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Re: The Potfolio - Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy
« Reply #420 on: January 12, 2018, 04:13:52 PM »
Eddie, Have you linked up with these people? They are doing some good work!  :emthup:  :icon_sunny:

Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy

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https://www.texasmarijuanapolicy.org/

Texas Advocates to Host Training Workshops in Early 2018

 Dec 12, 2017  advocates, events, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, Texas, training, TX

Marijuana policy reform is on the move in Texas thanks to advocates throughout the state. Trained individuals sharing their experiences with lawmakers have brought about unprecedented progress at the Texas Capitol. Let’s keep up the momentum!


Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy and MPP are hosting a series of events throughout the state to empower individuals who want to effectively advocate for sensible marijuana policies in Texas. We’ll be visiting a city near you — register now to secure your seat. (at article link)

These hands-on workshops will provide an opportunity to:

– review the political process and learn how you fit in;

– identify effective arguments for discussing marijuana law reform; and

– craft your personal message to lawmakers.

Once you’ve registered, please share this email with others who are interested in advancing liberty by reforming Texas’ unreasonable marijuana laws. You can also follow the workshop series’ live updates on our event page.

https://blog.mpp.org/general/texas-advocates-host-training-workshops-early-2018/
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Re: The Potfolio
« Reply #421 on: January 12, 2018, 04:23:46 PM »
The legal pot is very expensive, but it's very good and lab tested for pesticides etc. I think it's like $80-100 per quarter oz. Here on the black market it's more like $120.

This is for high quality flower, which seems to be what's available. I suspect mostly we get Colorado pot that's smuggled here in fairly small quantities by people who buy it ILLEGALLY from someone in a legal state, avoiding taxes, etc.

K-Dog said it was around $200/oz in WA, although he has switched to oils and vaping.  Costs around $20 to fill his vape pen for around 100 hits.  He's working on doing his own extractions from his home pot plantation so he can fill the vape for free.

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Re: The Potfolio - Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy
« Reply #422 on: January 12, 2018, 04:49:09 PM »
Eddie, Have you linked up with these people? They are doing some good work!  :emthup:  :icon_sunny:

Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0U7ayNiXrr4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/0U7ayNiXrr4</a>

https://www.texasmarijuanapolicy.org/

Texas Advocates to Host Training Workshops in Early 2018

 Dec 12, 2017  advocates, events, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, Texas, training, TX

Marijuana policy reform is on the move in Texas thanks to advocates throughout the state. Trained individuals sharing their experiences with lawmakers have brought about unprecedented progress at the Texas Capitol. Let’s keep up the momentum!


Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy and MPP are hosting a series of events throughout the state to empower individuals who want to effectively advocate for sensible marijuana policies in Texas. We’ll be visiting a city near you — register now to secure your seat. (at article link)

These hands-on workshops will provide an opportunity to:

– review the political process and learn how you fit in;

– identify effective arguments for discussing marijuana law reform; and

– craft your personal message to lawmakers.

Once you’ve registered, please share this email with others who are interested in advancing liberty by reforming Texas’ unreasonable marijuana laws. You can also follow the workshop series’ live updates on our event page.

https://blog.mpp.org/general/texas-advocates-host-training-workshops-early-2018/

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Re: The Potfolio
« Reply #423 on: January 12, 2018, 04:53:25 PM »
Eddie, Have you linked up with these people? They are doing some good work!  :emthup:  :icon_sunny:

Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0U7ayNiXrr4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/0U7ayNiXrr4</a>

https://www.texasmarijuanapolicy.org/

Texas Advocates to Host Training Workshops in Early 2018

 Dec 12, 2017  advocates, events, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, Texas, training, TX

Marijuana policy reform is on the move in Texas thanks to advocates throughout the state. Trained individuals sharing their experiences with lawmakers have brought about unprecedented progress at the Texas Capitol. Let’s keep up the momentum!


Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy and MPP are hosting a series of events throughout the state to empower individuals who want to effectively advocate for sensible marijuana policies in Texas. We’ll be visiting a city near you — register now to secure your seat. (at article link)

These hands-on workshops will provide an opportunity to:

– review the political process and learn how you fit in;

– identify effective arguments for discussing marijuana law reform; and

– craft your personal message to lawmakers.

Once you’ve registered, please share this email with others who are interested in advancing liberty by reforming Texas’ unreasonable marijuana laws. You can also follow the workshop series’ live updates on our event page.

https://blog.mpp.org/general/texas-advocates-host-training-workshops-early-2018/

Not on my radar. Thanks for making me aware.

Glad to be of service. I am sure your voice there would help. 
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JAN 11, 2018

Why Jeff Sessions   Loves Pot Prohibition

The announcement by US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions that he’ll pursue federal pot prosecutions has two age-old motivations: power and money.

Financially, of course, the Republican party is vested in America’s vast private prison system. Every new arrestee means money in the pockets of the investors who own and operate them. Keeping those cells and beds occupied is the essence of the industry” and of Pot Prohibition.

The Drug War is a giant cash cow, not only for the prison owners, but for the cops, guards, lawyers, judges, bailiffs and all the other operatives whose livelihood depends on destroying those of the nation’s tens of millions cannabis customers.

Medical legalization in about half the country, and full legalization in California, Colorado and other states, represents a serious threat to this multi-billion-dollar incarceration scam. Sessions has risen to its defense.

Then there’s the power.

As long as so many millions of people smoke the stuff, marijuana’s illegality give police the ability to bust whoever they want, whenever they want. It is the core enabler of a police state.

In fact, Pot Prohibition is a major foundation of the Republican Regime stretching from the White House and Congress to state government, the courts and beyond.

The key is disenfranchisement.

Since the Drug War’s initiation by Harry J. Anslinger in the 1930s, the principle focus has been on people of color. Anslinger promoted the term “marijuana” to deal with cannabis because it has an Hispanic twinge and aroused paranoid bigotry among the white population.

While promoting films like “Reefer Madness” to make pot appear like some sinister force, Anslinger’s minions made cannabis into a racist menace.

But it was Richard Nixon who took the assault to its ultimate depth. Nixon hated blacks and hippies. He also had a serious interest in slashing into their communities, and depriving them of the vote.

In 1972 his own Blue Ribbon Schaefer Commission recommended against Prohibition. Chaired by Pennsylvania’s liberal Governor Richard Schaefer, it said the health impacts did not warrant a national campaign.

Nixon ignored all that. Amidst a terrible war and racial upheavals, he proclaimed Drugs to be America’s most serious problem.


His own staff knew better. As aide John Ehrlichmann put it:

“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people.


“You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities,” Ehrlichman said. “We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

The Drug War gave Nixon the key to his “Southern Strategy.” Through a wide range of racist rhetoric and policy, he successfully campaigned to move southern white racists from the Democrats to the Republicans. But many southern states had substantial black constituencies. He needed to make sure they could not vote.

Slapping them in jail for pot was a powerful way to do that. Because pot is essentially everywhere, it also lets police arrest pretty much any black person they want at any time. According to Michelle Alexander’s THE NEW JIM CROW, tens of millions of blacks and Hispanics have since been busted. And independent survey by Prof. Bob Fitrakis has estimated the number of Drug War arrests since 1970 in the range of 41,000,000. At a cost of more than a trillion dollars, the US could instead have sent virtually everyone it busted for pot to a four-year university instead.

Instead, the assault has injected deep into the black and Hispanic communities a cultural toxin based in the prison culture. While busting peace, environmental and social justice activists for cannabis, politicians like Trump and Sessions damage the black and Hispanic communities while turning elections and driving the country to the right.

Sessions occasionally make absurd moral and public health claims for keeping cannabis illegal. But the damage it has done to individual lives and the broader community is incalculable.

