"... preferable that consumers purchase untaxed, unregulated and potentially unsafe marijuana from criminals?"
If you are one of the criminals, ABSOLUTELY!!!
Check out Purplemed at the Howard Johnsons on the Freeway access road. Very professional, nice environment, lots of strains, including "top self" for a premium price. Owned by local guys. Just opened May 1st so I didn't expect much but I was very impressed.
Never been there, might have to drop in one day but....it's like driving to Kansas.
Funny and sad -- the need of humans to create problems when its not necessary. All races have their differences and their prejudices. Whites use their religion and country of origin to distinguish themselves from one another. When criticism is within a race or group, let it be. Why be judgmental? Races and groups have the right to be critical of themselves. People cross the line when they criticize as OUTSIDERS. Outsiders need to stay out of it. Becoming involved when not fully educated on the culture or long-standing issues of others' history is what brings trouble.
Is Tumbleweeds a compassionate provider, or however that is put?
I have no problem with medical marijuana having to follow the same rules that other drugs have to follow,but not special rules simply because the drug is marijuana. I realise that the promoters of medical marijuana so wanted a law that will pass, they caved in areas that they should not have.How would you like to get a special "pass" to buy you blood pressure meds,or perhaps some other med that you need? Why was it required to put medical marijuana in a position where only the "well funded" can seek the relief medical marijuana provides? I feel there are only a few (but they do exist) conditions where medical marijuana works better than the pill you would get in a "normal" setting but if the patients reports that this drug (the medical marijuana) is working well for him/her that should be the end of the discussion.Much is made today about perscription drug abuse,I have no reason to believe it is not a very big problem.Not wanting to re-hash an issue that has been decided(allowing the use of medical marijuana) but I think the reasoning behing medical marijuana needs to be looked at again.If you percieve your condition is better because of the medical marijuana you use,why not call it a win, simple as that?Many people get into trouble with their perscriptions because they do not follow the perscription as written.If it does not work right away they take another pill or perhaps add alcohol to the mix.If it is working, some think that taking another pill will make it work even better,both scenearios are very dangerous.You are not going to stop breathing,or end up with no heartbeat due to medical marijuana.Sure if you mix it with alcohol,pass out on your back you stand a chance of vomiting and drownding in you own vomit.Please do not drive if you take pills,use medical marijuana,or drink.Society will come down hard and without mercy if you have a car accident and hurt someone while you are impaired.If your condition is bad enough your Doctor can help you get Sun Van rides very cheap.There is no excuse to driving either impaired,distracted,or just plain tired.In closing,I ask that medical marijuana be treated fairly.I believe manly long running family arguments revolve around marijuana use.If the anti-marijuana party agrees that marijuana is OK in a medical setting I believe they think they will suffer some sort of embarassment within the family for being so strongly opposed to marijuana for so many years.Remember the goal is to help people feel better and stop the overdoses from drugs that will cause your death if the perscription instructions are not followed
"My girls" have the only place I'd ever go in Tucson. Tumbleweeds is unique warm and offers an excellent education for those new to cannabis.
I would like to know why Mexicans scream racism against anyone who is white, and yet they are more racist than any white person. I have experience this on more than one occasion, with having a Mexican sister-in law whose family is very racist. Speaks trash about white, speaks in Spanish behind your back, gives dirty faces if they see any Mexican with a white person. They scream racism, and say whites hate them, yet from what I have seen..it's all of bunch of BS coming from them.
The last 2 paragraphs are probably good ideas. Probably. Sadly these will not gain traction where it matters. "They" will not pass sensible immigration reform without better border security, and "they" will not fund border security. And "they" seem scared to death of the drugs
Spoken as a true illegal supporter, we need border security to keep more illegals from coming in and drug runners/terrorists out and I'm sorry I cannot see any contribution they make to our society, other then sending what should be going to our national tax fund back to their home countries. This is not a political problem with the American citizen, this is their jobs, their pay and their quality of public education and if you value your peacefulness, then you must want border security because with out it we risk the violence of the drug cartels spilling into your neighborhood.
