State Apologizes to Pot Dispensary

Enforcement Officer Made an Uninvited Visit

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Mr. Garza was CAUGHT....excuse me SHOCKED at being caught. You think this inspector just made up the story about how she was going to be regulating medical so they might as well let her in?

After all, medical marijuana is illegal now that recreational marijuana is legal....isn't that the Stranger's position?

I think cannabis is still a Schedule 1, illegal drug, under both the State AND Federal laws....so claiming one is more "legal" than the other is nothing more than wishful thinking on the part of those who would like to end medical cannabis in this state....including the staff at the Stranger.

Screw all of you heartless bastards! Oh....and let's not forget that lying Alison Holcomb...."I-502 won't effect medical". Alison...your nose continues to grow daily.

Steve Sarich
Cannabis Action Coalition
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Mr Garza not caught at anything. No one with WSLCB claimed any jurisdiction over Lady Buds or Medical Cannabis. Just a WSLCB agent visiting a for profit corporate Medical Cannabis Dispensary.

Medical Cannabis is not illegal in this state now that Recreational cannabis is legal, not at all.

Cannabis is Sced 1 federally but in the State CSA Sched 1 there is an exception for sched 1 substances specifically allowed by other state law. Medical and Recreational cannabis are excepted from State CSA Sched 1.

The rest is just Steve being Steve.
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People who use cannabis for medical reasons are not the same as those that use cannabis for social reasons..
That is a simple distinction and one that should be clear, that the sick and dying need programs that help them replace toxic medications to help manage their pain and suffering.
We the medical community are not criminals, we are simply seeking the least toxic method of wellness available to everyone.
For those of us who juice the plant and use the Holy Healing Plant in it's raw form cannot afford the "recreational market place". Why is there a lack of common sense being used with the development of the new regulations.
We are good people in Washington..we do not need to fight each other..but rather seek an honest discussion that is transparent for everyone to view and add their comments as this is a critical point in the entire cannabis debate.
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I would bet a majority of Medical Cannabis qualified patients are merely Stoners using a Medical Cannabis authorization as a 'stay out of Jail' pass. Not to say there aren't Patients who benefit greatly from Cannabis, because there are many.

Medical Cannabis remains accessible to anyone with a Health Care professional's written authorization who wants to go less toxic with their medication.

No one said the Medical Cannabis community are criminals.

No one is asking Medical Cannabis patients to afford the recreational marketplace, MC marketplace is in place. As well as all Medical Cannabis patient rights, nothing has changed since I 502 was passed.

I see no evidence of a lack of common sense with the proposed WSLCB rules for recreational cannabis, not Medical Cannabis sales. But legalizing and putting together the first legal Marijuana system in the USA will no doubt be bumpy, with lessons learned along the way.

We do not need to fight each other and open honest discussion is always good. Name calling is also a losing strategy when it comes to protecting affordable Medical Cannabis for those who truly need it.

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The people rake'n in the cash Dispensary's, that ruined the mom and pop industry don't want pot made legal go figger, big bucks no taxes, cash only, one on every corner in king co WTF the Dispensary's greed is self serving, the prof is they don't want to move forward with legalization
Legalize it.
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The people rake'n in the cash Dispensary's, that ruined the mom and pop industry don't want pot made legal go figger, big bucks no taxes, cash only, one on every corner in king co WTF the Dispensary's greed is self serving, the prof is they don't want to move forward with legalization
Legalize it.
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The clear, simple and obvious fact it that the majority of so-called "medical cannabis" users don't really need cannabis for "medical" reasons. The truth is that most people got the "Green Cards" so they could buy cheap weed and not have to go through a "dealer".

Clearly there are some (like my wife) who use cannabis as an alturnative to opiates like Oxycodone and such. But seriously folks, not everyone is an idiot.
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By the way, the reason that "Medical Cannabis" shops *opposed* legalization is that it KILLS their business. As soon as cheap weed becomes available elsewhere, 75% of the "Medical Cannabis" shops will dry up and blow away. Money, folks, it's about MONEY to the "Medical Cannabis" folks.

GREED...
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With recreational weed being taxed 25% to go from grower to distributor, another 25% from distributor to retailer, and another 25% from retailer to customer, recreational weed is not going to be cheaper than medical. There are legal limits on what medicinal marijuana can be taxed at. I think the bigger concern is people that need their med auths being denied so the state can cash in on the tax revenue.
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Arthur, do you have ANY facts to back up your assertions that "that the majority of so-called "medical cannabis" users don't really need cannabis for "medical" reasons," or are you passing anecdotal evidence off as fact?

I can also point to anecdotal evidence that the majority of MMJ patients NEED cannabis, including myself.

I had breast cancer three years ago and thanks to the ravages of chemotherapy and the side effects of other Big Pharma medications, I have peripheral neuropathy and intractable pain issues.

Pharmaceutical painkillers made me sick and eventually stopped working.

The naturopath that prescribed medical marijuana to me was as professional and empathetic as my allopathic doctors. While I was in her office, I sat with patients with glaucoma, end stage cancers, Parkinson's, MS and other serious health issues.

And now thanks to MMJ, I'm actually able to get out of bed in the morning and take walks, swim, ride in a car, and have a life mostly free of pain.

Nice of you to judge people (except your wife, of course) and make assumptions as to who you feel is a legitimate MMJ patient. Your wife's switch from opiates to MMJ is a classic example of the type of person that is usually complained about as taking advantage of the system.

Just because someone doesn't look sick to you, doesn't mean they don't need treatment and support of some kind. Be more generous with your empathy.
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With recreational weed being taxed 25% to go from grower to processor, another 25% from processor to retailer, and another 25% from retailer to customer, recreational weed is not going to be cheaper than medical. Medical marijuana is also not charged a sales tax, which recreational would be. I think the bigger concern is people that need their med auths being denied so the state can cash in on the tax revenue.

Link about taxation of medical: http://dor.wa.gov/content/getaformorpubl…

Link about taxation of recreational:
http://lcb.wa.gov/marijuana/faqs_i-502
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