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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

Re: “Marijuana Like Alcohol?

In 1937, the Nazi Forces in America criminalized marijuana as part of the "Final Solution" policy to justify the unconstitutional arrest and incarceration of African-Americans and Hispanics.

In 2016, WE THE PEOPLE will vote to legalize Marijuana and STOP the Nazi-era fascism and oppression imposed by a few Republican alcoholics.

God bless America, God bless Liberty, Vote for FREEDOM 2016..!

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Posted by Abraham Lincoln on 07/21/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Marijuana Like Alcohol?

Cannabis is a superfood that can produce a euphoric feeling if the consumer desires. It is completely safe and not addictive. Alcohol is very addictive and dangerous.

The system used for alcohol is stupid and causes unnecessary costs and only allows a few people to realize the potential revenue generation available from the market.

Cannabis ought to be legalized, for sure. However, the distribution system ought not emulate alcohol and ought not restrict individuals from choosing to grow their own, and ought not restrict the small businessperson or ma and pa shop from participating in commerce. In addition, any model is not acceptable if the police will continue to have incentive to be concerned about cannabis activity- and have the ability to investigate, raid, arrest and take items of value from citizens due to cannabis involvement.

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Posted by Jamie Lowell on 07/21/2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Marijuana Like Alcohol?

An estimated $150,000,000,000 (BILLION) PER YEAR from recreational cannabis sales in America goes directly into the hands of crime cartels and gangs. Legalization will take this fortune away from drug lords and place it into the hands of legitimate responsible business. This plus another $10,000,000,000 (BILLION) is wasted on needless cannabis law enforcement and another $30,000,000,000 (BILLION) lost in potential tax revenue. BILLIONs down the toilet every year due to ridiculous cannabis prohibition laws that make no sense and destroy people's lives daily.

US CDC Figures on numbers of deaths per year in the USA:

* Prescription Drugs: 237,485 + 5,000 traffic fatalities
* Tobacco: 390,323
* Alcohol: 88,013 + 16,000 traffic fatalities
* Cocaine: 4,906
* Heroin: 3,365
* Aspirin: 466
* Acetaminophen (Tylenol): 179
* Marijuana: 0, no fatal toxic overdoses and almost no traffic problems

So, which is safer? Legalize cannabis NOW!!!

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Posted by Ben James Yokel on 07/21/2016 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Marijuana Like Alcohol?

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area reports cited by Ms Polk are deceptive, dishonest and acknowledge no positive effects from legalization. In reality, the benefits of a legal, regulated market are obvious, abundant and have been an unqualified success. Arizona can join in that success or remain in denial by continuing to favor an uncontrollable black market and making criminals of adults who prefer a safer alternative to alcohol or tobacco and are causing no harm to themselves or others.

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Posted by Don Berry on 07/21/2016 at 5:44 AM

Re: “Marijuana Like Alcohol?

Wow. - The prohibitionists are addicted to criminalizing good citizens who prefer near harmless marijuana over addictive, very harmful alcohol. -- Such ugly bigotry.

Science and widespread experience have shown marijuana has no significant harms. -- Smart employers of the future will prefer their employees consume near harmless marijuana, rather than addictive, very harmful, violence inducing, traffic carnage fueling, hangover-producing alcohol.

End the fraudulent, federal, marijuana prohibition with two clicks!

http://pac.petitions.moveon.org/sign/marij…

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Posted by John Thomas on 07/21/2016 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Free Kyle Catlin

Jammer; I understand I had might grow rights revoked too. Revoked by a rules established after the ballot issue passed.

ADZHDS/MMJ when given the voter mandate. Then came up with the 25 mile rule. To that there was no appeal except to the HMMM Administrative Judge. The only people that could appeal were the people that were in the industry. This is what they want with a
"Marijuana Department of License and Controls"
Nothing but the Industry marketers police and tax collectors. It is that entity that has the inside ear of Insurance and prosecution and revenue.

How ever to be honest you have stated several time that the Sheriff was called for a domestic issue. However we dont hear form the other party. It could be that those 12 plants caused a continual domestic problem so he eliminated the problem?

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/15/2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Free Kyle Catlin

i had 12 plants growing under the current mmj card rules when dispensarys were not open yet,, police came to my house cause of a domestic dispute and made me pull my plants out,,, i filed a lawsuit and a judge sided with the police saying it was against federal law,,,, what kind of double standard b.s. is this after i paid the state $300 for a mmj card to allow me to do what i was doing ????

