The People For Medical Cannabis in Washington State
What the Hell Happened to Medical Cannabis in Washington State!
by Gina Garcia, May 14, 2016
(One of the People for Medical Cannabis in Washington State)
So much has happened to Medical Cannabis in Washington State!
In 2012, Initiative 502 passed. We keep hearing that “The People have spoken with the vote in 2012 for Initiative 502. What they didn’t tell you is they lied to the people to get it passed. The people were told 502 WOULD NOT affect medical cannabis, we were lied to!
In 2014, SB 5052, HB 2136, HB 2280, HB 1276, and HB 2700, all passed and signed by the Governor. ALL great for Recreational, not so much for medical cannabis. The Governor also gave authority to make rules as they saw fit, to the Department of Health (DOH), Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) and the Department of Revenue (DOR) to name a few.
The New Session Laws for example took us from 15 plants per patient in 2014 to 15 plants per domicile in 2015 as per the DOH. Then later on in 2015, the DOH and LCB both stated that 4 plants per patient would be what will be allowed by patients who don’t register and 6 oz. If you register you can have more up to 15 plants. But you must be entered in their registry that you must do at a recreational 502 store.
All of our quantities have been cut way back. Our plant counts cut way back. No regard to patients, their conditions or if they were using it to save their lives or not. Patients, the poor and the sick are now low priority in Washington State! They want to funnel us all into the Recreational stores to buy our cannabis. Most of the people Grew because they couldn’t afford to buy, making sick and poor go into a store to buy when they couldn’t do in the first place is only going to make people go to the black market.
This state also began placing bans and moratoriums in a state that so called “LEGALIZED IT” no allowing the people to buy from the so called stores that they so called voted for. People could not buy before, they still cannot buy now!
Here we are 2016, the new law coming into FULL Effect July 2016..are you ready? Have you killed your garden to be in compliance. Many have! They didn’t want to take chances however, many who didn’t want to take chances are also suffering from the lack of access to their medicines, Dispensaries and farmers markets are going away and patients are left with 4 plants and more only if they register. We were even told by some of our representatives not to register.
The only thing we have right now for medical cannabis patients is Initiative 1419, do you have yours? Is your town collecting signatures? We also have candidates lining up to run against these crooks who have messed with our medical cannabis laws in this state. And to replace those who will do more harm to the people they are suppose to represent!
Another thing you can do is volunteer. Most patient run organizations are all volunteer based We do not get paid, we do this because it is important to us and we need the medicine back that was taken from us with the passing of 502 and 5052.
Here are some links that can explain more of what happened and what has happened since:
The People For Medical Cannabis in Washington State!
Keep an eye on this site for Bills that occur during session, upcoming candidates for the 2016 elections…and much more!
Read about the Bills that passed as Session Law:
420 Leaks Exposing Modern Reefer Madness
Here you can read about the corruption and who and what was behind it.
Department of Revenue:
Do not let medical die in Washington State. The sick and dying have already lost their access all in the name of “Legalization” in Washington State. How can it be legal when you aren’t even allowed to grow it. That is right, in Washington State unless you are a patient, which have already been taken down to bare minimum, you cannot grow! Unlike Colorado and Oregon, here in Washington State only patients are allowed to grow their measly little plant counts thanks to this greedy state! Educate yourself, Protect yourself because this state doesn’t care!