Greeley bans medical marijuana providers

Greeley bans medical marijuana providers

There are 19 comments on the Fox 31 KDVR story from Oct 20, 2009, titled Greeley bans medical marijuana providers. In it, Fox 31 KDVR reports that:

The Greeley City Council voted Tuesday night to ban medical marijuana dispensaries from operating within city limits.

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curtis

Denver, CO

#1 Apr 23, 2010
Isn't there a pecking order in government? The Feds tell the state, the state tells the counties, cities & so on. It seems unconstitutional to just go around your state gov. If the state says yes, then yes it should be, not oh we don't agree so we will side with the feds. The Presidents say's don't arrest or prosecute suppliers or medical marijuana users. So who do the feds listen to no one? The people voted yes. We are the boss. Why is it so hard to listen to what the boss wants? Any where else in this country if you don't listen to the boss, you hit the road jack. These political people are getting out of control with sneaking unconstitutional laws, rules, regs( or whatever they call them) in with these bills regarding marijuana. Seems the boss wants marijuana to me. Give the boss marijuana or hit the road jack!!!!!!
curtis

Denver, CO

#2 Apr 23, 2010
Federal law also bans use,posession,and manufacture of heroin, morphine, and so on. Why is there a whole industry making these drugs and selling them in grocery stores? Better ban them pharmacies, there are documented cases of abuse resulting in death of these drugs especially in the entertainment industry, yet legal with a prescription. Whats wrong with these so called leaders that they can justify their position on medical marijuana despenseries & pharmaceutical companies? One makes addicts & then kills them, one relieves suffering & doesn't. Legalize it, tax it, give tobacco companies something to feel proud of instead of growing something that kills half a million people a year. Wake up all you nay sayers!!!
surprised

Ville Platte, LA

#3 Apr 23, 2010
So Greeley banned mj providers. If it's as popular and easy to get as all you stoners say, what's the big deal? It's not like you're obeying the law now.

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#4 Apr 23, 2010
curtis wrote:
Isn't there a pecking order in government? The Feds tell the state, the state tells the counties, cities & so on. It seems unconstitutional to just go around your state gov. If the state says yes, then yes it should be, not oh we don't agree so we will side with the feds. The Presidents say's don't arrest or prosecute suppliers or medical marijuana users. So who do the feds listen to no one? The people voted yes. We are the boss. Why is it so hard to listen to what the boss wants? Any where else in this country if you don't listen to the boss, you hit the road jack. These political people are getting out of control with sneaking unconstitutional laws, rules, regs( or whatever they call them) in with these bills regarding marijuana. Seems the boss wants marijuana to me. Give the boss marijuana or hit the road jack!!!!!!
I'm just cruising the forum this morning and was interested to see what reaction to Greeley's decision would be. This is kind of a non-issue for me, so I know this is off-topic, but after reading this logic, I am curious- what did you think of the healthcare reform bill being passed the way it was?
curtis

Denver, CO

#5 Apr 23, 2010
raysmom wrote:
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I'm just cruising the forum this morning and was interested to see what reaction to Greeley's decision would be. This is kind of a non-issue for me, so I know this is off-topic, but after reading this logic, I am curious- what did you think of the healthcare reform bill being passed the way it was?
Should have been voted on by the people. Not just shoved down our throats. These people have lost the meaning of their job. They are not the public servants not gods.
curtis

Denver, CO

#6 Apr 23, 2010
raysmom wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm just cruising the forum this morning and was interested to see what reaction to Greeley's decision would be. This is kind of a non-issue for me, so I know this is off-topic, but after reading this logic, I am curious- what did you think of the healthcare reform bill being passed the way it was?
Are public servants not gods. Messed up. Sorry
wow

Golden, CO

#7 Apr 23, 2010
surprised wrote:
So Greeley banned mj providers. If it's as popular and easy to get as all you stoners say, what's the big deal? It's not like you're obeying the law now.
Yeah, Greeley (little Mexico) is a great example to hang your policy hat on. Worst sanctuary city in the state. Plenty of buds rollin in there from mexico, plus Garden City has been a dump for a long time, it's about to be Dispensarie City.

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#8 Apr 23, 2010
curtis wrote:
<quoted text> Should have been voted on by the people. Not just shoved down our throats. These people have lost the meaning of their job. They are not the public servants not gods.
I agree.
liftstation

United States

#9 Apr 23, 2010
Pay back is hell, and hell is coming this fall.
Don't get mad, get even.

