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    For those of you in Maryland, TIME TO GET INVOLVED!
    Senator David Brinkley, et al, have re-intorduced the Medical Marijuana Bill that they feel is in our best interest. Well guess what? IT'S NOT! Far from it- it stinks, and is supposedly a model for UPCOMING NATIONWIDE MMJ REFORM.
    They've ushered in none other than Montel WIlliams to speak to the house. His speech was impassioned and sincere. Thank you Mr. Williams.
    The bill calls for tight control, a select group of good-ol-boy growers, NO PROVISO FOR AT-HOME GROWING (they want QUALITY CONTROL), and dispensing by pharmacies.
    I called Senator Brinkley, and the above is what he himself conveyed to me. He said that the Maryland bill was designed to be the tightest in the nation. He sees the need for medical marijuana- BUT KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT IT!
    I asked how the pharmacist would know what type of weed to dispense, to which he replied "what do you mean". DAVID BRINKLEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THE VARYING TYPES OF MARIJUANA UNTIL OUR DISCUSSION. I schooled him as best I could about indicas and sativas, which he found interesting, but (and get this): HE SAID HE REALLY DIDN'T CARE ABOUT ANY OF ALL THAT- just the passage of the bill and let the rest sort itself out. His thought: the doctors will need to school themselves in order to save themselves from being sued for malpractice. Now you tell me: have you ever met a stoner, um, I mean "medical marijuana patient", who would sue because he or she got a medical grade indica rather than sativa???
    Oh please- save us all!
    Just because it's a provision to allow access for severely ill patients does NOT mean that it is good. THIS LAW IS BAD NEWS- FOR MARYLAND, AND EVENTUALLY FOR US ALL.
    Please- forward this to any Marylanders you know.

    Meanwhile- I prepare to move to another state. An altered state, if you will...
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    It would seem his interest in this bill is to do with something besides "helping people". . .

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    I think he believes he IS helping people, and he does see the need for medical weed, but his ignorance of the topic in general is hurting us all. His sister, a doctor, apparently travels 4 times a year on medical study jaunts. You would think SHE would know SOME of this stuff. There seems to be a serious disconnect between legislatures and the public in Maryland and in the US in general. Time after time I have witnessed bills being passed "for the betterment of all" that have no practical application what so ever, then take years to straighten out, if ever.
    Would one not think it reasonable to do some field study prior to BUTTING ONE'S ARROGANT LEGISLATIVE HEAD in?
    On one hand, we appreciate the help. But to your point: who is it that he's helping???
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    I've been watching and waiting since last April, and I know all to well that this bill isn't even close to being in the same league as other state bills that have passed where patients can live free - how on earth are they going to have a pharmacy distribute marijuana when the federal laws prohibit it ???

    It's like a porno fairy tale bill, all bad words, and NO SUBSTANCE. Once passed it will be nothing more than a piece of paper that can't help a patient get the medicine that they need. I've been on opiate pain killers for 3 long years, they have lost their effectiveness and do nothing more than put me to sleep. And are slowly killing me from the inside out. For a politician to admit that he knows next to absolutely nothing about a drug that he recommends giving legal access to patients in need, doesn't surprise me at all - isn't that American politics, just blow your horn loud enough to be heard, even if the music sucks.

    Well, this music really sucks, in fact is reminds me of when they passed prohibition in the first place. And to say that they want this bill to set a standard for the rest of the country, give me a break - how can a pharmacy distribute a drug that the federal government still wants to keep illegal, answer is... THEY WON'T - they absolutely WILL NOT get involved in breaking federal law. And these legislators KNOW THAT, they absolutely know that for a fact, so what will Maryland have, even if this passes - a Pinocchio Puppet Bill, full of lies and misconceptions - leaving patients living in MD in a deep dark hole. Will it take another 8 years to come back and change this law? - if so, then I'll be dead by then, and have spent my entire adult life waiting for justice, for my freedom TO PURSUE MY HAPPINESS not to mention get the medicine that I need in order to have my life back... maybe that's what Maryland is waiting for, patients in need to drop dead, so nobody needs the medicine... not me, nooooooway!

