See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Meet Hawaii’s Republican Governor Linda Lingle. On Monday, Gov. Lingle vetoed Senate Bill 1058, which called on the legislature to merely study “issues relating to medical cannabis patients and current medical cannabis laws.”
Specifically, SB 1058 called for the formation of a legislative task force to:

(1) Examine current state statutes, state administrative rules, and all county policies and procedures relating to the medical marijuana program;
(2) Examine all issues and obstacles that qualifying patients have encountered with the medical marijuana program;
(3) Examine all issue and obstacles that state and county law enforcement agencies have encountered with the medical marijuana program;
(4) Compare and contrast Hawaii’s medical marijuana program with all other state medical marijuana programs; and
(5) Address other issues and perform any other function necessary as the task force deems appropriate, relating to the medical marijuana program.

In her veto address, Gov. Lingle alleged — laughably — that the mere act of examining the medical marijuana laws of Hawaii and a dozen other states violates federal anti-drug laws.

“I am returning herewith, without my approval, Senate Bill No. 1058. … This bill establishes the medical cannabis task force … to review issues related to (Hawaii’s) medical marijuana program and make recommendations for any proposed legislation and rules. … The medical task force is unnecessary because it would attempt to deal with issues raised by medical marijuana users that can only be addressed by circumventing federal law.

Keep in mind that just days earlier lawmakers in Rhode Island overwhelmingly approved legislation to allow the state to license nonprofit facilities to produce and dispense medicinal cannabis to qualified patients. Yet in Hawaii the Governor would have us believe that just gathering feedback from patients and local law enforcement regarding the state’s nearly ten-year-old medical cannabis program somehow violates federal law. It’s an absurd position and no doubt Gov. Lingle, who vetoed a similar task force bill last year, knows it.
Of course, the true motive behind Gov Lingle’s action — and the similar actions of her fellow prohibitionists — is to silence any sort of public or political debate surrounding America’s failed marijuana policies.
This was the motivation behind President Obama’s decision to ‘laugh off’ the issue of marijuana law reform during his online town hall this past March. Silencing free speech was also the driving force behind the actions of members of Congress who earlier this year threatened to withhold funding from the city of El Paso, Texas, if they so much as dared to hold an “honest, open national debate” regarding US drug policy. And surely this was the motivating force behind a South Dakota Judge’s decision this week to bar longtime NORML advocate Bob Newland from engaging in any public advocacy of marijuana law reform for one year. (Full disclosure: Bob Newland, under the banner of SoDakNORML, had been leading the petition drive to place a medical marijuana initiative on the 2010 state ballot. In other words, Judge Delaney’s decision isn’t simply limiting Mr. Newland’s constitutional rights to free speech, it’s also potentially limiting the voting rights of all South Dakotans.)

Today in California television ads were slated to begin running in support of Assembly Bill 390, the Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act — which seeks to legalize, tax, and regulate the retail sale of cannabis to adults in California. I say “were” because many major television outlets have refusedwithout comment — to air the television spots. Keep in mind, this network blackout is taking place in a state that has already established a regulated market for the distribution of medical cannabis, and whose voters solidly support legalizing the personal consumption of pot by adults.
Frustrating? Most definitely. Disillusioning? Not really.
Prohibitionists will use any means necessary to stifle honest, open debate because they know that they have no legitimate basis to defend marijuana prohibition. Their ardent refusal to even discuss the issue — and their strong arm tactics to intimidate others from discussing it as well — confirm this fact.
Nevertheless, despite their underhanded stalling tactics, the ‘national debate’ that the prohibitionists have so long feared has already taken place. Granted it did not take place in  public forum; rather, and more significantly, it took place in the hearts and minds of the American voter. And we won — hands down. We know it and our opponents know it.
And so does Gov. Linda Lingle.

