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Pitt Gorilla
11-03-2004, 02:44 AM
Columbia residents passed both medicinal marijuana use AND a far reduced penalty for posession. Both passed with 70-30 votes. My guess is Ashcroft or someone will smite us fairly soon.

SBK
11-03-2004, 02:46 AM
Will they prescribe it for stress? I hear that's what they do in California.

DenverChief
11-03-2004, 02:46 AM
Columbia residents passed both medicinal marijuana use AND a far reduced penalty for posession. Both passed with 70-30 votes. My guess is Ashcroft or someone will smite us fairly soon.

uh...city or county?

Pitt Gorilla
11-03-2004, 02:48 AM
uh...city or county?I'm not sure. I'm guessing that there will be stories covering it soon, though.

Pitt Gorilla
11-03-2004, 02:54 AM
Both pot propositions pass by a large margin
With a doctor’s consent, chronically ill patients can legally use marijuana.
By LUKE DiSTEFANO
November 3, 2004

With the passage of two marijuana-related initiatives Tuesday, Columbia voters have placed the city on the progressive edge of drug-law reform in the United States.


With more than half the ballots tallied, voters were approving Proposition 1 69 percent to 31 percent as of press time. The measure makes it legal for chronically ill patients to possess and use marijuana with a doctor’s consent. Physicians who prescribe marijuana to patients will no longer face arrest and prosecution.


Supporters of the measure were elated with the results, which represent a landmark in Missouri.


“This result shows that these issues aren’t partisan; people recognize that these laws affect all of us,” said Amber Langston, campaign manager for the Columbia Alliance for Patients and Education, one of the initiative’s sponsors.


The ordinance that will now go into effect, however, does not include a way for patients to lawfully acquire marijuana, meaning they will still be forced to purchase the drug on the street. Proponents are hoping to introduce a bill in the General Assembly that would allow patients who have been prescribed marijuana by a doctor to obtain the drug legally.


“Hopefully, a statewide medical initiative would be the next step,” said Jim Bob Schell, a member of the MU chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. “It’s nice that people in Columbia want this, but we need to keep it going.”


Proponents were optimistic that legislators would be supportive.


“I’m hopeful that people are compassionate to the seriously ill,” said the organization’s president, Amanda Broz.


Proposition 2, a decriminalization initiative stipulating that misdemeanor marijuana cases be tried in Municipal Court and punishable by a maximum fine of $250, was passing 60 percent to 40 percent.


Schell hailed its passage as a victory in the war against what some see as unfair drug laws.


“What (its passage) says is that people of Columbia believe possession shouldn’t be a jailable offense,” Schell said. “And it certainly shouldn’t minimize somebody’s ability to go to college.”


Proposition 2 was drafted in response to the Higher Education Act, a 1998 law that revokes federal education funding for anyone convicted of a drug-related charge.


Voters turned out in droves to support the medical initiative. Guy Marsh brought a uniquely personal angle to the polls.


“I used to have to sneak my mother some pot when she was in chemotherapy to help with her nausea,” he said after casting a “yes” vote for Proposition 1.


Wes Wingate, who voted for both of the initiatives, was one of those affectedby the Higher Education Act.


“I actually lost my financial aid, and that was a big part of it for me,” Wingate said. “Columbia can be the first to have more reasonable laws. That says a lot about our town.”

Ari Chi3fs
11-03-2004, 03:15 AM
Will they prescribe it for stress? I hear that's what they do in California.

Im feelin a wee bit stressed... roll up a fattie.

Lomax
11-03-2004, 03:15 AM
We have a medical marijuana law here in Colorado but the feds have claimed superceding jurisdiction. They've busted truly sick people, confiscated their state-mandated personal harvest and forced them to endure potentially expensive legal proceedings. (I say potentially expensive because there have been lawyers who have stepped up to do pro bono work on behalf of the folks who have been prosecuted. That's some rare good karma for lawyers as far as I'm concerned.)

A state law won't stop the feds from playing their own anti-drug game.

MadMax
11-03-2004, 03:40 AM
Im feelin a wee bit stressed... roll up a fattie.


