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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

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.

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

Re: “Cannabis Bowl 2018

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Re: “Cannabis Bowl 2018

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Posted by Margaretann Torres on 07/26/2018 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Cannabis Bowl 2018

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Posted by chris arbizo on 07/23/2018 at 10:33 AM

Re: “SAFER gets Sunk

I travel to WA frequently with help online easy to access the recreational scene. for the last 3 years the most in a concentrate you can purchase is 10 mg. So to compare it would be like a big bag of Doritos there to equal the lunch bag size here where you can get 100mg small bag of chips. Or you wold have to drink a 12 pack of Dr Pepper there, here 1 can.

So with this is it any wonder that bombastic carnival advertising, aimed at recreational experimental experience is scary to a large part of the population ?
Is this what the person with an ailment needs to embrace?

I will be asking as a patient when I go to the doctor for a prescription to qualify I will ask for a detailed dosage application. It is in your better interest and after all you paying for it right. If your not paying for it it is working against you us and the effort.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/20/2018 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Appalling Appellate

You know, TW, you havent exactly helped matters.

The appellate court is basing its decision partly on MMJs potential for recreational use and abuse. I disagree with the courts decision, primarily because its so broad that CBD-based products, including topicals, will be banned, and those products are quite useful for patients. But the judges are looking at the AZ MJ market and seeing primarily recreational marketing. Based on this, they conclude that there is serious and extensive abuse.

Why is that?

Well, gee, maybe it has something to do with the fact that every time I open the TW I see huge, gaudy, over-the-top ads for Dr. Reeferalz and Desert Bloom and Botanica ad nauseam. I see ads featuring thunderclouds that spell out the words ONE LOVE and popsicles smoking joints and the colors of the Jamaican flag. I see MMJ advertised in ways that no other medical product is advertised, with ads for strains with names like Pablo Escobar.

In sum, I see a supposedly medical product being advertised as if it were purely recreational.

And your editorial content furthers this mentality. Remember when you guys published Shattered Statutes last week? You had boxes and sidebars reviewing MMJ products. You didnt talk about pain relief or relaxing muscle spasms or easing genuine psychological problems. You used language like it left us feeling chatty and went to our heads. Seriously? No wonder the appellate court thinks the medical side of medical marijuana is just BS.

Its time to shape up and start promoting these products in a way that genuinely sounds like youre serious about healthcare and medication. Ive never seen an ad for Tylenol or Celebrex that conveys how fun and flavorful the product is. Those ads tend to focus on efficacy for actual health problems.

Also, the nation is not getting away with prescription opioid misuse any longer. Since Ducey cracked down on opioid prescribing, pain patients have been backed into a corner where they pay for the mistakes of illegal users, and its even worse than that in Eastern states. Now the exact same thing is happening with MMJ. You could have used this as a talking point to illustrate how pain patients are being left with fewer options to treat their conditions, but you missed the boat by setting up a false dichotomy between opioids and MMJ.

This is a mess that the TW accidentally helped create. Time to be responsible.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 07/19/2018 at 10:31 PM

Re: “SAFER gets Sunk

WTF does this mean
"In order to get post-conviction relief, we're going to need to allow strict penalties"

Arizona already has the toughest laws in the nation on Marijuana.
What throw so many into desperation with strict penalties that suicide by police is the best recourse? Have them sign promissory note that will take all the disposal income for the next 5 years can you say Ferguson.

"In order to get home cultivation rights, we're going to need possession limits."

Just what does this mean another "TBD". If we are going to go down the ridiculous road again, of leaving it up to some quasi legalization board then is is bound to fail.

"In order to get consumer rights, we are going to need consumer responsibilities."

It seems to me the consumer is already taking responsibilities 170,000 registered patients and not 1 effort by the Dispensary association to decriminalize or testing standards

It seems to me if we want a responsive Marijuana industry dont look to a legalization initiative. The very reason the dispensary association dont want to decriminalize is it take away from the bottom line. And pushes others by fear into a bad legalization scare that will be worse than now.

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Posted by Carpet baggers on 07/19/2018 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Appalling Appellate

Does anyone really care ?
As the medical community embrace marijuana, traditionally research based practices and therapies through pharmacies like Epidiolex more coming.

Can the hocus pocus understanding of the "BUD TENDER" recommending a strain compete with traditional medicine. We all knew this was coming in some form or another.

This is why on large part the "Arizona Dispensary Association" has focused solely on market expansion. The consumer protections and responsibilities had only market viability in mind.

Some of the exclusive protections extended to a select few lottery winners. Unfortunately blind greed took it's toll early on and fragmented the populace of support. Gone was the medical but for the social economical outlook.

It seemed to me the first outlook was the draconian stance on the criminal prosecution. Well it is all still in place 8 years later. The criminal code title 13 is still being used to over prosecute, and force forfeiture of gun rights, sitting on a jury, legal counsel on the matter or unfettered travel on roadways.

Yea I would think twice abut getting your MMj License THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU LOSE AND NO HELP FROM BEHIND EITHER.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/18/2018 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Shattered Statutes

Gratefully not from my own experience, but I do know cancer patients who cannot smoke and who report they get true relief from symptoms using the edible forms of THC.

