Posts Tagged ‘Power’
Boulder Medical Marijuana Growers Required To Offset Energy Use With Wind, Solar Power
What’s Your Reaction? DENVER — Boulder has approved regulations for the medical marijuana industry with a twist in keeping with the sensibility of this liberal-leaning, Colorado university town.
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MPP spokesperson Bruce Mirken is questioned by the hosts of CNBC Power Lunch about the compelling rationale behind regulating and taxing marijuana like alcohol in California. Experts agree that such a plan could generate over a billion dollars in revenue for the state, as well as bolster the economy and relieve the fear of arrest from the otherwise law-abiding population of marijuana consumers. 07/16/2009
My life was going in the wrong direction. My girlfriend, the mother of my son, left me because of my gambling habit. I lost my job as a manager of a furniture store because I was irresponsible. I turned to alcohol and drugs, which just got me into more trouble – I spent two months in jail because of a
marijuana conviction. I had to beg my parents for help, and had to move into their basement while working odd jobs to support myself and my child.
It wasn’t always like this. My life was once full of potential. I graduated at the top of my class in high school, and finished college with a 3.85 GPA where I was a DJ for two radio shows. I found the love of my life there, and soon we had a son and moved in together.
I got a good paying job right away running a furniture warehouse. After a year, I was promoted and I felt like I could do nothing wrong. Suddenly, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Next thing I knew, I was 28 years old with a criminal record, living with my parents and paying child support. I needed something to help turn my life around, and I needed it quick.
My probation officer suggested that maybe I try religion. I was never very spiritual, but I figured this might be the time to introduce it into my life. So I downloaded a spiritual self help audio book online, and listened to it twice a day.
I needed a miracle, and the audio book provided me with one. I slowly began to emerge from the holes that I had dug myself into over the past few years. With my new faith, I was able to clear the negativity from my life and become a better person. It has motivated me to always strive for more in life, and although I still have a ways to go, my audio book has provided me with a clear spiritual path to follow!
For years, I envisioned myself playing professional league sports. Baseball, basketball, boxing, and football could have been my professional league participation. The skills and talents I utilized while playing those sports, caused me to believe, I could have been called, “America’s Greatest Athlete”.
Well, it is like this; at the age of 14, I began smoking marijuana. As days turned into weeks, and weeks into months, and months into years, I was still using drugs. I used drugs for more than a decade. I swore unto myself that I would never intake any other drug but marijuana. Marijuana felt good; it gave me a quick fix, and never did I think it would bring harm into my life. But the addiction from this drug caused me to experiment with one drug after another. Never in a million years did I believe I would ever be convinced in using cocaine, heroin, dippers, pre-mo, volumes, Tylenol 3’s & 4’s, codeine, syrup, hard liquor, beer, or any other chemical that works against my living and vision. After using all those drugs, do you think my brain system is normal? Wow, marijuana surely worked a clever trick on me. Actually, most of the problems my life faced were because of drugs being in my presence and in my body.
One day, while I was getting high, death literarily became my experience. My heart stopped beating for 11 minutes. Then, I went into a coma, and stayed in it for ten days. While being in the coma, my brain functions were being reconfigured. Doctors said, “If he ever comes out of the coma, his brain would live as a vegetable”. More than 15 years has now passed, and my body is still being rehabbed. Wow, what great power drugs have! After experiencing a horrible tragedy such as this, it left me with only these words to say, “I Did Not Know drugs would cause damage to my body, and destroy my athletic dreams both at the same time”. If you are on drugs today, I advise you to go and get Jesus cleansing. Jesus has helped, cleansed, and forgiven me time after time, and that’s why I am back on the right track. Jesus will either pull you out of the pit, or prevent you from jumping into one.
In 2008, 167 murders were recorded. In 2007, in St. Louis, Mo., there were 138 murders, 255 forcible rapes; 2,761 robberies; 4,500 aggravated assaults; 33,901 property crime; 7,289 burglaries; 20,330 larceny thefts; 6,282 vehicle thefts. Ninety percent of the crimes committed were by a bunch of drug users. If you continue using drugs, one of the above-mentioned crime acts just might be your experience. You just never know which crime you will find yourself experiencing. That’s scary! You people keep looking over my story. Do not wait until a crime hit home.