Cannabis University™ Blog by Michelle LaMay
|Posted on October 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM|
|Posted on October 15, 2013 at 10:05 AM|
This is why I changed my party affiliation to the Greens! We disgruntled can seize upon the positions of the Green Party on many issues including the legalization of marijuana, and have some real influence from the bottom up. The Green Party has nine elected officials in Colorado and we could use hundreds more to make the right decisions for us! Denver Greens meet tonight at 6:30pm, at the Mercury Cafe to hear the pros and cons on Prop AA and Question 2, taxes on retail marijuana.
Green Party of Colorado Resolutions
Green Party Resolutions Endorsed at the 2010 Convention (May 1, 2010)
In keeping with the Ten Green Values, the Green Party of Colorado:
Calls for the Abolition of Nuclear weapons, and calls for the de-alerting, decommissioning and irreversible destruction of the 49 minuteman nuclear armed missiles in Northeast Colorado currently in launch on warning status.
Calls for an end to the funding of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan including the supplemental $33 billion funding request now in front of Congress, and the 2011 budget request for another $160- to $170 billion for the so-called “war” on terror.
Calls for capping total USA current military spending at no more than 10% of the federal discretionary budget and redirecting this money to support a healthy and educated US population and foreign relations built on helping all peoples and states to meet human needs in sustainable ways.
Calls for an end to US military aid to Israel and approving only humanitarian and economic aid to both Israel and Palestine on an equitable basis.
Calls for an immediate end of Israeli occupation of Palestine including an end of Settlement building and wall building within East Jerusalem and the West Bank and the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Calls for public control of the Federal Reserve banking system, moving it under the oversight of the Legislative Branch’s power to “coin money”.
Calls for reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act to separate commercial and investment banking.
Calls for SEC prohibition of derivative trading and supports the institution of a requirement that all traded investment instruments be based only on real goods and services.
Calls for repeal of the court legislated “corporate personhood” via Congressional Legislation and/or Constitutional Amendment.
Calls for Senator Udall to withdraw his legislation and support for mini-nuclear power plants, as unsafe, terrorist prone, and inherently dangerous with regard to loss of control of nuclear materials and risk of nuclear weapon proliferation.
Opposes nuclear power proposed as a partial solution to energy security and climate change because of its dangerous unintended consequences, and is not cost effective compared with other forms of sustainable energy production such as wind, geothermal and solar power.
Calls for campaign finance reform, disallowing any contributions to campaigns except by individual persons with a maximum of $100 per candidate campaign cycle, and with no contributions allowed from corporations, special interest groups, unions, or political action committees.
Calls for elections by hand counted, paper ballots only, excluding electronic voting systems that can swallow any tampering of voters wishes.
Calls for the full legalization of marijuana, release of any persons imprisoned for non-violent crimes associated with the this drug, and the end of Federal DEA officer harassment or arrest of persons using or producing the hemp plant in any of its forms.
Urges alterations in the funding of Department of Agriculture support so that Organic Farming is stimulated and large mono culture crops and heavy chemical based corporate agriculture is not subsidized.
Commends the Colorado Legislature for its attempts to require the Cotter Mill and any other Uranium mining and milling such as the proposed Paradox valley operation and the in-situ operations proposed in Weld County and Park County to protect the water supply of citizens and the health of laborers in these operations. Calls upon them to reject any new licensing of uranium mining, milling or nuclear fuel cycle activities in the state of Colorado.
Calls for reopening a full investigation into the 9/11 tragedy and accountability for any violations of law involved.
Calls for and end to the “Patriot Act” invasions of Civil Rights and accountability for any violations of law over ridden.
Calls for an official acknowledgment that the preemptive war undertaken in Iraq was undertaken illegally based on lies and that any preemptive war is in fact a violation of the sovereignty of nations guaranteed under the United Nations Charter.
Calls for full participation by the United States in the work of the International Court of Criminal Justice to treat terrorism as a crime against humanity and to grant the full cooperation of the US forces in functioning as a police power to apprehend and bring to justice individuals who fund and carry out acts of terror.
Commends all citizens who have taken individual action to live responsibly toward the environment by their purchasing and their life style choices. http://www.coloradogreenparty.org/green-party-of-colorado-resolutions/
|Posted on October 8, 2013 at 1:25 PM|
From my amigo, Charles Gleason, Oct 8, 2013:
[Colorado A64] was written and funded by George Soros and Peter Lewis Sr. Soros a billionaire who owns millions of dollars in stocks in companies that would be directly negatively affected by true legalization. The other Peter Lewis, who is set to make a killing off the cannabis DUI is the head of Progressive Auto Insurance. It was written and funded by people who do not have the people Colorado´s best intrest at heart.
Five groups registered with the Colorado secretary of state's office to support Amendment 64 have collected just shy of $2 million.
Who donated a bulk of the money?
Marijuana Policy Project
Monetary (Itemized) $1,241,504.16
Non-Monetary (Itemized) $240,851.64
Total Contributions = $1,482,355.80
DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE
Monetary (Itemized) $100,000.00
Total Contributions = $100,000.00
Drug Policy Action is the Drug Policy Alliance by another name.
DRUG POLICY ACTION
Monetary (Itemized) $150,000.00
Total Contributions = $150,000.00
|Posted on October 8, 2013 at 10:35 AM|
October 4 – 19, 2013, at the Work|Space, Downtown Denver
Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?
