Thanks for your views! If you actually knew us, you would know that we are former center owners. We are actually the ones that helped lower the price of quality meds in this city back in '09! Our center was called TopBuds LLC. and was one of the most successful in our state! Please Mr. Shreddy, research who you are dogging before you just blurp stuff out of the side of your face! The true definition of a WP is a person(patient) who has chosen Cannabis to heal themselves. If you want to sit and talk call us anytime 913-484-4550 We would love for you to experience healing for yourself! Yes it works on attitudes as well! Educate then retaliate please! We are sorry if you are so closed minded and stuck in high school bro! It is negative forces such as yourself that drive the animosity towards our industry! Weed has helped more people in my life overcome more than just narrow minded folks such as you! We fight Cancer, Aids, Epilepsy, and other serious matters! Thanks for wasting all of our time and have a great existence!
weed pimp is incredibly stupid...the word pimp itself should never even be near the word weed. fucking idiots. its because of people like this that legitimate medical patients are treated like stupid stoners...because your wearing a shirt that says "WEED PIMP".
Remember the Rand study that showed crime rates to be lower in areas that had Medical Marijuana Centers? It was "pulled back for re-evaluation". Any guesses on how long it takes to do the same thing with this report?
Someday it would be nice if our government quit lying to us. Isn't our government supposed to be representative of the citizens? Something is really fucked up here.
Didn't the previous chief state that there was no increase in crime related to the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ?
Maybe if they do enough studies they can find something wrong.
They need to be investigating the increases in crime related to the Subway and Walgreens!
The feds sometime this year said they did NOT WANT LARGE SCALE GROWS, THEY DID NOT WANT 100s of acres to be put up for Marijuana grows. The California cities decided to go against the feds and what did the feds do?? I'm Gonna seize your lands! Everyone that got a letter have mega grows. and on that note of LARGE outdoor grows....lets just say you were lost on a back road in Cali and then out of no where you started seeing 15ft marijuana plants on both sides of the road...doncha think you would remember where you were, you might even tell some friends about this special road......HOW DO YOU REGULATE 100 acres of Marijuana??!! --That is the problem. LARGE SCALE GROWS.
1) EVERYONE that sees these links sign up at both sites and weigh in on the debate
2) Propagate those two links and ensure that everyone that sees them go to both those sites.
Too many people are blaming the President for enforcing the federal marijuana prohibition. Contact Congress (the LEGISLATIVE branch [that's the important one when it comes to law]) via the first link. Contact Obama (the EXECUTIVE branch [until Obama vetos a passed H.R. 2306 it's on Congress - but tell Obama anyway]) via the second link. It really is THAT easy. Participate in democracy!
So many attorneys in Colorado took payment and retainer from Marijuana Dispensary clients, telling them it's OK to proceed with their new business. No wonder it scares the crap out of attorneys, that now they will not be able to defend their clients. http://420.co to keep track of the pot clowns in the 3 ring Colorado weed circus.
These 'fast & furious' gun-running Feds are not only guilty of perjury and murder but also of bankrolling ruthless criminals, international terrorists, right/left-wing paramilitaries and various death squads with their counter-productive, sado-moralist policy of Prohibition.
Colombia, Peru, Mexico or Afghanistan with their coca leaves, marijuana buds or poppy sap are not igniting temptation in the minds of our weak, innocent citizens. These countries are duly responding to the enormous demand that comes from within our own borders. Invading or destroying these countries, thus creating more hate, violence, instability, injustice and corruption, will not fix our problem. We need to collectively admit that we are sick. -- Prohibition is neither a sane nor a safe approach; left unabated, its puritanical flames will surely engulf every last one of us!
When we legally regulate something, (as opposed to when we foolishly attempt to prohibit something) we do NOT automatically condone it's use; the legal regulations concerning the sale and manufacture of alcohol and tobacco are there to protect us from the vast increase in criminality and mayhem that would otherwise surely exist if we were foolish enough to prohibit them.
When governments prohibit drugs they effectively and knowingly hand a monopoly on their sale to dangerous criminals and terrorists. Without a legal framework in which to operate, these black-market entities can always be expected to settle their disputes violently, while terrorizing many peaceful and innocent citizens in the process. Were the users of alcohol to blame for the St Valentines massacre in the US in 1929? Of course not! It is just as naive to assume that one can compel all the users of Marijuana or Cocaine to simply quit, as it is to assume that all the users of Alcohol should have stopped drinking after the introduction of alcohol prohibition in 1919.
