Marijuana Resolution Passes 

Marijuana Resolution Passes 
Posted by CN Staff on August 12, 2005 at 08:04:30 PT
By Alexis DeLaCruz 
Source: Steamboat Pilot & Today
Colorado -- Oak Creek Town Board members received thunderous applause at their meeting Thursday night after passing a resolution supporting medical marijuana. Motivated by the highly publicized case of Hayden resident Don Nord, the Town Board unanimously passed a resolution that asks Colorado lawmakers to support the use of medical marijuana.
Nord's medical marijuana-related case recently was dismissed in federal court. Nord, a registered medical marijuana user, had 2 ounces of marijuana, several plants and growing materials confiscated from his home in October 2003 by Grand, Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team officers. Nord's case has been in the court system since Judge James Garrecht ordered GRAMNET to return the confiscated marijuana to him. GRAMNET, a federal entity, refused the order, and Nord's case went to federal court. Mike Kien, an Oak Creek Town Board and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition member, said the only way to get the medical marijuana issue public attention was to petition and write to local lawmakers. Kien has collected more than 90 petitions from Routt County residents supporting medical marijuana and got the idea for writing a town resolution from his experiences with Nord's case."I invented the whole thing," Kien said. The resolution states that the Supreme Court puts people in jeopardy by not allowing those who are ill to benefit from the uses of medical marijuana and that Congress should consider legalizing medical marijuana because of its benefits. To the best of Kien's knowledge, the Oak Creek Town Board is the only governing body in Colorado that has voted for a medical marijuana resolution."I am pleased as punch," he said. "I'm very proud of my fellow board members."The board also heard Thursday from Kris Hammond, the Steamboat Springs attorney who represents Nord. Hammond told board members that in the 2000 Colorado election, more than 900,000 people voted to legalize medical marijuana, and the state's constitutional amendment passed. He said a resolution is the first place to start the process of legalizing medical marijuana at the federal level."The only way the democratic process is going to succeed is when local leaders recognize that when Coloradans vote for something, it usually means something," Hammond said. Hammond asked the board to take a stand and support the issue. After some deliberation about the wording of the resolution, it unanimously was approved by the board. "I'm hoping that other cities will see what Oak Creek did and support other resolutions," Nord said. "It's the only way to get anywhere with the federal government."Kien plans to send the resolution to President Bush, U.S. Sens. Wayne Allard and Ken Salazar, Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and other politicians. Also Thursday, the board finalized meeting times to discuss the possibility of Oak Creek creating its own building department.The Town Board waived its building codes in June after Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman decided it would be impossible to meet the requirements of the Routt County Building Department regarding the completion of the town's skating rink. The debate has been ongoing, and the Town Board has scheduled a meeting with the International Code Council and the Routt County Building Department in hopes of discussing the town's requirements and whether its needs may lead to the creation of a separate building department.The two dates are work sessions, and although the public is invited to the meetings, there won't be discussions and public comments won't be heard.Rodeman said the board will meet ICC officials at 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at Oak Creek Town Hall. The second meeting will be with Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan and Routt County Building Official Carl Dunham at 2 p.m. Aug. 24. "These meetings are going to be very, very important to us," Rodeman told Town Board members. "It's incredibly important you all try to make it."Source: Steamboat Pilot & Today, The (CO)Author: Alexis DeLaCruz Published: Friday, August 12, 2005 Copyright: 2005 The Steamboat Pilot & TodayContact: editor steamboatpilot.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Don Nord Marijuana Case Dismissed Files Motion To Get Marijuana Back Bands in Marijuana Battle
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Comment #19 posted by FoM on August 15, 2005 at 07:36:37 PT
That is very interesting. We have an abundance of wood and get by with using about 4 cords at a cost of around $300 for the year. I think alternative energy is becoming almost a necessity. Solar panels are something that might be an option here someday. I just haven't seen any in our area.
