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Comment Archives: stories: Special Section: ReLeaf

Re: “Colorado Springs' biggest MMJ attorney says why he does it

The community appreciates all the work that Clifton Black has done for MMJ in Colorado Springs. His dedication is admirable and it is reassuring to know that there is someone so knowledgeable to go to with questions and concerns.

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Posted by Cathy Copps Hepler on 01/23/2013 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Winter 2012: Resources

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Posted by Ender Berett on 11/29/2012 at 5:57 PM

Re: “ReLeaf: Fall 2012

Bryce...look at the number of articles and comments and ads and reviews related to MMJ...as a percentage it is moving closer and closer to overwhelming and defining the paper. I enjoy the Indy and am pointing this out as an enthusiastic reader hoping for you all to succeed...but this heavy emphasis lets people discount the Indy rather than taking seriously what you trying to do.

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Posted by TejonTech on 09/28/2012 at 5:12 PM

Re: “ReLeaf: Fall 2012

TejonTech, if all you can take away from our paper is that it contains content regarding medical marijuana, then you lack cognition if not actual vision.

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Posted by Bryce E. Crawford on 09/28/2012 at 3:36 PM

Re: “ReLeaf: Fall 2012

If you look at the reviews, which used to be about local eateries but are now all about MMJ dispensaries...you get the drift of this paper. The Indy has become pretty much about smoking dope and little else.

Now it is my hunch that Ralph, Pam, John, and Rich are not big tokers, and they are trying to have a serious offering of news and commentary.

But having a special issue devoted to smoking dope is giving into all the homeless people picking their free bedding at the news stand and then posting responses to their night time reading from the library.

This town really needs an alternative to the Gasette...and this focus on dope is making the Indy not at all such an alternative.

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Posted by TejonTech on 09/28/2012 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Weeding out the truth

Jeff, Your analysis of Amendment 64 is not correct. What you are basing your analysis on is the clause in the Amendment where it states existing dispensaries will have the "competitive advantage" over new dispensaries IF, and this is a big if, a municipality chooses to limit the number of stores in its boundaries. That is the only time the "competitive advantage" clause is used in a laws such as this.

5 (b) IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE MOST SECURE, RELIABLE, AND ACCOUNTABLE SYSTEM FOR THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SUBSECTION, IN ANY COMPETITIVE APPLICATION PROCESS THE DEPARTMENT SHALL HAVE AS A PRIMARY CONSIDERATION WHETHER AN APPLICANT:
(I) HAS PRIOR EXPERIENCE PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 14 OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE IN THE LOCALITY IN WHICH THE APPLICANT SEEKS TO OPERATE A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT; AND
(II) HAS, DURING THE EXPERIENCE DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (I), COMPLIED CONSISTENTLY WITH SECTION 14 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE PROVISIONS OF THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE AND CONFORMING REGULATIONS.


Amendment 64 simply does not create any monopolistic structure, in fact, you can say it does the opposite through its other provision.

5(a) (II) A SCHEDULE OF APPLICATION, LICENSING AND RENEWAL FEES, PROVIDED, APPLICATION FEES SHALL NOT EXCEED FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, WITH THIS UPPER LIMIT ADJUSTED ANNUALLY FOR INFLATION, UNLESS THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINES A GREATER FEE IS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT ITS RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THIS SECTION, AND PROVIDED FURTHER, AN ENTITY THAT IS LICENSED UNDER THE COLORADO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CODE TO CULTIVATE OR SELL MARIJUANA OR TO MANUFACTURE MARIJUANA PRODUCTS AT THE TIME THIS SECTION TAKES EFFECT AND THAT CHOOSES TO APPLY FOR A SEPARATE MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY AN APPLICATION FEE GREATER THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO APPLY FOR A LICENSE TO OPERATE A MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION;

This clause sets a low enough licensing fee that a serious small time person can enter this market without paying exorbitant fees to regulating agencies.


VOTE YES ON 64!

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Posted by James Mc on 07/24/2012 at 11:49 AM

Re: “ReLeaf: Summer 2012

I'm excited to look through this edition

Posted by JusMeAngie on 07/20/2012 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Stress test

I have a friend that at one time used marijuana to treat night terrors. It cured the condition and she quit using marijuana.

