Windsor To Put MMJ Question on November Ballot
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Windsor To Put MMJ Question on November Ballot
Posted by CN Staff on August 10, 2010 at 07:12:18 PT
By Samantha Abernethy
Source: Greeley Tribune
Colorado -- Windsor residents will decide in November whether to ban all commercial medical marijuana facilities in the town limits.The Windsor Town Board decided Monday to send the question to the ballot after residents presented an ordinance to ban it and a petition with more than 900 signatures of support. The board could either approve the citizen-initiated ordinance, or send it to the voters. It was sent to the ballot on a 4-3 vote.
Board members Mike Carrigan and Kristie Melendez and Mayor John Vázquez voted to approve the legislation as written.Board members Robert Bishop-Cotner, Matthew O'Neill, Don Thompson and Jon Slater voted to send the question to the ballot.The petition was co-sponsored by former Town Board members Nancy Weber and Michael Kelly. The group needed to gather at least 611 valid signatures of registered voters. They turned in 915 signatures. Melendez said that was a clear indicator that residents want marijuana banned.She also said she did not think the town should accept tax money from the sale of a substance illegal under federal law.The ballot question will ask if the town should adopt an ordinance to prohibit the operation of a dispensary, grow facility or marijuana-infused product manufacturing facility in the town limits.If the voters say yes, private medical marijuana use and possession would not be directly affected. But all commercial medical marijuana operations would have to shut down within 180 days.On April 6, the town voted 3,514 to 905 to limit the town to two licensed medical marijuana dispensaries. The board recently passed a new ordinance to make that official as of Sept. 1. Source: Tribune, The (Greeley, CO)Author: Samantha AbernethyPublished: Tuesday, August 10, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Greeley Publishing Co.Website: News Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #7 posted by Sinsemilla Jones on August 12, 2010 at 12:01:25 PT
Storm Crow #2 - When Your Kid Smokes Pot
"In fact, in all the years I worked in that field, I never saw anyone turned away who wanted to be admitted (or whose parents wanted it), unless there was no funding."- Paul Elam, the Editor-in-Chief of Men’s News Daily and the publisher of A Voice for MenGreat find, Granny!
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on August 10, 2010 at 16:01:06 PT
A Different Story
Maybe some of you saw something about this on the news. Here's a link for those who might be interested in reading it.GOP Candidate Paul Denies Kidnapping Suggestions
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Comment #5 posted by greenmed on August 10, 2010 at 13:17:07 PT
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From the article linked in comment #1: For its part, the Obama administration doesn't anticipate Calderón will shift his strategy any time soon."Calderón has been very firm, and very strict, on his opposition to legalizing drugs," said Kerlikowske.The Guardian (UK) has a different take:Mexico's president, Felipe Calderón, has joined calls for a debate on the legalisation of drugs as new figures show thousands of Mexicans every year being slaughtered in cartel wars."Mexico looks to legalisation as drug war murders hit 28,000"Author: Jo TuckmanURL:
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Comment #4 posted by Paint with light on August 10, 2010 at 11:20:53 PT
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"Wearing a pressed shirt and tie, banging away on his laptop, law professor Alejandro Madrazo Lajous doesn't come across as an activist for legalizing marijuana."Someday people will understand that Cheech and Chong and the other actors who were in cannabis comedies were actors and not real people. The vast majority of cannabis users look just like your neighbors.......because they are your neighbors.".....the idea of legalizing marijuana in Mexico has gained increasing favor, especially among a vocal group of academics, intellectuals and politicians."Politicians aligning with academics and intellectuals?That is a new concept."It would be very difficult for Mexico to legalize when its northern neighbor, the most powerful country in the world, is against legalization,"So thousands more people have to die and thousands more have their lives ruined because the prohibs are wrong, mean, and vindictive."Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has been stumping for legalization."He is about ten years late to the meeting of the minds. Although it does seem like he entertained the idea but was shut down pretty quick by White House friends of drug testing and private prison persecution."Whether legalizing drugs would serve to curb the cartel violence in Mexico remains a subject of debate."Nothing like a spirited debate while people are dying.Here is an idea.Try re-legalizing, count the bodies and access the destruction.If things have improved it is working."Marijuana – the most targeted drug in decriminalization and legalization proposals in Mexico and the U.S. – is not a high-margin product for drug trafficking organizations, analysts say, while cocaine is."It may not be as high a margin of profit but it a major source of funds for the cartels. I have seen figures that cannabis makes up 60% to 80% of the total income."Take marijuana out of the equation and "all the things they are involved in, all these incredibly horrible crimes, of which narcotics is only a part, would still go on," said Gail Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy."So because you will only save a few hundred or maybe thousands of lives, reap billions in lost revenue, spend a few billion less on criminal justice and incarceration, we should just leave things as they are?'"Calderón has been very firm, and very strict, on his opposition to legalizing drugs," said Kerlikowske.'Puppets usually act that way. Maybe Calderon will come to life.....we can only hope.Re-legalize Cannabis!Legal like  
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on August 10, 2010 at 11:19:40 PT
Storm Crow
Thank you for the link.
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Comment #2 posted by Storm Crow on August 10, 2010 at 10:52:45 PT
Found a "goodie" for you Fom! Your Kid Smokes Pot
Sunday, August 8, 2010
By Paul ElamO.K., so you found some weed in your teen-agers room.Depending on the kind of parent you are, your reaction to that can range from mild amusement to thermonuclear. But assuming you are not going to smoke the stuff yourself, you are confronted with making some decisions on what to do about it. Perhaps you think it is time to call a counselor, or maybe even the thought of a treatment center for young people with drug problems crosses your mind.As someone who worked in the chemical dependency treatment field for two decades, and who wrote and directed several treatment programs, let me make a suggestion about that.Don’t.Don’t even think about it.To clarify, let me tell you some things you won’t hear from the staff at treatment programs, or anyone else interested in making a buck off your child’s “problem.”First, there‘s this funny thing about teenage drug addicts. There aren’t any. Or at least they are so far and few between that I can count the ones I have seen on two fingers. So for your benefit, an understanding of addiction is in order. (SNIPPED)A very clear and easy to read article that puts a light on "treating juvenile cannabis addicts". 
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on August 10, 2010 at 08:44:22 PT
Mexico: News Article From The Dallas Morning News
Marijuana Legalization in Mexico Gaining SupportTuesday, August 10, 2010URL:
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