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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

Re: “Planning Progress

There have been delivery service going in Tucson for the last 2 years this is an end run by the Dispensary owners to put caregiver network out of business. Which have been supplying delivers for awhile. Can you list who is on this" HMMM " commission this would enlighten? These people want pure legalization in so the Medical Patient will go under the bus

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Posted by Whats going ON on 07/24/2014 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Planning Progress

Funny how there is over 50,000 patients with valid AZ MMJ cards that cost $150 to the AZDHS. There are only 8 dispensaries in Tucson that maybe have 100 total people working for them and the rules are being relaxed for the dispensaries? Where is the ability for the patients to grow their own medicine without having to pay exorbitant prices at these supposed "non-profit" medical marijuana dispensaries.

Please show some common sense City Council Members and lighten up and allow the patients to grow their 12 plants without the fear of TPD sending in the swat teams and attack helicopters on the patients. This is what the law was for to help patients not make the already wealthy dispensary owners even richer.

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Posted by Speaking Truth to Power on 07/23/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Strain Selecting

somebody explain to him the concept of phenotype. one love

Posted by Aari Ruben on 07/18/2014 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Research Ruckus

Colorado just finished it's first study of legalized marijuana facts are astounding the average price of an ounce is 1/2 that of here $220.00 and We are doing what about that?

Posted by Rbt on 07/11/2014 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Research Ruckus

great article. I would think at this time and coming elections in November t would be a good time to canvas your US congressman to change the classification of Cannabis. The UofA depends on so many federal grants ask your congressman to only allow grants if Cannabis research is continued at the UofA unfettered. It is my understanding that Colorado is manufacturing most of the edibles' being sold today. Why is this huge market being established and Arizona is standing behind the fence. ( UofA being a forefront in agriculture and of all regions in the US this is the best) There is so much to vote for in this coming election don't allow this Arizona's election stage to be built without cannabis research and classification.

There comes a time for everyone to make a choice between income and life. Let's not let tax income hinder the research of cannabis for the medical needs of mankind. Taxability will always be there regulatory government will take care of that. The biggest obstacle in the road is classification don't be sidetracked by what bozo did what at some cannabis circus in another state. And we all know copywrite and market establishment in the beginning establishes direction and where taxes can be applied, So Arizona and the UofA need to get on this BUS.

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Posted by Ruckman on 07/10/2014 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Research Ruckus

Senator Kimberly Yee runs Arizona and marijuana is her #1 target...she had the UA professor fired and even sent the cops to my house in cali for a letter i wrote her, the cops just laughed at her...ive written her everyday since

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Posted by Immortal Illumined on 07/10/2014 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Research Ruckus

the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

ENLIGHTENMENT...i was a brainwashed evil, mean, christian conservative until i tried it at 17 years old...i hated gays, immigrants, women's rights, blacks, marijuana, i was Rush Limbaugh's #1 fan....until i smoked marijuana, changed the world....hope the EVIL POPE is enjoying the marijuana revolution around the globe, keeping the flock brainwashed and against marijuana, gays, and women's don't deny ease from pain and suffering for billions of people unless you are PURE EVIL...

1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy...#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed...

"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420

from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK (CBD=Can't Be Done), sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions

Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade

Deaths by Guns: Millions

Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions

Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom

love and freedom forever


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Posted by Immortal Illumined on 07/10/2014 at 7:43 AM

Re: “NY State of Mind

That's great news Brad, So then has having a column and experience in the industry as well as being a patient. Can I ask you for a opinion on how you were counseled on the use of MMJ at these locations. I do understand pain is the most common need and use but there are other apples on the tree so to speak. For instance HIV Cancer for appetite nerve spastic involuntary jerks nerve disorders.

I thank you as having been in the industry you can enlighten us on the training a weedtender has in physiology the total testing procedure to make it medical quality what are the parameters. What is the training required to become a weedtender? How much of the plant is tested for say NEEM oils and other contaminants? Can you give us the cost break down on how much goes to the state how much goes to operations how much goes to product after all it is non-profit this should be readily available.

