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Commentary: How do Utah lawmakers sleep at night, knowing medical marijuana could help so many people

Here’s a hard-hitting Op-Ed article in the Trib from TRUCE member, Brandi Astle….

Excerpt:

“Where is our compassion? Why do people who run this state actually believe they are above the people by not allowing patients to try natural medicine? Is there no compassion? How can our lawmakers sit there knowing how deeply people are struggling and not allow them to be able to try a plant to see if it helps them?

How do these people sleep at night, knowing they could have made this right a few years ago when Utah Sen. Mark Madsen introduced SB 73? I want to know how they honestly believe it’s OK to undermine a ballot initiative that has over 75 percent support from Utahns? It has reached a point where this is nothing but government overreach. Is this just the lawmakers trying to get back at the people of Utah for even considering a ballot initiative? Or is it them trying to show us they are in charge, not us simple-minded, everyday people?

It is deeply concerning to me that we have reached such a point in this matter that we have to pull out the 10th Amendment: ‘The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people’.”

Indeed, it is interesting to see how those constantly bellowing about how the 10th Amendment trumps the federal government’s right to intrude in areas they don’t like, are the first to hide behind “well the federal government doesn’t allow this, and we need to respect “the law of the land” when it suits their purposes, i.e., when they like the federal law in question better.

Which is how an issue which ought be about carrying out the Hippocratic oath becomes a mere exercise in hypocrisy when left to prohibitionist politicians with all manner of questionable motives….

#MMJ #SB73 #Madsen #Initiative #UTpol #UTleg #PatientsBeforePolitics #TRUCE    

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