Show: Maine Social Justice

Episode: 0138 MSJ Medical Marijuana in Maine and LD 1811.mpg

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In 1999, the citizens of Maine overwhelmingly passed an initiative to allow Maine citizens the use of marijuana without breaking Maine's laws. Ever since, the legislature has been trying to impose more draconian restrictions on how those patients who need to use that herb. When the initiative was passed it was the will of the people that patients received not only a clear permission to use it but that marijuana be made readily available without complicated restrictions that hinder the harvest of the plant or the distribution. Dozens of people testified before the Joint Standing Committee of Health and Human Services to see that LD 1811, the law to control marijuana, did not create criminals out of people wishing to render a natural remedy for both symptomatic and curative elements of many conditions and diseases.

Don Christen, founder of Maine Vocals and long time activist, marijuana care giver and grower of cannabis demonstrated with his own plants why the legislature should be listening more to those who know about growing and harvesting marijuana than to lawyers and hospital administrators. A few years ago, Don lit up a joint on the Somerset County Courthouse steps just to get arrested and test the law.

Roger Leisner of Radio Free Maine in Augusta was kind enough to let me use his footage of the LD 1811 hearing.

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File Name of SD Episode: 0138 MSJ Medical Marijuana in Maine and LD 1811.mpg

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Monday, April 5, 2010 - 09:21

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