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    Re: Calif. voters to decide whether to legalize pot

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    Re: Calif. voters to decide whether to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    … I was talking specifically about the right-wingers...
    i.e., the conservatives
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    Re: Calif. voters to decide whether to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    It is now official. Legalization of marijuana is now on the ballot in California....

    1) And what better way to fight the War on Drugs than to deprive the cartels of a huge chunk of their revenues.

    2) Freeing up law enforcement resources to fight real crime? Yup.

    3) But most importantly, recognizing that the only time it becomes the government's business to meddle in someone's private life is if that someone violates the rights of someone else.

    California is frequently an experiment for the rest of the nation. Witness the property tax rebellion which began there, and soon spread to the other states. It's the same here. If California passes this law, and legal weed is dealt with responsibly by both citizens and authorities, it may be the beginning of the end of the Marijuana Tax Act, and government interference in the business of the states on the issue of drugs.

    Sure, a lot of Liberals are outspoken about smoking weed, but guess what? Legalization of it is a truly Conservative idea, from the standpoint of smaller government and more personal freedom, not to mention the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    I might also mention that more than a few Conservatives have a toke too, now and then. It is high time they came out of the closet on this issue, and started acting like Conservatives, for a change.

    Article is here.

    If this passes I wonder how much of the percentage of prescriptions for so called medical marijuana will drop?
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    Re: Calif. voters to decide whether to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If this passes I wonder how much of the percentage of prescriptions for so called medical marijuana will drop?
    A bunch, LOL.

    Maybe getting high will take their minds off their states' bankruptcy, their 40 percent drop in home value, and their 12.4 percent unemployment rate.

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    Re: Calif. voters to decide whether to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Here's what I find most interesting:



    Uh...how fat is this reporter rolling his joints if an ounce only equals "several"?

    For reference:



    That's an ounce. It's about 60 joints (according to the internets).
    If you roll mini J's.

    Rule of thumb is about 1G/1J with a little left over (.1 maybe). So lets be safe and say about 30 J's per Z.
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    Re: Calif. voters to decide whether to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    As I recall the Feds have not looked kindly on other States that did this and Alaska for example changed their laws because the Feds threaten pulling all funding.
    There is a difference between the states of Alaska and California. Alaska has like no people so no revenue comes from its citizens and it is geographically seperated from the rest of the nation. California on the other hand if it were its own nation would be the third richest country in the world or least in the top 8. And there are over 30million people in California. The Federal government gives crap to California, I think California should say if you take what little we get from the Feds you will get little from Californians and the rest of the nation gets lots of revenue from Californians. The revenue the people of California give to the rest of the nation is like enough to support all Southern states of the US except for Florida

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    Re: Calif. voters to decide whether to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Lib View Post
    It would help, but honestly, people can make their own alcohol but usually go for much easier methods. I think if passed there will plenty of regulation, if nothing else just so taxes can be collected to the fullest extent.
    Take it from someone that knows.......... Pot grows like a weed.
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    Re: Calif. voters to decide whether to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    The revenue the people of California give to the rest of the nation is like enough to support all Southern states of the US except for Florida
    What money do they give to other states?

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    Re: Calif. voters to decide whether to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    What money do they give to other states?
    The money Californians pay in income taxes and corporate taxes. That is a lot of money they give to other states.

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    Re: Calif. voters to decide whether to legalize pot

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    The money Californians pay in income taxes and corporate taxes. That is a lot of money they give to other states.
    Don't worry, they're not getting it. China and Japan are.

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