Quincy Police Attack Cannabis Community, Arrest and Disrupt Popular Boston Delivery Service

Quincy Police Attack Cannabis Community, Arrest and Disrupt Popular Boston Delivery Service

Quincy Police, Unfriendly to Cannabis Consumers and Their Friends.

Police executed a search warrant on Thursday and arrested Ray Crowell, 33, for operating an illegal marijuana delivery service.

Crowell was charged with Distribution Class D (marijuana), Distribution Class C (THC oil), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C (THC oil), Manufacturing Class C (THC oil), and Cultivating Class D (marijuana).

Crowell, who operated under the name “Boston’s Best Buds,” posted a message reassuring his customers on the website AllBud.com.

“Spent all day in jail. Inventory temporarily seized. Things should be back to normal within the week. Will have updates tomorrow., Thank you :)”

Quincy Man Accused Of Running $10,000 A Week Marijuana Delivery Service

Quincy Police Attack Cannabis Community, Arrest and Disrupt Popular Boston Delivery Service

 

BostonCannabis.Info

 

Quincy Police, Unfriendly to Cannabis Consumers and Their Friends.

Op-Ed

If you are smart, you should disregard much of what is reported by police departments that adopt a prohibitionist stance on cannabis/marijuana. They have been shown to not only radically inflate estimates of value on cannabis products, but to be flat out dishonest when it serves them. They simply can not be trusted on issues related to Cannabis.

This is unfortunate, but police departments throughout Massachusetts have been working closely with the media to popularize and push their revitalized cannabis/marijuana prohibition campaigns. Stories of people who go to the emergency room after ingesting too many infused edibles are hyped up and touted on corporate local news as the next public health scare, and the horrors of driving after smoking a joint are ridiculously now distorted by police departments to make high drivers sound like the latest traffic scourge. Cannabis distribution is equated with Heroin or illegal drug distribution. Its dishonest. Its immoral. Its also the type of behavior we have come to expect from our leaders in law enforcement, their friends in government, and the corporate mass media.

These propaganda campaigns are old and tired and can easily be seen as an extension of Anslinger’s and then Nixon’s racist, ignorant, and immoral policies of greed.

 

The Quincy Police Department is making a loud statement that they are against the “devil weed” cannabis, and all of its consumers. The constant focus by law enforcement on trying to re-criminalize the Cannabis Community in Massachusetts is misled and malicious. It should be seen as an attack on the voters of the commonwealth, in a continued nasty turn towards prejudice and ignorance that is sweeping the nation.

The Quincy Police must explain why they have taken this bold and unprecedented decision to continue to attack the voters of Massachusetts, AFTER they have clearly said they no longer want law enforcement to behave this way. Why is there constant pressure from law enforcement to seek every avenue to create fear in our community? Why, after a very clear vote for legalization are Massachusetts law enforcement departments using taxpayer money to negate the will of the taxpayers? These are not the actions of agencies that are looking to build trust and respect but, just as our now President Trump often displays, these actions are designed to sow fear and unease. They do nothing to make anyone safer.

Quincy police seem to be woefully behind in their understanding of the new law, or willfully ignorant. This is not a surprise after what we see nationally though. The continued disrespect and hostility from local police departments and law enforcement, will ensure that the new legal market for cannabis in Massachusetts is only operated by the rich and connected who pay the police their due. They will still be able to criminalize people of color or anyone else that they don’t approve of, regardless of the will of the voters. This is the old system trying to maintain its grip on the market.

What will anyone do about this type of injustice? Once again it is those that are tasked with protecting us that are abusing and oppressing us here so the solution is up to us.

When law enforcement refuses to serve the people they are no longer law enforcement.. They are an  opposing force. That is what Donald Trump seems to be doing. And that’s what our local and state law enforcement does in respect to their treatment of our cannabis community. We know who has had the greatest benefit from the continued prohibition of cannabis. It has always been law enforcement, from the beginning, that has benefited the most from our unjust and immoral drug war and mass incarceration system. With education, our police department leaders would know this, but they have been so busy criminalizing us, they have not paused to consider the morals of their actions.

