5/23/13 is the 1st day of Colorado's annual "Heat is On" campaign...
Law Enforcement's push to generate DUIs, also known as the "100 days of Summer"…
This year there will be increased emphasis on THC enforcement. While I know responsible patients like you would never drive while you might be impaired, you are at risk of a false science based per se nanogram conviction now thanks to new DUID laws…
RIGHT NOW is the time to make sure your lights are working properly, your tags are up to date, and your windshield provides clear visibility.
WEAR YOUR SEATBELT, they are speciﬁcally targeting unbuckled drivers.
Carry your cannabis in a scent proof container away from the driver's reach, and DO NOT smoke while in your vehicle even if you are at your stopping point...
Do not consent to showing any officer your Tongue! This is a new non-science based method of entrapment, there is NO science on a green or grey ﬁlm from using cannabis, this is a way for the officer to generate probable cause to stick you with a needle.
Please pass this info on to any patient you speak or toke with!
Please be safe instead of becoming a statistic!
This public civil rights concern brought to your attention by Twirling Hippy Confections www.twirlinghippy.com
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Come celebrate the gorgeous Memorial Day weekend weather and have fun with your neighbors THIS SUNDAY, May 26th at the 8th Annual Whittier Neighborhood Block Party! We'll be serving up burgers, brats, veggie burgers and hot dogs. Please bring a side dish to share, and your beverage of choice. Location: E 25th Ave, between Franklin & Gilpin. Event starts at 4:00 PM. See you there!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sensible Colorado and the United Food & Commercial Worker's Union Local 7 Team Up for a Public Education Event
FORT COLLINS -- Interested community members and prospective marijuana business owners from around the state will gather at the Council Tree Library in Fort Collins this Wednesday evening, May 22, for a public seminar on the legal and business aspects of Colorado's new marijuana laws. This training will provide an in-depth explanation of Colorado's recently passed marijuana laws -- including Amendment 64, the new "adult use" implementation laws, as well as a special focus on Question 301, the local medical marijuana law recently passed in Fort Collins.
Expert speakers include the authors of Amendment 64 and Question 301-- along with allies from the labor movement -- who will explain rights and opportunities created by these new laws.
"Colorado voters and the state legislature recently endorsed a number of complex and important marijuana laws," said Brian Vicente, director of the non-profit Sensible Colorado and co-author of Amendment 64 and Question 301. "This training will answer 'frequently asked questions' about these new laws for medical patients, business owners, and interested community members."
What: "Free Training on Colorado's New Marijuana Laws"
When: Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Where: Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave., Ft. Collins, CO 80525 -- Community Rm C
What Else: Training open to patients, business owners and other supporters of sensible marijuana laws.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
SUNDAY JUNE 2nd - Welcome to our 4th edition of HOH on June 2nd were we will be showcasing Hemp building materials - Live demos from Hempcrete manufacturer and free hemp product samples give-aways. This is a networking afternoon with many hemp entrepreneurs, advocates and as always the latest political news from some of the top Hemp Lobbyists!
3354 Larimer St Denver - 4:20-7PM
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Graaywolf of 420radio.org is live streaming from Casslemans. Our own Jessica LeRoux is on the panel along with Robert Corry Jr, Charles Houghton, Warren Edson, Teri Robnett, and Craig Small. It's just now starting - 7:20 pm and will run until 9:00 pm. This panel has a wealth of knowledge, having been involved in all aspects of cannabis in Colorado from the beginning.
I went to videotape, but when I found out that it was being streamed, and that it was being videotaped by Tyler of Focus4Design for distribution on YouTube, I decided to watch it from the comfort of my own cave.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
|By Robert Ewegen|
TRINIDAD, Colorado - The military construction budget that was marked up in the Military Construction Subcommittee of the U. S. House Appropriations Committee today will continue the funding ban on "any action that relates to or promotes the expansion of the boundaries or size of the U.S. Army's Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site" in remote southern Colorado, Jean Aguerre, president of the watchdog group Not 1 More Acre!, said Wednesday.
