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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

Re: “Sinister Substitutes

If republicans would simply let us legalize marijuana in the first place, then we wouldn't need flawed initiatives like prop 205.
Yes, it's really that simple.
BTW, the main reason that marijuana is still illegal is that if you do legalize it, then you can also grow hemp. Hemp could replace tree pulp for making paper, largest paper company owner...Koch indust. It could also make cheaper, less toxic plastic, largest oil refiner for plastic....Koch Indust. Same for synthetic fabrics, biofuels, lotions...all interfere with Koch profits. Then, there's the law enforcement- imprisonment industry that donated so heavily to Ducey's campaign.
No, pot being illegal has nothing to do with getting high.

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Posted by Kenneth Groves on 04/06/2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Sinister Substitutes

The ethic level of the people in the Marijuana business. This includes the Dispensaries their suppliers and the whole of MPP are void of anykind of ethics. it is laughable that ethic's are being used as a barometer of trust here. MPP wont list their contributors but Insys has to being a public company. Think on that for a a second.

While the company Insys has very questionable and illegal practices. As well as being sued using accounting and financial disclosure policies that are required for public companies. All of these protections are void in any state that has legal marijuana.

Some are of the opinion that huge multi state conglomerates and foreign investors are the way to combat the same. But wait a huge Multi state marijuana conglomerate they would be working for compassion and mercy for the patient. Is this not the same BS line Insys plays.

Prop 205 FAILED because it would have made a huge multi-state rouge police force that changed the Arizona constitution completely. Used the funds to allow only a few to the market (insys)
Would have set it self as a tax collecting, law enforcing, exempt of corporate, banking, criminal prosecution as per AZ constitution change. NO OTHER STATE LEGALIZED THE WAY PROP 205 ATTEMPTED.

Some find it interesting that That the legislature in HB2447 that passed overwhelming the deposits of RICO monies into a Az attorney general acct and strict controls on how it is dispersed. I have in my mind no doubt that Pima County RICO as well as other county monies went into MPP attempt. Ethic yea well as well as disclosure on all contributors to out of state PAC's.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 04/06/2017 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Campus Cannabis

Condescending, Aren't they so?

Posted by Remember the 60s on 03/30/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Campus Cannabis

The University of Arizona was a land grant by the Federal government in 1862 called the Morrill act. This was in place Before Arizona was a state but a territory. Which included much of Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah. Which is why students from these state are considered instate residences because they would still be if Arizona was the territorial boundary lines.

So here is how it breaks down the AZ university system is federal land grant. Given to the states as a area to run for higher education. With that law the university has to look at the owner of the land the Federal Government given to Arizona to operate and managed in accordance with Federal law federal land.

Put down the pipe pick up a book Cupcake. Don't you and anyone else GET IT. The only target is the Federal Schedule 1. Even DR. Sisley has extremely tight parameters that she can work in.
She cant trademark, apply for FDA guidance and patient file grievance in federal court. I read the study and the peer quantified categories and who will test and what they want to target it seems to me a smoke screen to obfuscate the issue.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 03/30/2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “MMJ Briefs

I wonder how many kids paying upwards to $50,000.00. Going into hock up to 20 years of their life paying it back. Even those GI Bills and scholarships have semester goals that need to be maintained. Once lost gone for good they dont reissue. Do you really need another distraction on campus no alcohol on campus or games.

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Posted by Student of time on 03/29/2017 at 8:18 PM

Re: “MMJ Briefs

For all their pretenses about being places of higher learning most colleges and universities still get substantial amounts of money from the federal government and as long as marijuana use is against federal law it will be illegal to use it on campus.

As for the claim to be places of learning, the only thing getting "higher" is tuitions. They are businesses that front for the largest organized slave institution known -- the NCAA -- and many graduates are forced into indentured servitude to pay back the student loans that were so easily made available.

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Posted by sgsmith on 03/24/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “MMJ Briefs

Would be nice to be able to sign the petition. All it says is that it is at :-O

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Posted by srspring on 03/23/2017 at 10:00 AM

Re: “MMJ Briefs

" Dr. Sisley is a medical director for an Arizona medical marijuana dispensary"

Could you please list the Dispensary as this one should be and I know. It will be on the forefront in counseling on the administration of marijuana. It is a relief to know that having such a well profile and capable administrator like Dr.Sisley. We will soon see use prescribes frequency and need on the package ?

Don't hide under medical protections and just say I can use as needed whenever wherever however I chose because I say I need. and here is my badge of protection the Medical Marijuana Card.
It dont and wont work that way.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 03/23/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “MMJ Briefs

Interesting view on Campus use of Marijuana on Campus. I wonder are they not allowing any kind of edible on campus. With so many psychotropic mind & thought. With Prozac Zoloft even phenobarbital being widely prescribed.

I am sure while these drugs are legal on a federal level illegal use isn't. I dont believe the UofA police or public security administration is going to check every pill bottle, lunch bag, eye dropper for Cannabis.

What I do believe is the UofA does not want a mobile meandering quasi social group of stoners on Campus. We all know the group I walked in this circle for years.

We all know there is so many delivery systems now for the consumption of Marijuana. If this is the case I blame and point to the Dispensaries for not properly instructing as well as the Physician associated with the dispensary. This is a huge failure on dispensaries owners and the support staff. I have family members that have went to and graduated UofA. While inject themselves as medically required clandestinely dont need a group. And was not a social function

The law passed that allowed Medical marijuana was for MEDICAL. While vocal and Rastafarian New Age have been instrumental. The Bob Marley drum beating, smoke lodge, birkenstock, tye dye, dreadlock, theorist wont be allowed on campus as alternative thinking with smoking finding nirvana.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 03/23/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Hemp is Hot


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Posted by skinnyman on 03/10/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Hemp is Hot

It's been grown in other countries for years while America continues to hold on to old non-facts and evangelical misinformation. We are falling behind the rest of the world at an alarming rate. Thirty-six countries throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and North America permit hemp production. It would be a boon for Arizona, as would a high speed rail between Tucson and Phoenix...perhaps we could use hemp income to build that instead of building still another freeway in Phoenix.

