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Marijuana Initiative Makes Hailey Ballot 
Posted by CN Staff on September 25, 2007 at 11:39:55 PT
By Terry Smith
Source: Idaho Mountain Express
Idaho -- Hailey's electorate will vote in November on proposed initiatives to legalize or decriminalize marijuana within the city limits.After legal battles with Hailey for more than three years, pro-marijuana advocate Ryan Davidson, chairman of Liberty Lobby of Idaho, has successfully complied with city requirements to put his initiatives before the voters.
Davidson was notified on Friday, the deadline for completion of initiative requirements, that his pro-marijuana initiatives will be on the ballot for the city's Nov. 6 general election."The only way this is going to go away is to let the people vote on it," said Hailey City Council President Rick Davis at Monday's council meeting.Hailey's electorate will vote on four different initiatives to legalize or decriminalize marijuana. The first, and the one Davidson said is most important, would mandate the city to regulate and tax marijuana sales and use and would require the city to advocate and lobby for reform or marijuana laws statewide or nationally.If approved by the voters, adoption of the law could be delayed for up to one year. The initiative requires the establishment of a community oversight committee to work out the details of legalization and gives the committee one year to get the job done. The four-member committee would be comprised of representatives appointed by the city council, the mayor, the Hailey Police Department and Liberty Lobby of Idaho."Nothing's going to be immediately legalized if the initiative passes," Davidson said Monday.A second initiative before the voters would legalize medical use of marijuana. Another initiative would make enforcement of marijuana laws the lowest priority for the Hailey Police Department. The fourth initiative would allow for industrial use of hemp, a marijuana byproduct.The city council discussed the initiatives briefly at their Monday meeting when City Clerk Heather Dawson formally notified the council that the initiatives have qualified for the ballot.Council members seemed more amused than alarmed by the initiatives and mused that Hailey may receive national news media attention because of the issue.The only action taken by the council was a vote to not summarize wording in the initiatives and to have them printed as written on the ballot."The voters have to vote on this; the Supreme Court was very clear," said Hailey city attorney Ned Williamson.He was referring to an Idaho Supreme Court decision in September 2006 when the high court ruled in Davidson's favor in a lawsuit against the city of Sun Valley. In that ruling the court determined that municipalities do not have the right to determine the constitutionality of proposed initiatives.Davidson won a second major court victory earlier this month when U.S. District Court in Boise issued a preliminary injunction that bars the city of Hailey from requiring that initiators of initiatives be residents of the city.Davidson's legal battles with cities in the Wood River Valley started in August 2004 when he filed petitions for initiative elections with the cities of Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley.Davidson said Monday that he will continue to push for marijuana legalization elections in Ketchum and Sun Valley and hopes to have the issues on ballots for next May's primary elections.Davidson acknowledged that if voters approve his pro-marijuana initiatives, further litigation might ensue because of conflicts with state and federal law.Complete Title: Reefer Gladness? Marijuana Initiative Makes Hailey Ballot Source: Idaho Mountain Express (ID)Author: Terry SmithPublished: September 25, 2007Copyright: 2007 Express Publishing, Inc.Contact:  letters mtexpress.comWebsite: http://www.mtexpress.com/CannabisNews -- Cannabis Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/cannabis.shtml
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Comment #26 posted by OverwhelmSam on September 26, 2007 at 18:59:02 PT
whig
Goodbye Stranger was written to have multiple meanings, like many of SuperTramp's songs. Primarily I think it's is about one night stands and saying goodbye to them. "Like a King without a castle, and a Queen without a throne" implies no relationship. The goodbye Mary and goodbye Jane verse appears to reference the weed he smoked with them along the way or actually two women named Mary and Jane. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZOSYrsgMJI
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Comment #25 posted by FoM on September 26, 2007 at 17:19:46 PT
Off Topic: Democratic Debate
I am looking forward to watching the Democrats debate tonight on MSNBC. Someone said Obama was sick so I hope he comes across well. I enjoy watching the Democrats debate. I at least laugh a little and that is somethng I don't do when I watch the Republicans debate.
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Comment #24 posted by FoM on September 26, 2007 at 16:58:17 PT
Dankhank
I loved music but when we moved to the country in 79 we didn't have radio or more then one tv channel so I missed alot. I thought that Neil Young retired because I never heard his music on the car radio when I got to hear music and then I heard Harvest Moon and was so happy he was still making music. I didn't hear anymore about him until 03 when Stick heard he was touring so that is why I am doing a lot of catching up with his music. 
