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Comment Archives: stories: Blogs: Legalization Nation

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

Re: “Felony Marijuana Arrests Drop In California

Do you have any figures of deaths attributed to meth or speed? Thanks for the information.
Isaac Jackdon,
San Francisco, CA

Posted by Isaac Jackson on 07/14/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “California Set for Historic Vote on Cannabis Legalization

"Federal Supremacy" folks occurs when state laws directly conflict with federal law like the CSA! NO state law can legalize "selling" and "profiting" from a controlled substance and the transactions involved! What's been happening here in California is a travesty of justice and a conspiracy of money hungry law makers and greedy for-profit corporations misleading and misguiding us ALL in order to "profit" from our personal choice of medicine! You see since current state law doesn't specifically say we can "sell" and "profit" from marijuana they want to rewrite it so it says we can and that will make what they've been doing for years unlawfully lawful in the future! NO one is currently following state law as is was meant to be followed because the state didn't and doesn't explain the facts and the truth properly to individuals and organizations! Why you may ask, well they can't tax lawful business activities where NO transfer of ownership or "sale" occurs but they can tax unlawful business activities! They made the "Compassionate Use Act" the "Cash in on our Use Act" turning compassion into compensation just so they can "sin tax" what should be tax free medicine like prescribed medicine and produce! Marijuana is our #1 cash crop and they want a piece of the pie and because marijuana is a controlled substance and recommended not prescribed they think we're just stupid stoners that will let them TAX the hell out of our personal choice of mother natures finest cure! Wake up people and smell the cannabis before these lawmakers and for-profit corporations pull the wool over our eyes even further! The laws we have now coexist and coincide with federal laws and if followed properly protect us from outrageous taxation and the potential of federal prosecution so why let them turn it all upside down so we can continue to be fleeced out of our money for what God put on this planet to heal us and make us happy! This is ALL about money folks so read up, educate yourselves and vote NO to the corporate capitalist trying to continue to mislead and misguide us simply so the can make money from a plant that can and will save America and the world!

Dave Armstrong
Managing Member of MediMarts a Califirnia Collective

Posted by Dave Armstrong on 07/11/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Review: 'The Little Black Book of Marijuana'

I am inspired by this post to make our world better as drugs ruin lives of thousands of people every year and I reckon we should struggle to get rid of such a dangerous plant. Turn to to get more info.

Posted by SamSAM on 07/08/2016 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Felony Marijuana Arrests Drop In California

Some folks see the data I posted below and think it is false. They type angry replies and call me a liar. They say I'm just making it all up. They can't believe that if these numbers are correct, our government would still prohibit cannabis consumption. Yet my data is taken direct from the US Government's own Center for Disease Control website. I ask these angry folks to check my numbers for themselves and get back to me with any errors they find, then I never hear back. Franky I'm as shocked as those folks who get angry when they see the numbers.

Figures from the Center for Disease Control on numbers of deaths per year in the USA:

* Prescription Drugs: 237,485 + 5000 traffic fatalities
* Tobacco: 390,323
* Alcohol: 88,013 + 16,000 traffic fatalities
* Cocaine: 4,906
* Heroin: 7,200
* Aspirin: 466
* Acetaminophen (Tylenol): 179
* Marijuana: 0, none, not a single fatal overdose in all medical history and almost no traffic problems by comparison to prescription drugs and alcohol.

So, which is safer ???? Legalize, regulate and TAX!

Posted by Ben James on 07/07/2016 at 5:49 PM

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

I asked Mel Sembler The night before last, why he thought an 85-year-old man should be shaping the future of the state of Florida?, And he replied smugly "because I can " he and his evil wife Betty must be stopped they must be put in their place we must not let 85-year-old oxygenarians shape the future of this great state! People rise up against these evil people.

Posted by John G. Ziesing on 07/04/2016 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Snoop Dogg, Too $hort Endorse California Marijuana Legalization in New Video

The auma is bad and I have 100,000 people voting no based on my opinion

Posted by oakland420 on 07/03/2016 at 9:52 PM

Re: “California Set for Historic Vote on Cannabis Legalization

"That’s not true."

Great to see a newspaper actively refereeing a debate and educating its readership instead of just transcribing quotes. I'm new to the area and extremely very by the EBE.

