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Colorado's Failed Marijuana Experiment
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Well what do you know. You mean Colorado residents were outright lied to? Why yes, yes they were!! Do not make the same mistake in California!

Summary:

Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in November 2012, legalizing the production, sale and use of adult recreational marijuana under Colorado law. Since then, various mechanisms of state government have been looking at how to implement the amendment, including how best to regulate and tax the sale of recreational marijuana. The Colorado General Assembly’s Joint Select Committee on the Implementation of Amendment 64 recently handed down legislation that includes the following proposed taxes related to Amendment 64:

An excise tax levy of 15% of the wholesale value of marijuana;
A special sales tax of 15% on the retail sale of marijuana; and
Extension of the state’s existing 2.9% general sales tax to sales of marijuana and marijuana products.

The Colorado Futures Center at Colorado State University sought to provide a clear‐eyed and unbiased analysis of the fiscal impact of the proposed Amendment 64 tax measures as part of a broader commitment to look holistically at the sustainability of Colorado’s state budget. This paper will address the following key findings:

1. The adult recreational marijuana market in Colorado will be $605.7 million and taxation of that market will bring an additional $130.1 Million in state tax revenue in fiscal year 2014.

2. The 15% wholesale excise tax created by the amendment will not reach the goal of $40 Million for school construction as stipulated in the ballot language approved by voters.

3. The high water mark for marijuana tax revenue is likely to be in the first few post legalization years with revenue flattening or declining thereafter.

4. Marijuana tax revenues may not cover the incremental state expenditures related to legalization.

5. Marijuana tax revenues will not close Colorado’s structural budget gap.

Here's an article on it...hehehe

http://troyrecord.com/articles/2013/04/24/news/doc51784ae5c84cc336311812.txt?viewmode=2


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LewisD commented on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 20:09 PM

A total disaster. Thanks Linda!

lindataylor commented on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:24 PM

Yep, a total disaster! Just as anti drug activists warned!

LewisD commented on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:42 PM

You were right

LewisD commented on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 18:18 PM

Go Linda!

LewisD commented on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 18:22 PM

:)

lindataylor commented on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 14:42 PM

Do not let this happen in California! Be smart, don't buy the lie.

PaulScambot commented on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 22:15 PM

What amazes me is how antything like the cut and paste artist of this piece
of propaganda can treat it's own body like a toxic waste dump
and still feel it should be able to decree how others treat
their own bodies. Check out the video the following link takes
you to too see what I mean. It obviously has no respect for
itself yet insists on trying to impose its will on humanity.
It appears at the 19 sec mark and again at the 2:05 mark.Can
you spell H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E? obviously it can't,
but I'd be willing to bet it can spell S-U-P-E-R S-I-Z-E M-E!

http://tinyurl.com/c53tzwc

lindataylor commented on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 22:25 PM

Another screen name...do these people ever come out of their mothers basement?

LewisD commented on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 23:39 PM

Yep

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 00:58 AM

Let's be smart enough not to let the same thing happen here!

LewisD commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 22:26 PM

Not in California

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 13:24 PM

Not in California!

LewisD commented on Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 15:44 PM

.

LewisD commented on Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:01 PM

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LewisD commented on Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:05 PM

According to a report recently released by the Colorado State Auditor's office, Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division -- which falls under the Department of Revenue -- hasn't been following the law when it comes to regulating the industry in the state, has been under-reporting tax revenue and has not been spending its money wisely. Here are the details.

http://news.yahoo.com/problems-found-...

LewisD commented on Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:06 PM

Fourteen kids were treated at one Colorado emergency room for accidentally ingesting marijuana after the drug became legal for medical use there in late 2009, according to a new study.

In comparison, no children seen for a possible accidental poisoning had pot in their system in the four years before the change in laws, researchers looking back at ER records found...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/0...

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:38 PM

Study: More Kids Accidentally Poisoned By Prescription Drugs

http://tinyurl.com/lbbmamf

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 23:06 PM

It's failed in Colorado and it will fail here.

LewisD commented on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 15:09 PM

Yes it will.

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 22:53 PM

First failure.

LewisD commented on Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 23:13 PM

How much information do you need to determine it's a full fledged scam. Wake up and smell the prolific con job.

State audit faults Colorado health department handling of medical pot:

"One doctor provided recommendations for more than 8,400 patients. Some doctors showed a penchant for recommending plant counts far above the standard of six plants per patient, which can be exceeded if medically justified. One physician recommended 501 plants for a single patient."

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnew...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Press release:

July 23, 2013

Statement from Smart Colorado Spokesperson and Colorado Springs resident Jo McGuire on Colorado Springs decision to opt out of the commercialization and retail aspects of Amendment 64

Smart Colorado applauds the leadership demonstrated today by Mayor Bach and Colorado Springs' city council in voting today to opt out of the commercialization and retail aspects of Amendment 64 retail marijuana.

Rather than focus solely on the unsubstantiated promises of future revenue from commercialized retail marijuana, city council members truly listened to proponents and opponents before deciding what is the best choice for the future health and welfare of all Colorado Springs citizens. Mayor Bach and the councilors consulted current business owners, citizens, parents, trade associations, tourism officials, educators and health professionals to understand the real economic and social repercussions of retail marijuana on Colorado Springs and its neighboring communities.

Amendment 64 grants local governments the right to determine whether retail sales and large commercial grow operations are best for their communities. Smart Colorado urges other cities and counties to follow the example of Colorado Springs and exercise this right to conduct rigorous due diligence and assess the potential impacts of retail marijuana before embarking on a path fraught with uncertainties and risk.

Contrary to the claims of commercial marijuana proponents, recent audits by the City of Denver and the Office of the State Auditor clearly indicate the medical marijuana regulatory and licensing framework is not functioning -- it is disorganized chaos. In the face of this incontrovertible evidence of failure of small-scale medical marijuana operations, other counties should heed Colorado Springs' example and act to protect their citizens and the economic future and reputation of their city from the uncertain risks of retail marijuana on a mass scale.

LewisD commented on Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 22:44 PM

The scam.

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 13:37 PM

Colorado state lawmakers reviewing an audit of how the Department of Revenue ran its medical marijuana enforcement program half-jokingly called for oxygen Wednesday when they learned of what one senator called a “shopping spree” for expensive furniture, unnecessary electronics and a fleet of cars that went largely unused...

http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/27/col...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 13:39 PM

A MUST READ! Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: The Impact.

http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/23684456...

LewisD commented on Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 14:42 PM

Very interesting.

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 13:35 PM

Wake up California and smell the scam.

LewisD commented on Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 14:39 PM

Let Colorado be a lesson.

LewisD commented on Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 14:16 PM

Crazy

LewisD commented on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 14:59 PM

.

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Sep 05, 2013 at 15:35 PM

US Attorney General Eric Holder last week gave the green light to pot manufacturers and distributer's in Colorado, Washington and other states under a doctrine of law that has never been taught in any law school.

The new "trust but verify" doctrine suggests that federal drug laws can be violated in certain states as long as the "guidelines" are followed, including the expectation that marijuana from these states is not diverted to states which have the good sense to opt out of this ill-conceived social experiment.

How is that working so far?

The Denver Post reports today that "marijuana is flowing into the black market and out of Colorado in greater quantities than ever before . . ."

Well, that was quick. So, can we expect the DOJ lawsuits to begin?

According to their own evaluations, Colorado has never controlled much of anything under the previous "pot as medicine" scheme, and their ability to control a much larger market in a Wild, Wild West atmosphere is as predictable as the sun rising in the east.

Read it here: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnew...

LewisD commented on Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 15:03 PM

Holder must go.

LewisD commented on Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:04 AM

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LewisD commented on Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 14:45 PM

corrupt

LewisD commented on Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 14:18 PM

CORRUPT!

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 20:16 PM

I like this though....Denver considers bringing the smell of criminality to some pot use...I told you so...

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationn...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 21:09 PM

Already shot down.

"Update: Denver’s anti-marijuana-smell proposal nearly snuffed out"

http://tinyurl.com/k7gera6

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 21:12 PM

The California Secretary of State's office has announced that it has cleared the way to start gathering signatures to qualify a ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in the 2014 election.

http://tinyurl.com/mpbo729

LewisD commented on Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 16:39 PM

lol...not quite screen name.

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:21 PM

gathering signatures even as you're burying your head in the sand Linduh. Or is it stuck up something else as usual?

http://tinyurl.com/ktuf74r

LewisD commented on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 13:10 PM

Corrupt

LewisD commented on Monday, Nov 04, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Heads up. 3 attempts to legalize marijuana in 2014.

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 17:33 PM

Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization...

GRAND JUNCTION — In two years of work as an undercover officer with a drug task force, Mike Dillon encountered plenty of drugs. But nothing has surprised him as much as what he has seen in schools lately.

Dillon, who is now a school resource officer with the Mesa County Sheriff's Department, said he is seeing more and younger kids bringing marijuana to schools, in sometimes-surprising quantities. "When we have middle school kids show up with a half an ounce, that is shocking to me," Dillon said.

The same phenomenon is being reported around Colorado after the 2010 regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and the 2012 vote to legalize recreational marijuana.

http://www.eptrail.com/ci_24501596/po...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 14:43 PM

Let me point out that the process for extracting hash oil, is the same process most often used for extracting CBD....A seven year old boy was burned and sent to the hospital after a house blew up in Colorado. The boy told investigators that two men in the house were making “oil that you use to smoke weed." .....http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_24543564/colorado-fire-officials-fear-explosion-marijuana-oil-production

lindataylor commented on Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 14:06 PM

Excellent! Feds raid Denver pot shops...ahead of sales.

http://www.cadillacnews.com/ap_story/...

LewisD commented on Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 21:34 PM

Very good.

LewisD commented on Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 17:52 PM

corrupt

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 20:41 PM

Colorado pot smokers are financially supporting the cartels. I told you so. More from the report: Traffic fatalities in Colorado decreased16 percent from 2006 to 2011, which is consistent with national trends. During the same six years in Colorado, traffic fatalities involving drivers testing positive for JUST marijuana increased 114 percent.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/na...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 22:57 PM

Contaminated pot all over Colorado. Yep. It's insane.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-wh...

LewisD commented on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 20:37 PM

Contaminated marijuana and cartels selling it for less money with no taxes...the Colorado experiment is a failure.

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 13:16 PM

Drug dealers thriving in Colorado...and the scam continues...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 20:13 PM

After Promoting Colorado's 'Costco of Weed,' NBC Notices Surge in Stoned Driving

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-dre...

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-dre...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 20:14 PM

Study: Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Have Tripled...

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2014/02/0...

m_jenkins commented on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 09:21 AM

Marijuana is not a drug, it is a plant. It is a very useful plant in many ways. It can be used as a herbal remedy for people with stomach problems. Just because some bureaucrats saw that something of value was changing hands and no tax was being collected, they made it illegal, doesn't mean it isn't beneficial in some applications.

Perhaps the biggest hypocrites are the politicians, including Obama who use the DEA, ATF and FBI to work with the cartels to insure business is good for the elite drug dealers living in this country. We have a completely corrupted government telling us something is illegal and that is all the more reason to question the reasons why it is illegal.

Linda Taylor I don't fully understand why you feel so strongly against marijuana but I admire your persistence. Right now there are much more important issues which ultimately involved the destruction of our country and legalized marijuana isn't one of them. However I do believe that the government doesn't want pot legalized because that would cut deeply into the profits of some of America's ruling-class.

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 17:12 PM

The thieves in DC hate competition so of course they want to keep marijuana illegal, being big time narcotics traffickers themselves. In the 60's and early 70's the CIA ran heroin into this country from SE Asia. In the 80's it was cocaine from South America. Today they're back to importing heroin, this time from Afghanistan.
And then there's the Industrial Prison Complex, Forced Rehab Industry, and of course LE, who are addicted to the asset forfeiture laws that fund their paramilitary build up so they can use thugs dressed in bullet proof vests to kick in the doors of their victims and kill their viscous attack chihuahuas while trampling our constitutional rights.

LewisD commented on Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 20:25 PM

Marijuana is a schedule 1 illegal drug for many reasons. No to legalization on Califrnia!

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 10:59 AM

No to marijuana legalization in California.

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 16:20 PM

Coloradans Even Happier About Legal Weed After A Few Months Of Retail Sales

http://tinyurl.com/kxozst5

LewisD commented on Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 16:38 PM

First legal weed-related death reported in Colorado...

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/02...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Under the category of "we told you so", here is a pot store owner who is suing the state of Colorado for shutting down part of his marijuana operation because he is violating state regulations and has criminal charges pending against him. Pot litigation is designed to prevent states from controlling the chaos they've created. Your tax dollars at work..."Colorado marijuana store owner under indictment sues state regulators"...http://www.dailycamera.com/news/ci_25498028/colorado-marijuana-store-owner-under-indictment-sues-state#

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 at 11:37 AM
lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I told you so! Legal pot in Colorado hasn't stopped black market and marijuana-related violent crimes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Be prepared for marijuana legalization advocates to start telling you that now we should legalize heroin. That was the intended goal all along. Start with medical marijuana, get to full marijuana legalization and they will argue that you can't legalize one illicit drug and not the other...so they will call for the legalization of all illicit drugs including heroin. It was the plan from the beginning...and just FYI...George Soros one of the primary funders behind Prop 215, 36, NORA and Prop 19, has been buying large quantities of ag land in Colombia and Brazil, and has purchased a packaging company. He's also behind the building of the Panama Pacifico, a state of the art living environment for the elite. Soros has set the stage for taking over the worldwide illicit drug markets. He wants to profit off addiction and misery. He's set to make billions off the backs of drug users.

LewisD commented on Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 21:17 PM

Thanks Linda.

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 13:38 PM

NO to marijuana legalization in California

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 16:17 PM

NO!

LewisD commented on Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Press release:

SAM CHAIRMAN PATRICK KENNEDY BRIEFS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS AT CAMP DAVID ON TROUBLING DATA FROM COLORADO

New report released by SAM reveals problems with legalization, including increased marijuana positives among employees, marijuana advertisements, new data on marijuana's effects on the brain, and tobacco company interest in marijuana e-cigarettes.

DENVER, CO - Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Chairman, Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, is at Camp David today briefing top Administration officials on the marijuana situation in Colorado. The information he is sharing will be released today in a report, 4/20 Report Card for Colorado, days before thousands of people gather in Colorado for statewide marijuana celebrations on April 20. This is the first in a series of reports SAM will be publishing. Future reports will reveal data on hospitalizations, poisonings, and other issues.

SAM's 4/20 Report Card for Colorado was reviewed by SAM's scientific advisory board, which is comprised of some of the world's top public health researchers on marijuana. Today, SAM Co-Founder and Chairman, former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy reported the news to top U.S. administration officials at Camp David. "Sadly, Colorado is now known for a new kind of Rocky Mountain high," said Kennedy. "Taking their cues from Big Tobacco, a massive marijuana industry has emerged to downplay the significant risk of massive commercialization and increased marijuana use.

The SAM 4/20 Report Card includes troubling information such as:

- 30% increase in drug tests positive for marijuana since 2013.

- 93% increase in packages of marijuana intercepted leaving Colorado since 2010.

- New study revealing that casual marijuana use creates physical abnormalities in the adolescent brain.

- A significant rise in children accidentally ingesting marijuana-infused foods.

- Companies that hope to profit off of marijuana e-cigarettes.

"We now know that the company selling Camel and Winston cigarettes outside the U.S. - the third largest tobacco conglomerate in the world - has invested in technology used to vaporize marijuana in an e-cigarette," commented SAM's Executive Director, Kevin A. Sabet. "We are beginning to see Big Tobacco get into the marijuana game, and it's important for Administration officials to understand what is going on." A recent Bloomberg Businessweek article reported that the founder of the e-cigarette company is "not ruling out marketing his device for weed in the future."

The SAM 4/20 Report Card includes data collected since Colorado's de facto legalization started in 2009 and full legalization was implemented in 2014. The report highlights how Colorado has not collected on its original projection of $134 million in revenue. In January, the state collected a mere $2 million in revenue from legal marijuana sales, and $3.2 million in February.

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 16:51 PM

STUDY: Marijuana use linked to heart problems...

http://www.clickorlando.com/Marijuana...

LewisD commented on Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 20:00 PM

Marijuana use causes heart problems. Any questions?

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 19:11 PM

Elementary school children caught selling marijuana in Colorado. Do not let this happen in California! Tell drug legalization advocates to take a hike!

http://www.latinospost.com/articles/3...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 19:28 PM

"Here is something for the city fathers of King County and Denver to consider. Historically the underclass suffers most from the consequences of radical social engineering. No doubt legal marijuana will only increase the problems their poorest, least educated residents battle day in and day out. However, the middle class will not be unaffected. A stoned, apathetic, unemployable underclass will see to that."

http://spectator.org/archives/2013/07...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 21:51 PM

Colorado cannabis a failure? Not according to the citizens of Colorado. In the last 6 months support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana has gone up 2 points. Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters voted yes with 44% opposed but now, AFTER legalization, 57% approve while the number opposed has shrunk by an amazing 9 points to just 35%.

http://tinyurl.com/kego7zv

And it's not just Coloradan's that support legalization. Every major poll conducted since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana has shown national support as high as the upper 50's percentile range.

Gallup 58% http://tinyurl.com/lpd9yr2

Rasmussen 56% http://tinyurl.com/767l87u

Quinnipiac 52% http://tinyurl.com/ozrk3eo

Pew 52% http://tinyurl.com/cvmvlv3

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Well what do you know! Colorado marijuana linked to Colombia.

Feds: Four men diverted Colombian cash to Colorado marijuana business - The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_256...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 11:19 AM

It is not just a plant!....Ten days after touting the best marijuana in Colorado, CBS This Morning journalists woke up to some potential dangers for the state's decision to legalize pot. Gayle King on Wednesday informed viewers, "Colorado is rethinking the rules for pot-infused food this morning after two recent deaths."

Journalist Don Dahler explained, "Last month, a 19-year-old student jumped to his death off a Denver hotel balcony after friends said he ate a single marijuana cookie." Autopsy reports cited "marijuana intoxication" as a significant contributing factor. He added, "In another case just this month, woman called 911 to say her husband had eaten pot candy and was hallucinating." The man later shot his wife. This type of coverage is a far cry from previous CBS This Morning stories.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-wh...

lindataylor commented on Friday, May 02, 2014 at 14:42 PM

Hash Explosions Are On The Rise. (It's the same process used to extract CBD)

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:49 AM

More coming...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM

When the Department of Justice chose to "look the other way" as states like Colorado and Washington ramped up the manufacturing and distribution of pot, DOJ claimed to maintain eight "priorities" where federal enforcement would still occur. One of these priorities was the exportation of marijuana out of state.

The evidence of this is overwhelming as MMJ states continue to be "source countries" for marijuana being sold in other parts of the US. This article is just one more example of how Colorado's ill-conceived and illegal experiment is impacting those states. It's time that someone be held accountable for this.

Colorado's marijuana sales draining Nebraska's budget...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM
lindataylor commented on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 16:26 PM

Families Boycott Colorado ski industry.

http://marijuana-policy.org/families-...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 19:35 PM

MOO

lindataylor commented on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Thak you Greeley Colorado!

GREELEY, Colo. — A barber here is refusing to serve customers who smell like smoke — pot smoke — even though marijuana is legal throughout Colorado.

And he's legally within his right to discriminate, according to Denver lawyer Scott Robinson....http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/10/weed-business-refuse-service/6251401/

LewisD commented on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Colorado's pot smokers failure to respect even basic family values, is and should be disturbing to all.

LewisD commented on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Marijuana on the move from Colorado; official says Centennial State now pot source much like Mexico.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/...

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 17:18 PM

And the prohibitionists say legalization wont put a dent in the cartels business.

LewisD commented on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 17:57 PM

Did anyone actually believe the marijuana sold in Colorado would stay in Colorado.Hahaha.

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Marijuana involvement in fatal accidents increases in Colorado...

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/m...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 13:20 PM

Over at Ezra Klein's new site, Vox.com, German Lopez has an article claiming to show that Colorado's recent marijuana legalization experiment hasn't increased crime rates in Denver. In contrast, when we actually look at the raw data Lopez uses, the message isn't so clear. In fact, using Lopez's own methods, we might conclude pot legalization has dramatically increased crime in Denver.

Lopez claims that “three months into its legalization experiment, Denver isn't seeing a widespread rise in crime.” To reach this conclusion, Lopez uses Denver's crime data (available here) for the months of January and February in 2013 and 2014. When I look at the data, I see some potentially different findings.

Over the first two months of 2014, “simple assaults” in Denver are up an astonishing 70% over the same timeframe in 2013. The crime of “intimidation” is up 86%, and all “crimes against persons” have increased 32% compared to 2013. But the real changes are evident in the “all other offenses” category. Here we see that “disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace” has increased 1,144% (from only 18 offenses in 2013 to 224 in 2014), “family offences/nonviolent” are up 97%, “liquor law/drunkeness” is up 1,150%, “violation of a restraining/court order” increased 87%, “criminal trespassing” is up 339%, and the “all other offenses” subcategory have increased 400%.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 18:22 PM

PLAGIARISM ALERT!!!
A word for word copy and paste of SOMEONE ELSE'S material! Do you have permission to steal this content?

