Photos: First to Legalize Marijuana merchandise linked to Amendment 64 opponent?

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The passage of Amendment 64, is big news in Colorado and nationwide -- so it's no surprise that entrepreneurs are looking for ways to cash in. But what's just as intriguing as the commemorative merchandise available at a website called Colorado Rocky Mountain High -- see photos of everything from Christmas ornaments to iPad covers below -- is the possibility that the items are connected to one of A64's most vocal critics.

An e-mail touting the site that was received by Westword features a link to a site dubbed FirstToLegalize.com. Clicking it, however, takes the user to Legalize2012.com, an address launched in November 2010 by Laura Kriho of the Cannabis Therapy Institute. In a post from that month headlined "Marijuana legalization campaign for 2012 starts tomorrow if Proposition 19 passes or not," Kriho spoke about Prop. 19, a California proposal for marijuana legalization. "We hope it passes; that'll be better for our momentum," she told us before adding, "We're going forward regardless of what happens in California."

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Laura Kriho.
Kriho did, working for the better part of two years to shape a proposal she portrayed as far superior to Amendment 64. But the effort failed to qualify for the ballot. In an August 2012 interview, she explained that "we never even printed petitions," adding, "We had no money.... You get all the politics you can afford, and we couldn't afford to do it."

Nonetheless, she didn't throw her support behind A64. "Amendment 64 is absolutely the wrong model," she said, "You can't take your freedom one gram at a time. If you try to do that, you're going to create a new position for a whole lot of law enforcement to measure that gram.... And Amendment 64 gives too much money to law enforcement."

Is Kriho behind FirstToLegalize.com? We've left numerous messages for her and will update this post when and if we receive a reply. But the website features the following statement along with a link to the main merchandise site:

Even though the authors of A64 say that it is "not legalization," the whole country is looking at Colorado as the First to Legalize™!!!

Being First to Legalize™ Carries a Lot of Responsibility to Get it Right!

Many longtime cannabis activists in Colorado opposed the language in A64 because they feared it gave too much power to the government to control marijuana smokers. Now that the initiative has passed and it has become part of the Colorado Constitution, it is the duty of all cannabis activists to make sure the law is implemented in a way that endangers as few people as possible.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

C.R.S. 1-13-109 (2) (b)

 

False statements relating to candidates or questions submitted to electors

 

Recklessly making, publishing, broadcasting, or circulating in any letter, circular, advertisement, or poster or in any other communication any false statement designed to affect the vote on any issue submitted to the electors at any election or relating to any candidate for election to public office is a class 2 misdemeanor.

 

Monkey
Monkey

I'm sure the point is, A64 won votes by claiming legalization, so why can't I turn a buck by claiming legalization. And it's true, you can, no matter if it's true or not. It might surprise you, but, merchandisers sell super bowl winner tee shirts whether their team wins or not, it's called giving the people what they want. And the people do love merchandise.

Citizen80919
Citizen80919

Since they can't solicit donations any more for their proposition, they are now seeking other means of income.  Got to keep making that money from the MJ crowd one way or another.

 

Countdown until Kriho's gang starts accepting donations for the initiative they will be "driving" for the next election. 

 

Get a freaking job for crying out loud...

wtfk
wtfk

There comes a time for the children on all sides of this issue to give it a rest and participate in civil discussion about the future.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Good for her !

All in disagreement are 'haters', kicking themselves in the ass

for not capitalizing first !

Todd Elsen
Todd Elsen

Just like Bosworth selling the shirts that made fun of him. Just good business.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @CANNABISCURES "CANNABIS OIL CURES CANCER AND ALL HEALTH PROBLEMS!"

 

Depraved Nonsense ... from another ignorant imbecile.

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @wtfk How many LIES would a "principled" libertarian tell to promote a BOGUS, Fraudulent Constitutional Amendment that does NOT legalize marijuana, and that deliberately excludes and denies rights to 50% of the citizens arrested for marijuana?

tutonehcc
tutonehcc

 @spamuser Chippi is raging on that article in the comments section.  What a hot head!

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @DonkeyHotay  @spamuser

 

Russ Belville lost his job with NORML after I had a private conversation with Michael Kennedy (recorded of course), longtime legal counsel at High Times, after Russ BLAMED ALL MMJ patients for him not being able to smoke pot as a non patient from the stage at the HT Medical Cannabis Cup. 

