Thursday, June 15, 2017

If pot becomes legal in Sierra Madre this guy could emerge as downtown's most successful merchant

Future Chamber of Commerce President?
Mod: The thin line between crime and what we might want to consider legal and normal commercial activity can be a very tenuous one at times. Such could be the case with this unfortunate fellow as detailed in the latest on-line edition of the Pasadena Independent.

Sierra Madre Cops Nab Pot Dealer With 600 Plants (Pasadena Independent link): Dealer in possession of estimated street value of $100,000 of marijuana arrested. Recently, the Sierra Madre Police Department received an anonymous tip that a subject was loading “multiple boxes of marijuana into a truck and trailer from a home located in Sierra Madre.”

Officers responded to the area and located the described vehicle. Sierra Madre Police officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for a vehicle code violation and contacted the driver, Jason Walker, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Walker was driving on a suspended driver’s license and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A search incident to Walker’s arrest revealed he was in possession of over 600 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, approximately 125 pounds of mature marijuana bud and a large amount of U.S. currency. The recovered marijuana plants and bud have a street value of over $100,000.

Walker declined to provide a statement of how he came into possession of the items and was booked at the Pasadena Police Department Jail.

Mod: Photos such as the following are being used to help highlight this arrest, and some can be found on the SMPD's vibrant and new Facebook page (link).








Mod: By coincidence I am sure, this week the Planning Commission will be considering the possibility of legal marijuana becoming commercially available (or not) in Sierra Madre's downtown business zone. In California marijuana recently became legal via a statewide vote of the people, though local jurisdictions can still have their say in this matter. Here is a brief description from the Agenda Report for this item (link). Please note that the actual Staff Report is not available on-line at this time. Something that is both annoying and possibly south of what is legally required under state law in regards to the noticing of such meetings.


Mod: Remember, and as one informed reader noted yesterday, "the person arrested is a potential downtown entrepreneur who could be paying taxes to this city rather than sitting in the pokey." As always we will be keeping an eye on this thin line for you. 

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61 comments:

  1. Whoa; back in the day, I would have had the purchase power of buying a few yachts. Hadn't realized that the prices have gone up that much!

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    1. Depends on what strain you are selling. Some of the more potent hybrids still fetch a high price.

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    2. Yes, it's all become a big business and the plants have been turned into hybrid things with only the goal of getting people truly wasted.

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  2. What a waste of Dixie cups!

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    1. They're red solo cups. Here, let Toby Keith 'splain it at you.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKZqGJONH68

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    2. Thanks, country. Now I can't get that damn song out of my head.

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  3. Didn't Sierra Madre just hire someone who has an extensive background in using medical or recreational M. funds and managing it's tax revenues? Then it looks like Sierra Madre has taken the first step to financial freedom.

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    1. You mean our new City Manager? Yes. Managing a marijuana tax base is definitely one of the key tools of his skill set.

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  4. I think allowing 1 or 2 Medical marijuana shops,(in a designated area) in Sierra Madre,not recreational sales shops,only Medical would be a good thing for the city

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  5. Sierra Madre has a long history of not just being a medical sanctuary, but also a place where new and innovative therapies are allowed to prosper and grow. I say yes to medical marijuana, no to recreational.

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    1. Not sure Jeffy Sessions would be very happy about this.

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    2. 7:09, that would be impossible to implement.

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    3. Jeff Sessions’ Coming War on Legal Marijuana
      http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/jeff-sessions-coming-war-on-legal-marijuana-214501

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    4. 7:37 It is possible and being done all over the state already. Why do you feel it would be impossible to implement? We do it with Liquor stores,and nightclubs already.

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    5. J Bo' ain't gunna implement nuthing he's on his way out.......

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    6. He is a Tray Tor.

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    7. 7:55, impossible t make it for medicinal purposes only...it will be primarily recreational, secondarily medicinal. Better not to think of it in unrealistic terms.

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    8. The world's sixth largest economy laughs at the blabbermouth pipsqueak from the backwoods of Alabama.

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    9. True 8:16 possibly according to what you consider medically necessary,but to enter a Medical Marijuana shop and make a purchase you need a license and a "Dr" prescription this keeps away unwanted crowds with a Medical Dispensary only policy.
      I use it for anxiety,you may not think that's medically necessary but my Dr. and the state and I do.

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    10. Missing the point, 10:59.
      Of course you need weed, and there are others who do, too, for lots of reasons - like the one to help people through Chemotherapy is a pretty good use.
      But the great majority of the business is going to go to getting high for no reason other than to get high.

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    11. Actually my point is no matter if you or anyone else correctly thinks "the great majority of the business is going to go to getting high for no reason other than to get high." getting high is a medically legitimate reason to purchase and use Marijuana for me getting high relieves anxiety I w ill live without it but I enjoy it.
      Much better for crowd control and policing to require a Medical License rather than all out party time atmosphere(recreational) in Sierra Madre. I'm for total legalization with no restrictions (recreational) but it will never be approved in S.M. Tightly regulated sale may possibly be approved and we need the revenue.
      Sorry if I'm rambling I'm stoned.

