You guys kick out the tourists yet?Great, can see another very large header from another wildfire here on Oahu (and multiple fire companies responding lights and sirens down the Freeway behind my apt, obviously companies from Town side a couple Battalions over responding...)
Where was it at? Too bad I am hearing about it now otherwise I would've tried going.I've missed you guys.
Anyway - headed to Crash and Learn (CCT/flight conference) tomorrow. Anyone going to be there?
Funny you say that. The place I got hired at is the very first paramedic job I applied, interviewed, and got a rejection letter from like 8 years ago.For now... EMS is cyclical.
I say this as I sit in the station next door to the first place I worked as a medic. I'm back in the area after a 5+ year hiatus.
Making MJ a Schedule 3 drug could actually be a brilliant idea… If it gets reclassed then it’ll be able to be actually prescribed, it’ll be able to be dispensed through a retail pharmacy system, and most importantly, all those “dispensaries” that sell MJ would have to be licensed as a pharmacy, employ pharmacists/pharm assistants, and all the other “stuff” that goes along with owning/operating a pharmacy. I’m not saying that retain pharmacies would actually carry the product (they wouldn’t have to) and Rx plans wouldn’t have to cover the product (don’t have to put it in their formularies), but… then there’d be a different legal “weapon” to use against street dealers: they could be considered as operating an unlicensed/unregistered pharmacy… In fact, the DEA could then get into the act by creating and enforcing standards on the production of the stuff! Imagine that, the possibility of seeing a “Marijuana, USP” label!!All these decades as a Schedule 1 drug, and now they're thinking about making it a Schedule 3?
When it emerged this week that U.S. health regulators are suggesting that the federal government loosen restrictions on marijuana, the news lit up the world of weed.apnews.com
Well...somehow missed this part...never mind.On the flip side of all of this, it also decriminalizes entirely (at the Federal level) MJ as a drug so that there’ll be no Fed/State conflicts about how to deal with MJ. As a Schedule 3 drug, there’d be less and less of a need to “decriminalize” the stuff so states could pass updated laws on their end to match what the Feds have.
I don't think that part will change much, if at all for a certain segment of the market. Sure, you'd be able to get MJ, USP from retail pharmacies with an actual prescription (MJ "card" cottage industry evaporates) but for more boutique blends, any non-USP stuff would still be sold through the current illicit channels as the "dispensary" system would also evaporate.And we can all look forward to more med/psych problems from using it and more cartel violence in selling/growing it.