Eclectic Groups Aspire To Be Marijuana Providers
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Eclectic Groups Aspire To Be Marijuana Providers
Posted by CN Staff on October 13, 2009 at 05:05:49 PT
By Phaedra Haywood, The New Mexican
Source: Santa Fe New Mexican
New Mexico -- The names are blacked out. But it's still possible to learn a lot from reading the applications the state Department of Health has received from people seeking approval to produce medical marijuana. New Mexico has one approved provider, but 25 other groups are hoping to become the next. By state mandate, all of the applicants are nonprofits with a board that includes medical marijuana patients and at least one medical professional. But their applications vary widely.
One applicant boasts a fourth-generation farmer as its greenhouse operator and licensed general contractor as its operations manager. Another would reportedly include one of Canada's first medical cannabis growers (an owner of a women's clothing store in Pasadena, Calif.) on its board. She'd be joined by a former deputy sheriff who served as an infantry medic in Vietnam and a criminal defense attorney. One would-be provider plans to conduct board elections via secret ballot. Another wants to hold its annual meeting on the April 20 each year. (The term "4-20" is part of pot-smoking culture, thus the date.) One organization proposes to grow medical marijuana on a "seven-acre tract of land located outside the northern city limits of town." Other proposed locations for growing the herb include "out on a rural property in southwestern New Mexico," and "a warehouse strip center." Nearly all applicants would employ elaborate security measures. Some would deliver their product, others proposed selling it over the counter. One applicant vows that its delivery drivers will carry two-way radios and drive vehicles equipped with GPS tracking devices. All of the applications list ways for ingesting the product — medicated red velvet cupcakes anyone? — and many offer elaborate menus featuring the names of strains of the herb and the ailments each is best for treating. Apollo 13 is good for treating back pain, according to one applicant; while Cripple Creek alleviates some of the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and hepatitis C; and a combination of Herijuana and Trainwreck should be used to treat the symptoms of neuropathy, joint paint and insomnia. One applicant stated that "brick/schwagg" (street slang for low quality marijuana) would be available by "special order only." Many of the would-be-providers also supplied information about the effects marijuana, most recommended self-regulated dosing and stress the near impossibility of inhaling a lethal overdose of the product. Health department spokesman Chris Minnick said staff has conducted visits to seven of the proposed production sites and will discuss the outcome of those visits with Department Secretary Alfredo Vigil next week. Minnick declined to speculate on when the next provider might be approved. "Our goal is doing it right rather than doing it fast," Minnick said. Source: Santa Fe New Mexican (NM)Author: Phaedra Haywood, The New MexicanPublished: October 13, 2009Copyright: 2009 The Santa Fe New MexicanContact: letters sfnewmexican.comURL: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on October 14, 2009 at 04:49:46 PT
I didn't see the ad for the program. We were flipping thru channels and caught the end of it. It doesn't sound good though from reading the ad for it.
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Comment #8 posted by BGreen on October 13, 2009 at 21:53:36 PT
re: comment #7
I saw a commercial for that a couple of times tonight and I did NOT like the way they were portraying the plant and gardeners.No, I did not!The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on October 13, 2009 at 19:28:57 PT
A&E: Pot City USA
“Intervention In-Depth: Pot City USA”Upcoming Airings: Monday, October 19   9pm/8C Tuesday, October 20   1am/12C A lot of people think that Humboldt County in northern California is an American paradise. Small towns in the county like Arcata look like they've been plucked right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. But the town has a dirty little secret--law enforcement officials say that over 1,000 homes there may be growing marijuana illegally. Capt. Mark Chapman and the Humboldt County Drug Task Force are determined to take back the town, house by house. Our cameras follow as they make busts and fly over forestlands searching for hidden marijuana groves. URL:
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Comment #6 posted by RevRayGreen on October 13, 2009 at 17:49:13 PT
Nice to meet you, you make have heard some noize recently from us here in Iowa, The whole Board of Pharmacy Public hearings spurned as a knee jerk reaction brought on by the lawsuit from Carl Olsen, George McMahon, Iowans 4 Medical Marijuana and the ACLU regarding shedule I and marijuana's acceptable medical use IN THE UNITED STATES as the state law is written.Please watch the video, I am sure you can figure out a way to contact me/us.Iowa Board of Pharmacy Medical Marijuana Public Hearings promo
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Comment #5 posted by Sam Adams on October 13, 2009 at 17:45:27 PT
herbdob it sounds like your skills and experience would be recognized and rewarded better in california, and legally, I'd head south if I was you.
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on October 13, 2009 at 15:57:36 PT
I am so sorry.
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Comment #3 posted by herbdoc215 on October 13, 2009 at 15:02:49 PT
Another point...
is my donation of genetics/information to Canadian gov't for research. I am willing to relocate anywhere that I can do research and produce legitimate medicine in a Co-Operative type organization of patients. Things have degraded here in Washington to the point were I no longer feel safe even producing my own medicine and there are no legal dispensaries or Co-ops here as the few that are left the cops haven't gotten yet are so busy warring with each other that patients are being left to fend for themselves with most just being SOL, not to mention that prices here are barely less than L.A prices but the quality of medicine I've seen here is barely above Kentucky grade??? I guess it's always darkest before the dawn? Here is one last example of my work...peace, Steve
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Comment #2 posted by herbdoc215 on October 13, 2009 at 14:34:44 PT
Sorry Http link double pasted...
I'll try again...peace, steve
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Comment #1 posted by herbdoc215 on October 13, 2009 at 14:31:02 PT:
Hey, Since they are already using my genetics
They might as well give me a job working for the state producing medicine for patients as I would sure be willing to do it cheap as heck if they could keep the feds off me!!! Anybody in New Mexico actually reading this and wanting a scientist who actually knows what he's doing to produce your medicine please feel free to e-mail me (I'll even include a link for you above!) as I am the person who actually bred herijuana and dozen of other medical strains in use now while at HMCC in Humboldt county, Ca. back in the day. I have many grow shows around on internet and could put together a nice resume as well as having zero felonies on me? Peace, Steve Tuck
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