Pot Prohibition has worked wonders for a fascist establishment keeps power only by using it as a way to crush its opposition, steal elections and fatten its pockets.

Anyone that says otherwise is blowing toxic smoke.

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/two-biggest-bummer-reasons-jeff-sessions-loves-pot-prohibition/
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The Potfolio - Mike Tyson opens 40 ac. cannabis ranch, violent crime declines
« Reply #425 on: January 16, 2018, 02:25:18 PM »
She was supposed to have won....

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« Reply #426 on: January 18, 2018, 06:17:01 PM »
I don't think it was an accident, the timing of the rescinding of the Cole memo....and the DOJ announcing a return "to rule of law", aka cannabis prohibition. It was a message to California, which full legalized recreational pot use on the 1st of January.

Even though it's been legal for recreational use elsewhere for years now, it was the sheer size of California, and the expectation that cannabis cultivation and sale would become a big industry , that made it especially important for Jeff Sessions to remove the protections Cole offered to state legal pot dispensaries. And Trump is happy he's sticking it to the people who hate him the most.

Just like Sean Spicer's and Sessions comments last spring killed an ongoing pot stock rally, this one appears to be doing that too, although it's still not clear it's completely dead. But there are so many ways now the DOJ  can fuck with state legal pot that it's a given that there will be some license taken by one of these new Sessions' Federal US Attorney appointees to go after some high profile company and legally steal their money and split it between the various agencies. And tomorrow it's at least possible that the R-B Amendment will get dropped from the Budget CR. If that happens things would really crater in post stocks.

And...if that isn't enough, the Treasury is reviewing the guidance they gave to banks that allowed state legal pot companies to use normal banking. It's a co-ordinated attack to basically undo every positive thing Obama did to help legal pot.

The House Rules Committee effectively blocked all the the current pot bills before Congress, thanks to another Sessions, Pete Sessions of Texas, Jeff's idealogical brother-at-heart.

It just doesn't sound like a coincidence. Trump is not going to support legal pot. He's going to let Jeff Sessions do what he wants to do, because it allows them to undo do one more Obama policy. In the Trump world, undoing anything Obama did must be a good thing.

It was probably his call to to tell Sessions to leave it to the individual US Attorneys in the states to decide who to go after. Sounds like his way of "letting the states decide"...as if.

In Arizona there has been a letter on the US Attorney's website since 2011 that says their position is that the only people safe from prosecution are the actual patients who use AZ state legal medical pot. Well, Mr. US Attorney, where are patients supposed to BUY legal medical pot?

The DEA has not been busting AZ medical pot dispensaries....so it appears to me that their is some kind of standing "gentleman's agreement" between state and federal AG's that has kept the law off the backs of medical dispensaries in Arizona (Or maybe  it was the Cole memo and the R-B Amendment) . Sounds like it could be on shaky ground. There are also some extreme right AZ state representatives who are trying to fight a rear guard action against medical pot on the "save the children" platform.

One high profile bust will send the US legal pot stocks into a real tailspin. I'm not sure where we stand with Canada.  it doesn't make great sense but last year when the rally was killed Canadian pot stocks were as as hard hit as the US stocks and they didn't bottom until mid-summer. This year would appear to have more positive catalysts going ,with national rec legalization planned for summer 2018.

Frankly I went to cash hoping the best Canadians, which have become badly overbought and the prices completely bloated, would suffer a whacking correction that will give me a new entry. But that might not happen. Still...with all the announcements this week, another day or two of letting the market find its footing isn't a bad strategy.

Since it's only been announcements and not busts, the rally has been slowing down really slowly. No plunge on anything, except fly-by-night lotto ticket companies that get bought in these big rallies. Tomorrow will probably not change anything unless they drop R-B (or strengthen it).

Canadian pot stocks look very toppy to me technically I have to buy back in to Canada, to stay in the game, but the question is when.





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