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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

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 Every day these evil laws to enslave and steal from us isn't repealed is proof that govt is your enemy.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 arizona@marijuanasites.org, 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

Re: “Barely budding

There were several reasons why Prop 205 failed. The biggest detractor for me was the semi-monopoly it gave the current medical dispensaries and growers.

The Safer Arizona initiative goes too far in the other direction. Arizona voters will not go for a free-for-all, and they shouldn't.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 02/23/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Barely budding

Thanks Nick Meyers;
I have been watching this is going to be interesting. With the legislature and HB2404 might get one part of the attempt to change the rule by making more stringent rules by paid signature gathers. Register & classes and no out of state 501(c)3 able to hire or contribute. GOODBYE MPP

So lets look at Safer and Dave David Stephen Wisniewski. I can see a of lot of holes in the boat. The one take not mentioned Dave and his crew of grassroots volunteers of signatures and the ability to amend the initiative along the way give Safer AZ viability. Really Safer is the ONLY consumer advocate marijuana users have that is now making any impact.

It will need to be amended to a grievance process with Kathy Inman and amend to palatable to both it now has the need to become symbiotic relationship.

It is either this or the legislature not wanting the possibility of a voter mandated initiative on legalization. This session push the rules see what passes, is action that will be taken next year. Then before the legalization effort gains steam on a midterm election turnout.. The legislature definitely does not want a rouge government department "DEPARTMENT OF MARIJUANA LICENSE AND CONTROLS"

The legislature might legalize small amounts and set it up like CO or WA. with the 3 plant rule no special license can buy clones. If this happens both are outside looking at what might have been.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 02/23/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Veteran Volunteers

I find it extremely fortunate to have an objectionable view being published in the WEEKLY. I am of the view that their underlying principles in this marijuana medical to recreational scheme. I have little doubt that so much monies from civil seizures went into MPPs a 501(c)(3) coffers to promote legalization. If this is the case and I believe it is, what is the level of perverse?

This study is a veteran based study on PTSD. While we know the horrors of war the disgusting reasoning we have been using lately.

It seem this study has a predetermined conclusion and this study. This in place to validate and eliminate veracity to any arbitrary objections.

It seems that there are 2 possible positive conclusions. That simply being a Vet does not automatically give considerations to PTSD. Combat experienced, not support logistics in rear areas cooks on LST's or mechanics in non theatre operations submariners and the like. I can imagine how hard it must be to find a combat experienced Vet, that is not on some kind of medication and has been for awhile. Or to find a combat experienced Vet that is not into illegal or abuse of legal drugs. As both of these would invalidate anything this study can provide.

1- Is to understand how cannabinoids in cannabis effect a huge variety of compulsive behaviors. If so how and in what ways and strain variety can target those behaviors possibilities. One must take into account, that during HW Bush presidency and his desert storm.
The medical impacts per 100,000 soldiers not deployed living at home base were 10x more encompassing than those deployed. 10x time more overdoses, 10x more domestic violence, 10x more DUI related. Only a very small percentage of the personal in the Department of Defence military are in the theatre of operations.

2- This study will only pertain to a small amount and be used mainly as tool limit and possible validate a strain that might be useful in treating combat related issues.

The name of the organization's MAPS funding these studies after looking them up they are mainly organizations that supply information use of MDMA. While the group does research on other psychotic drugs the target is not on freedom of use. To establish divisions of consumption enforcement and administration are a shifting variable that needs to be monitored and adjusted by social changes. While this group the founders from big Pharma "Novataris" is under contract with the FDA to study and administer MDMA for PTSD. conflict?

Will this group MAPS a 501(c)(3) nonprofit lobby in support or opposition for legalization. Using this data as conclusive evidence that marijuana has no medical effect, and compounds of MDMA with Certain stains be administered has shown possibilities.

Real bottom line we need to know ll how contribute complete o

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 02/16/2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “High Horses

Nick Meyers; Has brought some very useful insight into the possibilities of of bill being passed by the legislature.

I would like to take exception to this part of the article
" The argument is reminiscent of the lawsuit against Prop 205, which claimed that the law wasn't adequately explained to voters so they wouldn't know what they were passing" .

This is so true on PROP 205. I didn't have a clue to the tentacle impact of the the proposed " DMLC" seemed to me to be a replacement vehicle to the County atty and Police slush/retirement fund. Outside state investors who won't disclose contributors. At every turn of prop was a "TO BE DETERMINED". Which means we dont know, you dont know ?>>>>>> Does it really mean that, or does it mean we dont want to say, it would damage the support ?

The real clincher to prop 205 failure was the Quazi board of citizens that really had no vote, but possible recipients of DMLC handouts as success of the program and the department.

If you are going to sell this kind of heep of. This is no different than Trumps Mexican Wall. We are going to stop the illegal stuff and they are going to pay for it. The society has been paying for it since 1971 and Nixon's now they see an end of the road.

What we paid for the citizens of America war on drugs. These two groups non sustainable behemoths. This is what prop 205 was supplier and enforcer as one feeding the behemoths that consume all in it's path. Cost to benefit was always has been and will be in the negative.

