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WA Rep. Joe Schmick on his opposition to Washington’s SB 5073

March 25, 2011   ·   0 Comments

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Thank you for your message with regard to E2SSB 5073 the Medical Use of Cannabis bill.  This bill has been worked very hard this session with no clear consensus among the people who are currently utilizing medical marijuana.  The issue is how the current folks would fall under the new regulations if this law passes.

I am concerned about how many new, additional people will be utilizing medical marijuana as described in this proposed legislation.  For that reason, I did not support this bill in committee on March 23rd; but the bill did pass out with a striking amendment.  It is continuing through the legislative process.



Joe Schmick

State Representative

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