um, since i personally know him i will tell you he does support removal of the 25 mile rule. however, just look at the law and what kind of preparation has to be done to open a dispensary. now consider trying to open five, and you will see why something like this isn't in the forefront of his dealings with the media.
baby steps and patience, mr. clark. first we have to start with a grandfather clause that allows those currently cultivating to continue cultivating, and we can work from there. that should be easy. if you look at the statistics from the state, nearly 25,000 individuals have requested to cultivate. that sort of wide-spread cultivation is not going to be easily quashed.
Ken isn't the only one who can make this happen either, so don't put all the burden on him just because he hasn't publicly stated support for it.
I'm amazed that the security personnel just watch her for several minutes without doing anything. It's quite obvious she's trying to steal that jacket. Is it so hard for one of the security guards to go up to her and say, 'Hey, we see what you're trying to do.' as a gentle reminder?? Then this whole fiasco could have been avoided. Instead they just watch her and watch her and wait for the whole thing to blow up when she actually leaves the store. Pretty careless and non-compassionate if you ask me.
I think it's a good idea. The MMJ industry is going to need all the help it can get, since obviously we don't have a legislature nor executive who respect the will of the voters.
This just in:
In a Feb. 21 letter to Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch (http://www.scenicsantaritas.org/USEPARosem…), EPA Region IX Administrator Jared Blumenfeld stated that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Rosemont mine was “environmentally unsatisfactory” because it provided “inadequate information” to the public and decision makers.
“The Draft EIS does not adequately assess the significant environmental impacts of the proposed project,” Blumenfeld stated.
As a result, EPA is requesting the Forest Service to prepare a supplemental draft EIS “prior to the issuance of any decision regarding the project.” A supplemental DEIS would be subject to public review and comments, a process that will extend the permitting process for many months, if not years.
As reported in the Green Valley News on Feb. 23rd, Carter Jessup, the EPA’s chief EIS reviewer on Rosemont, said the EPA’s Region 9 has previously given this low a rating to a DEIS or EIS four times since 1989. They review about 120 draft and final EIS’s per year.
Of course Chris is reimbursed in some way, maybe not in cash, but probably gifts like food. Why can't he post one comment at a time? There is no way he voluntarily spends this much time posting the same PR gimmicky rubbish on all of the Tucson papers' forums. To see how absurd his "questions" are just try to answer them:
1. Do a Google search: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_minin… there are more than a score of states where copper is mined
2. Not sure why you are derailing this into a topic on manufacturing, this is about copper. Augusta is a Canadian company and will be selling our copper to China. AZ nor the USA benefits at all. 63% of our copper is mined locally (in the USA), the other 37% comes from Chile, Canada, Peru, and Mexico (source: wiki article)
3. Mining companies are not denied across-the-board to develop minerals, just this mine and this company.
This is a good documentary about the benefits of MM with commentary from several MD's:
(as seen on http://marijuanamovie.org/)
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