10:47:10 PT:
"It's the Republicans, stupid!"
1. Sen. Newell and other sponsors are trying to pose as a middle ground, like P. Kennedy and the late lamented SAM. If some of them are Democrats, remember recent polls showing the huge gap between Republican and Democrat voter bases on cannabis legalization. Try to be kind to these timid Dems, educate and nurse them along, saving electoral punishment for the Reps who are in bed with Big 2WackGo (they get twice as much campaign money, Boehner has $igarette corp. lobbyists on his advisory staff, etc.). Please,  kaptinemo, find an elephant to bash.2. Sidestream smoke from a 500-mg-per-lightup "joint" contains carbon monoxide, combustion toxins etc. similar to tobacckgo $igarettes. Let's make the point that we are VAPE-literate and intend that our children be likewise. To make your own vapeworthy one-hitter, see first two items in article, "Make Pipes from Everyday Objects". If you have photos or better info to add to that article, sign in and upload same, please! 
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Comment #8 posted by Paul Pot on April 20, 2013 at 06:59:52 PT:
Child Stealing 
Just another pitiful excuse for child stealing. 
And child stealing for no good reason when conducted on a widespread scale constitutes crimes against humanity and genocide. These guys are playing with fire. The drug war cannot last. All wars end, all regimes topple, and when they do the trials begin. We must do all we can to end prohibition as soon as possible. And when it's over we must not fail to put the criminals responsible on trial.
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Comment #7 posted by Swazi-X on April 20, 2013 at 05:30:45 PT
Protects Salaries, Not Children.
The thought that children from cannabis-using households are in more danger than alcohol, tobacco, prescription or OTC drug users isn't supported by science. Or common sense.Especially when that means the difference between a happy adult-cannabis-using household with children and those same peoples' lives blown to smithereens, parents in jail and the kids in the grinder that is the foster care system. Not to mention the huge legal fees for this non-crime, which - surprise! - is the real end game for this law.All the typical cannabis prohibition vampires stand to benefit - you know the ones, just follow the money.Real families are the ones who stand to lose - the same children this ugly piece of law cynically claims to protect.Citing bizarre federal rules that list meth and heroin (Schedule II) as being less harmful than cannabis(Schedule I) is a transparent attempt at an end run around the will of the people of CO. Boot these jokers out!
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Comment #6 posted by runruff on April 20, 2013 at 04:57:41 PT
The "Kid Card".
We know they are desperate.The Kid card used to work wonderfully for these propagandist but society is all grown up now. We have the internet and mass information out and beyond the horse crap they fed us. For so many years they treated us like mushrooms {kept us in the dark and fed us bull crap.]While kids are certainly relevant in many cases, this is not one of them. Pot, boo, loco weed, wacky tobacky, grin grass, chronic is good for us. We could replace all of the harmful mood altering, toxic pharma that they use to poison our youth with today. Pharma makes people lose their minds and shoot people, commit suicide, jobs and school failures, and even heavier drugs are free and available in mom and dads or gram and gramp's medicine cabinet.Kids? Show me the bodies you bunch of freeloading jerk pretenders! Anyone opposing anything dangerous can show us the bodies. Either that or they do not have a case.Guns, now at least anti-gun advocates can show us the bodies. The only bodies these people can show are caused from drunk driving, home violence from alcohol, overdose on pills, getting shot and killed by a friend in school who is on on psych meds.We know that many kids in America use pot at an early age and ...nothing. Presidents, doctors, famous intellects and entertainers used it as a youngster. Millions of kids use it in high school and college. Where's the bodies. If pot were half a dangerous as these trough feeders say it is we would already have a major disaster of ruined and addicted people in this country. We would have death and destruction equal to any plague, any disaster in recorded history, if pot were destructive, which they cannot point to any circumstance and say "see, there it is!"The Kid Card is dead folks. The pols are out of cards to play and the world is changing for the better [except for the trough feeders]. Yea!
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Comment #5 posted by kaptinemo on April 19, 2013 at 20:56:34 PT:
The more we win, the nuttier their proposals get
Like the idiocy of trying to prevent tomorrow's historic 420 celebration in Denver by wringing hands and clutching pearls, so terribly worried...about the state of the lawn in a public park during and after the celebration. Anything, anything to desperately stand in the way of real progress. Looks like some pols need removal next election cycle; they still haven't gotten the hint the former DARE Generation that's all grown up and votes are trying to gently get across.Well, as I was once told, if you can't reach it with kindness, you need to bash a mule between the ears with a 2x4 to get his attention. Looks like some of the Jackasses of the Dem Party require likewise. Next election cycle, I seriously hope the good people of CO show them the door for their unwarranted impertinence.
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Comment #4 posted by HempWorld on April 19, 2013 at 20:17:46 PT
The GCW 
Unless my memory fails me (alzheimers): Yes, to enhance the development of the child and to make it more hungry for food and after consumption happy and sleepy, makes sense no? ( more mother's milk, more hungry and happy, etc. etc.)What about the cannabinoids the fetus gets from the blood of the mother?All this is illegal according to federal law. We are illegal, the way our body works but that has been made illegal. That's it.
Medical Marijuana
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on April 19, 2013 at 20:11:17 PT
Does mother's milk contain cannabinoids?I thought mother's milk has GLA. Gamma linolenic acid, which is only available in 5 locations including mother's milk and hemp seed oil... 
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Comment #2 posted by HempWorld on April 19, 2013 at 20:03:05 PT
"Endangered Children"?
"Under the bill, children who test positive for either a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance could also be considered endangered and possible victims of abuse or neglect."2nd hand cigarette smoke kills about 40,000 American (children) every year. It is ok to smoke everywere in public, so that all the non-smokers around them can inhale the secret toxins in the smoke. But pregnant women can smoke (my mother did) and they can smoke around their children, from early morning until late at night, not to mention in the car.Where is the proof that cannabis/marijuana is 'bad' for children? When cannabis was legal medicine it was recommended to small children and up.Mother's milk contains cannabinoids... and on and on.
Pot Law
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on April 19, 2013 at 19:59:58 PT
The devil law and it's evil vampire supporters.
I think Kaptinemo and others have pointed out that prohibitionists, once desperate will take drastic measures to stay alive.Well this is drastic.Vampire.
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