Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

February 4th, 2018, 9:39 am #421

Weed is such a non-issue in Maine, except for the misinformed state legislators and dumbass governor who still think it's a dangerous Schedule 1 drug. All evidence concerning its generally innocuous effects is ignored in favor of fear-mongering and pathetic propagandizing. Meanwhile, pot is everywhere regardless of their absurd delaying tactics keeping retail shops from opening until at least next year.
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February 4th, 2018, 10:37 am #422

you have to wonder how many of these 'worried' parents smoke or smoked themselves??     And is there even that many of them out there.          
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February 6th, 2018, 6:18 pm #423

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February 6th, 2018, 11:30 pm #424

Karly wrote: Here is a little entrepreneur...

http://abc7.com/food/girl-scout-sells-3 ... 81440276=1
Haha thats a really cute picture. Personally, I like the peanut butter oatmeal ones.
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

February 9th, 2018, 7:24 pm #425

Pot Club in Worcester is now open!  CAO field trip!

\https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Fi ... 37943.html
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February 9th, 2018, 9:17 pm #426

lol ... I'm in.  I caught some of an interview on BZ radio with a club/cafe establishment owner - didn't catch the name or location, but it must have been the same one.  I wasn't paying attention at the beginning - the owner talked about not selling this, not selling that and I wondered how the heck he would pay the rent.  The article filled in some blanks, lol.  $50/mo. membership fee ...

Salem passed their pot shop zoning last night.

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_new ... 002f3.html

A more interesting read is Dustin Luca's Twitter feed (Salem News reporter).  He was at the CC meeting and tweeted a blow by blow account. 

https://twitter.com/DustinLucaSN

He and Arianna MacNeill (also a Salem News reporter) often cover Salem council meetings live via Twitter, especially when there is a controversial or high-interest item on the agenda.  Sigh ... couldn't the North of Boston Media Group send some of that talent our way?

https://twitter.com/SN_AMacNeill

The Agenda packet for next Tuesday's CC meeting includes a copy of a letter to the State Cannabis Control Commission from the City's Recreational Marijuana Task Force regarding the State's request for input from municipalities.

http://gloucester-ma.gov/ArchiveCenter/ ... /Item/8491

(There's a lot to read in the packet - Fuller, police department audit.  I only scanned it - I need morning eyes to really read it.  An oral report with lots of pictures would help, too.)
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February 11th, 2018, 8:19 pm #427

The packet for the City Council meeting Tuesday is just insanely long. Just that fix the tiles at the Police station part goes on for seventy odd pages.
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Joined: March 30th, 2007, 12:27 am

February 20th, 2018, 2:43 pm #428

So today's paper said the GPD would have to spend  $120,000 to train 10 officers for our pot business. Really? They need training?
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February 20th, 2018, 2:56 pm #429

Why would they not need training, Uncle Bill?

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February 20th, 2018, 3:06 pm #430

I guess they will need training because someone might start using marijuana here.

Enough with the nonsense !

I am getting so sick of our leaders I could scream.
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February 20th, 2018, 7:22 pm #431

Enough already. Time to move on and get this done.
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February 20th, 2018, 7:26 pm #432

ski kitty wrote: Enough already. Time to move on and get this done.
Yes!  City...do the will of the voters (that is why you are in the position you are in folks).   It will be fine.  It really will.  Nothing will change except maybe a decrease in drinking and some more money for Gloucester.  Don't give in to unjustified fear.  You can put it on the ballot (I know you want to) though I think that is for you, not for us.  But it will still pass...just move on with it.
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February 20th, 2018, 8:43 pm #433

moro wrote: Why would they not need training, Uncle Bill?

Gee, I dunno Aunt moro.  I'll be damned.... it really mystifies me. How about you?
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February 20th, 2018, 9:33 pm #434

"Possible pot mecca" - GDT paragraph heading ..

"Based on current trends, it is highly possible that the surrounding North Shore cities and towns will "opt out" leaving our City with a high volume of out of town retail recreational marijuana consumers entering our city via the MBTA and automobiles." - letter from City Task Force to State Cannabis Control Commission.

The training and other expenses are unfunded state mandates.  In the letter to the CCC, the City did ask for a change from the current draft state regs re: application fees and annual license fees.  The City asked that those fees be paid to the host city or town and not to the "commission" as well as suggesting that "this amount should be amended from 5k to 10k."

Copy of the letter was included in the Council packet for the 2/13 meeting:

http://gloucester-ma.gov/ArchiveCenter/ ... /Item/8491


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February 20th, 2018, 9:36 pm #435

William Taylor.e wrote: So today's paper said the GPD would have to spend  $120,000 to train 10 officers for our pot business. Really? They need training?
What a joke.
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Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

February 21st, 2018, 7:35 am #436

I think I'm gonna buy shares in Turtle Alley. And the various cake shops in town.  Jesus....this is such 1950s bullshit.

(Boy - GDT using the word, "mecca" sure flips some wigs around town! ha ha!)
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

February 21st, 2018, 8:02 am #437

battlingignorance wrote: I think I'm gonna buy shares in Turtle Alley. And the various cake shops in town.  Jesus....this is such 1950s bullshit.

(Boy - GDT using the word, "mecca" sure flips some wigs around town! ha ha!)
I wish you had gone to that marijuana Ward meeting with me awhile back...I felt like I was in an alternate universe!  
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February 21st, 2018, 8:27 am #438

People are worried about a pot shop here and being the only north shore town with one, but weren't worried about us having one of the few methadone clinics or wet homeless shelters.

The training is for a Drug Recognition Officer which is an intense course which would allow an officer to have the education and certification to prove in court that someone was under the influence of drugs when operating a vehicle.   If that isn't done, there is no legal way in this state to prove OUID.  That seems to be a big concern among people.
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February 21st, 2018, 11:11 am #439

NightStalker wrote: People are worried about a pot shop here and being the only north shore town with one, but weren't worried about us having one of the few methadone clinics or wet homeless shelters.

The training is for a Drug Recognition Officer which is an intense course which would allow an officer to have the education and certification to prove in court that someone was under the influence of drugs when operating a vehicle.   If that isn't done, there is no legal way in this state to prove OUID.  That seems to be a big concern among people.
Which seems reasonable enough...as long as we don't have any "drug warriors" with a personal mission on the force.
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February 21st, 2018, 1:26 pm #440

NightStalker wrote: People are worried about a pot shop here and being the only north shore town with one, but weren't worried about us having one of the few methadone clinics or wet homeless shelters.

The training is for a Drug Recognition Officer which is an intense course which would allow an officer to have the education and certification to prove in court that someone was under the influence of drugs when operating a vehicle.   If that isn't done, there is no legal way in this state to prove OUID.  That seems to be a big concern among people.
But why is it only important now? The rationale seems to be that people will suddenly start using pot.
That is just silly.
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