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Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

The Federal government has spent trillions to maintain and support cannabis prohibition. They've spent 1.4 billion on television spots alone through the "Nationalyouth anti drug media campaign" where they used our own tax dollars to propagandize us.
The idea that cannabis advocates outspent opponents of the measure just doesn't pass the sniff test. Not when Uncle deep pockets has been behind prohibition all along.

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Posted by Curtis Creek on 11/01/2014 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Washington's Legal Weed Taxes May Be Meager

Dr. Kleiman is just a little misleading here. Washington's Medical Marijuana Law was designed to deal with MEDICAL USE. In order to qualify for MEDICAL use you need a qualifying condition, and a recommendation of a PHYSICIAN. These laws have been in place for more than a decade, and I-502 isn't concerned with those, nor was it intended to provide for medical patients. They are already provided for under the current laws, and the voters were well aware of that before they voted. By "heaviest users" here he seems to be speaking about patients. The quantity used by medical marijuana PATIENTS, to treat the symptoms of ILLNESS are generally quite a bit higher that those used for "recreational" purposes. This is reflected in the different ammounts allowed under the two laws- 1 Oz. for recreational users, 24 Oz. and fifteen plants under the medical statue. This is because symptomatic releaf for a disease like M.S. requires continuous treatment and larger measures that the guy who is just unwinding on a Friday night with a toke.
I-502 removes criminal penalties for NON-MEDICAL, recreational use. And seeks to tax same. It was never intended to supercede or replace the current medical statute. in fact if it had been written to address the Medical laws AND remove the criminal penalty for recreational use, it would have been illegal under the established initiative process.
Dr. Kleiman seems to be using the passage of I-502 as a means of chipping away at the Medical marijuana laws. He's less interested in writing the recommendations he was hired to write, than he is about the patient protections that he needs to or ought to be ignoring. I am beginning to wonder why it was Dr. Kleiman was hired.

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Posted by Curtis Creek on 04/02/2013 at 12:55 PM

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