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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

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: “Cannabis and cancer

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Posted by mark on 06/23/2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Cannabis and cancer

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Posted by Khin Yadanar on 06/17/2016 at 4:09 AM

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

Valuable ideas , For what it's worth , if your company wants a CA FTB 540/540A BK , my wife filled out and faxed a sample document here

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

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

Voting for both is ideal. However, MPP is heavily funded. Money & self-interest is the lever that moves people. People are on here complaining about putting their hand in the next man's cookie jar and how much than can or can't grow. Regardless what the state says your taking a risk if you're doing anything but consuming it. That includes everybody entertaining the idea that they're going to grow in there closet all the way up to the dispensary owner or the cashier. They make people send their fingerprints to the same database you would send for a ccw or a CDL, thus putting peoples gun rights or career in jeopardy. If they legalize an ounce, If, just be happy they changed their mind about cuffing & stuffin your ass and making you wear pink draws.

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Posted by E'lon Jones on 05/30/2016 at 5:59 PM

Re: “My Favorite Dispensary

For some it is not a novelty, but a regimented treatment.

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Posted by cARPET bAGGERS on 05/26/2016 at 4:28 AM

Re: “Trouble in Pot Paradise

Valuable commentary ! For my two cents , if anyone wants a Canada PPTC 155 , I edited a sample document here

Posted by Kate SD on 05/17/2016 at 8:28 PM
Posted by Marvin Catlin on 05/09/2016 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Keep the Celebrity Cannabis Products Coming

I went to the Snoop Dog dispensary in Renton WA. Out of the I would guess 30 dispensaries in the Puget Sound area the Doogs was rated the worst smell like something the Dog left. Prices were high quality was mediocre place had no waiting. Yawn waste of my time with Seattle traffic.

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Posted by rbtrckmn@yahoo.copm on 05/06/2016 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Keep the Celebrity Cannabis Products Coming

I'm with Whoopi. Thanks for the insight and enjoyable read, Mary Jane.

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Posted by RevSPB on 05/05/2016 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Keep the Celebrity Cannabis Products Coming

Yes, these endorsements and involvement of celebrities with quality marijuana products is a good thing. However, I'd like to see a bit more talk from them about bringing the prices down to levels where even low income folks could easily afford them since we aren't all able to participate in the boutique product arena. Along with these classy products we need abundant, cheap marijuana of various types and potencies available at any corner market alongside the abundant, cheap alcohol and tobacco products already there. They are much more harmful than marijuana, yet there is no panic or outrage even if children are in the store.

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Posted by Don Berry on 05/05/2016 at 4:06 AM

Re: “In Defense of Marijuana

Kyle Catlin​ got his letter from the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency.
His Hearing is on May 18th 2016.
This is the link to the information needed to write Letters to the Board.
Please call them to insure we are getting the Correct Information about Letters.
His Attorney Brick Storts has a Trial on the 18th. so he is going to see if the Hearing date can be changed to a later date allowing Citizen more time to show support for the Sentence Reduction of Kyle Leslie Catlin 307334.
Do a search, so you will be more informed about Kyles situation.…
Kyle is asking for a 2 year sentence reduction. however My belief is a Full Pardon is more appropriate.
Please Like and Share this, so he can be FREE from the injustices that he has suffered.

Arizona Board of Executive Clemency
1645 West Jefferson, Suite 101
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 542-5656
Fax: (602) 542-5680
Call them and ask What a Letter should consist of, Who to send it to and when to send it.
Please say a prayer for Kyle, His Uncle Larry Catlin​ and all the other caged up Humans, "who were harming no one".

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Posted by Marvin Catlin on 05/03/2016 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Treating Parkinson’s

Good article; Aari Ruben,

It is going to be difficult for donations to the Nurses. While a very beneficial and active part of therapy. Not to get lost in extreme overly dependence quagmire . But to supplement in maintaining a active lifestyle.

This dependence which in some cases are extreme cost is astronomical. We see so many competing interests in this proposed legislation of a marketing scheme of recreational Marijuana. When anyone even just start to fathom the tentacles against marketing. I wont call it legalization because really it is not.

It seems that so many have taken their off the ball . there is only 2 items that need to be addressed before marketing, before understanding, before study, before therapy, before anything can happen. Those 2 items are the Change in the schedule 1 class , and the AZ statue 13-3405.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 04/22/2016 at 10:37 AM

Re: “What, Us Worry?

What kind of a story is this? If I understand this correctly, people in the industry have asked the EPA and other Gov. agencies to underwrite their means and methods on a schedule 1 drug.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 04/15/2016 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Employment Issues

Really you need a list no wonder why your looking. If you go all the way through the job process given a commitment to the job, and when asked to given a urine sample you have to give one. If then employment is denied because of positive of Marijuana. That is illegal since it is medically prescribed. Some employers can say up front before they offer the job that non is allowed that is different. Most are driven by insurance issues and mandates.

All of these limited protections would go if MPP's proposed initiative were to pass. The change of classification in the DEA schedule would now put strong medical constants on availability quality disbursement eligibility method of use. I say leave these medical protections in place they will change as the national standard goes into effect. I would bet these actions by the Feds/DEA will be started before the November 3rd election. It will be interesting what that will mean for Arizona initiative's being talked about a new view on that.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 04/15/2016 at 10:20 AM

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