There is a lot of money in taking peoples rights away. All citizens that find themselves with a police department that is anxious to arrest cannabis consumers, advocates, and leaders, must reconsider applying the moniker “finest” to the the name of their city or state to represent their police department.

“Quincy’s Finest”, does not ring true when you know that they are acting in unison with those that would sow lies and fear.

 

 

 

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Prohibitionist Massachusetts Politicians Disrespectful Towards Will of Commonwealth Voters!

OK. Time to respond to the attacks from the ignorant and misled.

Senator Jason M Lewis 5th Middlesex and Rep Hannah Kane 11th Worcester.

Kane is a Republican, and Lewis is a new type of Massachusetts Democrat from Winchester.

These two Massachusetts politicians are working hard to subvert the will of the voters. They boldly claim to know better!

There has been twenty years passed since California first approved Medicinal Cannabis. Massachusetts politicians have had ample time to plan for a legal distribution model that works, and work with citizens to do so, but our politicians have been practicing extreme cowardice and ignorance. That’s fine, because the voters will just have to change the law themselves.. and we did. but oh wait, Now these ignorant Massachusetts politicians have decided that they want to get involved! Smell some cash? Time to inject some ignorance and oppression into the new paradigm, right?
Acting concerned now is just slow, ineffective, inefficient and transparent in its discriminatory effect. Lewis and Kane seem to believe that the voters of the Commonwealth are not capable of voting and developing a policy for themselves. They seem to think that the voters got it wrong in a bunch of ways and they are going to fix it! Like toddlers helping Mommy clean up by making a bigger mess! Modern prohibitionists are like Gay Bashers, from a different more ignorant time, with a skewed sense of morality, and hostile tendencies. Lets hope they get some help, or have short careers.

We will be contacting the offices both of these politicians offices, as we all should, and help get them up to speed.

Rep Hannah Kane 11th Worcester 617-722-2430
https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/HEK1
Hannah.Kane@mahouse.gov

Sen Jason M Lewis Fifth Middlesex 617-722-1206
https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/jml0/Biography
Jason.Lewis@masenate.gov

Any local politician that works to undermine the will of voters should be called out forcefully!
Ask them why they are trying to re-criminalize cannabis? And how much are they being paid to do so? We know that the biggest lobbyists against cannabis are Law Enforcement, Prisons, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Big Pharma, which ones are these politicians in bed with? Or are they are just moved by the foolishness of the voters to act?

 

Chief.

Just small tweaks? Lawmakers to revisit the Massachusetts marijuana law

Legislative leaders have made clear they are not finished with making changes to the voter-approved Massachusetts marijuana legalization initiative.

Source: Just small tweaks? Lawmakers to revisit the Massachusetts marijuana law

 

The people have spoken. These are the Death Throes of the prohibition culture…

Wahlburg’s Premature Boston Marathon Bombing Pic “Patriots Day” is Unfortunately a Whitewash

O’ Hollywood!

 

“Patriots Day” white-washed

 

White-Washed Patriots Day

Wahlburg’s Premature Boston Marathon Bombing Pic “Patriots Day” is Unfortunately a Whitewash.

Review – Patriots Day

Mark Wahlburg and Peter Berg

Well… Its happened folks. You wouldn’t think that we live in a world where traumatic terrorist actions are quickly monetized by a Hollywood elite desperately lacking n creativity, ready to cash in big on tragedy, but we do.

Patriots Day is a white-wash!

We can expect movies that are put out in a rush to not thoroughly lay out all the historic story points. But we should not expect those movies to be so disrespectful to so many of the unfortunate participants of such traumatic terrorist events, that they express disgust. That is what has happened here.

Learn about Officer Dennis “DJ” Simmons here.

Tragedy.

