in Right Edition

Medical Marijuana – Is Bourque’s Lawyer Nuts?

Today Brian Lovig Talks about

Medical Marijuana – Is Bourque’s Lawyer Nuts?

Today Brian Lovig Talks about

Medical Marijuana

In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215, making the Golden State the first in the union to allow for the medical use of marijuana. Since then, 22 more states, the District of Columbia and Guam have enacted similar laws. A total of 23 states, the District of Columbia and Guam now allow for comprehensive public medical marijuana and cannabis programs. Recently approved efforts in eleven states allow use of “low THC, high cannabidiol (CBD)” products for medical reasons in limited situations or as a legal defense. Those programs are not counted as comprehensive medical marijuana programs but are listed as passed in Table 2. NCSL uses criteria similar to other organizations to determine if a program is “comprehensive”:

Is Bourque’s Lawyer Nuts?

The case of Moncton Mountie killer Justin Bourque should spark renewed discussion about firearms regulation in Canada, according to his lawyer.

David Lutz made the comments on Friday after Bourque received five life terms with no chance of parole for 75 years for killing three RCMP officers and wounding two others.

“This tragedy could not have occurred, but for that gun,” Lutz said, referring to an M305 .308 rifle, one of the weapons Bourque used in the June 4 shootings. RCMP also recovered a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun.

Lutz told reporters Bourque should not have been able to buy the semi-automatic rifle, which has a range of 250 metres with pinpoint accuracy.
His client — a “young fella who was lost in society,” and “got himself immersed in right-wing, gun nut culture” — was the one who pulled the trigger, but part of the blame also rests with Canada’s gun laws, he said.

“This gun did not belong in Canada,” said Lutz, a longtime member of the Liberal Party. “This is a gun that went to Vietnam. This is a gun that was used by snipers. People in Canada don’t need those kind of guns.”

NRA Gets Results in Elections

In its best election in over a decade, the National Rifle Association scored a 91.2 percent win rate in the House and Senate races it jumped into, and also found the bull’s-eye in state races, according to the Second Amendment group.

“Our members came out in droves and voted for their rights and their freedom,” NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told Secrets. “This was one of the most successful election cycles in a decade,” he added.

Overall, the Northern Virginia-based lobby and education group spent about $35 million, more than in many past elections, and saw 229 of 251 candidates endorsed by the NRA and its NRA-Political Victory Fund win.

The independent Sunlight Foundation gave the NRA a 95 percent “return on investment.” By comparison, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who spent $20 million to crush pro-gun candidates, “got walloped,” added Sunlight.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,