Utah officials are gearing up to sell medical marijuana — and they need $4 million to do it

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  • brotherJonathan SLC, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 9:19 p.m.

    #1 Rule _We The People_Have Constitutional Law
    No matter your point of view_until now_
    No law may violate Citizen Equality.
    Our "Controlled Substance Act"_created a monopoly_
    I can prove this in any US Court /Debate w/legal experts

    1-doctors aren't under oath of office
    (Constitutional Oath to uphold citizen equality or be impartial in all their duties)
    2-Doctors sell Government Use Permits- Like the ATF - & are only private business venture.
    3-Doctors being private citizens- not under oath- get to keep the Gov. Permit fees, which are temporary causing strong monopoly powers with pharmacies- blocking free markets rules of pricing, sales & distribution to all citizens with equality.
    4-Doctors special powers of a public office & forced compliance with unconstitutional law-
    Clearly blocks access of a needed commodity unless accepting the elite citizen powers given to doctors of medicine & governments fees needed to own or purchase commodity needed to treat personal pain, anxiety, & chronic illness.
    Conclusion-denial of rights based on Drug Prohibition w/PreScription Clause.
    1-The 'Controlled Substance Acts' (giving Doctors the power of gov. permit sales)
    violates equality
    Yes_ No_

  • ConradGurch Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 6, 2019 1:16 p.m.

    @Third try screen name - Mapleton, UT

    Of note, Berenson’s book also received the Vox treatment today in an extensive article by German Lopez titled, “What Alex Berenson’s new book gets wrong about marijuana, psychosis, and violence.” The subhead reads tellingly, “The book, Tell Your Children, has received a lot of media attention, but it’s essentially Reefer Madness 2.0.” Lopez based his opinion on his previous evaluation of the same study Berenson used to make his case.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 12:19 p.m.

    I refer you to a book by Alex Berenson called "Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence."

    In a nutshell, pot is linked to paranoia, schizophrenia, memory loss, domestic violence and brain damage.

    Then there's the munchies. And impaired driving.

    To be sure, it brings unique relief for some ailments, but $4 million would cover legitimate distribution for those folks for ten years.

    We are being sold a bill of goods here.

  • ConradGurch Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 6, 2019 9:16 a.m.

    @Third try screen name - Mapleton, UT

    Pot is a Pandora's Box of societal trouble. How do you know this? Please explain.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 8:51 a.m.

    Given the very narrow legitimate use for medical marijuana, this $4 million request for the program is disturbing.

    That much money would be enough to provide a decade of dosing for those who can really benefit from it at have no effective alternative.

    What this means is that those driving this agenda see it as a stepping stone to recreational pot. The medical foot-in-the-door is only the beginning.

    Pot is a Pandora's Box of societal trouble. You would think we have learned from the loss of control of prescription opioids, but the legislature now wants to create a new industry.

    This is not looking good, folks.

  • Den Den West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 7:22 a.m.

    Maybe this information should have been in the ballot!!!

  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 4:23 a.m.

    The Legislature needs to give $5,000,000 to start this program. Think of all the people that can find new employment and not be in business on street!

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 5, 2019 9:42 p.m.

    We don't need any recreational use and only approved dispensaries for medical distribution. If people will drive to Nevada, Colorado, and Washington to get pot people can plan trips to wherever the dispensaries are if they have a legitimate medical need/script. People travel to U Med Center and Primary Childrens Hospital from all over the state and from other states all the time.

  • AlSwearengen Ogden, UT
    Feb. 5, 2019 9:44 p.m.

    Mesquite or Wendover seems like a better bet!

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 5, 2019 9:26 p.m.

    Yep. The DABC is such a model of efficiency, customer satisfaction and common sense, that we need Utah government in the cannabis distribution business.

  • Latter-daySaintForever St. George, UT
    Feb. 5, 2019 7:46 p.m.

    I hope they do not get one cent.