have you seen the sign
Posted by ds (+20) 12 years ago
have you seen the sign on Montana Ave just across the tracks, thats great now maybe the mayor won't have to grow his own ha ha ha
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Posted by cubby (+2651) 12 years ago
I seen the sign, and it looks like someone might have been HIGH when making it LOL
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Posted by jw (+129) 12 years ago
Take a picture of it for those of us who don't live there to see it in person!
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Posted by cubby (+2651) 12 years ago
It says future home of MT cannibis
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Posted by Toni Rentschler (+1512) 12 years ago
I have seen it. And I hope thye work out. It is everyone right to do what is leagal! It is, and so is Morphine... So think twice befor hating what helps people.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1432) 12 years ago
Stay in school kids.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6172) 12 years ago
Good God! I have no idea what any of you people are saying. Do you speak English? (Dan excepted.)
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Posted by Kroberts (+30) 12 years ago
It seems like the marijuana store is going to be in a pretty residential area. I am glad I do not live close to it.
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Posted by cubby (+2651) 12 years ago
Guess it is better then another casino LOL
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11984) 12 years ago
Miles City currently has no zoning ordinance that takes into account growing or distributing medical marijuana. Many towns have banned it but that ban has not yet withstood a court test. As the chairperson of Zoning Commission, I know it will be coming up. All jokes aside, what SHOULD Miles City do about medical marijuana? Zone it? Ban it? Where should it be zoned? Commercial? Light Industrial?

Seriously. Think it over because it is coming.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3704) 12 years ago
The outlets are appearing at a rate of about two hundred a month in Denver, mostly in areas zoned for retail business. Many have in store MD's in case you don't have a prescription. My brother and I were in a pawn shop on West Colfax, last week. Sandwiched in between the pawn shop and a jewelery store was a dispensary. One stop shopping, pawn your crap, buy a gun, smoke a doobie and decide that you are too hungry and wasted to rob the jewelery store.

I've never liked pot and yes I did inhale. I just couldn't function, after the fact. It always rendered me nul and void but I do wish they would legalize it and tax it. We could use the money and maybe the idiots on both sides of the border would stop shooting everyone that gets in the way.

Prohibition on pot hasn't worked and "Reefer Madness" was a crock. Conversations with perpetual stoners tend to be more boring than conversations with drunks but they are safer, quieter and you can walk away while they are still talking and they won't notice.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15094) 12 years ago
Ban all species except for Cannabis indica ssp.brandti
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Posted by Tracy Lynn (+23) 12 years ago
We are a very drunken and stoned community.This I know is true and wish we weren't because I am ashamed that I was one of them for so long.You have to be there to understand it, and have to clean up to realize what a waste it and you were.It was suposed to make my life feel better but made it much worse.
I hope people figure it out.I bet Miles City totally blows it on this issue and becomes dopier than ever.I would have once welcomed it but now I know better.
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Posted by stephen (+256) 12 years ago
Hope that was after your swimming son moved to Havre.
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Posted by Tracy Lynn (+23) 12 years ago
Oh yes, my life kind of fell apart in those years and it took a while to find a real friend who saw the real me in there and help me out of it.But guess what I was a good motivator. My son became an adiction counselor and now has his own clinic.
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+278) 12 years ago
i think dispensaries should be in light commercial or industrial areas. residential areas would be prone to potential burglary and vandalism and no one wants that in their neighborhood. please don't ban something that has potential to really help those who medically need the drug and will create jobs and revenue for the community.
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Posted by CS Hunt (+323) 12 years ago
If it's coming, I also agree that it needs to be far from residential areas. Besides the obvious of not wanting my kids around it, I can only imagine what a pot shop next door might do to the resale value of your home.

