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Re: “Prominent local activist retires, and governor budgets $30.5 million marijuana refund

THANK YOU! Audrey Hatfield for all of your selfless work on helping those in need. No one has provided more direct help to sick people in this state. Time to focus on your health. We love YOU!

Oh and look, now we can laugh as the state returns 30 million over-collected in pot taxes while the schools get 1 million of the 40 million the 64 SCAMpaign promised voters.....

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Posted by Article 18 section 14 on 11/19/2014 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Prominent local activist retires, and governor budgets $30.5 million marijuana refund

Bottom line ~~Thank You Audrey! & Just take care of you!!

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Posted by Deborah Ledbetter on 11/19/2014 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Prominent local activist retires, and governor budgets $30.5 million marijuana refund

Nice of them to give me back .000001% of MY money that they FORCIBLY take from ME.

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Posted by TheStupidPatrol on 11/15/2014 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Prominent local activist retires, and governor budgets $30.5 million marijuana refund

Well considering a large contingent of El Paso County tea bag republicans have opposed recreational marijuana and have managed to ban it everywhere except Manitou Springs - a decision they are still trying to overturn in the name of the "children" and keeping our Federal welfare programs - oh, excuse me I mean military installations. It seems it would be more than a bit foolish to turn around and give these individuals a refund. Good grief people are we as a State insane or just stupid? Doug Bruce must be grinning from ear to ear.

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Posted by rms on 11/14/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Prominent local activist retires, and governor budgets $30.5 million marijuana refund

freaking teabaggers want the $2 refund, don't let the government fix the roads or better protect you family or home... freaking teabaggers are so greedy... enjoy your $2...fools.

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Posted by happyfew on 11/14/2014 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Prominent local activist retires, and governor budgets $30.5 million marijuana refund

REFUND! TABOR ensures the government doesn't just spend money it has collected and not budgeted. Give it!

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Posted by TruB on 11/13/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Colorado wants to ban most marijuana edibles, restrict caregivers and more.

I do not use or grow, I was not polled. We voted and they are taking all away whenever national voices start being raised. Time to vote some in that really listen when we vote.

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Posted by Terri Gariner on 10/24/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Colorado wants to ban most marijuana edibles, restrict caregivers and more.

The banning of medibles is a witch hunt started by SMART. Colorado has had medibles since the inception of Amendment 20 in 2000. They have been on the shelves of medical cannabis dispensaries since 2009. Now that the green genie is out of the bottle for all aka recreational cannabis the back door attempts to hinder Amendment 64 are laughable. Do the math on where and when and you'll see your unfounded witch hunt. 14 years medibles have been available. Duh!
Peace, Pot, Politics,
Wayward Bill Chengelis
Chairman, US Marijuana Party

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Posted by WaywardBill on 10/23/2014 at 8:51 AM
Posted by Pueblo Potter on 10/03/2014 at 11:46 PM

Re: “State considers new marijuana rules, and Realm of Caring looks to expand

Its shameful the way DEA responds to this issue, when in fact, due to the 2004 ruling from the 9th circuit ct of appeals, the DEA has no regulatory power over the Cannabinoids contained within the hemp plant, including the small amounts of THC, therefor, plants designated as "hemp" such as CW are 100% legal to make hemp finishing products from, you just cannot call it "medicine".

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Posted by Steve Jones on 10/01/2014 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Marijuana community mourns teen, Council delays action and more

Regulated OPC holding growers might find space at http://www.healersfarm.com

Posted by Pueblo Potter on 09/21/2014 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Marijuana community mourns teen, Council delays action and more

Not sure what this lab rat campaign is all about. Are they saying that smoking pot is something new? And that young people are somehow lab rats for testing marijuana? If anyone is a lab rat it is we who have been smoking pot since the 1960's. With no ill effects. I'd say the testing is conclusive and complete. No one is being a "lab rat".

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Posted by oldguyinWP on 08/31/2014 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Home for kids moving for Colorado MMJ closes, Cannabis Council to meet and more

It is Truly Ashamed, That the 'New' Retooled Southern Colorado group can't find a Sympathetic Politician, who is closer than Longmont! Maybe this group should just GO AWAY?

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Posted by Timothy Tipton on 08/21/2014 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Local pot pioneer wants out, Springs cannabis comic fest debuts and more

Michael Lee wanting to leave( again) Its very hard to run a shop when you run all your customers off. As for being raided by the dea ( LIE ) I was there the dea came to the shop because he filed for a class 1 dea lic. for his lab and as the 9 agents said when they showed up they were not there to bust anyone they were there because they wanted to know who would be stupid enough to apply for a class 1 dea lic. as a medical marijuana shop owner. When you write about Michael Lee you should fact check what he says.

Posted by EgoVir Est on 08/17/2014 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Studio A64 doubles in space, marijuana comes to Manitou and more

"Ebible meet ups" are every 3rd Sat. Cooking class is offered as well.

Posted by GoGreenCross.com on 08/07/2014 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Studio A64 doubles in space, marijuana comes to Manitou and more

What is the word on these Edibles meet ups. I would love to attend.

