Unintended complications of medical marijuana law

May 21st, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

Posted: 12:00 AM

Unintended complications of medical marijuana law

Maine has finally legalized marijuana for medical purposes but not without complications that weren’t intended when it was voted upon.

There is a lot of confusion for the young and especially the elderly who voted for it and use it.

Lawmakers in Augusta, who have absolutely no medical knowledge or even any type of schooling in medicine, are the ones who are calling the shots and making the rules, which is totally unacceptable. Doctors and pharmacists ought to be the ones who decide who would benefit from it or who can possess it, not Department of Human Services.

If a person who cannot afford $75 to obtain a card gets caught eating or smoking it, a fine is imposed. If the person cannot afford to pay the fine, then taxpayers pay to house you in jail.

Doctor and patient confidentiality no longer exists and DHS can turn you down and keep your $75. They are the ones who decide if you need the medicine, not your doctor.

It is time for everybody to get out of the way of the doctors and allow them to do the job that they were trained to do. After all, they did spend long hours and lots of money in their field, and so let’s move over and allow them to decide.

These lawmakers don’t go to

Article source: http://www.onlinesentinel.com/opinion/letters/unintended-complications-of-medical-marijuana-law_2011-05-20.html