 

Russ said the PATIENTS had written this draconian language nationwide that was more and more repressive each year since 1996.  I had to tell Kennedy that it was a BAD idea to let Russ BLAME PATIENTS for the repressive language since it was the NATIONALS (MPP and DPA and Sensible CO, hb1284) who were responsible for the Orwellian language and the funding of that language--and that Russ and NORML KNEW THAT (Liar's seem to hang together)---NOT the MMJ PATIENTS!  The patients NATIONWIDE are SUFFERING over loss of protections BECAUSE of the national groups writing language that will not be upheld in the court of law.  (Pretty much the same thing as A64, same authors, same funders, same vague language).  Some states MMJ language is only for hospice patients.......so MPP and DPA and Sensible all think that until your about to DIE--you don't 'qualify' to toke a joint.  Be assured--PATIENTS had NOTHING to do with the shit rules--It was MPP, DPA and Sensible CO with hb1284 and sb109. 

 

Russ hates me but he shouldn't let his hate come out in totally deceptive published articles, like he did on Huff Post. 

 

As far as a meltdown on my part---LOL.  --  meltdown, you don't know what a meltdown is---meltdown was Russ losing his paycheck from NORML.

 

"Michael Kennedy, the longtime legal counsel and current Chair of HIGH TIMES Magazine." 4-23-12 (NORML stash)

 

http://www.celebstoner.com/201205229595/news/celebstoner-news/russ-belville-snaps-at-norml.html

 

"NORML has a new chairman of the board (Michael Kennedy) who doesn't really see any value in the 13 original hours of programming and the 15 podcast and video hours of marijuana education that we produce every week here with absolutely no budget.

 

He also thought I should be rechristened Reasonable Russ instead of Radical Russ. He's been itching to cancel the show anyway, so I figure I'll just take those expenses off the board." Russ Belville  5-22-2012

 

"It was a unilateral decision by Russ. I like Russ personally and think he is terribly creative. This was not his finest hour.""  Stroup

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi "I thought you read it?  I guess it's that comprehension thing again, eh?"

 

Oh look, a complete refusal to provide supporting evidence. Combined with your stupid arguments, your misunderstanding of Colorado law, and your annoying habit of CAPITALIZING completely RANDOM WORDS, it's pretty obvious that you're Donkey.

 

Guess you couldn't rally up enough support for your cause so you had to create a bunch of fake accounts, eh?

 

That's how you know you're on the winning argument, you don't have any evidence, you refuse to provide it when called out, you resort to name calling (even though you tried the whole I DON'T NAME CALL bit), and then you cry more. 

 

Whole lotta good you've done for Colorado, eh Chippi? I'm so glad we all got to vote on I70 like you wanted.

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @ryan.cordova LOL!  Ryan Cordova--the baby stepping person who can't understand the differences in i70--a64.  Wahhh!

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @ryan.cordova 

 

I thought you said goodnight an hour ago.........I'm thinking you have an addiction to my comments that might need treatment.

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @radicalruss  @DonkeyHotay  @spamuser 

 

One thing I will give you credit for Russ, the chart showing the repressive laws on mmj from 1996--accurate--but your blaming patients when your fake legalization groups are the ONLY ONES RESPONSIBLE, including NORML and it's STUPID ASS 5 nano DUI-M (pronounced DUMB) limit you guys brought to a Democrat  in Colorado that is NOW PERVASIVE nationwide---ALL BASED on NO SCIENCE.  But good work on the charts showing the repressive laws..........

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi You're the one who says there are things in I70 that would keep the Feds from cracking down on it, not me. Perhaps you should enlighten the rest of us as to what information you have in that regard that the rest of us are missing.

 

Or do you just want to keep name calling? Because THAT helps your case out....

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi There goes that whole "I don't name call" line right out the window. 

 

Clearly you're in the right when you resort to ad hominem so quickly, eh?

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @ryan.cordova pretend I don't see i called him a bitch??  you fucking idiot. 

 

Bitch was an adjective describing Russ's bitch presentation--and yes he bitched out the MMJ patients for the repressive mmj laws that his friends wrote funded and lied to pass. 

 

boo hoo ---whats that??  the baby  who is still taking baby steps out of prohibition crying that Kathleen needs to act like an adult. 

 

Stuff it up your ass again, Ryan Cordova, you want to be holier than thou piece of steaming shit.   Adult enough for you?

