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Apr 20, 2015 CannaCare commented on The Great Pot Cash Heist of 2015.
They want to spend more money teaching out kids that marijuana is as dangerous as heroin.....great idea! Let's keep Reefer Madness alive for generations to come...and squander the tax money from marijuana to do it! Over the last 40 years we have spent hundreds of millions on studies that have proven that you cannot determine impairment by measuring THC in a drivers' blood, but the UW thinks that maybe we need just one more study that will come up with a different conclusion?

Heroin is now the biggest drug problem we face in the schools. Where's all the concern about that? That problem was brought to us by our friendly pharmaceutical companies that filled our streets with prescription opioids to get the kid addicted in the first place. Why aren't we taxing the pharmaceutical companies to make them pay for the opioid addiction plague they've visited upon our kids?

Heidi Groover and the Stranger have some strange priorities.

Apr 19, 2015 CannaCare commented on The Great Pot Cash Heist of 2015.
Funny how the Stranger is upset about the lack of funding for all the illegal earmarks in I-502, but they aren't one bit upset that New Approach Washington lied to the medical cannabis patients and the voters. They aren't upset that cannabis will be the only doctor recommended medicine in Washington that's taxed....and at 37% for patients that are willing to give up their 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment Rights to save the extra 10% sales tax.

The fact that safe and affordable access for sick and dying patients will be shut down if this legislation goes into effect, that doesn't bother the Stranger one little bit. Why not use the recreational tax money to provide free medication to poor patients who will not longer be able to afford it under this bill?

This whole thing stinks like rotten fish....and it's coming from the direction of Alison Holcomb.

Steve Sarich
Cannabis Action Coalition
Apr 16, 2015 CannaCare commented on Drastic Changes Are Coming to Washington State's Medical Marijuana Industry.
Let's not forget, there is a new fourth market.....the Tribal market and there is nothing these greedy 502 owners, the LCB, the Governor, or the legislature, can do to regulate or inhibit that market. They are the what will bring down these 502 greed-heads who thought that bribing and bullying legislatures would get them the pot monopoly they thought they could buy for themselves. Law enforcement....especially that jack-ass Petey Holmes....are helpless to stomp out the Tribal market.

If our ignorant Governor thinks that the Tribes will ever sign a "compact" with the state and the corrupt LCB....he's smoking something besides pot.

But let's not jump the gun. According to the wording in 5052, both 5052 AND HB2136 must pass both the House and Senate. At this point, the House bill appears to be in serious trouble. If it fails to pass, 5052, despite the recent vote in the Senate, can never be implemented.

Steve Sarich
Cannabis Action Coalition

Apr 10, 2015 CannaCare commented on Do You Know What's on Your Weed?.
The author apparently didn't do much research on this story...at all. The LCB has never bothered to set up standards for pesticide testing, so the suggestion that you'll be "safer" if you get your pot from a recreational store is just bullshit. Analytical CAN'T test your weed for pesticide and it doesn't test ANY recreational weed for pesticide. And if you don't think that there are recreational growers who are spraying they mite infested weed with Avid, a level 2 toxin, just days before harvest, you're just kidding yourself.

The myth that recreational pot is "safer cause it's tested" was started by the Liquor Control Board to cover up their own failure to establish pesticide testing standards. Don't believe me? Can Analytical 360, or any of the recreational testing labs, and ask them about the LCB's pesticide testing standards. Then let me know how much "safer" you think you are spending 3 times as much for recreational pot.

What else would you expect from the Stranger....the biggest cheerleader for I-502 in Washington?
Apr 10, 2015 CannaCare commented on Do You Know What's on Your Weed?.
The author apparently didn't do much research on this story...at all. The LCB has never bothered to set up standards for pesticide testing, so the suggestion that you'll be "safer" if you get your pot from a recreational store is just bullshit. Analytical CAN'T test your weed for pesticide and it doesn't test ANY recreational weed for pesticide. And if you don't think that there are recreational growers who are spraying they mite infested weed with Avid, a level 2 toxin, just days before harvest, you're just kidding yourself.

The myth that recreational pot is "safer cause it's tested" was started by the Liquor Control Board to cover up their own failure to establish pesticide testing standards. Don't believe me? Can Analytical 360, or any of the recreational testing labs, and ask them about the LCB's pesticide testing standards. Then let me know how much "safer" you think you are spending 3 times as much for recreational pot.

What else would you expect from the Stranger....the biggest cheerleader for I-502 in Washington?
Mar 20, 2015 CannaCare commented on Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles Proposes a New Bill Allowing Home Grows for Everyone.
I'll support it if they agree to register recreational users like they insist on doing to medical patients!
Feb 13, 2015 CannaCare commented on State Senate Passes Republican Pot Bill that Combines Medical and Recreational Markets.
There are no House medical cannabis bills, and Rivers' bill clearly kills medical in this state. We just saw all attempts to amend her bill fail in the Senate. Patients have only one choice at this point and that's to call their two representatives in the House and make it clear as possible to them that they will not have your vote in 2016 if they support this bill in the House. This bill is NOT "fixable"....it's just go to be voted down.
Jan 6, 2015 CannaCare commented on Why the Seattle Woman Who Wants to End Mass Incarceration Is Defending Pot Prosecutions.
NEWS FLASH......I-502 DIED LAST WEEK!

For all of you who think that the only way to save the I-502 model is to deny patients safe and affordable access to medication, we just thought we'd point out that I-502 model has been officially declared DEAD ON ARRIVAL.

