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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Medical MJ

Re: “The War on Weed

It would be easier to just put in prison all those few who DON'T use or approve of MJ - cheaper too.

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Posted by W Corvi on 01/12/2018 at 9:28 PM

Re: “The War on Weed

Read "Safer Arizona" proposed initiative.
This will rally the wagons in defiance.
As a user, patient and a proponent of medical Marijuana. I have the assets, medical history I wont have a problem getting two specialists Internists neurologist to sign have a notarized statement.

I hope they do this with all dispensed opiates and stimulates. After all if they had one doctor responsible for the other and the patient signing off there would be no drug problem right. PROBLEM SOLVED IT WAS SO SIMPLE.

If you get a MMJ card you lose your right to sit on a jury as you are committing a federal crime. Attorney's CANNOT advise you how to obtain or possess marijuana just quote the law. If they do in Arizona they can and will be disbarred for advising how to commit federal crime REALLY. Arizona supreme ruling for those members of the state bar.

The previous US Atty was married to a Pima County Sheriff admin is it a wonder the seizure RICO monies went to pencils, ballroom gowns, toy drones, travel and god knows what was grifted. Called
"hmm" Education from the reserve slush fund. We do know about the Gagnepain murder Radtke prosecution. With Sessions and the like of what Pima county elects. Can you say Aboud stealing the judge test scores and at 70's years old and the old line "I was joking" still and hearing cases. Sessions is playing right into the funding of the BLUE machine right here. Funding cuts the PCAO and PCSO needs these stolen monies and the line "We steal so they dont have to, Nothing left".

Both the Arizona Dispensary Association (ADA) and the Pima County Sheriff Office (PCSO) are of he belief it is possible to allow and control illegal activity so it dont get out of hand Market control.

So with all of this on the local scene is it a wonder that the powers looking to sustain their livelihood are looking for new opportunities? Really is that not human nature, as is reason I sit and type this useless dribble to a sea of idealistic mutants that try and have two columns for the stoned. Democrat/Republican most look at it like recycle and trash average projected TUSD analogy.

SESSIONS, WILL BE GONE SOON HE IS JUST TRYING TO PLAY INTO THE OLD POWERS OF GRAFT FOR SUPPORT AND IT IS NOT THERE. This old endless unaccountable pits of government like education and protection. The lack of one of these means more monies need to be spent the more the failure the more the monies. WE heard the stores before. ( I am a b-----cract because fear, I fear because I am a b-----crate)

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 01/11/2018 at 10:35 AM

Re: “The Great Doobie Debate

The only positives I see in this (hard to see any) are 1) It may force Congress to get off its collective ass and fix it (it is bi-partisan), and 2) Federal officials at the state level generally do not have the manpower or resources to do these things without state and local law enforcement assistance.

That can easily be accomplished by governors, city and county officials, and county Sheriffs just saying no.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 01/05/2018 at 1:47 PM

Re: “The Great Doobie Debate

Thank you for this excellent reporting.

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Posted by Ken Beegle on 01/05/2018 at 10:49 AM

Re: “High Reward

Carpet Baggers:

Don't bother to present facts and viable information to Wayne Olson. He's not interested in that kind of stuff.

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Posted by Wayne Olson and the rest of the 99% need to get the big picture on 01/01/2018 at 3:06 AM

Re: “High Reward

Wayne Olsen; Since Marijuana legalization in states auto accidents have has actually decreased. This is outstanding while economy and more miles being driven too. Here is an article from the Washington Post quoted the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/26/what-marijuana-legalization-did-to-car-accident-rates/?utm_term=.5d637fb93058

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 12/26/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Up In Smoke

It appears "Medical Marijuana" has lost its focus. The topic has been getting it to everyone, everywhere anyway possible. The hurdle imposed to do this is called politics.

Gone are the discovery days of talk, extreme in depth study and a new market. Again all of the human qualities become apparent the help need empathy of suffering.

Like all human endeavors the trump card is played Greed! (excuse the irony in expression) It is true however. The marketing of marijuana is pure greed the maintaining of legalizing is greed there is no medical target in today's market targets.

Like all human governance derived by social structures for maintaining Faiths, with general welfare. When this become a necessary burden, markets are built. The whole of keeping illegal is a market. Fear is the name Justice is the slogan, this market will always outpace tax revenues. We will always need more for more. More fear more prosecution more diversity in how one part looks at the other part for more justice more counseling, incarceration, more politics. Gone are the needs of general welfare.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 12/26/2017 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Up In Smoke

"The Dark Ages" lasted for over 800 years and the root cause was "conservatives" establishing the rules for education, etc. Are we ready for another dark ages. keep electing Republicans and you can bet your arse we will.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 12/21/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “High Reward

Imagine the irony as auto accident fatalities continue to show increases in DUI violations.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 12/14/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “High Reward

This will be interesting how the prop 65 in CA works out to see if this is good for the country.
Nevada, Colorado, Washington all incorporated the Marijuana legalization into the existing state liquor division/bureau.

