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  1. 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.
  2. tacman7

    Unsafe Website!

    Ya, had to bypass chrome security to get here. Most would not. Got red lines through the HTTPS
  3. 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.
  4. tacman7

    Maca Powder

    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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. And we shouldn't forget Xmas music!
  8. This is no till that's been going two seasons. Some bugs got in late in the season and laid eggs apparently. I'm just going to add to the beds to keep them going and I can't kill the live worms living there. This years grow was good too. So the beds just had some infestation on the tops we hope.
  9. This concludes the Summer grow. Tune back in next Summer for Summer Grow 2021! I have to change the plastic before then. Also putting in a drip system. I have cases of bananas to use as worm food, have to think about how to do that. But I'm also planting seeds for Winter cover crop and adding minerals and things. Always a learning experience. Thank you for your support!
  10. I've never tried nematodes, works for some people, guess if they're dead when you get them they don't work so good. So have to really plan the shipping and pickup, I might be able to examine them with microscope to see if they're alive... I guess I'll go ahead and get them and put them on, just getting ready to plant some winter cover crop to help the soil etc. Hope that's a good first step. My friend was telling me to put rock phosphate on the beds now and they would be available a year from now at flower season. He tells me other things as well but I like this idea. Thanks
  11. tacman7

    More Act

    Follow up today: The House voted Friday for the first time to federally decriminalize and levy a tax on marijuana sales, following through on pledges by Democratic lawmakers to find new approaches to regulating drugs and rectify a policy that has disproportionately harmed communities of color. The 228-164 vote follows a trend sweeping the nation: Since 2012, 15 states and Washington, D.C ., have legalized recreational use and sales of marijuana, and many more have legalized it for medicinal purposes. Though the measure is not expected to pass the Senate, marijuana advocates and the bill’s supporters said passing the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act was a significant step in aligning U.S. drug laws with states and public opinion strongly supporting such measures. “We had no hopes of or plan to pass this in the Senate; nonetheless, it’s really important to recognize that this is a huge historic move,” said Maritza Perez, national affairs director at the Drug Policy Alliance, an advocacy group that had pushed for passage of the bill. “Never before has Congress voted to deschedule marijuana, so that within itself is huge … and could really move the needle and help us reintroduce the MORE Act in the next Congress, and help us get more allies and more lawmakers on board.” Descheduling marijuana would remove it from the list of drugs regulated under the federal Controlled Substances Act. It wouldn’t legalize cannabis at the state level, but the bill could serve as a model for states that pursue legalization, as increasing numbers are doing.
  12. My cousin said I have grub worms now. Didn't hurt the plants this year or maybe they're just getting going. Season is over but I'm going to plant seeds for a winter cover crop to replenish the soil hopefully. Thinking about trying this stuff: https://www.arbico-organics.com/product/nemaseek-beneficial-nematodes-hb-heterorhabditis-bacteriophora/beneficial-nematodes/?added=y&pid=2401 Any other ideas? Thanks
  13. tacman7

    More Act

    I just tested the link and sent mail to my representative so that's working.
  14. tacman7

    More Act

    Congress to vote to make cannabis LEGAL!!! The most important piece of cannabis legislation since the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) made cannabis illegal in 1970 is coming up for a vote this Wednesday, Dec. 2 in the House of Representatives. It is the MORE (Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement) Act and it is important because it removes cannabis from the CSA which will end federal cannabis prohibition and turns regulation over to the states just like alcohol and tobacco. The MORE Act does even more: permits physicians affiliated with the Veterans Administration for the first time to make medical cannabis recommendations to qualifying veterans who reside in legal states, it incentivizes states to move ahead with expungement policies that will end the stigma and lost opportunities suffered by those with past, low-level cannabis convictions, allows the Small Business Administration to support entrepreneurs and businesses as they seek to gain a foothold in this emerging industry. There have been some objections raised to the MORE Act by a few cannabis aficionados as it allows states to regulate cannabis like tobacco and they feel cannabis is not tobacco and should not be regulated in the same way. The MORE act doesn’t mandate that cannabis be treated like tobacco but it does allow states to regulate cannabis any way they like and if they want to treat it like tobacco they can. This is not necessarily a bad thing considering that you can get a pack of 20 tobacco cigarettes for under $10 including taxes. Also you can buy them just about everywhere including the ubiquitous convenience stores in which in 2019 there were 152,790 of which over 120,000 were operated by mom and pop and not by Circle K and 7-11. If only cannabis were so cheaply and widely available - it would be a boon for medical patients and recreational users and even more of a boon for mom and pop. Passage of the MORE Act by the House will move the fight to the Senate which is still run by Republican Mitch McConnel. Notwithstanding our newly elected Vice-President Kamala Harris is the MORE Act’s lead sponsor in the Senate, if Democrats fail in their Quixotic quest to secure the two Georgia Senate seats up for election in January, the MORE Act may never see the light of day on the Senate floor, as McConnel is no friend of cannabis reform. With one out of every three Americans now living in states that allow for the use of cannabis by adults for any reason and states struggling to make up for COVID19 related lost revenue, its passage in the House will still be very important symbolically and could give state legislators the green light they need to pass cannabis legalization legislation. Taking 60 seconds to contact your Congressional representative is not an act of spinning your wheels, - it is the essence of citizen lobbying and is an important component of moving the needle significantly forward toward totally ending cannabis prohibition. Take that 60 seconds right now and contact your Congress person and tell them to Vote Yes on the More Act. The absolutely best and easiest way is to call their office – it's so simple, you don’t even need to know the name of your Congressional Representative. Call the Congressional Switchboard at 202-224-3121 (you can call anytime as the Congressional switchboard operates 24/7) tell the real live person who answers the phone either the name of your Congressional Representative or the zip code in which you live and they will connect you to their office. When you are connected tell the receptionist who answers the phone (or leave a voice-message if the office is closed and no one answers) that you want your Congress person to vote YES on the MORE Act. You can add a few more words if you want, but just telling them to vote YES on the MORE Act gets the point across succinctly and forcefully. The next best way is to send your Congress person an email. The Marijuana Policy Project has made it super simple to send your Congressional Representative an email. Whether you know who they are or not, the website produces a letter that will go to their office and it also allows you to add your two cents worth to the letter if you want. To send your Congressional Representative an email letter, CLICK HERE.
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