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Marijuana: DEA proposal, new Colorado law could lead to Big Pharma boom, attorney says

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Last month, we told you about a loophole in HB 1043, the medical marijuana cleanup bill, that could let Big Pharma firms get involved in the Colorado MMJ industry. Now, the Drug Enforcement Administration has made a new proposal involving marijuana extracts, and attorney Warren Edson sees it as further fueling a possible boom in the manufacture of such products here.

HB 1043 states that "a medical marijuana center may provide a sample of its products to a laboratory that has an occupational license from the state licensing authority for testing and research purposes. The laboratory may develop, test, and produce medical marijuana-based products." Because these labs only need an occupational license, not a license specific to the medical marijuana industry, Edson believes the restrictions placed on dispensaries -- including the rule disallowing out-of-state ownership -- wouldn't apply.

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Warren Edson.
The latest development? The DEA has proposed establishing a new code number for what it refers to as "Marihuana Extract." This code would be different from the one pertaining to marijuana itself, allowing the agency to track extract separately.

On the surface, this change seems merely technical. But Edson believes it has greater significance. According to him, "it sure looks like this would create a little niche, a little nook that would allow a pharmaceutical company to make products with marijuana extract in addition to what they usually do, without jeopardizing their big money drugs. And because of that little addition to 1043, the only place in the country where they could do that is right here."

At first blush, opening such a window to the medical industry seems hypocritical. After all, as Edson notes, "you've got the federal government simultaneously issuing this new proposal and, out of the other side of its mouth, saying marijuana has no medicinal value" by registering it as a Schedule 1 narcotic. But such contradictions aren't unknown in the medical biz. "The coca plant supposedly has no medical value, either," he points out, "but its extract gives us pharmaceutical cocaine, which helps people with narcolepsy. So the extract does have medical value."

He can envision a similar development with marijuana -- one in which the feds would continue to deem the plant to be valueless from a medical standpoint, but not its extract.

The timing of this proposal so soon after HB 1043 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper strikes Edson as more than coincidental.

"If you want to be a conspiracy-theory person, well, somebody had to lobby to have that clause put into 1043," he allows. "And whoever did that had to know this was coming or was in the works. We heard all this discussion about how the clause would allow Big Pharma to come and play, but they had very little economic incentive, because DEA rules might cause them to lose the right to make their other drugs. But now they wouldn't have to."

Granted, there's no guarantee major U.S. drug companies will rush to launch marijuana-extract-based products like Sativex, manufactured by a British firm, if the proposal is adopted. As Edson acknowledges, "we'll know in six to nine months. By then, either they'll be here or they won't." But if the extract code change goes through, he believes, there'll be nothing stopping them.

More from our Marijuana archive: "Medical marijuana: State fees for MMJ business licensing too high, says attorney Warren Edson."


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baffeled101
baffeled101

IF someone has some thing to say , tell it to me!!! I HATE spin doctors and am here and still ALIVE. I don't want anything but the truth out there. Bless Ya all, Be Happy and Well always  Doreen Bishop Medical Marijuana Patient :-)

PR420
PR420

This concept has its flaws, no one can manufacture marijuana plants to make said extracts and be an exception to existing colorado criminal statues unless you fall under our existing medical marijuana laws and you would have to be a resident. Additionally no MMC or MIP could sell raw marijuana to these companies, as MMCs can only sell to patients and MIPs to MMCs. A MMC may only have their raw marijuana processed by a MIP under the law. Nor could these companies be in possession of tons of marijuana for extracting as that would exceed a sample by a long shot. These labs cannot buy marijuana from MMCs and MMCs cannot sell to non-patient under the Colorado medical marijuana program and once these products cross state lines the MMC owner would be in violation of the interstate commerce clause. 

Tim White
Tim White

DOREEN BISHOP; COLORADO's ILLUMINATI POT PRINCESS...HEMPNUT,GEORGE SOROS & R JAMES WOOLSEY

 

 

