Old Man said: We need to vote these Bozo's out.
You've certainly got THAT right, although it's almost impossible these days, with all the money against us, and an extremely uneducated, apathetic and impressionable public.
Another plus for the collectives/dispensaries is the consistent high quality of the meds. I use it for MS and, where I was using about an ounce a month before 203, I now buy an ounce and it lasts me 3-4 months.
PVK....There was a time when GI's were bringing duffel bags of Tai sticks back from Vietnam in the late 60's $10. bucks a stick, as big as your forearm.
I never had any rainbow....would love to have tried some.
I really don't think the state is going to play by the rules of the people on opening any dispensaries, the state will find some reason after they have taken the none refundable money and won't let them open.
We need to vote these Bozo's out.
One thing that hangs in my mind is the memory of buying "Mexican Rainbow" in 1975, right here in Tucson. It was a five-finger "lid" (a big-ass ziplock), for $10, that would knock your dick in the dirt. Then, along came president Ronnie and paraquot!
guess what state is to the west of kansas genius??? you don't know very much about the mmj scene. all the dispensaries in CO export to Kansas
its still illegal and everyone from the prosecutor to public defender basically dont care that cops are still busting people instead of enforcing the statue calling in the card they see you have a card know ur using once they get ur blood or urine your busted then all thay have to do is lie aND say you never presented the card wait for you to act up cause no ones defending you then thay make there case on you oh he mental hes aliar and a stoner lets see who the judge believes you loose every time lawyer or not the dya i got pulled over i wasnt even using still found guilty
The silly names these strains have are a barrier to some people, but here's a secret. Those names are just a code. Pretend it's latin and forget the source of the names. They're referring to particular growth lines, and when a well educated grower with good equipment uses high quality seeds that have been stabilized for quality, that grower can produce a product of generally equal and high quality medicine. That medicine will fall into three general categories: sativa (daytime), indica (for at night) and hybrid, which can be anything from 50% of two strains to 80%-20%, so they're often the most interesting to try in terms of finding help with lots of symptoms at the beginning. But if "Lemon Haze," for example, deals with your [pick a symptom] well, then "Super Lemon Haze" is probably also going to do well. "Purple Haze," on the other hand, will have some flavor and result differences, but will still be somewhere in the same general area of taste and effect. There's a code to these names, and learning something of them makes it easier to evaluate what the various caregivers and folk have to share. And you need to do your OWN evaluation -- what works for me with nerve pain just doesn't always work for my friend with other pain issues. So it's a very individual situation, and each individual has to work to find out what's best for them. Learning the rather silly names is just part of the process, part of the vocabulary of the medicine, just like doctors and educators still use latin names to distinguish pharmaceutical, plant and animal sorts. Consider it just another level of learning curve -- a code that's not very secret at all. There must be a half a dozen sites that go into this whole topic much deeper. ProCon.org is the most balanced site to discuss general mmj matters, but it's just one of many good sites out there. Go wandering and learn. Try to enjoy it. Life is hard enough as it is -- this medicine is supposed to make our lives better. Works for me.
Join Tucson NORML - Get active, we must fight if we are to change things. www.az4norml.org. See you at the next meeting.
wow old Tucson sounds like you're snitching over there!! its weed people grow up!! This state is so corrupt ! It doesn't even recognize its own laws that the citizens voted to be in place.. This is not the job of local police or sheriffs dept who work for the state.. I would understand if the feds came in and did this (which is still BS) but not state paid employees! Do you seriously think anyone of these dispensarys is truly non profit? There is a way to setup a nonprofit and pay yourself whatever salary you want. Why do you think there are millionaires running non profit organizations? And do you think all these business owners are just all of a sudden investing their money into a dispensary to just give everything away for free? Have you ever tried growing yourself or running your own business? The costs are very high and I'm pretty sure he wasn't making a profit yet selling 8ths and oz . If what you are saying is right it might sound like he was using investment money to buy those things your are snitching about.. This isn't just a one time thing. The state is going after a lot of dispensarys and mm card holders which is completely wrong. The law passed so let it be.. This state just wants to take assets and money to keep for themselves and doesn't care which laws they are breaking to do it. I recently had a friend get pulled over on i10 saying he had a tail light out which he didn't then they proceeded to search his car illegally with no probable cause and ended up stealing his money. He was never arrested and no charges were ever filed. He didn't have anything illegal in his car and it is not illegal to have money no matter the amount. They will steal it of course and have you try and prove how you had obtained it.. Well he did have proof of all the money and hired a lawyer and had proof of the illegal stop and search. Do you think that he was able to get his money back? Of course not !! it never went in front of a judge or jury and just because the prosecutor didn't care about the evidence he had it just never mattered that his 4th amendment rights were violated and as well as his civil rights. That my friend is the great state of AZ that we live in.. I knew this kind of stuff would happen with the dispensarys the moment this law was passed.. I knew local and state law enforcement would not recognize the law or care if you have a mm card . So good luck people and keep buying off the black market because thats exactly what they want you to do.
