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Carly’s Law is a bill that allows a non-intoxicating variety of marijuana oil to be given to children who suffer from seizures.
Instead of understand the key part of this law is the “non-intoxicating part”, morons will make this about medical marijuana.
From earlier this year…
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Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2014 7:23:13 PM
Subject: Carly’s Law a Bust: We Demand Real Change.
On Friday, HB-104, Carly’s Law, was filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.
I am asking you to oppose this bill in the upcoming session because it provides no real relief for patients or their caregivers and it could prevent the passage of legislation that would provide real benefits to the patients of Alabama.
There are several problems with the bill.
First, the bill does not legalize or decriminalize the use of Cannabidiol (CBD), it merely allows for patients with an approved condition to have a medical necessity plea in court. It would not prevent the arrest of patients or their caregivers.
Second, the bill does not set an acceptable level of THC. Any marijuana extract will have at least a small amount of THC in it, and by not specifying a certain amount, any amount of THC would make the product illegal under state law.
Third, it does not provide employment protections for the patient or caregiver, and it does not protect parents who give CBD to their child from having that child removed from the home for doing so.
Fourth, allowing a medical necessity defense in court does not guarantee that the defense would be successful.
This bill is nothing but an attempt by Mike Ball, the bill’s sponsor, and the Republican leadership to say that they have done something on the issue of medical marijuana when in reality they have not done anything that will be of real benefit to the patients of Alabama.
I join with Alabama Safe Access Project- ASAP and Ron Crumpton in demanding real change that will provide real relief for the patients of Alabama and pass a medical marijuana law that makes sense.
roanoke, Alabama 36274
And as we all know, the medical marijuana crowd is actually just about getting high.
The state is not ready for legalization medical or otherwise, this is harmful to Carly’s Law.
If this thing dies, it is on the heads of these people.
UPDATE: AL.com cartoonist jumps in to the debate with the most tone deaf cartoon you can find…
I have heard these arguments numerous times yesterday….
n December 9, 1981, in Philadelphia, close to the intersection at 13th and Locust Streets, Philadelphia Police Department officer Daniel Faulkner conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle belonging to William Cook, Abu-Jamal’s younger brother. During the traffic stop, Abu-Jamal’s taxi was parked across the street, and Abu-Jamal ran across the street towards the traffic stop. At the traffic stop, there was an exchange of fire. Both Officer Faulkner and Abu-Jamal were wounded, and Faulkner died. Police arrived on the scene and arrested Abu-Jamal, who was found wearing a shoulder holster. A revolver, which had five spent cartridges, was beside him. He was taken directly from the scene of the shooting to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he received treatment for his wound, the result of a shot from Faulkner.
Abu-Jamal was charged with the first-degree murder of Daniel Faulkner. The case went to trial in June 1982 in Philadelphia. Judge Albert F. Sabo initially agreed to Abu-Jamal’s request to represent himself, with criminal defense attorney Anthony Jackson acting as his legal advisor. During the first day of the trial, Judge Sabo warned Abu-Jamal that he would forfeit his legal right to self-representation if he kept being intentionally disruptive in a fashion that was unbecoming under the law. Due to Abu-Jamal’s continued disruptive behavior, Judge Sabo ruled that Abu-Jamal forfeited his right to self-representation.
Initially sentenced to death, Abu-Jamal eventually got that penalty reduced to life in prison and has continued to insist upon his innocence –branding himself as a political prisoner. He’s written books and granted interviews from his prison cell, and his fight to be released has earned the support of countless celebrities, civil rights activists, and groups that focus on racial disparities in the justice system. A suburb of Paris even named a street after him.
But while his plight has been lionized by some, Abu-Jamal remains a political lightning rod and object of scorn in the law enforcement community; the Fraternal Order of Police vocally opposed Adegbile’s nomination.
This murder took place in 1981, he was sentenced in 1982
Adegbile was in law school in 1991, so he wasn’t part of some initial defense team.
The problem with this nomination is simple. Adegbile joined up with Abu-Jamal long after multiple convictions and appeals, then he tried to get him out of jail under the premise the entire system is racist and therefore he is innocent or something…
Adegbile’s past led both of Pennsylvania’s senators — including Democrat Bob Casey — to oppose the nomination. Republicans spent much of Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning on the Senate floor criticizing the assistant AG choice pointedly for his work with Abu-Jamal.
“He decided to join a political cause … and in my view, by doing so he demonstrated his own contempt for — and frankly a willingness to undermine — the criminal justice system of the United States,” said Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). “I do not believe that Mr. Adegbile’s nomination is consistent with justice for the family of officer Danny Faulkner or for anyone else that cares about the law enforcement community.”
Ignorance abounds on this one….
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A debate Tuesday over a bill to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected turned to race after Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Indian Springs, compared her bill to Brown vs. the Board of Education.
But during the debate, Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, said that his Republican colleagues would support abortion if their daughters were impregnated by black men.
“Ninety-nine percent of the all of the white people in here are going to raise their hand that they are against abortion,” he said. “On the other hand, 99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion.”
This guy needs to go, unfortunately his re-election is never in question.
Twenty-two of the 26 Alabama public officials who bought BCS Championship Game tickets from Auburn were not season-ticket holders, who typically must donate considerable money for the chance to buy such a high-demand ticket.
A total of 79 public officials — state representatives, state senators, judges, administrators and commissioners — purchased tickets from Auburn during the 2013 season. Nineteen of the 22 public officials who bought Iron Bowl tickets from Auburn also were not season-ticket holders, including Attorney General Luther Strange.
All of this is legal in Alabama. Until the state ethics law changed, universities for many years simply provided free tickets to public officials.
The ticket practice has been fought since 2009 by Birmingham resident Jim Metrock. He provided AL.com with the 2013 ticket data of public officials that he received from Auburn through an open-records request.
Is it jealousy?