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  1. You can't grow at all? Damn, we still go by our medical rules which is 24 plant max. We're able to grow enough in the Summer to last all year, been lucky with that. More going on... https://www.marijuanamoment.net/schumer-hosts-first-marijuana-meeting-to-formulate-2021-federal-legalization-plan/
  2. Recreational marijuana legal in New Jersey GOV. PHIL MURPHY signed the legislation Monday, months after voters approved a ballot measure. (Edwin J. Torres Associated Press) associated press TRENTON, N.J. — A recreational marijuana marketplace, cannabis decriminalization and looser penalties for underage possession became law Monday in New Jersey, more than three months after voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to legalize adult use of the drug. Acknowledging that the legislation took much longer to be enacted than expected, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy cast aside critics’ attacks that the move is about filling state coffers with tax revenue or easing penalties on underage possession to the point of making policing difficult. “The reason I signed these bills, the reason why we’ve been in this fight, is for social justice,” Murphy said Monday during a news conference. He alluded to decades of stringent policing of marijuana laws — the “war on drugs” that had disproportionate consequences for Black residents. “At long last, we’ve broken through, and as of today, better days are here, and lives that have been nicked or in some cases ruined, we’ll be able to correct,” Murphy said. “At long last and from this moment going forward, we won’t have to see that same chapter written again in our state’s history.” Murphy signed the legislation just in time: He faced a Monday deadline to enact two of three of the bills; he signed the third shortly after it was sent to him by the Democrat-led Legislature. Still, it could be six months before the legalized marketplace is up and running, Murphy and industry analysts estimated. That’s because the state’s new Cannabis Regulatory Commission has to put in place regulations and licenses. The number of licenses for cultivators will be set at 37 for two years. The state Senate was pushing for no limit on licenses, but the Assembly wanted them capped. Legislation that passed Monday after weeks of negotiation makes underage possession of marijuana and alcohol subject to written warnings that escalate to include parental notification and a referral to community services upon subsequent violations. Underage drinking had been punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail. Towns will no longer have the authority to enact ordinances with civil penalties or fines concerning underage possession or consumption on private property. The legislation also increases the liability for suppliers of cannabis items to underage people by making a third or subsequent violation a petty disorderly persons offense. Some Republicans were aghast at the reduction in penalties. “There’s no consequence,” GOP state Sen. Bob Singer said. “We’re now saying if you’re caught with it underage, it’s a free pass.” Murphy responded Monday that marijuana should be treated with “responsibility.” “The words ‘adult use’ have been associated with this from Day One,” he said. State Police Supt. Col. Patrick J. Callahan said the attorney general and his office were coming up with guidelines for officials across the state on how to enforce the new laws. As part of the legislation, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission will be able to levy an excise tax, dependent on the cost per ounce of cannabis. For consumers, the legal marketplace will be subject to the state’s 6.625% sales tax; 70% of proceeds will go to areas that have been disproportionately affected by marijuana-related arrests. Black residents have been up to three times likelier to face marijuana charges than white residents. The decriminalization measure was necessary because state laws make possession a crime, despite the voter-approved amendment, according to lawmakers. The measure passed with broad bipartisan support.
  3. Story on the wire: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/jamaica-faces-marijuana-shortage-farmers-struggle-75710269 Couldn't the red cross airlift emergency Ganga supplies in?
  4. tacman7

