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  1. plus its getting harder and harder to even find CFL's since the ban.... King i Don't ever change T-5 either until they blow... and since they seem to blow after about a year i would say i replace most of mine annually as needed. i bought a case of plusrite (24 bulbs) and it lasted until about 3 weeks ago (2 years). issues in veg - could it be water temp? i have showed some issues due to my incoming water getting so much cooler after traveling through my pipes and chilling because of winter... the other thing is are you using reverse osmosis? i think i remember you use straight h2o from the D... could be a source water issue this time of year the "ingredients" in your water change as the treatment facilities try to cope with the cold.. perhaps there is some antifreeze (winter product) residue of some sort makin its way in?
  2. thank you T- i sincerely appreciate all your critical thinking and resource management practices.
  3. i found this interesting.... thanks for the link,,, a good read this morning Tobacco, for instance, seems like it would offer a comparable case study, but doesn’t give us much useful information. The tobacco industry has EPA approval for many different kinds of pesticides. (Then again, Big Tobacco has some of the world’s most persuasive lobbyists.) And nobody’s arguing that tobacco can be used as medicine for cancer patients. An average cigarette contains dozens of carcinogens and hundreds of toxins, including arsenic and glass fibers, and even smoking tobacco in a pipe or a hand-rolled cigarette is known to have detrimental health effects. Isolating pesticides in tobacco research, or even following up on the few pesticide guidelines they have put in place, hasn’t been a priority for the EPA.
  4. this part bugs me- V.A. Misstates Federal Law In fact, no provision of federal law blocks the department from allowing its doctors to fill out medical cannabis recommendation forms in states where it is legal, even under continued federal prohibition. In 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a federal ruling finding that doctors have a First Amendment right to recommend medical cannabis to patients, as long as they don't actually provide marijuana. The only thing standing in the way of government doctors recommending medical cannabis to veterans is the V.A.’s own internal policy, which the the department's Veterans Health Administration just extended with the new directive. V.A. Sec. David Shulkin has repeatedly tried to pass the buck to Congress when asked about the issue in interviews.
  5. ive been shoving it down my VA doctors throat since the first day i got my card... she used to be quite opposed...not so much any more...
  6. thank you very much T i meant to go back and fix that i just totally forgot. things around here have been hectic to say the least... i hard there was some kind of controversy about the release date of these rules? anyone else hear anything about that?
  7. wow.. rest i can't believe how much i agree with you lately LOL... well said.
  8. good point.. MMMA does protect a patient for internal possession... however that being said.. if you were driving while impaired and found yourself in front of a judge trying to explain yourself you would have an up hill battle at best. i am certain if you were driving and say tested positive at a check point and found yourself in front of a judge it would absolutely help in that case like rest said.... however if your ever nailed for impairment... not sure how much the card helps. DO NOT DRIVE WHILE IMPAIRED. By any substance or item to include but not limited to: eating food - talking/texting on the phone - trying to primp yourself. medicate at home where your safe - Know your limits before driving and wait an appropriate amount of time to ensure everyones safety out there.
  9. i want to say why did he try to reopen after being told no? i feel so much compassion for these folks but i also cant help but wonder why he got himself and all these other people into so much trouble? was it money motivation or did he truly try to connect patients to quality cannabis at super affordable prices? he opened back up several times after being told not to.... what motivates a person to do such a thing?
  10. correct they did it with the Walsh package of bills in 2012 which left all of us with the bad transportation rules added to the wrong section of the law after they voted the condensed 4 bill package down..well 3 of the 4 at that time. i watched it live via the internet back in 2012... then they left the session, went behind closed doors while we all went to bed. When we woke up in the morning all 4 bills had been passed with the required super majority at 420AM. it does not take much effort at all to gain a super majority. .. well ok it takes a lot of effort and a bunch of deals to be made with a whole lot of congress people. I feel like many peoples rights were potentially eroded in the process because they made the deals so complex and tacked on so many things for so many districts to get "the pass" that everyone got a free bill or huge future favor that night passed for their district.... our government works on who owes whom what favor these days... not on what is in the best interest of our/their community and we the people get whats left.
