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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Medical Pot Bill Has Public Records Exemption

Sigh. Why do so many pieces of legislation have secrecy clauses in them?

SB 5955 is about medical marijuana. However, the bill has a provision making the names of medical marijuana providers exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act.

Is there some concern that medical marijuana providers will be burned out of their clinics by mobs of violent anti-pot crusaders? We've never actually seen any.

It is vital for the public, especially the media, to be able to know who medical marijuana providers are to see if they are legitimate or rather just selling marijuana without regard to medical condition.

The bill is now being considered in committee.