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They are not sold openly. Openly implies anyone can walk in and check out shelves of cannabis. Not the case. When I went in, I had to go prove my status as a medical card holder by showing them my Drivers License and State Medical card. They took copies and then I had to go through 3 locked doors before I even got to see anything. You also fail to realize that cannabis can NOT be sold through pharmacies. Pharmacies are federally regulated, and can not dispense items illegal under federal law. Also, the law states a patient can get his medicine legally however he must, which means he can legally purchase cannabis from an illegal drug dealer even though the drug dealer is breaking the law. Eliminating dispensaries fuels illegal drug trade, simply put.
Medical marijuana is NOT a prescription drug because it is not regulated by the FDA. Although many medical research groups are pettitioning congress to take it off the list schedule one drugs so that it can be better studied for its medical properties.
( @ nativegirl) I dont quite understand your last question,,, Amendment 20 was voted in for medical use only under a doctor reccomendation, and ANYONE with a doctor reccomendation can posess 2 ounces of raw marijuana, and unlimited amounts of edibles. That is how the law is written, and it hast changed in 10 years. I dont think it was a matter of voters being duped, or legislatiors somehow altering the law AFTER it was passed. Rather it is representing the mentality of the majority of voters, as with any passed constitutional amendment.
I believe that the younger generation became more active voters, because they feel that it should be leaglized all around, and medical marijuana is a great stepping stone to achive outright legalization.
Well said. I'm glad to hear the paper commenting on this issue. The Criag Dialy Press it the only local media (beyond radio), so its nice to hear a respected point of view.
This can be debated all day long, but the FACTS are that amendment 40 is going to be in Colorado forever. The people of the state of Colorado, exercized their right to vote. And in the American way, the majority won. If it wasnt what some Craig citizens wanted, then next time something controversial is on the ballet, they should better organize their agenda. The voters forced the government to realized that it is our FREEDOM of CHOICE to make our own decisions.There is a double standard here, that is undenyable. Mr. willems, a city council memeber has such strong public views about public safety, but yet I have never heard him speak out about Alcohol and bars. Everyone knows that Mathers bar is a hot spot, where everyone can get wasted, or beaten up. Even the cops know it and that is why when its hoppin down there they have to be posted nearby to help regulated the rampant drunk drivers that leave Tom Mather's establishment. I have never seen cops staioned around the local dispensary every busy night....maybe because deep down they know that medical marijuana users arent unitelligent risk takers that put their selfs in danger just for a little social fun. The same can NOT be said of the majority of Mathers patrons. there is no medical need for alcohol, and yet it is socially ecceptable. Enough so that the bar owner is representing this county....I doubt that our town would ever allow a dispensary owner to represent it. What hippocracy this town exudes. The city council should tend to their own houses before telling us how to keep ours.
I am so sorry for their loss, Its sad to see someone so young battle such a horrid beast that is cancer.But I hope that his story helps to build awareness about bone marrow donations. And I encourage everyone to get tested to donate marrow, & blood.
Whell then, If your opinion is that Medical marijuana is somehow going to crumble society, you are VERY very wrong. It has been used medicinally for centuries, and our country was founded on it. It is the one idustry that brought revenue to our country in its infancy. Now, let me ask you this, what has the legalization of liquor done?
I dont know how you can be aware of the thousands of alcohol related deaths & diseases,, and not be protesting their industry. As to date, there have been ZERO marijuana related overdoses, or disease. Marijuana acrually REVERSES glocoma. What does alcohol fix?Nothing. What does alcohol destroy? Everything. The same can be said of pharm. drugs.That is not just my opinion, IT IS FACT! So not matter what you 'defenders of ignorance' say, I'm going to base my views in whats factual, not political.
I am a lifelong Craig resident, & I have my medical marijuana card. I will continue buying & growing cannabis IN THIS TOWN until the day I die. I am thankful that I have somewhere legal to purchase my choice of medication. I was on a list of meds to manage my pain, and with medical cannabis, I have been weened off of them. I feel more alive & functual. I'm able to wake up without the nausea, & severe chronic aura migranes that leave me blinded & bed ridden. I was at the end of my rope in a weeklong episode that landed me in the E.R. I decided to look up alternative options to the many meds that failed me. Thats when I learned about Medical marijuana.
I was sceptical, but went out, found an illegal pot dealer,(that was surprisingly easy) I smoked during the onset of an aura, & It didnt progress! It subsided! I never experienced such immediate relief. Now I have my card & get my medication in a safe, professional environment. So a BIG thanks to all the new dispensaries that are popping up. If it wasnt for the marijuana, I would be giving myself triptopan injections to snuff out the pain. I thank God for this plant, it was created in his hands & saves me from my agony.
And shame on anyone that tries to tell that I am a sinner for using it! would it be exceptable if it got me drunk? Or came in a pretty little pill? Is this the society we have become? The bright future of change is upon us, and I embrace it. Fighting change is futile.
So, you're saying their votes should not count, because they felt passionate enough to show up and vote for something they believed in? I don't understand your reasoning here....It really does not matter who passed it. It passed. Maybe those "Potheads" are not as lazy as you think.
I can tell you one thing for sure - Don Nord certainly is not dancing. The last time I saw him, he was barely able to move at all. His sickness has claimed most of his mobility. So while he may not be "dancing" I'm sure he feels a huge feeling of relief.
Many people called my Willems a "Moron" because he either lied, or mis stated SEVERAL facts on this Letter to the editor - Hate pot? Fine, back it up with facts. This one phrase in particular gets me -
"The current proposed ordinance will allow medical marijuana to be sold in our town."
Actually, Mr. Willems, any ordinance that would ban or restrict the sale of Medical Marijuana would be unconstitutional and against the law. But who cares about the constitution, right? He also fails to state that if he get's his way, and the City Council votes down this ordinance, they will be in the EXACT same boat as before, with no rules or regulations, and free for any dispensary to open in the newly zoned areas.
Next voting day, you better pull the bus up to the retirement home, cause guess what? Once you are 18 years old in the United States of America, you can vote. There's no requirements that you have to had voted previously - There's no "Young Vote" count. We will absolutly not "Hide behind" those numbers - We will stand in front of them. Young people will inherit the world, so why, then, should they not be able to sculpt it? The young shape the future. Live with it. You live in Colorado. Medical Marijuana is legal, and that is never going to change. Cry, kick and scream all you want.
"Don't try and tell me that these so called “caregivers” will never be tempted to make an easy buck, or cannot be fooled by a teenager. If you tell me that I will not believe you!!!!"
Well, that's exactly what I am going to tell you. If said Teen has no medical card, there will be absolutly no fooling anyone. Dispensaries take copies of Drivers lisences and medical lisences, so ANYONE getting medicine without a card is not going to happen, let alone one of those super smart teens who can fool even the smartest of adults. And as far as making an easy buck? Are you out of your mind? "Hey, I can make $50 extra dollars today if I illegally sell this bag to a minor and chance losing my business! Sold!"
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