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Comment Archives: stories: Blogs: Legalization Nation

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Proponents Sue Sen. Dianne Feinstein Over Proposition 64

DINO or not, there's not much progressive about the Democratic Party. If anything at all.

Feinstein is more like a dinosaur than a DINO. Her ideas are ancient and tend towards violence and repression far more than civil liberty or rights.

In addition she's definitely a one percenter, filthy rich and very out-of-touch with ordinary folks.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 08/08/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Bay Area Weed Authors Throw Free Book Party 'Lit LIT!' Aug. 17

What facts are these authors (not so-called) withholding from the public? Who do you know is intimately involved with medical marijuana and not aware of the very real dangers that are present from just growing/handling what is still a Schedule I substance? Why exactly are you so angry? Have you spoken to any one of these authors?

The Dank Duchess
Writer for Weed World Magazine
Hashmaker

Posted by The Dank Duchess on 08/06/2016 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Las Vegas Now A Bust for Most California Medical Pot Patients

So let's put this question of "reciprocity" in another light and use the right to bear arms (2nd Amendmebt) as an anology. Let's say we were talking about guns and the right to carry a firearm, if I buy a gun and follow the laws of the land and someone else goes further wanting to aquire a concealed weapons permit does that give the permit holder more of a right to gear arms? A larger percentage of individuals don't go the extra mile and request or require a permit to do what is a civil right when they wish to protect themselves so why should an individual who has the right to choose what kind of medicine or product they want to ingest or enjoy have to go the extra mile and get a permit or special permission in order to do so? Just say'in that we all need to stop the madness and stigma placed on marijuana by our government and corporate capitalist from the 70's and look at the facts and the future of camnabis, a plant put on this planet by God for a purpose and s reason!

Think about it and think outside of the media and government controlled box!

Dave Armstrong
Managing Member of MediMarts
A Closed-Loop California Collective

Posted by Dave Armstrong on 08/05/2016 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Bay Area Weed Authors Throw Free Book Party 'Lit LIT!' Aug. 17

I have never seen such a blatant attempt to profiteer from the ignorance of medical patients than these so-called authors and individuals putting everyone's livelihood in jeopardy because they won't and don't tell the truth and the facts to the people! Until the IRS says you can "sell", "grow" and "profit" from a controlled substance NO one is safe and everyone will be sorry when the Federal Tax Man comes calling or audits you! While these individuals proport you to blatantly violate federal law without explaining the risks and potential of prosecution and the loss of your assets and livelihood by having to spend ten years to life in prison is preposterous. The fact is plain and simple folks, anyone having anything to do with marijuana can't avoid federal law and the IRS, DOJ & DEA! Uncle Sam wants YOU in federal prison and your assets for following state and local municipalities laws simply so they can "profiteer" themselves, if they thought they could do it themselves without the same threats we ALL face then they'd be doing it on their own! Wake up America and smell what the cannabis is cooking, cannabis has become a cash cow for California and were infecting the rest of the greedy nation now!

Dave Armstrong
Managing Member of MediMarts
A Closed-Loop California Collective

Posted by Dave Armstrong on 08/05/2016 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Las Vegas Now A Bust for Most California Medical Pot Patients

This is good . No cards from other states should be allowed at all! Especially California where anybody can get a medical card for just about any reason. You can even say "I need to use marijuana or else I'll be sad" it's a joke.
It's the same as going to Mexico , getting a prescription then expecting America to fill end .

Posted by farmerbob on 08/02/2016 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Las Vegas Now A Bust for Most California Medical Pot Patients

That's "fewer than 100,000 cards" since *the program began* in 2004; since 2014 less than 10,000 cards, which are generally valid for only a year, have been issued ...
Although obtaining one can be a hassle and expensive [http://goo.gl/V5wfCj], they are worth the trouble, as they offer the closest thing to a "bar to prosecution"--vs merely an "admissible defense" from a doctor's rec--for patients and caregivers: If a police officer detains a cardholder for having weed, the cop must, by law, call the phone number on the county–issued Medical Marijuana Identification card and recite its ID number. If the card is real, the officer must release the cardholder. Under California law, police can't even ask an MMI cardholder questions about the marijuana in his or her possession. In fact, an officer faces a misdemeanor if he doesn't respect the MMI card, due to provisions of medical privacy mandated by the federal HIPAA law and supported by state Senate Bill 420.

