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Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by OldNewbie, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

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  2. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

    I am retired so can do volunteer work. I'd like to officially step up and embrace my civic duty.
    I volunteer to drive to CO from MN and fill my vehicle, to help with this storage crisis.

    And, I won't even charge CO for this valuable service.

    Ask not what CO can do for you, ask what can you do for CO.....
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  3. Gunky

    Gunky Well-Known Member

    Northern California
    We would be delighted here in CA to take any surplus off Colorado's hands and see that it finds a good home.
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  4. Adobewan

    Adobewan Well-Known Member

    So Cal
    Wow! Civil forfeiture is moving out of reach so this is how law enforcement will continue to fleece the populace. Charge them for storing a legal perishable rather than flushing it or burning it.

    I realize it is over the limit and that is the crime, but we are talking about a harmless substance that has been legalized there. Is there a limit to how much wine I can store in my house? How about cigarettes? Actual legalization is like trying to cross a distance by halves at a time. You make progress, but you never quite get there.

    I hope the locals are up in arms and fight this!
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  5. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    If cannabis was legal in all the states this wouldn't happen.

    March 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm CENTENNIAL

    — Sixteen people have been indicted on charges they ran a massive home-grown marijuana operation across the Denver metro area that produced hundreds of pounds of pot each month for distribution across the country.

    Authorities say over about three years, the ring used houses and properties in places like Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Elbert County and Denver, to cultivate the cannabis and then make high-dollar deals to sell it in Illinois, Arkansas, Minnesota and Missouri.

    An investigation into the ring launched in August, the indictment shows, after investigators searched an Elizabeth property owned by 53-year-old Michael Stonehouse. There they found more than 2,500 pounds of marijuana, which officials estimate was worth about $5 million.

    “In a nutshell, this was about home-grown, local folks growing and exporting marijuana (for sale) out of the state of Colorado,” 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said at a news conference Friday afternoon. “This operation that was shut down effectively by the indictments and warrants that were issued was generating about 300-plus pounds of finished marijuana each month. These packages that they put together were tracked here, there and everywhere.”

    Brauchler said it is the largest such case he has ever seen.

    Drug busts underway in Denver metro area are aimed at growers shipping weed out of state
    Local law enforcement — from Colorado Springs to Denver — worked with the Drug Enforcement Administration and federal prosecutors on the case, in which investigators used wire taps, video surveillance, gps trackers and search warrants on more than 20 accounts at more than seven banks.
  6. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

    The Evergreen State
    Colorado has strategy for recreational marijuana industry if feds crack down

    Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.

    A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify their recreational pot as medical pot if a change in federal law or enforcement occurs.

    It’s the boldest attempt yet by a U.S. marijuana state to avoid federal intervention in its weed market.
  7. herbivore21

    herbivore21 Well-Known Member

    Your sacrifice is appreciated by all of us sir. Thank you for your contribution to solving this problem!
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  8. psychonaut

    psychonaut Company Rep

    A lot of cannabis they are confiscating are from illegal grows (basically anything over 12 plants on private property or within the laws). Down here in S. Colorado we've heard of literally tons of illegal cannabis everywhere from private property rural cartel ops to BLM grows.
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  9. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

    The Evergreen State
  10. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

    The Evergreen State
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  11. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    This is a fucked up situation and unjust.

    Man Who Gave Cannabis to Boy Behind Medical Pot Law Charged
    A man who made cannabis oil for a Colorado boy who was instrumental in passing a state law requiring schools to allow students to use medical marijuana is facing several felony drug charges.

    Sept. 28, 2017, at 7:59 p.m.
    DENVER (AP) — A man who made cannabis oil for a Colorado boy who was instrumental in passing a state law requiring schools to allow students to use medical marijuana is facing several felony drug charges.

    Mark Pedersen had been providing the oil to Jack Splitt before the boy's Aug. 25, 2016, death. Jack, who was 15 when he died, had severe cerebral palsy and dystonia, a disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions.

    After he was denied the use of marijuana oil at his school in Jefferson County west of Denver, he became the impetus for a 2016 state law that allowed eligible students to use the drug on campus.

