I told Althea I was feeling lost, lacking in some direction… Althea told me, upon scrutiny that my back might need protection.
This link will take you to archived audio files of the meetings so you can hear the incompetence of those who claim to represent you 1st hand…
ALERT ALERT ALERT: 2 big stumbling blocks #1 In Thursday's MED meeting Judy Steele from Denver Excise said that in Denver there will NOT be virtual seperation nor dual use licensing for locations currently licensed as MMCs or others potentially in the city. WAKE UP!
#2 recreational rule making includes plans to overlay these new rules onto medical businesses… they disguised this agenda by calling the group medical differentiation but this is on the website: MED 2013 permanent rule making of REVISED MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULES http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Rev-MMJ/CBON/1251638236638
from the meetings: Fuck! it was like watching a think tank debate where everybody is missing chromosomes... I kept expecting somebody to interject "i like pudding" or "math is hard" ....My chest hurts, my head hurts, my heart breaks for the dream of legal cannabis regulation.
and then we have this… Colorado's "seed-to-sale" marijuana tracking system will have limitst.coColorado
The pompous talking heads that supposedly represent you and me in the rule making process are so inadequately prepared and unable to spout anything other than a strip of interests as narrow as their profit margins which is insulting to watch. The "SMART CO" scientist/doctor on Tuesday's panel confidently claimed that cannabis causes an 8 point drop in IQ, prefrontal cortex damage in babies exposed prenatally, addiction issues start to emerge in children exposed to cannabis as infants as early as 6 years of age… and on and on she went sighting studies that are 30 years old or not peer reviewed… but not one of the packaging and safety experts from our side refuted a single study or provided any correlated science in retort, instead they proposed a ridiculous "highest lab test of the week" solution, (Proposed by a known mg numbers scammer no less, and not refuted by a butane sprayer who is very proud on the record of the homogeneousness of their surface sprayed product!!! ) well done profiteers! The same dream team spent 20 minutes debating how to show the degradation over time of THC at room temperature (HA! who looks silly for short shelf lives and refrigeration of her products now!) and how that would be projected on the labels.
Per Thursday's meeting ALL employees must have a badge before they work a single day, how will that impact your MMC, MIPs or OPC if an employee leaves w/o notice or becomes injured? Can you make it for weeks if you are down a body? Is this fair to all licensed locations everywhere in the state? Id like all of you no matter where you are located to show solidarity against the unfair lottery system for badges… link here http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=Content-Type&blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22Rule+Review+Request+Form+%28DR+2477%29+.pdf%22&blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251865214021&ssbinary=true and Write a comment saying the MED must guaranty that any applicant will be vetted for the badge within 36 hours of making a call to the state for an appointment and be open 7 days a week within 2 hours of any licensee's physical location if they want to implement this rule… (sometimes you just have to meet unreasonable concepts with a "reasonable" implementation timeline request in return to show them the error of non-thinking) Michelle LaMay makes a good point: With $2,132,106.00 in state sales tax collected just LAST QUARTER from mj sales, and dumped into the general fund, you'd think they'd put on some temps, but, heh, they're over in the craft beer division...http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251865787140&ssbinary=true
More painful ignorance on badging: Thursday's working group agreed at the 1.25 hour mark that badged vendors would have to be supervised by badged employees while doing contract work ei trimming or HVAC etc... at the 3.5 hour mark 20 minutes was spent discussing ramifications of badged vendors making deliveries... #1 will it be a short bus full of employees riding along with the delivery service? #2 seriously in 20 minutes not one panelist remembered what they all agreed about supervision? #3 a 20 minute debate where not one panelist had it dawn on them to bring up legal liability in the chain of command… such as the big question of is the MIPs or the Center liable for any product when a product becomes compromised for food safety or goes missing during transport??? FUCK!
