Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Legalized medical marijuana--party time?


Mark Scarp, AZ Republic, Living Well section, Mar 2, 2011, points out that AZ won’t be like CA with pot supermarkets—at least not at first.

First, to put the kibosh on even the IDEA of pain relief, happiness or fun, our dopey Sheriff Joe started a task force on this.

Only authorized er…dealers…will sell it, kids under 18 will have to have their parent’s permission to get a prescription, and only qualified physicians can hand those out.

Here in Chandler, our buzzkill officials also tried to write the rules for where the dispensaries can be so restrictively that they can “be” almost no place.

Which patients can grow their own? This will also be limited—and they will have to live more than 25 miles from a dispensary.

Patients using dispensaries will be able to get 2.5 ounces in a two-week period. That’s a lot! The grow your own set can only have 12 plants—and the patch must be locked, meaning inside, I guess.

People cannot smoke it in public or on public transportation, on private property without the owner’s permission, at the dispensaries, on the grounds of a school, or while operating a car, boat, or plane.

Wonder how long all this will be in force. I know there is already a question about on-the-job drug testing—if you are on it legally, what about driving that forklift?

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