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Posted by jammerk65 on 07/14/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Free Kyle Catlin

it is way past time to legalize cannabis and stop this madness !!!

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Posted by jammerk65 on 07/14/2016 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Free Kyle Catlin

lets all have our thoughts and prayers for Kyle.

Come on people when are we going to get honest about Marijuana. It has been the vehicle used by so many to rally for support to protect the children. It has done little since the 1937 Harry Anslinger prohibition and legally and economically enhanced war. There has been absolutely no success to this war. We have rouge police, package lopped on felonies to push plea bargains. Judges taking payola to send offenders to prison, We have taken away personal & property rights to not be convicted of a crime for the expediency of the courts. We have people in different counties being prosecuted differently for simple possession.

This travesty has to stop and the CRLMA wants to continue this prohibition they just want to be the first to charge with an administrative fine then charge with a felony a double whammy.

What is needed to save the youth from ever lasting social traumas and stigmas associated by building marketing forced tax collecting administrative entities. Before we build this draconian monster repeal AZ Criminal statute 13-1405 save people like Kyle let his case be the example

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/14/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Is Arizona the Next State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

Really in Graham county the prosecuted you with a felony. I was arrested in Gila county 1976 with 2 ounces and given probation $750.00. It was so lame. Probation officer gave me on sheet of paper a form that I had to copy and mail in my probation report monthly. I sent in 2 total.

The probation office called me up and asked why I had not mailed in any more forms plus I had not paid on the fine. I responded; If I pay off the fine I would like 2 for one time on probation. This time I went to the probation office. With cash in hand I saw my officer turned in my report and wala off probation.

This is the point if felonies are differently applied from one county to the next this is a problem a BIG problem. Then layered with multiple felonies of paraphernalia and what not.

MPP's proposal continues and in many cases amplifies the felonies this is the same lies and smoke that got us here in the first place.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/09/2016 at 2:36 AM

Re: “Is Arizona the Next State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

I've had a felony since 2007 for 5 grams of cannabis and was sentenced to a year in prison out of Graham county Az. And it effects my life to this day. So obviously now I can't even vote for what I know would be the right thing for Arizona for so many different reasons.

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Posted by Davor Ris on 07/07/2016 at 12:44 PM

Re: “MMJ Notes

This is another reason NOT to vote for CRMLA.

The dispensary want to build themselves a prosecutorial enforcement market that only a few participate. Limit growing license. distribution allow for any governing agency enact their own ordinances on top of the existing 13-3401 which than are not allowed to do now.

So now those agricultural inspection stations that were once manned on the stateline. They can reopen ask do you have any fruits and vegetables or marijuana of any kind. Not only that they can charge the BS, DEPT.of Marijuana License and Controls. for the cost of enforcement. There will be so many state agencies start billing this the AG dept. the other police depts for services done.There goes the tickle for education.

This new agency will price fix, will prosecute, will write rules, will bank, will license, will set standards that are just germain to the market of AZ.

Not a damn thing is written into their initiative for the medical aspects of this agency just a wait and see. The powers that be in the ADA say it is to early to write that we need more informative to make a responsible mission statement. So the AZ voter needs more information on this mission statement.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/01/2016 at 10:35 AM

Re: “MMJ Notes

The rich just get richer. Good work if you can get it. Read up on these rich bad asses that paid off whomever was necessary and stepped all over the competition with even more cash to get that dispensary permit so they could rake in tax free cash. So much for taxes toward "education".

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Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/30/2016 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Donation Dilemmas

to straight up SELL yes... but they have to prove your reciprocation was more than the cost of what it took to grow it..... patient to patient is actually legal according to the state itself with donations and not sales... donation does not mean sale..... for example in tempe you need a permit to sell art on the street, but if your sign says donations you can set a minimum donation for them to receive a free product.... its not a transaction directly for the cannabis its for support of the grower and the patient just happens to get something out of it....

Posted by i_got_the_juice on 06/27/2016 at 5:45 PM

Re: “This Bud’s for You

I am also curious why is María Inés Taracena posts on marijuana not listed in the Range Marijuana columns? Maria seems to be fair not orientated toward market but concerns for the consumer and retailer expressed. Is the the Editorial staff ?? things are slipping away huh wonder why.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 06/16/2016 at 7:09 AM

Re: “This Bud’s for You

First one's free, next one is 5 bucks, and then your hooked.
taking a line from reefer madness.

