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@charlie pine: news flash: blacks are arrested for weed (nationally) 4Xs more than whites, and depending on the neighborhood, sometimes as much as 110Xs more.
Google "marijuana arrest disparity"
But I guess, according to folks who don't like facts and data, blacks are treated the same as whites.
Those "jailed for pot in the last ten years will go to the front of the line for legal weed permits."
You can't make this stuff up. Oakland felt a need to burnish its laughingstock reputation -- it's been awhile since the Ebonics farce.
"Maintains not less than 50% ownership in the ... worker cooperative ..."
What this article skirts around is that this measure is meant to help people in East Oakland which has been, up until very recently, treated like the armpit of Oakland. It's about time this area got a little love.
Way to stand up Desley Brooks!
It is sad to me that these new regulations are all about business opportunities and making money. What about patient access? What about dispensaries being non profits? It is sad that so much attention is being paid to the potential proprietors in these zip codes while nothing is said of the low income patients in these same zip codes who cannot afford their medicine.
Bad "legalization" laws are a real problem, and certainly are nowdays more "over-regulation" than they are "legalization".
In CA, the AUMA is a disaster. And, people are mistaken in the claims it will "let you grow your own", when it will really permit local governments to flat out ban outdoor grows, and will permit "reasonable regulation" of your indoor grow (and we all know what THAT will mean - besides, most folks cannot grow indoors for many reasons).
This thing is a huge conglomeration of give-aways of power to storefronts and big farms, as well as litigation-ready employment for cops and lawyers. We can't let the crappy be the enemy of the decent law we know is out there. The trick seems to be convincing some moneybag like Parker to back something worthwhile, and to convince the "pro pot lobby" to demonstrate a modicum of selectivity with their endorsements. The incremental "is it ANY better than what we have now?" (somewhat subjective, I might add) is threadbare at best, and probably harmful.
We are not beggars. Demographics are shifting fast. We don't need to settle
for a crap sandwich.
What is more tyranical than making medical patients homeless?
Excellent...can't wait to shop there.
Good For Her!
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Although the poll is worrying, it could well be an outlier - the Probolsky poll this past February showed 60% overall support statewide, with the Bay at 69%, LA County at 65%, Central Valley 54%, Other Southern CA 53%, Other Northern CA 57%.
Michigan is trying to become the first state to totally abrogate (remove) marijuana prohibition from the Constitution. Michigan is feeling left out of the stories.
I think I may have been one of the first people busted in the Haight: February, 1965, when pot was still a felony for just one seed. Even then, people were saying, "Don't worry; it will be legal in 5 years!" But Big Money and Repressive Government have a way of putting logical solutions OFF, don't they! My felony "Possession" was reduced to a misdemeanor and dismissed in 1970 - or I wouldn't have been able to teach or get a real estate/insurance license in the state, so, I would say it is VITAL to get rid of long-term felony charges for any meaningful re-integration of ALL ex-offenders (with exception of Charlie Manson's "family" -- those sorts should be, instead, labeled "CRIMINALLY INSANE" because, having been self-consciously truly evil, they need to be ineligible for parole.)
I've never again been arrested & I haven't had lot of even traffic tickets. I wasn't a criminal; I was a poet and a seeker of my path. Why do I say Manson & the like can't be redeemed? Because they, like any of us, could relapse. But we could never be expected to really trust them, in amongst us. I don't wish them il or suffering, just isolation. Impulse-control is one thing; self-conscious evil is another!
Whether it’s from cigarettes or pot, smoke leaves a greasy residue on walls and the ceiling, as it floats through the air and settles on the first hard surface it comes in contact with. The majority of the residue attaches to high areas like the upper half of walls and the ceilings. Simple answer repaint walls and add the ionic paint additive to the paint.
The dealers that make wax in their basement and sell chemical ridden crap to people will do everything to make it remain illegal. selfish money hungry butt holes. as if someone who had the one MILLION + dollars it takes to open a legal dispensary in the USA ever needed more money. disgusting really. They will let people who are not criminals go to jail before they flog the crap out of these people for being selfish. Not to mention the random minorities that will continue to be thrown in jail (you're an idiot living in the suburbs if you think changing possession to a misdemeanor helped anybody). This is gross business owners and politicians selling out their community. Nothing new. :|
can we all just get along and pass the damn thing even if it isn't perfect? amend it later if it sucks, other states have shown you can pass a thing, then change the thing if it doesn't work perfectly. Playing "my way or no way" helps no one, and it certainly doesn't help put an end to the phony drug war that has made private prisons & allied interests a zillion dollars, and has not really helped anyone else...
Notice to dispensary owners selling weed supplied by the "Small Growers Association": Whichever way it goes, we will *never* patronize your businesses--or any others that side with prohibition and slavery--Ever. F***ing. Again.
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