Outside of the typical political shenanigans and fingerpointing that will continue regardless of it's pointlessness....
This is a horrible initiative and will not be supported by anyone who can read, even if they love MMJ.
The initiative would put the profit and control of the industry in this state solely in the hands of a 10 person regulatory commission.
Transparent opportunism. We have waited until now. We will wait until it is correct.
Farm to table is the model to strive for. Brings the best product to those who need it without politicians' hands in the cookie jar.
We have longed for the opportunity to pay taxes on it and rebuild our communities from the profits it will generate. But we will not stand idle while investors take advantage of the changing climate, for their own personal gains. This is the people's herb.
January 30, 2015 at 1:46 p.m.
Yes, of course we should.
But I will not sign the petition for the coming initiative, which basically installs a cartel of 10 investors to make all of the profit. No one owns a plant.
And too heavy a tax will ensure a thriving black market.
Finally, RECREATION is MEDICINE. With stress playing such a role as a killer, most of you uptight fools would be much better people to those around you, and maybe live a bit longer if you put down the bottle and pharmaceuticals, and took a few tokes.
January 23, 2015 at 12:22 p.m.
If this were the wild west, and you lived in my town, I may shoot you over it.
But you can't legislate compassion. Take away the "privilege" of pet ownership by revoking licensure and levy a very heavy fine. Money is usually the only thing that means anything to those with such little empathy.
January 20, 2015 at 4:12 p.m.
I will not sign the petition. The petition will not get enough signatures to go on the ballot. Nobody owns a plant. Monopolies will come soon enough with federal legalization.
But the important thing here is to point out that Republican or not, an initiative reflects the will of the people do do something without politicians' approval or typical cowardice in leadership.
And also, get with the times Valley Repubs. You like money right ? You are all for states' rights, and hands off government, right ? Leave your so called "morals" at the church, abide the separation of church and state, and let the revenue flow. Or wait until the feds say go and kill all the progress with a federal tax.
January 20, 2015 at 4 p.m.
There is no culpability as long as their legal staff is bigger than yours.
Just ask the victims of the Exxon Valdez tanker catastrophe in Alaska or the coastal fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico post BP nightmare.
Just another day when they privatize profit while publicizing costs. Survival of not the fittest, but the richest. At the expense of the rest of us.
January 20, 2015 at 1:08 p.m.
A hair test to LIVE in an apartment in NILES ???!!!
How ridiculous ! I wouldn't give one of my butt hairs to live there ! Sounds like everyone involved is smoking crack !
January 15, 2015 at 3:58 p.m.
I have empathy for both kids. They are balls of raging hormones in a sea of technology that is brand new and over valued. I hope they can both get past this and thrive in a world trying to blame them.
January 15, 2015 at 3:45 p.m.
Yes you will. For being a pompous ass who delights in the misery in others.
Maybe ask what you can do to help the kids, who are the victims in this situation. But I can already tell you have no interest in helping anyone but yourself.
January 15, 2015 at 2:55 p.m.
Are ALL cop protests really about justice ?
I don't know, are ALL arrests about serve and protect ?
January 13, 2015 at 8:45 p.m.
January 10, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.