Monday, February 25, 2019

Coming to Mississippi?

The Medical Marijuana 2020 folks discussed the ballot initiative on the KIM Waaaaaaade radio show Friday.


32 comments:

Anonymous said...

medical marijuana is already everywhere in the country. mississippi last place again

Anonymous said...

The truth about marijuana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbjHOBJzhb0

Anonymous said...

tax it. for fixing the 'potholes' in our roads!

Anonymous said...

Great comparison of marijuana and "pot" holes....

Anonymous said...

Sittin' downtown by the railway station one toke over the line................

Anonymous said...

Already everywhere....pretty sure 23 states doesn’t equate to that but why let facts get in the way....

Anonymous said...

So, if I tell a doctor that I am stressed or have anxiety, I qualify for medical marijuana? And, I wonder what those who were busted and went to jail because the police found a seed in their car in the 60s and 70s think of this.

Vote NO said...

The effort is a front, a ruse, to achieve full legalization. The charlatans backing this initiative who tell you otherwise would fail a polygraph and are 100% full of shit.

Anonymous said...

Guess again @2:34 PM. The measure sets up its own little untouchable fiefdom including special sales tax diversions and a $2.5 MILLION dollar line of credit out of the Mississippi Treasury.

Section 6.
In addition to the fees applied to issuing identification cards and licensing medical marijuana treatment centers, the department may assess up to the equivalent of the state’s sales tax rate to the final sale of medical marijuana. Revenue generated under this section or through the issuance of identification cards or the licensing of medical marijuana treatment centers shall pay for the costs incurred by the department in implementing and enforcing the provisions of this article and shall be deposited into a special fund in the state treasury to be expended by the department without prior appropriation or authorization. The department shall administer the fund and make expenditures from the fund for costs or other services or programs associated with this article. Fund balances shall not revert to the General Fund. The department shall have the authority to utilize these special funds to escalate personnel positions in the department where needed, as non-state-service, to administer and enforce the provisions of this article. Upon request of the department, the State Treasurer shall provide a line of credit from the Working Cash Stabilization Fund or any other available special source funds maintained in the state treasury in an amount not to exceed Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000), for deposit to this special fund to provide sufficient working cash to implement the provisions of this article. Any such loans shall be repaid from the available funds received by the department under this article.


The medical marijuana folks also exempt themselves from public records disclosure law and MS ITS oversight. They also prohibit cities and counties from using zoning laws to regulate placement of the "treatment centers".

Then there is this:

“Debilitating medical condition” shall mean ..... or another medical condition of the same kind or class to those herein enumerated and for which a physician believes the benefits of using medical marijuana would reasonably outweigh potential health risks.

In other words, there a few medical limitations.

Big, BIG money behind this effort but nobody sharing who is putting up the bankroll.

Anonymous said...

I am from the 70s, it was against the law so be it. But it's way pass time to legalize it.

C'mon Man! said...

In 6 months (through end of January 2019) of campaign finance filings Mississippians for Compassionate Care have raised $583,563.

Mississippi House Representative Joel Bomgar (R-Madison) has contributed $350,000 or 59.9% of all contributions.

Bomgar contributions:

August 8, 2018 = $30,000
August 10, 2018 = $20,000
September 13, 2018 = $100,000
November 1, 2018 = $100,000
January 2, 2019 = $100,000

Good LORD Kingfish, tell us how THAT isn't news. Where the f*$k are the damn journalists in this state?

Anonymous said...

Looks like the minions are lining up behind the Little Emperor.

Anonymous said...

It SHOULD be fully legal. Prohibition was always a way to control a segment of society, to the benefit of those in power. Marijuana the plant? It's not only harmless, but probably the most amazing plant on earth with respect to overall benefit and infinite variety.

Anonymous said...

Marijuana is harmless? LMAO Sure, if it isn't consumed or smoked.

Jane said...

I don't know how you can justify banning marijuana (or practically any other drug) when alcohol is legal.

Big Pharma loves your ignorance said...

@7:46 so? God created pot. It's my highly held religious belief that he intended it to be used for various remedies of the mind, body, & soul. Also, pot stocks are en vogue. Captilsm requires constant growth.

Anti-God and Anti-capilist ehh? Lil commie.

Anonymous said...

It's tough to have an honest discussion about the opioid problem in this country while it's illegal to consume a plant from your garden.

Me: I've had 5 back surgeries and permanent nerve damage. I'm in pain everyday and need some relief ?

Dr: whatever you do, don't you dare go to your backyard and consume a flower growing in your garden. Here, take this pill...my really smart friends that wear white coats manufactured this tiny little piece of bliss in a controlled chemistry lab. It's better for you...I promise, I'm a doctor.

Anonymous said...

I love how there are so many morons out there that think think medical marijuana is real. Do you actually think you will be going to Walgreens to get your “Wink-wink medicine”. Grandma used to keep her “medicine” in a mason jar under her bed.

StarRider said...

And in other news, states with legalized recreational marijuana have been raising car insurance rates an average of 6% to cover the increased accident rates.

