Yes, many of us prefer smoking. The lungs, or a singed throat, can clearly signal enough, but it's also the nearly immediate effects. With some strains, one puff is plenty for awhile. Other strains may take a few more. With smoking, it doesn't take an hour to know what you've got or how much you want.
The rise in popularity of legal edibles has been influenced by the meme that any smoke is bad for the lungs and marijuana smoke is worse than tobacco smoke. Neophytes are led to these clever, potent, tasty, sweet treats by the belief that they are less harmful than smoking, yet most of the bad stories coming out of Colorado involve misuse of edibles.
You confuse me. This is a local paper, yes? Why do you give a hoot about OK? Here's a thought: maybe OK's cultural aspects exist BECAUSE of Colorado. PS, having lived there for 5 years (yes I hated it), and knowing the mindset, I'd guess the chances of that passing are snowball/hell, ya'know. The state is essentially run by 7 humongous churches, but good luck anyway.
Thank a Veteran for "Yes Bob's" ability to express his Psycho-Slop and little knowledge of the reality of the subject. "A big No to Bob"
So this is a marijuana political forum my misunderstanding. between republicans & Democrats what side is your political party on? This is a joke in itself if you take the numbers nationally, Democrat's have always outnumbered republicans 4 to 1 on national registered polls and independents being the swing. So using your Numbers the Democrats' have passed more discriminating laws regarding Marijuana enslaving and taking assets from citizens than any republican as a whole group. But you just find one republican and pound the drum very wag the dog stuff here.
legislation of Marijuana and medical marijuana should not be and cannot be lumped together with legalization. If this happens I don't see the need for dispensaries lump it with the Liquor license and use that as the avenue to distribution. We see wine connoisseurs do they have to go to a special outlet and pay a special tax. if this become legal why cant we get it through the mail from a different state with more assured quality and strain in condensed products. I get my medicine through the mail 3 months at a time. All of this will be gone if made Legal under I am not one to make taking my medication with student discounts on game day Happy Hour specials so forth.
We need to look very closely on how this state operates and we say in Washington state. the push for market share in the legislature on taxing was huge. We don't need these so called dispensaries experts grouping together to set market restrictions and a tax collector for the king.
My opinion watching how Babbitt set up ACCESS as a raiding pool for the general fund. Educational funding for medical school. then when obligations grew they culled the people on the ACCESS rolls starts with middle aged men unemployed.
No legalization is not the answer if Medical use has to be left at the curb and the protection of medical with it. Don't even think of legislation till the federal government changes the DEA denotation of Cannabis as a useful drug. Then we can get a national standard instead of each state coming up with it own standards and codes. This is a quagmire in the waiting if each state passes medical laws. We can have smokeless counties like the Dry counties in Tennessee where the make Jim Beam Whiskey but you have to drive to a different county to get it.
If you want draconian laws to prevail vote for legalization.
What do u expect? This is the same state that elects Sen James Inohofe the climate denier.
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Well done Veterans. Gamed the system for PTSD disability payments because there are no jobs so they add gaming the system for a pot card to 'relieve their pain'. Making yourselves even more attractive for employment. Keep up the good work and thank you for your so called service.
It's 2014 not 1420. Leeches no longer work MMJ does. 'nuff said
let's hope that Obama....before he leaves office...will ditch that draconian dirtbag that runs DEA
This, and any other issue with banning or restricting legal access and use, spring from the comically erroneous DEA Drug Schedule. Marijuana should be at the bottom of that list, not the top. The legal authority exists for the schedule to be changed with the stroke of a pen, but the political will to do that is still lacking. It means officially recognizing that marijuana prohibition is based on a lie.
Legalize it and eliminate the smuggling. Law enforcement opposes it because they reap huge profits using our outrageously unconstitutional RICO laws.
I'm with Robert above, Bloom is not a good example to set. Their dispensaries don't offer quality and caters to stoners with cards than medical patients. Their flowers are prepackaged and very dry and they sent ads to my cell phone.
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Are you kidding me? California has a WEAK system of regulation? They regulate everything except a tax on the air you breathe. Calif is a national joke b'cuz of the folks fleeing to other states a'la personal taxes. When my late wife and I lived in Denver, she caught Calif's sweeping into Denver by carloads job-hunting from LA looking for cheap houses and ANY jobs. I disagree with your assessment of the Governator. He's not a Republican, everyone in politics knows that's a beard, he's really one of you. And Gov Moonbeam? Hell, who knows. And your comment on " no crime sprees, no meltdowns?" How about checking out "Rocky Mountain High Colorado" for things yet to come in LA as things settle down in Sunshine USA IF ALL THINGS ARE EQUAL in both states, legal-wise?
Jerry Brown was a joke back in the day and, one would think that a lot more experience (political and otherwise) would have finally limbered him up. Not to say that all (or most) of his elected political "replacements were shining examples of political genius, not by a long shot, but c'mon, it's 2014. Cannabis is a proven medical treatment for many, many otherwise painful and worse suffering. You can stay in the (proverbial) closet for whatever your reasons, but at least open the door.
Good point, Brad. The discussion has not been framed this way, but may as more and more folks in the media realize that the over-blown fears of prohibitionists have not materialized where adults can legally access cannabis.
We also now have an enormous pool of medical users who could provide a data base for the medical effectiveness and safety of cannabis.
So you think a refusal to alter your consciousness somehow makes you morally superior, eh Bob? Let's just add "delusional" to my earlier comment and leave it at that.
The morally superior always get picked on. I'm used to it.
I wish the legal system would use more than 5% brain power when it comes to (Legalize Now) the benefits of cannabis.
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