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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: CannaBiz

Re: “Colorado travel stats, cannabis in Vegas and more from Obama on pot

"First of all, [deciding] what is and isn't a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress," Funny, in a sensible world that would be job of scientists. Pot is not a narcon.

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Posted by John Browning on 02/10/2014 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Denver doesn't fear the smoker, weed mag debuts and more

MARIJUANA is for losers.

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Posted by Dale Baker on 01/01/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “The cannabis-social-club craze continues, historic polls and more

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$10 in advance. $20 at the door. This event will sell out.

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Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 12/30/2013 at 10:10 AM

Re: “The cannabis-social-club craze continues, historic polls and more

Speak Easy Vape Lounge - Upscale Cannabis Marijuana Club and Event Center
2508 East Bijou Street Colorado Springs CO 80909 (719)445-9083

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Posted by Jaymen Johnson on 12/28/2013 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Help with moving to Colorado for cannabis, MMJ patient still suing and more

I hope Medical-marijuana patient Bob Crouse gets $$$ from the city for what DA May put him thru with the bogus arrest and mistreatment of his MMJ plants. Maybe now the city will take us MMJ patients more seriously with how they treat us according to the COLORADO STATE LAW!

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Posted by gurudori on 12/04/2013 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Manitou Springs wants marijuana, and so does Every Vote Counts.

We voted on it November 5th...

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Posted by funguy on 11/21/2013 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Upcoming events, the counties want money and more

Too bad, so sad. The only effect these counties will have from the sales will be the portion they get for their schools and that's it. The rest is people sitting in their homes with the goodies they purchased in another county, not effecting the prohibitionists in their county. No retail, no spoils, you missed out. Think about it when you're repealing your moratoriums when Denver, Larimer and Boulder counties are making bank and able to finance municipal projects.

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Posted by Jeff Plitt on 11/03/2013 at 6:35 AM

Re: “Voters gathering sigs in the Springs, Denver passes regs and more

Here's the link to Every Vote Counts' Facebook site:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/EveryVoteCount…

They're about accountable government generally, not just as this relates to marijuana issues.

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Posted by US Represented on 09/25/2013 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Voters gathering sigs in the Springs, Denver passes regs and more

The voters legalized marijuana,not the politicians,,as long as you have anyone in a position of authority that still believes the government propaganda that marijuana is a dangerous drug you have a time bomb waiting to go off and cost untold funding trying to counteract,,see the regulations politicians are adding and the taxes that already has the retail price for legal marijuana more than the street price.
It is impossible to take a plant that grows anywhere for pennies a gram and expect to corner the market selling it for even $10 a gram,,people will grow it and sell it for a living as long as any market allows it.

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Posted by Norman Gooding on 09/25/2013 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Voters gathering sigs in the Springs, Denver passes regs and more

NO on Proposition AA is NOT an "anti-marijuana tax" effort. Taxes are acceptable when similar to Alcohol, however, Denver total taxes could be as much as over 50 per cent, which is UNREASONABLE!
PLEASE do the Voters a Favor and Get it Right, please!

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Posted by Timothy Tipton on 09/25/2013 at 7:32 AM

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.

http://wh.gov/lgS5C

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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

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