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  Two More Marijuana Initiatives Filed

Posted by CN Staff on March 14, 2012 at 13:56:42 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post 
Source: Denver Post  

Colorado -- Supporters of looser marijuana laws in Colorado have filed two more proposed initiatives aiming for the November ballot.The two new initiatives — one that would legalize marijuana possession for any purpose and one that would expand the types of conditions for which a person can receive medical marijuana — add to a list of three initiatives already filed. One of those previously filed initiatives would legalize limited marijuana possession and has already qualified for the ballot. The other two are still seeking the needed language-approvals or signatures.
Of the newly filed initiatives, one — now known as Proposed Initiative No. 70 — would make it a constitutional right to possess up to four ounces of marijuana for people 21 and older. The initiative would also allow for marijuana to be sold in stores that are regulated like tobacco businesses.The other new initiative, Proposed Initiative No. 65, would give doctors discretion to recommend marijuana for any medical condition. Currently, a doctor must diagnose a patient with one of eight medical conditions in order for the patient to qualify for medical marijuana. A valid doctor's recommendation is all that is needed under state law to be able to use medical marijuana legally.Those new initiatives join an already crowded field of marijuana measures vying for attention. SnippedComplete Article: The GCWSource: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: March 14, 2012Copyright: 2012 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  -- Cannabis  Archives 

