May 22 2006


Posted by J. Craig Canada in cleanliness, Medical Marijuana, web publishing

It started raining again this morning. The forecast was for just after sunset last night, but it didn’t start till early morning, best I could tell.

I went back to my spot on the sidewalk the night before last, fearing rain.

John, the homeless guy (bum) who was trying to move in on my spot wasn’t there when I checked late night before last. So I’ve been there two nights.

I’ve spent most of my time putting news and laws on my bbs, and working with it.

There are several things I intend to do that will keep me busy for weeks. I’ve been working on a table of state law for those states that support medical marijuana, and reading the law of the different states has been instructive, and time consuming.

I’ve taken the blog off the menu of my website, though it is mentioned on the front page, with a link. It’d become more a personal diary than anything else. Too personal, perhaps. But it’s an easy way for me to keep a journal.

One of my worst fears came true the other night. I actually spent some time thinking about whether to write about it or not, but the long and short of it is I had to shit at 3 in the morning and couldn’t stop myself. I spent most of the next day at the laundramat. Well, it wasn’t the end of the world, and perhaps no one saw anything…which is why I hesitate to write about it. Much less publish it on the internet.

But, my purpose in doing this on the internet in the first place is to record, honestly, what prohibition is really about. And what it’s true impact is. And that is one of them.

One thing I’ve noticed is most of the states, Rhode Island being a notable exception, prohibit requiring an employer to accomodate medical marijuana use. Some specify at the workplace and/or while working only. After I finish reading state law (with an eye to relocating somewhere cheaper), I intend to make a table of employment & housing prohibitions and/or protections by state – as that, along with jails, schools, public medication, and registration, seem to be the principle points of legislation.

Some states, such as Maine, exempt only a short list of specific conditions with no provision for other debilities.

I found myself wondering this afternoon if bi-polar is just depression letting it’s anger go…like a pressure cooker blowing off steam…

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