A One Man Mockumentary on the Hip Hop Industrial Complex. Written by Jeff Campbell, directed by donnie l. betts. The story of a dead rapper and the people who knew him, loved him, used him and abused him. The comparison between minstrel performers of the early 20th Century and Hip Hop artists of today. Socio-cultural commentary on why we continually choose dollars over dignity in a so-called post racial society, and a critical analysis of how images in the early 20th Century were used to justify Jim Crow laws, and whether the images in Hip Hop are used to justify disproportionate incarceration rates.
|Posted on October 7, 2013 at 12:10 PM|
This 3.5% sales tax imposed by the City of Denver on retail marijuana in Referred Question 2A is open ended, allowing, in 53-85(b), a maximum sales tax of 15% that could be adopted "by ordiance" ANYTIME!! I do not trust the City Council to not raise the tax should 2A pass! I call this a sneaky way to get around TABOR, The Colorado Tax Payers Bill of Rights.
...."reasonable and modest," says
OUTRAGEOUS! says I.
Very disappointed No on Proposition AA or NORML didn't get anything written in opposition in under the deadline for "Notice of Election" published by Denver Elections!! [the space in the booklet is blank!] ML
|Posted on October 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM|
After a long hiatus, I am back to blogging everyday about my many "projects," and legal businesses. Look for my FB & Twitter and Google post everyday to link to this blog. Please take a moment to look at some of the pages on the site.
I'm excited about my associate, Charlie Washington's cookout for Cannabis University™Inc and Cannabis Engineers at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, MI next Saturday, October 12th. Michigan people can grow 12 plants...get going...class TBA.
Great class yesterday. Thank you Steve and Keith. Check out Multiponics.com. Good stuff. Next class in Colorado is November 2. Give me a call if you have any questions!
|Posted on January 6, 2013 at 12:45 PM|
|Posted on January 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM|
Cannabis University™Inc of Colorado was incorporated in 2008 and has had over 450 happy students! All-in-1-Day Class in downtown Denver the first Saturday of every month. Westword's "Harvard of Pot Schools," Marijuana schools in Colorado: A guide to higher learning. By Joel Warner Westword Tue., Mar. 2 2010 at 1:25 PM http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2010/03/higher_learning_a_guide_to_col.php
|Posted on November 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM|
What It's Like to Be a Professional Marijuana Trimmer
By Artemis Oscar
For some it's a party, for others a calling -- fear of law enforcement is always around the corner. But someone's gotta do it.
October 26, 2012 |
How many people who obtain perfectly manicured buds from a dispensary consider the steps involved in its preparation? They may give some thought to the role of the grower, but who thinks about the trim crew?
People come from all over the world to trim cannabis during the harvest season in California. Between early October and mid-November they swell the population of Mendocino, Humboldt, and other counties. Many others work on indoor grows year round, all over the state.
There are young adults —high school drop-outs and college graduates— looking for work. There are local moms clipping to help pay the bills. There are Mexican families who come every year from down south. Trimmers come from all walks of life. You find yourself taking part in interesting conversations —a good fringe benefit.
Cultivators generally want workers they are acquainted with, who have trimmed before, and are trustworthy. Training someone new takes time, and the novices tend to work slowly at first.
The amenities of a trim job for an outdoor harvest are varied. Sometimes the trimming is done deep in the woods. A person will be sleeping in a tent with an outdoor toilet. Other times there are more plush accommodations, with guest houses, electricity and plumbing. Growers generally pay for the trimmers’ food and caffeine. They want a productive workforce.
A trimmer will usually be tight-lipped about the details of their employment. In October, my friends simply know that I am “up north.”
During the last month or so of a plant’s development, growers remove the big “fan leaves” as they begin turning yellow. This exposes the lower buds to the sunlight.
When the grower decides plants are ready to harvest —usually when the white hairs on the buds are turning red— they are cut down and either branches are lopped off to be trimmed immediately, or the whole plant is hung upside-down to dry in a cool, dark space for a week or so of curing.
As the plant dries, the remaining leaves wrap themselves around the buds and cling to the resinous trichomes. It is the trimmer’s job to cut these small leaves away with a small, sharp scissors —exposing the flowering top, which is covered with the beautiful crystals we know and love.
Strains are trimmed in different ways, depending on the structure of the colas and the intentions of the grower. For example, the Afgooey strain is very leafy, but the leaves are generally covered in crystals. If the product is intended for the medical market, the trimming technique needs to be altered to keep some of the larger, crystallized leaves.
The idea is to retain as much of the flower as possible. “Mowing” the weed makes trimming faster but is wasteful because it cuts off trichome-rich parts of the flower. Mowing also makes the buds look too uniform.
Wet and Dry Trimming
There are two methods of trimming: wet and dry. When you trim dried flowers, you are generally paid by the weight of finished product. The going rate in the fall of 2010 was $200 per pound.
A few years ago, when growers could sell a pound of manicured, high-grade sinsemilla for $4,000, trimmers were typically paid $250/lb. or more. Our labor was in such high demand that growers hired caterers and massage therapists to enhance the working conditions.
Increased cannabis cultivation in recent years has cut the wholesale price of pounds sold in California by about 50 percent, and most growers cite this as grounds for cutting the wages of trimmers.
reprinted from AlternNet
|Posted on November 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM|
303-886-7998 November 2, 2012
Ms. Barbara Brohl, Executive Director Department of Revenue State of Colorado
Dear Ms. Brohl:
It has come to my attention that the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division employees may be violating the Colorado Sunshine Act by meeting with members of the medical marijuana “industry,” without the public present or notice. (§ 24-6-402, C.R.S.)
As a recent licensee, #M07704, I am concerned with future rule making that would not favor my legitimate business.
Please investigate the Division’s practices, including the allocation of employee assets and the misappropriation of the Division’s meager funds. Clearly, the practices of the Division are impeding business with less than timely adjudication of licensee applications. Please inform me of the results of this complaint.
Michelle LaMay, CEO
Cannabis University™Inc of Colorado
cc: Melissa Martinez, Citizen Advocate, CO Dept of Revenue