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Denver Council Wrangles Over Growing Facilities
Posted by CN Staff on January 31, 2011 at 06:09:44 PT
By Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post 
Colorado -- Denver City Council members are locked in a battle over whether to allow medical-marijuana grow facilities to continue to operate in areas where the zoning has changed. Some councilors say grow facilities must be phased out because they ruin any prospect of future development.Others say the operations that were legally established should remain unless they cause problems  even though they may be nonconforming under the new zoning rules.
"This is going to be hand-to-hand combat," said Councilman Charlie Brown, who chairs the special issues committee that meets today to hammer out a decision.A year ago the council unanimously approved a broad set of regulations for the city's booming medical-marijuana industry.State legislators last year passed a law tightening rules around medical marijuana, requiring counties and cities to come up with regulations by July 1 and demanding that dispensaries grow at least 70 percent of their product.That created a real estate grab for warehouses in Denver as an estimated 1 million square feet for grow operations were snapped up.Around the same time, the city changed its zoning, leaving some warehouses in areas where grow facilities are now not allowed.The council is to decide today whether to grandfather in those warehouses under the new zoning or force them out.Council President Chris Nevitt, whose district has a number of grow facilities, is offering an amendment to the Denver Medical Marijuana Code to require grow facility operators to appear in front of the excise and licensing department within two to four years to renew their licenses.  Snipped   Complete Article: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_17245965Source: Denver Post (CO)Author: Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver PostPublished: January 31, 2011Copyright: 2011 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 #26 posted by FoM on February 02, 2011 at 13:46:47 PT
Hope
They were really steep. The difference between Deadliest Roads and Vietnam is when a Convoy was on a mission they shut the road down. Helicopters flew overhead. Stopping for anything was way too dangerous.
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Comment #25 posted by Hope on February 02, 2011 at 12:00:57 PT
Most of my early memories
are of the roads and traveling.Most of my nightmares and bad dreams have to do with roads and traveling. Ice road truckers and those heinous scary road things are the elements of nightmares to me.I kind of hold my breath just thinking about it.I bet those roads in Vietnam were something.
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Comment #24 posted by FoM on February 02, 2011 at 07:11:37 PT
Hope
Ice Road Truckers was one of my favorite series but IRT Deadliest Roads was even better. That series was why Stick pulled out his old pictures because the roads he drove in Vietnam were like them. 
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Comment #23 posted by Hope on February 01, 2011 at 20:28:37 PT
Ice Road Truckers
was a very distressing show!Brrrr.
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Comment #22 posted by FoM on February 01, 2011 at 19:43:12 PT
Hope
This is a nasty storm. Chicago is getting hit now. We've been stuck in a blizzard but in Gary, Indiana near Chicago one time and couldn't get out and the truck walls iced over. We had to get a motel room and even then we had to stuff towels at the base of the door because of the high winds. We felt like Ice Road Truckers. 
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Comment #21 posted by Hope on February 01, 2011 at 18:47:14 PT
BGreen Comment 19
That's stunning. I hope everyone is staying safe and warm.
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Comment #20 posted by FoM on February 01, 2011 at 15:26:39 PT
BGreen
This is a nasty storm. We are in for a good deal of ice tonight and then rain then snow and high winds tomorrow or so they say. I expect some areas will have power outages.Stay Safe. 
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Comment #19 posted by BGreen on February 01, 2011 at 15:11:45 PT
Wow!
Westbound Interstate 44 is closed from Springfield, MO to Tulsa, OK! That's about 185 miles! I've never seen it happen before.Wow, I'm glad I'm safe at home!The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #18 posted by FoM on February 01, 2011 at 14:10:43 PT
Hope
They probably felt it wasn't safe being out on the roads today. 
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Comment #17 posted by Hope on February 01, 2011 at 13:49:58 PT
No, FoM. I didn't postpone.
The radiation people called me and said they weren't going to be open today. Thankfully, I haven't missed or been late for a single appointment or treatment.
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Comment #16 posted by FoM on February 01, 2011 at 13:08:15 PT
Hope
Did you postpone the treatment because of the weather? I sure would understand that. It is so dreary here today. Cold rain and it makes the snow turn into ice. At least the snow is melting from all this rain. 
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Comment #15 posted by BGreen on February 01, 2011 at 13:02:11 PT
Glad to hear you're safe, Hope
I have no doubts about my ability to drive in snow but people usually go too fast and lose control, and that is not worth me getting out because it could get me killed.Bud
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Comment #14 posted by Hope on February 01, 2011 at 12:49:28 PT
I think the fierceness of the wind
evaporated most all the rain on surfaces except for puddles and such before the flash freeze hit, and it's blowing the snow off the highways and streets for sure.
