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Old 01-26-2012, 08:41 PM  
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Default Paving The Way For Big Ag/Pharma....

As growers, my wife and I know a lot of the NorCal growers and have attended many events. We are now involved in a county organization providing resources to MMJ patients since the Fed is shutting down dispensaries in the state. I've been saying for about 3 years now that the way I see it going is that the Fed will begin aggressively enforcing drug policy and then turn around and open the door for Big Ag/Pharma to cash in on a HUGE market. Well....Now this...
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/01/...elves-by-2013/

I've no doubt that the FDA will approve the drug and thusly allowing governments both Federal and State to completely ban cultivation of MMJ. Patients can now give their money to Big Pharma instead. And if they choose to grow their own? I'm sure their property will be seized and they will be prosecuted. Expect to see some "high profile" busts to ensure that the peasantry is suitably scared.

 


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Old 01-30-2012, 11:09 PM


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The Feds have just said they are going after ANYONE who sells medical marijuana for profit...

So that means they would either have to deny Sativex a license to sell in the US, or make them give it away at cost, since they can't profit from it.

Please remind them of this later...
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:15 PM


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I guess that would put a stop to Big Pharma.....
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Much needed friend. Rough day digging through the news...
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:10 AM


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The Feds have just said they are going after ANYONE who sells medical marijuana for profit...

So that means they would either have to deny Sativex a license to sell in the US, or make them give it away at cost, since they can't profit from it.

Please remind them of this later...
Yay for Obama's Change.




I dislike Dems more than Republicans. At least Republicans know where they stand. Dems are all double talk. This is why I go Libertarian.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:30 PM
better than no change at all


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to just dave--legalizing pot would just play into big "agri"'s hands and we all know who's sleeping with them. but to be dangerously positive, pot at a small scale would be more than likely overlooked. meantime, pot could be inspected for quality, taxed, just like what happened after prohibition was repealed. but even in a worst case scenario--at least the casual, personal use grower would be largely ignored. just sayin'. paisley skye.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:43 AM


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to just dave--legalizing pot would just play into big "agri"'s hands and we all know who's sleeping with them. but to be dangerously positive, pot at a small scale would be more than likely overlooked. meantime, pot could be inspected for quality, taxed, just like what happened after prohibition was repealed. but even in a worst case scenario--at least the casual, personal use grower would be largely ignored. just sayin'. paisley skye.
Nah...... If it was legal, I'd grow boatloads of minimally tended plants for free....... What plays into their hands is saying I can't but they can, and can sell it to those who are otherwise arrested for doing it themselves.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:34 PM


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Indeed. If the Fed were to approve Sativex while simultaneously decriminalizing cultivation I would be OK with it. The issue here is that there's a push, based upon what I see happening everywhere, to prosecute growers, to shut down dispensaries...and now approve a cannabis based drug so that the people who were once growing can now purchase from a pharmaceutical company? So instead of growing your own, you can give your money over to a company...that's the point.

I am pretty sure the FDA will make sure something is added to Sativex that makes death or some dread disease a side effect....
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:01 AM


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I am pretty sure the FDA will make sure something is added to Sativex that makes death or some dread disease a side effect....
Thank God for seed banks and burn piles eh?

If it comes to that just move ops indoors and stop allowing open pollination with unknown variables from outside as best you can,,, bleach / HO misting prior to entering nursery or UV or something to sterilize pollen,,,.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:53 PM
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Paisley Skye Paisley Skye is offline
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the issue of the place of pot in our society, along with various other matters,only reinforces my view that this nation is following the clear, historically-backed pattern that put hitler in power early in the last century. the old adage "those who don't see the pattern of history are bound to repeat it", rings loud and clear today. those who deny the accuracy of this statement will certainly rush greedily and blindly into oblivion without ever seeing what hit them. woe to all of us! peace (can be possible)! paisley skye.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:31 PM
Paving The Way For Big Ag/Pharma....


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I've thought about this myself plenty of times. The "we can but you can't" rule already applies seeing as how the government is already trying to profit and has patents on cannabis as a neuroprotectent.

I really have a tough time with this one, if they try and sell it yet deny people the right to grow themselves would enough people boycott to not make it worth their while? I know I would but I know many weak smokers who just want to toke up and don't stand for anything.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:48 PM


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Perhaps "jury nullification" is the answer. I wonder how many people are aware of it.
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