admin September 29, 2017

 

  • It is now legal to grow Medical Marijuana in 12 States within the United States at the State level. (We will make sure you know all of the FEDERAL LAWS). Just knowing that the Federal Laws trump the State Laws is an important part of these state ran programs. If Oregon issues you a permit from the State of Oregon, it is critical to the program that the patient stays in or under the state guidelines. The federal people are not out there causing any problem for these qualified medical cannabis patients that stay in or under the state guidelines. Every qualified patient must pay very close attention to this and not put these state programs in jeopardy. Sick people can grow small amounts of medicine… They no longer have to go to the black market and this in turn is phasing out the typical street dealers. These folks have been sucking money out of our Counties and States for years and many sheriffs are seeing a big change for the good in the communities that they represent.
  • In October 2003, the Supreme Court justices let stand a decision from October 2002 by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that doctors have a constitutional right to speak candidly with their patients about marijuana. “An integral component of the practice of medicine is the communication between doctor and a patient. Physicians must be able to speak frankly and openly to patients,” the 9th Circuit said at the time.
  • Prior to 1937, at least 27 medicines containing marijuana were legally available in the United States. Many were made by well-known pharmaceutical firms that still exist today, such as Squibb (now Bristol-Myers Squibb) and Eli Lilly.
  • Court Grants Injunction Allowing WAMM Members to Grow and Use Their Medicine Landmark Judgment: Seriously Ill Patients of Santa Cruz Medical Marijuana Collective Protected From Federal DEA Raids Teleconference 3:30 PM PST, April 21 2004 Featuring Plaintiffs, Legal Team and Santa Cruz Elected Officials
  • A patient may grow their own plants, but if they can’t, then they may designate someone else as their “Designated Primary Caregiver”
  • With the passage of modern Medical Marijuana Laws, voters and state governments have enacted over 150 drug policy reforms in 46 states. You will learn about all of these reforms through your complete Medical Marijuana Guide 2007.
  • Police in many states often use the “knock-and-talk” method to gain entry into your home to obtain confessions. This method does not require a search warrant if the person gives consent for the search or agrees to answer questions. Patients are advised to not volunteer information or give permission for a search without contacting an attorney. My book has hundreds of tips in it!!!
  • Around the nation, communities are denouncing the traditional “lock them up” approach to marijuana law enforcement. A recent Time/CNN Poll concluded that 73% of Americans do not support the arresting and jailing of responsible marijuana users. Large cities like Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA, and smaller communities in Missouri, Maine, Nevada, Massachusetts, Washington, California, and Oregon have passed legislation relaxing penalties for responsible adult marijuana use at the local level. Today, tweleve states have passed laws that decriminalize the personal use of marijuana.
  • Change is in the wind. State legislatures are traditionally at the forefront of policy change. Policy change tends to be in stages, with the states dragging a sometimes kicking and screaming federal government resistant to change, and this is especially true in terms of Medical Marijuana. It increasingly seems that whether or not federal drug laws are reformed may be irrelevant, since states are reigning in the excesses of the War on Medical Marijuana regardless of what the federal government is doing. Since most Marijuana arrests occur at the state level, state reforms are having a huge impact on the lives of millions of Americans.
  • Not only have these states and cities removed criminal sanctions for personal amounts of marijuana, studies show a significant savings in taxpayer dollars and law enforcement hours spent on cases. This gives law enforcement the resources and flexibility to investigate serious and violent crimes rather than small marijuana possession cases. It makes good sense to save tax dollars for more important public needs than arresting adults for a personal amounts of marijuana. A lot of counties are seeing that their Medical Marijuana Communities are doing well. These patients no longer have to go out of their county to purchase their Medical Marijuana on the Black Market.

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