A big thanks to a 420RADIO listener who tweeted out a copy of what Minnesota cops think should happen with medical marijuana. The document claims to represent the views of the Minnesota Law Enforcement Coalition, representing the associations of county attorneys, sheriffs, chiefs of police and police officers, yet it bears no signature or byline.
The good news is that the Minnesota cops seem to be resigned to the fact that medical marijuana is inevitable. The stories of families getting miracle relief for their epileptic children with marijuana therapies is moving legislators in Utah and Georgia to support medical marijuana, so Minnesota would seem to be a lock. The cops aren’t trying to claim sick kids using cannabis oil is the slippery slope to teenage heroin junkies and freeway mayhem, at least.
The bad news is the cops are demanding that Minnesota medical marijuana must be extracts, pills, sprays, or vaporization -- absolutely no smoking or edibles or raw plants or cultivation. They only approve of marijuana products high in CBD with “little to no THC,” and just for seizures, cancer, AIDS and MS are allowed; none of these pain, nausea, spasticity, and cachexia qualifications like almost every other medical marijuana state. Because Minnesota cops got a much better medical education at the police academy than thousands of medical doctors did in medical marijuana states, I suppose.
The document reads:
The Following Limitations Are Needed in Any Legislation Involving Medicinal Use of Cannabis:
1. Legislation must not allow for use or possession of marijuana in plant form, and must not allow marijuana to be sold for medicinal purposes in any food, beverage or candy form.
2. Legislation may not allow for grow operations of marijuana plants or plant material except as provided in item #5 below.
3. CBD (with little or no THC) extracts in liquid, pill, or vaporized delivery forms may be made available to patients if authorized and closely monitored by a physician.
4. CBD (with little or no THC) extracts maybe [sic] prescribed by a physician for only the following medical conditions: seizures, late stage cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis or AIDS.
5. Regislation may allow such extracts to be purchased from outlets in other states or nations if laws in those jurisdictions permit it. If that is not an option, any production of these extracts within out state must be licensed and limited to medical research institutions as part of a clinical trial.
6. Rulemaking must address security and the tracking and dispensing of these prescription drugs.
* The implementation and process of how CBS becomes available in the State of Minnesota is important to members of the Minnesota Law Enforcement Coalition and we want to be involved in reviewing any language advancing this goal.