Rules For Legal Marijuana Sales Announced 
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Rules For Legal Marijuana Sales Announced 
Posted by CN Staff on July 01, 2013 at 18:14:02 PT
By Matt Ferner
Source: Huffington Post 
Colorado -- The Colorado Department of Revenue released a 60-plus page report Monday detailing the rules of how recreational marijuana should be licensed, regulated and sold in Colorado. The recreational marijuana industry in Colorado will be regulated by the state revenue department.The state department report sets very specific rules for recreational marijuana in Colorado from licensing to how a retail marijuana store should operate to how retail grow operations should function to marijuana testing to marketing and to labeling of marijuana products.
Safe product testing and proper labeling were two of the key areas the Department of Revenue needed to provide rules on by today's deadline and the report provides ample detail. Labels must conform to the specific language requirements of the state including information on potency, amount of THC in the marijuana product, a clear set of instructions on how to properly use the product, a complete list of nonorganic pesticides, fungicides and herbicides used during cultivation and much more depending on the type of product which can range from marijuana buds for smoking, a marijuana-laced food or a THC-concentrate like a marijuana "wax."All retail marijuana products must also contain these warning statements:• “There may be health risks associated with the consumption of this product.”• “This product is intended for use by adults 21 years and older. Keep out of the reach of children.”• “This product is unlawful outside the State of Colorado.” • “This product is infused with Retail Marijuana.” • “This product was produced without regulatory oversight for health, safety, or efficacy.”• “The intoxicating effects of this product may be delayed by two or more hours.Recreational marijuana buyers must produce a government-issued photo ID to prove that they are 21-years-old or older.Colorado adults, 21 and over, will be limited to purchasing up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational use from specialty licensed retail shops that can also sell pot-related items such as pipes and accessories. Coloradans can also grow up to six plants -- with only three flowering at a given time -- in their home for personal use. Adults can possess up to an ounce of marijuana legally.Adult tourists in Colorado are limited to purchasing only a quarter of an ounce.The state department also intends on setting up a seed-to-sale tracking system which will make all marijuana producers and sellers responsible for each plant produced and sold.All-in-all the rules are extremely dry and sober and described best by The Associated Press:The regulations are largely dry details that make pot seem more like a loaf of bread or an over-the-counter sinus remedy than a party drug.A description which echoes sentiments about marijuana spoken by Mason Tvert, the communications director for Marijuana Policy Project and co-director of the Yes on Amendment 64 campaign in Colorado, on the "All In with Chris Hayes" show in May."Tobacco kills about about 400,000 Americans per year, alcohol about 40,000 Americans and marijuana has never killed a single human being in history," Tvert said. "That's not to say it shouldn't be regulated and controlled, it's just to say that while this is new and some people might have knee-jerk reactions, we need to treat the product like it is, which is a relatively benign substance that millions of adults use responsibly."Recreational pot sales don't begin in Colorado until January 1, 2014.Back in May, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several historic measures to implement marijuana legalization in the state, establishing Colorado as the world's first legal, regulated and taxed marijuana market for adults.Washington State, the only other state to legalize marijuana for recreational use last November, is also preparing for legal retail marijuana sales next year and is currently working out the final draft of its own rules for regulation.Source: Huffington Post (NY)Author: Matt FernerPublished: July 1, 2013Copyright: 2013, LLC Contact: scoop huffingtonpost.comWebsite:  -- Cannabis  Archives 
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Comment #12 posted by museman on July 04, 2013 at 13:41:50 PT
Happy Fake Freedom Day!
Go blow something up for the Gipper! Celebrate Big Brother and it's holding company...Be proud of death and destruction, be a good consumer now and waste your hard earned dollar on a literal up-in-smoke demonstration of your obedience to the Status Quo.Or, come together as families and friends and enjoy each other without all the waste, hype, and social/economic -false 'patriotic' programming/brain washing. They are selling the alms for the temple at the corner market right now..But do I have to hear the explosions and breathe the smoke? Nothing like the wafting of noxious fireworks across the yards and fences to make you want o go inside and inhale some good smoke. some Holy SmokeLEGALIZE FREEDOM (then we can really celebrate! IMO)
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Comment #11 posted by afterburner on July 04, 2013 at 07:10:04 PT
U.S. Law -- check this out
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Comment #10 posted by museman on July 03, 2013 at 09:51:35 PT
" keep your hands busy ..." Oh they're busy. If I take on just one more project I will need another life to finish. I am not a capitalist anyway. But thanks for the thought.
