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Re: “No California Legalization? Blame the DINOs

Look, the same problem over and over...example: LA still giving out tax/business licenses for MMJ but then say it's only for tax purposes...you have to sell weed to pay the City taxes...stop issuing these licenses and we might be on the right step to regulation...Mayor Garcetti, break down that wall!

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Posted by Jereme Fishel on 11/11/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

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Posted by Editor on 11/02/2014 at 3:32 AM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

History in the making!:)

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Posted by Ras Ible on 11/01/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

It all depends on who turns out to vote on Tuesday.

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Posted by David Campbell on 11/01/2014 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

Poor kevin sabet,i want to go up there and share some colorado weed with him,make him love the herb!!!

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Posted by Michael Bulach on 11/01/2014 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

Don't listen to the polls! Vote YOUR conscience not the MEDIA'S!

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Posted by Jim Shepard on 11/01/2014 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

The Federal government has spent trillions to maintain and support cannabis prohibition. They've spent 1.4 billion on television spots alone through the "Nationalyouth anti drug media campaign" where they used our own tax dollars to propagandize us.
The idea that cannabis advocates outspent opponents of the measure just doesn't pass the sniff test. Not when Uncle deep pockets has been behind prohibition all along.

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Posted by Curtis Creek on 11/01/2014 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

Welcome to "born again" brainwashed Southern Oregon!

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Posted by Raymond Tokareff on 11/01/2014 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

Anything to end the stupid and dysfunctional prohibition of Cannabis. I wish Oregon well and good luck on their measure.

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Posted by Martin Privat on 10/31/2014 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

So much for the courage of one's convictions. How many prohibitionists are ashamed by the knowledge that they they are lying to the American public?

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Posted by George Parker on 10/31/2014 at 4:00 AM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

The damage done by Sabet's beloved prohibition is far worse than the damage caused by all of the illegal drugs combined.

When governments prohibit drugs they effectively and knowingly hand a monopoly on their sale to dangerous criminals and terrorists. Without a legal framework in which to operate, these black-market entities can always be expected to settle their disputes violently while terrorizing many peaceful and innocent citizens in the process. Were the users of alcohol to blame for the St Valentines massacre in 1929? Of course not! It is just as naive to assume that one can compel all the users of marijuana, heroin or cocaine to simply quit as it is to assume that all the users of Alcohol should have stopped drinking after the introduction of alcohol prohibition in 1919.

If you support prohibition, then you are guilty of demagoguery, sadomoralism, greed, deception, self-deception, despotism, racism, willful ignorance, fraud, murder, oppression, torture, espionage, corruption, theft, money laundering, illegal arms transfers, militarizing domestic police forces, political intrigue, bigotry, class warfare, hate crimes, human rights crimes, erosion of constitutional rights, invasion of privacy, extortion, environmental pollution, obstruction of justice, corruption of the scientific method, infanticide, genocide, trespassing, bribery, illegal restraint of trade, illegal surveillance, religious intolerance, thuggery…this list may actually be endless.

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Posted by Malcolm Kyle on 10/30/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Anti-Weed Warrior in Oregon: ‘I Want to be on the Other Team’

Sorry dude, but you're gonna end up on the wrong side of history. The cat's out of the bag — people have come to terms with the stupidity and wastefulness of prohibition.

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Posted by Max Chanowitz on 10/30/2014 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Local Cannabis Lab Yields New 'Low-Anxiety' Strain

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Posted by Editor on 10/28/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “The Ten Questions Police Use to 'Lock In' Medical Marijuana Patients

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Posted by Editor on 10/27/2014 at 2:42 AM

Re: “The Ten Questions Police Use to 'Lock In' Medical Marijuana Patients

Best answer is to know your rights and don't say a damn thing to the police, except what you're legally required to state, without a lawyer present.

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Posted by Shannon Carnley on 10/25/2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Warrantless Medical Marijuana Raids Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Finds

Thanks for the chance to comment here.
I'm convinced that prohibition of marijuana is a premise built on a tissue of lies: Concern For Public Safety. Our new laws save hundreds of lives every year, on our highways alone. In November of 2011 a study at the University of Colorado found that, in the thirteen states that decriminalized marijuana between 1990 and 2009, traffic fatalities have dropped by nearly nine percent—now nearly ten percent in Michigan--while sales of beer went flat by five percent. No wonder Big Alcohol opposes it. Ambitious, unprincipled, profit-driven undertakers might be tempted too.



Actually, most people--and particularly patients who medicate with marijuana--use it in place of prescription drugs or alcohol.



I recently reviewed the Federal Census stats on yearly driving fatalities state
 by state, from 1990 to 2009. All states, 'legal' or not, have seen their death
 rates drop. But on average, those with medical laws posted declines 12% larger
 than the non-medical states. Public Safety Announcements and vehicles with
 airbags must have helped as well, consistently throughout the country, without 
affecting the disproportion between the 'legal states' and those 'not yet, in 
2009'.



In 2012 a study released by 4AutoinsuranceQuote cited statistics revealing that 
marijuana users are safer drivers than non-marijuana users, as "the only 
significant effect that marijuana has on operating on a motor vehicle is slower
 driving", which "is arguably a positive thing". Despite occasional accidents, eagerly reported by police-blotter ‘journalists’ as ‘marijuana-related’, a mix of substances was often involved. Alcohol, most likely, and/or prescription drugs, nicotine, caffeine, meth, cocaine, heroin, and a trace of the marijuana passed at a party last week. However, on the whole, as revealed in big-time, insurance-industry stats, within the broad swath of mature, experienced consumers, slower and more cautious driving shows up in significant numbers. Legalization should improve those numbers further.



