Sen. Casey Murdock (R-Gymon) has filed a bill (SB325) to let counties ban cannabinoid medicines from licensed patients. His bill would also allow employers to terminate employees for-cause if there is a theoretical concern of penalty because of the employee's disability & treatment.
Sen. Casey Murdock hates Cannabis medicines and wants his panhandle district to have a do-over on State Question 788. But this time he wants each county to have sovereign power to ignore state law and arrest patients for continuing the medical treatment in their county.
This is expected to harm thousands of veterans and their families, if Post Traumatic Stress care is needed for such patients. Currently many of the veterans are opting out of the VA's regimen of massive doses of tranquilizers to heavily sedate patients with PTSD, Anxiety Disorder, and other conditions from multiple deployments in battle.
Cancer treatments may become more deadly without the cannabis meds to alleviate the severe nausea of chemotherapy. This will lead to weakened bodies and more weight loss.
Those in pain management for severe osteoarthritis and other nerve conditions will have to go back on dangerous opioids to get very temporary relief from excruciating pain.
This brings up a fundamental issue of whether the majority of voters have a constitutional authority to deprive the minority of lifesaving medicines?
Sen. Casey Murdock would have us believe that the minority class of patients either.
- can find other options that don't scare the rest of the county,
- are faking it, or
- are expendable;