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  2. A question I have is where the article brought up Rhode Island allowing “NONPROFIT” compassion centers. My question: why are state medical marijuana bills being forced to include a not-for-profit clause in the transfer and sale of cannabis? Why can’t people make money off of it? Why are we being denied to have a free market when the economy is shit? What is the problem with people making money of a legal, regulated cannabis market? The most obvious answers would be because of ‘compassion’, or not to make money off sick people. Ha, if that were REALLY a concern, then we need to look into the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. The not for profit clause is just so the DEA and government still has reason to get their hands dirty in the business. If a dispensary is found to be making profit, the DEA then has a reason to rob them, er, raid them as they call it, and keep their money coming in from marijuana prohibition, even when it is not prohibited. And why does the DEA block FDA studies? Because they know when the FDA conducts it’s studies, they will find a massive amount of medical uses for cannbinoids found in cannabis. Drug companies will lose money. And rightfully so. Greed is the underlying reason it is still illegal. It is ALL about money. This lady from Hawaii was most likely paid off to veto this bill.

  3. What? I thought Republicans were the party of personal freedom, small government and states’ rights. Oh, I forgot that only applies when dealing with abortion, guns and religion…

  4. It’s time to focus on Barney Frank’s legislation to get the feds out of the way. Officials are there to do the job but have bills of their own, many of whom are not independently wealthy enough to finance themselves if no longer in political office–politicians and robotic functionaries such as drug czars or flak groups.
    We need to get past the arm-twisting stage of now. Keep running the economy into the ground a while longer and maybe it will sink in to the rest of the American public to go for the savings and revenues from legalization.
    Any handbooks for county & local structuring of cannabis clubs for other states to use? Once the feds are out of the way, you won’t need much arm-twisting at all to have all levels of revenue from regulation varying from age limit to excise and permit models. People will want the guidelines to get things set up and going fast.

  5. I thought that was Andy Samberg dressed as a woman…
    People need to open their minds to this debate. What we don’t want is the old people who have prohibition in their roots to pass down the fake claims and strategies to the next generation.
    When Generation X gets into office, we will have what we have been working for.

  6. All I believe is she wanted express her little power. Geez,talk about showing off. “Hey, I have power too you know!” Veto! “Yay! Now everyone notices me!” Childish

  7. Is it unconstitutional for Norml.org to a blocked site in all public libraries and computer centers.

  8. PLESAE…understand…for the skae of Maui Waui…and our Hawaiian brothers and sisters.
    The ONDCP ia “MANDATED to oppose any legalization EFFORTS” of cannabis, for any purpose, including medical. I say again…”EFFORTS. “We’re an “EFFORT.”
    Paradise is stuck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and depends on the mainland for many things…
    especially tourism. They are easily intimidated…
    especially because of their CASH CROP Maui Waui.
    I NEED A HEAD COUNT
    of just how many Agencies, Departments, Offices, etc. etc. etc. etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, have their fingers in drugs. I can tell you this!…you’ll find out if you’re a cooperative dispensary, and have ever been raided. You’ll see every kind of jacket imaginable. You may even see one with Y.M.C.A imprinted on it. MY POINT IS THIS…How many of these bodies do we really need, and who is picking up the tab, and paying the salaries for all these organizations. If you want to trim the fat on “needless costs of government”
    …try eliminating all but one (which is all that is needed). “All but one”…but…”All but one” that will do the job properly and honestly. Oh! wait a minute, we’re talking about government…aren’t we!
    Look! The ONDCP is Nixon’s baby…now grown up. Nixon created this whole mess by federalizing cannabis. Well! Nixon is gone…long gone in disgrace…but his disgraceful ONDCP lives on. The octopus and its tenticals are far reaching…all the way to Hawaii. We need to chop them off, and see some black ink in the water between here and Hawaii. God! now they’re fucking up Paradise.
    Do tourists smoke Maui Waui?

  9. Governors,like senators and state representatives are just as easily bought with big pharmacy lobbies and cartel money. Millions are changing hands keeping marijuana illegal. And I wonder what the Attorney General is making not clarifying the 5 month old but nobody knows what it is medical marijuana policy?
    If the feds would change the laws to accommodate medical marijuana,the gov wouldn’t have that rock to hide behind.
    The television ads may have been a purely economic decision,the possibility of losing those 4 or 5 pharmaceutical ads every night because they ran an ad for marijuana might have been strong armed by big pharmacy.