Since: Mar 10

Parker, CO

#10 Apr 23, 2010
they otta ban cow crap that town stinks........
WWTTD

Greeley, CO

#11 Apr 23, 2010
curtis wrote:
<quoted text> Should have been voted on by the people. Not just shoved down our throats. These people have lost the meaning of their job. They are not the public servants not gods.
Playing devils advocate... How many people are educated enough to vote on the issue. On a macro level we are shifting from the industrial era to the automation era. It is a whole new world, it isn't the same because of the advances in technology. How many people that would vote, understand insurance companies are beginning to build their actuary tables out to 150 years old. Thats 40-50% increase of life expectancy. Also, cognitive alignments like Alzheimer's are expected to triple over the next decade. So it could be possible people like Terri Shivo could be fairly common. Only 16% of baby boomers have long-term care insurance, 60% are estimated to need it at least once in their life. Sounds like a big time tax burden to the public to me.
I don't know enough to be able to vote, but I do believe something needs to be done now. I'm glad the public didn't vote, too many people believe free information over the internet to be true. I'm an independent voter, I vote the lessor of two evils. But I do find irony in the controversy. Republicans were in office for 8 years and did serious harm on the country, republicans have separated themselves from W. Now that something constructive for our country is being done, republicans are crying foul. The bottom line is something got done for our country, and it isn't like it can't be changed in the future. It doesn't have to be forever, and to turn it into a campaign rally seems like the 9/11 campaign rally of 2004-2006. What are politicians going to do for us going forward? It seems we can always adjust.....

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#12 Apr 23, 2010
I disagree, WWTTD. I won't go into a long, drawn out explanation of why I think the justification for doing "something, anything" was worse in theory and actuality than doing nothing at all, as many on the left agreed as well as those on the right. Or what Republicans did or didn't do as far as "serious harm" to the country- I could debate that as well with what Democrats in Congress did, but to what end? You will believe what you want to believe. The information is out there, but politics often gets in the way of being truly informed, I think.

The bottom line is that when you create and implement new social and fiscal policy, not just tweak it, but create it and apply it, it should not be against the will of the majority of the people. I do not believe in rule by the elite, who in this case knew less than many citizens. Obama & Co and their supporters do believe in rule by the elite. Changing policy is much more difficult than just doing something right the first time, and whether it is healthcare or MMJ laws, better "do-ability" and less politics should have gone into the creation of these bills before they were passed.
WWTTD

Greeley, CO

#13 Apr 23, 2010
So the bottom line is whether or not the public should have voted on the Healthcare reform bill. All I'm saying is I'm afraid of the average intelligence, and further the average intelligence on this specific subject. When you say...it should not be against the will of the majority of the people. That sounds like nothing would ever change. Kind of like ehor from whinnie the pooh. I don't like politicians. But they were elected to do a job, and unfortunately have to trust their doing right by the public. I personally am glad something for America was done. I can't believe it's 2010 and we're still fighting multiple wars. It's like day time soap operas, you could check back in years and be like, "this is still on?"... Only we lose trillions overseas yearly. I don't like that social and fiscal policy, and I'd be willing to put money the majority of people don't like that social and fiscal policy either.

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#14 Apr 23, 2010
I would like to see more done, as well. That is one thing I think Republicans need to do differently, is not just react to everything Dems do, but have some real plans for SS and Medicare, keeping them solvent. People have paid into these programs for a long time, and even if I would prefer not paying into them at all, I must. That is my problem with dictating to individuals what they must pay for. I could do it better on my own. I don't mind helping to create a safety net, but, well, you know.

The wars. That's a toughie. I used to think I had a pretty good grip on what we were doing and why- I don't know, I'm not so certain any more. The money is outrageous, and if we don't have the cooperation of the leaders in those countries...

My son is 19 today. I want a better world for him.

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#15 Apr 23, 2010
I also meant to say that the lives spent are even more important than the $$$$ if it gets us nowhere- I fear for everyone's sons and daughters.
WWTTD

Greeley, CO

#16 Apr 23, 2010
Now we're on the same page. I'd like more solutions and less fear and negativity. Like you said, not react to what dems do, but have real solutions for our country. The wars you're right, the lives are way more important. That is a great example of "something, anything" was worse in theory and actuality than doing nothing at all. You could also talk about deregulation of the securities industry under the republicans. That is an entirely different pile of garbage.
It seems Obama & Co are doing a lot of heavy work and cleaning up the trash from the previous administration. If the republicans run their fall campaigns of negativity and fear, it will be a disservice to this country... Right now the lesser of two evils seems to be the dems. The healthcare solution won't, and can't be felt in the short-term.... That doesn't make it wrong, or a starting point to go forward with something for Americans.

