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Opinion by NORML

(5 Hours Ago) in Society / Drug Law

New Jersey - The (No Medical Marijuana) Garden State - coming soon to a state near you! In 2010, New Jersey passed the first medical marijuana law that did not allow the patient to grow their own low-cost medicine, instead requiring them to pay street prices for cannabis sold through dispensaries.

The District of Columbia followed suit when setting up their rules, despite the fact that the initiative that passed by 69% back in 1998 allowed an “exemption for cultivation [which] shall apply only to marijuana specifically grown to provide a medical supply for a patient.”

 

Marijuana Policy Project then wrote Arizona’s new law which forbids home cultivation if the patient lives within 25 miles of a dispensary. The reasoning given was that the dispensaries would need to be guaranteed a clientele in order to remain viable.

 

Download audio file (Halo-makes-dispensaries-viable-MPP-Andrew-Mey.mp3)

 

So imagine you’re a 70-year-old glaucoma patient in Phoenix living on SSI. A friend donates to you a small closet grow and you’re producing a few ounces for yourself at about $12.50/ounce. Next month, an entrepreneur applies for and is approved to open a dispensary 18 miles away from your rent-subsidized apartment.

 

Your choices are to move seven miles farther away on your fixed SSI income and keep growing or to sell your grow equipment and start buying those $300 ounces at the dispensary that you can only get to after a lengthy bus ride. Don’t worry, nobody on the bus or at the stop in your bad neighborhood will smell the ounces of weed on you as you bring them home every couple of weeks (you’re not allowed to stock up – two ounces per fortnight only). Because we want to be sure a place that sells marijuana in a storefront doesn’t go out of business, since marijuana is such hard commodity to market.

 

We at NORML had warned that continued focus on medical without an eye toward full legalization would eventually lead to a “box canyon” where opponents say, “Oh, you want medical marijuana? All right, we’ll make it medical. You don’t grow your own Vicodin, do you?” and begin to eliminate home growing provisions, the only protection cannabis consumers have against government and/or corporate overpricing, strain degradation, and pharmaceuticalization of cannabis into pills, sprays, and inhalers that will make possession of raw plant material by patients just as criminal as it is now for non-patients.

 

Two current medical marijuana states, New Mexico and Montana, face efforts to outright repeal medical marijuana. Two current medical marijuana states, Arizona and New Jersey, don’t allow for home cultivation.

 

Now, New Hampshire, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland, and New York have medical marijuana proposals that forbid home grows and require street-price dispensary shopping. Proposals in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia would be similar to the current thirteen medical marijuana states that allow registered home cultivation.

 

NORML supports all these proposals, because what kind of pro-marijuana organization could oppose protecting patients from arrest for marijuana possession, even if they had to buy it at a dispensary?

 

At least the dispensary is clean and safe and reliable and tested and secure compared to the streets. But we remind all supporters of medical marijuana that only through legalization for the healthy will you ever get reasonable prices, peace of mind, and avoid the eventual box canyon the DEA and FDA want to steer you into

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Since when does Government have to ensure a private business has clientele?

Will the next step be to outlaw UPS and FedEx to ensure the USPS has clientele?

For citizens (plebs) its the Nanny State, for businesses its the Cousin Vinnie State...

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http://www.opposingviews.com/i/5-states-may-adopt-%E2%80%9Cno-home-grow%E2%80%9D-medical-marijuana-laws

 

Opinion by NORML

(5 Hours Ago) in Society / Drug Law

New Jersey - The (No Medical Marijuana) Garden State - coming soon to a state near you! In 2010, New Jersey passed the first medical marijuana law that did not allow the patient to grow their own low-cost medicine, instead requiring them to pay street prices for cannabis sold through dispensaries.

The District of Columbia followed suit when setting up their rules, despite the fact that the initiative that passed by 69% back in 1998 allowed an “exemption for cultivation [which] shall apply only to marijuana specifically grown to provide a medical supply for a patient.”

 

Marijuana Policy Project then wrote Arizona’s new law which forbids home cultivation if the patient lives within 25 miles of a dispensary. The reasoning given was that the dispensaries would need to be guaranteed a clientele in order to remain viable.

