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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

Re: “Ousting Opioids

I hope Ray Carroll take his cliff note on judicial procedure from Paula Aboud

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Carpet Baggers on 10/23/2017 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Ousting Opioids

I know Ray from when I worked for the County. Phony as a 3 dollar bill.

4 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 10/21/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Ousting Opioids

We don't have to worry about the opioid epidemic in Pima County. Ray Carroll mailed me a letter saying that said he has committed his life to ending that problem. Then he took an appointed position, by Huckleberry Hound, as Justice of the Peace in Green Valley. Commitment over?

5 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/20/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Ousting Opioids

That is the same structure of profits marketing. With removal of community responsibility by removing medical mandates. Building pill mills with some state standards different from others ? Quazi community front people that are dependent on monies from the market and restricted access. HMM sound like prop 205?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carpet Baggers on 10/20/2017 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Ousting Opioids

Until the policing and punishment is focused on the suit-wearing drug dealers of Big Pharma and the politicians and pusher MDs in their pockets, the opioid epidemic will continue.

32 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by T.k. Morgan on 10/19/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Payson Party



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Posted by lc69hunter on 10/12/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Foggy Forecast

Whats happening is all people getting a MMJ license automatically purges you off jury rolls. Both Local and Federal courts

Nationally legalizing by strict license and controls only keeps a direct funding source for all of the industries that sprang up during the "WAR ON DRUGS". Most are bogus and a burden on the society and families stigmatize users and maintains a drug class of people.

Marijuana is not a political issue, that so many try here to hang the banner on. which is as much Bull as the war on drugs.

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Posted by Robert Ruckman 1 on 10/06/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Foggy Forecast

It's time for us, the majority of The People to take back control of our national marijuana policy. By voting OUT of office any and all politicians who very publicly and vocally admit to having an anti-marijuana, prohibitionist agenda! Time to vote'em all OUT of office. Period. Plain and simple.

Politicians who continue to demonize Marijuana, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called "Addiction Specialists" who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose marijuana, - Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days In Office Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don't have one.

The People have spoken! Get on-board with Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.

Legalize Nationwide!

Every major poll in the nation shows A Solid Majority of Americans favor The Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide!

"Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana Support surged 10 percentage points in past year""…

"A solid majority of voters nationwide favor legalizing and regulating marijuana similar to the way alcohol and tobacco cigarettes are currently regulated. Most also dont believe it should be a crime for people to smoke marijuana in the privacy of their own homes"…

"Americans favor making cannabis legal for adults, according to the findings of a CNN/ORC International survey released late Monday. The percentage is the highest ever reported by the survey, which has been tracking public opinion on the issue since 1973, and marks a 12 percentage point jump in support since the last time pollsters posed the question in 2012"…

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Posted by Brian Kelly on 10/05/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Foggy Forecast

The "War on Marijuana" has been a complete and utter failure. It is the largest component of the broader yet equally unsuccessful "War on Drugs" that has cost our country over a trillion dollars.

Instead of The United States wasting Billions upon Billions more of our yearly tax dollars fighting a never ending "War on Marijuana", lets generate Billions of dollars, and improve the deficit instead. It's a no brainer.

The Prohibition of Marijuana has also ruined the lives of many of our loved ones. In numbers greater than any other nation, our loved ones are being sent to jail and are being given permanent criminal records which ruin their chances of employment for the rest of their lives, and for what reason?

Marijuana is much safer to consume than alcohol. Yet do we lock people up for choosing to drink?

The government should never attempt to legislate morality by creating victim-less marijuana "crimes" because it simply does not work and costs the taxpayers a fortune.

Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that's approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

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Posted by Brian Kelly on 10/05/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Foggy Forecast

Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an All American pastime, alcohol.

Plain and simple!

Legalize Marijuana Nationwide!

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Posted by Brian Kelly on 10/05/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Foggy Forecast

Inform tRump and the Republicans how they can personally make BILLIONS from marijuana sales and they will approve it in a heartbeat as a harmless intoxicant with healing properties.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 10/05/2017 at 5:33 AM

Re: “Out With a Whimper

Dear Arizona,
Thanks for housing the anti-pot morons.

Sincerely, Oregon

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DeDe Johnson on 09/28/2017 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Burned Out

When the ADA has non disclosed non titled entities. Taking control of the management and market of Arizona's medical marijuana market. Who's to say the cartels are not taking control of the market?

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Posted by Robert Ruckman 1 on 09/22/2017 at 6:16 AM

Re: “Burned Out

...and then the cartels will get all the business, thousands will lose their jobs at dispensaries and 30 states will lose their canna-tax revenues. BTW---Colorado generated $10 million last year. Gee, Jeff, that's a really great idea.

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Posted by Greg Hale on 09/14/2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “What Goes Around...

I have been banned for calling the ADA what it is. In this case money dominates.

Posted by Carpet baggers on 09/10/2017 at 9:14 PM

Re: “What Goes Around...

"Last year, 790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses....The latest report says 35 percent of those had an opioid prescription within the past two months." So...65% did *not* have a recent legitimate prescription? That tells me that illicit opioids such as heroin and homemade or imported fentanyl used recreationally (as opposed to therapeutically) are playing a bigger part in opioid addiction in Arizona than prescription drugs.

What Insys did was sleazy, nasty, and wrong, and I support giving them whatever punishment they deserve. But I don't support creating a binary either/or choice between opioids and marijuana for pain patients. That's why I became an MMJ supporter in the first place. Firsthand experience with chronic pain is a big part of my life. No one single medication can be a panacea for every patient. For some patients, marijuana is the best option; for others, it's responsibly used opioids. I saw how major East Coast cities cracked down on prescription opioids and made it nearly impossible for pain patients to obtain a legitimate prescription, without any helpful effect in terms of lowering addiction rates--heroin users will just continue to use heroin. I don't want to see that happen in Arizona. Let's face it, the drug war just doesn't work that well. We tried a similar tack with alcohol nearly 100 years ago, and that didn't work either.

So treat Insys like any other scummy corporation with its hands in the pockets of local politics, by all means. But don't assume that one medication, whether MMJ or opioids, is "better" or "worse" than another, generally speaking. Patients need tailored, individualized care with all the options on the table.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 09/07/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “What Goes Around...

This is appropriate.

However, their involvement in the anti-prop 205 effort was not the only reason it failed. Many people, myself included, voted no for one reason, and one reason only.

The writers of Prop 205 got greedy, by giving the current medical dispensaries and growers a semi-monopoly until 2021, and the regulatory framework was also not to my liking.

If they come back to the ballot with something more reasonable, I will vote for it.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 09/07/2017 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Treating Parkinson’s

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Re: “Treating Parkinson’s

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Posted by Mason Ava on 09/05/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Huffed and Puffed

WTG Demitri! We need to see real regulation work for the people and the industry.

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Posted by Cannaradio on 09/02/2017 at 1:36 PM

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