In The MMJ Debate, It's Time To Be Grown-Ups

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  In The MMJ Debate, It's Time To Be Grown-Ups

Posted by CN Staff on January 06, 2010 at 05:34:55 PT
By Bill Johnson, The Denver Post  
Source: Denver Post 

Colorado -- The hand-wringing by lawmakers and others over medical marijuana just tickles me, or floors me. I still cannot tell. You would think they were handing out AK-47s in the state's proliferating number of dispensaries. The Denver City Council now wants to keep them 1,000 feet away from schools. What is that about? So, at 1,001 feet from a school, they can sell medical pot by the truckload? Please.
My favorite proposed law is being dreamed up by state Sen. Chris Romer, whom I admire greatly. But he proposes raising the age at which a patient can legally obtain marijuana for medical use from 18 to 21.Let us say it is your kid, my kid. Who are you or I going to trust more for what our kids need — Romer, or our family doctor? How quickly would you find the nearest street dealer to assist your pain-ravaged child? Come on.We really and truly need grown-ups to step forward in this debate.Brian Vicente has been one since Amendment 20 allowing medical marijuana use passed almost a decade ago. He is now executive director of Sensible Colorado, the largest medical-marijuana advocacy group in the state.He spends much of his time attempting to get dyspeptic local and state lawmakers to calm down, reminding them that medical pot is legal in Colorado and assisting them in finding rational ways to regulate its sale."All we've ever asked is for reasonable regulation," he said.He sees, he says, the way the winds are headed, particularly in Denver where it is front-page news that the city has more dispensaries than it has Starbucks and schools.He calls it the result of "abhorrent, long-standing prejudice against marijuana," some of which, he says, may end up codified into law. Snipped   Complete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: Bill Johnson, The Denver Post Published: January 6, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 

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Comment #6 posted by FoM on January 06, 2010 at 07:43:36 PT

Glad I made you laugh!
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Comment #5 posted by runruff on January 06, 2010 at 07:33:59 PT

Cannabucks! lol! lol! lol!
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on January 06, 2010 at 07:13:20 PT

Probably when it's all said and done it could be sold in Starbucks. Maybe it could be called Cannabucks. Just kidding on that.
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Comment #3 posted by ezrydn on January 06, 2010 at 07:04:04 PT:

And Answer
Why not have cannabis sold in all the Starbucks? That way, we could get away from this stupid comparison of clinics vs Starbucks. Join the two and be done with it.
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on January 06, 2010 at 06:08:01 PT

1 dimension, 2 dimension, 3 dimension, 4!
A scale by which I determine the real intelligence of a person.It is an easy scale to use and puts into perspective whatever is being said by whom?It is so easy to do I will not even demonstrate, just in case any 2 dimensional types [LEOs] happen to be reading here they will go away clueless, again!
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Comment #1 posted by runruff on January 06, 2010 at 05:57:43 PT

Spank you very much Mr. Romer!
Mr. Romer is conformation to me that a two dimensional brain can be educated to think intellectually but still lacks reason and vision and can be spiritually challenged [void]?
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