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Comment #21 posted by museman on March 20, 2012 at 12:16:49 PT
The Dilemma of Light
Showed ‘em how to be,
But they didn’t want to see.Told ‘em where to look,
But they looked n the wrong book.Turned tomorrow into today,
But they just could not go that way.Played them the music of the spheres,
But they wanted to sing songs about their fears.Illuminated the dark spaces,
But they turned away their faces.Gave ‘em water from the Well,
But they did not want it so they fellInto the drunken revelry of alcoholic hell, 
As the beer flowed forth to tellThe story of missing mindFrom every skull who drank in kindThe elixirs of death warmed overAs if it were a living loverTo embrace their dying breath,And slip quietly into the breadth,
Depth, width, and height of Oblivion.Such is free will, and the choices of fools.
What consciousness could follow such hollow rules?Should those who strive for freedom,
Give those who don’t their way?Should those who take a stand
On the Rock of Truth and not the sandBe tolerant of error, hold back what they understand,
And know what they must say?If a fool has been warned
But remains a fool still,One can do not but pity
As they fall further down the hill.And as the few who knew,
Stand by and mourn,The loss is the only solution,So that those who lived in darkness can be reborn
Into the light.
The Dilemma of Light
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Comment #20 posted by afterburner on March 20, 2012 at 11:21:26 PT
'Without Love, we get...AMERIKA!'
"I met a traveller from an antique land,Who said – ‘Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand in the desert … Near them, on the sand,Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,Tell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;And on the pedestal, these words appear:My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings,Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!Nothing beside remains. Round the decayOf that colossal Wreck, boundless and bareThe lone and level sands stretch far away.’" }(‘Ozymandias’, Percy Bysshe Shelley)
quoted in Cognitive Poetics:
An introduction.
Peter Stockwell.
[text pages] 43-44
[pdf pages] 54-55
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Comment #19 posted by museman on March 19, 2012 at 11:20:16 PT
comment 15: Nuclear Blasts since 1945
I totally spaced the link, sorry.
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Comment #18 posted by museman on March 19, 2012 at 11:15:17 PT
I am quite familiar with Summerhill. It inspired me to employ some of that philosophy in home schooling my children, including the ones who went on to get their degrees, only to discover ignorance in high places.The Summerhill philosophy is distinctly lacking in militaristic structure and discipline, and is frowned upon by the establishment, which is more Roman that Rome ever was.There is a new generation out there armed with some of this truth. They need to be supported, not the politicians, doctors, lawyers, and other 'professionals' who think they know it all, and who realistically haven't a clue -except in their own devious, corrupt reality.Compromise with liberty is corruption, and the people who spout it over and over, may not be evil, perse, but if we look at the purposes and intentions they really serve, then, as the result is overwhelmingly always the same within the status quo systems of control and sophisticated puppeteering, then one could hardly not assign responsibiity to the actions, words, and deeds of the compromisers.Add to this list a few things like 'student finance' that ensures that all but the elite are indentured for life, and the picture gets even gnarlier.And to think there are those who say they are for liberty, yet the rest of their language is about giving control and power to evil. What should we do about these? If I had control, I would take 'ignoring them' to new heights. Because all they do is muck up the real dialogue between thinking people who are concerned with logic, reason, commonsense, and the fundamental PRESENCE of Love within the heart and mind, without which there is only multiple layers of compromise with evil from which only the evil profit and have any gain from.Without Love, we get...AMERIKA!LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #17 posted by afterburner on March 19, 2012 at 10:31:23 PT
museman #14
Summerhill School.
Excerpt: { Philosophy.
Summerhill is noted for its philosophy that children learn best with freedom from coercion. All lessons are optional, and pupils are free to choose what to do with their time. Neill founded Summerhill with the belief that "the function of a child is to live his own life — not the life that his anxious parents think he should live, not a life according to the purpose of an educator who thinks he knows best."[4][5] } Back Pages [to museman & anyone else interested]
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Comment #16 posted by museman on March 19, 2012 at 10:09:54 PT
as far as I am concerned
The US government, and all its' officers, are guilty of treason, murder, and conspiracy to dominate the world. They should all be tried as the criminals they are. And we should use their 'system' of 'justice' and hang them all.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #15 posted by museman on March 19, 2012 at 10:06:43 PT
OT: amount of nuclear blasts since 1945
Notice how many America is responsible for. Then think about all these 'administrations' calling for nuclear reduction (of everyone but ourselves)LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #14 posted by museman on March 19, 2012 at 10:00:08 PT
Who knew that they were toxifying our environment with nuclear radiation in the fifties and sixties? Who knew that the corporations were going to replace our healthy 'food groups' with their madison-avenue push for 'refined' foods -which have all turned out to be very bad for healthy bodies?I surely had no say over the fact that social programming prevented my mother from breast feeding and therefore the inundation of my thyroid with irradiated milk. When I became addicted to Coca Cola by the time I was 5 years old, neither my parents, myself, or anyone but the 'scientists' and 'doctors' who work for the corporations knew that it would rot my bones.When we were watching the Marlborough man on TV, smoking seemed so cool. The fact that it was poison was neglected to be mentioned in all the profit-motivated propaganda shoved down our throats from the status quo. By the time someone did something about that, over 60% or more of my generation was affected.Add to all that the incredible destruction of nearly all in-country farms and healthy food supply, caused by corporate outsourcing (and eco-destruction in 'poorer' countries) -using chemicals instead of nutrients to grow the food, and agent orange -for one example- to kill weeds! -then you have a population of dumbed down, toxified, unhealthy slaves, who can still 'work' but have no mental strength or agility to think outside the box that they bought at the store.And of course, the rulers want to make sure that no thinking people occur in the population by outlawing everything that is natural and good for us, replacing it all with synthesized poisons that look like food, but have little to no nutritional content.Its an evil agenda. And everyone who supports the status quo, supports that evil. Does that make them evil? Not my call, but logic and real common sense (not the hijacked version lauded by the many supporters of mammon and the status quo) dictates that evil is as evil does.Cannabis Prohibition is the tip of the iceberg.Shaving off a few flakes of the top of that iceberg won't amount to much.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #13 posted by Paint with light on March 17, 2012 at 20:59:36 PT
OT 40 embarrassing things the US is best at
I just heard this over a progressive radio station.I found a link to the list and I thought I would share it. seems several deal with drugs in one way or another.6, 7, 11, 16, 20, 21, 30, 31, 39, 40
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Comment #12 posted by Richard Zuckerman on March 17, 2012 at 14:50:58 PT:
Meanwhile, here in Police State of New Jersey
N.J. Assemblyman Ronald Dancer introduced a Bill recently which would require drug defendants to pay the costs of the criminal prosecution. I have problems with this legislation, because N.J. Prosecutors are provided huge allocation, while Public Defenders are provided meager resources. The deck is stacked. Further, would a jury be more willing to find a defendant guilty if the jury is told that the defendant will need to pay the costs of the prosecution? There are other Bills, such as allowing Marijuana to be grown on public land, to decriminalize up to 15 grams, one Bill by Assemblywoman Connie Wagner which would establish a Hemp Farming permit, an Assembly Resolution sponsored by Assemblywoman Wagner and Assemblyman Reed Gusciora which would call upon the U.S. President and Congress to pass Industrial Hemp Farming Act so States can grow Hemp. There are two companion Bills for raw milk, are companion Bills to mandate water Fluoridation.Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver has apparently not posted any of these Bills for a "second reading" in the full State Assemblyman. I am asking them to OPPOSE water Fluoridation based on 
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Comment #11 posted by josephlacerenza on March 17, 2012 at 10:16:53 PT
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Comment #10 posted by Canis420 on March 17, 2012 at 09:06:54 PT:
Cannabis study
Medical Marijuana Laws, Traffic Fatalities, and Alcohol Consumption
by D. Mark Anderson, Daniel I. Rees
(November 2011) Abstract:
To date, 16 states have passed medical marijuana laws, yet very little is known about their effects. Using state-level data, we examine the relationship between medical marijuana laws and a variety of outcomes. Legalization of medical marijuana is associated with increased use of marijuana among adults, but not among minors. In addition, legalization is associated with a nearly 9 percent decrease in traffic fatalities, most likely to due to its impact on alcohol consumption. Our estimates provide strong evidence that marijuana and alcohol are substitutes
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Comment #9 posted by runruff on March 17, 2012 at 08:34:12 PT
Did you know.....?
I can communicate with inanimate objects? Just this morning the Floor was assuring me that if I should fall, it would be there for me!
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Comment #8 posted by runruff on March 17, 2012 at 08:03:46 PT
Food is medicine!
My Wife's Uncle Vern is primarily an oral surgeon but his passion is alternative medicine and health maintenance and treatment through diet. His Mother, Linda's Grandma, was 95 in January and is still the family Matriarch.Gram was raised Roman Catholic but as an adult saw the hypocrisy in the religion so she switched to SDA as an adult and there learned about health diet.So where I am going with this is; I have learned that the same people who sell us Red Bull and other pep drinks are the same people who create the perception of needing these things. We feel let down and in an late morning slump or an afternoon slump because the food industry has created pretty food with a long shelf life but no nutrition. We are starving our bodies while keeping a full stomach. If we ate real food packed with natural nutrition we do not have slumps or mid-morning melt downs.I have lived and survived in the wilderness for years at a time. I learned that even though jack-rabbits were plentiful to eat you couldn't eat many. People lost in the wild's have been found starved to death with a stomach full of rabbit, That is because rabbit has no fat in their meat. The human body need fat to mix with protein to nourish the body.My point is and there are other examples, that whem we eat a processed food diet or fast food we are starving our bodies of nutrition while storing up unhealthy body fat.Most people who use these quick fixes for needed energy is only exacerbating their condition and speeding the body toward Type II diabetes, Ischemic heart disease, liver, kidney and all internal organs suffer due to a slow down in cell reproduction.Red Bull, If the processed foods don't get you...well you know the story by now!
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Comment #7 posted by RevRayGreen on March 16, 2012 at 19:48:52 PT

