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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: CannaBiz

Re: “CannaBiz: Bookkeeper to the MMJ industry

speaking of bookkeeping, one of our own is under an aggressive charge that could set a local and State precedent.

as reported in the media, Ali with Rocky Mountain Miracles is facing intense charges of cultivation and distribution. She is a center owner and her rights (our rights) are going to be in Court on Sept. 19th.

Ali could have taken a plea. She did not. She is fighting for her rights. Our rights. If she wins. All patients, centers, and caregivers wins. If she does not...?

Please join us in donating or simply supporting Ali today.

You can donate today @

Protect MMJ from Dan May | Protect Amendment 20 | Protect Patients

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Posted by on 08/23/2012 at 1:37 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Fighting for Truth in Trials

well played, Cali - respect to your Rep. Sam Farr! I wonder if he plays chess?

smart move. let's see if it gets more traction. a 2nd Obama presidency may allow for more room for the industry to grow.

this is the way to methodically and wisely bring acceptance of MMJ to the masses. if passed, it would add an entirely different element to federal cases (and all those growers, caregivers, patients, and centers that find themselves therein.)

words matter. i like the word 'medical.'

Protect Amendment 20, patients, caregivers, growers, centers - support the Truth in Trials Act - Vote NO on A64.

Posted by on 08/23/2012 at 1:07 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Court decisions make huge waves

defend Amendment 20, Colorado has the nation's most revolutionary '
medical marijuana' entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, and citizens; however, the court ruling sets a precedent that could become the executioners axe if Amendment 64 passes and the FEDS react (as they usually do and are doing.)

a battle to reform America’s history with ‘marijuana’ is coming to a head.

if A64 passes, could it force the Supreme Court to finally ‘be the bear’ and enforce federal laws in Colorado?

this battle must be waged not on the time tables of lobbyist. But as a well-played game of chess. It is often those who attack first on the board that are the first to fall in the end.

Protect A20, caregivers, patients and centers. Vote NO on A64.

FYI: I hope I’m wrong. I support MMJ. But often, timing is everything. Beware the ‘bear.’

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Posted by on 08/23/2012 at 12:59 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

beware what you wish for...i support medical marijuana, but...

if anyone is paying attention one would find that A64 has the potential to provide a legislative victory (yea) - and a catastrophic failure for the Colorado MMJ industry, caregivers, patients and Amendment 20 (bummer.)

recent rulings by State and Federal courts have shown again and again that federal laws trump State when pressed in courts.

until now, the feds have been busy in Cali destroying what earlier lobbyist, lawyers, and city councils failed to do.

A64 is designed to create a retail market for 'marijuana' not 'medical' - but at what cost?

when interviewed the head of the MMED, was asked, "what about the FEDS?" the response... "we don't poke the bear."

A64 may pass, but it may be a short lived high followed by a federal crackdown that could easily destroy Amendment 20, patient's access, caregiver rights and centers.

i support decriminalization, however, i would suggest that if you want to protect Amendment 20, you may want to vote 'no' on A64.

recent court ruling suggest that if Amendment 20 get to the Supreme Court, it may not stand a chance:…

with 1 letter and a stamp, the FEDS and Colorado's on DA have been able to shut down almost 1,000 small-businesses since Jan. 2012.

protect Amendment 20. protect caregivers. protect patients. VOTE NO on A64.

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Posted by on 08/23/2012 at 12:47 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Impacts of an Amendment 64 win

Ah yes, millions and millions. Just enough to dazzle the eyes and mind. I see no mention of the 44 cent solution? Or would that be a buzz kill?

Amendment 64 is a fine idea; however, it may actually be the beginning of the end of medical marijuana and the liberties the MMJ industry, caregivers, and growers have fought so hard to protect for over a decade.

Don't believe me? Look at what has happened in California? 800 centers are facing closure. Look at Colorado. Over 60 centers forced to close in the last 90 days.

A64 may pass, and Colorado may be the 1st to create retail recreational model for marijuana. Then what?

After the smoke clears, and the joints are out - the feds will come. Why? because they can. And all it will cost is a 44 cent stamp addressed to our landlords, our MMC's, our OPCs.

I support decriminalization; however, using Colorado as a testing ground for lobbyist and outside groups to further their own agenda troubles me.

If A64 passes, center owners, growers, opc's - watch your mailbox. The feds will come. I hope I'm wrong. But history has shown otherwise.

Protect Amendment 20, patients' rights, caregviers and centers - VOTE NO on A64.

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Posted by on 08/23/2012 at 12:42 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: MMJ vs. Dan May

Colorado District Attorneys and Sheriffs running for office THIS YEAR had better change their political strategy: voters aren't impressed anymore with your long list of prosecutions and busts that costs the taxpayers big money to the detriment of our public health, our schools and our roads; much less sheriffs spending stretched county budgets on new and improved toys, or DAs giving bumps for "convictions" to their legal staff. Enough damage to Colorado families (mostly black & brown people) for felony convictions for the possession of cannabis. Enough revenue spending on enforcement of the possession of cannabis, whose threat to the community is trivial compared to the costs of enforcement! Michelle LaMay, Proponent #1

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Posted by Michelle LaMay on 07/17/2012 at 7:35 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: MMJ vs. Dan May

dan may go away. you are not needed here in el paso county or colorado.

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Posted by shan moore on 07/11/2012 at 1:33 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: MMJ vs. Dan May

The money wasted in these trials is astronomical ! With the monetary difficulties faced by the state, forcing layoffs, cutting school budgets, raising college tuition, etc etc, you would think that the DA's office might reel in expenses a bit.

