In the past two weeks, we have seen two traumatic incidents involving medical marijuana.
On March 9 and again on March 15, the homes of two medical-marijuana patients who are also providers were the sites of violent home invasions. The victim of the first attack died from his wounds. The owner of the second home suffered injuries in a gunfight that also left one of his attackers critically wounded. These attacks highlight shortcomings in our law and the need for reform.Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, chairs the Senate Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Committee. She was prime sponsor of Senate Bill 5798, passed by the Legislature on March 11, which extends to all health-care professionals with prescriptive authority the ability to authorize the medical use of marijuana.Howie P.S: Sensible Washington emails me:If anyone can make any of these events, please do!
We need as many volunteers as possible out collecting signatures at
the Sounders game (starts at 7:00) on Thursday evening at Qwest Field
and in and around Pioneer Square before the game. In addition to the
sounders we'll be working other shows this weekend:
Blue scholars at Showbox at the market - both the Friday and Saturday
shows are sold out and there's now a Sunday night show for Blue
Mad Rad (Sat. at Crocodile Cafe) and Hell's Belles (Sat. at Neumos).
Any questions, you can contact Bonnie Fong, our Seattle
events coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles: "Washington's medical marijuana law needs fine-tuning" (Seattle Times)
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles(Seattle Times, op-ed):