Monday, January 27, 2014

Pot Smokers Must Choose: Guns Or Pot?

"The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday unveiled their proposed rules for the state's medical marijuana pilot program -- including several proposals that are receiving significant backlash from marijuana advocates.

Among the proposals are that medical marijuana users would need to pay a $150 annual fee to participate in the program by getting a special photo ID, in addition to agreeing to be fingerprinted, undergoing a criminal background check and relinquishing their right to own a gun, the Associated Press reports.

The IDPH is now accepting public comment on their proposals through Feb. 7 before it plans to submit their recommendations to state lawmakers by the end of April, followed by another public comment period, the Chicago Tribune reports. Patient applications aren't expected to begin to be considered until September."* Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola (TYT University) and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) break it down.

(Our Notes:)  Guess that means you can't turn your gun or riffle into a bong?  This is for medicinal use, not recreational use.  So if you own a gun, you give it to a family member instead and still get to keep the weapon, just not under your own name.  Like the state law does not have an easy work around.  No issues there.  If you do not want to give up your gun but need the marijuana for medicinal use, you can still get it the way you are getting it now anyway, street purchase.  Why is anyone getting worked up over these issues?  It's just stupid.  Smoke a doobie and forget about it.
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