Spending our hard earned tax dollars trying to convict patients and caregivers that are in compliance of the law is a waste of our precious and dwindling resources. I am sorry that you personally can not accept the will of the CO voters Mr. May, but it's high time that you got over it!

Medical Marijuana is a constitutional right of the citizens of Colorado, accept it, endorse it, and move on to prosecuting actual criminals! There are plenty of them these days it seems. Spending our precious resources to support your personal agenda is wrong and will only serve to send you directly to the unemployment line.

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Posted by Are you kidding me ? on 07/11/2012 at 9:05 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: MMJ vs. Dan May

Dan May is wasting your money. The MILLIONS he has wasted losing MMJ trials could have been put to use outfitting firefighters for the Waldo Canyon fire.

Dan May, why don't you focus on REAL CRIME?

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Posted by MileHiMMJPatient on 07/11/2012 at 8:30 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Crouse goes free

$ 5,400 is the value the fed puts one each plant when they try to charge you with distribution!

That is the value per plant to be charged for from for loss.

Contact Chris Conrad in California for documentation on this fact.
Go get them Bob.

Happy 4th from the staff @
The Healing Center Medical Clinic Alaska

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Posted by Mike Smith on 07/04/2012 at 9:10 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Crouse goes free

Between the Crouse and Kappelmann cases and several other cases that weren't mentioned, the DA's office in combination with local police have spent $500,000 to $1,000,000 in "investigation" and prosecution attempts against compliant Medical Marijuana patients and caregivers!

How many teachers would that employ?
How many street lights could have been turned back on?
How many parks could have been watered?
How many potholes could have been fixed?
How many more officers could we put on patrol?
We could have paid for 4th of July in Memorial park many times over... and for what?


Seriously, how far are they willing to go in order protect society from a plant that patients are legally using to treat cancer, HIV, MS, and many other conditions. There has never been even a hint of any of this Medical Marijuana in the black market. But the DA doesn't like it so we waste time and precious funds.

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Posted by Are you kidding me ? on 07/04/2012 at 8:28 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Amendment 64 gaining steam

Holder will wind up resigning, and we'll be putting the massive pressure to put a pro-pot AG in.

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Posted by David Tesler on 06/30/2012 at 5:35 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: The word on Cannabis Therapeutics

Fight them with everything you have. When they lose enough of these cases and it is shown how many millions of dollars Dan May is wasting perhaps they will wise up. I estimate that police and DA's office spent a minimum of $250,000 on Kappelmann and the Beacon street raids. Not to mention the 6 days of court time used. Shocked that people don't realize the wasteful government spending going on here.

What did the tax payers get in return ? All of the growers are still growing, and the ones that took pleas get a 1 or 2 year deferreds. So, in the end, it's just the DA keeping the system in a job.

Honestly, I think that they have more pressing issues than harassing legit growers.

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Posted by Are you kidding me ? on 06/20/2012 at 10:54 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: The word on Cannabis Therapeutics

Okay, that's it. I've had enough. This Big Brother B.S. has got to stop! This herb has always been around and always will be. I don't smoke it but I'm damned sure going to vote to legalize. Now, who's with me?

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Posted by longtooth on 06/20/2012 at 9:33 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Amendment 64 gaining steam

Rabbit: I'm with you on legalization. However, if this is the biggest issue for you, I wonder about you, dude.
In a perfect world, the government would be 1/10 th its current size and clear headed Libertarians would govern. Unfortunately, we will never see it.

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Posted by smartestman on 06/16/2012 at 1:45 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Amendment 64 gaining steam

If this is how the Republican party is going to continue to treat us as American citizens, and a free nation, I think it may be time to change my vote, and my party affiliation.

Legalize marijuana for growing, selling, and consumption by adults now!

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Posted by WhiteRabbit on 06/16/2012 at 10:19 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Amendment 64 gaining steam

If Obama sends Attorney General Holder to Colodaro to oppose Amendment 64, he's really risking losing the swing state in the 2012 election.…

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Posted by Real Weedist on 06/13/2012 at 10:41 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Another try for PTSD

PTSD treatment for Veterans found ineffective.

Eli Lilly made $65 billion on the Zyprexa franchise.Lilly was fined $1.4 billion for Zyprexa fraud!
The atypical antipsychotics (Zyprexa,Risperdal,Seroquel) are like a 'synthetic' Thorazine,only they cost ten times more than the old fashioned typical antipsychotics.
These newer generation drugs still pack their list of side effects like diabetes for the user.All these drugs work as so called 'major tranquilizers'.This can be a contradiction with PTSD suffers as we are hyper vigilant and feel uncomfortable with a drug that puts you to sleep and makes you sluggish.
That's why drugs like Zyprexa don't work for PTSD survivors like myself.
-Daniel Haszard FMI

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Posted by Daniel Haszard on 06/05/2012 at 8:25 AM

Re: “CannaBiz: Altitude Organic's new spot

The laws regarding cannabis were born on the wings of lies and pampered by propaganda such that now the tightly held belief systems are going to have to reckon with the desire of all humanity to live with dignity, free from the oppressive tyranny that ignorance and bigotry have spawned.

These laws subject our citizens to not only danger, but degradation. These barbarous acts have outraged my conscience and the conscience of many of my fellow citizens. I vow to NOT live in fear of the oppressive tyranny but to confront it at it's source. I will enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear.

Sincerely, Dan Richeson…

Posted by Dan Richeson on 05/31/2012 at 1:18 PM

Re: “CannaBiz: Altitude Organic's new spot

Thankyou for the article. This place rocks

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Posted by Luke Bonow on 05/17/2012 at 6:32 PM

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