Marijuana: Rob Corry likes some A64 task force recommendations, hates even more

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Marijuana lawyer Rob Corry has spent years critiquing, and often ripping apart, pot-related legislation. Note his line-by-line shredding of the original 2010 medical-marijuana regulatory draft and a companion measure about the relationship between doctors and MMJ patients or his 2011 letter to lawmakers about that year's THC driving bill. His latest self-given assignment? A detailed breakdown of the Amendment 64 task force's 166-page report, which features more negatives than positives. Get details and see both docs below.

In the introduction to his missive, Corry maintains that "the Task Force was distracted by amorphous, alleged but unattributed, wishes of a Federal Government that it is Colorado's job to prevent the out-of-state 'diversion' of marijuana. No actual Federal official has ever gone on record as stating that out-of-state "diversion" is a Federal priority, and yet the Task Force allowed this fake bogeyman to taint much of its work."

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John Hickenlooper at his inauguration.
He further attacks the credibility of the group based in part on the man who empowered it, Governor John Hickenlooper. Here's an excerpt:
The Task Force was constructed from a flawed premise at the outset, and conducted itself with a lack of procedure and accountability. Luckily, the entirety of the Task Force work is non-binding on this Legislature, which should resist the temptation to "rubber stamp" these recommendations. First and foremost, the membership of the Task Force was determined principally by a Governor, with roots in the alcohol industry, who actively opposed and aggressively campaigned against Amendment 64, even going so far as to donate his valuable time to cut and air political advertisements against the measure. The makeup of the Task Force thus reflected the bias of the Governor who appointed them, with a majority of the members in opposition to Amendment 64, not reflective of the strong public support for the measure.
Nonetheless, Corry did find some task force recommendations he likes. Those he supports include allowing currently licensed medical marijuana operations -- either retail outlets or manufacturers -- to designate separate portions of their inventory for MMJ and recreational purposes; banning certain pesticides and chemicals from use in the cultivation process; promoting educational, technical and professional efforts; and equating penalties for juvenile weed possession to those established for underagers with alcohol.

Still, the majority of the document, which Corry has sent to members of the joint committee on Amendment 64 implementation, finds him taking issue with the task force.

Continue for more of Rob Corry's analysis of the A64 task force recommendations, including the complete document and more.


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DonkeyHotoy
DonkeyHotoy

***Amendment 64 RUINED MY LIFE!!!!***

Stupid Stoner Aliens Abducted me, Anal FistProbed me, Turned me into a Whiny Victimization Pussy, Make me troll Insignificant Entertainment Blogs all day every day!

HELP, HELP, SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE ME MY LIFE BACK!!!!

Morganne Foster
Morganne Foster

Wow, Jon Fischer, what an eloquent and highly intelligent response you have there. Defensive much? Good luck in life pal. You know, constantly furious over matters that you will never help to change. The general public doesn't respect the opinions nor take them seriously of a person with such vulgar words fueled with anger rather than rationale. I voted for 64 buddy, and I support it 100%, but going forward. Accept your (assumingly extensive) record, and suck it up.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

                                     *** Regulation Works, Bitches! ***

         Now bend over and receive the Regulation you idiotically begged for!

stuka1
stuka1

"Amendment 64 was specifically and intentionally drafted so that theregulatory authority lies directly with the Colorado Department of Revenue.See Colorado Constitution, Article XVIII § 16(5)(a) (“Not later than July 1,2013,

the Department  shall adopt regulations necessary for the   3 implementation of this section.”) (emphasis added); § 16(2)(c) (definition of “Department” as the Department of Revenue). The Legislature should no twaste its valuable time with formulating regulations, and should instead focus on the more narrow and pressing task of eliminating statutory provisions that conflict with Amendment 64. The drafters, myself included,specifically empowered the Department of Revenue as opposed to the Legislature, since it was the Legislature that saddled the public with the inefficient Medical Marijuana regulated model in House Bill 10-1284, which has cost the State thousands of jobs and millions in lost revenue, and has left the unregulated and untaxed Black Market in place."

As I have said before, the Governor had no authority to form the Task Farce (much less dictate its skewed and highly biased membership), or to impose its recommendations on....ANYONE. As Corry points out, the Legislature's only task is to dismantle state statutes that conflict with the Constitution. The Governor's ONLY duty was to proclaim A64 the law of the land once the votes were in.

tony514
tony514

it is better to see these guys write retarded laws than to still have weed as a illegal substance that will get your ass tossed in jail.just small little baby steps but its a sign that some day it may not be a huge deal.

