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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: CannaBiz

Re: “CannaBiz: MMJ for PTSD (sort of) denied

INVEST in the full legalization movement with stock symbol MJNA (Medical Marijuana Inc) -- With the most recent polls surging in Washington (37 and 23 point leads) and Colorado (11 point lead), ALL with majority support, there's no telling where this will go in November!

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Posted by Benjamin Rowland on 10/03/2012 at 12:32 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: A Q-and-A on 64

I'm flattered you copied most of our group name! Thanks!

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Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 10/01/2012 at 6:49 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: A Q-and-A on 64

Join a new group "Coloradans for Cannabis" https://www.facebook.com/groups/yeson64/

This group is for all Coloradans, not just the small minority who are in the Colorado medicinal cannabis system.

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Posted by Native Coloradan on 09/26/2012 at 8:58 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

The Colorado medical marijuana industry has generated more than $181 million in revenues since 2010 and last year employed 4,200 state-licensed workers.

The amount of money Denver collected from the cannabis industry in 2011 was nearly enough to cover the city’s Parks and Recreation Administration budget.

And MMJ businesses account for roughly 10% of all local sales tax in the tiny Colorado mountain town of Nederland.

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/16/2012 at 1:53 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

MMJ Reports: - The sale of medical marijuana created nearly $10 million in annual tax revenue last year for the 10 cities studied, including $5.2 million in local and $4.5 million in state taxes.

- Cannabis businesses in Denver recorded $82.2 million in sales last year, a 55% increase from 2010. As a result, the city collected $3 million in tax dollars from the industry, up from $1.9 million a year earlier.

-This year, the Denver cannabis industry has racked up $45.7 million in revenues through July and sales tax of $1.7 million – on pace to come in slightly lower than 2011 but still strong.

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/16/2012 at 1:53 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

MMJ Reports: - Denver was also home to roughly 400 dispensaries and infused product manufacturers as well as another 484 cultivation centers at the end of 2011. Those businesses paid more than $6.1 million in license and application fees.

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/16/2012 at 1:52 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

MMJ Reports: - Colorado Springs MMJ businesses reported $30.8 million in revenues, pumping $771,000 into the city’s coffers. That money was enough to cover the refurbishment of two fire engines and three aerial trucks – which proved critical this summer as the city battled a severe wildfire.

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/16/2012 at 1:52 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

MMJ Reports - Boulder ranked as the third-biggest MMJ city in the state, with the cannabis industry generating $22.3 million in revenues and $760,000 in local taxes last year.

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/16/2012 at 1:51 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

But, here's the issue that you seem to avoid:

"The medical marijuana issue is rife with Ninth and Tenth Amendment issues." says, Jeff Cox.
"The crux of the issue is not whether marijuana is good or bad."
"The issue is whether those decisions should be made by the residents of a state or by the federal government."

He continues, "As things stand, the FEDS have the law and Supreme Court decisions on their side."

Now, use some big words, click 'dislike', but the 9th and 10th amendment issues remain...so do the FEDS.

Long live A20!

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/15/2012 at 5:40 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

>>GoGreen, you are a coward?

Now that is real funny. In this business, every day we go to work, help a patient, open our doors, or plant a clone - we risk all our civil and commercial assets. Why don’t you join us? Afraid?

>>Liar?

Wow, you sound angry. Whatever happened to free speech? :)

Cowards run. I'm right here. Every day. And will defend A20.

Disagree? That's cool. But name calling? What is this, 2nd grade debate class? Elevate the debate - don't degenerate.

Sticks and stones, my friend. Peace be with you.

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/14/2012 at 2:40 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

>You are such a liar.

You still sound angry? Take a breath of free speech. It may help.

Name calling is silly and only weakens any point you may have.

>You are spamming the hell out of these boards.

It's called comments. It's free speech. Indeed, the more you comment - the more I will too. Let's play. :)

>The MMJ centers will be forced to lower their prices when the public option is open.

You call me a liar? : ) The price for marijuana in Colorado is the lowest in the nation. Since 2009 the price has dropped from $400-$500 an oz. to as low as $150 in 2012.

>Everyone wins with A64 except those profiting from the black market.

Black market? My friend, we are SO far from the black market.

A64 is a great idea in a perfect world. The world is far from perfect.

Be wary of what you wish for. A20 is a proven benefit to over 100,000 MMJ patients, hundreds of small businesses and thousand of local employees.

But hey, click 'dislike' it's your right.