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Comment #23 posted by Dankhank on September 26, 2007 at 16:49:41 PT
music ...
minds us of the good times ... and the bad ...I love all of these songs in this thread ...it's all about the music, I'll figure a way for you, FoM, to hear, "Had a Dream, (Sleeping with the enemy), it was always better in our own head rather than a videographer's head.
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Comment #22 posted by FoM on September 26, 2007 at 16:18:37 PT
whig
That's a good song. Until not too many years ago I thought that Tom Petty was one of those race car drivers that just happened to sing. Dumb huh? LOL!Now that I realize who he is I really like him.
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Comment #21 posted by whig on September 26, 2007 at 16:13:42 PT
Tom Petty
Mary Jane's Last DanceShe grew up in an Indiana town
Had a good lookin' momma who never was around
But she grew up tall and she grew up right
With them Indiana boys on an Indiana nightWell she moved down here at the age of 18
She blew the boys away, it was more than they'd seen
I was introduced and we both started groovin'
She said, I dig you baby but I got to keep movin'
...on, keep movin' onLast dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin' in and I'm
Tired of this town againWell I don't know what I've been told
You never slow down, you never grow old
I'm tired of screwing up, I'm tired of goin down
I'm tired of myself, I'm tired of this town
Oh my my, oh hell yes
Honey put on that party dress
Buy me a drink, sing me a song,
Take me as I come cause I cant stay longLast dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin' in and I'm
Tired of this town againTheres pigeons down in market square
She's standin' in her underwear
Lookin' down from a hotel room
Nightfall will be comin soon
Oh my my, oh hell yes
You've got to put on that party dress
It was too cold to cry when I woke up al one
I hit the last number, I walked to the roadLast dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin in and im
Tired of this town again
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Comment #20 posted by whig on September 26, 2007 at 16:08:14 PT
OverwhelmSam
Goodbye Mary, Goodbye Jane. Hm.
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Comment #19 posted by OverwhelmSam on September 26, 2007 at 13:44:24 PT
Okay, One More
This one's deep: Goodbye StrangerIt was an early morning yesterday
I was up before the dawn
And I really have enjoyed my stay
But I must be moving onLike a king without a castle
Like a queen without a throne
I'm an early morning lover
And I must be moving onNow I believe in what you say
Is the undisputed truth
But I have to have things my own way
To keep me in my youthLike a ship without an achor
Like a slave without a chain
Just the thought of those sweet ladies
Sends a shiver through my veinsAnd I will go on shining
Shining like brand new
I'll never look behind me
My troubles will be fewGoodbye strange it's been nice
Hope you find your paradise
Tried to see your point of view
Hope your dreams will all come true
Goodbye Mary, Goodbye Jane
Will we ever meet again
Feel no sorrow, feel no shame
Come tomorrow, feel no painNow some they do and some they don't
And some you just can't tell
And some they will and some they won't
With some it's just as wellYou can laugh at my behavior
That'll never bother me
Say the devil is my savior
But I don't pay no heedAnd I will go on shining
Shining like brand new
I'll never look behind me
My troubles will be few
Goodbye stranger it's been nice etc...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyyDyraBnOU&mode
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Comment #18 posted by FoM on September 26, 2007 at 12:39:37 PT
ripit
I wish you the best of luck! 
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Comment #17 posted by ripit on September 26, 2007 at 12:29:34 PT:
i hope we get a decent 
response on this here in my home state! i remember back when this first got notice on the local news and the reporters were sluffing him off a wild kook. it pisses me off that the press always rerports cannabis storys as really bad and dangerous or crazy hippys tryin to pull something over the eyes of everybody. the haily -sunvally area is actually the best place to start here in idaho simply for the fact that most of the ppl there came from califorina (lots of the hollywood crowd have homes there)
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Comment #16 posted by FoM on September 26, 2007 at 10:50:25 PT
Dankhank
Thank you for telling me to pass on the one and save my bandwidth. I know I am overly cautious about going over but one time was enough at connection speeds in the single or low double digets. I can't handle going that slow. 
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on September 26, 2007 at 10:34:45 PT
OverwhelmSam
Thank you. I watched that video and I remember it from the radio back in the 70s. I am terrible about remembering names of artists and names of songs. 
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Comment #14 posted by Dankhank on September 26, 2007 at 10:10:41 PT
Supertramp
Dreamer is the best ... bloody well right, too.I remember zooming on autobahns listening to "Crime of the Century."tokin' resins ...yea, baby ... :-)
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Comment #13 posted by OverwhelmSam on September 26, 2007 at 08:44:19 PT
FoM
Dreamer - One last video by Supertramphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1auRCameVY&mode
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Comment #12 posted by Dankhank on September 25, 2007 at 21:59:40 PT
Roger ...
