Prompted by “Massachusetts Overhauls Medical Marijuana Dispensary Application Process”: http://www.thedailychronic.net/2015/43253/massachusetts-overhauls-medical-marijuana-dispensary-application-process/
“Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in 2012 to legalize medical marijuana in the Bay State, but the implementation of the law has been plagued by delays, controversy, subjectivity and secrecy that has lead to numerous patient protests and over two dozen lawsuits.”
When replacing “reefer madness” with sanity, why keep the “law madness”?
Responsibility does not equal judicial regulation, because irresponsibility can (and too often does) exist on both sides of the rule-of-law.
Speaking of irresponsible, I watch the local news daily (just the apparently prime time spot before national news). Perhaps this medical cannabis overhaul (along with due criticism) was mentioned in another one of their news sessions, but what did make the apparently prime time local news spot was the fire department being formally involved in addressing the “heroin epidemic” (what the mainstream media calls it).
That involvement has nothing to do with putting out fires (what the fire department should logically righteously focus upon), and — as typical — the “unbiased” media outlet had nothing to say about that obviously necessary consideration (taxpayers should know their often hard-earned money is spent on false expertise, so consequently judicially unregulated risk).
In one of my recent posts, I expressed concern about the blurring of the lines between police and healthcare. The “one up” is the laughably obvious problem in blurring the lines between people training hard (and being maximally prepared) to fight fires with being interviewed for their “credible” stance against heroin addiction (obviously a purely health issue).
Cleaning up a mess should not mean making a more favorable mess (such favor based entirely upon dominant pressures regardless of actual public safety).
As a sane man (specifically an honest freak with a dominant sense towards upholding principle), I truly appreciate the role of honorable police officers and firefighters. The truly honorable heroes among them (those putting their lives on the line to ultimately serve and protect the public) are certainly free to express any of their views in fitting places (like the rest of society must do) — though I maintain their honorable actions, not verbal expressions, form their righteously inspirational role. However, the formal integration of managing an obvious health issue that is purely dependent upon resolving severe unhealthy stress cycles (not a morality issue as inevitably condescendingly expressed by people in uniform or otherwise) is ironically a public antagonist.
Judicial regulations (specifically effectively micro-prohibitions solely for leadership-favoring risk management — as opposed to legitimate laws directly dealing with demonstrated harm) are the metaphorical fire that “We the people” refuse to extinguish at serious societal risk. That fire has been spreading for decades with numerous (millions, if not billions) of lives adversely affected (logically including the public application of a severe level of unhealthy stress ironically prompting drug abuse), and while the local mainstream media often (if not daily) reports literal fires having virtually no impact on public safety (i.e. not really worth reporting, while publicly pressing issues — e.g. rampant law abuses — remain unreported), they not only refuse to report on this primary fire (even despite its metaphorical status), they are complicit in its dangerous spread.
My frustration is being forced to watch that fire burn wildly (and the public demand for even more laws — metaphorical gasoline — to put out that fire), while at best repeating for emphasis the urgent need to turn to (and publicly raise awareness of) the only fully honestly logical solution — i.e. the fully logically grounded metaphorical fire hose that is scientific constitutionalism (Liberty Shield introduction is the “talk” expressing that “walk”).
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