Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Voice Of OC And Marijuana Legalization

I returned from my wonderful birthday trip, still "high" from the experience of spending such wonderful, quality time with my lovely and very patient wife and some old friends, to find that our pals at the Voice Of OC have launched a new effort regarding presenting information on marijuana legalization efforts.

In what apparently will be an ongoing series they currently have two articles available on their site.  The first, HERE, is titled "America's Weed Rush".  The second, HERE, is titled, "America's Weed Rush: Different States Means Different Policies.

My mentioning this should NOT be considered an endorsement of marijuana use, medical or otherwise.  It is not.  However, this snowball is rolling downhill toward us - there may be as many as four (4) items involving marijuana on the Costa Mesa ballot next year - so the more information we can get to make informed decisions on this issue, the better.  At least, that's my opinion.

So, read them if you wish.  I'll continue to remind you as new articles appear.

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Blogger Honeyman said...

We clearly need Jimmy Fitzys valuable insight and intelligent input on this matter.

I'll run down to Skosh's and get him before he falls off his barstool.

8/18/2015 02:47:00 PM  
Blogger Bruce Krochman said...

Geoff brings forward an issue that we will be addressing and someone with the nom de net (or is it nom de coward?) of "Honeyman" goes to personal attacks. I see not much has changed.

8/18/2015 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Well, actually, Bruce, since Jimmy Fitzy has been marketing himself as a " Solutioneer" in the marijuana business and is touting himself as a "subject expert", I think Honeyman's comment is just fine. Or, were you concerned about the "Monahan's" reference? If so, why?

8/18/2015 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Bruce Krochman said...

This is an important topic for our community and Fitzpatrick is somehow the focus? Awfully superficial. I would think we should discuss the level of regulation. Disbursement of facilities. Density of store in comparison to neighboring communities. Probably many other more important topics. But, I guess we can discuss who is falling off of bar stools if that is more relevant to the community. In that case, count me out.

8/18/2015 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

There is no question that this issue is VERY important to our community, especially since it may face the voters in several formats next year. Certainly, there will be LOTS of money thrown at it to sway the voters and we will hear from many so-called "experts" on the issue as the months wear on.

The fact that Jim Fitzpatrick IS one of those alleged experts, and the fact that he has been an influential and powerful member of city government for the past several years, he IS an important element in this equation and is worthy of discussion. I suggest there may be no neutral opinions on him, so I fully expect there to be critical - even caustic - comments about him. Some of those have been earned by him... others may not have been. Like it or not, because he has so fully immersed himself into this issue, and because he has a history in this community, he WILL be part of the conversation.

Because I respect your views and will continue to provide the opportunity for you to express them here, I hope you will not shy away from the discussion, but that's your choice.

8/18/2015 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger Honeyman said...

Bruce, I specifically brought up Skosh's because of Gary's past public and political history with medical marijuana, and the fact that Fitzy had his "coming out party" for Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access at that bar. Geoff wrote about it here: http://abubblingcauldron.blogspot.se/2015/07/jimmy-fitzy-finally-gets-gig.html

But the "falling off the barstool" could be construed as a low blow and I apologize. I should have said, "I'll run down to Gold's Gym where he is training for his next bout and get him".

8/19/2015 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Ken Nyquist Sr. said...

As I have written before about Fitzpatrick. I have known other people in my life who had never smoked pot, and were anti forever. One day they got in a situation where they experienced THC in a good way, bypassing the negative fear circulating and that changed their opinion of pot. It is not for everyone, neither is booze. I am allergic to booze, and beat your face in when I get drunk and you say the wrong thing.
I believe when I asked Fitzpatrick online if he had ever smoked pot, the answer was he had tried a cannabinoid compound recently. So I will take that as a yes, I got high on marijuana or understand the effects of THC. An eye opener for some people, with one good internal look at yourself, and you realize that wherever you go, there you are. It makes quick work of self diagnosis.
People will like him for getting in the weed business, and I will predict, he will never return to any political position in Costa Mesa, ever again. Too much hate for his previous actions in Costa Mesa to feel comfy anymore....

8/19/2015 09:04:00 AM  

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