ACLU to State Legislature: A Mandatory Medical Marijuana Registry Is an Awful Idea and You Should Kill It

Heidi Groover, The Stranger

Lawmakers in Olympia are currently debating lots of questions about marijuana. Among them: If we believe medical pot should remain cheaper than the recreational stuff in order to allow access for people who are sick and dying, then how should the state verify that those buying medical marijuana are truly sick? Some lawmakers think they’ve found the answer in a mandatory patient registry. Under a registry regime, if you’re a patient and you want cannabis at reduced prices, you would have to agree to let your doctor enter your information into a statewide database managed by a third party.

That is a terrifying idea.