Posted by Miles Monroe on 08/01/2016 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Marijuana Laws On The Ballot in Seven States And Climbing This November Election

Keep in mind there will still be room in the prisons & Rehab centers for those whom have substance abuse problems. And then those that fall outside of societies norms will end up in either place. The fact that nicotine, alcohol & various hospital errors kill a large number of people each yr ( CDC REPORT FOR '14 most current stats). No 1 that I've seen can tell me why Methamphetamine is a sched 2 drug? Cannabis needs to be made available to those whom need it(in this instance a medical avenue) its also apparent that the folks who currently grow for medical receivers need to continue & to educate the general public. Its quite scary in the fact that the govt could stomp in at any time & destroy what those who are in the production end of this business model. If the govt was really wanting to help us, they would make nicotine illegal. Instead of subsidizing the tobacco farmer lets retool their industry to aid them in the growing of medicinal cannabis. The govt does not oversee the making of supplements, which have also done its fair share of harm to the public(also CDC stats) there has to be a reasonable ground for all to share in. The problem is the 'reasonable' heading. Vote out those that do not follow the wishes of the constituents. Its already started, it needs to continue. My expectations for reasonable medical care have at times been very cruel & unusual; all in the name of m3dical practise. I just wish my physician had the ability to Rx cannabis: I have no idea if i would benefit or be harmed by its use and various components? I do know as a spinal cord injured person; I want & need a better way to address my neurological problems along w/pain-discomfort created by a spinal cord injury. Not asking for the world, just a desire to be actively involved in this world.

Posted by Jon S. Adams on 08/01/2016 at 9:15 AM

Re: “The Richest One Percent Moves to Kill Medical Marijuana in Florida — Again

I am so sick of these old codgers being jealous of young people and hoarding beach properties to keep young people out and bashing marijuana users. If they want to live in an anti marijuana place, then they should move to some redneck corn fart state up north. Florida is the tropics and meant to smoke marijuana in. Furthermore, state leaders are complete morons by keeping it illegal, because they would make huge amounts of tax dollars if they legalized it. People don't give a shit what these old codgers do to rid of marijuana, it will always be in Florida and people will always be smoking it. Florida state leaders either legalize it and make tax dollars or who fucking cares. Millions in Florida are toking it up right now and laughing at them.

Posted by Adam Horton on 08/01/2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “The Richest One Percent Moves to Kill Medical Marijuana in Florida — Again

i have spent most of my life living in the worst nieghborhoods in tampa,fl. through this time i have helped many poor and impoversed people, many mentally ill people, and many people who just can't get it anywhere. i remain poor too with little to none assets also but my joy and reward has been knowing that i have helped such people. i have bipolar schitzo effective dissorder for the past 18 years of my life and no matter what any doctor politician or the lying wealthy, marijuana helps us too. in their ignorance they will say mentally ill people won't be included for medical use. mentally i'll people account for a very large amount of pharmacudical drugs which do help for the benefit of the mentally ill. mentally ill people struggle and are bassically outcasts of society and trully have no voice in this matter either. their lives are filled extremely with derision and too much emotional pain also. marijuana has helped us all with this pain and it frees our minds bodies and souls. mostly they can barely afford it. so i dedicated the last 22 years of my life to help my fellow poor and ailling brothers and sisters in my community. i have no finnantial gain from it all, but i am still poor also. i am rich in the fact that i have helped all who i have through 3 dollars five dollars and the occasional ten dollars. too many injustices against the poor from the oppressive wealthy. there will be a revolution against these injustices because one day we won't take it anymore. our american ancesters revolted against slavery and houndred of years earlier revolted against the spanish english an other nations that still exist to this day. in europe we fought against the oppressors and people of power. africa pronounced slavery for thousands of years. we must fight back and fight these present day injustices and we must regain what we know as human beings to be right and fight against wrong or we are just as guillty as the oppressors themselves. we as americans just look the other way like people who witness murder and say nothing at all. how long will these injustices remain? untill we the people of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WE THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE STAND UP AND DO WHAT IS MORRALLY RIGHT AND RID OUR FUTURE OF THESE REOCCURRING WAYS. HISTORRY DOES REPEAT ITSELF AND INSTEAD WE MAKE NO CHANGE. NUFF SAID NUFF RESPECT AND WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. I SMELL BULLSHIT AND THE COFFEE IS OVERWATERED AND OVER PRICED. AMERICA FUCK YOU AND YOUR BULLSHIT SMELLING COFFEE TOO. YOU ARE ALL PART OF THE PROBLEM AND NOW WE MUST STAND UP AND BE A PART OF THE SOLLUTION AND THIS GOES BEYOND MARIJUANA. MOST OF YOU COWARDS WOULD MOST LIKELY WALK AWAY IF YOU SAW A WOMAN BEING BEAT AND SAY NOTHING EXCEPT LETS GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE. SOONER THEN LATER I AM GOING TO GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE TOO. ITS A SHAME PEOPLE SAY AND DO NOTHING. TO ME THAT IS THE GREATEST INJUSTICE OF ALL. GOOD PEOPLE SEE WRONG AND TRY TO MAKE IT RIGHTAND IF THEY MUST THEY FIGHT. BAD PEOPLE SEE WRONG AND DO NOTHING AT ALL, THE TRUE DEFFINITION OF A COWARD. THE REMAINING QUESTION IS UP TO US ALL. WHICH SIDE ARE YOU? THE LIVING COWARD OR THE DYING HERO. I WOULD RATHER BE A FREE DEAD MAN IN MY GRAVE THEN A LIVING SLAVE WAITING FOR NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!JOSEPH KULCINSKI SIGNED SEALED AND APPROVED. PLEASE STAND UP BECAUSE WE ARE AMERICANS AND LET US PROVE THAT WE WILL FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by JOSEPH KULCINSKI on 07/31/2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Expert: You Don't Have to Be a State Resident to Get Medical Marijuana In California Right Now

