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  1. Another day, another rumor! Someone in Lake Township called me and said my favorite place in Mount Pleasant was still open. Apparently he had heard rumors from someone along those lines. I had to laugh, because I was actually there being served WHILE he called, hahah! I can tell you (because I was there today) that this is not the case. In fact, its an everyday show now, even Sundays! Whereas the talk about a clone shop opening in Mt Pleasant on Nov 1st are apparently NOT materializing anytime soon. I hope that they do soon! It would be nice to have some genetics, and Im hearing the Compassion Club may move next door to... my personal favorite place in Mount Pleasant (and the whole State!)... and have a non-profit, Compassion Club sponsored GENETICS TRADE SHOW every now and again. This was part of the talk at the last Compassion Club of Mount Pleasant meeting at the cafe. ALSO... It appears Doctor Bob Townsend is seeking one more Doctor to visit every other week, and would LIKE to have an objective, therapeutic, follow-up, NON SIGNATURE MILL reccomend clinic in Mt Pleasant. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!! The center if the State really needs one of these clinics. And it needs to be run propoerly. I trust Dr. Bob to do that, don't you??? Anyways, GOOD LUCK TO DOCTOR BOB, and VOTE DAVID LEYTON.
  2. Another day, another rumor! Someone in Lake Township called me and said my favorite place in Mount Pleasant was still open. Apparently he had heard rumors from someone along those lines. I had to laugh, because I was actually there being served WHILE he called, hahah! I can tell you (because I was there today) that this is not the case. In fact, its an everyday show now, even Sundays! Whereas the talk about a clone shop opening in Mt Pleasant on Nov 1st are apparently NOT materializing anytime soon. I hope that they do soon! It would be nice to have some genetics, and Im hearing the Compassion Club may move next door to... my personal favorite place in Mount Pleasant (and the whole State!)... and have a non-profit, Compassion Club sponsored GENETICS TRADE SHOW every now and again. This was part of the talk at the last Compassion Club of Mount Pleasant meeting at the cafe. ALSO... It appears Doctor Bob Townsend is seeking one more Doctor to visit every other week, and would LIKE to have an objective, therapeutic, follow-up, NON SIGNATURE MILL reccomend clinic in Mt Pleasant. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!! The center if the State really needs one of these clinics. And it needs to be run propoerly. I trust Dr. Bob to do that, don't you??? Anyways, GOOD LUCK TO DOCTOR BOB, and VOTE DAVID LEYTON.
  3. The State of Michigan is at a crossroads. We must either define ourselves as a State that places a profit motive on Justice, and prioritizes funding corrections and law enforcement with seizures and forfeitures above other means, or to instead boldly go forward on a new path. The new path that realizes the true potential of a well modeled medical marijuana industry and all the related industries, commercial interests, cottage-industries, and home based businesses it supports. And of course all the increased tax revenue such a boom in productivity would create. The benefits of the latter are so great, that I shall only be able to address a few of the most tangible reasons to move in that direction. Both the State, and the private citizen will benefit greatly if a model that is safe for the public can be settled on. The State of Michigan has already made several million dollars from registration fees alone, depending on how many people were discounted for having Medicare. And every year they renew at the same price, so this represents perpetual income the State of Michigan sorely needs. But that is just the tip of the iceberg of the true potential for tax revenues raised simply for allowing Americans to farm (a strange thing to even have to defend, isn’t it?). C.A. alone has a staff of 6 and 2 co-owners, and we have also paid over $7,000 to the State of Michigan for Sales Tax under a “flea market” filing. We also run a small home farm of our own. But the farmers that make C.A.’s unbeatable display of the best medical marijuana services possible all purchase goods from Home Depot, and hydroponic gardening centers, they buy soil and nutrients, and light fixtures. All of these are taxable items and raise revenue for all Michigan citizens, not just a few. And now that they can continue to farm and pay taxes without fear of seizure, they can settle and improve their homes. This means hiring out contractors like licensed electricians, and plumbers (I personally have receipts and estimates to prove this). Whereas when a profit motive is attached to justice, these same gardeners often feared investing in proper wiring, or even being present at the garden (which was often not their primary residence, who wants to lose that to seizure and be homeless?), increasing the chance of safety issues arising. Now that this is not the case, we will see a rise in property values in Michigan. It is also worthy to note that these are not all retail or commercial jobs. This is the engine of tangible industries and manufacturing jobs. For instance, were you aware that one of the major producers of safe nutrients for plant growth, and a national leader in that science and technology, is a Michigan company called General Hydroponics. And most halogen and other light lamps are produced right here in the USA, and their business is also booming. The same potential for increased productivity and jobs holds true for producers of glass and bulbs, cables, Mylar, and many other products. So we can continue to incarcerate non-violent people at the tax payer’s expense, and allow others to seize their primary residence, and all their assets, using laws that were meant to stop people like Al Capone from having 9 houses and a yacht. We can continue to ruin many lives in the process, and give many more people ‘unemployable’ records. Or we can get over the years of fear and mistrust, and move forward with what Michigan voters have already clearly decided they support, and do so in a way that benefits everybody, and keeps everybody safe. If a demons ratably workable model can be chosen or formed with help, we can move forward in a spirit of co-operation in light of the new law and it’s finding that Michigan’s ailing patients should have immediate and un-interrupted access to the medicine that most benefits their particular condition. We can help people while helping Michigan provide tangible jobs in manufacturing, retail, administrative services, data entry, logistics, and hopefully therefore keep more of our educated population here in the State. We can improve property values, and reduce crime, and raise needed tax revenue for the State of Michigan to spend anywhere it chooses, including law enforcement and public safety, education, and healthcare. That model is what Brandon and I have attempted to achieve safely and professionally from the outset of Proposal 1. Our Mission Statement is “To bring Proposal 1 2008 from a state of theory into a state of practice in such a way that it benefits not only patients and caregivers, but the entire state of Michigan as well.” We find better and better ways of doing this everyday at C.A., but we have also invited co-operation and assembly at every step of the way to discuss how best to do this while keeping everyone in the community comfortable. But we feel that we have achieved a lot at C.A., and we are optimistic that we can one day achieve that as well. Gary Gygax
  4. GaryGygax

