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LET MY PEOPLE GROW

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LET MY PEOPLE GROW

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We’re keeping you in the NO about the grow is why we do the show

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SPECIAL GUEST :
—> Marijuana Max Bortnick  <—

of Vote to Legalize Marijuana, #VTLM, and the creator of the Wild Zombie Universe#WZU on the show tonight. We will be picking his brain about cannabis cultivation

– News –

Big court defeat for marijuana. Despite record Tax Harvests. Forbes.com

Marijuana Supporters unveil plans for California ballot initiative. cannabisactivistnetwork.com

Colorado declines medical cannabis access for veterans with PTSD thinkprogress.org

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– The Human Revolution –

 – Davie Simmons –

– Gigantis 

 IFA / Journey –

– Cultivation Tips and tricks –

 Nico’s Nuggets: Grow tips for small ops – hightimes.com

Cannabis Expert Jorge Cervantes: Stunted Growth – ww2.marijuanagrowing.com

Feminized cannabis seeds are not GMO – cropkingseeds.com

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LET MY PEOPLE GROW [ EPISODE – 3 ]

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LET MY PEOPLE GROW

[ EPISODE – 3 ]

We’re keeping you in the NO about the grow is why we do the show

TONIGHT @ – 9:pm – 11:pm  –> CLICK HERE <–

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Tonight on, “Let My People Grow”

– Your Hosts – Dusty Bowls and Trip –

SPECIAL GUEST :
—> Jared Stratton  <—

Co-founder of the “Get Baked Sale” edible market events.

Jared Stratton and Morgan Kelley balked at the crackdown, saying they had Health Department approval for the June event. And they note that similar events have gone on elsewhere in the state without any such rules. They now say they’ll be looking to host the event somewhere outside the SF city limits.

– News –

 Crops Destroying Environment in Emerald Triangle!  And Guess What? It’s Not POT! Mendonews.wordpress.com

 Asset Forfeiture – Words of Wisdom From LEAP Officer Ted Nelson TheLeafOnline.com

 High Times Cannabis Cup organizers say they can’t find suitable Portland venue Oregonlive.com

– MUSIC –

– Ben Scales –

– The Human Revolution –

 – Davie Simmons ( Eachdraidh )

– Gigantis 

– Cultivation Tips and tricks –

– Always start with Top Shelf genetics –

– Super cropping and the many techniques –

– Smooth transplants for essential unhindered -growth

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[ EPISODE -1 ] Let My People Grow

We’re keeping you in the NO about the grow is why we do the show

TONIGHT @ – 9:pm – 11:pm  –> CLICK HERE <– FOR LINK

– Be a part of the discussion –
– CALL IN @ (917) 889-8298 –
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Tonight on, “Let My People Grow”
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—>  Don Land  <—
– Chairmen at the Thai Cannabis Corporation –
Thai Cannabis Corporation is a proud Sponsor and supporter of the CCHI2016

– News –
We will be discussing the Raids in Northern California

Ohio Legislature Strikes Back Against Marijuana Legalization Bid

Legal adult consumption of Cannabis is now legal in Oregon.

– Cultivation Tips and tricks –
– Green lights for your grow and gardens and the many benefits –
– Stay Green and practice organic bio friendly cultivation –
– Label everything –

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Fresno County Banning Cannabis Cultivation.

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Let me start by saying that I have been to my fair Share of County, and City supervisor meetings. Even a few planning commission hearings as well here in Fresno.  The most prominent notion in regards to Medicinal Cannabis that is thrown around is the notion that every single cultivator of Cannabis is a Criminal, or is somehow involved in Criminal activity associated with Cannabis. By either abusing the medicinal cannabis program set in place and not following the guidelines, which they do not seem to want to draft any sensible regulations on behalf of the patients.  Nor do they seem to care, quite frankly. Then there is always Margret Mimms and our local supervisors favorite and most popular line of defense,  Any and every single plant is illegal at the federal level, therefore we have a zero tolerance policy on the basis of all cannabis cultivation is a federal crime. If I had a $100 bucks every time I heard them say “it’s all illegal on the federal level”. I would be wealthy man.

