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Seattle starts cannabis farmers market

Seattle Times: As at most farmers markets, table after table came stocked with goodies, touted for their locally grown, healthy, organic qualities. Baby boomers in berets mingled with twenty-somethings in dreadlocks, eyeballing potted plants, pasta, pizza, cute little cupcakes and Mason jars full of green buds — lots of jars.

This was not your grandpa’s market. It was the first Cannabis Farmers Market in Seattle. And an estimated 600 medical-marijuana patients strolled through the doors of the Little Red Studio in the South Lake Union neighborhood to partake, organizers said.

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  1. Ponder z
    February 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    It is well known the Seattle weed is “organic” in comparison to the shit grown here by the growers. Growers who put their profit above all else. Using the Humboldt name to demand top dollar. and, Pot is fake medicine.

  2. Goldie
    February 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    We could to that here! We have lots of mason jars.

  3. Big Al
    February 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    you must know the wrong guys Ponder z…

  4. High Finance
    February 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Seattle’s IQ is dropping by the minute.

  5. Mark Sailors
    February 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I had that idea for Humboldt county 7 years ago and no one seemed to think it was a good idea…..

  6. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I give it six months before one opens up in Arcata.

  7. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I said we should do this yesterday at 11:56 on the Salzman thread


    yeah yeah me, the anonymous who can not post a link.

  8. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    When a medical marijuana patient takes his or her medicine, does he or she not get really stoned in the process?

  9. Not A Native
    March 1, 2011 at 12:39 am

    For 99.98% of pot patients, getting stoned IS the therapeutic effect. You know, if it makes you feel better, its medicine. Its similar to the therapeutic effects of driving a big 4X4, playing music loud, being rude and obnoxious, and pretending that making illegal untaxed income is actually principled civil disobedience.

  10. Ponder z
    March 1, 2011 at 5:34 am

    good one NAN

  11. Uncle Duncle
    March 1, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Slow news day

  12. Big Al
    March 1, 2011 at 7:52 am

    actually, pot high in CDB will have many therapeutic effects without the disconcerting euphoria

  13. Anonymous
    March 1, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Hard to understand those who buy organic, pure food would ingest a drug like pot unless they are sick. And pot grown under unknown conditions.

  14. Plain Jane
    March 1, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Do people worry so much about the euphoria effect of narcotic pain medications? It is well established that pot reduces the narcotics required to manage chronic pain, has fewer negative side effects and helps our local economy. Control freaks who have an issue over others experiencing euphoria should mind their own business.

  15. tra
    March 1, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Well put, P.J.

  16. High Finance
    March 1, 2011 at 11:23 am

    So, does that mean that you guys now admit to the medical relief of getting sloshed on Jim Beam ?

  17. Mark Sailors
    March 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    “So, does that mean that you guys now admit to the medical relief of getting sloshed on Jim Beam ?”

    Just for the record during Prohibition, you could get “medical whiskey”.
    Just sayin’.

  18. Not A Native
    March 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Do people ignore that some pleasure seeking commonly results in dependency and behaviors that cause harm to others? It is well established that pot causes euphoria that readily results in dependency. A local economy that relies on an ultimately harmful product is neither sustainable nor consistent with building a community comprised of able, motivated, and competant people. Deniers who venally ignore the harms their actions cause have no legitimacy to claim the protections of freedom and privacy.

  19. Plain Jane
    March 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    It may be well established in your mind, Nan; but most adults today have smoked pot and most didn’t and won’t become dependent on it. Now why don’t you go berate those bakers and confectioners for making money selling sugar and other harmful carbs to people likely to become obese, develop heart disease, diabetes and die.

  20. MMJ patient
    March 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I find it severely disconcerting to see the amount of people talking down about MMJ and saying its a load of bull___. How many of you have used in the past? How many of you had a muscle ache and used only to find that your able to move on with your day and put the pain in the back of your mind. Its really unbelievable that people still consider MMJ patients as playing the system just so we can get “HIGH”. Its a real med. Has been for nearly 100 years (recognized as having medicinal properties). All the worry about the worlds gonna end cause we let some “FREE AMERICANS” have a choice in which medicine they prefer to take is also a load of bull___. How many negative incidents in the news do you see related to marijuana? Alcohol? Case and point…

  21. Not A Native
    March 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    It may be well established in your mind Jane, but most adults recognize that pot is risky because they have seen, first hand the dependency is has caused in people important to them. Now why don’t you go defend the freedoms of the many people who have used crack cocaine, methamphetamine, mescaline, LSD, and heroin without becoming dependent?