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Posted by soundcloud on 03/09/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Hemp is Hot

Jane Hull, LOL it was illegal on a federal level all along till 2014 like there was an option but in some people mind there was lol.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 03/09/2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Hemp is Hot

The department of Agriculture will issue licenses and perform inspection.
It is a given that agriculture of hemp will definitely put a crimp in outside Marijuana growers with full flowers and Hemp pollen that is recorded as mold yea that seed stock will diminish. That alone should help Dave Farnsworth get this through the Senate.

It is ridiculous to use this as a intoxicant and the mass amount it would take to get a high. However if one wanted to attempt they would become appreciative of hard work and effort. A motivating factor in itself. Simply put with the market supply of marijuana it is simply not a factor.

Again this Obama didn't start a bill learn the process only congress can start a bill a President can only pass it. So it was not Obama's bill it was . Originally introduced by Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), the amendment allows State Agriculture Departments, colleges and universities to grow hemp,

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 03/09/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Hemp is Hot

Finally, the institutionalized, irrational fear of all things cannabis is fading away.

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Posted by Don Berry on 03/09/2017 at 3:23 AM

Re: “Hemp is Hot

It has taken this long because Jane Hull vetoed Darden Hamilton's bill about 15 years ago.

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Posted by Steve M on 03/09/2017 at 2:40 AM

Re: “Barely budding

Why aren't these unconstitutional and racist drug war on the people mal prohibita laws ever called out for what they truly are, a matter of personal freedom?
The cops, courts and local governments are ENSLAVING US FOR THEIR PERSONAL GAIN, yet no one tells this to their faces when these pigs at the taxpayer trough intimidate us into giving them more govt welfare. Anyone who wears a badge is complicit in slavery and they dawn well know it to be true but will never change cuz the money is too good. Hypocrites, all of them. Every day these evil laws to enslave and steal from us isn't repealed is proof that govt is your enemy.

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Posted by jakson on 03/05/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Weed worries

I would love to see the marijuana revenue go to finance a full time legislature.

The Senate wants to pass a constitutional amendment in the next midterm giving them 4 year instead of 2 year terms. They sight other state that have them. Those states have all year and financed legislatures too. As it is now with the money behind the part time legislature and bogus committee assignments and cram all into midnight last minute committee votes by proxy to pass legislation is not working for the average arizona working citizen.

A simple proposition Excess of Medical Marijuana program which administrative & tax costs now can't be increased. Will go to finance a full time legislature. With equal compensation of that GS 12 with facility staff and mailing allowances.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 03/02/2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Weed worries

Thanks again, Nick Meyers;
For insight to happenings into views and happening in the Marijuana on the legislative undertaking happening now.

As Nick has pointed out the Medical legalized states seem to be out of the sight of the DOJ. With no doubt the states that have legalized now want to be a compassionate advocate. These states have built a revenue and not a companion to Medical Marijuana. These states want to see interstate commerce, finance, trade lobby, regulations, certifications all done by an independent quasi consortium of revenue and profit all run exempt of Federal oversight. This is the bone that now each state till have to chew on.

I believe the Safer Az and advocates like Tumbleweeds taking the time and efforts to publically discuss in open forum the truth to prop 205. All of the grassroots people that have been fighting as a personal use to promote life functions. Has saved Arizona and dodged a big bullet that was bound to be fired. It is unfathomable to think under any new administration that the current system left by the last administration was going to prevail.

I revel in the comfort that the monies in the states AZDHS/MMJ coffer didn't go to this BS rouge government "Department of Marijuana License and Controls" There is 20 million + next 2 years what 35 million not squandered for frivolous BS. Just to throw Medical & the protections under the Bus.

What was lost for protections of Junk Bond Salesman turned compassionate advocate when the market turned. There was absolutely nothing lost in the non passage of prop 205. It was not legalization it was a limited plea bargain. To use marijuana with strict controls. Then medical would be self help with anything from Coptic ceremonies, drum beat gatherings, smoke lodges to legitimate holistic & medical would all be considered the same.

I hope a little hindsight is thought about here. Republicans will and do support the medical use of marijuana. I believe that has been shown the last two congress the house republicans stop all federal seizure but for DEA and those curtailed. The house republican stopped funding of the federal DOJ from arbitrary raids in legalized states and medical states that were not being administered. Martha McSally writing and helping the Compassionate Care ACT that instill medical marijuana will remain.

Here it is for all the liberal social builders by force. The majority of the house knows it demographics it is the blue collar rural, inner city bedroom communities that put both last two presidents in office. They need relief not protection from quasi cartel myths of marijuana rouge government agencies running around like the revenuers of the volstead act. They were corrupt and worse than the problem built the biggest criminal group in world history. A criminal that finances the labor gambling prostitution whatever illegal into drugs. That was the promise of prop 205.

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Posted by Cartpet Baggers on 03/02/2017 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Veteran Volunteers

If you are having trouble connecting with the email address link, you're not alone. The correct email address is, I'm pretty sure.

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Posted by Matt Kahl on 02/26/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Barely budding

Free market, not free-for-all. This initiative doesn't give a free pass to people being reckless and has reasonable penalties and restrictions that are based on scientific evidence instead of the profit driven prohibition propaganda that has misled the public and oppressed the lower and middle classes.

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Posted by Roman Hansford on 02/25/2017 at 12:39 AM

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