I didn't support him and hope his draconian efforts as mayor will fail as more and more people are convinced of the medicinal use that cannabis brings us, and agree that this is the only business that is growing in our city...
Dave H writes:
“Neither group is responsible for his actions. The mere fact that you demonize groups shows you are really no better than he is.”
If your last sentence refers to the North Carolina shooter, then I have these questions:
If I demonize Nazis, I’m no better than the guy who turned on the gas at Auschwitz?
If I demonize the oppressive Soviet Communists, I’m no better than Stalin?
If I demonize ISIS, I’m no better than the ISIS terrorist who beheads people on videos?
If I demonize al Qaeda, I’m no better than Satam Al Suqami?
I’m sorry, Dave H, but organizations that promote beliefs ARE responsible for the actions of those who embrace those beliefs, and the resulting behavior motivated by those beliefs.
The denial of responsibility for behavior motivated by hatred, coming from those individuals and groups who foster and preach that hatred, is unequivocal witness to their culpability.
I suggest you find other sources from which to extract your opinion of reality.
thanks for the support, Luke. we appreciate all the work you and AOM have done. keep up the good work.
"hateful racist gun nuts shouldn't be demonized"... WHY NOT!
A64 is legit, the other clubs are selling marijuana, no packaging requirements, no oversite, no grow requirements, no hash production requirements, nothing that all the dispensaries have to follow as far as rules and reggulations. No license fees and you CAN be a felon. So so soooooooo unfair to the people really trying to play by the rules(dispensary owners). I hope he does crack down, this has gone on wayyyyy too long, there is a reasin the clubs
are banned in other cities
I find it especially appalling that the Mayor refused to comment to the public about his plans. The top public servant refuses to explain himself to his Masters. I propose a new law… one that requires every public employee who draws their paycheck out of the public coffers to wear a butler/maid uniform. Maybe we all need a constant visual reminder of what their job title actually is beneath all the legal mumbo-jumbo.
Is there no place left where a person is simply free to peacefully do as they please as long as they do no harm to others? I'm really curious what problem the mayor is hoping to fix with a new set of laws regulating social clubs. I've had many great nights at StudioA64 and never once did I have the feeling that it would have been better if only there were a couple more laws regulating our voluntary interactions with one another.
I actually expected the mayor to pull something like this. I give my full support to the cannabis clubs and cannabis community of Colorado Springs. I have been helped tremendously by the cannabis community and the clubs in particular. They are not only a safe place to go and enjoy the company of friends while medicating they have been a big supporter of the cannabis refugees. I have even been at risk of having my electricity turned off and the Speakeasy held a fundraiser to keep it on. Members of the 420 Speakeasy has helped me with medicine when I have been out and The A64 club has always included me in all events and treated me like family. As the old saying goes,"If something isn't broke don't try to fix it. The cannabis clubs are operating as they should be, benefiting the community while educating on the benefits of cannabis and fighting to end prohibition. I see no reason for the mayor to interfere and try to make changes to an already wonderful industry.
I suspect that much like Mayor Bach, Suthers will be too busy helping the local business elite divert working class tax dollars towards our new ultimate frisbee stadium and whatever other interests his devoloper pimps feel are important to have time to worry about weed. The good news is that there is still plenty of weed for everyone, and unlike other cities we can get it tax free. Now about those potholes...... How can we possibly raise the money to get those fixed? All the dodging and weaving going on has got to offend the Mayors sense of conservative order.
Mr. Stark's Studio A64 Cannabis Club has helped me tremendously. My family came here from Texas as Cannabis Refugees to to save my life from epilepsy. Studio A64 was the only place that I could medicate legally, since we were staying in a hotel. I could not medicate in the hotel, or in the parking lot, or even sit in our car in parking lot to medicate, without breaking Colorado Laws on Public Cannabis Smoking, and DUI. Studio A64 gave me a safe place to medicate, relax, and enjoy myself after having 10-50 seizures daily in Texas, I am now 51 days Seizure Free on Cannabis in Colorado Springs. Studio A64 is a MUST HAVE in Colorado Springs, so we can have a safe, relaxing place to enjoy recreational Cannabis or Medicinal Cannabis, without breaking your laws!
For once and for all we shall set this case to rest. It's time. It's not in the job of any administration to selectively target anyone or any business (especially, StudioA64.com, which was historically approved by the City of Colorado Springs Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Colorado Springs City Council on April, 22nd, 2014)
Marijuana Meddling http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/mari…
The kind and honest Lt. Mark Comte admits that is has not shown to be an issue in regards to calls for public saftey. Indeed we're the most likely place in the city NOT to have a problem. Bars, Subways, Banks, and 7-11s have shown statistically to be more likely to draw criminal activity.
U. Me. We. The Constitution.
Know the past. Be the future. Here we go again. Flashback - http://www.csbj.com/2013/05/17/marijuana-c…
Thank you for your reporting, Bryce. I spoke with the mayor's office two days ago and look forward to working with the administration and city council to insure safe, responsible and full constitutional access for patients, and adults in accordance with our Colorado Constitutional rights and our Bill of Rights.
Still better than Kansas
"How many of our proud Confederate flag flyers will own up to their part? How many of our proud and patriotic Second Amendment lunatics will stand with him and own up to their responsibility?" - John Birkhead
Neither group is responsible for his actions. The mere fact that you demonize groups shows you are really no better than he is.
Sam & John: Mr. Suthers knows the territory, i.e., he's mayor where a majority of voters are both reactionary and regressive, thus he's okay with dragging us back to the dark ages where the American Taliban here want to take the whole nation. The country will move on but this city will be a museum and case study of how to become both a laughing stock and an irrelevant wart on the ass of America.
The Mayor want's to stifle the only business that is growing in the Springs? It's legal to grow Marijuana in my basement as long at the electrical system is safe.
Vendors and speakers: A+. Melissa Will and the Expo: F. By far the worst managed expo I've seen in 6 years. The organizers were amiture at best and fraudulently incompetent at the worst. From broken promises to empty halls, comments included, "poorly managed" "no keynote speaker support" "waste of time and money"
The U.S. Cannabis Expo did more harm than good to the industry. Tip of the hat to all the exhibitors and Keynotes, shame on the abject failure of the event owners.
From dirty floors to dirty event insults, this was the Expo that was a No Go. At no time in 12 hours did I see more visitors than venders on the event floor.
U.S. cannabis expo? it looked more like the U.S. Expo fraud.
the greedy old fart teabaggers prefer cheap crap from china and are shopping on amazon already.
More sales tax ?? = More Amazon purchases.
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