    If Maryland doesn't get this right, then I'll end up moving to another state. if I can't have my medicine legally by years end, and with this bill I can't see how that would be possible, then I'll be FORCED TO MOVE to another state in order for me to begin to get well! WE'RE NOT FREE IN THE FREESTATE, SO VERY, VERY FAR FROM IT.

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    Well said and welcome.

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    Thank you. Very well said, indeed. I think I love you.
    SO GLAD someone heard me and agrees.
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    I for one, agree with you RV, 110% - and I'm sure that I am not alone!

    Thank you all for the warm welcome, I am happy to be here, and to have a chance to speak freely about these important issues.

    I recently stumbled across, for lack of better words, a little old man... Mr. Baudler from Iowa, and his attempt to turn back our progress... problem is, he did it totally illegally, and the consensus is, that he should be held accountable for his criminal actions.... check this out, if you haven't already read about this story . . .

    Impeach Baudler, medical marijuana backers say | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com

    Fear and Ignorance... your tax dollars hard at work!

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    Doing my homework - as weak as these two bills may be.... IMO they are better than waiting another year in Maryland to see if we can get a Medical law passed. The opposition is getting organized "too", and they are pushing back with everything they can muster up, including having journalist who know next to nothing, use their influence and write editorials against Medical Marijuana and the patients that need it.

    Anyway, here's the latest on the two Maryland Medical Bills - now scheduled for hearings in two different committees -

    HB 291 - Status as of February 14, 2011: Bill is in the House - First Reading Health and Government Operations
    Public Health - Medical Marijuana
    House: Health and Government Operations and Judiciary (Hearing: February 28, 2011, 1:00 p.m.)

    SB 308 Status as of February 9, 2011: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings
    Public Health - Medical Marijuana
    Senate: Judicial Proceedings (Hearing: March 3, 2011, 1:00 p.m.)

    And, the Maryland bill, proposing Decriminalization of small amounts of Marijuana - HB 606

    HOUSE BILL 606
    Bill is in the House - First Reading Judiciary
    File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes

    I also read last night it's scheduled for Feb, 22 - I'll have to find that again, and then update this with the official information - it didn't show on the site below that I obtained the schedule information on the two medical bills from. But, it's out there...

    http://mgadls.state.md.us/mgaweb/subjfly.aspx?rulesr$

    That's all I have today so far - if anyone else has some news, good, bad, or in between... bring it on-line and share it...

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    Doing my homework - as weak as these two bills may be.... IMO they are better than waiting another year in Maryland to see if we can get a Medical law passed. The opposition is getting organized "too", and they are pushing back with everything they can muster up, including having journalist who know next to nothing, use their influence and write editorials against Medical Marijuana and the patients that need it.

    Anyway, here's the latest on the two Maryland Medical Bills - now scheduled for hearings in two different committees -

    HB 291 - Status as of February 14, 2011: Bill is in the House - First Reading Health and Government Operations
    Public Health - Medical Marijuana
    House: Health and Government Operations and Judiciary (Hearing: February 28, 2011, 1:00 p.m.)

    SB 308 Status as of February 9, 2011: Bill is in the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings
    Public Health - Medical Marijuana
    Senate: Judicial Proceedings (Hearing: March 3, 2011, 1:00 p.m.)

    And, the Maryland bill, proposing Decriminalization of small amounts of Marijuana - HB 606

    HOUSE BILL 606
    Bill is in the House - First Reading Judiciary
    File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes

    I also read last night it's scheduled for Feb, 22 - I'll have to find that again, and then update this with the official information - it didn't show on the site below that I obtained the schedule information on the two medical bills from. But, it's out there...

    http://mgadls.state.md.us/mgaweb/subjfly.aspx?rulesr$

    That's all I have today so far - if anyone else has some news, good, bad, or in between... bring it on-line and share it...

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