 

Well in no way shape or form should Margret Mimms, or any other California law enforcement officer be enforcing or even suggesting Federal law within the state of California. Let alone a county supervisor. It is the duty of the Sheriff, as well as the district attorney to enforce state laws. The federal Government cannot compel state law enforcement. The Supreme Court has even stated that Congress cannot require state officers to enforce federal law. The court said that  ” the constitution contemplates that a states government will represent and remain accountable to its own citizens.” So when are they going to be held accountable for suggesting we enforce federal law within our states borders, Over the laws passed by the citizens of California?

 

Well I hate to be the bearer of Bad news, (Not Really) But, These are exactly that, nonsensical notions with no factual statistics to support them.  Do not get me wrong though, there are plenty of illegal grows on state and federal property that need eradicating and proper policing. There are also people within the system that do abuse it. You will find that in just about every system though. And yes those are criminals in which I believe deserve the full brunt of law enforcement. What I do not understand is why local law enforcement and county supervisors seem to conveniently confuse, or purposely bunch criminals and qualified patients together. Coincidence? Two birds, one stone. It’s pretty convenient on behalf of the supervisors. They just allow Law enforcement to do what they do best. Policing.  And it allows our county and city supervisors to never have to tackle the tough job of working on sensible regulations that are desperately needed for the Fresno citizens that are LEGAL California Prop-215 and SB-420 medicinal marijuana patients. It’s a win, win,  for everybody but the patients of course.

 

The worst part of it is. That the very criminals you are trying to prevent are the very same people set to make larger profits from the criminal black market, effectively increasing crime. Because you successfully eradicated the patient’s ability to either purchase from a licensed facility, known as a collective or a dispensary. And through this outdoor cultivation ban you are once again going to completely diminish the LEGAL California Prop-215 and SB-420 medicinal marijuana patients ability to produce quality outdoor medicine for themselves on their own property. Prop-215 Patients ability to cultivate their own plants outdoors is crucial to not only greater access, cheaper medicine, better quality, but increased safety as well.

 

Forcing patients to only cultivate indoors is far too expensive for the average patients who are usually on fixed incomes. Most are on disability and cannot cultivate for themselves. Hence the need for Collective grow sites that require larger numbers of plants for those who are disabled and cannot produce their own medicine by their own means or on their own property. We are not just talking about putting a few light bulbs above a few plants in the bath tub. To equal what can be produced outdoors, patients would have to spend upwards of 5000 to 10,000 dollars to produce a room that is up to code and efficient enough to produce what can easily be done by Mother Nature. Not to mention the high amounts of energy consumption that must also be paid annually for each harvest. Along with things like, soil, nutrients, pots, and so many other hidden costs that simply make it ineffective to ban outdoor cultivation. If we want to stay true to the requirements of the compassionate use act, Banning outdoor cultivation is not an effective method of creating greater access for qualified patients. However it is an effective method of avoiding the tough questions and hard work of coming up with sensible regulations for patients, and law enforcement to abide by.  Thus making it easier to identify the criminals.

 

So what? We are all just simply criminals now, and should all be treated as such?  That is not very compassionate. I think it is important to note the actual name of Prop-215, the Compassionate use act of 1996. That is why I am writing this today. That is why I am going to read this very post before the Fresno county board of supervisors today. Compassion! I do it for the patients who can’t raise their voices in opposition here today. I do it for the patients that I have personally witnessed amazing life altering changes thanks to cannabis. I am here because I take great pride and solace in seeing the Joy cannabis brings to those who are bright enough to look past the lies and see the truth for themselves. And that is what I ask all of you here today to please consider today,  Have some compassion and some consideration for those that you are so blindly throwing out along with the bath water.

