Your Legislators: Recreational Marijuana (January 10, 2019)

Your Legislators: Recreational Marijuana (January 10, 2019)


>>IT’S GOING TO FALL ASLEEP OR
RUN FOR OFFICE. RUN FOR OFFICE.
>>Barry: WE HAVE A COUPLE>>Barry: WE HAVE A COUPLE
QUESTIONS FROM VIEWERS ABOUT THE QUESTIONS FROM VIEWERS ABOUT THE
PERENNIAL RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA PERENNIAL RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA
AND WHETHER OR NOT THAT BILL IS AND WHETHER OR NOT THAT BILL IS
GOING TO SEE ANY ACTION IN THE GOING TO SEE ANY ACTION IN THE
SESSION. SESSION.
WHO WANTS TO TAKE A RUN AT THAT? WHO WANTS TO TAKE A RUN AT THAT?
>>I TOLD MY TEAM I THINK ITS>>I TOLD MY TEAM I THINK ITS
PRIORITY STATUS IN 2019 SHOULD PRIORITY STATUS IN 2019 SHOULD
REFLECT ITS BILL NUMBER AND REFLECT ITS BILL NUMBER AND
SHOULD BE AROUND HOUSE FILE 420. SHOULD BE AROUND HOUSE FILE 420.
MIKE CLYBURN WILL BRING FORWARD MIKE CLYBURN WILL BRING FORWARD
A PROPOSAL RELATE TO DO A PROPOSAL RELATE TO DO
LEGALIZATION. LEGALIZATION.
>>IS THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA>>IS THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
PROGRAM WE HAVE WORKING? PROGRAM WE HAVE WORKING?
IS IT SOLVING PROBLEMS FOR IS IT SOLVING PROBLEMS FOR
PEOPLE OR TREATING HEALTHCARE PEOPLE OR TREATING HEALTHCARE
THAT NEEDS TO BE TREATED AT AN THAT NEEDS TO BE TREATED AT AN
AFFORDABLE PRICE, WHETHER IT’S A AFFORDABLE PRICE, WHETHER IT’S A
CANCER PATIENT OR POSTTRAUMATIC CANCER PATIENT OR POSTTRAUMATIC
STRESS DISORDER. STRESS DISORDER.
2 IS THE ISSUE OF 2 IS THE ISSUE OF
DECRIMINALIZATION. DECRIMINALIZATION.
WE HAVE HUGE RACIAL WE HAVE HUGE RACIAL
DISCRIMINATIONS IN OUR CRIMINAL DISCRIMINATIONS IN OUR CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR NONVIOLENT JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR NONVIOLENT
OFFENDERS. OFFENDERS.
IS SOME DECRIMINALIZATION PART IS SOME DECRIMINALIZATION PART
OF THE SOLUTION TO ADDRESS OF THE SOLUTION TO ADDRESS
RACIAL DISPARITIES OR GET AT THE RACIAL DISPARITIES OR GET AT THE
COST OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT COST OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT
VIOLENT OFFENDERS OR DO YOU MAKE VIOLENT OFFENDERS OR DO YOU MAKE
THE BLACK MARKET WORSE? THE BLACK MARKET WORSE?
AND THIRD ISSUE IS DO WE GO AND THIRD ISSUE IS DO WE GO
TOWARDS LEGALIZATION, AND I TOWARDS LEGALIZATION, AND I
THINK LIBERTARIANS LIKE IT. THINK LIBERTARIANS LIKE IT.
YOU ARE CONSENTING ADULTS. YOU ARE CONSENTING ADULTS.
ALCOHOL IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU ALCOHOL IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU
BECAUSE IT’S LEGAL. BECAUSE IT’S LEGAL.
SHOULD WE LOOK AT LEGALIZING SHOULD WE LOOK AT LEGALIZING
MARIJUANA AND HAVING THE MARIJUANA AND HAVING THE
GOVERNOR CONTROL IT AND TAX IT? GOVERNOR CONTROL IT AND TAX IT?
I THINK THAT’S A VERY BIG I THINK THAT’S A VERY BIG
CONVERSATION, AND IT’S NOT ONE CONVERSATION, AND IT’S NOT ONE
THAT WE HAVE THE TIME TO GIVE THAT WE HAVE THE TIME TO GIVE
JUSTICE TO. JUSTICE TO.
AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE CRAFTING AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE CRAFTING
A $47 BILLION, $50 BILLION A $47 BILLION, $50 BILLION
BUDGET. BUDGET.
>>I THINK THE OTHER ISSUES YOU>>I THINK THE OTHER ISSUES YOU
HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT COLORADO, HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT COLORADO,
AND OVER THE TIME THAT THEY HAVE AND OVER THE TIME THAT THEY HAVE
HAD THAT STATUTE ON THE BOOKS, HAD THAT STATUTE ON THE BOOKS,
THE PROBLEMS THEY HAVE FACED, THE PROBLEMS THEY HAVE FACED,
NOT JUST IN THE WORKPLACE, BUT NOT JUST IN THE WORKPLACE, BUT
ALSO ON THE ROADS, AND SOME OF ALSO ON THE ROADS, AND SOME OF
THE ANCILLARY EFFECTS THAT IT THE ANCILLARY EFFECTS THAT IT
HAS HAD AN EFFECT ON PEOPLE’S HAS HAD AN EFFECT ON PEOPLE’S
LIVES IN TERMS OF OVERUSE, AND LIVES IN TERMS OF OVERUSE, AND
SO I WOULD SHARE THE SENTIMENT SO I WOULD SHARE THE SENTIMENT
OF THE SPEAKER THAT I THINK IT’S OF THE SPEAKER THAT I THINK IT’S
A SLOW WALK AT BEST THAT NEEDS A A SLOW WALK AT BEST THAT NEEDS A
LOT OF DUE DILIGENCE, AND A LOT LOT OF DUE DILIGENCE, AND A LOT
OF CONVERSATION. OF CONVERSATION.
THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IS PUT THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IS PUT
TOGETHER IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT TOGETHER IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT
PROVIDES FOR THAT CONVERSATION PROVIDES FOR THAT CONVERSATION
BETWEEN TWO CHAMBERS, AND I BETWEEN TWO CHAMBERS, AND I
THINK IT DESERVES A THINK IT DESERVES A
CONVERSATION, AND I’M NOT CONVERSATION, AND I’M NOT
SUGGESTING BUT THERE ARE A WHOLE SUGGESTING BUT THERE ARE A WHOLE
HOST OF VARIABLES THAT WE HAVE HOST OF VARIABLES THAT WE HAVE
GOT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT WE GOT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT WE
HAVE EVEN COUNTED BASED ON WHAT HAVE EVEN COUNTED BASED ON WHAT
WE MIGHT FIND. WE MIGHT FIND.
>>I WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED IF>>I WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED IF
IT PASSED. IT PASSED.
THERE ARE A LOT OF US, MYSELF THERE ARE A LOT OF US, MYSELF
INCLUDED, THAT WANT TO SEE A INCLUDED, THAT WANT TO SEE A
LITTLE BIT MORE EXPERIENCE WITH LITTLE BIT MORE EXPERIENCE WITH
THE STATES THAT HAVE DONE IT, THE STATES THAT HAVE DONE IT,
COLORADO, ALASKA, WASHINGTON COLORADO, ALASKA, WASHINGTON
STATE. STATE.
I WANT TO SEE WHAT THEIR I WANT TO SEE WHAT THEIR
EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN. EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN.
WHEN PEOPLE TEST POSITIVE FOR WHEN PEOPLE TEST POSITIVE FOR
DRUGS ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE, DRUGS ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE,
THEY ARE FIRED. THEY ARE FIRED.
IT’S A VERY DANGEROUS IT’S A VERY DANGEROUS
OCCUPATION. OCCUPATION.
THIS ISN’T LIKE ALCOHOL THAT’S THIS ISN’T LIKE ALCOHOL THAT’S
IN YOUR SYSTEM FOR FIVE HOURS OR IN YOUR SYSTEM FOR FIVE HOURS OR
WHATEVER IT IS. WHATEVER IT IS.
IT’S LIKE 30 DAYS, RIGHT? IT’S LIKE 30 DAYS, RIGHT?
