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Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

Prop 205 was created and funded by MPP (East Coast lobbyists) bent on decriminalizing marijuana. They say we Arizonans should treat marijuana like alcohol but that's not what Prop 205 does.

The Department of Liquor Licenses and Control administers liquor licenses but Prop 205 sets-up the Department of Marijuana Licensing and Control, a whole new bureaucracy, to administer marijuana licenses. Its worth noting that the Arizona Department of Health Services administers medical marijuana licensing (also thanks to MPP) but that was dismissed because medical professionals discourage marijuana use.

Arizona liquor licensees need to be a US citizen (or legal permanent resident) and a resident of Arizona. Arizona marijuana licensees don’t need to be a US citizen (or legal permanent resident) or a resident of Arizona. In theory, El Chapo could get an Arizona marijuana license.

First, I don’t like outsiders telling us Arizonans what we should and shouldn’t do. Next, I really don’t like outsiders drafting AZ legislation … that’s our Legislature’s job. Finally, and most of all, I think this is BAD LAW and we already have our share.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by SteveC on 08/22/2016 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Beautiful Pour

A writer who uses the meaningless word "things" in the first sentence of his article is a writer who needs additional training in the craft.
Am I the only one troubled by the recent profusion of "craft breweries" in this city? Is beer really such a gourmet item that it is worthy of promotion in the Weekly? Is your readership in need of more beer snobs?
If your paper is going to continue to promote businesses that deal in alcoholic beverages, under the guise of journalism, it would be only right and proper to give equal space to the organizations that treat alcohol addiction. This would ensure that readers would be continually reminded that alcoholic beverages are the most dangerous legal drug in our society, responsible for many traffic deaths, murders, rapes, fights, child abuse and the long-term deleterious effects of parental alcoholism.

0 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Starcommand on 08/22/2016 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

Too many old grumpy retired people in Arizona who are against pot and they all vote. They would rather have their expensive pharmaceuticals, most of them far more dangerous than marijuana. It doesn't help that the Chamber of Commerce, backed by big Pharma, is going all out to defeat this proposition.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Good Golly on 08/22/2016 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Danehy

I said I fell like Tom Hanks, because he was dropped and they hired Bill Murray to play the part of Phil Connors.

There were 36 distinct days shown in the movie.

Bill Murray mentioned he'd been "stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted, and burned," though only electrocution was shown in the movie; adding the 6 other methods of death provides a minimum of 42 days.

He mentions it takes about six months to become an expert at throwing cards, so add another 182 days (according to Google calculator that's about how long 6 months is) to give us 224 days. He also obviously spent time learning the exact timing needed to rob the armored truck, but since he spent only 4-5 hours a day working on card throwing, it's conceivable he could have overlap and do those both during the same days.-Ja Kitos Professional Zombie Hunter

Should have listened to yourself.

7 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Different Day Same Story on 08/22/2016 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Danehy

I told myself that I would stay out of this, but I have to point out that it was Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," not Tom Hanks.

19 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by tdanehy on 08/22/2016 at 9:36 AM

Re: “A Broke Student’s Guide

Thank you Bad Advice. This article is loaded with nonsense. They need to stop acting like Ryan Lochte.

11 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Debra L on 08/22/2016 at 9:16 AM

Re: “A Broke Student’s Guide

I'm a bartender on Fourth Avenue, and I can assure you none of us worth our salt is going to serve someone five drinks within fifteen minutes. It's irresponsible to encourage students to binge drink as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Also, if you're too broke to tip, you're too broke to go out.

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bad Advice on 08/21/2016 at 11:34 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

So true about Michael. Just being next to him I felt grounded. How lucky I feel to have know him even though our time was split from high school till now. He changed me in many ways. The music continues.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Andrea on 08/21/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “The Skinny

The difference between Hillary Clinton and Ryan Lochte? Ryan admitted that he lied and he didn't make millions for lying.

9 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 08/21/2016 at 5:23 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Hillary's lies are chronicled.

http://www.politifact.com/personalities

9 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Susan Hirsh on 08/21/2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Kirkpatrick is linked to Pelosi/Reid AND Obama too! The worst administration in History. See how O care works in Pinal County or the non-networks of second rate medicine in Pima. Plus never seeing a higher tax and more Govt waste she didn't like disqualifies K from office. Plus name one thing she did for her Dicstrict as Nongresswoman. Unlike McSally and McCain that have dons a lot including saving the A 10 and D-M AFB.

