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Chico Enterprise-Record

Tracking the Sacramento River workshop today at CARD center

You know, there isn't any subsidized housing in Santa Cruz that allows smoking of anything. Is that true in Butte county? They evicted an 80-year-old WWII vet because she smoked cigarettes.  (Jan 13, 2011 | post #5)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Tracking the Sacramento River workshop today at CARD center

People who qualify for Section 8 are supposed to have enough money to buy a vaporizer and marijuana? Where are they supposed to get the money? From selling drugs?  (Jan 13, 2011 | post #4)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Green cement manufacturer to test product in Santa Cruz

Everything is green in Santa Cruz except marijuana. "The case for hemp building is simple it offers tremendous insulation, pest-resistance, strength and malleability. " "While the hemp material breathes, it doesn't let water in. It's also mildew-resistant, and it has a lifespan runs 600-700 years." "Flavall and builders also note that the lime in the mixture is constantly taking in carbon, so the product is actually carbon-negative, not just carbon neutral." http://www.citizen -times.com/article /20101129/NEWS/311 290026/1003/ARCHIV ES  (Dec 3, 2010 | post #13)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Deputy tased after prisoner takes gun, shoots security gu...

I have received several emails from the police alert service about this.  (Nov 29, 2010 | post #157)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Storm makes a mess of the county

Happy holidays.  (Nov 21, 2010 | post #7)

California

California Proposition 19: the Marijuana Legalization Ini...

The real debate over California's Prop. 19: http://palmsprings bum.org/blog/2010/ 10/the-real-debate -over-californias- proposition-19/com ment-page-1/  (Nov 10, 2010 | post #3246)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Local pot growers fear being edged out of market with Pro...

And how much tax do you pay on prozac?  (Oct 30, 2010 | post #122)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Local pot growers fear being edged out of market with Pro...

I see you don't get out much.  (Oct 30, 2010 | post #121)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: No on Proposition 19

BTW,those Oakland licenses are a done deal whether Prop. 19 passes or not. Those obscene licensing fees are for MEDICAL marijuana. For MEDICINE. Another interesting fact is that though those who identify as medical users comprise about 13% of marijuana smokers, they consume about the same amount as the 87% that identify as recreational users. Prop. 19 throws medical marijuana patients under the bus.  (Oct 17, 2010 | post #112)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: No on Proposition 19

Prop.19 gives government at every level the authority to tax and license and regulate marijuana "without limitation". And the courts may determine that it will allow cities and counties to levy taxes without requiring voter approval. It is the New Improved Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. Per the state constitution, "crops" are not taxed in California. Prop. 19 will make an exception for marijuana. It costs $400 to license a pharmacy in California. An alcohol permit, such as an On-Sale beer & wine license, starts at about the same price. Meanwhile, Oakland will be charging $211,000 for four industrial cultivation licenses, and $60,000 for 8 retail sales (dispensary) licenses. BTW, Oakland is the home of Prop. 19. What does that tell you?  (Oct 17, 2010 | post #111)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: No on Proposition 19

Under Prop. 19, any cultivation and distribution (sales) that is not licensed will be illegal. Proceeds from the taxes and licenses will be used to police unlicensed cultivation and distribution. Supply will contract while demand expands. Prices do not go down when that happens.  (Oct 17, 2010 | post #110)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: No on Proposition 19

Because it's cheaper than the taxes you'll pay under Prop. 19.  (Oct 17, 2010 | post #109)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: No on Proposition 19

Readers don't pay the bills, advertisers do.  (Oct 17, 2010 | post #108)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: No on Proposition 19

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 3 STATE OF CALIFORNIA SEC. 3.5. An administrative agency, including an administrative agency created by the Constitution or an initiative statute, has no power: (a) To declare a statute unenforceable, or refuse to enforce a statute, on the basis of it being unconstitutional unless an appellate court has made a determination that such statute is unconstitutional; (b) To declare a statute unconstitutional; (c) To declare a statute unenforceable, or to refuse to enforce a statute on the basis that federal law or federal regulations prohibit the enforcement of such statute unless an appellate court has made a determination that the enforcement of such statute is prohibited by federal law or federal regulations. http://www.leginfo .ca.gov/.const/.ar ticle_3  (Oct 17, 2010 | post #107)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Go Green, Ron Duncan and Emily Hanson: Recyclables: To ri...

Speaking of recycling and water: http://all-salt.co m/  (Sep 18, 2010 | post #1)

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