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The republican party are traitors to America! They would sell their daughters into prostitution if they could get away with it.

 

Money means more to republicans than human dignity or the relief from suffering!!

 

 

http://www.mapinc.org/norml/v11/n136/a03.htm

 

Montana

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HELENA -- Republican legislative leaders strongly condemned Montana's medical marijuana program Thursday as they spoke to reporters at the midsession break, while Democratic leaders denounced repeal attempts as another GOP attempt to defy the will of voters.

 

At a Capitol press conference, House Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, talked about his bill to repeal the law -- and Senate President Jim Peterson, R-Buffalo, spoke strongly against medical marijuana, although he stopped short of saying it should be repealed.

 

"On marijuana, it's a horse of another color now," Peterson said. "You know, we started out with a white horse and now we got a black horse. And we got to do something about it. It's out of control. We don't need a state run with this kind of activity."

 

Peterson did say that perhaps Montanans should have another chance to vote on the issue, and that they might change their mind this time and reject it.

 

In 2004, Montana voters, by a margin of 62 percent to 38 percent, voted to legalize the use of marijuana for medical treatment purposes.

 

Milburn's House Bill 161 would repeal that law. The bill has cleared the House on a mostly party-line vote and now faces action in the Senate.

 

Milburn said Montana now is confronted with "an out-of-control organized drug trade" involving organized crime.

 

"We're talking about infiltrating into the schools, into the neighborhoods, taking down whole neighborhoods," Milburn said. "That's what we're talking about now. So we're talking about a totally different issue than what the people voted in."

 

Democratic leaders, however, were adamant against the repeal of the medical marijuana law.

 

"That's not what the people of this state told us to do," said House Minority Leader Jon Sesso, D-Butte. "There are sick and dying people in this state that deserve to have their drug of choice. We have to fix the system, not repeal it."

 

Senate Minority Leader Carol Williams, D-Missoula, called it another Republican attempt this session to hijack a voter-passed law.

 

The medical marijuana law needs to be tweaked, not repealed, she said.

 

"But to go out and say we're going to repeal it is one more attempt to thumb your nose at the voters," she said.

 

Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer, consistent with his policy, declined to say what he will do if a repeal bill hits his desk, but he sounds as if he agrees with Williams and Sesso.

 

"I think most people in Montana agree with me that the result of the initiative that passed is one, that we have more people with medical marijuana cards that any of us anticipated there would have been," he said in an interview this week. "The people ... said that there are a certain number of people in our population that need or require the medical marijuana as part of their treatment.

 

"I'm not going to say to the people of Montana that you were wrong about that, but I certainly think that there are people that have got marijuana cards that just want to smoke pot, not that they need medicinal cannabis, as it's now called."

 

At the GOP press conference, Peterson asked if Montanans want one-third of high school kids with medical-marijuana cards.

 

Official state statistics show that 51 people under age 18 have been issued medical marijuana cards as of Feb. 1, or 0.18 percent of the 28,362 people with cards.

 

Milburn urged repeal of the law to give Montanans a chance to reassess and re-evaluate it "so we can get back on track with the medical part of it, sometime this session or in the future."

 

"We have to protect the public safety and welfare of the people of our state," he said.

 

Williams said the Legislature should consider HB68, by Rep. Diane Sands, D-Missoula, which was developed by an interim committee that studied the issue. That bill, which hasn't been acted on, imposes stricter licensing and regulatory standards to stop some of current abuses and charges fees to pay for it.

 

She cited current and past Republican legislative efforts to change voter-passed initiatives.

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MAJOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILLS

 

HELENA -- Here's a list of some major medical marijuana bills introduced so far at the 2011 Legislature and their status:

 

House Bill 19, by Rep. Diane Sands, D-Missoula, to clarify that the Clean Indoor Air Act applies to smoking of medical marijuana. Passed the House and a Senate committee and awaits Senate floor action.

 

HB43, by Rep. Gary MacLaren, R-Victor, clarifying the employer's rights related to employees' use of medical marijuana. Passed House and awaits Senate committee hearing.