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/14/2012 at 2:36 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

>>I nailed it about the MMJ businesses being asked to move. MMJ centers are not being shut down in CO (like you continue to scream about), they are being told to move away from schools.

Hm..? Did you? Really?

FEDS RAID: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/04/0…

FEDS RAID: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/11/lo…

FEDS RAID: http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/murrieta…

FEDS RAID: http://ssdp.org/news/blog/feds-raid-yet-an…

See a pattern here anyone? It's not lies, it's the FEDS.

In 2010, more than 200 MMJ companies were in Boulder, CO.

Today Boulder has just 26 dispensaries and 32 grow operations still operating in the city.

"A strict approach to background checks weeded out many of those initial applicants, forcing them to shutter or abandon plans to open. But closures continue in Boulder; as recently as March, there were 32 active wellness center licenses in the city. " by Denver Post

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/14/2012 at 2:34 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

GoGreen, you are a coward, and a liar. I nailed it about the MMJ businesses being asked to move. MMJ centers are not being shut down in CO (like you continue to scream about), they are being told to move away from schools. You are such a liar. You are lying to patients to defend profits and spread paranoia and irrational fear. You are spamming the hell out of these boards. Patients win with A64. The MMJ centers will be forced to lower their prices when the public option is open. Everyone wins with A64 except those profiting from the black market.
I seriously doubt many people are reading this exchange. When you post, then give yourself 5 ´up´ votes with different computers each time you visit, it looks silly.

Voting yes on A64 is the moral thing to do. A64 does NOT affect A20.

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Posted by Yes_on_A64 on 09/14/2012 at 1:47 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Pro-64 forces sue over blue book

"They have the power to shut it down because it's still against federal law," Lambert said in a phone interview about the DEA. "They can come in and shut us down anytime because we were within 1,000 feet of a school."

http://www.kentreporter.com/news/168944706

By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter

Protect Patients & A20 - Vote NO on A64

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/12/2012 at 9:38 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Pro-64 forces sue over blue book

A20 has produced a revolution in modern medicine. Local small businesses are now working together with scientist, doctors, patients and labs.

Could MMJ cure cancer? You decide.

Protect A20 - Vote NO on A64

Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS): Proof Marijuana CURES Cancer
Cannabis Science, Inc. CBIS Stock Message Board: Proof Marijuana CURES Cancer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gOYVJu__14

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/12/2012 at 9:37 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Pro-64 forces sue over blue book

"The medical marijuana issue is rife with Ninth and Tenth Amendment issues." says, Jeff Cox.

"The crux of the issue is not whether marijuana is good or bad."

"The issue is whether those decisions should be made by the residents of a state or by the federal government."

"As things stand, the FEDS have the law and Supreme Court decisions on their side."

A64 could be the match that lights the bonfire and end Colorado's experiment with marijuana rights. In federal courts, the FEDS win.

Be careful what you wish for. Got a match?

Protect Amendment 20 Caregivers and Patients - Vote NO on A64

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/12/2012 at 9:37 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

"They have the power to shut it down because it's still against federal law," Lambert said in a phone interview about the DEA. "They can come in and shut us down anytime because we were within 1,000 feet of a school."

http://www.kentreporter.com/news/168944706…

By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter

Protect Patients & A20 - Vote NO on A64

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/09/2012 at 2:51 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: A concert for 64

"They have the power to shut it down because it's still against federal law," Lambert said in a phone interview about the DEA. "They can come in and shut us down anytime because we were within 1,000 feet of a school."

http://www.kentreporter.com/news/168944706…

By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter

Protect Patients & A20 - Vote NO on A64

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/09/2012 at 2:50 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

Marijuana patient uses pounds of marijuana for ounces of cancer "cure"

KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

http://www.koaa.com/news/marijuana-patient…

A local leukemia patient who was acquitted earlier this summer of felony drug charges says wants his seized medical marijuana back. Police took over 50 marijuana plants and between five and six pounds of MMJ from Bob Crouse as evidence when he was ...

Protect Patients and A20 - Vote NO on A64

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/09/2012 at 2:47 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: A concert for 64

Marijuana patient uses pounds of marijuana for ounces of cancer "cure"

KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

http://www.koaa.com/news/marijuana-patient…

A local leukemia patient who was acquitted earlier this summer of felony drug charges says wants his seized medical marijuana back. Police took over 50 marijuana plants and between five and six pounds of MMJ from Bob Crouse as evidence when he was ...

Protect Patients and A20 - Vote NO on A64

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 09/09/2012 at 2:47 PM

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