Corn: $23 billion; Soy: $17 billion; Hay $12 billion; Marijuana $35.8 billion!

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  1. Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb!

    Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb! Not Just Handsome

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    Imagine how much we'd rake in from legalizing and taxing US grown marijuana.

    Pot is called the biggest cash crop.

  2. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    hahahah.. yea it could be lucrative for the government. But well, we're far from convincing the stuck ups of the Conservative or Republican gvt :)
  3. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    Only in a perfect world. If Canada ever legalized the herb BC would rival Alberta as the wealthiest per capita province. The west would take over.
  4. sims

    sims walls of text

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    lol, QFT. I would love to see the impact on the world.

    why NOT legalize it? I Don't get their reasoning.

    Do they even have any reasoning?
  5. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    I'm not sure of the relevancy of this estimate. If they legalize production it's not like all these people running willy nilly operations out of their basement are all of a sudden going to be certified to produce the stuff. There's going to be codes & standards to be developed and then met, and there's going to be inspections required & permits distributed. Whose going to do all that work for something that is almost entirely of a recreational nature? No, it's not going get legalized in the sense that people are thinking. Medical marajuana production will be legalized perhaps (if it isn't already) and that's as far as it's going to go imo. IF, big if, they do legalize the stuff for recreational use (which seems like a waste of time and money imo) the stuff is going to be branded by the manufacterers and after that happens the Canabis becomes a publicly traded commodity who's to say where the market will take the price of the stuff? You may be wishing you still buying 2$ joints for the punk behind the baseball diamond.
  6. Sweatervest

    Sweatervest New Member

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    True. I don't want marijuana to be legalized. I don't want some big company baggin up my weed. I bet big businesses would even start putting nicotine in their buds. This is why I think it should be decriminalized, and not legalized.
  7. If it's legalized you can still grow it yourself.
  8. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i would love to see the world impact from legalizing weed.
    i may never see that day.. but it sure would be great to grow your own and not have to worry about dealing with criminals and getting killed

    on top of that i love the idea of not supporting local drug dealers
  9. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    I don't know anything about growing pot. Isn't the equipment you need to grow it expensive? Whose going to go out and buy all the pot growing equipment you need when you can just go to seven-eleven and buy your joints there? Hands?

    There is nothing stopping people from making coffee in the morning to take to work, and yet every day starbucks and tim hortons drivethroughs are jammed. And how much easier and cheaper is that than making your own pot.
  10. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I dunno how I feel about legalization. It might reduce crime and earn a lot of money in taxes, but it would almost certainly create a boom in usage which would likely cause a lot of social problems that could eat up that money! The last thing we need right now is America's youth to be dumber than they are already.
  11. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    QFT

    ~Will Courtier~
  12. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I remeber the Britney S vid and start to wonder if total legalization is such a good idea.
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    Electric_Head New Member

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    What equipment? It's a weed that grows in the ground. It's actually pretty resiliant just so long as something doesn't eat it for a meal. Those starbucks may be around, but some people DO grind up their own beans and brew their own coffee ;-) Just decriminalize it.
  14. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    How are they able to get a accurate number for weed?
  15. Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb!

    Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb! Not Just Handsome

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  16. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    that expensive equipment is needed as artificial sunlight to grow indoors.. am i right?

    and the youth is gonna get their hands on it regardless of it legal or not..
  17. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    The law's estimate of value isn't based in reality. They purposely inflate the value so the can confiscate all the property of value in the area of a bust.
  18. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    I would vote for decriminalization (sp?).
    The government of Canada put together a panel in 1972 to do an in depth study of what kind of effect the present laws were having on society. The panel decided that the criminal repercusions were doing more harm to society than the cannabis itself. They also recommended that it be decriminalized. Thirty four years later all we have to show is a bill that has been waiting to get pushed through for the last four years that would decriminalize growing up to three plants for personnel use and i think 30 grams of cannabis or 6 grams of hash on your person.

    In my opinion the only way it will get adopted under the current government is if the Conservatives use it as a trump card to get the NDP and the single green party seat on their side to defeat the no confidence vote over us sending troops to Iraq that is comming in the spring.
    There is no way the conservatives would adopt it under their own will even though polls show around 80% of Canadians agree with decriminalization.


    CLIFF NOTES:
    Weed is a criminal offence in Canada and wont change without an idealistic political situation.
  19. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    I hope our government continues not to waste it's time with the marajuana issue. It's the one issue that's even less important than gay marraige.
    If they absolutely MUST deal with it, then get it done fast and get back to work.
  20. Pope John

    Pope John the most modest.

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    you can get a decent grow bulb that will make the plant grow for like $6. you can line the walls with aluminum foil for insulation and extra light.

    if you go all out and spend a little extra on some chemicals, you could be knee deep in some very dank dank bud for less than $200.

    it's actually quite cheap and easy to grow weed. i only imagine how much easier it would be if i didn't have to hide the fact that i was growing it.
  21. Griffin

    Griffin Might be back

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    Since when was possession legal in Alaska? Ive never heard of this!
  22. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    I mean, there doesn't seem like there's much to do in Alaska besides work in the oil industry and play in the snow. Might as well let them have some pot. :)
  23. Electric_Head

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    So you don't want your government to deal with societies current issues? Dealing with these issues IS their work...
  24. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    You're right, and I agree with you. Dealing with the issues is the government's job. I think there is bigger fish to fry though.

    I don't feel it would be acceptable for an entire country's/province's government is made to review or create new policy that deals with an issue such as this one, instead of tackling more meaningful things. How does weed being smoked freely, benefit the country? The answer would be extremely complex! So much time will have to be spent discussing it, so much money will have to be burned researching it. I'll be damned if this democracy wants its tax money spend on pot research over education, health, and security. I'm not suggesting that this country's fundamental issues neccasarily have to sacrificed to address the marajuana movement, but why oh why address it at all? It affects so few, and who it does affect it is not fundamentally important. Weed, not unlike a lot of legal things, is not an essential freedom. It may not be fair...... tough. :goodman: