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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

Re: “Candidates on Cannabis, Part 3

Liberal Democrats socialist KYRSTEN SINEMA and DAVID GARCIA are running for Senate & Governor respectively. Sinema / Garcia both proudly supports "restructuring or "abolishing" ICE, sanctuary cities, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, using taxpayer funds for illegal aliens & DACA. In addition, both are weak on border security and national defense. Garcia supported by both La Raza & MALDEF.

If you OPPOSE illegal immigration, taxpayer funds used for illegal aliens, sanctuary cities, amnesty r Please VOTE NO for KYRSTEN SINEMA & DAVID GARCIA this November....we can't afford anymore Democrats.

Vote Doug Ducey and Martha McSally for Governor and senate.

ote this election for candidates who prioritize citizens over illegal aliens (bet you thought that was a given ...not anymore.) Those who oppose sanctuary cities, open borders, non citizens voting, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens and taxpayer funded in state college tuition discounts for illegals. That means NO Democrats. Democrats want to encourage, reward, protect illegal aliens with jobs, amnesty, drivers licenses, discounts for college tuition, scholarships, then after they're here....protect them from deportation. This creates MORE illegal entry and the Democrats know this.

Recent Gallup poll- almost 60% of Democrats now view socialism positively, little changed from 2010 survey.

The current migration at our southern border is costing taxpayers a Kings Ransom. Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? they sure don't stay in Mexico when they reach "safety" or ask for political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they make the long journey to our border, our generous Democrats and our tax dollars. Just debating DACA in congress is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars..... thank the parents.

Just a few examples of the more outrageous costs associated with illegal immigration, we will pass this burden on to our children and grand children as has been passed on to us.

*The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the billions spent on bilingual education for illegal aliens.

*Taxpayers in numerous states are funding in state college tuition discounts for illegal aliens. Cost to taxpayers over a billion dollars annually.

*30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison U do the math.

*$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate, process Illegal aliens in the Criminal justice system. I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY.

*$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps) WIC, & free school lunches.

If you OPPOSE illegal immigration, taxpayer funds used for illegal aliens, sanctuary cities, non citizens voting, open borders, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, weak border security, tax increases. VOTE NO for ALL Democrats this November.

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Posted by Mira Dean on 10/18/2018 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Candidates on Cannabis, Part 3

I don't understand why anyone would be against the legalization. Why? Because they just think it's "wrong" ?

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Posted by Jessica Roberts on 10/18/2018 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Candidates on Cannabis, Part 3

Oh, I thought the candidates were literally "on cannabis". Grijalva kind of looks like he is.

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Posted by bslap on 10/18/2018 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Dispensaries Divided

Correction to this story MITAAZ has not taken a position on nor is working on any initiative. MITAAZ is committed to supporting an industry and initiative as the people and the government design it.

Posted by Demitri Yegolas Downing on 10/12/2018 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Dispensaries Divided

This was a RED HERRING totally bogus, did you see who showed up. Just like the zoning committee getting considerations new dispensaries. Talk about stoking fires of fear, free publicity grandstanding simply making a paper tiger. Didn't go through the right committees first, wouldn't pass the first court challenge. Laughable

We need legalization NOT with a money grabbing repugnant entity like the "Department of Marijuana License and Controls" These bozo's Holyoak, Joe DeMenna others at the city council meeting stated they would have negotiated and taxed had the prop 205 passed.

Not to mention the hmmm "Professional Fire Fighters" want a surcharge tax to fund firefighting. Education and police have not showed up to the table yet. It is they that are pushing for this new department we dont need it can to to existing departments.

We have another legislative session too before another vote can happen.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 10/11/2018 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Dispensaries Divided

Greed and infighting kept the last initiative from passing. We do not want a semi-monopoly of providers and growers.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 10/11/2018 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Cutting out Canadians

Just left Vancouver 6 weeks there or 5 days. I would be willing to contribute to G George's "Go Fund Me" travel and possible relocation. The Canadians are so embracing and happy to accommodate. Just how they embrace those from the middle east Asia minor heart rendering to say the least.

Just say the word I have a few buck to throw your way. Some Alaska Airlines flyer miles too

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 10/05/2018 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Cutting out Canadians

Why would any Canadian want to come to this shit-hole anyway; doesnt seem like any loss to me.

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Posted by G George on 10/04/2018 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Marijuana Momentum

Carpet Baggers, I've read your comments every week for the past two years. I really don't mean any disrespect but have to tell you I can never quite understand what it is you're trying to articulate. You are clearly knowledgeable in this arena and I feel as though you have some interesting points to make but with incomplete sentences and incorrect grammar I can't decifer what those might be.

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Posted by Anne0859 on 09/30/2018 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Marijuana Momentum

The Tucson Weekly is an Advocate for Drug and Alcohol use!!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 09/27/2018 at 5:20 AM

Re: “Marijuana Momentum

If this is this is the same virtually everything is a TO BE DETERMINED (TBD) as last time I hope it fails again.

There is no reason to build a new bureaucratic board to exclusively handle marijuana & hemp as last time.

The loss of the medical program folding it into the merchants that would have premeditated the board. This made medical a burden to be cast aside as not ratified by science yet.

This community representatives that were to make up the non-voting remainder of the board. These were appointed not elected their scope was to really put their hand out and say marijuana is good look a the peanuts I got.

The proposal wanted a separate police force and court and separate banking oversight REALLY .

California is in a fantastic mess right now with it's attempt to roll legalization out. With California's attempt to have a governing board is a thing to watch in the next two years and say yea that dont work.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 09/27/2018 at 4:08 AM

Re: “Candidates on Cannabis, Part 2

What else could we hope for right it's all here.

Clear direct support for whatever whenever what that means ?

Quasi board of 8 different existing state agencies all hammering out percentage of cut. Like the County Attorneys and the cut from TASC that goes to educate all druggies.

We can see the tack record there cut out methadone clinics there ability to stop dispensing the drug program is useless.

AHH we got lots of money from the Legislatures failure to act and the ATTY Gen is saying that money is yours just have to lobby the legislature. By he way a part time legislature and bogus committee assignments will insure installment before the 2020 election.

It is really sad and disheartening to see the intent of helping is turning out to be imprisoning labeling and systematically isolationism a huge population.

We see the US Senate on the 13th repeal the law that said the only place able to supply Marijuana/Cannabis/Hemp for FDA testing and approval of a medication Epidiolex.

This came from Mississippi poor quality extremely short supply. Since the FDA approved this drug Epidiolex. The DEA was forced by this republican congress to allow multiple growers to start supplying product for medical testing then possible supply chain.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 09/20/2018 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Baffling Bacteria

Hey guys, thanks for the sharp eye. I did miss a reference to mold about halfway down the story. The sentence should read: "On the other hand, some dispensaries' samples returned hardly any microbials at all."

No, mold and bacteria are not the same thing. In fact, that's the issue. The test conducted by C4 Labs was an aerobic plate count, which measures the number of colony-forming units of all microbials in a sample. Mold, yeast and bacteria are microbials. Throughout the story I referenced what was being tested for as "bacteria" as I felt that would be more familiar to readers without biology degrees than "microbials." Upon reflection, I probably should have just stuck with "microbials" as it's the more precise term.

Sorry for the confusion. I should have made it clearer in the story.

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Posted by Nick Meyers on 09/04/2018 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Baffling Bacteria

Mold is a eukaryotic micro-organism, a type of fungus, not a bacteria. The Weekly should be ashamed for publishing this.

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Posted by HumanBean on 09/02/2018 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Baffling Bacteria

The author seems to have conflated molds and bacteria; the two are vastly different forms of life, but the author appears to use the terms interchangeably. Which are we to be concerned about and more importantly why?

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Posted by CMD on 09/02/2018 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Fee Rein

It seems so egotist to think this AZDHS/MMJ legalization is a complete positive to the citizen and youth of Arizona. The mind set of I can get mine pay a tax educate the kids. Yea head is in a constant vapor of sativa.

Whats lost in getting a medical card is the right to sit on a jury and hear marijuana prosecuted cases. Black civil rights came from blacks not finding lost's of Blacks guilty. So any marijuana case that goes to trial automatic conviction. Getting a card guaranties marijuana convictions it's that simple. But hey I got my card he can get his what a putz view.

Lost is the anonymity of use much like alcohol tobacco gambling sex. NO getting a card says I am an addict which puts all kinds of limits on future education employment credit rating insurance etc etc. But hey I got my card they can get theirs putz view.

As it is now the legal distributed marijuana through dispensaries make some patients suppliers to others. I have seen it happen like adultery it happens, Like alcohol causes 60% of auto deaths and 80% domestic violence it happens. However those are diminishing because of ready supply that seems to be working.

We the patient such as myself need to realize we are in a holding pattern here. My 70 years of watching develop says, The hippie advocate with patchouli oil, tie dye, and dreads are not the advocates of the patients.

What will happen will be national standards across the board on recreational. All states that pass to legalize will comply medical will allow stronger but regiment prescribed no license needed

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Posted by Carpet baggers on 08/20/2018 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Fee Rein

"I will counsel and instruct all my grandchildren 15 and growing if you use. Then to obtain illegal if young the cost is to much." Huh?

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Posted by retrorv on 08/17/2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Fee Rein

Is it not time to face the reality of his beast we call Medical MMJ.

What government and civil servants are, is the industry leaders of 100+ years ago. Government sells a product, since few are the face government little changes but the picture on the wall name on the door.

What government needs like any industry is more revenue. Build this behemoth beast called MMJ control is a noose. Our state government is run by lobbyists that represent regulation controls. Business's love regulations as it helps keep market controlled and steady. Regulations limit competition maintain revenue make manageable governance easy. Having problems and general acceptance with government? Lets fly some flags talk about dirt get a new broom sweeps clean all is right.

We all know what is going to happen. National standards across the board. 10mg on edibles or prescribed amount and doses are written and that amount supplied only. All flower will become recreational ways to consume not considered. National standards of reciprocity from state to state driving thru Utah wont be a felony with 2 ounces.

So what in store for AZ. The industry of government wants to sell education on marijuana and addiction. Which will pay for facility counselors all new wont use existing. (dont want druggies around) Heck they might even leave a few lanes in to bowl a druggie league.

Other services will be contracted out counseling indigent services at site. All paid for by marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, sex, domestic violence, gambling, A one stop governmental help center what a Miracle right off the freeway a Mile away.

Government wants to sell us protection and enforcement of protections. Those include elimination of criminal in place of civil charges. Civil Courts with Administrative Courts need funding too the vehicle they use for collection is civil charges then the burden is or the charged or defendant. Of course this needs a enforcement side police.

This is all a bandage for bad calous governing in the first place

Any young person would be a fool to get a MMJ card. Loss of rights all over the board and getting a license is an attestment to recreational drug use a life long stigma for employment to loans. loss of right to have and keep firearm most likely forever. loss of right to sit on jury as well as a loss to jury of your peers. loss of legal counsel in mmj loss of right to legal recourse.

I will counsel and instruct all my grandchildren 15 and growing if you use. Then to obtain illegal if young the cost is to much. There is so many friends that can and will supply legal grown and taxes paid. Better off taking chances first time with a citation and counseling it will already be paid for. After all one of the biggest lobbies in AZ is the Alcohol, we dont want this to end up being run by the McCain machine do we ?

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 08/16/2018 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Pot Profile

The shop where I get my edibles has a surprising number of well dressed seniors, who were never mentioned in this small study. If the government or anyone else were to do a long term study on pot, America's aging hippie generation would be the age group to focus on. And let's not forget a much younger generation, children. Specific Hemp oils are now being used for everything from learning disabilities to autism to Epilepsy.

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Posted by Sally Chandler on 08/09/2018 at 11:58 AM

Re: “DEA Delay

All of this is because of the funding that marijuana brings.

Just how much ? Of the seizure taxed enforced prosecuted incarcerated probation/paroled counseled promoted advertised legislated licensed educated, cost need to be collected and paid.
So the truly painful terminally and aged looking to get through the day afford to pay when thats gone. Then it's the showers and ovens no matter who what or color is in office all have brought to this point. All are responsible for the representation that is in office today, and mostly those have been NO ONE is innocent.

It's a matter of money, which show it's face by need of greed before love of neighbor. Like the free open land homestead that over plowed and the wind blew the soil away. Despair and extreme poverty grew out of that was John Steinbeck the Okie migration stories like the Grapes of Wrath and ministerial like Woody Guthrie.

Still we cant see for the anger of vengeful hate that is the blowing wind of today. I watch and listen for the direction then come to the understanding like a dust devil it blows in a circle dummy !

I hope all see for the clarity it is. the legal representation judicial and court system in Arizona does not work for the people but to keep the wind blowing. This needs to be addressed, when you cant retain counsel and the voter initiative is called a repressive action YEA.

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Posted by Carpet baggers on 08/03/2018 at 8:55 AM

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