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Montana Governor Schweitzer will let pot reform bill become law Bad news

Montana lawmakers have overturned the lawful Medical Marijuana bill with this farce of a "reform" bill. This will put many out of work, and make it illegal to obtain for those who are too sick to grow their own.
I wonder if the Feds were putting pressure on the reps etc in Montana?
http://m.bozemandailychronicle.com/mobile/news/article_7ffc5...



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I live in Montana and have followed this story. I am still hurting over what happened in 2008 in our republican caucus over the good doctor. Like elsewhere, they shut us out with extreme prejudice. And now, it is those same republicans who are, with law enforcement support, pushing to overturn this law, and now with the governor's help it seems.

I hope Ron has an angel advising him, because it is hard for me to believe that running republican again will not go sour again. These people just don't get freedom. That's the problem with both parties. They both want to shove their agendas down the peoples throat while waving the flag and shouting "freedom"! THey don't have a clue what freedom means, except their own narrow version of it.

That said, I hope with everyone else that everyone from all parties will see the light in time and vote republican because they want Ron Paul more than they care about parties. We will see.

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Business is booming, outlaw it!

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"have the sick and dying freed us yet?"

lazy recreational pot smokers and greedy dispensary owners screw it up for real medical marijuana patients again. same thing happened in Colorado.

i wish the recreational users would do something besides hiding behind MMJ patients.

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who is to decide what is medicinal vs. recreational?

If someone wants pot to help them sleep or relax, who is to say if that is recreational or medicinal? Of course, you can go to a doctor and get a big pharma drug for either of these complaints. And don't forget that laughter is good for you! A lot of people branded as recreational users receive some health benefit.

It's not recreational users screwing things up for patients, it is the government. No recreational user is trying to keep vital medicine from anyone.

I wish the government would do something besides hiding behind a system that continues their abuse of power.

You are blaming the wrong people.

"have the sick and dying freed us yet?"

"who is to decide what is medicinal vs. recreational?"

as of now it's the state law that decides so it's a different criteria for each state. Colorado for example is much stricter than Cali. i estimate 70-80% of MMJ patients in co are faking illness and/or injury that would not hold up in court. in Cali almost anything qualifies so they're all good.

"If someone wants pot to help them sleep or relax, who is to say if that is recreational or medicinal?"
in co that doesn't qualify. in Cali it does.

"It's not recreational users screwing things up for patients, it is the government."
as of right now it's both. but yes the fed law is causing the rec users to fake illness and/or injury in Colorado.

"You are blaming the wrong people."
both are to blame for causing problems for MMJ patients.

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I know there are a lot of dumbasses

Trust me, I am in the smokeshop biz and I am fully aware of all the shady folks in the industry. But all of this behavior stems from our laws. I swear all of this would be gone if we were free and everything was legal. Complete change of culture would occur, all for the better.

I have never trusted the legalize for medicinal route. I just think it is a strong argument in favor of legalization period.

"If someone wants pot to help them sleep or relax, who is to say if that is recreational or medicinal?"
"in co that doesn't qualify. in Cali it does"

Ahem, on EARTH this qualifies. I don't care what some overlord writes down on paper.

legalize it all

"Ahem, on EARTH this qualifies. I don't care what some overlord writes down on paper."

yes i agree. i'm just stating co law. the overlords can put non state qualified people in jail.

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Well said friend Ciao

Well said friend

Ciao

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Separate link to same story. They should have legalized it...

and thereby ended the farce.

Montana governor to let strict medical marijuana overhaul become law without his signature
STEPHEN DOCKERY Associated Press
First Posted: April 29, 2011 - 6:26 pm
Last Updated: April 29, 2011 - 8:17 pm

HELENA, Mont. — A medical marijuana overhaul bill that aims to reduce the number of patients and end pot businesses will become law without the signature of the governor.

Gov. Brian Schweitzer remained critical Friday of the bill that passed the Legislature on Thursday, saying he believes it will prevent access to the drug for some people who need it.

But the current law couldn't stand because of the booming marijuana trade that has resulted, and the Legislature had ruled out all the other alternatives, he said.

"Is the bill perfect? Not close," Schweitzer said. "But can I veto this thing and allow the wild, wild west to go on for the next couple of years? I don't think so."

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/f10925cb67e14eec84c828...

And just what does this

And just what does this jackass have against "booming business"? In a recession like this, any legal business that is booming is a boon. What is with statists deriding freedom as "wild west" these days?

Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy. -Ron Paul 7/10/03