Crime overall is down in Colorado, whine all you want.

http://tinyurl.com/ku37g9d

And they're crimes that count; homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and auto theft.

http://tinyurl.com/kcka93z

Now that the police don't have to waste resources on marijuana they have more time to chase crimes like “disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace”, “family offences/nonviolent”, “liquor law/drunkeness”, “violation of a restraining/court order”, and “criminal trespassing”.
MOO

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 21:15 PM

More predictable problems for neighbors of Colorado. The AG's guidelines are being violated without any federal intervention...WHERE ARE THE FEDS!

"Colorado's neighbors dismayed by new wave of marijuana traffic"

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-p...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 21:19 PM

Pot university draws ire: “Every Colorado official should be arrested”

http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/05/20...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 21:21 PM

Thank you Bishop Ron Allen!...

“I think every Colorado state official should be arrested, convicted for the aiding and abetting of the education of drug dealers (and) drug pushers and the key thrown away."-Bishop Ron Allen

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 21:37 PM

This is the problem with legalizing marijuana: Anti-Social Behavior and marijuana abuse: Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA stated in one of her recent video’s that marijuana significantly disrupts (damages the wiring as seen in PET brain scans) the area of the brain that controls Social Behavior. Normally, a person’s brain has a switch that will make a person think twice and then again when considering committing a crime or harm against society. She goes on to explain that when this area of the brain is disrupted (the switch can’t work because of the damage marijuana does to that area of the brain) and not functioning properly, a person that abuses or is addicted to marijuana is more apt to not seriously consider the consequences of their criminal activity and instead go on to commit detrimental acts against society.

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 23:02 PM

MOO

lindataylor commented on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 13:45 PM

Whoohoo! Buyers remorse in Colorado...the tide is changing folks...

Hill: Buyers’ remorse on marijuana?

http://thehill.com/opinion/david-hill...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 14:16 PM

Don't let this happen here........More Colorado drivers in fatal car crashes testing positive for marijuana...

http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/...

lindataylor commented on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 18:21 PM

Children's Hospital sees surge in kids accidentally eating marijuana...

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_258...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jun 06, 2014 at 14:09 PM

Thank you Kevin.

Marijuana Now Big Business in Colorado:

"As soon as Coloradans cast their votes for legalization in 2012, would-be profiteers celebrated the expected green rush. One former Microsoft executive proclaimed that he would create the Starbucks of marijuana and “mint more millionaires than Microsoft.” A couple of Yale M.B.A.s started a multimillion dollar equity firm dedicated solely to financing the marijuana industry. Indeed, the big business of marijuana was born."

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jun 06, 2014 at 14:19 PM

Not in California! Say it...Not in California!

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Jun 06, 2014 at 16:05 PM

Legal weed in 2016...WOO HOO!!!

The legalization train has already left the station and nobody can stop it!

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jun 08, 2014 at 00:08 AM

Colorado the new ‘black market’. Pot legalization causing headaches for surrounding states.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/...

LewisD commented on Sunday, Jun 08, 2014 at 14:23 PM

They said marijuana legalization would wipe out the black market. Not true.

LewisD commented on Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 14:50 PM

Not true at all. In fact they knew it wouldn't. They lied to you.

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 16:30 PM

Moo

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 21:03 PM

You were outright lied to Colorado!

Black Market Weed Rampant on Colorado Public Land...

"NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Black market marijuana, which many expected to disappear after the substance was legalized, is thriving. It is grown on public land owned by the federal government in the state. Worse it is controlled by Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs)."

http://www.mainstreet.com/article/mon...

LewisD commented on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 13:18 PM

black market thrives in Colorado

LewisD commented on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 14:48 PM

Look what is happening in Oregon.

Medical marijuana program is ripe with exploitation and abuse.

"Marijuana use, cultivation and black market trafficking remain "pervasive" in Oregon, a trend fostered by Mexican drug cartels, Asian gangs and the state's own medical marijuana program,a new law enforcement report concludes."

http://www.wfad.se/latest-news/1-arti...

LewisD commented on Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 15:35 PM

Crime Up in Denver Five Months into Legal Pot Sales.

Misinformation continues

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2...

LewisD commented on Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 14:03 PM

corrupt

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 16:32 PM

Moo

LewisD commented on Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 16:07 PM

Not in California

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 20:52 PM

Legal in 2016, count on it. MOO

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 14:45 PM

No way!

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 17:13 PM

The train has already left the station and you can't stop it. Keep an eye on the polls Linduh, our side is at over 54% and keeps growing. MOO!

LewisD commented on Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 17:37 PM

Go Linda.

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 21:49 PM

Detox Network Sees Pot DUIs Spike in Colorado After Legalization.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/lega...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 16:43 PM

Legalization in Colorado should be a warning what not to do here!

LewisD commented on Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 16:50 PM

Agreed

LewisD commented on Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 16:58 PM

We need to continue to educate

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 22:38 PM

How much information do you need to prove marijuana legalization is a really, really bad idea?

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 22:47 PM

"Here is something for the city fathers of King County and Denver to consider. Historically the underclass suffers most from the consequences of radical social engineering. No doubt legal marijuana will only increase the problems their poorest, least educated residents battle day in and day out. However, the middle class will not be unaffected. A stoned, apathetic, unemployable underclass will see to that."

http://spectator.org/archives/2013/07...

LewisD commented on Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 23:03 PM

MJ cardholders are increasing in Colorado- likely to avoid paying taxes for recreational pot. The average user is a 42-year-old male claiming some sort of pain. Undiagnosable pain.

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/...

LewisD commented on Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Well what do you know....legalization advocates claimed by legalzing marijuana it would generate millions of dollars to help our economy. Now that it's legal they don't want to pay taxes...isn't that just like them...to lie right to our faces. In the language of the ballot initiative they gave themselves an out for paying taxes...they said anyone with a 'medical' marijuana card is exempt, and now everyone wants a 'medical' marijuana card...lol... They lie about everything.

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Perfect, thanks!

LewisD commented on Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 at 20:20 PM

yep

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 19:41 PM

Drugged Driving: Study Finds That Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Use Have Tripled.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbark...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 21:05 PM

94% of all medical marijuana users use it recreationally....

"An Orlando TV news anchor flew out to California to see how easy it would be to get "medical" marijuana. He discovered he only had to tell the doctor he had problems sleeping to get a prescription. To make it easy for patients, there was a sign in the waiting room telling customers what conditions would qualify to get legal marijuana. The anchor saw teens and young adults with no visible signs of illness easily getting a "license to smoke pot." The average medical-marijuana card holder in California is a 32-year-old male. In Colorado, only about 6 percent of the people with medical-marijuana cards had debilitating illnesses. Most of the rest cited "pain" or "other conditions."

Conditions that are undiagnosable.

http://www.theledger.com/article/2014...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 18:22 PM

STRAW MAN ALERT!!!!!!!!!

A news anchor flew to CALIFORNIA.
There was a list of conditions in CALIFORNIA.
The average mmj card holder was 32 in CALIFORNIA.
What does any of this have to do with COLORADO?
BTW, marijuana is now LEGAL FOR RECREATIONAL USE in Colorado. No need for a mmj card. MOO

LewisD commented on Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 13:15 PM

Good work Linda. Ignore the trolls.

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 17:06 PM

Smiles. We have the truth on our side.

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 18:49 PM

At homeless shelters in Denver, officials say the rise in young men living on the streets is due to legalized marijuana...

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-N...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:41 PM

Indian youth hurt by Colorado's marijuana experiment...

"Our youth are abusing marijuana as never before. The stuff they're smoking and eating comes to our kids still in its packaging from Denver." I'm on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, a seven-hour drive from Denver."....

http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:48 PM

Learn a lesson from the Irish...

Roscrea anti-drugs meeting draws crowd of more than 1,000.

"More than 1,000 people attended a heated public meeting in Roscrea tonight to highlight their concerns over the “scourge of drugs” that has hit the north Tipperary town.

The devastating affects of drugs and anti-social behaviour prompted a major community response in the market town."

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:52 PM

Marijuana Legalization Would Be 'a Health Catastrophe'...

"A central point is that virtually everything that the New York Times thinks they know about marijuana’s effects is based on old anecdotes (including personal experimentation), cultural perceptions, and in some cases, even legitimate research derived from a time when marijuana was, on average, one-fifth to one-sixth as powerful as it is today."

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/m...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:58 PM

Legalized marijuana can only make Alaska's substance abuse worse...

"As an Alaska Native leader and mental health counselor for nearly 40 years, I firmly believe that the legalization and commercialization of recreational marijuana in Alaska will have very detrimental and costly effects on our state and our people."...

http://www.adn.com/article/20140725/l...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 22:09 PM

"As an Alaska Native prohibition shill and mental health counselor for nearly 40 years, I firmly believe that the legalization and commercialization of recreational marijuana in Alaska will have very detrimental and costly effects on my ability to enrich myself at the expense of the victims of the War On Drugs and court mandated rehabilitation programs. Without unjust and intrusive laws my job security is at stake."

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Love this response to the psychopathic New York Times- calling for federal marijuana legalization....finally, some common sense!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/0...

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 22:39 PM

The White House is lying to you again. Surprised? Didn't think so.

http://tinyurl.com/mh8monm

http://tinyurl.com/7poq9yg

NIDA is REQUIRED BY LAW to oppose all studies related to marijuana legalization or it's medical use.

"SEC. 704. APPOINTMENT AND DUTIES OF DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTORS.
(12) shall ensure that no Federal funds appropriated to the Office of National Drug Control Policy shall be expended for any study or contract relating to the legalization (for a medical use or any other use) of a substance listed in schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) and take such actions as necessary to oppose any attempt to legalize the use of a substance (in any form) that--
(A) is listed in schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812); and
(B) has not been approved for use for medical purposes by the Food and Drug Administration;"

http://tinyurl.com/crj5lft

In order to conduct studies of marijuana for medical use or legalization it must be removed from schedule 1. To remove it from schedule 1 studies must first be conducted, a classic "Catch 22" and something the DEA has been blocking for 40 years.

http://tinyurl.com/p35nher

http://tinyurl.com/mcoaf7g

Fortunately law makers like Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) are trying to put an end to this travesty.

http://tinyurl.com/pzj2ovl

lindataylor commented on Friday, Aug 01, 2014 at 18:08 PM

And who is getting rich of the death and destruction...huh fake screen name? lol. You people are funny.

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 01, 2014 at 19:08 PM

Who is getting rich off the death and destruction...fake blond?

The court ordered forced rehab industry, Big Pharma, Big Alcohol, and the Petroleum Industry by eliminating competition, law Enforcement addicted to property asset seizures and federal grants, the Private Prison Industry, lawyers on both sides of the aisle, and of course the Mexican Drug Cartels...to name a few.

Hear that train a'coming? That's the sound of legalization. You can either get out of the way or run over 'cause she aint a'stoppin!

LewisD commented on Friday, Aug 01, 2014 at 19:35 PM

Ignore the troll.

lindataylor commented on Friday, Aug 01, 2014 at 19:55 PM

Cannabis: An apology, In 1997, this newspaper launched a campaign to decriminalise the drug. If only we had known then what we can reveal today...

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-sty...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Aug 01, 2014 at 20:16 PM

One in five General Practitioners report patient harm as mental health services struggle to cope:

"A fifth of GPs have seen patients come to harm as they were unable to access appropriate support from their community mental health teams, with some patients committing suicide, being sectioned or admitted as a result.

The survey of 500 GPs reveals a worrying crisis in community mental health, with more than eight out of ten GPs saying they were not confident their local community mental health service could cope with its caseload."

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/20007397....

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I told you this would happen...."Overall crime in the City and County of Denver has increased nearly 7 percent in the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to new analyses of Colorado crime data."

http://drthurstone.com/denver-crime-r...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 12:32 PM

It's a scam....Colorado Pot Black Market Still going strong.

It didn’t take long for CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger to find the black market is still operating."

http://tinyurl.com/poadepr

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 20:33 PM

This is ridiculous...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Marijuana Trafficking: Colorado’s Homegrown Pot Shows Up In 40 Different States:

http://www.ibtimes.com/marijuana-traf...

LewisD commented on Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 at 21:23 PM

Indian youth hurt by Colorado's marijuana experiment

"Our youth are abusing marijuana as never before. The stuff they're smoking and eating comes to our kids still in its packaging from Denver."

http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 14:17 PM

Important read: “Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact/Volume 2”.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ga6sh0dz8p3...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 18:55 PM

We fully expect all representatives to scrutinize every aspect of the marijuana disaster happening in Colorado. Taxes on marijuana is not as expected because the black market and cartels are undercutting sales, by providing the same drug tax free. This experiment with residents and communities in Colorado is not only irresponsible it's criminal...

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_263...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 20:30 PM

"Depending on whom you ask, Colorado's marijuana black market has either vanished or expanded since weed was legalized in the state. Mexican pot farmers have anecdotally said they're taking a beating..."

"Earlier this year, The Washington Post spoke to Mexican marijuana farmers who said that the wholesale price of marijuana is falling, due in part to rapidly changing laws in the U.S., and driving them out of the cannabis trade. News site Vice also recently spoke with retired federal agent Terry Nelson, who said that legalization is ""hurting the cartels," which aren't "able to move as much cannabis inside the U.S. now.""

"A 2012 report by the Mexican Competitive Institute, a Mexican think tank, forecast that recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado, Washington state and Oregon might cut into drug cartels' profits by as much as 30 percent."

http://tinyurl.com/ondy7u8

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 13:35 PM

Colorado's black market thriving:

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/pot-is-l...

LewisD commented on Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 14:18 PM

New Study Suggests Heavy Pot Use in Teen Years Could Be a Factor in Later Life Disability...

http://www.pcccarson.org/?p=6161

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 23:18 PM

More Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says

http://www.koaa.com/news/more-colorad...

LewisD commented on Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 21:37 PM

"Growing legal marijuana is an industry with less regulation than the people who sell crystals as a health product. Some trim camps are lovely places -- small houses or cabins in the middle of nowhere filled with industrious groups of friendly hippies smoking weed and making money. But that's not efficient for the larger, less legal operations. And we spoke to some people with experience there, too. They told stories of working in huge drafty barns in the dead of winter, clustered around long tables in large groups. It was, essentially, a weed sweatshop."

http://www.cracked.com/article_21582_...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 04:22 AM

Wow! Citing a comedy site as an authority! What's next? Quotes from The Onion as expert testimony? LMFAO!!!

lindataylor commented on Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 21:23 PM

There is nothing FUNNY about this...Medical marijuana not for people with rheumatic conditions: study...

"There is not enough evidence to promote medicinal marijuana as a safe choice for patients suffering with rheumatic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study.

The study published today in Arthritis Care & Research explores the risks associated with herbal cannabis used to such conditions.

"The effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence," the study reads."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/medical...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Nothing funny here either...."A Massachusetts General Hospital study has concluded that marijuana is addictive and can cause withdrawal symptoms, findings that will likely further complicate the debate over whether to legalize pot for medical or recreational use.

The study enrolled 127 adolescents between the ages of 14 and 19 who were being treated at an outpatient substance use disorder clinic. Ninety of the participants indicated that cannabis was their illegal substance of preference."

http://m.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/...

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 18:48 PM

"A new NBER Working Paper from D. Mark Anderson, Benjamin Hansen, and Daniel I. Rees examined what happened to marijuana use rates among minors after states legalized medical marijuana. They found the data didn’t indicate medical marijuana legalization laws increased teen consumption and there might actually be a small negative correlation."

http://tinyurl.com/qjgr7ay

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 14:10 PM

According to the new report by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area entitled “The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact,” the impact of legalized marijuana in Colorado has resulted in:

1. The majority of DUI drug arrests involve marijuana and 25 to 40 percent were marijuana alone.

2. In 2012, 10.47 percent of Colorado youth ages 12 to 17 were considered current marijuana users compared to 7.55 percent nationally. Colorado ranked fourth in the nation, and was 39 percent higher than the national average.

3. Drug-related student suspensions/expulsions increased 32 percent from school years 2008-09 through 2012-13, the vast majority were for marijuana violations.

4. In 2012, 26.81 percent of college age students were considered current marijuana users compared to 18.89 percent nationally, which ranks Colorado third in the nation and 42 percent above the national average.

5. In 2013, 48.4 percent of Denver adult arrestees tested positive for marijuana, which is a 16 percent increase from 2008.

6. From 2011 through 2013 there was a 57 percent increase in marijuana-related emergency room visits.

7. Hospitalizations related to marijuana has increased 82 percent since 2008.

The report includes other data about the negative effect of legalizing marijuana in Colorado, including marijuana-related exposure to children, treatment, the flood of marijuana in and out of Colorado, the dangers of pot extraction labs and other disturbing factual trends.

http://dailysignal.com/2014/08/20/7-h...

LewisD commented on Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 16:24 PM

Must read

LewisD commented on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 04:04 AM

Good job Linda

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 20:29 PM

Thanks.

lindataylor commented on Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 16:12 PM

Twelve medical marijuana-related deaths cited by Denver District Attorney

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 17:11 PM

"Colorado Not Suffering Buyer's Remorse Over Legal Marijuana, Poll Finds"

"Nine months after Colorado shops opened their doors to sell the first bags of recreational marijuana, a majority of state residents still support legal weed sales.

A new NBC News/Marist Poll shows that 55 percent of adult Colorado residents back the law that legalized the regulated use, possession and sale of cannabis by adults. The poll found that 41 percent oppose the law, including 8 percent who said they are actively trying to overturn the legislation.

This is just the latest of several polls that reflect the successful implementation of Amendment 64," said Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project and a key figure in the campaign to legalize marijuana. He added, "Hopefully the folks fighting to maintain prohibition will stop using bogus talking points about Coloradans having buyer's remorse. Nobody knows more about how Coloradans feel than Coloradans theirselves, and clearly most of them are quite content with the direction in which things are headed."

http://tinyurl.com/ob7ur8v

BTW: An alleged drop from 55% to 45% is only 9%, not 17%. Just more prohibitionist lies pulled from waddling prohibitionist arses.

MOO

lindataylor commented on Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 20:55 PM

Colorado Voters Turning Against Marijuana Legalization

Suffolk University/USA Today poll finds support for legalization plummets 17% among Colorado voters...

http://learnaboutsam.org/colorado-vot...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Dr. Drew: If Medical Marijuana Cured Cancer, 'I'd Be High Right Now'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 19:00 PM

Two polls show support for legal marijuana waning in Colorado, nationally...

Read more at http://gazette.com/two-polls-show-sup...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 19:08 PM

There were plenty of people trying to warn the Citizens of Colorado that legalizing marijuana would encourage Mexican Drug Cartels and their gang members to move into their state to sell not only black market marijuana but all drugs, including heroin, cocaine, “meth”........along with bringing in crime syndicates that perform all sorts of terrible crime..... they are now in Colorado, including Denver....

Denver drug ring 'sold methamphetamine from taco truck'

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-cana...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Oct 04, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Pay Attention!

I've been saying for years that if marijuana legalization would hinder
cartel efforts they would be funding anti drug efforts. They have not. Right now the Colombian cartel are laughing all the way to bank....they created a system (legal marijuana) to launder illegal drug money in our country. Legal marijuana legitimizes drug growers in several different countries while George Soros and drug kingpin Jaime Gilinski attempt to take over the
banking industry in those countries...starting with Uruguay. All legal marijuana has done is to give the cartel a legitimate way to launder their drug money, and Colorado voters allowed it. We need to send a message to the Colombian cartel that we won't allow them to launder their dirty narco dollars in our country. Repeal legal marijuana in Colorado, and Washington state before it spreads like a virus all over the U.S.

"Federal agents seized hundreds of pounds of marijuana, 161 pieces of jewelry and $800,000 in cash — including nearly $450,000 stashed in the trunk of a car — from Colorado pot businesses with Colombian ties, according to records obtained by The Denver Post on Wednesday."

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_266...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Repeal Colorado train wreck:

"I visited last night with the head of emergency services at the University of Colorado hospital and he shared what he says are continuing facts that they are finding, especially about the damage done to young adults' brains," Beauprez began. "And he says this is an extremely serious problem and we're going to have to lead an effort to ask Colorado exactly that question and see if the citizens think that this is maybe a step that we've gone too far."- said Bob Beauprez- Republican Candidate for Governor of Colorado.

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Here's the link to quote from Bob Beauprez above:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Legal drug dealing comes to school PLAYGROUND in Colorado.

"A 10-year-old boy was reported for selling a bag of marijuana to three other children for $11.

To make matters worse one of the pupils, who did not have the ready cash, honoured the debt the following day with a marijuana-laced bar of chocolate."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Drug czar: Teen pot use could fuel opioid abuse.

"The nationwide trend toward legalization of marijuana is making it harder for health care and law enforcement officials to fight the nation’s most dangerous drug problem - rampant abuse of prescription opioids, the Obama administration’s senior advisor on drug policy said."

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2...
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM

In one Nebraska town near Colorado, 50% of traffic stops end in pot arrest...

