Reader: Getting an MMJ card = killer weed and super-low prices

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William Breathes's post about rising medical marijuana patient numbers considered the question of whether the upward trend was being driven in part by high taxes on recreational pot. The answer from plenty of our readers was a resounding "yes." Take this post from a self-described "old reefer man."

jonstark writes:

I moved to Colorado Springs in late February. The medical shops are everywhere -- rec shops have been outlawed. I'd have to drive to Pueblo to get retail.I had been spoiled with the rec shops in Denver since the grand opening and my return to an old pastime. I needed a red card for the privilege to shop around here. This certificate allows me to get killer weed just around the corner and on every other corner in this town. Super low prices and more choices than I could have every dreamed of in the 30+ years that I have been smoking the reefer. I was pleased with the fact that it was super hassle free. Just see a weed doctor once a year and deal with some paperwork. The doc had no trouble convincing me of the benefits of weed. Plus, these stores treat you like a motherfucking king and they provide quality dope to an old reefer man with a smile.

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Michael Price
Michael Price

Or, are we just on another conspiracy theorist rant again??

Michael Price
Michael Price

This is a "Complete Idiot" asking here. Not some half assed idiot but rather, a Complete one ;-)

Michael Price
Michael Price

You seem to know your statutes. Now, can you give me some examples of actual people that fell under scrutiny??

Greg Barela
Greg Barela

Marijuana use vs gun rights Adam Salas

Steve Potts
Steve Potts

And if you want a CCW permit you better not have a MMJ card!

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

Use does not constitute Habit. If it did, we all would have a long list of habits.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

There you go Lydia, just tell the Judge that Clayton Capra said it's his interpretation that 18 USC 922(g),doesn't apply to you. I'm sure the Judge will buy that...

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

You can say no to "habitual", it's an interpretation.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Btw Devin, I'm only registered with the State of Colorado as a 'Retailer of Gun Parts, ammunition & militaria" - the same as I used to appear in the old US West Yellow Pages as "Dan the A-K Man Ammo & Accessories" as Westword & the Denver Post have done articles on how the Feds have tried to malign me for decades, making an FFL inadvisable because with an FFL, your 4th Amendment Rights go by the wayside...

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Yes, as Devin sees things more objectively, because as long as #marijuana is classified as a 'Controlled Substance' it makes a #stoner unable to enjoy their 2nd Amendment Rights, while drunks have no such restrictions? Maybe you #Stoners should get your buddy @JaredPolis to introduce legislation in Congress to change that before you become a Felon for pot user with a gun or ammo!

Dan Ruisi
Dan Ruisi

Nothing could get me to go back a flakey dealer who never shows up.

Josh Woods
Josh Woods

Options medical center on 44th does the 27 dollar eights. 11 dollars for shake.

Clark Snyder
Clark Snyder

DJK4, so pot does make for brain damage, it would seem.

Josh Woods
Josh Woods

There are a few. Some are first time deals, others are always that much. They just recently started popping up in Westword ads. Light shade or something does 25 rec for first timers and another one which I forgot the name of does 27 every time.

Julian Aguirre
Julian Aguirre

Daniel J. King IV didn't know it covered rec too.

Kev Markis
Kev Markis

yeah, the lowest I've seen is $30 at Good Chem

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

So Lydia you're still subject to a Federal Felony Violation of 18 USC 922(g) as you LIE on question 11e on that ATF Form 4473 that asks if you're a 'Habitual User of Marijuana' !!!

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Now covers recreational marijuana users too - read 18 USC 922(g) !!!

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

That's also why the ATF requires me to have buyers affirm in writing with their ID that they're not dopers when I sell ammo !!! zzz www.ak47world.com zzz

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Hey neophytes, try READING line 11e on the form used to buy a gun (ATF Form 4473) - that CLEARLY asks if you're a 'Habitual User' of Marijuana or other Controlled Substances !!! If you answer yes, the dealer will HALT the sale & they'll either tell you to LEAVE or call the Cops on you !!!

Jose Montoya
Jose Montoya

Get a med license, or score it like you use to. Cheaper, easier, and almost always open.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Michael Price, you're a Complete Idiot as you just cited the EXACT way a marijuana user becomes a Federal Felon, as a local Cop encounters a marijuana user in a Traffic Stop or a Domestic Violence call = now you step into Federal Court ($$$ Lawyers) for Violation of 18 USC 922(g) - Duuuhhh !!!

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

News Flash for you Julian Aguirre & both recreational & medical #marijuana users - ALL of YOU are Forbidden from owning, purchasing or possession of Guns or Ammo per 18 USC 922(g) as in 'G' for Obama & Holder have 'Gotcha' as a 'prohibited person' in possession of a firearm or ammo !!!

Daniel Hancock
Daniel Hancock

Even with the tax it's cheaper then what you would pay for that quality in most states .

Stephen Felt
Stephen Felt

Definitely, especially if they're residents and have a condition that is covered for medical marijuana. And it's more than $10/week it's double or more.

Sara Dearman
Sara Dearman

Where do you go to get $25 an eighth rec weed? I'm medical so just really curious who has such low prices

woodsjosh
woodsjosh

I pay the same amount for rec. I'm limited to where I can go for these prices right now but 25 for an 8tb is what my red card holding friends pay. As far as I can tell they are a waste of money.

Barney Dunwell
Barney Dunwell

The medical system was set up for residents and the recreational model is for out-of-staters - IMO of course

Mimisaurus Rex
Mimisaurus Rex

Duh. Lol what did everyone think the price was gonna stay the same? Silly

Jessica Gonzalez
Jessica Gonzalez

It's very true... so that's why I have the red card and my husband has the firearm... keeping it legal... lol

Jessica Gonzalez
Jessica Gonzalez

It's very true... so that's why I have the read card and my husband has the firearm... keeping it legal... lol

Lydia Cabrera
Lydia Cabrera

Hmmmm...been in the registry for 5 years now. Just got a 9mm from Bass pro shops. Looks like I passed the test...maybe it's just felons huh? Check your facts by trying the process not believing what is print by some fucking idiot journalist.

Lydia Cabrera
Lydia Cabrera

That's a no shit dumbshit move. Live in Colorado? Get that red card dummy.

Kevin Klipfer
Kevin Klipfer

If u get a red card you get put on a list...ever since WWll I've decided to stay off lists...

Josh Woods
Josh Woods

I pay 25 an 8th for rec now, my friends with red cards spend that much, why would I need one?

Justin Jones
Justin Jones

Most people don't need weed on a medical level and prefer not to lie to a doctor and be on a list that is obviously not private. Most people aren't getting high/medicated all day every day. One 1/8th will last a normal person who likes to catch a buzz, a lot longer then the same amount of money spent on high end alcohol.

Dan Ruisi
Dan Ruisi

Seems true according to the article cited..

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

It all depends on the amount you smoke. It's not worth getting a card if you enjoy the occasional joint at a party but if you smoke an 1/8 a week or more you certainly want a red card.

Rockpile Ranter
Rockpile Ranter

Always some douchebag writer ready to wreck a good thing for press.

Julian Aguirre
Julian Aguirre

The ATF will not allow you to purchase a firearm with a medical marijuana card because you are a admitted drug user. This is why I haven't gotten my card!

John Scruggs
John Scruggs

If you don't like the high prices, grow. I did and won't need to buy forever. It is worth the investment.

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