Medical Marijuana

Marijuana

Needing service providers get licenses and get unannounced yearly assessments.

Marijuana

Needing service providers get licenses and get unannounced yearly assessments.

Marijuana

Needing service providers get licenses and get unannounced yearly assessments.

Marijuana

Needing service providers get licenses and get unannounced yearly assessments.

 

Guest opinion: Let's restore Montana's medical cannabis law

 

Someday you or someone you enjoy may require safe, legal access to medical marijuana. You, or they, may have cancer, epilepsy, IBS, colitis, or Crohn’s illness, Parkinson s, bust cancer, a current cardiovascular disease, or may be a veteran or emergency worker with PTSD.In 2004, 64 percent of Montana voters passed a law developing a medical marijuana program. But access for patients looking for relief will quickly disappear because of political rubbish in the 2011 Legislature. With these extreme, nonsensical laws, you and your friend aren’t going to get exactly what you need for discomfort, sign relief, or a treatment.

 

In my town, there is a bold 33-year old mommy of 2 who is battling a battle with cancer. You might have seen her, bald, on TELEVISION or in a paper photo, asking you to sign the petition to obtain Initiative 182 on the tally and vote for the procedure comes November. Medical cannabis makes her day-to-day struggle with chemotherapy possible, and permits her some lifestyle. I-182 will ensure clients like her have access to the medicine they need, while putting brand-new sideboards and accountability in place.

 

Veterans' gain access to


The issue of veterans access to medical marijuana has gathered strong bipartisan support at the federal level with both Montana Sens. Steve Daines (Republican) and Jon Tester (Democrat) supported legislation that is pending prior to Congress to permit access to medical cannabis for veterans in the 24 states that have adopted medical marijuana laws. Medical marijuana is being used to treat veterans for PTSD and is a safer option than opioids for managing discomfort.

 

It is essential that we offer Montana veterans with safe, legal access to the medicine they need and I-182 will do simply that. This new marijuana initiative will honor our veterinarians with a safe, accountable approach. Montana has one of the largest populations of vets per capita, second only to Alaska. We have to align with Tester and Daines and change these laws to enable our veterans the choices they should have.

 

Recently that 33-year Bozeman mom stated, "I understand from my personal experience with others fighting cancer we require safe access to medical marijuana. My health story is not uncommon, but with the prospective absence of medical cannabis, I and other cancer patients in Montana face a choice they shouldn’t need to, discomfort or vomiting. I’m not an evildoer. I m an ill individual; it discomforts me to believe I might be maltreated for being a sick individual.Her story might be the story of 10’s of thousands Montanans unless we act to fix the existing scenario. I support and will advocate for I-182 because it attends to issues over the previous law and ensures accountability to all Montanans by:

 

Needing service providers get licenses and get unannounced yearly assessments.Enabling product testing to make sure safety, consistency and precise dosages.Offering access to veterans and other patients diagnosed with trauma.Getting rid of the three-patient limitation for carriers.Producing licensing charges to spend for the administration of the new law.The residents of Bozeman have trusted me with their city; three times I’ve been mayor. The citizens of Gallatin County have trusted me with their money; I was the chosen county treasurer as a Republican. Gov. Brian Schweitzer trusted me with the university system when he selected me to the Montana Board of Regents. You can trust me when I inform you medical cannabis works, and I’m desperately needed. You can trust me when I tell you we can establish controls on how and where it’s sold, and the number of sellers there are. We can restrict public use. We can restrict off-premises marketing.

 

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I know, because we did all that in Bozeman when I was mayor. I-182 can also limit how it is recommended, who recommends it, and for exactly what it can be prescribed.We require your signature. To allow Montanans the chance to develop a responsible, responsible law, we need to certify for the ballot by gathering at least 24,175 valid trademarks from throughout the state.Please sign I-182. Bring back the mandate that 64 percent of Montanans established a years ago. Let’s provide individuals a combating chance at a better life.