Another committee member, Rep. Donald F. Humason, R-Westfield, said he is not convinced that a medical marijuana law would be a panacea for people with certain illnesses.
Humason noted that a new law decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Massachusetts. The law, which took effect in January of last year, replaces criminal penalties for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana with a civil fine of $100, about the same as getting a traffic ticket. Sixty-five percent of voters approved the ballot law on Nov. 4.
“There’s some sense that’s enough for the time being,” Humason said.
"That's enough for the time being"? It isn't enough for me while I'm dealing with daily pain and the fact that I am being denied affordable access to a non toxic medicine that helps me. If I'm forced to buy it on the black market paying $400 an ounce, "that's enough for the time being"? Continuing to fund the black market, forcing patients to pay through the nose for what they could grow themselves for free "that's enough for the time being"? How do you make a statement like this to the press knowing people in pain are being denied medicine "for the time being"?
Rep. Humason, you might as well just rob me by gunpoint and tell me, "that's enough for the time being".
Terrorizing people who need medicine, doing nothing to help them "that's enough for the time being?" Really, Rep. Humason?
Rep. Humason from his website, "People are often moved to contact their state legislator. That is a good thing and vitally important because, speaking as a State Representative, it is impossible for us to represent our constituents if we don't know how they think or feel about issues. We need to hear from you to do our job."
Good call him at (617) 722-2803 and let him know denying people medicine is not enough for the time being.
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