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

But no, clearly I'm wrong. Clearly all of the Colorado marijuana activists working to get legalization on the ballot did a TREMENDOUS job before outside money was involved. Remember how we were all buying weed at a retail outlet and smoking up in public places before then? Oh wait... NEVERMIND. Guess we all know why the locals didn't accomplish anything, they were too busy sitting around calling each other names with their thumbs up their asses rather than trying to gather the money to do any actual get-out-the-vote campaigns of their own.

 

Then again, they'd never succeed in the first place. In order to pass a proposal you need to convince people, and you can't do that if you just think they're all stupid and unable to reason with you. Good night Kathleen. Have fun sucking down those sour grapes, all that energy could be going to something useful but instead you're too busy making sure people on the internet know how right you are. Hope you feel justified with all of your well spent time.

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

So you just want to pretend you don't see the part in that where you call him a "bitch"? And I'm the one with the comprehension problem.... Seriously Kathleen. Act your age, quit telling people to "stuff it up their asses" quit trying to portray the people who voted differently than you did as stupid, and act like a fucking adult so that you can actually try to accomplish something with your time. 

 

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi  @radicalruss  @spamuser I have read it, I'm asking you to explain what parts of you think are going to stand a legal chance while A64 won't. You're the one making the claim, I'm asking you to explain it.

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @ryan.cordova  @radicalruss  @spamuser   ""WITH YOU as you gave your bitch presentation." I thought you weren't name calling?"

 

You clearly have a comprehension problem.

 

Ryan--what name is called?  "You"? , "Your?"

 

 

 

 

 

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi  @radicalruss  @spamuser "All I want is language that will be upheld in the court of law--so NO ONE goes to jail." That's a pretty vague response to a question asking what specifics you wanted to change. What, specifically, would you change about A64? What would you have changed that you can say so assuredly that it would hold up in court while this wouldn't?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi  @radicalruss  @spamuser 

 

 @KathleenChippi  "You keep telling yourself that what I said to Mr. Kennedy (the chair of High Times and #1 funder of NORML) didn't influence NORML's actions in asking  you to replace  "Radical"  with "Reasonable". "

 

Kathleen Chippi Drinks Russ Belville's Milkshake !!

 

Boooooo yaaaaahhh !

 

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi  @radicalruss  @ryan.cordova  @spamuser 

 

Lyin' Brian Vicente will have some explaining to do in front of the Attorney Discipline committee --

 

Colo. Rules of Professional Conduct 4.1 (2012)

 

Rule 4.1. Truthfulness in Statements to Others

 

In the course of representing a client a lawyer shall not knowingly:

 

(a) make a false statement of material fact or law to a third person; or

 

(b) fail to disclose a material fact to a third person when disclosure is necessary to avoid assisting a criminal or fraudulent act by a client

 

 False Statements

 

[1] A lawyer is required to be truthful when dealing with others on a client's behalf, ... A false statement can occur if the lawyer incorporates or affirms a statement of another person that the lawyer knows is false.

 

Omissions or partially true but misleading statements can be the equivalent of affirmative false statements. For dishonest conduct generally see Rule 8.4. Rule 8.4.

 

Misconduct.       

 

It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to:

 

(a) violate or attempt to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, knowingly assist or induce another to do so, or do so through the acts of another;

 

(b) commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects;

 

(c) engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation;

.

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @radicalruss  @DonkeyHotay  @spamuser 

 

You keep telling yourself that what I said to Mr. Kennedy (the chair of High Times and #1 funder of NORML) didn't influence NORML's actions in asking  you to replace  "Radical"  with "Reasonable".   I bet if you had agreed, they would have found the $ to continue your show.  But your response proves your not 'reasonable". 

 

You and I know that Soros, Lewis and Zimmer fund DPA, MPP, Sensible and Safer and that they wrote ALL MMJ language nationwide except prop 215 and DC.  The shit ASS restrictive language you railed about at the HT event  and accused the patients of writing and funding came out of the people like Brian Vicenete, --the prohibitionists who sat on the stage WITH YOU as you gave your bitch presentation.  Come to think of it, wasn't MPP up there with you too?

 

Anyone can get their language on the ballot if they can pay the signature gatherers--the American way--buy the election. 

 

And--I have NEVER said they FORCED anyone to pass anything.  They LIED to pass it.  If they had been honest with voters--and had asked them if they wanted to "baby step out of prohibition" --this shit wouldn't have passed--they promised the whole enchilada (and END to marijuana prohibition) and gave voters white rice (possession of 1 ounce or less and 3 flowering plants and still at risk of losing their jobs, houses, child custody, occupational licenses, guns, and freedom.  

