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The New Prohibition => States Rights versus Richard Nixon => Topic started by: elyusium on 05-18-2012 at 08:11:32 AM

Title: Connecticut passes medical marijuana bill
Post by: elyusium on 05-18-2012 at 08:11:32 AM
State Senators in Connecticut on Saturday voted to legalize marijuana for medical uses, creating a system of regulation that would license pharmacists to dispense marijuana only in special cases where doctors certify that it is needed.
The Senate voted 21 to 13 after a lengthy debate, and Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) is expected to sign the bill.
It will be the second significant reform of marijuana laws for Gov. Malloy, who last year approved a measure that decriminalized minor possession (http://justsaynow.firedoglake.com/2011/07/01/connecticut-gov-signs-marijuana-decrimlization-bill-in-effect-starting-today/), adjusting the penalty for first offenses to a fine of just $150 and a mandating a drug education course for third-time offenders. The state’s Office of Fiscal Analysis noted at the time (http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/FN/2011SB-01014-R01-FN.htm) that it would add nearly $1.5 million to state coffers, with most coming from law enforcement savings and revenue collected from fines.
Connecticut is the 17th state to legalize medical marijuana.
Title: Re: Connecticut passes medical marijuana bill
Post by: Sea Mac on 05-19-2012 at 05:06:05 PM
Congratulations!

Not only does this add money to the state coffers (by savings in the justice system): opening dispensaries and purity testing labs and MMJ bakeries and all the OTHER related jobs ADDS growth to the Connecticut state economy.

IF the recommendations of President Nixon's blue ribbon drug panel The Shafer Commission's report (http://thetruthabouthemp.com/hempity/index.php/topic,45.0.html) were followed, and Marijuana were legalized: there would be a million new jobs in America overnight.

But Special Interests and Lobbying groups from Pharmaceutical/Timber/Oil/Textile/and OTHER Companies that DO NOT want everyone growing these things in their backyard will forever prevent Marijuana from being legalized. It would cut their profits.
Title: Re: Connecticut passes medical marijuana bill
Post by: elyusium on 05-19-2012 at 08:58:20 PM
That  basically leaves MA as the only hold out which is incredibly ironic for two reasons for me. One; MA is considered very liberal second only to VT perhaps. Two, I hate CT and wouldn't step foot in it even if my life was dependent on it as well as considered the most conservative of all the New England states. However as far as I remember a vote for it will be on the Nov. MA ballot. Unfortunately our problem here is Boston, usually voting conservative unlike many places where the city is pro and the more isolated agri population is against. Lets all keep our fingers crossed...

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