Fun thing is guns are not the only thing that kill people. Idiots with an agenda do as well. IE Boston marathon. We spend more time trying to justify what is gun control. Here is a clue for all of us. Bombs, rocket, mines, fertilizer, poisons, guns, knives, rope, trains, bats, pillows, nails, rocks, cars, motorcycles, oh and my favorite, bare hands. They all can be used for murder. No matter what, a person wants you dead it will happen. Trying to use gun control to stop others from causing harm is just the tip of the iceberg. We live in a dangerous world. Americans need to wake up and realize that monsters are now adapted and so should we. I own one gun does that make me a gun fetish freak. By the way, if criminals want all the banned stuff, they would still find a way to get it.
We love the "Hill" and go up almost once a weekend. It is an effort to get to the top, but so worth it scenic wise and health wise. I am as others mentioned, amazed at the cross section of people that we see - those in great shape (some do in multiple times while we are on our one and only time) those in less than great shape, but damnit they are trying - kids - people even older than I - all on their quest to the top.
I am bothered by the license requirement, the governments fondness of licenses is long standing. If licenses can be required for MMJ can it be too long before insulin, tyroid and cancer drugs seem too good to exempt from taxing ehh that is licensing. What choice do these patients have, buy a license for your drugs or die. Far too easy a target for cash strapped bureaucrats to resist.
We carry food and water to hand out when we come across a person who is homeless. By the way, there are no homeless people but there are so many who are people without a home. They are people first and "homeless" happens to be their situation at this time. We have to change attitudes - no one ever decided at some point - "Gee, I want to be without a home when I grow up". Life happens and sometimes the result is negative. Congratulations on what you do. The need is huge.
I don't think it was an odd response at all. My guess is that Mr. Hicks, being the loyal leader that he is, asked to write a piece that discusses the merits of Desert Diamond after Mr. Pedersen's piece discredited parts of their enterprise of which he was not fond. I think it shows that Desert Diamond is taking the high road in not even responding themselves and letting people who have worked with them in the past defend them on their own. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Mr. Pedersen discussed his opinion on Desert Diamond and so did Mr. Hicks. You don't have to talk about slot machines and loyalty cards to explain why a business venture like Desert Diamond is so vital in our community. They've helped thousands of people throughout Southern Arizona; on top of employing over 1200 local citizens and offering financial support to its tribal members, Desert Diamond aids SAAF, The Salvation Army, Tohono O'odham children's charities, the Tucson Rodeo & Parade, FC Tucson, and dozes of other organizations and people throughout the Southwest because they believe that a community that invests in them is worthy of one investing in. Kudos to Mr. Hicks and Desert Diamond for focusing on things that really matter - those that are unrelated to profits.
Thank You for your continued Enlightenment Mr. Arellano...I am often Amused BUT Most Certainly
INFORMED...I appreciate your Humorous demeanor---Your PEARLS Of Wisdom...PRICELESS
Thanks Irene, I have got a ton of interest and support from this article! For those who are reading this the first time, please contact me if you would like to donate but also understand there is a slight lag when dealing with a sudden increase in logistics! You are welcome to volunteer or throw ideas at me as well.
Tom, I remember you as being in shape. But that was years ago (okay, decades). Yes, I am in the worst shape I've ever been in as well. It comes with age I believe. But I do walk a lot: at least two miles a day, back and forth from the subway. No, I'm not in Tucson, just a little further east. Okay, way further east. A long way from San Fernando.
It is a neat place to climb. Talk with one of the archaeology professors at the U of A to get to see the pit houses and rock art. It is worth your time and effort.
Try "the Hill" after a summer "monsoon" rain. Higher humidity, much the same heat, and when you get to the top, EVERYTHING is covered with other-wordly crawling critters. Enough up there to not allow sleep, even after the hike!
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