Last week we posted an article about the state's paraphernalia laws, in light of the new medical marijuana initiative petition law.
We noticed that the existing statutes were not stricken, and that the Health Department did not establish emergency rules to address the matter.
But we completely failed to thoroughly scour the actual State Question 788 language! Yes, we feel stupid and quite humbled by the failure. But rather than run away from our mistake, we're going to embrace our humiliation and encourage the readers to clean out the 'cache' in their brains and 'refresh' their mental cognisance. The fact is, Initiative Petition 412, known as SQ788 says in Section 4F;
"F. Any device used for the consumption of medical marijuana shall be considered legal to be sold, manufactured, distributed, and possessed. No merchant, wholesaler, manufacturer, or individual may unduly be harassed or prosecuted for selling, manufacturing, or possession of medical marijuana paraphernalia. "
This only applies to paraphernalia associated with cannabis medicines and other lawful substances. Other paraphernalia used for other banned substances are still considered banned and carries a misdemeanor penalty.
The demonizing of any proponents of cannabis medicines has failed. I would know... I was one of the loudest voices in that mantra.
Sure, I live my teetotaler life. But I also live among so many friends who are in serious need of healing and a good many of them are currently on treatment regiments which are more dangerous & harmful than cannabis.
The paraphernalia laws were a very serious matter. Folks could lose hundreds, perhaps thousands from the confiscation of home greenhouse equipment.