Miles Monroe 
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Re: “California Legalization Proposition 64 Raises $11.45 Million

Addendum to the Correction: But they *do* have "ties"--500,000 of them, to be exact--to the makers of Fentanyl! [http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-0…]

Posted by Miles Monroe on 09/09/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Proponents Sue Sen. Dianne Feinstein Over Proposition 64

@Dave Armstrong: Gonzales v. Raich took *three years* to wind its way through the court system before it *lost* in the SCOTUS; assuming your lawsuits even get that far--and many others have tried the same route and failed--that's still at least 15,000 people busted for weed *per year* in California alone until the case is *even heard*, because there are no "right now" (!) shortcuts; and if the decision goes against you--as it very likely could, given the court's current and probable future makeup--then what?
- OR -
Less than *three months* from now, we can *definitely* end the prohibition of possession, cultivation, sales to, and use of cannabis by adults not only in California, but Nevada, Arizona, Maine, and Massachusetts, plus medical use in Florida, North Dakota, and possibly even Arkansas; if that happens, nearly one out of every four Americans (23.5%)--at least the adults--will be *free* of the threat from prosecution for their personal possession and use of cannabis, and well over half the states will allow at least some kind of medical use. At that point, the obstruction to reform in Congress on such issues as access to banking, federal tax equity, and scheduling under the CSA by corporate prison and LE tools or prohibitionist relics like Feinstein and Grassley will become increasingly untenable.

How about this: you keep working on your "front" with your magic-bullet lawsuits and blogs--which nobody from the pro-64 side is working against, right?--and let those of us with a more pragmatic and *proven* strategy--and sans an existing vested interest, BTW--continue working on ours unhampered by the unfounded fear and disinformation tactics from you and your cronies in the "215" weed industry; fair enough?

Appreciate the offer for a personal dialogue, but we prefer to discuss the issue in a *public* forum, where everybody can view and weigh the arguments for themselves.

Also, just a piece of honest, well-intentioned advice: you might want to check out this thing called a "paragraph break" ... !

Posted by Miles Monroe on 08/11/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Proponents Sue Sen. Dianne Feinstein Over Proposition 64

@Dave Armstrong: Right, like how the feds and IRS are busting and shutting down the *legal* weed businesses right now in Colorado and Washington state, huh ... ?!

As for "thousands of us to potential slaughter"--hyperbole much?--over 15,000 people *were* busted in California for weed in 2015, a number which will drop by at least 80%, based on the experience in CO and WA ...

So what's *your* solution; wait another two years (30,000 more busted) or four years (60,000 busted), or maybe another twenty (300,000 busted) for the "perfect" legalization that you "215" profiteers somehow never seem to be able to even get on the ballot?

The only ones facing a "loss of livelihood" are you and the other so-called "non-profit collectives", which is why, other than the cops, corporate prisons, and pharma and rehab tools like S[c]AM, you're the ones spreading all the fear and disinformation.

Posted by Miles Monroe on 08/10/2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Controversial 'Bulletproof' Police Firearms Training Canceled by Santa Clara Sheriff

@Hobart Johnson: Excellent points, well stated.
@Chip DeBlock: Your statement "there is a war out there" perfectly and succinctly highlights the fundamental problem: the attitude, mentality, and perception by law enforcement.
No sir, there is *not* a "war" out there, there is a *community*, populated not by enemies, in *any* proportion, only *citizens* who are, let us not forget, *innocent until proven guilty in a court of law*, and who it is your responsibility to "serve and protect", not defend yourself from. If you want to play "Army Man", join the military, preferably one of another country, because ours has made more than enough enemies through the promiscuous use of force as it is.

Posted by Miles Monroe on 08/03/2016 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Las Vegas Now A Bust for Most California Medical Pot Patients

That's "fewer than 100,000 cards" since *the program began* in 2004; since 2014 less than 10,000 cards, which are generally valid for only a year, have been issued ...
Although obtaining one can be a hassle and expensive [http://goo.gl/V5wfCj], they are worth the trouble, as they offer the closest thing to a "bar to prosecution"--vs merely an "admissible defense" from a doctor's rec--for patients and caregivers: If a police officer detains a cardholder for having weed, the cop must, by law, call the phone number on the county–issued Medical Marijuana Identification card and recite its ID number. If the card is real, the officer must release the cardholder. Under California law, police can't even ask an MMI cardholder questions about the marijuana in his or her possession. In fact, an officer faces a misdemeanor if he doesn't respect the MMI card, due to provisions of medical privacy mandated by the federal HIPAA law and supported by state Senate Bill 420.

Posted by Miles Monroe on 08/01/2016 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Controversial 'Bulletproof' Police Firearms Training Canceled by Santa Clara Sheriff

If you want to make sure you'll go home to your family every night, don't be a cop--or a fireman, Coast Guard seaman, infantryman, etc--because that's not part of the job description; making sure the rest of us get to go home to our families *is*.

Posted by Miles Monroe on 07/29/2016 at 12:58 PM

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

Patrick Moore: That a collaborator with the cops, corporate prisons, and rehab fraudsters—the *only* organized opponents to legalization, other than the “215” profiteers you’re rep’ing so shrilly and none too convincingly—would have the astounding disrespect and hypocrisy to utter the phrase “One Love” just might be merely amusing, if it wasn’t so blatantly cynical and, given the context, altogether despicable, because what you’re about has *nothing* to do with love, at least for others; may the ghost of Bob Marley, as well as all of those whose lives have been destroyed by the duplicity of mercenary, self-serving wastes of carbon like you and your “activist” cronies, haunt your foul crooked path for the rest of your miserable loser days, and for all eternity in the darkest depths of the hell that awaits you.

Yes, for god’s sake, *please* do not shoot yourself in the foot; do us all a major kindness, and instead aim for that dense, septic mass of flesh on the end of your neck.

Posted by Miles Monroe on 06/13/2016 at 1:21 PM

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