     This has to do with a phone call that Doreen Bishop - my then girlfriend - placed to me in June 1999 regarding a phone call and faxed business card she received "from an attorney in Minneapolis"....Doreen Bishop is much more than just "a pot princess"...Doreen Bishop has the CRIMINAL NWO THUG GEORGE SOROS as her MKULTRA/Monarch Medical Marijuana handler going back maybe 20 years now - ever since MARK A CULVERHOUSE (the JAVA software developer/tech manual writer and then head of NORML Colorado) "rescued" her out of the University of Colorado Medical Center where she was being fully brain mapped by DR VINCENT FULGINITI....Soros is at least one handler as there are others since her B-day in 1948 in Hollywood - an early handler was her considerably older 1st cousin NORMAN BROKAW - Chairman/Owner of the WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY in Hollywood - ever hear of a TRAINED SOMNAMBULIST ?...I can tell you that somnambulism is NOT "sleep walking"...ever hear of a HYPNOTIZED WALKING BRIEFCASE ?...can you say JOSEF MENGELE ?...and gee,what was Doreen Bishop doing at the SIS/MI6 controlled ASPEN INSTITUTE on more than a few occasions "meeting people" - like JIMMY CARTER and HENRY KISSINGER ?...when Soros is in Colorado - which is quite often I understand since he has major "interests" in Colorado - he flies into FRONT RANGE AIRPORT which is about 7 to 8 miles East of DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and he meets people on board his plane - Doreen Bishop included...on one of these meetings with Doreen Bishop and several others,Soros announced to them that "he was forming a new airline" and that he was start-up financing with $160M - this was maybe 5-6 months before JET BLUE flew the first passengers...the reason he flies into FRA is because as he told Doreen "it has OPTIMUM SECURITY"...seems that the Colorado National Guard's 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) / 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) are based there at the East end of the runway - palletized equipment for any destination on Planet Earth and C-130's taking off at 4:00am going East over vacant farmland...........yup,that FRA is a real interesting place - seems like then GOLDEN Colorado based CIA proprietary ATLAS AIR "owner" MICHAEL CHOWDRY got whacked there too,along with the Aviation Editor of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - Jeff Cole....when's the last time you heard about a "canopy parting from the aircraft on takeoff" ?...from a known-to-be perfectly maintained Czech L-39...hmmmmm (see below)...and with ATLAS AIR then being financed through the HONG KONG and SHANGHAI BANK....hmmmm...only the TOP drug money laundering bank in the world for MI6 and the CIA....but I digress from my post title...."Hello Doreen ? This is James Woolsey in Minneapolis and George asked me to contact you........"....want to know more about that phone call ?...well,Doreen being dissociative,had no clue who Woolsey was till I explained the facts to her ...after she reads the full name on the card... " his name is R James Woolsey " ...I about choked to get my words out fast enough..."HOLY SXXX ! are YOU KIDDING ME DOREEN ! "..." MY GOD !...R JAMES WOOLSEY CALLS YOU AND YOU DON'T KNOW HE WAS THE HEAD OF THE CIA ? "  - much more to this phone call....oh yea - and one more thing...did you know that George Soros controls NORML for the COMMITTEE of 300 ?...Doreen's involvement was with LAURANCE ROCKEFELLER too in the Medical Marijuana Movement in Colorado and then this brings up the "fatal heart attack" of Colorado Secretary of State VICKY BUCKLEY at the age of 51...so - pray tell...just WHAT is really in the background of MEDICAL MARIJUANA and COLORADO AMENDMENT 20 first implemented June 1,2001 ?

 well,roll another doobie and light that mutha up......beaucoup dinky dau...I've got nothing against marijuana but I DO have a REAL PROBLEM with "those who are involved"....BTW...HEMPNUT is absolutely DELICIOUSbut I sure thought it odd that a six 12OZ can box was selling for $40...that makes it $6.66 per can.... Tim White,Viet Nam Vet(USAF)Concerned Citizen,Researcher,Investigator,Whistleblower  DOREEN BISHOP…COLORADO’S ILLUMINATI POT PRINCESSToday at 3:35 pm PhantomPhixer wrote:  

…who has GEORGE SOROS,MARK CULVERHOUSE and WARREN EDSON as her handlers and is VERY well connected to many Illuminati types in Hollywood and Los Angeles and elsewhere – her 1st cousin – NORMAN BROKAW – is the Chairman of the WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY in Hollywood…Doreen is NOT like any other "medical marijuana permit holder" since she can "get away with" whatever she wants to and is WHY she can grow more than 100-125 plants in her backyard at 15xx4 E 54th Ave in Montbello with NO repercussions at all since she has been known and more than likely STILL DOES supply a number of Denver COPS with pot - how's that for protection ?….BTW...GEORGE SOROS's Agent WARREN EDSON is the PRIMARY author of COLORADO AMENDMENT 20 - Medical Marijuana Tim White aka PHANTOM PHIXER 

George Soros
George Soros

Don't forget that Soros is one of the biggest stockholders in Monsanto, which seeks to control the cannabis and industrial hemp seed stock.