  10. As a resident of Hawaii, I have a ringside seat to this onesided bout. Not only has our Gov. vetoed this with all the wand waving of the Wicked Witch of the West, she still panders to her base. Even though she is not up for re-election. Lingle serves the Fed. The Fed. runs Hawaii. We are an extension of every brance of the armed forces and agency, dark or otherwise.
    Cheers to the Big Island for not buckling to this regime when they removed penalties for adult posession, growing and transfer of marijuana las Nov.
    On Oahu though, NO ONE is aware of this. Its well known, annecdotally, that old school corruption and glad handing is pervasive from the local select boards up through the Govs. office.
    A CHALLENGE: Hawaii Chapter of NORML, come out from under your rock, grow some nads and start doing your job. Or are you as apathetic as the rest of the Hawaii voting populace?

  11. The most amazing thing about this whole fight is that although any person you ask believes that their government lies to its citizens all the time,they refuse to believe that they would lie to them about marijuana.

  12. #42 jeff newman WOW speaking of the federal DEA I’m jumping up and down (so to speak) today!
    Has everyone heard the news? 35,000 arrests nationwide – Operation Falcon – PHENOMENAL!!!
    I feel much safer already. Way to go DEA this is music to our ears. My faith in mankind has fully been restored now. Amen to My Dear Brothers and Sisters. Amen. We are winning the war!!! Finally celebrate true American Freedom of Spirit. WOW! I am so grateful and thankful. The biggest bite out of crime possibly in our nation’s history came to light today.

  13. I feel sorry for all hawiians affected by this unfortunately for them I guess the RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH means nothing to this rediculously ingnorant woman

  14. the fact that this woman straight out denied the study of MMJ and its potential successes and obstacles is just plain wrong. There should be no topic of discussion that lands on any governors desk that is denied. at least have the intelligence to sit down and look at both sides of the issues and maybe something will turn a light bulb on in that man head of hers
    (true knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing- socrates)
    norml members, keep in mind that as of today we are still the minority when it comes to these types of issues. sure, theres a great counter culture community behind computer screens but if you live anywhere except for maybe cali, as soon as you walk out your front door, its you and the real world. its not everyone on here that agrees with you, its people who belittle you or look at you like a criminal if they know of your use. just keep that in mind. right now, its up to US to change this situation. youre not just gonna wake up one day and BAM! its legal. we need to stick together, and take this one to the end, because if we dont, who will? this hawaiian broad? dont think so… it wont be quick and it wont be easy, but if we all do a part and get the REAL information to those less informed, it will surely only help. get off your computer and call a friend or relative or whoever doesnt know much about this issue and tell them about NORML and all the great things they’re (were) doing
    funk

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  16. I think as things move along here,people will start seeing how much our leaders lie to the public on many issues. As this happens , there will be demand for truth and transparency in government . People are getting very sick of the increasing tax and mega spending, the trampling of our rights,and the general disrespect for our intellegence. The time is coming for a revolution in our leaders politics and rule. Dare I say a revolution(a peaceful one hopefully).

  17. This Governor must be the stupidest person in Hawaii. This is the place that grows Kona Bud and Maui wowie. If haven’t had the good fortune to try these spiritual buds you haven’t lived. Thanks to the U.S.Navy I got a chance and would tell you that it ranks right up there with Thai stick ( which I also got to try thanks to the Navy). If they were to legalize cannabis in that state the revenue stream would be wide and very very long. Like California, cannabis could be one of the greatest commodities of their region ( like California wine or Kona Coffee). Boy are they missing a great oppurtunity to cash in on a huge revenue builder. I guess you can’t fix stupidity!

