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We should all look at all the issues and everyone involved, not just what makes our like (me, myself and I) better off? It's time we act and vote like a country, together on the important things like Justice Reform. Because "No One Belongs In Jail for Marijuana"
If I were going to vote for Trump, I wouldn't do so because of the militant believer Pence. Hemp has been a long hard road in the US, and we don't need to sabotage our attempts now.
Some of you are thinking short-term. California needs to legalize in order to send a message to the world, legalization is the next step. Cannabis is plant and therefore like all plant you have the choice of getting you vegetables at a local independent farm or you can buy the same plant from a corporation, the difference is who you are supporting. (buying it from)
I will be buying from independent farms no matter the size, only the quality.
Proposition 64 is a death knell to the farmers of the Emerald Triangle, their families and the communities who depend on this, the last industry standing after the collapse of the logging, lumber and fishing industries. In Prop 64’s despotic future, farmers & growers are forced to pay taxes before they sell their harvest. A medium sized farm that produced 400 pounds of buds & leaves would have a tax bill of over $60,000 and for the first time ever taxes have to be paid before any sales are allowed.”
Proposition 64’s insidious plan institutes controls that treat cannabis as a dangerous substance, and not as a medicine. It does all it can to force users to return to the dark and hide their use. The chant, “Out of the Dark and into the Light” reflecting overcoming the long time stigma of cannabis use will be replaced by laws that make it a crime to smoke outside where someone could see you or smell cannabis smoke. Smoking outside, even where cigarettes are allowed, is forbidden and the homeless, including homeless veterans who smoke cannabis to treat their PTSD will be committing a crime, subjected to fines and even jail if they are unable to pay. There will be no more smoking cannabis at an outdoor concert or other events. It will be like the "Bad Old Days” when law enforcement waded into crowds to arrest people for smoking a joint. This time they will be wading in handing out tickets resulting in fines.
This is not legalization it is domination, extreme controls, massive regulation and taxation without representation. The Official Libertarian Party Executive Committee has it right when they advise a NO Vote on 64 because it, “does more harm than good, damaging medical availability, and creating additional criminal offenses and regulations.”
Laguna Woods Medical Cannabis
Village Cannabis Club
What a BS idea fk ing wannabe pimps.
It's about time we see legislation pertaining to extracts.
Talk about killing the goose that lays golden eggs.
Oakland isn't on an island. There's definitely other locations where these dispensaries would go to forego these ridiculous requirements.
And Mayor Schaaf is where......
Oakland has been at the forefront of this nascent industry and is to be commended.
That being said, the hundreds of millions in investment dollars will quickly look to other, more welcoming municipalities, in which to invest.
It is NOW Oakland's to lose if they don't move quickly to adopt a more welcoming ordinance.
I AM TRULY EXHAUSTED FROM ALL THE STRESS AND ANXIETY FROM THE PAIN OF THIS DIAGNOSIS AND DISEASE THAT I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH FYBROMYALGIA NEUROPATHY AND GASTEOPERIS .I AM IN PAIN EVERYDAY. I REALLY NEED THIS LAW TO GET LEGALIZED HERE IN NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA ASAP.
Calling the kettle Black?
The racial and social injustice folks are the people making and enforcing the laws! We've all heard the saying "guns don't kill people, it's the people using guns"! Well this scenario is NO different, lawmakers made marijuana laws many years ago based on racist and corporate interest. To keep Mexican immigrants from coming to America, to keep African Americans and long haired white hippies down and from thinking freely. To keep hemp and cannabis from competing with oil, plastic, timber and big Pharma and agriculture businesses. So to turn around and blame the exact same entities that create and enforce the laws by voting in an even more racist and social biased new one (Prop. 64) is ludicrous and completely insane. As long as the same people (government & enforcement) are behind the new gun (law) pulling the same trigger then social and racial injustice will continue to be a predominant part of our society. Don't let them fool you with false rederrick and lies, the only way we can change the outcome is to either take away the gun (NO 64) and replace (vote out) the itchy trigger finger people behind the gun! Just wait and see the courtrooms and jail cells fill with more and more people (black, white & Latino, etc) when "drugged driving charges" and 18-20 year olds "possession of use" cases become the systems new cannabis cash cow! Patientslivesmatter 2
No one has anything to say? Shock and awe? When the truth hurts you can hear a pin drop!
Shame on Oaktown! The City is already "profiting" from unlawful businesses (dispensaries) "selling" the controlled substance marijuana by "taxing" the illegal activities! Now they want 25% ownership too, I'd like to hear them explain to Uncle Sam and the IRS how a governmental entity can blatantly violate current state law and federal law! Can't anyone see what the hell is going on here in California? They'll put individuals and organization lives, assets and livelihoods at risk of potential prosecution just so they can "cash in on our use"! Our own lawmakers have turned the "Compassionate Use Act" upside down and made it the "Compensation from our Use Act"! Wake up cannabis community and smell what our local and state governments are cooking! California has created its own drug cartel from the grey area they created, if you can't beat the "black market" just form your own "grey market" and take over the industry with corporate and government greed!
Managing Member of MediMarts
A Closed-Loop California Collective
For more info see the http://CannabisCrisis.com
Bruce Perlowin is not "The King of Pot"...Perhaps the "King of Bullshit"... Peter Smigowski is the real, exiled "King of Pot"...Perhaps ready to re-claim his "Throne"
Peter P. Smigowski
This cannot stand. Seriously, Oakland, you'll make plenty of money, but don't do it this way proposed. Twenty-five percent ownership and a board seat, please. I counter with 2% and a non-voting board member.
typical redneck city council...greedy illegal, oakland> no nazi germany..fk off oakland or your sins will come back to you.
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I would love to be a panelist at this event so I could answer any questions about Prop. 64 vs Prop. 215! We already have the most federally conforming law (Prop. 215) in the nation and we don't want to lose it with a new law (Prop. 64) that blatantly fly's in the face of federal law! California has purposefully mislead and misguided us ALL in the way Prop. 215 is supposed to be followed and how the industry is supposed to be being run. It's really simple folks, only two entities are allowed under current state law (Prop. 215) which are a "collective" or a "cooperative" so that there is NO "sale" or "profit" ever occurring. The "grey area" was created by smart lawyers, lawmakers and corporate interest who knew that if SB 420 didn't specifically say "sales" and "profiteering" was or wasn't lawful then they could push individuals and organization who don't know any better into forming other entities that are unlawful. Yes, this is how our great state is able to "sales" tax a controlled substance and therefore "profit" from such as well by collecting money from unlawful business activities! Now our lawmakers and the corporate profiteers want to cover up this travesty of justice and the fleecing of millions of tax dollars from medical patients and NOW make it legal at a state level (MCRSA & Prop. 64) to "sell" and "profit" from pot and potheads as they call us and refer to us repeatedly. Well we have news for them now, we are not going to let this "cannabis conspiracy" continue and we will fight to keep our rights to grow and use this plant as we see fit! We will not sit back and watch our Rights go away as easily as they think we will once everyone knows and see's the truth about what's been going on here in California and why! I would gladly debate anyone especially Mr. Newsom on these facts and hopefully open the eyes of those who don't know the truth behind this double whammy (MCRSA & Prop. 64) and why we must vote NO on Prop. 64 and repeal the recent legislature trying to turn Prop. 215 upside down without voter approval!
Founder & Managing Member of MediMarts
A Closed-Loop California Collective
www.cannabiscrisis.com for more info
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