07-06-2014, 03:53 PM
I really don't see the big deal. Even the ultra conservative Republicans in my state have
started making medical marijuana legal. How is it any worse than morphine or some of the other stuff we're given?
And why is it that people can fill their lungs with tar (and endanger those around them at times) using tobacco for recreational purposes, but others can't use medical marijuana? Why can people go to bars and get drunk off their ass (endangering the roads later), but others can't have medical marijuana? I call bullcrap on that.
07-06-2014, 07:01 PM
There is also now a generic available.
07-06-2014, 07:16 PM
It's a tricky business as some lawyers won't represent business owners that have anything to do with the weed trade, as they don't want to be disbarred in Federal courts, and the same is with the banks that are FDIC regulated, so most places only take cash.
In NV they did pass a regulation that any LLC that was connected with a casino could not become a dispensary, in my town a large health care group is applying to dispense. It costs big bucks just for the application fees, and there are several steps, each costing several thousand dollars, with no guarantee you will get approved. In Las Vegas they had almost 200 applications, with a $5000 application fee, for 4 available permits..
07-07-2014, 07:53 AM
The article was good for the State Police. They would catch people harvesting U Haul trailer loads of the stuff by using helicopters and neighborhood watch. Their intent was to take it back down south and use it to "cut" the good stuff. (What ever that means ) Local small town cops would drive through the parking lots of the local motel next to the interstate and run plates at random and run the dogs around vehicles. Fucking police state.
I remember when detasseling corn as a kid, someone took a huge stalk of weed and stuck it in the front grill of the school bus that hauled us out to the fields and picked us up at the school....we were driving around with weed as a hood ornament. It was funny until the bus driver took a detour to the police station. The back section of the bus looked like Cheech and Chong were passengers.
07-08-2014, 12:21 PM
That's pretty much Michigan's Medical Marijuana law-everyone over 40 has some kind of condition that makes them eligible. Arthritis, menopause, pretty much anything that indicates middle or older age. It's not cheap, though. Patients have to pay $100 for the certification, and buy the weed at a different location from the clinic.
It's probably going to be all-out legalized at some point in the near future in Michigan. I really don't have a problem with that, as it's more honest than the current situation. Also, it will be taxed then and maybe they can give a raise to all of us public servants with the weed revenue.
The weird thing here is that industrial hemp continues to be illegal. I would favor legalizing the cultivation of hemp as much-it's a fiber that can be made into clothes that hippies will buy. Having a hemp production and processing industry could be good for Detroit-not the only answer to it's problems, but there is no one answer. Basing the local economy on one industry is a major part of the current and past problems.
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