Read the review and judge for yourself.

Review – Patriots Day

Hey Hollywood! We understand the need to make money is strong… but before you harvest our trauma for your pockets, please be sure to respect all of those involved. This is most true when we are talking about a brave law enforcement officer being recognized for his sacrifice.

DJ Simmons and his family sacrificed. But you wouldn’t know that from watching this movie.

BPD wants to hold up this film as a primo example of patriotism and an example and document of their heroism, but…

They left out the black cop that lost his life after his courageous and responsive actions that night to protect us all.

Wow!

Shame.

To: The Boston City Council Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development Hearing on Marijuana/Cannabis Market Equity

 

To: The Boston City Council Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development Hearing on Marijuana/Cannabis Market Equity

The following letter was submitted to the Boston City Council regarding cannabis licensing.

 

To: The Boston City Council Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development

Hearing on Marijuana/Cannabis Market Equity

The goal of the Massachusetts Tax and Regulate Marijuana Act has always been to create a healthy and dynamic legal market for cannabis. This is necessary to stop minors from continued access to marijuana/cannabis. Our previous prohibitionist and interventionist solutions for local cannabis distribution have been complete failures particularly in their inability to keep cannabis from minors, and encourage equal market access. We have adopted this new law to make sure that just like alcohol and tobacco, cannabis remains a product strictly for adults. (18+)

This city council has already adopted measures to undermine the Tax and Regulate Marijuana Act, through the inclusion of a text amendment to Boston’s zoning code, which will arrest and greatly diminish the growth of the legal cannabis industry in Boston. The 2500 ft. buffer was prematurely applied to this fledgling industry, and added on to the already extremely restrictive 1000 ft. buffer that is already imposed on local cannabis businesses, to stay away from schools, nurseries, parks, playgrounds, churches, and numerous other entities. Were the possible effects of such a dramatically market-altering regulatory change, and its resulting effect on consumers and the industry considered at all?

It is clear, that this council is trying to slow and retard the growth of the legal cannabis industry in Boston. This directly conflicts with the newly approved law to Tax and Regulate Marijuana, which is designed to encourage the growth of the legal market. This need, of growing a healthy open market, is necessary to deny minors access, and discourage the effects of white supremacy on new market participants. The Boston City Council’s adoption of the 2500 ft buffer rule to the zoning code will increase the availability of marijuana products to minors by severely weakening and delaying the creation of a holistic legal cannabis market for adults.

This should have been very clear to anyone that read the Tax and Regulate Marijuana Act.

What also would have been clear is that there is an appointed body that is already tasked with studying, reviewing, and making these types of suggestions and amendments to cannabis related regulations and regulatory bodies. The Cannabis Commission and its 15-member advisory board will be the qualified and knowledgeable group, empowered by law, and capable of making effective regulations that won’t undermine the law and all participants. The Boston City Council’s premature motivations to limit legal adult access to cannabis in Boston encourages criminality and under-age marijuana use, which is exactly what the new law is trying to combat.

Negative attitudes about cannabis, often misinformed due to decades of immoral government propaganda, cannot be allowed to once again, set up a hostile system of ignorance and discrimination, to regulate cannabis locally. We should all be able to agree that alcohol is much more dangerous than cannabis to residents in public and private spaces. How, or why then, does this council continually try to increase the number and availability of liquor licenses in Boston? While at the same time trying to drastically limit cannabis licenses in Boston?

Obviously, a bias against cannabis and its consumers.

This bias is multifaceted but largely based in the immorality of historic American cannabis prohibition, birthed and maintained from an American cultural history of white supremacy, and simple ignorance.

I addressed this body previously about the fact that many of our constitutional rights have been routinely violated due to this racism and ignorance, as cannabis is an original Christian/religious sacrament, used from the beginning of recorded history to reveal knowledge and life’s mysteries, commune with God, and the Divine Spark within us all.

