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Protect Colorado Springs Home Grows

Protect Colorado Springs Home Grows by: Audrey Hatfield

How many registered cannabis patients do you think live in Colorado? How many refugees have given up their former lives to pack up and move here for access to medical cannabis? How many people in general utilize cannabis in some form or another in our state? There are approximately 108,000 registered cannabis patients and out of that many, how many of you have a clue as to what is happening in some city’s across Colorado regarding your rights as a cannabis patient? Very few.

Back in 2012 when the Amendment 64 campaign was rearing its ugly head, I was against it for several reasons. Not because I’m a selfish bitch that didn’t think everyone deserves access to cannabis, it was because, it was and is, a garbage piece of legislative prohibition, designed to benefit our government in the form of higher tax dollars, in disguise as “legalization.” We were all assured by 64 supporters that “medical would not be affected.” A64 was nothing but “legal lies” and too many people lapped it up as “progression” and “baby steps” towards “legalization.” “Regulation works,” “Regulate like alcohol.” Bullshit, all of it, as predicted! 

http://www.westword.com/news/marijuana-community-divide-on-amendment-64-deep-wide-often-nasty-5859203

  Let’s forget about Amendment 64 for a minute and before you chastise me for using the term “medical cannabis,” there is a difference. That difference is, Amendment 20 and those of us that rely on cannabis as our medicine. For us, it’s not about just “getting high.” And no, I don’t have anything against anyone that does. Cannabis should be available to us all, but not this way. Not thru Amendment 64.

 Right now, right under your noses we are slowly being made criminals once again. The MED is “recommending” to all jurisdictions to limit plant counts. One by one, city by city, slowly, Amendment 20 is being blown off by Colorado government officials, in part because of the fact that we have rec and rec generates more tax funds. You might think that it doesn’t matter because we “have A64”. But it does.

  In a recent article in local paper the “Gazette Telegraph,” Colorado Springs City Council proposed ordinance 16-52, on May 10, that was signed by Mayor John Suthers, just a few days after on May 13.

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-mayor-day-of-reckoning-coming-for-citys-illegal-marijuana-growers/article/1577088 

In a nut shell, this ordinance (above,) is making it criminal to grow more than 12 plants per household without regard to the fact of ones plant count recommendation (Read above links). Yes, you heard it, it will be CRIMINAL! You will be a CRIMINAL, for exercising your rights under Amendment 20. Pay attention to what this will mean for patients here and eventually in the entire state.

https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/default/files/051016_personal_cultivation_ordinance_16-52.pdf

 Colorado Springs is a home rule municipality and basically what that means, is they can make their own rules. HOWEVER, when it comes to this situation they can not decide how many plants a patient is allowed to have! What the fuck? Why is this happening? Amendment 64. Why isn’t it being stopped? Greed and ignorance.

   All patients with higher plant counts will be affected, however, the patients that will be hurt the most are some of the many children whose parents moved here to treat their childrens rare illnesses with cannabis. Two of the families that will be affected and turned into criminals if arrested, will be Moms, Rebecca Lockwood and Marisa Kiser. Because of their childrens high plant counts and the negative impact it would have on their childrens health, Rebecca and Marisa, sprung into action. They decided to set up a meeting with City Council to get some answers and find compassion for all patients and spear headed an email campaign to Springs City Council.

  

Rebecca fears for the health and well-being of her child Calvin, as he has a plant count of 73 to treat his femoral retroversion, a debilitating abnormality, affecting the lower extremities.

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p461.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8OYxQq7mIE

 Marisa Kisers son Ezra, just turned 4 and went in hospice when he was just 3. He suffers from violent seizures and at one time, had an unexplained onset of dystonia so severe that he broke 8 bones in one year. He has a 72 plant count. These are just 2 of the families that will be affected by this bullshit. 