The plant has different quality depending on location of the plant. The top going to the "HMMM" TOP SHELF, the rest thrown into a bin for packaging. Just the loss of weight in moisture from open environment will take 20+ % on a $16,000 LB retail weight is a loss of $3200. Weight that goes up in the air that you pay for.

I have been to a dispensary in Phoenix. The bud tender opened a big jar pull out a bud in front of me. A young person who was so enthused upon the sight of a bud. Then pull out a trimming scissor that resembles a cuticle trimmer. Then start trimming the sugar leaves $20.00 a gram. To be honest I would rather had all the sugar leaves in shake. The bud he trimmed left a nice stick to some they grind that up and smoke it.

Honestly as a consumer the AZDHS should make a standard where all product needs to be prepackaged. All packaged product needs to be from a licensed ANY state processing facility. If the ADA what to be exclusive for AZ, Open the doors to free enterprising. I dont have anykind of loyalty to a dispensary. With this MPP proposal I will go to WA or CO as I go there 8 times a year. Punch cards basically carnival pricing and specials yea moving. On to a place that know the product not the marketing of the product. Not what product is getting old and now it has a new set of terpenes ? How did that happen.

All product should be prepackaged. Who would buy edibles cut from a consumable of some type wrapped in Saran Wrap and then given. Or how about pouring oil into a vial for your vape pen?

This give the retailer to much loss unreported sales and keeping the tax collected. If the retailer bring 1oz into inventory then there should be 1 ounce of sale or the unsold product in inventory. This should be monitored by the Dept of Revenue. Monthly audits like workmens comp does. All weight should be done by AZ department weight and measures scales. All processing facilities should be licensed by the local dept of health and periodically follow up by the state. Completely unannounced the just show like OSHA.

For the daily consumer the $10.00 is the stuff on pre trim and the lower part of the plant. What ever is left over goes into the pot to cook out the Cannabinoids. Then put into oil for various purposes basically parts and pieces. That why there is so much incontinency in product. Each point of sale should be of a consistent quality I get so disillusioned when I see a Leafy report of a strain on quality and terpenes and the product is nothing like the picture shown or reported on terpenes and quality. Have you ever got a big mac that looked like the picture?

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Consumer in my opinion is being fleeced. Just wait till the new rules and regulations happen if this atrocity of a MPP passes. Not one place in their proposal relates to consumer advocate. Just keeping oligarchy to keep the fleecing build a large duplicating government agency to insulate behind the other existing agencies. this will allow them to run roughshod across Arizona taking all in the wake.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 06/16/2016 at 7:04 AM

Re: “MMJ Opinion

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Posted by Jonathan Keller on 06/11/2016 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Happy Valley

This is interesting conflict of market and availability hmm. Then there is always the delivery options does that interfere from one Municipality to another? Will delivery services have to have a additional license to deliver in that area ?

Well one thing is for certain the BS. " CMRLA " would do nothing in this case. The campaign CRMLA give local governing agencies to pick and chose arbitrary rules. Heck any governing agency could easily say. The LMFAO 6 plants you are able to grow would have a 500 tax and proof of facility to be inspected by the towns Development $ bond applied for security yada yada yada yada.

Just think there is a case now in front of the court on the tax status of a dispensary and all related to marijuana whether expenses can deducted on business expenses. Plus any day now the rescheduling is going to happen. in just one quarter their bottom line could drop 75%. Come State legislature there is money to grab allow more dispensaries this 160 is BS a GREEDY. Set state standards, lowers growers license, spread the wealth. Allow the exploration of textile in Hermosillo with hemp grown both here and all the Altar Valley. Repeal the 13-3401 this agreed plea bargain to commit a limited crime " CRMLA"

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 06/09/2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Is Arizona the Next State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

To those who say they don't want their precious children to get a hold of it. Reality check if kids want it they will get it. Just like banning guns if a criminal wants a gun they will get it. It's called " School" So unless you want to hold your kids hand all through school, kids know where to get it. There's been a war on drugs for how many decades now' I'm news flash we still have drugs. Duuuh

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Posted by Kelli Shrugs on 06/03/2016 at 10:26 PM

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