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    Re: Colorado, Washington Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I hope they have better luck than California. We passed medical marijuana years ago, but that didn't stop the feds from swooping in, closing down legitimately licensed medical MJ stores, confiscating the stock and fining the owners out of existance.
    Not gonna happen in Colorado. Coloradans won't take it.
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    Should happen nation wide, but it won't. The federal government is deeply invested in WOD, it's big money for them. The only way I see to make this work is to have enough states do it all at once and spread the DEA forces so thin it becomes a financial burden to pursue it. Take heart, the current administration will almost certainly tank the monetary system and will lack the resources to impose it's will on the states.

    Considering the "Santa Claus" effect the democrats used in this last election the Republicans could sweep the next one if they base their platform on legal pot and free Cheetos for everyone. The crunchy ones. Because that is the level our electorate has fallen to.

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    Re: Colorado, Washington Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    If a Supreme Court can legalize abortion, it sure as hell is capable of legalizing drugs for recreational use. It's not IF they do this, but WHEN. Same with gay marriage, human sacrifices, or any other perverted activity.
    Sweet!

    When can we expect to be able to do human sacrifices in the open again?
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    Re: Colorado, Washington Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Sweet!

    When can we expect to be able to do human sacrifices in the open again?
    The Old Ones are insatiable.
    We already have human sacrifice. It's somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.2 million a year and is considered a sacrament by the left. What I'm waiting for is extension of the legal time frame out to about the 57th trimester. That would solve a lot of problems.

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    Re: Colorado, Washington Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Finally, hopefully more states follow suit.

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    Re: Colorado, Washington Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    My wife and I plan on going to Colorado next year to go smoke weed for the first time. It's insane that it's illegal but I've never wanted to risk my job just to try it out.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Colorado, Washington Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    Once the other states see how much money Colorado and Washington are going to make off this, they will want to follow suit. Like others before me have said, it's only a matter of time.
    I think that is a false statement for Colorado anyway. First Colorado was making money off the medical use law that existed. They are now going to lose a good portion of that revenue. Those businesses that started under the medical use laws, were licensed and well regulated for the sole purpose of tax collection. Under the new law, those businesses will be gone in a few years if it takes that long.

    First for the people that “really” use it for medical purposes it was an expense to them, now they can grow their own, and many will. To those that used the system of medical use to their advantage, they will in a huge majority begin to grow their own. The other part of the equation for those that own businesses for sale to those needing it for medical use. Now the price drops, and drops drastically, because there will be a lot of people that will feel they can supplement their incomes by selling a little here and there, people that think that won’t happen … are just kidding themselves. In Colorado pot is now going to be easily available to anyone that wants it, and the vast majority of these sales is going to be cash sales.

    I predict that Colorado is going to “lose “ revenue from this new law, not gain it.

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    Re: Colorado, Washington Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Now the price drops, and drops drastically, because there will be a lot of people that will feel they can supplement their incomes by selling a little here and there, people that think that won’t happen … are just kidding themselves. In Colorado pot is now going to be easily available to anyone that wants it, and the vast majority of these sales is going to be cash sales.
    I predict that Colorado is going to “lose “ revenue from this new law, not gain it.
    Why will it be any different than other produce?
    I know a lot of people who grow their own tomatoes and basil. But most people don't. A few local farmers bust their asses and make a living growing them. But for the most part, you can't really make any money by growing and selling tomatoes or fresh herbs w/o investing a sizable chunk of change and an even larger chunk of effort.
    Why will pot be different than various other produce?
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    Re: Colorado, Washington Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Why will it be any different than other produce?
    I know a lot of people who grow their own tomatoes and basil. But most people don't. A few local farmers bust their asses and make a living growing them. But for the most part, you can't really make any money by growing and selling tomatoes or fresh herbs w/o investing a sizable chunk of change and an even larger chunk of effort.
    Why will pot be different than various other produce?
    First because of price, Im not sure what a ounce goes for where you are but it starts at about 200 an ounce . A single plant can yield between 5 and 10 oz making the return in savings or sales of $1,400 per plant
    The comparisons you give, should even be funny to you. What farmer do you know that gets that sort of return per plant ?? The cost to start growing is a bag or two of miracle grow potting soil, and a couple of large pots. Hardly the cost of setting up a garden or a farm ..

    Im not saying that big time farming is going to start up but I am saying is that nearly every smoker is going to grow his own, why .. Because its a simple thing to do, and the savings vrs buying it amounts to a good deal of money. Now if you happen to be able to sell a few bags to your buddies .. Well that just offsets your growing costs.

    If you are one of the cancer patients, you spend a ton of money on your doctor and care bills as it is, if you can grow you own, that is a reduced expense . But doesnt mean you still arent paying for all the other treatments. So that savings will probably be helpful to you.

    In any case .. Im standing by what I said .. Colorado is going to end up losing revenue by passing this law, and many (not all) of these businesses that grow and sell medical M is going to shut down.

    Where they screwed up with this law, is in allowing anyone to grow it, if they just had passed recreational usage, then they would have seen an increase of revenue, but they didn't do that.
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    Re: Colorado, Washington Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    It seems strange nobody is considering why that happened in California, of all places.

    The Mexicans are NOT going to allow Obama to take away this source of income from their country.
    What? What did Pres Obama have to do with this? How are the Mexicans going to tell him to do anything? Do they have a nuke we don't know about? Nude pics of he and Hillary together? Or was this some Hannity drivel?
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