Jason Waite
Jason Waite

I have felonies because of growing some herbs :( They need to fix that shit

Justin Jones
Justin Jones

If someone is in prison solely for possessing one OZ or 6 plants and they had no other convictions or prices that affected their sentence then they should be out.

Jon Fischer
Jon Fischer

Both of you are dumb. Substantial profits from a product that everyone wants. Suply and demand. Not everyone grew up in the perfect environment. This natural plant that is in no way "man made" should have never been illegal. These convictions have torn people's lives apart. If you don't like weed avoid it like you would alcohol. I find it fascinating that people are so intent on persecuting people for something they haven't the slightest understanding of. If this doesn't effect you or someone close to you then shut the fuck up. The rules are fucked and the system is fucked. The time for change is now. If your not here to help, and your intent is to fill America's privately owned prisons with struggling frustrated innocent people, then you deserve to be thrown in a cage. I'm so fucking tired of overly opinionated ignorant people.

Stephan Reuchlein
Stephan Reuchlein

No, they knew they were breaking the law when they were caught and intent has much to do with their convictions.

Morganne Foster
Morganne Foster

Ehhh, no. Let's not make this process any more complicated or expensive than it already has to be. Just focus resources on legalizing it NOW, which was the intent. Set the rules going forward and make the rules very apparent to the public so we can be compliant.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "the State should consider amnesty, pardon, or commutation of sentence for all individuals in Colorado currently serving a sentence of prison, jail, parole, or probation for any previous 'crime' related to marijuana that is no longer a crime under Amendment 64"

Meaningless BULLSHIT!

A64 only allows a PATHETIC OUNCE and only for those over 21 -- which was a no jail time PETTY OFFENSE, so NOBODY was or is serving a PRISON, JAIL, Parole or Probation sentence for it!

Corry = Epic Fail again!!



CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

An example: Under the heading "The Drug War is Over, Prisoners of War Should Be Released," Corry writes that "the State should consider amnesty, pardon, or commutation of sentence for all individuals in Colorado currently serving a sentence of prison, jail, parole, or probation for any previous 'crime' related to marijuana that is no longer a crime under Amendment 64."

Would have been easier to put that in th econstitution rather then bitch about it aftwards.  But I am sure Rob's not in it for the money that will come from all of these new laws that will have to be brought infront of a court.  With enough laws and laweres we can finally be free.

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

Didn't the jerk off Rob Corry, a blemish to Coreys everywhere, support A64 now he is complaining?  Is he not a lawyer does he not understand what the law does? With supporters like Rob Corry, I am sure you will get free accurate information as well as all the freedom you can shake a stick at

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay = can't go a day without proclaiming his penchant/fascination/obsession for gay anal sex, gay anal fisting and scat.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tony514... possession of up to 2 (two) ounces of pot was not a jailable offense for ANYONE of any age prior to A64.

A64 only allows 1 (one) pathetic ounce, and only for those 21+ years old.

Possession Arrests Prevented by A64 = Fucking ZERO!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Justin Jones ... NO ONE is in jail for possessing 1 pathetic ounce of pot, since Colorado statute allowed up to 2 ounces of pot as a NON-jail petty offence prior to A64.

Why should people who possessed more than the pathetic limits of A64 continue to suffer CRIMINAL prohibition in your sick, twisted hypocritical opinion?

Mark
Mark

@DonkeyHotay But it was a fine, now you don't have to pay a fine.  IDK about you that's a step in the right direction, not sure why you bemoan this like it's not better to not get your weed taken and it on your record.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay Spoken like someone who has never seen how much an ounce is.

A PETTY OFFENSE, imbecile, is STILL A CRIMINAL OFFENSE, and a person incurring one can lose their job/career, children, etc. 

DonkeyHotay = king of insufferable victimization whiners!

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@CoreyDonahue As you recall, there was supposed to be discussion about things like that, but the A64 crew released the "final" draft shortly before the "discussion" could take place.

stuka1
stuka1

@CoreyDonahue He is objecting to Nixonlooper's attempt to end-run around the provisions of A64 (and calling him on his shenanigans), and clarifying the intent of the framers (himself included) of this portion of the Constitution, which intent carries a great deal of weight in the implementation (and dismantling) of relevant laws that pertain to this portion of the Constitution.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay @tony514 Posession was STILL a CRIME pre 64.

You keep talking about "puny ounces" like you have never seen one.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Mark ... so you surrendered total control of marijuana to Big Government Regulators and the insatiable Dept. of Revenue -- leaving everyone under 21 years old completely exposed to all existing CRIMINAL penalties -- just so you might not have to pay a puny fine if you were stupid enough to get caught with a pathetic ounce?