This was not good for Arizona, nay nay! Arizona already had this idea to be a separate governing agency. With it's own banking courts police and revenue collection, which included price controls take away all aspects of community but for revenue collection.

There is about 30 million sitting in the marijuana coffers. Just waiting for the next LaWall or Nanos travel entertainment slush fund type of community support effort.

One of the biggest is the implementation of prop 65 which closely resembled structure of the failed prop 205. Which is the "BUREAU" (we that beast roll out Jan 1st) Agriculture, Education.

I do understand Agriculture, but education? is giving education a taxing authority like giving the church the right to tax? Really is it still education or something else.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 12/14/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Sinister Scheduling

Unfortunately both forms were classified by people with no subject matter knowledge. The result is that it will remain too costly and too difficult to procure both forms. The Schedule 2 classification is well deserved for their feckless investment in in anti-marijuana propoganda. Let's hope their choices cost them many billions in lost revenue versus the OTC status the product actually deserves.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 12/07/2017 at 4:56 AM

Re: “Paltry Politicians

Talk about a disgusting violation of equal protection and a subsidy to Big Pharma (if not Big Alcohol)!
If and when I need to fill a run-of-the-mill prescription at my neighborhood drugstore I don't have to go running to the state for "permission" or pay the almighty state for a license. I just hand the doctor's scribblings to my local pharmacist, pay for the med, and walk out the door. Period.
The legal pretext that the state needs even more taxes/fees to fund the "regulation" of dispensaries sounds like so much common law legalism _designed_ to pass judicial review (the "rational basis" test). The state's need for some token fee may be true at an elementary level, but the near-prohibitive _premium_ to purchase these permits sure sounds like those in need are getting screwed by the closet prohibitionists in Phoenix who demand exorbitant fees for the "privilege" of accessing one's treatment drug of choice. I wonder how many of these crypto-prohibitionists receive electioneering funding from pro-Big Pharma, pro-Big Alcohol and Pro-Law Enforcement PAC's.
To quote J.J. Gittes, "Follow the money...."
Be well.

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Posted by socrates2 on 11/24/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Extract Excitement

I know dozens that have grown and kept so even during legalization. A few still do not for sale because price, Most stopped because they want and support dispensaries and the MMJ program. Even though modern equipment is so productive and done right can yield good amount cheaply, if you dont account for time.

It seems we dont have a target or definitive director of consumer advocacy in Arizona for MMJ. It is not in the Dept of Health to defend the laws just implement them in a safe consumable or declared risks. Pop 205 was the same it allowed for each and every county to write their own ordinances.

Is this not up to the Atty gen. Cant the MMJ program use some of the monies in the Dept of Revenue MMj accounts about 20 million now. To represent the citizen of equal protection on how the law is implemented?

Posted by Carpet Baggers on 11/02/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Saving Sisley

Not to diminish the contribution of veterans and their devotion to the oath to country and sole. PTSD can be birthed in all parts of society personality managed and able. I dont believe it can be eradicated treated but socially understood. There is the Achilles heal to the whole of Marijuana therapy.

It is apparent that legalization is a strong consideration to diminish some of the social ill's from Alcohol. A lot less physically harmful not as extreme in over indulgence. For this approach no medical oversight but for epidemic study in conflict with medical completely.

Some are of the idea that no medical oversight let anyone grow and compassion of sole will render a benevolent society. Self medication by smoke lodge/drum/aroma therapy has benefits but not measurable consistent results.

There are so many aspects to marijuana. With the International WHO endorsed academics compiling decades of study from Diabetes, Autism, Neuroscience not to mention the placebo.

I would plead for anyone who has experienced or is PTSD to call. Remember it can be socially caused and enhanced PTSD is about fear and who/where represents it.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 10/27/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Ousting Opioids

Oh, you've met shit. There is a mirror in your trailer somewhere.

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Posted by 13 don't know shit on 10/25/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Ousting Opioids

True enough, I don't know shit. We've never met.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/24/2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Ousting Opioids

Wrong. But why explain what happened to a moron .

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Posted by CW13 on 10/23/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Ousting Opioids

I'm sure Ray thought even less of you.

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Posted by 13 don't know shit on 10/23/2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Ousting Opioids

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

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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.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/21/2017 at 10:31 AM

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