  22. Anonymous
    March 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Pot is a drug. People who are truly into their health and body try to avoid drugs, including alcohol. Not me, of course, I like it all, but really, to go out of your way to be super healthy and then to smoke anything, including pot, that may or may not have been grown under organic conditions? I didn’t say it wasn’t fun. I said it doesn’t make sense to me, and most people I know who care a lot about their health don’t do it.

  23. Not A Native
    March 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Anon, people who are substance dependent have less concern for their bodily(medical) health than the sensation of well being they obtain from their chosen substance. For them, “health” primarily means having the feelings their substance induces.

    No one is promoting the idea that people shouldn’t feel healthy. Its only when their ideas of feeling healthy reduces others’ feeling healthy that behaviors becomes viewed as ‘risky’ or ‘dangerous’.

  24. Plain Jane
    March 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Putting pot in the same category as crack, meth and heroin is as absurd as putting oxycodone and Tylenol in the same category, although they are both drugs. I happen to be physically addicted to caffeine, the only drug I’ve ever needed to take daily.

  25. Not A Native
    March 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Well I’m addicted to air and water. But if my addiction behavior adversely affects others, there is a public interest in restricting me.

    Next year, Californians addicted to fois gras will feel less healthy because their substance was deemed harmful and made illegal.

    I’ll assume you use coffee as a vehicle to obtain caffeine. Perhaps one day, the harms such as environmental damage and continuing economic exploitation of growers will be deemed dangerous and restrictions will be made in coffee trafficking that reduce the health of those who obtain caffeine from coffee.

  26. Plain Jane
    March 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    The difference is pot is being found to be relatively harmless and becoming more legal, Nan. Bet that just rankles your puritan soul.

    Your assumption is incorrect. I started drinking coffee because that’s what “grownups” drank at our house and I like the taste. It’s not about fatigue from no caffeine but a real physical addiction with migraine-level headaches when I miss my one cup a day or mistakenly ingest decaffeinated coffee. Please hold your breath until they outlaw coffee.

  27. Plain Jane
    March 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    And FYI, caffeine has been used in conjunction with ergot for many years to abort migraine headaches, see Cafergot.

  28. Not A Native
    March 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Hummm, memo to self: when factually challenged, cast aspersions like ‘control freak’, ‘puritan’. That’ll sure show ’em. Long term fuzzy thinking or diminshed thinking capability is a negative effect of some substances that may result in their use being restricted. If the shoe fits…..

  29. Anonymous
    March 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I think pot has dangers. This year, two students that I know from HSU had their fathers come visit- both who lost their drive to continue in school. One gets high every day and decided to work odd jobs and just coast, instead of pursue his dreams. The other dropped out and is headed back east at this very minute. He was drawn to our area because of the pot culture, and ended up getting involved bigtime in worse drugs. These are two example of the same issue I see year after year of people who just end up becoming potheads and losing their dreams through lack of desire to do much but hang out and be high. I am convinced it is a dangerous drug, mostly because it keeps people on a level of same ‘ol same ‘ol — just a plateau. Not that bad, and not bad enough to rehab. Just to stay in that state potentially forever. It could be worse than a drug that almost kills you but you end but finding an answer in rehab. One way or another you end it. This drug seems to have no end.

  30. Plain Jane
    March 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    All drugs have negative and positive effects, some more or less harmful than others. The sort of people who put them on equal footing danger-wise are ridiculous black / white thinkers, prudish, puritan control freaks, not to mention clueless. If the shoe didn’t fit you so well you would have just ignored it, Nan.

  31. Anonymous
    March 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    One of the dangers of pot is that people don’t think it is a danger.

  32. High Finance
    March 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    There is a big difference between pot, caffeine and even Jim Beam.

    People do not drink coffee to get high. Caffeine doesn’t even affect most people and a lot of coffee drinkers drink decaf.

    The big majority of Jim Beam drinkers do not drink to get drunk. They drink because they like the taste. If they drink JB to get drunk then they have a big problem and they are called alcoholics.

    But pot smokers smoke to get high. Every single solitary time. There is no other reason to smoke it. Nobody likes the taste of burning smoke in their lungs.

    The fact that smoking pot isn’t as bad for you as taking crack doesn’t make it a good activity. No more than falling off a ladder isn’t as bad as falling off the roof. It doesn’t make falling off a ladder a good thing.

