Aug 29, 2012
commented on State Spent About $200 Million Busting People for Pot
@5 I've been smoking for many years and have never smoked mexican buds. Mexican weed this far north is a rare (thank god). The "druggies" here in are supporting local farmers or helping northern Californians make a living or canadians buy big screen TVs to watch hockey on. You've got the wrong druggies sir…talk to the meth heads or the smack addicts. Or maybe the gun lobby for keeping the laws lax and allowing all those guns to slip south of the border.
I don't care what you sexual orientation is. I question your critical thinking skills if you think pot is driving the cartels in mexico.
Aug 23, 2012
commented on Did the Medical-Marijuana Industry Go Too Far Campaigning Against Pot Legalization Initiative 502 at Hempfest this Weekend?
I am a director at a mmj Coop, I would be happy to show Mr. Holden my books to prove that Co-ops are not making money "hand over fist" . For me and my partners it is about the love of a sacred plant medicine and getting it in the hands of legetimate medical patients who need it. Maintaining high quality options at reasonable donation rates is our primary goal. This law will lead to higher prices and lesser quality medicine.
Claiming that the 5 nano gram complaints have no merit is simply intellectually dishonest.
However my biggest problem with I 502 is not the 5 nano gram nonsense. It is the 50% sin tax that will be levied against users of this healing plant. With the federal 5 year jail term for over 99 plants in a mmj grow. Growers will not be able to grow enough to keep the price down to make up for this outrageous tax. This will make pot to the end user even much more expensive then it is now. Growers that can grow enough to make up for the tax will be doing it in large warehouse grows which generally produce inferior quality flowers. This will drive pot back under ground.
Also it seems safe access would be enhanced by 502 unless you actually read the law Domonic. They have taken the 1000 foot away from a school sentencing enhancement created by the feds to throw the book at "drug dealers" and put it on steroids. No access points or grows within 1000ft of a school, preschool, PUBLIC PARK! or transit center. Alison Holcomb was asked about this at the Hemposiom Q and A and claimed she hadn't consulted a map. I believe that because if she had she might have considered not pandering so much law enforcement and wrote some language that would actually allow access within seattle city limits. I urge you to consult a map of the seattle metro area, its a stretch to find commercial property that is not within a 1000 ft of one of these restricted areas. When we were looking for locations for our co op we had a hard time just finding a spot not within 1000 ft of a school.
Lastly hempfest is a gathering of citizens who are interested in legalization of pot, It is not required that we be in complete agreement and vote for every law that comes down the pike.
Having a civil but passionate debate is in the best interest of the movement.