WHEN THERE’S SOME KIND OF A JOB WHEN THERE’S SOME KIND OF A JOB
SITE ACCIDENT, AND EVERYBODY SITE ACCIDENT, AND EVERYBODY
ON-THE-JOB SITE GETS TESTED AND ON-THE-JOB SITE GETS TESTED AND
PEOPLE MAYBE DIDN’T HAVE A JOINT PEOPLE MAYBE DIDN’T HAVE A JOINT
FOR THREE WEEKS, AND THEY TEST FOR THREE WEEKS, AND THEY TEST
POSITIVE, THEY ARE ON THE ROAD. POSITIVE, THEY ARE ON THE ROAD.
IT DOESN’T WORK WELL IN THE IT DOESN’T WORK WELL IN THE
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WHERE YOU CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WHERE YOU
HAVE VERY, VERY DANGEROUS HAVE VERY, VERY DANGEROUS
OCCUPATIONS. OCCUPATIONS.
NO ONE HAS TALKED ABOUT THAT NO ONE HAS TALKED ABOUT THAT
YET. YET.
BUT HOW ARE CONSTRUCTION BUT HOW ARE CONSTRUCTION
EMPLOYERS GOING TO DEAL WITH EMPLOYERS GOING TO DEAL WITH
WHAT THEY WANT A TOTALLY DRUG WHAT THEY WANT A TOTALLY DRUG
FREE WORKPLACES? FREE WORKPLACES?
BECAUSE WORKERS’ COMP MATTERS, BECAUSE WORKERS’ COMP MATTERS,
AND IN THOSE KINDS OF AND IN THOSE KINDS OF
OCCUPATIONS, ACCIDENTS DRIVE OCCUPATIONS, ACCIDENTS DRIVE
EMPLOYERS, AND SUDDENLY THEY ARE EMPLOYERS, AND SUDDENLY THEY ARE
NOT COMPETITIVE WITH THEIR NOT COMPETITIVE WITH THEIR
COMPETITORS, AND THERE’S A LOT COMPETITORS, AND THERE’S A LOT
MORE TO IT. MORE TO IT.
>>Barry: CONSTRUCTION>>Barry: CONSTRUCTION
ACCIDENTS, AND SPEAKING OF ACCIDENTS, AND SPEAKING OF
SOMEONE THAT USED TO DO PERSONAL SOMEONE THAT USED TO DO PERSONAL
INJURY, YOU COULD BE DEALING INJURY, YOU COULD BE DEALING
WITH ACCIDENTS IN THAT WITH ACCIDENTS IN THAT
ENVIRONMENT WHICH ARE PRETTY ENVIRONMENT WHICH ARE PRETTY
SERIOUS, AND IN A WAY IN WHICH SERIOUS, AND IN A WAY IN WHICH
IT’S NOT TRUE IN THE LAWYER’S IT’S NOT TRUE IN THE LAWYER’S
OFFICE. OFFICE.
>>PEOPLE’S LIVES ARE CHANGED>>PEOPLE’S LIVES ARE CHANGED
FOREVER. FOREVER.
>>Barry: THERE’S ALSO>>Barry: THERE’S ALSO
INTERESTING MEDICAL RESEARCH INTERESTING MEDICAL RESEARCH
GOING ON THAT PROBABLY FACTORS GOING ON THAT PROBABLY FACTORS
INTO THIS AS WELL AS PART OF INTO THIS AS WELL AS PART OF
THAT CONVERSATION. THAT CONVERSATION.
>>I HAVE ADVOCATED FOR>>I HAVE ADVOCATED FOR
MEDICINAL MARIJUANA. MEDICINAL MARIJUANA.
PART OF THAT CONVERSATION TALKED PART OF THAT CONVERSATION TALKED
ABOUT HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THIS? ABOUT HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THIS?
WORKPLACE WHEN YOU ARE TESTING WORKPLACE WHEN YOU ARE TESTING
FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS, AND IT’S NOT FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS, AND IT’S NOT
PERFECT. PERFECT.
IT’S REALLY DIFFICULT. IT’S REALLY DIFFICULT.
BUT TO WORK WITH YOUR EMPLOYER BUT TO WORK WITH YOUR EMPLOYER
AND SAY THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I AND SAY THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I
GET PAIN RELIEF WITHOUT BEING ON GET PAIN RELIEF WITHOUT BEING ON
AN OPIOID, BUT IF YOU HAVE TO AN OPIOID, BUT IF YOU HAVE TO
TEST FOR WORK, YOU CAN’T BE ON TEST FOR WORK, YOU CAN’T BE ON
MEDICINAL MARIJUANA. MEDICINAL MARIJUANA.
