Monday, September 29, 2008

Medical marijuana progress

Prop. 5, mentioned in the previous post, is expected to pass. There's also encouraging news from other states on the medical marijuana front. In Michigan, Proposal 1, which would allow patients to use marijuana under the advice of a licensed doctor is favored by a solid majority of 59-37, according to a recent statewide poll. Michigan Technology News, for entrepreneurs, has a favorable interview with one of the proponents.

Meanwhile, in Idaho a Republican legislator, Tom Trail, is working on a medical marijuana proposal he plans to introduce in the legislature in January. I spent a fair amount of time in northern Idaho when I was working on my book, "Ambush at Ruby Ridge," and it is very conservative country. For a Republican to make this proposal is encouraging, although it might be a tough sell with Idaho voters.


Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that our politicians continue to overlook those of us in need of relief. As I am writing this, I am currently looking for a new home in a boarder state that will allow my terminal father to have that relief in his final days. I will be moving my family, business, and home. Imagine the lost revenue that they've overlooked. Idaho has always been my home. I will no longer be in the near future should things not change.

Edgar said...

Hello. My name is Edgar and I'm an editor at, the debate website. Since we both cover medical marijuana, I thought I'd drop you a note. I would've e-mailed you but I couldn't find an address.
See, we're currently having a discussion about whether Michigan should allow medical marijuana. Proposal 1 would do just that. The discussion includes The Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care and State Sen. Tom George. See it here:
Although vetted experts are the ones doing the debating, anyone can contribute by choosing a side and posting comments about the experts' arguments.
Check it out and, if you have the time, let me know what you think at

Anonymous said...

Aprendi mucho