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    Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    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.

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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    Yes absolutely. Exactly the same.


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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 voted for something similar.


    1. Be at least 21 18.

    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.
    If its legal for medicinal and recreational use I really don't care how much someone buys or grows as long as it is not causing a problem for the neighbors.

    4. 25% special surcharge tax on top of 2.9% sales tax. The idea should be to encourage people to buy from legal sources.A 25% special surcharge tax would encourage people to buy from illegal or out of state sources or just grow it themselves. Just charge the same sales tax you would for groceries, clothing or anything else with a normal non-punitive sales tax.
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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    Yes, yes, and **** yes. I'll accept just about any restrictions right now as long as it will get our foot in the door. After a few years when people see it's ridiculous that the plant was banned in the first place, we could work on removing the restrictions.
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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    I think the laws and regulations around producers and sellers rather than buyers is more significant since that's where the problem is. Based on what you've listed here, I don't see what's to stop the criminal dealers simply continuing doing what they're doing, undercutting on price and volume and circumventing the various age restriction or going semi-legitimate but continuing with various underhanded and grey-area practices, much like the tobacco companies did (and to an extent, still do).

    I've not got a major moral issue with legalisation (or at least decriminalisation) of marijuana but I'm not sold on the idea that any of these proposed changes will actually have any major (positive) impact on the ground.

    The only ways to make a significant change would be to establish an effective legal route and stamp down hard on all the illegal producers or open up to a complete free-for-all, accepting and accounting for the negative consequences that would have. The problem is that nobody seems to be willing to accept both parts of either of these options largely, as always, because of money and politics.

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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'd be fine with that or something similar. Michigan already made medical marijuana legal, so I'm sure it'll be made legal for recreational use eventually.
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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 would probably structure the law a little differently, but in general I am fine with it. I hope it is being carefully researched, so we know exactly what the impact is.

    Personally I think that we need to legalize all drugs in a sensible way. But this is a step in the right direction and may make it easier to argue a more liberal and pragmatic approach.

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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    Absolutely. But I'm also in Colorado and voted for this.
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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I would probably structure the law a little differently, but in general I am fine with it. I hope it is being carefully researched, so we know exactly what the impact is.

    Personally I think that we need to legalize all drugs in a sensible way. But this is a step in the right direction and may make it easier to argue a more liberal and pragmatic approach.
    Its been legal to possess here for about a year. Plenty of people growing and possessing weed. Still cant smoke it in public, or drive high or anything like that. I haven't noticed much of an impact for the most part. The most noticible change I've seen is in the quality. Quality has improved significantly here. And there is more variety with a better understanding of the type of high you get.
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    Re: Colorado legalization of marijuana in your state?

    lol...I quit after about 40 years of getting high and NOW it's legal..Oh well, at least us old hippes knew it was always a bogus Schedule 1 drug.

    Legalize it and tax it - same as booze/cigs. The power of federalism at work!!! States leave the Fed's in the dust.
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