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Posted by Eric Henderson on 07/31/2014 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Studio A64 doubles in space, marijuana comes to Manitou and more

Studio A64 is a treasure in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. It has much more room to accommodate many more buffaloes. The Benevolent Order Of Buffaloes offers patrons a unique opportunity to come together as a community and work to better society. We work with legislators to speak for the voice of the people. Let freedom ring!

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Posted by Ingrid Henderson on 07/30/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Local pot pioneer wants out, Springs cannabis comic fest debuts and more

OOPS, Before we started Cannabis Therapeutics, it was, from the HEART, about patient care. WE gathered Colorado's BEST doctors, Lawyers, Caregivers, and Patients for Development of a Compassionate Care based reasonable access offering to patients.

What we have seen in years subsequent is: Perversion, Pollution, Distortion, Over-Regulation, and Greed Driven solutions, none of which Benefit REAL patients or their cause~~ alternatives for non-synthetic prescription narcotic drugs!!

Although, I walked away from Michael Lee's operation numerous years ago, I Totally Agree with him that monetary interests in the 'Wild West' of politics, have been allowed to FEED long a d HARD in the 'lil piggie' troughs of GREED, so sad, really.

Here is Just a Glimpse at the MADNESS, currently a part of the Rocky Mountain Cannabis Landscape:

A New Day Today, But NO Response from DPA? Oh, ART WAY did change the identity of his posting to Anonymous, SO MANY, that IS his response. His original posting tone, sounded like he WAS speaking as head of the organization.......apparently NOT!

Drug Policy Alliance Blog 'HEATS UP'!
http://www.drugpolicy.org/blog/lessons-lea…

My Comment:
While I thank you for the opportunity to Dialogue, Art Way, I am from the reality of the fact that you have literally had Zero Interest in engaging with patient-based interests, for numerous years. Nope, Sensible Colorado doesn't count, as, first off, they are NOT about patient's interests and issues at all, having proved that in recent years, but, historically, lending a deaf ear to those individual patients in legal trouble with comments like, "your case doesn't really fit the scope of our practice", or other such nonsense, as numerous NORML Lawyers have been known to do in the past.
So, here you are, separating Industry issues from patient issues, all the While feeding your own organizations money troth with New Cannabis Industry Monies, all the while, refusing to allow patients the opportunity to be able to afford hundreds of dollars of 'reduced rate' options to attend your conferences, AND Have their interests and voices heard.

So, line 'em up, Sensible Sucks, Norml Sucks, NCIA Sucks, ASA SUCKS, as shown by the "Coloradans for Safe Access" caregiver steering fiasco that pulled them OUT of the Rocky Mountain State Completely, and others. Oops, Sensible did help One highly publicized politically charged patient case or two, one patient 'helped' compared to how many hundred thousand patients now. Right, fund raising IS important! It can help Fund a new East Coast Cannabis Law Practice, after all, aye? Another proud association you've maintained over how many years?

You've listened to Them ALL, Art Way, except you have NEVER listened to the whole host of Important Patient Issues, but, it is now time to MAN UP?

I have about the same, or similar, level of the lack of RESPECT I have for Soros 'Bought & Paid For' Intern Womanizer Rob Kampia of the Other Dastardly Organization, MPP Marijuana Policy Project. Since the numerous lawsuits for inappropriate sexual office activities, Kampia was RUN out of Washington, D.C., Only to Come Here to a new Denver lifestyle of respect for women and the Importance of a new industry development to Glob on to, you think? Come on, Art Way, how often do you two get together for a real patient-centric dialogue? NOT.

Instead, let me tell you from the outside, it IS ALL about the MONEY! Have you asked, EVER, of your constituents, legislative contacts, and Lobbyists, alike, to dialogue about the continual perpetuation of Five Plus Felonies on the books in Colorado still, involving marijuana that Robert Chase speaks so tirelessly about? DRUG POLICY, nawh. Cricket chirping, or, might you come back with the Old Tired Line about 'Baby Steps' that was overused by Tvert and Company for years, as you stood in the Background for support?

REALITY TIME, since this is getting old, the NEW news is, Let me spell it M-O-N-S-A-N-T-O influences. What say you about the current industry state of affairs with your friends at River Rock Wellness? And, let's digress to the idea of 'Shake' cannabis with No Buds in Connecticut, for, what nurse Eileen calls "pharmaceutical standards" to insure batch consistence, huh?

Do "I" NEED to Challenge you to a Large Public Forum DEBATE, so we can see just how distorted by GREED and MONEY INFLUENCES your DPA philosophies have gone?
Surely, you can't be against a dialogue of Transparency to identify exactly where DPA is at with these concerns~~ GMO MARIJUANA, etc.

We can Do it at a venue some night like Quixotes, so people can come out for Charity. Not like Denver Relief's non-existent Light Bulb donation to Boulder Flood Victim kind of 'Charity', but split up amongst legitimate non-profits like the Phoenix Tears Foundation, to help Kill Cancer with Cannabis, ok? What have you got to lose at this juncture, caught in bed with the Corporate Slugs, or can YOU Rise Above, in a Legitimate DRUG POLICY DEBATE! Industry, Government, and Science VS. individual Patient Interests, Alternative Naturopathic Therapies, and Home-Based Medicine.