Scratching the surface of some of my 'handiwork'
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Comment #9 posted by Sam Adams on July 03, 2013 at 08:01:11 PT
museman and money
Totally agree about money - I suspect the plan is to use the huge military to continue to force the world to accept the bankrupt US dollar.It would help a lot of people's perspective to realize that the money you have today will be just about worthless in 10-20 years, or even less if we have a big crash like the Soviets did in 1989. The ruble basically went to zero in just a few months. So, as Museman suggests, it might be a good idea to start adjusting your personal value scheme to a non-consumer perspective! 
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Comment #8 posted by mexweed on July 02, 2013 at 17:47:31 PT:
"Pot-related items such as pipes and accessories&q
Despite whatever sneaky curbs and blockages are hidden in the 60-page document, the fact that dispensaries are permitted to sell vaporizers, one-hitters etc. is very good news, not only for cannabis users but for public health overall. H-ot B-urning O-verdose M-onoxide $igarette smoking costs the US economy $193-Bil. a year, $97B for medical treatment, $96B for lost productivity according to CDC; what will happen if other states imitate Colorado and (a) legalize cannabis; (b) encourage sale of 25-mg-per-serving VAPE TOKE UTENSILS at cannabis stores; and (c) nicotine tobacco addicts start to imitate their wiser cannabis brethren and buy (or make) and use same instead of 700-mg-per-lightup 1200F $igarettes? Museman, go on shouting but while you do, keep your hands busy assembling Socket Wrench One-Hitters etc. (see article, "How to Make Smoke Pipes from Everyday Objects") and ship them to Denver (unless you're there already). 
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Comment #7 posted by museman on July 02, 2013 at 13:11:10 PT
"It's not just anv intellectual affront to the notion of freedom and free will, it's terribly bad for business. We cannot pay all these lawyers! We need to make physical things that we can sell for money."No it's very real suffering, by people whose only 'crime' is to be a US 'Citizen!'I have a very 'socialist' perspective when it comes to the value that is placed on the current means of exchange; Fake money, and faker money in the 'credit' system. The banking/financial institutions of the world -(mostly rooted in US, or heavily invested in US Corps) are so corrupt, and their paper not even useful as toilet paper, yet because they have convinced so many of the value of their fakeness, and the carrot on the stick AKA "American Dream" I for one can see no value in any of it. Particularly when life is defined by this crap!I see life much differently. And you know it would be OK if the 'values' 'law' and willing slave society didn't force their BS down on me and those who do not believe in it.Oh yes, we have a 'choice' "Use money or suffer." Well that is not a correct or truly ethical stance, is is fear-based Reinforcement of a very, very, Bad Idea.The human race is currently on the verge of emerging from centuries of imposed darkness and ignorance. There are some who know the history, and have been in the forefront of change. But they are rarely seen in the media or acknowledged in any way other than a silent agreement from those of us who know it to be true.The values of Mammon are destroying us. The war, destruction and mayhem that has afflicted us historically and contemporarily is all rooted in this false worship. It would be better to worship nothing than this! But the embedding of false values is so deep, even some who are awakening cannot see it yet.It is simple; Its a personal choice. Everyone chooses to be enslaved by an idea, or not. Though having cops riding your ass like their personal whipping posts seems to help the unwilling choose mammon over Love, Truth, Sharing, and in general, the life that we all came here to experience but aren't because all those false ethics, false values, false authority, and false propriety get in the way pretty early in life. The slave parents passing on their own programming;"Spare the rod and spoil the child."Yes the prohibs and pretenders say 'The