  33. Plain Jane
    March 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    2 drinks of JB and I would be more wasted than I ever got from pot. Alcohol is physically addicting, very harmful and kills more people in a year than pot has in many decades. It is also responsible for a large percentage of violent crime. And furthermore, I have seen people drink so much coffee they acted like speed freaks. People have always and will always find ways to alter their reality. It’s the nature of the beast.

  34. Anonymous
    March 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I have found pot to be physically addicting as well. I agree with Jane. People will find ways to alter the pain of reality.

  35. tra
    March 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I think it’s pretty obvious that most pot smokers smoke pot to get high and most whiskey drinkers drink whiskey to get a buzz. Some people overinduge in pot (all day, every day) and this causes problems for them and for others. Others overindulge in alcohol (every day, or to excess, or both) and this causes even more problems.

    Yes, some whiskey drinkers are in it, at least in part, for the taste experience. And some pot smokers are really into the aroma and taste of their high-end buds (by the way, if “nobody likes the taste” of smoke, there wouldn’t be a market for high-end cigars, either). But in both cases I’m pretty confident that the desire for the “buzz” usually comes first, whereas developing a refined taste for the product generally develops later, and, at least for most pot smokers and whiskey drinkers, the sense experience continues to take a backseat to the pleasant feeling caused by the active ingredient.

    As far as there being no other (good) reason to smoke pot, other than to get high, in a way I would agree with that, because if you’re in it for the medical benefits, then you’d be a lot better off using edibles, or a vaporizer, or juicing the raw leaves, depending on whether you doctor recommends more THC or more CBDs for your condition.

    The problem, of course, is that vaporizers are very expensive, whereas rolling papers are very cheap. And with edibles, dosage may not be reliable. So, yes, there are some folks out there who are undergoing chemotherapy or treatment for AIDS, or have chronic pain or whatever, who are still toking up the old-fashioned way to get relief.

  36. Rock and a hard place
    March 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I drink coffee to get high every day HF. Sometimes I have negative side effects of head aches, increased anxiety, restless legs, muscle stiffness, and people have died from the caffeine in coffee. Still I love it. I usually smoke pot very often as well. It helps with the caffeine side effects, but when I am using too often I do get the very annoying side effect called tolerance, and no matter how much I smoke the actual high is very minimal in comparison to the very powerful effects of caffeine. IME coffee has some negative health impacts and pot has none.
    NAN, did you really lump LSD in your list of dependent drugs? That kind of fear based misinformation that they messed you up with in school IS what makes drugs even more dangerous. It also devalues your ignorant view on drugs. ‘Pot will mess up your life’ they say. We learn fast that is BS, maybe test the waters with some meth now? ‘drinkers dont drink to get drunk’ that is a load of bull,lol. HF, instead of operating your mind in concert with the status quo of our culture ….try independent thought… thinking for yourself… reality etc.. (another one of those pesky MJ side effects)
    Oh, and I can afford a vaporizer but I also love the taste and feel of high quality burning smoke in my lungs. Pass me the vaporizer and I will say ‘no thank you’. And with edibles; they get me too high. So I think some need to own their own statements instead of regurgitating their blindsided prejudices so ignorantly .
    I am a business owner and ALL of the similar businesses competing with me are fraudulent fronts with pot gardens. I do not have a pot garden. I think pot growers should grow pot not run retail businesses that suck the life out of our community. Yet I am not anti-grow, and I love it when pot growers come to me spending money. Prohibit coffee and the same jack asses will be in the hills with guns, and fraud stores in town. While they bitch about the homeless that have not taken to illegal growing. I have no financial backing, and no education, and I am a struggling business owner in this town hardly able to stay afloat. What is supposed to sway me to remain legit? I am so fucking sick of both sides of this drug war, I am being hit by both sides! Because I am young (under 40), I see often times my store getting viewed as if I am hiding a pot garden at home. Customers ask me if I know anyone looking for pounds all the time, it is ridiculous. Should I advertise my store as “not growing pot, come shop” so that folks will stop giving there money to the stores that do not need to make money? Would ‘the people with money’ still come?lol What is hurting our community more then the pot growing is the folks still supporting prohibition. Keep it up prohibition supporters and you are going to drive another legit business into setting up an indoor grow, or to pan handling. At this point it just seems kind of dumb for me to not be growing pot. Prohibitionist; What is to sway me otherwise ? Y’all need to think hard on that one, or legalize it. Otherwise its leading smart kids with little options right into the blackmarket and/or prison system.

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