 

HB68, by Sands, to revise the voter-passed law and create a licensing and regulatory structure for the industry. Heard in House committee but not yet acted on. As a revenue measure, it faces a later transmittal deadline.

 

HB82, by Sands, to require reporting of complaints on physicians' practices related to medical marijuana, passed House and awaits Senate committee hearing.

 

HB161, by Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, to repeal the state's medical marijuana law. Passed the House and awaits Senate committee hearing.

 

HB175, by Rep. Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, to submit a repeal of the Medical Marijuana Act to Montana voters in 2012. Not yet heard in House committee, but has a later transmittal deadline as a referendum bill.

 

HB185, by Rep. Tom Berry, R-Roundup, to ban synthetic marijuana. Passed House and awaits Senate hearing.

 

HB389, by Rep. Pat Noonan, D-Ramsay, to require a warning label on marijuana sold for medical use. Approved by House committee, but not yet acted on by full House. Still alive because it has a financial impact.

 

HB429, by Berry, to revise medical marijuana procedures to greatly limit who is eligible for a card by requiring a doctor's and then a judge's approval to get a card. Approved by House committee, but not yet acted on by House. Still alive because it has a budget impact.

 

HB488, by Rep. Jerry O'Neil, R-Columbia Falls, to limit medical marijuana smoking to a person's home, but not allowing it to be done in the presence of children. Tabled in House committee and missed transmittal deadline.

 

SB154, by Sen. Dave Lewis, R-Helena, to regulate the medical marijuana supply system and tax it. Heard by a Senate committee, where Lewis said he wants to amend out the tax and otherwise revise it, but not yet acted on. Still alive because it is a revenue measure.

 

SB170, by Sen. Jeff Essmann, R-Billings, to require a three-physician panel to endorse a doctor's recommendation that a patient get a medical marijuana card for chronic pain. Heard by Senate committee but not acted on by Senate. Status uncertain.

 

SB193, by Sen. Gene Vuckovich, D-Anaconda, to revise medical marijuana laws. Heard in Senate committee, but not yet acted on by Senate. Still alive because it has a revenue impact.

 

SB334, by Sen. Jim Shockley, R-Victor, to repeal the legality of medical marijuana. Tabled at sponsor's request and failed to meet transmittal deadline.

 

SB336, by Sen. Dave Wanzenried, D-Missoula, to authorize the use of medical marijuana for treatment of post-traumatic stress disease. Voted out of Senate committee but re-referred to the committee. Status uncertain.

 

Several other proposed bills are awaiting to be drafted.

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The republican party are traitors to America! They would sell their daughters into prostitution if they could get away with it.

 

Money means more to republicans than human dignity or the relief from suffering!!

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Way to go EdwardGlen!

 

Simply blows me away that anyone in our community could endorse any candidate from the republican party.

 

They are simply NOT on our side...especially here in Michigan.

 

We have a tremendous amount of stupid people in this state who voted for Rick Snyder because they blamed Jennifer Granholm for the state of this economy. (Last time I checked, the Governor of Michigan doesn't enforce trade agreements at the federal level with other countries)

 

Deep thoughts by Jack Handy,

 

 

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they claim freedom-from govt intrusion-they claim freedom from taxes-they claim liberty in the name of our forefathers --its all stinking lies to fill their own pockets and their cronies pockets with as much money as they can at the expense of the common voter...common man/woman-there are many who hate our laws view them as MORALLY WRONG and therefore they are wrong in their minds and since they control the jails and the courts and the police force... they say what goes regardless of what is written down as code or law their law comes from above...a higher law(in their minds)!!! -that is beyond reproach or reason is holy and undefinable only relevant with today's news and accompanying mood delivered by sanctioned media outlets like FAUX NEWS with Beck's and Palin's faces and voices repeating what their NEO-CONSERVATIVE handlers are whispering to them thru their teleprompters and ear pieces and AMERICANS ARE EATING ALL THE FEAR AND RHETORIC WITH A LARGE SPOON and asking for more ! taking Paxil and Prozac to cope-when MM is the real true panacea from nature-if Medical Marihuana or any Marihuana was not so taboo there would not be so much curiosity surrounding Marihuana(official govt spelling)with teens/kids or adults for that matter.we seem to be headed in the right direction yet when the NEOCON backlash/spin /rhetoric machine starts chugging along with a theme...they are hard to stop but not impossible-so lets stop them in their tracks-call your represenative and tell them NO on repeal or anything of that nature that takes away our right to heal ourselves