If actual scientific studies show a benefit, then let's make it available for those condition(s). Looks promising for seizures, a few other things. I see claims every day on Facebook that it helps this disease or that one, all backed up with links to www.cheechandchong.com or some other pothead website, full of anecdotal evidence that it will cure everything from asthma to the Zika virus. Forgive me if I'm a little skeptical. If you want to just get high, come out and say so. Stop making up all these fantasies about it being a wonder drug. Whether it is actually useful for any sort of treatment or not, these treatments need to be proven by actual research before ANY substance is cleared for medical use.

All that said, comparisons to alcohol and tobacco are valid, both seem to be far more dangerous. The opioid comparison I see so often not so much, despite large amounts of abuse there are many people who have legitimate need for these strong painkillers, nothing else will really take their place. How we can navigate that remains to be seen, but punishing people who really need long term pain management for abuse committed by people who don't also doesn't seem fair.

Anonymous said...

Y'all remember Connor Reeves, right? He was then Charmain Kanosky's lackey who tried to strong-arm Kingfish back in 2017.

Anonymous said...

I love how we're so programmed to believe medicine only comes in a pill form. Where do you think many of the pills came from? Plants.

Anonymous said...

If a person can buy a pack of cigarettes and a fifth of rotgut whiskey and get black out drunk then Marijuana should be legal as well.

Plain and simple there is no reason for one to be legal and not the other. Liquor has to be distilled with human effort. Marijuana will grow in a ditch as long as it isn't snowing.

liquor is far more destructive than marijuana.

Anonymous said...

8:58 = jealous

Anonymous said...

Phil Bryant says we don't need no marijuana when we got big pharma taking care of our pain!

Big John Dowdy says, yep!

Anonymous said...

@C’mon man! ..... Joel is the driving force behind the initiative, it’s not a secret. Are you just willfully ignorant or do you just believe that R next to his name means he can’t support marijuana reform?

Anonymous said...

I have friends and family who could really benefit from this. Too many of my buddies came back from Iraq and Afghanstan without help. This works in other states and it's not like the MS hasn't been using marijuana possession to target black mississippians historically. Fix two problems at once with this simple choice.

Kingfish said...

Not going to blame the lawyer too much when it is pretty clear his client didn't tell him the whole truth or anything close to it. In other words, she probably lied to him.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who doesn't believe in medical marijuana. Please do yourself and everyone else a favor and educate yourself. Look up some videos of people with Parkinson's, ms, epilepsy, or ptsd using medical marijuana and you will see the difference. Please read the multiple medical studies that have found marijuana as a cure and treatment for many desiases and ailments. The problem with Mississippi is the ignorance, and stubbornness to change. I have seen countless people, and even close friends and family members benefit from the use of medical marijuana and if the state of Mississippi could open it's citizens mind to legalize marijuana, I believe many people would be surprised how much it helps people. Not to mention the overflowing source of revenue for education, rehabilition, and state funded programs, all while helping the the most ill and helpless people at the same time. Im from california and i have seen the amazing results of marijuana as a medicine. Eveb for myself with diverticulitis and chrones desiase.Please at least give it a chance, open your mind to change.

North MS said...

Bringing Medical Marijuana into our state is the right move. It literally has the ability to help people live a more normal life without being addicted to dangerous opioids. Mississipians should not be forced to leave their homes in order to seek treatment from a plant that grows from the ground. Think of the veterans, think of the children that have hundreds of seizures on a daily basis and think about your loved ones who may one day benefit from this. It’s time we start taking care of Mississippians. Not to mention it would be a revenue boost to the state, cut down on the high incerartion rates as well. Trump is completely for it and I would not be shocked to see it come off the schedule one narcotics list in the near future. The United States wastes a lot of our tax dollars to fuel a war on a plant.

Anonymous said...

Let's be perfectly clear: there is no difference between medical or recreational marijuana. There is just marijuana. And it has a wide range of effects depending on the plant variety, of which there are thousands. You will find effects like: euphoria, happiness, anxiety relief, pain relief, reduced swelling, relaxation, sleep aid, creativity, increased alertness, deep thought, reflection, seizure control, and the list goes on and on. You tell me which of those are medical or recreational. Who really cares? You can drink wine for your stomach, or you can drink it because it tastes good with steak, or because it makes you feel warm and happy. Who cares. You can have sex to make babies, or you can do it in the road for fun. Who cares.

The people who complain about others just wanting to get high, generally have no personal experience consuming marijuana, and thus have no frame of reference. It is not like alcohol or opioids or other synthetic drugs. It sure as hell is not going to kill any man, woman, or child.

There is likely a pill that can provide any of the above effects, but often with bad side effects. We should let people choose whether they get the desired effect from a pill or from a naturally growing plant. That's the least we can do as Americans. Let people choose what's right for them.

Anonymous said...

Don't do it. Native of MS living in state where pot is legal. Bad elements of growers and dealers will be coming in droves. Acrid smell of pot in parking lots, parks, and on roads common. What starts out as medicinal becomes commonplace and police lose interest in prosecution. You don't want to go there.

Anonymous said...

8:35 definitely works at the bureau of narcotics or DPS. Who else uses the term "elements" to refer to people?

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