Plans for Colorado MMJ Legislation Take Shape

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  Plans for Colorado MMJ Legislation Take Shape

Posted by CN Staff on December 18, 2009 at 05:40:17 PT
By Jessica Fender, The Denver Post 
Source: Denver Post  

Denver, CO -- State leaders have unveiled figures showing a large portion of medical-marijuana recommendations are written by doctors who are barred from writing other prescriptions. As of mid-August, three quarters of pot recommendations came from 15 doctors, half of whom operated on restricted licenses, a spokesman for Gov. Bill Ritter said. The number of medical- marijuana patients has tripled since that time to about 30,000 statewide, according to health department figures.
More strictly defining the relationship between physicians and their cannabis-seeking patients has emerged as the one patch of common ground in the battle over medical marijuana that will be waged in the 2010 legislative session.Doctors would have to perform physical examinations, provide follow-up consultation and would have to possess a valid, unrestricted medical license, in a proposal Ritter has circulated.But the governor has not yet said whether he favors the storefront pot dispensary model or limiting pot providers to a handful of patients, the most heated of the medical-marijuana debates."We're working with lawmakers and law enforcement on a plan to respect the will of the voters, provide some guidelines on how those legitimately entitled to medical marijuana obtain it, and rein in serious abuses," Ritter spokesman George Merritt said. Snipped   Complete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author:  Jessica Fender, The Denver PostPublished: December 18, 2009Copyright: 2009 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 

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Comment #7 posted by tintala on December 19, 2009 at 08:23:17 PT:

THe nazis wont stop in Denver, I work at a dispensary, and must say , alot of people com ein really do need their meds, lots are just trying to cope with pills and pain, and cannabis helps.... is that so wrong?Remember kids, our government is as corrupt as any, maybe more! Not to mention, the lobbyst that keep prohibition and pay our congress... and prez.. so they can keep their 'huge profits" and keep committing the heinous crimes on wall street, no on went to jail.....something seriously wrong there..
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Comment #6 posted by Had Enough on December 19, 2009 at 07:42:16 PT


From the snipped part of the article...“"I'm hoping we'll deal with the medical-marijuana issue efficiently, with very little fanfare and maintain focus on issues at hand," Carroll, D-Denver, said. But the state's attorney general predicts "a war," and the senator backing the single regulatory bill filed so far likens the legislation's pro-pot backers to the ragtag but spirited band of soldiers at Valley Forge.””Those ‘ragtag’ but spirited band of soldiers at Valley Forge had kicked some ass...***from WikipediaFirst part of the History section...With winter almost completely setting in, the prospects for campaigning was greatly diminishing, General George Washington sought quarters for his men. Washington and his troops had just fought what was to be the last major engagement of 1777 at the Battle of White Marsh (or Edge Hill). He devised to pull his troops from their present encampment in the White Marsh area (now Fort Washington State Park) and move to a more secure location for the coming winter. Though several locations were proposed, he selected Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Philadelphia. It proved to be an excellent choice. Named for an iron forge on Valley Creek, the area was close enough to the British to keep their raiding and foraging parties out of the interior of Pennsylvania, yet far enough away to halt the threat of British surprise attacks. The high ground of Mount Joy and the adjoining elevated ground of Mount Misery combined with the Schuylkill River to the north, made the area easily defensible.On December 19, 1777, when Washington's poorly fed, ill-equipped army, weary from long marches, struggled into Valley Forge, winds blew as the 12,000 Continentals prepared for winter's fury. Grounds for brigade encampments were selected, and defense lines were planned and begun. Though construction of more than a thousand huts provided shelter, it did little to offset the critical shortages that continually plagued the army.Last part of the History section...Word of the British departure from Philadelphia brought a frenzied activity to the ranks of the Continental Army. On June 19, 1778, six months after its arrival, the army marched away from Valley Forge in pursuit of the British, who were moving toward New York. The ordeal had ended. The war would last for another five years, but for Washington, his men, and the nation to which they sought to give birth, a decisive victory had been won — a victory not of weapons but of will.[2] No war took place here.All the other parts...

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Comment #5 posted by FoM on December 19, 2009 at 06:18:46 PT

Related Article From The Denver Post
Setting The Facts Straight on Medical Marijuana StatisticsDecember 19, 2009URL:
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Comment #4 posted by Sam Adams on December 18, 2009 at 11:37:41 PT

I'm sure the people needing pain relief are THRILLED to hear that the legislature wants to slap a 10% tax on their medicine right off the bat, in addition to making sure local towns can siphon off some more.I can envision a business model like aquariums - in Florida there are lots of companies that will come in and set up beautiful aquariums with live coral reefs and everything. Then they come in on a regular basis and maintain it, you don't have to touch anything. Restaurants use them a lot.It seems like this could be done with cannabis growing for sick patients who can't afford dispensaries. The consultant wouldn't have to possess cannabis at any time, he or she could just come in and "consult" on having the person do their own growing.Since it's just consulting fees being charged it would be impossible for the state to levy any more fees or taxes.
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Comment #3 posted by Randy on December 18, 2009 at 11:07:52 PT

Interesting Ignorance 
Do we have these absurd ideas & restrictions for WalGreens? I think not so why is there such a big push to regulate cannabis with a criminalized mind. Meaning they still enact rules that are based on a stigmatized way of thinking. Until that way of thinking is curbed we will not progress, it is just the governments way of keeping a hold on the populous.
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Comment #2 posted by Hope on December 18, 2009 at 08:42:40 PT

But Sam
You can't look at all that. You're supposed to ignore all that other stuff and just focus your anger, hatred, and fear on those wicked purveyors of medical marijuana.

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Comment #1 posted by Sam Adams on December 18, 2009 at 07:50:17 PT

total BS
"anecdotal reports of crime" that is total yellow journalism lying! they are so full of crap! there is no crime from medical MJ!what about the anecdotal reports of crime on Wall Street?Who's gone to jail from AIG? We had to pay them hundreds of billions of our dollars! Who went to jail?What about the banking elite that gorged themselves on profits for years, then left everybody with huge mortgage bills and no 401K money. What about all those parents' kids who will never go to college now? The elite want you to think a few cannabis patients are a threat to your kids, not the fact that the entire middle-class economy tanked and a whole generation of people won't be able to move up in life.
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