A key House Committee on Tuesday pushed forward a proposal to set up the level for THC for smokable medical marijuana. The plan is already approved by House Appropriations Committee it would provide veterans with medical marijuana ID card. Even the upfront shield of providing ID cards has angered a few veterans who whipped out at the bill’s sponsor, representative Ray Rodrigues during a charged committee meeting.
On the basis of recent research studies, it is found that Marijuana with a THC level of 10 percent or less is much beneficial as compared to the pot with a higher level of intoxication as it comprises of marijuana ingredients which creates a euphoric effect.
On the contrary end, Scientists’ working on State’s licensed medical Marijuana found the research to be disputed. The research concludes that smoking high-THC marijuana i.e. 10 percent or higher is linked to psychosis.
Director of Government Affairs, Ron Watson said “No scientific conclusion can be drawn from the study due to data variation”
As per Rodrigues “Smokable medical cannabis was legal in the state for only two weeks and it’s not like these folks have been buying this product and now if this bill passes, they are going to lose something they have had for a long time.” However, the Opposite party’s Democratic Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith states that the THC cap will generate illegal ways of buying marijuana.
“They are considering a higher effect. Most of them need marijuana for medical purpose as prescribed by their doctors”. Smith said, “By putting a cap on the percentage of THC on medical cannabis will only encourage people to get cannabis from the black market, which is not at all required.”
The THC cap bill supporter says it is yet to be seen whether the assembly will pass the legislature or not as the round of talks is still going on amongst the Senate and the governor’s office.