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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

Re: “Green Rush Reckoning

What New Mexico is passing through its legislature is State owned dispensaries or leglization.

New Mexico state then would be responsible for all aspects, testing, banking, distribution, tax collection, accounting education. (stop the ATM nonsense)

Then stated those counties municipalities that abstained marijuana sales could not share in the tax collected by those that do.

Tax's collected will NOT!! go to some police administrative court quasi BS board.

limit one ounce personal posession those with narrowed complex medical issues that have licenses no tax. Back pain migraines are not listed as medical ailments in NM.

Just ponder for a minute the customer wont have the pay the burden of advertising overhead of cottage business upstarts. Qualified medical agents at the dispensary.

https://azmarijuana.com/marijuana-news/new-mexicos-house-approves-recreational-marijuana-bill/

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Issues on 03/16/2019 at 5:40 AM

Re: “Green Rush Reckoning

I dont like the way Tucson is regulating distribution of weed. Each pot shop has to be something like 2000-feet from another pot shop. Why is this, to limit competition or guard against crime? I dont think porn shops, bars or liquor stores are regulated by distance. Granting licenses is like granting mafia crime drug distribution. Competition is good, right, capitalism, survival of the fittest!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Raquel Baranow on 03/15/2019 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Green Rush Reckoning

I am generally reluctant to respond to a Post where the "Poster" does NOT have the Courage to Identify Himself/Herself; using the Anonymity of "Pen Name" .

However, this Article discuses the Economics of Marijuana Sales and clearly supports the Use of this Drug!...fair game for anyone that Opposes the Non-Medical/Non-FDA Controlled use of this Dangerous Drug!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 03/14/2019 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Green Rush Reckoning

Francis Saitta, your post is not relevant to the article, though a topic worth debating in a different venue.

I have no stake in this, as I am neither a consumer nor producer. However, as a believer in the free market, why should current producers be protected from market forces any more than anyone else?

When producers are shielded from market forces, inefficiencies and sloppiness happen. Then when markets change and open up (and they always do), they are ill equipped to compete. The efficient will win, the inefficient will lose.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 03/14/2019 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Green Rush Reckoning

The Marijuana of today is NOT like the Marijuana used in the 70's and 80's. Through Artificial Selection Experiments, strains of Marijuana have been developed by the Marijuana Drug Industry that substantially increase the potency of the Drug. As such, its' use poses serious potential consequences:

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/dru…

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/…

"Crashes are up by as much as 6 percent in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared with neighboring states that haven't legalized marijuana for recreational use,.....The new IIHS-HLDI research (10/18/2108) on marijuana and crashes indicates that legalizing marijuana for all uses is having a negative impact on the safety of our roads," says IIHS-HLDI President David Harkey. "States exploring legalizing marijuana should consider this effect on highway safety...."

Marijuana use for Medical purpose should be supported by Scientific evidence, including Clinical Trials, and regulated by the FDA; closely monitored by the tending Physician and State Department of Health."Medical Marijuana" should be available by Prescription only (in a Pharmacy) issued by a License Physician

The major consumers of this Drug, if legalized for so-called recreational purposes, will be the younger generation; destroying the very fabric/future of our Democracy.

Congress should amend Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. 811) making Marijuana available for FDA Approved Medical Treatment; invalidating all the current State "Medical Marijuana" Programs, including the use of Marijuana for so called Recreational Proposes.

2 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Francis Saitta on 03/14/2019 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Medical MJ: Smoked Out

Marijuana is a Psychotropic Drug; affecting the Central Nervous System, changing how the brain processes information; altering mood, thoughts, perceptions, emotions, and behaviors (euphoria, hallucinations, and paranoia).

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 03/11/2019 at 6:12 AM

Re: “Medical MJ: Smoked Out

Robert Christopher Lockwood: Before you Stick Your foot in your mouth with ad hominem accusations, Educate Yourself.....CHECK THE FACTS!!!!

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/…

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/18/health/mari…

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/25/colo…

https://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/25/colo…

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/well/li…

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 03/11/2019 at 5:13 AM

Re: “Medical MJ: Smoked Out

You are not telling the truth Francis. Crashes are not up.

