MMJ Ordinance Gets Favorable City Council Response
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MMJ Ordinance Gets Favorable City Council Response
Posted by CN Staff on February 08, 2010 at 16:43:16 PT
By Daniel Chacon
Source: Gazette
Colorado -- A proposal to regulate the burgeoning medical marijuana industry in Colorado Springs received a mostly favorable reception when it was previewed today before the City Council.Monitored alarm systems and security cameras at pot dispensaries were among the host of conditions included in the proposed ordinance, drafted by a task force that included medical marijuana providers.
Some in the audience criticized a provision in the proposal which would allow dispensaries in residential areas. Several on the council suggested a proposed a 250-foot buffer zone from schools didn't go far enough.“The intent here was to create a starting point from which to move forward,” said Councilman Tom Gallagher, who participated in the task force meetings.Council members asked for input on the proposal from neighborhood groups, Fourth Judicial District Attorney Dan May, the City Attorney’s Office, the Police Department and other city agencies.The council will consider the proposal again in March.Resident Bill Lawson said the city shouldn’t allow dispensaries in neighborhoods.“I’m not worried about the Mexican cartel coming in here,” he said. “I’m worried about the local hoodlums.”Source: Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO)Author: Daniel ChaconPublished: February 08, 2010Copyright: 2010 The GazetteWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #8 posted by goneposthole on February 09, 2010 at 14:17:08 PT
Local Hoodlums
Like there wasn't residential dealers in the neighborhood before medical cannabis was legalized. The local hoodlums have been there a long time. They'll steal medical cannabis if they have a chance.If you go to Colorado, you will find businesses that offer their menus only in the Spanish language. They work hard to be successful.The Mexican cartels will be there if the medical cannabis industry is not allowed to flourish on its own.The best way to fight the drug cartels is to allow medical cannabis to be wide open.All of the cannabis that is grown in Colorado will not meet the demand from medical cannabis cardholders in Colorado.Street dealers are out of business when medical cannabis is available.
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on February 09, 2010 at 10:29:42 PT
That doesn't sound good. It doesn't sound good at all.How can they not know that arresting and imprisoning people over this plant is nothing short of obscene?
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on February 09, 2010 at 06:50:16 PT
I am not sure but I do know it's better then when we were under the Bush Administration. PS: The new snow storm has started and if I disappear again it will because we lost power. This is the worst snow storm that we have ever had in the 30 years we have lived here.
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Comment #5 posted by runruff on February 09, 2010 at 06:46:00 PT
"legitimate medical marijuana users."
I am trying to tell you they don't recognize any legitimate mmj users.They are doing it they same way they always have!We are falling for more propaganda from a thoroughly corrupt system of fascist. I think they just got a bunch of pest off the their backs is all!
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on February 09, 2010 at 06:35:10 PT
The only thing that has changed is the Feds aren't going after legitimate medical marijuana users. Obama doesn't send the drug czar to try to stop an Initiative in any state.
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Comment #3 posted by runruff on February 09, 2010 at 06:23:19 PT
What bothers me is the defense attorneys are saying nothing has change on the battle front.they say people misunderstand the directive, it is not a defense in court and the court is taking it like it is all tongue in cheek!Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!!!!!
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on February 09, 2010 at 06:05:37 PT
I really hope everything works out for you. If Palin would beat Obama this country, as far as any hope for anything, would be over. I am so happy to have an intelligent President. Hopefully people will come to their senses that think Palin would be an OK President. 
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Comment #1 posted by runruff on February 08, 2010 at 22:20:06 PT
Hope and everyone!
I am reporting form ground zero!I talked to my law counselor today. He said he is working cases up and down the state of Oregon and he talks to other attorneys about the new directive. he said as far as the Fed court is concerned they consider the directive was just a placate. A bone thrown to the public. He said it is definitely business as usual in federal court with all pot cases med or otherwise, it is still 1990 in the courtroom.My lawyer said that the AG left so many loopholes in his statement that it is virtually useless. The way the court sees it is the AG is advising the DoJ on budget matters not prosecutorial priorities as according to public opinion.My attorney said people are still being sent to prison even if they are obeying the laws in their state. I hate to think what will happen when the religious right and the Palin Republicans retake office! He said they live in another world in there. For the most part DoJ people do not even perceive any difference in MMJ laws today than they did under Bush. They are still at square one in there folks and they treat me and others like me as if I am a hardened criminal and a menace to society. They still act like cannabis is some deadly threat to our country and I am as un-American as it gets because I advocate the overturning of prohibition.I tell you it is Bazaro World in the DoJ! They are in a bubble where they are untouchable and determined to set their own path!
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