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Silicon Valley Fights and Wins Against Pot Industry

Citizens Fight Back Marijuana Industry

by Frank Lee

We had a stupendous victory in blocking the drug gangs in Milpitas in Silicon Valley.  Originally Milpitas city council members already approved in October to open up ten marijuana businesses.  We managed to convince them to reverse course — they just approved a complete permanent ban on commercialization of marijuana in the city on November 20th.

We appreciate the cooperation and help of allies, churches, local citizens, and media friends.  It manifests that we should not be giving up regardless, and that hard work and unity are vital.  Citizens should stay alert of the development of lawmaking and public policy formulation.

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Warehouse Business Must Close Because of the Pot Growers

My husband and I went to Sacramento to visit our friends who are “retiring” from their wholesale tool business after decades. We drove to their warehouse, which is one of 7 very large warehouses. We asked them why they were going out of business.  They said that the entire complex of warehouses which contained their business had filled up with marijuana growers. They’ve been broken into so many times.  They had to put up a sign on their door that says “There is no cash and no computers inside of this business.”

The growers showed up a few years ago with enormous rolls of cash and began plunking down copious amounts of money.  They started wanting more and more of space. Continue reading Warehouse Business Must Close Because of the Pot Growers

California Leads Nation in BHO fires; Michigan voters consider pot legalization

The mother of a 13-year-old boy made butane hash oil from marijuana in a Michigan hotel on May 17, 2017.  The fire caused serious injuries to both Brian Adams and his brother.  As Michigan voters consider the legalization of marijuana, they need to evaluate how they will pay for these tragedies that occur regularly on the west coast.

Last summer, a 19-year-old teen from Michigan died from his burns in a butane hash oil explosion.  Two others were seriously injured,  and the explosion scared the neighbors Continue reading California Leads Nation in BHO fires; Michigan voters consider pot legalization

I’m Living Proof that Marijuana is a Gateway Drug

by Steve   I am 66 now and nothing to show for what I’ve done in my life because of marijuana. I started smoking it at age 18 while going to college. This was during the Viet Nam War era and our country was  divided. Although I didn’t protest, I fell into the counter culture with a rebellious attitude. I was taking a full load in junior college with aspirations of studying to be an architect. Six weeks after getting drunk for the first time, I smoked my first joint.  It was “on” after that. Marijuana was my gateway drug.

Immediately I became part of this never-ending lifestyle of always doing drugs, and ended up dropping out of college. Continue reading I’m Living Proof that Marijuana is a Gateway Drug