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Comment Archives: Stories: News & Opinion: Legalization Nation

Re: “The Truth About Medical Marijuana Card Privacy

If you are trying to get a new job in the next couple months then You better stop smoking. Takes 2-8 weeks for your body to rid itself of the toxins. Depends on how often you smoke. Drink lots of water and exercise daily. Cardio is best, work up a decent sweat. Eat very healthy until 72 hours before the test, then eat junk food up until you test. Best way to test clean asap

Posted by anon12321 on 08/17/2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Best Marijuana Strains of Summer 2016

The Haze or the Blue Family of marijuana strains are my favorite! Whether you are aiming for that relaxing body high or an energetic head high, both families offer unique effects. no wonder the world is crazy over any of the Blue or Haze strains.

Posted by Artemis2318 on 08/14/2016 at 11:14 PM

Re: “From Growing Marijuana Outdoors to Maximum THC

There is nothing more natural than letting marijuana grow outdoors under the sun. Marijuana grown outdoors have enhanced taste and potency, plus they bear more buds than when grown indoors. Its sad that some farmers have to choose to grow indoors because of the state of marijuana legalization today.
-Artemis Rose of marijuanaseedscenter.com

Posted by Artemis2318 on 08/08/2016 at 7:06 PM

Re: “The Best Marijuana Strains of Summer 2015

Whoah! These strains are new to my eyes. Seems like I've become quite outdated with these hybrids. I love the original Girl Scout Cookies though. Anyway, thanks for this information! If you want to know more about these strains, I recommended you to check on growingmarijuanatips.com. Nevertheless, thanks eastbayexpress!

Posted by Artemis2318 on 08/01/2016 at 10:04 PM

Re: “It's Official: Marijuana Is Medicine

That's a great news..

Posted by Jean Marc Begue on 07/04/2016 at 8:33 AM

Re: “The Truth About Medical Marijuana Card Privacy

If I got pulled over the officer smelt weed and I handed it over and he gave it back and only cited me for a speeding ticket because of my mmj card. Now is the record that he did see me with marijuana on record?

Posted by the name of chanps on 06/22/2016 at 4:16 PM

Re: “What Five Years in Prison Taught California Former Dispensary Owner Dale Schafer, and Why He's Thinking About Getting Back into the Marijuana Biz

I grew up around DC, so I have to ask, any relation to Raymond P. Shafer?

'cause that would be just too

Posted by Stephen Stillwell on 06/01/2016 at 6:00 PM

Re: “What Five Years in Prison Taught California Former Dispensary Owner Dale Schafer, and Why He's Thinking About Getting Back into the Marijuana Biz

The argument is based on a begged question: "Is cannabis a dangerous drug?"

The answer is no, but arguments against and for accept the begged question.

The argument is for an end to the arbitrary and oppressive prohibition of a medicinal herb that has been used by humans long enough to establish a genetic relationship, not for the legalization of of a mythical dangerous drug.

I've been opening my comments about cannabis with the assertion: "No study or research has proven that cannabis causes any significant harm to users or society."

As yet I have received no valid rebuttal.

Because all the research and studies only demonstrate an association, not a cause, and often the actual cause is the prohibition.

Other times the association is the result of genetic variants that accompany an affinity for the herb, and also divergent thought conditions. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2495786…
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1707691… (affinity, note that "risk of using cannabis" becomes affinity when the begged question is challenged)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2541462… (divergent thought conditions)

I wish I could have met Dr. Tod... Thanks for your efforts,

Posted by Stephen Stillwell on 06/01/2016 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Thank Donald Trump if California Legalizes Weed

"It's the cannabis community," [Dave Hodges] said. "It has a really hard time getting everything together."

What a surprise; that people accustomed to the easy money of an underground, unregulated, and off-the-books enterprise would be challenged by an undertaking that requires following established rules and meeting fixed deadlines--you know, like having a real job or running a legitimate business ... !

Here's an "Ask Ed" for Mr. Rosenthal: How exactly is a regime for which non-medical personal cultivation and adult-use venues ("cafes") are still *felonies*, with a 37% tax rate--WA state--comparable to one that allows *anyone* to cultivate, at least indoors, dab lounges, and a 15% tax rate?! (BTW, unlike AUMA, in Colorado too many plants or too much weed in possession are still felonies ... !)

Posted by Miles Monroe on 04/12/2016 at 3:19 PM

Re: “The Truth About Medical Marijuana Card Privacy

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Posted by Editor on 03/29/2016 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Sister Act

Wow! So great!

