The most open and UNRESTRICTIVE medical marijuana law this side of California.
Question 3 presents us with the most open and UNRESTRICTIVE medical marijuana law this side of California.
Compared to other New England states, this law presents a wide open system of marijuana production and distribution that is rife with loopholes and open to abuse. If you take 3 minutes to understand this 6 page law, you will find that: Question 3 has:
- NO strict definition of debilitation medical condition.
The “other conditions” category is what opens marijuana use up to the other 95% of marijuana card holders in California and Colorado who do not have the severe conditions listed in Question 3, but who regularly purchase and use marijuana anyway.
- NO minimum age limits on marijuana card holders.
- NO parental consent required.
- NO limits on an amount prescribed – simply and undefined 60-day supply. In Washington State a 60-day supply was recently defined as 24 ounces, or about 800 joints.
- NO ban on smoking in the presence of children.
- NO limit on the number of users a grower can grow marijuana for.
- NO expiration date on a marijuana card.
Until our beleaguered Department of Public Health scrambles to write an set of regulations for an entirely new system of production and distribution of a drug outside our regular pharmacy system, growers and users can proceed on January 1, 2013, with a signature from one willing physician and a certified letter sent to DHP – with no regulation at all.
- NO tax revenue to support an inspection and enforcement program to root out drug diversion. The stores will be non-profit.
- NO licensed pharmacists in the marijuana stores.
These “treatment centers” will require no medical staff whatsoever — only sales staff 21 or over with no record of a felony drug offense.
- NO requirement for marijuana store license renewal.
- NO limits on where marijuana stores can be sited.
- NO requirement to track pot purchases through the prescription drug monitoring program, so multiple store purchases cannot be tracked.
There has to be a better way to help the truly suffering.
We urge you to Vote NO on Question 3.