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    Hey! I got in without being frisked and shoved up against the wall! So much better! Thanks
  5. I have little sprouts coming up from those seeds. I guess when they're a little bigger I'll start sprinkling things that would be good for the beds next Summer. My friend says gypsum is good. Rock phosphorus for end of Summer flower? Carbon powder, looks like gun powder thing. What else? Don't want to kill plants or worms... Thanks
  6. Starting to look like the runoff streams in Greenland...
  7. Cannabis Headed for Legalization at WARP SPEED Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on New Year’s Eve that his office has expunged almost a half-million cannabis-related arrest records and has issued pardons for almost 10,000 low-level cannabis related offenses. What a marvelous way to start 2021 – the year that will see federal cannabis prohibition come to an end. The actions by the Governor of Illinois are not an isolated event. Pardons and expungements are happening throughout the county as more and more states legalize cannabis. In 2011, the year before Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize cannabis, there were 757,969 arrests for marijuana. In 2019, there were 545,602, a decrease of almost 30%, but that is still more then all the arrests made for violent crimes. We still have a long way to go, but the numbers will continue to drop as more states embrace legalization. Ending the arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of millions of Americans for cannabis offenses is one of the major reasons I, and so many others, strongly supported and continue to support legalization efforts even though they are far from perfect. With four more states legalizing cannabis in the 2020 elections, the light at the end of the tunnel continues to get brighter and brighter. The 2020 elections have brought us to the precipice of truly “freeing the weed” as with the Dems in control of the Senate there really is a really real chance that federal cannabis prohibition will come to an end this year. The Senate's new majority leader, Chuck Schumer, has said, "Cannabis is now Schedule 1—which is to the point of absurdity to say marijuana is more dangerous than crack cocaine. It's crazy. So we decriminalize it, we deschedule it, and we incentivize and invest in states and local governments to create expungement programs." The House passed the MORE act in Dec. 2020 which deschedules cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act bringing about the end to federal cannabis prohibition. It will now go to the Senate where Schumer, unlike former Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnel, will allow it to come up for a vote. It will pass because almost all Democrats and a significant number of Republican Senators support it. From there it goes to the desk of President Biden. Biden is in favor of decriminalization and not legalization, but that’s OK as the MORE Act doesn’t actually legalize cannabis - it just takes the feds out of the picture by no longer criminalizing it. By taking the feds out of the picture, it allows the states to make the decision on whether cannabis should be legal within their borders or not. That is a position that Biden has publicly supported many times during the 2020 elect­­ion. Further I imagine Biden will also sign it since our new VP, Kamala Harris, was THE chief sponsor of the MORE Act in the Senate. One thing that is not mentioned often about the importance of ending federal cannabis prohibition is recognizing that whatever the United States does has a profound impact the world over. This is especially significant for those Asian and Middle East countries that are still executing people for cannabis crimes. The imprimatur of the U.S. on cannabis legalization will eventually lead to an end of their hideous actions towards their own citizens. With federal cannabis prohibition ended, each individual state will decide to either legalize or keep criminal marijuana. Unfortunately, those that chose to legalize can set up whatever Rube Goldberg system of legalization they want to. It is now up to those who live in states where cannabis is still illegal to see to it that cannabis is legalized and when it is legalized, make sure that the legalization system that is set up is not so complex that it would be easier to open up a nuclear power plant then open a dispensary. In California, state and local elected officials will no longer be able to cite its illegality under federal law as a reason they cannot allow the implementation of Prop. 64 and the cultivation, manufacture and distribution of cannabis in their jurisdictions. With state and local governments suffering massive loss of tax revenues due to the COVID19 pandemic, elected officials are desperately looking for new sources of revenue. Nothing changes minds faster than $$$. The lure of replacing some of those lost tax dollars with cannabis dollars will transform the mind of even the most reefer madness addled politician. It certainly has changed the minds of many California voters as 33 cities and counties that had formerly prohibited cannabis businesses passed ordinances during the November elections allowing them. Although I thoroughly believe cannabis should be treated like caffeinated beverages, it is likely to have a byzantine system of complex and opaque regulations that makes the system regulating alcohol and tobacco seem like a Libertarian’s dream. I know people complain that marijuana is not alcohol and not tobacco and that its regulation should not be so stringent. I only wish cannabis would be regulated like alcohol and tobacco. If cannabis was as easily available and as cheaply available as alcohol and tobacco is, we would be ecstatic. Imagine walking down to your neighborhood convenience store to get your cannabis. Imagine going to big grocery stores and big box stores and they are all selling cannabis in competition with each other. Some might even offer cannabis as a loss leader to get you into the store knowing that you are very likely to purchase other items to enjoy your cannabis with. My goal for cannabis legalization has always been when I can go to Costco and buy my cannabis. At Costco, it will be reasonably priced and good quality, although you will have to purchase a kilogram at a time. But that’s ok as it will come broken into packages of a dozen different strains which probably means there will be a drawer at home full of packages of that one strain you don’t like. Most importantly, especially from the affordability angle, is that farmers will be able to grow cannabis like any other agricultural crop. When they are able to do that and grow hundreds and thousands of acres of cannabis, prices will come tumbling down to levels that the taxes will be, like a lot of alcohol products and almost all tobacco products, the biggest part of the purchase price. Cannabis selling for $25 a pound, before taxes, would be an entirely reasonable price providing a fair profit for growers, manufacturers and distributors. After all, what other agricultural crop sells for $25 a pound – especially in its natural unprocessed state? With the end of federal prohibition, we have the opportunity to make this happen, but this cannabis nirvana is not going to be served up to us on a silver platter. We have to be active to shape the coming changes to cannabis accessibility. I know many of you are concerned about big businesses and conglomerates taking over the cannabis industry. It is a legitimate concern and they will be there with big bucks representing their business interests, but who will be representing yours?. Who is going to be lobbying your city councils and county boards if you don't? That's where you come in. You need to be involved - you need to contact your local officials to see to it that when cannabis comes to town, it comes in a way that benefits the consumer. Call them, email them and most importantly go to the City Council and County Board of Supervisors meetings and let them know how the ordinances allowing cannabis business and home cultivation should be written. I have seen it time and time again - when enough citizens show up at these meetings - they listen and then they act to get done what needs to be done so they will vote for them in the next election. We need to coordinate and work with other cannabis organizations on the state level to make sure state regulations and taxes don’t financially strangle but rather promote consumers access to cannabis. We need to go to Sacramento and lobby our state Assembly members and Senators to make the needed changes to Prop. 64 so that we do indeed have cannabis nirvana in California. More and more cities and counties are opting to allow the cannabis business provisions of Prop. 64 to take effect. Even more will join in when federal prohibition comes to an end. I know many of you want to see cannabis cultivation, manufacture and distribution take place in your local communities along with reasonable home cultivation regulations. I am here to help you with that, so contact me if you are ready to roll up your sleeves to make cannabis safely, reliably, legally, locally and AFFORDABLY accessible.
  8. tacman7