    When he died, a Lakewood police officer who was assigned to the West Metro Drug Task Force began investigating Pedersen, 60, who is accused of manufacturing with the intent to distribute marijuana, Denver television station KMGH-TV reported Thursday https://goo.gl/6KeHT4 .

    Officers found several jars and bags of marijuana, suspected cannabis oil and other items related to the manufacturing of marijuana oil during a search of the boy's family home shortly after his death, according to an arrest affidavit. Pedersen was renting a room in the basement at the time.

    Officers also found notebooks that listed treatments for Pedersen's "patients," several of whom were minors, as well as Facebook posts written by Pedersen touting the benefits of medical marijuana.

    "I need to be reminded my life is not my own. I have a purpose ... I can make oil. I can provide hope," one post read.

    Pedersen's attorney, Matthew Buck, told KMGH-TV the charges are unfounded and that the case would not have come about had it not been for Jack's death. "We feel strongly he's overcharged because they're charging him with possessing a significant more amount of concentrate than he had," Buck said.

    Pedersen was not registered with the state as a medical marijuana caregiver, although he did have a medical marijuana card.

    A phone call to Stacey Linn, Jack's mother, was not immediately returned Thursday evening.


    Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com

    Jack Splitt, the teenager who changed Colorado medical pot law, dies
    15-year-old who inspired “Jack’s Law” had started at high school last week
    Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post
    Jack Splitt, 15, and his mother Stacey Linn, at their home in Lakewood after Jack’s first day of high school, Aug. 18.
    By MONTE WHALEY | mwhaley@denverpost.com and RICARDO BACA | rbaca@denverpost.com | The Denver Post
    PUBLISHED: August 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm | UPDATED: October 2, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Jack Splitt was a charmer, a flirt and a fighter for the right to open Colorado school doors for medical marijuana treatments for eligible students.

    But most of all, the 15-year-old, who died Wednesday, was a good son and a role model for his younger brother, Cooper, their mother said Thursday. Stacey Linn also said Jack, who battled cerebral palsy and the brutal pain that accompanied it, came to Cooper in a dream early Wednesday, hours before his death.

    “He was standing tall and in a powerful voice told Cooper, ‘Please do not be sad. I am free,’ ” Linn said.

    Later that day, Jack died. He left behind a legacy in state marijuana law and a huge gap in his family.

    “He fought hard for children everywhere, there is no doubt,” Linn said, “but we’ll also remember his smile.”

    Jack’s work in the state legislature to turn around perceptions of medical marijuana was nearly unmatched, say lawmakers and advocates. Splitt was the inspiration behind “Jack’s Law,” which requires schools to allow parents to provide medical marijuana treatment to their children on school grounds. The law became official this summer.

    Splitt’s work at the legislature helped win the hearts and minds of all lawmakers, said the law’s sponsor, state Rep. Jonathan Singer.

    “Anyone who knew him knew that he was charming, he was engaging. He changed more minds on the issue of medical marijuana than I think I ever did, and he finally put a human face to what most people perceive as a Cheech-and-Chong subject,” said Singer, a Democrat from Longmont. “But it’s not a Cheech-and-Chong subject. It’s kids’ lives and their well-being.”

    Colorado districts wrestle with new law allowing students to use medical marijuana at school
    Jack and his mom began to fight for a change after a school employee ripped a skin patch that was delivering cannabis-derived medication off his arm in February 2015. They helped get a law passed in 2015 to allow schools to create policies to permit a student’s use of medical marijuana, but none did.

    This year, they lobbied for a state law requiring schools to allow a parent or caregiver to administer medical marijuana on campus. Teri Robnett, founder of Cannabis Patients Alliance, doubts “Jack’s Law” would be on the books today if not for the boy.

    “Oftentimes we know that there’s an issue that needs to be addressed, but when you have a sympathetic face that can really bring focus to the issue, you can really do amazing things,” Robnett said. “And that’s what Jack did.”

    “Jack’s Law” was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in June.

    “You watched how even his facial expressions can change liberal and conservative lawmakers’ minds,” Singer said. “The biggest case in point: When we passed Jack’s Amendment (in 2015), one of the conservative lawmakers came up to me a day after and said, ‘Jonathan, I came into this hearing expecting to vote against your bill, and tonight I’m talking to my constituents about why I voted for your bill.’