Children' as if they really gave a rats ass about anything other than their own paycheck, their house on the hill, their SUV, Boat, etc. etc.It has spawned a society that makes biblical Sodom and Gomorrah look very tame.Having the means to live a comfortable life -I am saying- is more to do with higher aspects of our humanity, and not the false 'means' and 'pursuit of happiness.' The 'pursuit' is what the PTBs want. Then they can sell you all these 'ways' to get there.What do we need? Do we really need all this crap?I don't think so, and I know from experience that those of us who take our lives in our own hands are hunted down and made to suffer -with money as the main and prime motivator.Money-as it is- makes it to easy for corrupt and evil minded men and women to control other lives than their own. The 'opportunity' to play in that game and 'win' is a sick joke on us! Maybe if one's parents made the compromises to store up 'riches' and they did not have to enter the slave pens, I could see where they might have a different point of view. Or if they prostituted their talents to the right 'agent' they might not have to worry about eating, clothing, housing, and the rest...but that is a relatively small percentage of the population.Its not the money after all, though, it is the belief and power that people give it that is the problem.The Earth needs to be re-educated big time. And it is coming, because there are Powers beyond the government, the lawyers, the politicians, the bankers, and their lackie dogs. The state of affairs they intend to inflict through LAW will shortly be stopped. If humanity doesn't wake up enough to do it themselves, there are other plans and options already in place and waiting to see if we wake up or not.There are many truths and facts that, though they aren't recognized by the limited scope of mammon-generated denial, they are still there and won't go away even if, and just because 99% of the population is ignorant of them, and .05% is broadcasting loudly in all media that they don't exist.We are small, insignificant dots on the big screen of reality and existence, and the powers that exist outside of the maligned spheres of influence make the entire war machine of planet earth since Rome look like anthills in motion. There are some of these powers that are a support group that only a few -unfortunately- have accepted and incoroprated. The fact that is only a few does not change the inevitable outcome, only the footdraggers and the compromisers are affected, because they will be the last to see.I would say "IMO" but truth is not an opinion, even if it is not being seen or recognized. I will continue to give my worship to the Creator, and save the fear and worry over mammon-based values to the mammon worshippers. I will continue to shout out love, and shout down the fear/hate based systems of falsehood. If we disagree on this I have no personal problem, I recognize a fellow warrior/choir member when I see one. And we've shared this road for a while...Peace.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #6 posted by Sam Adams on July 02, 2013 at 11:54:35 PT
the law
yes museman, I even saw in today's new that the Supreme Court has decided that you MUST be a lawyer in order to testify with them. I guess their ears just go shut with us regular-class private-sector workin' people.oh yes, we're really good at laws and lawyers. I was reading about the recent Supreme Court decision striking down "DOMA". It's all good, I'm certainly glad they struck down this Clinton-passed law, but I saw something fascinating in the story. Now that DOMA is gone, there are over 1,000 permutations of that decision within federal law alone! In other words, the federal government has passed more than 1,000 laws that affect your marriage to a partner. Unbelievable! They aren't "defending" anything.....they're ceaselessly meddling in our personal lives! 1,000 ways they discriminate, or subsidize, or punish, or reward, just based on whether you're single or married. Absurd!It's not just an intellectual affront to the notion of freedom and free will, it's terribly bad for business. We cannot pay all these lawyers! We need to make physical things that we can sell for money.
