Clarify Role of Pot Providers

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Posted by CN Staff on January 06, 2010 at 06:07:58 PT
Source: Denver Post 

Colorado -- Efforts by Denver's City Council to impose some order on medical marijuana dispensaries through zoning regulations are understandable.While we've advocated for the state legislature to regulate the growing industry in some way, the longer the council waits, the more difficult it will be to get a handle on the dispensaries popping up everywhere.
However, dispensary owners may not want to get too comfortable with these new city rules since dispensaries are never even mentioned in the medical marijuana constitutional amendment. Indeed, the legislature could, and should, define a medical marijuana caregiver in a way that's true to the measure voters approved in 2000.If they do return to the model Colorado operated under for years, in which a caregiver was defined as having no more than five patients, it would most certainly end the proliferation of dispensaries. But more importantly, it would follow more closely what voters intended in 2000.Frankly, it's not the exact patient limit that is as important as ensuring that whoever is providing medical marijuana to people "has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a patient who has a debilitating medical condition." That wording comes directly from the constitutional amendment approved by voters and is at the center of the vacuum that has allowed hundreds of dispensaries to pop up seemingly overnight. It is a phrase crying out for careful definition.Legislators must spell out what those words mean in keeping with the spirit and letter of the amendment. The amendment's discussion of a patient and primary caregiver collectively possessing 2 ounces of marijuana and six plants sends the message that medical marijuana would be a small-time, personal effort to quell, say, the effects of cancer or glaucoma. Snipped   Complete Article: Denver Post (CO)Published: January 6, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 

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Comment #4 posted by runruff on January 08, 2010 at 21:28:09 PT

Satan told his demons to go forth and confusticate
"Sweetin says a large percentage of the pot consumed by medical marijuana patients "absolutely" comes from Mexico."It is a shame that cretin's like this one get quoted in the media.I can tell you as for what I personally know to be true, there is a glut of domestic herb and sellers are standing in line at the various clubs waiting to be called and the clubs are using exclusively domestic herb.They want herb that has a traceable lineage and can identifiy it's strain.This federal agent, a Bush leftover no doubt, is trying to disturb people by saying that the cannabis clubs are some how supporting terrorism. In fact the opposite is true, aren't we surprised, because their failed war on drugs have been the soul support of SA drug trafficking for 40 years!It is shameful the bald face lies these criminals will tell just to keep their Nazi jobs! 
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on January 07, 2010 at 15:45:00 PT

Mexican Gangs Linked To Colorado's Pot
January 7, 2010Denver, CO -- Marijuana dispensaries have quickly become one of the state's fastest growing industries.Denver has nearly double the number of dispensary license-seekers that Colorado has Starbucks coffee shops.But is all that marijuana homegrown? "It's very clear to me that there's outside sources," said Jeff Sweetin, Special Agent In Charge of the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency in Colorado. "From my investigations, I can tell you what the foreign sources are; they're foreign cartel sources."Sweetin says a large percentage of the pot consumed by medical marijuana patients "absolutely" comes from Mexico.URL:
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on January 06, 2010 at 09:35:26 PT

Some Want Legal Pot To Protect Kids
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Comment #1 posted by runruff on January 06, 2010 at 06:33:08 PT

"phrase crying out for careful definition."
I have a definition for you:man·u·fac·ture (mny-fkchr)
v. man·u·fac·tured, man·u·fac·tur·ing, man·u·fac·turturtures
a. To make or process (a raw material) into a finished product, especially by means of a large-scale industrial operation.
b. To make or process (a product), especially with the use of industrial machines.
2. To create, produce, or turn out in a mechanical manner: "His books seem to have been manufactured rather than composed" (Dwight Macdonald).
3. To concoct or invent; fabricate: manufacture an excuse.
To make or process goods, especially in large quantities and by means of industrial machines.
a. The act, craft, or process of manufacturing products, especially on a large scale.
b. An industry in which mechanical power and machinery are employed.
2. A product that is manufactured.
3. The making or producing of something.I could not find a definition for this word that included putting seeds in soil and given water until fruition.Thousands are sitting in cages accused of doing the impossible!How is anything "defined" when you change the language to suit your means and then complain that the language is not clear enough? 
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