  18. I just got back from Hawaii on a vacation. Weed is easy there already. What Lingle does not get is that her policies are holding the native Hawaiian farmer back.
    The sugar cane business is the most part over. All Hawaii’s got is some pineapple. Their main trade is tourism. This are already slowing down in Hawaii with high oil and world recession.
    Imagine if Hawaii legalized cannabis like California is proposing to do? This would give Hawaii a new twist to visit her islands, like Vegas used to be in the day — that will attract normal people. Hawaii could be a perfect model, since their could also be drug free Islands too. She could legalize on the Big Island or Maui and leave the others out.
    Also, progressive States are passing medical marijuana laws at least. Could legal patients be importers (mail order customers) to Hawaiian bud and other products?
    This could give Hawaii a HIGH demanded crop that could give a boost to her local farms that often lay bare or derelict. Hawaiian farmers could have a legitimate, new (rare due to world laws) product that is slowly being legalized in the USA, and other places like Europe. There is a growing demand base here. But no one yet has a totally legal product that can be advertised and sold to an adult. The world is waiting to buy!
    Lingle is going to get lost in the old and white past. The Hawaiian citizen, especially native farmer, needs a boost to their economy, not a bust! She needs to get real about drugs like ICE that are dangerous and need to be stopped, not farmer cannabis.
    The people will vote this kind of slavery out. The future is legal cannabis. It’s just a matter of when and then where….
    Hawaii has a pearl with her famous climate and soil that produces some of the best marijuana in the world. Lingle is sitting on a gold mine and she won’t get real and do what other states like California and RI are doing best. Finally telling the Truth!

  19. The governor’s statement does not imply that the study of marijuana laws is a violation of federal law. It addresses the fact that marijuana, as we all lament, is still illegal under federal law.
    I’m disappointed that the writer of this article is pretty clearly misconstruing the statement for the purpose of sensationalism. Let’s focus on her wrongheadedness, but let’s not twist her words. You can do better than this, NORML.

  20. If they are right and 2012 is the Apocolypse then I know when that time comes legal or not I will smoke a LB then worry about the end. I seriously doubt the 2012 will be the Apocolypse will happen then but do know that revelution will turn at that time. All I know is that by 2012 their is a prediction of a change from the west this I heard from a wide and verious sorce now as far as what I believe no one can tell you the future and be 100% correct. We make our own future in short lets keep fighting for our rights…..

  21. I agree with a few who posted here. We need a list of politicians that want to continue to waste our taxes and continue a usless fight against a natural benificial plant that was provided to us by god. We need to really work our communities and vote them out. I was very disapointed in Obama’s jokes about this topic and will be exercising the power of my vote every chance I get to make a change. Hope everyone will do the same.

  22. More than likely a religious fundamentalist they are the ones that feel everyone should be like they are. If not then they will try to wipe you out, like in the crusades. I will be so glad when we get all of these types out of positions that effect other more open minded people. All the fuck we want is personal freedom of choice. A choice that has been taken away by the greedy ones that benefit from the billions wasted. They also have no compassion from the millions of lives they have destroyed. The list sadly includes our own representatives that are feeding off the bones of our children…
    Cherokee Fred Jesus