  11. http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-78089_83746---,00.html Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Frequently Asked Questions DISCLAIMER: "The answers provided are not meant to be a substitute for legal advice." Application Questions Please help me with the terms. Who is an "applicant"? What is an "affiliate"? Who must file an application? Who is subject to the disclosures in the application process for a medical marihuana facility? What is a "true party of interest"? When can I apply for my license? What are the different licenses I can apply for? When will LARA stop taking applications? What other things may potentially prevent an applicant from getting approved for a license? Can a person apply for a license prior to a municipality adopting the ordinance? Can you clarify to what extent the "character" of the applicant is considered? Can the Department provide clarification on what will be included in the background check? Can you submit the entire application if you are still awaiting municipality approval? Can you apply without a business location? Do you have a list of municipalities that have opted in or are planning to? Can an applicant have the online system provide correspondence to more than one person? What type of correspondence or communication should an applicant expect from LARA during the application process and after licensure? Is there a way to confirm that application has been completed correctly prior to paying the application fee? Are there concerns about LARA website crashing on December 15th? What level of support will be available for the portal? What will be the response time for support help? When uploading supporting documents for an entity, how do you determine which document is for which individual? Does every person in an entity have to be two-year resident? When can I use a P.O. Box? Can I apply for a facility license if I have marijuana medical card? Where do I go to submit my application? How do attorneys or other entities submit materials on someone else's behalf? Is it better to wait and submit full application (step 1 and 2) or submit step 1 right away while wait for municipality ordinance? Will I have to pay fees for background investigations based on the number of background investigations needed in my application? Can you pay fees online? If an application is submitted and missing information can it be supplemented later? What is expected for a description in the comments box on the application? Licensing Questions What will the costs be for a license? Does my criminal history prevent me from obtaining a license? What prohibits a person from obtaining a license? What is the residency requirement for licensure? Can a municipality be a licensee? How many facilities will be issued licenses? Does my municipality have any involvement with my license? Will the Department issue provisional licenses? Can the Department clarify the objective standards and subjective standards required for licensure? Will my license expire and how often will I have to renew my license? Where can I find more information on each type of license? Is the state going to limit the number of licenses issued? Can you upgrade your license from a grower A to B or C without completing a new application? If you get licensed as an individual and then later create a company with a different business structure, can that change be made to the license? Regulatory Questions Will co-location of facilities be allowed? Will the Department allow for licensing stacking? What are the capitalization requirements? What will be the financial requirement for licensure? What is used to determine business probity? Who are the rules being created by? Since financial institutions generally disfavor cannabis businesses what procedure does the state have in place to accept fees and taxes? Board Questions What does the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board ("the board") do? Will an application be submitted to the board anonymously to reduce bias? Will there be a point system when evaluation a licensing application? How can people get information from the board and Department? Grower & Processor Questions How is your plant count determined as it affects your growing limits as a Class A, B, C Grower Licenses? Will there be regulations on extract production? Does product have to go from a grower to a processor or can I sell my product directly to a provisioning center? Provisioning Center Questions Will provisioning centers be held accountable for educating patients who buy from their store? Can you be a caregiver and be licensed for a provisioning center? What will the cost be for transportation and will there be limits on charges? Secure Transporter Questions Who pays secure transporter cost if a package is rejected? Is the fee for transportation a pre-determined fee set by the state? Can a secure transporter deliver product anywhere in the state or just within the city where it has its license? Statewide Marihuana Monitoring System How are tags produced for seed-to-sale tracking? Am I responsible for any of the costs associated with ordering tags? Can I sell or transfer unused tags to another facility? Proposed Medical Marihuana Facilities Continuing to Operate with Local Approval Is it accurate that LARA will not consider a proposed medical marihuana facility's continued operation with local approval as an impediment to licensure? What does that municipality authorization need to look like? Why now? What prompted LARA to make this decision? Why is this an issue? Will law enforcement shut down dispensaries? Will this give an advantage to those operating illegally prior to state licensure? As a potential applicant do I have to close before December 15? What if I already closed in anticipation of the December 15, 2017 deadline? Will it hurt my chances at a license if I re-open? Should municipalities begin authorizing marihuana facilities to enable potential licensees to remain open in the transition period? If my medical marihuana facility engages in activities that cross license types (grower, processor and provisioning center), how will my continued operation be evaluated as part of the application process? If my municipality has adopted an ordinance that allows medical marihuana facilities but has not adopted an ordinance that complies with section 205 of the MMFLA, what does my timeline look like? My municipality doesn't have enough time to amend or pass a new ordinance by December 15, 2017. How should this be handled? My municipality's ordinance requires state approval in order to get local approval. How should this be handled? Can Caregivers operate for profit while/during the application process? Are existing facilities given preferential treatment? Is it a requirement to pay the municipality fee to operate temporarily? Additional Questions Will the Department be reorganized again? Will the Department issue guidance for townships? Can the Department clarify sales of up to 1% interest in a license? What is the impact on caregiver center applicants in the pipeline in Detroit? How will the growing of marihuana interact with current agricultural practices? Will the process include input from medical professionals? What banks will do business with medical marihuana businesses? Will the Department create a networking system for patients and caregivers? Can the Department be more transparent and forthcoming? Will the Department continue to hold workgroup sessions? Can the Department consider a work group for marketing and advertising? As a landlord, can I transfer the lease to owners who switch licenses? How will determinations on eligible employees be made? Why is testing required? What will happen if I've paid my municipality for a local license, but I'm denied by the State of Michigan? Can I get my fees back from the municipality? Where can I find the advisory bulletins regarding the emergency rules? Who determines employee eligibility for employment? How will the MMFLA directly or indirectly impact the current MMMP industry? Can I hold a CPL license and a medical marihuana facility license? Can plants or other marijuana product be bought from caregivers?
  12. i hear what your saying however.... even tho under recreational rules everyone can grow their own cannabis at home... it still means no one can sell - except caregivers. i suspect recreational people will be very similar to the way patients are now and either choose not to grow at home, will not be able to grow at home, or will not be any good at it and still want to gain their supplies from a storefront. a lot of people will try to grow... some will even do ok i bet.. as a caregiver i am direct competition to a regulated and taxed entity because i can legally sell to my patient. i feel like LEO will love to have the caregivers eliminated because then they would KNOW that no sales can occur outside a storefront and so they have it easier to get there 2 buys from those who would still try to do it and circumnavigate the tax stamp... it is all about that tax stamp after all and not about what people want or need (insert sarcasm disclaimer here)
  13. ask yourself this one question- do you really think the state of Michigan will allow a mostly unregulated caregiver/grower system to operate right along side of one that is regulated and taxed to the end degree? why would they allow us to undercut their money maker? it seems as tho my days as a caregiver are most likely numbered and dwindling... i can only hope they leave us alone, however i really and sincerely doubt they will... my prediction is near July of 2018 they will announce it after a super-majority congressional vote that takes place around 420 where in they announce the systematic end of caregivers in the following 2 years....as patient cards expire they will not have the option to renew with a caregiver. i don't know.... i am merely speculating..... we will all see together i am planning for change of some type.... just not sure what... or when... so long as people can get the cannabis they need at a quality and price they can afford...who am i to judge?
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