Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Medical Marijuana Protected In The New Government Funding Agreement-- Really


I'm getting ready for a trip to Paris. And I have a problem. There's no way to get medical marijuana in France. And it's not legal to bring it in either. And I need it to sleep. Ugghh. Ironically my doctor is offering to give me much stronger medicine that does the kinds of things to people that imbeciles think marijuana does (but doesn't). Ironically, on Friday Mexico's Congress passed a bill to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs.

The Mexican legislation, which overwhelmingly passed-- 371 in favor, seven against and 11 abstentions-- will now be sent to President Enrique Peña Nieto to be signed into law. It "eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of acts related to the medicinal use of marijuana and its scientific research, and those relating to the production and distribution of the plant for these purposes." Nice!

Even more ironic... you know that government funding bill that was agreed to late Sunday night? No wall, no cut backs that Trump was pushing... Well guess what else they kept. The federal budget extension includes the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment language to protect medical marijuana states from federal enforcement! This should extend protections at least until September. 
Page 230 - "SEC. 537. None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to any of the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, 25 Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, or with respect to the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico, to prevent any of them from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.
Sally Vander Veer, President of Medicine Man Denver, Denver's largest marijuana dispensary, was understandably relieved. "We are encouraged that the Federal Government and NIDA are recognizing the true and powerful medical benefits that cannabis provides, especially in the war against devastating opiate-based drug addiction, abuse and death. We have seen anecdotal evidence of this as reported by our patients/customers (and the beneficial effects of cannabis in numerous other conditions) since we opened our doors in 2010. Our hope is that this acknowledgment will open the door to additional research, eventually leading to legal and safe access to cannabis medicine for all Americans."

Looks like Roger Stone is beating Jeff Sessions inside the Regime in the battle over marijuana. As for France... I'll call the consulate tomorrow and some advice from them.



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