Colorado's Marijuana Mess
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Colorado's Marijuana Mess
Posted by CN Staff on December 13, 2009 at 06:19:07 PT
By Vincent Carroll 
Source: Denver Post
Denver, CO -- State lawmakers shouldn't kid themselves about the looming fork in the road for medical marijuana, or the inescapable tradeoffs.On the one hand, they can pass some version of Denver Sen. Chris Romer's plan to provide state licenses to marijuana dispensaries and growers. But if do, they'll solidify a marijuana industry that serves not only a rapidly growing number of genuine patients but many recreational-minded frauds as well. And Colorado will have created, in one fell swoop, a class of potentially influential marijuana entrepreneurs.
Or, lawmakers can elect to return to the medical marijuana model that Colorado followed before this year's explosion of retail dispensaries (brought about in part by a change in federal enforcement policy). If they take this path, the industry will once again sink below the public's radar as dispensaries disappear. Meanwhile, however, hundreds and maybe thousands of legitimate patients who swear by marijuana's effectiveness will be forced into an anxious world where they secure their pain or nausea relief from unregulated strangers.As the debate sharpens, advocates on either side will deny this tradeoff exists. Some will claim that the previous system worked just fine and that dispensaries cater to a clientele that for the most part is gaming the system. Their opponents, meanwhile, will pack hearing rooms with patients relating poignant stories of their suffering before dispensaries emerged, while insisting that a well-written law will screen out bad actors.Neither side's claims are fully believable.  Snipped   Complete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author:  Vincent Carroll Published: December 13, 2009Copyright: 2009 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #6 posted by The GCW on December 13, 2009 at 20:01:22 PT
Exactly; based on fraud, due to historical evidence pointing to Henry Anslinger's wickedness. And it serves well to educate and remind citizens of that fact every chance We get.When people choose to research when and why cannabis is prohibited it all goes back to the records which incriminate Henry Anslinger. And it doesn't take much investigating with the internet.Cannabis prohibition is based on fraud.
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Comment #5 posted by tintala on December 13, 2009 at 18:42:46 PT:
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I agree it's fraud, but let's remember where the fraud was born, in the SUPREME COURT when Henry Anslinger testified that cannabis was the new h*****.
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Comment #4 posted by HempWorld on December 13, 2009 at 09:48:26 PT
Peter Tosh ...
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on December 13, 2009 at 09:45:57 PT
The GCW Comment 1
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Comment #2 posted by HempWorld on December 13, 2009 at 08:14:05 PT
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on December 13, 2009 at 08:08:41 PT
Fraud is the root of the problem. Cannabis prohibition is the fraud, based on fraud, perpetuated on fraud. The way to end the fraud mentioned in this article is to end cannabis prohibition. Without cannabis prohibition, those who wish to use cannabis for pain etc. will simply use it and will not need to pay the state $100 extortion money for the privelage. Will not need to visit a doctor for permission to use what The Ecologician already said We could use on the 1st page of the Bible on and on.Yes, end the fraud. From the beginning. Cannabis prohibition is the root of the problem.
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