Wait a minute! I'm house shopping and want to find a cheap home!
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+758) 12 years ago
I hope the citizens and government of Miles City will study what this issue has done to other Montana towns.
One in particular, where I live there is a murder investigation going on.
Medical marijuana is reported to be the motive, the victim was a repeat felon supposedly trying to get off prescription pain killers. His history was pretty sad but those grieving his passing insist he was on a straight and narrow path to becoming a better person.
Three suspects are in the local "gang" depending on how you want to define that term, in this case the description is: a bunch of misguided outcast losers with too much time on their hands and no honorable means of supporting their habits.
In the middle of the mess is a local business that does all the tatooing and piercings around here, on the side it is a hangout and rescue mission for young persons who associate with and look and act like the previously described gang members. Its owner insists the purpose is to educate these people and help them stay away from drinking and drugs. I dare say I am involved to the extent that my business donates some of the items they need for fundraising functions. I am convinced it is a legitimate effort! Certainly a little too late, possibly not very effective, but you have to start somewhere, somebody has to at least try!
Yes, it is coming to your town, get ready for a bitter fight and bigger problems than you may be predicting.
Good luck with this!
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+1402) 12 years ago
They used to say that snowboards were bad for the ski business and were dangerous to other skiers on the mountain. This has not proved to be true. Having dispensaries is not a bad thing but like almost any business it should be kept out of residential areas because of the extra traffic and noise for sure.

If they are coming to your community then make sure they are located in a commercial zone.
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Posted by Stone (+1591) 12 years ago
I have an idea. Legalize all drugs and destroy the black market value and take away the power of gangs and cartels. Then we can stop spending billions of dollars fighting the imaginary war on drugs. Did prohibition not teach us anything?
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1808) 12 years ago
You forgot prostitution, Stone ~ but still made a very good point! I've always wondered: if the marijuana is for medical purposes (knowing 2 people who would be too sick to eat without it, I don't dispute that it's use is legitimate} why isn't it dispensed at a pharmacy or doctors office like other legal drugs? I suppose it's a space issue, or some FDA yadda, yadda, yadda?
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Posted by Tracy Lynn (+23) 12 years ago
That's the typical solution Mr.Stone.
It just isn't ever gonna get popular enough to pass.
And government thinks alcohol is okay but pot is bad.
I think their both bad. I know all about them.
This topic will get more heated than any other I've read here.
I am for the use of marijuana by people suffering from pain that other medication won't releive.
I am against the use of marijuana or alcohol or prescription drugs or meth or coke or heroin or...all that crap by people who need help dealing with their problems.Because it isn't an answer to thier problems. I know all about it.
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Posted by David Schott (+17532) 12 years ago
Tracy Lynn, your son is an "addiction counselor" who "has his own clinic". I'm sure you're not biased.
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Posted by Tracy Lynn (+23) 12 years ago
I need people in Portland to have severe dependency problems.Otherwise Bret will have to find another career.

As for this town, well I'd rather people don't have such aflictions.
It's just not the way to live.I know all about it.Maybe others do too, unless they won't admit it.

But don't let me stop anyone from smoking or snorting or drinking all they want.Don't get me wrong.I'm not your mommy.
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Posted by ABE (+416) 12 years ago
Don't forget gambling, nobody has that addiction here.


Oh, wait, we look the other way on that one because of the taxes involved.

Huh.....funny how things work. Feds can't tax it because anyone can make it ( Whiskey ) or grow it (Pot) , so lets make it illegal for them to do so.
Then they do it themselves or sell liscences to a few people to do it for them, tax the poop out of it, and everything is fine.

[This message has been edited by ABE (4/24/2010)]
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Posted by Jason Goodson (+21) 12 years ago
I think all you pepole that have a problem with medical use of weed need to look at the facts and see how much it help pepole who really need it very sick pepole and face it pepole total legalazation of it is comming its on the ballot in OR and california in november and if past it will spread like wild fire and the only one thats guna be out any money is the federal government who deems it illegal but takes money from states where it is legal for Med use. our Lord put this on earth for us to use it is not man made like many other things that kill pepole every day something the government calls population control. so lay the hell off us unless you got facts to prove that pot will harm anyone. its funny you never see on tv driver high on weed kills 10 in car crash but in every state every day someone is killed by a drunk driver or hurt very bad and hmmm its legal go why dont we fight together and not against in this change of times and laws. thank you for at least listening good day
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Posted by Smiley (+854) 12 years ago
I think Jason
A) has smoked too much and lost brain cells.
B) Missed too much school because he was so high, and he OBVIOUSLY missed the day about punctuation.
C) Really needs to learn a phrase other than "DGAF" or "SRH" before he attempts to make another post here, especially a post on a semi-political issue.

