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Gregoire Praises Medical Pot BillPosted by CN Staff on May 06, 2011 at 06:05:16 PT

By Jordan Schrader, Staff Writer

Source: Bellingham Herald

 

medical.gif Washington State -- Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday praised the medical-marijuana overhaul developing in the state Senate, the offspring of the legislation she gutted last week.

 

The latest draft leans heavily on city and county rules rather than state regulation. Gregoire said it’s “absolutely mindful” of her reason for rejecting most of the previous version: concern that state employees might face federal prosecution for handing out licenses to marijuana dispensaries.

 

But before the topic comes up in the ongoing 30-day special session, Gregoire said she wants the leaders of the Legislature’s four party caucuses to agree it can be considered.

 

At least one is balking. “Passing legislation dealing with marijuana laws is not the priority for House Republicans,” House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt of Chehalis said in a statement. The priority, he said: Balance the budget and reform the state-run insurance system for injured workers.

 

Democratic majorities might push ahead without bipartisan agreement, hoping it survives another trip to Gregoire’s desk.

 

The author of the developing proposal, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, said the real question is whether it has the votes to pass, not whether everyone agrees.

 

“I’m going to look at the majority of the Legislature,” said Kohl-Welles, a Seattle Democrat. “I’d be surprised if the governor would veto something she likes because one of the four caucus leaders says he doesn’t want it to go forward.”

 

Under her measure, Kohl-Welles says, nonprofit cooperatives of patients could grow marijuana and sell it to their members – if local governments allow such operations within their boundaries. Cities and counties could decide where cooperatives could locate, or choose to ban them altogether.

 

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Source: Bellingham Herald (WA)

Author: Jordan Schrader, Staff Writer

Published: May 6, 2011

Copyright: 2011 Bellingham Herald

Contact: letters@bellinghamherald.com

Website: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/

 

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And now the state government of that state wants to screw injured workers by "reforming" the state run insurance plan for injured workers, aka, workers' compensation. They are trying now to diminish and deny treatment and benefits for people who have been hurt in service to korporate amerika. Business interests and their toadies in the republitard party are turning the entire country into a ghetto. What next? Put us all on a train and ship us to a place where they can do their very best to see that we are kept quiet and dead?

 

Any violence that will come, and it will, must include the corporate heads who have boned the everyman. Then we can write a book about it. It can start with "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

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And now the state government of that state wants to screw injured workers by "reforming" the state run insurance plan for injured workers, aka, workers' compensation. They are trying now to diminish and deny treatment and benefits for people who have been hurt in service to korporate amerika. Business interests and their toadies in the republitard party are turning the entire country into a ghetto. What next? Put us all on a train and ship us to a place where they can do their very best to see that we are kept quiet and dead?

 

Any violence that will come, and it will, must include the corporate heads who have boned the everyman. Then we can write a book about it. It can start with "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

 

 

HAH!!! Here is more proof that the Republicans - right wing religious intolerants that they are - are NOT ON THE SIDE OF THE AVERAGE AMERICAN. WAKE THE F UP AND QUIT PUTTING THEM IN OFFICE!!! They lie through their teeth to get you on their side and then screw you when your back is turned!!!

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