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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

Re: “Gauging the Ganja

Quality cannot be tested into a product. It either exists or it doesn't by the time the testing occurs. Time for this industry to look at cannabis specific GMPs. Testing is important- but it certainly isn't the solution to the problem!

Posted by FOCUS on 05/12/2017 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Gauging the Ganja

Thanks , Nick
There are standards of testing to marijuana that are being adopted in the pacific states. Basically the whole PAC 12 is a MMJ legal but Utah. Heck legalize hemp make it a exportable raw and finished products, the Mormons will jump aboard.

As marijuana market is now there is some very good quality product @ reasonable prices. I can still get a 1/4 pound of Mexican shag weed for $250.00 thats around $2.00 a gram. By the time all the crap is removed say doubled $4.00 a gram old smelly dry and basically big bowl burn. Who know whats in it.

Then you have the dispensary stuff which is always good to a degree. Prepackaged helps maintain freshness and quality as well as maintain product. The place I go dont have a on the shelf inventory sitting long enough to become diminished in ways.

However the Vap & oil industry needs to be looked at a lot better. Taking a line from Cousin Vinny the law of physics cease to exist in my home. This is true I can go to one of 4 dispensaries now and get the buy one get one free 300mg that is not labeled on percentages the leaf extraction done with solvent is like inhaling kerosene nice.

But the real trick is I get what I am told is 90% pure THC with a little flavor in 300 milligram cartridges. I go to Washington and here to my dispensary and the 250 mg pure oils I get fill up both 300mg cartridges that are one in house grown product locally grown and produced. YES THIS IS TRUE IN MY HOME I CAN MORE THE DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF LIQUID JUST BECAUSE IT IS IN MY HOME. I am blessed huh!

The AZDHS/MMj has oversight on testing for mold and pesticides and far as quality or percentages of cannabinols or types. I do believe that AZDHS/MMJ should have a lot better look at this vap pull in some standards on weights and measures of products.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 05/11/2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Cannabis: A conflict in cash

Due to the permit process, all the medical card holders are already on a list through their pharmacies; so persecution -ah- prosecution of users will be facilitated.

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Posted by Ramzi Eid Masarweh on 05/08/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Cannabis: A conflict in cash

Ramzi Eid Masarweh Nick Meyers: I consume medicinal marijuana every day just so you don't mistake me for the crowd you write about in this article and I have to take exception with one point. Eating all of a six portion pot candy, like a child is likely to do, has put adults in paranoid hysteria and fear; not remotely like the mild alcohol intoxication, you compare it to. Yes, it's unlikely that permanent harm will come of this physically, but the jury is still out on the psychological effect on a child of a massive pot overdose due to the concentrations available these days.

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Posted by Ramzi Eid Masarweh on 05/08/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Cannabis: A conflict in cash

Looking at the recent Federal Budget that passed last week. Haven't had a budget for 6 of the 8 years under Obama. The Republican Congress continued to pass a bill on Marijuana prosecution. This is the same continuance of funding that the REPUBLICAN congress has added for the last 3 legislative sessions.
In short no monies can be spent on the investigation prosecution to state medical marijuana programs. California just rolled out it's 221 page guideline to legalization. Just how much of the hmm good for the people and education taxes are going to go up in smoke in innumerable ways ?

We are going to see a storm of prosecution in the states that went legal. There will be no thanks the user of marijuana or the powerful inside minority that saved the ignorant, from this like of rape and pillaging of the marijuana industry that is about to happen.

Arizona has found it's self in a unique position. A reasonable and somewhat accountable on all fronts state Medical MMJ program. There is huge room for new frontiers new opportunities new discoveries.
For this to happen we have learned to dodge the Robber Barons that disguise them selves as compassionate empathetic humans of dubious medical understanding. Or the understanding journalist who takes grandma to the DR. can see the operation and thinks they now can report on the MMj industry with knowledge. What is even worse these journalist are swimming like guppies waiting for chums of Governmental tidbits thinking they are of value with pool info and not knowing the difference or caring.

In short the Robber Baron of today are Government civil servants it's commission and contractors. That is the whole and the sole reason of prop 205. To build a new commissioning department with no court oversight and fantastic police and procedural prosecutorial powers all hiding under the BS Bill Clinton legal raping of the country call civil seizure to promote police on the ground policy that gave us Ferguson and other ugly cull the citizens for cash Policing.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 05/07/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Cannabis: A conflict in cash

Well reading and tripping/medicating good article going down memory lane.. prop-205 it stunk in so many ways the composting is taking a long time.
Alcohol prohibition, When the federal government realized it could not pass a law that stopped fermentation. However lets take a look at the power behind the 18th and the 21st amendment. Both were the same group of wealthy women. The "Womens Christian Temperance Union" (WCTU) Women like Pauline Sabin who some say was the voice behind the repeal of he 18th amendment and the Volstead act. Pauline Sabin Wife of a investment brokerage banker her father a Bank President. Can we ponder how we might apply that today? Can you say Ivanka if she wants to become a political figure in the future her stand is more important now than ever. As well as McSally's in a very Blue county and town.

It appears that what is needed is a amendment to repeal the schedule one. Is there really any target left but that repeal of schedule 1. We can list the social inequities the the medical indifference the judicial misconduct. All of those are firmly in place with Schedule 1. I believe the solution to the repeal or a amendment doing so can be done with Women. Women dont need any more burden put on them raising families and paying all the indirect of the War on drugs.

There will be no quasi legalization of Marijuana in Arizona that does not include decriminalization. There will be no more" heads I win tails you" lose propositions like 205. Let me sand only us few in the market and go ahead and still over prosecute and seize. Which that power has been severely curtailed by this legislature.

With the repeal of Schedule One great things will rain like tasty goodies from a Pinata.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 05/05/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Cannabis: A conflict in cash

Really, We're haggling over something that should have never been outlawed, to begin with. Driven by corruption, racism, protectionism and a skewed perception related to Blacks & Mexicans & employment opportunities. Facts being, No One Has Ever Died Consuming any form of this plant. It has Health Properties that no other natural plant possesses. National Legalization is a Massive Benefit to The Planet & People, All other life forms, especially The Environment as a Whole. The Descent comes from the corrupted, the invested and businesses that will see their profit margin drop. What We All Need To Ask Is, What Is Best For The Planet & Life?

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Posted by Bear Will on 05/04/2017 at 10:13 AM

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

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