Romer Proposes State Support Medical Marijuana
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Romer Proposes State Support Medical Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on December 14, 2009 at 05:50:08 PT
By Jessica Fender, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Denver, CO -- If federal authorities in the future prosecute Colorado's medical cannibis growers and wholesalers, the state could pay to defend them in court under a provision unveiled Sunday by state Sen. Chris Romer at a Denver medical-marijuana health fair.Romer, a Denver Democrat who is proposing legislation to regulate the budding industry, wants to use a database to track growers and their plants for health safety and law-enforcement purposes.
But growers have operated for decades under the radar and need assurances before divulging identifying information that could later be used against them, Romer said."If they come in as licensed growers according to our rules, absolutely we should defend them," Romer said to a crowd of dozens gathered to pose questions about his legislation. "They did what we told them to do, and we should defend our citizens from the federal government."The planned addition to his legislation raises the spectre of costly legal bills for the state.To be effective, the law would have to provide full indemnity, said Bud Hughes, a grower who also runs one of Colorado's larger marijuana testing labs. Snipped   Complete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author:  Jessica Fender, The Denver PostPublished: December 14, 2009Copyright: 2009 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #3 posted by josephlacerenza on December 16, 2009 at 05:11:03 PT
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Here is a politician getting it right. Caregivers, that's what we're called in Montana, need to be protected. In a lot of cases wee are putting our freedom on the line. Not to say, we need the astronomical prices on the medicine. We will see a true emergence of the green economy. I think Popular Science has been on the side of the green economy.
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on December 14, 2009 at 08:29:59 PT
Uncle Sam likes to fix things....
...that aren't broken!Prohibition becomes more and more convoluted as each year passes and as each new "band-aid" law is enacted. Band-aid laws are like after manufactured goods. They are made up quick to fill any loopholes us pesky freedom seekers might come up with. After a few decades of tampering with and tweaking our rights the laws applying to the WoD now look like a patched up ol' inner tube! It is like; one more blow out and the darn thing will not have a spot left to patch, yet, they keep rolling the rickety thing down the road all straight faced saying, "what patches?"I would like to see a flow chart of the WoD starting with 1937, the mounting expenses, casualties, rips and tares in our constitution, loss of respect for lawmakers and LEOs, prisons filled to over brimming, families ruined and opportunities lost, home jobs and clean industries lost, the growth of the pharmaceuticals industry, the excuse for the federal police state?If I have missed anything at all notice; I have here enough rubbish from a failed society to make my case.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on December 14, 2009 at 06:59:35 PT
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