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‘Trading a Constitutional Right for Pain Relief’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

February 9, 2018
Covering everything from entrepreneurial Girl Scouts to enlightened gun lovers,  here are the week’s most notable cannabis quotables.

“Trading a constitutional right for pain relief is a choice no one should have to make.”

—David Keene, former NRA president, in a Washington Times op-ed arguing against depriving MMJ patients of gun ownership


Pennsylvania MMJ Patients Face Choice: Cannabis or Guns?

“We really want girls to be cookie entrepreneurs, to find new and creative ways to reach customers.”

—Girl Scouts spokeswoman AnneMarie Harper, supporting the San Diego Girl Scout who sold 312 boxes of cookies in six hours outside a cannabis dispensary, in the New York Times


Girl Scouts Eye Whether Cookie Sales Near Cannabis Shop Broke Rules

“(It’s) a necessary first step of righting the wrongs of the past.”

—Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, on erasing hundreds of criminal convictions for misdemeanor cannabis possession


As Seattle Vacates Misdemeanor Convictions, County Mulls Action on Felonies

“We have a drug-testing policy: You have to test pot. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to try it again.”

Tony Magee, founder and CEO of Lagunitas Brewing Company, speaking at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Seed to Sale Show 


Data Dive: Does Legalization Hurt Beer Sales?

“We do want to find a solution to make sure that businesses that have large access to cash have a way to get them into a depository institution for it to be safe.”

—Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, testifying before the House Financial Services Committee regarding cannabis and banking 


‘First Green Bank’ Is Florida’s First to Serve Cannabis Industry

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  • calvet11

    I have been a medical cannabis patient for over 10 years and a partaker since 1970. During my 8 years of service with the USAF I was very well trained in the use and care of many types of firearms. I’ve been a life long hunter and sports shooter. But here in Nevada I can get drunk and buy a gun. I can be semi-hammered on pills from the VA and buy a gun. But show up at a gun shop and show your ID and it comes back you are a medical cannabis patient, you are shown the door. MY Second Amendment Rights are being stomped on, mostly by bean counting, REMF without a clue.