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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Medical MJ

Re: “Humble Opinions

I totally agree with the first person to comment. The price for a MMJ card is ridiculous and this expense (which goes nowhere except to some dude's pocket) has to be paid on a yearly basis. Having a card which lasts for several years is a good first step. An even better solution is to eliminate the cards' cost entirely and/or drop the price to something reasonable. People on fixed incomes also should pay no more than $75.00 even though they may not be disabled. Paying $300.00 per year for a card in order to secure a product that, in itself, is costly is no way to run a program. It is no wonder the black market is still flourishing.

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Posted by vonniaz on 02/13/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Humble Opinions

An additional suggestion I made to Mr. Humble is that, for certain medical conditions, the card holder should not be required to re-new yearly as this is unnecessary and expensive.

As far as I know, my Multiple Sclerosis is not going to go away any time soon. I think, for people who have incurable and progressive conditions like MS, every 5 years would be OK. (just having a "lifetime" card would be even better.)

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Posted by Bob Regan on 02/13/2014 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Dreams of Legalization

Oh, for Christ's sake! I'll be 71 in 9 days. I've been smoking cannabis since 1967. Stop this BS already. Down with the church ladies and dinosaurs. Legalize cannabis now!

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Posted by eericks43 on 02/10/2014 at 2:01 PM

Re: “For the Kids

James my experience with the products you mention are that they are not effective. One Love

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Posted by Aari Ruben on 02/06/2014 at 7:22 PM

Re: “For the Kids

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Posted by James Kleinkopf on 02/06/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “For the Kids

thank you Aari for fighting the good fight. Some dispensaries are truly compassionate, others are all about profit. It is up to us as patients to support those that are the former and get rid of the latter. We are the consumers, spend your dollars on compassion.

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Posted by kdhaslett on 02/06/2014 at 10:01 AM

Re: “For the Kids

How is it Will Humbles' job to worry about what people do in their free time anyway?

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Posted by bslap on 02/06/2014 at 7:28 AM

Re: “For the Kids

It's not backwards laws that are Arizona's main problem. It's having a backwards electorate who consistently elect backwards leadership.

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Posted by Bob Regan on 02/06/2014 at 7:06 AM

Re: “For the Kids

If you want to read the rest of these kids stories go to www.dbloomtucson.com

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Posted by Aari Ruben on 02/05/2014 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Selling Strains

At www.dbloomtucson.com we have terpene analysis on all of our strains, we find that this is an important factor in choosing which product may be right for you. DBRC one love

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Posted by Aari Ruben on 01/30/2014 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Selling Strains

Thanks JM. Now I know why some pot makes me sleepy and some cranks me up.

Posted by PVK on 01/30/2014 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Dreams of Legalization

It makes sense that effective regulation will do a better job of keeping it out of the hands of kids than does our current unregulated system where drug dealers sell to anyone with money. Kids have reported on the government's own SAMHSA drug surveys for many years that it is easier for them to get marijuana than it is to get alcohol or tobacco.

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Posted by Dave K on 01/29/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Big Business

Fraser:

Because the harm of keeping it illegal far outstrips the damage to society of allowing adults to use it, that's why. I understood the intent of your comment perfectly well but decided to agree with your snarky logic to make my point. Let the dopers have their weed-they can still bust the imbeciles who use cocaine, meth, heroin and the like.

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Posted by RJFletcher on 01/24/2014 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Big Business

RJFFletcher:
Thanks for the comment but you misunderstand me. I would not legalize the stuff. Too many dopers here, why add to that mess.

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Posted by Fraser007 on 01/24/2014 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Big Business

The AZ State process cost too much. I am all for sensible regulation, but the so called medical exam and fees are just too high. There will be one less card holder later this year.

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Posted by guest on 01/24/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Big Business

You're right, Fraser, so that's why we need to stop the hypocrisy and vote in straight-up legalization. And Kirk, that just shows what assumptions (and insurance subsidies) will get you. Of course your Vicodin is $4 because your insurance company agreed to cover it! Until the same thing happens with marijuana, you have to expect a company to recoup their costs, and growing medical weed is not cheap. Which is, again, a good reason why we need to legalize and let people grow their own-the prices will drop, among other positive effects.

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Posted by RJFletcher on 01/24/2014 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Big Business

Thought the Medical Marijuana Law was about people with cancer or chronic pain who needed relief? Guess I got that wrong!

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Posted by Fraser007 on 01/23/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Big Business

When I voted for the Medical Marijuana Law I assumed the price would be around $50 an ounce. Not $50 for an eighth of an ounce. I can afford my $4 co-pay for 50 Vicodin pills a month. But I cannot afford $400 for an ounce of weed so I do without.

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Posted by KirkMuse on 01/23/2014 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Upscale in Oro Valley

Smith seems to approve of every dispensary in town. I suppose from his perspective, it all looks great. The truth is that only a fool would pay $65 an eighth of medical cannabis. In CO, you would pay $35 for the same thing. Or $25 for premium. I think Smith is just out to get stoned, which is fine, but he is also doing a disservice to serious medical users like me.

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Posted by Matthew Boberg on 01/22/2014 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Dreams of Legalization

Frank's scenario only holds water if the "private sector" decides to start paying living wages adjusted for inflation and offering real benefits to its workers. Anybody holding their breath waiting for that?...yeah, didn't think so. And if you think corporations' avarice will disappear along with govt. regulation, then you've lived in a cave for the last three decades.

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Posted by RJFletcher on 01/15/2014 at 8:18 PM

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