Lawmakers light up marijuana legalization bill for third time
Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, October, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
After two failed attempts, two Wisconsin legislators reintroduced a bill to make Wisconsin the 21st state in the country to legalize medical marijuana.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, and Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, provides legal protection to medical cannabis users, along with legal protection for testers and prescribing physicians of the medicine.
Although the bill was introduced in previous sessions, this version of the bill adds additional provisions for users of medical cannabis than versions introduced in previous Legislative sessions in 2010 and 2012.
“Some of the language, including a provision about edibles, brings it more in line with other bills around the country,” Gary Storck, Is My Medicine Legal Yet? spokesperson, said.
While the bill would legalize medical cannabis in Wisconsin, supporters of the bill were adamant that its passage would not lead Wisconsin down a path to legalization of marijuana in the state.
Julie Laundrie, spokesperson for Erpenbach said the goal of the bill is to help patients and doctors who believe in medical cannabis as a treatment for a variety of conditions.
Laundrie added the Legislature is far behind the public on this issue.
According to a May 2013 Fox News poll, 85 percent of Americans support the usage of medical cannabis when prescribed by a physician.
“There’s public support for this, it’s amazing,” Storck said. “If the state Legislature would listen to the people instead of lobbyists and special interests, they would’ve passed this bill a long time ago.”
Read more: http://badgerherald.com
First Doctor Convicted For Improperly Recommending Medical Marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
The distinction Dr. Joseph Montante now holds is something he does not welcome.
Montante is the first Colorado doctor convicted of prescribing medical marijuana without conducting a proper exam.
In the state of Colorado a doctor must find that the patient has a debilitating condition to recommend the use of marijuana. Many see that as being open for interpretation, so law enforcement has stepped in.
Montante’s problems started when an undercover officer visited his office in Loveland. He said he wanted to get a medical marijuana card but he did not have any of the required conditions.
In a tape recording obtained by CBS4 from the visit Montante can be heard asking if the undercover officer had any pain. The officer then told Montante that he hurt his ankle several years ago playing basketball in high school.
“So I guess I had better look at your ankle right?” replied Dr. Montante.
CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger traveled to Montante’s home in Northern Colorado and asked him if he ever recommended marijuana for anyone who didn’t need it.
“No, never,” said Montante. “And I never attempted to deceive anyone.”
Montante was sentenced to 30 days in prison plus 3 years probation for attempting to influence a public servant. His medical license was suspended as well. Montante claims he was entrapped.
“The undercover agent lied to get into my office,” Montante claimed.
Read more: http://denver.cbslocal.com
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, October, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
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