Caviar, schmaviar. I do not like this type of meds. Its far to overpriced.
The CS Indy and Bryce Crawford do it again! Setting the standard with one of Colorado Springs' most helpful MMJ guide hits the streets (again!)
Well done (again) would not be the same without the support of Indy and the pen and ink of Bryce.
Keep up the good work!
parkview, i just have to say that this is why i believe that some people shouldnt even have the right to think let alone vote. not only have they found no negative physical side effects, but they found an overwhelming amount of evidence that it not only treats but cures cancer. so if you, for one minute think that marijuana is more harmful than alcohol, tobacco, or your genital warts, then you are ________(fill in the blank), and need to do some research before you come off as someone who is,,,, dumb. you are still hearing the things that government has lied about. you old people ruined a lot for us. many of your ideas and principles are still holding us back. if for any reason you think that im just an outraged teen that doesnt know what he is talking about, then think of this. in your days you thought slavery was fine, killing jews is a great way to cleanse the people, and marijuana is bad and causes many negative side effects. i think you need to spark a doobie and try to see if maybe your minds eye will finally open. one more thing, marijuana gets rid of diabetes, if you didnt know that yet and are still just getting treated, then maybe you should look to alternative medicine.
"It appears that when it comes to teen brain development, parents should be more worried about alcohol abuse than marijuana abuse. Two recent studies have been published showing that alcohol -- a legal substance (though not legal for teens in the U.S.) -- is considered more dangerous than marijuana, which is illegal in many countries. "
"Alcohol is considerably more intoxicating than marijuana. Moreover, one attribute of alcohol is to make the user less aware of impairment while marijuana actually produces an exaggerated sense of impairment, thus promoting caution as opposed to the reckless actions common with alcohol inebriation. "
"The person high on marijuana is not readily distinguishable from one who is not high."
- Dr. Andrew Weil, in The Natural Mind'
Alcohol is a disaster on the highway while marijuana use seems to pose a minimal threat to public safety unless it is combined in large doses with alcohol. "
YES. YES YES YES. Freedom for everyone to smoke pot. It's rated a rather harmless drug. Please educate yourself and read the studies. We have way too many people dying regularly from LEGAL prescription pills that are made in a government lab, alcoholism AND hard drugs like meth. I DO NOT THINK METH SHOULD BE LEGALIZED. Why must you think that because someone thinks marijuana should be legal that ALL drugs should be legal?! ALL DRUGS ARE NOT THE SAME. Stop stereotyping and jumping to inane conclusions. Find a meth addict and a marijuana user and compare them. Is the marijuana user suffering the way a meth addict is? Don't be an idiot and please don't pose such ridiculous questions.
Just because something is illegal doesn't mean it SHOULD be. parkview1649, please venture outside that box you live in and start questioning this government whose job it is to make you believe that every law it creates is to make you safe. The US government has made many mistakes. criminalizing marijuana was one of them. You've grown up with the consistent right to drink alcohol despite it's drawbacks so you've never questioned its legality or morality. Is this correct? (Or am I wrong and you'd prefer a prohibition part II?) But as long as you've been alive and a resident of this country, marijuana has always been illegal so you've never questioned its illegality. You tend to take things at face value, behave, and believe what you're told, right? Our parents weren't always right and neither is our government. Not this time.
Marijuana is a whole new in-demand product the government will be able to tax, we'll finally release everyone serving time for something as minor as marijuana possession and we'll put a huge dent in the drug cartels that run large portions of this country. Because, unless your IQ is extraordinarily low, we all know that when something is made illegal it will continue to linger ...but only in the hands of dangerous criminals.
Freedom IS precious. And no, we are not free to do anything we want. When what we're doing is infringing on the rights of those around us, that's where our freedoms end. But how is me smoking marijuana inflicting on YOUR rights?
Freedom? Freedom for everyone to smoke pot? That is not what this is about. We're talking medical marijuana ONLY here. Big difference. We've already decided your issue in 2006, Bex, when the state voted overwhelmingly NOT to legalize marijuana. And I'd like to see your hard copy statistics backing up your statement that alcohol causes more "damage and problems" than marijuana. The reality is that alcohol is legal. Marijuana is not.
Let me ask you this. Should we have the "freedom" to have meth lab dispensaries in our city too? Or how about a chain of "Crack City" stores at our local strip mall? Or how about the "freedom" to carry a loaded pistol on an airplane? Freedom is precious and comes with a price. We are not free to do anything we want, and this issue is just one example of that fact.
The MMJ industry's motivation (business or 'helping people') is a moot point.
Smoking marijuana should be freedom all Americans enjoy,
After all, isn't that what this country is about? Freedom?
I can't seem to wrap my head around people that vote no on freedom and additional rights.
Did you also agree with prohibition, parkview1649? Alcohol has been shown to cause more damage and problems than marijuana has.
So what's the actual problem? How will dispensaries "ruin our city" ?
Please elaborate. I'm curious.
oink: You're kidding, right? My pharmacist cares about me too and wants to help me feel better. What's your point?
did you ever think that they offer all those things as part of helping people... perhaps they actually care about their customers and it isn't ALL about making money; like the rest of the pharmaceutical industry...
umm... parkview1649... yes of the truth, but just you wait... this is money they work HARD to make is for our city and all us citizens ...
Get your pills pre-crushed and ready to snort on Tuesdays and a free shot of Yeager to chase em down http://420.co
It's obvious that you at the Independent have a real agenda here and we all know what it is. One need look no further than your voluminous section of marijuana dispensary ads. Big bucks for the Indy. Big agenda too. Who are you kidding? This dispensary thing IS a business, and nothing else. Forget about "helping the poor MMJ patients!" Dispensaries are businesses, folks. Businesses that are (at least so far) illegal. To support my statements, here are a few clips from this week's Indy dispensary ads:
Happy Hour 4-7:00 p.m.
