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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    A US News & World Report article I read yesterday talks about the price:

    Even leaving demand aside, taxes will already push prices up for retail buyers. The state will impose total taxes of 25 percent on marijuana plus the regular 2.9 percent state sales tax, and local taxes will also apply on top of those. At Kine Mine, a store in the small town of Idaho Springs, for example, total taxes will come to 31.9 percent – 27.9 percent in state taxes plus 1 percent in county taxes and a 3 percent city tax, according to store founder Theran Snyder.

    But he expects he may have to charge recreational users even further above and beyond his medical marijuana prices to stay stocked. Medical marijuana patients can designate a dispensary as their primary center and thus become "members," who typically pay less than non-members. At the Kine Mine, a nonmember will currently pay $225 per ounce for medical marijuana. Though Snyder declines to give exact price points, he believes he may have to charge far more than $225 per ounce for non-medical marijuana to ensure that product stays on the shelves when the new law kicks in.

    High Prices for Getting High Expected as Colorado Opens Legal Pot Shops - US News and World Report

    Pay $225 for an ounce of weed? Pay far more than $225 for an ounce? That's crazy. It's a freaking weed.

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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    No. Hell No. Not a chance. It shouldn't even be decriminalized, never mind legalized.

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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Absolutely. But I'm also in Colorado and voted for this.
    I'm in CO too. I didn't vote for this particular law, mainly because it's an amendment to the Colorado Constitution. I believe it should have been statutory rather than constitutional - the difference being that the latter is the form of law that defines our government and how it must relate to other branches of government, etc. The former is something passed by the legislature, doesn't amend the constitution and is much more readily modified should issues arise as a result of how the law was written, unintended consequences, etc. As a constitutional amendment, it's out of place; moreover, it becomes vastly more difficult to modify if the issues just noted do arise (and they usually do arise).

    I'm against legislating morality in general, and on that basis and on that basis alone think we should decriminalize marijuana. I don't use it; I don't plan on using it; I don't even condone its use, but legislating it to make it a criminal act and thereby modify behavior to some moral norm we cannot agree on as a majority is imho wrong.
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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The Colorado law legalizing recreational marijuana is only weeks away. The law provides:
    1. Be at least 21
    2. A Colorado resident can buy 1 ounce. Out of state 1/4th of an ounce.
    3. Grow up to 10 plants in your home - must be secured.
    4. 25% special surcharge tax on top of 2.9% sales tax

    The Federal has said they will not fight that Colorado law.

    New York is considering an identical law.

    Would you want this legal in your state? In some different form?

    To me, the more significant part is up to 10 plants in your own home/apartment. 10 marijuana plants is MASSIVE personal qualities. They get HUGE and grow FAST. This will flood the market driving the price down.

    I expect the sale of skylights to BOOM!

    I support it in terms of retail sales, unsure about home growing. I support it because hopefully it will at least reduce some of the drug cartel activity and violence.
    It should just be legal in all of the Republic. The lumber industry didn't want it legal, probably still don't; but it costs way too much money and way too many lives to keep illegal.
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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The Colorado law legalizing recreational marijuana is only weeks away. The law provides:
    1. Be at least 21
    2. A Colorado resident can buy 1 ounce. Out of state 1/4th of an ounce.
    3. Grow up to 10 plants in your home - must be secured.
    4. 25% special surcharge tax on top of 2.9% sales tax

    The Federal has said they will not fight that Colorado law.

    New York is considering an identical law.

    Would you want this legal in your state? In some different form?

    To me, the more significant part is up to 10 plants in your own home/apartment. 10 marijuana plants is MASSIVE personal qualities. They get HUGE and grow FAST. This will flood the market driving the price down.

    I expect the sale of skylights to BOOM!

    I support it in terms of retail sales, unsure about home growing. I support it because hopefully it will at least reduce some of the drug cartel activity and violence.
    I didn't answer your poll because my State (Colorado) already allows legal recreational use of marijuana.

    Which brings me to an error in your post. (the highlighted statements)

    Colorado has had legal recreational marijuana use and the ability to grow marijuana for a year now. What goes into effect tomorrow (not weeks from now) is the retail sale of marijuana. That is, being able to walk into a store and buy the stuff.

    One other thing written into our law is that local governments (cities, towns, etc.) can opt out of allowing the retail sale of marijuana in their areas. Colorado Springs, for example, will not allow retail sale except for medicinal uses. Denver, on the other hand, has at least 14 stores permitted to sell recreational marijuana tomorrow.

    btw, your issue with growing up to 10 plants...that would be for personal use, only. If you grow 10 plants, you are not allowed to sell the stuff. But, if enough people grow their own, then yes, the prices in the stores will probably go down. Just depends on the demand.
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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    I really have mixed views on this. It's a matter of strategy and morals.

    I mean, strategically speaking, there are ways it could be taxed to help the economy and government budget if taxed.

    But, morally speaking, I also strongly favor freedom.

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