Protect our Children; Legalize, Regulate & Tax!
Every bud sold legally is one less sold illegally.
Banning supermarkets from selling legally-grown marijuana to adults is a BAD law that causes far more harm than good.
In the end parents have to decide if they want drug dealers selling marijuana to kids or supermarkets selling marijuana to adults. Protect your children - regulate marijuana like wine.
Quick note: centers must verify that patients have not been denied via the CDPHE and that their physician has no restrictions on their license. The exemption to the 35 day rule only applies to new patients.
The original blog is posted here:
I think someone should file charges against the district attorney's office 4 practicing medicine without a license and attempted murder
"felony marijuana/medical-marijuana cases" -- I don't know what those are.
While AMCS respects the city council, we find the fees to be large and unjustified. America was founded on liberty, freedom and equal justice for all.
The fees are not proportional to the cost. Indeed, the city council received a record amount in quarterly sales taxes generated by the mmj industry. Over $62,000 to help clean and keep our parks, pay our police, firemen, and emergency services.
CDOT does have a position. They made a good MMC friend of mine take down his billboard ON HIS PROPERTY. The issues an apology, but it was too late. They got Denver involved, and the sign was painted over.
Prescription Pill abuse is much more rampant, dangerous, and especially DEADLY than MMJ.
Biotrackthc com seem to be addressing this subject via technology using a biometric swipe as a credit card. Biotrackthc is working with Matt Cook to stay ahead of the ever changing regs and credit card banking is a major subject matter. The CEO of Biotrackthc told me they hope to show the new credit card technology to Visa/MC by the end of next month.
Thanks, Bryce! Good report. AMCS agrees with Jway.
Let's end prohibition, incarceration, prosecutions and treat marijuana like alcohol.
United we stand: www.medical-marijuana-center.com
AMCS would like to thank Tanya and her team for working so hard to help keep our industry alive and well in Colorado Springs. Tanya, we salute you!
Alcohol was legalized in 1933 and marijuana prohibited in 1937 - this gives us several decades' worth of data to determine which is the best policy to control these highly-popular recreational drugs.
While alcohol legalization has successfully kept the alcohol industry free from organized crime, the marijuana prohibition has made marijuana readily available to teenagers and draws criminals into our neighborhoods trying to sell marijuana to our kids.
In addition, the federal marijuana prohibition diverts more than $10 billion a year to the Mexican drug cartels and provided them with an incentive to brutally murder more than 40,000 people in just the last five years - including law enforcement officers, lawyers, children, legislators and journalists. The combination of unrelenting demand and zero legal supply has caused extreme harm to a great many innocent people without yielding any discernible benefit back to society.
It's time to stop the experiment and control marijuana like alcohol. We need legal adult marijuana sales in supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies for exactly the same reason that we need legal alcohol and tobacco sales - to keep drug-dealing criminals out of our neighborhoods and away from our children. Marijuana businesses should be regulated just like any other business, and home marijuana production should be just as legal as making home brew.
You need to consider the actual arrest numbers, not just the percent increase. According to Heather Halpape, at CDOT, DUI-pot arrests increased from 351 arrests in 2009 to 599 arrests in 2010. Total DUI arrests for each year were about 27,000, so DUI-pot increased from 1.2% of all DUI arrests in 2009, to 2% of all DUI arrests in 2010. The numbers are way up, but are a minuscule part of the impaired driving problem in Colorado.
Per SAMHSA.gov, Colorado has about 2,300,000 drinkers, so just over 1% of drinkers are arrested for DUI each year. We have about 370,000 monthly pot smokers, and 130,000 patients, so about 0.1% of pot smokers are arrested for DUI each year.
As a former taxi driver, I have driven people who were high on marijuana and people who were snot-slingin' drunk. The stoned ones were polite and knew their way home. The drunk ones often passed out before they could direct me to their house/barracks and sometimes all I could do was get them in front of their residence, pull them from the cab and leave them on the sidewalk. Just sayin' ...
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