Pot Haze Clouding Level of Dialogue
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Pot Haze Clouding Level of Dialogue
Posted by CN Staff on December 04, 2009 at 13:06:35 PT
By Bill Johnson, Denver Post Columnist
Source: Denver Post
Denver, CO -- It is just pot, people. Yes, weed, reefer, ganja, a little sticky icky-icky  call it what you will  but trust me, it is in Colorado to stay. So can we all please grow up now?I swore I'd never keep breakfast down if I read one more medical- marijuana story. And yet, here I find myself writing one. We have all lost our minds on this.
City and state officials from across Colorado continue to virtually lose their minds fighting against the smoky haze of medical marijuana, made legal in 2000 by Amendment 20, flailing away with short-sighted rules, moratoriums and outright bans in increasingly silly-looking attempts to rebottle the dope genie.It is not entirely their fault. When an estimated 400 people a week are getting doctors' permission to buy medical marijuana, and dispensaries are popping up like dandelions, there should maybe be cause for concern or, at least, a little regulation.I have been a believer in the medicinal properties of marijuana since the day nearly 20 years ago that I interviewed a 50-ish man who told of going out every night after work to the roughest part of town to buy weed for his ailing, elderly mother.She could barely move from her pain  until he began bringing home nickel and dime bags of marijuana. I still remember her walking around and laughing, likely stoned out of her mind, when she brought us tea during that interview.This is why I had planned to just savage Charlie Brown this morning. Maybe you have read of the Denver city councilman's ordinance proposal on dispensaries.Some of it, I assumed, was simply more lunatic ideas by a politician terrified of the mere thought of marijuana, that if he flung around enough red tape, it would all go away. Snipped   Complete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author:  Bill Johnson, Denver Post ColumnistPublished: December 4, 2009Copyright: 2009 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on December 08, 2009 at 12:59:32 PT
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on December 08, 2009 at 11:15:20 PT
I hope you are doing well and have a blessed season and year!
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Comment #7 posted by Mark702 on December 04, 2009 at 19:32:50 PT
It's not a "concern" or "cause for more regulation" when 400 patients are signed up per week. That's due to the increase in education that has allowed people with medical conditions and ailments to discover and find out the scientific facts about cannabis. The truth is that it is not only a safe and effective medicine, but it would also be an option for their specific illness. More education, more awareness, more MMJ patients.For potential patients and anyone looking for good, non-propaganda informational and educational videos on cannabis, hemp and the drug policies, check out Cannabis
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Comment #6 posted by ras chadrach on December 04, 2009 at 16:48:38 PT
words from our forefathers
  We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
  200-400 people signing up in col or anywhere a week is great to hear ,but whats the diff? we are people also and we have rights given be god and need no man word for them!!
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Comment #5 posted by dongenero on December 04, 2009 at 15:05:42 PT
400 per week signing up in CO? It's nothing!
People seem to have a poor grasp of quantities relative to population levels.There are an estimated 4.9 million people in Colorado according to census.The 400 signing up for MM weekly, accounts for .008% of the population or 8/1000th of a percent signing up per week. It's nothing.If 400 sign up every week for, let's say 50 weeks,(nearly a year), there would be 20,000 applicants. That years worth of applicants would account for 0.4% of the population. Less than a half a percent. There are easily 20,000 out of 4.9m who could be terminally ill or facing debilitating illness. Probably far more.400 applications per week is nothing. You have to think in terms of population numbers. Ah, but sensibility doesn't serve the opposition. Pesky facts.
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Comment #3 posted by ras chadrach on December 04, 2009 at 14:14:05 PT:
in the name of my for fathers
i just laugh at these guys ! how would they look to mr jefferson or mr washington ? they would be tar and feathered and run out of town on a rail for acting like the queen of england . the people have spoken and voted on what they want!the people have demanded so many times on what they want and now its time for them to do there jobs. the power is in the peoples hands. i think a lot of us have forgotten that we r the ruling people and they work for us ! do your job or join the poor masses u fat lazy hogs.looks like our hogs have forgotten whos farm they live on . the peoples farm!! they should do there job or take them to the market - so to speak,lol 
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Comment #2 posted by Mark702 on December 04, 2009 at 13:38:31 PT
I like that there seems to be more awareness and news these days, but I can't stand the stupid "jokes" they almost always add. They can't stop with the "high time for" this or "cheech and chong" that. The issue isn't about potheads and hippies, it's about freedom of personal choice. It's about ending an immoral and inherently failed drug policy, and abiding by our Constitution.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on December 04, 2009 at 13:16:42 PT
It is Just Pot, People
I agree. I don't get it when people rant and rave about marijuana anymore.
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