"In Sidney, Nebraska, a small city of less than 7,000 people located 10 miles from the Colorado border, officers made the same number of marijuana arrests in the first five months of this year as all of last year, Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson said. Five of every 10 traffic stops results in a marijuana arrest, he told KHAS-TV in Hastings, Nebraska."

http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/10/12...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 16:39 PM

Had enough yet?

Mesa County Sheriff: 12-year-old high on marijuana at middle school

By Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_267...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 17:08 PM

Isn't it the job of each state to provide a basic level of security for it's residents. So who is Colorado's "leaders" backing down from!

Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 21:49 PM

It's the job of each state to implement the will of the voters. The citizens of Colorado want legal marijuana. That means edibles too.

MOO!

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Study: Smoking cannabis doesn't make you more creative, study suggests...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 18:59 PM

Whoohoo! It's about time.

Denver Police, Feds Raid Marijuana Grow Operations...

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/10/28...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 21:59 PM

Oooooh...2 out of how many....100+?

"Feds Lack Resources To Stop Legal Marijuana"

http://community.oakdaleleader.com/bl...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 02:18 AM

Whoohoo!

DEA Raids 2 Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014 at 13:45 PM

Kennedy: Are We Ready For Big Tobacco-Style Marketing For Marijuana?

http://www.npr.org/2014/10/30/3602170...

LewisD commented on Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Keep up the good work Linda

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Well thank you.

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Consequences of bad laws and bad public policies...Oh...but they told voters children wouldn't be able to get their hands on legal marijuana... Total BS!

Cloud of pot smoke puts Colorado high school on partial lockdown

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/1...

LewisD commented on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 18:25 PM

Legalization advocates outright lie.

LewisD commented on Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 13:05 PM

Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnew...

LewisD commented on Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 13:07 PM

UN: Marijuana-related health problems on rise in US

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles...

LewisD commented on Thursday, Dec 04, 2014 at 16:06 PM

Colorado marijuana regulators can't answer basic questions:

Despite a much-heralded system designed to track every marijuana plant grown and sold, and to independently test samples, Colorado's recreational pot marketplace very much remains "buyer beware," in large part because state regulators can't answer basic questions about the industry they oversee.

The marijuana and edible products being sold to recreational consumers aren't yet being tested for mold, pesticides or other contaminants because state regulators have repeatedly rolled back testing deadlines. Testing for such contaminants is explicitly required by state law. Sellers are required to disclose the kinds of pesticides used in growing marijuana plants, but the testing is meant to check for contamination and to verify exactly what's in the pot.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/na...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 16:01 PM

Denver School Pot Arrests Jump after Recreational Stores Open

http://legalizationviolations.org/den...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 08:56 AM

Between 2007 and 2011, cannabis-related emergency room visits increased 67.8%, and alcohol-related visits increased by 49%. Also increasing were visits related to opioids (by 42%), hallucinogens (40.4%), sedatives (40%), and amphetamines (20.6%).Cannabis-related hospital admissions increased by 13.3%, and mean hospital charge due to cannabis increased by 39%. Increases for alcohol abuse for each measure were 8.6% and 29.5%, respectively.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/8...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 08:58 AM

Pot Fuels Surge in Drugged Driving Deaths

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 16:14 PM

VICTORY! Alaska, Oregon Legalize Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/na3qksc

VICTORY! Cannabis Legal In Colorado And Washington

http://tinyurl.com/b65frve

Feds Lack Resources To Stop Legal Marijuana

Paul Chabot Loses...Again...WOOT! WOOT!

http://tinyurl.com/nk4j52t

Federal Task Force to the Obese; Get Help!

http://tinyurl.com/op3z875

lindataylor commented on Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Very Cool! ...Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over marijuana legalization.

http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/c...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Very cool!....Nebraska to challenge Colorado's legalization of marijuana in US Supreme Court

http://www.ketv.com/politics/nebraska...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Very Cool!....SAM Statement on the lawsuit from the states of Oklahoma and Nebraska regarding marijuana legalization in Colorado.

“We support this action by the attorneys general of Oklahoma and Nebraska because Colorado’s decisions regarding marijuana are not without consequences to neighboring states, and indeed all Americans. The legalization of marijuana is clearly in violation of the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and is not implemented in a vacuum. Already, surrounding states have seen a surge in marijuana-related trafficking activity. Dealers and traffickers are openly bragging about how they have been able to smuggle state-sanctioned marijuana out of Colorado. The underground market has thrived under Amendment 64, and ever-potent gummy bears, candies, and concentrates have flooded the national marijuana market."

http://learnaboutsam.org/sam-statemen...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 19:08 PM

Colorado Resort Towns Worry Over Pot Perception

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStor...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 19:09 PM

The Implications of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.a...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 19:25 PM

Marijuana public consumption tickets up 471 percent in Denver -

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/marijua...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM

The Future of Teen Drug Use?

David W. Murray

"Here is a challenge for President Obama’s recently confirmed Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy—will he confront what is becoming the largest immediate health risk to American youth: brain damage resulting from increased use of high-potency marijuana, which follows prominent drug legalization efforts in states and communities nationwide?"

http://www.hudson.org/research/10877-...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 14:29 PM

Editorial: Colorado scapegoat for other states’ black-market drug issues...

http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/12/22...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 18:08 PM

Well what do you know...when you legalize marijuana use goes up...a lot. Marijuana use increases in Colorado, according to new federal survey...

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_272...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 21:16 PM

Check out marijuana use in Colorado...

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 21:17 PM

Disturbing news on Colorado marijuana use

"There's no way to put a positive spin on the latest news on marijuana use in Colorado since the passage of Amendment 64. Usage has gone up, and what had been mostly anecdotal evidence just got a serious confirming boost from the federal government's National Survey on Drug Use and Health."

http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/c...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 16:39 PM

The following article illustrates what we have been saying for some time.

The black market flourishes in states that have legalized pot.

The medi-pot system is full of fraud and abuse.

Tax revenue from pot sales is offset by massive social costs.

"Enshrining" pot in a state constitution makes it difficult to solve pot-related problems.

Unscrupulous doctors continue to abuse the system.

"Legal pot shops crippled by black market, medical marijuana"

http://mashable.com/2015/01/03/washin...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 20:07 PM

Rocky Mountain High and Unintended Consequences

http://www.americanthinker.com/articl...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jan 05, 2015 at 20:13 PM

Corrupting citizens for fun and profit...it's a sick and twisted game.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinion...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jan 08, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Ignorance is bliss? Citations for public pot use increasing in Denver, Aurora

http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/12/29...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 11:19 AM

The Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board is expressing their “buyers remorse” as they have concluded that all of the Pro-Pot rhetoric and promises were nothing but smoke and mirrors.

This editorial also shares the latest poll results, stating that 10% of the Coloradoans would not have voted for legalizing marijuana in 2012 if they knew then what they know now and since Amendment 64 passed by less than 55%, it would not have passed today.

http://gazette.com/editorial-feds-fin...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 20:26 PM

Well, here it is...Harm reduction at it's finest. They are now teaching people how to use drugs "responsibly".

"Weed 101: Colorado tries ‘neighborly’ pot education"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/busines...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 20:29 PM

HARM REDUCTION:

"Harm reduction, as defined by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime and endorsed by over 200 drug-related, nongovernmental organizations from throughout the world, is an effort primarily to address and prevent the adverse health and social consequences of illicit/harmful drug use, including reducing HIV and other blood-borne infections. The International Narcotics and Control Board has reinforced this concept by stating that within the process of reducing harm "any prophylactic measures should not promote and/or facilitate drug abuse" and condemns facilities "where injecting drug abusers can inject drugs that they have acquired illicitly."

In the field of drug policy, interdiction, treatment and prevention, harm reduction is surrounded by controversy because of the history and frequent misuse of this term. Harm reduction emerged in Great Britain from a compassionate intent - to reduce the drug-related illnesses that co-occur within the intravenous drug using community - but was co-opted by groups and individuals trying to soften the public's perception about the harms of drug use with the intent of ultimately legalizing drugs. This skewed concept of harm reduction was primarily associated with needle exchange and so-called safe injection site programs which not only accepted drug use without attempting to prevent use or help people to become drug free but also were established without solid evidence that such programs were reducing HIV and other blood-borne infections. The drug legalization proponents who advocated for these programs claimed (and still claim) that abstinence is unrealistic and not a desired goal of their strategy"....

Read more here...

http://dfaf.org/about-us/position-sta...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 22:12 PM

Marijuana news: Medical cannabis sales nosedive in Colorado; pot-infused sex lube for women hits Colorado market

http://tinyurl.com/lkkv4gm

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 22:39 PM

Oh but according to legalizers you can't overdose on marijuana..."Colorado Lawsuit Claims Marijuana Edibles Caused People to 'Overdose'

https://news.vice.com/article/colorad...

LewisD commented on Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 13:03 PM

Hash oil explosions soar after Colorado legalizes marijuana

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/hash-oi...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 20:36 PM

"Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana was a bad idea, the state’s governor said Friday."

"Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who opposed the 2012 decision by voters to make pot legal, said the state still doesn’t fully know what the unintended consequences of the move will be."

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/230...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 20:39 PM

Pot-related calls to poison-control centers grow in Wash., Colorado.

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 17:56 PM

Why “Colorado regulators can’t answer basic pot questions”…

http://marijuana-policy.org/colorado-...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 15:20 PM

From the American Academy of Pediatrics: The Impact of Marijuana Policies on
Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal
Update

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Feb 01, 2015 at 13:31 PM

Pot-themed souvenirs banned at Denver airport

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 17:52 PM

Colorado State Patrol says 12 percent of 2014 DUI/DUID tickets were pot-related

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 17:53 PM

Monitoring Health Concerns Related
to Marijuana in Colorado: 2014

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/site...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 02:09 AM

Crime Goes Up in Colorado Following Legalization

http://www.poppot.org/2015/02/02/crim...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 17:57 PM

"The family of John O’Brien have issued a warning after a coroner ruled he died of cannabis cardiotoxicity, a condition which causes a drop in blood pressure"

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 08:30 AM

Colorado Warns About Marijuana Danger for Pregnant Women, Drivers and Youth

http://time.com/3693530/marijuana-hea...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 16, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Twelve deaths associated with medical marijuana in Denver. (2015). Cited by The District Attorney.

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 20:35 PM

Group opposed to legal marijuana plans to sue Colorado and industry participants

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/g...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 20:43 PM

Colorado Representative Gordon Klingenschmitt of Colorado Springs criticizes recent legislative action designed to aid the pot industry by further deregulating the sale of edibles that are attractive to children.

He also criticizes politicians who take money from the pot industry. In 2014 alone, the Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Policy Project contributed over $2 million to pro pot candidates).

Here are two quotes...

"I don't want that tax money at the expense of our kids."

"Philosophically, I support liberty. I oppose unregulated sale of addictive substances, not because I oppose liberty, but because I oppose slavery."

http://m.gazette.com/guest-column-reg...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 13:18 PM

Republicans need to understand that marijuana use has nothing to do with personal liberty or freedom. It enslaves the user by creating a dependency that has nothing to do with liberty or freedom. Don't buy the lie!

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 21:22 PM

This is very interesting because legalizers will tell you that marijuana is a treatment for diabetes. How can something that causes people to get the munchies be used to treat a disease caused by overeating. Don't buy the lie.

Dude, pass the chips: Study finds why you get marijuana munchies

http://www.digitaljournal.com/science...

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/science...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 15:47 PM

Colorado’s ‘Pot Pregnancies’ Birthing New Generation of Crack Babies.

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 15:53 PM

"Hundreds of Colorado's middle-school students got caught with drugs at school last year, setting a decade-high record while raising questions about the impact of the state's legal marijuana industry."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/na...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 18:08 PM

Colorado's New Attorney General: Pot Legalization 'Not Worth It'

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 09:12 AM

Well, here is more proof....marijuana tax is far less then proponents said it would be...here's an idea, don't listen to marijuana legalization advocates at all...because they outright lie.

Colorado’s marijuana tax revenue brings surprises, questions

http://www.examiner.com/article/color...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 20:12 PM

45-pound marijuana bust leads to conspiracy charges

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/s...

LewisD commented on Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 at 12:50 PM

Colorado's Marijuana Sales Under Fire From All Angles

'Using the federal Controlled Substances Act and the Constitution's Supremacy Clause, lawmakers in neighboring Nebraska and Oklahoma claim Colorado's decision to allow marijuana sales is illegal.'

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/colorad...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 09:52 AM

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 16:04 PM

Oregon fires its marijuana director for lying... the corruption continues:

http://www.ktvz.com/…/olcc-marijuana-...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:08 AM

"The Colorado Attorney General says it’s the largest marijuana bust in Colorado since legalization after 32 people were indicted in a drug trafficking conspiracy."

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/03/26...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 08:45 AM

Many downsides generated by Colorado marijuana experiment.

A look at legalization of marijuana, one year later

http://newsok.com/article/5404867?utm...

LewisD commented on Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 15:10 PM

Crazy

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 15:42 PM

Colorado officials defend marijuana legalization at U.S. Supreme Court

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_277...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 15:44 PM

Colorado AG's SCOTUS Brief in Opposition to NE-OK.

"The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today responded to the lawsuit filed in the United States Supreme Court by the Attorneys General of Nebraska and Oklahoma. That action, Nebraska and Oklahoma v. Colorado (Case No. 144, Original), seeks to overturn citizen-initiated laws that enable the state to monitor and control recreational marijuana businesses. Nebraska and Oklahoma now have the opportunity to respond to Colorado’s filing within two weeks. At this stage, the only decision before the Court is whether or not it will accept the case for consideration on the merits or dismiss Nebraska and Oklahoma’s complaint."

http://www.scribd.com/doc/260149110/C...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 at 15:51 PM

Special report, 'Clearing the Haze:' Black market is thriving in Colorado

http://gazette.com/special-report-bla...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 at 09:22 AM

NEW HIDTA report: Marijuana in Colorado highlights...

Impaired driving related to marijuana is increasing. Colorado marijuana use rates exceed the national average in every age category, including almost a third of 18-25 year olds using. School drug related expulsions/suspensions are up dramatically since commercialization began under the guise of medicine in 2009-10. Marijuana related ER visits are continuing to go up. Marijuana related hospital discharges (at least an overnight stay) are up. More marijuana calls to poison control and youth poisonings.Illegal diversion of marijuana continues to grow.

http://marijuana-policy.org/latest-re...

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 at 12:16 PM

"I Thought Legalizing Pot Would Be a Disaster. But It Turned Out To Be Wonderful."

http://tinyurl.com/kgkb2oh

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 11:15 AM

VICTORY! Woot woot. *Smiles* Whoohoo.....U.S. judge won't remove marijuana from most-dangerous drug list...

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 15:58 PM

Colorado mom gave pot brownie to son who jumped from window

http://www.japantoday.com/category/wo...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 16:00 PM

A new trend? Too many high employees prompts company to leave Colorado​

"Marc Brawner, the company's owner, says since Colorado legalized marijuana, too many employees were coming in high. He was firing too many people, and he made the decision to move to North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

"The main reason we pulled out was because of marijuana, " Brawner said. "Marijuana got into our industry. Half of the sculptors will come in high. As soon as we'd catch it, they'd be let go. We went through 25 sculptors."

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 16:02 PM

Danger Next Door: A Growing Epidemic

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/loc...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 16:04 PM

"Thought cannabis was safe? Meet the South African teens being ravaged by dangerous new strain known as 'swazi gold'... and it could end up on the streets of Britain"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/art...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 16:05 PM

GW Pharma Gets Big Analyst Upgrade Into Cannabinoid FDA Orphan Drug Designation

http://247wallst.com/healthcare-busin...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 16:09 PM

Most Americans say medical marijuana shouldn't be used by kids or in front of kids, legal or not!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Colorado man stopped in Nebraska had 37 pounds of marijuana....

Nebraska is fed up with marijuana coming into their state as they should be.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_281...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Major Colorado pot shop chain lays off 45% of its employees

"A MED representative today told The Cannabist: “This is an active and ongoing investigation, and we cannot provide additional details at this time.”...

http://www.thecannabist.co/2015/05/14...

lindataylor commented on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Results: The delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol content of cannabis products is rising around the world as a result of plant breeding, while cannabidiol, in contrast, is often no longer detectable. Various medical conditions can arise acutely after cannabis use, depending on the user’s age, dose, frequency, mode
and situation of use, and individual disposition; these include panic attacks, psychotic symptoms, deficient attention, impaired concentration, motor incoordination, and nausea. In particular, intense use of high doses of cannabis over many years, and the initiation of cannabis use in adolescence, can be associated with substance dependence (DSM-5; ICD-10), specific withdrawal symptoms, cognitive impairment, affective disorders, psychosis, anxiety disorders, and physical disease outside the brain (mainly respiratory and cardiovascular conditions).

http://www.aerzteblatt.de/pdf.asp?id=...

lindataylor commented on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Please read: Chuck Frank: Study shatters claims marijuana is harmless

http://www.theunion.com/opinion/15021...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 19:38 PM

Judge: Pot believed to be contaminated with pesticides can be seized...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/na...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 18:50 PM

Contaminated with these pesticides....

http://stancoinsider.com/stancoinside...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 17:27 PM

Victory!

California: Big Losses for Pot Legalization Movement..

http://www.poppot.org/2015/06/11/cali...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Marijuana Study: Is Rise in Denver Crime Linked to Pot?

http://www.westword.com/news/marijuan...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:06 AM

"We've seen children that have had rather severe reactions while on medical marijuana products," said Amy Brooks-Kayal, M.D., a Colorado pediatrician who is president of the American Epilepsy Society."

http://tinyurl.com/oo3uvvf

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:13 AM

RESEARCH: Marijuana use effects on Academic Performance. PDF

http://ftp.iza.org/dp8900.pdf

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Liberalizing Marijuana Use and Improving Driving Safety: Two Contemporary Public Policies on a Collision Course...

http://www.heritage.org/research/repo...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Hey Gavin...why are you supporting the death and destruction of our communities!!!

Official: Cannabis use impairs driving as much as alcohol says first of its kind study while drug's legality continues to spread

"A National Institute on Drug Abuse study tasked stoned participants with driving a highly sophisticated driving simulator. Researchers found that after their blood levels of THC reached a certain point, the drivers weaved similarly to a driver with a BAC of .08. The study also found that combining cannabis and alcohol decreased motor skills even more than just one or the other."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:27 AM

THC extracts concentrate problems...

The young woman was shocked when the addiction-treatment clinic’s drug test showed extraordinary levels of THC in her system. She knew she had a drug problem. But she wasn’t like those acquaintances who sat around smoking pipes, bongs and joints all day.

“We asked how she could have had such an extremely high level of THC in her system,” explained Joanie Lewis, founder of Insight Services, an outpatient addictions treatment facility in Colorado Springs. “We learned her parents were preparing almost all of their food in a marijuana butter."

http://m.gazette.com/clearing-the-haz...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Highlights from the journal:

THE ANALYSIS

The researchers pooled results from studies that tested marijuana against placebos, usual care or no treatment. That's the most rigorous kind of research but many studies found no conclusive evidence of any benefit. Side effects were common and included dizziness, dry mouth and sleepiness. A less extensive research review in the journal found similar results.

EDIBLE PRODUCTS

Researchers evaluated 47 brands of medical marijuana products, including candy, baked goods and drinks, bought at dispensaries in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

Independent laboratory testing for THC, marijuana's leading active ingredient, found accurate amounts listed on labels for just 13 of 75 products. Almost 1 in 4 had higher amounts than labeled, which could cause ill effects. Most had lower-than-listed amounts. There were similar findings for another active ingredient. Products were not identified by name.

Johns Hopkins University researcher Ryan Vandrey, the lead author, said he was surprised so many labels were inaccurate.

MARIJUANA LAWS

Twenty-three states and Washington, D.C. have laws permitting medical marijuana use. Approved conditions vary but include Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, kidney disease, lupus and Parkinson's disease.

An editorial in the journal says approval in many states has been based on poor quality studies, patients' testimonials or other nonscientific evidence.

Marijuana is illegal under federal law and some scientists say research has been stymied by government hurdles including a declaration that marijuana is a controlled substance with no accepted medical use.

But in a notice published Tuesday in the Federal Register, the Department of Health and Human Services made it a little easier for privately funded medical marijuana research to get approved. The department said that a federal Public Health Service review of research proposals is no longer necessary because it duplicates a required review by the Food and Drug Administration.

THE RECOMMENDATIONS

The editorial by two Yale University psychiatrists suggests enthusiasm for medical marijuana has outpaced rigorous research and says widespread use should wait for better evidence. Federal and state governments should support and encourage such research, the editorial says.

"Perhaps it is time to place the horse back in front of the cart," Drs. Deepak Cyril D'Souza and Mohini Ranganathan wrote in the editorial.

They note that repeated recreational marijuana use can be addictive and say unanswered questions include what are the long-term health effects of medical marijuana use and whether its use is justified in children whose developing brains may be more vulnerable to its effects.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 16:18 PM

Marijuana Had A Really Bad Week...

First there was this article...

"JAMA study finds scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses"...

"Which indicates most of the conditions for which medical marijuana has been approved lack rigorous science to back it up as effective treatment."

