Pubdate: Fri, 23 Jan 2009
Source: Helena Independent Record (MT)
Copyright: 2009 Helena Independent Record
Author: Stan White


Is Sen. Verdell Jackson, R-Kalispell, (Medical Marijuana Measures
Considered, Jan. 18, 2009) concerned about public safety or attempting to
discriminate against sick citizens who choose to use cannabis (marijuana)?
Senate Bill 212 doesn't target drivers for use or impairment of other
substances, medications or drugs which undoubtedly are much more dangerous.
Do users and abusers of other medications potentially face being revoked
from beneficial and effective medication for "life"?

It isn't, "If they are taking marijuana and driving, that's very
serious." It's if they are too impaired. Citizens need to know
beforehand what exactly is the limit being imposed? Cannabis can be
traced in the human body for days, yet doesn't mean a patient is too
impaired to safely operate a vehicle.

Senate Bill 212 should be rejected if it shown to be an attempt at
discriminating against certain citizens.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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