Cannabis Time Capsule, 1921: Pill Dealing in Downtown Denver

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Here's a tale of illegal pill dealing from 1921 in Denver, though frankly it could be from any Thursday afternoon walking through Civic Center Park or parts of the 16th Street Mall today.

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The story comes by way of the Carbonate Chronicle out of Leadville, but it details a young man openly "auctioning" off pills on the streets of downtown Denver.

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Sound familiar?

Yup. Not much changes.

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Denver, Feb. 27 -- Andrew Grosso, 21, years old, auctioned narcotic drugs on the Denver downtown streets with great success until a federal officer happened along, according to a complaint preferred against him by the police here.

'Step right up, gentlemen, and get your medicine. Five dollars a throw, with an extra capsule thrown in with each sale. Step right up --"

It was at this point Harry V. Williamson, head of the narcotic squad, said he decided to [tuka?] $5 worth of Grosso's stock after witnessing a number of purchases. Grosso decided to quit business all of a sudden, according to the officer who testified he found to cases of capsules filled with morphine in the youth's pockets. Grosso was held pending the next session of the federal grand jury.

Okay, so this technically is a non-marijuana related story. But police back then were wasting their time busting cannabis users, growers and dealers just as much as they are today while the real drug danger to society - opiates and opiate addiction -- runs rampant.

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Dear Human Being,


It seems some evil doers are trying to add language to the Colorado state marijuana regulations that SPECIFICALLY PUNISH GREENHOUSE AND OUTDOOR CANNABIS GROWERS!



CALL YOUR SENATOR, CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN, CALL THE POLICE!!!!


This SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 there is a hearing scheduled in Denver that you MUST attend if you are in any way concerned about the earth, the environment, oppression, the American dream, the marijuana industry or people trying to manipulate the law to their own benefit.



Public Comment Hearing September 2, 2014

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Old Supreme Court Chambers

State Capitol Building

200 E. Colfax Ave., Room 220

Denver, CO 80203


In the NEW PROPOSED REGULATIONS greenhouse owners are SPECIFICALLY NOT ALLOWED TO REQUEST HIGH PLANT COUNTS. The special plant count extension would be reserved only for WAREHOUSE GROWERS in an attempt to protect their territory and their massive antiquated, dirty, indoor, pollution machines.  They will railroad us if you don't stand with us on Tuesday. 



Please read this:


5. Application for Additional Plants.

c. A Retail Marijuana Store THAT OPERATES AN INDOOR CULTIVATION THAT IS NOT A GREENHOUSE OR SIMILAR STRUCTURE may apply to the Division for a waiver of the plant limit described in paragraph E(3) of this rule....


That means ONLY WAREHOUSES CAN HAVE HIGHER PLANT COUNTS. You're not going to stand by and watch this travesty of justice take place are you? You're going to get involved and come to the meeting, right?


STOP PROTECTIONIST SCHEMES, CALL YOUR SENATOR, CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN, CALL THE POLICE!!!!



http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Rev-MMJ/CBON/1251592984795


Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules for September 2, 2014 Hearing



Public Comment Hearing September 2, 2014

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Old Supreme Court Chambers

State Capitol Building

200 E. Colfax Ave., Room 220

Denver, CO 80203



In the document there are 4 specific places "greenhouses" are mentioned. 

E. 5. C. 1. (Page 16) Discusses not allowing an additional plant count waiver if you operate a greenhouse.

B. 1. (Page 17) Discusses limiting the plant count to 3600 if you operate a greenhouse.

B. 1. (Page 17) Discusses limiting the plant count to 1800 if you are new and operate a greenhouse.

C. 1. (Page 18) Discusses not allowing a plant count waiver if you operate a greenhouse.


All of these NEWLY ADDED CLAUSES are specifically designed to punish people who use any type of natural lighting and rewards those who choose to reproduce mother nature by burning very inefficient high powered sodium lights that put out more heat than light.  Guess what they do with the heat they produce?  They run giant Air Conditioners!


This is a direct attack on the forward thinking marijuana growers who are trying to reduce their carbon footprint and actually become carbon CONSUMERS.  This is a protectionist scheme by parties who prefer to burn cheap coal over embracing nature.  Please help us, we can't get this message out fast enough.  By the time you read this it may already be going on TUESDAY 9/2!



(Sorry for the late notice but This is so important that the "DENVER INDOOR PROTECTIONISTS" are trying to ram this down our throats after the long holiday in an attempt to catch us off guard).


Don't stand by, STOP THEM ON TUESDAY.


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