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EricSaville

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  1. Take A small piece of your reflector sheet and light it on fire, once you see how flammable it is you should consider taking it down. Fire inspector had my boys take it all down, after they have covered a huge grow for hours. Just a friendly FYI, other than that garden looks great.
  2. hofner67, I do not mean to come across as rude, but your statement literally proved the point I was trying to get across with this entry. It is very unfortunate that compassion is not enough, but in the world I live in it is not enough. Counter to your statement about why people voted for this bill, I do believe that people went into the voting booths to vote in favor of the MMA because they thought they would be able to make money from medical marijuana. People voted in favor of this law for many reasons. The point is that there are a multitude of special interest groups that all have different goals and motivations regarding medical marijuana, both for and against. Patients and members of the medical marijuana industry are only two among many. If we are truly going to promote positive and substantive change in our states very broken medical marijuana law we must put an end once and for all of a narrow minded activist approach to the existing status quo. They are not listening, and one thing that always makes anyone listen is money. This is the fact of life in this country whether you like it or not. The greed associated with the medical marijuana industry in Michigan is appalling, but it can only be expected from a community that has been suffering from the hardships of a recession for so long. People in this state are dying for a chance to make a living, promoting this industry can give them that opportunity. I am advocating anything but the most sensible approach that I see to help push this movement to the next level. Everyone who opposes our movement and anyone who has the power to change existing legislation needs to be educated on the the economic benefits of medical marijuana. This is one approach of many that will help to further our cause. d00g, I could not agree with you more. To me, legalization of industrial hemp production will go a long way to revitalizing the Michigan economy and even the entire United States economy. I also believe it to be more politically viable to pass legislation legalizing hemp production. As an agriculturally based economy, the State of Michigan is already well suited to capitalize if hemp production can be legalized. Support for HB 6480 and HB 6479 can help this to become a reality. Writing to the chair of the Committee on Agriculture Rep. Huckleberry asking him to hold hearings on these important pieces of legislation is the first step. I also believe that there is HR 314, an industrial hemp resolution. Writing Rep. Jones, Chair of the Committee on Commerce and asking him to also hold hearings is another step. Dr. Bob, Thanks for the kind words. Keep writing and discussing, it is the only way ideas can transform into action and results. E.S.
  3. Hello everyone in this great and ever growing community of individuals fighting to establish sensible medical marijuana law in this great state! I have not posted in a long time and was disappointed to return to the blog portion of this sight and still see a lot of non-sense and simple questions being posted to the blog. Those questions are best kept in the forum where they belong. The blog area should be exclusively for the presentation of useful information or fruitful discussion on topics that matter. I think that WE are our biggest enemy in our fight for medical cannabis. The dialog I see on this site is for the most part a joke and it's why people don't take us seriously as a community of individuals. This assessment does not apply to all, there is a ton of great discussion and helpful information being shared. This site represents the start, at least the discussion is taking place. I feel we need to guide the discussion and focus our efforts on what actually matters, what we can actually have an impact on in the real world, not just on the pages of these forums and blogs. It's in the nature of Michiganders to be very weary of authority and governmental interference in our lives. That attitude can only cary you so far, AS WE HAVE TO WORK WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM TO get the much needed changes implemented in our medical marijuana laws. Demanding our rights as patients and fighting for them is necessary but it should not be the focus as it earns us the label of 'activist' or 'radical' in the eyes of the average person in this state that has all kinds of incorrect ideas and assumptions about medical marijuana. Arguing for our law from only our point of view as patients and caregivers will get us no where. We need to start discussion showing why people who are not involved in this industry have a lot to benefit from having a thriving medical marijuana industry in Michigan. Striking down the myths associated with medical cannabis and showing the benefits that the medical marijuana industry can bring to this great state is how we are going to convince individuals who have the power to enact change. Lets face it, we all agree that what has been going on in this state in regards to violations of our rights as patients and caregivers is wrong, way wrong. We are not the ones who need convincing however. Until we change the focus of our efforts, we are fighting and ever steeping uphill battle. I will be posting a ton of good content that will hopefully fuel they types of discussion that will lead to positive and substantive change in our states laws and attitudes towards medical cannabis. Good luck to all those who are experiencing this fight on a personal level, only through the correct and focused effort will proper justice prevail. E.S.
  4. Hello everyone! Fairly new to this site, figured I would try to start a conversation between us newbies before I jumped into these other forums with the vets! My favorite strand I have come across in Michigan this year was a batch of Super Silver Haze. Anyone who dose not know, needs to know. The effects of this strand make it uniquely suited for use as a medicine. When taken in small doses, Super Silver Haze has all the positive medicinal effects of any strand, BUT IT ALSO ACTUALLY SERVES AS A STIMULANT! Yes, believe it or not as long as you keep the dose small, medicating with this in the morning will replace your cup of coffee. You will know what I mean only if you get lucky enough to come across this wonderful strand. So everyone shoot a little feedback! I'm interested to hear what type of genetics are out there amongst those of us who are new to this online community. E.S.
  5. How can we get more people to attend next time? Uhhh Perhaps don't hold the rally during a time where the majority of the state isn't at work. Ohh wait this is Michigan I forgot, the majority of the state probably doesn't even have a job. Can u think of a new emerging industry that could possible change that? Hmmmm I wonder...... Not to fret, instead of just criticizing I will also offer a suggestion. A WEEKEND rally at the state capitol in Lansing to demand proper enforcement and, ultimately, IMPROVEMENT AND EXPANSION of this great states medical mariHuana laws. Yours truly here to spread the word for not only positive non-violent activism, but also intelligent and carefully planned activism. E.S
  6. How can we get more people to attend next time? Uhhh Perhaps don't hold the rally during a time where the majority of the state isn't at work. Ohh wait this is Michigan I forgot the majority of the state probably doesn't even have a job. Can u think of a new emerging industry that could possible change that? Hmmmm I wonder...... Not to fret, instead of just criticizing I will also offer a suggestion. A WEEKEND rally at the state capitol in Lansing to demand proper enforcement and, ultimately, IMPROVEMENT AND EXPANSION of this great states medical mariHuana laws. Spread the word for not only positive non-violent activism, but also intelligent and carefully planned activism. E.S.
  7. I agree with lawyercaregiver but the Odgen memo has not stopped federal agents in any state, including Michigan, from freely raiding anyone involved with medical marihuana.
  8. Just wanted to wish everyone good luck and say a few words for those attending the rally tomorrow. If you are on this site at all you have seen the posts on appropriate conduct. I want to re-iterate the importance that patients should NOT medicate in public during this protest. I feel as strongly as anyone about these gross and disturbing violations of civil liberties and patients rights under the MMA. The fact remains that we as a medical marihuana community are the ones who have to convince everyone in this state, especially members of the law enforcement, that Marihuana is a legitimate medicine. If this is our ultimate goal, anything that will work against that goal is just as much of our enemy as the actions we are marching against in protest. Smoking in public will ABSOLUTELY undermine our cause, if we want to be taken seriously as a community we must act accordingly. Please do the right thing, these are the moments that will define our movement and we can't afford to give our opponents anything that can be used against us.
  9. I'm ready to use my knowledge and business skills to help this community grow and thrive.

