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  1. Lanny spoke at a BOS meeting, helped to get our medical laws passed, that's what we grow with now. 24 plant max. The people trying to go legal have lost a fortune. They been paying fees and jumping through hoops for years. Rent and other business expenses waiting for the license that never comes. Lot of stories like that. Sounds like they should figure a better way to move their cash. That money is gone, don't think you could pry it from the feds hands.
  2. The San Bernadino Sheriff’s office has gone off the deep end of reefer madness with their recent busts of mainly Asian cannabis cultivators and the highway robbery of armored vehicles carrying over $1 million of cash from cannabis dispensaries. Aided and abetted by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, they refuse to recognize the will of the voters of California AND San Bernardino County who voted in favor of cannabis legalization when they approved Prop. 64 in 2016. SB County Sheriff’s committed highway robbery three times when they looted Empyreal Logistics armored vehicles in November and December 2021 and January 2022 that were transporting money from cannabis dispensaries. The theft totaled more than $1 million which was then transferred to the FBI so the Justice Division might pursue forfeiture using federal legislation. SB County could receive as much as 80% of the cash from the Justice Division’s “equitable sharing” program. The earnings of state-licensed marijuana suppliers usually are not liable to forfeiture under California legislation hence the reason why SB Sheriff’s turned the money over to the feds and not the state. Continuing their malicious program to undermine California’s Prop. 64, SB Sheriff’s office undertook a series of raids from Feb. 7 to Feb. 13. Utilizing 16 search warrants for properties in Hesperia, Oro Grande, Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, Landers, Adelanto, Helendale, and Lucerne Valley, they arrested 17 people. Totaling more than the combined racial make-up of everyone else arrested, 10 of the 17 people arrested were Asian. This lopsided number of Asians targeted by SB Sheriff’s officers’ is outrageous. Do Asians really cultivate more marijuana then white, black and Native Americans combined? This targeting of Asians is no coincidence. Is it anti-Asian bigotry? If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s a duck. For a chest-thumping article on the SB Co. Sheriff’s office despicable actions busting the cannabis cultivators that lists the names of the people arrested and their locations CLICK HERE. For the low-down on the armored vehicle robbery of over $1 million dollars of cannabis cash, CLICK HERE. San Bernardino County, which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in a losing lawsuit to over turn Prop. 64 in 2017, continues to do everything it can to deny its citizen the benefits of Prop. 64 even though the majority of voters in SB County voted in favor of Prop. 64. Rather then allow people who have property in areas zoned for agriculture to legally cultivate cannabis, the County arrests them for doing what is allowed in next door Riverside County. Furthermore, the SB BOS turns a blind eye to the Sheriff’s office subverting the will of the people by robbing legitimate dispensaries of their cash using federal law as a runaround state law. We will be discussing SB County’s refusal to enact Prop. 64 and the malicious and racist enforcement actions of the SB County Sheriff’s office along with taking a look at the role law enforcement continues to play in undermining cannabis legalization at the next virtual zoom MAPP meeting on Sunday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Our featured speaker is Diane Goldstein, a 21-year veteran of law enforcement who served as the first female lieutenant for the Redondo Beach CA police department. She is the Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership, a group of criminal justice professionals that work advancing justice and public safety solutions. Goldstein is a guest columnist for many media organizations, and is recognized as an expert on criminal justice and drug policy. I will be sending out a newsletter next Sunday with more information on this meeting including the zoom link so you can attend this most enlightening seminar along with any additional information I have received regarding both the highway robbery of the armored vehicles and the arrest of the cannabis cultivators.
  3. guess there is such a thing?
  4. yea it's strange to me, what they're thinking. We went to a cannabis cup thing at orange fair grounds in San Bernardino some time back. Well organized and pretty wild, but they were giving out dabs and we were walking along about 2 feet tall. But after while we went and got in car and drove home, no problem. There was no checkpoint to make sure everyone leaving was driving ok. They were having them things all around the country a few years ago. So the cops know the show is coming, but they stay away. I think if there were a bunch of traffic accidents right after a show then they would show up. We're very safe drivers, especially when stoned.
  5. No, some mornings we may have dew but usually not. I have to get some borax to try and I read about vinegar and something. You can see a little of the green fuzz that starts and will be grass and weeds. You're supposed to wait until you see green then spray with roundup type stuff. I guess I should do similar. I'll try peroxide as well, thanks
  6. tacman7


    I tried it a little didn't really pan out. I do think it may be a good grass killer, going to go get some at HD today.