 


( UPDATE ) Fresno city’s BAN on outdoor cultivation.

Recent chatter in the airways suggests the Ordinance regarding outdoor cultivation of medicinal cannabis within the city limits of Fresno Ca, will be on the June 21st Agenda. So here we go again! Only this time it’s with the city council and not the county. The one thing I can say is that the city of Fresno’s ordinance is a lot less restrictive by leaps and bounds. The Fresno County medical marijuana Ordinance is extremely restrictive. Here is a quick summary of the Fresno County medical marijuana ordinance in regards to cultivation.

So any patient that has the poor misfortune of living in the county has to meet all the requirements listed above. Even for personal cultivation? Yes! Fresno county’s ordinance is one of, if not the states most restrictive ordinance in regards to Cultivation, Use, distribution and possession in the entire state of California. Well now we have the city of Fresno planning to do the same thing.

( Here is a link of the proposed ordinance )

http://www.fresno.gov/planningdocs/May162012/VIIIA.pdf

So for all of those patients out there who provide themselves with outdoor grown medicine on their own property every year will no longer be allowed to grow directly under the sun within the city limits. They will now have to spend 100’s to 1000’s of dollars building a secure structure for their medicinal garden. Much like the county’s ordinance we see they have chosen to restrict access to the cheapest and most affordable way of providing yourself with quality affordable medicinal cannabis. Cultivating your own medicinal cannabis is one of the only fail safe ways to ensure the patient knows the quality, the strain, and the grade of the medicinal cannabis.

Once again the local Fresno governing bodies choose to restrict patients access instead of addressing and correcting the real underlying issues. Most of the qualified patients that use medicinal cannabis are on a limited income, disability, social security, chemotherapy patients, cancer patients, H.I.V Patients, and many more ailments that already restrict their access and ability to cultivate their own medicine. Now the city of Fresno is telling those “Over-Qualified” patients they can’t even grow those plants on their own property. Most of these patients are already suffering in these low economic times from there overpriced healthcare costs. Now the City of Fresno wants to tack 100’s of 1000’s of dollars to an already struggling patient.

Does any of this seem fair to you ? Sure as hell don’t to me! What if the only relief or cure you found for your ailment or sickness was kicked around like a political football up and down the state. And your local city council or county supervisors decide that your medicine is too much of a health and safety risk for the citizens. Now the only thing that increases your appetite after chemotherapy, or relieves your completely disabling migraines, or help to stimulate and increase the function of your weakened immune system from the H.I.V Virus that is attacking it IS GONE. Walk a mile in the shoes of a qualified medicinal patient before you come to such restrictive ordinances and regulations.

The people and qualified patients of Fresno City and county deserve better than this. These qualified patients need acceptance, understanding and compassion, not restrictive ordinances that go against the very purposes of a voter approved proposition passed 16 years ago. I am only 1 man! But I am able-bodied and willing to fight and educate on behalf of those medicinal cannabis patients that can’t. We need the medicinal cannabis patients and community to show up at the Fresno City Council meeting this June 21, 2012. These elected representatives need to see that the medicinal cannabis patients really have a face and in fact are, Mothers, Fathers, daughters, Sons, Grandfathers, grandmothers, Black, Hispanic, White, Hmong, Asian and everything else I left out. We are the medicinal cannabis community, and we aint going nowhere. We are here to stay ! And I will be damned if I allow this to happen in my hometown without a fight. So I urge all patients and supporters of medicinal cannabis to start educating the masses here in Fresno, Ca. Sit down for an hour and put your thoughts to paper. Create a respectful 3 minute presentation on how this will affect you and the medicinal patients of Fresno, Ca. Then show up at the city council meeting and share that with the Fresno City Council members. Nobody is going to show up and do it for us. Untill the City of Fresno Understands the struggles of the medicinal cannabis patient and forms regulations and ordinances that truly address these issues in a compassionate and respectful way, I WONT STOP, AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU !

By: Dustin F. Lowery