    Psa In Works?

    Apparently, the folks at Compassionate Apothecary have been invited to make a "P.S.A." by a major t.v. company. And this is after speaking with a league of other "dispensaries" that don't want to be called "dispensaries" and are determined to defend the safety, the legitmacy, and the NEED for cannabis services that are based on the Patient to Patient model. Either way, if the civil case at C.A. DOES go to the next level, the others would be foolish NOT to get behind C.A., and get behind them QUICK. I was in the courtroom supprting C.A., and I know that if ANY case out there has the merits to move this forward, this one does. UNITED WE STAND! DEVIDED WE FALL! Its time to educate the public. Meanwhile the farmers at C.A. are doing a fantastic job. The display had 16 strains today including Blue Dream, and new farmers were coming in as I spoke with the manger David. Still planning on going downstate to see what other places are doing, but Im just closer to Mt P.
  5. Wow you guys! C.A. has a FANTASTIC batch of the blondest bubble yummy sheesh I have EVER seen!!! Seriously... have you compared their services to others? Its worth the drive to go there, and its worth the drive to compare it to others. Go ahead! See for yourself! make your own choice And I see new caregiver/farmers coming in EVERYDAY! I heard from one of the staff there that they have two new lockers being rented today, and perhaps another later today. I also went to the Lansing store for the first time the other day, the place was gorgeous (get some tablecloths up there, mt p!). Does anyone know a good caregiver??? I can't grow for myself anymore, it just takes TOO much.
  6. I wonder if the MMMA has ever thought of switching gears a little in order to help out the patient community, and clear up some blog space. Here's my thing... it seems like I see a WHOLE lot of complaints, and whining all the time. And then I can't help but wonder if opening the whole thing to menu's, and pricing, and all that jazz might just renew some interest, and allow the patients to have access to a lot more info, and op-ed type reviews. I swear some people forget that a year and a half ago, NONE of this was possible!!! I was geeked to find groups of patients and people willing to help out, and help the cause, so I try to optimistic about all of this. And I, for one, dont find it too hard. But yeah... If I were to have ONE wish granted, it would be let my local place tell me whats up before I get there!!! And to see more HAPPY COMMENTS of the MMMA site. Gary
  7. GaryGygax

    What A Day!

    Me too!!! Where you at?
  8. SO... whats going on out there in the world of Mich medical mj? I was at the Mt P place on Saturday, and OH MY GAWD!!! For a place that only works with carded patients, the place was freaking HOPPING! Some people were getting a little itchy with the wait, but the boys (and girls) were running as fast as they could. I know some ways they could make it faster. Havent been up to Genesee yet, or down the the Metro area, but I want to really bad, just to see whats up and take a look around. I was happy to hear that CA WILL BE OPEN ON LABOR DAY!!! YAY! I can't even go to the bank, but if my symptoms flare up... IM COVERED! Thats pretty righteous!!! Can anyone tell me what happened in ferndale and the thumb? G.GX
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    What A Day!

    Man, I have got to say... Im not sure what places you have been to, and what places you havent been to, but I can tell you that C.A. in Mount Pleasant and Lansing gave me the BEST experience Ive had yet as a patient. The staff was friendly, and the selection was GREAT! I remember when Greg Francisco was setting all this up, and I can tell you for a fact that this is what Greg wanted to see, and I for one and DARN PROUD that someone is doing it right. It's going to help the entire medical community to get behind these guys, and these guys have done a lot for us! I dont know what your experince was like, but I say "THANKS C.A. !!! You made my day" And I can also tell you for a fact that... YES! They ARE open. I think they always will be. HOPE SO! G Gygax
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