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Pot Locations a Growing Concern
Posted by CN Staff on May 10, 2010 at 04:31:33 PT
Denver Post Editorial
Source: Denver Post
Denver, CO  -- Let's get this straight: Medical marijuana growers want to be up-front and legit by getting government licensure, but they're lobbying to keep secret the locations of their pot-growing operations.Lawmakers, apparently, have kowtowed to this request, adding an amendment to a medical marijuana bill moving through the legislature that would keep the addresses of grow facilities out of state and local records.
It's a bad amendment, and we hope to see lawmakers backtrack on it. People have a right to know whether there is a grow operation in their neighborhood. It's particularly important to someone who is considering buying property.Wouldn't you want to know if there is a pot-growing facility nearby that could be raided by federal agents or perhaps be a magnet for illicit activity?The secrecy measure is only part of the wide-ranging medical marijuana regulation bill that is nearing the finish line.We have repeatedly stated our objections to the bill, which center on the measure legitimizing the dispensary system  a system that never was envisioned in the medical marijuana constitutional amendment.The system that operated for nine years without dispensaries is true to the measure voters approved in 2000, and was less given to abuse. Snipped   Complete Article: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_15051423Source: Denver Post (CO)Published: May 10, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: http://www.denverpost.com/Contact: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/medical.shtml 
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Comment #7 posted by observer on May 11, 2010 at 15:38:57 PT
Same for Indoor Orchids
re: "People have a right to know whether there is a grow operation in their neighborhood. It's particularly important to someone who is considering buying property."Exactly! Think of the danger to children! Mould, mildew, mites, mal-formed electrical circuits!  Just as we should know if there is any indoor tomato growing or orchid growing going on! http://images.google.com/images?q=indoor+orchidsFor all the same, reasons, of course. Some of those orchids are extremely expensive, you know. Targets of theft, and gangs - you name it. We have public registries of those high-end indoor orchid growers, right?  If you have some "personal use" tomatoes growing in your basement, "society" does the same thing, right? Common-sense laws restricting indoor tomatoes and orchids have been on the books (to protect the children, of course) for decades, haven't they?  http://images.google.com/images?q=indoor+tomatoesGovernment has always insisted in registering and keeping "the addresses of grow facilities" in "state and local records" for tomatoes and orchids? Or do they? 
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Comment #6 posted by CropReport on May 11, 2010 at 06:13:37 PT
Denver Post is a Bankrupt and Failed Organization
The Denver Post, by continuing to trash the cannabis industry, is slitting its own throat. Pay close attention to other Colorado papers that have accepted the industry as long-term advertisers.30 years ago Colorado allowed the first micro-brewery. Today the craft beer industry is a giant in our state, one that spends millions each year on advertising.Denver Post, you are on notice: straighten up or watch your competitors take our money and flourish while you die a stupid death.You don't speak for me or for the majority of Coloradoans that support an orderly and regulated cannabis market in place of the blackmarket that has operated for so long.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on May 11, 2010 at 04:36:54 PT
Had Enough
I agree. I feel really bad for the Gulf Coast region and particularly New Orleans. I believe this just might be the fatal blow to New Orleans. How much can one city take?
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Comment #4 posted by Had Enough on May 10, 2010 at 23:01:53 PT
Greed...
Man cannot control his greed...So nature will step in and control it for him...***Look at what that greed just did to the Gulf...
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Comment #3 posted by Had Enough on May 10, 2010 at 22:46:21 PT
re: #1
There are forces in play that man cannot control...Nature always has a way of correcting itself...This is what we are witnessing...
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Comment #2 posted by Vincent on May 10, 2010 at 18:57:56 PT:
The Denver Post
Whoever said that the Denver Post is a crummy paper was right. This is the second dumb-ass opinion piece that I have seen in this paper in the last few days."The system that operated for nine years without dispensaries is true to the measure voters approved in 2000, and was less given to abuse".Who the hell do these numbskulls think they are fooling? They were probably against the whole Medical Marijuana thing from jumpstreet, it's quite obvious to me
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on May 10, 2010 at 15:18:26 PT
OT: UN Fears 'Irreversible' Damage To Environment
May 10, 2010GENEVA (AFP)  The UN warned on Monday that "massive" loss in life-sustaining natural environments was likely to deepen to the point of being irreversible after global targets to cut the decline by this year were missed.As a result of the degradation, the world is moving closer to several "tipping points" beyond which some ecosystems that play a part in natural processes such as climate or the food chain may be permanently damaged, a United Nations report said.URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100510/ts_afp/unenvironmentbiodiversityeconomy
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