Friday, March 6, 2009

Hearing Set for Springfield's 'Medical Marijuana Club' Operator

On Wednesday an Illinois state House committee approved legalizing medical marijuana. House Bill 2514, still has to be approved by the House and Senate and signed by the governor before it becomes law.

Apparently a Springfield man, Scott Carriere, couldn't wait and announced the formation of his medical marijuana club, which he said has three members, to the media early Wednesday. I nearly fell out of my chair, when I saw him being interviewed on the news! It was like a free advertisement for his new business. What a dumb ass!

Dan Linn of the Chicago-based Illinois Cannabis Patients Association said Thursday his organization had never heard of Carriere , and that Carriere’s claims had given a “black eye” to legitimate efforts to legalize marijuana for medical use.

Citing his group’s victory in getting the bill out of committee Wednesday, Linn said he thinks Carriere was “confused about what actually happened yesterday.” Yeah, he was confused alright!

About 15 minutes before narcotics agents raided his house at 7 p.m., Carriere spoke by phone with a State Journal-Register reporter in defense of his club, which he said charged membership fees. As always, click the title link for the full story and the Springfield man's real picture.

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1 comment:

HalfCrazy said...

LOL what was he thinking anyway? It's his fault that he's in trouble, along with his little club! Hope the bill gets approved but I wish people wouldn't use it as an excuse to have Marijuana plants and some cannabis in their backyard.

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