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Old 07-10-2014, 02:17 PM   #241
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A few people, including the ER doctor last night, have suggested this may help me. I will have to talk to my family doctor, but I am not sure if it is a route I want to go. However, if my chronic pain is going to keep flaring like this, I may try anything!

Washington State just legalized recreational pot. The funny thing is that 45% of the first customers were Canadian....and they can't take it back across the border, or be under the influence when they cross. If they tell either border that this is the purpose of your trip you will not be allowed into the States EVER again.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:30 PM   #242
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Not to mention, how does a store owner know an individual is low income. Is it tatooed on their foreheads? Do they provide tax returns?
It's not about individual charity; it's about making a medication available to low-income people. And many, if not most, low-income people are eligible for food stamps and/or Medicaid. I would think that an ID card associated with such a program would suffice as proof of low-income status.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:05 PM   #243
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It's not about individual charity; it's about making a medication available to low-income people. And many, if not most, low-income people are eligible for food stamps and/or Medicaid. I would think that an ID card associated with such a program would suffice as proof of low-income status.
Does "making a medication available" mean giving it away for free? That's what the report stated. Is CVS required to give away Rx meds? Are supermarkets required to give away food?
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:17 PM   #244
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Does "making a medication available" mean giving it away for free? That's what the report stated. Is CVS required to give away Rx meds? Are supermarkets required to give away food?
This is a news report. No telling what they might have left out.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:30 PM   #245
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Does "making a medication available" mean giving it away for free? That's what the report stated. Is CVS required to give away Rx meds? Are supermarkets required to give away food?
GG said, before I got around to it: It's a media report. Nuff said.

But also read Post # 240 in this thread.

I doubt any pharmacy will give away rx meds (although some have in the past but they probably shouldn't.)

There are ways to get free rx meds IF you are low income.
Needymeds.org

Supermarkets aren't REQUIRED to give away food but many of the larger ones do give about-to-expire shelf life foods to groups that then distribute them to worth agencies who will then pass the food on to LOW INCOME people.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:43 PM   #246
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Proof of low income issues aside for the moment.

I have never heard of any government requiring taxpayers (local businesses) to give their product away for free. I'd bet this would not stand up in court. This is really outrageous.

If the City Council wants to provide pot for the poor, maybe they should give out food stamps.
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Proof of low income issues aside for the moment.

I have never heard of any government requiring taxpayers (local businesses) to give their product away for free. I'd bet this would not stand up in court. This is really outrageous.

If the City Council wants to provide pot for the poor, maybe they should give out food stamps.
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A police officer of my (social!) acquaintance told me UNOFFICIALLY that in many cases if someone is caught with a very small amount and has certain documented health conditions (MS was one, IIRC) and clearly had no intention to supply, a blind eye would probably be turned.

As I said this is off the record and unofficial so don't go flashing your pot around the next time you're on the Kings Road in London! Marijuana is not legal in the UK.

Don't quote me!
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:01 PM   #249
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A police officer of my (social!) acquaintance told me UNOFFICIALLY that in many cases if someone is caught with a very small amount and has certain documented health conditions (MS was one, IIRC) and clearly had no intention to supply, a blind eye would probably be turned.

As I said this is off the record and unofficial so don't go flashing your pot around the next time you're on the Kings Road in London! Marijuana is not legal in the UK.

Don't quote me!
MC, I think we all understand your position.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:12 PM   #250
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Yes, I read that definition. How does a potential low income person walk into a store and prove to the store clerk that he qualifies according to that definition?
I'm certain some type of ID will be provided to these people.

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I am all for MM, hell, even recreational cannabis, and I LOVE California, but man, do they come up with some crazy laws out there.
I am with you, Andy. I mean, are they going to have to go in with w2's or something?
How about a card like they use for food stamps. They don't give out food stamps anymore. Its like a debit card.
For the record I too am for medical and or legal marijuana.
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A few people, including the ER doctor last night, have suggested this may help me. I will have to talk to my family doctor, but I am not sure if it is a route I want to go. However, if my chronic pain is going to keep flaring like this, I may try anything!

Washington State just legalized recreational pot. The funny thing is that 45% of the first customers were Canadian....and they can't take it back across the border, or be under the influence when they cross. If they tell either border that this is the purpose of your trip you will not be allowed into the States EVER again.
Your ER doctor seems like a compassionate, understanding, decent person and his suggestion would be welcomed in my case.

How would border agents know if you took your medicine in the US before driving back to Canada...lol

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It's not about individual charity; it's about making a medication available to low-income people. And many, if not most, low-income people are eligible for food stamps and/or Medicaid. I would think that an ID card associated with such a program would suffice as proof of low-income status.
Exactly. There will have to be a way to verify each customer/patient.
Just like the food program, an ID card would be all they need.
It would also keep folks from trying to get more than is allowed.

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Does "making a medication available" mean giving it away for free? That's what the report stated. Is CVS required to give away Rx meds? Are supermarkets required to give away food?
No, but the government provides a vehicle to obtain these products free of charge. Ever been in line at a grocery store?

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Proof of low income issues aside for the moment.
I have never heard of any government requiring taxpayers (local businesses) to give their product away for free. I'd bet this would not stand up in court. This is really outrageous.
If the City Council wants to provide pot for the poor, maybe they should give out food stamps.
I am not sure about food stamps and free medicines and how the companies are compensated.
I think the pharmaceutical companies give it away for marketing purposes. But I am not sure how a food stamp card enables the merchant to recover the funds? I think the government, IE taxpayers actually pick up this bill.
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