3 Arrests, 1 Ticket So Far in Boulder 4/20 Protest
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3 Arrests, 1 Ticket So Far in Boulder 4/20 Protest
Posted by CN Staff on April 20, 2012 at 17:52:50 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post 
Boulder -- University of Colorado police have so far arrested three people — apparently students — and ticketed another in a crackdown on the annual pro-marijuana gathering known as 4/20.The arrests came around 1:30 p.m. today, when a trio of people crossed the police tape surrounding the university's Norlin Quad and sat down in the grass. Witnesses said the three made statements in support of marijuana legalization and against the university's efforts to stop 4/20 gatherings on campus.
CU police spokesman Ryan Huff said the three were arrested for trespass, a misdemeanor carrying a possible 6-month jail term and a $750 fine."Our officers were very cordial," CU police spokesman Ryan Huff said. The protesters, he said, "were even allowed to sit on the grass for a few minutes and say their message."Huff said officers have also written one ticket for marijuana possession today. The four actions are the only major events so far on a day when CU officials have taken the extraordinary step of closing the campus to outsiders and closing Norlin Quad entirely to squelch 4/20, which in years past has drawn 10,000 people to campus for a mass marijuana smoke-up that commences at 4:20 p.m.But that has not meant the day has been uneventful for CU students, who appear split over whether the crackdown — and the police presence that enforces it — is a good thing."We're getting no shortage of feedback," CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard said.SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: April 20, 2012Copyright: 2012 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  -- Cannabis  Archives 
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Comment #9 posted by greenmed on April 22, 2012 at 07:32:24 PT
Stimulants and Post-Trauma Stress
"Why Are We Drugging Our Soldiers?"By Richard A. FriedmanNew York Times, 
April 22SINCE the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been a large and steady rise in the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among our troops. One recent study of 289,000 Americans who served in those countries found that the rates of the disorder jumped to 22 percent in 2008 from just 0.2 percent in 2002.Given the duration of these wars and the length and frequency of deployments, when compared with other wars, perhaps such high rates of PTSD are not so surprising. Prolonged exposure to a perilous and uncertain combat environment might make trauma common.But there is another factor that might be playing a role in the increasing rates of the disorder, one that has escaped attention: the military’s use of stimulant medications, like Ritalin and Adderall, in our troops.(cut)...Since PTSD is basically a pathological form of learning known as fear conditioning, stimulants could plausibly increase the risk of getting the disorder.(cont'd)
Why Are We Drugging Our Soldiers?
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on April 21, 2012 at 22:53:01 PT
We all knew that some of those medical cats
wouldn't back up the total legalization. It's sorry, though. It's really sorry.They have to know it's wrong.
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on April 21, 2012 at 22:50:07 PT
Comment 2
""The groups that traditionally oppose legalization—conservatives and cops—are not the ones leading the campaign to kill I-502," Dominic Holden, a news editor for The Stranger, a Seattle alt-weekly, wrote recently. "The people leading the campaign to kill I-502 are, paradoxically, other pot activists—specifically, pot activists with ties to the medical marijuana community: dispensary owners, medical marijuana lawyers, medical marijuana patients, medical pot trade magazines, doctors who give medical marijuana authorizations, etc.""Read more:
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on April 21, 2012 at 22:45:24 PT
Not even worth 2 cents.
I don't like that the smoke outters had to be cleaned up after. That's not really necessary. To be that sort of nuisance, I mean.
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Comment #5 posted by Richard Zuckerman on April 21, 2012 at 13:30:50 PT:
Move the event off campus!!
The law gives schools, colleges, and universities, more leeway to restrict constitutional rights! Know what was in store for this event, why didn't the group hosting the event plan the event off campus, but nearby?
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on April 21, 2012 at 10:54:26 PT
" bad the thing...
that we have been trying to get away from"?Deadly. It was and is deadly. Deadly.Let me be clear. These so called "anti-drug" people can and will kill people in the pursuit of their quest. They are licensed and equipped to kill. They have. They are. They will. Unless they are stopped. They have to stand down. They need to stop their harsh treatment of others over the use of this plant. And we need to yell about it. And we yell louder when we connect and have a concerted voice.Prohibitionists will kill. They hate and fear that much. Don't doubt it. It's true. They think people should be killed or ruined or despised over the consumption or sale of a freaking plant. They name it "an illegal drug" and they make a very expensive war on drugs and "The cleansing" begins. I wish prohibitionists, especially the deadly kind, the most poisonous kind, could focus their great energy and wealth and steadfastness into finding out what's wonderful about poison ivy or kudzu. Or sharp stickers. Or mosquitoes. 
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on April 21, 2012 at 10:25:40 PT
Reading the article
I see where the greedy, or needy, ambitious... to a fault, sales people have turned these protests into carnivals and circuses.Vendors. There is a place and time for them.They forget how bad the thing that we have been trying to get away from was, and still is.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on April 21, 2012 at 07:25:54 PT
Why Med Marijuana Stores Are Fighting Legalization
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on April 20, 2012 at 20:18:04 PT
Summit County Community Notes 4-20-12 on the residential cultivation of medical pot in Summit at 4:20Today at 4:20 p.m., Summit County will present info on SCTV regarding the state and local regulations for growing medical marijuana in a residential structure. The info will be provided by the sheriff's office, planning and building departments, social services, the office of the county attorney and the district attorney's office. Land-use regulations for this use can be reviewed at: For additional information, call (970) 668-4209 or email Summit420info 
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