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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: CannaBiz

Re: “MMJ moratorium, outdated DEA views, and more

When voters state-wide approved medical marijuana, a previous city council worked to ensure a fair panel would be established to guide the process and draft regulations that would be a good mix to ensure public safety and also not to impede the medical marijuana business anymore than necessary as the industry was forming up locally.

This council has put together a 'regulation review panel' with 13 members to draft new regulations to govern new facilities. Having failed to find a legal means to shut this industry down, the new panel - features 14 members: three who would be in support of medical marijuana and 10 totally opposed.

Initial appearances would indicate that this new panel was assembled to set the stage to regulate the legal business totally out of existence through excessive regulations that would make it almost impossible to be able to operate a business.

Not really giving a damn that local voters also approved the measure - this is an industry that does not agree with the views of many of the members on council and many of the local self-appointed leaders - so, screw the public, we will do what we want because we can.

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Posted by Staci6 on 11/28/2015 at 6:23 PM

Re: “MMJ moratorium, outdated DEA views, and more

Uh how much more in depth do you need. THERE WONT BE ANY MORE APPROVED FOR 6 MONTHS. That's the depth of it.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 11/28/2015 at 4:58 PM

Re: “MMJ moratorium, outdated DEA views, and more

Please go more in depth about the moratorium. I don't care about the other stuff you wrote

Posted by shgdkjjj on 11/28/2015 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Stark pulls out of A64, will help other states

Join the party. Tuesday-Saturday with new hours 10am-Midnight @ America's Original Cannabis Club: Your home for cannabis rights, politics, parties and more.

Posted by on 11/16/2015 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Stark pulls out of A64, will help other states

Keep fighting the good fight KC! I'll add, thats a great logo on your shirt ;)

Peace and love,

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Posted by Herb HealthSys on 11/05/2015 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Stark pulls out of A64, will help other states

KC For President! ;) good luck on your new adventures!

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Posted by Nataya Gantz on 11/04/2015 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Stark pulls out of A64, will help other states

After 990 days, I leave Studio A64 in the hands of my fellow patriots and partners, Capt. Abner "Voodoo" Marrero, Janine "J9" Lee Choung, the new managing partner, Ambur Rose.
I will depart for a national tour to work with legislators, activist, and fellow patriots to end cannabis prohibition across this great nation.

Studio A64 was founded by cannabis rights advocate, KC Stark, and singer songwriter, Greg Benson. Studio A64 opened its doors on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th, 2013 in the historical downtown district of Colorado Springs.

Studio A64 quickly became a hub for artists, musicians, comedians, poets, politicians and advocates to meet, practice their art, and petition their government for a more perfect union of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It was not easy.

Studio A64 faced over 79 years of reefer madness and local threats from those in power that didn’t see cannabis consumers as equal. “If we are separate - we are not equal, therefore, we must have a place where Americans can gather and enjoy cannabis.” KC Stark
Over the next few years, Studio A64 and its members faced two public hearings; "I’m not here to beg for your acceptance — I demand it," KC Stark told Council, adding later: "You cannot take away my right, period. You are overstepping your authority.”

Studio A64 went on to win the appeals with planning and zoning (7-2) and city council approval (5-3.)

"On April 22, 2014, the City Council heard and denied the City of Colorado Springs Administration's appeal," wrote Peter Wysocki, the head of Planning. "The Notice and Order [to cease and desist] has been overturned and Studio A64 is no longer required to comply with the stipulations set forth therein."

Together, we did the impossible! Winning against all odds in historical fashion Studio A64 become America’s 1st licensed and approved Cannabis Club!
On September 22, 2015, Colorado Springs’ City Council passed a moratorium on new cannabis clubs in Colorado Springs (7-2) and and therefore grandfathering Studio A64 into the history books once again.

Today, I salute you! Without you, this would be for not. You, me, and we the people that make this nation great. Thank you for joining us.

Welcome to the Benevolent Order of the Buffalo, Studio A64.

America’s Original Cannabis Club - Inhale Responsibly!

B.O.O.B. L.L.P.H.

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Posted by on 11/04/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Stark pulls out of A64, will help other states

thanks for the memories. it's been a long time in the making. soon, we shall end prohibition and set this nation on a new path of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Posted by on 11/04/2015 at 9:56 AM

Re: “City pot moratorium, and state sales tax figures

I was half-listening to this last night, I was under the impression they removed the portion concerning MMJ and strictly put a moratorium on cannabis consumption clubs?

Posted by Jalopie on 09/23/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Cannabis clubs get serious, questionable polling, limits on home-grown, and more

The County Commissioners are against marijuana and have no reason to be working against it. There appointments to the County Health Board are all anti marijuana. They seem to be silently working against the citizens vote.

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Posted by TruB on 09/05/2015 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Cannabis clubs get serious, questionable polling, limits on home-grown, and more

great article. thanks. the times are a'changing.

Posted by on 09/02/2015 at 1:28 PM

Re: “New cannabis bar opens, Guerrilla grow busted, PTSD sufferers sue, and more.

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Posted by William Torrington on 08/27/2015 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Credit union sues feds, new cannabis hotel opens and more

Next time we visit Manitou, we will probably try to get reservations..

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Posted by Leprechaun1962 on 08/09/2015 at 7:35 PM

Re: “A local Bong-a-thon, marijuana banking, and more

id go to the bong a thon sounds kinda fun.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/31/2015 at 1:55 AM

Re: “Springs Dreams, seeking investors, PTSD, and more

Crystal Tyler Smith...would love to give you info on both, mu hubby is also a ptsd and tbi disabled vet, we are both patients and he is badged and works in industry. Please find me on Facebook

Posted by Sondra Lee Plunk on 07/25/2015 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Springs Dreams, seeking investors, PTSD, and more

I am moving to Colorado in October. I am 100% disabled Combat Veteran with PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Im interested in Canabis treatment. How does it work. I may even be able to be an investor.

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Posted by Crystal Tyler Smith on 07/25/2015 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Springs Dreams, seeking investors, PTSD, and more


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Posted by Jeff Eastman on 07/22/2015 at 4:14 PM

Re: “City to take on cannabis clubs, and more

Dont mean to be negative nancy but the marijuana dispesing game legit wise is terribly expensive, license fees upon rules and regulations, taxes the list goes on and on. Laws are meant to be followed, wanna sell marijuana/hash? Get a license to sell marijuana like the other 900 or so licensed dispensaries in the state. Dont cut corners- get license- period. I will say A64 club is the one needle in the haystack. And should be the ideal model for clubs across the state. At least they follow the rules and have been since they opened, kudos to that!!

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Posted by Luke Bonow on 06/25/2015 at 11:47 PM

Re: “City to take on cannabis clubs, and more

thanks for the support, Luke. we appreciate all the work you and AOM have done. keep up the good work.

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Posted by on 06/25/2015 at 10:07 AM

Re: “City to take on cannabis clubs, and more

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

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Posted by Luke Bonow on 06/25/2015 at 9:28 AM

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