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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

Re: “Weed TV

I've watched the show. It is interesting to watch Andavolu struggle with the downsides of treating kids, of various ages, with cannabis, versus the fact that it is obviously beneficial for them in treating their conditions (such as certain cancers and seizure disorders). He doesn't pretend that it is an easy decision, nor do the parents of the kids involved.

Real life. What a concept.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 03/31/2016 at 2:09 PM

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

It is a false presumption thinking that conservatives would be against legalization. I have always been a conservative. A true conservative is for less government in our lives. I as many of my friends and family understand that regulating Marijuana like alcohol makes sense and has many benefits in doing so. Power to the people I say.

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Posted by Rich on 03/29/2016 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Marijuana in Sports

According to Anastasia, the healing power of plants -edible and medicinal- is enhanced tremendously by planting your own; and personalizing the effects by holding some seeds of each type in your mouth (under the tongue) for at least 9 minutes. This transfers your DNA information to the plants so that they can adapt to your needs. Then plant your own food and meds and CARE for them; and ground your feet into the garden soil to share more info with your plants.

Posted by strawman on 03/24/2016 at 10:39 PM

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

A siimple argument against this legalization. This proposal limits the supply and puts medical of those who need it in competion with the Recreational NAPA Valley high end shelf. So why would a company grow for the least amount of return? Simple if you made matches controlled who made them and the quanity . Why make a 100 matches that costs $0.10 >> when you can make 10 charge $1.00 and the cost to make a match is cheaper, less area, less labor, less taxes being paid less contributions in labor burden. Would it not be wiser to change the criminal code rather than give the farm?

I mean really if those that think they can change it later. look at the criminal code and how it is administered diffrently in counties. Change it later yea right we have a Saul Goodman giving legal advise for his bussniess intrests DUH. And that is the same system they want to maintain just have a layer before. like the Department of Transportation. Really does Marijuana warrant the importance of a department like the Department of Transportation? Like the Department of Revenue? The Deparmentof Agriculture? The Department of Public safety? Department of Health Science? I just dont understand why we need a nother department for Marijuana>>>>> the realty is this is not about simple posession this is about a huge control grab state wide. A new department that for the next decade will be paying legal fees to just validate it existance. That is alot up in smoke that could go to mandated study for the positive effects. Monies that could go to education, Monies that would put more disposal cash in family that have a dependent one. Monies in a family spent on the betterment of children.

I for one dont care about the vap places smoke shops. I dont care about Paradise Valley wanting state protection to keep out what they consider problems, It's their city their problem. I dont care if Douglas has to many dispensaries it Douglas problem. What I do care about is in one county prosecuted simple posession diffrently than the other, and this is the solution to prosectural discression misconduct ? I guess if I dont believe this I am classified as an idiot plagued with idiocy

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 03/19/2016 at 4:29 PM

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

I hear alot of good stories how it's help with cancer, depression, artheritis etc. i support this and hopes it comes legal!! I pray for those that are against this don't end up with cancer!!

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Posted by Lori on 03/18/2016 at 12:34 AM

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

Anyone that is a true advocate has to support both initiatives. AZFMR's is great and I hope it makes it to the ballot. But if it doesn't that's no reason not support MPP. YES it does support home grow. That's good enough for me.

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Posted by Becky J on 03/17/2016 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Meaningful Marijuana

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Posted by Curtis Nasah on 03/17/2016 at 10:01 PM

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

For A decade Now, we been cultivating our medical marijuana respecting the highest traditional cultivating standards, using the finest ingredients expertly chosen by our master farmers, All over USA, Canada and Europe.
Our Medical marijuana’s unique crisp flavor is enjoyed and recognized as the perfect ingredient for health cure and smoking happy times shared with friends. Email : matthouston171@gmail.com for your medical marijuana , cannabis oil , cartridge and concentrate .

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Posted by Curtis Nasah on 03/17/2016 at 9:51 PM

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

Just vote/sign for Safer AZ instead of MPP. Seriously, our last correspondent was at least in the know that there were competing organizations in the game, or is there a conflict of interest in favor of MPP here? I am in full agreement that the MPP is all for "Big Weed" we need big weed like big banks, big ag, and big pharma. No thanks. Still, from a justice standpoint, I will vote yes on whatever makes it to the ballot. Let's just hope it's MPP's competition instead.

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Posted by desertrat on 03/17/2016 at 3:11 PM

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

Voting against legalization because it isn't the perfect bill is idiocy. You might as well cut off your nose to spite your face. It is embarrassing how a handful of activist loons continue to fight the very cause they supposedly support. Hopefully we can beat these idiots back the same way they had to beat them back in Oregon, Colorado, and Washington. These idiots won't be satisfied, ever. The crap they support will never pass, and legalization will never move forward. Like children with pie in the sky fantasies, grow up for God's sake.

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Posted by Joey Cage on 03/17/2016 at 1:44 PM

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

MPP's Initiative does NOT allow home growing..

MPP's Initiative only guarantees that the existing MEDICAL Marijuana Dispensary owners will get any of the new Recreational Marijuana business licenses.

NO OLIGOPOLY, NO THANK YOU!

Allowing the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to monopolize the Arizona Marijuana Market is bad for both Marijuana consumers AND for people who want to get a Marijuana business license!!

AZFMR's Initiative does NOT allow people to "stand on the corner and sell weed", as Kathy claims.

However, AZFMR's Initiative DOES allow anyone who wants to sell marijuana to obtain a Recreational Marijuana Retailer License. Even people who don't own a Medical Marijuana Dispensary can get a Recreational Marijuana Retailer license in AZFMR's Initiative.

MPP believes that the guy who has been selling Marijuana illegally for the past 15 years should be thrown in PRISON.

