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August 13, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 10 Messages in 4 Topics

    Bud <s..s@a2c2.us> Aug 13 12:05PM -0700  

    So now it's a plot when people try to keep at least some dispensaries open
    in L.A.? This all-or-nothing mindset is quite damaging to the MMJ movement,
    because it implies that anything less than the current free-for-all of
    non-regulation is unacceptable.
     
    Whether grandfathering in older permits in L.A. is a good idea or not is
    way beyond the point. The point is that no type of regulation seems to pass
    muster with certain folks, who seem content to cling to the mast of a
    rapidly sinking ship. If and when we can get our heads around the notion
    that not only cannabis be regulated, but that it MUST be regulated to
    advance the movement and fend off federal intervention, we can start having
    a rational debate.
     
    The no-taxes, no-regulations and no-limits argument is bankrupt, since
    that's exactly the scenario that led to the greedy Green Rush and the
    predictable backlash against it. The most dangerous special-interest group
    we face today is not ASA, UFCW or any of the regional collective
    organizations. It's the cannabis anarchy movement, full of talk but little
    else.
     
    On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur <

     

    David Malmo-Levine <s..s@a2c2.us> Aug 13 03:31PM -0700  

    "greed" does not stem from those who wish to operate in a free market but
    rather from those who would set up models of exclusivity. The choice is not
    between monopoly and zero regulation. The wine model offers regulation
    without monopoly.
     
    On 2012-08-13 3:26 PM, "Bud" <s..s@a2c2.us> wrote:
     
    So now it's a plot when people try to keep at least some dispensaries open
    in L.A.? This all-or-nothing mindset is quite damaging to the MMJ movement,
    because it implies that anything less than the current free-for-all of
    non-regulation is unacceptable.
     
    Whether grandfathering in older permits in L.A. is a good idea or not is
    way beyond the point. The point is that no type of regulation seems to pass
    muster with certain folks, who seem content to cling to the mast of a
    rapidly sinking ship. If and when we can get our heads around the notion
    that not only cannabis be regulated, but that it MUST be regulated to
    advance the movement and fend off federal intervention, we can start having
    a rational debate.
     
    The no-taxes, no-regulations and no-limits argument is bankrupt, since
    that's exactly the scenario that led to the greedy Green Rush and the
    predictable backlash against it. The most dangerous special-interest group
    we face today is not ASA, UFCW or any of the regional collective
    organizations. It's the cannabis anarchy movement, full of talk but little
    else.
     
     
     
    On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur <
    s..s@a2c2.us> wrote:

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Aug 13 03:55PM -0700  

    Bud? Not stating that no regs and no taxes by stating no bans and no caps.
    I think we definitely have a huge ethical issue with restrictive permitting
    that benefits special interest. What lead to crackdown has been clearly
    revealed by the us attny themselves. It was the Oakland plans to have
    stadium size grows and the obvious cloaking of huge enterprise as medical
    non profit. It wasn't the small business community nor the mid to small
    cultvation projects . I don't by any strectch support no rules , I support
    and even and fair set of guidelines that protects everyones collective and
    rewards compliance for all and makes that compliance affordable as well as
    our medicine.
    On Aug 13, 2012 3:26 PM, "Bud" <s..s@a2c2.us> wrote:

     

 

 

    Angela Bacca <s..s@a2c2.us> Aug 12 10:15PM -0700  

    Mike, approx where do you live? I'm gonna drive up there Friday through the
    weekend.
     
    Also, thanks shona 🙂
     
    The article is for skunk magazines humboldt issue. I would love to talk to
    lots of ppl!

     

 

    Andrew Merkel <s..s@a2c2.us> Aug 13 08:21AM -0700  

    They have been flying out of Chico airport for several years. I believe that they are conducting military exercises. The military would not attack the American people, even if you grow medicine. I have talked to family members in the military. They are in awe on what our police force is trying to achieve, and they fly classified missions in the middle east.
     
    Good luck,
     
    AM
     
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