I think today is the first day I watched the whole "sleepin'" video ... ever, kinda cheezy, I only ever had the audio.FoM, you may want to save your bandwith ... ths song is good, and when he sings to Mary in the middle I have always thought he is referring to our own maryjane ...It's been a reefer fight song for me ...
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Comment #11 posted by Dankhank on September 25, 2007 at 21:54:09 PT
Supertramp ...
is a band, of the mid-70's, I think ... trying to remember when we listened to them regular ...British Band, did some good stuff early on.Crime of the Century is their best album, I think. 1974http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supertramp
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on September 25, 2007 at 18:40:32 PT
OverwhelmSam 
I like the lyrics. I can't watch anymore videos today though so I can't check it out. Maybe tomorrow when my daily usage allotment starts again.
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Comment #9 posted by OverwhelmSam on September 25, 2007 at 18:34:39 PT
FoM
This is my favorite song by SuperTramp. If you know SuperTramp, you know that the song is cynical.When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily, joyfully, playfully watching me.But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
clinical, intellectual, cynical.There are times when all the world's asleep,
the questions run too deep
for such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
but please tell me who I am.Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical,
liberal, fanatical, criminal.
Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're
acceptable, respecable, presentable, a vegtable!At night, when all the world's asleep,
the questions run so deep
for such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
but please tell me who I am.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEDT2RDIf1E&mode
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on September 25, 2007 at 17:52:46 PT
Dankhank
I feel really silly asking this but who is SuperTramp? I guess I've lead a very sheltered life musically. I watched a couple videos today and I checked my usage so I better not watch another one or I'd check it out.
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Comment #7 posted by Dankhank on September 25, 2007 at 17:48:58 PT
lyrics ... sleepin'
Had A Dream (Sleeping With The Enemy) Lyrics
  Roger HodgsonHad a dream I was bornTo be naked in the eye of the stormAnd now it's standing right in front of meWhat's it going to do to me, who knows,Had a dream it was timeTo be taken to the front of the lineWell that is not a place you wanna beSleeping with the enemy, you knowI don't care what the future bringsGive a damn about anythingI'd be fine if they'd only leave me alone.But it's time - gotta take a stance'Cause I won't get a second chanceAnd I know now I have to make it aloneHad a dream it was warAnd they couldn't tell me what it was forBut it was something they could lie aboutSomething we could die about, you knowAnytime, anyplaceWhen you look that man in the faceWell it is not a face you wanna seeSleeping with the enemy, you knowMary, can you hear meCan you tell me what it's all supposed to meanHolding out a photograph of all that I have seenI wish I could hold youI wish I could hold youHad a dream it was timeTo be a witness at the scene of the crimeWell, That is something you can analyseSomething you can criticise, who knowsSo we wait, hesitateAnd we're making such a mistakeOh whatever can the matter beSleeping with the enemy, you knowI don't care what the future bringsGive a damn about anythingI'd be fine if they'd only leave me aloneBut it's time, gotta take a stance'Cause I won't get a second chanceAnd I know now I have to make it alone
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Comment #6 posted by Dankhank on September 25, 2007 at 17:34:09 PT
Roger Hogdson ...
this is my alltime favorite, sung by the very voice that fronted Supertramp, done as s solo artist, I'm guessing.It's a really great fightin', marching, and to me inspiring song I have played, at great volume, for years, as a way to get pumped up.It's 8 1/2 minutes, but well worth it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuSiEYGwcXAsleeping with the enemy ...enjoy ... as I have ... and do.
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Comment #5 posted by whig on September 25, 2007 at 16:26:19 PT
OverwhelmSam
Fool's Overture's my favorite. :)
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Comment #4 posted by OverwhelmSam on September 25, 2007 at 13:35:56 PT
whig
Yes, I really like Supertramp. I think too deep for most, but their music stimulates me.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5ZnGTmeWLo&mode=related&search=
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Comment #3 posted by whig on September 25, 2007 at 12:51:31 PT
OverwhelmSam
Music for you.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDWtcwkjrsw
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Comment #2 posted by OverwhelmSam on September 25, 2007 at 12:36:52 PT
At Least He's Making A Difference
It would be great if everyone here should pick an article and write the paper, or local politician, or federal politician or person in the story to set them straight or thank them as the case may be.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWRQ_In1KBA&mode=related&search=When I was you it seemed that life was so wonderful, a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical. 
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Comment #1 posted by dongenero on September 25, 2007 at 12:30:03 PT
Good Luck!.................
..........to Ryan Davidson and the city of Hailey!Let freedom ring.
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