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By Miguel AKA Miggy420

We are here not because of the efforts of one person but those of many, not because of the work of one group but because of them all. Many forces join together when there is one true truth: Marijuana is not a crime, it’s a plant.

Many people believe they know what gentrification is, but let me put it in a nutshell for you: It’s the shaping and marketing of a thing that grew organically. Good neighborhoods don’t just happen; people slowly become comfortable with one another which creates that old neighborhood feel, which is slowly being chopped and diced by corporate and self-interest for financial gain — same as what’s happening to the marijuana market in Washington State. It becomes more apparent each day to me that Washington state marijuana is just another business, and it’s being gentrified.

As a marijuana conspiracy theorist, I would like to think that something  more nefarious is going on, but the truth in the matter, the reason why the market and the transitioning process has been such a clusterfuck, is because no one gives a genuine damn about the integrity of this plant, just the dollar. Some of those in charge and those that say they advocate for rights, are in it to be part of the groundbreaking regulation about to happen, but again, you’re making rules for something that is on the “danger” equivalent of apples, which can be used to make alcoholic cider. Read Full Article →

Rep. Chris Hurst, left, wouldn't even allow a committee vote on the home grow bill, HB 2629, sponsored by Rep. Cary Condotta (right), Rep. Brian Blake, and Rep. Jessyn Farrell [KING 5]

Rep. Chris Hurst, left, wouldn’t even allow a committee vote on the home grow bill, HB 2629, sponsored by Rep. Cary Condotta (right), Rep. Brian Blake, and Rep. Jessyn Farrell
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Home grow is dead this year in the Washington Legislature.

On Tuesday, Rep. Christopher Hurst‘s Commerce and Gaming Committee of the Washington House held a public hearing on HB 2629, the Home Grow bill, sponsored by Reps. Brian Blake, Cary Condotta, and Jessyn Farrell.

Many of the activists in attendance were surprised — OK, shocked — when committee chair Hurst, a former narcotics cop, was polite, even solicitous and seemingly caring, with the patients and others who showed up to testify.

After all, this Hurst guy is the one who, in 2013, helpfully informed us that 99% of medical marijuana patients are “faking it.” In fact, from some of the rhetoric emanating from Hurst and from fellow Democrat, Gov. Jay Inslee, in 2013, you’d think that the entire medical-marijuana thing was a black-market enterprise. Just last year, Hurst recommended that law enforcement be allowed to auction off medical marijuana they’d stolen — I mean “seized” — from medical marijuana dispensaries.

Hurst said, just last year, that he considers most of the state’s medical providers part of the black market. “So-called medical today, for the most part is a joke,” he said. “We’re going to change all that.” Yeah, that definitely still seems to be his plan.

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By Cheri Sicard
Cannabis Cheri

The story of Weldon Angelos perfectly illustrates what can happen with an out-of-control federal system of justice that over zealously focuses on cannabis, often at the expense of actual crimes with real victims.

Despite having no prior convictions, Angelos received a sentence of 55 years and one day for selling a small amount of marijuana on three occasions. He was 23 years old, a young father, and an up and coming music producer and artist when he was first incarcerated.  He will be 78 years old before he is eligible for parole.

So how is it possible that someone selling a little bit of weed can get a sentence FAR longer than those recommended for airline hijackers, kidnappers, 2nd degree murderers, and child rapists? By unjust prosecutors playing a life destroying legal game by piling on charges to make sure the defendant gets the maximum amount of prison time possible.

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Prosecution of any marijuana “crime” is an abuse of justice and a waste of taxpayer dollars and time. This thing that is a revolving money machine for the government is also a financial burden and a cancer to the people… and the people want change when it comes to the laws concerning marijuana and that law means no jail for being associated for a plant.

Prosecute somebody for stealing electricity or growing on Federal lands, but honest people want to make an honest living — and people involved with marijuana have done that while being viewed as criminals by their own government.