The Liary Clinton Political Machine should be indicted and convicted for may crimes as they amount to Organized Criminals. So K supports treasonous acts and criminal corruption of our Govt.

9 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Joe Bloom on 08/21/2016 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Danehy

That is not true votesmary. They reduced a half billion dollar budget. They were playing for generals and served very few. It is an excellent cost saving matter that had Democratic support.

12 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Larry McNeil on 08/21/2016 at 6:26 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Colin Powell has now said Hillary lied about him. She is filthy.

9 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by David W on 08/21/2016 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Five tips for staying out of trouble in the dorms

Sgsmith, very well said.

I was in a dorm situation when I was in my late teens. Granted it was military and more strict, but there was your fair share of underage drinking etc. (which I think should be on the table for those potentially risking their lives for their government, but that's another story...). Marijuana? Never...but it was a different time and place. Regardless, I had a lot of fun but respected myself and my place and never risked damaging it nor getting in trouble.


If I'd had the opportunity to attend a school like the UofA, I would not have treated it as carelessly as so many college students today do. Be mindful of your situation and good fortune and have some self-respect.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Renée Luna on 08/20/2016 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Gabby Giffords: "We Must Draw a Bright Red Line Between Political Speech and Suggestions of Violence"

Creepy. Anyone who attacks Gabby Gifford is missing the big picture as well as historical details. Grow a brain, then try to evolve and find a conscience. This woman has earned the right to speak up for herself and others.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Thinking_Allowed on 08/20/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Hillary Clinton is politically savvy, probably cunning or, some say, ruthless. She is at least as smart as her husband. But calling her "filthy" is just mean-spirited and counterproductive, very Trump-like. I, for one, get tired and bored after someone accurately attaches truth to the GOP's responsibility for dead-end gridlock, unpaid wars, gerrymandering, elections for sale, destruction of the middle class, corporate welfare, (et.al.), and immediately the knee jerks up and someone else vomits out stuff like, "But Hillary is filthy." Issues and policy matter. Donald Trump never clearly explains issues or policies. Nobody has any idea what he will actually do as president.

16 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Thinking_Allowed on 08/20/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

Take a minute let this soak in the proposed DMLC, will be structured like the Dept of Trans, DOT.

Within the DOT you have the DMV division of motor vehicles. The DMV is where your vehicle and drivers licence as well as title are administered.

When applying for and obtaining a driver's license your sign a agreement for the privilege to drive this is not a RIGHT. This will be similar when anyone signs an agreement even for the 6 to 12 plants per household. Will be signing an agreement to have the DMLC to be the presiding court in civil concerns.

This will be an agreement to have your place spot inspected like a car. Only various strains will be allowed. If caught with a strain out of registry not only will you be prosecuted for felony growth/manufacturing possession of a controlled substance to wit Marijuana. Beside the criminal court you will have the administrative court of the DMLC that levies fines like that of DOT/DMV. This is like alcohol except we will be turning it over to a rouge government.

DMLC will be it's own court, police force, interstate trade negotiator, license agency, collection WTF why do we have a government do we need two?

I just don't know how or why some would think we need this to sell marijuana. Don't take this huckster Holyoak's offer controls is prohibition . This charleton thinks hes has the solution to make prohibition it work where it has not ever. Keeps the status quo of high profits ruined lives, few get riches off the back of the ignorant. Mentally challenged medically needy.

This is the travesty a vote yes will bring. This is just a small penance of issues with this disgusting proposal

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Carpet Baggers on 08/20/2016 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Media Watch

"soon-to-be erstwhile"? That'll be TW's loss...

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Posted by Firsttimecaller on 08/20/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Desert Nutrition

Adams back, hooray!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by John I. Gilman on 08/20/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

I'm an army brat and I spent 4 years in Iran so for me this place is comfort food. I haven't found a place in Tucson that does Iranian food well. There is nothing quite like their spices like sumak or saffron infused rice and the various kabob dishes. I was taking a trip down memory lane here. The owner was very friendly with us and the waitress was on top of everything. I don't get the negative reviews above. I found the meal great and the portions were huge.

Posted by Ammasbear on 08/20/2016 at 8:26 AM

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