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Vote To Restore and/or Maintain Sanity

Daily Dose 2010-11-02 0 comments

A Medical Marijuana Voters Guide

As a supporter of medical marijuana (as well as a long-time, doctor-recommended patient), and with a great desire to see sanity restored to our nation’s drug laws, here are my recommendations for today’s voting.

Help restore and/or maintain sanity by going out and voting today!

Until later, best of health
Jon, onehumanbeing

ArizonaRestore Sanity

Proposition 203 – New Medical Marijuana StateVote YES

(From Yes on Proposition 203) What would Arizona’s medical marijuana initiative do?

  • Allow terminally and seriously ill patients who find relief from marijuana to use it with their doctors’ approval.
  • Protect these seriously ill patients from arrest and prosecution for the simple act of taking their doctor-recommended medicine.
  • Permit qualifying patients or their caregivers to legally purchase their medicine from tightly regulated clinics, as they would any other medicine — so they need not purchase it from the criminal market.
  • Permit qualifying patients or their caregivers to cultivate their own marijuana for medical use if a regulated medical marijuana clinic is not located within 25 miles of the qualifying patient.
  • Create registry identification cards, so that law enforcement officials could easily tell who was a registered patient, and establish penalties for false statements and fraudulent ID cards.
  • Allow patients and their caregivers who are arrested to discuss their medical use in court.
  • Keep commonsense restrictions on the medical use of marijuana, including prohibitions on public use of marijuana and driving under the influence of marijuana.

You can read the complete proposition here:

CaliforniaRestore and/or Maintain Sanity

Proposition 19 – Legalize Marijuana for AdultsVote YES – Restore Sanity

Not Cooley for Attorney General – Attorney General Election – Vote for Kamala Harris Maintain Sanity

(From ASA) Cooley is not cool! He is on record opposing the sales of medical marijuana and has a long history of complicating the local regulatory process.

If elected, Cooley could criminalize the sale of medical marijuana and aggressively raid dispensaries around the state.

If elected, Cooley could reverse the 2008 California Attorney General Guidelines, jeopardizing rights now afforded to patients and providers across the state.

As Attorney General, Cooley will likely work to overturn important legal precedents in the courts.

OregonRestore and/or Maintain Sanity

Measure 74 – Clarify/Modify Existing Medical Marijuana Laws – Vote YES

(From Yes on Measure 74) Vote YES on Measure 74 to provide:

  • Regulated supply: Qualified patients could obtain medical marijuana from regulated, nonprofit clinics like pharmacies.
  • Strict controls & accountability: Suppliers would be subject to background checks, inspections, record-keeping, auditing and zoning, and other regulations.
  • State revenues: The system will generate $3 million-$20 million per year for Oregon’s budget from taxes and fees paid by participants, much more than the cost of regulation.

South DakotaRestore Sanity

Measure 13 – New Medical Marijuana State – Vote Yes

(From Yes on Measure 13) On November 2nd, voters in South Dakota will decide whether or not to bring medical marijuana to patients suffering from debilitating or terminal illness via Measure 13. Vote YES on Measure 13 to make a compassionate choice for patients in South Dakota.

More Election Stories Here: Elections 2010

DISCLAIMER: This is not a political ad, nor is in any way associated with The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear. This graphic used at the top of this posting was created by Jon, onehumanbeing for, and is based on the poster which was used by the previously mentioned Rally…