Skip to comments.Bill Permitting the Medical Use of Marijuana Clears the CT Senate
Posted on 05/05/2012 5:11:39 AM PDT by CT-Freeper
Following a passionate debate that stretched on for nearly 10 hours, the Connecticut Senate early this morning gave final legislative approval to a bill that legalizes and regulates the medical use of marijuana.
When I looked at some of the other states that took what I thought was almost a wild, wild west approach of allowing people to grow plants at home and the lack of oversight and regulation, I did not believe it was the right thing for Connecticut to do, to emulate those states and those versions, [Senate President Donald] Williams said.
Unlike other states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, notably California and Colorado, Connecticut would tightly regulate the drugs use, advocates say. To qualify, patients would need a physicians certification that they have a debilitating medical condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis or epilepsy.
Marijuana would be dispensed only by pharmacists who obtained a special license. Qualifying patients and their primary caregivers would be required to register with the Department of Consumer Protection.
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A lot of members of the Connecticut Senate have been using “medical” marijuana for years.
What next medical meth?.
Do you believe CT has legitimate authority under the 10th Amendment to have a medical mj policy? YES or NO.
Outlawing cannabis was partially done because it was so much safer, cheaper and non-addictive compared to the products sold by the existing narcotics industry. People can also grow it easily and make their own safe preparations at home without doing any true chemistry. In the last year before it was outlawed, there were over 30 patents granted for cannabis-based medications.
And if you think the pot shops attract undesirables, stop by one of the ‘pain clinics’ or almost any pharmacy before the doors open in the morning. You'll see shaking, ghost-white junkies lining up for their legal fix. Often times with our tax dollars paying for it.
CT shows common sense. About damn time.
Pot shops attract undesirables.In LA you you can stop by a pot shop it looks like a circus is in town.
Have worked around stoners many times and they do some of the stupidest things that endangers others and I have the scars to prove it.
The number one killer is stupidity and a high percent are stoned.
Yes, but how is that any worse than people that are completely out of their mind on addictive narcotics or anti-anxiety meds like xanax? People that are so addicted, they camp out in freezing rain in front of pill clinics before the doors open. I guarantee you'll never see this at pot stores. Yes, smokers might have dreads, tie-die and weird music but heavy pill junkies can barely go outside at all and many get their pills delivered courtesy of the taxpayer. The impairment and addiction from pot is nothing compared to most of these pills.
Also, these people should not be doing dangerous work in the first place. The warning on many medications says “do not drive or operate machinery”.
I used to oversee construction and a big issue was impairment on the job. It was actually worse when the firm began drug testing more often. Now, instead of smoking pot, those guys would abuse speed, painkillers and anti-psychotic pills. I started catching guys literally passing out on the job. I'll never forget one guy who was missing and then found sound asleep in a wet pump pit. I guarantee you'll never find a pot smoker that impaired.
On a big job, we had to remove a worker every 1-2 weeks. Many had an Rx and most pills are untestable after 1 day, so the drug test was meaningless. With pot, there is an obvious smell and heavy smokers will test positive for months. With pills, the only way to lay them off was to catch them doing something dangerous or being obviously impaired. The currently legal pills are a far bigger danger in the workplace than pot will ever be.
You just took a leak on the Tenth Amendment, big government guy.
I see it like this.
All drugs should be legal(. I don’t care if it´s meth,pcp,lsd or whatever drug is now popular with the junkies today it should be legal,
All drugs are dangerous and will kill you in the end . But the goverment has no right to tell a person what to eat,drink or what chemicals they want to put in there body’s.
If a person on drugs commits a crime he should be punished by the law and get the same jail time as a sober person , but if some low life junkie wants to shoot heroin it´s not my business ,no more then it´s the business of peta telling me not to eat beef
We don’t need the government to tell us not use heroin, are you so weak minded that you need the police to prevent you from injecting heroin into your bloodstream?
The argument used for prohibition is the same argument used for gun control, that we need the goverment to protect us from those pesky evil guns cause we might hurt ourself
It´s not a surprise that communist leaders such as Stalin,Mao,Karl Marx and Lenin were all supporters of prohibition . By the way they were all gun control freaks.
How about quitting the war on drugs in every way,cut all help to junkies and let them deal with there own problems and instead lower taxes and decease the size of the goverment !
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