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Meg Sanders - You said "The thing that's most upsetting to me is that we're now seeing out-of-state big money hiring lobbyists at the last minute to sidestep the public and kill key parts of the recommendations behind [closed] doors."
You are clearly referring to vertical integration(VI).
You are also stating this backwards. The Governors task force voted on VI initially and defeated the idea 10-2. The only no votes were you, and Norton Albarvez(sp?)(who was sitting in Mike Elliot's position) - You own a MMJ business and Norton/Mike are a mmj industry business group known as MMIG(medical marijuana industry group). When the issue was brought up again, the vote changed enough for it to pass. Clearly, "behind closed doors" lobbying went on - and it was perpetrated by either you or Mike/Norton. How else could the vote against VI shifted so dramatically???
As I have stated repeatedly, I am against VI. It is not needed, and is nothing more than vested interests trying to protect/monopolize their interests. Coloradan's did not vote for that - why would they???
If you are going to continue to fight VI, I suggest you use another strategy than crying out that you want your investment protected by government regulations to keep others out. Because that is exactly what VI does.
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Very nice read on cannabinoids...
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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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.
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.
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.
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!
I'm excited to look through this edition
I have a friend that at one time used marijuana to treat night terrors. It cured the condition and she quit using marijuana.
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
Thank you so much for all the support!!!
Its interesed news. very thx!
Chaz I want you to know I love you & you are already one hell of a good man
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!
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!
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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