Pass it this way bro, i'm gettin a lil stressed out myself. :p

BigOlChiefsfan
11-03-2004, 03:46 AM
Dude...I thought my vote for M. Blunt was voting for More Blunt, not Matt Blunt.

Saulbadguy
11-03-2004, 05:32 AM
A big sigh of relief comes from Quin Snyder and the bball team.

Mark M
11-03-2004, 07:52 AM
So ... anyone know a good doctor in Columbia, MO? My back is hurting something fierce ...

MM
~~:bong:

MichaelH
11-03-2004, 08:03 AM
Anyone know how long of a drive it is from Charlotte NC to Columbia MO? I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed today. :)

OldTownChief
11-03-2004, 08:17 AM
Montell will be moving to Columbia soon.

Pitt Gorilla
11-04-2004, 11:58 PM
Bump.

KCN
11-05-2004, 12:00 AM
What is the reduction in penalty?

David.
11-05-2004, 12:08 AM
it's now the lowest form of the law of something. You can't go to jail for possesion, you just get a fine. I think it's a good start hopefully missouri will get in line. But I think the fact that columbia is a college town MIGHT have had a small effect on it :p

Fairplay
11-05-2004, 03:05 AM
Will they prescribe it for stress? I hear that's what they do in California.



Im feeling stressed out at the moment.

Ari Chi3fs
11-05-2004, 03:11 AM
Wow.. Columbia MO, finally has a redeeming quality.

KCN
11-05-2004, 08:34 AM
it's now the lowest form of the law of something. You can't go to jail for possesion, you just get a fine. I think it's a good start hopefully missouri will get in line. But I think the fact that columbia is a college town MIGHT have had a small effect on it :p

Heh, so, uh, does this mean people with past convictions in Columbia get it taken off their permanent record... :hmmm:

Cochise
11-05-2004, 08:38 AM
I don't at all mind not putting people in jail for posession. How about double or triple the fines and get rid of the jail time?

HC_Chief
11-05-2004, 08:43 AM
A college town voted yes on marijuana legalization? Wow, who'da thunk it? :rolleyes:
:p

Bowser
11-05-2004, 08:44 AM
I don't at all mind not putting people in jail for posession. How about double or triple the fines and get rid of the jail time?

Absolutely!

The government already grows the shit, they should tax and distribute it, too.

Duck Dog
11-05-2004, 08:53 AM
Pass it this way bro, i'm gettin a lil stressed out myself. :p


earrr

Braincase
11-05-2004, 09:15 AM
I'm amazed that Mizzou got this through before Lawrence did. Congrats to the residents of Columbia and the University of Missouri, you just beat KU at something...

Bwana
11-05-2004, 11:01 AM
As for Montana: The huge new tax on cigarettes was was passed and to be expected, given the fact most of us do not smoke. As I’ve noted in the past, many of us don’t have any problem with sin taxes as long as the sin being taxed isn’t one we’re engaged in at the moment. The proposal to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes also passed. Twenty years ago if someone had told me we’d have an election where we made it more difficult to obtain cigarettes and easier to obtain marijuana I’d have assumed they were already using marijuana.

ChiefsCountry
11-05-2004, 11:22 AM
A college town voted yes on marijuana legalization? Wow, who'da thunk it? :rolleyes:
:p

It wouldn't pass in Springfield.

David.
11-05-2004, 11:49 AM
It wouldn't pass in Springfield.

yah...but do you REALLY consider SMS a college :) :p

ChiefsCountry
11-05-2004, 02:39 PM
yah...but do you REALLY consider SMS a college :) :p

It should be Missouri State. But no thanks to our friends up at Mizzou.

Brock
11-05-2004, 02:41 PM
I didn't know marijuana is illegal.

Braincase
11-05-2004, 02:43 PM
Dammit, my glaucoma is acting up again.

Hydrae
11-05-2004, 03:23 PM
Proposition 2, a decriminalization initiative stipulating that misdemeanor marijuana cases be tried in Municipal Court and punishable by a maximum fine of $250, was passing 60 percent to 40 percent.

So how much can you have and still have it be a midemeanor? An ounce, a QP, a pound?