  23. #80 I did post a list of the people who we need to get to pass into vote HR2943 . I have just copied and reposted it for you and all others who are wanting to take action to help get HR 2943 passed . I urge every one to contact them and request they support HR 2943.
    I am also working on a internet project that I call operation green bud which is not 100% finished prior to launch any and all who are interested in this project feel free to do so through input and ideas on how to better operation green bud. You may view the rough draft here:
    http://jpruditis.googlepages.com/reform
    Now for the repost is listed bellow .
    Update on the HR 2943 Bill
    As of 7/08/2009 their is now 7 cosponsors and may be tracked here:
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2943
    It how ever is still in the Referred to Committee phase . To help get this out of this phase I urge that you look at the House Judiciary and the House Energy and Commerce or listed bellow is the reps for both in which you would know what congressman is for what state who is on either one and urge them to support HR 2943 . As i said earlier I have listed both of these with the reps involved for others as well as myself can contact and urge them to help support HR 2943 this is for the ones who did not become cosponsors the ones that did lets send them an email thanking them for their support.
    Here is the list:
    House Judiciary
    Rep. John Conyers [D-MI14]
    Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
    Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI2]
    Rep. Howard Berman [D-CA28]
    Rep. Frederick Boucher [D-VA9]
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3]
    Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6]
    Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
    Rep. William Delahunt [D-MA10]
    Rep. James Forbes [R-VA4]
    Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ2]
    Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24]
    Rep. Louis Gohmert [R-TX1]
    Rep. Charles Gonzalez [D-TX20]
    Rep. Robert Goodlatte [R-VA6]
    Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]
    Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3]
    Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
    Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX18]
    Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA4]
    Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
    Rep. Steve King [R-IA5]
    Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA16]
    Rep. Daniel Lungren [R-CA3]
    Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY25]
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY8]
    Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2]
    Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL16]
    Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA39]
    Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA29]
    Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA3]
    Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
    Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA27]
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL20]
    Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA35]
    Rep. Melvin Watt [D-NC12]
    Rep. Anthony Weiner [D-NY9]
    Rep. Robert Wexler [D-FL19]
    Res.Com. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR]
    House Energy and Commerce
    Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA30]
    Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
    Del. Donna Christensen [D-VI]
    Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI2]
    Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12]
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
    Rep. Roy Blunt [R-MO7]
    Rep. Mary Bono Mack [R-CA45]
    Rep. Frederick Boucher [D-VA9]
    Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1]
    Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
    Rep. George Butterfield [D-NC1]
    Rep. Stephen Buyer [R-IN4]
    Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA23]
    Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL11]
    Rep. Nathan Deal [R-GA9]
    Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
    Rep. John Dingell [D-MI15]
    Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA14]
    Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY17]
    Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA14]
    Rep. John Gingrey [R-GA11]
    Rep. Charles Gonzalez [D-TX20]
    Rep. Barton Gordon [D-TN6]
    Rep. Raymond Green [D-TX29]
    Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4]
    Rep. Jane Harman [D-CA36]
    Rep. Baron Hill [D-IN9]
    Rep. Jay Inslee [D-WA1]
    Rep. Edward Markey [D-MA7]
    Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT2]
    Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA5]
    Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA11]
    Rep. Charles Melancon [D-LA3]
    Rep. Christopher Murphy [D-CT5]
    Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
    Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9]
    Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
    Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16]
    Rep. George Radanovich [R-CA19]
    Rep. Michael Rogers [R-MI8]
    Rep. Mike Ross [D-AR4]
    Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
    Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
    Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
    Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL9]
    Rep. John Shadegg [R-AZ3]
    Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL19]
    Rep. Zachary Space [D-OH18]
    Rep. Clifford Stearns [R-FL6]
    Rep. Bart Stupak [D-MI1]
    Rep. John Sullivan [R-OK1]
    Rep. Betty Sutton [D-OH13]
    Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2]
    Rep. Frederick Upton [R-MI6]
    Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
    Rep. Anthony Weiner [D-NY9]
    Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]
    Rep. Edward Whitfield [R-KY1]
    Keep on fighting fellow patriots …..

  24. It’s true that prohibitionists are trying to repress information. I’ve had several of my posts on the Drug Free America Foundation site containing information and government links directly refuting some of the outrageous claims they are making removed. It’s frustrating, but unfortunately, not surprising.

  25. I live in Hawaii and Lingle is just beyond words. To put it more into focus for everyone not in Hawaii, there’s a family that lives in one of the parks. They have been there for generations, and Gov. Lingle has been trying to get them evicted. People came together for the family and sang songs and such but the fact still remains the goevnor is trying to kick people off land that they have been maintaining for generations.
    Hawaii just now is getting hit by the economic crisis. We were fine up until this summer, because we rely on tourism as our main source of income. Im on the big island in Hilo and you couldn’t get a job washing dishes to save your life. The tourists just arn’t coming over and were suffering big time. Food was expensive before but its going up even more now.
    Now, instead of passing the bill and possibly finding a new source of income for the state, the govenor is taking about $160 million from the University of Hawaii school system. Not to mention the furloughs too. So now 3 days out of the week state employee’s wont be paid for working. Some people are even talking about closing the schools for 3 days out of the month.
    In my opinion it seems that since Gov. Lingle knows she won’t be n office again, she’s has decided to go all out and skrew Hawaii over right up until she’s out of office because she doesnt have to look good to get re-elected anymore.

  26. Did you know that theres speculation that (according to?) the aztecs, Dec 2012 actually is supposed to be a time of enlightenment, and not destruction? Its what we choose to do with that enlightenment (I secretly think that it might be the day weed gets legalized completely)…lil’ 1:30am “the more you know” moment.

  27. Has Governor Lingle ever heard of cancer, starvation, global warming, oppression of the Truth amongst the masses?
    Recycle..re-use..restore..plant a tree; then use the hemp and leave the fkg trees alone.
    We are the world We are The Children..in Memory of Michael. Amen.
    Mowie wowie Kona over there in the Islands (someone) pray tell what are the cancer rates like in Hawaii?
    I wonder if the supression of Mary Jane has actually caused cancer..something to ponder indeed.