let me get this straight? per state law Im forced to use a unregulated laboratory which has no oversight of calibration of machinery much less accuracy efficacy or even sanitation... that laboratory has the right to research my products without my express permission... that laboratory has the right to develop "new" products based on their research of MY intellectual property... there is no penalty for a lab that provides false results either through error or willfully (in fact the state has no reliable calibration either and is not even capable of determining if there is a likely error)... well who wants to buy my MIPs so I can open a lab? again use this link http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=Content-Type&blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22Rule+Review+Request+Form+%28DR+2477%29+.pdf%22&blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251865214021&ssbinary=true to write in and say: the Industry requires state calibrated standards for any state required tests, no unauthorized research, no independent product development, state oversight of labs to ensure accuracy of state calibrated samples and use of system, and stringent protection of intellectual property on products submitted. The state can't force use of labs unless the testing is across the board guaranteed to some agreed upon level of variance and overseen to ensure a labs compliance with the system parameters…
lastly: a rule that says you have to "virtually" separate all product ingredients in a manufacture facility, does that mean the bags of flour, eggs, and a tiny bottle of vanilla extract, or just the raw cannabis? Nobody on the panel asked until the meeting was over and I brought it up when we were doing public comment, great!
a personal aside about the 5 meetings Ive attended: If my exorbatent fees were lowered a bit maybe the MMED & DOR would be forced to turn their air conditioning to a more reasonable temperature setting than North Pole and I could afford to AC my kitchen in the first damned place, shame shame the wolves are still wearing wool in summer and we pay to keep them cool like fucking sheep.
Out on the road my tom tom network is drumming up a din of rumblings of MED & DEA tandem operations witnessed by reliable sources in at least 3 locations in different parts of the state concerning some known industry parties… We had heard there would be 5 groups who would likely get indicted like the gang from Jane medicals i wrote about here 3 weeks or so ago… but then the momentum stalled for what i speculate will be proven political reasons… I think there is deliberate delay to allow these corrupt fat cats to buy up more small fry during these trying times so the DEA can kill more licensed locations and claim widespread corruption in states that allow sales of cannabis, all the while they watched the law breakers crush the honest operators with unfair compitition and allowed the gangrene to spread on purpose… or will the man delay till closer to elections to ensure enforcement results are fresh in voters minds come tabor excise vote time? either way if you have been on the fence over a deal with a big boy, wait it out till new years by any method you can and save yourself the potential of sinking with an overloaded ship of fools.
The Mysterious History Of 'Marijuana' : NPRwww.npr.orgThe drug has been intertwined with race and ethnicity since well before the word "marijuana" was coined. Turns out there's an awful lot we don't know for sure about the recent history of the cannabis plant.
OUR State cannabis spotlight…
Marijuana activists look at ways to overturn Colorado Springs ban on recreational pot salesblogs.westword.comAs we noted yesterday, the odds that recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs would be prohibited have been rising due… and… Council president says retail pot sales in Colorado Springs unlikelygazette.comRetail medical marijuana sales could be dead in the water before the Colorado Springs City Council votes on the issue. Colorado Springs City Council member Don Knight said Monday that he will vote against allowing retail marijuana sales in the city at Tuesday's council meeting. He joins three other…
Denver auditor suggests 3.5 percent tax for marijuana saleswww.denverpost.comDenver Auditor Dennis Gallagher disagrees with Mayor Michael Hancock
Frisco voters to weigh in on recreational marijuana sales tax | SummitDaily.comwww.summitdaily.comThe Frisco Town Council voted to approve a ballot measure that would enable voters to enact a 5 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana. If approved by
Manitou Springs council leaning toward retail marijuana stores, mayor saysgazette.comManitou Springs may be the last hope for area residents who want to walk into a store and legally buy pot. Early indications are that City Council may be interested in allowing retail marijuana stores, said Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder. It would make the historic, west-side town one of the only...
Greenhouse marijuana farm proposed south of Basalt | AspenTimes.comwww.aspentimes.comIn a sign of changing times, Pitkin County is about to consider its first application for a sizable greenhouse marijuana-growing facility. The proposal by Jordan Lewis, who runs a medical
Letter: Nothing positive about pot greenhouseswww.chieftain.comI believe, the decision to allow this type of greenhouse and dispensary carries long-term detrimental consequences for the future of the city of Pueblo and Pueblo County in general.
Stipulations sprout for marijuana-cultivation licensewww.cortezjournal.comCity council members Tuesday heard two hours of sworn testimony and reviewed more than 75 photographs before voting to renew a conditional cultivation license for a Cortez medical marijuana dispensary.
