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« Reply #75 on: August 13, 2009, 10:03:40 am »

This caught my eye on kotv's website:

"The Tulsa Fire Department cut a hole through the suspect's garage door at the home in the 4100 block of East 36th Street so undercover officers could haul out loads of marijuana"

Is it really ethical for the FIRE department to be breaking into homes to make pot busts?

Damn, I bike past there all the time, I'd have never guessed.
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« Reply #76 on: August 23, 2009, 10:12:22 am »


http://fora.tv/2009/07/30/Marijuana_Economics#What_is_the_True_Cost_of_Marijuana_Legalization
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« Reply #77 on: November 23, 2009, 04:54:24 pm »


Baby boomers find growing acceptance of marijuana use

Acceptance leads users to go public in support of drug

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/11/22/baby_boomers_find_growing_acceptance_of_marijuana_use/

"WASHINGTON - Smoking pot isn’t what it used to be for Joe Lee, 62, a vintage-record dealer in suburban Rockville, Md.

In the late 1960s, as an art student in Baltimore, he kept his landlord in a constant state of suspicion, with clouds of marijuana smoke poorly masked by clouds of incense.

These days, after four decades of regular use, cannabis is a smaller deal. Lee takes a few hits every other day or so, when he wants to listen to music or laugh with a few friends on the porch. And he’s happy to talk about it.

“There’s gotten to be greater tolerance, that’s for sure,’’ said Lee, the son of the former acting governor of Maryland, Blair Lee III. “I know literally hundreds of people my age who smoke. They are upright citizens, good parents who are holding down jobs. You take two or three puffs, and you’re good to go. I’m not a Rastafarian; I don’t treat this as some holy sacrament. But pot is fun.’’

A federal survey of Americans’ drug use shows that Lee and his friends are not the only baby boomers approaching the age of retirement much as they departed the Age of Aquarius - with an occasional case of the munchies. The government’s most recent survey showed that the share of marijuana users ages 50 to 59 increased from 5.1 percent in 2002 to almost 10 percent in 2007.

Some of those users are empty-nesters, returning to the drug decades after their pot habits gave way to raising children and building careers. Others, like Lee, have used pot all along, researchers said.

“We’re concerned by the public health impact of this,’’ said Peter Delany, who heads the office in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that conducts the survey. Marijuana could present special problems for older users, he said, including unknown interactions with prescription drugs. “Doctors need to be more sensitive to it,’’ he said. “They may ask older patients about alcohol now but not think to ask about illicit drug use.’’

But some older marijuana users say they are living evidence that smoking cannabis does not preclude a normal life, and more older smokers seem more comfortable than at any point since their teen years with going public - a tribute, they say, to a big boost in public tolerance.

In parts of California, licensed medical marijuana dispensaries have become as common as In-N-Out Burger stands. At least 13 other states allow some form of pot use for medicinal purposes, and the Obama administration announced last month that federal prosecutors would no longer go after medical users in those states, a policy shift that activists hailed as a watershed.

Recently, in a reversal, the American Medical Association called for a review of marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 hard drug alongside LSD and PCP and for more study of its medicinal potential.

Nationally, support for legalization has jumped to its highest level in 40 years, up in a Gallup poll from 31 percent in 2000 to 44 percent last month.

In much of American pop culture, the taboo against smoking pot lies largely in ashes.

All of which adds up to what some commentators see as marijuana’s steady march into the mainstream. Conservative pundit George Will recently declared the drug “essentially legalized’’ in California and predicted that the rest of the nation would follow suit.

That shift in atmosphere has encouraged more older users to take their pot habits public.

“I don’t think more people in their 50s are smoking marijuana. I think we are just more comfortable talking about it,’’ said Rick Steves, who writes travel guidebooks and hosts a public TV series on travel. At 54, the clean-cut guru of mass-market European tourism has begun to present himself as the hard-working, successful face of the longtime smoker.

“Even my pastor knows I smoke pot,’’ said Steves, recently named Lutheran activist of the year for his work on international poverty relief. “It’s just not that big a deal anymore.’’

