stop all the lie's !!!!,,, LEGALIZE !!!!!
And what if it does, Fraser? It beats passing out Marinol and Sativex and other Big Pharma compounds that just don't work for people as well as compounds, tinctures, extracts and the dreaded marijuana itself.
March of Cannabis Progress has a ring of "Immigration Reform" Load of bullsh** How many sick children will it take for the dopeheads to get what they want
I am all for sick kids and people with chronic pain to get help but this has a ring of ...pass out the marijuana.
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 !!!!!
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.
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.
ARIZONA MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's about time that veterans are given a break! By the people in the know with PTSD, it is already been proven that MMJ relieves PTSD symptoms. It is about time the U.S. government acknowledges this treatment.
Everyone is moving forward on this and thanks for realizing legal has always been best when it comes to cannabis
more proposed money grab from MMJ
So many in my opinion false and inaccurate definitions in the story that I believe Mr. Smith is talking smack at the bar.
1- The dispensaries in Tucson are FOR PROFIT don't for a minute believe they are not
2- The edible's are made in Health department standards not medical standards a lot of pieces put in PHX or Tucson.
3- Staff in ALL the dispensaries I have been with one exception where not medical knowledgeable.
4- Legalization is not for the medical user they will have to compete with simply the most THC strains.
5- The street Dealer is more honest than these dispensaries they have more to lose
6- I have seen the so called AZ tested meds and what a JOKE! most I see is a report of what the strain is capable of not what the WHOLE plant tested at. They take a sample and send it in, lets bring out the lab to the location and have them take the samples and quantify the results as done with every other Government testing requirement. I have sent in for$35.00 and had a sample test not even close to what was stated as top shelf.
7- Simply put if you are going to make a product under the term MEDICAL it has to follow all the medical guidelines of testing research distribution. Since the FEDS wont allow this it is up for grabs and this BS card situation is going to lead to another Kemper Marley Don Bolles in the future
Whatever happened to all of the people who have cancer or major diseases who need to get the weed? Looks like a LOT of people have the "pain" to be able to get the weed.
Check "logical1" @ Nuggetry. It's a huge site ran out of LA. But a recent transport to Tucson is reviewing specific buds with specific info and medicinal effect in that area. Not a sales site, do your research otherwise, but the reviews this guy has posted have never failed me in Ca.
I absolutely agree with you, Bob Regan! The ratio of marijuana-related DUIs is extremely minimal versus alcohol-related DUIs. Alcohol is a MUCH bigger problem in our society for a variety of reasons (i.e. car accidents, domestic violence, anger issues, death, rape, and numerous medical issues (including, but certainly not limited to Cirrhosis), etc.
There's nothing about pot that says, 'I want to get behind the wheel and drive;' on the contrary, pot makes you laugh, is a relaxant, helps with insomnia, makes you more philosophical, combats nausea, and has countless other positive effects. Most people who smoke are aware that they'll most likely get 'the munchies,' so they plan ahead and have food and snacks on-hand; in addition, they don't want to drive impaired. In actuality, pot smokers don't want to do much physical exertion at all because they want to enjoy their high, be artistic and creative, and simply veg. There are a multitude of successful people who smoke pot on a daily basis, so it's far from a 'Hippie' issue these days. I know many people who are doctors, attorneys, professors, executives, and so on, who smoke pot. I'm actually shocked myself at times because I catch myself thinking, 'Wow, I'm shocked that he/she smokes pot because they don't look like someone who would!' Well, my friends and I don't look like we would either, but we do, and it's great that society is finally realizing the many benefits of marijuana. I, nor any of my friends, have or would ever smoke pot before or during our work day; there's a time and a place for it.
Regardless of your vice (i.e. alcohol, pot, food, etc.), if it's gotten out of your control, you need to address the issue and seek help from friends, family, and/or professionals. As with everything else in life, it's all about balance and making responsible choices.
Marijuana may be "legal" in Arizona, and certainly the ability to have acess to it is better than not, however, it is way too expensive and the "legality" is only partial at best. Other states (including California) have many more choices of the way this product can be used. In AZ it is "flowers" or "candy" of one sort or another, but there are many more choices that should be incorporated into this "legalization". When one can purchase a marijuana product without interference (as in Colo./Wash., etc.) then, and only then, will we be able to say the product is legal in the state of Arizona. I sincerely hope this matter can be voted on and settled in the November elections. Don't let the label of "mid-term elections" keep you from voting on this very inportant subject.
I am quite "debilitated" at times. I often cannot walk more than around the inside of my house, if I'm lucky. The pain is mind numbing at times. However, I get my healthcare from the VA. If the weed showed up in my blood, I'd be out on the street as far as healthcare goes.
So lie (yes misrepresenting yourself is lying) to your doctor to get a Medical Marijuana card in order to show your support for legalization? I don't mind people smoking pot if they want. I do mind people who lie.
Let's add the social costs of alcohol to the price you pay for your cabernet and see if you still feel the same way. By the time we add all the costs of drunk drivers, domestic violence, medical costs, etc associated with alcohol, you'll wind up paying the same 400 for your bottle of wine that I do for an ounce of MMJ.
How about that JM?
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