Ground up Shake or Pharmaceutical Standards, YOU Decide?

https://m.facebook.com/GroundCloud/posts/6…
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Something Disturbing to me about that Headline in Last Night's WESTWORD Post!

"Cannabis leaders of the future: Murphy Murri" --
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2014/…

NEVER HEARD of HER!
Especially weird Since I have a Long Well Known Statewide History with Medical Cannabis, second facility in the State Cannabis Therapeutics, etc. Knew Both Rev. Jeremy and Jenny Kush, but don't recall her, sorry.
Is She Another Media Darling the Corporate Paid Off THUGS of the current traditional media want to showcase? With so many State Licensed business interests, is she like River Rock's Wellness, and, obviously intertwined 'hidden' financial interests with Big Money MONSANTO type interests using figureheads?
Today's Facebook Posting Tells More Hints of What is to cone when REAL REPORTERS Start Covering REAL STORIES, like WHO Owns these Dispensaries, EXACTLY? Will it take future Legislative Hearings to finally Bring out the Truths of 'Big Business' Infiltration of the Colorado "New Cannabis Industry". The same gang of Thugs currently traveling across the USA staking Claims.

Fuckin' Journalism, Sheesh!!
DIG DIG DIG

Today's Facebook Posting
Colorado Rare Dankness Seed Announces NO LONGER working with River Rock Wellness
This evening's Facebook Posting from
RareDankness Seed
Effective immediately Rare Dankness seed will no longer be working with River Rock Wellness or any of its affiliates.
We at a Rare Dankness hold no animosity to the owners/employees or patients of RRW. I believe, that at this time, our companies philosophies and goals are headed on opposite paths.
My goal and hope has always been freedom for this plant. I want to see Cannabis legalized, decriminalized, and just allowed to exist as any other plant exists. Free from oppression, and available to everyone. I'm a grower and my commitment will always be to the grower.
I realized that in order to maintain our course and commitment to this plant will require RD to take fuller control of all aspects of production.
From seed to harvest, breeding and mother facilities and curing time on flowers. It has become an obsession to bring back herb that has been grown to perfection and taken a step beyond perfection with a proper cure and handled with love and respect.
We are now in the process of finalizing the new Rare Dankness Colorado home, which we are very excited about. We will make that announcement in the next few weeks.

MY COMMENT:
I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND your Reasoning!! I Mean, if River Rock wouldn't have hired a 40 year Monsanto Exec
was also sued for $700 Million for dumping PCB's, as a Savvy Business Person, I would Want to Dis-Associate, also!
http://www.occupycorporatism.com/home/wash…
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Colorado: RIVER ROCK Dispensary Officially tied to MONSANTO
http://marketfy.com/content/46121-intervie…
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbi…
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The C.D.P.H.E. Dr. Wolk Opening Remark for the Upcoming
"MMJ for Medical Professionals Conference" includes speaker list with River Rock's "CAREGIVER" Tony Verzura​​ talking about patient treatment "PLANS"!

Been there, the Veteran Security and their lil PTSD dog are Overbearing, first. Sensitivity with PATIENTS, even when he is two foot Bigger than you~~ Professionalism & NO FEAR. Shake for $99. an Ounce is there apparent idea of a "Treatment Plan".
River Rock Wellness Treatment Plan=Fiction It Doesn't Exist people, Sheesh!
My alleged BudTender, identified himself as a New 'Trimmer' employee was, Basically, unknowledgeable of the 40 per cent of Therapies available for sale in coolers, mini-frigs, racks, and multiple complicated displays. Marys Medicinals Sticks in back wall jar, no price, AND, if I wasn't personally familiar with the product or the offering, I would be Clueless and Lost, just like my "Budtender" or "Patient Therapy Professional" or "Patient Treatment Plan Facilitator" or whatever Else, the 1% er "Children of Monsanto" have come up with here! Marijuana for Medical Professionals
effort and Conference
http://mmjfordoctors.com/faculty-speakers/
STATEWIDE PATIENT FORCES, OCCUPY Volunteers,& ANONYMOUS Volunteers,& OUR 'WE THE PEOPLE' Supporters,
I IMAGINE, will SOON BE ASKED ENMASS TO PUBLICLY PROTEST THESE Behind the scenes activities.
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More About the MONSANTO RIVER ROCK GROW EMPIRE, Where GMO POT GROWS?
http://mobile.theverge.com/2014/4/19/56186…

Posted by Timothy Tipton on 07/09/2014 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Council delays recreational-marijuana decision, New York gains MMJ and more

Council people and the mayor of Colorado Springs are dumb, they are letting valuable tax revenue leave the county in favor of a home with their neighbors to the south in Pueblo county. http://www.healersfarm.com/

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Posted by Pueblo Potter on 06/25/2014 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Cannabis-themed concerts at Red Rocks, PTSD fails in legislature

Clearly they don't care about suffering veterans.

Posted by ThomasMc on 05/15/2014 at 1:29 AM

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