Posted by Leora Pangburn on 03/23/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Marijuana Jobs in High Demand

'fully legal' what does that mean? as opposed to quasi-legal in the past . . .

Posted by Larry Bragg on 02/26/2016 at 3:03 PM

Re: “The Best Marijuana Strains of Summer 2015

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Posted by Editor on 02/26/2016 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Oakland May Green-Light Eight New Pot Clubs a Year

We all have to be careful with Dept. of Alcohol Beverage Control of California. Their law enforcement division is only 9 years old but it runs by a bunch of corrupted officers. They also worked with DHS to splits the heavy fines. Dept. of ABC of Cali recruited many ex-gang members (trained by DHS) to set marijuana traps inside businesses so they can imposed heavy fine on owners. Marijuana is their cash cow and they won't give it up with out a fight.

Posted by Rose Nguyen on 02/11/2016 at 7:06 PM

Re: “It's Official: Marijuana Is Medicine

our government has and always will lie to us they are not to be trusted with any means or by any . these people are the big' st crooks on the planet it's like a friend sheriff told me, I belong to the big'st gang and they can't stop me . A little old lady ran over him and got off don't ask me how but that's what I heard .

Posted by Richard Elvers on 02/05/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “It's Official: Marijuana Is Medicine

Actually, the AMA did not take a position on cannibus in 1937. In congressional discussion of the pending legislation, the question was asked about where AMA stood. The response was that the AMA was supportive of the legislation. The AMA president, however, later asserted that the AMA was never asked.

Posted by Frank Buress on 02/05/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Alameda County Fast-Tracks Medical Pot Ban

I am writing in regards to Fairfield/Vacaville rolling back Policy 452 that gave medical cannabis patients the right to cultivate, as a citizen and a medical cannabis patient, I do not believe this new approach of outlawing all medical cannabis patients right to cultivate will have a positive effect on our communities.
As a matter of fact it could and probably will have a negative effect on our communities as noted below:
Black market cannabis = Cannabis grown for the explicit reason to make money, there are folks that are growing black market cannabis with medical cannabis recommendations (which is illegal under California Medical Cannabis Law) , they use this as a first line of defense, but if there were no medical cannabis laws they would still be growing black market cannabis, so in essence there are really two markets that appear to be mixed up when these cities made their decisions, Black Market Cannabis and Medical Cannabis....
The price for Black Market Cannabis (the exact same strains that are available at Cannabis Dispensaries) is anywhere from 50% -70% of the price charged at Cannabis Dispensaries, these are the prices on our community streets. I will also point out that every time there is a drug bust involving Black Market Cannabis, there are always other substance involved ie Meth, Heroin and Cocaine
Due to economic conditions we could very well be pushing Genuine Medical Cannabis patients to purchase black market cannabis that will fuel not only the Black Market Cannabis, but also Meth, Heroin and cocaine in our communities that will also be available to our children..........
Another point that I thing has to taken into consideration, is that due to the permitting process of the new regulations that the State put together to move forward with the industry, there are going to be growers who in the past sold to dispensaries are not going to be able to qualify/permitted to sell to dispensaries, do the City Govts. think that these growers are going to throw their cannabis away, I think it goes on the street driving the price of black market cannabis lower making it more attractive for medical cannabis patients who are on financial margins.
I just do not think this latest approach taken by our local Govts. Is in the best interest of ALL of the citizens of our cities including our children….. and I do not believe that cultivating medical cannabis by qualified medical cannabis patients has that great of a negative impact on our community, it should be a give and take issue, ie outlaw indoor medical cannabis gardens (life/safety, impact on electrical grid and most of all contact with children), permit the outdoor cultivation and limit to 4 plants, how hard is that….

Posted by Michael Kim on 01/18/2016 at 10:50 AM

Re: “The Best Marijuana Strains of Summer 2015

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Posted by Editor on 01/16/2016 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Alameda County Fast-Tracks Medical Pot Ban

I am happy that there appears to be solidarity of the players going forward with hopefully only one initiative hitting the ballot box come Nov. I will say that I think that the authors got it wrong in regard to personal cultivation, I believe that the City's should be able to restrict indoor grows and be mandated to allow outdoor grows.....................think about it and all of the issues concerning cultivation and the overall impacts.

Posted by Michael Kim on 01/14/2016 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Alameda County Fast-Tracks Medical Pot Ban

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Posted by Don Duncan on 01/13/2016 at 4:13 PM

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