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Posted by Robert Christopher Lockwood on 03/10/2019 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Medical MJ: Smoked Out

The "Medical Marijuana" of today is NOT like the Marijuana used in the 70's and 80's. Through Artificial Selection Experiments, strains of Marijuana have been developed by the Marijuana Drug Industry that substantially increase the potency of the Drug. As such, its' use poses serious potential consequences.

Please Tucson Weekly: So that Voters, in 2020, can be adequately informed of the efforts to legalize the use of Marijuana for Recreational Purposes , Please Publish list of Politicians and Educators who support this effort ; including National/State/County /City Officials, School Board Members, and School/College/University Administrative Officials.

"Crashes are up by as much as 6 percent in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared with neighboring states that haven't legalized marijuana for recreational use,.....The new IIHS-HLDI research (10/18/2108) on marijuana and crashes indicates that legalizing marijuana for all uses is having a negative impact on the safety of our roads," says IIHS-HLDI President David Harkey. "States exploring legalizing marijuana should consider this effect on highway safety...."

Marijuana use for Medical purpose should be supported by Scientific evidence, including Clinical Trials, and regulated by the FDA; closely monitored by the tending Physician and State Department of Health."Medical Marijuana" should be available by Prescription only (in a Pharmacy) issued by a License Physician

The major consumers of this Drug, if legalized for so-called recreational purposes, will be the younger generation; destroying the very fabric/future of our Democracy.

Congress should amend Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. 811) making Marijuana available for FDA Approved Medical Treatment; invalidating all the current State "Medical Marijuana" Programs, including the use of Marijuana for so called Recreational Proposes.

3 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Francis Saitta on 03/10/2019 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Medical Marijuana: Strong Stuff

in Wa the only recreational edible potency you can buy is 10mg @$8.00 a dose anything more required a prescription

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Posted by prop64 on 03/04/2019 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Medical Marijuana: Strong Stuff

...and...Marijuana use for Medical purpose should be available by Prescription only (in a Pharmacy) issued by a License Medical Physician; NOT in a "Marijuana Dispensary" with the approval of an Unqualified/Untrained "Health Professional".

Congress should amend Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. 811) making Marijuana available for FDA Approved Medical Treatment; invalidating all the current State "Medical Marijuana" Programs.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 03/04/2019 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Medical Marijuana: Strong Stuff

We have become a Drug Addicted Country...... Druggies ALL!!!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 03/04/2019 at 5:06 AM

Re: “Cannabis Bowl 2018

Top of line pens and concrete green halo number one

Posted by Doyl Richard Harris on 03/03/2019 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Cannabis Bowl 2018

Top of line pens and concrete green halo number one

Posted by Doyl Richard Harris on 03/03/2019 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Medical Marijuana: Strong Stuff

Its more like banning hard liquor.

When recreational weed is legal will concentrates only be allowed as medicine?

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Raquel Baranow on 03/02/2019 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Medical Marijuana: Strong Stuff

What this article didn't point out is not everyone likes or wants to smoke. I use THC candy for insomnia, a common problem when getting older. I sleep through the night without feeling "foggy" in the morning like I did with prescriptions. My doctor supports my choice to use THC candy instead of prescriptions.

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Posted by Sally Chandler on 02/28/2019 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Medical Marijuana: Strong Stuff

God forbid they change the potency of Thin Mint GS cookies because to me one box is a serving!

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Posted by Anne0859 on 02/28/2019 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Out With a Whimper

The use by me of THC+CBC helps keep my intraocular eye pressure at a "normal pressure (15) both eyes.
When not used the pressure is always around 24.
MMJ works for me. Don't try to deny me needed medical care. I will become blind. I would not wish that on you
Stop being an obstructionist a** hole and leave my medicine alone.

Posted by Dave Hogate 1 on 02/14/2019 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Medical Marijuana: Data for Dummies

Marijuana is still referred to as the "gateway drug."

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Posted by Donna Vann on 02/14/2019 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Medical Marijuana: Data for Dummies

3 out 4 of my children use marijuana. 3 out of 4 of my children have schizophrenia paranoia and phychosis.
One is violent One is depressed One is so paranoid that she feels someone is out to get her. I think this book hit the nail on the head. Go figure

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Posted by Denise Page on 02/14/2019 at 9:01 AM

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