Seriously. Knowledge is power. If that post, or any other post that is wholeheartedly for legalization of marijuana, was just typed out well enough to read I might actually listen. All I read is "blah blah blah I'm a druggie that wants to be accepted into society even though I try my hardest to go against the norms."
ERHSIKHAGADF:LKJAFG

Jason... Maybe you never hear about "high drivers" because cops don't have marijuana detectors...

[This message has been edited by Smiley (4/25/2010)]
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6115) 12 years ago
I saw the sign.

It opened up my eyes. Oh yes, I saw the sign.

I found that life was demanding without understanding.
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Posted by Salli (Scanlan) Moore (+76) 12 years ago
My son was diagnosed with brain damage from pot(I forgot the correct medical terminology). It was explained to me, that pot does to the brain what cigarettes do to the lungs.

I know that everyone who smokes cigarettes does not get cancer, and maybe smoking pot won't give you brain damage - but is it worth taking that chance.

I have heard of medicinal marijuana, does it actually help, or is it all in the mind?
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Posted by Smiley (+854) 12 years ago
Medicinal Marijuana is great for very sick cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy. The marijuana can increase there appetite and decrease the pain. Same with AIDS patients. It can be used to treat depression, but it's not well studied.

Now the real issue with these Medical Marijuana shops is this. People will come in, see a "doctor", and get a "green card." They make up problems to receive legal marijuana. I'm not SAYING EVERYBODY just certain people. I mean, how hard is it to fake depression or anxiety? It started out with good measure, but the lists of things where I was from that allowed you to get marijuana was long.

Medical Marijuana won't last very long the way it is going IMO because people are abusing it still. Please don't go on some rampage about how you can't abuse marijuana. YOU CAN.

Another thing is they have concentrated the active ingredient in marijuana into a pill. But do you think that makes people who are abusing it happy? No. They want the stuff they can smoke and "get high" from. That is why right now I am against Medical Marijuana. The way it is being run is horrible. It needs tighter control.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+758) 12 years ago
Yeah get ready for lots of Jasons ranting on and on in horrible English. They are the ones who never looked up "moderation" in the dictionary.
Now that Kalispell allowed some pot shops to open up in violation of federal, state and county law, there is so much "medical marijuana" around here that all the traditional suppliers are even out of work.
The problem with this murder case seems to be that once a person gets a "card" he can buy pot from a caregiver AND grow his own at home. And everybody knows all about it and it's ok. But if you don't share freely your friends will kill you for it. Sad, huh? Since when does pot make people murderous? Well, it doesn't. It's just further effect of that breakdown of civil ethics, responsibility, and morals. Pot is taking the blame on this one.
Legalize it, yes, sort of. Very, very carefully, though. So far they've opened up a can of worms they can't handle and I hope it doesn't cause Miles City the huge problems it's causing elsewhere.
My money says it will. Watch it unfold right here at mc.com.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11984) 12 years ago
Interestingly, marijuana used to be a prescription drug. Then, cotton growers in the South were having financial problems competing against hemp growers in the north because hemp is much easier and cheaper to grow and harvest. So, suddenly, marijuana became a Class I dangerous drug worse even than opiates.

Is marijuana a legitimate drug? Yes, just the way all drugs are. It has it's uses and it can be abused. Abuse of prescription pain killers in a bigger problem in many ways than marijuana.

Are dopers taking advantage of medical marijuana laws? HELL, yes. It need to be legitimately prescribed, legitimately monitored, legitimately dispensed, for legitimate reasons. The medical marijuana law shouldn't be an easy way for stoners to get high.