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/0001/1...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 20:09 PM

Legalization didn’t unclog prisons

http://gazette.com/legalization-didnt...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Colorado Has Already Raised More Marijuana Taxes for Schools This Year Than in All of 2014

http://tinyurl.com/q7pvkso

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Don't let this mess happen in California!

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 21:20 PM

Gavin Newsom on marijuana: Legalize it but don't overtax it.

http://tinyurl.com/px6z835

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Aug 02, 2015 at 17:04 PM

Two Aspen marijuana shops cited for underage sale to enforcement officer
Native Roots was one of the shops cited for selling marijuana to an underage customer

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_285...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 at 13:28 PM

Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana: What are the Risks? PDF

https://www.sdsma.org/docs/pdfs-new_s...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 07, 2015 at 09:15 AM

Marijuana dispensaries save l i v e s, new study shows

http://tinyurl.com/ofjf4um

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 18:03 PM

Teen pot use documentary gets Cleveland grad into college

http://www.kgw.com/story/news/2015/07...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 18:14 PM

How funny....Pot Bust Involved Members of California Cannabis Voice Humboldt...lol. Oops.

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2015/jun/...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 18:28 PM

The Huffington Post pushes drugs…

http://nypost.com/2014/12/21/the-huff...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 18:31 PM

"Weaponized marijuana". Question: Is genetically altered marijuana capable of the same thing? Is this what Colombians were doing with marijuana in Mexico when their operation was recently busted? Why are people jumping out windows, killing other people and committing suicide after smoking real marijuana? Is there an experiment underway to turn real marijuana into a biological weapon? What else would account for this strange and erratic behavior?...

http://news.yahoo.com/york-citys-drug...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 18:38 PM

This has got to hurt...

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $181 Million In Cocaine In Massive Bust...

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-wa...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 19:25 PM

Major Study Finds MJ Not Harming Teens

http://tinyurl.com/o9chruq

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 10:12 AM

Legalize marijuana? No, there's too much guesswork

http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinio...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Legalized marijuana is bringing record high benefits to Colorado schools

http://tinyurl.com/pa4focn

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 17:50 PM

Effects of marijuana – with and without alcohol – on driving performance

http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 21:18 PM

Medical Use of Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Youths’ Use, Study Finds

http://tinyurl.com/psme5wx

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 15:03 PM

Moment of truth for medical marijuana

"With so little scientific evidence that medical marijuana does what it is purported to do, it may be time to retire the medical model"

http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 23:26 PM

Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization...

http://www.eptrail.com/ci_24501596/po...

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 11:44 AM

'Just Say No' to the Gateway Theory of Pot

http://tinyurl.com/kewtcmd

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 18:00 PM

Tacoma moves to close dozens of medical marijuana shops...Woot Woot.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-n...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 10:27 AM

The junk ‘science’ behind the marijuana legalization movement

https://www.washingtonpost.com/postev...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 20:26 PM

D.A.R.E. gets duped by anti-pot satire

http://tinyurl.com/qdbpf5z

Not the sharpest tools in the shed.
But what would you expect from a bunch of reefer madness prohibitionists?

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 at 15:04 PM

A cautionary note on the rush to legalize marijuana...

http://oregoncatalyst.com/27169-cauti...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 at 15:04 PM

Providers see link between pot, problems. There has been an increase in emergency cases since legalization.

http://www.chieftain.com/life/health/...

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 at 20:09 PM

Marijuana Prohibition Is a Moral Scandal Built on a Mountain of Lies

http://tinyurl.com/qapdz6f

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 16:11 PM

"Philosophically, I support liberty. I oppose unregulated sale of addictive substances, not because I oppose liberty, but because I oppose slavery."Gordon Klingenschmitt, Ph.D. is state representative from HD-15, Colorado Springs.

http://m.gazette.com/guest-column-reg...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 18:08 PM

Marijuana Taxes Swell, Not Up In Smoke After All

http://tinyurl.com/nm6jk6h

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 18:56 PM

New poll shows more Coloradans opposed to legal marijuana

http://m.gazette.com/new-poll-shows-m...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 23:06 PM

Poll: Colorado residents still back legal marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/pcrq7yf

More than two years after Coloradans voted to allow recreational marijuana use, the state’s residents continue to stand firmly behind keeping the drug legal, a new poll found.

The survey, commissioned by Quinnipiac University, found that 58 percent of Colorado voters support keeping pot legal, while only 38 percent are against it.

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 16:18 PM

Sheriffs, Attorneys in 3 States Claim Federal Law Preempts 64

http://www.poppot.org/2015/03/05/sher...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 16:34 PM

Study: Marijuana Users Less Vulnerable To Obesity And Diabetes

http://tinyurl.com/qdx8jgv

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Since marijuana users describe the state of being high with words such as stoned, high, wasted, baked, fried, cooked, toasted, burnt, dazed, bent, couch-locked, and wrecked, should we change any public policy or law in order to INCREASE the number of people in this state of mind?

Should massive changes in public policy, statutes, and even constitutions be dictated by 7-11% of the population?
(Depending on the survey)

Of course not!

Only 11% of Americans currently use marijuana. So much for the popularity of pot! Of that number, 12% are Democrats, 11% are independents, and only 1% are Republicans.

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Coloradans Now Oppose Marijuana Legalization

http://www.poppot.org/2015/08/26/colo...

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 13:20 PM

Vagina searches and other reasons the war on marijuana must end in America

http://tinyurl.com/neom28k

LewisD commented on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 14:11 PM

California Citizens Call for Enforcement of Marijuana Laws.

http://www.poppot.org/tag/george-soros/

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 20:44 PM

California Ready for End to Pot Prohibition

http://tinyurl.com/q79vgtr

LewisD commented on Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Analyzing Colorado's grand experiment

http://gazette.com/analyzing-colorado...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 14:04 PM

Corrupt Santa Ana Police Rob Dispensary; Want Evidence Thrown Out

Yes, you read that right. Santa Ana Police ROBBED a dispensary and now want off the hook because they claim evidence against them violates their right to privacy. The piggies raided a dispensary then helped themselves to edibles, eating them on camera. They claim that since they thought they had disabled all the cameras they were safe, but the thugs didn't get them all. HA-HA piggies, got you on this one!

http://tinyurl.com/py5s3jg

*smiles*

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 at 13:25 PM

Marijuana Legalization Movement Makes No Sense.

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

http://hudson.org/research/11483-mari...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 at 14:45 PM

Salem City Council takes step to allow Oct. 1 marijuana sales

SALEM — The Salem City Council has voted to permit the early sales of recreational marijuana from medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Statesman Journal reports that the council's vote Monday would permit the sales beginning Oct. 1, more than three months ahead of the planned start date.

http://tinyurl.com/nn8rsr9

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 at 15:05 PM

State marijuana taxes dribble in for a handful of Colorado Springs area school districts. It was never going to work, only a few districts are getting a handful of money from the marijuana tax.

http://gazette.com/state-marijuana-ta...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 at 16:59 PM

Study: Daily marijuana use among college students at highest rate in 35 years

http://college.usatoday.com/2015/09/0...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 at 18:17 PM

New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/mrs4y6u

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Sep 05, 2015 at 09:26 AM

The Medical Marijuana Hoax, Part 3: The Strategy

“We are trying to get marijuana reclassified medically. If we do that, we’ll be using the issue as a red herring to give marijuana a good name.” Keith Stroup, Emory University, February 6, 1979

http://www.poppot.org/2014/12/21/medi...

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 05, 2015 at 19:30 PM

Blue ribbon marijuana? Cannabis industry finds a foothold at the Oregon State Fair

http://tinyurl.com/qahkvds

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Sep 06, 2015 at 15:16 PM

State medical group against medical pot proposal

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2...

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 06, 2015 at 16:56 PM

Marijuana Legalization Texas: House Committee Approves Bill HB 2165 To Make Marijuana Legal

http://tinyurl.com/nr5v2pw

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015 at 17:43 PM

Marijuana use is not loosing its share among college, study finds

http://www.pulseheadlines.com/marijua...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015 at 18:06 PM

Marijuana-Legalization Efforts and Their Impact on the Presidential Race

With the race for the White House heating up, the “politics of marijuana” is looming as a possibly significant factor.

Twenty-four state ballot initiatives on marijuana legalization in 16 states have been filed already and will be voted on in November 2016, including in the “swing states” of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, and New Mexico.

http://tinyurl.com/plxmoun

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015 at 18:05 PM

I can't help but laugh when I see things like this...voters were outright scammed by marijuana legalization advocates and I'm sure it's starting to sink in...Hello. Is there anybody out there. Just nod if you can hear me, is there anyone at home. Wake up. The house is on fire!

Tax quirk forces Colorado to waive pot taxes for a day. http://www.krdo.com/news/Tax-quirk-fo...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015 at 19:55 PM

Colorado raises $150 million from marijuana.

http://tinyurl.com/odcgtsn

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 at 08:27 AM

Why Colorado is waiving taxes on recreational marijuana for one day.

"Voters approved a 25% tax on recreational pot back in 2013, a year after it was legalized. Colorado law states that if overall state tax collections surpass projections, the new tax will be waived and refunded. The state estimated that recreational marijuana would bring in $70 million in taxes. It actually brought in only $58 million, but because the overall tax collection exceeded estimations, the law still applies. This one-day waiver will allow taxes to revert to zero."

http://news360.com/article/311275761#

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Let's see If I've got this right. Colorado politicians are incapable of doing basic math and underestimated how much tax revenue they would get and it's marijuana's fault because because recreational sales brought in TOO MUCH IN TAXES? Only in a prohibitionist's universe. LMFAO!!!!

PaulScambot commented on Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Amazing, simply amazing. In a single breath it bellows that tax revenues fell short of original estimates then immediately whines too much was collected.
Yes MrTowlie, you're absolutely correct, "only in a prohibitionist's universe".

lindataylor commented on Friday, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Is Smoked Marijuana Medicine? The science remains hazy…

http://www.recoveryanswers.org/blog/i...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Upbeat on Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/pzubhcw

lindataylor commented on Friday, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Pot promoters continue to insist it’s harmless while marijuana deaths get more press

http://marijuana-policy.org/pot-promo...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 11, 2015 at 11:23 AM

Lawmakers announce deal on medical marijuana legislation

California lawmakers said late Thursday that they have reached a deal on legislation to regulate and license medical marijuana.

The regulatory framework to corral the billion-dollar medical cannabis industry will be contained in three bills that have received the blessings of the two chambers and Gov. Jerry Brown, said Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, one of the authors of the measures.

http://tinyurl.com/q8ts8rj

lindataylor commented on Friday, Sep 11, 2015 at 11:41 AM

Bring back the war on drugs

"Addiction treatment and overdose medication are inadequate to staunch the heroin epidemic. The heroin Drug epidemics are not “natural” phenomena. They do not represent cycles that we can only hope to contain. This plague epidemic is inflicted upon us by criminal acts that produce an abundant supply of inexpensive drugs. Stopping these criminal acts will stop the epidemic."

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/ed...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 at 13:21 PM

Regular Marijuana Use Up 12% nationwide the year of legalization in Colorado and Washington.

http://drrichswier.com/2015/09/12/mar...

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 at 14:06 PM

!!!VICTORY!!!
California passes bill legalizing hash, wax, tinctures, and marijuana d e l i v e r i e s!!! Dispensaries, growers, and manufacturers may now legally make profits!!! Opens door for FULL LEGALIZATION in 2016!!! WOO HOO!!!!!

http://tinyurl.com/qfswaoa

*smiles*

LewisD commented on Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 at 17:13 PM

Statewide Coalitions Call Foul On The Assembly & Senate Pushing In Last Minute Marijuana Legislation

http://rialtonow.com/2015/09/11/state...

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 at 17:45 PM

Anti-marijuana group Project SAM got its facts wrong...again.

http://tinyurl.com/nbm7lsy

Even when the facts are staring them in the face in black and white these encephalitic MOOrons can't tell the truth.

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 at 18:41 PM

Gavin Newsom to run for governor ...

http://tinyurl.com/o48gnzk

...has already raised $5.5 million for campaign...

http://tinyurl.com/ntlrn5h

...vows to support marijuana legalization...

http://tinyurl.com/ncdotnl

*wink*

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 at 16:00 PM

Increased marijuana, heroin use contribute to highest reported illicit drug use in more than a decade

http://www.asam.org/magazine/read/art...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 at 16:23 PM

Legally Loaded: Marijuana Today -- Cocaine and Heroin Tomorrow?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-howa...

Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann’s TED talk: Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Heroin are next.

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2...

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 at 20:07 PM

New Data Shows Legalization Had No Impact On Teen Marijuana Use

http://tinyurl.com/o2jgtk3

lindataylor commented on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 12:14 PM

What's Killing Us?

It's no secret Humboldt County has a drug and alcohol problem. But what is addiction and what's causing it?

"According to the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, rates of drug-related deaths between 2008 and 2012 were three times higher in Humboldt than the California state average."

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humb...

LewisD commented on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 12:44 PM

New York City top cop says shootings up 17 percent.

"The seemingly innocent drug that's been legalized around the country," he said. "In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so than anything that we had to deal with an 80s and 90s with heroin and cocaine."

Weed is apparently not so innocent in New York City, and Bratton says it just keeps showing up in the most violent acts in the city.

"We just see marijuana everywhere when we make these arrests, when we get these guns off the streets," he said.

http://abc7ny.com/news/new-york-city-...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 15:56 PM

Road fatalities in Colorado have plummeted since marijuana was legalised

http://tinyurl.com/qh9d574

lindataylor commented on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 18:55 PM

Suicide data shows most deaths ever in Colorado

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 19:51 PM

Washington: Legalized Marijuana Access Not Associated With Increased Teen Use

http://tinyurl.com/pzy4k58

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 12:17 PM

DENVER, CO - The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) has released its updated report, The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado, The Impact, Volume 3,which outlines the most alarming data to date, demonstrating how Colorado marijuana legalization policies have harmed public safety and health.

Highlights from the report show serious changes since 2014, when retail marijuana businesses began operating in Colorado, including:

· Traffic deaths: A 32 percent increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths in just one year from 2013

· Driving under the influence: Toxicology reports with positive marijuana results of active THC for primarily driving under the influence have increased 45 percent

· Marijuana use by children: Colorado youth usage (ages 12 to 17) ranks 56 percent higher than the national average

· ER visits: A 29 percent increase in the number of marijuana-related emergency room visits

· Hospitalizations: A 38 percent increase in the number of marijuana-related hospitalizations

· Poison control: Marijuana-only related exposures increased 72 percent in only one year

· More marijuana trafficking: The yearly average interdiction seizures of Colorado marijuana increased another 34 percent

"This report serves as a wake-up call for all Coloradans," said Bob Doyle, chair of Colorado SAM. "It is time to stop yielding to Big Marijuana special interests and put health and safety ahead of marijuana commercialization."

"For too long, the marijuana industry has been telling Americans that 'everything's fine' in Colorado. This data-driven report tells a very different story," said Kevin Sabet, President of SAM and an assistant professor at the University of Florida.

Jo McGuire, co-chair of Colorado SAM added, "We are prepared to engage Colorado community members in conversations that will send strong messages to our state leaders that these outcomes are unacceptable and legalization clearly does not work."

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Re...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 15:08 PM

Legal Marijuana in Arizona Would Generate $72M Yearly in Tax Revenue, New Report Says

http://tinyurl.com/q2l7bth

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 16:55 PM

EDITORIAL: Federal report shows damning and deadly trends

http://gazette.com/editorial-federal-...

Legal marijuana’s impact on Colorado troubling.

http://drthurstone.com/legal-marijuan...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 17:16 PM

Driving under the Influence, Crime

Of course the legalization of marijuana has led to more driving and traffic problems. The state put had a television announcement: “Drive High and Get a DUI.” Yet the problems continued to be higher than before the marijuana expansion.

In 2006, 37 people died in crashes where drivers tested positive for marijuana, making up 7 percent of total crash fatalities. In 2014, 94 people died in crashes where drivers tested positive for marijuana, making up 19 percent of total crash fatalities.

In 2014, toxicology reports with positive marijuana results of active THC for primarily driving under the influence increased 45 percent in one year.
Average potency of marijuana is 17.1% THC, up from national average under 4% in 1995.
Crime in Denver rose 12.3%, from 2012 to 2014.

http://www.poppot.org/2015/09/16/colo...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 13:15 PM

Colorado AG examining pot industry use of ‘organic’ term.

"Colorado’s attorney general is investigating several marijuana businesses over concerns the word “organic” in their names or advertising might be misleading to consumers.

The office is reviewing complaints from consumers that the “merchants have been misrepresenting their product when they say ‘organic’ or ‘organically grown,’ ” said Roger Hudson, spokesman for state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman. “We’re looking for information inside those complaints to make a determination on what those next steps are. Is it consumer fraud? Is it criminal?”

http://www.thecannabist.co/2015/09/16...

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 15:46 PM

Bernie Sanders vows to strike down absurd federal marijuana money laws

http://tinyurl.com/pu8zncl

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 12:13 PM

At Amherst College, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor encourages students to listen, work hard and be passionate...except when it comes to marijuana legalization. Woot woot!

“I don’t care what kind of thing you become passionate about, except legalizing marijuana,” she said.

http://mobile.gazettenet.com/home/185...

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 16:51 PM

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced In Michigan

http://tinyurl.com/ndth9yd

lindataylor commented on Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 09:25 AM

‘Smart Colorado’ Hearing From ‘Hundreds & Hundreds’ Of Parents About Pot Use

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/09/20...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 09:28 AM

Advocacy Group: Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To ‘Epidemic’ For Colorado Kids

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/09/20...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 10:59 AM

Marijuana Report by Anti-Pot Group Continues Jihad Against Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/nvkobyr

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Marijuana causes psychosis.

The Unraveling of Ryan, Part 1: First Episode

http://www.poppot.org/2014/11/18/unra...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 16:57 PM

Toledo, Ohio Votes Yes To Decriminalize Marijuana By Wide Margin

http://tinyurl.com/q3cwo9v

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 09:41 AM

Everson(Washington State)becomes first city in county to ban retail pot sales...woohoo!

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/...

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 10:08 AM

Supposedly Neutral Federal Report Stacks The Deck Against Marijuana Legalization

"In 2012 Coloradans approved Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use, by a vote of 55 percent to 45 percent. Last February a Quinnipiac University poll found that 58 percent of Colorado voters supported that decision, while 38 percent opposed it and the rest weren’t sure.

For prohibitionists determined to portray marijuana legalization in Colorado as a disaster, those poll results are inconvenient, since they indicate that public support for Amendment 64 was higher after more than a year of legal recreational sales and more than two years of legal possession and home cultivation than it was in 2012. Honest drug warriors would acknowledge the Quinnipiac numbers and perhaps try to balance them with other poll results. Dishonest drug warriors would do what the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) does in its new report on marijuana legalization: change the numbers."

http://tinyurl.com/q3pz96z

lindataylor commented on Friday, Sep 25, 2015 at 17:51 PM

Jeffco board approves marijuana testing, bans other pot businesses.

A new law will go into effect Jan. 1, 2016, banning marijuana retail sales, manufacturing and cultivation in unincorporated areas of the county.

http://www.denverpost.com/southjeffco...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 25, 2015 at 19:20 PM

After 2 Years With Legal Marijuana, Most Coloradans Still Like It

The percentage supporting legalization is, if anything, higher than before it took effect.

http://tinyurl.com/owb8xty

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Seeing through the propaganda...

Marijuana Use: Detrimental to Youth.
American College of Pediatricians – September 2015

"Although increasing legalization of marijuana has contributed to the growing belief that marijuana is harmless, research documents the risks of its use by youth are grave. Marijuana is addicting, has adverse effects upon the adolescent brain, is a risk for both cardio-respiratory disease and testicular cancer, and is associated with both psychiatric illness and negative social outcomes. Evidence indicates limited legalization of marijuana has already raised rates of unintended marijuana exposure among young children, and may increase adolescent use."

http://www.acpeds.org/marijuana-use-d...

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Barbara Boxer and Dean Heller Back Federal Legalization of Medical Marijuana in States That Allow It

The senators cosponsor a bill that protects patients and providers from federal harassment.

http://tinyurl.com/pvw9x53

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 at 18:18 PM

Pot Use Ramping Up. As legalization gains steam, usage heads up.

http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/po...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Studies: Fewer Teens Using Marijuana, Younger Adolescents More Likely To Voice Disapproval

http://tinyurl.com/p8sh72z

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 19:44 PM

The Dangerous Consequences of Magical Thinking About Marijuana

http://timesofsandiego.com/opinion/20...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 23:44 PM

Major Study Finds MJ Not Harming Teens

http://tinyurl.com/o9chruq

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 23:50 PM

Bill Repealing Federal Pot Prohibition Has Bipartisan Backing

A Republican reintroduces legislation that lets states choose their own marijuana policies.

http://tinyurl.com/pwkpd5h

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Oct 04, 2015 at 09:37 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says marijuana is 'infinitely worse' than tobacco

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/canadian-pri...

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Oct 04, 2015 at 19:30 PM

GOPers Open Door To Legal Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/poz358m

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 at 12:00 PM

News coming from the “Marijuana Impact on Public Health and Safety” conference in Colorado.

