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
Worst States To Get Busted In
Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, October, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
While there are some states that have made marijuana legal, there are still some that haven't. Not even that but there are still states that are really against the idea of legalization and enforce the penalties rigorously. This definitely sucks for the stoners who happen to live within these states. This list tells the penalties for the worst states to get caught with weed in and what they deem a suitable punishment for the "crime" of possessing marijuana.
Don't you dare get caught with bud in this state. While most other states are pushing to be green, Oklahoma is handing out life sentences for anyone in contact with a marijuana plant, including growing, selling, and possession. Keep your stoner lifestyle on the quiet side if you ever decide to visit this harsh state. And for those of you that live there, I hope you've perfected the art of being sneaky.
Marijuana possession accounts for half of the arrests made in this state annually. That's a lot of people going to jail just for having a plant. Unfortunately for Texas residents, there is a very low tolerance for potheads. A first time offender will face 180 days in jail, plus at least $2,000 in fines. Seems a bit extreme, especially because that punishment is allowed even for the possession of less than a gram.
I've never heard good things about Florida and weed, although I have seen some pretty awesome dank come from this sunny state. Props to the person who's growing it, since the cultivation of just one plant is a felony that can land a person up to five years in jail. This also goes for anyone caught possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana on them. For those carrying less than 20 grams, don't worry. If you get caught, you can go to jail for a year, not to mention the additional fines.
I've had friends that have visited this state and even the natives call their weed "the Brown Frown". I don't know if that's true for the whole state but that's how I was told it is in this southern state. Well, it gets worse. A man was just sent to jail in this state for possessing half of an ounce. He received twenty years. That seems highly extreme, doesn't it? This is the maximum amount of time that someone in Louisiana can get for a repeat marijuana offense. Even first time offenders are told that they're about to get a seriously long stay in prison. Mardi Gras doesn't seem that fun if you can't smoke and enjoy it, am I right?
I've been to this state and I give the residents credit just for being able to deal with the insane heat. Stoners here have it pretty rough as well. For a first time offender, marijuana related crime is a felony. The sentence can be up to 18 months in jail, plus some seriously hefty fines. Arizona is the state that has the most severe punishment for a first time offender.
I know a few stoners from these states and I salute you. While my state is still kind of unsure of where it stands, you guys face serious danger just to get high. We respect you and hope that your weed is good enough to make getting busted worth it. Be smart, don't get caught!
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