Narrow Search

Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Last 30 Days

Re: “Police Dispatch

The lady should contact Stolen Horse International for assistance in searching for her horse.

Posted by Pam Miller on 08/18/2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

I also was in favor of the splinter group from MPP Arizona for Mindful Regulation (AZFMR). While it started late after conflict with the national and personal directives. AZFMR started late a grassroot all local effort gathered 114,240 signatures. I consider this a great effort by the actual users of Marijuana and it's benefits.

I believe one large point that the author missed was the powers that this new "Department of Marijuana License and Control" will have at a state level in collection of revenue. I would think any county attorney would be extremely hobbled by directions of license, tax, fines, as well as preempting over local business licenses on agriculture and grow supply stores.

This new MDLC would be like the DOT, DPS, it would be in the state constitution and very hard to amend without total recall it can't be undone. This MDLC would have it's own administrative court it is entirely possible to be arrested in a county for a felony and that is plea bargained, Then you could be given a civil violation through the administrative arm like DOT does with some violations.

This MDLC will be free to write their rules which NONE are in place now. It would be a total rewrite of all marijuana grow, distribution, marketing laws. It would do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO THE EXISTING CRIMINAL CODE. What it does is allows to have and consume 1 ounce in counties and cities that agree to a simple possession that is IT. This is a PLEA BARGAIN put into place build a new court police and taxing agency to sell pot. NO OTHER STATE LEGALIZED HAS DONE THIS.

Let's get to the 6 plants this is just the carrot to get the ass to pull the cart. If a person wanted to grow 6 plants where is the seed/clone available ? 6 plants outside for a growing season can yield 6 pounds. 6 plants in somebodies closet under artificial light 3 grow season's most are lucky to get 90 gram out of each plant hardly a bumper crop. @ $7.00 a gram averages out to not be cost effective to grow your own. It is this reason the MDLC needs the underground market to keep prices higher to thin margin. With growing artificial the electricity carbon footprint to just grow 1 gram is the same as driving a Prius 25 miles. or running a 100 watt incandescent light bulb for 1000 hours.

Lets say you want to try this endeavor to grow a plant. You go down to this dispensary that has a rider license to sell seed/clone. It is possible that the MDLC will only allow a small variety of plant target at ailments and low thc to keep in compliance. In doing so you fill out paperwork stating you bought a seed/clone and you give up rights to have your home a knock and talk by the MDLC policy agent. you agree to not clone and use this plant with a tag to one grow and a hefty tax fee incl. This is like agreeing when you get a driver's license that the DOT is giving you the privilege to drive MDLC would be giving you the privilege to grow. Can you imagine the DOT made up of car dealers, mechanics and police to enforce. Then they would have their own bank to draw funds to build the department.

This whole initiative was drawn up by Law enforcement and career bureaucrats. This is drawn up to mirror existing collective of state governing and enforcement agencies. This marijuana market already exists it has before dispensaries, or the idea that what some call sin can be made a profit in social structuring.

If you are a consumer of marijuana you would have to be of diminished capacity, unknowledgable, or just a complete fool to think in any way this is legalization in your favor. Their will be absolutely no one as a consumer interest. It is not called for in the initiative and stops all the exist with AZDHS. If passed every marijuana consumer will be adrift in a sea of charlatan healers, huckster carnival pricing, market availability limiting product arbitrary using of tax paid to defend themselves. I just look and watch this Holyoak guy and the remembrance of JOE ISUZU comes to mind.

This is also the reason I could not support AZFMR this department at a state constitutional level cannot be undone or a redo without a repeal by the citizens the state legislature cannot do it.
IT WOULD BE SET IN STONE.

I go to Washington & Oregon both recreational edible can't be over 10mg. Here it will be the same so an edible guy would have to drink 4 cans of soda or eat 1/2 pound of gummy bears and vap and oils are extremely diluted and shatter only for medical which in AZ would be gone.

15 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Carpet Baggers on 08/18/2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Best Two out of Three

Re: "the candidates tend to align on matters of policy—such as...addressing the gender wage gap...."

See why they will waste their time:

"Salary Secrecy — Discrimination Against Women?" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/1…

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jerry Boggs on 08/18/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Danehy

Unbelievable! The pot calling the kettle black.

Wrong, Again...always good for a laugh and an example of how not to be.

Not good for ANYTHING ELSE though.

9 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 08/18/2016 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Greg Miller Out At the State Board of Education

Anyone who has lived in Arizona for more than a couple of years knows that politics in Arizona have always been about favoritism, nepotism, cronyism and a host of “-isms” that take from the poor (the people of Arizona) and give to the rich (politicians, special interests and, well, the rich).

What makes Arizona different from those other states with similar governments, and South American dictatorships, is our politicians – not the best that money can buy – have no long-term loyalties and will turn on each other if they think it is politically expedient or potentially profitable. This is the only thing that keeps them in check (more or less, but as of late more less than more).

Living in Arizona is like living in Hollywood’s version of the Old West. We the people are the homesteaders and pioneers just trying to make a living and a new life in this beautiful and rugged land, while our politicians are the rustlers and outlaws determined to take everything from us the easy way – not with guns in this case, but with “laws” and “propositions” – and then a stranger come to town and promises real law and order and the people vote for him or her and then we discover they are just another outlaw carpet bagger intent on stealing money and raping the land, or is it raping the people and stealing the land – whatever.

