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I'm a little late to the party here. Can someone please provide a link or some cliffs as to what happened?
It's so funny how the religious right has no issue with the co-mingling of government and religion when it comes to things like gay marriage, abortion, what we can and cannot put in our body, etc., yet they cry attack on religious freedom when this same government has a stance about which they do not agree.
The religious right is essentially the party of convenience - if they are congruent with my beliefs, I'm all for big government policies. If it goes against what I believe, I shall declare our government to be socialist and declare myself to be a staunch defender of personal liberties. I want to have my cake and eat it too!
This debate is kind of boring, if you ask me. Someone needs to write another MMJ editorial to rekindle intense, emotional, sensical and non-sensical argument.
Back to BeCoolHoneyBunny's point - Based on much of the logic in this comment section, anyone who spends money in the City of Steamboat Springs should have a vote. That might be hard to coordinate, but that's just my opinion.
Spider - What? It's my opinion that BCHB is injecting facts, logic and common sense into this debate? No, that's not my opinion, it is a fact. It's a fact that she is using facts to support her arguments. It's a fact that some members of society won't change their viewpoints no matter how many facts are presented to the contrary.
It is my OPINION that BCHB's use of facts is refreshing. Others may not see it that way.
It is not a fact that members of society actually have their heads buried in the sand. I simply used this as a figure of speech. While some members of society may actually have their heads buried in sand, I am unable to substantiate this. I hope this was already clear to you.
I don't know why people keep giving BCHB grief about the fact that only city residents are allowed to vote on the tax. It's not anyone's opinion that only city residents can vote on the tax, it's a matter of fact. You not liking this policy is an opinion.
I don't know how else to explain it.
Sorry - Should read BCHB.
BCHP - Have you not learned that injecting facts, common sense and logic into the debates on these articles is frowned upon? It's really a buzz kill for those who have opinions that are at odds with reality.
While your efforts are appreciated as it is quite refreshing to see someone actually supporting an argument with facts, I think much, if not all, of what you're saying is falling on deaf ears.
Some members of society choose to bury their heads in the sand when facts get in the way of their opinions/agenda because God forbid someone swallows his/her pride and changes his/her stance on an issue.
See - an extremely large number of those "Paulbots" happen to be none other than our men and women and uniform. In fact, Ron Paul has received nearly 7 times the amount of campaign contributions from those in uniform than Santorum and Romney combined.
We all know how highly you look upon our armed forces, so where is the disconnect?
I am about as far from being a Republican as one can be, but I would vote for Paul in a heartbeat if he were to ever win the nomination. While I don't agree with many of his personal social views, he is one of the few politicians who firmly believes it is not the government's place to legislate what US citizens do in their personal lives, regardless of whether or not he agrees with their personal choices.
On another note, how anyone can say Ann Coulter is "smokin hot" is unfathomable. While Fox News has a plethora of attractive female commentators/anchors, she is not one of them. If you don't turn your TV on mute, however, those attractive female Fox reporters become undesirable very quickly.
It's extremely frustrating that people, even with all of the current research on marijuana and its effects (good and bad), still lump MJ with true hardcore drugs when referencing the drug and alcohol problem that exists. Sorry, but MJ is in no way similar to cocaine, meth, heroin, alcohol, etc.
The side effects of marijuana are relatively harmless, especially when compared to those of alcohol, oxycontin, vicodin, xanax, valium, soma, children's tylenol, aspirin, tussin cough syrup, OTC allergy medication, afrin, and yes, caffeine.
So, to say that these dispensaries are somehow contributing to the drug abuse epidemic in this town is BS.
No one from the anti-dispensary/anti-MMJ side is able to present any solid facts to backup their antiquated arguments on the subject. They base their ignorant opinions on anecdotal evidence or outdated, proven-to-be-false information.
Even in the editorial above, the only hard facts presented are the number of residents in Routt County and the number of said residents with an MMJ card. This proves absolutely nothing. Pilot, who are you to dictate who has a legit need and who does not? Even if 100% of Routt County residents carried a card, you still would not have a valid argument.
As someone else pointed out - yes, there are most definitely people who are abusing the system just like people will abuse any regulated system that is put in place. It is not, however, the dispensaries' duty to decide who is legit and who is not. They are not doctors.
Me thinks some members of this county need to turn their focus to more pressing, non-marijuana related issues which have a very negative impact on this community - alcoholism, prescription pill abuse, the high suicide rate, etc, etc.
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