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Re: “'Values' coalition sues to strike medi-pot from ballot

Please, Arkansas, don’t fall victim to the “medical” marijuana scam. I have worked in Little Rock for almost 10 years now but I live in Denver, Colorado. In 2000, I voted to support Amendment 20 allowing marijuana for medical use. I thought this could actually help very sick people deal with pain and suffering (and I still believe in some cases it has). I had NO IDEA how corrupt this would become and how many unforeseen consequences there would be from allowing this.

There are reports and studies showing the increased use among Colorado teens, for example

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art… and

http://www.ednewscolorado.org/2012/02/22/3…

We have also recently seen a law enforcement report showing Colorado’s “medical” marijuana fueling the black market across the United States, see

http://www.rmhidta.org/default.aspx/MenuIt…

These are just a few of the major unforeseen consequences we have experienced in Colorado since allowing marijuana for medical use. How about the increase in serious traffic accidents by people using marijuana, or the lawsuits that are constantly being filed by terminated employees and people on probation who claim a “right” to use marijuana, or the corrupt doctors who dole out marijuana prescriptions to anyone who has $150 bucks in their pocket? I think this has done far more harm than good and I beg all of Arkansas’ voters to consider voting no and supporting efforts to keep this out of my adopted second state.

I know most of you who blog will be on the other side of this issue. I was like you a decade ago. If you believe in marijuana for medical use then please push for national law changes rather than going down this path state-by-state. Get the FDA involved and find the same type of regulatory system as prescription medications where potency and dose can be dispensed to those in need.Although the Arkansas proposal is different than Colorado’s I believe we will inevitably see the same type of exploitation of loopholes that ultimately turn a companionate measure for the sick into a perverse corruption of greed and drug abuse.

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Posted by md3572 on 08/31/2012 at 12:34 PM

 

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