16 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 08/18/2016 at 7:32 AM

Re: “State of Mind

"our frightening global context, fed by increasingly violent wars and human suffering"
What???? We live in a time of unprecedented peace with low crime rates and soaring populations. Where do people get this garbage?

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 08/18/2016 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

Let the people vote!

14 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ethan Kipilii on 08/18/2016 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Greg Miller Out At the State Board of Education

Just amazing. A private school president whose family clears almost half a million per year out of the school was running our school board. Only in Arizona.

15 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 08/18/2016 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Danehy

What Again, He was quoting Charlie Murphy.

13 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 08/18/2016 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

I was in favor of the other initiative, which did not make the ballot. I am not sure I will vote for this one.

3 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 08/18/2016 at 6:02 AM

Re: “Danehy

To say that all racists are Trump supporters displays just what an ignorant bigot Danehy is.

11 likes, 42 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 08/18/2016 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 89. "No More Reading Tea Leaves" Edition

GCB1:

You have to read the entirety of what Safier wrote, in sequence, in the weeks leading up to the passage of 123 to understand what his role was. Selectively dipping into the passages he recommends reading in specific pieces he's selected for you will not give you the whole picture.

The way he manipulated you in selecting certain passages for you to read -- out of the context in which they appeared within the frame of the weeks preceding the vote on 123 -- is like the method he used in writing about the proposition once the incorrect decision was made that the proposition, bad as it was, had to be promoted to the electorate: then we heard that it would "give 70% of the missing funding back" to the schools (inaccurate) and not much about the triggers, cap on spending for education, or unsustainable rates of distribution from the land trust.

Worse than Safier's behavior with 123 is his ongoing role vis a vis TUSD. He is not honest. He is a tool of the machine, whose conscience seems, if you read his coverage of the district for the past three years and compare what he writes with what is actually going on in the schools, to have been co-opted by the lying politicians with whom he fraternizes. He persuades some people who have no direct link to the schools to go along with his way of thinking about the district. The fact that people like him influence public opinion and voting behaviors is a large part of the reason why the correct decision, from a parent perspective, is to continue removing students from these schools: the district is not an educational institution. It is a tool of a political machine where decisions will be made by people who are placing the needs of self-interested administrators and the needs of their network of cronies above the needs of children enrolled in the schools and the need to be honest with the public about what ACTUAL conditions and problems are.

You seem to play a game of "catch me if you can," appearing now on one side and now on the other of the TUSD Board majority fence. Have you in recent weeks received enough persuasion / courting from the powers-that-be to give up your pout about how 123 funds were allocated? Is it time to get back behind your former friends in the months leading up to the election? If so, it will be another sad but TUSD-typical betrayal of the best interests of the children in these "schools."

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Questions for gcb1 on 08/18/2016 at 5:26 AM

Re: “Greg Miller Out At the State Board of Education

It will be a "reform" candidate, meaning no,"more money for REAL public schools" candidates need apply. It woll be a Phoenix area, Goldwater, maybe recycled legislative , crony.

12 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 08/18/2016 at 5:18 AM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

The regulations will evolve to a simpler, more realistic level after the benefits of legalization accrue and the ingrained, irrational fear of this non-toxic plant subsides. It is absurd to favor prohibition over a legal, regulated market for a product dramatically less harmful than alcohol, tobacco or even caffeine.

19 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Don Berry on 08/18/2016 at 4:08 AM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

"Some locals are not okay with treating a joint like a bottle of gin"
True, alcohol being so much more dangerous than cannabis,
being put on the same level is sort of wrong. But the present system is even worse, so I'd be okay with it.

23 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kenneth Groves on 08/18/2016 at 3:21 AM

Re: “Greg Miller Out At the State Board of Education

Wonder who Ducey wants in the job?

12 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by gcb1 on 08/17/2016 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

"There's a cue and it can become an exercise of patience..." I think you mean "there's a *queue*," no?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 08/17/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 89. "No More Reading Tea Leaves" Edition

David, I see your point after re-reading those two posts. I really do hate to be in the position of saying I told you so about the outcome of 123, especially in TUSD. I did my best to publicize the multiple viewpoints about the likely outcomes of passage. I am not in the least surprised by Ducey's position today. Let's hope between the primary and the general election there will be a large sweep of the AZ Legislature.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by gcb1 on 08/17/2016 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Want To Be a Top High School? Better Not Have Too Many Low Income Students.

To: Perspective of a teacher currently not teaching

Your point that parent satisfaction is something separate and apart from academic excellence is true. Parent surveys are not correlated with academic gains either. At least not a current levels. However, at higher levels, they are. If you want to get to the 90th percentile in academic gains, you have to be constantly improving the relationship with parents because you need perfect teamwork between parents students and teachers to pull that off.

Also, the massive Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies found that a child's attitude towards school is the best predictor of future academic gains. Directly measuring the students attitude or indirectly measuring it through the parents attitude is a must if a school is going to be in the business of improving results by managing and improving attitudes.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 08/17/2016 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 89. "No More Reading Tea Leaves" Edition

Douchey only looks at the bottom line, what he and his cohorts can make on any deal -- get them out!

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by MarcBS on 08/17/2016 at 2:51 PM

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation