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Aurora To Consider Running The Show 
Posted by CN Staff on May 04, 2013 at 06:21:50 PT
By Carlos Illescas, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- The city of Aurora could be getting into the pot business — and make itself the exclusive grower and seller of the drug without the worry of private competition.The City Council is set to consider Monday several ways of dealing with Amendment 64, which legalizes recreational marijuana in Colorado. The choices are broad, ranging from banning certain establishments to allowing them. Another is for Aurora to run the show — from seed to sale.
No other city in the state is known to be considering the latter enterprise, which would give Aurora virtually total control over how pot is grown and sold, similar to state-run liquor stores outside Colorado."I think it has some legs," said Aurora City Councilman Bob Roth, chairman of an ad hoc city committee looking at Amendment 64. "But I don't know how realistic it is."The city-run ordinance would create a municipal enterprise giving Aurora the power to operate marijuana establishments in "15 physical facilities," according to the option's wording.All establishments would be required to grow and sell marijuana themselves instead of buying the product from an outside source. Also, all private retailers and growers would be barred from setting up shop in Aurora.SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author:  Carlos Illescas, The Denver PostPublished: May 4, 2013Copyright: 2013 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #10 posted by BGreen on May 06, 2013 at 17:51:41 PT
When Federal laws change
We will be covered by the American's With Disabilities Act and it will be considered to be discriminatory to keep us from our medicine.Until then ... it is just and right to disobey these unjust laws. Overgrow the planet!The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on May 06, 2013 at 13:08:09 PT
News Article From
California Supreme Court Deals Massive Blow to Medical Marijuana IndustryMay 6, 2013The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that local municipalities can legally ban medical marijuana dispensaries, dealing a massive blow to the burgeoning industry that’s exploded across the state since 2009. The ruling in City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patient’s Health and Wellness Center (PDF) boils down to whether the California constitution trumps provisions in the state’s medical marijuana laws.The California constitution gives cities the zoning power to dictate land use within their borders, enabling them to declare businesses a “public nuisance” and toss them out — which is precisely what happened to the Inland Empire dispensary in Riverside.Lower courts consistently sided with the city, saying that nothing in the Compassionate Use Act (CUA) or the Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) laws actually prohibits cities from banning marijuana businesses. The state’s Supreme Court agreed on Monday, saying that California’s medical marijuana laws “merely declare that the conduct they describe cannot lead to arrest or conviction, or be abated as a nuisance, as violations of enumerated provisions of the Health and Safety Code.”URL:
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Comment #8 posted by Paul Pot on May 05, 2013 at 17:43:23 PT:
Stop trying to squeeze money out of a stone.
Stop trying to squeeze money out of a stone. 
Just legalize nature and let people get into their hobbies and small time business's. 
Just set the economy free. 
This is a democracy after all, except you wouldn't think so with all these fascist laws controlling our every move. Just have a simple income tax and tax every one at the same rate at the bank. Just tax the money in the bank. Then the big guys pay tax on their piles of gold and the little people don't have to get a degree to work out their tax.
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Comment #7 posted by mexweed on May 05, 2013 at 13:12:46 PT:
Correct (safe) screened-crater configuration, etc.
 truth420, thanks for pointing out lacks in presentation:1. Brass (#40 screen, hose nipple), steel (socket-wrench) are never cited as problematic at these vaping temperatures (under cannabis ignition point 410F/210C). The metal everyone warns against is ALUMINUM (Altzheimer's?).2. The PVC hose attaches to the REAR ("butt") end of any one-hitter including your glass one. Either the exit hole at that end is wide enough (say 1/4"-diam.) to jam your extension tube in up to a half inch or more, and to make it snugger you can wrap some tape one or two times round the tube. Or 2A. Use a step-down design-- a fat tube that fits snug around the outside of your one-hitter (such as one as thick as a $igarette) and a longer thinner tube that fits snug inside that. To tighten the grip, wrap tape around the joint between two hose-diameters. At the far end you could jam a stiff, 2" x 3/16"-o.d. mouthpiece snugfitting in the longtube.3. Polyvinyl chloride tubing is not at risk to be harmfully heat-impacted if (a) your crater size is small enough for 25-mg low-temp. vape servings and (b) the length or size of the pipe's inner cavity (under the screen etc.) is enough that the vapors have lost enough temperature before they enter the tube-stage of their journey. 4. Over decades there are no reports of anyone suffering harm because the outer drawtube (not the pipe) was polyvinyl chloride (we're not talking about putting the burn-crater right in plastic, no no). Pvc is described as a tightly twisted and bound-up bundle of fibrous molecules, inert and hard to loosen (as vapors or odors), whereas the GAS it's made from, vinyl chloride, is the thing that's described as toxic and hazardous. (Making pvc is a process of "tying molecules together" that mimics the cannabis plant growth pattern of tying molecules together to create its fibrous molecular woodstrength that can put up and keep standing a 15-foot trunk in one summer.)5. The extension tube should be long so the vapors have further to go cooling down before inhalation; flexible so you can hold the craterhead at the right distance from eyes when carefully enacting the Vape procedure.