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Comment #5 posted by museman on July 02, 2013 at 11:45:45 PT
Monsanto, liberty, and the US Gov
Yes, that's right; Control with law. Persecution by law. Bondage to a system of slavery laughingly referred to as "The American Dream!" by infused propaganda from school, church, media, and Madison Ave. False authority, false humanity, fake reality, and all destructive -forced down on everyone (except the wealthy elite rulers) by law!By Law and lawyers. The damn thing is so friggin obvious I can't help but feel that most of the population is duped and under the thrall of this BS. Even some who claim awareness can turn it off quite quickly when its time for their favorite TV show!1984, Brave New World, Bladerunner, Logan's Run, THX138, and a host of plot ripoffs have totally convinced the people that such a reality could not happen. Of course I wouldn't be surprised if most of the people who are in denial about the supposed benevolence of this evil, evil government never read any of those books -often seeing the movies doesn't really count, because Hollywood and The MPAA (formerly MPCA) rearranged the contents to subtly reflect the mores and values of the Status Quo.What is happening with Monsanto and the government should be a wake up call of major import. But the government is like a runaway train, and people just want to get out of the way. I say we put a big pile of brush on the track.So here I am trying to drag metaphorical brush out of the metaphorical land to stop a very real leviathan. After laboring at pulling branches of reason and truth to block the progress of the runaway, there just aren't people dragging the metaphorical brush. The few of us that are here have to deal with a multitude of compromisers dragging the brush back off the track so the leviathan of evil, ignorance and destruction can continue on its way un-obstructed.People still believe in possession. The still believe in the false power of the bought-and-paid-for politicians, and still 'exercise their vote' as if it was anything more than a few minutes of making marks with a pen or stylus. As if that process was actually some form of 'power for the people.' What a crock! Yet the majority still believes in it. They also believe in the power of money.Well let me tell those who aren't in this choir, that the power of money has never equaled the power of Love and truth. Never. Unless of course one values money in higher esteem than love, compassion, generosity, fairness, joy, happiness, and goodness in their lives. The facts are observed. The choices of mammon over Real Spirit have been made, and we are all paying for it, even those who choose not to invest their lives in a fallen system of corruption. destruction, war, and dominion over the earth.How many times must it be stated before they get it? How many times must I and others who fear not the social prejudice and ignorance suffer the pain that the public denial passes over like 'the buck' they worship!?As one who has been persecuted, ostracized, outcast, and kept from access to the so-called 'opportunities' the propagandists go on and on about , referring to this country, for over 40 years -from the moment I set foot on American soil after 'patriotically' giving up my sovereignty  , health, and safety to the military -who took full advantage and used me to the point of death, dragged me back up brushed me off and then used me again and again, I do get weary. But not weary enough to discard the truth, not even at the expense of the suffering of my children because of it.-And I of course had to endure the inane judgments of the ignorant slave classes who defend their right to be a slave, more hardily than their right to anything else! -the 'work "ethic"' = OXYMORON. Just another 'law' enforced with the twists of the lawyers tongues, and the money that provides the programmed 'entertainment.'Stop feeding the Beast!
 Wake up! Money, 'law,' and all the 'financial' ways and means of the Status Quo are the enemy people, not the solution.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #4 posted by Sam Adams on July 02, 2013 at 08:04:17 PT
long term
I'm sure the govt's plan is to spread the ban on home cultivation from cannabis to everything else. Food and energy, those the two biggest ways to exploit & profit from the masses of poor people.The bans and restrictions on home gardening are the most egregious and unacceptable part of Prohibition IMO.If one can't plant a seed of plant in their garden then the whole country has truly turned into a prison. 
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Comment #3 posted by afterburner on July 01, 2013 at 21:39:51 PT
Seed To Sale
The U.S. Senate wants this kind of tracking for all agricultural products even in personal gardens. The better to help Monsanto harass farmers and gardeners for illegal (and most likely unintentional) use of Monsanto's patented GMO seed monstrosities. Legislators claim this seed surveillance is necessary for health and safety, yet they won't legislate GMO labeling nor country of origin labeling.
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Comment #2 posted by Sam Adams on July 01, 2013 at 21:05:11 PT
so there is a partial residency requirement after all! Out of staters can only buy 1/4 ounce at a time.and this is outrageous:>>The state department also intends on setting up a seed-to-sale tracking system which will make all marijuana producers and sellers responsible for each plant produced and sold.Are tobacco, alcohol, caffiene tracked "seed to sale". This is more persecution. And it won't be long before we see raiding & jail for more than 3 flowering plants.Federal law allows 200 gallons of beer or spirits to be brewed in a single household without any oversight, taxation, license, etc. only 3 plants? 
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on July 01, 2013 at 19:17:10 PT
Go Mason!
"Tobacco kills about about 400,000 Americans per year, alcohol about 40,000 Americans and marijuana has never killed a single human being in history,"Yeah baby, just keep repeating the FACTS!Marijuana has never killed a single human being in history!Go figure! We are getting the run-around!
Go Get It!
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