Pubdate: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 Source: Montana Standard (Butte, MT) Copyright: 2011 Montana Standard Contact: http://www.mtstandard.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/609 Author: Jacques Boulet MEDICINAL MARIJUANA REFORM WON'T PASS FEDERAL MUSTER The new medical marijuana bill passed to the Montana Senate floor is nothing more than over-complicated obfuscation. It was built on a few moral ideas with the intent of repealing what a minor Republican majority could not do when Montana's spoke their majorative truth already. Having heard the post reading and testimonial questioning firsthand, it poses so many legal issues with the federal government. For example, inculpating the good state of Montana in many federal contexts, the true intent, causing so much trouble with federal law, is to have the medical marijuana plan the majority of Montanan's hoped for quashed altogether with all rights abrogated. It presumes a business in America can operate on a non-profit basis. It presumes medical marijuana patients can do without their medicine for 90 days while the government presumably rescinds and resets what is through to be right for those in need. It presumes almost 30,000 suffering patients do not need the care they now have. It presumes that there will be no increase activity 'made illegal' during this Stalinist purging period, that there will be no illegal acquisition of medicine by those who truly are suffering. I assume this is to prove all medical marijuana smokers are criminals anyway. If Montanans allow this law to be passed through the Senate, Montanans will get just what they deserve. I have more faith in Montana and its people than that. True we need a better regulatory system but Montanans deserve more than a weak, one-week fabrication built on sour grapes by Republicans who won't be around come next election. Maybe this is good enough reason to tread heavily on the rights of deserving Montanan's, maybe not. If it were up to me I would think reviewing old tar and feather laws might be in order. Jacques Boulet Anaconda - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.