It’s getting toward the end of 2016 and finally after 8 years it looks like it may be legal in to sell medical marijuana and marijuana products in Michigan. Yep, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Governor Snyder signed 3 bills (HB 4209, 4210 and 4827). Unfortunately, these laws as passed are not yet available for me to study. However, I did review a summary of the bills drafted prior to being signed into law.
The additions to the Michigan Medical Marijuana law will allow for the licensing of retail sales of medical marijuana and the use of marijuana oils and infused products. I know many will feel a sense of relief and victory, now that the safest most effective way to use marijuana for medical purposes will be tolerated by those who wish to control you. But, as with all laws, you should be cautious.
First, if you have a legal question about the law, your best friend’s cousin’s neighbor is probably not a reliable source for understanding the law. Nor is “something I read online” reliable. The jails are filled with people who thought they could obtain reliable information about the law from those types of sources.
However, here is a brief description of what the bill summaries say. The new laws do not take effect for 90 days from September 21. So whatever you do, don’t run out and start using marijuana oils in public just yet. Also, I’d hold off on opening that dispensary too. The laws will be such that persons who wish to open a store, just like any other good business person, should seek legal counsel from an attorney before opening.
Next, of course the government actors could never let a chance to take your money from you go by, so they will force you to pay a fee of up to $5,000.00 just to allow you to do what they tell you that you can do. Also, they will tax medical marijuana. The laws also created yet even bigger government, and government actors’ involvement into your personal lives. There will be more government hiring of government actors to check up on you. They will keep track of every ounce of marijuana produced, from seedling to end user, by forcing you to do this for them and then pay them to violate your privacy rights, or suffer criminal and financial penalty. There will be a limit to the amount of THC in medical edibles, and the amount of marijuana you can buy on a daily basis. You will not be able to grow your own. This ends up with getting you to be thankful for government actors’ continued deprivation of your right to self-determination.
Remember, I identified PASY (Parasitic Anthropophagy Syndrome) as a syndrome that those who wish to live off the backs of others by taking their freedoms, also necessarily take away their own freedoms. And the new medical marijuana laws are yet further examples of government actors and others who suffer from PASY, and who violate the very ideals of freedom upon which our great country was formed. After all freedom means the freedom to determine your own life, without government interference.
It is fair to say that there may some government officials who retain the ideals of freedom. Indeed, in preparation for our upcoming election, I interviewed Ms. Dana Carver, who is running for State Representative for House District 106. According to Ms. Carver, she is running for office because she understands that our freedoms are denied us by government actors. And, although Ms. Carver is in favor of the legalization of marijuana, she also sees the new medical marijuana laws as further denial of our freedoms. What is more, Ms. Carver stated she would vote no on any proposed law, and act to repeal all laws, which limit the freedom of the individual. I have always advocated voting for those who promise to defend freedom, rather than for those who promise to take freedom from those whom we disagree. I for one, hope Ms. Carver does get elected and becomes a voice of freedom in the legislature for all of us.
However, if we voters here in Michigan continue to vote for those afflicted with PASY, it is us who are to blame for the insanity of government actors who fraudulently make us criminals in order to both gain financially, and to continue their biases and bigotry against those with whom they disagree. Remember, the denial of your freedom takes no action, you need only keep silent and do nothing while you are made a criminal, or keep voting for those who promise to deny you freedom.
As always, till next month, keep rolling on.
Disclaimer: This is an informational article only. It is not to provide individual legal advice. If you need legal services, feel free to contact me, or any attorney of your choosing.