Thats fine .. and very well might improve the odds of it passing sooner then later, but to the best of my knowledge I have never seen a trooper have one in his possession for testing motorists yet .. have you ?=RadicalModerate;1059692227]New Device Claims ROadside Testing for Marijuana
There is new technology being developed to detect marijuana intoxication for police and state troopers.
THC is already fairly easily measured in laboratories. There is no reason why THC percentage should not be clearly labeled on commercially sold marijuana, just like ABV is printed on all alcohol containers.
Do you honestly believe that the government when passing a bill to legalize pot ... isn't going to go after every dollar it can get in taxes from it ? Shoot where I live you have to pay for the right to grow tobacco, I personally know farmers that sell their Allotment to other growers rather then messing with it.Why do marijuana growers need to be licensed? I've always advocated that marijuana growing be treated the same as homebrewing or home wineries. There is a clear legal distinction between hombrewers and commercial brewers.
I didn't say I had a problem with it either, but you better believe that tax dollars from the growers and processors are going to pay for the federal inspectors to get that quality controlI have no problem with federally mandated marijuana quality controls, the same laws that keep our precious, precious booze high quality, regulated by the FDA.
I don't know what you are talking about .... where in my post did I say I was on the side of not legalizing it ?? I'm sure that attitudes are changing, I just don't happen to agree with you that they are changing all that fast, CA. the most liberal state in the USA had it on the ballet ... and it was defeated that tells me that my 10 to 15% figure is a low ball figure at the present time .I think it's quite clear that attitudes towards marijuana have changed significantly over the past few decades. Those 10-15% you speak of are usually the old folks, clinging on to their outdated politics. Give it another 10 to 15 years, the vast majority will be crying loud and clear to legalize and tax ganja. Especially when the nation is in a government debt crisis; how do you rationalize millions and millions of dollars being spent fighting against a plant that most people find at worst a marginally preferable alternative to alcohol or at best a beneficial wonder plant?
-chuckles= you just live in the wrong part of the country, come to my state, and I can fix you up with as much as you want within a hour, and I can't stand the stuff ... way to strong for me.That's assuming a very big part of your scenario, of course. But again, I come back to sweet, sweet booze; why isn't there a black market for alcohol? More people drink alcohol than do any other drug. It's legal and regulated pretty fairly; teenagers have money and want to buy it, so the demand is there. But yet, we don't see a thriving black market for moonshine and bathtub gin, being sold by booze-pushers on the corner to innocent children, unaware of the quality of strength of the alcohol. God knows you can go blind from ill-produced hooch! So why doesn't this scenario present itself in an already popular, well-known and easily accessible drug? Does the same really hold true to a legalized-chronic situation?
it wouldn't be ... except for the time being admitting to taking a couple of tokes ... means you have broken the law.. so "very" few if any admit to it ... and until the cops have those devices in their cars, there is no way to prove anything, they can suspect all they want ... but if you are smart enough to have nothing in your car that relates to pot smoking, there is nothing they can do.When someone cops to drinking even a small amount of alcohol, that is legitimate grounds (in most states) for a sobriety check. Why would this be any different from marijuana?