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    12. People who want to get high are going to continue to do what they have always done, buy their stuff on the street from organized crime. Better to let legitimate business people make a living while the city collects taxes.

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    13. My roommate buys it from a Medical shop across from Top's on Colorado Bl. (3 shops) and "gifts" it to me for a reasonable price.

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    14. The "Dispensaries" are also buying it from organised crime. My connection has been growing and selling from organized crime in Santa Rosa Ca. for 40 years. He now sells to pot shops,as well as his regular customers.
      Are the folk here aware that all Marijuana sales in California wholesale and retail are always cash only without exception! It's against Federal Law for banks or any company to process a monetary transaction involving Marijuana!! It's a Gold rush no paper trail because of Federal Law

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    15. Pot needs to be regulated like liquor. There are no booze running Al Capones around today.

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  6. Legalize it, don't criticize it. Legalize it, yeah, yeah... And I will advertise it.

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  7. I use to think that Medical Mary Jane was stupid, then, an older member of the family got Parkinson Disease and the DR. tried Medical marijuana and it slowed her shakes way down. When you see an 86 year old being helped by the stuff it changed my thoughts on everything I'd heard. She could hardly sit in the chair because of the shakes but after the spray she was almost normal.

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  8. Next year it is going to be legal in the stat of CA. as in other states who legalize it against the Federal Governments laws against it. I think the alcohol in close relationship with the government don't want it legalized. What do you think?

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  9. You mean the Alcohol Industry?

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  10. Same with my uncle who had Cancer,MJ helped him die peacefully and with dignity in the 1980s. I purchased the MJ back then in Sierra Madre and have been for 50 years.

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  11. I think Billy Jr. is not happy and will lobby city hall strongly.Unless he is granted a licence to have a shop next to his Liquor dispensary and Wine tasting club. Would probably be be a good move for the city to involve him.

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    1. Time to open Billy's Hookah Hall.

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  12. CBD/THC...Medical researchers in Israel are finding that by growing pot without thc, but focusing on the medicinal quality of cbd; the medical world is closer to making great changes in the field of health.

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  13. 8:20 am.? Love the Blind Alabama Boys, what do you have against music?

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  14. I bet if Congress passed around some pot brownies, the American public would finally witness a working Congress wanting to fix the HealthCare system.

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  15. Pot jokes are always funnier to potheads

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    1. It is a lifestyle.

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    2. Daves' not here Brahahahah.......

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  16. So this guy is driving around with close to $100,000 in merchandise in his trailer while on a suspended license and outstanding warrent; me thinks he was into sampling the goods!

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    1. He lost his grow house,rumor on the street he he was into Meth and not paying his bills.,very bad businessman.

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    2. SM coppers always find run the plates then find a reason for the traffic stop

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    3. Actually we have automatic licence plate readers on all units every time you drive past one your plate is instantly "run" should be illegal SMPD doesn't like to talk about it.

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    4. You are under constant surveillance.......

      http://www.cityofsierramadre.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_212309/File/PDFs/Automated_License_Plate_Readers__ALPRs_.pdf

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  17. He might have been looking for a shop to rent.

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  18. Wow. A radical left-wingnut guns down members of Congress and the best the Tattler can come up with is some fluff about marijuana!? SMPD got lucky with an anonymous phone call. That pried them away from writing tickets in Arcadia, way down on Santa Anita a mile or more outside SM city limits. Surprising they were able to get that truck stopped before it made it to Monrovia.

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    1. Do we know who sold him the guns yet? I hear Virginia let's any crazed fool buy the damn things.

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    2. Political Radical unlikely but definitely deranged

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    3. What is deranged is this madman was allowed to buy guns with absolutely no background check. War on terror what?

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  19. If Mod does local stuff complaints, if he does National news complaints,CNN,MSNBC,and all the networks are covering the Federal Government failure to control fire arms. I wanna talk pot.

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    1. The brutal irony here is that the GOP's opposition to gun control helped fuel this tragedy.

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    2. Terrorists can get guns in America anytime they want. We are defenseless.

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    3. What would you defend yourself with? You plan on throwing unicorn poop at them.

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    4. Yep. As fast as you can make it.

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    5. I do feel magical today.

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    6. You're a regular sparkle cannon.

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  20. People are easily swayed by those with loud voices.

    Ted Nugent publicly referred to our former president as “a piece of sh*t” and “sub-human mongrel” and urged him to “suck on my machine gun.” He then went on to encourage Clinton to “ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b*tch.” As for Sanders, Nugent said that the Democratic presidential candidate could “eat sh*t and die.” Trump's talk just as repulsive.

    Too much crazy out there. Yet the masses endure as best they can... untill they can't.

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  21. Six plants only dude! Not for commercial use, cultivation for personal use only in all zones.
    Amendment Chapter 17.10/Sierra Madre Muicipal Code.

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    1. Are they drought tolerant?

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  22. The taxes from marijuana sales could save the Library.

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