"While I don't know about other States and their regulations for Medical Marijuana, it is by far not a relaxed process in the State of Colorado. You have to be a resident in standing for at least 6 months, you have to have a Colorado picture ID and you have to have a prescription phoned or faxed in from your doctor before you can purchase it."
So your saying the vibrant Doobage tour industry in Colorado is all a fraud?
A.C. is about as "transparent" as transparent gets.........he's the front man, the smiling face, the dapper dressing, hand shaking, baby kissing pitch man. Robert Lipscomb and George Little are the ones behind the curtains pulling the levers and strings to make A.C. dance............if he runs again, this is one vote he won't get.
Grove, while I have "indulged" since high school (40th reunion next year), I have never been willing or even slightly inclined to "try others". I have had a very successful 30+ year career in Architecture and Construction Management, had Government security clearances on a number of positions and projects and never had a problem with my "indulgence".
I think a more correct correlation would be that the illegal status of marijuana has created a crime infested black market ...........how many billions of dollars have we wasted on the "war on drugs" to eradicate this scourge to save our youth and how much bigger is the black market now? From the opponents logic, we should have outlawed beer and wine decades ago.
I'm of the opinion that with in a decade at the most, the Federal legalization of "recreational" marijuana will be forth coming along with the new tax revenue and a whole new legal industry will be created nation wide from growers, distributors and retailers.......not to mention the spin off industries impacts (marketing, hemp uses, food additives, etc., etc...)...............I can just see it......."Kush Gold is proud to sponsor the Jimmie Johnson Team and car #48 in the Sprint Cup Series....."
The economic impact is going to be the biggest thing to watch.
When you think about adding jobs to an economic recovery, creating a brand new industry that doesn't cannibalize other jobs is a HUGE deal. Of course for the government, the ability to tax the mess out of it and increase revenues significantly is big as well.
Of course Denver also just created a pot tourism industry as well. As long as they are one of the few places where it is legal, people will vacation there more often.
The secondary thing to follow in my opinion is the whole "gateway drug" theory. If the gateway drug theory is correct, then Denver will have significant issues with cocaine and other hard drugs in the near future. I hope someone is tracking those stats, because I believe the numbers will debunk the gateway drug theory.
My belief is that the only correlation between marijuana and other drug use has been the fact that it is illegal. If you're the type willing to risk using one illegal drug, you are more likely to be willing to try others. If marijuana is legal though, that changes the math a bit.
While I don't know about other States and their regulations for Medical Marijuana, it is by far not a relaxed process in the State of Colorado. You have to be a resident in standing for at least 6 months, you have to have a Colorado picture ID and you have to have a prescription phoned or faxed in from your doctor before you can purchase it. Then you have to purchase it from a Medical Licensed outlet, where your purchase is video taped and your purchase is recorded. Then like most other prescribed medications there are limits as to getting a refill...........I know, the last time I was out there for an extended period dealing with a medical crises with my mother, I missed a monthly shot for an ongoing debilitating condition that I have and wanted to get some help with the increasing pain levels and headaches. Instead, I had to go through a long drawn out process (5 days) to get approval from my insurance carrier to get a substitute injection from a Doctor out there.
With the new "recreational legalization" law..........come January, individuals can grow up to 6 plants for personal use legally..............Colorado is looking better and better for retirement despite the cold weather.
Show me where I mentioned race.
THAT'S YOUR LINE.
That is called projection and you are guilty as charged of calling me names to fit your agenda again.
And since you are such an astronomical mind reader, please demonstrate where I said that was my opinion. I presented the argument to Grove's belief. I never said it was mine.
Your attributed the belief to me. That makes you judgmental. And hypocritical.
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My wife has had her saline implants removed this past february after nine years implanted in 2004.Almost immediately she startd having severe headaches that have progressed to a heart condition,liver enzymes elevation,breathing difficulties which require oxygen at night,a shunt to remove excess spinal fluid as well as a myriad of other symptoms.We are both retired medical professionals as I am a former anesthetist and my wife was a registered nurse in a newborn nursery.She is 48 years old and was the most healthy person at time of her breast implantation working out(yes)3 times a day and I was usually working out with her.She was formally confirmed disabled at the end of 2011 after 2 straight years of being basically bedriddened with ice packs surrounding her head and severe nausea and vomiting.She has been in the Duke-Raliegh ICU last year and has had problems with her memory as well as peripheral neuropathy symptoms.I have taken her to Johns-Hopkins and noone has really been able to put a finger on my wifes problems for over 9 years.This August,we sent her hair to a forensic toxicology lab and to our surprise,she had platinum levels 43 times the norm as well as tin ,chromium,barium,and cobalt.The only thing that has a common thread for these elevated heavy metals is her saline,silicone lined breast implants.Toluene also showed up in her urine.She has never worked around chemicals,or plants that have silicone dust,etc.You would think that because we were medical folks,we would get more answers but just the opposite.The entire 9 years,we asked if it could be her implants and noone could really answer our question.could someone guide us as to where to get a silicone blood test that will not cost us a fortune as the medical bills are mounting and I am trying to stop the progression of her illness before it involves her kidneys.I would appreciate any help as I do not know how much longer I can bare to watch my wife suffer as she has.Just as a side,because of my wife having been on Cobra insurance at 600.00 a month and the timing of Obamacare,she is presently without insurance until January 2014 as noone would cover her for pre-existing conditions.Thank you so much for your time!