[This message has been edited by Amorette Allison (4/25/2010)]
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Posted by Jason Goodson (+21) 12 years ago
i asked you to show me facts and yet all you can do is complain that i cant spell. you guys make me laugh thanks for the entertaiment. and to your comment on cops not having pot detectors number 1 they have had the same machines they use to test for alcohol and have used them for a while they can also test in blood, urine and duhhhhh it smells cops are trained in all those areas so tell me another bull crap exuse. so if all you got is complaints on my spelling and my horiable english shut your mouths and come back when you got some facts or the corect termanoligy for your sons brain damage and for the fact i am sorry to hear bout your son nothing against him im just looking for the facts that pot is suck a killer or a harm to anyone. thank you once again
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Posted by Jason Goodson (+21) 12 years ago
and to jeff denton ya there will be alot of jasons just like me in my suport of this and we will continue to grow in numbers. It is your own government that has failed you. But yet you try and act like weed is just guna be the killer of todays youth and whats left of our generatin omg my kid might smoke a joint what do i do. this is real fun keep your rants and raves comming cause i will have something misspelt and in horiable english to lash back you with thank you and have a wonderfull day i know i will. And as always God bless everyone....................
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6172) 12 years ago
Brian, you are my hero.
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Posted by Jason Goodson (+21) 12 years ago
ya way to go brian lol ace of base
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1911) 12 years ago
Brain! How the procreate are ya!?
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Posted by Smiley (+854) 12 years ago
This lovely Jason fellow is the reason you should STAY IN SCHOOL KIDS and stay off drugs, legal or illegal. The correct "termanoligy." SERIOUSLY??? HOW ABOUT YOU CHECK YOUR SPELLING AND GRAMMAR BEFORE YOU TRY TO POST ANYTHING PERSUASIVE. OMG of ALL the posts I've read on MC.com, yours is the WORST in punctuation, grammar, and spelling. WORST. I think my two year old could punch keys on the keyboard and form better sentences. Aw, someone is attacking your spelling? DUH, it's so horrid that it actually annoys me. My eyes are feeling physical pain trying to process your disgusting, epic fail, words. Who gives a crap about marijuana? If all the people for legalization are as unintelligible as you it's going to be awhile before anything happens. Please just don't post again till you take developmental writing or some course like that.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6115) 12 years ago
Wendy wrote:
Brian, you are my hero.

I know.

Jason wrote:
ya way to go brian lol ace of base

Bingo. Couldn't resist.

Bob II wrote:
Brain! How the procreate are ya!?

Tanned, rested and ready, Bob. It's good to be back. How are things?
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Posted by Nathan Jessup (+55) 12 years ago
Another thing is they have concentrated the active ingredient in marijuana into a pill. But do you think that makes people who are abusing it happy? No. They want the stuff they can smoke and "get high" from. That is why right now I am against Medical Marijuana. The way it is being run is horrible. It needs tighter control.


You do realize Marinol is EXTREMELY expensive. It can cost upwards of $12,000 a year. Not to mention that it does not take effect right away like traditional cannabis. I'm glad you know whats better for an adult than they do Smiley.

If that post, or any other post that is wholeheartedly for legalization of marijuana, was just typed out well enough to read I might actually listen. All I read is "blah blah blah I'm a druggie that wants to be accepted into society even though I try my hardest to go against the norms."
ERHSIKHAGADF:LKJAFG



I tried posting about legalization of marijuana and all i got from you was "stop posting pro pot articles." and "go back to work at some fast food place" Talking to people like you is like talking to a brick wall. Except the brick wall is more engaging.

[This message has been edited by Nathan Jessup (4/26/2010)]
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Posted by Steve Allison (+976) 12 years ago
A letter to the editor in tonight's Star is from the person who owns the rights to Montana Cannabis LLC. It is not coming to town. The sign was a joke or hoax depending on your point of view.
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Posted by Smiley (+854) 12 years ago
Very interesting Steve. That was a pretty good hoax IMO. It got the WHOLE TOWN talking.
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Posted by prospector86 (+84) 12 years ago
SHould have put the sign at the old Ben Franklin's, that would have got more people talking.
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