"More refreshing was the honest evaluation of Deputy Attorney General Matt Durkin who admitted, “It’s not working.” He said that in spite of regulations, marijuana is “everywhere.” It’s publicly consumed, widely advertised, and police have their hands tied in many enforcement actions by constitutional provisions that few, if any, voters understood when they voted for Amendments 20 and 64."

http://www.duidvictimvoices.org/the-d...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 at 12:07 PM

*Smiles*

DENVER — "Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed — a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry."...

Let the lawsuits begin!

http://m.gazette.com/article/1560657?...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 at 12:09 PM

*Smiles*

Marijuana Subject to Product Liability Claim in Colorado.

"Marijuana pesticide concerns prompt what could be first lawsuit in nation by pot consumers."

Let the lawsuits begin! Woohoo!

http://www.usnews.com/news/us/article...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 at 09:17 AM

Boulder Loosens Restrictions on Town's Marijuana Businesses

http://tinyurl.com/owg7cpl

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 at 09:25 AM

Ohio Attorney General DeWine opposes legalizing marijuana during Lima visit

"Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine gathered Tuesday with sheriff deputies, hospital administrators and others to oppose an issue on the November ballot that could legalize marijuana in Ohio for recreational and medicinal use.

Fresh off a trip to Colorado where marijuana has been legal in the state for a couple of years, DeWine said he made the trip to see firsthand how the legalization of marijuana has worked out in that state. He said he was alarmed by what he saw."

http://limaohio.com/news/153212/ohio-...

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 at 14:47 PM

New California Statewide PollFinds Strong Support for Legalizing, Regulating and Taxing Marijuana in California

The survey makes it clear that voters offer strong support forlegalizing marijuana when it is coupled with a comprehensive regulatory system
and an ability to collect revenues to fund public services. Specifically,
nearly two-thirds of voters (65 percent)support a proposal to legalize,
regulate and tax marijuana in California for adults.

http://tinyurl.com/ofkp6uc

lindataylor commented on Friday, Oct 09, 2015 at 15:34 PM

Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless!

http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Oct 09, 2015 at 15:42 PM

Weed black market is thriving in Colorado.

"Several large marijuana cultivation sites in Colorado that were being used by traffickers to ship the drug to other states have been dismantled by federal agents and state police in the past six weeks, authorities said on Thursday." Woot woot!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/1...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 09, 2015 at 17:28 PM

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch Expresses Support For States’ Rights On Marijuana Policy

During her confirmation hearing in January, Lynch said that her predecessor Eric Holder’s policy of generally respecting state marijuana laws “certainly would be my policy if confirmed as attorney general.” In written answers to question from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, she said that the policy is “effective, consistent and rational.”

http://tinyurl.com/pczft24

lindataylor commented on Monday, Oct 12, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Pot Smokers Warn of Cyanide From Pesticides sprayed on Marijuana.

DENVER (CN) - "One of the biggest legal marijuana farms in the world sprayed thousands of plants with an unapproved pesticide that breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when it's smoked, two Coloradans claim in a class action."

http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/10...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Oct 12, 2015 at 18:43 PM

Texas Cops Sexually Assault Another Motorist in the Name of Pot Prohibition

The warrantless roadside cavity probe happened two days after the governor signed a bill banning such searches.

http://tinyurl.com/pxom3jc

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Colorado Springs...Temporary Ban On New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.

"There will be no more medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Colorado Springs for the next several months. City Council voted in favor of the ban Tuesday night. The moratorium goes into effect next month."

http://www.kktv.com/news/headlines/Te...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 at 13:56 PM

Colorado Legislature Could Allow Marijuana Clubs

Draft bill would allow consumption at a licensed facility.

http://tinyurl.com/m3mdkm

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 at 14:04 PM

First marijuana gas stations to open in Colorado Springs

http://tinyurl.com/oo96ezz

lindataylor commented on Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 19:58 PM

Fed Rejects Colorado Marijuana Bank...

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/lega...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 20:01 PM

Federal Reserve says chartering pot credit union is illegal, refuses to do so.

The Fed: 'Even transporting or transmitting funds known to have been derived from the distribution of marijuana is illegal'

http://www.thecannabist.co/2015/10/22...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 20:05 PM

Boulder pot businesses cited for breaking marijuana advertising ban.

http://www.thecannabist.co/2015/10/22...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 21:37 PM

Federal Bill Offers One-Two Punch Against Marijuana Meddling, Asset Forfeiture

Would forbid use of seized funds to perpetuate drug war.

http://tinyurl.com/ohxzkec

LewisD commented on Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 17:27 PM

Marijuana Is A Cult In Itself

"Three out of every 10 Marijuana user suffer from the drug-related disorder. This translates into 6.8 million Americans! Going by the age and community, the young people are at a higher risk of side-effects of Marijuana and blacks are more likely to take to the addiction."

http://www.healthaim.com/marijuana-is...

LewisD commented on Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 17:33 PM

Why Have Marijuana Use Disorders Doubled in the Past Decade? Marijuana use and cannabis use disorders (CUD) have both doubled since 2001.

"In 2013, Cannabis Use Disorder (link is external) was recognized in the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. With the publication of DSM-5, cannabis abuse and dependence are now considered part of the same substance use disorder, or simply, cannabis use disorder."

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...

LewisD commented on Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 17:49 PM

The Marijuana Movement and the Marijuana Lobby.

"Americans for Safe Access has morphed from an advocacy group for medical-marijuana patients to, in effect, a trade association of medical-marijuana growers and sellers."

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ten-...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Drug Warriors Claim Sky Is Falling in Latest Anti-Marijuana Report

http://tinyurl.com/noje3j3

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 20:08 PM

The Colorado TRUTH about Marijuana Legalization and its impact on our youth.

Youtube video.

https://tinyurl.com/qyaxarv

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 21:45 PM

Colorado Support For Legal Marijuana Increases After Legalization

According to a Quinnipiac University Poll support for legal marijuana has risen by over 3% since legalization.

http://tinyurl.com/o8ukl9p

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 11:16 AM

University Hospitals addiction psychiatrist: Legal pot will lead to rise in teen usage in Ohio.

Health hazards greater with underage marijuana use

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/health/u...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Poll Finds Majority Support for Legal Marijuana in Three Swing States

Voters are especially tolerant of medical use.

http://tinyurl.com/nnzt76v

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 20:10 PM

Our Country Will Never Prosper by Disguising Marijuana Proceeds as Taxes and Fees

http://marijuana-policy.org/our-count...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 21:43 PM

Despite Looser Marijuana Laws, No Spike in Teen Use

http://tinyurl.com/nmdc4cj

lindataylor commented on Friday, Oct 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM

"Using medical pot could make parent unfit, Maine’s highest court rules."

The state's marijuana law protects patients in custody cases, but that can be superseded when the drug impairs caring for a child, justices rule in a York County case.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/01/29...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 30, 2015 at 14:03 PM

Defining Drugged Driving by THC Levels Makes Little Sense, Heritage Foundation Concedes

Paul Larkin suggests states should reduce BAC levels instead.

http://tinyurl.com/p3rocxe

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 at 09:03 AM

Think marijuana is a legitimate treatment for PTSD? No, it’s not! Yale study raises concern over medical marijuana use for PTSD treatment.

http://www.nhregister.com/article/NH/...

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 at 09:57 AM

Colorado’s Monthly Marijuana Sales Top $100 Million

According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Marijuana use more than doubles in just 12 years.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t...

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Justice Department To Grant Early Release To First 6,000 Of Eventual 46,000 Drug Offenders.

The inmates from federal prisons nationwide will be set free by the department’s Bureau of Prisons between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. The Sentencing Commission estimated that an additional 8,550 inmates will be eligible for release Nov. 1, 2016.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously for the reduction last year after holding two public hearings in which they heard testimony from former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr., federal judges, federal public defenders, state and local law enforcement officials, and sentencing advocates.

http://tinyurl.com/pbalhsp

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015 at 09:35 AM

Marijuana legalization and our children

"In case some might dismiss the report as frivolous, the report thanks the following sources of case examples and data (among many others): Colorado School Counselors Association; Colorado Hospital Association; Colorado Children’s Hospital; Colorado Association of School Resource Officers (school-assigned police officers); Chema-Tox Laboratory; the Salvation Army; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Colorado departments of education, human services, public health and environment, and transportation; Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center; Colorado probation division; Colorado State Patrol and police departments; Colorado offices of revenue,planning and budgeting; the Marijuana Enforcement Division; and the City and County of Denver."

http://mountaintimes.info/marijuana-l...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015 at 09:55 AM

Weigh consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana.

"I do not understand the argument that says if you think you can not adequately regulate a crime it would be more responsible to legalize that crime."

http://www.marionstar.com/story/opini...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015 at 10:37 AM

Marijuana Use Among Teenagers Is Actually Declining

http://tinyurl.com/oyavxng

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 at 14:24 PM

Marijuana products pulled in Denver in largest pesticide recalls...

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_290...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 at 14:25 PM

Think marijuana is safe? Think again. More edibles recalled in Colorado for pesticide contamination.

Marijuana edibles recalled for potential pesticides

http://www.9news.com/story/money/pers...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 at 14:26 PM

Pesticides commonly used on marijuana linked to Autism.

http://stancoinsider.com/stancoinside...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 at 14:41 PM

Think Charlotte's Web CBD- (Cannbidiol) is safe and effective for pediatric epilepsy? Think again! Not a single pediatric neurologist in Colorado recommends Charlotte's Web for their patients.

Amy Brooks-Kayal-MD,President of the American Epilepsy Society stated:
"The families and children coming to Colorado are receiving unregulated, highly variable preparations of marijuana oil prescribed by physicians with no training in pediatrics, neurology or epilepsy. As a result, the epilepsy specialists in Colorado have been at the bedside of children having severe dystonic reactions and other movement disorders, developmental regression, intractable vomiting and worsening seizures that can be so severe they have to put the child into a coma to get the seizures to stop."...

https://tinyurl.com/oo3uvvf

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 at 17:09 PM

Ballot Initiative Filed to Legalize Marijuana in California

http://tinyurl.com/pjj3jdn

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Nov 05, 2015 at 20:13 PM

DEA chief brands medical marijuana 'a joke' and says smoking the drug 'has never been shown to be a safe or effective medicine.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Nov 05, 2015 at 20:26 PM

Oregon’s Growing Marijuana Industry

http://tinyurl.com/njomspc

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Utility warns: Legal marijuana grows can trigger blackouts

http://m.ktvz.com/news/utility-warns-...

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 13:05 PM

NHTSA: Marijuana Does Not Cause Car Accidents

In a recently released study the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admits that marijuana use is not associated with an increased risk of automobile accidents.

http://tinyurl.com/pror4nk

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Woohoo...Ohio said no to legalizing marijuana. It might have nixed federal reforms too.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/m...

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Major GOP Senator Introduces Marijuana Reform For Vets In Spending Package

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, a major Republican figure in the Senate, has forwarded significant marijuana reform proposals in three separate spending bills.

http://tinyurl.com/oyfqb6m

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 12:53 PM

Marijuana advocates have said over and over again... violent crime will go down if marijuana is legalized and the black market will disappear. That is not true in Colorado, where gang violence is on the rise along with other violent crime.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/...

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 13:03 PM

Michigan AG Bill Schuette On Marijuana Legalization: Let The Voters Decide

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who led the campaign against a successful medical marijuana ballot proposal in 2008, thinks voters should decide whether to legalize recreational use. "I think in the end, (recreational marijuana) will be a ballot initiative, and I think citizens ought to vote on this," he said.

http://tinyurl.com/pvgbkyy

lindataylor commented on Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Pot legalization: Up in smoke in No-high-o

http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Sanders Offers Bill To Legalize Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/qyotskp

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Warrant: Cousins smoked 'suspected marijuana' before fatal Cobb Co. stabbing

Read more: http://www.cbs46.com/story/30529189/c...

BikerackIII commented on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 at 15:31 PM

"Suspected marijuana", in other words they DON"T KNOW what they smoked, so lets blame "the devil's weed" with nothing other than a guess to go on.

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 at 15:40 PM

Pro druggies used Michael Phelps to say....see even an Olympic Gold Medalist smokes marijuana without consequences.

Well apparently they haven't been keeping up with the news on Phelps...he was arrested a few times for DUI in 2014 and realized he needed rehab. No one walks away from using marijuana unscathed. No one.

"After rehabilitation, the best of Michael Phelps may lie ahead"...

http://www.si.com/olympics/2015/11/09...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 at 16:05 PM

Tribes finding marijuana a risky business...

..."But after weeks of discussions with authorities who signaled a possible raid, the tribe announced last week it had burned all of its marijuana plants."

http://www.theunion.com/cannabis/1919...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 at 16:29 PM

"Total crimes within Denver County have seen quite the jump since voters legalized recreational marijuana in November 2012. In 2012, 56,522 total crimes were documented in Denver Country. The following year witnessed a 29% increase in total crimes to 72,644 reported incidents. Finally, last year saw another 15% increase in total crime incidents to 83,730."

http://www.fool.com/investing/general...

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 03:43 AM

Colorado is Making Way More On Marijuana Than They Thought

Marijuana taxes drew in $70 million instead of the predicted $40 million—almost double the expected amount. Alcohol taxes, on the other hand, drew in only $42 million.

http://tinyurl.com/nzhatl3

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 19:05 PM

Research: Young adults that used marijuana regularly before the age of 17 were at higher risk of not graduating from high school or college, developing cannabis dependence, using other illicit drugs, depression, welfare dependence, and attempting suicide.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lan...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 19:42 PM

Israel's Police Chief Suggests Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized

Politicians on the left and right say recreational use should be legal.

http://tinyurl.com/p5cz6gn

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 at 15:28 PM

Is smoking marijuana dangerous? A review of research over the last 20 years says it is.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-sty...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 at 16:22 PM

The Unstoppable Rise of Kamala Harris

At the dawn of another presidential election year, Harris has already had an outsize impact on the national political scene. When she confirmed her candidacy for Barbara Boxer’s soon-to-be-vacant United States Senate seat in January 2015, she instantly became the front-runner. Her announcement freed Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to train his sights on the 2018 governor’s race, and it relegated potential rivals like former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer to the sidelines. She received an early shout-out from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, as well as endorsements from Emily’s List, a bevy of unions, and nearly a dozen law enforcement outfits. As of October, she had amassed $6 million, six times the total of her closest Democratic rival, Orange County congressperson Loretta Sanchez.

http://tinyurl.com/qzvkold

lindataylor commented on Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 14:34 PM

With marijuana, journalism is dead. Here's a great reminder why reporting, not cheer-leading, is so needed.

“If anyone tells you weed is not a gateway drug,” he once told us, “have him contact me — I will tell exactly how it led me to every hard drug there is...legal can become lethal."

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/opini...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 16:05 PM

High-Potency Marijuana Isn't Any More Dangerous Than Weak Stuff

http://tinyurl.com/pnohzux

lindataylor commented on Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 19:06 PM

Pro druggies claim marijuana isn't addictive. They lie.

"The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that up to half of daily marijuana smokers become addicted -- an estimated 2.7 million people in the U.S."

http://www.politifact.com/rhode-islan...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 21:17 PM

Major Study Finds MJ Not Harming Teens

A new major study by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Rutgers University confirms what previous studies have found; Marijuana use does not hurt teens.
“There were no differences in any of the mental or physical health outcomes that we measured regardless of the amount or frequency of marijuana used during adolescence” says the studies lead researcher Jordan Bechtold, PhD.

http://tinyurl.com/qczqcle

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

"The study is thought to be the first to look at the effects of cannabis potency on brain structure, and suggests that greater use of skunk may cause more damage to the corpus callosum, making communications across the brain’s hemispheres less efficient."

http://www.theguardian.com/science/20...

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 13:32 PM

Study: Marijuana Users 50 Percent Less Likely To Suffer From Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat, which are linked to increased risk of heart disease and/or type 2 diabetes, among other serious health consequences.

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015 at 16:58 PM

The Paris suicide bombers ran a bar where people smoked pot and traded drugs. Yes, of course, there is nearly always a ‪#‎marijuana‬ connection to the development and cultivation of mass murderers.

http://europe.newsweek.com/belgian-co...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015 at 20:15 PM

Five More Marijuana Studies Debunk Carly Fiorina’s Ignorant Reefer Madness Mindset

http://tinyurl.com/q2vdja4

lindataylor commented on Monday, Dec 07, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Study: High-Potency Marijuana Could Cause Brain Damage, Psychosis

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2015/11/3...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Dec 07, 2015 at 10:09 AM

94% of all medical marijuana users use it recreationally

"An Orlando TV news anchor flew out to California to see how easy it would be to get "medical" marijuana. He discovered he only had to tell the doctor he had problems sleeping to get a prescription. To make it easy for patients, there was a sign in the waiting room telling customers what conditions would qualify to get legal marijuana. The anchor saw teens and young adults with no visible signs of illness easily getting a "license to smoke pot." The average medical-marijuana card holder in California is a 32-year-old male. In Colorado, only about 6 percent of the people with medical-marijuana cards had debilitating illnesses. Most of the rest cited "pain" or "other conditions."

Conditions that are undiagnosable

http://www.theledger.com/article/2014...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Dec 07, 2015 at 13:28 PM

Why More Potent Marijuana Isn't a Bad Thing

"The bottom line is: strong cannabis actually means people smoke less, so there's less exposure to respiratory irritants," Dr. Mitch Earleywine, a professor at the State University of New York at Albany and a chairman at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), told ATTN:. "In addition, the idea that cannabis was remarkably weaker 40 years ago is overstated."

http://tinyurl.com/naqezdy

lindataylor commented on Monday, Dec 07, 2015 at 15:43 PM

"Medical" marijuana takes another step away from being anything like any other medicine. What prescription drug doesn't require you to see or follow up with a doctor. "Medical" marijuana is back door legalization and makes a mockery of Modern Medicine.

http://gizmodo.com/eazemd-app-gets-yo...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Dec 07, 2015 at 18:09 PM

Soon We’ll All Be Getting High: The End Of Marijuana Prohibition Is Closer Than You Think

http://tinyurl.com/zmroxaw

lindataylor commented on Monday, Dec 07, 2015 at 19:17 PM

Legalized marijuana cited for increase in drugged driving accidents

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classif...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Dec 07, 2015 at 20:26 PM

Corrupt Michigan Cops Use Medical Marijuana Money To Buy I-Pads, Truck, Shirts

Legislation passed in 2013 (HB 5313) and signed into law in 2014 by Governor Snyder allowed money from the state’s Medical Marihuana Fund (the Fund) to be used by local units of law enforcement “for the operation and oversight of the Michigan medical marihuana program… operation and oversight grants are for education, communication and enforcement of the Michigan medical marihuana act…”

Instead they treated themselves to I-Pads, trucks, and t-shirts.

http://tinyurl.com/pffl4ub

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland's Family: 'Don't Glorify This Tragedy'

Excellent letter from the singers ex wife and mother of his children.

It's time to stop glorifying drug use!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/new...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 10:32 AM

Despite the spin on this article, it is a win not only for law enforcement but for anti drug coalitions across the country as well. This article insinuates only law enforcement doesn't want marijuana legalized and that can not be further form the truth. There are literally thousands of people across the country and many anti drug groups working to stop marijuana legalization. Good job to Colorado's law enforcement for helping Indio understand the truth about Colorado's failed marijuana experiment.

"Colorado Cops Help Convince California City to Ban Medical Marijuana"

http://www.westword.com/news/colorado...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Colorado's Planned Parenthood Shooter moved to Colorado to grow marijuana.

"Planned Parenthood gunman was a "marijuana newcomer" say rural neighbors"

"Locals identify Dear, the man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, with the marijuana migration because he and they often stayed in squalid, makeshift homes on the high plains."

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_292...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Marijuana use and paranoia:

'Seeing demons': Brother says London stabbing suspect has history of mental illness.

"The man charged with stabbing two people in a London tube station Saturday has a history of mental illness and drug use...before the attack, Mohamed Mire said, his family appealed unsuccessfully to local authorities as his 29-year-old brother, Muhaydin Mire, became more and more paranoid."

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/12/07...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Colorado's failed marijuana experiment:

Denver's Commons Park is filled with transients and pot smoking. Now the city wants fixes.

"Commons Park facilities manager Jennifer Buchholz said she first noticed changes shortly after the legalization of marijuana.

"We've seen a huge influx of people from out of state," Buchholz said. "We had to call police more because of fighting and drugs."

http://www.denverpost.com/denver/ci_2...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 14:32 PM

Mexico's head addictions official speaks on marijuana legalization: "Whoever thinks that we are going to end drug trafficking and organized crime [with such a policy] is mistaken; it's incorrect."

http://lopezdoriga.com/nacional/estoy...

TommyMarin commented on Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 at 16:10 PM

Ex-DEA agent on medical marijuana: some 'can't grip it until they've l i v e d it'

Pennsylvania bill legalizing medical marijuana has former DEA agent, State Rep. Mike Regan's (Republican) support.

http://tinyurl.com/qg8tu57

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Because marijuana with high THC levels is linked to serious irreversible mental illness including psychotic breaks...did you that in the Netherlands, marijuana with THC content greater than 15% is classified as a "hard" drug? This article is an excellent reference regarding US and international marijuana policies.
The Dutch government has recently decided to reclassify high-strength cannabis into the same category as cocaine or heroin, meaning that the “coffeehouses” will not be able to sell this product.