 

"Oh well.  We won. Marijuana is legal in Colorado.  A cop can come to my door while I'm smoking a joint, and I don't even have to put away the bong and the stash.  Since I can have, under the Constitution, the "results of my harvests", there could be a big pile of buds on the table, even more than two ounces.  I can open the front door and keep smoking that joint while talking to the cop and when he leaves, I'm not going with him in cuffs and other cops aren't tearing apart my home."

 

Lets use you as the test case.......you let us know your address and we will send the cops based on a noise complaint..........stack up all the bud you THINK is legal on the table and get the bong in hand........try to remember that  possession of 12 ounces or more remains a felony in our state CSA with passage of A64 and can get you 1-3 years jail time.  Then you tell us how the call to the cops by a disgruntled neighbor works out for you.  Know I will not be fundraising  for your attorney fee's.  Maybe call good buddy, nicely dressed, Brian Vicente.  I hear criminal defense attorneys have really made out since passage of hb1284. 

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @radicalruss  @ryan.cordova  @spamuser 

 

Rational? 

 

So your fine with employee's being FIRED over pot use AWAY from work......with landlords to be the ones to decide if one ounce and 6 plants will be decrim for you......

 

There are LIARS who wear suits (Brian Vicenete, who helped author and celebrated the passage of Orwellian seed to sale tracking and breached patient privacy via hb1284--you know that REPRESSIVE MMJ language you BLAMED the patients for)

 

and LIARS who don't wear suits (Like you libeling me in your BS Huff Post article)

 

I could care less what someone wears--a LIAR is a LIAR.

 

 

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @ryan.cordova  @radicalruss  @spamuser 

 

All I want is language that will be upheld in the court of law--so NO ONE goes to jail.  Could have been done but wasn't.  And Rico asked them to at LEAST REMOVE marijuana from the state CSA--before they submitted for title and they chose to refuse.......sad.....

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @radicalruss  @KathleenChippi @spamuser Well, good luck with the mudslinging Kathleen. It's clearly winning over a lot of people from the other side.... Here's a suggestion for the future though. As soon as you calm down from the temper tantrum that both of you are throwing (you to Russ), then perhaps you should sit down and write up another ballot proposal that goes through and corrects all of those things that you find are wrong with A64. Then, and here's the really insane part, you actually submit it on time and get it put on the ballot. And finally, people can vote on it. Oh my god! An active solution! Why would anyone want that when it's so much more fun to rant at each other on the internet?

radicalruss
radicalruss

 @KathleenChippi  @DonkeyHotay  @spamuser Yes, there were three people protesting the NORML Conference in Denver.  Oooh.

 

I said it myself, so I know what I said.  The "reasonable Russ" comments referred to Paul Kuhn, not Michael Kennedy, who has never had any input on who is hired or fired for NORML.  The fantasy world you inhabit is fascinating, but ultimately false.

 

Concern troll - trying to resurrect NORML!  Egads, you are more mentally ill than I previously diagnosed.

 

As for the increasingly restrictive arc of medical marijuana laws nationwide, you seem to recognize the issue, but fail to draw the correct conclusions.  You seem to believe that DPA, MPP, NORML, et al, can waltz into a state with whatever language they choose for a medical marijuana proposal and through the power of money force a majority to vote for it.

 

The facts are that medical marijuana becomes more restrictive as other state legislatures over time react to the abuses they perceive in medical marijuana.  Whoa, California lets everyone get a card?  Next states install strict condition lists.  Whoa, Oregon and Washington and Montana and Colorado are mass producing weed?  Next states install no home grows or halo rules or mandatory dispensary shopping.  Whoa, there seem to be a whole lot of "pain patients" dancing in the mosh pit at the "medical marijuana expo"?  Next states repeal chronic pain as a qualifying condition or make it really tough to qualify under.  DPA, MPP, NORML, et al, only present initiatives and bills that have a realistic shot of passing - if they presented California's Prop 215 to all the other states, we'd still have just one medical marijuana state and no legalized states.

 

Oh well.  We won. Marijuana is legal in Colorado.  A cop can come to my door while I'm smoking a joint, and I don't even have to put away the bong and the stash.  Since I can have, under the Constitution, the "results of my harvests", there could be a big pile of buds on the table, even more than two ounces.  I can open the front door and keep smoking that joint while talking to the cop and when he leaves, I'm not going with him in cuffs and other cops aren't tearing apart my home.