Over-Head
11-05-2004, 03:25 PM
Never tried Columbia MO weed,,,,but damn that B.C Hydro I just rolled up sure kicks like a fuggen mule ROFL

Saggysack
11-05-2004, 03:29 PM
Never tried Columbia MO weed,,,,but damn that B.C Hydro I just rolled up sure kicks like a fuggen mule ROFL

You bastard!!!

:cuss:

Any strain name?

Fairplay
11-05-2004, 04:06 PM
I'm amazed that Mizzou got this through before Lawrence did. Congrats to the residents of Columbia and the University of Missouri, you just beat KU at something...




Mizzou has better soil then KU to grow the stuff.

Over-Head
11-05-2004, 05:02 PM
You bastard!!!

:cuss:

Any strain name?



I can't varify it ...BUT...I was “told/led to believe” it’s a mix of Scandinavia Thunderfuk which was crossed with Russian Whitehair.
It’s a fairly light shade of green, with lots of red and silver/white hairs on the top of the buds. (only had a ½ quarter) or so the better half told me, I’m partially colored blind.
I have no idea if it’s true, but after 20 some years of “light use” I can honestly say it’s about the best damn stuff I can remember trying in a mighty LONGGGGG time.
Nice mellow but long lasting buzz.

Saggysack
11-05-2004, 05:12 PM
I can't varify it ...BUT...I was “told/led to believe” it’s a mix of Scandinavia Thunderfuk which was crossed with Russian Whitehair.
It’s a fairly light shade of green, with lots of red and silver/white hairs on the top of the buds. (only had a ½ quarter) or so the better half told me, I’m partially colored blind.
I have no idea if it’s true, but after 20 some years of “light use” I can honestly say it’s about the best damn stuff I can remember trying in a mighty LONGGGGG time.
Nice mellow but long lasting buzz.

Never heard of Scandinavia Thunderfuk, have heard of Matanuska Thunderfuk though. Wonder if it a cross of Matanuska and Russian Romulan.

Oh well, as long as it burns and isn't moldy.

Braincase
11-05-2004, 05:43 PM
Mizzou has better soil then KU to grow the stuff.

But K-State's all about the hydroponics, dog!

Earthling
11-05-2004, 06:40 PM
Ah ha... Now we know the real reason Ashcroft is resigning...

Mosbonian
11-07-2004, 09:15 PM
Anyone know how long of a drive it is from Charlotte NC to Columbia MO? I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed today. :)

I can tell you exactly considering that I moved from Charlotte to Columbia....it's a 16 hour drive at 70 MPH.....All Interstate too!!!

And don't get your hopes up everyone....this one won't go far. What happened in Colorado will happen here too (thank goodness)...

Problem here in this town is that you are in a university town with too many relics of the late 60's ensconced in tenured posts at MU... they leade the charge of some overzealous kid wanting to make sure he can roll a fattie to help him with college and bingo!!! You got dope...

mmaddog
*******

Inspector
11-07-2004, 10:05 PM
It'll never stick. Too many people make money from it being illegal.

It will remain illegal for now on. Too many jobs at stake with about 70% (or so I've been told) of our prison population in for drug use, it stands to reason that about 70% of our law enforcement money goes to stop drug use.

Our government would rather lock up good citizens rather than let a cash cow go away.

Fairplay
11-07-2004, 10:12 PM
It'll never stick. Too many people make money from it being illegal.

It will remain illegal for now on. Too many jobs at stake with about 70% (or so I've been told) of our prison population in for drug use, it stands to reason that about 70% of our law enforcement money goes to stop drug use.

Our government would rather lock up good citizens rather than let a cash cow go away.





You would have to come in and spoil the fun.

Inspector
11-07-2004, 10:19 PM
You would have to come in and spoil the fun.

I know man....

Just being realistic.

When I was a kid I was sure that when our generation came into power these assinine laws would be repealed. Heck, it's worse now more than ever.

I have apologized to my kids. I feel like my generation fell down on the job. We should have corrected this. No way should this be illegal.

I could go on, but whats the use.......bums me out.....