  7. I don't want to use the roundup stuff which we usually do. Wanted to try safer method. We're getting a green fuzz on the dirt now. I'm going to go buy some borax to start with... Any thoughts appreciated!
  8. Got this pic out of the paper, it's like advocating getting high and enjoying so cal seems like...
  9. Not really, just seems like it. I was always a carpenter and worked extra jobs to afford drugs. I was into drugs in high school and eventually an addict. Seems like a career when I look at my friends who's lives moved on while I was stuck on drugs. I was on methadone maintenance program for 17 years and got drug free in 95. So starting over in 95 was good and a lot of what people did I avoided. Like I have no ex wife payments, mortgage payments, child support, etc. It was after I met my wife in 2010 that I got growing pot and using it carefully.
  10. So sorry for your loss! I can't imagen. Drugs definitely a part of my life but I made it out alive. Something about the press release last week gave me pause, 100k drug deaths is hard to fathom. All the military actions and back and forth, all police shootings, none short of covid has higher death rate. Death was always a risk for serious drug abusers, I lost friends here and there all along. Don't know why I chose that as my career. But things are different now. Stories everyday where 3 or 4 people OD'd at one location. That's because fentanyl is so strong the people who make the pills can't measure it properly. So some pills will kill you right off. It's crazy out there!
  11. Used to be if you aspired to become a junkie you had to work at it, takes a lot of money to afford a drug habit. Now normal people are getting hooked by just taking a few sleeping pills. And we never acted like that! My sister saw this as a homeless problem but really strong drugs sold really cheap seems to be my take on it.
  12. So looking back I over the last year I think of all that happened, some things stick out... Climate out of control The last five years have cost $742 billion in 86 separate billion-dollar weather disasters, an average of more than 17 a year, a new record. That’s nearly $100 billion more than the combined total of all the billion-dollar disasters from 1980 to 2004, adjusted for inflation and far more than the three billion-dollar disasters a year that the nation averaged in the 1980s. “That’s exactly what I’d expect with climate change because climate change is essentially supercharging many types of extreme weather, making heat waves, droughts, wildfires, intense rainfall, flooding and storms more severe, destructive and deadly,” said Jonathan Overpeck, dean of environmental studies at the University of Michigan, who wasn’t part of the reports. Opiates Drug Overdose Deaths in the U.S. Top 100,000 Annually https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/nchs_press_releases/2021/20211117.htm Anything stick out in your mind?
  13. We've been growing here long time. Now you got lots of people growing everywhere, they think it's legal. It's not legal unless you get legal so just growing don't make you legal. They are building a grow that is hard grasp how big it is and it's about 15 miles from here. Pallets of water walls and fans were lined up far as you can see. Now the hoops make a small city. Lot of that is CDB stuff maybe, no illegal market for it. People putting big money into legal grows so things will happen eventually. Hard to say what the future will hold...
  14. California's marijuana mess Five years after Proposition 64, the state of pot is still struggling Carolyn ColeLos Angeles Times Five years ago, California voters overwhelmingly chose to legalize the adult use of marijuana. The passage of Proposition 64 was supposed to replace the state’s vast illegal and quasi-legal medical marijuana market, in which virtually anyone could get their hands on marijuana, with a tightly controlled system of safe products, taxed sales and regulated commerce. In recommending Proposition 64 to voters, the Times Editorial Board argued that it’s better for public health, for law and order, and for society to treat marijuana more like alcohol and less like heroin — as a legal regulated product for adults. And backers of the initiative said it would create a controlled market that allowed adults access to safe, regulated marijuana products while protecting children. The new government-overseen industry would reduce the environmental harm of illegal pot farms, lessen the power of criminal drug gangs and help repair damage from the War on Drugs that disproportionately targeted Black and Latino communities. But today many of the promises of Proposition 64 remain unfulfilled. The black market is as big as ever, with roughly 75% of marijuana sales in the state coming from unlicensed sellers. Illegal pot farms are still degrading sensitive environmental habitat. Untested and unregulated cannabis products, including edibles and oils, still flood the market. And the pledge to help communities disadvantaged by the War on Drugs is still a work in progress. California, which was one of the first states to end prohibition, has become an example of how not to legalize marijuana. Proposition 64 fulfilled at least part of the proponents’ mission: Adult use of marijuana has been decriminalized and normalized. Prosecutors have cleared tens of thousands of marijuana-related convictions from individuals’ records. Pot shops were deemed essential businesses and allowed to stay open during the COVID-19 closures. Pop star Justin Bieber croons about getting his “weed from California,” and even traditional media companies offer cannabis gift guides. But underneath that widespread acceptance is a big problem — the