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Re: “One Small Step for Treatment

it is time to erase the years of lie"s against cannabis fabricated by the government and the pharmacutical companys,, cannabis has medical benefits and is safer than alcohol, tylenol, sugar and peanuts !!!!!,,,, stop the lie's,,, legalize !!!!! i am 58 years old and a registered republican, but i will not vote for anyone that stands in the way of cannabis legalization !!!! i also agree with the first comment about political prisioner paula huff, a mmj card holder that had her rights violated and was railroaded off to prision,,,take note polotitions the winds of change are blowing and if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem and will be voted out !!!!!

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Posted by jammerk65 on 03/27/2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “One Small Step for Treatment

It sure is nice that we live in a state with a booming economy and little to no problem with unemployment, so we as taxpayers can continue to support worthless interpretations of clearly worded laws. Mr. Montgomery, Mr. Horne and Ms. Brewer are goldarn champions of what's right and good about Arizona. Imagine how stupid they'd look if the economy was in the toilet and we had hour-long lines just to apply for food stamps. I'm glad that's not the case.
Yay Republicans!

Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 03/27/2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “One Small Step for Treatment

Montgomery said there has been no decision whether to appeal, but he said Cooper may have to clarify whether the 2 1/2-ounce limit applies to the original plant material or what's left after the extraction process.

CHAPTER 28.1
ARIZONA MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT
36-2801.  Definitions

15. "USABLE MARIJUANA" MEANS THE DRIED FLOWERS OF THE MARIJUANA PLANT, AND ANY MIXTURE OR PREPARATION THEREOF, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SEEDS, STALKS AND ROOTS OF THE PLANT AND DOES NOT INCLUDE THE WEIGHT OF ANY NON-MARIJUANA INGREDIENTS COMBINED WITH MARIJUANA AND PREPARED FOR CONSUMPTION AS FOOD OR DRINK.

Montgomery's reading problem is not improving. He must have gone to school in Arizona where republicans don't fund education rather they fund private prisons. Perhaps Montgomery is just delusional in that he reads alright but sees only what he wants to see and not what is written. Let's take a wild guess that an extract is a preparation thereof and is defined as "usable marijuana" under the statute... It is time for the republicans to stop messing with what was a clearly written voter initiative. They show only disdain and disgust for the voters of this state. Perhaps the only way to get medical marijuana to those who can benefit is to legalize it and to regulate it like alcohol.

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Posted by Dave Wk on 03/27/2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Danehy

Hurri,

As regards to the Republicans and loonyness, as far as it pertains to the religious right fringe, I agree with you. They are not only on the fringe of the party, but also on the fringe of sanity.

However, as far as the party discipline and banding together comment goes, that goes for the Democrats more so than the Republicans, which is why many times I am afraid to vote for one. I voted for Ron Barber in the temp election to fill the last few months of Gabby's term because the alternative (Republican) was unacceptable, though I did not vote for him in the November race, for the above reason.

The Democratic leadership in Congress has let Ron Barber off the leash to vote for AZ instead of Party lately, because he is vulnerable, and if he was forced to vote along party lines, he would not have stood a chance this November. Ron is a good man, but if he wins again, we will have lost any effective representation for Arizona for the foreseeable future.

For demographic and pigeonhole purposes, I am a libertarian.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 03/27/2014 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Danehy

"I vote for the candidates individually, not because they have REP or DEM after their names."

That sounds very good, but in a Pollyanna-ish way. How on earth do you ever find a Republican worth voting for? And even if this mythical figure did exist, party discipline demands that the crazies band together to our detriment. Until the REPs get less loony, I'm afraid your ideal is less than optimal.

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Posted by Hurri on 03/27/2014 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

"Indian tribes" as is commonly known are U.S./State citizens with "Indian ancestry/race" who happen to be residing on federal land.....that's correct. We, the People own the land! "Indians" on "Reservations" are tenants. This whole myth about "Indian tribal sovereignty" is just that...a myth! Sadly, elected/appointed servants aided and abetted by news media continue to spew this drivel. Paul R. Jones Federal Indian Programs Consultant and Researcher.

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Posted by U.S. Constitution Defender on 03/27/2014 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Danehy

Daheny, who the hell are you calling a slacker? I left the republican party because I thought I was getting the party that stood for personal choice and freedom, not the goddamn jesus party. Fact is throughout my voting life (been registered since I was 17 1/2) I always went both ways at the polls (bisexual pun DEFINITELY intended) and now I find it too embarrassing to be associated with a party that would shout "look what jesus did, look what jesus did" rather than listen to any intelligible argument. Am I a slacker? Certainly not, and you can expect to find my ass at the polls for every vote like I always have. I would encourage my fellow indies to do the same, stop Cathy Herrod is our call to battle.

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Posted by Edge Harvey on 03/27/2014 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Danehy

I vote for the candidates individually, not because they have REP or DEM after their names.

Nietzsche says it best: "Whoever thinks much is not suitable as a party member: he soon thinks himself right through the party."

As far as I'm concerned, belonging to a party serves one purpose: it allows you to make choices without having to really think about them.

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Posted by Fred on 03/27/2014 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

My goodness, that is by far the stupidest proposal I've ever read about, putting the tackyness of Las Vegas at one of the most beautiful spots on earth. I expected better from my Navajo neighbours (I'm part Hopi in addition to being Tohono O'odham), and I hope this project never sees it's cornerstone laid.

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Posted by Edge Harvey on 03/27/2014 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Danehy

I am registered independent, and haven't missed even a school bond election since 1986. However, I vote Libertarian, which is the only Party talking sanity these days. And don't even mention Ron Paul. He is nothing but a religious right nutcase with a few libertarian ideas.

