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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: CannaBiz

Re: “Feds could change their MMJ attitude, Billygoatgreen owner found dead

Some simple facts:

* Keeping marijuana illegal and unregulated means robberies, home invasions, murders, broken families, shattered lives—all mostly done by law enforcement agencies. Add to that list: environmental devastation, poisoning of lands, streams and wildlife—all preventable by regulated legalization.

* Illegal Drug Cartels cannot operate without the support of politicians, bureaucrats, and police officers.

* Prohibition has been a slow but relentless degradation (death by a zillion cuts) of all our cherished national and international institutions that will leave us crippled for numerous generations.

* The US federal government is now the most dangerous and corrupt corporation on the planet; it is solely comprised of traitorous, lying hucksters who spy on us—in the MPICIC (military/police industrial corporate intelligence complex), the 99% are all probable suspects.

* In 1989, The Kerry Committee found that the United States Department of State had made payments to drug-traffickers. Concluding, that even members of the U.S. State Department, themselves, were involved in drug trafficking. Some of the payments were made even after the traffickers had been indicted by federal law enforcement agencies - or even while these traffickers were under active investigation by these same agencies.

* The involvement of the CIA in running Heroin from Vietnam, Southeast Asia and Afghanistan, and Cocaine from Central America, has been well documented, by the 1989 Kerry Committee report, academic researchers Alfred McCoy and Peter Dale Scott and the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Gary Webb.

* The United States jails a larger percentage of it's own citizens than any other country in the world, including those run by all the other worst totalitarian regimes, yet it has far higher use/addiction rates than most other countries.

* As with torture, prohibition is a grievous crime against humanity. If you support it, or even simply tolerate it by looking the other way while others commit it, you are an accessory to a very serious moral transgression against humanity.

* The United States re-legalized certain drug use in 1933. The drug was alcohol, and the 21st amendment re-legalized its production, distribution and sale. Both alcohol consumption and violent crime dropped immediately as a result. And very soon after, the American economy climbed out of that same prohibition engendered abyss into which it had foolishly fallen.

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Posted by Malcolm Kyle on 09/04/2013 at 2:43 AM

Re: “Federal marijuana hearings, taxes, CNN and the DEA

Instead of naming our weed Sanjay Gupta, let's name Sanjay Gupta as drug czar!

Please join me in asking the White House.

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Posted by Lucas Clayton on 08/28/2013 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Man sues Colorado Springs over marijuana, and add another MMJ state

The United States has tried to control the use and sale of marijuana since about 1913. The first law was originally passed in El Paso, TX as racial prejudice against Mexican immigrants.

Like the laws against illegal immigrants, this law has been the biggest failure in the history of law enforcement. It is easy to go buy "grass" anytime in all parts of Colorado Springs, or Colorado, or anywhere in the United States. You can do it now. Colorado College and Palmer High School are both popular places to get the stuff. A major marijuana farm was discovered during the waldo canyon fire. It is everywhere. (Incidentally, you can also hire some illegal mexican immigrants any day of the week. It is also easy. Just pour some concrete. They will be there, and if you don't hire them, you won't get the concrete done.)

Over one hundred years of law enforcement on marijuana has failed. When we passed the Prohibition Laws, we created the environment that allowed the Mafia to flourish in the United States. The marijuana laws are now creating the Mexican Drug Cartel. It would be refreshing if our "stupid Political Leaders" would grow up, legalize this stuff, and get the hell out of the way.

We learned to legalize booze because there was no choice. There are now a number of legal businesses supplying the booze in the United States. (This includes Colorado's flourishing beer industry.) If our stupid leaders would wake up, we could have equally successful businesses who pay taxes for selling Marijuana. But, No! We would rather be stupid and send millions to Mexico. And spend millions more trying to arrest a tidal wave.

All political leaders and all law enforcement leaders need to admit reality.

Continuing to try to enforce laws against marijuana is just stupid.

PS. I am 67 years old and I don't use marijuana, I don't use booze, and I don't drink beer. But I know people are going to do all of that. Legalize it and make a profit.

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Posted by pokey on 08/23/2013 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Council to talk pot ban, possible state lawsuit in the offing and more

The fact that we have canabinoid receptors in our bodies proves that thc has been pertinent to the evolution and sustainability of human civilization for a loooong time. They have discovered, as well, that the catalyst for creating proteins from stem cells is caffeine. Cup of cocoa anyone?

Posted by Megan Sabrina Cumby on 07/26/2013 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Council to talk pot ban, possible state lawsuit in the offing and more

Golly, can we please stop making criminals out of citizens in the name of creating revenue?

