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  •  Statements Like this draws the Feds (0+ / 0-)
    Law Enforcement has essentially stopped busting grow ops in Colorado.
    Here in Ca. after 9 yrs we still had our problems but we were working them out slowly until the Obama DEA/AGAs stepped in. Until a few yrs ago things were still tense between those for and against but our rights were being protected to some extent, some grows had every plant tagged and taxed, local laws made outside grows be damn near as secure as Fort Knox to keep the kids out.

     They still didn't allow a dispensary in my small town, the closest being about 45 miles away but the delivery services were earning a decent rep and they added for the service most the time but even those have dried up lately. They, the Feds, have closed almost, if not every dispensary within 75 miles of me that I know of.

     Soon Colorado will need next. Just as Ca was coming to some kind of terms with the fact that we had made Medical Marijuana legal by majority vote and that it was here to stay the Feds started tearing our States Rights to shreds. When they closed down Oaksterdamn and cause the City Council to halt the building of 3 city inspected indoor Warehouse grows that would of been Unionized I knew the writing was on the wall.

     To me the only thing the legalization movement has done is raise the cost. There was a time I could buy bricks of Colombian for 55 bucks. Now instead of almost a Kilo for my money I get a gram or 2 for the same price.

    "the government's role should be to uplift, enlighten, educate and ennoble the citizen, not oppress them with taxation and intrusive laws," Gatewood Galbraith, Historic Marijuana Advocate, aka "The Last Free Man In America," RIP 1-3-12

    by SmileySam on Mon May 21, 2012 at 02:26:58 PM PDT

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    •  Unusual comment on cost. (1+ / 0-)
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      Is that accurate? As someone else commented, the black market growers in Colorado sell out of state.
      I agree though, the Obama administration, like Clinton before him, are entirely illiberal when it comes to medical marijuana and the drug wars in general. I think Dems are worried that they can be easily characterized as soft-on- crime dope-smoking hippies. Obama is afraid of attack ads with a bunch of black kids playing hoops in the ghetto or buying beer with food stamps are smoking reefers while good honest Irish cops have to stand by helplessly instead of protecting the moral fiber of America.

      "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

      by shmuelman on Mon May 21, 2012 at 03:16:26 PM PDT

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      •  I turned 60 last Fri. (0+ / 0-)

        and in 1968 I could get as many mini-bricks as I wanted at that price for over a yr. We called them mini-bricks because instead of weighting a kilo, they weighted a tad under 2 lbs. The last one I bought had gone up to $100 bucks but it was still going for 25 bucks a lid on the street so everyone was still pretty happy. I did usually have at least a eighth of seeds and stems to every lid but I enjoyed the ritual cleaning a bag. Even back then we knew how to make edible and drinkable use of those but at that cheap of price people rarely wasted the energy unless it was for those who did use in medically and even then, being so cheap, we used the better stuff even in the cooking and teas.

        Still even with inflation it shouldn't retail until the price is cut in half for you basic middle shelf dispensary quality sens. There will always be a cottage industry for some of the designer crossbreeds just like there is for good moonshine or fine wine.

        "the government's role should be to uplift, enlighten, educate and ennoble the citizen, not oppress them with taxation and intrusive laws," Gatewood Galbraith, Historic Marijuana Advocate, aka "The Last Free Man In America," RIP 1-3-12

        by SmileySam on Mon May 21, 2012 at 03:49:07 PM PDT

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        •  1968? I went bowling for $.50 in 1968! (0+ / 0-)

          That was pre-war on drugs days. And the stuff I got in NYC was just pure shit, especially compared to what's out there today.  I mean downbeat, smoke-it-all-day to just get depressed and paranoid stuff. Absolutely no comparison to the fine, consistent strains you can buy at a dispensary, where you can find the kind (no pun intended) that works best for you.

          "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

          by shmuelman on Mon May 21, 2012 at 04:35:31 PM PDT

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          •  The old Panama Red (0+ / 0-)

            and other older brands that some few knew about the female buds was better than an designer cross I have smoked to date, close but not quite. I remember the weed that came home from Nam, a pinner would give 8 people the giggles for hours. Don't get me wrong, I'm more than happy that almost everything is so good these days that getting anything less than 3 or 4 toke weed is now a disappointment.

            "the government's role should be to uplift, enlighten, educate and ennoble the citizen, not oppress them with taxation and intrusive laws," Gatewood Galbraith, Historic Marijuana Advocate, aka "The Last Free Man In America," RIP 1-3-12

            by SmileySam on Mon May 21, 2012 at 05:09:53 PM PDT

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