Check out this article.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 16:04 PM

Earl Blumenauer: DEA chief unfit after calling medical pot ‘a joke’

During morning remarks on the House floor, Mr. Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat, said the interim DEA chief’s attitude on medicinal marijuana is “indicative of a throwback ideology rooted in the failed war on drugs,” and he urged the Obama administration to consider a replacement.
“Rosenberg is clearly not the right fit for the DEA in this administration,” the congressman continued. “He’s an example of the inept, misinformed zealot who has mismanaged America’s failed policy of marijuana prohibition.”

http://tinyurl.com/neymxdg

lindataylor commented on Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 10:43 AM

Ban on marijuana use in Boulder County open space gains support

http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_2927127...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 10:56 AM

Pot is trumpeted as "safe" "green" and "healthy". Thanks to a news media that laughs off serious problems - we are living with public policy written by stoners.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/arc...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 15:10 PM

11 Things Colorado Can Now Fund Thanks to Legal Marijuana

1. $40 million for school construction.

2. $2.5 million for marijuana education and prevention campaigns.

3. $2 million for bullying prevention school grants.

4. $2 million for drop-out prevention school grants.

5. $2 million for youth mentoring services.

6. $1 million for poison control centers.

7. $1 million for local government marijuana impact grants.

8. $500,000 for substance abuse screening, intervention, and referral.

9. $500,000 for substance abuse treatment.

10. $300,000 for Future Farmers of America and 4-H programs at the State Fair.

11. $200,000 for roadside impaired-driving enforcement training for peace officers

Because the state made way more than lawmakers had anticipated, there is an additional $8 million in marijuana revenue that has yet to be allocated.

http://tinyurl.com/ohun2fa

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Victory! Provisions for Big Marijuana and Monsanto left out of final Spending Bill

The Omnibus spending bill passed early this morning in Congress did not include some key provisions pushed by Big Marijuana.

It should also be noted that a Monsanto provision that would have banned states from enacting right-to-know labels for foods using GMO ingredients also did not pass. The bill was a major victory for drug prevention advocates–and for those who want less corporate influence over Congress. (Will Bernie Sanders understand? And does he understand that today’s marijuana is also genetically altered and different from the weaker pot of the ’60s?)

http://stoppot2016.com/2015/12/19/big...

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 at 13:21 PM

Victory! Congress passes bills to prohibit DEA from interfering with medical marijuana and hemp research in those states that have legalized them. It also okays federal funding for needle exchange programs.
Thanks to language in the omnibus spending bill the DEA's hands are tied and all they can do is stand there, w a t c h, and fume.

***smiles***

http://tinyurl.com/pm5rlna

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 15:48 PM

Local Officials Blast Proposal to Legalize Pot in Atlantic City.

http://brick.shorebeat.com/2015/12/lo...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 16:03 PM

For The Sake of Journalism, Marijuana Reporters Need To Take a Deeper Look.

"With the demise of most print journalism, and the rise of on-line stringers, news reporting on this subject has lost much of its rigor. Quick reports using old canards, rather than the high standards of legitimate journalism, has clouded the public’s access to well-informed news analysis on the 21st century science and political history of the current marijuana movement."

http://marijuana-policy.org/for-sake-...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 16:17 PM

Why should doctors recommend marijuana when research does not support its use?

Evidence on medical marijuana.

"As a medicine, cannabis needs more study so that doctors who recommend it feel they are doing so based on scientific evidence, not anecdote."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 22:11 PM

U.S. Surgeon General: ‘Marijuana Can Be Helpful’

The nation’s top doctor says that marijuana has medical benefits for some patients.

In a Wednesday appearance on “CBS This Morning,” Dr. Vivek Murthy, surgeon general of the United States, said, “We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, that marijuana can be helpful.”

“I think that we have to use that data to drive policymaking,” he added.

http://tinyurl.com/q3pxu4y

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Officials within the state of Colorado put no thought into how to measure impacts of legalized marijuana. We don't yet know all impacts statistically. But we sure see more gang activity, more crime, more people failing drug tests, more homeless, more ER visits, more kids using, more grows, more stores. We smell it everywhere. More marijuana = a community that is not safe, healthy or economically sound.

http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/c...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 at 11:41 AM

Press release:

DATA NOW IN: Colorado has highest marijuana use among teens, adults

PHOENIX (December 18) -- New state data from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that Colorado now leads the nation in marijuana use across all age levels and, most disturbingly, in the 12-17 and 18-25 age categories. Marijuana legalization advocates have persistently claimed that marijuana use will not rise with legalization, and that legalization will have little bearing on under-age use. This latest data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proves otherwise.

“Sadly for Colorado’s youth, the data now substantiates the theory that increased availability leads to increased use -- despite being assured the contrary by legalization advocates. Arizonans should pay close attention," said Seth Leibsohn, chair of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy. "In Colorado, teen marijuana use has not only increased since legalization, it is now the highest in the nation -- more than 73 percent higher than the national average. For those who recommended a 'wait-and-see' approach based on Colorado's experience, the results are in and they are not good. It should be crystal clear, in Arizona and any other state considering legalizing marijuana, that going down the same path would be devastating to our youth and our communities."

“According to this data, Colorado is not only number one for marijuana use but also ranks near the top in the nation in its use of other illicit drugs," said Sheila Polk, vice chair of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy. "Serious peer-reviewed science warns us that marijuana does significant harm to the developing adolescent brain, causes impaired memory and judgment, lowers IQ and increases school drop-out rates. It is unconscionable to unleash this harmful drug on Arizona’s youth.”

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Lessons from pot experiment

http://gazette.com/lessons-from-pot-e...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Anti-Pot Group Blames 'Big Marijuana' for Nonexistent Increase in Adolescent Cannabis Consumption

Neither Colorado nor Washington has seen a statistically significant change in underage use since legalization.

A recent analysis of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows a small, statistically insignificant increase in cannabis consumption by Colorado teenagers between 2012-13, when marijuana possession by adults 21 and older became legal in that state, and 2013-14, when state-licensed merchants began selling marijuana to recreational consumers. The share of 12-to-17-year-olds reporting marijuana use in the previous month rose from 11.2 percent to 12.6 percent. (The state prevalence estimates combine two years of data to compensate for relatively small samples.) The anti-pot group SAM ("Smart Approaches to Marijuana") made the most of the new numbers:

Colorado now leads the country in past-month youth marijuana use, after legalizing marijuana in 2012. The state claims this dubious distinction after being in third place in the 2012-2013 report, and in fourth place in the 2011-2012 study.

By focusing on the change in Colorado's rank, SAM obscured the fact that neither of these changes was statistically significant, a point that SAM President Kevin Sabet further obfuscated by blaming "Big Tobacco" for a possibly nonexistent increase in underage use. "In Colorado especially," he said, "Big Marijuana has been allowed to run wild, and it appears that kids are paying the price more than in any other state in the country."

http://tinyurl.com/zxj9hhl

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 13:31 PM

Effects of marijuana use on impulsivity and hostility in daily life.

http://www.drugandalcoholdependence.c...

BikerackIII commented on Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 15:20 PM

Marijuana Legalization Progress in U.S. Shows Signs of Harming Mexican Cartels

http://tinyurl.com/qhrtmgx

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Happy New Year! *Smiles*

This is the start of a long and profitable relationship between anti drug advocates and pro druggies. You can expect more of the same. Got ya.

Anti-pot racketeering suit settles, opens door for future RICO claims. Colorado drug-law expert: RICO claims are 'going to be incredibly problematic for the industry'...

"A high-profile racketeering lawsuit against a proposed Summit County marijuana shop and companies that did its banking, bonding and accounting settled in U.S. District Court this month — a substantial victory for cannabis opponents hoping to stun legalization efforts in America."

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 13:54 PM

Congress Did Not Legalize Medical Marijuana.

"Contrary to what you may have read or heard, Congress did not quietly lift the federal ban on medical marijuana. Nor did it lift the ban loudly. It did not lift the ban at all."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobsull...

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 20:21 PM

Vermont's Attorney General Bill Sorrell Predicts Legislature Will Legalize Marijuana In 2016

"Let me put it this way, I will be surprised if marijuana is not legalized in this next legislative session," he said. There are enough votes for legislation to pass in the Senate, he says, and outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin has said he would sign a bill.

http://tinyurl.com/o22qxa9

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Jan 02, 2016 at 20:30 PM

Think legalizing marijuana reduces alcohol and other drug use? Wrong! The 2013-2014 NSDUH survey results reveal that Colorado is in the top quintile for the following drug use rates (ages 12 and older): Cocaine, Illicit drugs besides marijuana, Marijuana, Alcohol and Binge drinking. Looks like marijuana legalization may increase alcohol and drug use. Don't buy the marijuana lie.

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/defa...

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Jan 02, 2016 at 20:40 PM

Colorado: 55% Of Voters Still Support Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana opponents like Kevin Sabet were very certain that Colorado voters would regret voting for marijuana legalization in 2012. Three years later, there is no buyer’s remorse in Colorado. In fact, the same percentage of voters that approved marijuana legalization in Colorado on Election Day 2012 stated that they still support it according to a poll recently released by Quinnipiac University. Per 9News:

Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters say they support the voter-passed law that legalized marijuana in the state, while 41 percent are opposed. And 53 percent said they believe that legalizing marijuana has been good for the state.

There’s a large gender gap when it comes to marijuana approval rates. Men are higher in the votes while woman are divided on the issue. Forty-five percent are saying it’s a good thing, and 47 percent believe marijuana is negatively affecting the state.

55.32% of Colorado voters voted ‘yes’ on Election Day 2012 for Amendment 64. I don’t expect Kevin Sabet to change his tune after the release of these poll results. However, I do expect him to look even dumber than usual if/when he continues to act like marijuana legalization in Colorado hasn’t worked. Colorado’s citizens have spoken, again, and they have expressed that they like their decision to legalize marijuana. I expect similar results in every other state that follows in Colorado’s footsteps.

Posted by Johnny Green at http://tinyurl.com/q8rkmcz

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 17:42 PM

Legalization "was not worth it," according to Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman. We must not make the same mistake in California:

Colorado Recalls 100,000 Marijuana Edibles Due To Pesticides, The 15th In 16 Weeks

http://www.medicaldaily.com/colorado-...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 18:47 PM

What We Didn't See In Colorado, With Legalization In Full Swing

http://tinyurl.com/p7gg3pd

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jan 04, 2016 at 15:04 PM

Racist Bast--ds. Marijuana legalization advocates are targeting minorities. Anyone surprised?

Denver's pot businesses mostly in low-income, minority neighborhoods.

http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/c...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Jan 04, 2016 at 17:02 PM

California Could Take In $1 Billion Annually In Legal Marijuana Taxes

http://extract.suntimes.com/news/10/1...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 15:16 PM

Mixing marijuana and tobacco is creating respiratory cripples.

Doctors said patients who smoke marijuana mixed with tobacco are developing COPD at and extremely young age. “We are talking about young men and women in their thirty’s with end stage lung disease. And by end stage lung disease I mean they are no longer able to carry out any normal activity, such as cooking, walking from the bed to the bathroom because of severe shortness or breath.” Dr. Charles stated.

http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/mixi...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 15:42 PM

"patients who smoke marijuana mixed with TOBACCO"...with "TOBACCO"...no sh*t Sherlock? With "TOBACCO"...duh...

NIDA Admits Marijuana Cures Cancer

http://tinyurl.com/qa565hc

U.S. Surgeon General Says Marijuana Medicinal

http://tinyurl.com/krtcj47

3 Out Of 4 Doctors Approve Of Medical Cannabis

http://community.oakdaleleader.com/bl...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 15:49 PM

Moderate Marijuana Smokers Show Greater Lung Capacities Than Non-users

http://tinyurl.com/q8htklw

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 16:04 PM

Victory.

Judge: Pot credit union can't access nation's banking system.

https://tinyurl.com/jg6rgkt

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 16:09 PM

Marijuana lung health risk underestimated.

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/06june/Pa...

Marijuana Use and Emphysema.... "In the paper, Martin Johnson, MD, of the department of respiratory medicine at Glasgow (Scotland) Royal Infirmary, and colleagues discuss the cases of four men who regularly smoked marijuana but did not smoke much tobacco, and who developed emphysema in the upper areas of their lungs. "Our cases are of particular interest, not just because of their young age, but also because of the unusual pattern of emphysema and the relatively low level of exposure to tobacco smoke compared with that more commonly associated with emphysema," Johnson writes."

http://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/news/2...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 16:26 PM

Public Religion Research Institute Poll, funded by the Ford Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, finds only 44% of Americans now support legalization, down from 51% in 2013.

http://learnaboutsam.org/major-nation...

New poll shows more Coloradans opposed to legal marijuana

http://m.gazette.com/new-poll-shows-m...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 18:22 PM

Most Colorado Voters Say Legal Marijuana Is A Good Thing

It's been almost two years since Colorado regulated recreational marijuana for sale, and according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on 11/20/2015 a majority of the state's voters support the decision and say its outcome has been good.

http://tinyurl.com/q2tyu7q

Support For Legalizing Marijuana Continues To Grow

According to the most recent Gallup poll (http://tinyurl.com/p675q7t) support for legalizing marijuana is at an all time high. The poll, released on 10/21/2015, shows 58% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana with increases in support in all age groups. With support averaging 56% since 2013 the trend is expected to continue unabated. Once considered political suicide many pols now call for the federal government to abstain from intervening with states efforts to legalize and regulate not only medical marijuana but recreational as well. A growing number even openly endorse outright legalization at the federal level.

http://tinyurl.com/ozudase

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jan 07, 2016 at 17:28 PM

Piedmont retains control over medical marijuana.

"The city code amendments would prohibit marijuana dispensaries, cultivation activities. Commercial cannabis activities would also be prohibited."

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_2935038...

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Jan 07, 2016 at 18:33 PM

America, Take Note: Three Lessons the Netherlands Learned After Decades of Evolving Its Drug Policy

http://tinyurl.com/onnve5y

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jan 08, 2016 at 21:06 PM

Red Bluff approves ban on marijuana use, grows.

https://tinyurl.com/h8kx67b

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Jan 08, 2016 at 22:04 PM

Canada Officially Begins Move Toward Legalizing Marijuana

Canada’s new prime minister was only sworn in less than two weeks ago, but he has already directed his government to begin the process that will lead to the nationwide legalization of marijuana.

“I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory, and Cabinet processes to d e l i v e r on your top priorities [including]a federal-provincial-territorial process that will lead to the legalization and regulation of marijuana,” Prime Minster Justin Trudeau wrote to Jody Wilson-Raybould, the country’s new justice minister and attorney general.

http://tinyurl.com/phek643

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 at 15:37 PM

**Red Bluff approves ban on marijuana use, grows.

https://tinyurl.com/h8kx67b

** California cities rush to ban pot shops as state deadline looms

"So far, medical cannabis dispensaries have been banned in recent weeks in 19 cities, including Antioch, Artesia, Newport Beach, Palm Desert and Pasadena. Dozens of the other 463 cities in the state are considering new bans or restrictions, creating panic among those who support medical marijuana."

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-me...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 10:39 AM

Coalinga Allows Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The Coalinga City Council voted unanimously to allow a medical marijuana dispensary as well as commercial cultivation and d e l i v e r y services within city limits – becoming the first city in Fresno County and one of the first in the central San Joaquin Valley to embrace a new state law regulating pot.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/a...

http://tinyurl.com/zgm2cm9

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Vermont Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin tells state lawmakers to craft bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Vows to work with legislature and sign bill into law. This would make Vermont the first state to legalize through the legislative process rather than by referendum. Marijuana could be legal as early as this summer.

http://tinyurl.com/zdnjh47

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 16:01 PM

Press release:

Colorado: Devastating Impact of
Legalization on Marijuana Use

Past-month marijuana use among Colorado’s adolescents, ages 12-17, was 74 percent higher (12.56% as compared to 7.22% nationwide) than the national average for the two years following legalization in the state, according to a new report from the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Further, the average usage rate in states that have not legalized marijuana for medical use is lower (5.99%) than the average in states that have (8.52%) and far lower than the states that have fully legalized pot (11.31%).

Past-month marijuana use among college-age young adults, ages 18-25, was 62 percent higher than the national average (31.24% as compared to 19.32%). Use in full legalization states was nearly double that of use in non-medical pot states (27.86% as compared to 16.43% in 2014).

Adult past-month use was 104 percent greater than the national average (12.45% as compared to 6.11% in 2014). Adult use in full legalization states was 11.83% as compared to to 4.7% in non-legalization states.

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 20:28 PM

Cannabis ‘Doesn’t Lower IQ Or School Grades’ – But Smoking Tobacco Does

Previous studies may have been skewed by the fact that teenagers tend to smoke the two together.

Researchers used data on 2235 children – mapping tobacco and cannabis use against IQ at age 15 and educational performance at age 16.

After full adjustment, those who had used cannabis 50 times did not differ from never-users on either IQ or educational performance.

The scientists say that there is a ‘robust’ link between smoking cigarettes and lower achievement in education – even when cannabis is excluded.

http://tinyurl.com/zm89vyc

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 10:43 AM

Homeless everywhere. Shoplifting everywhere. Gang shootings. Thefts, break-ins. Somehow the stats don't reflect what we see in our community. Perception is reality. We know public safety has been impacted by the marijuana industry. We don't like what we see.

Top officials: Crime down in Pueblo
But they realize gang violence, public impression drive opposite perception.

http://www.chieftain.com/mobile/msear...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Prohibitionists Twisting Data To Fit Anti Marijuana Agenda

The prohibitionists claim that legal marijuana has led to the nations highest rates of marijuana use is a bald face lie. Colorado's marijuana use has been among the highest in the country years before legalization. Usage rates remain unchanged since legalization, the feds are trying to pull a fast one and trying to dupe the public into believing this is something new and legalization is to blame.

http://tinyurl.com/h4b6x5q

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment head Dr. Larry Wolk — hardly a cannabis booster — says the same thing.

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Santa Rosa Rejects Ban On Medical Marijuana Grows

In a unanimous vote the Santa Rosa Planning Commission rejects ban on medical marijuana grows. This follows another unanimous vote earlier in the week to recommend more permissive rules, this one by a City Council marijuana subcommittee.

http://tinyurl.com/hccfyrh

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Cloverdale Lifts Ban On Outdoor Marijuana Grows

In an effort to balance the needs of medical marijuana patients with their neighbors, the Cloverdale City Council on Tuesday agreed to lift a ban on outdoor cultivation, but limit the number of plants that can be grown outside to no more than three per single-family home.

After months of vetting the issue with workshops and a Planning Commission hearing, the City Council unanimously voted to allow patients or caregivers to grow several garden plants, even though they also will be able to grow 30 plants indoors if they are in separate structures and meet a number of other conditions.

http://tinyurl.com/hhup7v6

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 16:22 PM

Santa Barbara County staff is seeking to ban medical marijuana cultivation, sales, dispensaries and more...

https://tinyurl.com/j683dr9

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 14:08 PM

Anti-Marijuana Politician Andy Harris At Risk Of Not Being Re-Elected

What could it cost Representative Andy Harris to be Congress’s leading voice against DC’s legalization of marijuana? Perhaps his career in national politics, according to a new poll of primary voters in the conservative Republican’s Maryland district which shows him losing badly to one of his three challengers.

http://tinyurl.com/hay28d2

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 at 15:02 PM

Colorado educators concerned about pot in public schools. A summit by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center in Thornton featured a panel on marijuana legalization and its effect in schools.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_289...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 at 15:11 PM

Colorado youth have the highest marijuana use rate in the US and the rate increased since the last NSDUH survey. Legalizing marijuana does NOT decrease youth use rates. Myth busted.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 at 18:22 PM

The black market thrives in the state of Washington, may be larger than the regulated market:

http://www.king5.com/story/news/2016/...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Study: Alcohol Is The Real Gateway Drug, Not Marijuana

Alcohol is typically the first substance consumed by individuals who report polydrug use later in life, according to data published this month in The Journal of School Health.

Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Florida, Gainesville evaluated drug use patterns from a nationally representative sample of 2,835 12th graders.

Authors found that youth use of alcohol most often preceded the use of tobacco or marijuana. They also reported subjects’ age of alcohol initiation is the strongest predictor of later polydrug use.

“Alcohol is the most commonly used substance, and the majority of polysubstance using respondents consumed alcohol prior to tobacco or marijuana initiation,” they reported. “Respondents initiating alcohol use in sixth grade reported significantly greater lifetime illicit substance use and more frequent illicit substance use than those initiating alcohol use in ninth grade or later.”

http://tinyurl.com/hq4fb39

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 08:46 AM

This Is How One Pot Smoker Learned That Marijuana Plays a Role in Psychosis...

"I had a big delusion that I was figuring something out that no one understood but me that would eventually save the world," he said. "The day of my psychosis, I charted everything out and put it on a piece of paper after I had just smoked a ton of weed."

https://news.vice.com/article/this-is...