I'd buy it for the bag alone.... I've probably already said to much.
Like catsmeow says, these cockroaches turn up everywhere.
Boy I really hate christians like George. Literally. Self satisfied jerk.
Why is it that the same few people comment on almost every story? OTP and Grove seem to just enjoy arguing with some factoids to back their positions, but this Mickey character seems to be regurgitating talking points from the same sources that were convinced that Mitt was going to definitely, no doubt in their minds be the next President. I suggest reading a newspaper with as little bias as can be found nowadays and see what someone that knows what they are talking about says about funding for Obamacare. You might learn something. You might not agree with the facts, but that is the nature of the world.
I don't mind the name, but the picture of Ms. Schroeder would frighten me away from a purchase.
Out of over 30 million African Americans, there are none qualified to be executives of corporations. Bullshit!
Different interest rates for African Americans; see law suit settlements by Wells Fargo, etc.
President attacked personally, not his policies as prior presidents were.
First lady, among other things, called a monkey!
Not more African Americans on jobs because they either weren't qualified and/or acted like fools. Nearly every major company in the Memphis are successfully sued by African Americans and settled for millions of dollars.
Niles, all that I have said is easily verifiable on the internet.
As far as a teacher that teach in the public schools which are over 90% black, statements such as what was made publically, whether facts and/or statistics support, it should not be said in public. People have been fired for that kind of public talk. You can also google this too and you will find that it is true.
So, all of your responses were nothing but pure bullshit.
Who pays for fire & police at the 3 SCS schools in Germantown ?
Drifty, here you go - http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/alex…
Good job law enforcement.
Yeah... Ms. Schroeder could have left off the "Hot" in the name and just called them "Nikki's Ass Chips". THAT would be absolutely acceptable to Whole Foods "customers", as would be "Nikki's Ass Seasoning", with smaller lettering on the back.
OTP, you asked for it.
Don't you think that if minorities were given the same considerations as the whites, you would still hear claims of racism? A: They mostly are, until they act like fools and expect to be treated with respect.
When you work at a place that only calls for a high school education and you see that 60, 70 percent of the jobs are held by whites, what is one to think? A: I think that many black applicants may be unqualified and/or either act like fools, again, or come into job interviews with entitled attitudes and a poor work ethic because no one taught them at home. As sad as that is. Some businesses take chances on people, and they sometimes pay off, which is great.
When you see corporate headquarters and no blacks in the executive suites, save Vice President of Human Resources, what is one to think? A: What percentage of black candidates do companies have to work with that are qualified? I wish there were more. Ask your well-paid government school leaders about that one.
When you see whites getting better (lower) interest rates than whites with the same credit ratings in purchasing property, etc., what is one to think? A: I don't think you're correct about equal credit score applicants and how they are treated, though this may be your best question among your mostly silly ones.
When you see small businesses owned by suburban whites that depend a 100% off of minorities but yet have no minorities employed there, what is one to think? A: Refer to the first two Q&As above. Not buying it.
When a tenured white teacher that has taught black kids for over ten years make a public statement when black kids are bused in to a, mostly white suburban muni, it will cause trouble and property values to fall, what is one to think? A: What are the stats and facts when this happens? Your whole premise seems weak here.
If it were reversed, would you want that black teacher tha made statements like that teaching your kids? A: Refer to the prior answer.
When you see the president of the U. S. being disrespected by whites worse than any president has been in history, his loyalty, birth, etc questioned, what would you think?
A: Here's where your blindness is complete. The fact President Obama was elected with the eager support of many white voters should nullify your fever. The fact America elected a black President, who has been given opportunities and passes many would never have, should calm you down. A film was made about the Assassination of George W Bush, and it was applauded by liberals, so stand down. You are completely wrong on so many levels. Obama is protected like few Presidents before him in regard to deference in the press and covering up his mistakes and misjudgements. Presidents are criticized and challenged. You simply can't abide having your choice for President criticized. Blacks cannot be criticized, or it's racism? Complete b.s.
When you hear the disrespectful talk about the first lady, one who graduated from high school, second, who graduated from Princeton, summa cum laude, received a J. D. from Harvard, what would you think? A: Refer to the prior question. She is a public figure and endures criticism like other public figures. Tough. Anyway, the fact she has that level of education should make you pleased with where we are. Just shows you don't care about opportunity and lie about what you really want. You care about "payback" and cards stacked in favor of blacks at the expense of whites. Progress means nothing. Bitterness is your lifeblood and reparations may indeed be your goal.
A president that graduated from one of the most prestigious private high schools in Hawaii, graduated from Columbia, graduated from Harvard Law with a J. D., magna cum laude, past president of the Harvard review, professor of constitutional law at the one of the top ten law schools, University of Chicago, and still talked about like a dog, what would you think? A: Refer to the prior answer. The President is enduring criticism because earns the criticism he endures. I will say he seems to be a decent family man.
A Flyer staff member says
"Alexander Chief of Staff Charged with Child Porn Possession".
Has he actually been charged yet, and if so how many counts?
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