But what about this: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MMP/Pages/MMPPatientsRespon.aspx

Posted by Dave Butler on 07/29/2016 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Updated: Oakland Pot Union Bribery Scandal Exposed

when a Union Official squanders over half a Million Dollar$ of unclean money in Las Vegas, on personal property, paying street gang bills and secret interests, isn't there a tax liability?

Where's the IRS?

Posted by Alan Anderson on 07/29/2016 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Fake 'Organic' Pot Gardening Products Yanked From Oregon Stores

SNS 217C Stop Order Lifted
Update: The Washington State Department of Ag informed SNS that they have lifted the Stop Sale of SNS 217C.

Posted by Teri Perigen Vitigo on 07/28/2016 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Marijuana Laws On The Ballot in Seven States And Climbing This November Election

Of course, the "old Guard" republicans in Michigan, have pulled out all the tricks they could and have silence the voices & will of the citizens in Michigan. The Kingdom has put the kibosh to a rec. marijuana vote. (for now only - it will be back)

Posted by Mark Chartier on 07/24/2016 at 2:32 PM

Re: “What A Trump Presidency Would Mean for Marijuana Law Reform: Worry

I sure it becomes legal all over the world. I live on the Big Island & grow the best smoke on the island. If I could burn with Trump he'd be all for it. Come on Mr. Trump, let's burn some.

Posted by Keatz Mcintosh on 07/23/2016 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Expert: You Don't Have to Be a State Resident to Get Medical Marijuana In California Right Now

i have a question. I have an american passport but i was borned and i live In mexico city, I am currently visiting family in san diego, can i buy medicinal marihuana?? i am over 21

Posted by Jaw Knee on 07/21/2016 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Marijuana Laws On The Ballot in Seven States And Climbing This November Election

What we're seeing is the tail trying to wag the dog, when states make laws that directly conflict with federal (CSA) ones then "federal supremacy" steps in and is the law of the land according to our Constitution. Until Uncle Sam says its legal to "sell" and "profit" from a controlled substance and the transactions it simply cannot be lawful! If following state law has the potential of someone being prosecuted by federal entities and a ten year to life sentence in federal prison then the 5th Amendment also comes into play. The higharchy of law has existed for hundreds of years and any change has to occur from the "top down" not the "bottom up" or no individual is safe or protected from self incrimination and potential prosecution. Wake up America and smell the cannabis, tell congress to get off their ass and actual do something to resolve this issue once and for ALL! Marijuana is s plant put on this earth and given to us by God, it's not a drug manufactured by man and does NOT belong on the schedule of the CSA. If tomatoes had healing properties and helped us feel better and happier and think more freely would tomatoes be a "controlled substance" too? Think about it folks

Dave Armstrong
Managing Member of MediMarts

Posted by Dave Armstrong on 07/21/2016 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Marijuana Laws On The Ballot in Seven States And Climbing This November Election

We are seeing a hail mary by moguls, billionaires, greedy people that want to continue a failed model of prosecution of a natural plant. Why are they trying to stop Cannabis? Simple - the model is successful for the 1%'ers. It feeds prisons, it provides government funding to police and court mandated therapy. It keeps the people popping pills instead of growing a natural medicine in your garden. It gives you true freedom - and empowers you to free yourself from capitalistic profiteering interests. This war on a plant is also a war against your freedom. Stand up to any immoral policies that tell you what you can't do with YOUR body & FREEDOM!

Posted by Shaun Hauser on 07/19/2016 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Marijuana Laws On The Ballot in Seven States And Climbing This November Election

700k arrested yearly--so many lives ruined. Police,prisons, Big Rehab and Big Pharmacy prosper. Everyone else suffers. Our government was structured to benefit the people. Our rulers are subject to us, not vice versa. They government only with our consent. They are our servants not our masters.

Posted by MJ Verite on 07/18/2016 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Marijuana Laws On The Ballot in Seven States And Climbing This November Election

North carolina needs to legalize.. meth is taking over here. Its bad when your small towns and cities have alot of anti-meth billboards.. its embarrassing too.

Posted by Destiny Maxine on 07/18/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Marijuana Laws On The Ballot in Seven States And Climbing This November Election

Tennessee really needs medical marijuana to get our sons and daughters off of the opiates

Posted by Gary Bellan on 07/18/2016 at 1:21 PM

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