Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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.
Friday, May 6, 2011
For the rest of the story on HB 1899: http://cforjustice.org/2011/03/08/sorry-about-that/
As the executive session ended, the Committee’s chairman, Democrat Sam Hunt from Thurston County, appeared confused. After a long pause in which he conferred with a staff person, Hunt apologetically announced: “House bill 1899 has not had a hearing, so if somebody wants to testify on 1899, you will get the option to do it in a backwards fashion, after we voted the bill out of committee and if one convinces us, we can always reconsider and re-vote on it. Sorry about that.”
Here is the TVW of the exchange:
Starts at 56:20 with staff informing him they didn’t hold a hearing before passing.