Posted by Dan Meyer on 07/02/2016 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Dubious Stock Pitched As California Marijuana Legalization ‘Campaign Donation’; Our Rating: Sell

Where is the IPO? Scam. Pure and simple. Shame on you Steve. You did all of us a major disservice with this distraction. And now, we get AUMA...

Posted by Kevin Saunders on 07/01/2016 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Snoop Dogg, Too $hort Endorse California Marijuana Legalization in New Video

Patrick, CCHI is a fool's practice and will never happen. It was first introduced in 1990 and has failed to make the ballot in every election cycle since then, it's time to accept that it isn't gonna happen and move on. AUMA still allows you to grow your own while also allowing for unlimited possession limits at home and onsite consumption lounges, that is legal to me and everyone else I know. Prop 215 has done good things, but the unregulated status quo has caused problems and DEA raids, who said that they would return if a tightly regulated structure for cannabis isn't put into place in California. MMRSA and AUMA are the results of that, the nationwide movement towards ending prohibition cannot afford a loss in California this November, that is exactly what the prohibitionists want and all you're doing is siding with them and helping them get what they want.

Posted by Ben Cowen on 06/30/2016 at 6:29 PM

Re: “California Set for Historic Vote on Cannabis Legalization

Will the the measure prohibit employers (public and private) from disqualifying prospective applicants from employment? And will it also prohibit employers (public and private) from testing for marijuana usage?

Posted by Ed Jones Jr. on 06/30/2016 at 5:47 PM

Re: “California Set for Historic Vote on Cannabis Legalization

Everyone country wide should chip in a few bucks to AUMA. I did. It's easy and quick. You don't even need to punch in a credit card number, just use PayPal. Visit their website. I'm not affiliated with the group and I don't even live in California.

Posted by Hortpro69 on 06/30/2016 at 6:17 AM

Re: “California Set for Historic Vote on Cannabis Legalization

"They have the money and we have the facts" states the anti legalization coalition. They forgot to add "they have the will of the people in a free democracy".

Posted by Hortpro69 on 06/30/2016 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Major Pot Company Hit With Six Counts of Securities Fraud

@fuvkyou, Also illegal because without proper accounting they could be diluting value out of the company for themselves and essentially stealing from investors.

Posted by Robert Bierma on 06/29/2016 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Legalization in the Northeast: Vermont, Massachusetts Advance; Maine Governor Unrepentant Racist

One can hope this will not affect the small grower.
I'm dying of liver cancer and can not take pain lilks.
Bad for my liver. So i EAT" cannabis witch works for pain for this dying man.

Posted by Casey Jones on 06/28/2016 at 5:13 PM

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

I am in California until August and have many health problems I crushed from waist down in a car accident broke my neck have rods through out my body and want to find a different alternative to Percocet I have been taking it for 20+ yrs. and it is ruining my liver can anyone help me with this I am from North Carolina

Posted by Jeff Woodall on 06/28/2016 at 4:09 PM

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

I'm sick with MS, Fibromyalgia, intractable pain. I am being taken care of in an nursing home. I'm a prisoner of Big Pharma. If I won't be able to get relief from cannabis I feel I won't survive. If only these, this rich bastard could hurt the way I hurt all day everyday. Honestly I would love it.

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Re: “Major Pot Company Hit With Six Counts of Securities Fraud

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Posted by Rabin on 06/27/2016 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Major Pot Company Hit With Six Counts of Securities Fraud

While I was the first to expose MJNA in Salon as a pump and dump, I have to defend Hemp Inc. They bought the largest decorator in N. America and a big building in NC to process hemp into dozens of different products. They have spent a fortune setting up the plant and it's about ready to produce. Bruce has financed local farmers to replace tobacco crops with hemp and knef. Stock proceeds have gone to finance these projects and a major animal sanctuary that is up and running. Not to mention that Bruce has been a major supporter of the Silver Tour (teaching seniors about med mj) , veterans rights groups and a host of other worthwhile causes. I avoided doing business with him for years, but Hemp Inc is a very real company that can lead the hemp revolution in America and Bruce has put his heart and soul into making that happen.

Posted by Robert Platshorn on 06/27/2016 at 9:00 AM

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