California DMV Agrees to Let Medical Marijuana Patients Drive

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Everywhere you look, the irrational persecution of medical marijuana patients is going out of style:

Oakland, CA -- The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued a new policy yesterday with regard to how it treats qualified medical marijuana patients. The DMV Driver Safety Procedure Manual was revised to include reference to medical marijuana, stating that "use of medicinal marijuana approved by a physician should be handled in the same manner as any other prescription medication which may affect safe driving." [Americans for Safe Access]

The policy change stemmed from a lawsuit brought by Americans for Safe Access on behalf of a patient who lost her license despite decades of perfect driving. ASA notes that several counties in California have been designating patients as "drug abusers" solely due to their medical use of marijuana.

The mind-bending stupidity of all this is staggering when you consider the plethora of popular perfectly-legal pharmaceuticals that won't affect your driving privileges despite turning you into a slobbering zombie for 8 hours. Fortunately, the idiots who've been playing doctor/cop at California's DMV can look forward to a shiny new memo telling them to cut the crap.
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Positive step!

YES!! Lets hope things keep moving! We could be a on a roll! We surely want to keep up the momentum! As more people learn about the truth of cannabis, there should be more support for ending this wasteful drug war!

Interesting Timing

I just posted this on a blog at this site.

Here's a related video:
http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=t3zou4F00Ic

I love the simplicity of the statement above, ties it in with good old common sense.

Trying to create some numbers like they have with alcohol is a "devil's in the details" problem that doesn't need to be created.

I'm calling every legislator I can find

We are on a roll and we're going to make this happen. Let's make this scoring drive the one for the history books. Drug war ends in 2009. Okay, maybe 2010, but hey, we're still on a roll.

Unconstitutional war against drugs thugs are caught

in the middle of a worldwide revolt and rejection of their fraudulent occupation. The war on drugs thugs are very uncomfortable and that makes us very happy !

myth?

I don't understand that statement. You say it was a myth. Then you say she lost it!? I remember reading the original article. Because of her physical disability and the cannabis use, they were trying to say she could not drive. As you pointed out, she had driven for years without problems. Nothing mythical about the case, though. It was real.

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