BikerackIII commented on Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 15:25 PM

Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders To Keynote Marijuana Conference

Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders will headline the International Cannabis Business Conference on Feb. 13 and 14 in downtown San Francisco.

http://tinyurl.com/zs49zl3

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 18:44 PM

Lessons from Pot Experiment.

Robert DuPont, Peter Bensinger & Linden S. Blue.

http://www.hudson.org/research/12039-...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 22:15 PM

New Study Proves That Marijuana Doesn't Lower IQ

New study using identical twins debunks seriously flawed Duke University study. Marijuana use not linked to declines in IQ.

http://tinyurl.com/jgy33hq

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 16:14 PM

I told you so. Legal marijuana simply provides cover for the cartel. Who is protecting the cartel? George Soros and his many puppet organizations, The Drug Policy Alliance, NORML, MPP, California NAACP, American's for Safe Access, and more. George Soros has made millions of the cartel, with the help of his close personal friend drug kingpin Jaime Gilinski.

"Drug traffickers seek safe haven amid legal marijuana."

..."illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state's sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it elsewhere and pocketing millions of dollars from the sale, according to law enforcement officials and court records consulted by The Associated Press."

http://m.gazette.com/drug-traffickers...

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 17:30 PM

This won't be a problem once it's legal nationwide. With Canada legalizing and Mexico likely to follow suit there won't be a North American black market.

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 01, 2016 at 16:44 PM

"An investigation by Associated Press finds criminal cartels akin to those in Mexico are growing weed among Colorado’s sanctioned pot warehouses and farms and then shipping the product wholesale to other states, “pocketing millions of dollars from the sale.” The trafficking is so easy that many exporters simply mail the stuff. In the first year of legalization, seizures of Colorado pot by the Postal Service were about 470 pounds, up from 57 pounds in 2010. Colorado’s United States Attorney John Walsh admitted to AP that “there’s a lot more of this activity than there was two years ago.”

http://m.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 01, 2016 at 17:11 PM

RAND study shows that most marijuana used as "medical" is also used recreationally. Notice nearly half the "medical" users in states with "medical" get their pot from the black market. So much for regulation.

http://www.rand.org/news/press/2016/0...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 01, 2016 at 17:16 PM
TommyMarin commented on Monday, Feb 01, 2016 at 20:31 PM

Prohibitionist politicians force most Denver marijuana businesses to locate in low-income, minority neighborhoods by enacting punitive zoning laws.

http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/c...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Feb 01, 2016 at 21:02 PM

Homicides Down Since Beginning of Legal Cannabis Sales in Denver

In one of the most drastic examples of the potential benefits of legalized cannabisColorados-Recreational-Marijuana-Task-Force, Denver, Colorado has seen a sizable reduction in violent crimes – particularly homicides – since the beginning of legal recreational cannabis sales.

http://tinyurl.com/mrs7347

LewisD commented on Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 18:55 PM

Marijuana Use Over Years May Affect Ability to Remember Words

People who smoke marijuana over time may have trouble remembering words on a list by the time they reach middle age, suggests a new study.

http://time.com/4204377/marijuana-ver...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 21:06 PM

Marijuana Legalization In Colorado Is Killing Mexican Drug Cartels

http://tinyurl.com/hrow2hu

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 09:32 AM

Study: Harvard Scientists Studied the Brains of Pot Smokers, and the Results Don't Look Good

"Shockingly, every single person in the marijuana group, including those who only smoked once a week, had noticeable [brain] abnormalities, with the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala showing changes in density, volume and shape. Those who smoked more had more significant variations."

http://mic.com/articles/87743/harvard...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Major Study Finds MJ Not Harming Teens

A new major study by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Rutgers University confirms what previous studies have found; Marijuana use does not hurt teens.
“There were no differences in any of the mental or physical health outcomes that we measured regardless of the amount or frequency of marijuana used during adolescence” says the studies lead researcher Jordan Bechtold, PhD.

http://community.oakdaleleader.com/bl...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 18:33 PM

Hey Colorado...

Woot woot!

Alaska set to ban commercial marijuana sales city by city county by county.

"By a narrow 4-3 vote, with Mayor Shirley Marquardt breaking the tie, the Unalaska City Council last week took its first step towards banning local sales and commercial growing, testing, and manufacturing of marijuana products."

https://www.adn.com/article/20160206/...

PaulScambot commented on Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Alaska Marijuana Control Board Votes To Allow Marijuana Bars In Retail Outlets
http://tinyurl.com/qhba3vn

PaulScambot commented on Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Anchorage Opens the Door to Cannabis Cafés

http://tinyurl.com/pwmhhdb

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 at 18:24 PM

Come on California...we are better then this.

BrotherAhab commented on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 00:28 AM

California’s Largest Doctors Group Backs Recreational Marijuana

Doctors with the California Medical Association announce support of marijuana legalization, saying that regulation would serve public health better than 'ineffective prohibition'

http://tinyurl.com/he5mohz

lindataylor commented on Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 17:26 PM

One View: Green is the new color of greed in Nevada

"And to my good friend in the state Senate Tick Segerblom, who supports the Nevada ballot initiative to legalize recreational pot Nevada: Tell me how making the Las Vegas Strip into the “Amsterdam of the West” is going to help Nevada’s majority-minority student populations overcome their serious achievement gaps and excel academically so they can have a better future?"

http://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voic...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 21:13 PM

Committee Approves Bill That Would Remove Oregon Residency Requirement For Marijuana Investors

http://tinyurl.com/zblcmna

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Why is recreational pot bad? Meet my brother.

"The first time my brother was arrested, he was 17 years old. The last time he was arrested was three months ago. At 44 years old, he has spent half his adult life in jail, prison or rehab."

http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinio...

BikerackIII commented on Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 18:48 PM

Legal Marijuana Would Be Good For Kids

Critics say an Arizona initiative to legalize marijuana would be disastrous. But evidence proves otherwise.

http://tinyurl.com/j97w6sw

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 18:13 PM

Marijuana legalization supporters attempt to silence opposition through intimidation and stigma

http://smartapproaches.bangordailynew...

TommyMarin commented on Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 19:04 PM

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies

http://tinyurl.com/pfyzrf5

LewisD commented on Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 19:52 PM

Legal Pot As Cover For Drug Dealers

https://soundcloud.com/wake-up-with-s...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 10:33 AM

District Court Dismisses Marijuana Lawsuit Against Pueblo County

A lawsuit filed by marijuana opponents against Pueblo County and others was dismissed Tuesday.

The lawsuit was filed in February by the owners of a mountain hotel and a horse farm, along with a group called the Safe Streets Alliance. They argued that Amendment 64, Colorado’s 2012 marijuana-legalization measure, has hurt their properties. The lawsuit asked the federal government to block Amendment 64, citing the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA)

http://tinyurl.com/ho2as5v

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 13:28 PM

DENVER — Opponents of a Rye marijuana-growing operation and Colorado’s legalization of recreational use of marijuana are challenging the dismissal of their lawsuit against Pueblo County officials.

"Their lawsuit claims that federal laws against marijuana take precedence over Amendment 64, approved by Colorado voters in 2012, which legalized recreational marijuana. The lawsuit also claims that the pot-growing site next to the Reillys’ property reduces the value of their property.

The Reilly and Safe Streets Alliance appeal is a challenge to U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn’s Jan. 19 decision against the opponents who sued. The challenge to his dismissal of the lawsuit moves his decision to the federal appeals court in Denver."

http://www.chieftain.com/news/pueblo/...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 at 18:04 PM

Whoop there it is...

Study Links Marijuana Use to Greater Risk for Developing Addiction to Other Drugs.

"A new study suggests marijuana smokers may be significantly more likely to develop an addiction to other drugs and alcohol than people who don’t use marijuana."

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 at 18:17 PM

We told you so...

Denver Crime Rises in 7 of 9 Categories, Homicide Up 72.4 Percent

"The stats available at this writing cover January-November 2015 — figures we've compared to the same period the previous year. And the numbers are up in seven of nine categories, including all four offenses listed under violent crime and three of five designated as property crimes.

Most alarming of all is the startling increase in homicides over the span of a year — from 29 during the first eleven months of 2014 to 50 from January until November of 2015. That's an increase of 72.4 percent."

http://www.westword.com/news/denver-c...

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 at 22:06 PM

LE Harvesting Drug Users As A Cash Crop

http://community.oakdaleleader.com/bl...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Feb 19, 2016 at 10:09 AM

AKT1 genotype moderates the acute psychotomimetic effects of naturalistically smoked cannabis in young cannabis smokers

"Smoking cannabis daily doubles an individual’s risk of developing a psychotic disorder"

http://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v6/n...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Feb 19, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Obesity; gateway To Narcotic Abuse

http://community.oakdaleleader.com/bl...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 09:30 AM

* Supreme Court: Colorado pot laws have created “massive criminal enterprise”

A few excerpts:

"The State of Colorado authorizes, oversees, protects, and profits from a sprawling $100-million per-month marijuana growing, processing, and retailing organization that exported thousands of pounds of marijuana to some 36 States in 2014. If this entity were based south of our border, the federal government would prosecute it as a drug cartel."

"Colorado has created a massive criminal enterprise whose sole purpose is to authorize and facilitate the manufacture, distribution, sale, and use of marijuana. It has granted a property interest in federal contraband and, like any well-run cartel, it protects its distributers’ operations. As the Director of the federally-funded task force studying the issue states, “Colorado is the black market for the rest of the country.” Colorado created this illicit market for profit, and profit handsomely it does thanks to taxes imposed at every step."

"Given all this, to deny that Colorado is responsible for the harms its marijuana is causing in neighboring States is like saying that a tavern keeper cannot be held responsible for the drunk who kills a family with his car even though he knowingly sold the drunk ten beers in two hours. The actions of third-party interstate traffickers are in no way “independent” of Colorado’s marijuana regime."

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 09:55 AM

Analyzing Colorado's grand experiment

http://gazette.com/analyzing-colorado...

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies

http://tinyurl.com/pfyzrf5

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Marijuana Smokers Five Times More Likely to Develop an Alcohol Problem

"Adults who use marijuana are five times more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder (AUD) —alcohol abuse or dependence— compared with adults who do not use the drug. And adults who already have an alcohol use disorder and use marijuana are more likely to see the problem persist. Results of a study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York appear online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence."

https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/publ...

LewisD commented on Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 10:52 AM

Will Recreational Marijuana Result in More Violence Committed by the Mentally Ill? Author Janice Holly Booth Sees an Increase in Violent Crime on the Horizon

"The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) states that violence is more prevalent among mentally ill people who also have substance abuse issues. “Both domestic violence and suicide attempts are more common, and of the mentally ill who wind up in jails and prisons, there is a high percentage of drug abusers.”"

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies

http://tinyurl.com/pfyzrf5

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 11:41 AM

LE Harvesting Drug Users As A Cash Crop

http://community.oakdaleleader.com/bl...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 at 18:03 PM

Told you so!

Drug Traffickers Moving to Colorado to Grow Marijuana and Ship It Out of State.

"In one instance, the owner of a skydiving business filled his planes with hundreds of pounds of marijuana grown in Colorado, and flew them to Minnesota. Associates allegedly sold the marijuana for millions of dollars in cash."

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together...

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 at 21:29 PM

Vermont Senate Votes To Legalize Marijuana

S. 241 now moves to the House of Representatives. Governor Pete Schumlin has vowed to sign bill when it reaches his desk.

Four other states, Colorado, Washinton, Alaska, And Oregon, along with the District of Columbia have already legalized marijuana through the initiative process. Vermont will be the first state to do so through the legislature.

http://tinyurl.com/jurwl5f

lindataylor commented on Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 12:19 PM

** Marijuana use and risk of prediabetes and diabetes by middle adulthood: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study

Conclusions/interpretation

"Marijuana use in young adulthood is associated with an increased risk of prediabetes by middle adulthood."

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 18:30 PM

New Study Finds No Direct Link Between Marijuana And Diabetes

http://tinyurl.com/pudarp7

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 18:31 PM

Cannabis, Diabetes, and Crohn's Disease

New studies show cannabis users have a greater resistance to diabetes related problems.

http://tinyurl.com/3ebzzdl

http://tinyurl.com/cfykds6

Studies also show that cannabis use causes the complete remission of Crohn's Disease.

http://tinyurl.com/ca5lpz4

And the list keeps growing...

http://community.oakdaleleader.com/bl...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 18:32 PM

Smoking Marijuana Might Have Some Surprising Health Benefits

http://tinyurl.com/q8htklw

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 17:29 PM

They lie! Any questions?

Petition seeking to legalize medical marijuana in Idaho withdrawn.

"The petition inaccurately stated that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “endorsed medical access to marijuana.” ...

http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news...

PaulScambot commented on Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 20:13 PM

Hillary Clinton Calls for Easing Federal Restrictions on Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/pjp3c7u

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 at 18:14 PM

High Times Cannabis Cup cancelled in Colorado. *SMILES*

http://www.collegian.com/2016/03/high...

BikerackIII commented on Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 14:18 PM

Daily Marijuana Use Does Not Cause Changes In Brain Structure Or Development in Adolescents or Adults

From a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience

Abstract

Recent research has suggested that marijuana use is associated with volumetric and shape differences in subcortical structures, including the nucleus accumbens and amygdala, in a dose-dependent fashion. Replication of such results in well controlled studies is essential to clarify the effects of marijuana. To that end, this retrospective study examined brain morphology in a sample of adult daily marijuana users (n = 29) versus nonusers (n = 29) and a sample of adolescent daily users (n = 50) versus nonusers (n = 50). Groups were matched on a critical confounding variable, alcohol use, to a far greater degree than in previously published studies. We acquired high-resolution MRI scans, and investigated group differences in gray matter using voxel-based morphometry, surface-based morphometry, and shape analysis in structures suggested to be associated with marijuana use, as follows: the nucleus accumbens, amygdala, hippocampus, and cerebellum. No statistically significant differences were found between daily users and nonusers on volume or shape in the regions of interest. Effect sizes suggest that the failure to find differences was not due to a lack of statistical power, but rather was due to the lack of even a modest effect. IN SUM, THE RESULTS INDICATE THAT, WHEN CONTROLLING FOR ALCOHOL USE, GENDER, AGE, AND OTHER VARIABLES, THERE IS NO ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MARIJUANA USE AND STANDARD VOLUMETRIC OR SHAPE MEASUREMENTS OF SUBCORTICAL STRUCTURES.

http://tinyurl.com/lt6n5nb

lindataylor commented on Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 11:03 AM

State issues massive recall of pesticide-tainted marijuana. (The same pesticides linked to autism)...

"Pot grown by MGI, aka Kindman, in Denver is latest in string of state-issued recalls over pesticide use on cannabis"

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_296...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 12:40 PM

LEGALIZATION WORKS! If not for legalization this pesticide laced marijuana would have been sold to the public. GOOD WORK COLORADO! Legalization protects the public!

lindataylor commented on Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 13:59 PM

Teenage girl with epilepsy who advocated for child medical marijuana laws dies after seizure.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 18:48 PM

Cannabis addicts DOUBLE in a decade - yet only 14% of users actually receive treatment, experts warn

Marijuana use disorder affected 2.5 per cent of US adults in 2014 - experts
Cannabis addiction hits men more than women, scientists revealed
Young people at lower income levels are most likely to be affected
But only 14 per cent of people with the disorder ever receive treatment
Scientists say this indicates a real need for education and prevention

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/art...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 19:19 PM

Conference looks at marijuana's impact on crime, road safety in Colorado since passage of Amendment 64

The sky is falling in Colorado...

http://gazette.com/marijuana-conferen...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 20:03 PM

Teenage girl dies after she stops taking medical marijuana and returns to home state to campaign for Connecticut MMJ legalization. WOULD STILL BE A L I V E IF PERMITTED TO CONTINUE TREATMENT WITH MMJ WHILE IN CONNECTICUT. Draconian drug laws kill 13yo girl! CONNECTICUT PROHIBITIONISTS DENY GIRL L I F E SAVING MEDICINE AND KILL HER!

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 at 14:06 PM

Pot is Bad News — No Ifs, Ands or Butts!

"The research is unequivocal. Marijuana causes brain damage, and it is particularly dangerous to the teenager’s brain," said Dr. Ed Gogek, an Arizona-based psychiatrist and author of the book, "Marijuana Debunked."

http://www.lifezette.com/healthzette/...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 at 21:26 PM

Dr. Ed Gogek graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine, a school that is a magnet for students whose grades weren't good enough to get them into a tier one medical school.

http://tinyurl.com/z84fsnd

Dr. Grogek does not practice real medicine, he is a homeopath.

http://tinyurl.com/j9rv6c5

From Wikipedia:
Homeopathy ( i/ˌhoʊmiˈɒpəθi/) is a system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur), a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people.

Dr.Grotek has managed to garner just a 2.1 out of 5 rating for accurate diagnosis'. In other words he gets it wrong nearly 60% of the time.

http://tinyurl.com/h7crvno

Quite the "expert" the prohibitionists are citing. Then again what would you expect from someone who thinks "Reefer Madness" was a hard hitting documentary based on real science and truth?

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 11:22 AM

The public has a right to know who is in the pot business. Department of Revenue is going to now facilitate public access to this information.

Colorado info on marijuana businesses to go public.

State officials say the move to provide data online was in the works before The Denver Post began asking for the information months ago.

http://www.thecannabist.co/2016/03/23...

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM

CDC Tells Doctors To Stop Testing Patients For Marijuana

As part of its plan to change the healthcare community’s cavalier attitude towards the distribution of dangerous prescription painkillers, the federal government has advised physicians across the United States to stop testing their patients for marijuana.

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated set of guidelines for prescribing opioids to patients suffering from chronic pain. Buried inside the language of this attempt to put a leash on the prescription painkiller epidemic, the CDC urged doctors to modify their drug screening policies in an effort to prevent those testing positive for THC metabolites from being disqualified from treatment.

Although the agency wrote that it still believes urine testing is necessary to discover any “undisclosed use” of illicit substances, it specifically states that this rule no longer applies to THC.

http://tinyurl.com/jmbwb68

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Petition filed to ban retail marijuana in Pueblo County

http://m.krdo.com/news/petition-filed...

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 13:23 PM

Atascadero To Legalize Medical Marijuana Cultivation Once Again

City Council unanimously votes to allow medical marijuana cultivation

http://tinyurl.com/ze4grvv

LewisD commented on Sunday, Apr 03, 2016 at 11:28 AM

"Interviewing only marijuana users is not a snapshot of public opinion. It's a one-sided perspective we've been bombarded with for over two years. The citizens of Pueblo County will have their say, not in the newspaper- but at the ballot box. Nothing unfair about that."

http://www.chieftain.com/mobile/msear...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Apr 03, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Top 6 Industries Fighting Legal Marijuana

When confronted by multi-billion dollar organizations arguing that they are just looking out for your welfare by keeping marijuana illegal just follow the money trail, it will lead to the truth.

LewisD commented on Sunday, Apr 03, 2016 at 13:05 PM

Colorado’s latest pot recalls: Sticky Buds, Northern Lights Cannabis Co.

http://www.thecannabist.co/2016/04/01...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Apr 03, 2016 at 14:26 PM

Big Money Fights to Block Marijuana Legalization

Alcohol, Big Pharma, and the Industrial Prison Complex along with prison guard unions and the Forced Re-Hab industries are spending million$ to lobby prohibitionist politicians in a bid to protect profits.

http://tinyurl.com/zezjhy6

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Apr 03, 2016 at 19:09 PM

Marijuana breathalyzer test coming

http://www.kshb.com/news/national/com...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Apr 03, 2016 at 19:40 PM

And another prohibitionist argument against legal marijuana goes up in smoke. Now there will be an inexpensive easy test for impairment. Thanks Linduh!

***wink***

lindataylor commented on Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 19:12 PM

I told you so...Mexican drug cartels are taking full advantage of Colorado's marijuana laws.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Apr 08, 2016 at 20:30 PM

VICTORY! SCOTUS Rejects MJ Suit Against Colorado

In a 6-2 decision the Supreme Court has thrown out a lawsuit brought against Colorado by Nebraska and Oklahoma. The suit claimed that legal marijuana in Colorado was causing "a direct and significant detrimental impact — namely the diversion of limited manpower and resources to arrest and process suspected and convicted felons involved in the increased illegal marijuana trafficking or transportation." Citing the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution and the illegality of marijuana at the federal level they wanted SCOTUS to overturn Colorado's marijuana law. Instead SCOTUS has refused to hear the case and told Nebraska and Oklahoma to beat feet.

***smiles***

http://tinyurl.com/j754wbv

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 18:50 PM

Close to Home: Marijuana pipe dreams and the election.

"There is a wise old adage which reads, “Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it.” That message certainly applies to the proposed initiatives on the ballot later this year to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in California.

Voters in California passed Proposition 215 almost 20 years ago, and only recently has this state established a viable method for making this product available for those who have a legitimate medical need. Recreational use, however, is an entirely different matter."

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/...

BikerackIII commented on Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 14:19 PM

Drive To Legalize Marijuana In Maine Advances On Judge's Ruling

An effort to allow Maine residents to vote to legalize recreational marijuana use advanced on Friday when a judge overruled a state official's decision invalidating some of the signatures needed to get the initiative on the ballot.