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Comment #18 posted by Truth on August 15, 2005 at 07:23:34 PT
the grid
We've lived off the grid for years and love it. Our solar panels produce all the electricity we can use from March to November. A few hundred bucks in fuel gets us through the winter. No PG&E bill!!!
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Comment #17 posted by FoM on August 13, 2005 at 17:56:34 PT
Thank you. I will mention it to the contractor. One of the people on the crew would know if anything like that is possible out here. We are trying real hard to make it energy efficient. We heat with wood and can't justify changing because of the cost of other heating options. We already have this coming winters wood stacked and curing. I wouldn't mind clearer heat but I don't know how people can afford it. We've heated with wood since 79. I'd probably faint if I got a big fuel bill. 
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Comment #16 posted by ekim on August 13, 2005 at 17:34:44 PT
thanks FoM
maybe you can use this info on your
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Comment #15 posted by runruff on August 13, 2005 at 13:40:30 PT:
A major blow to pot industry?
This is a major blow of hot wind by "Tan those hides" Tandy.Could my neighborhood be that different from everyone elses
or can anyone go out and score as many clones and seeds as you could possibly want. Does Tandy and me live on different planets. Where ever you can score a bag of herb [anywhere]
you can score a few seeds. Did I miss something or is she 
just blowing hot wind again?Criminy. These people just have no integrity.Keep on Keepin' on.
Everything has a begining. Everything has an end.Namaste.
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Comment #14 posted by Toker00 on August 13, 2005 at 11:28:37 PT
Truth doesn't cost a dime.
That's ok. Because the truth is FREE. We discover it for free, we spread it for free, we understand it for free, it influences our votes for free, it brings people together for free, and the truth is going to destroy the DEA for free. What the government is doing with billions of dollars of our tax money, we are defeating with the truth. For free. Lies cost billions of tax dollars. You have to bribe people with fear and money to make them believe lies. THE TRUTH IS FREE. As cannabis will soon be. FREE.Won't back down. END CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW! 
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Comment #13 posted by AOLBites on August 13, 2005 at 08:32:26 PT
karen tandy Release [printer friendly page] IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2005
Contact: DEA Public Affairs
Number: 202-307-7977 or 305-994-4837Statement from DEA Administrator Karen P. Tandy
Major North American Marijuana Trafficker Self-Proclaimed "Prince of Pot"¯
aka Marc Scott Emery Arrested Today "Today's DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group- is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement.His marijuana trade and propagandist marijuana magazine have generated nearly $5 million a year in profits that bolstered his trafficking efforts, but those have gone up in smoke today."¯Emery and his organization had been designated as one of the Attorney General's most wanted international drug trafficking organizational targets - one of only 46 in the world and the only one from Canada.""Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery's illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on. 
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Comment #12 posted by The GCW on August 13, 2005 at 08:13:48 PT
Not just: "thunderous applause ," it's unanim
Not just: "thunderous applause"!unanimous thunderous applause!
 A little bit closer to heaven on earth.The Green Collar Worker
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Comment #11 posted by runruff on August 13, 2005 at 07:55:11 PT:
Sloppy me!
I'm aways in a hurry. So much to do and so little time.
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Comment #10 posted by john wayne on August 13, 2005 at 00:41:10 PT
"Medical Marijuana is dying" :John Pee Waters
Except it isn't.Thanks to the freedom-loving folks who attended the meeting in Colorado!
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Comment #9 posted by BGreen on August 12, 2005 at 21:30:28 PT
The URL you posted is corrupt, runruff
I don't mean the obvious DEAth corruption, I mean there's a forward slash missing after the http:/ which makes the URL come up wrong.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #8 posted by runruff on August 12, 2005 at 19:55:38 PT:
Brownshirts web page.
This is how offical facism looks in American.
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on August 12, 2005 at 19:27:18 PT
You are such a great person. Thank you for staying on top of issues that are important to you and many of us.
