Pubdate: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT) Copyright: 2011 The Bozeman Daily Chronicle Contact: http://bozemandailychronicle.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1686 Author: Loren Acton MEDICAL MARIJUANA IDEAS WERE IGNORED On March 5, I sent the following suggestion to my district legislator Tom Burnett: It would be a sad mistake to repeal medical cannabis. Although I've never once used it I'll be 75 years old tomorrow and reckon that someday in the not-todistant future I may be glad to ease the aches and pains of aging with this benign plant. Here are some suggestions to effective regulation I offer for dealing with the conceived abuses of the current law: * Declare null and void all current individual medical marijuana permits. * New permits require the signature of two Montana licensed doctors, one of which must have practiced in the community for a minimum of two years. * Only cannabis grown and processed in Montana is allowed. * Montana-produced cannabis may not be sold out of state. * Marijuana producers must be licensed at the county level and be subject to zoning, etc. * Producers and users are to be catalogued at the state level, and producers must file an annual report detailing product production and sales. * Marijuana sales to be taxed sufficient to pay all costs of recordation and enforcement. Sadly, my suggestion was ignored. Loren Acton Bozeman - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.