Red Bluff Follows State's Standards on Marijuana

Red Bluff Follows State's Standards on Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on February 02, 2005 at 08:21:58 PT
By Christina Lucarotti, Record Searchlight
Source: Record Searchlight
Red Bluff -- The Red Bluff City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt standards on how much medicinal marijuana a patient can legally possess. The standards, which are tougher than county regulations, came as a disappointment to some users. "It's disappointing that the police opted to have different guidelines than the county," said medicinal marijuana activist Jason Browne. "They had the opportunity to have higher use thresholds and chose not to."
The Tehama County Sheriff's Department allows 1˝ pounds of dried marijuana and either 18 immature or six flowering plants, Browne said. The guidelines approved by the council Tuesday allow 8 ounces of dried marijuana, and either six mature or 12 immature marijuana plants. Those restrictions match the minimum guidelines set in the state's Compassionate Use Act of 1996, which was amended in 2003. Police Chief Al Shamblin, who had asked the council to approve the policy as a guide to help officers in the field handle medicinal marijuana investigations, applauded the decision. "It actually saves us a lot of time," he said of the guidelines. "It makes it easier for us. That's what this directive is for." The directive outlines procedures for medicinal marijuana investigations. It also designates an officer who will verify that someone has marijuana for medical reasons. Shamblin and Mayor Larry Stevens said the standards are flexible.They allow patients, or a patient's caregiver, to possess more marijuana than the permitted levels with a physician's approval. Stevens, who wants consistency between county and city regulations, said he thought Tuesday's decision was an important first step. "I think we made progress. Did we get as far as we could have? Probably not." Philip Denney, a Redding physician who prescribes cannabis to patients, described the typical patient as someone in their 40s with chronic lower back pain. The typical patient he sees uses one ounce or less a week. Denney is concerned that patients who grow their own marijuana could be out of compliance with the new procedures. Because marijuana is typically harvested just once a year, a medicinal marijuana patient who uses an ounce a week would need to amass a year's supply -- 52 ounces -- at harvest time. That's well above the eight ounces allowed by the guidelines. Source: Redding Record Searchlight (CA)Author: Christina Lucarotti, Record SearchlightPublished: February 2, 2005Copyright: 2005 Record Searchlight - The E.W. Scripps Co.Contact: letters redding.comWebsite: Article & Web Site:Medicinal Cannabis Research Links How Much Pot is Enough? Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on February 04, 2005 at 10:44:58 PT
Max Flowers 
You're a really cool person in my book! You ain't no wuss either! LOL!
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Comment #10 posted by Max Flowers on February 04, 2005 at 09:03:19 PT
Meat-eating wusses
Okay maybe I'd better retract my statement about the word "wuss," as that is just my own feeling about it. I always thought wuss/wussy is to "pussy" (sorry) as dang is to damn or heck is to hell. And I never thought a woman could be called a pussy (sorry), for obvious reasons. Then again, hmmm a man can be called a dick (sorry!), so...?Maybe I better give up this linguistic theorizing right here! Besides, Merriam-Webster says:Main Entry: wuss
Pronunciation: 'wus
Variant(s): also wus·sy /'wu-sE/
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural wuss·es also wus·sies
Etymology: origin unknown
- wussy adjective
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on February 03, 2005 at 15:42:40 PT
killing to eat
It's always bothered me, but it's really bothering me a lot again. Probably because I'm facing eating more meat because of the low carb diet I'm supposed to follow. I even have trouble with fish now after having a Betta named Bon Jovi that I know liked me and knew me when he saw me. He responded to the sight of me with apparent joy and after he knew he'd caught my attention he'd direct my attention to the jar of fish food by the bowl. Just like a smart dog or cat will. I'd had fish before, but he made me see fish in a whole new light.Dang.It makes matters worse that the best tasting beef, Angus, comes from the cutest, sweetest, cuddliest cattle.Perhaps the best way to look at it was like some early Native Americans did. To thank the beast and honor him for giving his life to sustain yours...or something like that.I didn't know that only men could be wusses, either. Now I'm worried about what it really means. I thought it was like "baby" or "sissy" or "scaredy cat".
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on February 03, 2005 at 15:11:58 PT
Max Flowers 
I barely eat meat anymore. I slowly started giving it up years ago and only because my husband likes some meat do I eat any. I avoid it if at all possible but it does taste good. I found it was much easier to keep my weight down if I didn't eat very much meat. At least that's how it is for me. I don't feel good after eating meat but that's just the way I am. 
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Comment #7 posted by Max Flowers on February 03, 2005 at 15:05:35 PT
FoM, actually not and that's
where it gets to be a complex issue. Nutritional research is increasingly showing that people do absolutely need animal fats, at least in small amounts, for normal cellular function and to be healthy. I suppose we could get it from cheese etc as a non-violent source, but if you tried to live on fruit alone you would eventually get very ill from the lack of certain amino acids, protiens, lipids etc that we need (as much as we might wish we didn't).What I hate is that when I try to go vegetarian, within about two days my stomach gets this really specific, weird cringe that will *not* go away until I eat some animal fat/protein (meat). 
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on February 03, 2005 at 08:24:31 PT
Max Flowers 
I didn't know wuss was a man's term. I love living things and if I had to kill something to have meat I would live on berries and fruit. It would make me and all of us a lot healthier for sure.
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Comment #5 posted by Max Flowers on February 03, 2005 at 08:19:41 PT
You're not a wuss---you're a truly compassionate human being. I wouldn't even eat chicken if it were up to me to kill it, let alone cows. Maybe I'm a wuss? And a carnivorous hypocrite.Besides, women can't be wusses... that's a man's insult.
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on February 02, 2005 at 15:37:58 PT
Hello and welcome to CNews. 
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Comment #3 posted by sixtyfps on February 02, 2005 at 15:34:43 PT
Crimes Against Humanity
cartel (n): a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly" [syn: trust, corporate trust, combine]Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University...My first post... Greets to FoM and kaptinemo.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on February 02, 2005 at 10:23:59 PT
I know that our food supply isn't safe. If I could only find it in myself to butcher our own beef we would have a few free range steers. I can't. They have such beautiful, soft, loving eyes. I'm a wuss.
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Comment #1 posted by siege on February 02, 2005 at 10:13:22 PT
Off Topic Creutzfeld Jacobs Disease engineered seeds. FDA withheld information from congress after a genetically modified supplement killed nearly a hundred people and disabled thousands." FDA withheld information from congress after a genetically modified supplement killed nearly a hundred people and disabled thousands."  Symptoms of CJD are rapidly progressing dementia with loss of coordination of movements and paresis
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