Medical Marijuana Update

Oregon drastically reduces the daily purchase limit for patients, Oklahoma continues to try to get its nascent system up and running, and more.

Illinois

Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana as Alternative to Opioids. Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill to allow patients to use medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids. "Opioid abuse disorder is taking the lives of Illinoisans, thousands of lives. Opioid abuse disorder is disrupting and destroying families across our state and across the country," Rauner said at the bill signing at the Chicago Recovery Alliance. "We've got to do everything we can to stop this vicious epidemic, and today, I'm proud to sign a bill that helps us stop this epidemic. Medical cannabis creates an opportunity to treat pain in a less intrusive, less obstructive way than opioids."

Oklahoma Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations Now Open for Public Comment. State officials are now asking the public for its input on the regulation and implementation of medical marijuana in the state. "Lawmakers in the legislative working group are seeking a path forward to implement State Question 788 in a way that conforms to the desires of voters who passed the law," said Speaker Charles McCall (R-Atoka). "To do that effectively, the working group needs as much input as possible from citizens -- supporters, advocates, patients, health-care providers, public safety and law enforcement officers and even those who have concerns. I would encourage all Oklahomans who have an interest in this issue to use this opportunity to share input and have their voices heard." Comments can be sent to [email protected]. Messages will then be shared with members of the working group.

Oregon

Oregon Regulators Slash Daily Purchase Limit for Patients. In a bid to reduce leakage into the black market, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission last Thursday dramatically reduced the amount of medical marijuana patients can purchase each day. Medical cardholders may now buy only one ounce a day, not the 24 ounces that had been the limit. The emergency change is in effect until December 27.

Utah

Mormon Church Sends Out Letter Opposed Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative. The Salt Lake City-based Church of Latter Day Saints has mailed a letter to church members urging a "no" vote on the state's November medical marijuana initiative. The letter claims the measure would create "a serious threat to health and public safety, especially for our youth and young adults, by making marijuana generally available with few controls."

[For extensive information about the medical marijuana debate, presented in a neutral format, visit MedicalMarijuana.ProCon.org.]

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Anything Good A Republican Can Do, A Democrat Can Do Better

To hell with ALL Republicans.

They walk lock-step with Traitor Trump.  That makes them racist, sexist, treasonous, worthless sacks of shit.  Now we have to vote them ALL out of office, or submit to Putin-style Fascist Authoritarianism.

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Marijuana Legalization and Fascism

Truth matters.

Trump supporters who say they support marijuana legalization are in a state of contradiction; and, as a result, they are shooting themselves in the foot like dumbasses.

You can hold two contradictory opinions… people do it all the time. Neither Nature nor Man’s Law provides any penalty for this.

… Until you step into the voting booth!

But at that point, in the voting booth, one position takes precedence over the other position, whether you agree to it or not.

And the net result is this: A vote for Trump, or any Republican at all, is a vote for Fascism. And a vote for Fascism will ALWAYS takes precedence over a vote for marijuana legalization, even if both issues “win” at the ballot box.

That is because if both ballot issues “win”, Fascism can, and will, destroy marijuana legalization; but marijuana legalization cannot, and will not, destroy Fascism. Marijuana Legalization requires a democracy! And a democracy is something that Fascism does not permit.

And Traitor Trump is a fascist! He is a Putin puppet — it is as obvious as it gets! Trump NEVER QUITS blowing Putin in public and in private! And the Republicans cover for him, no matter how treasonous his actions. THAT is fascist authoritarianism!

Marijuana Legalization and Fascism are mutually exclusive. Authoritarian permission, or tolerance, is NOT equivalent to legalization, because it is not based on any valid legal principle — only the whims and moods of “Our Dear Leader”… In this case, a fucking scumbag of a wanna-be dictator like Traitor Trump (who hates ALL drugs, including marijuana.)

Nietzsche said
“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”

I say again, Truth matters.

..and the price we will pay for being wrong is that there will be a crackdown — and don’t lie, we all saw it coming from a mile away. Trump, Sessions, McConnell, the whole lot of them — all rabid prohibitionists with no respect for Truth. You may buy their “hemp-friendly” marketing, but not me, buddy! Trump and the Republicans must be stopped.Republican pot-smokers need to abandon the Republican Party!

…And if we fail? Then History will say “Stupid Fucking stoners. Trump and Putin played them for suckers, and they fell for it. Such obvious lies, too… tsk, tsk, tsk!”

…And, perhaps, “Once the legalizers got a taste of power, all principle went out the window, didn’t it? Well, now we have a fascist authoritarian crackdown. I guess they all got what they deserved!”

Let’s prove them wrong! Vote Democratic, legalize marijuana nationwide, and punish Traitor Trump and ALL his corrupt Republican enablers!

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