As one of the closet growers and smokers of montana myself .I am proud to have my medical card finally after 10 + years of having to hide it.As sit here and read all these comments it sounds like everyone is about on the same page here saying that we as the card holders and the little caregivers do not want to see the commercial and in your face and in our kids faces approach . These people that are out there like tom daubaurt and jason christ are advocates for us and the medical industry but mainly for the industry. They like the rest of us want to see marijuana leaglized completely. so you cant merely put the blame in certain places. There is always gonna be bads eggs in every group like jason. And yes I have met him and his is completely out there in la la land. and is diffently a sore on the back side of the medical marijuana industry no matter how much he contributed to the cause . He acts like an idiot insead of a professional. Every adult out there that has ever used the drug know that the effects of even 5 joints back to back are much less than even 2 beers. It is gonna happen in time no matter what anybody says. This is amercia the land with a voice of the people. I think that when we just sit back and let people like tom and jason and rick russo and other various groups that are commercial caregivers that get invites to the subcommittee meetings to talk about the laws and things that need to change and how in fact a subcommittee that is made up of people that dont even have a clue of how things really are for us as patients are getting to vote and dictate how the laws are gonna change. This is a law that was passed in my state with my vote and many other MONTANAS. NOT A SELECT FEW! If any changes are to be made it should be made from the public vote and no other. As far as I am concerned Everyone in that group has violated my civil rights and every other montanans even if it is just recomendations. All of the recomendations .Not a single one helps us as patients or caregivers. In fact The entire 59 page. paper I read last night does nothing but put restrictions on everyone . Everything ranging from limiting our plants for patients down to only 3 in bloom and 3 in veg only. even though we cant even keep up with having enough medicine for ourselves already. And how about the fact they are gonna do away with caregivers and call you providers and you have to buy it from a licensed dispenesary licensed by the state where I might add only people that have a ton of cash that can afford the required fess and insurance. Then to top it off they are targeting just the Chronic pain card holders requireing them to see a pain specialist as well as a doctors recommendation. Thats 2 doctor notes people. I dont know about you but the two main reasons I use medical marijuana is A: My body can't take me swallowing 6-8 pills a day and B: I cant afford 150 .oo every 7 days for pain pills and instine pills. or to even go see the doctors for the rest of my instine issues I am poor. Isit here in pain day in and day out because I cant see a chiropactor 3 days a week like im suppose to do. Icant go to a basic doctor besause it cost me 150 just to get through the door let alone the meds he gives me.We all need help. Just like over half of the state. We need to say enough is enough. and take back our god given rights as human beings to care for ourselves the way we see fit and quit letting a select few of indviduals dictate how we run our lives. We voted it in ,now they want to shape it to conform to their way of life or structure that best suits their needs. These people that are on this subcommittee have their own agendas completely.They are not there to help us, they are there to help the minorty of people that voted against I148 in 2004 election." The proof is in the pudding". Take a look yourself at the board members,who they are and who they represent. Then take a look at a the recomedations. They are a right wing group trying to take control out of the dhhps hands. and completely change the wording and the law itself to profit them for money gains or for personal gains in the future. Not for the majorty who voted in this bill.These supposed loop holes that everyone talks about are just little things that people are blowing up out of porportion just so they can tear apart the guts of the bill. This day today makes me sad to live in Montana and to say I from Montana a place that is now like everywhere else.
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