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  •  This is an interesting article on shutdowns (9+ / 0-)

    I live here in WA, and the feds did come through here a while back and close some "patient access points."  

    The reason they closed them is pretty clear.  The businesses were operating far afield from the intent of the law. ,

    I am active in changing the laws here and in other places, but at this point, I still have to remember that the law is about medical conditions.  The plans are being made to implement the recent initiative that was approved, but for now, it's about medicine.

    The places that were closed were doing some really stupid shit.  They were posting pictures of themselves on facebook with a bunch of cash, they were selling pounds of weed out that back door, and they were selling things other than cannabis or hash.

    When I decided to get a card a few years back, I didn't make that decision lightly.  My moral issue was that I didn't want to jeopardize a system that provides real relief for many patients.  I could conceivably use more anti epileptic Pharmaceuticals to control seizures, but I prefer to use less, and to augment that with cannabis.  It's not do or die, smoke or suffer for me.  It's a quality of life now and in the future issue for me.  

    I reasoned that if I were to injure myself, I'd get oxycontin or something from the doctor.  That would stop the pain, but it would also probably be a pleasant way to stop the pain.  

    Likewise, if cannabis happens to have the impact of getting me high, while also allowing me to cut twenty percent of my pharmaceuticals, then I can be morally satisfied that I am not doing anything that unnecessarily jeopardizes the system for patients with cancer or AIDS.

    I found the most amazing dispensary the other day.  It's storefront, but when you go in, it's an entire marketplace of providers.  THere are about twenty stalls right next to each other where you can smell and touch the meds.

    Amazingly cheap, and a massive array of if strains and products. Crazy.  


    by otto on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 08:37:37 AM PDT

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