Silt holds off on pot regulations | PostIndependent.comwww.postindependent.comSILT — The town’s Board Of Trustees has delayed for about a month a decision about whether to ban retail marijuana shops and other facilities inside the town limits. But
Health Science and quality of life!
Studies Finds Link Between Autism and Cannabinoidswww.autismdailynewscast.comA new study shows that mutations associated with autism block the action of brain molecules that act on the same receptors that marijuana’s active chemical acts on. Endocannabinoids are molecules that affect memory, learning, pain, and other important processes. They share a similar chemical structu...
Shit that embarrasses us!
Synthetic-marijuana ring busted by feds in Fort Collins: The price of spiceblogs.westword.comIn a state like Colorado, where cannabis use and possession (of limited amounts) is now legal, you would think that...
Burned man had pipes filled with marijuana - not explosivesgazette.comPolice are investigating how a man who was found with severe burns at a Nevada Avenue motel Wednesday afternoon was injured. Personnel at the motel, near the intersection of Nevada Avenue and Mount View Lane, called an ambulance shortly after noon for a man and woman who had arrived with burns, Colo...
Tons of Colorado grown marijuana seized out of state last year | koaa.com | Colorado Springs |...www.koaa.comTom Gorman, executive director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA), says the quantity of black market marijuana seized by law enforcement that originated in Colorado has grown by 400 percent since the state moved from a caregiver model to licensing dispensaries and g...
National Cannabis Ass-kicking in both directions:
Kentucky Measure to Legalize Medical Cannabis Introduced, Public Hearing Setthejointblog.comKentucky State Senator Perry Clark has introduced a measure which would legalize medical cannabis in the state. The proposal has been assigned to the Health and Welfare Joint Committee, and a public hearing has been set for August 21st. “It’s time”, stated Senator Clark, speaking about the proposal,…
Needless Suffering of Medical Marijuana Patient Embodies Federal-State Conflict: A Prison Extractionwww.huffingtonpost.comNeedless Suffering of Medical Marijuana Patient Embodies Federal-State Conflict: A Prison Extraction - The Huffington Post
Big Marijuana lobby fights legalization efforts - Byron Tauwww.politico.comPot legalization activists are running into an unexpected and ironic opponent in their efforts to make cannabis legal: Big Marijuana. Medical marijuana is a billion-dollar industry — legal in 18 states, including California, Nevada, Oregon and Maine — and like any entrenched business, it…
Huffman Introduces Bill To Counter Outdoor Grow Devastation | The Arcata Eyewww.arcataeye.comJared Huffman Press Release WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced bipartisan legislation to address the environmental...
Mom of man gunned down at pot shop: 'They shot him in the back of his head'ow.lyThe mother of one of the victims in a double homicide at a Bakersfield medical marijuana collective spoke to Eyewitness News on Friday, revealing…
Lake County men charged with using teenage girl in marijuana growing operation - The Sacramento Beewww.sacbee.comTwo Lake County residents have been charged in federal case involving a large-scale marijuana growing operations in which a 15-year-old girl allegedly was held against her will and used to process marijuana plants.
BCSO busts marijuana growing operation | Fox10tv.comwww.fox10tv.comBaldwin County Sheriff's Office narcotics investigators have been busy the last 48 hours. Investigators arrested Danielle Wilson and are looking for her husband Jason Patrick Wilson.
Police Corruption (It never happens right?)
Police shoot pet as they notify family of son's homicidewww.newsadvance.comA bereft Henrico County family says its son died near Cool Lane, robbed of his life and $15.
Littleton police officer arrested in federal drug probet.coA longtime Littleton police officer is on administrative leave after his arrest Friday on felony drug charges stemming from a federal investigation.
Pennsylvania police chief: F*ck all you libtards out there, you take it in the a** | The Raw Storywww.rawstory.comThe mayor of Gilberton, Pennsylvania is standing by her city’s police chief despite a series of profanity-laced and threatening videos.
A new feature Im adding to the close of each newsletter: what grateful dead song sums up this week in legal CO cannabis… you can submit an entry and if yours is picked to use you will get a bonus in with your order for that week! enter today it's fun!