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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 02:19 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 02:19 PM
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Is The Cannabis Ban Kind? ~ Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA...Recently the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution supporting Kindness Week. This is a good thing. However, at a previous meeting, they passed a ban on commercial cannabis farming. Also, they stopped the proposal to let the public express their opinion. To me, although I don't like cannabis, it seems that threatening an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 peaceful farmers who contribute to a large portion of our economy does not seem consistent with kindness week.




What would be best now? Perhaps the county should repeal the ban and allow the extensive state cannabis regulations to work. Growers would still be subject to the county land use regulations and would need to obtain a business license in order to apply for the state permit.

Perhaps, it is not too late to be kind.

Albert J. Segalla



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What county do you live in Al???
Posted on: 2018-02-15 14:29:46   By: Anonymous
 
If all 1,000 to 1,500 pot growers were "peaceful farmers" there wouldn't have been a such big push against commercial pot in Calaveras. Wake up Mr. Segalla, you're dreaming.

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2018-02-15 19:47:37   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED DENNIS!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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    Re: What county do you live in Al???
    Posted on: 2018-02-16 05:21:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Too bad we can't have "peaceful drunks" or "responsible drunks"
    too, but heck, whats 10,000 innocent peoples lives to you? Well as
    long it isn't you or one of your kids who's killed by a bar buddy,
    right?

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      Re: What county do you live in Al???
      Posted on: 2018-02-16 07:16:13   By: Anonymous
       
      Marijuana never killed anyone or did it? Daniel Gross, suspect in the killing of a 19-year-old woman found stabbed and covered in blood by the side of a road in Livermore, said all three smoked marijuana that night.

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        Re: What county do you live in Al???
        Posted on: 2018-02-16 10:51:27   By: Anonymous
         
        They all ate food that night too. I heard that all of them used the bathroom earlier that day. Did food lead to those murders? Or was it the usage of the toilet that caused these killings to take place?

        Oh no, I forgot that the victim was bludgeoned to death with a fresh Marijuana branch.

        SAD.

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          Re: What county do you live in Al???
          Posted on: 2018-06-23 16:59:15   By: Anonymous
           
          LmfaO!!!

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        Re: What county do you live in Al???
        Posted on: 2018-02-17 06:13:02   By: Anonymous
         
        After drinking a bottle of tokillya, I mean tequila

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    Re: What county do you live in Al???
    Posted on: 2018-02-16 08:36:38   By: Anonymous
     
    All that gunfire, yeah, that is peaceful alright.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-15 14:34:00   By: Anonymous
 
Allowing terrorists to immigrate to our country isn't kind either, who said kindness has to be a part of growing a plant that most use to get high is something we need! Common sense trumps kindness Al!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-15 14:56:24   By: Anonymous
     
    I'm on your side Al. I think the county needs to rethink this before it's too late. The majority of this county doesn't realize how many people benefit from commercial marijuana. Construction workers, stores, electricians, law enforcement, county workers, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, and thousands of farm jobs are gone now thanks to people who are retired and don't need money. If this is too much for you trolls to process, just pick apart my grammatical errors. Or you can bring up environmental issues and not factor in butte fire, that's common.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-02-15 19:28:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Well you won stupid comment of the week ... uhh get a job that pays decent enough to live ? Theirs millions out there you have to put the bong down and look

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-15 19:56:43   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED DENNIS!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-15 14:44:58   By: Anonymous
 
Thank you Al. You are correct sir. I do not think the board, with their banning agenda , and folks who are using fear to influence the ban realize how nice the legal farmers are. They are very interested in organic farming and work hard. It is a shame, but too late Thanks again

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-15 15:07:55   By: Anonymous
 
Kind is getting rid of these dirty, drug pushing scumbags. Life in Calaveras since the UO has been anything BUT kind.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-15 15:46:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Everyone knows these are just warm, fuzzy people who have permanent rainbows over their farms and they fertilize everything with organic unicorn poop. And that's why they make such terrific neighbors.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-02-15 15:54:35   By: Anonymous
       
      I thought that Unicorn was shot out of season by some Vineyard owner who broke the law? huh, well I'll be darn
      shh (I'd still love to have a few drinks with ya, old buddy, old pal)

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        Re: you
        Posted on: 2018-02-15 19:13:44   By: Anonymous
         
        are pathetic. You cannot stop posting about this, and sound like the crap posted on the ebbetts pass website. please, troll, return to your hole.

