I have been hearing so much about the Medical Marijuana issue lately, that I thought I would write something on it even though it is a very controversial topic. I have been reading through Arizona’s laws on Medical Marijuana, and I have found the quite intriguing. I keep reading and hearing arguments over this topic, and people tend to get very emotional when arguing it. I myself know A LOT of people who have their “Pot Cards” here in Arizona, and yet NONE of them have any of these conditions listed as Debilitating Medical Conditions according to our laws!
“Debilitating medical condition” means one or more of the following:
(a) Cancer, Glaucoma, positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Hepatitis C, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease or the treatment of these conditions.
(b) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome; severe and chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis.
Doctors/Caregivers are already handing cards out like candy. People are pushing the limits as to how much they can grow once they get their cards and are selling it to those who don’t have theirs. We are already seeing people who live off of Welfare and our tax dollars sitting at home living off the system smoking pot due to what is called “couch-lock” and the lack of motivation to do anything else that seems to go along with this drug. While the idea of pot being good as a medical usage seems to be the major argument for this, I would like to remind people that almost every illegal drug has a medical usage in one way or another. Live Science’s Assistant Editor Marc Lallanilla gives 6 examples of popular illegal drugs and their medical uses, yet there are many more.
I have seen many people say that legalizing Pot will make the War on Drugs go away and in my opinion that simply is not true. The Cartels will always be around as their business deals in more than just pot. They won’t be going anywhere, because not everyone has or will get a pot card. Different types of pot has different types of highs as well, it just depends on what type of high you like. Potency of the pot is also something that will be an issue, because people are always coming up with ways to make strains that are bigger and better and that does affect the price when it comes to pot. Legal pot also costs more than Black Market pot! You can find an example of a Pot Menu on RCP Sacramento’s website. If you can’t afford to get a Pot Card and renew it every year or just don’t want to get a pot card for whatever reason, the Cartels will still unfortunately be there to supply it for you.
New Time Blogs: Perfectly Blunt walks you step by step in how to obtain a Pot Card in Arizona. It costs roughly 300.00 to get your card. If you are one of the lucky Welfare Recipients living off the Government you only have to pay a whopping $75.00. In Arizona you have to do this process online at this time which can open the door for many using others info to get a card. You also have to renew you Pot Card every year. The cost for an adult patient’s renewal is 150.00 and minors have fees of 350.00 as posted on the Arizona Department of Health Services Website.
Also, don’t forget the Stupid People! We do have a lot of Stupid People in this country! The Stupid People who have no Common Sense will ALWAYS ruin things for others! It’s the Stupid People that cause laws to be made in the first place, as they have no Common Sense and they need guidelines to follow! It is because of the stupid that Government steps in and plays a parent to the country, and they are able to do so legally because the stupid have given them the means to do so!
Just for the record: This blog is NOT to argue whether or not medical pot or pot in general should be legal. What I am simply stating here is that if indeed people want this legalized and to stay legal, the Pro Pot Peeps may want to start closing some loopholes and gaps if they do indeed want it to be legalized and stay that way!
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