Apr 16, 2016
commented on “It’s Been a Long Time Coming” Admits State's Chief Pot Regulator, Announcing Pesticide Reform
Homegrows please. Large scale grows are great and hope they stick around, but this just shows that some of us need to opt out and grow our own instead of taking chances with our health. And when is the press going to expose the names of all the testing companies that have been commuting fraud by fixing the testing results? This is a serious issue and needs more exposure because empirical science and the scientific method are not what is currently being used. Can you show us a single study that has declared those levels of pesticides are safe when smoked or vaporized? Is the state actually prepared to do real science when it still has cannabis listed as a schedule one drug in order to keep the federal grant dollars coming? Why would your concern level be downgraded when they haven't actually done anything but pass some emergency rules without holding hearings, commissioned any studies, nothing! Patients with compromised immune systems and those with serious neurological conditions, cancers, etc., need to opt out and grow our own and have the right to designate a grower of our choosing so we can control what goes on our plants. Instead, the state is forcing patients into this mess by destroying our medical laws. This state is hell bent on punishing the poor and dismissing the concerns of those most effected by these policies.
Apr 1, 2016
commented on Medical Marijuana Patients Worry That the State's New Pot Authorization Form Is an Overshare
"Weeks said that interactions like these are precisely why it was urgent that the unregulated medical marijuana system be brought under the watchful eye of the state. "
Uh hello? THE PROBLEM DID NOT EXIST UNTIL YOU PUT THE CONDITION ON THE FORM!
And let's take a close look at one of the reasons stated in this article...
To match up data with the opiates...
That is code for those of you not aware. It is code that means, if you write an authorization for cannabis, you better not write a prescription for an opiate because if the DEA matches that, the doctor could get their federal licenses taken away.
I know this because I have had doctors refuse to do it for me. In fact, I was released from a hospital during a massive pacreatic attack because I admitted to being a medical cannabis patient. The hospital release form even stated to stop using marijuana.
This is an absolute outrage and Ms. Weeks answer is, don't get an authorization. When I confronted her on it in person, she told NE to get a lawyer and sue the DOH, because she was not going to change it. Never mind the fact that it was not part of the law to include it and there was no input from the public at all.
Shameful. Would you like us all to start wearing yellow stars on our shirts next?