Lance Gloor’s trial is over… or, as I see it, we’re in the calm after the storm. Sentencing is three months after the verdict. Three months after being shackled to an ankle bracelet, restricted to his home. Not allowed a beer, because his new jewelry can detect that; not allowed pot due to urinalysis, not allowed to self-medicate for fun like a million other Americans do and have done because he believed he was doing the right thing by the state law; he sought help to be within the law.

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By Miguel AKA Miggy420

Today Lance Gloor was found guilty of manufacturing and distributing marijuana. This story was supposed to have a happy ending, but instead we live in America, where you can be guilty of a crime with no victim.

A country where you can’t treat your body the way you want, especially of you’re a woman. I guess I was expecting too much, since we live in a world where the law just figured out we can’t tell people how to love and legalized gay marriage or as I like to call all of it, marriage.

This story isn’t the American Horror Story it could’ve been, but it has turned into a dark comedy that isn’t over yet.

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By Miguel AKA Miggy420

“Another day, another decision not made, one juror taken out on a gurney, perhaps due to stress of being in control of a man’s life”… Is how is how I shared the news of Day 6 of Lance Gloor’s federal trial.

Today’s plot twist is the kind of shit that you would think a fantasy writer wrote up but the shit I’m about to tell you is 100 percent true — a case involving the prosecution of a man over a plant from an over zealous and boots to fill prosecutor, a case where a man was following the same grey area practices as a hundred other shops and a present state “regulated” recreational market — a case where a man stood before a jury of his peers and one of them benefitted from what this man is accused of being a part of, medical marijuana.

Today on the second day of deliberation a juror, who also is a medical marijuana patient, had a health condition type attack in the Federal Government building and had to be taken out on a gurney because her medicine wasn’t recognized by her government. A woman whose fate it was to decide the fate of a man who helped bring her and many like her holistic medicine that works for them.

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By Miguel AKA Miggy420

The first part of the trial is over and now 12 people are sitting in a room debating Lance Gloor’s fate.

The shit show known as justice is over and right now people are deciding a man’s fate for a crime that has no victim and shouldn’t have gone as far as it has. The “investigation” proved that there was weed in the weed store and that the places of business ran their establishment like hundreds of others. But now we have something called recreational marijuana where the only requirement is a 21 and over ID; either way there is no evidence of wrong doing like serving a minor.

In fact all things he’s guilty of can be seen in a recreational store. They have weed on their shelves, the have counters full of lotions and brownies, they have ATMs because there is no established banking industry, so everyone is cash-only at the moment.

As an American this whole thing broke my heart, to see assholes like the Bundys to throw around words like “patriot” because they took over a center, when the real patriots were sitting in that courtroom because they believed this man not guilty of crime.

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By Miguel AKA Miggy420

I am juror number 13.

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Miggy 420

As an American, as a Veteran, as a father I know that marijuana is not a crime. It’s not the law I judge, but the system and its ability to prosecute on the whim of vindictiveness, not justice. You shouldn’t get to put people away behind bars simply because you don’t agree with their lifestyle.

When I first started supporting Lance, I was told not to support him because he’s a bad person, but when I saw the actual court documents it didn’t matter what his past was, or how he lives his life.

Pending on your perspective of life, Lance’s Facebook profile comes off as immature or a douche; pictures with a beautiful dancer in his lap or the pics with the bros in a nightclub… but being a douche is not enough reason to take a man’s life.

It’s not a reason to take away a father from his daughter, a son from his mom, or even a contributing member of society.

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By Miguel AKA Miggy420

When it comes to marijuana, I judge the law, not the person — and in the case of Lance Gloor, Not Guilty.

Lance Gloor’s case is still looming and on Monday, Day 3 was just another example of misguided justice threatening a man’s life, not with a gun, but with time.

In today’s episode of The Wrong and Injustice the usual cast members have appeared. A begrudging federal prosecutor who doesn’t want to let an innocent man go, and a man who did everything he could to follow in accordance with state law — to be a law abiding citizen.

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