Posted by Megan Sabrina Cumby on 07/26/2013 at 11:45 AM

Re: “State blasts MMJ oversight again, weed suggested for farmers markets, more

I'm not sure how it started, but it seems to be commonly understood to mean "medical marijuana." (I wish it meant "medical marijuana juana," though.)

Posted by Bryce E. Crawford on 07/23/2013 at 1:35 PM

Re: “State blasts MMJ oversight again, weed suggested for farmers markets, more

Just what exactly does MMJ stand for? Isn't marijuana one word? Or does it stand for medical marijuana juana? Is this like an ATM machine ? Automated teller machine machine? Who's the rocket scientist who thought this up ? Bugs me every time I see it.

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Posted by theotherdocholliday on 07/23/2013 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Dispensaries hit with IRS audits, mayors condemn federal intervention, more

Another example of the federal government using the IRS against the citizens of the United States. Do we need a new revolution? Obama, the Dems, the Repubs, all of them are out of control, and is way past time to rein the government in. They establish their own rule against us, the citizens. We elect them to serve us, not the other way around.
Will you allow them to make slaves of us all to their vulgar overreaches? Vote them out!

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Posted by WhiteRabbit on 06/29/2013 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council to decide marijuana question

If City Council chooses to ignore the will of the voters on this, they will face the wrath of the voters come election day, when we replace them with representatives who will actually represent us.

Posted by ThomasMc on 06/07/2013 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council to decide marijuana question

If the mayor and city council think we will give them a pass if they vote to ban recreational marijuana shops in Colorado Springs, they are mistaken.

It is this kind of prohibitionist thinking that we are all working so hard to combat right now.

Marijuana is not a public safety issue...Prohibition is!

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Posted by WhiteRabbit on 05/17/2013 at 12:31 PM

Re: “All you need to enjoy 4/20, and what's up with the feds?

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Posted by Muzzy Lu on 04/18/2013 at 2:21 AM

Re: “The cannabis-social-club craze continues, historic polls and more Ben Franklin, this one is for you. Thomas Jefferson, Abe, George, we salute you. Now let's visit City Council like it was 1776. KC… | For those about to rock | We Salute You!

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Posted by on 04/11/2013 at 9:44 AM

Re: “The cannabis-social-club craze continues, historic polls and more Just say "NO" to the 30% tax. Alcohol is taxed at 2.9%.

Some in marijuana industry unhappy with recommendations to regulate pot sales | | Colorado ;…

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Posted by on 04/11/2013 at 9:42 AM

Re: “The cannabis-social-club craze continues, historic polls and more :Marijuana smoking club courts candidates

Two sides that formerly had little in common are learning more about one another, as a recreational marijuana smoking club hosted an event for some City Council candidates Thursday.…

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Posted by on 04/11/2013 at 9:41 AM

Re: “The cannabis-social-club craze continues, historic polls and more Join us on April 20th, Saturday from 4:20 PM to Midnight - at Studio A64 Colorado's first licensed brick and mortar private Cannabis Club.…

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Posted by on 04/11/2013 at 9:40 AM

Re: “New laws and recommendations for local marijuana

MR K, thats true. The only time it happens nowadays, is if there is a Workers Comp claim. I know my Workers Comp, wont cover my employees if they test positive after a claim. Mine also requires a drug test as soon as the arrive at the hospital if the Emergency is that bad. I quess we will see.

Posted by Robert a m on 03/06/2013 at 4:58 PM

Re: “New laws and recommendations for local marijuana

Drug testing is slowly falling out of fashion, most likely because the tests are so easy to fool. Employers nowadays rely more and more on criminal background checks to weed out candidates.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/06/2013 at 3:09 PM

Re: “New laws and recommendations for local marijuana

As long as your job, or career path doesnt do drug testing.

Posted by Robert a m on 03/05/2013 at 9:26 PM

Re: “New laws and recommendations for local marijuana

Estimates show that marijuana is America’s number one cash crop. However, marijuana remains untaxed. This is a new source of income for our nation, an income we desperately need.

Over 500 of the nation’s top economic professors have shared their opinion in supporting the removal of prohibition and imposing the taxation and regulation of marijuana as a way to slow the federal deficit.

Marijuana prohibition is costing America upwards of $20 billion annually. The hemp industry would not only create jobs, it would free up court time and jail space for real criminals among many other benefits. The list could go on.

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Posted by Pat Shane on 02/28/2013 at 10:02 AM

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