 

That's legal.  And you opposed that.

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @ryan.cordova  @radicalruss  @spamuser

 

Maybe you need to review the threads over the past 3 weeks. Ryan--I don't call names--and when people like Russ take the national blogs to accuse me of profit making off of made in CHINA BS merchandise containing LIES,  through a group I have no part of--don't tell me about throwing around libel--

 

Read the threads---Libel was FIRST mentioned by an internet ATTORNEY who said he had been reading the threads but that the unsolicited  attacks (on me specifically) had merit for suit. 

 

Yes, Kevin Hunt and friends who support A64  were the responsible parties. 

 

And what Russ has posted regarding myself and Miguel Lopez  is libel as neither one of us is working with Laura.  We haven't even spoke in over a year.......

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @radicalruss  @DonkeyHotay  @spamuser 

 

oh I can't take FULL credit, Russ......

 

there was the Allen St. Pierre brain fart or personal truth? on Dr. Oz and his claim that MMJ was a free for all in CA and NEEDED HEAVY REGULATION ahead of you......

 

NORML showed for Denver 4-20 with lots of activists nationwide pissed off at them.  Their reputation amongst activists nationwide was shit and then the 40th birthday celebration in Denver....activists protested NORML there too.....

 

I can't blame the #1 funder (through trust mandate) of NORML reconsidering the NORML national "message" and who was presenting it. 

 

You said it yourself---Mr. Kennedy asked you to become "Reasonable Russ"  ---most likely over your RADICAL comments blaming the patients for repressive language and complaints about NORML from more than just little old me--

 

Yes, they were especially RADICAL when you KNOW it's the national "pro pot" groups MPP, DPA and Sensible who are RESPONSIBLE for the DEMISE of MMJ nationwide and not a SINGLE 'patient'. 

 

And NORML had Allen out there nationally seeking MORE REGULATION on MMJ and calling MMJ a SCAM.....

 

Yeah, I can't take full credit--but partial.  My heart to heart to try to resurrect NORML from the abyss it was swimming in came at the right time. 

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi  @radicalruss  @spamuser And if you honestly believe the movement wasted 4 million votes on this bill, then I'm not sure how sustainable a view you have of the movement as a whole. I'm not looking for a once in a lifetime shot to pass a pro-pot bill. I'm wanting people who are working to change peoples minds and establish an actual, authentic conversation about the merits of honest to goodness legalization. Saying they're votes were "WASTED" implies we won't get another shot, which implies you don't think people will ever actually accept rational arguments about cannabis. In other words, quit acting like this is all of the sudden the end game scenario and no one will ever get a chance to fix it ever again. Laws don't work that way, they're amenable by design. 

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi  @radicalruss  @spamuser Progress is made in spurts and spans and it often looks like a chaotic muddled mess from the outside. Political movements don't usually succeed by going to the most extreme position possible and demanding everyone else immediately give them everything they've seen is wrong for the entire time they've been studying it, unless we're talking about violent revolution and even then it doesn't seem to last. Most campaigns in a democracy seem to succeed by claiming gradually bigger and bigger chunks of real estate. 

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi  @radicalruss  @spamuser "The "sour grapes" are coming when the courts and the feds don't uphold the law in the courts.........." What specific changes to A64 do you believe would avoid any of that? Cannabis and all THC based products are illegal by federal standards, changing a state level law no matter how you change it is going to stop that from happening. So why the name calling, the libel accusations, the mud slinging?"the shit has not even begun to hit........the sour grapes over the FACT that YES--Colorado was ready to LEGALIZE--but we DIDN'T LEGALIZE and INSTEAD WASTED almost 4 million--WHEN WE VERY WELL WERE READY TO LEGALIZE."So clearly demeaning, name calling, and insulting the intelligence of all of those wonderful activists and voters who turned out in support of your cause will help them to realize why they were so wrong, right? Do you honestly even think what you're both doing is helping the cause? Because common sense says it's not.

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @KathleenChippi  @radicalruss  @spamuser I won't pretend to speak for everyone who voted for it, but I and several others I know of voted for it specifically because it removes penalties for possession of an ounce, for growing enough plants for a standard users monthly usage, and for the proposed state regulated sales. I don't know anyone who voted for it because they though the money would actually make it to schools, because they thought it was full legalization, or because they thought it would stop whatever number of arrests. I see them on these boards occasionally, but I don't know anyone who did.