YOUR EMPLOYER CAN MAKE THAT YOUR EMPLOYER CAN MAKE THAT
PROHIBITION, BUT BECAUSE I PROHIBITION, BUT BECAUSE I
WORKED ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND WORKED ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND
I SEE HOW IT IMPACTS, IT STOPS I SEE HOW IT IMPACTS, IT STOPS
PEOPLE WITH SEIZURE DISORDERS PEOPLE WITH SEIZURE DISORDERS
FROM HAVING REGULAR SEIZURES. FROM HAVING REGULAR SEIZURES.
IT’S NOT LIKE BEER. IT’S NOT LIKE BEER.
I DON’T KNOW ANYBODY WHO DRINKS I DON’T KNOW ANYBODY WHO DRINKS
BEER TO STOP SEIZURES. BEER TO STOP SEIZURES.
SO LET’S LOOK AT COLORADO. SO LET’S LOOK AT COLORADO.
I SAT ON A PATIO IN COLORADO, I SAT ON A PATIO IN COLORADO,
AND THEIR HOMELESS PROBLEM IS AND THEIR HOMELESS PROBLEM IS
RAMPANT, MUCH WORSE THAN IT WAS RAMPANT, MUCH WORSE THAN IT WAS
PRIOR TO LEGALIZATION. PRIOR TO LEGALIZATION.
LET’S BE THOUGHTFUL. LET’S BE THOUGHTFUL.
PEOPLE THAT ARE PROPONENTS OF PEOPLE THAT ARE PROPONENTS OF
THIS HAVE TO COME WITH MORE THAN THIS HAVE TO COME WITH MORE THAN
JUST IT’S LIBERTY, IT’S FREE JUST IT’S LIBERTY, IT’S FREE
CHOICE. CHOICE.
IF IT’S STRONG ENOUGH TO STOP A IF IT’S STRONG ENOUGH TO STOP A
SEIZURE, SHOULDN’T WE HAVE MORE SEIZURE, SHOULDN’T WE HAVE MORE
CONVERSATION ABOUT THE IMPACT IT CONVERSATION ABOUT THE IMPACT IT
HAS ON NEUROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT. HAS ON NEUROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT.
IF YOU TALK TO MOMS WHOSE KIDS IF YOU TALK TO MOMS WHOSE KIDS
STARTED USING POT IN JUNIOR HIGH STARTED USING POT IN JUNIOR HIGH
AND MOVED ON TO OTHER ADDICTIVE AND MOVED ON TO OTHER ADDICTIVE
DRUGS, IF YOU HAVE AN ADDICTED DRUGS, IF YOU HAVE AN ADDICTED
BRAIN, YOUR PREFRONTAL CORTEX BRAIN, YOUR PREFRONTAL CORTEX
DELAYS DEVELOPMENT MOST OF THE DELAYS DEVELOPMENT MOST OF THE
TIME THAT YOU ARE ADDICTED. TIME THAT YOU ARE ADDICTED.
SO HOW IS IT THAT HAVING SO HOW IS IT THAT HAVING
MARIJUANA HAS A SIMILAR IMPACT. MARIJUANA HAS A SIMILAR IMPACT.
ALSO IF YOU ARE AT RISK FOR ALSO IF YOU ARE AT RISK FOR
SCHIZOPHRENIA, IT PUSHES SCHIZOPHRENIA, IT PUSHES
SCHIZOPHRENIA FORWARD IN YOUR SCHIZOPHRENIA FORWARD IN YOUR
DEVELOPMENT. DEVELOPMENT.
THIS IS NOT TRIVIAL. THIS IS NOT TRIVIAL.
THIS ISN’T DITCH WEED. THIS ISN’T DITCH WEED.
IF YOU THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IF YOU THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD
DEAL WITH THE ’70s, WE HAVE DEAL WITH THE ’70s, WE HAVE
DIFFERENT POT NOW. DIFFERENT POT NOW.
>>Barry: IN OTHER WORDS, STAY>>Barry: IN OTHER WORDS, STAY
TUNED. TUNED.
PROBABLY

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