AZFMR believes that the guy who has been selling Marijuana illegally for the past 15 years should GET A MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSE.

How can we expect the BLACK MARKET to end if we ONLY allow the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to obtain the Recreational Marijuana Business licenses?!?!?

When people want to sell Marijuana, but they are unable to get a Marijuana retailer License under MPP's Initiative, they will continue to sell Marijuana illegally. MPP's Initiative literally does LESS THAN NOTHING to eliminate the black market activity.

When you consider that MPP's Initiative makes ANY black market activity a FELONY, it becomes quite clear that MPP's Initiative ONLY protects the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.

MPP's Initiative offers NOTHING for the Marijuana Consumers and for people who want to obtain a Recreational Marijuana business license.

Please consider reading both of the Initiatives if you want a better understanding of what each Initiative actually does.

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Posted by Jason on 03/17/2016 at 11:34 AM

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

It's a sham people wouldn't support the only viable chance of legalization and support mpp. It allows home grow, new licenses and more cultivation. Since it wouldn't allow you to stand on the corner and sell some people don't like it. They're crazy. Arizona will never support expansive legalization. Do they not understand the electorate?!!!! They'd rather cry, go home and continue to send people to jail and wait for the nonexistent future where their pie in sky ballot proposal passes. It won't. Ever. Who would have thought the "free weed" crowd is for continuing to send people to jail. Pass it and then work to fix it. The fight always continues.

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Posted by Really? on 03/17/2016 at 11:03 AM

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

Arizona is unwinnable. Too many Republicans.

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Posted by BaileyRanks on 03/17/2016 at 8:15 AM

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

There are 8 votes in this family that will NOT be voting for MPP's version. AZFMR or none for now.

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Posted by Jim Spillane on 03/17/2016 at 8:08 AM

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

I would rather not see legalization pass than have the MPP's version passed. Robert Ruckman, above, exposes some of the many problems I see with their proposal.

Despite the author's claim, the MPP's proposed initiative in Arizona has very little resemblance to the Colorado law. A friend of mine who is the CFO (and also a CPA) of a large grower in Colorado says the success of these laws depends upon two things. How well the law is written, and how well it is implemented. You can not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. If we are going to pass a marijuana legalization law, let's do it right, and not grab the first thing that comes along.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 03/17/2016 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Meaningful Marijuana

Jay; I have had to recently go to help family up in Washington, obtained a MMJ card there too. I need to drive every 6 or 7 weeks. I have family in Oregon, Grants Pass & Eugene. Then on up to Bellevue and Issaquah in WA. I can honestly Arizona has the most expensive and least effective of any MMJ on the states markets. In WA. to a mmj patient the average cost for decent product is 5 to 8 a gram. for recreational average is $10>12 top going for 18 specials take a 20% off that. Oregon is about 30% less on the average and better product all around. I think one place had 20 grams that tested at 34% but that was not my need.

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 03/17/2016 at 6:10 AM

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

Here is an excellent article on who is behind these marijuana initiatives. We need to protect the children from these charlatans. http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/201…

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 03/17/2016 at 5:48 AM

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

Sorry, I am not like you Mary Jane Doe. Almost all of those a states you have mentioned have abandoned MPP and it policies. Since being taken over and the board of directors changed since most of the successes took place.

Dan Riffle, the former director of federal policy at the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), a legalization advocacy group, recently said that these concerns pushed him to leave MPP. In a revealing interview, he said that "the industry is taking over the movement."

I can read and understand this proposed legislation is nothing at all in any way close to the legalization done in Colorado, and I doubt your integrity to refer to it as similar.

MPP has attempted to create a cartel in Ohio In Maine and have been soundly defeated. This MPP has folded medical into a agency that has no defined responsibility to study the positive effects. This MPP is a washington based political action committee a PAC and a legislative lobbing consultant group set on building a cartel if you will in AZ.

Mpp will use every unscrupulous term to define their reasoning for doing this action. They just want to help the sick the poor and the infirm. MPP's proposal want to control the hemp production the smoke shops, the vap stores, the agriculture growing stores, the growing, the processing the distribution, the manufacturer the licensing, while applying a licencing to each of these businesses on top of any local ones that apply when we already have agencies that do that very thing.

What this MPP proposed "legalize like Alcohol" will do is build a taxing licencing revenue collection agency. This agency
" Department of license and Controls" immune from any oversight or audit till 2022 as stated in their proposal. It strips most of the protections given in the 2010 law. It will no longer call Marijuana useful in medical situation. I will vote for the status quo before this line of lies unscrupulous people.

There is not one thing in MPP's proposal that promotes the positive effects or the study to do so. The only Mandate MPP's is asking for is market & revenue control with police and judicial powers. For that they promise some monies to Education when they show a profit after building this depart of Marijuana. That is it NO! money for study of positive effects. This is a Trojan horse, The the Emperor has a new set of clothes. Judas and 20 coins of silver

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 03/17/2016 at 5:42 AM

Re: “Meaningful Marijuana

What gets me is their is no discount programs for disable patients. I get offering discounts for seniors and veterans. But offering student discounts but not for ssa/ssi disability patients?? The bloom is the only one I can fine that give discounts for disability patients (ssa/ssi). The whole idea of the medical marijuana program was geared for disable and sick patients. Yet their the last ones thought of. Living off disability pays so little. I can barely afford the medicine. One use to be able to grow marijuana for 35-40$ an oz and it was affordable. Now im forced to pay $200-350 a oz. I cant afford this.

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Posted by jaysmot on 03/16/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Trouble in Pot Paradise

MMP = No Vote

MMP has several terrible issues in their initiative.

Safer AZ is for the people not big business. They need 50k more signatures. Support them!!!!!!!!

Posted by stef on 03/12/2016 at 1:16 AM

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