 It was in a May 31 meeting that the Moms were told by the council members in attendance that, “The limited plants counts are just the beginning, a ban will be placed on all home grows, not just here, but thru out the state.” This very phrase was confirmed the beginning of June from council members in a separate meeting between members of council and member Bridget Serrit, of the newly formed organization, Colorado Patient Rights Coalition

 108 million patients and only a handful of you are or have been getting involved with the blatant disregard of our rights. This is going to affect you! Understand what it means! Get off of your asses and stand up for yourselves or bow down to your rights being stepped on by our local politicians. We all need to come together in force and show them that this will not be tolerated! Coming together in numbers will have greater impact and that is what it will take. This WILL happen in your town next, you need to be aware and know your rights as a patient.

Whether you grow or not, what can you do? First, research and familiarize yourselves with Amendment 20 and any laws regarding medical access in Colorado. Send emails to your local government officials that are implementing these laws. Call and leave them a brief, yet detailed message. Stand up for your rights! If you are available during the day, attend any protest about the matter that you see being advertised. Protests are being set up right now in Colorado Springs in front of Mayor Suthers office in Colorado Springs, on a monthly basis. The organization also has started a petition that as patients, you should sign.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/266481020371172/

https://www.change.org/p/colorado-state-house-keep-it-legal-colorado

  If you have paperwork to support your plant count recommendation, continue to grow that plant count. If police come to your home, DO NOT, under any circumstances, allow them access inside your home without a search warrant. DO NOT speak to the police. Record audio if they are in your home or at your door. DO NOT be swayed by the scare tactics they will try to use to get you to take a plea deal if you are arrested. You can and will win your case! It has been done! Now more than ever, is the time to get involved! Strength in numbers! Stand up!

 http://www.westword.com/news/medical-marijuana-patient-bob-crouse-acquitted-another-wasteful-prosecution-5859198

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_16965794

http://gazette.com/jury-returns-not-guilty-verdict-in-mmj-case/article/140056

Audrey Hatfield

Former Founder and President of C4CPR

Medical Cannabis Patient and Colorado Activist

Write to city council allcouncil@springsgov.com

Boulder County Dispensary Reviews by Kiefair.com

Lafayette

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Herbal Wellness LLC

website: http://www.herbalwellnesscolorado.com/#!

400 West South Boulder Road Ste 2700

Lafayette, Co 80026

303-665-5599

date of purchase: March 22, 2013 05:21pm

1 Cram Chem Dawg Caviar $20

3.5 Grams Grunk $40

Discount $7

total with tax $57.45

Chem Dawg Caviar the member price listed for this top shelf med was $12 per gram. The Member price per 1/8 oz of flowers was listed as $35.  Since it was my first time in, I was offered member pricing which I clearly did not get as evidenced by the receipt. I’ll give the Chem Dawg Caviar a 10 of 10 medicinal leaves. It was everything I expected from a top shelf medication. The Grunk I will give a rating of 6 of 10 leaves, it was adequate, but nothing special. There was a nice feel to this dispensary, with autographed photos of all sorts of famous people hanging on the walls of both the waiting room and bud-room.  I was of course flattered when I mentioned Kiefair.com and one of the bud-tends knew of my work. Had there not been a discrepancy of member prices they promised and actual prices paid on the receipt  I might have been happy to sign this dispensary as my caregiver. They are located within the town where I live, and the convenience factor is a strong draw. The medication was adequate, but it’s my feeling if they will fudge a price the first time I am in the door, then maybe they should just be a dispensary I frequent for a bit of hold over medicine on occasion.