    “This year when Jack came back to the same committee to help pass Jack’s Law, the very same lawmakers were so thrilled to see him, they couldn’t contain themselves. They all said on the record how glad they were to see him, and so many of them will be crushed. … I can’t change minds that quickly, but he could. And he didn’t even need to use his words to do it.”

    Jack started classes at Wheat Ridge High School last week and was enjoying learning and being with his friends. But Wednesday, he stayed home because he wasn’t feeling well, Linn said.

    Splitt suffered from debilitating muscle contractions and dealt with the pain by using cannabis-derived treatment. They worsened Wednesday, and he succumbed, his mother said.

    “Jack had a tough life, but he was a trouper and a very, brave young man,” she said. “When he smiled at you, it changed your life. I’ve had people tell me that when Jack smiled at them a year ago, they can still remember his smile.”

    Amber Wann is a family friend and a supporter of Linn’s Cannability Foundation, a major force behind “Jack’s Law.” Her son Benjamin, who turns 15 Friday, has epilepsy and they treat it with medical marijuana.

    “At first meeting Jack, it’s his smile that speaks volumes,” Amber Wann said Thursday. “To talk with him and say hi to him and have him look you in the eye, it was his handshake to you, his way of welcoming you to his world, and as simple as that may seem, it honestly meant the world to have Jack smile at you. It meant the world to us.”

    Jack’s only relief came through his daily medical marijuana treatments, which allowed him to relate better to his family and friends, some of whom he knew since elementary school, Linn said.

    “He loved being around them and they loved being around him,” she said. “When he didn’t show up for school Wednesday, they all wanted to know where he was and how he was doing.”

    “Jack’s Law” gives Colorado school districts the authority to write policies for where on campus the treatments can take place and what forms of cannabis can be administered. If a school district does not create a policy, parents and private caregivers have no limitations on where they can administer the treatment.

    Jack's Law allowing Medical Marijuana use at Colorado Public Schools
    Denver Post
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017
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  12. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

    The Evergreen State
  13. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

    IMO- it could make a person a better driver or a worst driver... Mood, attention span, and focus effects driving more than anything and they are all legal. dabbing is certainly a potent method to give the most inebriated effects but their results will still vary per person and tolerance, driving ability etc ... for the kids who got to drive the tractor and farm equipment when they were little ones... put about any drug imaginable in them now when older and they still operate heavy machinery well LOL
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  14. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

    The Evergreen State
    'Coffee Joint' may become Colorado's first marijuana-use business

    DENVER - The city of Denver said Monday that it has received its first-ever application for a business to allow on-site use of marijuana, more than a year after voters approved a program to allow the establishments.

    The application is for a business called "The Coffee Joint," which plans to open this month as an ordinary (though cannabis-themed) coffee shop. The shop will have to wait several months for possible approval of a special license to begin allowing marijuana consumption on site.
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  15. Dustydurban

    Dustydurban Well-Known Member

    In the Bushes
    Several months, guess they need several months to determine how much
    their cut is and how they can squeeze out of them:brow:
    Glad it happening
  16. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

    The Evergreen State
    Listen: Colorado governor says DOJ wants to 'sow doubt' on marijuana

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s tough stance on legalized marijuana could lead to federal closure of some facilities in states where it’s legal, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) predicts in a new interview.

    “He does not think in any way that it’s a good thing for this country to have legal marijuana, so when he rattles his saber, I wouldn’t be surprised if he closes down one or two of these facilities just to make that statement,” Hickenlooper told The Hill’s Power Politics podcast.
  17. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

    The sessions Guy is just trying to block cannabis access for Dying seizure sufferers... lets see how long he lasts in office with that attitude :(
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  18. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    A welcome sign greets customers at the Coffee Joint in Denver, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The business' owners made an initial public pitch to the city Friday to be among the first legal marijuana clubs. The business only serves snacks and coffee currently, but its owners want to create a space where people can vape or use edible marijuana. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
    Nation’s first social marijuana use license approved by Denver regulators
    The approval of first-of-its-kind license wraps a busy February for Denver's efforts to enact voter-approved Initiative 300 allowing so-called 'pot clubs'

    PUBLISHED: FEB 26, 2018, 5:38 PM • UPDATED: 25 MINUTES AGO
    By The Cannabist Staff

    A Denver coffee shop received city approval Monday for the nation’s first business license to allow marijuana use by patrons, The Denver Post’s Jon Murray first reported.