Don't forget that Soros funds MPP, who is backing the new Colo. mj "regulate and control" ballot initiative.

bayareaman
bayareaman

Money money money money. Corporations have run this country since the 1850's. What's new?

Tim White
Tim White

GEORGE SOROS(controls NORML) - CRIMINAL MARXIST NWO SCUMBAG and HIS COLORADO CONNECTIONS

Warren Edson/NORML atty in DENVER and SOROS Front Agent/Shill

  

GEORGE SOROS - CRIMINAL NWO SCUMBAG "Judeo-plutocratic Bolshevik Zionist world conspirator"How the Marijuana Re-Legalization Movement Has Been Betrayed by ...22 May 2009 ... You can learn quite a bit more about George Soros by accessing the .... take all but the normal profit out of the Marijuana market. ...www.newagecitizen.com/MERP/RelegalizeNowObama08.htm - CachedMexico Gets British Agent George Soros's Mafia Message: "Silver or ...18 posts - 2 authorsThat is how British agent George Soros is operating today in Mexico and Ibero- America ... Laws (NORML), one of the oldest drug legalization fronts now in the Soros orbit. .... which urges the Congress (then controlled by Newt Gingrich), ...www.godlikeproductions.com/for... - Cached========================================The Forces Behind Obama: Soros, Acorn | Sweetness & Light

12 Jul 2008 ... In 2005, billionaire investor George Soros convened a group of 70 ... liberal national groups were set up including Colorado Media Matters in 2006, ... would set up a slush fund for community organizations such as Acorn. ...sweetness-light.com/.../the-forces-behi... - Cached - Similar

A New Alliance Of Democrats Spreads Funding

17 Jul 2006 ... The alliance has required organizations that receive its endorsement ... financier George Soros and Colorado software entrepreneur Tim Gill. ...www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/.../AR2006071600882_pf.html - Similar

George Soros and the Catholic Church Align? The Devil's In The ...

12 Nov 2009 ... It has now been revealed that George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund ... a unique coalition of five state organizations in Colorado, ...soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/.../george-soros-and-the-catholic-church- align-the-devils-in-the-details/ - Cached - Similar

What's Next for George Soros's Democracy Alliance?

10 Jan 2008 ... Billionaires for Big Government, What's Next for George Soros's ... media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups—a kind of “vast .... He ran for governor of Colorado in 2005 but dropped out of the race. ...www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/1297 - Cached - Similar

Media Matters for America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For other organizations named 'Media Matters', see Media Matters (disambiguation ). .... measure by George Soros), MoveOn.org, and the New Democrat Network. ... In July 2006, Media Matters for America opened a state chapter, Colorado ...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Matters_for_America - Cached - Similar Skip to content

Focusing on George SorosHealth / Lower sciences / Self-support / Other

by Qvirinvs on Mon Jun 16, 2008 22:27

"If there was ever a man who would fit the stereotype of the Judeo-plutocratic Bolshevik Zionist world conspirator, it is me" - George Soros (Sydney Morning Herald interview, November 15, 1997)For a general overview have a look at the quoted parts from the EIR Special Report: “The true story of Soros the Golem” (April 1997) here.For extra information on the Asian currency crisis, see here

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Re: Focusing on George Sorosby Qvirinvs on Mon Jun 16, 2008 22:36