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#17 Apr 23, 2010
WWTTD wrote:
Now we're on the same page. I'd like more solutions and less fear and negativity. Like you said, not react to what dems do, but have real solutions for our country. The wars you're right, the lives are way more important. That is a great example of "something, anything" was worse in theory and actuality than doing nothing at all. You could also talk about deregulation of the securities industry under the republicans. That is an entirely different pile of garbage.
It seems Obama & Co are doing a lot of heavy work and cleaning up the trash from the previous administration. If the republicans run their fall campaigns of negativity and fear, it will be a disservice to this country... Right now the lesser of two evils seems to be the dems. The healthcare solution won't, and can't be felt in the short-term.... That doesn't make it wrong, or a starting point to go forward with something for Americans.
I'm still leaning a lot further right than you are, though! LOL! I think that the Dems' Community Reinvestment Act has a huge burden in this economy's problems, as does the refusal of Congressional Dems to regulate Fannie and Freddie when Bush & McCain tried twice to rein in their abuses. Glass-Stegall was repealed by Clinton, remember. And the bonuses to Wall Street giants can be attributed to Biden and his pet project, ringfencing those bonuses in his bankruptcy regulation that heavily favored financials. And I think that what the Dems are doing is less cleanup than taking advantage of the crisis, as Rahm puts it, to increase the subsidization of all the wrong things in order to gain control.

Now, that doesn't mean I think Republicans have all the answers, either, but I would like to see them become more effective at the kind of change that I believe is good for the country- less reallocation of wealth, more real cost controls, avoidance of war by having a strong defense here at home, energy independence through utilizing our own resources instead of restricting them, allowing school vouchers so that all kids get a real equal opportunity. Exactly the opposite of what the Democrats are doing!:)
WWTTD

Greeley, CO

#18 Apr 23, 2010
liftstation wrote:
Pay back is hell, and hell is coming this fall.
Don't get mad, get even.
One of the biggest benefactors during the war has been exxon mobile. I wonder how many people realize the exxon pension plan is underwater over 11 BILLION dollars (as of 2006 on a quick search)! Seems to me their rainy day fund is a government bailout like the Airline and Auto industries. How many republicans would like that on their hands?
The reason I mention, I'd like solutions on SS as well. We need to clean up the industry before we can talk about a solution. Pension plans seem to be overlooked because of the different complexities. But the problems are adding up across the board. We need solutions, not hate!
WWTTD

Greeley, CO

#19 Apr 23, 2010
raysmom wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm still leaning a lot further right than you are, though! LOL! I think that the Dems' Community Reinvestment Act has a huge burden in this economy's problems, as does the refusal of Congressional Dems to regulate Fannie and Freddie when Bush & McCain tried twice to rein in their abuses. Glass-Stegall was repealed by Clinton, remember. And the bonuses to Wall Street giants can be attributed to Biden and his pet project, ringfencing those bonuses in his bankruptcy regulation that heavily favored financials. And I think that what the Dems are doing is less cleanup than taking advantage of the crisis, as Rahm puts it, to increase the subsidization of all the wrong things in order to gain control.
Now, that doesn't mean I think Republicans have all the answers, either, but I would like to see them become more effective at the kind of change that I believe is good for the country- less reallocation of wealth, more real cost controls, avoidance of war by having a strong defense here at home, energy independence through utilizing our own resources instead of restricting them, allowing school vouchers so that all kids get a real equal opportunity. Exactly the opposite of what the Democrats are doing!:)
That's what I'm talking about, a real conversation about the real issues that effect us all. But it is getting deep for a Friday afternoon right? Excited for Tebow Press conference! Elway had dealerships, but Tebow could end up being a politician! LOL, look how depressed coach meyer got after Tebow's last game..... His heath conditions could've been related to the depression of Tim Tebow not being there..... WOW!!! I've never bought a player jersey, but I will probably get a Tebow jersey. I have because you never know, but with him how could you go wrong? He'll be loyal to himself, his family, his faith, the organization and the community of Denver.
Denver has been blessed!!!!!!!!!

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