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on May 04, 2013 at 18:20:28 PT
I think it would be interested to see if pets can benefit from cannabis. The dosing would be hard to determine. I gave my Rottweiler a Valerian Root capsule one time and he was unsteady on his feet so I never used it again even though it is safe to use on dogs or so I read.
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Comment #5 posted by truth420 on May 04, 2013 at 18:07:21 PT
Comments 1 & 2: Many of today's modern strains (Skunk #1 for example) are based on Acapulco Gold and contain the same genetics. We have "Hawaiian Snow" and Pineappple Express now which contain some of the best genetics from Hawaii the only thing thats changed is the name and theres more to choose from from all the crosses.mexweed- I'm sorry man but pvc pipe and metal screens? That stuff is bad for you, glass one hitter all the way!
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Comment #4 posted by mexweed on May 04, 2013 at 13:40:30 PT:
Market 25-mg serving-size utensils
"From seed to sale"-- this is an opportunity to initiate "true regulation and control" by including EQUIPMENT used to administer cannabis, particularly vapors, in the salesprogram. Have the municipal store provide VAPORIZERS and flexible-stemmed screened ONE-HITTERS along with instruction in how to vaporize with the latter, so that every authorized adult purchaser knows the alternative options instead of H-ot B-urning O-verdose M-onoxide roll-up papers.Instead of buying papers from "an outside state" (such as Narcolina) this would create LOCAL JOBS hand-making the equipment out of ubiquitous cheap parts such as quarter-inch p.v.c. tube, #40-mesh metal screen, 1/4"-i.d. socket-wrench, hose-nipple etc. (google "How to Make Pipes from Everyday Objects").  Good luck everybody, see you at the ONE HIT HEAD SHOP!
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Comment #3 posted by konagold on May 04, 2013 at 11:59:50 PT
OT : ATTN FOM several states deregulating marijuana in the past year, a California veterinarian is sparking debate over whether America’s sick pets could benefit from some bud.Doug Kramer, the pet doctor behind the Vet Guru animal veterinary center, tells a compelling story of how his dog, Nikita, used a THC treatment to “increase her quality of life” while she suffered from untreatable cancer.“She had gone through all of the traditional pain medications, even steroids. When it became clear that she was nearing the end, that’s when she had nothing to lose, as long as it didn’t hurt her,” the vet told Vice Magazine. “At the first dosage, she was up and around.”Kramer sells a guide on his website that instructs readers how to create an herbal extract in their own home, though for legal reasons he has removed all references to medicinal marijuana in his book. He thinks treating pets with medicinal marijuana could help owners to put off putting their ill pets down without the guilt of knowing they are in pain.A poll released earlier this month showed more than 50 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana, though the poll did not specify whether it was intended for human or animal consumption.On Thursday, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, making his state the 19th – plus the District of Columbia – to do so. A business less than three miles away from the White House called Capital City Care announced last week that it was the first licensed dispensary to open its doors in D.C.If the push for kush for pets grows, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals could get on board with the movement, according to PETA president Ingrid Newkirk.“Our position is that anything that can help animals – if it’s truly, properly administered in the right amount [and] can relieve a dog’s pain – then they should be given the same consideration that humans in pain are given,” Newkirk told ABC News Friday.But no one’s suggesting you take Coco to your next clam bake.Newkirk stressed that there is a high potential for abuse when pets and marijuana are brought together.“People amuse themselves by blowing smoke in a dog’s face to get him high or getting the cat drunk, and so, you know, that’s something that one has to guard against,” she said. “It has to be a genuine medical need, and if that is the best course of treatment then we are in favor of it.”Though the Food and Drug Administration has not approved use of marijuana for any purpose, there is a synthetic form of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana called dronabinol or Marinol that is FDA approved. At least two veterinary textbooks provide recommendations for treating pets with dronabinol.Lynne White-Shim, assistant director with the division of scientific activities of the American Veterinary Medical Association, said legalizing medicinal marijuana use for pets is a “brand new” idea for her organization – so new that it does not have a policy on the issue.But the group advises vets to take into account both “sound clinical judgment” and describes how to stay “in compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations” when treating an animal.She stressed that is important to conduct research into the effects such a drug would have on animals before going forward with treatment, because not all drugs affect humans and their furry friends in the same way.Some medications, like opioids, are used in animals even though they are only labeled for use in humans, White-Shim said.“Even in those scenarios, we believe veterinarians must use them according to their best judgment,” she added.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on May 04, 2013 at 09:12:44 PT
I remember Acapulco Gold, Kona Gold and Maui Wowie? Sure do!
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on May 04, 2013 at 06:38:51 PT
What a Wonderful World 
Remember Acapulco Gold, Kona Gold and Maui Wowie?It would be nice to see those come back and be available in stores along with the indoor strains.As cannabis continues its freedom, that will expand to places like Mexico and that will help create legitimate jobs. Hemp farming in Mexico could further help their farmers.Maybe cannabis use in churches will increase and lead to peace and less wars.Aurora has a high rate of murder, shootings and violence. Maybe cannabis will help them lower violence. That would be wonderful to see cannabis shown to lower violence statistically in locations like that.
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