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Posted by Kevin Hunt on 07/19/2012 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Weeding out the truth

Amendment 64 sets up a legally protected monopoly for the production of marijuana in Colorado. If passed in its present form, the only people that would be awarded licenses to produce marijuana are the current holders of MMJ production licenses. There is no time limit, they would simply be the only holders of the licenses to produce for recreational use. I support de-criminalization, but this would simply codify in law the right of a select group of people to have these very valuable licenses. In addition this exact clause, in my opinion will eventually make it possible to find this amendment un-constitutional under the Colorado constitution, which means that this effort would be found un-constitutional over financial greed and the merits of de-criminalization would not even be addressed

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Posted by Jeff Newton on 05/10/2012 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Weeding out the truth

Thank you so much for all the support!!!

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Posted by Dustin Rose on 05/05/2012 at 4:12 PM

Re: “ReLeaf: Spring 2012

Its interesed news. very thx!
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Posted by minula23 on 04/19/2012 at 6:35 AM

Re: “Let me in

Chaz I want you to know I love you & you are already one hell of a good man

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Posted by shan moore on 01/12/2012 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Let me in

We are all really proud of what you are doing Chaz. You have inspired a lot of us, and your story is changing minds on medical cannabis. If you don't make it back to an actual high school, don't fret. College is much more fun and rewarding. Find your passion and go for it!

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Posted by MileHiMMJPatient on 01/12/2012 at 9:23 AM

Re: “ReLeaf: Fall 2011

Out in Ca, the IRS has gone after a major dispensary for back taxes as they have disallowed the usual business write offs (rent, utilities, payroll etc) saying that you cannot have write offs for an "illegal" enterprise. Hope they stay away from here with their games!

Posted by haoleokole on 10/05/2011 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Fight for your right

Yet another case of upside-down priorities by the CSPD. While stating that they lack the resources to investigate burglaries, car-thefts, and vandalism, they somehow find the wherewithal to stage stings in bars and arrest MMJ patients.

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Posted by mascos on 10/03/2011 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Fight for your right

What Dan May is doing is abhorrent. We the people voted Yes to MMJ, not this gestapo mindset. There is even case law supporting Bob. What a waste of time and money. Where is the Mayor in all of this?

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Posted by MileHiMMJPatient on 10/03/2011 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Paranoia or precaution?

Nice to hear about the different view points.

Posted by MileHiMMJPatient on 09/29/2011 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Give a little more

Not so sure why a Medical Marijuana Patient's grower should have to do household chores. Leave it to the state to screw up something seemingly simple.

Posted by Are you kidding me ? on 07/14/2011 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Give a little more

You can thank the lobbyists from CMMR aka MMIG for the assault on caregivers. Josh Stanley even testified that caregivers should have the same regulations as MMCs. He also stated that he turned growers in, pre HB1284, to the police if they came in with meds. I have it on tape from the hearing.

I dropped my caregiver status because I will not submit to the regulatory scheme. Ask the MMCs how they like it. Death by 1000 cuts doesn't feel so good. I follow and encourage everyone to follow amendment 20 STRICTLY. It at least provides you a leg to stand on in the Colorado courts. Stay safe and smart out there.

Posted by MileHiMMJPatient on 07/14/2011 at 5:22 PM

Re: “ReLeaf: Summer 2011

Thanks, Bryce. Nice work.

AMCS is proud to be alive and well on the West Side. We've come so far in the last year and would like to thank the CS Indy and their staff for helping educate and inform the city and our elected officials.

We are having a super summer special to celebrate the NEW RELeaf.

RELeaf Specials: 7- Days Only

Blueberry & Agent Orange only $6.25 per gram - $99.96 1/2 OZ or $175 or 1 OZ

AK48 + Mango + Starburst Kush + Great White Shark only $25 per 1/8th or $7.14 per gram

All Dixie Elixirs + Keef Colas: 20% off

Free MediPhyzz with purchase of any 1/8th

Hash, Oils, Keef: 30%

Open 7 days a week. Walk-ins welcome. AMCS 2606 W. Colorado Ave 80904

www.medical-marijuana-center.com


Posted by amcs on 07/14/2011 at 4:00 PM

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