Let us display here in full a short summary previously available at http://committeerepubliccanada... ... ial002.htm , which is still accesible however through http://www.archive.org (LINK)Financier George Soros-Drug-Legalizer ExtrordinaireGeorge Soros is 71 years old, travels on an American passport, and presents himself as a philosopher-businessman philanthropist. He is, in reality, an operative for certain international financial/political interests, involved in drugs, dirty money, and irregular warfare (ranging from stockjobbing to media control) to subvert nations, and cause destruction. As of the 1990s, he had become persona non grata in many parts of the world. He is under criminal investigation in several nations-particularly Italy. In 1993, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Banking Committee called for an investigation, after the blatant episode of Soros's having made $1-2 billion in September 1992, off European currency manipulation. But Soros is still at large, and presented in the United States as just a "public figure."Investigating Soros and those whom he serves, will directly expose networks capable of the kind of assault operations now underway against the United States. To aid such an investigation, in April 1997, EIR News Service issued a 70-page Special Report, "The True Story of Soros the Golem; A Profile of Megaspeculator George Soros." We here summarize a few key points.Drug Legalization, Narco-MoneyAs "philanthropist," George Soros is both the primary financier of the international drug legalization lobby, and is also a leading financier of the drug cartel's narcoterrorist machine-a connection particularly well documented in Colombia. Soros is deploying hundreds of millions of dollars a year for a narcotics-decriminalization "propaganda machine" that is now operating in about 18 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australia.In South America, the Soros group, Human Rights Watch/Americas (formerly Americas Watch) functions as an integral part of the drug cartel's drug production and terror apparatus in at least the three major drug-producing countries-Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia.Human Rights Watch/Americas in 1995 set up a new Drug Program, with its first year's sole objective of hampering anti-drug programs around the world, through alleging "human rights abuses." HRW stated at that time, that because, "national and international counter-narcotics programs ... by and large have escaped close human rights scrutiny, in early 1995 HRW began a multi-year effort to document and challenge human rights violations caused or exacerbated by efforts to curtail drug trafficking internationally as well as in the United States."Inside the United States, Soros has created and financed a phalanx of agencies for propaganda, pressure, money conduits, etc. for legalizing dope. On July 8, 1994, when Human Rights Watch/Americas head Aryeh Neier moved over to become president of Soros' Open Society Institute-New York, Soros ponied up $10.5 million in matching funds to be spent over a three-year period to fund an allied group, the Drug Policy Foundation (DPF), which is America's leading lobby for drug legalization. Soros had already given the DPF over $500,000 since 1992. The $10.5-million grant from Soros broke down as a $6-million pledge-$3 million for operational support and $3 million for grant support--and the remainder matched by other donors.Kevin Zeese, formerly the national director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), who at the time of Soros's DPF donation served as the DPF's vice-president and counsel, bragged that the money would allow for massive expansion on the part of DPF.This came to be, with a priority on state-level referenda to legalize drugs for "medical use." This is seen as the wedge into all out dope decriminalization.Soros effectively "bought" passage of drug legalization measures on Nov. 5, 1996, in California (Proposition 215) and in Arizona (Proposition 200), both for permitting "medical use" of Schedule I narcotics. Since then, there have been other states and referenda.In Arizona, $440,000 of the $440,490 raised by proponents of Prop 200 came from Soros' pocket. An additional $25,000 was spent on polling by the pro-drug-legalization Drug Policy Foundation (DPF), which had received a $3million operating program and a $3-million grant program from Soros.For Prop 215 in California, Soros directly contributed some $550,000, and the Drug Policy Foundation, backed by him, gave another $200,000, amounting together to over one-third the cost of the referendum drive.In his book, Soros on Soros, Soros writes, "I think that to treat the drug problem primarily as a criminal problem is a misconception.... I just think the whole idea of eradicating the drug problem is a false idea."Soros' dope decriminalization drive is the leading part of a general set of foundations and frontgroups Soros is backing, in the name of "Open Society" and "free markets" globally, in particular throughout Eastern Europe. They function as a channel for institutional control, secret operations, money flows, pro-dope legalization, etc. A focal point for this is the Soros-created and patronized Central European University, based primarily in Budapest, but with important branches in Warsaw and Prague.The first Soros foundation was the Open Society Fund, founded in 1979, and since December 1993, the Open Society Institute-New York. As of 1997, there were 24 national foundations in this Soros web, from the Soros FoundationMoldova (1992), to the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (I 993), and Open Society-Moscow (I 995). In 1994, the expenditures for all Soros foundations were approximately $300 million; Soros is chairman of them all.On Dec. 7, 1996, Soros' activities in Croatia were denounced by President Franjo Tudjman, in a speech to the ruling party, "In a nutshell, they created a state within the state to destabilize Croatia." On Dec. 23 that month, Croatia's Ministry of Internal Affairs announced criminal proceedings against Soros' Open Society Institute, for financial crimes-- tax-dodging, forgery, falsification of currency records, etc.Financial WarfareIn his nominal occupation-financial speculation, Soros has specialized in hit-and-run attacks on whole nations. His main business address has been his Quantum Fund NV, which is registered in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, the Caribbean tax haven. This way he has avoided paying taxes, and also has hidden the nature of his investors, and what he does with their money. He thus operates as merely the visible face of a vast and very nasty network of private financial interests, including interconnections with leading aristocratic and royal families of Europe, centered in the British House of Windsor. (This secret private network is called by its members, the "Club of the Isles.")1992. At the time of the September 1992, crisis of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, Soros was among the leading speculators against the British and Italian currencies which wrecked the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM). But the target was not Britain as victim (though millions were hurt when the pound sank); the target-which was hit, was to knock apart the monetary cohesion of the European countries, and prevent movement toward any Eurasian economic recovery strong enough to resist British free-trade looting.More particularly, the speculative attacks at this time led to a devastating devaluation of the Italian lira by about 30%, and to a complete dry-out of the reserves of the Italian Central Bank. Some $48 billion went out to defend the lira-and lost. Soros made an estimated $282 million from the lira devaluation, besides the $1-2 billion off the devaluation of the pound sterling.In Italy, the impact of the lira devaluation was to cheapen the cost of purchase of Italian industry and other assets forced to be "privatized" by sell-off to global purchasers. Contingency plans for this were discussed by representatives of Soros earlier in 1992, in Italy, on June 2, at an infamous meeting on the Britannia, the yacht of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, off the coast, with Italian government officials.A judicial investigation of this was prompted by the filing of a legal brief-an esposto-in October 1995, by Paolo Raimondi, president of the International Civil Rights Solidarity Movement, with prosecutors in Milan, Rome, Naples and Florence. By December, 1996, follow-up had proceeded to the point that the Rome Magistrate had posted George Soros' name on a list of persons subject to arrest, if they visit Italy, with intent to "obstruct justice" in terms of the investigation.1997. In spring and summer 1997, George Soros and his Quantum Fund, were at the forefront of the hit-and-run speculative attacks on currencies and stock values in Southeast Asian nations, which forced 30-70% currency devaluations, destabilizations and impoverishment. The International Monetary Fund backed Soros in the name of "global capital flows." Malaysian President Mahathir Mohamad said in an interview with Fortune, Soros "has wiped out billions of dollars from our economy." Mahathir charged, "We have definite information that he is involved. Of course, he is not the only one ... but he started it."

