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NORML Owes The Medical Marijuana Community An Apology | Odd Marijuana THC Finder

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NORML Owes The Medical Marijuana Community An Apology

Category: Odd | Posted on Mon, January, 9th 2012 by THCFinder
​Steve Elliott- NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre has called the medical marijuana industry a "legal farce" and "largely a sham" in an article which hit the web yesterday, creating a backlash among NORML's many supporters (quite a few of whom likely just became former supporters) in the medicinal cannabis industry.
 
How many times must we repeat this? Attacking medical marijuana is not a good legalization strategy.
 
The sadly predictable outcome is that for the next umpteen years, every single time a medical cannabis initiative is raised in any state, the opposition are going to drag out St. Pierre's ill-considered words as ammunition. "Why are you sitting there trying to tell us this state needs a medical marijuana law when NORML itself has admitted medical marijuana is a fraud and a sham?"
 
The piece, published by Steve Bloom on CelebStoner (according to NORML's "Radical" Russ Belville, from private listserv emails sent last October, and without St. Pierre's permission), is really unfortunate, and is a huge, huge blunder on NORML's part. The pity of it is, it's not just NORML that's going to have to pay for St. Pierre's mistake -- it's the medical cannabis community which he apparently so disdains.
 

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