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          Re: you
          Posted on: 2018-02-16 05:23:25   By: Anonymous
           
          ebbetts pass has a website?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-15 15:46:55   By: Anonymous
     
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/marijuanas-420-holiday-tied-rise-fatal-car-crashes-53020612

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-02-15 16:03:26   By: Anonymous
       
      Gee, you needed to watch the boob tube to understand that a drug might add a few more deaths to the drunk driver tally??
      Einstein you are not, my friend. but thanks for those who can't put two plus two together.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-15 15:56:55   By: Anonymous
 
Well we won't be kind with the millions of dollars in lawsuits that the county (aka tax-payers) will be paying out in the years to come. If you all thought the county was broke now, just wait until the legal fees start pouring in.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-15 16:02:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Good luck with that... lol

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Dope Farmers
Posted on: 2018-02-15 15:58:31   By: Anonymous
 
The residents have been nothing but kind to the Dopers that rushed in IMMEDIATELY after the fire... Taking advantage of about 2000 residents that lost their homes. All the Dopers have done is pollute the land with their chemicals and leave their garbage on the roadways. They play the kind and innocent victim to get their way; and when they don't, they want to recall certain board members who have not waivered I will be glad to see them leave. Good riddens to bad Dopers.

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    Re: Dope Farmers
    Posted on: 2018-02-16 05:32:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Those roadway dump offs are from the residence of this county. I've seen it for years off road ways like camp 9 Just ask the sissies who complain about a"woman told me I can't put metal in the household garbage bin" waaaaaaaaaaa sniff sniff waaaaaaaa
    The little cry babies even said on here hey would dump it off road, because they're having temper tantrums over being told how to dump their garbage correctly. I mean come on, it doesn't take a rocker scientist to dump garbage in the correct transfer bin?



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    Re: Dope Farmers
    Posted on: 2018-02-16 10:56:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Would be glad* .... IF any of them leave...without selling their property to a more hardened criminal who doesn't mind the risk of growing illegally

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    Re: Dope Farmers
    Posted on: 2018-06-23 17:07:01   By: Anonymous
     
    The only ones leaving ARE the KIND ones you freakin moron! The ones that never registered aren't going anywhere! Wtf would they? I really don't like name calling, but If you aren't able to tell the difference between REGULATED & UNREGULATED, then you sir truely are a moron!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-15 16:18:26   By: Anonymous
 
1000 - 1500 peaceful farmers? Hmmmmm did they all have legal permits to grow? To clear cut and grade land? To use illegal chemicals? To dump waste on roads? To poop in our rivers? To pass phony currency? Guess I'm not understanding your meaning of peaceful

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-15 16:21:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump is a empty vessel

    [Reply ]

      Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
      Posted on: 2018-02-15 17:12:12   By: Anonymous
       
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


      [Reply ]

        Keep calaveras clean , out with the Bean
        Posted on: 2018-02-15 19:04:02   By: Anonymous
         
        Keep Calaveras. Clean , out with the Bean . get rid of Michael Olivera next election . Move and in district 3

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        Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
        Posted on: 2018-02-17 06:15:08   By: Anonymous
         
        Speaking of Hillary Clinton, "Reports are circulating that the Clintons have transferred 1.8 Billion dollars from the Clinton Foundation to the Qatar Central Bank, via a facilitation/abatement of JP Morgan Chase & Company for reasons not revealed."
        Seems like a permanent vacation destination is in the plans. I just happens there is no extradition to the USA, huh, go figure.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-15 17:59:23   By: Anonymous
 
The county lost out on millions in economic growth and revenue from tourism. Hopefully it can be gained once again.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-15 19:50:31   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED DENNIS!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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    Re: TOURISM?
    Posted on: 2018-02-15 19:55:54   By: Anonymous
     
    Hey kids, let’s go see where marijuana comes from.