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    Still not fixed yet! waaaaaaa
  9. tacman7

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    We have to wake them up from hibernation... I had some things like this when I was running a forum, bit of a hassle. Probably a lot more work now than 5 years ago.
  10. Law reflects changes in state that was once conservative bastion. CUSTOMERS in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday, the first day of licensed recreational pot sales in the state. Voters in November passed the measure allowing such sales. (David Wallace Arizona Republic) associated press PHOENIX — Legal sales of recreational marijuana in Arizona started Friday, a once-unthinkable step in the former conservative stronghold that joins 14 other states that have broadly legalized cannabis. The state Health Services Department on Friday announced it had approved 86 licenses under provisions of the marijuana legalization measure passed by voters in November. Most of the licenses went to existing medical marijuana dispensaries that can start selling pot right away. “It’s an exciting step for those that want to participate in that program,” Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona’s state health director, said Friday. Under the terms of Proposition 207, people 21 and older can grow their own plants and legally possess up to an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana or a smaller quantity of “concentrates” such as hashish. Possession of between 1 ounce and 2.5 ounces (70 grams) is a petty offense carrying a maximum $300 fine. The march toward decriminalization in the Sun Belt state was long. Approval of the legalization measure came four years after Arizona voters narrowly defeated a similar proposal, although medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2010. The initiative faced stiff opposition from Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and GOP leaders in the state Legislature, but 60% of the state’s voters in the November election approved it. The vote on marijuana reflected larger trends at play during the historic election that saw Democrat Joe Biden flip the longtime Republican stronghold where political giants include conservative stalwarts like the late Sens. Barry Goldwater and John McCain. Changing demographics, including a fast-growing Latino population and an influx of new residents, have made the state friendlier to Democrats. The recreational cannabis measure was backed by advocates for the legal marijuana industry and criminal justice reform who argued that the state’s harsh marijuana laws were out of step with the nation. Arizona was the only state that still allowed a felony charge for first-time possession of small amounts of marijuana, although most cases were prosecuted as lower-level misdemeanors. The vast majority of the licenses issued Friday were in Maricopa County, the state’s largest county and home to Phoenix and its suburbs. Other counties with dispensaries now allowed to sell recreational pot are Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties. Six other applications the state received after opening its new licensing process are under review, officials said. Voters in New Jersey, South Dakota and Montana also approved making possession of recreational marijuana legal in November. Arizona prosecutors dropped thousands of marijuana possession cases after the measure was approved. Possession in the state technically became legal when the election results were certified Nov. 30, but there was no authorized way to purchase cannabis without a medical marijuana card. Voters in November dealt another blow to Republicans in control of the state’s power levers when they approved a new tax on high earners to boost education funding, a move that came after years of GOP tax cuts and the underfunding of public schools.
  11. tacman7

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    Ya, had to bypass chrome security to get here. Most would not. Got red lines through the HTTPS
  12. I have to figure out how to read a kindle book without joining their monthly fee kindle thing. Got a 7" kindle fire I bought two Xmas ago that I never use so I charged it up. I should be able to read it on my computer, have to read up on that.
  13. tacman7

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    I remember trying this stuff, when I saw this thread again I dug out the bag I had. It was all turned to bugs and webs. So bought some more because the stuff reads so good. I want to try it again. I tried it for a while but forgot about it, so I try it again. I can't give it to my wife, she takes medicine for her thyroid. They have a warning for people with existing thyroid problems. Something I was not aware of the last time I tried this.
  14. We first met Lanny some years ago, he did the exam for the evaluation for a DR recommendation. He was part owner of a large dispensary in Riverside. It was a neat place, several times a week it was a Farmers market, where everyone brought what they grow to sell, they had everything. He went round and round with authorities for years, he spoke at the board of supervisors meeting and helped to pass the medical MMJ laws we use now. So I thought I'd put this up. Click here doesn't work, this is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Cannabis-Chronicles-Decade-Long-Odyssey-ebook/dp/B08RY4XZDD/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=cannabis%2Flanny&qid=1610821466&sr=8-1
  15. I cut the buds from the sticks and remove big fans then dry them on a rack for a day or two then in plastic bins then finally in containers when they're down to 50%. Some buds are like a box of chocolates, all laid out not crushed at all. I pull a few more leaves off when I use them but I don't do an actual trim just let them dry then snap the outside leaves off by hand as I use them. Had the containers stored in the cabinet some weeks now, they got some curing going on, have a unified dank smell.
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