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The governor said it was “problematic to say the least” when he read that state Rep. Allen Peake told the AJC’s Political Insider that he’s getting medical marijuana from states where it’s legal and bringing it across state lines for a child suffering from debilitating seizures. What he described could be considered a felony in the eyes of federal and even local prosecutors.
“We made sure families that were properly registered with the state have gotten the product that they needed for their child. “Listen, I made a commitment to these families when I got involved, that I was willing to do whatever it took make sure they had access to a product from a reputable manufacturer. I’ve made good on that promise. If it involved civil disobedience, it’s been absolutely worth it…. “I got a text this morning from the mother of a young child who I delivered product to, and the heartfelt thanks from this mother, the difference in this child – the increase in cognitive ability, the reduction in seizures, has been worth every bit of risk that I’ve taken.”
But it’s still illegal to cultivate marijuana in Georgia, which means families have to trek to Colorado and other states that have legalized the drug for medical purposes. That makes travel a tricky prospect, since most states, as well as the federal government, make possessing the drug a crime.
Use your moral compass
keep it to yourself for your own sake.
If morally it is right to do something, then it really doesn't matter if the State deems it to be wrong and illegal.
with the religious entrenched in most state and city government I'm not holding my breath.
Going to Oregon next month to start growing!
(please don't call it marijuana --- that's a pejorative term)
Many of the new states' laws are written to require outrageous bonds and other requirements to prevent any but the most well-to-do or well-connected people fro passing muster. A long time friend of mine who seriously looked into getting into it said he was amazed at the number of 'former' justice/law enforcement types that were getting the permits. The 'big' guys always win. They make the rules.
Wow! I'm kinda taken back by all this.
The world needs to be shown that the prohibition on this plant is a crime against humanity.
Depriving someone of a safe natural medicine purely for profit, then to offer a dangerous synthetic as a substitute is inhumane.
I now practice civil disobedience by simply going to work and it's been most rewarding experience of my life.