Marijuana has many benefits, most of which are under-reported or never mentioned in American newspapers. Research at the University of Saskatchewan indicates that, unlike alcohol, cocaine, heroin, or Nancy (“Just say, ‘No!’”) Reagan’s beloved nicotine, marijuana is a neuro-protectant which actually encourages brain-cell growth. Research in Spain (the Guzman study) and other countries has discovered that it has tumor-shrinking, anti-carcinogenic properties. These were confirmed by the 30-year Tashkin population study at UCLA.



Drugs are man-made, cooked up in labs, for the sake of patents and the profits gained by them. They are often useful, but typically come with cautionary notes and lists of side effects as long as one's arm. 'The works of Man are flawed.'



Marijuana is a medicinal herb, the most benign and versatile in history. “Cannabis” in Latin, and “kaneh bosm” in the old Hebrew scrolls, quite literally the Biblical Tree of Life, used by early Christians to treat everything from skin diseases to deep pain and despair. The very name, “Christ” translates as “the anointed one”. Well then, anointed with what? It’s a fair question. And it wasn’t holy water, friends. Holy water came into wide use in the Middle Ages. In Biblical 
times it was used by a few tribes of Greek pagans. But Christ was neither Greek 
nor pagan.



Medicinal oil, for the Prince of Peace. A formula from the Biblical era has been 
rediscovered. It specifies a strong dose of oil from kaneh bosom, ‘the fragrant 
cane’ of a dozen uses: ink, paper, rope, nutrition. . . . It was clothing on their backs and incense in their temples. And a ‘skinful’ of medicinal oil could certainly calm one’s nerves, imparting a sense of benevolence and connection with all living things. No wonder that the ‘anointed one’ could gain a spark, an insight, a sense of the divine, and the confidence to convey those feelings to friends and neighbors.



I am appalled at the number of 'Christian' politicians, prosecutors, and police who pose on church steps or kneeling in prayer on their campaign trails, but cannot or will not face the scientific or the historical truths about cannabis, Medicinal Herb Number One, safe and effective for thousands of years, and celebrated by most of the world’s major religions.

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Posted by Onemanonevote on 10/24/2014 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Warrantless Medical Marijuana Raids Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Finds

And now is the time to bring back the recall attempts and expand them to other supervisors who "supported" the insanity of Measure N instead of doing their job and protect the residential inhabitants from accesses caused by greedy and violent individuals or groups who misbehaved towards their neighbors .Such protective action by the supervisors and the staff - Richard Coehl - Rivero and members of so called Task force , were clearly within their duties and were ignored completely .
Obviously other interests then the basic needs of general populace and protection of basic citizenry from other hidden powers , were the marching orders passed down to our elected officials
- And as consequence now all of us are starting to see the tip of the iceberg poking its ugly head above the plane of completely unnecessary reality created by the special interests group operating within our County. And which are connected to various other Brotherhoods of Greed and Control - ( Monsanto's puppet masters come to mind.)
In my opinion and as my conclusion goes the main purpose of Measure N was a creation and development of local Cannabis Cartel . Such wonder monster would have consisted of large cannabis growths - over 20 acres (maybe to 300 -600 acres? ) which are already under control of the Friends of Order - aka " Definitely not your ordinary Joe's "( Joe who would be growing his own medicine for himself or those who can't do so for various reasons ) and blessing these vast tracks of raped land with ready made basically Friend"s owned and tightly controlled dispenseries where your grocery money would be mercilessly striped of you at prices set as high as possible to siphon out our independence and the few bucks we still have. Same way the grapes go out of here without any trace and end in sight.
To mention the on going violations of children's and parental rights brutally forced down upon many ,many innocent victims of Child Protective Services all over the USA and Western Europe is appropriate at this juncture .
Another major problem if not tragedy , we are all faced with now, is the probable bankruptcy of our beloved County because serious breeches of 4 th Amendment Rights are -and rightfully so - punished by settlements of several millions of dollars. And are typically pushed up to tens of millions by Juries at Appellate courts if the counties are foolish enough to appeal the original decisions of the Constitutional Courts. You can obviously expect score of another legal actions filed by many other victims of senseless violence sanctioned by your ELECTED OFFICIALS and their selected clones!! So let's remember the names BROWN , COMSTOCK,FARRINGTON, SMITH ,RIVERO with Rushing meekly running behind them when the time comes and the chickens come home to roost at the county building!! I believe that any excuses by all those involved here, typically based on standard claim "I did not know" will be rejected by one and all constitutional Courts considering these future law suits . And will be summarily rejected while these folks will be sued not only in their official capacity but as INDIVIDUALS as well . That is when you reach down into their deeper pockets ,their pensions ,real estates,salaries and future wages. You were warned ,boys and girls !!! You should have read ,understood and memorize the highest law of our violated ,oppressed society - the Bill of Rights ! Citizens of Lake county take your time considering the proposed ordinances hitting the floor on November 4 th and vote YES on Measure P and if you choose so vote YES on Measure O as well!!

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Posted by Milos Leubner on 10/22/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Warrantless Medical Marijuana Raids Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Finds

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Posted by Editor on 10/22/2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: “The Growth of Weed Apps Is Explosive (Despite Federal Finger-Wagging)

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Posted by Editor on 10/20/2014 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Warrantless Medical Marijuana Raids Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Finds

Since it was a federal Judge that said the protection of constitutional rights and the guarantee of access to state-recognized medicine. That means in every legal state police or dea can bust you now if you are a legal patient.

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Posted by Tom Zinke on 10/18/2014 at 9:42 AM

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