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Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, September, 10th 2012 by THCFinder

 

 


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Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, September, 10th 2012 by THCFinder

 


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Paul Ryan's Take on Marijuana: Worthless or Desperate?

Category: Politics | Posted on Mon, September, 10th 2012 by THCFinder
Scooping up votes in swing states is how Paul Ryan serves Mitt Romney best. And what better dissatisfied liberal bloc for the Republicans to court than marijuana supporters, stunned by President Obama's total betrayal?
 
Hence the vice presidential candidate's stance in a college town in swinging Colorado, which will vote on legalizing marijuana at the November ballot, striking a libertarian tone to questions about marijuana enforcement. "It's up to Coloradans to decide," Ryan told Colorado Springs's KRDO. "My personal positions on this issue have been let the states decide what to do with these things.... What I've always believed is the states should decide."
 
Except not really, of course. Ryan as recently as May voted against an effort to weaken federal law enforcement's war on state-legal marijuana. So why would he even bother with such blarney -- is it merely craven, or does the GOP tickets' pitch to "weedheads" prove they're "desperate"?
 
Ryan's timing is dead-on. Marijuana is a hot issue in Colorado, which could be the first state in the union to legalize marijuana in November. Enough to win over pro small government, socially liberal Colorado?
 
Here's the brief exchange involving marijuana from the interview:
 
Singer: In Colorado we have medical marijuana. Under a Romney-Ryan ticket, what happens?
Ryan: It's up to Coloradans to decide.
Singer: So even if federal law says marijuana is illegal, you're saying?
Ryan: My personal positions on this issue have been let the states decide what to do with these things. This is something that is not a high priority of ours as to whether or not we go down the road on this issue. What I've always believed is the states should decide. I personally don't agree with it, but this is something Coloradans have to decide for themselves.
Ryan's tepid pot talk -- which both echoed Obama's famous contradicted words and advocated no course of action or policy change -- set fire to the Internet over the weekend. 
 
Not so much the Republican platform: A Romney spokesperson reassured voters that the GOP ticket oppose marijuana legalization.  And Ryan's record would appear to belie his "personal positions." Ryan in May voted against a measure to "let the states decide," opposing fellow Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's move to defund federal involvement in medical marijuana where the drug is legal. 
 

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Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, September, 10th 2012 by THCFinder

 


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Boulder, Colorado Medical Marijuana Industry Decimated by New Regulations

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, September, 10th 2012 by THCFinder

Back in 2010 – when the city of Boulder, Colorado began setting up regulations for medical marijuana businesses – there were already about 200 businesses operating within the medical cannabis industry. In November of 2010, 119 businesses applied for licenses with the city.

 

Fast forward to today, where strict regulations within the city have left 26 dispensaries and 32 grow operations left functioning. In March there were 32 dispensaries in Boulder, which means closures continue.

 

Although regulations and background checks are meant to “weed out” bad operators, some say things are too strict and good operators are being squeezed out as well.

 

"It's like one strike and you're done," said Diane Czarkowski, one of the founders of Boulder Kind Care, the first Boulder dispensary to receive a business license from the city.

 

Tired of dealing with regulations, Czarkowski -- who describes herself as "more of a vision person" -- sold her shares and got out of the pot business in March, though she still works as a consultant and advocate.

 

Is it a good thing if successful businesspeople get so fed up that they get out of their chosen industry? Not in the least.

 

"I have never heard that or gotten the impression that that's what [city] council wanted," Senior Assistant City Attorney Kathy Haddock said of limiting the number of dispensaries. "I do think they want businesses that follow the rules and that's important."

 

But what happens if the rules are so strict that they destroy businesses and jobs? It’s unlikely that was the goal of the city council either.

 

But some, like Travis Howard, a business attorney who also owns a dispensary in Boulder, said Boulder's high standards have an upside, creating a model for others.

 

"I'm appreciative that Boulder has given us an opportunity," Howard said. "It's being executed professionally. I feel like I have a fair shake in Boulder, and not all of my colleagues around the state feel that way."

 

Source: http://www.denverpost.com


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