  28. Paradise, like outer space, DOES NOT belong exclussively to My Evil Brother. This entire world is NOT his personal toy, for his personal pleasure.
    I hate to say it, I hate to think even, but it does appear as though a second civil war is looming on the horizon, and not just over the issue of cannabis. But my fellows of freedom, that’s “BRINKSMANSHIP.” My Evil Brother will take it to its outer limits, to the point of destruction, until we either surrender (like the Cuban blockade), or throw the first stone…not that we don’t have adequate reason to throw a whole mountain of stones.
    O.K.! “TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME.”
    Just remember…”WE ARE THE MAJORITY…AND…THERE IS SAFETY IN NUMBERS.” Sometimes it’s just too damned bad that we are law abiding citizens…because…My Evil Brother and his Lords of the Modern World…need there asses tarred and feathered, and run out of town on a rail.
    And, That’s all I have to say about that.

  29. David writes: “Don’t throw away your votes! Always vote AGAINST republicans. It’s the only way to win this war.”
    Yes, just about every republican is against personal freedoms despite what the party was originally founded upon. But you people are so ignorant to assume the democrats are any better. Democrats have control of both houses and the presidency. Obama promised no more federal raids on med marijuana clinics. You know how that’s working out? At least the republicans are honest with us!! At least we know how they really feel about marijuana policy. We know not to vote for them. But democrats… Democrats lie. They pretend to be progressive and then laugh at us once they are in power. They only pretend to be for marijuana reform to steal your votes from the republicans, only to laugh at you and not deliver when it is time to put their money where their mouths are.
    Vote for common sense. Vote 3rd party. Ron Paul and Ralph Nader have completely different political philosophies, but they are great friends and they work together a lot. We need reps like them in power. They = change.

  30. I cant believe what i just read. On the cnn site under the technology section there is a family whos so plugged in that it threatens to tear the family apart. They gona get rid of their pc’s and cellys and stuff. You mean to tell me that even the tech we use everyday is more addicative and detrimental than weed? TXTing is as addictive as crack let me tell you. Also i dont get carpel tunnel from my blunt!

  31. Point in case.
    NH’s progressive DEMOCRAT governor VETOED our medical marijuana bill today!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.wmur.com/health/20014703/detail.html
    This bill would have been the most strict and concise medical marijuana bill for any state. He listed his concerns for the original bill and our house and senate addressed every single concern. They bent over backwards to meet his every concern. Only for him to waste our legislature’s precious time and veto the bill.

  32. If we don’t see featured article about NH’s DEMOCRAT governor vetoing the medical marijuana bill, we know that NORML editors are inappropriately lobbying for democrats. The democratic and republican parties are one in the same.
    [Editor’s note: NORML is a non-partisan organization. See the front page.]

  33. I can’t believe this lady is the governor of a state. I mean if you don’t understand the laws of the land and the laws of your state, how are you qualified to be governor of that state? I mean, this bitch is pretty much as dumb as Sarah Palin, god forbid we need to see a round two.

  34. Update on HR 2943 as of July 10 2009 their is now a total of 8 cosponsors they are:
    Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI2]
    Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA8]
    Rep. Maurice Hinchey [D-NY22]
    Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D-OH10]
    Rep. George Miller [D-CA7]
    Rep. Ronald Paul [R-TX14]
    Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2]
    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA46]
    I say lets send them an email thanking them for their continued support . As for where the HR 2943 process is it is still in the Referred to Committee phase which we can email those who have not supported the HR 2943 once again for the list of who we need to get to support HR 2943 is listed in post #82. Keep on fighting fellow American patriots.

  35. # ray Says:
    July 8th, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    What is it with these narrow minded Republicans….vote this witch out!!!
    ****************
    don’t put all the blame on Republicans. We have a democratically controlled, house & senate, and the most liberal president in decades. Why aren’t THEY doing something right now to stop this insanity? because there’s big bucks from pharmaceutical companies. If you hate republicans because of their greed, you’re blind.

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