If they wanted a program MPP could've followed the other states legalization structure, of incorporating the other state agencies to a combined legalization agencies effort.> Not this stand alone (police, court, license, market selling & limiting,medical restricting, revenue collecting, interstate trade, governing department) for 8 years and then maybe it will negotiate with the legislature on powers of government. WHAT!!!~!!! This was prop 205 after reading it several times it was clear.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 02/10/2017 at 4:10 AM

Re: “Parental Guidance

Being so pro pot-I am betting Nick's dog uses pot now too and most likely looks like a Gremlin when it gets wet in the movie. Probably has a name that would fit a prison. But i am slightly stereotyping maybe. God bless America.

I hope your brother survived Mr Meyers.

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Posted by Castle Rock Joe on 02/09/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Sticky Situation

I have a question in my mind and ponder the answer. It has been reported that the RICO moneys collected by the Sheriff's Dept. during Dupnick & Nanos tenure is not accounted for. The monies Radtke pleaded to misuse was about 10% of the unaccounted balance. Where's the meat to all of this? Was any money from a RICO account diverted to MPP in its proposal of 205 ?

Why won't MPP list all of their contributors ? What do they have to hide, if this is truly a civil minded concern or something else?

Bottom line we dont need police controlling manufacturing, distributing, selling, a product they construct to extract the most out of. In several ways, keeps arrest and conviction numbers up, keep the stigma up to keep need for control. Use monies collected from the sell of Marijuana to be consistently a point counter point villain and advocate at the same time. This is one of the biggest lines of animal dung that has been served in Arizona. Then at the same time want to assume of medical review. All on their own or pay one of point counterpoint studies to keep it in a perpetual dark high profit all can feast area.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 02/03/2017 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Sticky Situation

In the above I should of stated Arizona Supreme Court governing Arizona licensed attorneys.

Posted by Carpet Baggers on 02/02/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Sticky Situation

Let's ask MPP for a 501(c)3 audit but wait they are not a non-profit they are a for profit Lobbying Agency DC based and immune from disclosure of contributors. So ask reported the 5 million spent on the Arizona campaign 205 only about 15% came from growers/processors/retailers or the " ADA" Arizona dispensary association.

What really pisses me off and should every Arizona citizen is the Supreme Court on legal representation. It seems that an attorney can be disbarred for counseling a client on how to legally obtain Marijuana in Arizona. This is what MPP went to the supreme court over or their attorneys in conjunction with a group of county attorney. Completely obscene using the court to deny legal representation in a state where it has been passed legal. let's remember this when reinstatement of Judges come around next election. I will post names.

Seems they can't live within the desires and want of the population it hurts business. Keep this MPP BS and it will all be civil actions run by their own court revenue licence and police freaking stupid. Market self regulating with police powers won't happen. Wake up people change the schedule 1 keep the medical and I could care less about self administered wants and desires of recreational they are not the same as need.

Like a wino and bong liquors say this stuff is the same Alcohol they give in a medical situation. Yea I know some use Nyquil but hey if the liquor store is closed that will work. It's all the same just have to drink a little more.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 02/02/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Sticky Situation

Carpet Baggers is correct as to the MPP. They are not a friend of legalization except to the extent it can benefit certain contributors to the cause.

Their greed in the the way Prop 205 was written, was a part of the reason it failed.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 02/02/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Sticky Situation

Nick Meyers;
Thanks for the insight into the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

We all know in this cleaning of the administrative oversight and governmental regulations. This attributed to fees being applied to every function of a market product. Which brings us to MPP or Marijuana Policy Project their design mission and track record.

Some are of the opinion that a government run distribution system with one target and one target only to get as much marijuana out to the public and become a Ad Hoc to the marijuana industry.

This charlatan group cares less about the consumer repercussions by state authorities. This MPP only want restrictions, They do want restrictions to make market more profitable. As well to run its tentacles through every governmental department to shave off a piece of the market establishing their own viability market and control.

As we look at last week's post we think of the idea to coach his younger to consume in a clandestine away from parents and authorities.

Then in the same desires wants a government control to help stop access to children. This is like opening up a Liquor store across from a detox clinic. Then talk about to be more clandestine in sneaking in mini's. Install a huge flashing neon sign daily discounts punch card. Probably to be inline with the Court Ordered Program go to the class then run across he street and on, and on, and on.

Bottom line MPP needs the stigmas. Mpp needs to support the viability of all the stigmas. Then Ad-Hoc each and every tentacle of a stigma, the more the better. So in arbitrating each stigma tentacle a % is pulled and established as necessary and needs to be paid.

If any moral person thinks that 205 while keeping all the over prosecuted felonies in place, the rules/laws to be determined was anything more than establishing the value of each tentacle. Then to administer/profit for life this beast. This is like building bully to fight a bully and you end up with two bully's DUH! -----

For example, at least five of 10 people on MPP's board of directors have direct ties to the industry: Troy Dayton is the CEO of the ArcView Group, which invests in marijuana businesses. Joby Pritzker, whose family started and owns Hyatt Hotels, invests in pot businesses. Tripp Keber is the CEO of Dixie Elixirs, which produces pot edibles. James Slatic is CEO of MedWest, which produces marijuana concentrates. And Rob Kampia, executive director of MPP, is a board member and the treasurer of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the lobbying arm of the pot industry.

It will get taken off the schedule 1 by May my prediction like all social progress ever passed was by republican congress civil Rights 64, Voter rights 68, Then SS FDR and a democratic congress but a large republican caucus support.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 02/02/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Sticky Situation

It is the job of Congress to make law. Right now, the marijuana industry exists only due to administrative guidance from several Federal Agencies, which could change in a heartbeat.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 02/02/2017 at 7:11 AM

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