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Comment #6 posted by ekim on August 12, 2005 at 19:13:01 PT
Thank you Howard and Norma -----great warriors
just spent the last four days helping and listening to Howard Wooldridge and Norma Sapp of Oknorml. On Howards coast to coast horse ridding trip for Leap. Howard's MI trip started in St. Joe and Benton Harbor with the Platinum running a half page on Howard and the failed drug war. The full color pictures were great also the fact that the paper put Howard's article on their web page as well.Greg and his wonderful wife supplied a needed farm for the Leap crew to bed down and the chuck wagon was fixen the most delicious meals. 
On to Kalamazoo to do a live cable access show and make the local brewery scene. The Kal Gazette gave a glowing write up on Howard's efforts and included his web site and cell number.
 Off toward Hastings with a stop in Delton at Mike and Pam's. The next day Howard had a interview with the Hastings Paper the Banner and a first for Howard on his trip -- seemed the County Sheriff wanted to do the interview at his office. After the meeting Howard said that he had a good feeling about the Sheriff and felt that much that he said was taken in by the Law Enforcement Officer. The reporter had nothing but nice things to say about Howard's gallant efforts.
Off Howard rode towards Lansing and his three Rotary's he is speaking at in the next two weeks.I would like to thank Howard and Norma and the two horses Misty and Sam for all they have endured {2300 miles so far} and are doing to end this unjust drug war on the people. 
If anyone wants to help end this War on the people help Howard --- get on his web site and volunteer help or a place for them to stay or set up a radio or TV or event.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on August 12, 2005 at 19:05:11 PT
charmed quark 
I sure hope no one from CNews has ever considered buying seeds online. If anyone did trouble could be knocking on their door. I always knew that was illegal and an easy way to get in trouble. I am expecting a long slow time for us in the reform circles because of it. 
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Comment #4 posted by charmed quark on August 12, 2005 at 18:44:31 PT
Did you see today's
Apparently, the DEA has been photocopying the retrun addresses of people who sent in orders to Marc Emery. Canada won't let them open the envelopes. So, they are sending out fake appeals to those return addresses asking them to email information to complete the order as well as donate money to a "Help Marc Emery" fund!
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Comment #3 posted by mayan on August 12, 2005 at 18:10:45 PT
You took the thoughts right out of my head! After the Raich decision we heard..."Today’s decision marks the end of medical marijuana as a political issue."
              - John WaltersIf medical cannabis is no longer an issue that means that Johnny Pee can stop touring the country demonizing cannabis on our dime. Right, Johnny Pee?Now we'll just wait for Rhode Island to pass their law! THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2005: MARCH FOR TRUTH IN NYC: Commission Omitted From Final Report Reference to Intelligence About Lead Hijacker Mohamed Atta: Revisionism, Revisited: Alex Jones In London - Interviews Meacher, Shayler & Machon: Weldon's Preemptive Strike Against the CIA: Rest Of The 9/11 Flight 93 Story: 
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Comment #2 posted by dongenero on August 12, 2005 at 15:24:28 PT
reuters news snip
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Derivatives of the active compound in cannabis -- cannabinoids -- may have the potential for treating inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, UK researchers report."The system that responds to cannabis in the brain is present and functioning in the lining of the gut," lead researcher Dr. Karen Wright, of the University of Bath, explained to Reuters Health. 
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Comment #1 posted by Toker00 on August 12, 2005 at 09:03:34 PT
Thunderous applause!
Colorado -- Oak Creek Town Board members received THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE at their meeting Thursday night after passing a resolution supporting medical marijuana. That doesn't sound like dampened efforts to legalize Medcan.Yeah, man! Walter's is right! The SC ruling took all the wind out of the Medical Marijuana hoax! Thank goodness we don't have to deal with that anymore!Mr. Walters, if I may be so proper, you and the DEA are, collectively, an ass. Lies are not the truth. We can tell! Others can too. Give up your laws based on lies. We demand it of you, oh Public Servant. The DEA is not bad enough to take on the American Public. WE ARE COMING TO CHANGE THE LAWS AGAINST CANNABIS/HEMP. Because they are lies based on a pack of cheap Mexican cigarettes.Keep on keeping on. END CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW! 
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