Posts about the visits and the products:

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Boulder

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Green Tree Medicinals MMC

website: http://greentreemedicinals.com/

5565 Arapahoe Ave,

Boulder CO, 80303
303-440-6700
303-440-6702 fax
greentreeboulder@gmail.com

Date of purchase March 29, 2013

3.5 grams Kandy Kush  $25
1 preroll Hashplant x Super Silver Haze FREE

2 Prerolls Space Dawg $3.50

Purchase total with tax $29.90

The Environment inside  Green Tree Medicinals Was open, spacious and inviting. The bud-room was large, open, and well staffed. The budtends were friendly and knowledgeable. I was able to pass on a tip to them about a product that will likely help their patients. The joints were low cost, and also low potency. One can’t really complain when the joints are nearly a gram in weight and only $3.50 each. The Kandy Kush was a very nice medication that I will rate at  9 of 10 medicinal leaves. I may have been happy to sign this dispensary as my caregiver but for the distance needed to be traveled each time I needed some medication.

Posts about the visits and the products:

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  • Sending virtual hits of hashplant x super silver haze
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Louisville

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A Post Before heading into the Louisville stores:

Breezy Kiefair mountain gold and some sample editble gummies from Alter Meds
and chocolate chunk, sensi star, and purple kush, a sample of salve and pain relif pills fromCompassionate Pain Management… total bill (combined from both places?) under just $40. total weight (combined)? 4.5 grams

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Altermeds

http://www.altermeds.com/

1156 W. Dillon Rd #3

Colony Square II Shopping Center at Dillon Rd. and McCaslin,

Louisville, CO

80027

720-389-6313

date of purchase: 4/2/2013

1 Gram Mountain Gold $14

price with tax $15.18

I’m going to give the Mountain Gold strain from Altermeds a 10 of 10 medicinal leaves. The waiting room and bud-room of Altermeds was professional, spacious and inviting. The male bud-tends were friendly and knowledgeable. I was not impressed with the variety of their selection, although perhaps I was just in on a day when they were waiting on new arrivals. All the meds I looked at appeared to be of high quality and medicine I would have been happy to bring home. I may have signed this dispensary as my caregiver but for it’s proximity to the dispensary that I did end up signing as my caregiver. I am sure I will be back into Altermeds sometime soon if I want a little change in my medication. They are within one block of my new caregiver, so I am sure just based on me being in the area those boys will be seeing me again.

Some Posts about the meds:
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  • Altermeds gave me a sample bag of “Gaia”s Garden Canna Fish Candies” Now as you can imagine, I expected something more like Sweedish Fish candy. These were hard candies with a decent flavor except the food coloring was evident in the flavor of the candy. I would agree that they are about 10mg of active cannabinoid compounds per fish. I’m glad these were a sample because the chemical taste of the food coloring would have made me angry if I had paid for the product. Over all, I give it a 4 of 10 medical leaves. The medication is there (low potency for a person like me), the quality of flavor I bet is awesome in a candy with no food coloring or dye. This is a product containing corn syrup, so if you are someone who avoids those kinds of things, avoid this prdouct. This product says it is made with phoenix tears… i wonder if someone has spoken to them about using that “trademarked” name on their packaging.

    from the product website
    Gaia’s Fish 100mg(6) 1.4oz
    One of our hard candies in Fish-form- 10 fish, 10mgTHC per fish, flavor options of mixed fruit, cinnamon, and Peppermint.