We don't need to scrap it. That would require someone in the Seattle Democratic Leadership to actually pronounce it dead. Since they stuck their necks out on this "New Approach to Prohibition", they're going to try desperately to salvage their brainchild from imminent failure. They can't, and won't, admit that it's a failure.

But their shill and desperate attacks against medical patients, and their threats of firing up the War on Marijuana again in Seattle are sinking faster than the Titantic. These same unscrupulous people that promised both patients and the voting public that "I-502 would not effect medical", and thought that their well planned strategy might actually work.....got shot down by....of all people....the Feds.

What no one here has even mentioned here is the 800 pound Indian in the room. The feds have decided not to fight the tribes and given them the go-ahead to grow and sell marijuana.

This means that there is not ONE DAMN THING that Petey Holmes, Alison Holcomb, Ann Rivers, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, or the Governor, can do to stop the sovereign Indian Tribes from establishing the first OPEN MARKET model for marijuana sales in Washington State.

The Nisqually Tribe, that has their own cigarette rolling operation in Shelton, is already getting ready to sell two, three, and four packs of professionally rolled, labeled and packaged joints. The Suquamish Tribe, who was at the heart of this battle, is already writing their own regulations for production and distribution. All of them can tell Holmes, Holcomb and the Governor can go pound sand....and take Kohl-Welles and Rivers with them.

Very soon you'll be able to buy OPEN MARKET marijuana, not over-taxed and over-regulated STATE GOVERNMENT MARKET marijuana, at an Indian smoke shop on River Road in Puyallup.....for $5 a gram....without the five pages of crazy LCB regulations on advertising.

YEP....I-502 is dead and all that's left the fun of kicking dirt over this plot to replace one Prohibition with an even more unscrupulous and insidious "New Approach" to the same old failed system.

Holmes and Holcomb know this is coming....which is why they are making increasingly crazy demands to make felons out of medical providers. They need to take them down before the legislators find out that 502 died when they weren't paying attention.

If trusted Alison Holcomb and Pete Holmes when they told you that I-502 would end Prohibition, and wouldn't harm patients....I'd ask for your money back....because you most certainly got lied to.

My hat is off to the Suquamish Tribal leaders that led the way on this effort. The Tribes deserve to take credit for ACTUALLY bringing Washington an Open Market model for cannabis distribution and totally destroying the government model that Holcomb and Soros planned to spread across this country like a virus.

Steve Sarich

Cannabis Action Coalition

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Jun 23, 2014 CannaCare commented on This Weekend's Nightmare Traffic: Why Won't Our Leaders Build Light Rail Faster?.
Metro Transit "owns" the Democratic Party. They will never support light rail. We're building a new friggin bridge and we didn't include light rail. We have the "tunnel to nowhere" that is going to cost the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.....and not even an rough estimate of when they will start digging again, let alone when it will be completed. Maybe they'll start a tunnel for busses under Lake Washington when figure out how to fix Big Bertha.....any solution but light rail.

Our current bus system is increasingly dangerous to ride, with some routes, like the one from Renton to the Rainier Valley, are averaging one assault per day (and that's just the cases reported to the King County Sheriff's department. Business commuters are NOT going to risk their safety riding this totally unregulated system. The Feds gave Metro Transit very expensive video camera systems that could be sending live footage to the Metro Transit Police to help stop this problem, but they haven't bothered to maintain them and most just don't work anymore. What's Metro doing to solve this problem with daily assaults on riders? They are training their drivers not "to get involved". This may be good for the drivers, but it didn't help the blind woman who was beaten up on a Metro bus....while the driver just watched.

Yes....I'd say light rail is long overdue and the Democrats that run this city better wake up and quit trying to prop up the increasingly unpopular Metro Transit system as the only means of reducing this traffic crisis.

The truth is that most people who are not making Microsoft type salaries are not able to move into the city to be closer to work and avoid the traffic. The rents are no likely to be getting any lower. We are placing those in the economic middle and low class in an untenable situation. If the Governor gets his way and we end up with another gas tax increase, they won't be able to drive to their jobs either. If he's able to turn all of the roads in Washington into toll roads, businesses in Seattle are going to have to find some other way to get their office buildings cleaned and the trash take out every night.

Steve Sarich
Cannabis Action Coalition

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Nov 30, 2013 CannaCare commented on Anti-Pot Cities May Get Sued.
Unlike you and the Holcombites, I favor ACTUAL legalization of cannabis, not a government controlled model that sends you to prison for owning a pot plant....and calling THAT legalization. Jack Herer would bitch slap you for calling I-502 "legalization". Ed Rosenthal and Eddy Lepp would be that kind to you. The pioneers that paved the way for the legalization of cannabis are ashamed that you and the Hempfest ass-hats sold out the movement and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

You need to rename your event something more appropriate "Decrim Weed Day". How about "State Pot Day". Call it what it is a "cage smoking event"...."come enjoy yourself in a closed off cyclone fence enclosure, in the freezing cold, with other people who have convinced themselves that pot is now legal!" Sounds like so much fun I can hardly resist! Maybe you can get the Seattle cops to throw bags of Doritos over the fence! You sure now how to throw a party, Ben!

I know you like to switch to personal attacks and change the subject as frequently as possible when you can't debate the issues at hand, so I'll just close by asking you if you have ANY comments on what I actually wrote about why I-502 is rapidly failing. Can you actually put on your big boy pants and debate the issues I brought up without asking about my personal life or my business, any of my girlfriends past or present....or are you just conceding that I was correct in what I wrote?

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