Pubdate: Mon, 27 Jun 2011
Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT)
Copyright: 2011 The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Author: Loren Acton


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

* New permits require the signature of two Montana licensed doctors, one
of which must have practiced in the community for a minimum of two

* 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

* Marijuana sales to be taxed sufficient to pay all costs of recordation
and enforcement.

Sadly, my suggestion was ignored.

Loren Acton

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