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#5241 todd

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 05:24 PM

I care about people playing fast and loose with the rules. If I operate in the same way as many illegal pot retailers in regards to the laws and regulations I disagree with, I would have my property seized and/or be imprisoned.


But it’s a plant in non-processed form? Isn’t this just a government shakedown on mother nature? Isn’t government just a very large organize crime syndicate?

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:55 AM

But it’s a plant in non-processed form? Isn’t this just a government shakedown on mother nature? 

 

Yes pot is a natural plant but what is that supposed to signal?  The death cap mushroom is a natural plant as well.    



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 11:17 AM

Yes pot is a natural plant but what is that supposed to signal?  The death cap mushroom is a natural plant as well.


Why do I care if somebody wants to eat one what right do I have to stop them?


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#5244 todd

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 01:29 PM

Yes pot is a natural plant but what is that supposed to signal?  The death cap mushroom is a natural plant as well.


Speaking of which I don’t believe there’s any medical source for magic mushrooms as we obviously have some entrepreneurs looking for a new project.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 11:24 AM

Yes pot is a natural plant but what is that supposed to signal?  The death cap mushroom is a natural plant as well.


It’s worse than you thought: https://youtu.be/G1SBJok4rF8

#5246 On the Level

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 06:43 PM

It’s worse than you thought: https://youtu.be/G1SBJok4rF8

 

 

 

Finally!  I understand now.  NParker and Rob Randall are father and son.......or is it Rob Randall and NParker?


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#5247 Nparker

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:06 PM

Finally!  I understand now.  NParker and Rob Randall are father and son.......or is it Rob Randall and NParker?

I think Mr. Randall and I are quite similar in age; the biological possibility that one of us sired the other seems pretty remote.



#5248 On the Level

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:31 PM

I think Mr. Randall and I are quite similar in age; the biological possibility that one of us sired the other seems pretty remote.

 

You obviously didn't watch the video.....it's very clear.  What is even worse, there is no off topic post!   :lol:



#5249 todd

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:02 PM

You obviously didn't watch the video.....it's very clear.  What is even worse, there is no off topic post!   :lol:

Medical magic mushroom shroom shop thread?

 

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#5250 aastra

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:05 AM

Esquimalt shoots downs 200-meter distance between pot retailers

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August 27, 2019

 

All through this thread we've talked about the mysterious double-standards that officialdom seems to subscribe to re: marijuana stores as versus... well, as versus pretty much anything and everything else. So here's yet another shameless example. Many times I've noted how Victoria transforms from an imaginary tiny town into an imaginary gigantic megalopolis and then back again depending on the issues that we're spinning, but in this case Esquimalt doesn't even need Victoria. Esquimalt is more than big enough all by itself.

 

 

Mayor Barb Desjardins was one of the four councillors who shot down the motion, explaining that 200 metres is an arbitrary distance...

 

Arbitrary distance... So what about arbitrary height restrictions, arbitrary setbacks, arbitrary notions about density, and all of those other arbitrary numbers that people like to invent out of thin air and then defend as if they were gospel? Are we going to dismiss all of that stuff, too?*

 

*Not in a million years
 

 

“The reason I didn’t support it is I felt we have enough controls at this time to regulate the number of sites or cannabis stores — where they are and what benefit they are to the community,”

 

We certainly wouldn't want things to be over-regulated, to be inventing new laws and regulations, etc. When has officialdom ever demonstrated any enthusiasm for that sort of thing?*

 

*Officialdom demonstrates enthusiasm for that sort of thing constantly

 

 

If the three stores are approved and the township receives more applications, “this could likely result in a close clustering of recreational cannabis businesses within certain neighbourhoods of Esquimalt,” Morrison said.

In his motion, Morrison noted that Esquimalt has limited commercial storefront retail space and a diversity of storefront businesses should be encouraged.

 

Morrison's concerns would seem to jibe with physical reality and would also seem to be fully consistent with Victoria's long-established character re: micro-managing stuff, not wanting too much of anything (even good things or purportedly good things), not wanting neighbourhoods to be "overwhelmed", and so forth. Esquimalt is a small municipality with limited commercial storefront retail space, right? Neighbourhood character is everything, right?

 

Wrong!

 

 

The motion follows the lead of Victoria and Vancouver, which have implemented restrictions on the distances between cannabis retailers.