 

Download audio file (Halo-makes-dispensaries-viable-MPP-Andrew-Mey.mp3)

 

So imagine you’re a 70-year-old glaucoma patient in Phoenix living on SSI. A friend donates to you a small closet grow and you’re producing a few ounces for yourself at about $12.50/ounce. Next month, an entrepreneur applies for and is approved to open a dispensary 18 miles away from your rent-subsidized apartment.

 

Your choices are to move seven miles farther away on your fixed SSI income and keep growing or to sell your grow equipment and start buying those $300 ounces at the dispensary that you can only get to after a lengthy bus ride. Don’t worry, nobody on the bus or at the stop in your bad neighborhood will smell the ounces of weed on you as you bring them home every couple of weeks (you’re not allowed to stock up – two ounces per fortnight only). Because we want to be sure a place that sells marijuana in a storefront doesn’t go out of business, since marijuana is such hard commodity to market.

 

We at NORML had warned that continued focus on medical without an eye toward full legalization would eventually lead to a “box canyon” where opponents say, “Oh, you want medical marijuana? All right, we’ll make it medical. You don’t grow your own Vicodin, do you?” and begin to eliminate home growing provisions, the only protection cannabis consumers have against government and/or corporate overpricing, strain degradation, and pharmaceuticalization of cannabis into pills, sprays, and inhalers that will make possession of raw plant material by patients just as criminal as it is now for non-patients.

 

Two current medical marijuana states, New Mexico and Montana, face efforts to outright repeal medical marijuana. Two current medical marijuana states, Arizona and New Jersey, don’t allow for home cultivation.

 

Now, New Hampshire, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland, and New York have medical marijuana proposals that forbid home grows and require street-price dispensary shopping. Proposals in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia would be similar to the current thirteen medical marijuana states that allow registered home cultivation.

 

NORML supports all these proposals, because what kind of pro-marijuana organization could oppose protecting patients from arrest for marijuana possession, even if they had to buy it at a dispensary?

 

At least the dispensary is clean and safe and reliable and tested and secure compared to the streets. But we remind all supporters of medical marijuana that only through legalization for the healthy will you ever get reasonable prices, peace of mind, and avoid the eventual box canyon the DEA and FDA want to steer you into

 

 

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I got feeling it is gonna be ok for us. The longer it takes for them to get to our law, the better for us.

I'm gonna throw up. I hate what this world has become, a LIVING HELL ON EARTH!!!!!! HELL HELL HELL HELL!!!! GODDAMM MUTHAFUKKIN DISPENSARIES AGAIN!!!!! GGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! :growl::devil:

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now come on. Some of these legislators HAVE to be smokers. their is NO WAY our entire government is free of marihuana users. now if the Government, thats all, federal, state, and local, are truely worried about the LARGE CRIMINAL ELEMENT getting into the "Legal Pot" Business, all they need to do is make it illegal for anyone but perticualar growers to be able to grow and supply marihuana to a "one stop shop" that is the only place authorized to sell marihuana. OH wait, thats what these dumbasses are proposing now.

one, this would be no different than channeling a herd of cattle. if their is only one place to go, then monitoring not just the facility, but THE PEOPLE that visit it, seems would be an easy way for the government to circumvent the HIPPA laws. maybe the UCLA should be looking at these states, as being a extreme viability of un warrented survailance, of a medical situation, without due cause. This would not only be a violation of our HIPPA Medical laws, but laws of our vary constitution.

 

 

 

lol what a joke. Ouu, we are affried of the big bad columbian drug cartel setting up and controlling Medical Marihuana in the USA, So to be sure we know what they are doing, we ll just let the cartels grow it here in the states, and tax the bunny muffin out of it, and make the truely poor and sick, not be able to afford their medication.

 

That way, they have to keep using the pharmacuticals that are overcharged to the government (IE Tax Payer like you and i) at a rate of 300% and more.

 

omfg, and these idiots really ? why dumbasses like tmcVey did what his dumb donkey did? Wow....

 

so when exactly did commen sence go out the window, and our government get their heads shoved up our asses? im gettng more than a little bit constipated.

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