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Comment #6 posted by FoM on March 16, 2012 at 19:48:32 PT

Marijuana Dispensaries To Open in D.C.

By Jessica Philipps, California News Service
Friday, March 16, 2012Washington -- As federal prosecutors threaten to crack down on California's medicinal marijuana sites, Washington is preparing to open several dispensaries in the Justice Department's backyard. This summer, residents will be able to buy legal cannabis at dispensaries within a few miles of the White House, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Cultivation centers are leasing space, and the city will decide who will be able to open shops by the end of March. "The DEA is based here. The drug czar's office is based here. How is that dynamic going to work when some of these entities say marijuana is not a medicine" with lawful medical marijuana dispensaries nearby, said Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. 
Washington's law will be stricter than California's. To purchase pot, patients must be diagnosed with HIV, cancer, glaucoma or other terminal or chronic illnesses and will be authorized to carry a maximum of 2 ounces. They won't be allowed to smoke in public or at dispensaries.
 The District of Columbia marijuana initiative, approved by 69 percent of voters there in 1998 but repeatedly rejected by Congress, became law after the City Council unanimously approved the measure in 2010 and Congress agreed not to stand in the way. In stark contrast, the federal government's treatment of California in recent months has been less cordial. 
U.S. attorneys in California have ordered federal officials to close dozens of dispensaries throughout the state, regardless of whether they have been complying with state and county law. San Francisco, Sacramento and San Diego are among the cities where the DEA has stepped up enforcement. The Justice Department in the District of Columbia has not made any moves to deter cannabis centers from setting up shop in its legislative jurisdiction. 
Justice Department officials declined to comment on Washington's new legislation.
 The California News Service is a journalism project of the University of California Washington Center and the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. Contact: cns

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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on March 15, 2012 at 22:48:17 PT

John Tyler,
Thanks for the poll but I think they changed it and I missed it.
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Comment #3 posted by runruff on March 15, 2012 at 22:44:39 PT

I just remembered!
In this bio [which I made up] about DEA Director Mickey Mouse, She told a confidant that on her wedding night she wore combat boots and boxer shorts to bed. She looked like Eric Cartman in a black fright wig.Makes me wonder what her hubby must be like?
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Comment #2 posted by runruff on March 15, 2012 at 22:16:09 PT

Polls, polls everywhere are polls!
And God said, this is good!Between 70% and 80% are for recreational freedom of the mind!What does that say about Calvina Fay, Mickey Mouse Lionfart, Joe Biden ET AL? It says they are in with the 10 to 20 percent of the populace who are stupid or somehow are garnering respect or monetary compensation for supporting prohibition.America is saying to the DEA and other federal agencies,"stop lying to us! You are the only ones left who even believe your fairy tales of horror and pending doom! That is right, I said pending doom. The same pending doom that has been pending for the last 10,000 years. The same pending doom as was warned by Mister Chicken Little.It is good to know that most of the rest of America is waking up to the fact that they are harboring criminals in their government. When are we this %80 percent, Us 280 million Americans, When are we going to do something? Are we this lame as a people that we can let some nappy headed little bulldog lie and control the health of millions the freedom of millions,and the health of the planet? Of course we know she is not the real authority here but a puppet who will do and say anything that will compensate for her 4'10" or according to a bio I've read on her, she was torchered by kids in school for he horribly scared and pock marked face. Well, we all have our warts, don't we?The good news is America is calling out the free loaders and faith profiteers. They shall fall by the wayside like Carry Nation and become a thumbnail in history. ahhhh!
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Comment #1 posted by John Tyler on March 15, 2012 at 18:11:44 PT

Vote now at CNN
Go to scroll down to the Quick vote section on the right side of the screen and vote YES on the question of do you agree with Pat Robertson that cannabis should be legal. It is currently 72% yes and 28% no. 

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