We citizens have been denied our right to practice religion, without the constant fear of abuse and molestation due to this same ignorance and racism. When we express this fact, we are often treated with more disrespect and hostility. So, we have come to accept, that we consumers alone must educate our communities about cannabis.

Long before ANY prescription drugs were to be found in ANY medicine cabinet, cannabis had already been used for thousands of years in both religious and medical context. And yes, cannabis was a staple of American medicine cabinets until racism and ignorance allowed for its prohibition (Marihuana Tax Act of 1937). Unfortunately, members of this council have been recorded publicly speaking dismissively about cannabis as a medicine, and therefore denying its long-accepted history of medical use. This indicates a fundamental misunderstanding of cannabis and its related use through all recorded history.

 

When we hear, our elected officials speak, and they are misinformed on an issue it negatively effects our confidence in, and the credibility of, said politician on that issue.

Cannabis and its increased use was largely responsible for the peace and love sentiments of the 60s generation, and the resulting increase of human rights awareness of that era. What is it about peace, love, and getting along, that makes some people so reactionary?

 

US Government studies confirm that cannabis use promotes the feelings of peace and love, and encourages social harmony and understanding. We know that some politicians would rather have a less informed, vulnerable, divided, and less educated populace, to get more votes and mislead people towards their harmful policies of greed and deceit designed to serve the few over the many. Those that represent such views should be forced to concede that ignorant and or racist attitudes and ideas from either our current culture or our immoral prohibition era are harmful to the physical, economic, social, mental, and spiritual health of our large and dynamic multicultural community.
I humbly request…

on behalf of so many medical, spiritual, and otherwise oriented legal cannabis consumers, and the numerous organizations and entrepreneurial groups and individuals that wish to responsibly participate in the new cannabis market, to provide much needed services and products to adults in this city… please respect the will of voters and stop hurting our community.

Statements made by several councilors, relaying the concerns of a few local business owners or residents, saying that citizens need protection from this industry and it’s consumers, are not based in fact, but fear. Media and government lies have informed such persons and unfortunately, infected them with a dogma of oppression.

 

Alcohol! I say again, Alcohol is universally recognized as much more dangerous than cannabis, despite the conflicting and tired lies of Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump and many others. This is not opinion. The dangerousness of alcohol over cannabis is a fact! Yet, this council continues to support the exponentially more dangerous, and unsafe alcohol industry, over the, comparatively minuscule, relatively harmless, local Cannabis industry, at its infancy.

 

Alcohol is responsible for how many untold sexual assaults in this city?

How many miserable drunk driving deaths? How much domestic violence? How much is alcohol responsible for costly law enforcement services, and the cost to our tax base? our quality of life and safety? Where is the concern from this council regarding the staggering numbers of alcohol related crimes, assaults, and deaths on our roads, businesses, and homes? Why has this council not applied strict buffer rules to such establishments given the overwhelming evidence that such places are a serious public health concern. It’s not uncommon to see all types of these businesses located in close proximity of each other, here in Boston.
If this council continues to behave in such a hypocritical and irrationally hostile way towards this young legal industry, it will insure that the illicit market in Boston for cannabis, stays illicit, and minors will continue to have easy access to stronger and stronger cannabis products.

 

We residents and professionals refuse to participate in another morally corrupt system of oppression. The law was changed to fix these problems and the city of Boston has already seen fit to negate the will of the voters on this issue due to what appears to be simple ignorance and or bias regarding cannabis and its consumers.
Unacceptable.
It does not matter how many business owners and residents complain about the imagined and fantastic dangers of dry cleaning stores, nail shops, liquor stores, or Chinese food restaurants. City government would be under no obligation to entertain such personally biased concerns to the point of restrictions (especially unprecedented ones!) on said industries. Such concerns are individual biases and do not merit official attention, because these concerns are a result of subjective individual experience and are not based in facts. Personal biases are subject to racism and other extremely poor reasons to modify policy.

