18 November 2009

Glenn Grothman: yes on medical marijuana?

Hi everyone,

Medical marijuana coming up for a vote and..... and this?

From: MMJ Act hearing

The measure might face some opposition from law enforcement and some Republican state lawmakers. However, even some conservatives like state Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend are mulling over a "yes" vote.

Grothman said he hasn't made up his mind yet, but is inclined to vote for it unless someone gives him "a good reason not to".

"It wouldn't shock me if I vote for it," Grothman said.

Shocking -- and hopeful.



kevin scheunemann said...



Will this just kill you a little inside if Glen votes "yes"?

You might have to change the name of this blog! (I suggest: How fast I'm going to send Glen my re-election donation!)

I would hope Glen votes "Yes" as well.

Group hug?

Mpeterson said...

I know. I'm already working up the logo for the Stoners for Grothman campaign t-shirts.

kevin scheunemann said...

Will this issue be short lived?

In an Obama national health care system, medical marijuana will be the first thing rationed out for cost cutting. (because you know some egghead in Washington is going to dictate that doctors cannot prescribe unfunded prescriptions.)

This is probably number 50 on political issues I think about, but just the fact that national health care would do in one of the more successful issues from the left in the last few years....

It makes me chuckle a little inside.

Liberals against medical marijuana choice by supporting national health care.

Its one thing to get the public to accept it as a treatment of some ailments, its a completely different thing to convince the public they should fund it!

Ben Masel said...

kevin: Thanks to the Supreme Court's refusal to hear the government's appeal of a 9th Circuit ruling in Conant vs. Walters, the Administration can't penalize doctors who recommend medical marijuana to their patients.

The Jacki rickert Medical Marijuana Act, in changing State law, does not depend on payment under the federal health insurance plan. Rather, it allows patients to grow their own, or designate a caregiver to grow for them.

Glen's support should not come as a huge surprise. After all, he endorsed ME in the US Senate race in 2006 the day he announced he wasn't running for the
Republican nomination himself.

kevin scheunemann said...


Thanks for that info. I had no idea. (Admittedly, this issue is about number 50 on the list of issues I pay attention to.)

Does this mean Prof. Peterson will be teaching a new university course in the future?

"How to get around National Health Care Rationing: Growing your own medical marijuana."


"Mary Jane: Mammograms isn't the only thing National Health Care will not provide."

I got a million of them!

Mpeterson said...

Ben, a pleasure to have you post here.

Kevin, there's the libertarian KS I recognize.