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Colorado Mmj Patient
Colorado Mmj Patient

The pinnacle of hypocrisy.  The plant remains on schedule 1, thus exposing patients and caregivers to potential arrest and jail - especially federally, AND locals use the "well, it's still illegal under federal law" crap.  But BIG PHARMA faces no penalties for use of an mj "extract".I am so sick of our government working for Corporations.David

Guest
Guest

Cocaine is in schedule 2 ... "The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

Marijuana remains in schedule 1 ... "The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

...conflicting info found online on whether coca leaves are in schedule 1 or 2. regardless, raw marijuana has known medical uses and should not be in schedule 1

Mark Culverhouse
Mark Culverhouse

To Tim White: seek medical attention and have your prescription of psychotropic drugs reduced drastically.  You copy and pasted allegations are absurd. You call yourself a "researcher and investigator". There is a saying that on the Internet no one knows you're a dog. Well, no one know you are delusional either.

Mark Culverhouse

Goojibear
Goojibear

You list someone's address where you allege they're growing marijuana?

Are you a narc?

Tweeter
Tweeter

It's perfectly clear now: Soros is destroying entire world economies in an attempt to get their people habituated on Colorado's medical marijuana, in order to soften them up so their populations can't resist his one-man plan for Marxist-style world domination.

Or something like that, at least.

Tim White
Tim White

nice TRY - PHONY "Mark Culverhouse" ....are you even EDUCATED ?...sure CAN'T even write a coherent sentence .....typical idiot POThead who apparently smokes TOO much....but who seems to have an agenda.....

Tim White
Tim White

NO DUMBFUCK - I'm NOT "a narc"...and IF you aren't TOO fuckin' STONED to READ properly - you'd see that those 2 XX's I put in instead of NUMBERS gives 10 BLOCKS to look ...besides - it's DOREEN BISHOP who SNITCHED about MY CROP and SET ME UP FOR ARREST back in August 2001 using a number or people to HELP HER DO SO and WARREN EDSON had a HAND IN IT.....and I DON'T "allege" anything...I state FACTS.....obviously more like GUMMIbears for brains for you....

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Thanks for letting us know, Crandle. Much appreciated.

Goojibear
Goojibear

If it walks like a narc and talks like a narc, well, what can you say?

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