June 6, 2016 7:17 AM HomeRepublicansText of the 9 Resolutions Considered at the 2016 Georgia GOP Convention Text of the 9 Resolutions Considered at the 2016 Georgia GOP Convention By Jon Richards Republicans 11 Comments Georgia Republicans considered nine resolutions at their 2016 convention. Here they are: A Resolution On Getting Back to the Basics of Republican Principles Resolution Addressing Educational Initiatives A Resolution Supporting Medical Cannabis, In-State Access and Expanded Diagnoses for Prescribing A Resolution to Support Tax Reform in Georgia Resolution Opposing Medicaid Expansion in the State of Georgia Resolution to Explore Republican Presidential Election Processes in Georgia A Resolution Honoring the Service of Linda Herren to the Georgia GOP Recognizing the public service of United States Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland in the United States Congress A Resolution Honoring Robert J. “Bob” Shaw Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jon Richards 11 Comments Charlie I have no problem with the 3 resolutions honoring the individuals. I have a huge problem with the hypocrisy and self-defeating goals that the other six resolutions represent. As you may expect, I’ll have a little more to say about that in this morning’s column. June 6, 2016 7:30 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Jon, Thanks, it is early for popcorn but our high caffine coffee should be in full effect when Charlie analyzes them. June 6, 2016 7:57 AM Log in to Reply Jean I obviously haven’t had enough coffee yet …. if the Republicans support medical marijuana, why didn’t they get the job done already? June 6, 2016 10:32 AM Log in to Reply Jon Richards Marijuana is still a federal schedule 1 drug, which means it has no medical uses. Until this changes at the federal level, you are unlikely to see any changes at the state level to authorize cultivation, and in turn violate federal law. June 6, 2016 11:11 AM Log in to Reply Jean I haven’t had enough coffee to understand how it could possibly still be considered a schedule 1 drug (vs. say a schedule III drug) and don’t know why we aren’t seeing a huge campaign to change that instead of this state-by-state thing…… (yes, I do know some of the reasons …. politics frustrate me…. 🙁 ) June 6, 2016 11:25 AM Log in to Reply Davo65 That didn’t stop Colorado. I suspect the real reason is that any wavering on medical marijuana will open the flood gates towards legalization which would severally impact the amount of money extorted through police and courts….money which they have come to depend on. June 6, 2016 11:26 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Well, that needs to change. Of course it has medical uses. Like Konop, I think the War on Drugs has been a total fiasco. Legalize it all. Regulate it all. Tax it all. Measure and ensure the purity of it all. Open treatment centers for those who cannot handle it. Speaking of which and a tiny off subject post, I hear folks are doing micro, micro dots (one tenth the strength) of LSD for depression and supposedly, it’s helping. June 6, 2016 11:27 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker 60 Minutes: The Fed drug czar is against legalizing mj. But he does, IMO correctly, consider it a health issue. He is a reformed alcoholic but doesn’t see the connection between shifting funds from criminal to health and funding by direct taxation on drugs. Why not add taxes on opioid prescriptions too? June 6, 2016 11:41 AM Log in to Reply raconteuse And Republicans are in charge of the House. They can’t pass a bill that amends the language of 21 U.S.C. § 812 to remove marijuana from being categorized as a Schedule I? June 6, 2016 12:57 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Who wrote this hogwash? Never mind. I think I’m going to look for something more productive to do like tarpon fishing. June 6, 2016 1:43 PM Log in to Reply xdog Hogwash is a fair description of the Resolution Addressing Educational Initiatives which more accurately would be named Resolution Addressing Things and People We Don’t Like. Even understood as a call to arms instead of a white paper, it’s pretty loopy. The authors mention Common Core, College Board, Bernie Sanders, social engineering, tyranny, bathroom regs, the Left, and ideologies opposed to the American way of life as bad, bad, bad. What they want is to make Georgia education great again, mainly with more state money for their neo-seg academies. June 6, 2016 2:26 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.