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Posted by Constant Voter on 07/13/2018 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Shattered Statutes

Truly accurate dosing comes with cannabis being in concentrate form.

Posted by Shelly Ray on 07/10/2018 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Shattered Statutes

If I wanted or cared about manufactured processed marijuana/cannabis plant products his would be an issue.

The people of Arizona narrowly passed a proposition of care for human suffering with the Medical Marijuana Care of 2010.

Some have parried this into a situation like charter schools. First started to help the handicapped now competes with public schools.

All I ever hear from the Tucson ADA people is the the slap on the back that now they pay taxes like the rest of the employers. I paid wages and dealt with labor issues. If you dont like the government oversight trying working a wage at your competition. I bet the umbrella of right to work state works real well on your bottom line.

We have a issue that concerns us all not just the ring of the cash register. It has to do with the title 13 on the books, the appellate court, and the supreme court.

lets talk about rights like stricken off Jury, cant obtain legal counsel on how to do it legally, illegal to beta test a schedule one for medical use, a forefront o repeal schedule one.

I wish I could give total support to the dispensary's and their quest but I dont see it in the public medical interest, rather of rights to market and that is all.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/06/2018 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Shattered Statutes

Sorting with water isnt popular because most medical cannabis processed couldnt pass a lab test. What is popular is taking moldy mildew covered cannabis and soaking it in butane. what a joke

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Posted by Concerned Patients on 07/05/2018 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Shattered Statutes

While the extracts, such as oils, can be sold for vaping, they are most commonly used in tinctures or cream. Tinctures can be used orally and cream on the skin. The cream contains a tiny amount of THC (.005%) and the tincture contains no THC. These products aren't designed to get a person high, but for medicinal purposes only.

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Posted by Robyn Renwick Zelickson on 07/05/2018 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Shades of Green

Is this a call for marijuana police ? I dont believe the problem exist to the point creating a undercover market and tax recovery force. Equipped with all special police investigative powers such as those enjoyed by Fish and Game. This is why prop 205 lost, is there tumultuous problems in the ADA ?

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/05/2018 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Shattered Statutes

I think the extracts should be over the counter, while the smoking should be medisinal.

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Posted by PaulAZ on 07/05/2018 at 5:53 AM

Re: “Cannabis Crossings

regards to concentrates:
1-This is how the legal minds came together to keep cannabis concentrates off campus
2- The AZ supreme court has ruled a member of the AZ BAR
CANNOT COUNSEL A CLIENT ON THE LEGAL WAYS TO OBTAIN MARIJUANA. Doing so would mean the attorney was counseling on how to break federal law. This is what happens when judges are appointed rather than elected. My solution reject every judge and constable on the ballot till equal treatment under the law.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 06/30/2018 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Cannabis Crossings

Strange views, I was stopped on the I-19 coming back from lunch and shopping in Tubac. As I pulled up the dog immediately sat down. The agent asked if anybody consumed marijuana ? I responded I did, I had a license and about a gram and pipe in the console. Asked to leave car with wife searched car came back after maybe 20 minutes said they took my container and pipe and was free to go. It seems you cant go through a federal check point caring marijuana as it is not a state highway but a federal/US highway. And of course against federal law.

By chance I was in Canada last week , Calgary, Bannf, Jasper, Vancouver, just last week Glacier Park trip. So of course I went to Weedmaps just to check out supply scene Calgary had 1 dispensary, several delivery. Then in Vancouver didn't see much there but prior obligations didn't look close. But on the Canadian border I saw no dogs walking the line.

It would be a good time to talk about the AZ court of appeals ruling essentially making all extracts illegal and NOT COVER UNDER THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT.

This includes all edibles, wax, shatter, hash, This is what happens when the focus is on business achievements, promises of great tax dollars being spent on the people. There is a deep state sprouting in the marijuana industry. California now is requiring all product sold to be tested so it is bargain prices as supply is going to shrink price is gong to rise and soon will be up there with dispensed methadone.

There is only one clear cut issue all of the trade and money triggers tied to schedule one. This needs to stop !

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 06/28/2018 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Big Bud on Campus

I am the attorney that represented Andre Maestas and won this case at the Supreme Court. Great article, except for one clarification - for the same reason it decriminalized possession of MMJ anywhere on campus, this decision's reasoning would also conclude that a patient smoking MMJ in a dorm room is decriminalized as well. This is because, under the AMMA, smoking is only prohibited in a "public place" and dorm rooms are private residences. Moreover, the only form of consumption that is prohibited in a public place (the common areas of campus) is "smoking". Thus, consuming edibles anywhere on campus is authorized under the AMMA and not a criminal offense. The interesting question is whether vaping in a public place is legal. Is vaping the same as smoking? There's a pretty good scientific argument that it is not and therefore hitting a vape pen on the grass in the middle of campus is also arguably legal! - Tom Dean, Attorney for Andre Maestas.

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Posted by Tom Dean on 06/14/2018 at 7:48 PM

Re: “This Bud’s for You

Whats the extraction process ? heat take out all terpenes BHO ?

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Posted by Carpet baggers on 06/07/2018 at 9:50 AM

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