  10. I could not agree more. To me, bringing legitimacy to the Medical Marihuana Community starts with perfect compliance of state law. It's bad enough that federal agents can shut anyone down at any time, only greed motivates anyone to step beyond those bounds. It is these individuals who will end up hurting our cause more than anyone. The overall community sentiment can quickly turn negative towards medical marihuana because of these individuals. This has happened in several other states, most recently in Montana where public backlash was enough to get a petition started to ban medical marihuana completely. We all must work together to promote responsible use and compliance with state law. I love the slogan as well, keeping this medical marihuana community growing by constantly promoting MICHIGAN BASED BUSINESSES should be a goal of all Michiganders. It will ultimately provide benefits to everyone in this state, whether u are part of this community or not. I also firmly believe that we can cultivate marihuana here that is on par if not better than any place in the WORLD. I will spread the word around; " Make mine Michigan"! E.S.
  11. EricSaville

    Rally For Rights

    Honestly, the Federal Laws that provide patient information protection don't apply to illegal activities, which is exactly what these business are from a federal perspective. The Oakland County officials clearly have to be working in conjunction with federal law enforcement officials carrying out their own agenda seperate from the political side show generated by the sheriffs infamous "Cheech and Chong" comment. Aside from that point, the operators of SOME, not all, of these clinics were clearly getting greedy, and stepping their bounds. I'm not saying the raids are right, I despise them as much as the next, but if you play with fire you get burned and these guys are going way beyond the law into a grey area not currently defined. Pushing for reform of our Medical Marihuana Law is the answer, here not flag burning. E.S.
  12. I'm new to this online community! There seems to be tons of great conversations and information exchange going on here at MMMA 2.0. I'm going to begin writing a series of posts that will provide free high quality information, especially strand reviews. I have been fortunate enough to come across some of the best Marihuana not only in Michigan but some of the best in the entire world. Our great big mitten of a state will be the next "California" of medical marihuana. I'm looking forward to plugging myself into this community and contributing to the expansion of Medical Marihuana in Michigan. Always remember to keep it LOCAL, support Michigan based business. Above all promote safe and responsible use! We have to bring legitimacy to this movement or it will ultimately fail.
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