My experience going to several dispensary are is that ailment you have the spastic nerve impulses you does it cause you pain ? Well yes and it fatigues me too. So I ask can we treat the nerve condition rather than the pain from it BOOM dear in the headlights syndrome. Then the colored chart going down the columns ailing ailment with strain anybody that can read a menu can do this. The best place I have gone is Tumbleweed as far as medical use and counseling on MMJ unfortunately these ladies were put out by the 25 miles rule and dispensary regulations. STILL RUN A REFERRAL AND INFORMATION SERVICE

If a person goes to a internet MMJ site you see all the blitzing by friends and owners. Statements like these dudes rock their AK47 is the BOOM and Angelia is hot too. We are being charges for a medical product at a medical price. You see so many dispensaries list the price for a gram and 1/8 at it's highest price. so at the gram price we se a cost of $8,960.00 per pound or the price of a new Hyundai Accent. And AZDHS has a 6 million dollars tax collected surplus from MMJ. You missed the story of the UofA professor term cut for wanting some of that monies to study.

I have fared much better going to a caregiver grower whom grow for my ailment than market driven high THC strains for game day and student discounts. I see truly need people that the MMJ law was passed let them grow if they have a medical card. If you restrict to dispensaries only then these support groups will be gone.


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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 07/03/2014 at 4:14 AM

Re: “NY State of Mind

I've been to about 20 dispensaries, and I don't work for one. I no longer work for Bloom.

Posted by BPoole on 07/02/2014 at 8:11 PM

Re: “NY State of Mind

I am wondering how many dispensaries Brad Poole has been and how objective h can be working for one. I see several Dispensaries marketing their( HMMM) pain relief with student discounts, game day specials, happy hour specials, consolation gifts, for the more pain you have and the you medicate.

If Marijuana becomes legal it must follow all the other market driven products, it cant be exclusive to AZ. We cant throw out all the intrastate and interstate commerce laws for
for just dispensaries. We need to open up mail order farmers markets all over the counter and limit the sale like alcohol or tobacco.

Now we have exclusive allowance for medical use and that needs to be expanded and studied. We don't need marijuana to be exclusive because of tax collection.

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 06/27/2014 at 1:00 AM

Re: “NY State of Mind

Anything you do inside your own car or on your own property should be your own business.
Unfortunately we're far far away from this :(

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Posted by CA resident on 06/26/2014 at 6:04 PM

Re: “NY State of Mind

Yes, yes lets have medical marijuana. In the fashion that allows the most graft and corruption, then ban it again because of the graft. Prohibition does not work, is in fact more harmful than any drug. Those in favor of it, must also take the blame for cartels, graft and kickbacks. A flood of refugees fleeing drug war fallout, blame the prohibitionist, not the drugs.

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Posted by Lewis Mitchell on 06/26/2014 at 9:07 AM

Re: “NY State of Mind

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.

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Posted by Bradson on 06/26/2014 at 5:08 AM

Re: “Oh! Oklahoma!

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.

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Posted by frank McLaury on 06/23/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Medical MJ

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"

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Posted by Dave Hogate 1 on 06/21/2014 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Oh! Oklahoma!

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.

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 06/20/2014 at 6:01 AM

Re: “Oh! Oklahoma!

What do u expect? This is the same state that elects Sen James Inohofe the climate denier.…

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Posted by doggirl on 06/19/2014 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Oh! Oklahoma!

Legalize Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma by Jan. 1, 2015
The petition is now underway!

We are working towards a Medicinal Marijuana Constitutional Amendment with Oklahomans For Health.

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Posted by Letsgetreal Wagner on 06/19/2014 at 4:56 AM

Re: “Medical MJ

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.

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Posted by Yes Bob on 06/17/2014 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Medical MJ

It's 2014 not 1420. Leeches no longer work MMJ does. 'nuff said

Posted by vonniaz on 06/13/2014 at 1:44 PM

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