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Re: “A Tectonic Shift for Marijuana

It is disgraceful that BOE finds it appropriate to tax MEDICINE. When recreational Cannabis is legalized next year, I expect a medical tax exemption to be included in its code. Make it happen!

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Posted by Richard Paul Steeb on 06/17/2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “A Tectonic Shift for Marijuana

If AB 266 passes, it won't mean the end of "the century-long war on marijuana," it will be a mere retrenching of the war to the "ban-wagon" counties. Part of the reason LE is supporting this bill is surely that it preserves a large pool of potential arrestees for them in prime Northern California growing territory.

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Posted by Matthew Meyer 1 on 06/17/2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “A Tectonic Shift for Marijuana

If they can keep us from growing it they can control the price. Grow your freedom and the economy by growing your own!
Unconstitutional ex-post facto laws will naturally and ALWAYS be defied.
The only drugs that are controlled are the drugs that the people demand.
Re-legalize drugs. All of them. The drug problem was created and multiplied when we turned human nature into criminal behavior.

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Posted by John Swaim on 06/17/2015 at 10:03 AM

Re: “The Best Marijuana Strains of Summer 2015

Loving both honorable mentions! Top of the list tests on both

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Posted by Melodye Montgomery on 06/03/2015 at 9:17 PM

Re: “From Growing Marijuana Outdoors to Maximum THC

Here is the direct link to amazon to purchase the Cannabis Encyclopedia,

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Posted by Jorge Cervantes on 05/27/2015 at 5:27 PM

Re: “From Growing Marijuana Outdoors to Maximum THC

George von Cervantes. Is ur new Cannabis encyclopedia avail via Amazon? If so, please provide a link to the landing page where your fine tome may be purchased. Thank you. Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry

Posted by Robert Weber on 05/21/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “From Growing Marijuana Outdoors to Maximum THC

Thanks for interviewing me! If you have any questions or would like to contact me, please see my website,
Jorge Cervantes

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Posted by Jorge Cervantes on 05/20/2015 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Why California Weed Is Still the Best

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Re: “Why California Weed Is Still the Best

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Re: “Bay Area Medical Pot Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back


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Posted by Jean Blake Fleming on 03/30/2015 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Bay Area Medical Pot Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

On Vallejo -- "to ask the city council for a total of $260,000 over two years".

They are asking for at least $500,000 total just to pay for the two legal positions for two years. That would not include the police costs. Anyone who wants to watch the video of the latest council meeting (3/24) in which 100 cannabis supporters showed up and around 50 spoke at the meeting which lasted until midnight, can go here --…

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Posted by Victoria Ashley on 03/25/2015 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Bay Area Medical Pot Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Berkeley just closed a dispensary a couple of weeks ago. They forced the house of compassion to close. Why was their fight not included in the article? Because they were black owned business?

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Posted by Chris Schiappacasse on 03/25/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

I love the quote , "let's hop the tsunami of money and ride the top of that wave to some enrichment for us." REALLY that really tell me there in it for there own profit, not to help the SIC AND DYING , and what about the investment opportunities for the rest of us , THERE ARE NONE ! IF WE JUST SIT BACK AND LET THEM GET THERE WAY. WE LOST BEFORE IT EVEN BEGAN ,,, IM NOT GOING TO BUY HIGH PRICED SHIT WEED ,THAT WONT HELP MY PAIN . I'm dying , I don't have the b.s. time to fuck around !

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Posted by Jeremy Quinero on 03/24/2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

So those ten get rich and to hell with the rest? NO. GOD put it here, let everyone grow and put their money into their own economy, help ppl get off assistance, get off social security, get employed (self) ,.....its not hard to figure out, all they are is GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY, I bet the DO want to control it all.

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Posted by CM Garner on 03/24/2015 at 6:25 AM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

The solution always was a simple personal use grow-your-own law. You buy a license at retail like a hunting license. There doesn't even have to be any centralized data base, guess what happens as soon as there is one.

Failing that it's best if the locals simply have the authority to regulate their own areas in a reasonable fashion. It's already close to out-of-hand in the central valley with outlaw action all over the place and invasion robberies, shootings, etc. Another just popped up with a kidnapping in the Santa Rosa area I believe and the ransomers got nabbed in Modesto. The cartel operatives and the criminal element that will always be associated with them are spreading. Not good.