    http://gaiasgardengroup.com/food-products/

    Products – Gaia’s Garden

    gaiasgardengroup.com

    Product NameLevelWeightTKO Bar200mg(10)4ozMarshmallow and peanut butter join together for a solid combo followed by a potent peanut-caramel punch, sure to bring relief to even the heavy hitters.Rainbow Kaos Krunch35mg(3)2.5ozA fruity-colorful crunch of a candy bar that’s sure to revive and provide r…
    • David Bryant Green One can taste food coloring ?
    • Medicine Socks Thanks for the review. I like the idea of medicinal edibles, but the way my bod responds to such “treats” I have to be careful to go easy on the things I get reactions to. So, sigh, I avoid corn syrup based candies with dyes in them, but every time someone comes up with a medical edible like that, that I wouldn’t eat unless I wanted to feel worse, I think about how to make something similar with all good for you ingredients. I may not be able to taste the chemicals I’m sensitive to per se, but I sure do experience their effects.
    • Breezy Kiefair Yes one can taste food coloring especially if used in excess. If the candy turns your tongue a color, Its probably in excess.
      Friday at 7:23am via mobile · Like · 2
    • Medicine Socks and why would someone named gaia use a bs gov subsidized product like corn sugar anyway? oh, right, i know. cheap is the bottom line, but sometimes quality does matter
    • Medicine Socks thinking of pixie sticks and all those colorful tongues of childhood
    • David Bryant Green Oh gee it’s got high fructose corn syrup in it ? .. …. Wow I never thought about the red color as being a dye ..
    • Breezy Kiefair medible makers for the most part need to put better quality ingredients in there. Corn syrup, Tons of dyes and sugars are not high on a doctors list of foods sick people should be eating… Medicated or not.
      Friday at 7:30am via mobile · Like · 3
    • David Bryant Green Yeah , I was just thinking about that .. Those are some things that I’ve cut from my diet .. It’s amazing how much that stuff affects a person particularly those who are sugar sensitive ..
    • Medicine Socks I knew an autistic kid who’d obsess on red licorice. shoelaces, ya know? Despite the fact that eating the red candy obviously made him bounce off the walls and could wack him out for hours, sometimes even days, he craved it and would bug his poor mother and work on her til she gave in and let him have more. it was hard to watch, like watching a junkie wheeling and dealing for another jag. he could be so focused and determined about it, then eat the licorice and turn into a screaming little ape.
    • Breezy Kiefair Cannabis flavors marry better with savory flavors Anyway…. We should be selling infused butters and oils for use at home… And many folks do carry it… But most displays are full of junk food.
      Friday at 8:16am via mobile · Like · 1

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Compassionate Pain Management

http://compassionatepm.com/

1116-7 West Dillon Road

Louisville, Co 80027

303-665-5596

dates of purchase: 4/2/2013

1 gram Chocolate Chunk $7.14

1.5 Grams Sensi Star $10.71

1 gram Purple Kush $7.14

total with tax $24.37

The waiting room and bud-rooms at CPM are inviting. There are individual bud rooms with chairs for patient comfort. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I have been happy with every strain I have brought home from their location so far. I will give the Chocolate Chunk an 8 of 10 medicinal leaves, the Sensi Star is a perennial favorite of mine no matter the grower, and I will give it a 9 of 10 medicinal leaves. The  Purple  Kush has a very nice flavor and gets a 9 of 10 medicinal leaves as well. I was also given samples of  a medicinal salve and some pills from The Growing Kitchen. On another visit on 4/4/13 I also  picked up some of their Bubble Hash Concentrates. I will give their Mazar bubble hash a 10 of 10 medicinal Leaves and I will also award 10 of 10 medicinal leaves to their Sour Diesel Bubble Hash. I give a 10 of 10 Medicinal leaves to Compassionate Pain Management’s staff as well for service and Politeness. I have signed these folks as my caregiver (4/4/13) and I look forward to sampling more of their service and products.

Some Posts about the meds:
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4/4/2013

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  • I have my new caregiver seeing if they can get this product into my hot little hands…. I have an inquiring mind who wants to know the value of this specific product who has been asking me to review it for months.

    http://dixieelixirs.com/products/dixie-med-a-mints/

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4/6/2013  at 11:47am · 

  • i’m about to try 2 of the Perfect Peace Pain pills from The Growing Kitchen these were given to me as a sample from CPM in Louisville
    from their website:
    Low dose apothecary
    perfect peace pain pills (Hybrid)
    gentle and calming herbal pain and anxiety relief

    active thc/cbd
    102.8mg/2.2mg
    $20

    http://thegrowingkitchen.org/

    The Growing Kitchen

    thegrowingkitchen.org

    topical deep tissue rub for soreness, inflamed joints, muscles, lower back, temples, or P.M.S. related pain, also makes a powerful decongestant — try on chest, temples or a pinch in the bath

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