    TOURISM?

    WTF

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      Re: TOURISM?
      Posted on: 2018-02-16 09:17:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Yeah, I mean just lack at Humboldt County,
      “Humboldt County experienced a 10 percent increase in revenues from a tax on hotel, inn and vacation rental stays over the past year that points to an influx of tourists coming to the area from California, the United States and beyond.

      According to reports sent to the Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau from county municipalities and unincorporated communities, from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 the county collected over $6 million in transient occupancy taxes - or TOT.“



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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-15 18:55:41   By: Anonymous
 
Albert, you need to get your care giver to make sure you take your meds. Take a nap, it will all be over tomorrow. Nighty nite.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-02-15 22:03:37   By: Anonymous
     
    Yay!... with a ban in place I can now get over $2,000 @ Lb this harvest!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-16 05:39:37   By: Anonymous
 
I think you all should eat a cookie or a brownie, just a little though, ok?

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Thank you, Al.
Posted on: 2018-02-16 07:27:14   By: Anonymous
 
Al, You got it right. Why are we banning commercial cultivation of cannabis? We have a large group of farmers who want to obey the rules, respect the environment and make some money.

Thank you Al. It is time for the Board of Supervisors to exercise some kindness and set the regulations for commercial cultivation of cannabis.
Then our county can enjoy economic prosperity and build more bike paths and make our County Great Again!

Economics will limit the number of farms.

Time for Kindness.

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    Re: Thank you, Al.
    Posted on: 2018-02-16 10:08:44   By: Anonymous
     
    We didn't choose to live in the country so we could be invaded by stinky nasty pot farms! We live here to have peace and serenity. These pot farms have taken everything we love about our country lives away. We were here first and take back our land!

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      Re: Thank you, Al.
      Posted on: 2018-02-16 11:07:33   By: Anonymous
       
      Literally everyone has come here at different times, some growers are generational locals and so are some banners.

      Some growers and some banners just moved her from a metropolitan area.

      The we were here first argument is such balogna. If you really believed that, then maybe we should just put a ban on anyone who isn't of Native Descent. They were here first! They just want their land back!


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State Regulating County Activities
Posted on: 2018-02-16 08:14:23   By: Anonymous
 
There are issues with allowing state politicians to run county programs and set county policy. Just take our water as an example. The State robs the Foothills of water and sends it south and west.

It would be no different with cannabis grow policies. The state could say: "It's fine for them to set up large cannabis farms in RR. It's country right? I'm sure there will be no issues by the non-growing residents."

The state governance is out of touch with rural county activities and state-of-mine. Why do you think, Al, the State of Jefferson is a movement? The state wants tax revenues. It does not care about those of us who do not live in metropolitan areas.

No. We need to govern our own and set our own policies related to land use. The ban is not the ideal solution, but allowing the state to govern us would be even less ideal.

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    Re: State Regulating County Activities
    Posted on: 2018-02-16 08:36:02   By: Anonymous
     
    Adios to my bad neighbors 'cause we sure have enough of them!

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    Re: State Regulating County Activities
    Posted on: 2018-02-16 11:40:35   By: Anonymous
     
    The State doesn't give a rat's rear about anything or anybody in rural counties. They don't need our votes to stay in office and, for them, everything they do is about staying in office.

    What's the first thing a new politician does after an election? - they start their re-election campaign.

    [Reply ]

Kindness
Posted on: 2018-02-16 08:39:15   By: Anonymous
 
Kindness means caring about all the people, young and old, rich and poor who have had their quality of life taken away by the massive increase in pot farms ever since the previous Board of Supervisors enacted the Urgency Ordinance.

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    Re: Kindness
    Posted on: 2018-02-16 09:11:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah, a big shout out to that looser, derelict Edson! How is your grow going Edson? Was and is it legal? Hey Edson, are you and Tryon best buddies? Are you two going to start a commune? Be sure to invite Callaway. That would be an act of kindness.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-02-21 19:13:06   By: Anonymous
 
Al, this is one of the dumbest letters you have every written, and that's saying a lot.

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