Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Incompatible With State Law

Mar 18, 2013 Full story: patch.com

On Wednesday, Attorney General Martha Coakley ruled that towns in this state, including Reading, cannot ban medical marijuana dispensaries, according to BostonHerald.com . Towns can, however, use zoning rules to keep dispensaries in a certain area.

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Bad Medicine

Westborough, MA

#1 Mar 22, 2013
Look at what is happening in Colorado:..."Spike in children using marijuana"
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/03/06/drug-te...

74% of children in a Denver youth substance abuse treatment program report getting their pot from a "medical" marijuana cardholder an average of 50 times. (-- Journal of Child Psychiatry, June 2012, Thurstone)

If this is supposed to be medicine, why is the ONLY requirement for dispensary personnel that they be 21 years of age and have no felony drug convictions? This law required NO qualified  medical staff on site whatsoever.

IF there is medicinal value in this plant, prove it through clinical trials, and get the legitimate FDA approved  medicines behind the counter at a legitimate pharmacy. 

We closed the opium dens over 100 years ago -- because of public health crises from broad scale use. From the opium poppy was derived heroin, and finally morphine. Why start pushing raw crude marijuana out into broad public use now? It defies logic. Isn't this a history lesson  it would be better not to have to repeat?

97% of medical marijuana users in states with no specifically qualified medical conditions (like the Mass. Law) claim non-profound ailments like stress, ADD, pain, insomnia, and other self-reported symptoms.  And new research and evidence of physical and mental health risks is mounting -- most dramatic and concerning in the adolescent through age 25. 
Sheik Yerbouti

New Hope, PA

#2 Mar 22, 2013
You sound like a typical self righteous twit with no credible evidence to back up your ridiculous position! You seem like the type that would rather see people suffer unnecessarily!

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