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    High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

    The high times in Colorado are coming with high costs for cannabis consumers.Hemp hunters who waited for hours early Wednesday to be among the first to legally purchase marijuana from state retailers found sticker shock at cash registers.
    “I think people were a little bit surprised at the price,” said Rachel Gillette, executive director of the Colorado chapter of NORML, a national nonprofit seeking to make marijuana use legal nationwide. “We are concerned about that.”

    On the first day of legal weed sales, Gillette said she found retailers selling top-shelf marijuana to recreational users at prices close to $400 per ounce, not including taxes.

    For comparison, medical marijuana users, who’ve been able to buy weed from Colorado dispensaries since 2010, are currently paying around $250 an ounce plus taxes, she said.

    High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado - U.S. News


    Good Lord! That's expensive....It's true, people will waste their money if given half a chance....I wonder how many of these people have paid their premium for their O-care? heh, heh....
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    Re: High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Good Lord! That's expensive....It's true, people will waste their money if given half a chance....I wonder how many of these people have paid their premium for their O-care? heh, heh....[/FONT][/COLOR]
    Sounds like a case of supply and demand here.

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    Re: High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Sounds like a case of supply and demand here.
    Yeah, but my goodness...I remember buying an ounce for around $100. maybe I am dating myself....
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    Re: High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, but my goodness...I remember buying an ounce for around $100. maybe I am dating myself....
    This stuff they have today is hydroponically grown, cross pollinated hybrid stuff. Gourmet ****.
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    Re: High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    This stuff they have today is hydroponically grown, cross pollinated hybrid stuff. Gourmet ****.
    Damn, I can't wait to retire.
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    Re: High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Damn, I can't wait to retire.
    It may not be that easy. Just because it's legal and you might have a day off (or two or three or infinity) doesn't mean your brain will like it any longer. I learned that lesson the hard way myself.

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    Re: High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Good Lord! That's expensive....It's true, people will waste their money if given half a chance....I wonder how many of these people have paid their premium for their O-care? heh, heh....[/FONT][/COLOR]
    it is amazing how many over the years could not afford healthcare but could afford pot, iphones, new cars, liquor, and cigarettes. Liberals are advocates for irresponsible people and it is tearing the country down.

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    Re: High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

    the weed shops that are opening have prices high as crap. The places where most of us get it from, prices are dropping.
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    Re: High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    it is amazing how many over the years could not afford healthcare but could afford pot, iphones, new cars, liquor, and cigarettes. Liberals are advocates for irresponsible people and it is tearing the country down.
    Just for your information the first person allowed to buy some was an Iraq vet and the rest of the day was doctors and lawyers type according to the news reports. Perhaps you might consider developing opinions off of facts rather than throwing around really stupid generalizations you simply made up.
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    Re: High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

    They're going to tax it 50-75% here in WA.

    To me, that is just BS and will not resolve some of the black market issues, continuing to add to law enforcement, court, and prison costs. Buyers will get it coming AND going: paying higher taxes for their weed and continuing to pay for pot-related crime....which this was supposed to help dissipate.

    Note: I 100% supporting national legalization but do not use pot.
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