First 100 caregiver patients' packages get a FREE 1/4 and a FREE pipe!
Free joint Saturdays for the first 100 patients.
We are the House of Hash
Free limo shuttle!
Home of the $10 gram
Free spliff Saturdays!
Free pre-rolled for new patients
1 free joint with first purchase of 1/8
Free joints on Mondays and Tuesdays with $45 purchase
I don't know about you, but when I go to my local pharmacy to pick up my prescriptions, nobody offers me an extra 10% off my pills or a free limo shuttle to the pharmacy on my next visit. Nobody offers me a free bottle of meds with the purchase of 30 pills or some of my diabetes supplies free on Tuesdays or even a free plastic pill case for the multiple medications I take. And I've never, ever seen my pharmacist post a sign at the counter touting a "Happy Hour" either. Get real, folks! This isn't about "helping people." It's about making money. That's it. Personally, I do not want these illegal businesses ruining our city. I will be voting to get rid of dispensaries even though I know the Indy wants to keep them if for nothing more than the advertising money it generates for the paper.
The FEDS are proceeding as if they are not at all bound by the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which is clear that issues not enumerated by the U.S. Constitution -- for instance, health and medical issues, like medicinal cannabis -- are left for each state to decide. The 10th Amendment is a key foundation of Federal Supremacy, but many Colorado Judges are blindly proceeding, as if the 10th Amendment doesn’t exist.
The current Federal prosecution of caregiver Chris Bartkowicz is a perfect example of the FED's contempt and disregard for states' rights and disregard for their own Bill of Rights, namely the 10th Amend. And to deny Bartkowicz the right to present the whole truth and nothing but the truth -- that is, he was growing for medicinal purposes and for patients -- is tyrannical Kangaroo B.S.
At least some of our elected officials, like Boulder's D.A. Stan Garnett, who is running for Colorado's Attorney General, respects Colorado's Medical Marijuana Law (Amendment 20 of Colorado's Constitution), and he is consistent in his support of states' rights.
Dr. Bob Melamede is my hero. His research into the endocannabinoid syetem will change medicine as we know it.
Mountain High medical is on 4325 North Nevada Ave, 80907 and their number is 719-344-5698. We have top shelf herb!
sotiredofit, perjury and blatant, racist lies are a part of the public record. Google Harry Anslinger. Since people of color, especially blacks are exponentially more likely to become incarcerated for cannabis, the new slavery continues unabated.
How is it lawful to arrest anyone on the basis of a false claim?
Federal law states: "Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance, §812(c), based on its high potential for abuse, no accepted medical use, and no accepted safety for use in medically supervised treatment, §812(b)(1). This classification renders the manufacture, distribution, or possession of marijuana a criminal offense. §§841(a)(1), 844(a). Pp. 6—11."
Millions have been arrested since DHHS applied for 2003 US Patent No. 6630507 in 1999, despite the title* of that federal document . . .
Wait, what's DHHS? At the top of this page:
supersoberme.com has a direct link to the feedback page of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the federal agency that was issued 2003 US Patent No. 6630507, "Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants", linked here:
* source: http://tinyurl.com/classactionlawsuit
Don't just blog. Free Marc Emery:
You've left out Teller County -- there is a wellness center in Divide called Mountain Medicals and it is at 11505 U.S. Hwy 24 West between United Country and Western gas station.
Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are available.
While agree with most of your argument, I have trouble swallowing the whole, "Drug prohibition was started as a policy of racism and it perpetuates racism to this very day." But I will concede that racism is still very rampant in pockets of the USA and the proportion of black and hispanic peoples to white peoples in prison is unjust. However, the prohibition of drugs and in particular marijuana was all about the money. Hempseed oil IS the answer to our major oil crisis we currently have and have had for 35+ years. Right about the time when marijuana was criminalized a little known interest known as big oil was trying to push their new nylon rope to consumers, but noone wanted it, hemp cordage was cheaper, stronger, salt resistant, and more durable then nylon rope. After a few years of brainwashing the public, marijuana is illegal and all of big oil's competition wiped out. No the government doesn't own you sheeple big oil does. When are we gonna f@cking revolt already? I mean it's gonna be raining oil on me in Florida soon, what hints do we f@cking need?
It's Prohibition that causes massive crime and suffering, causes government/police corruption, causes America to have the highest prison population of any country in the history of the planet, causes Americans to lose all their rights and all their true values, causes the waste of trillions in taxpayer dollars, causes wars, causes violence and death in other countries, causes America to be hated by other countries, funds criminals, funds terrorists, causes the people who use drugs to be instant criminals who have to spend 100x the money for an inferior, adulterated, impure, unmeasured and thus unsafe product. Drug prohibition was started as a policy of racism and it perpetuates racism to this very day.
Wake up guys! The prisons are bursting! The police are corrupt! Most of you are not even safe in your own homes anymore and the whole country is on the verge of a total financial collapse!
Here's another located in Divide, CO in Teller County
11505 U.S. Hwy 24 West
Divide, CO 80814
Phone: (719) 357-9893
Located in the Divide Business Center, between United Country Realtor Office and Western Gas station.
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11a.m. to 7 p.m.
At Mountain Medicals we're committed to having relationships with our patents! We carry only the highest quality, Colorado grown, organic medical marijuana products and we're affiliated with the local health care providers and support services so you are the decision maker in your health care!
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