State Representitive Lou Lang chose to call, " HB 30 Medical Marijuana " on May 5th, 2012, which was also Police Memorial Day. Hopefully his intent was not to embarrass Law Enforcement while many officers were on Capital Hil.
HB 30 states the act would allow the limited use of marijuana, under medical supervision, by patients with debilitating medical conditions to alleviate the symptons of their conditions. The words tug on our heartstrings but in states where similar bills were passed it fails on all counts. The use is not limited, patients are not medically supervised, many of them do not have debilitating medical conditions and symptoms are masked not alleviated.
This initiative is obviously not about those relatively few chronic or terminally ill patients, it's about recreational use and a well organized highly profitable drug trade. Legalizing pot does not enjoy broad-based support. Instead it is sponsored by a few billionaires and some vigorously committed politicians.
At a time in this country when we are discouraging smoking tobacco, some people are encouraging smoking pot and calling it medicine.