I'm sad to know that my child will only know of Mandela in a historical sense like George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. Apartheid was as close to slavery as could be legislated in the 20th century. For Republicans in this era to not understand this shows how far they have come from the party of Lincoln. Lincoln killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and if the south would have one would have been called a terrorists.
Mrs. Gabrielle Giffords!
If the Weekly needs a real Pot Editor, I'm offering.... Studied English at Rugby School in the UK, so I think I can handle the job! I also have the benefit of being an actual, legitimate MMJ patient!
So, Rep. Barber, when does the "Affordable" part of the ACA kick in, much less the quality? You would do well to work for a single payer plan similar to what every other industrialized nation has implemented to date, not force your constituents to pay exorbitant monthly fees for substandard care to corporate thugs.
How do they expect to maintain their one child policy when nobody in China seems to know where babies come from?
I personally would say Bloom is a ripoff, as are most of the dispensaries. Smith obviously has no clue about genuine medical marijunana use. As someone with chronic pain from herniated discs and defective knees, I must use marijuana daily in order to have a normal quality of life. Some days, when the pain is especially intense, I can use up to an eighth. $55 an eighth is a ripoff, especially for Bloom's, poorly trimmed, loose buds.
No medicine is worth $55 an eighth. Some dispensaries, such as Purple Med, are starting to address this fact. They currently have J-27 and Dark Shadow for $35/eighth and Blackberry for $25/eighth. I won't pretend its top shelf, but its potent, tasty, well trimmed, dense bud.
People like Mr Smith are a detriment to the Medical Marijuana industry, as are all those who faked it to get a card. Recreational users are paying the prices that are allowing the dispensaries to gouge us legitimate patients, because when you are a recreational user, you don't care as much whether you pay $35 or $55 for something that will last you two weeks!
Why did you leave out "Ask A Mexican" AGAIN!!!????!!!????
Who are the bad guys? The narcos who furnish a much-wanted product at market prices? Or the government that hunts them down and kills them?
What a nice tribute! I've never been to the shop but knew of its reputation from Canada. Tucson was lucky to have such a great cultural institution for so many years. All the best Bill!
"a former cash chow", eh? :-)
As long as drugs remain illegal and there's a BATF to supply the cartels with weapons, these incidents will remain commonplace.
I live in Arizona's Congressional District #2; and, Rep. Ron Barber seems NOT to be a "Centrist". I would have liked him to vote against this budget. I like what Ed Martin has said and his position. I think he needs to get much more attention in Az CD-2 and currently has my support!
Nice tongue in cheek Henry. Ain't nobody got time to steal that.
Portland insists that it stays weird. New Hampshire insists it lives free or dies. So, why should Tucson not insist to stay shitty??
I think that your point, while well expressed, is lost the moment you refer to those that are the "Shitty" crowd as shitty themselves. Tucson had ALWAS been refered to as a "shithole" by non-residents (Hell, I've heard just as many locals use the same term) due to it's lack of big city nightlife, trendy restaurants, and commercial corporate businesses. And, a majority of us liked Tucson that way. It kept out the droves of tourism crowds that plague Phoenix, the college kids left during Summer and Winter meaning that the residents had half of the year to themselves, and it kept the constant cycle of "trendy businesses" out while allowing local businesses to fill the same niche.
Now, we've abandoned the businesses, things, and people that have made Tucson the endearing, amazing, essentric black hole that could never quite let you go, unique. While LANDMARKS like El Mercado Plaza, El Parador, DeAnza Drive-In, Toxic Ranch, El Taco, and yes, even the Grill give way to "progress", we lose part of ourselves and our uniqueness to something bright and new and insignificant to our history and growth as a city. While we pour our money into shallow attempts to make a quick buck from a college kid and a bored community, we are literally forgetting about the things that made Tucson what it was, is, and deserves to be. Tucson was a "shitty" town that attracted and retrained the attention of those that loved it for what it is. It's culture. It's beauty. It's community. Downtown has become wash of those elements. I feel this is best evidenced when you realize that the mural that adorned the side of the Chicago Music Store for as long as I can remember has become an unappealing white wall. A tribute to the banal concrete dorms that now invade the area.
We have dumped MILLIONS into Rio Nuevo to do nothing more than leave leave thousands of our town's residents jaded while ignoring the issues suffered by our largest school district, animal shelter, and CITY WIDE transportation (not just a college to downtown streetcar). Are we saying that the money and amusement if visitors is more valuable and appealing that that of the Pueblo's residents? It sometimes feels like it...
There really is nowhere else in the World quite like this place and the people it raises. I think it's a shame to lose all the things that have made Tucson what Tucson is for the past 20-50+ years in such a short span for "growth and progress" with no apology for the trouncing and generalization of a city with one of the most unique and complex cultures in the country. You're washing away the dirt and grime that cover the foundation of Tucson for your Connecticut based gastropub to appeal to a band of temporary residents while offering a shrug to the residents it leaves left behind. Some of us are left to pick up the pieces of a Tucson we love while others are lost in the shiny newness of a Tucson that we don't recognize. And, those others just don't care.
That, my friend, is what I call a shitty attitude by a shitty person with a selfish opinion. And, someone that never knew Tucson in the first place.
Brandon Lavenski for Keeping Tucson Shitty
P.S. I will add that I appreciate the renovations to such landmarks as the Rialto and Fox Theatre. Not all changes are horrible things. The point here is to sympathize with those that have lived here their entire lives, uninterrupted for 20-some years, who have lost A LOT of Tucson's seemingly permi net uniqueness permanently recently.
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HOW THE ROCKY POINT TIMES REPORTS ON THIS. SONIA BERATED ME FOR NOT RENEWING MY SUBSCRIPTION LAST YEAR BECAUSE I DIDNT FEEL SAFE THERE.
Carie Schneider here.....Because I'm very bad at getting information to Nanette so she can do interviews for things like this - whoops! - I have a couple corrections about the Youth Company piece - it's actually based on my visit to the headwaters of the Gila River last summer, where I watched the river begin to rise downstream while a monsoon storm raged over the watershed. I talked to the youth about this view of a river, how it can be peaceful one moment, and raging the next; how it can soothe your sore feet, but wear away at stone. The kids themselves (ages 10-13) then wrote about experiences they had when water was both peaceful and thrilling, calming and destructive. All the movement was created by the kids themselves, and I just put it into a structure and order. But if you want to just go by my dad's review of the show (he came to the open dress rehearsal tonight): "Those kids are energetic!"
@Belle Jordan - You are the typical retard that explains why Tucson has no jobs other than a call center. smh.
Yeah, let's do an Obama bust in Tucson, to symbolize why almost all UofA grads move OUT of Tucson to Phoenix, because there are no jobs in this wasteland. Phoenix has the jobs though.
Really? "Medicinal" is the term. Any chemo/narcotic/et. all. "can" cause issues. That is why MJ is "medicinal". As a person who deals w/chronic illness and pain, I would love nothing more than to tolerate MJ over narcotic painkillers.
MJ is one of the oldest, researched medicinal herbs for healing next to Opium in the last 1000+yrs.
Alas, I can still go anywhere & purchase multiple forms of alcohol.... any proof. Any amount.
Everthing is back to normal I lived 34 years in the states and seen much more scandeless things there then here in rockypoint its just cops doing there job to keep it safe for all of you to come out here and do the things you can't do in the states let's keep it real
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