This blog post by Dr. Tony Smith is a must read. A doctor (with a doctorate degree) who specializes in cannabis regulation and policy, Smith is a former director of the National Center for Research on Drug Abuse. He helped the Obama administration draft and recommend the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Now, Smith is one of the country’s foremost experts on the medical use of cannabis and is a Professor of Law and Policy at the University of California at Davis.
With a doctorate, a full research grant, and a great love for cannabis, it seems likely that Smith would be a good candidate for a job working with the federal government. The fact that he is also an expert on medical cannabis seems to tell me he is going to be an easy target. I can’t imagine that the government would want to hire a person who is both well-known and a doctor who is not a doctor.
A lot of people who are not doctors tend to fall into the “not a doctor” category. Many people who are not doctors might be well-trained, but they are not doctors. A lot of people who are not doctors would also be at a higher risk of injury from cannabis than the average person who is a doctor, or they might be under the influence of marijuana. A lot of people who are not doctors are also not likely to be licensed to prescribe weed.
This is a problem. The DEA has a long-standing policy of only allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana, and this is what has created the shortage of doctors. It’s also created a problem for doctors who are trying to get a license to prescribe it. Medical marijuana is not a substitute for a licensed doctor, and the DEA has been cracking down on dispensaries in hopes of reducing the supply of weed.
The DEA has been cracking down on dispensaries for as long as they’ve been in operation, but it seems like they’re coming up with a new policy that is more draconian than the old one. In Colorado, dispensaries are banned from opening on Sundays, and it seems that if they want to open on Sunday, they won’t be allowed to have storefronts, only a couple of hours from each other.
We’ll have to see this coming through.
Well I know that the DEA has been cracking down on dispensaries for as long as theyve been in operation, but it seems that theyre coming up with a new policy that is more draconian than the old one. In Colorado, dispensaries are banned from opening on Sundays, and it seems that if they want to open on Sunday, they wont be allowed to have storefronts, only a couple of hours from each other.Well have to see this coming through.
In Colorado, we’ve had some pretty bad news on this front. In late October, the DEA issued new rules that will basically outlaw medical cannabis dispensaries that were open on Sundays. In essence, the new rules say that dispensaries will be prohibited from open on Sundays, regardless of their location, and unless they actually sell medical cannabis themselves, they’ll have to stay closed on Sundays. This means that dispensaries that were open on Sundays in Colorado will now have to be shuttered.
The DEA is really making it tough here, because in Colorado, it really is illegal to be open on Sundays. Our local dispensary is located in a town called Eagle in Colorado, but it’s really not even close to a dispensary. For those of you who don’t know, Eagle is a place that is only open on Sundays. So the new rules will make it impossible for dispensaries located in this small community to open.