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Re: “North Coast Left Out of Governor's Pitch to Crack Down on Illegal Cannabis

come on it is all about the tax money
U need to learn how to kick back to brown He,s just like his daddy good old pat

Posted by Terry Sawyer on 05/18/2018 at 1:56 PM

Re: “North Coast Left Out of Governor's Pitch to Crack Down on Illegal Cannabis

Legality to me means you have a nice potted pot plant in your home. You cut some off to smoke as will or needs be.

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Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 05/17/2018 at 1:24 PM

Re: “My Hometown Has Changed. Or Maybe I have.

Thank you Linda.

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Posted by Goldie1 on 05/12/2018 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Dude, Am I Stoned?

A better question would be, "Am I stupid?"

If you need an app to know when you are stoned, you are in worse shape than we thought.

Better you should explore life without drugs, for a change...

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Posted by Taurus Balzhoff on 04/28/2018 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Cannabis Convention and Visitors Bureau?

Sundberg's district has really gone to crap the last 8 years. Dirtiest beach, record crime, roads falling apart...

Posted by Fred Fletcher on 04/05/2018 at 11:14 PM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

Good write up, Thadeus.

Posted by Tall Trees on 03/26/2018 at 6:00 PM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

I find the Board's (Ok, Rex Bohn's) position to be disingenuous at best & ignorant at least. He's been a staunch advocate of the Williamson Act which gives special ranchers & farmers an 80% tax break! Why? Because Bohn wants to incentive certain favorite activities. The Board absolutely has the power to promote "shitty houses" or really good ones. This same Board gave a rancher the 80% tax break for 100 cows to defecate freely into Elk River's only domestic water supply--the river. Cow feces kill salmon & other living things (like people) but Bohn has lots of rancher friends who couldn't compete in the free market w/o government-sponsored subsidies & incentives. Maybe Bohn needs grower friends, too?

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Posted by Ranunculus on 03/25/2018 at 11:49 AM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

This isn't real life agriculture. In 'real life' ag you aren't restricted to produce, you can rotate crops, your water isn't regulated anywhere close to water is for cannabis, you do not need to fear law enforcement coming up to you and your family with guns drawn, you don't need to fear liens on your property because your crop failed and you didn't produce any product to pay your permit fee/tax, your farming practices are not governed by the building and planning department, the rules don't change as frequently as the seasons pass, etc......

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Posted by tworedogs on 03/24/2018 at 5:10 PM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

Every small grower needs to unite with like minded and hire a lobbyist to address our concerns to the state and county. The fees and taxation is insane, considering what sin taxes are placed on products with far more potential detriment to our society. Alcohol for instance. The county and state I believe, are trying to penalize us all for the years that no taxes were paid to the county and state. In the near future, with pressure from a "collective" effort, we can get the fees and taxes down to an equitable level.

Mom and pop operations will be a thing of the past, if we dont organize and push.

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Posted by Ozzie Marks on 03/24/2018 at 10:31 AM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

Do they set the same restrictions for these walnut farmers??..how about those fields along the freeways that go as far as the eye can see. How about the wine vinyards in Napa..those places look pretty huge...everyone of them...and they don't produce anything but a beverage the kills hundreds of thousands of people annually, in more ways than one. Bullshit..

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Posted by JNetixx on 03/23/2018 at 8:15 AM

Re: “The Economics of Land Use

Welcome to real-life agriculture, boys and girls.

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Posted by Bob Oglesby on 03/23/2018 at 6:41 AM

Re: “As Acreage Cap Lawsuit Plods On, the Stakes Grow

How important is a 1 acre cap on cannabis cultivators? A handful of corporate entities in the Salinas Valley and Sta Barbara County alone have amassed enough acreage through stacking permits to flood the entire legal in-state legal cannabis market with product! This would relegate Humboldt County's farmers to the continuing (mainly out-of-state) black market, and lead to a return to the counterproductive "war on drugs" in northern Cali. Prop 64 promised to support the industry's pioneers generally, and this region's mom&pops specifically, by barring farms larger than 1 acre until 2023... We the People have been lied to, and the ramifications for this county's economy and society couldn't be overdramatized. Please let your city, county, and state officials know that you support the CA Growers Assoc lawsuit to reinstate the cultivator cap on farms to no more that one acre!

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Posted by Fred Krissman on 03/18/2018 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Will Your Dispensary Keep it on the DL?