Go fuck yourself, and fuck what you stand for.


stuka1
stuka1

@Mark @DonkeyHotay Take a look around these blogs, Mark. The Jackass has done nothing for the past year but troll the same pussy-ass victimization whining routine over and over all day every day for the past year.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... only a sniveling douchebag nobody like you thinks a pathetic ounce is a significant amount.

Fact is, nobody is in jail or prison for possession of a pathetic ounce, so Corry's idiotic call for amnesty for A64 level crimes would result in NO releases or pardons.



stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  = ALWAYS CRYING about laws having not been repealed by A64, and here is one of the Framers of A64 pointing out that the INTENT of the FRAMERS is that these criminal statutes be repealed.  

"As noted,any deviation or overreach from the parameters of Amendment 64 by an adult age 21+ are now remedied by a civil fine only, no prison, no jails, no

   probation, no community service, no criminal or punitive sanction other than by monetary fine. The following criminal statutes should be repealed or substantially amended, and removed from the criminal code and placed as civil administrative matters. ..."

@DonkeyHotay = Henny Penny, bawling panty-waist chickenshit pussy crying that The Sky Is Falling, King of Victimization Whiners

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@stuka1 I was replying to "I am disappoint that you would buy into it.." in response to "Why shouldn't I be able to buy a pound of pot?" That was in response to the idea (which I did not ascribe to you) that pot should be treated more stringently than alcohol.

stuka1
stuka1


@Cognitive_Dissident @stuka1 Do you really need this explained to you? Really??? Wow. 

Please show where I said you shouldn't be able to buy pot like wine.

stuka1
stuka1

@Cognitive_Dissident  

" Why shouldn't I be able to buy a pound of pot?"

I am not defending the Jackass' strawman, tyvm. I am disappoint that you would buy into it..




stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay @Cognitive_Dissident


 "As noted,any deviation or overreach from the parameters of Amendment 64 by an adult age 21+ are now remedied by a civil fine only, no prison, no jails, no

  probation, no community service, no criminal or punitive sanction other than by monetary fine. The following criminal statutes should be repealed or substantially amended, and removed from the criminal code and placed as civil administrative matters"

@DonkeyHotay  = Henny Penny, hysterical Sky If Falling victimization crybaby, too stupid to get whats going on here


stuka1
stuka1

I have decided nothing of the kind, you pathetic strawmanning asswipe, and you got an ass whipping coming, you chickenshit victimization whining pussy. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Cognitive_Dissident ... because sniveling little cunts like stuka1 have decided that is way too much dangerous marijuana for you to be trusted with, maintaining full FELONY penalties for same.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay

= pathetic chickenshit victimization whiner, has no idea how much an ounce is. 

If you want more than an ounce, whiny pussy, then come out of your mama's closet and grow your own in it instead

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 = pathetic zit-faced puerile stoner who thinks a pathetic ounce is a big deal.

LOL LOL LOL!

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay @Mark See, Mark? Just as I said. But the Jackass is too stupid to READ, or he would know that under-21 offenses are being treated substantially differently, but it really doesn't matter, because the Jackass isn't in it out of sympathy for under-21's, he is just grabbing at any straw he can find to go into his DAILY/HOURLY VICTIMIZATION WHINE ROUTINE.

LOL -- a "puny" ounce. The Jackass talks like he has never even SEEN an ounce.

@DonkeyHotay  = Chickenshit whiny pussy.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 "An ounce is plenty"

For a simpering cunt like you, perhaps.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay An ounce is plenty. Your pathetic name calling doesnt change that a bit. 

You don't KNOW that no one is in jail on an ounce or less, and you keep forgetting that Marvin Fucking Booker was murdered in JAIL on a paraphhernalia charge.

But you have never been one to let FACTS get in your way, chickenshit victimization whiner.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 

"As noted,any deviation or overreach from the parameters of Amendment 64 by an adult age 21+ are now remedied by a civil fine only, no prison, no jails, no probation, no community service, no criminal or punitive sanction other than by monetary fine."

 From A64:

(5) Regulation of marijuana.
             (a) NOT LATER THAN JULY 1, 2013, THE DEPARTMENT** SHALL ADOPT REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION. SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL NOT PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR THROUGH REGULATIONS THAT MAKE THEIR OPERATION UNREASONABLY IMPRACTICABLE. SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL INCLUDE:


(IX) CIVIL PENALTIES FOR THE FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS MADE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.

 ...and in one sentence A64 destroys all of the felony offenses you cry about here every day all day for a year.


** = The Department of REVENUE, which was given authority to adopt regulations to implement A64, NOT the Legislature or Governor.

@DonkeyHotay = whiny pussy, crying wolf on WW blogs for almost a year now

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