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  • denbee

    Don’t ya just love capitalism?! People are listening and learning and investing in the future of a botanical herb that can be grown anywhere by virtually anybody. Place too many constraints on legalized cannabis and you will have solved nothing. I currently consume about one ounce of cannabis a month…there are millions of users just like me who would rather grow their own than pay $300 plus taxes for an ounce of legal weed. If legalization is just a money grab by the States and Feds then they will fail as cannabis users will simply find illegal ways to circumvent their silly laws. This is a plant folks. I don’t need an elaborate still to convert the plant into something else so I can use it. I don’t need to process it at all beyond drying. Tell me I can only grow 12 plants and you will need to continue to bust down doors to arrest those who grow 14. It will never end. Any effort to legalize cannabis must include a liberal home growing clause or the drug war will continue.

  • James O’Boston

    Hey denbee, i’m a techie and there was a time when nobody’d buy software – they could write their own. I can grow my own tomatoes too, but i pay a shop in the Mission for them, and for corn and beats and everything else… so, i think it will be awesome that some of us can grow our own, and I think most people would be happy to buy it for a reasonable price.

  • Conservative Christian

    Safer than aspirin; less addictive than coffee. Register. Vote. Change things.

    Here are the links to REGISTER TO VOTE in a few of the states with mj laws on the ballot in November. And while we’re talking, tell people to be on the watch for the “October Surprise”, some trumped-up bad “news” about marijuana that will be intended to persuade voters at the last minute. Register to VOTE and tell your friends to not fall for the “October Surprise!”

    (Remove the spaces in the h t t p :// w w w portions of the link and then paste the link into your browser)

    ARIZONA citizens can register to vote at h t t p ://w w w .azsos.gov/election/voterregistration.htm
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 3, 2010.

    CALIFORNIA citizens can register to vote at
    h t t p s://w w w .sos.ca.gov/nvrc/fedform/ Just fill out the form and mail it in!
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 17, 2010.

    COLRADO citizens can register to vote at h t t p ://w w w .sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/ . There’s a link in the “Voter Information” section. Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 1, 2010.

    GEORGIA citizens can register to vote at
    h t t p ://w w w .sos.georgia.gov/elections/voter_registration/voter_reg_app.htm
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 4, 2010.

    KANSAS citizens can register to vote at
    h t t p s://w w w .kdor.org/voterregistration/Default.aspx
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 16 or 17, 2010.

    MAINE citizens have to register in person; you can read about it at h t t p ://w w w .maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voterguide.html
    In Maine, you can apparently register all the way up until election day, so Maine citizens, let’s turn out to vote!

    MICHIGAN citizens can register to vote at
    h t t p ://w w w .michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-50050_50420-175878–,00.html
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 1, 2010.

    MINNESOTA citizens can register to vote at h t t p ://w w w .sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=204
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 10, 2010.

    MONTANA citizens can check their registration status and find other information at h t t p s://app.mt.gov/voterinfo/ or get the voter registration form at h t t p ://w w w .co.yellowstone.mt.gov/elections/ (sorry, I couldn’t find a state-wide site for this. I hope this gives you a good starting point, Montana!)

    NEVADA citizens can register to vote at
    h t t p ://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=76
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 12.

    NORTH CAROLINA citizens can register to vote at
    h t t p ://w w w .sboe.state.nc.us/content.aspx?id=23
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 7, 2010.

    OREGON citizens can register online at
    h t t p ://w w w .sos.state.or.us/elections/votreg/vreg.htm
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 16.

    SOUTH DAKOTA citizens can get the voter registration form online at
    h t t p ://w w w .sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/registrationvoting.shtm
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 10.

    WASHINGTON citizens can register online at
    h t t p ://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/voterinformation/Pages/RegistertoVote.aspx
    Registration for the November 2, 2010 election appears to be open until October 4, 2010.

    Other states: Google your State name and the phrase “voter registration” to find out how to REGISTER TODAY so you can VOTE in NOVEMBER

    I may be a day or two off on some of the registration dates, so (1) get this done early and (2) even if you get this info on or after the dates I’ve listed, go ahead and try to register. This is our chance to make a difference!

    Go online right now and get this one behind you, and you can vote in November!

  • Now that we are in the double digits, have you thought about changing the name of your blog to “Life in the Teens?” Legalizing marijuana could help fill the gaping hole that is the budget deficit in California and the rest of the states in the U.S. The problems with most of these dispensaries in Los Angeles is that their prices are exorbitant. And just a few weeks ago, the County (or the City) shut down about half of the dispensaries in the County (or the City). Another topic for another day: the bizarre layers of power in Los Angeles.

    • When I started Polizeros in 2003 it didn’t even occur to me that it would still be going in 2010. 🙂

      Yes, dispensary prices are ridiculously steep. $35-$75 for an 1/8 oz. That’s not quite 4 grams.

      • DJ

        Last time I checked (which admittedly was some time ago), it wasn’t unusual to pay $120 or more for 1/4 ounce of some decent Humboldt. But one bong hit would get you wasted, unlike the $20/oz Colombian we had in high school where you could smoke it all night long.

        My point: dispensary prices are high compared to what?

        (Note to law enforcement: I’ve been clean & sober 25 years now.)

        • The THC content now might be 15%, back then 3-5%. So, that’s 3-5x more potency for 24x the cost ($480 an ounce.)