What about the State wanting to make sure people don't purchase more than the daily limit? Is this not going to be in a Statewide database at some point?

Posted by Christian on 03/01/2018 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Drug test ? Haha drug test the dummy boss that is having his staff filling one eighth baggies out of a huge ass restaurant steamer.. bud should be good and crispy by the time he's done...

Posted by mymy on 02/16/2018 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Cultivation Cap Heads to Court

Krissman, dude think....think, pull off that tinfoil hat and think......Prop 64 is a joke...protect small farmers from what......not being able to go commercial and have a market..... stupid stupid stupid.....greed..... screw th CGA, if they had any principles, there would be zero regs for all smokeables until actual chemicals are injected, zero regs in a non commercial situation, and for commercial, they should be endorsing high taxation since they wanna create a policy to allow more greed and riches for an industry already too big and bloated that creates more crime and POVERTY in various ways.......

Prop 64 was a cover, a ruse because small mom and pops tend to stay black market and never wanted any limelight, and this is what the legislature is validating.....and the CGA is covering up......

Commercial was always about going big and breaking bad the bank, but the small mom and pop hoax works because prior to this policy bullshit, the big dreamers laid low but kept dreaming high as a kite and acted like they were just plane simple people until the process evolved......then the liars swarmed like wasps to sting their twisted tales.....

Black Market will always rule, fug policy and the shits that make policy like this dope show shithole issue.......

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Posted by HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE on 02/06/2018 at 4:14 AM

Re: “Cultivation Cap Heads to Court

Many thanks to California Growers Association for taking a stand for the explicit intent of Prop 64, which is to protect small family farms and the communities within which they reside! The literal "bottom line" for our county and the larger region: loopholes in cannabis regs that would permit deep-pocketed individuals/businesses to grow multiple acres will tank our single largest industry, and dramatically increase unemployment as other regions of the state open vast plantations and/or indoor ops that would swamp craft cannabis with "Walmart weed." Furthermore, the Bureau of Cannabis Control's own EIR just released this past fall was based on the assumption that marijuana grows would be limited to no more than 1 acre; this means that the state agency is out of compliance with it's own environmental statement... Let's insist that the state keep the cap!

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Posted by Fred Krissman on 02/04/2018 at 5:20 AM

Re: “Cultivation Cap Heads to Court

Voters are more stupid by the day as the elderly die off......this stuff is comedy material......fun to laugh at......so many asshats who vote......

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Posted by HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE on 02/03/2018 at 10:49 AM

Re: “The Choice is Yours

YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF FOR PUTTING OUT SUCH UNIFORMED GARBAGE!

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Posted by HONEST ANSWER1 on 01/26/2018 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Puff Puff Bang Bang

Police Want Pot Users To Surrender Guns....Treasonous
Hawaiian authorities have asked medical marijuana users to voluntarily surrender firearms due to their medicinal status. This may mark the first time a law enforcement entity has moved to confiscate guns from cannabis patients.
Marijuana users in Honolulu are expected to turn over all firearms and ammunition to the state within 30 days of receiving the notice, according to a letter signed by police chief Susan Ballard, reported the website Leafly.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in September 2016 against laws prohibiting medical marijuana patients from owning a gun, but unanimously ruled in favor of the government. The restrictions did not infringe upon patients second amendment rights because cannabis was found to causeirrational or unpredictable behavior, the panel said.

The Odious Fiction Destroying America - The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates..
We now have social transformation without representation. And that is what the Supreme Court is in our day despots.
And they are not the final arbiters as Jefferson states, The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal.

Wholly opposite of this view of judicial supremacy was the view held by Americas founders. They viewed the judiciary as being the weakest branch of the government.
At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/28/hawaii-police-order-people-with-medical-pot-to-surrender-guns-to-the-state/

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Posted by Rich Seibert on 01/18/2018 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Puff Puff Bang Bang

Such a shame for those who play by fake rules and suck up to fake rulers.....

Pot policy is bad, will always be bad....greedy knuckleheads......

Personal use only......or else, suffer the consequences.....

Weed is like water to a politician, no joke.....

As far as manufacturing for commercial foods, topicals, etc.....tax man have at it......the weed is no longer in natural form nor for personal only uses......

Commercial is where this policy game went sideways.......

Crime will be worse than it ever was, FACT!

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Posted by HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE on 01/18/2018 at 10:48 AM

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