Proposed Denver MMJ Ad Ban Set for Public Hearing

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Posted by CN Staff on August 13, 2012 at 04:57:48 PT
By John Ingold, Denver Post†
Source: Denver Post†

Colorado -- A proposal to ban billboard, bus-bench and sidewalk sign-twirler advertising by Denver medical-marijuana dispensaries has pitted the state's two most prominent cannabis trade groups against each other. On one side is the Cannabis Business Alliance, which denounces the proposal by saying it creates too many uncertainties for the industry. On the other is the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, which supports the proposed ban by arguing that it is a show of neighborliness for an industry that is not always embraced.
The debate comes to a Denver City Council meeting Monday evening, when there will be a public hearing on the proposed ban.The proposal would eliminate outdoor medical-marijuana ads in the city, except for signs on the businesses themselves. Dispensaries would still be able to advertise in newspapers and magazines and would also be able to display their logos on items for charity events they sponsor. The ban, proposed by council members Christopher Herndon and Debbie Ortega, expands upon a separate proposal by Ortega that would ban outdoor medical-marijuana advertising within 1,000 feet of schools, day cares and parks. That proposal is still alive but is expected to be supplanted by the citywide ban should it survive Monday night.SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, Denver PostPublished: August 13, 2012Copyright: 2012 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  Medical Marijuana Archives 

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Comment #18 posted by afterburner on August 16, 2012 at 17:08:03 PT
Whoops, Previous Link Has Backwards Slideshow
This link will bring up the slideshow starting with slide 1, instead of slide 20.Below, where medical marijuana has been legalized in the United States: Medical Marijuana States 1 of 20
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Comment #17 posted by Hope on August 16, 2012 at 11:24:45 PT
Yes, Afterburner...
That article is probably what gave me the encouraged feeling I had yesterday.I'm never right on what I think is going to happen... which is usually good... cause I'm usually worried about something bad of some sort, but it would be nice for it to be a right feeling about a good thing happening.I'm feeling exceptionally hopeful. Which is unusual. :0)
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Comment #16 posted by afterburner on August 16, 2012 at 11:04:18 PT
The article about the DEA surrendering on medical cannabis gives me a segue into the answer I was looking for. I don't think I'll be as tired tonight, so I can wrap it up soon.
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Comment #15 posted by Hope on August 16, 2012 at 10:48:10 PT
Don't worry, Afterburner.
A simple comment about what it all meant might be helpful to clear the muddy waters that sometimes cloud my understanding.Muddy Waters - Champagne & Reefer bring me some "Champagne & Reefer". That might help.:0)
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Comment #14 posted by afterburner on August 16, 2012 at 07:12:24 PT
Where Are the Stories in the Young Singers Songs? 
Marijuana Crackdown Staged to Distract From "Fast and Furious" Scandal, Author Says.
By Chris Roberts Mon., Aug. 13 2012 at 7:30 AM.
Categories: Law & Order, Marijuana Road Drug Website: Canada Among Top Buyers At The New eBay For Illegal Drugs. 
CP | By Adam Miller, The Canadian Press Posted: 08/15/2012 5:20 pm Updated: 08/15/2012 9:42 pm.
Follow: Video, Amir Taaki, Nicolas Christin, Buying Illegal Drugs Internet, Illegal Drugs Internet, Illegal Drugs Online, Online Illegal Drugs, Silk Road, Silk Road Website, Silk Road Website Canada, Canada Business News #13.I'm still working on that summary. I found an interesting historical site yesterday. However, I didn't eat enough yesterday, and I bonked (cycling slang). I fell asleep early.Sweet Surrender. John Denver. Denver - Rocky Mountain High
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Comment #13 posted by Hope on August 15, 2012 at 16:28:53 PT
I've got this strange feeling.
I don't know. Maybe it's just a crazy aberration of brain juices. But, I feel like something good is happening. Really good. Something big. Something wonderful about ending prohibition. Quickly. It's a strong feeling. Strong enough to mention.A good feeling.Hmmm.
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Comment #12 posted by ekim on August 15, 2012 at 12:18:23 PT
Leap speaker on the DEA
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Comment #11 posted by Hope on August 15, 2012 at 11:38:26 PT
Thanks, FoM.Although, for sure, news of the Caravan for Peace is worth repeating, often, everywhere.
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on August 15, 2012 at 10:31:51 PT

Aaargh. I know how I did that, that time. Sorry. Clean up on thread 27058 please!

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Comment #8 posted by Hope on August 15, 2012 at 09:47:43 PT

I'm so thankful for this march... this caravan.
It's certainly a caravan for hope and peace. I hope it matters. So much I hope it matters. I know it matters terribly to some of us.Again... I wish all the prohibs would get it. It's not about the marijuana or cannabis and being able to use it legally. Spppffft. They are so stupid, they don't get it at all. It's so sad. They have mental blocks. They refuse to see.It's about all the people that they are hurting and destroying and have killed for the love of their stupid prohibition. It's a hideous mistake they have made and they keep making it. No amount of cannabis use could possible even nearly approach the harm caused by it's prohibition.And yes, they, prohibitionists would kill and persecute for money. They've been doing it for a long time and they don't want to stop. They have no normal conscience. That's what it's about more than anything these days. Pride, petulance, hatred, and greed. They're too proud and petulant to say they were wrong and too greedy and hate filled to pass up being paid to persecute those they feel they can look down on. I hope this caravan can wake more people up to the reality of what we are causing with this prohibition and the hideous fruit it has produced.It's coming no where near me. I think it would be wonderful that everyone that could afford it or manage it would join these brave and hurt people for this effort. Make it magnificent! It's a beautiful effort to save lives. To save society. I hope and pray it does wonderful good.
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Comment #7 posted by Sinsemilla Jones on August 15, 2012 at 01:21:53 PT

Thanks ekim and Hope!
The Caravan events on facebook - Caravan map -'s going to be in Montgomery and Atlanta. Don't know if I'll make it, but through the miracle of facebook, I've let some folks know it's going on.Thanks for letting me know it's going on.
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Comment #6 posted by afterburner on August 14, 2012 at 11:00:15 PT

Proof: Current Prohibition on Drugs Isnít Working 
 How long does it take a teen to find drugs on Vancouver's streets?
Vancouver teens can find drugs on the street in 10 minutes.
Walter McKay, a former Vancouver police officer, says the study is further proof that the current prohibition on drugs isnít working. 
Published on Tuesday August 14, 2012. 
Dr. Evan Wood, who helped lead the study into drug accessibility, says even he was surprised by the results, given that it would take him longer to find a place to buy a bottle of alcohol. Comments: (0)
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Comment #5 posted by Canis420 on August 14, 2012 at 10:30:48 PT:

I heard him say that as well and my first thought was what about cannabis. I bet if you asked him about cannabis legalization in that context he would make up some mumbo jumbo about the children or public safety.
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on August 13, 2012 at 20:07:28 PT

Make it large, please.
A march of peace... but large, very large, with many people joining them.It's that chance for a huge march of protest that everyone has wanted to happen for so long. Maybe lives could be saved. Maybe some of those lives that might have been lost, matter, to us all, very much.

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Comment #3 posted by Hope on August 13, 2012 at 20:01:36 PT

ekim these people is another chance, if you possibly can, to make a difference.Join them somewhere along the line if you can.
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Comment #2 posted by ekim on August 13, 2012 at 15:04:29 PT

just watched Paul Ryan 
he said our rights come from nature and god not the gov't.
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Comment #1 posted by ekim on August 13, 2012 at 13:59:13 PT

Caravan for peace arrives in LA.
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