 

It is not enough for expressed personal concern and worry over the local cannabis industry, to be the only criteria needed for effecting policy, and imposing restrictions.

We must be fair, honest, and deal in facts, all the time respecting consumers and industry leaders. Hostile, kneejerk, or emotional reactions by misinformed politicians and residents based on the endless lies of immoral actors, the greedy and the dishonest, will continue to preserve the unhealthiest and least safe aspects of the emerging cannabis culture and market in Boston.

 

There is no evidence that this 2500 ft. or any other buffer is an effective measure for creating equality in the new industry. There is no evidence that this or any other buffer, will increase safety or the welfare of anyone. There is no evidence that this or any other buffer, is good for Boston’s cannabis industry or residents. There is no evidence that this or any other buffer, will be at all effective at doing anything but decreasing legal access and supporting crime, through the increased under-age use of marijuana.
I humbly request that this council reverse the discriminatory and unprecedented 2500ft buffer rule applied to cannabis establishments in Boston, and allow the Cannabis Commission to do its job. This was an attack on a new industry and directly conflicts with the will of the voters. The support to apply this buffer rule would have never existed after the creation of a legal local industry.

 

This council’s premature adoption of the text amendment to restrict all cannabis establishments that are not already prohibited due to the 1000 ft. buffer already in place, to roughly one half-mile apart and away from any other cannabis related establishment, before the community had a chance to weigh in, stinks of bias, and in appearance is no different than corruption, because it clearly favors anti-cannabis proponents, and the new legal cannabis community had no opportunity to be heard.

 

We want a clean industry and do not want to repeat the historic corruption and lasting economic pain of our alcohol licensing process.
Thank you.

Chief

of Mass Bay Cannabis and BostonCannabis.Info

 

Patient, Caregiver, Consultant, Religious Cannabis Consumer and Advocate

 

 

 

Premature Buffer zone for marijuana dispensaries backed by Boston City Council At-Large Michael Flaherty will only weaken legal market and encourage illegal and child use.

Flaherty said he introduced the buffer zone last year, after hearing from residents and local business owners who were nervous about the prospect of recreational marijuana use. (concerns fueled by racist and ignorant American history of false cannabis propaganda and lies)

Source: Buffer zone for marijuana dispensaries backed in Boston | Michael Flaherty for Boston City Council At-Large

This is exactly the type of stuff that we are here to tell you about and fight against! This is how it starts folks!

The new system that will be used to oppress, discriminate and create monopolies for the rich and connected few, starts with admittedly premature measures like Councilor Flaherty’s half-mile buffer for all cannabis/marijuana related businesses in Boston. This is the ignorance and lets be honest… racism, that creeps back into the system.

I wrote a lengthy letter and let the council know of their error. Check it out.

To: The Boston City Council Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development Hearing on Marijuana/Cannabis Market Equity

The weakening of the legal market is of course support for the illegal one. Which deals to kids. So…

Councilor Flaherty’s measure supports the use of cannabis by minors in the city of Boston, and supports criminal activities.

This is what unchecked racism and ignorance turns into folks! Concerned business owners and residents get irrationally nervous about what they imagine is so very dangerous, but in reality it is their cultural anxieties playing out in their little heads. We have suffered enough for the racist and ignorant concerns of their dominant culture.

Please stop.

Massachusetts Delays Opening of Marijuana Shops

Voters approved the sale of pot for recreational use, but they may now have to wait six months longer.

Source: Massachusetts Delays Opening of Marijuana Shops

We will have to wait and see what the real effect of this change will be. But we know it supports the increased use of cannabis by minors and the illegal market. We know it delays the and arrests the growth of a thriving retail market as well. Any delay of the legal Boston market is of course support for the illegal market and encourages youth use and access. Politicians should get on board before they make an even bigger mess. Voters of Massachusetts were very clear in their long battle for legality. Continued efforts by Governor Baker or anyone else are efforts that work against the safety and stability of our communities.

Chief.