for adults in Washington state I get the impression that the chance such a measure might be adopted was a fantasy.
According to folks who were there in Olympia when the homegrow bill was being considered the lawmakers ended up spending a larger portion of the time discussing a bill that would affect fantasy football.
Here is a report from Cat Jeter on Facebook
In case you can't see that embedded facebook post I'll write it out for you here:
Grandma Cat is angry beyond measure right now! 1.5 hours of a 2 hour hearing devoted to 8 presenters and citizens on behalf of Fantasy Football with only 20 minutes remaining for 19 cannabis advocates who appeared on behalf of the Home Grow bill. I should also mention that about half of the senators seemed to have something better to do than to listen to citizens, because they left as time was allowed for Home Grow.
Now, normally I don't lose my temper in a committee hearing, but the acting chair, Senator Hosegawa gavelled the meeting closed during the first speaker, Sharon Whitson, because she dared to try to finish her 1-1/2 minute statement in the whole minute allowed to her.
Now let's be clear, the Fantasy Football guys had the opportunity to joke, ramble, answer questions, bring props (a definite no-no for cannabis advocates) and generally take their time. Why not? THEY had an hour and a half, while the contentious issue of home grow is shelved to the short session.
I DO NOT FEEL WELL SERVED BY REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT TODAY!
Time for a new legislature, time to take to the streets, time to continue as we always have regardless of a hostile government. Cannabis is safer than Fantasy Football and gambling in general.
There you have it, from Grandma cat herself.
I'm reminded of a quote from Morgan Freeman. He heard that marijuana is helping kids with seizures, so marijuana should be "legalized across the board".
Real Legalization means all adults are allowed to grow a small garden. Homegrows for every adult in Washington would be a huge step toward making sure all folks who need marijuana for seizures can get it at a more affordable price.
Please let lawmakers know how you feel about small homegrows for adults.
Here is some more information on how you can reach out to lawmakers and other officials involved in the decision making process surrounding the legalization of homegrows for adults:
SHARE FAR AND WIDE WITH ALL COMPASSIONATE USE SUPPORTERS, RECREATIONAL, ANYONE THAT LOVES AND SUPPORTS FREEDOM OF CANNABIS:
PUBLIC Input SOUGHT: WA STATE CANNABIS Scheduling/Re-Scheduling or DECRIMINALIZATION COMPLETELY,
INPUT NEEDED FROM PATIENTS, PUBLIC, RECREATIONAL SUPPORTERS, FRIENDS, FAMILY, DOCTORS, LAWYERS, RESEARCHERS, CONSTITUTENTS, ETC.
The Department of Health(DOH) was Instructed to thoroughly consider the idea of re-scheduling or de-scheduling marijuana in consultation with medical professionals and stakeholders, DOH has then been TASKED WITH PRESENTING the GOVERNOR and the LEGISLATURE with an appropriate resolution.
Currently marijuana is a Schedule 1 controlled substance under both state and federal law, meaning it is illegal and viewed as having no potential medical benefit. It could be changed to Schedule 2-5 or REMOVED FROM SCHEDULING altogether. However, this change would not affect marijuana's continued status as a Schedule 1 drug under federal law, the UN also is heavily leaning toward DECRIMINALIZING ALL DRUGS Cannabis Included. Civil Forfeiture also needs to be removed should the "Civil/Roman Law" Approach be taken to Cannabis.
We would like to invite you to a meeting to learn more and offer input:
November 20, 2015
2 to 4 pm
Educational Services District 113
6005 Tyee Drive SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
IF YOU CAN't PHYSICALLY ATTEND IN PERSON, YOU CAN ELECT TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE, INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:
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We plan to release a draft of options for consideration prior to the meeting. We look forward to reviewing these options along with others you may have prior to finalizing a report for the Governor.
Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think may be interested. If you have any questions you may contact us at 360.236.4819or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE BE THERE YOU CAN SAVE PATIENT LIVES AND MAKE CANNABIS DECRIMINALIZED IN THE STATE OF WA. MAKE HISTORY!