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Posted by Mark Talmont on 03/16/2015 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

CCHI 2016 is the best bill floating through Cali right now for individuals and independent farmers. It's structure may be too loose for the general population however. Big money and the larger national activist organizations (NORML, DPA, ASA) seem to be focused elsewhere. Someone in a position of power needs to organize all of these competing interests and hash out a working initiative that is fair for all the players and is strong enough to pass in the general election.

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Posted by Trip Wilbur on 03/14/2015 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

CCHI in California in 2016zz

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Posted by Kevin Saunders on 03/13/2015 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

Watch out! Big business interests should not be allowed to outlaw home cultivation. One cannot patent a plant, only strains which one has created. If home cultivation is forbidden, the number of strains available to patients and public alike will be limited to those which enrich a few wealthy, greedy, morally unscrupulous people who favor 'limited prohibition' in order to line their own pockets.

Prohibition of marijuana is a premise built on a tissue of lies: Concern For Public Safety. Our new laws save hundreds of lives every year, on our highways alone. In November of 2011 a study at the University of Colorado found that, in the thirteen states that decriminalized marijuana between 1990 and 2009, traffic fatalities have dropped by nearly nine percent—now nearly ten percent in Michigan--while sales of beer went flat by five percent. No wonder Big Alcohol opposes it. Ambitious, unprincipled, profit-driven undertakers might be tempted too.

In 2012 a study released by 4AutoinsuranceQuote revealed that marijuana users are safer drivers than non-marijuana users, as "the only significant effect that marijuana has on operating a motor vehicle is slower driving", which "is arguably a positive thing". Despite occasional accidents, eagerly reported by police-blotter ‘journalists’ as ‘marijuana-related’, a mix of substances was often involved. Alcohol, most likely, and/or prescription drugs, nicotine, caffeine, meth, cocaine, heroin, and a trace of the marijuana passed at a party last week. However, on the whole, as revealed in big-time, insurance-industry stats, within the broad swath of mature, experienced consumers, slower and more cautious driving shows up in significant numbers. A recent Federal study has reached the same conclusion. And legalization should improve those numbers further.

No one has ever died from an overdose of marijuana. It's the most benign 'substance' in history. And most people--and particularly patients who medicate with marijuana--use it in place of prescription drugs or alcohol.

Marijuana has many benefits, most of which are under-reported or never mentioned in American newspapers. Research at the University of Saskatchewan indicates that, unlike alcohol, cocaine, heroin, or Nancy (“Just say, ‘No!’”) Reagan’s beloved nicotine, marijuana is a neuro-protectant which actually encourages brain-cell growth. Research in Spain (the Guzman study) and other countries has discovered that it also has tumor-shrinking, anti-carcinogenic properties. These were confirmed by the 30-year Tashkin population study at UCLA.

Drugs are man-made, cooked up in labs, for the sake of patents and the profits gained by them. Often useful, but typically burdened with cautionary notes and lists of side effects as long as one's arm. 'The works of Man are flawed.'

Marijuana is a medicinal herb, the most benign and versatile in history. “Cannabis” in Latin, and “kaneh bosm” in the old Hebrew scrolls, quite literally the Biblical Tree of Life, used by early Christians to treat everything from skin diseases to deep pain and despair. The very name, “Christ” translates as “the anointed one”. Well then, anointed with what? It’s a fair question. And it wasn’t holy water, friends. Holy water came into wide use in the Middle Ages. In Biblical times it was used by a few tribes of Greek pagans. But Christ was neither Greek nor pagan.

Medicinal oil, for the Prince of Peace. A formula from the Biblical era has been rediscovered. It specifies a strong dose of oil from kaneh bosom, ‘the fragrant cane’ of a dozen uses: ink, paper, rope, nutrition. . . . It was clothing on their backs and incense in their temples. And a ‘skinful’ of medicinal oil could certainly calm one’s nerves, imparting a sense of benevolence and connection with all living things. No wonder that the ‘anointed one’ could gain a spark, an insight, a sense of the divine, and the confidence to convey those feelings to friends and neighbors.

I am appalled at the number of 'Christian' politicians, prosecutors, and police who pose on church steps or kneeling in prayer on their campaign trails, but cannot or will not face the scientific or the historical truths about cannabis, Medicinal Herb Number One, safe and effective for thousands of years, and celebrated by most of the world’s major religions.

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Posted by william.clark.3150 on 03/13/2015 at 1:28 AM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

Woops. !

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Posted by Frank Joseph on 03/12/2015 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

Support Ohio Farmers. Stop the Monopoly?

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Posted by Frank Joseph on 03/12/2015 at 11:33 AM

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