Monday, October 18, 2004

More on Oregon MMJ initiative

It's called Measure 33 and would "increase the amount of cannabis a patient can possess and expand the types of medical professionals who can prescribe it. It also would authorize licensed dispensaries that would be allowed to distribute marijuana."
Proponents point out this is a humane measure taken to protect the chronic and terminally ill citizens of Oregon. Meanwhile, drug czar John Walters, who's never seen a humane policy on MMJ he didn't hate, toured the state to speak out against the initiative.

“We’re not bigoted; we want medicine that is safe and effective,” said John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. “They have failed to demonstrate safety and efficacy.”

Walters said it is “vile and immoral” to showcase seriously ill people in commercials talking about how much better they feel after using marijuana and offering support for Measure 33.

But he doesn't find it "vile and immoral" to arrest people in their wheelchairs and hospital beds? Talk about your hypocrisy. And as far proving marijuana's safety and efficacy, his lie about has been debunked too many times to even mention anymore. I'm sure you know by now that there has never been even one documented case of a death caused marijuana overdose. Meanwhile, the program is ready to roll.

Oregon has issued medical marijuana cards to 9,768 patients and 5,013 caregivers, according to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. And there are 1,496 physicians with applications to prescribe marijuana.

Surprisingly Libertarians are not supporting the measure, maintaining it would impose excessive government regulation on patients and doctors.


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