james Patterson

james Patterson 3 years, 2 months ago on Medical marijuana rules take effect Friday

Just an observation..... it's interesting that HIPPA regulation does not apply to MMJ. Has anyone ever been video taped and the script identified in a Walgreens (or any other drug store for that matter)? Maybe we should have "creation to sale" tracking of all narcotics, alcohol, and other things that are subject to abuse. Ms Watts, I asked this before..... is this your version of liberty, minimal government intrusion and freedom? Gotta love the Tea Baggies.....

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james Patterson 3 years, 2 months ago on Steamboat City Council revises medical marijuana law

1Campbell-I've never done oxy, don't do any pain meds, even over the counter due to their effects on certain internal organs. Mine are under enough strain dealing with my condition. MMJP22 is right. It was a Vanguard special on Current TV. MSNBC also ran one. The issue was scripts were not cross referenced so the same person could get multiple scripts. It was such a "popular" method that pain clinics were set up in strip malls, sometimes multiple clinics in the same mall. People flew in from every state in the union to get oxy. Again, no personal knowledge, just relying on investigative reporting. I also stated this situation may have changed since the report. Now to what I suspect is the "real" issue. It has nothing to do with "abusive" practices, those occur everywhere in the medical (and most other) profession with much more detrimental effects than folks getting the munchies. I may be wrong, but I suspect it's more of a cultural issue...... those dang hippies with their drugs, free love....... Those liberals...... progressives..... atheist..... anti-American folks. Being part of the medical establishment and being connected to Walgreens makes one wonder about motivations, but that's not for me to question. (see how easy it is to sneak in an accusation without really accusing anyone of anything.... I learned that from watching G Beck and listening to R Limbaugh) Dispensaries serve a valid service, albeit one with some abuse due to the new nature of the business. I don't see you advocating shutting down other businesses that have abuse issues, so why the MMJ industry? You have never adequately addressed that question. Negative impact on the community doesn't hold water. There are various businesses with an impact that could be considered detrimental. I think you would gain a lot more credibility if you simply "put your cards" on the table.

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james Patterson 3 years, 2 months ago on Steamboat City Council revises medical marijuana law

Okay, I'll play by your strange rules. The DEA tracking narcotic scripts is a "so what". They do not cross reference Drs writing scripts, altho I think most states do. In Florida you can (or at least could) go to 3 or 4 "pain clinics" all in the same strip mall, get 3 or 4 scripts for oxy, and walk away with hundreds of oxy. Now for the actual script. Duster is right. On a traditional script, the condition that the script is written for is not on the script. However, in the case of MMJ it is on the recommendation, so the notary sees it, the workers at the dispensary see it, the state worker issuing the card sees it and who knows who else.
That was my point with Duster. Am I offended that he insults me and minimizes my health status, you bet. That's my issue, not his. I have to say, however, I truly hope there is a thing as karma.

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james Patterson 3 years, 2 months ago on Steamboat City Council revises medical marijuana law

okay...... I get censored for referring to Duster as a j.... and an a....,(this is exactly how it appeared) but he can call me Skyhigh, minimize my medical condition AND state half truths like above. Way to go Pilot. I guess facts and accuracy don't matter. Are you sure your not owned by Murdoc?

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james Patterson 3 years, 2 months ago on Steamboat City Council revises medical marijuana law

To 1Cambell-who is "we" in the sentence "we do know who they are". I hope that "we" isn't you or anyone else outside the CO MMJ system . If it is, I want to know who made my medical records available to you. I do have to admit that the lack of confidentiality in the CO MMJ system is a flaw that I have struggled with since day one, but if anyone (you for instance) can access that info, I will be talking with legal counsel. The lack of confidentiality is why my recommendation reads "chronic pain". My Drs and I knew medical confidentiality was an issue (state clerks, dispensary workers etc) so we choose to not list my actual diagnosis. Dr Victory..... if I may make a suggestion. If you are truly out to reign in "unnecessary" Dr prescriptions and/or recommendations, I would suggest starting in Florida. They don't track narcotic scripts so folks go down and get multiple oxy scripts, come home with 1000+ oxys and sell them on the street for $15 a pop. Your fascination with MMJ recommendations, in particular in SBS, is peculiar to say the least given the atrocities of the medical/pharma industry. As I have stated before, when motives are in question, follow the ambitions and the money.

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james Patterson 3 years, 2 months ago on County Commissioners vote to ban new medical marijuana dispensaries

Mr Douglas..... thank you for a clear, concise thoughtful statement. I am definitely not a fan of the NR, but your statement is right on. The next step for states..... State sponsored banks-follow the lead of North Dakota. Take outside power and influence out of the game. Keep it local!! Well done, sir!

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james Patterson 3 years, 2 months ago on Michael Ehrlich: Ban pot ads

Duster..... you are so, so rude. I'll be in that line and if you can tell me another treatment that will provide me any relief without side effects worse that what I already experience, I'll gladly take it. Mr Drs would also probably thank you. While you're at it, pls find a cure...... I'm sure you do know a caregiver, by law, can not provide tincture and salves, which is what provides me some semblance of relief. I'm sure you care. I'm not sure what you're motives are except wanting to dominate over your fellow citizens, but I am sure you have not spent a minute in my shoes. If only you could.......

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james Patterson 3 years, 2 months ago on Dan Pichiotino: Bike problems?

Nothing against folks that ride bikes..... good for them. I can't ride one due to health reasons. I still don't understand why they get special lanes, trails without paying a fee to support those tax supported "specialty" items.
I do have to point out a little "glitch" in the environmental claims. There are very few communities in the US with as many very, very large homes. Talk about energy waste. A fair amount of these are only occupied a few weeks out of the year, yet they must consume energy every day. Then there's the recreational activity that makes SBS so popular.... , downhill skiing.... an extremely high energy consumption activity, esp when one considers getting to the slope, operating lifts, etc. I not being critical of these activities or lifestyles, it just makes it tough to accept the "I'm saving the environment" statement. For a large number of residents of SBS to claim the "saving the planet" theme because they ride a bike when they live in a house that's 4,000+ sq ft is a little tough to swallow.

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james Patterson 3 years, 2 months ago on Dan Pichiotino: Bike problems?

My question is why do I have to pay registration fees, licensing fees, and usage fees for the roads, trails, lakes that I use, but bikers can demand trails, lanes on roads/highways, etc and pay no licensing fee, registration fees, or usage fees?
I have to agree with MJ22..... there seems to be an elitist attitude that they don't have to pay their share or obey the rules of the road (or trail for that matter) "Stay on the Trail" doesn't seem to apply to bikes. I see it all the time. I would love an ATV lane on the roads and highways. I would use a lot less gas riding my ATV instead of my gas guzzler.....

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