Although young users generally go to some lengths to keep their pot use under wraps, those of a certain age - especially those not in danger of being kicked out of school or subjected to drug tests - seem more likely to talk about their usage.

It seems the stereotype of the marijuana user as a goofy teenage boy has begun to change,’’ said Shelby Sadler, 48, a freelance editor from Rockville. She described a wide circle of professional friends in the Washington area who use the drug socially. “They are less inclined to hide it now. The kids are gone, and they no longer have to worry about losing their jobs because they’re the ones doing the hiring.’’

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« Reply #78 on: November 26, 2009, 03:21:55 pm »

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/11/24/portlands_cannabis_cafe_is_the_first

Portland’s Cannabis Cafe is the First Marijuana Coffee Shop of Its Kind in the Country


Can Tulsa be too far behind?

Medicate out of public view....
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« Reply #79 on: November 26, 2009, 03:28:30 pm »

Whooooo Cares? lol  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #80 on: December 19, 2009, 02:31:54 pm »

Legalize it. Even conservatives like myself support this.

When you realize just how much support legalization has among the people (even deep in the heart of conservative America - Tulsa, OK) it just shows that there are other forces involved that are keeping it illegal.

Who benefits from it staying illegal? Drug kingpens and law enforcement are the most obvious beneficiaries of illegal drugs. Then there's the medical community who doesn't want to see such an easy and useful alternative to their expensive drugs. But there is also so much that hemp can do such as paper, building materials, and fuel.
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« Reply #81 on: December 20, 2009, 02:07:54 pm »

" A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA ENCOURAGING THE OKLAHOMA STATE LEGISLATURE TO TAX MARIJUANA TO FUND LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES:

WHEREAS, the sales tax base of the City is not sufficient to adequately fund police and fire;

WHEREAS, marijuana is a renewable resource which can generate increase funding of police and fire;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TULSA ENCOURAGING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO CREATE THE REGULATORY INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY TO TAX MARIJUANA TO BENEFIT LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA ENCOURAGING THE OKLAHOMA STATE LEGISLATURE TO TAX MARIJUANA TO FUND LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES:

WHEREAS, the sales tax base of the City is not sufficient to adequately fund police and fire;

WHEREAS, marijuana is a renewable resource which can generate increase funding of police and fire;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TULSA ENCOURAGING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO CREATE THE REGULATORY INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY... Type:Open: All content is public.



Let's tax the boyger "joints" and boozeries too!

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« Reply #82 on: December 23, 2009, 08:46:05 am »

" A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA ENCOURAGING THE OKLAHOMA STATE LEGISLATURE TO TAX MARIJUANA TO FUND LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES:

WHEREAS, the sales tax base of the City is not sufficient to adequately fund police and fire;

WHEREAS, marijuana is a renewable resource which can generate increase funding of police and fire;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TULSA ENCOURAGING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO CREATE THE REGULATORY INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY TO TAX MARIJUANA TO BENEFIT LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA ENCOURAGING THE OKLAHOMA STATE LEGISLATURE TO TAX MARIJUANA TO FUND LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES:

WHEREAS, the sales tax base of the City is not sufficient to adequately fund police and fire;

WHEREAS, marijuana is a renewable resource which can generate increase funding of police and fire;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TULSA ENCOURAGING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO CREATE THE REGULATORY INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY... Type:Open: All content is public.



Let's tax the boyger "joints" and boozeries too!

fotd,

Where did you get this from, do you have a link?
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« Reply #83 on: December 23, 2009, 10:11:04 am »

fotd,

Where did you get this from, do you have a link?

Just cut and paste it and rip it off.  That's what he does.
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« Reply #84 on: December 23, 2009, 11:24:22 am »

It came to me from Facebook.... Conan, Merry Christmas!
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« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2009, 11:36:39 am »

It came to me from Facebook.... Conan, Merry Christmas!

The Devil should be on Facebook...
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