Law enforcement going above & beyond when the situation clearly doesn't call for it? I'm not convinced! You must be exaggerating here; because what kind of organization would want to step in the way of caregivers giving much-needed medicine to their patients? I'm convinced that it's easier just to get your medicine the old fashioned way, such as meeting shady characters in even shadier circumstances. This must be true, because why else would "peace keepers" commit such an action? Shame on all you MMJ patients trying to receive your meds in a more rational way. Showed you guys didn't they?!
Ironically enough, I was kidnapped, taken to Mexico, beat, raped, and then wrapped from head to toe with duct tape & laid in what could have been my grave-all for transporting a ton of illegal bud, but loosing 200 lbs. I've been diagnosed as bi-polar with severe PTSD, so I take Lamotrigine & Lorazepam. Recently, I found myself feeling too sedated to actually wake up enough to stay out of bed, much less like actually going out in public. Feeling so anxious, lethargic, & worthless, I turned to ask a friend to simply help me get to the grocery store and actually shop. And for the first time since I nearly died for weed (& greed), I finally burned one with my friend- "pothead" before we went out. I was paranoid, but not scared for my life. We actually laughed & had fun as we bought far more than I needed. After dinner, I remembered that I had not taken the 3 mg of Lorazepam I usually take to shop at Walmart comfortably. Instead, we smoked half a joint. We discussed the many benefits mmj has over Rx meds, everything from how much the state's AHCCCS program could save financially if mmj treatment replaced pharmacutical costs. If just us poor folk could legally grow and use mmj rather than all the expensive, synthetic compounds we are currently prescribed, thousands of dollars could be reallocated for so many other Arizonans that do not fall into the narrow categories to qualify for AHCCCS. Single men and women, both young & experienced, with no children, those that need treatment, surgeries, & transplants. Perhaps struggling individuals with illnesses and injuries that do not have basic medical coverage. Maybe even-dare I mention it-adults on AHCCCS could actually recieve basic dental coverage as well!?! Lol!
Anyways, I realize that Rx meds cause dependecy, especially my Lorazepam, but I volunteer to be among the first case studies to contribute to the scientific research needed to evaluate mmj's effectiveness in treating mental, emotional, and behavioral health disorders. Just tell me where to sign up....
awesome response Karen
Can we just legalize it already? In a country where you can consume as much alcohol as you want, smoke cigarettes, buy all manner of guns and ammo, etc. I don't understand the illegalization of marijuana. It's a fairly benign product - especially when compared to alcohol.
Why can't I pursue happiness in my own fashion?
Is this Jan Brewer logic or does MMJ require much more than say 1 ounce per use/possess?
Colorado has a ballot measure to legalize marjuana for recreational use in November of 2012.
i think humble should clarify to mmj cardholder how easy it is to still get busted even if you have the card and are within the legal limitatation of the statue why would someone with a mmj card need to beg to not be arrested for a pipe unless standrd protocol wasnt followed and for the slightest degree law which im being busted under makes no sense the law was written long ago and was intended for illegal users it sentences are for illegal user it makes no statement if your a cardholoder your sentence is the same as an illegal user. cause it in direct conflict with the statue if you have mmj in ur system ur guilty thats why i have the license so basicaly everyones guilty cause weed stays in ur system for weeks ther test cant tell if your positive from today or a week ago so lets prosecute anyways hey you can hire a lawyer and go bankrupt to fight it spare me i can barely afford gas thank you to certain officer that seem to at least follow the protocol i presnted my license to the officer he takes it with him into his cruser comes back and says ur under arrest never even called it in then also leaves it out of his report try proving any different .lets ee police verus poor people lets see who usually win whose the court believe talk about bullying at the highest level
Only if they were selling to make a profit, Templeton-the law allows for donations to recoup costs, so Green Halo were entirely within their rights and the law as long as they didn't make money. Given how expensive it is to grow, much less run a dispensary, TPD's going to have a hard time making that case in the face of literally tens of thousands of dollars of bills just for the place to get established, to say nothing of the ludicrous monthly overhead for rent, electricity, water, security, etc.
If Green Halo was in fact selling MMJ (handing over the herb and then asking for a "donation" was how one account described the transactions), it was also in violation of Arizona state law (under which selling is absolutely verboten).
All collectives should have armed guards on duty already due to cartel ripoffs. When thugs with badges show up, it's time to remember the advice of G. Gordon Liddy and aim for the head. The police don't care what the law says so neither should anyone else as long as they're going to break it with impunity-remember Jose Guerena and send them home in boxes!
We must enthusiastically defend these innocent employees from SWAT abuse.
People must be careful of who you take to. Some people are so proud of having their MMJ card they flash it all around, it really doesn't mean anything except you got ripped off for $300. dollars by the state and they know who you are.
If you show your card to a police man during a stop, well your going to jail. They assume you have been smoking....Do Not Leave Your Pipe Or Anything in your Car. If they see it your going to jail and it's going to cost thousands of dollars.
If the police don't see it they have NO reason to search your car or you.
Be careful out there.
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