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SB 5073 Passed, sent to the Govenorfor signing!

Discussion in 'Washington (WA)' started by david98686, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. david98686

    david98686 Registered+

    There is little time, please go to her website, Contact Governor Gregoire , fill out the form to send her, and ask her to VETO SB 5073 for the Medical Marijuana patients of Washington's sake! It only takes a minute, the bill has passed and the time is now!
    Veto the entire bill, do the right thing, not just portions or lines. SSB 5073 is unfixable without rescheduling Marijuana first!
     
  2. BloddyHeel

    BloddyHeel Registered

    Done.

    I highly doubt it will matter though. Sounds like her and the main sponsor of the bill had this going from the start.

    - "Hey, let's do this bill to "clarify" the mmj law and get support by saying we'll give patients protections! They'll buy it hook, line, and sinker and then we'll take away everything we said we'd give them!"
    - "Wow! What a great idea! Hey, and when it gets to my desk I'll take everything out about dispensaries so we can shut them down!"
    - "Yeah, that sounds great!"

    Sounds horrible, but it's probable... Talk about being f'd by the people who are supposed to serve you!
     
  3. BloddyHeel

    BloddyHeel Registered

    Done.

    I highly doubt it will matter though. Sounds like her and the main sponsor of the bill had this going from the start.

    - "Hey, let's do this bill to "clarify" the mmj law and get support by saying we'll give patients protections! They'll buy it hook, line, and sinker and then we'll take away everything we said we'd give them!"
    - "Wow! What a great idea! Hey, and when it gets to my desk I'll take everything out about dispensaries so we can shut them down!"
    - "Yeah, that sounds great!"

    Sounds horrible, but it's probable... Talk about being f'd by the people who are supposed to serve you!
     
  4. WashougalWonder

    WashougalWonder Registered+

    My guess is she will veto it because of the threats by the feds, costs the state too much in federal interest and threatens all.
     
  5. david98686

    david98686 Registered+

    Let's hope she just Veto's it rather than making it even worse somehow with her Line Veto pen...
    She has 20 days to decide, tell her VETO period and write a bill that will work. : Contact Governor Gregoire
    Fill in the form and ask for a complete Veto on SSB 5073..
     
  6. hiamps

    hiamps Registered+

    Hoping for a Veto also...
     
  7. killerweed420

    killerweed420 Registered+

    Me too. This bill was a scam from day one.
     
  8. hiamps

    hiamps Registered+

    Here is what is on the Governors website....

    "Governor Gregoire’s statement about SB 5073
    For Immediate Release: April 21, 2011
    Gov. Chris Gregoire released today the following statement regarding the passage of SB 5073, concerning the use of medical cannabis:

    “I realize the value that medical marijuana has for patients and support the voter-approved initiative. I also agree with the intent of the Legislature to clarify ambiguity surrounding search and arrest as well as concerns around dispensaries and access. We need to create a system that works.

    “I asked the Legislature to work with me on a bill that does not subject state workers to risk of criminal liability. I am disappointed that the bill as passed does not address those concerns while also meeting the needs of medical marijuana patients.

    “I will review the bill to determine any parts that can assist patients in need without putting state employees at risk. No state employee should have to break federal law in order to do their job.”
     
  9. hiamps

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  10. killerweed420

    killerweed420 Registered+

    It actually looks like it might be a better bill than the original except for dispensaries. But its good she's got some protection for co ops. The original bill was an absolute monstrosity.
     
  11. Jackson47

    Jackson47 Registered

    Coops are limited to 45 plants and 72 ounces and only what they grow....and that is supposed to supply the market under the new idea being schlepped around right now in the special session? Wow
     
  12. killerweed420

    killerweed420 Registered+

    I like that better than having the big warehouse grows where someone will just come in and make a killing in the market. The small co ops will help keep it more fair for the patient. They can go see how there plants are doing and if they're not happy they can try another one.
     
  13. hiamps

    hiamps Registered+

    If we could have small co-ops and local farmers markets I think it would work for now...Not sure what the outlook for farmers markets is, but I hope they stay. Would rather go there than a dispensary...Lots of different clones and all the other meds also.
     
  14. killerweed420

    killerweed420 Registered+

    Read the new bill last night. The worst part that I see in the bill is a change in doctor authorizations. It says that doctors can not specialize in writing MMJ authorizations. That will pretty much kill the movement right there. Hardly any general practioners are interested in dealing with the DEA and risk losing there DEA number for prescription drugs.
    C/P
    17 (b) A health care professional shall not:
    18 (i) Accept, solicit, or offer any form of pecuniary remuneration
    19 from or to a ((licensed dispenser, licensed producer, or licensed
    20 processor of cannabis products)) collective garden or nonprofit patient
    21 cooperative;
    22 (ii) Offer a discount or any other thing of value to a qualifying
    23 patient who is a ((customer)) member of, or agrees to be a ((customer))
    24 member of, a particular ((licensed dispenser, licensed producer, or
    25 licensed processor of cannabis products)) collective garden or
    26 nonprofit patient cooperative;
    27 (iii) Examine or offer to examine a patient for purposes of
    28 diagnosing a terminal or debilitating medical condition at a location
    29 where cannabis is produced, processed, or dispensed;
    30 (iv) Have a business or practice which consists solely of
    31 authorizing the medical use of cannabis;

    32 (v) Include any statement or reference, visual or otherwise, on the
    33 medical use of cannabis in any advertisement for his or her business or
    34 practice; or
    35 (vi) Hold an economic interest in an enterprise that produces,
    36 processes, or dispenses cannabis if the health care professional
    37 authorizes the medical use of cannabis.
    Code Rev/AL:ean 7 S
     
  15. WashougalWonder

    WashougalWonder Registered+

    Yep, lines 30 and 31 kill it for most. My doctor will not cross that bridge, sends me to one of the specialists who only does that.
     
  16. hiamps

    hiamps Registered+

    I think it will open the market for more Naturepaths...Seems to me in this great country of ours whatever the void...it gets filled. Plus it may be a bonus to some that have never used a Naturepath. I hope more step up.
     

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