For a state government that is made up of people who tout themselves as “small government” proponents, they sure love to create endless laws to over step their role in their citizens’ lives.
- Reproductive rights and wages are two examples that immediately come to mind, but there are definitely more.
But the examples don’t just end there, that’s for sure. I remember back when they started cracking down on prescription pain pills, even for chronic pain patients and cancer patients. They were citing the increases in opiate abuse throughout our state, but that was mostly due to heroin abuse. As a performative action, the governor made the lives of cancer patients much more miserable while doing very little to actually improve the opiate crisis. Things have changed since then, but I never forgot. Now they’re doing the same thing with medical marijuana. The governor overnight decided to impose caps on all of the routes of administration for cannabis products. Now people who need high doses of cannabis for their medical problems were turned away from dispensaries the day after the surprise ruling went into effect. You can appeal the cap, but I have heard the process takes two weeks or longer. Why does our state government keep insisting on mangling the marijuana rules and regulations? We were doing perfectly fine before they messed everything up with these ridiculous caps on THC. Some of us require more cannabis to medication than others and there’s nothing wrong with that. While I’m not affected by the new rule because of the amount of THC I consume monthly, I know of several people who were immediately affected by it. My heart goes out to these people and their dwindling medical cannabis recommendation.