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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Legalization Nation

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 -- http://www.ci.vallejo.ca.us/city_hall/city…

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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

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis is the way to go. DON'T VOTE FOR RESPONSIBLE OHIO!!!

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Posted by Matt Scinto on 03/11/2015 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

Responsible Ohioans for cannabis is the real plan for a free market

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Posted by Tonya Davis on 03/11/2015 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

Every responsible adult in California over the age of 18 already has access to medical cannabis for nearly any condition they deem it to be helpful for, including stress, anxiety and sleeping disorders. Google search 'medical cannabis doctor' and you will see the many inexpensive local medical cannabis doctor options you have to choose from. Yes, CA already taxes your medication the same as any other retail item you purchase. No one seems to talk about the millions upon millions of tax dollars CA has already been collecting for years. Stay active in local politics & don’t let greedy corporations take away your rights.

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Posted by Kevin Reed on 03/11/2015 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

WE DON'T NEED THE GOVERNMENT...........WE DON'T NEED THE FAT CATS.......WE DON'T NEED THE GREED , ... We have had the greed of Big Pharma, fleecing the wool of the sick, and Dying, making money from our suffering in the name of safe regulation. Cannabis is the safest plant in the world , it doesn't need regulation, in fact the chemicals in cannabis are made in our bodies by our ECS, or Endocannabinoid system it is harmless, and non toxic. Take a lesson from Canada where patients can't afford their medicine, and are fighting for the right to grow, The Bill introduced in Texas, where cannabis will be allowed to be grown like tomatoes, this is the true meaning of freedom, Let us create the World Nikola Tessla envisioned while we have the chance.

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Posted by Granger Null on 03/11/2015 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

Actually there's 3 GOOD guys, and ResponsibleOhio has been rejected once already for bad ballot language and not sayin where 100% of tax goes only 55%(and unapportioned taxes are FEDERALLY illegal.) NO2RO!!!

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Posted by Tom Manson on 03/11/2015 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

www.ohiorightsgroup.org/join
We're the good guys!

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Posted by Linda Schlichterle Pardee on 03/11/2015 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

Support Responsible Ohioians for Cannabis PAC!

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Posted by Mike Werling on 03/11/2015 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Ten Cannabis Companies to Rule Them All?

Dumb.

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Posted by VeganChef Jeff Ridabock on 03/11/2015 at 6:44 AM

Re: “Why California Weed Is Still the Best

You think Colorado doesn't have it's share of "old hippies?" Have you been to Boulder? Colorado growers have also placed very high in cannabis cups in Amsterdam too. Looks like you should do a little more research.

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Posted by Alex Fikany on 03/06/2015 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Umm, Thanks, Republicans?

Good of him to point out that cannabis was illegal for so many years basically because the religious authoritarians in government don't like the people they think are the main users of the plant.

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Posted by Ory Plotkin on 03/03/2015 at 1:12 PM

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