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @ryan.cordova  @radicalruss  @spamuser 

 

The "sour grapes" are coming when the courts and the feds don't uphold the law in the courts..........the shit has not even begun to hit........the sour grapes over the FACT that YES--Colorado was ready to LEGALIZE--but we DIDN'T LEGALIZE and INSTEAD WASTED almost 4 million--WHEN WE VERY WELL WERE READY TO LEGALIZE.

 

Face it---almost no one reads the language--they believe what they heard--"A64 legalizes"

 

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @ryan.cordova  @radicalruss  @spamuser

 

They voted to

1. "LEGALIZE marijuana like ALCOHOL" and to

2. "End marijuana prohibition" and

3. "Stop 10,000-12,000 arrests"  and to

4. "Fund schools with 40 million a year."

 

Unfortunately A64 does nothing on the list and almost 4 million was spent misleading the voters. 

 

Am I wrong?  Why do you think people voted for A64? 

radicalruss
radicalruss

 @KathleenChippi  @DonkeyHotay  @spamuser Please do.  You still haven't even posted my presentation at the Denver Cup that you're railing about.  I would love to have a copy of that and your conversation with Michael Kennedy, the one where you single-handedly convinced him to convince NORML to fire me.

 

And when you do, please make sure to use lots of ALL CAPS and too many ellipses so that I'll notice it.

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

 @radicalruss  @DonkeyHotay  @spamuser Russ-Trans High Corp (High Times) FUNDS NORML--they are forced to through the Trans High Trust, but you know that. 

 

Maybe some day I'll post the Kennedy conversation  for ya.......LOL. 

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @radicalruss  @KathleenChippi  @spamuser Basically, Kathleen, stop with the sour grapes. There's things wrong with both laws, but they're in place. Move forward, quit hoping to rewrite history and focus on providing tangible efforts to ensure that the problems with A64 are changed. And Russ, flat out ignoring the fact that there ARE problems with A64 does no help to the cause either. The vast majority of activists in these threads need to grow the fuck up real quick because this whole acting like children schtick negatively effects the movement as a whole.

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

 @radicalruss  @KathleenChippi  @spamuser  Wow all of this petty infighting is why people with massively marketable skills shy away from volunteering their services. They don't want to be associated with crap like this. How both of you don't see you're right and put the petty squabbling behind you is absurd to me. Kathleen is completely correct in saying that A64 uses language to "regulate" rather than "legalize." But what Russ seems to not be conveying as well anymore is the fact that most of the voting public doesn't want legalization, they want the term, but what they actually want is "regulation" as evidenced by the fact the bill passed by a large margin. Complaining that the other side doesn't know the language or that they don't read is making you look like incredibly sore losers, see also all of the Republican party, most Coloradans know what they voted for, they don't know the proper legal term for it, but they agree with what they voted for. 

radicalruss
radicalruss

 @KathleenChippi  @DonkeyHotay  @spamuser Oh, this just gets funnier.

 

Chippi, Chippi, Chippi.

 

Michael Kennedy is with HIGH TIMES Magazine.

 

Paul Kuhn is the new chairman of the board of NORML.

 

I was fired by Allen St. Pierre, the Executive Director of NORML.

 

Indeed, May 15, 2012 was not my best day at work.  Yet the other 4.25 years of work still remains posted at NORML.  NORML and HIGH TIMES both appreciate my contributions enough to keep paying me for articles, inviting me to cover their events, and interviewing on my show.

 

Please, stop wasting your time on the comments sections and start writing that libel suit.  I need an excuse to fly to Denver where marijuana is LEGAL.

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 @KathleenChippi  "  I had to tell Kennedy that it was a BAD idea to let Russ BLAME PATIENTS for the repressive language since it was the NATIONALS (MPP and DPA and Sensible CO, hb1284) who were responsible for the Orwellian language"

 

WORD!

 

The lowlife scumbag Pro-Government Regulation, anti-Patient/Grower, Continuation of Criminal Prohibitionists shitstains like Lyin' Brian Vicente, Mendacious Mason Tvert and their Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartel clients are ENTIRELY TO BLAME for the fiasco and clusterfuck that MMJ has become in Colorado.

 

Fuck them all, Fuck what they stand for, and Fuck their mothers for bringing worthless pieces of shit like them into this world.

 

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