    The Coffee Joint soon can allow customers to vape or consume edibles they bring to the café at 1130 Yuma Court, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. No smoking will be allowed and the shop can’t sell any marijuana products.

    The approval of first-of-its-kind license wraps a busy February for Denver’s efforts to enact Initiative 300, the 2016 voter-approved ballot measure allowing social marijuana use.

    After filing the first application for a social use permit last December, The Coffee Joint made their initial public pitch to Denver officialson Feb. 9. No opponents of the business spoke during the two-hour hearing and a representative for the Lincoln Park neighborhood asked the city for approval. A Denver attorney that oversaw the hearing recommended on Feb. 14 that the city approve the proposal.

    Meanwhile, the backers of a proposed marijuana spa filed the second-ever application for a Denver social use license on Feb. 7. Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge submitted its application for a spa in the Creswell Mansion, 1244 Grant St. — just blocks from Colorado’s state Capitol.

    The spa’s application will receive a public hearing within 60 days, Utopia founder and CEO Cindy Sovine told The Cannabist. If approved, her estimated timeline for receiving the permit to operate the spa is around 90 days.

    I-300 was approved by 54 percent of Denver voters in November 2016, but the city didn’t start accepting applications until August 2017.

    Proponents contend that city officials added too many hassles for potential applicants. Those include location restrictions that made potential applicants in many areas of the city ineligible because they are within 1,000 feet of schools, alcohol and drug treatment centers, and child-care facilities. State-imposed restrictions on businesses with liquor licenses also make it more difficult for bars to apply.

    Op-ed: Denver should re-think the overly strict rules for social marijuana venues

    While Denver on Monday made strides in implementing social marijuana use regulations and licenses, Massachusetts pumped the brakes on its plans to allow so-called “cannabis cafes” and home delivery of recreational marijuana, the Associated Press reported.

    The state’s five-member Cannabis Control Commission voted Monday to postpone licensing home deliveries and the cafes until the fall while pushing forward to finalize regulations allowing the commercial sale of the drug in Massachusetts by July 1.

    Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and law enforcement officials have voiced opposition to allowing pot cafes, saying they could pose a risk to public safety and public health.
  19. grampa_herb

    grampa_herb Imaginary member

    in my meat sack
    Wow, our rulers are actually going to allow us to drink coffee and get high together outside our homes?

    All praise Galactus! :bowdown:
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  20. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

    The Evergreen State
    Hippy Speedballs for All! Not only can you choose your bean, you can choose your flower/concentrate. "I'll have a dark Sumatra Latte, with some Blueberry Krush flower."
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  21. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

    The Evergreen State
    Colorado Just Released Its Legal Marijuana Data - Guess Which Profession Attracts The Most Stoners?

    One of the most interesting aspects of the survey, however, was the breakdown of which occupations attracted the most stoners. It turns out that those who work in the “food preparation and serving” industry were the heaviest pot users, with 32.2 percent of people having smoked marijuana within the last 30 days.

    Whether this is because of the access it gives them to delicious snacks, or, more probably, the stressful hours chefs and their staff work, the study failed to elucidate.
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  22. analytika

    analytika Well-Known Member

    San Francisco, California
    It's less interesting to ask which industries drive employees to cannabis than to which industries cannabis drives employees.
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  23. grampa_herb

    grampa_herb Imaginary member

    in my meat sack
    I know I was guilty of getting high in the freezer and nibbling on chocolate pie crusts....
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  24. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

    I certainly was never guilty of inhaling the co2 out of our whip cream cannisters at the Rax I worked at in high school. Nothing like trying to top a milkshake with "limp" cream cuz ur shady co-workers huffed em all.
  25. grampa_herb

    grampa_herb Imaginary member

    in my meat sack
    Yep, we never fought over those empties either!
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