Keeping the funding ban in the law has been a top priority for N1MA! as it fights to protect fragile prairie lands being ravaged by the Pentagon's armored tanks, high-tech weapons systems and training at the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. The funding ban was first passed by Congress in 2007 to stop a massive secretly planned military expansion across 6.9 million acres of fragile native grasslands. Because the U.S. Senate has failed to enable a permanent prohibition on expansion of the site, the funding ban must be renewed every year by expansion opponents and Representatives in the House.
Aguerre announced the renewal of the funding ban for the sixth consecutive year as Not 1 More Acre! hurled its third challenge against the Army's Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site environmental disclosures in just six weeks. The latest N1MA! rebuke was filed Wednesday (May 15, 2013) by the Denver-based Ewegen Law Firm in response to the "Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan 2013 - 2017 for Fort Carson and the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site."
N1MA's latest effort to parry the Army's expansion plans followed on the heels of objections filed on Tax Day, April 15 that exposed the Army's shadowy partial disclosure of illegal construction supporting expansion at PCMS. Just three weeks earlier, on March 21, N1MA! protested the Army's claim that ongoing and expanded operations at the remote Southern Great Plains maneuver site pose no significant environmental or economic impacts.
N1MA's reprimand called those findings a "bizarre greenwash of an ongoing assault on fragile prairie grasslands in an area that Fritz L. Knopf, an historical Great Plains ecologist, describes as the 'headwinds' of the 1930s Dust Bowl."
The N1MA! reproach filed Wednesday accused the Army of continuing to "piecemeal its plans for the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site in an effort to sidestep basic requirements of the funding ban, the National Environmental Policy Act and a 2009 Federal District Court ruling that vacated the PCMS Transformation Record of Decision issued by the Army in its original efforts to expand the site.
Over the last nearly eight years the Army has issued a staggering 10,000 pages of alleged NEPA documentation - all of which make the absurd claim that the Army's actions have no significant impact to the quality of the environment, economy and culture of the Southern Great Plains.
In one segmented document after the next, the Army's analysis ignores science and even the sound principles of science that establish military damage to the shortgrass prairie are irreparable and irreversible. Even as military training expands - less than 5% of the PCMS is currently off limits to training - and intensifies, the Army and its tax-supported real estate partners encumbering land in the region to be managed for military needs employ environmental tactics that appear to trick 'neighbors' and the public into believing that impacts will be insignificant.
While admitting the "sheer amount of alphabet soup" generated by the Army's disclosures and the legal processes are confusing, Aguerre said the underlying theory of the law isn't complicated. The Sikes Act, passed in 1960, recognizes the importance and value of natural and cultural resources to military lands. Accordingly, the Sikes Act requires the Department of Defense to develop and implement Integrated Natural and Cultural Resources Management Plans (INRMPs/ICRMPs) for military installations across the United States.
"As a further example of this deceptive piecemealing, N1MA! asks where the Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan is and why it wasn't issued as part of the Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan? And, why - except to mislead and confuse taxpayers - does the Army continue to ignore science that proves all the past, current and future military damage will devastate the entire region? The Army's 'make-believe NEPA' fails to comply either the spirit or letter of the law while perpetrating real-life catastrophic impacts to our security and health," Aguerre said.
The Army's latest mockery of environmental and economic impact analysis should be withdrawn because it fails to meet the basic requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. It also fails to heed the mandates of Congress as expressed in the funding ban - renewed for the sixth consecutive year on this very day. This Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan fails to make sense from a policy standpoint and it would both sanction and inflict massive and irreversible damage on America's last major intact grassland, a fragile ecosystem that elsewhere has not yet recovered from the devastation wrought by ill-considered federal government policies that led to plowing of these fragile grasslands in the 1920s in the bone-headed public campaign that "rain follows the plow." In fact, what followed the plow when the inevitable drought cycle reasserted itself was this nation's most catastrophic environmental collapse, the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
The Army, its contractors and politicians, in defiance of the law, scientific knowledge and common sense, are effectively asking the public to believe that "rain will follow the tank!" and magically reseed and renew these tortured lands. Alas, the best science on this subject shows that the notion that invasive species can somehow revive devastated grasslands that required thousands of years of natural processes to reach their original productive state is a discredited policy as misguided and mischievous as the original "rain follows the plow" folly, Aguerre said.
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Monday, May 13, 2013
|Jessica at the Capitol|
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