 

we are sick as a world-no wonder so many want their MM-cards-boy they sure seem surprised though at how many have applied and are using MM for soothing daily aches pains and grind-like advil or aspirin

[1]the other side needs to be convinced that MM is benign and near harmless

[2]that it is okay to used as a social lubricant

[3] regulated like cigarettes or alcohol with similar common sense laws based around such use

[4] DECRIMINALIZED world wide!

my two cents

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they claim freedom-from govt intrusion-they claim freedom from taxes-they claim liberty in the name of our forefathers --its all stinking lies to fill their own pockets and their cronies pockets with as much money as they can at the expense of the common voter...common man/woman-there are many who hate our laws view them as MORALLY WRONG and therefore they are wrong in their minds and since they control the jails and the courts and the police force... they say what goes regardless of what is written down as code or law their law comes from above...a higher law(in their minds)!!! -that is beyond reproach or reason is holy and undefinable only relevant with today's news and accompanying mood delivered by sanctioned media outlets like FAUX NEWS with Beck's and Palin's faces and voices repeating what their NEO-CONSERVATIVE handlers are whispering to them thru their teleprompters and ear pieces and AMERICANS ARE EATING ALL THE FEAR AND RHETORIC WITH A LARGE SPOON and asking for more ! taking Paxil and Prozac to cope-when MM is the real true panacea from nature-if Medical Marihuana or any Marihuana was not so taboo there would not be so much curiosity surrounding Marihuana(official govt spelling)with teens/kids or adults for that matter.we seem to be headed in the right direction yet when the NEOCON backlash/spin /rhetoric machine starts chugging along with a theme...they are hard to stop but not impossible-so lets stop them in their tracks-call your represenative and tell them NO on repeal or anything of that nature that takes away our right to heal ourselves

 

we are sick as a world-no wonder so many want their MM-cards-boy they sure seem surprised though at how many have applied and are using MM for soothing daily aches pains and grind-like advil or aspirin

[1]the other side needs to be convinced that MM is benign and near harmless

[2]that it is okay to used as a social lubricant

[3] regulated like cigarettes or alcohol with similar common sense laws based around such use

[4] DECRIMINALIZED world wide!

my two cents

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Mizerman :thumbsu:

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they claim freedom-from govt intrusion-they claim freedom from taxes-they claim liberty in the name of our forefathers --its all stinking lies to fill their own pockets and their cronies pockets with as much money as they can at the expense of the common voter...common man/woman-there are many who hate our laws view them as MORALLY WRONG and therefore they are wrong in their minds and since they control the jails and the courts and the police force... they say what goes regardless of what is written down as code or law their law comes from above...a higher law(in their minds)!!! -that is beyond reproach or reason is holy and undefinable only relevant with today's news and accompanying mood delivered by sanctioned media outlets like FAUX NEWS with Beck's and Palin's faces and voices repeating what their NEO-CONSERVATIVE handlers are whispering to them thru their teleprompters and ear pieces and AMERICANS ARE EATING ALL THE FEAR AND RHETORIC WITH A LARGE SPOON and asking for more ! taking Paxil and Prozac to cope-when MM is the real true panacea from nature-if Medical Marihuana or any Marihuana was not so taboo there would not be so much curiosity surrounding Marihuana(official govt spelling)with teens/kids or adults for that matter.we seem to be headed in the right direction yet when the NEOCON backlash/spin /rhetoric machine starts chugging along with a theme...they are hard to stop but not impossible-so lets stop them in their tracks-call your represenative and tell them NO on repeal or anything of that nature that takes away our right to heal ourselves

