Should John Kavanagh Give Up on His Quest for a Repeal of Arizona's Medical-Pot Law?

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State Representative John Kavanagh
The second public-opinion poll released in recent weeks on Arizona's medical-marijuana law also shows that voters support the act more than in 2010, when it was approved by voters.

The newest poll, from Chad Willems' Summit Consulting Group, says 55 percent of "likely voters" support the law, while just 39 percent oppose it.

See also:
-New Medical-Marijuana Poll Shows High Support by Arizonans; Poll Done by Same Firm Used by Pot Foe John Kavanagh
-Poll: Most Arizona Voters Support Medical-Marijuana Act; 59 Percent Would Legalize Pot
-Rep. John Kavanagh Wants No Exception for Cancer Patients or Anyone Else in Proposed Medical-Pot Repeal

A Public Policy Polling survey released a few weeks ago showed 59 percent.

Yet, Republican state Representative John Kavanagh is proposing putting the issue back on the ballot. Kavanagh, just seems grumpy about the existence of weed, and he's been preaching about the evils of marihuana lately -- which people don't seem to be buying too much anymore.

So, is it worth going through this again, and having voters decide on Arizona's medical-marijuana law in 2014?

Cast your vote below:


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rockclimberaz
rockclimberaz

I have many medical problems including cancer and chronic pain and smoking helps me.

WHY WOULD ANYONE GO AGAINST WHAT "WE THE PEOPLE VOTED FOR?

John Kavanagh DO YOU HAVE CANCER? I hope you get it!

donotrecall
donotrecall

All these WHORES (Gin Brewsky, Elmer Horne, Kavanagh, etc) want is to keep it illegal so they can continue arresting people for possession and continue filling the jails and prisons with immates, keep that profit comming, specially that CORRUPT PUTO ARPAYASO.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

ok, if the AZ GOP wants to try and change the will of the voters, they need to stfu about recalls. 

papahutch2000
papahutch2000

kavanawah has a foreign accent and should be deported back to the brawnx.  we don't need his kind in Arizona

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Kavanagh, take the time to watch what you and your cronies helped create, America today...

ALL lawmakers should see it, as well as ALL the public - a civic duty to see where we find ourselves today, "land of the free" as #1 Jailer in the world. A shameful statistic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0atL1HSwi8

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Kavanagh doesn't care about the people, only his GOP agenda as friend of out-of-control county sheriffs. Wasting millions of taxpayers $$$'s on his agenda means nothing to him and his cronies while sucking $$'s away from the peoples' education, health care, job training and building stronger communities. 

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Kavanagh has a one-track mind on this issue. Don't expect him to give up just because one unmistakably accurate poll says that he's like a babe crying in the wilderness.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

I think that the MMJ statute is, for the most part, a fraud.  The fact that a full 50% of qualifying patients are 18-30 years old and by far the most common debilitating condition is "severe and chronic pain" at 68%.  Getting a patient card with no prior medical history is as easy as can be.  While there are those who truly use MMJ for medicinal purposes, the reality is that most card holders use it as nothing more than cover for their recreational MJ use.  I say put it up to a vote but lets put it up to a real vote.  Call it what it is - recreational MJ - and put a referendum on the ballot to fully legalize recreational MJ.  If that is what the voters of Arizona want, let that be the law, but lets do away with the wink-wink/nod-nod that all these card holders have severe and chonic pain requiring treatment with MMJ.

Thane.Eichenauer
Thane.Eichenauer

Should John Kavanaugh abandon his quest to drive medical marijuana users, growers and dispensaries underground?  Yes he should.  Who benefits from a large black market in marijuana?  Police, courts, prisons and the illegal drug gangs.  If he wants to advise his friends and family to avoid marijuana that is fine by me.  If Mr. Kavanaugh thinks that the government should return to the fool's goal of prohibiting marijuana from every house and alleyway then I am sure that the voters will take due note of the fact.

jerk_store
jerk_store

@JohnQ.Public So you're saying that because someone uses it for chronic pain, it's clearly a scam? Would you rather everyone continue to to take highly-addictive medications such as Vicodin and Oxycontin rather than a nature alternative with few side effects? Are you aware of how many people die each year from opiate-related deaths?

In other words, I don't see your point.

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

@JohnQ.Public @JohnQ.Public @david_saint01 Pain isn't vague when it's you that has it. I have diabetic neuropathy and cannabis is quite effective for that. One should be careful when interpreting those statistics. I think you're wrong on that 50% figure BTW. Last time I checked the 18-30 bracket was about 26%.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public weed isnt half as bad as alcohol. There is no reason it shouldnt be legal honestly.  

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public plus, imagine the money that could be made from taxing it. It would also hurt the cartels, as its their main source of profit. 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@david_saint01 And I'm totally cool with that and I'm glad that its available medicinally to assist them.  But according to the AZ Dept. Heatlh Services Annual Report 2012, 1.6% of card holders used cancer as the medical condition in their card application while 67.7% used the incredibly vague "severe and chronic pain."  Its not the legit medical users that I'm referring to but the recreational users that use a fake medical condition diagnosed by certification-mill doctor as cover that bugs me. 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@david_saint01 I don't really care one way or the other about weed.  I'm not anti-weed but I'm not an advocate for it either.  I don't really care if its legal or not, what I dislike is the hyprocrisy we've established where people pretend to have "chronic and serious pain" so they can smoke recretionally.  That's stupid.  Either make it legal or don't but lets stop playing stupid games.

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