vast majority of marijuana consumed in the state is not legal. It was always going to be a challenge transitioning to a regulated system; unauthorized and quasi-legal medical marijuana growers, manufacturers and sellers operated in the state for years. But even those in the industry have been surprised by the continued vibrancy of the black market, which is due, in part, to requirements, such as high taxes and local control, in Proposition 64. Now, the abundance of illegal pot makes it nearly impossible for California to do what the initiative intended. An imperfect initiative Even before election day, there were tensions and contradictions baked into Proposition 64. To appease local government and law enforcement groups, the initiative gave cities and counties the power to completely ban marijuana-related businesses in their jurisdictions. And that’s exactly what two-thirds of localities have done. That doesn’t mean people aren’t selling or buying marijuana in those communities — they’re just doing it illegally, using unlicensed shops or local dealers. Proposition 64 was also pitched as a cash cow for the state. The initiative imposed taxes on commercial cultivation and sales, and it allowed local governments to layer on their own taxes. The hope was that marijuana would bring in more than $1 billion of state tax revenue every year to pay for afterschool programs, job training, drug addiction treatment, environmental cleanup and other worthy services. (Cannabis tax revenues exceeded $800 million in 2020-21.) But the steep state and local taxes can add 50% or more to the price of products in a legal pot shop. When the cost of labor, product testing and packaging is factored, running a licensed business often doesn’t pencil out — especially when there are plenty of black market operators still producing and selling to customers, who may not know or care that they’re buying illegal pot. And that undermines another Proposition 64 goal to ensure marijuana products are tracked, tested, pesticide free and safe for consumers. This has real implications for public safety. In early 2020, authorities seized marijuana vape cartridges from illegal shops in Los Angeles that contained a dangerous additive blamed for an outbreak of deadly lung illnesses. Meanwhile, even as the large-scale licensed pot farms have grown in places like Santa Barbara and Monterey counties, illegal marijuana cultivation has continued to thrive, often to the detriment of the environment. In rugged Northern California coastal areas, illicit growers flatten hillsides, spray pesticides and divert streams just when salmon and other fish species are migrating in the late summer and fall. In the Southern California deserts, illegal marijuana plantations have stolen precious water supplies and trampled plants and wildlife. And environmental groups that backed Proposition 64 say they still don’t know how marijuana tax revenue is being spent to repair environmental damage from illegal grows; the state hasn’t been transparent in how the money is being used. Can this market be saved? There is still time to fix the system to achieve the promise of Proposition 64. But it will take a lot of work and committed leadership from state lawmakers and local elected leaders, many of whom have kept cannabis policy at arm’s length. California can emerge from this marijuana mayhem by flipping the incentives. It’s too easy and profitable to remain in the black market and too onerous and expensive to join the legal one. By easing licensing procedures or reducing taxes temporarily, and ramping up enforcement and penalties for illegal operators, the state has a better chance of coaxing fence-sitting operators to get licensed. Earlier this year the state consolidated cannabis industry regulation in one department to help speed up regulatory reform. But the work is challenging because Proposition 64 required a two-thirds vote by the Legislature to make significant alterations to marijuana laws. (In recent years, most states have legalized marijuana through legislative vote, not initiative, which makes it easier to adjust the laws going forward.) Plus, the state can’t do it alone. Far too many cities and counties still ban cannabis businesses. Proposition 64 guarantees that right, which is why some advocates are floating the idea of another ballot measure to eliminate cities and counties’ veto power over marijuana businesses. Local leaders have to acknowledge that refusing to recognize a now-legal industry is only encouraging the black market. Some localities are beginning to shift. Los Angeles County, for example, is considering revisiting its ban on pot shops in unincorporated areas. Transforming California’s marijuana market is going to take real political leadership, which has been lacking at all levels of government. Gov. Gavin Newsom bears a special responsibility. As lieutenant governor, Newsom led a commission to study marijuana legalization and he campaigned for Proposition 64 two years later. However, until recently , he’s mostly shied away from marijuana politics. But there’s now widespread agreement that California’s marijuana system needs an intervention to prevent the legal market from collapsing. It’s time for Newsom and lawmakers to get to work to find the right balance that will help the legal, regulated market grow while protecting public health and the environment. We can’t wait another five years to get this right.
  15. tacman7

    Focus Question

    Thought this would be a good place to ask a camera question maybe. So in this pic I only get some things in focus, how do you get everything in focus? I guess I need a different camera. Thanks
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