 

we are sick as a world-no wonder so many want their MM-cards-boy they sure seem surprised though at how many have applied and are using MM for soothing daily aches pains and grind-like advil or aspirin

[1]the other side needs to be convinced that MM is benign and near harmless

[2]that it is okay to used as a social lubricant

[3] regulated like cigarettes or alcohol with similar common sense laws based around such use

[4] DECRIMINALIZED world wide!

my two cents

 

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A succinct synopsis of the Republican Party of today. I just cannot understand why these people keep getting elected. Apparently it is because many people believe them, even when they consistently speak out of both sides of their mouth. The health care law/medical marijuana issue is a perfect example of how they want it both ways at the same time.

 

Humanity at the door: Knock, knock

 

Republican party: Who's there?

 

Door: A future in which I can speak out against corporate malfeasance, use government power to reign in corporate power, and have the power of the government on my side.

 

Republican party: Eh, no thanks. Get lost. :jipo:

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I know we are asked to keep the rhetoric and vitriol down but the republican party has shown their true colors and they are not red white and blue, its money green! And to make themselves and cronies richer on the suffering of countless millions of down and out American citizens is as unpatriotic as you can be and certainly isn't christian.

 

They ride in on a wave of so called 'fiscal responsibility' and say they're going curb DC's 'reckless spending' yet in their first two months in control add over a trillion dollars to our national debt giving billionaires and millionaires tax breaks.

 

Our rights under the constitution are being denied through out the United States not just in Michigan and that is unacceptable and will cost the republican party dearly in elections to come.

 

To Your Good Health

 

Ed

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They really need to look in the mirror, those TRAITORS! TWO FACED LIARS WHO DEAL IN SECRET, CLOSED DOOR MEETINGS, those PHONY PEOPLE! Only when it suits THEM do they want something, but if THE PEOPLE want it, look out! WHAT HYPOCRITES!!! Union busting, greedy, selfish, cruel, heartless, sneaky CHEATERS WHO CAN'T PLAY FAIR BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY'D LOSE!! They think money and power make them great?? They think they're BETTER than everyone else? They have so many skeletons in their closets, it's ridiculous! They have NO integrity! The ONLY reason they're in power now is because their CRONNES have unlimited funds to prop them up with! These traitors ruined this country, blamed the dems, though the dems aren't perfect either, the repubs made their opposition look bad, so THEY (the republiCONS) could come CHARGING BACK IN to SAVE US???? Save themselves is more like it! Corruption at its finest! The BIGGEST ORGANIZED DRUG TRAFFICKERS ARE THE big pharma companies who support those traitors!:devil: See our hard-earned tax dollars working AGAINST US! Take a GOOD, HARD LOOK people! :growl:

 

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I'm trying to stay out of these Reps vs. Dems fight. Both sides have not done all they could for patients. But it is hard to ignore the hypocrisy of saying gov can't do anything right except when they are in charge and it comes to medical marijuana. Because surly they know what is the best medicine for you not you or your doctor.

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I'm trying to stay out of these Reps vs. Dems fight. Both sides have not done all they could for patients. But it is hard to ignore the hypocrisy of saying gov can't do anything right except when they are in charge and it comes to medical marijuana. Because surly they know what is the best medicine for you not you or your doctor.

I'm with you, though I do love a good political debate. You've rightly pointed out the hypocricy of my Republican brethren(though hypocricy runs deep on both sides). I heard Mike Huckabee point out the same thing the other night. You can't have it both ways. You either stand for a less intrusive government or you don't. The father of the modern conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr., said decades ago that the war on drugs was lost and that some form of legalization was necessary. I wish more of my fellow conservatives would understand this.

If that article is accurate, it sounds like the legislators in Montana are just plain ignorant about mj.

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This short article is for those who think that all Repubs are bad and all Dems are good, specifically concerning mj and the war on drugs. Our anger needs to be aimed at politicians on both sides who want to continue this failed policy. It's entitled "Why Should Opponents of the War on Drugs Vote For Democrats?"

http://reason.com/blog/2010/10/06/why-should-opponents-of-the-wa

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