13 Mar

CODE OF THE WEST: Well worth seeing.

Code Of The West is a thought provoking documentary addressing the conversation of Medical Marijuana and the plethora of industry popping up around The Green. The documentary focuses on a former lobbyist who felt to make his point for the constituency he chose to lobby for was best done by becoming a Marijuana farmer MONTANA CANNABIS which he placed, coincidentally or not, on that one road to and from the Capitol so people going to politic this age old matter would see his over 900 plant farm … there… roadside. There were agendas on both sides- politicking, bread breaking, hopes raised and crushed. Stats are fed. Lines drawn in the side by activists who didn’t go to jail when three men put their money where their mouth was. One man plea bargained to avoid jail and house arrest. Another man was sentence for 80 years, not for marijuana, but for owning guns- 5 years for the first gun and 25 years for each gun after that. His worry he said was his son. With jail time being the penalty for breaking the law, one must be honest to compliment his stance or challenge any time in jail away from his son was jail time, of another sort, for his son, too.

Marijuana farming gave hope to a town collapsed by the economy. This town became the poster child for when State laws conflict with Federal laws. Here- the Feds failed the people by taking a pass. Marijuana laced muffins, cookies et al, don’t make the point of the cancer ridden woman who relied on her marijuana that gave her hope if not extended life. The law on the books ended with people being able to give marijuana but not charge of it. Last we see of her is setting out on a hundred mile drive (each way) to get her marijuana. She could no longer buy it online. Her stash ran out. So did she, living her last months back on morphine she hated. Morphine made her loopy plus. What is the answer? I don’t know. I do know the post documentary panelists advocated in ways I found issue with. One woman discovered marijuana advocacy as her life post Cato. Her brother was jailed for growing it, a minimum 5 year sentence she alleges the Judge said he had to follow allegedly disagreeing with the penalty length. And the other woman, a medical marijuana user herself moved to DC to advocate for- they seem to forget the reality is for every real need script, there will be scripts issued by doctors and other, for profit. Why is marijuana THAT PLANT the Feds and States find issue with? Give it time, Chamomile Tea may be on the docket too. Until then, a law is a law. YES, law enforcement sees Black & White in a world where people live Grey. When an adult person decides to break a Black & White law… they are playing Chicken with Law Enforcement. It isn’t a IF as to getting caught and paying the price… it is and will always be a WHEN the piper gets paid.

What struck me afterwards was the woman of faith supporter who celebrated angels and hosannas after the Bill was repealed. As shared I am conflicted in knowing pain and fearing the drugs I was prescribed and knowing I am an individual, that ALL individuals approach life differently. But as a woman of faith even I know the difference between God given and synthetic. The elderly woman who lost her cannabis and was resorted back to morphine, her face, her words stay with me as I wonder what part of faith got lost in this conversation. Why or how or who do we approach in Right over Left and God over immoral. IF that was the conversation here, then medical marijuana wins over synthetics like Oxycodone or Morphine or….

It was soon into the week of Creation, Genesis 1:11-12, that God spoke “And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. “ And again in Psalms 85:12 “Yes, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.”

If we twist the Bible for our convenience then what are we as moral people looking at… it is written in Isaiah 61:11 “For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations.” Maybe what we aught to be outlawing are the pharmaceuticals but then, paraphrasing, maybe we aught to give peace pipes a chance….


One Response to “CODE OF THE WEST:”

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