The ruling came a month after Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap's office disqualified almost half of the 99,229 voter signatures gathered by marijuana activists, leaving the initiative without enough certified supporters to land a spot on the ballot.

The Secretary of State's office said it had invalidated the petitions over concerns that the signatures of notaries public on various forms submitted did not match up with versions on file in official state records.

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, a national group advocating for the referendum, appealed the state's decision last month, saying that officials had disenfranchised tens of thousands of Maine voters based on a "handwriting technicality."

Maine Business and Consumer Court Justice Michaela Murphy on Friday ruled the state used an "incorrect and improper standard" to invalidate the signatures.

http://tinyurl.com/jmubdcz

lindataylor commented on Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 17:10 PM

Excellent news!

Illegal Marijuana Grow Operations Busted In Colorado, More then 40 Arrested.

"Police said all the raids are tied to one illegal operation and many were executed in the Denver metro area. The suspects allegedly came from Texas to grow marijuana in Colorado and they bought houses to grow the plants, then ship them out of state to sell the drugs for a big financial gain.

At one home in Centennial, drug agents found more than 300 plants. There was so much marijuana grow equipment at the home that a Colorado National Guard truck was called in to haul it away."

*Smiles*

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/04/14...

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 at 13:10 PM

Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace Against Anti-Marijuana Petition

Commissioner Pace released the following statement:
“I’m saddened that a vocal minority is willing to tear apart our community when the voters of Pueblo have already spoken loud and clear. The result will be the same…again… except the community will be divided unnecessarily for the next seven months.

The folks running the measure need to explain to the hundreds of people working in Pueblo’s cannabis, construction, and real estate industries how they will put food on the table if this measure is successful.

Finally, if this passes what do we say to Pueblo County high school students promised scholarships, to the Colorado State Fair, Colorado State University-Pueblo, North Mesa and South Mesa Elementary, Beulah School, Runyon Field, Rye Mountain Park, and many other programs anticipating funds approved by the voters this past November from the 1B excise tax measure?”

http://tinyurl.com/hrjggo6

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 at 20:25 PM

Victory!

White House drug czar: Legalized pot not OK

"Michael Botticelli, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, this week reiterated the administration’s opposition to state efforts to legalize marijuana."

http://littleton.wickedlocal.com/news...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Victory? Really? An avowed prohibitionist shill declares she's still an avowed prohibitionist shill and you think that's a "victory"?

BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-.........

Grasping at straws much?

Now if you want to talk of a TRUE victory read on...

Congress Passes Three Amendments to Stop DEA from Undermining State Marijuana Laws

Important Victories Build on Last Night’s Votes to End DEA's Controversial Bulk Data Collection Program, Cut DEA's Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legislators passed three amendments today to prohibit the DEA and U.S. Department of Justice from undermining state marijuana laws, as part of the U.S. House of Representatives' consideration of the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill. A fourth amendment failed. The House also passed an amendment last night ending the DEA’s controversial bulk data collection program. It also passed three amendments cutting $23 million from the DEA’s budget, and shifted it to fighting child abuse, processing rape test kits, reducing the deficit, and paying for body cameras on police officers to reduce law enforcement abuses.

http://tinyurl.com/opoo2gb

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 at 18:49 PM

Walsh: Organized Crime Operating Under Cover of State’s Legal Pot Laws.

"An increasing number of illegal marijuana traffickers are moving into Colorado to set up grow operations in private residences, then shipping that marijuana to states where it isn’t legal, Colorado U.S. District Attorney John Walsh said Wednesday.

“We’re concerned first and foremost because this is organized crime."

"They come to Colorado to be shielded by the state’s legal marijuana laws, pack hundreds of plants into houses, and produce huge quantities of marijuana"

"They produce huge mold problems. There’s so much moisture that we’ve seen exterior paneling buckling off the sides of houses."

"Some 40 people were arrested in raids by law enforcement in the Denver area in recent days, and will face charges including racketeering, money laundering and tax evasion as well as illegal drug charges. The black market distribution of pot outside Colorado has been the subject of a yearlong, multi-state investigation, Walsh said."

http://inewsnetwork.org/2016/04/22/wa...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 16:49 PM

Soros' friends- Mexican drug cartels are taking full advantage of Colorado's marijuana laws.

"The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is now working hand in hand with the Mexican consulate in Colorado to crack down on the growing criminal activity."
(Oh sure, that's going to work)

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 14:39 PM

Cannabis-Related Painkiller Trial Disaster Leaves 1 Brain Dead, 5 Injured.

The medicine involved works by targeting the body's pain-controlling endocannabinoid system, which is also responsible for the human response to cannabis.

The ministry said the six volunteers in Rennes, in western France, had been in good health until taking the oral medication at a private facility that specializes in carrying out clinical trials.

https://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/bra...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 21:03 PM

Here it is for all to see...exactly what I have said for years. Legalizing marijuana will affect poor and minority communities the hardest.

"A crucial element of the bill—and the long conversation that preceded it—is that marijuana is not only pervasive in Denver, but over-saturated in certain neighborhoods as well- (Minority)- To allow for a more even spread, the new law requires that an analysis determine which neighborhoods host the most and fewest marijuana shops and grows before the new applications are reviewed.
The Denver Housing Authority issued a statement in support of the legislation, which it says protects neighborhoods with high concentrations of public housing and disproportionate marijuana operations."

http://www.hightimes.com/read/denver-...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 08:06 AM

Legalized pot not healthy for Pueblo

"As a physician, health risks of marijuana are daunting. I am surprised to find any physician who stands behind pot. Smoke is always harmful to inhale — whether it’s from burning wood, tobacco or marijuana. Combustion of materials releases toxins and carcinogens, period; be they tobacco or pot smoke (American Lung Association). And media and medical literature expose the risks of ingested pot."

http://www.chieftain.com/opinion/idea...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 08:41 AM

Press Release:

One in six children hospitalized for lung inflammation positive for marijuana exposure

American Academy of Pediatrics

Summary:

A new study found that one in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana exposure.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 09:02 AM

Excellent!

Nebraska, Oklahoma join suit to halt Colorado marijuana law.

"Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and his counterpart in Oklahoma are joining a lawsuit aimed at halting legal marijuana in Colorado.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the two states asked to be added as plaintiffs this month in a case being considered by an appeals court in Denver."

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/...

Craig66 commented on Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 20:43 PM

Excess marijuana revenue will stay with the state; Colorado passes Proposition BB
TheDenverChannel.com Team
7:57 PM, Nov 3, 2015
11:04 PM, Nov 3, 2015
colorado | marijuana tax | proposition bb

DENVER - Colorado voters approved Proposition BB in the Nov. 3 election, therefore deciding to let the state keep a surplus in pot tax revenue.

Proposition BB passed with 66 percent of votes in favor of it.

See election results here.

Colorado law required the vote because the revenue exceeded the initial estimate. The overall revenue was more than voters approved for a marijuana tax in 2013. TABOR requires a projection to be made in a tax’s first year.

The refund is equal to the amount of revenue collected from the voter-approved taxes on retail marijuana in the 2014-15 budget year. Proposition BB gave voters the option to allow the state to keep and spend $66 million or return it. The majority of the money, $40 million, will go to school construction. The rest is for school programs and drug education.

If voters opted to return, $25 million would have gone to taxpayers in the form of a refund; $24 million would have gone to marijuana growers and $17 million to marijuana users.

Depending on income, voters would have gotten back between $6 and $32.

Denver residents were also asked to grant the city and county the right to keep and spend the revenue the city has collected, $5.3 million, from its own local marijuana taxes. That measure passed as well.

Opponents have said allowing the state to keep the money is a virtual tax increase; supporters disagreed because a deliberate tax hike was never made.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 18:11 PM

Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

"Drug use in the work force “is not a new problem. Back in the ’80s, it was pretty bad, and we brought it down,” said Calvina L. Fay, executive director of the Drug Free America Foundation. But, she added, “we’ve seen it edging back up some,” and increasingly, both employers and industry associations “have expressed exasperation.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/bus...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 18:28 PM

Nebraska not feeling Colorado's marijuana industry, taxpayers losing money

"Nebraska Center for Justice Research Dr. Ryan Spohn says Colorado's legalized pot rose Nebraska's law enforcement costs more $1 million from 2013 to 2014."

http://www.kmtv.com/news/local-news/n...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12:36 PM

Why aren't we having a discussion about drug use and how it contributes to minority arrests. Don't you get it yet...legal marijuana is causing the problem. There is a much bigger issues at play here as well. Marijuana is directly linked to mental illness and psychosis. Schools have a responsibility to stop it's use at all costs. No matter who is using and selling on campus. If there are a disproportionate number of minorities using and selling the drug on high school campuses, it could mean an increase in the number of teens diagnosed with mental illness. Mental illness is already leading to an increase in crime. We, the people would be better served by ensuring our schools are doing everything they can to stop the use and abuse of marijuana and other drugs. Pro drug advocates must stop lying about the harms associated with marijuana and concentrate their efforts on stopping drug use in our schools, period.

Marijuana Related Arrests Skyrocket In Colorado For Black And Latino Minors

http://www.vibe.com/2016/05/marijuana...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 at 18:47 PM

Something interesting is happening in Colorado. The marijuana industry is trying to stop state regulators from interfering with the amount of pesticides used by growers!

WTH?

You mean the goal isn't to provide pure marijuana, and CBD concoctions for sick and dying patients? Well what do you know!

Colorado pot industry steps up pesticide fight against regulators.

"The Colorado marijuana industry is stepping up its fight against the state’s efforts to regulate the application of pesticides on cannabis."

(Pot growers are calling efforts to regulate pesticides...unconstitutional)

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/05/01/...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 20:00 PM

Great news!

Denver could yank a marijuana grow’s license for first time. Recommendation to deny renewal for Starbuds rests in part on neighborhood concern.

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/07/...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 13:40 PM

Why parents really are right: Teenagers who use alcohol and smoke weed DO get poorer grades.

"Scientists followed drug and alcohol use among students over seven years
Teenagers using both marijuana and alcohol had worse grades at school
Smoking weed also linked found to cause 'delinquent' behaviour. Asian, black and Hispanic youth worse affected by alcohol and drug use."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/art...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 13:47 PM

Denver could yank a marijuana grow’s license for first time violation.

Recommendation to deny renewal for Starbuds rests in part on neighborhood concern.

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/07/...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:29 AM

Colorado continues pull back on marijuana potency and packaging

"Under the proposal, packaging would have to include warnings that marijuana carries a risk of “permanent loss of brain abilities.” The measure also includes a new potency limit, meaning that popular formsof marijuana such as vape pens and some edibles would be illegal."

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/06/16...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:51 AM

CANNABIS USE – A THREAT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.

"Stuart Reece and Gary Hulse, scientists from The University of Western Australia have identified that cannabis can alter a person’s DNA structure, causing mutations which can expose them to serious illnesses, and be passed on to their children and several future generations.[1] In reality, these findings aren’t new. They just reaffirm what scientists discovered decades ago.

In 1973, when the potency of pot was less than 2%, an American scientist named Dr. Akira Miroshima proclaimed “…In my 20 years of research on human cells, I have never found any other drug, including heroin, which came close to the DNA damage caused by marijuana.”

http://stoppot2016.com/2016/06/17/can...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 12:13 PM

Colo. Pot Director Tells Mass. That State Revenue Gains 'Are A Myth'

"You do not legalize for taxation. It is a myth. You are not going to pave streets. You are not going to be able to pay teachers,” Andrew Freedman, director of Marijuana Coordination for Colorado, said on Boston Herald Radio yesterday. “The big red herring is the whole thing that the tax revenue will solve a bunch of crises. But it won’t.”

https://www.cpr.org/news/newsbeat/col...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Over 70% of Colorado has opted out of retail pot. Pueblo county is part of 30% of counties opted in to retail. 30% of Pueblo teens are using! The highest rates in the state! Colorado has the highest rates in the nation! Look at the data.

http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/Resou...

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 17:20 PM

More incidents of workplace pot use reported after legalization in Colorado, expert says.

CARSON CITY — A marijuana expert from Colorado told business leaders Friday that after that state legalized recreational use of the drug in 2012, workplace incidents of employees under the influence rose from 6 percent to 20 percent in the following year.

The increase was based on data provided by one drug testing company, said Jo McGuire, director of compliance and corporate training for a drug testing company in Colorado Springs.

“Employers are not doing a good job — Colorado is not doing a good job — of explaining that workplace drug use is not OK,” McGuire told several dozen attendees at a Carson City Chamber of Commerce event. “It is not safe.”

http://m.reviewjournal.com/news/nevad...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Legalizers deny there is a problem with pesticides on marijuana...yet they have stepped up their effort to stop regulation of it. (They lie) Don't buy the marijuana lie.

Colorado pot industry steps up pesticide fight against regulators.

"After passing in the state House, a bill that would have codified Gov. John Hickenlooper’s November executive order — telling state agencies that any marijuana grown with unapproved pesticides is a threat to public safety and should be removed from commerce and destroyed — died in a state Senate committee last week."

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/05/01/...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 at 20:21 PM

Many reasons for the flood of increase homeless in our state. Marijuana is one of them.
This actual explains a lot.

"I haven't seen it this bad literally in 20 years, when the camps were never cleaned really," she says. "It's a product of generosity."

Cunningham says she often talks with the campers. Most of those in the younger crowd, she says, tell her that they're in Colorado because marijuana is legal, and their camps tend to be the worst, often showing signs of other kinds of drug use. There are, she says, about 10 campers who have been on the streets for years, who never leave a trace at their camps. But they're a rarity.

This summer, homelessness is everyone's problem. Bum deal

http://m.csindy.com/coloradosprings/t...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 at 20:34 PM

***Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana sends a message to children and young people that drug use is socially and morally acceptable. As people of faith, we must speak out against this effort and the damaging effects its passage would have on the children and families of Arizona.***

Arizona Catholic Bishops Issue Statement Against Legalization

http://stoppot2016.com/2016/07/01/ari...

LewisD commented on Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 10:17 AM

***Letter: Pot-Alcohol comparison not valid.*** (More like complete bull sh--.)

"People aren’t uprooting their children from their homes in Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama to reside in their cars with dreams of working in a brew pub.

Couples aren’t squatting in freezing temps (now sweltering temps) on my neighbor’s ranch trying to break into their home to find money for a creamy Colorado IPA.

Tent communities on the river aren’t popping up for Mike’s Hard Lemonade."

http://www.chieftain.com/mobile/msear...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:40 AM

The decay of Denver.

16th Street Mall conditions deter convention business, says Visit Denver report.

"Denver's downtown environment, especially on the 16th Street Mall, is the No. 1 complaint about Denver among convention and meeting planners — and it's causing the city to lose business."

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/new...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 15:15 PM

Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it.

"Law enforcement authorities say there are signs of possible tampering with water well in Hugo"

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/07/21/...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 09:50 AM

"Stattelman argues there are three major reasons poor people are coming to Pueblo: legalized marijuana, the fact that Colorado has expanded its Medicaid health insurance program for the indigent (as part of the federal Affordable Care Act), and the county’s now-national reputation as a cheap place."

Requests overwhelming agencies - but is it pot that’s bringing more poor to Pueblo?

http://www.chieftain.com/mobile/msear...

LewisD commented on Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:35 PM

Mexican cartels may be shifting marijuana operations to Colorado post-legalization:

"It marked the fourth illegal marijuana grow site discovered in the area....All four grows are believed to be connected to a Mexican cartel, according to the sheriff’s office."

"A multi-agency operation conducted in the mountains near Rye resulted in the confiscation of more than 1,000 marijuana plants worth a street value of $4.2 million from an illegal grow believed to be connected to a Mexican cartel."

http://www.chieftain.com/special/mari...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 18:59 PM

The Marijuana Report...news and more news.

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2...

Craig66 commented on Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 22:42 PM

But it seems that your heroes lie a lot
http://www.marijuana.com/community/th...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 at 13:47 PM

Study: Secondhand marijuana smoke more dangerous than tobacco.

https://www.rt.com/usa/353818-secondh...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Aug 05, 2016 at 13:41 PM

Pro druggies told voters marijuana is harmless....

One Minute of Marijuana Secondhand Smoke Exposure Impairs Blood Vessel Function

“The bottom line is that one minute of moderate levels of secondhand smoke from marijuana was enough to prevent blood vessels from functioning efficiently for more than 90 minutes after the exposure (the effect of tobacco smoke resolves within 30 minutes). The effect occurred even when the marijuana lacked THC and when the marijuana was burned without rolling paper; it is an effect of smoke from burned plant material. There were no seeds or stems or pesticides in the marijuana."

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 14:27 PM

The Medical Marijuana Movement is a Scam.

The Dirty Little Secret Pot Pushers Don’t Want You to Know About.

"That’s right—the dirty little secret they hide from you is that you don’t have to smoke marijuana, eat it in a brownie, or chew it in a marijuana-laced gummy bear to reap the medicinal benefits of THC."

There are legal FDA approved alternatives.

http://dailysignal.com/2016/08/04/the...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 12:26 PM

This is happening in Colorado. Are we willing to let it happen here?

***Letter: Legalized marijuana

"In short, you have ruined the city and state. Homeless people on every corner in the shopping areas. Trash on every street, yard, road, bridge, vacant lot and highway. Blighted rental homes in once very nice neighborhoods, with weeds and trash in yards. Crime that is out of control. People driving crazy. Every single time I go somewhere, I have to avoid getting into a wreck. Lovely upstanding people at stop lights just throwing their trash out the window right next to you."...

http://www.chieftain.com/opinion/lett...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana sends a message to children and young people that drug use is socially and morally acceptable. As people of faith, we must speak out against this effort and the damaging effects its passage would have on the children and families of Arizona.***

Arizona Catholic Bishops Issue Statement Against Legalization

http://stoppot2016.com/2016/07/01/ari...

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 10:53 AM

***"Legalization isn't some progressive move forward. It is falling backwards. People who don't remember history do not see that the Marijuana Industry and the Tobacco Industry are cut from the same cloth. Using the same underhanded tactics, using billions to influence politics. The inevitable cost to society will be over looked or buried for short term profit."***

California initiative draws fire for opening the door to TV ads that promote pot smoking

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-po...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 08:15 AM

***Colorado: Alamosa City Council unanimously rejects pot measures; backers can take petition route.***

"Educators spoke of how legalization has resulted in an increase in children who are impacted by drug use in their families, and seven speakers argued for the need to limit children’s access to the weed.

“It’s the exception when we have kids who are high in the high school, and I’d like to keep it that way,” Alamosa High School Principal Andrew Lavier said."

http://www.chieftain.com/mobile/msear...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Sep 02, 2016 at 19:00 PM

***The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: Impact Volume 4. ***

1. Marijuana-related traffic deaths increased 48 percent.

2. Marijuana-related emergency room visits are up.

3. Colorado is now number one in the nation for teenage pot use and is 74 percent above the national average.

https://docs.google.com/viewerng/view...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 16:34 PM

****Why legal marijuana swells Denver's homeless population***

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-N...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 11:54 AM

***Colorado is now a haven for marijuana-related criminals, cartels, and crime and it continues to increase.***

Will marijuana legalization create modern bootleggers?

“Organized criminals are exploiting legal loopholes by collecting home-grow licenses that allow for as many as 99 marijuana plants each. And more generally, he says, criminals are using the state’s fully legalized pot economy as cover.”

http://mpbn.net/post/will-legalizing-...

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 11:54 AM

***COLORADO TO ARIZON: DON’T LEGALIZE MARIJUANA.***

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/p...

lindataylor commented on Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 13:03 PM

***Since Legalization in Colorado***

"The Denver police department is dealing with a 900% increase in the unlawful cultivation and manufacture of marijuana concentrate, and a 99% increase in the unlawful distribution of marijuana and marijuana concentrate."

Voters were promised they would see a decrease in crime. They were lied to just as California voters have been lied to.

http://calmusa.org/calmcablog/2016/10...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Oct 28, 2016 at 15:10 PM

Imagine a city with a population of a little more then 100,000 people, and then imagine a migration of over 15,000 homeless with numbers still rising rapidly...all because of legal marijuana. Now imagine how that city is going to pay for all the services they will require? Colorado is drowning in "Marijuana Refugees", People with addictions, mental illness and multiple problems going there for Marijuana and easy Medicaid. An estimated 15,000 homeless now in Pueblo and more are being added daily.

Stattelman: City should clear homeless from Fountain Creek camps

http://www.chieftain.com/news/top/526...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 13:59 PM

CO Supreme Court rules that federal law preempts part of Colorado's MJ law.

https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfi...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 14:01 PM

Police department releases stats on link between marijuana and homicides in Colorado Springs.

http://www.krdo.com/news/top-stories/...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 14:05 PM

I voted for President Trump. Smiles.

Feds raid homes across southeast Colorado, seizing 22,400 pounds of marijuana plants

DEA source says homes were raided in El Paso, Pueblo, Crowley, Bent and Otero counties.

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/09/28/...

lindataylor commented on Friday, Apr 07, 2017 at 12:32 PM

In Colorado, It's Still The Wild West For Home-Grown Marijuana .

http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-its...


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