Vancouver does not permit cannabis business operations within 300 metres of each other while the City of Victoria does not permit cannabis businesses within 400 metres of each other.

 

Who cares what Vancouver or Victoria are doing? Esquimalt is the biggest of big cities, man. It blazes its own trail. It doesn't fret about limitations and restrictions. It doesn't fret about anything. Anything goes, the sky is the limit. Too much is never enough.*

 

*Today, on this one issue and this one issue only. Your regularly scheduled fretting about every darn thing will resume shortly.


Edited by aastra, 28 August 2019 - 10:14 AM.

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#5251 aastra

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 11:04 AM

I don't want to be too much of a stinker about the rules and regs aspect, since we may find the following to be reasonable enough:

 

 

Mayor Barb Desjardins was one of the four councillors who shot down the motion, explaining that 200 metres is an arbitrary distance and that the current system, which requires applicants to go through a zoning process and public hearing, will allow council the control it needs to regulate the businesses.

“The reason I didn’t support it is I felt we have enough controls at this time to regulate the number of sites or cannabis stores — where they are and what benefit they are to the community,” Desjardins said. “We have full control now on how it goes forward.”

 

I'm more jumping on the cultural inconsistencies.



#5252 VIResident

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:44 AM

B.C. SELLING LESS LEGAL CANNABIS THAN ANY PROVINCE OTHER THAN P.E.I.

 

VANCOUVER - British Columbia sold less legal cannabis than any province other than Prince Edward Island in the first nine months of legalization and officials blame supply shortages and a slow rollout of retail stores.

Statistics Canada data shows B.C. sold $19.5 million worth of legal pot from October 2018 through June 2019. The only province that sold less was P.E.I., which took in $10.7 million with only a fraction of B.C.'s population.

In its annual report, B.C.'s liquor distribution branch said problems with supply and slower than anticipated provincial and municipal approvals resulted in the province's cannabis industry evolving at a slower rate.

Read more here: http://www.iheartrad...p-e-i-1.9885194



#5253 Mike K.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 12:03 PM

Word on the street is the Sooke dispensary got raided (I think there was only one in operation?) earlier this week or late last week.


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#5254 Nparker

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 12:08 PM

More than word on the street; it's a fact: https://www.vicnews....-cannabis-shop/



#5255 spanky123

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:45 PM

B.C. SELLING LESS LEGAL CANNABIS THAN ANY PROVINCE OTHER THAN P.E.I.

 

VANCOUVER - British Columbia sold less legal cannabis than any province other than Prince Edward Island in the first nine months of legalization and officials blame supply shortages and a slow rollout of retail stores.

Statistics Canada data shows B.C. sold $19.5 million worth of legal pot from October 2018 through June 2019. The only province that sold less was P.E.I., which took in $10.7 million with only a fraction of B.C.'s population.

In its annual report, B.C.'s liquor distribution branch said problems with supply and slower than anticipated provincial and municipal approvals resulted in the province's cannabis industry evolving at a slower rate.

Read more here: http://www.iheartrad...p-e-i-1.9885194

 

 

BS but necessary to explain why the Province is spending more money on pot policy and enforcement then it is receiving in pot revenue. 

 

The #1 issue is that law enforcement in BC turns a blind eye to the massive illegal grow ops and as a result the black market is 1/2 the price of legal pot with more diversity and ample supply.


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#5256 todd

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 08:15 PM

 

Wastewater-based estimates of cannabis and drug use in Canada: Pilot test results, March 2018 to February 2019.....

 

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https://www150.statc...190826d-eng.htm

 

 



#5257 Jason-L

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 05:17 AM

...the province's cannabis industry evolving at a slower rate.

 

I think they mean "legal cannabis industry", because the illegal industry (I mean, artisanal craft growers) is well evolved and I suspect doing booming business still.



#5258 todd

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:13 AM

 

What would your hypothesis be if we tested all CRD municipalities? eg Victoria, Lanford, Sidney, Oak Bay etc

 

Would we remove them from the CRD?



#5259 Nparker

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:28 AM

What would your hypothesis be if we tested all CRD municipalities? eg Victoria, Lanford, Sidney, Oak Bay etc...

Someone's been watching too many re-runs of Roseanne/The Connors.  ;)


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:38 AM

Someone's been watching too many re-runs of Roseanne/The Connors.  ;)


Oak Bay it is.

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