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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    "Gateway drug".....practically every meth addict has eaten carrots. That must mean carrots are a gateway vegetable.
    I guess Peta better start up some veggie houses inside of dope houses.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

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    Certain addictions can affect society. This is reason enough to regulate certain substances. Please read about late 19th century China and its opium addiction if you need a case study in the consequences of epidemic addiction.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    The money saved from court costs, police time, and so on would be enormous if marijuana was legal. I do not know what the street cost of pot is, but $50 per ounce seems steep. People may buy from dealers still, rather than buy it from the smoke shop at that price. But it should be legal.
    It costs about $200 an ounce around here (no, I don't smoke). So a $50 tax would be steep, but not so steep that people would still buy it illegally. Especially if you assume that the price would drastically decline once the legal risk is eliminated.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It costs about $200 an ounce around here (no, I don't smoke). So a $50 tax would be steep, but not so steep that people would still buy it illegally. Especially if you assume that the price would drastically decline once the legal risk is eliminated.
    Right now in a top notch medical dispensary in southern California, the best of the best goes for about $500/oz, $145/qtr $75/eth $25/g. The reason prices are kept so high id due to the bottle neck there is upon receiving medical recommendations (which i assure you are not hard to find).

    And when i say "best" i mean American pot is much better than Dutch or BC strains.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No societly can remain partially free. Eventually the guillotine slips the rest of the way down.
    this is an indefensible assertion and thus requires no refutation. It is nothing but a pithy saying... it proves nothing.

    Putting chains on people to protect the weak from themselves is not how strong societies are forged.
    another pithy saying. Please, say something that you can support rather than balthering specious, superficial falsehoods.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    this is an indefensible assertion and thus requires no refutation. It is nothing but a pithy saying... it proves nothing.

    another pithy saying. Please, say something that you can support rather than balthering specious, feel good, falsehoods.
    Do you really need proof? Can you not just open your eyes and see what is going on?
    There is a popular Chinese maxim: "The hat is good, the shoes are good. However, if you put the hat on your feet, and the shoes on your head, then both become useless."

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinDeeMan View Post
    Do you really need proof? Can you not just open your eyes and see what is going on?
    I don't know you well enough to determine whether that's sarcasm or your honest opinion. I hope its the former.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    "Gateway drug".....practically every meth addict has eaten carrots. That must mean carrots are a gateway vegetable.
    Carrots eventually lead to celery and that leads to broccoli and then before you know it you are a strung out vegetarian.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    I don't know you well enough to determine whether that's sarcasm or your honest opinion. I hope its the former.
    My honest opinion, Do you need proof to see what is going on??

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Carrots eventually lead to celery and that leads to broccoli and then before you know it you are a strung out vegetarian.
    There is a popular Chinese maxim: "The hat is good, the shoes are good. However, if you put the hat on your feet, and the shoes on your head, then both become useless."

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It costs about $200 an ounce around here (no, I don't smoke). So a $50 tax would be steep, but not so steep that people would still buy it illegally. Especially if you assume that the price would drastically decline once the legal risk is eliminated.
    I'm pretty sure that prices would drop considerably once use was made legal. It's so expensive right now to cover the risk.

    And sure you don't smoke.

    Either way, this state's government is retarded. Revenue has increased beyond inflation and population increases. This is a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
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