Both major parties are about power and control of the individual. Both want to save me from myself.

If both parties went back to the days of JFK and Barry Goldwater, neither of whom would be welcome in today's respective parties, I would have a tough choice.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 03/27/2014 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Danehy

What is a Republican, and what's a Democrat? What does each party really stand for? Ask a card-carrying member of each group, and I'll bet you get different answers these days.

I'm a fiscal conservative that also happens to recognize the importance of investing in things like public education. I make faith-based decisions, but those don't include casting judgement on who can get married, what makes a "Real American", or when birth control is acceptable. I haven't been clear which party speaks for me in a very long time, so I've been an Independent.

And I vote. All the time. And only after taking the time to research each candidate. I also read your column most weeks, and I'm under the general impression that you don't love it when people make sweeping assumptions about others...so what's up? Gay tornadoes, mavericks and part-time virgins? Eesh.

The low voter turnout (and voter inclination to vote 'straight ticket' without any real insight into each candidate) drives me crazy too, but I would respectfully suggest that the above column won't be inspiring apathetic voters to change their ways...or this independent voter to see the merits of joining a party.

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Posted by Parent X on 03/27/2014 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Danehy

What is a Republican, and what's a Democrat? What does each party really stand for? Ask a card-carrying member of each group, and I'll bet you get different answers these days.

I'm a fiscal conservative that also happens to recognize the importance of investing in things like public education. I make faith-based decisions, but those don't include casting judgement on who can get married, what makes a "Real American", or when birth control is acceptable. I haven't been clear which party speaks for me in a very long time, so I've been an Independent.

And I vote. All the time. And only after taking the time to research each candidate. I also read your column most weeks, and I'm under the general impression that you don't love it when people make sweeping assumptions about others...so what's up? Gay tornadoes, mavericks and part-time virgins? Eesh.

The low voter turnout (and voter inclination to vote 'straight ticket' without any real insight into each candidate) drives me crazy too, but I would respectfully suggest that the above column won't be inspiring apathetic voters to change their ways...or this independent voter to see the merits of joining a party.

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Posted by Parent X on 03/27/2014 at 6:51 AM

Re: “One Small Step for Treatment

It would be worth it to lie my way through the "consultation" to get an MMJ card just to meet one of those pretty lil nugs pictured in the advertisement for the Downtown Dispensary.

Animal style.

Posted by Yes Bob on 03/27/2014 at 5:04 AM

Re: “One Small Step for Treatment

Not one thing has changed because of this ruling. All the dispensaries in Tucson carry oils, medical edibles, kief, balms, suckers, popcorn. This is just Kabuki theatre for the amusement of the moronic masses out there that are uneducated about the hemp plant. As anyone that has read one book on the subject knows there is no such thing as medical marijuana as a botanical plant. It is Cannabis Sativa L. or basically the hemp plant domesticated to produce higher THC. Mr. Humble and the other idiot you talk about in this article (Bill Montgomery) are prohibitionists and if this was 1921 it would be alcohol they would be all hysterical about but of course it's the modern times and with our penchant for private prisons in this state, got to keep up the machine to throw people into the maw. Why don't you report the positive side of marijuana legalization (which is unknown to you for some reason in your columns) and talk about how Colorado is going to retroactively release 10,000 drug war prisoners very soon. You have not said one word about Tucson's most famous MMJ prisoner and that's Paula Huff. Surely you know the story but for some reason all I read is silence from the Tucson Weekly on this topic.

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Posted by Speaking Truth to Power on 03/27/2014 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

If tourists are in that big a hurry to see these wonders they don't have time to enjoy much anyway. No reason to tear up the land and violate Sacred Ground for their arrogant 'by the way' attitude. People who lack capability to view these marvels are probably used to skipping many things so why should we desecrate this land for their whims. By time all this is torn up the beauty would be gone, anyway so let people be grateful they were fortunate to see what is already available and swoosh their ...uhh.....vehicles onward. bon voyage, y'all!

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Posted by Dusty on 03/26/2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Danehy

Hey, man, Tom - so we're underwhelming, eh? But look at the alternatives. What did the Democrats do this year? (hint: NOTHING!). And what did the Republicans do this year? (hint: something, which turned out to be WORSE THAN NOTHING!). Pot, meet kettle.

The only strength it takes to be a member of either party is the strength to hold your nose while you pull the voting lever.

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Posted by W Corvi on 03/26/2014 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Tuttle

Oh, thank you for this artcle. I love O'Chi, and what they do for my back pain. Oddly, my back just feels better and doesn't demand to see anyone's certifications. If they are drummed out of business, and I am forced to go to an expensive therapist where I have to make an appointment--well, I'll probably just live in pain, but I know I'll never to to Caywood, or anyone who is a member of her clique'.

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Posted by David Harris on 03/25/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Basically Legal

I firmly believe that MJ should be legalized because it doesn't cause half the problems as alcohol, but when you begin your article with a lie based on a statement that was concocted by someone to disparage another person as an attack on someone you obviously don't like then anything you say becomes suspect and irrelevant.

Posted by EB on 03/25/2014 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Desalinization plants. The Middle East has done it for 50 years.

Posted by Rat T on 03/24/2014 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Danehy

How can you be sure he would not win in AZ. AZ is full of crazies, that have a history of electing those like them. Then we turn to a state like TX, full of crazies and people love the way they are controlled. Maybe Republican voters like to be more controlled, not having the education to make up their own minds, but using lobbyist to tell them what to do and say.
When will the real voters finally elect the more intelligent, and throw the Republicans to the curb.

Posted by Sam Smith on 03/24/2014 at 8:58 AM

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