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Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

19 Nov 2017, 15:16 #401

Thong Extractor wrote: The best comment - personal use ok but not sales. So where would one get a couple tasty buds?
Parents think nothing of leaving a liquor cabinet or shelf unlocked full of booze that could actually kill a child but they're worried that they might leave out some gummy bears that a kid could grab?
Ed Zachary.
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Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

19 Nov 2017, 17:58 #402

I'm amazed that even though pot has been around for so long and so many have tried it, that there is still such a reefer madness mentality that seems to be in the majority. 
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

20 Nov 2017, 16:50 #403

From your lips, etc., etc. Night.

As I said earlier, they are predominantly reactionaries who are trying desperately to keep control of a society and culture that are evolving beyond their comprehension. And the terminally clueless.
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Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

09 Dec 2017, 01:01 #404

I'm surprised Massachusetts hasn't tried to pull this shit. Anytime the Government calls for gun confiscation, people need to pay attention.

http://reason.com/blog/2017/11/29/hawai ... tion-of-al

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3696 ... un-for-now
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Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

12 Dec 2017, 21:33 #405

Maybe they can fill some of those empty storefronts at Gloucester Crossing, lol.

With New Cannabis Cafes, You Can Smoke 'Em Where You Bought 'Em

"The state agency responsible for regulating legalized marijuana approved a policy on Monday that will allow for such establishments, so-called "cannabis cafes," to open — where one can buy a cannabis product and then legally consume it on the premises, just like buying a drink at a bar ... "

"Cannabis cafes aren't the only types of businesses to be licensed. For example, spas will be able to apply for a license so that a massage therapist can offer cannabanoid infused lotions as part of treatment."

http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/12/12/cannabis-cafes
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Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

29 Dec 2017, 02:44 #406

Another bullshit editorial by the Gloucester Daily Times, full of inaccuracies. What a surprise! I'm finally cancelling my subscription.
http://www.gloucestertimes.com/opinion/ ... e1c7c.html

"When nearly 54 percent of voters last year agreed to the sale and use of recreational marijuana, could they possibly have been thinking of the cannabis version of the Wells Fargo Wagon a-coming to bring pounds of weed?"

Pounds of weed? Where the heck are they getting their information from?

As for the cannabis cafes also allowed under the new law and the committee’s rules, Jim Borghesani, head of the Marijuana Policy Project, has called concerns about them unfounded
"It’s no different than a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol,” he told Statehouse reporter Christian Wade, describing the pot cafes potentially coming to a corner near you. “I think there will be a lot of interest in it from many communities.”

Correct!

It remains unclear of those cafes will allow smoking, especially considering limits already in place on tobacco smoking, or if they’ll be limited to marijuana only in edible forms. Either way, it’s hard to imagine much enthusiasm for a local pot cafe outside of the state’s urban centers.

Of course smoking will be permitted in a Pot Bar since it doesn't fall under the tobacco ban. Ever here of a Cigar Bar or a Hookah Bar? They are very popular and isn't a Cigar Bar being proposed for Gloucester as well?? Not really sure why he thinks there won't be any interest in this outside of an "urban center".

Deliveries are a different thing altogether. They’ll give pot users a convenience not now available to most drinkers — doorstep service.

Massachusetts actually allows for the direct shipment of beer and wine.......

The passage and implementation of legal marijuana in Massachusetts has been a farce from the beginning, as if Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong got together on an episode of “The West Wing."

Cheech & Chong, really? It's 2018 for Christ sake. Do most young people even know who Cheech & Chong are?

Now, as the state focuses on the more granular aspects of regulation, its Cannabis Control Commission seems intent on rushing past the legalization of this drug — still on the federal government’s watch list of banned substances, mind you — and into the realm of legitimizing it. Which is exactly what happens when the weed delivery driver — will they have lights atop of their cars, like the pizza people?  — turn up at your door.

Face palm! The idiot who wrote these needs to research why pot was made illegal in the first place. Delivery will be discreet and safe.

It’s not too late to stub out this idea. The proposed rules will be subjected to months of hearings in this interminable process. Marijuana possession was legal last year, but we’re not due to see legal sales for another six months.

The people of Massachusetts have spoken. Stop whittling down what we voted for!
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Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

31 Dec 2017, 13:57 #407

I have never read such alarmist horsesh*t in a long time. 'Reefer Madness', anyone?  Similarly, the uninformed rubbish about "home delivery of $3,000 worth of recreational pot" from another reader.

Back to the '50s with them, both.
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Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

04 Jan 2018, 16:37 #408

Keebler Elf General Jeff Sessions is expected to roll back Obama-era policy on Pot legalization.

"Sessions is expected to announce that he will rescind that memo and instead leave it to U.S. attorneys in states where the drug is legal to decide to what extent they will enforce federal laws."

A step back in the wrong direction! It makes for uncertain future, but I'm sure there will be a lot of pressure on the US Attorneys to let things be.
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Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

04 Jan 2018, 17:50 #409

We are debating nuclear war and our leaders are zeroing in on this pot problem?
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

04 Jan 2018, 18:19 #410

Damon wrote: We are debating nuclear war and our leaders are zeroing in on this pot problem?
Trump hates excessive rules and regulations. I don't think he's going to be happy about this. Although he is obsessed with undoing almost every Obama action, so I'm actually not really sure.

EDIT: I've been scrolling through Twitter on this snowy day and the backlash from Politicians on both sides of he aisle is reassuring. Massachusetts Officials plan too move forward with legal sales. No word yet from Massachusetts US Attorney Andrew Yelling.
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Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

08 Jan 2018, 23:02 #411

MONDAY, JAN. 8, 2018 

LELLING NOT RULING OUT PROSECUTING STATE-SANCTIONED POT BUSINESSES

[Story Developing] Responding to calls from marijuana activists to clarify how he will enforce the federal prohibition on marijuana in a state that has legalized the drug, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said Monday he cannot and will not rule out prosecuting state-sanctioned marijuana businesses.

"I understand that there are people and groups looking for additional guidance from this office about its approach to enforcing federal laws criminalizing marijuana cultivation and trafficking," Lelling said in a statement Monday afternoon, after the Marijuana Policy Project and others pressed him to provide clarity. "I cannot, however, provide assurances that certain categories of participants in the state-level marijuana trade will be immune from federal prosecution."

http://www.statehousenews.com/?login=ye ... ect=201842
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