Today, the average Arizona medical marijuana patient is spending between $250 to $300 a year on their patient card including state fees and certification center costs. The fees are the same for patients who have been in a car accident, veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Stage 4 cancer patients who may not have much time left on this plane of existence. These terminally ill patients who may not be able to perform basic bodily functions are expected to renew their patient cards annually by going in to a recommendation center since most doctors still won’t recommend medical marijuana. Pain management clinics can legally discriminate against and threaten patients with expulsion if they obtain a medical marijuana card.
A voter-backed initiative in any state, large or small, is a greater reflection of American principles than a line item in an Act signed by an impeached President that ignored the principles of personal liberty and individual responsibility. Based on this position, the Controlled Substances Act must be amended to exclude states with medical marijuana laws and IRS Code Section 280E must be amended to exclude licensed dispensing facilities in states with medical marijuana laws. FinCEN must also begin working with the FDIC to ensure that licensed marijuana businesses nationwide have access to safe and secure depository channels.
The 1998 Voter Protection Act blocks the governor and the legislature from overturning majority vote initiatives. As the county attorneys who want to stop the implementation of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act are not members of the State Legislature and do not hold executive office, they are not subject to penalties defined in the Arizona constitution. It is the Council's position that county attorneys have a duty to taxpayers to stay within the scope of their role by prosecuting criminals who break state and local laws. Federal violations are to be handled by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
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