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Comment #13 posted by Hope on February 01, 2011 at 12:41:24 PT
The roads don't seem to be too bad
though it's fierce cold. I would have liked to have gotten another treatment behind me. 
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Comment #12 posted by Hope on February 01, 2011 at 12:33:56 PT
Safe and warm!
Everything around here, including the radiation clinic is shut down today. It was rain, wind, thunder, and lightening during the night than it froze when the bottom dropped out of the temperature. It's cold! It's about twenty degrees and "feels like" five or six.We had the windows open Sunday.It's been blowing cold dry snow all over the place today but it's not building up anywhere in particular that I can see.
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on February 01, 2011 at 06:35:00 PT
BGreen
I know Hope has to go everyday for her Radiation treatment. I will e-mail her today to see how she is holding up. This is going to be a nasty storm for so many places.
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Comment #10 posted by BGreen on February 01, 2011 at 06:30:40 PT
That's good, FoM
I hope the changeover is quick enough that you don't get freezing rain.I heard that the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is closed due to ice. I hope Hope is OK. Ice storms are the worst kinds of precipitation I've experienced.Bud
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on February 01, 2011 at 06:17:55 PT
BGreen
This morning it is luckily OK here. It's just above freezing so it is rain. 
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Comment #8 posted by BGreen on February 01, 2011 at 03:30:00 PT
I know what you mean, FoM
I went to bed after my last post so I would be rested for the storm. I got up about 4:45 A.M. central time and we have pretty heavy sleet but NOT freezing rain! Hallelujah! They're predicting up to an inch of ice just to the SE of us so they're almost guaranteed to lose their power. Sleet just bounces off of the power lines. Hallelujah!We're obviously not going anywhere for a few days but, as long as we've got power, we're 100% okey dokey.They say we haven't had a storm like we're expecting for almost 100 years. I wouldn't mind never experiencing anything like it, now or ever.I'll check in later. I'll try to post using my cell phone just in case our power goes out. That way we may be in the dark but you won't be in the dark concerning our well being. :)Bud
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on January 31, 2011 at 17:06:33 PT
BGreen
I want the power to stay on too. We have about 12 gallons of gas to power up and see what's going on with the news and Internet but then we will have to turn it off to conserve. We have batteries for a radio. We are charging our flashlights and phone. We ran a lot of water which we didn't have on hand last winter. I doubt all areas will be lucky as far as power goes. This will be a real strain on our old and fragile power grid.
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Comment #6 posted by BGreen on January 31, 2011 at 16:53:20 PT
We have a kerosene heater
We won't freeze but I hope the power stays on.Bud
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on January 31, 2011 at 15:43:44 PT
BGreen
You and Mrs. Green stay safe too. After 4 days without power last winter and I had just had surgery we knew we had to get a generator. Do you have back up heat? Our neighbor that rents from us has her cousin living with her because he is really sick with advanced cancer. If she's at work and the power goes out we will bring him up to our house. It's the ice and high winds that cause power lines to come down. 
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Comment #4 posted by BGreen on January 31, 2011 at 15:36:26 PT
Stay safe, FoM
We're under a blizzard warning here! We don't have a generator so we're just praying for the best.Oh, brother!The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on January 31, 2011 at 14:29:39 PT
Winter Storm
I know many people will be hit with this storm and I hope everyone stays safe. We have the generator ready and expect a power outage with the ice that could be coming with this storm. Hopefully it won't be as bad as they are saying it could be. 
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on January 31, 2011 at 10:20:42 PT
Two kinds of wealth, my friends!
Trickle down...Rob the tax payer...and self generated wealth!Well, make that three.The last method is an anathema to the mega-corps and now the fed!
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Comment #1 posted by Sam Adams on January 31, 2011 at 10:00:47 PT
Capitalism
that's it guys! Just squeeze a little harder, and you'll kill the last vestiges of a functioning economyimagine - all the warehouses are being snapped up by new businesses! people are getting jobs! Wealth is being created! Taxes are being paid! Better rush in and throw everyone in jail ASAP. Then we can stimulate some more jobs - that's the American Way.you start to realize that every American city could have HUGE thriving red light districts tomorrow, with billions of new revenue and tax money. Too bad we live in a police state.
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