james Patterson

james Patterson 14 hours, 6 minutes ago on Ken Collins: No harm, no foul

Thanx. Like I said, interesting reading. To finish your quote: "That's my story and I'm sticking to it. That's my life, that's all that I got. Call me a liar, call me a writer. Believe me or not!" J Buffett

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james Patterson 1 day ago on Ken Collins: No harm, no foul

Thanx for the answer. Took me to some interesting reading. I'm not sure how practical it would be applying the principles to the everyday world, but interesting. Watching paint dry would be more interesting that the "Republican/Democrat" paradigm…….. and most of the "arguments" I see on this forum. As long as we as a nation think either of the political parties or their masters (corporations, .05%, etc) have our best interest in mind, we are lost. The game is rigged and we live off the crumbs.

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james Patterson 2 days, 21 hours ago on Affordable apartments pass first test with city of Steamboat, more to come

I finally get where you're coming from! Your part of the 47% that the conservative/republicans hate. A drain on society! YOU are the problem with American according to Romney and the like. Take, take, take and give nothing in return. I now understand….. kinda, sorta.

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james Patterson 6 days, 15 hours ago on Steamboat City Council to review marijuana rules

I would like to commend you on your efforts to bring some semblence of sanity to an insane policy-ie the "War on MJ". I'm sure it has been at times an extremely frustrating endeavor. You are a brave man to post your cell and email on this forum. I hope it doesn't come back to bite you. I also hope it stops at least some of the misinformation that is expressed thoughout this thread. So much fear surrounds any discussion re: MJ that someone of your knowledge and experience is needed to provide a sense of balance. Thank you!

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james Patterson 1 week, 1 day ago on Steamboat City Council to review marijuana rules

BTW-alcohol and tobacco companies still do target underage consumers (see my post to Mark) and MJ can not have possibly had those marketing techniques "for years" and they have only been legal (non-medical) for 17 months. Again, the way you chose to express your opinion leads one to believe that it is not quite factual, nonpartisan statements, but rather from a "reefer madness" standpoint.

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james Patterson 1 week, 1 day ago on Steamboat City Council to review marijuana rules

Let's see….. Joe Camel, Lucky Strike cartoon character, how about the Marlboro Man? Not that long ago. Now days, eciagarettes for "safe " smoking!!! Hard Cidar Ale, Hard Lemonade, Strawberry Margaritas, Cinimmon Whisky all advertised in clear view of minors on liquer store windows and paper ads. How about Bud Lite and their taking over a town for a w/e….. endless party!! Last I checked, about a yr ago, a candy store in downtown SBS was selling candy cigarettes. I have to admit I was quite surprised. I'm not commenting on weather these are right or wrong, but on the comment "talk about a double standard". How about "open your eyes."

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james Patterson 1 week, 1 day ago on Steamboat City Council to review marijuana rules

The hard candies sold by RMR come in the same childproof container that scripts from a pharmacist do. I don't know the packaging of other edibles. I wonder how many drug transactions you have wittnessed prior to legalization? Pot buying before 1-1-14 could have have exposed the buyer to LSD on sugar cubes, or pieces of paper with cartoon faces on it, Crack/ Meth that looked like little pieces of glass candy, heroin/cocaine that looked like powder candy, and on and on. Buying from a vendor that is strictly controlled to sell only MJ, that checks ID's and even list the fertilizers used to grow it is so much safer than prior to 1-1-14. For instances, the buyer knows round-up was not used on his pot. Do you know the same of the food you buy at the grocery? It is the responsibility of the adult in the room to ensure a child does not get into many things, edible MJ probably being one of the least harmful substances found in the common household, yet you want more government control over MJ. You say you've taught you children to not take pills unless you okay it. You do know one of the major sources of new heroin addiction in the US starts with Dr prescribed pain killers, esp oxy, often to HS athletes for injuries. Again much ado about nothing…. comparatively speaking.

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james Patterson 1 week, 2 days ago on Steamboat City Council to review marijuana rules

For some reason, it seems you and Tom think I'm a tad younger than I am. If you count Ike as "real", then I'm not too young. If you count John K as "real", we will have to agree to disagree. You may be right about the "sorriest" presidents, but I doubt if their MJ usage had anything to do with that.( I vote Truman the worst, myself) I was going to post the 10 things worse for HS students than edible MJ, but I thought better. I'm not advocating MJ for anyone. I'm simply saying it doesn't kill (like pharma drugs do) and that we, as a community, a nation and a planet have WAY bigger things to worry abt than MJ consumption. Much ado about nothing.

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james Patterson 1 week, 2 days ago on Steamboat City Council to review marijuana rules

I follow your post regularly and have come to believe you are a rational, critical thinker. However, the statement "possibly killing them if eaten" has to be challenged. Really? I wonder what the stats are for children dying from 1-alcohol poisoning, 2-guns discharged either accidentally or with intent, 3-sports related injuries, 4-common household cleansers…. need I go on??? Has a child ever died from ingesting MJ? Ever?? Your statement is reflections of "reefer madness", not the reality we are in. Do edibles need to be addressed, possibly. Have High Schoolers used MJ for decades, yes. (and at least 3 of them became presidents) Did the sky fall….. not yet.

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