Conventional media keeps gushing over rec weed like it’s the greatest thing since sliced gluten-free bread. So how come I live right outside Denver, Colorado, and I still had to drive 90 minutes to score some?
Anyone who’s poked around Cannabis Commerce knows we’re convinced that pursuing patient rights state-by-state is in a league of one as the single dumbest mistake committed in the long and storied history of American activism. If we’re dead-set against patient rights, then what exactly are we for?
No Dispensaries Within 1,000 Feet of a School, a shocking reality show introduced in California which depicts US Attorneys “weeding out” pot businesses, has hit the road. Should you stock up while you still can?
After the recent crackdown on California dispensaries, many of you are concerned if similar disruptions can or will happen here in Colorado. The short answer to “can it” happen is “yes.” The longer answer to “will it” happen is that similar hostilities don’t appear imminent in Colorado … but selling medical marijuana remains the single riskiest business in America.
Ten Reasons Why MMJ Is Cannabis Commerce’s Ball and Chain: [Bonus] Reason 11 — It Keeps 45,000 Marijuana “Offenders” Imprisoned
One particular aftereffect of fixating on MMJ was just too toxic to suppress.
Ten Reasons Why MMJ Is Cannabis Commerce’s Ball and Chain: [Bonus] Reason 12 — It Keeps the DEA in Business
Americans for Safe Access actually expects DEA special agents to stand down. Right. Like those rough-and-ready dudes are going to get into the spirit of cooperation with ASA, playing ping-pong, working on Sudoku puzzles, and painting Tibetan sand mandalas instead of seizing and eradicating?
Wouldn’t you know it, when I’d finally freed up time to deconstruct The Ohio Medical Cannabis Act of 2012 [OMCA2012], Grohio Attorney General Mike DeWine had beat me to it. Above and beyond the litany of “content flaws” DeWine found before summarily rejecting the petition, its language was clumsy, amateurish, and written in a self-congratulatory tone. That contributed mightily to its demise.
“Winning” limited medical marijuana initiatives — as opposed to repealing prohibition — invites legislators into a vicious cycle of creating, editing, and deleting whatever proposition or referendum you voted for after the fact. That insures endless regulatory skirmishes until the end of days.
If policing the planet, with a particular emphasis on Afghanistan, is as important to the administration as it appears to be, it might be wise to placate liberal, peace-loving, pro-marijuana voters who put a Democrat in the White House by ending prohibition. Policing the planet is impractical when you’re no longer in office.