Guys, guys, guys. CO became the first state to...

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  1. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingn...watches-colorados-marijuana-legalization-vote

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...r-on-amendment-64-dont-break-out-the-cheetos/

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  2. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Wow, Colorado has just become the top party state:O

    I wonder how they will handle taxation on it?
  3. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Same way it's handled on alcohol, the amendment is pretty explicit about it.

    Also, we're a top craft brew state, we're already well versed in partying. :cool:
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  4. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    marijuana fails in arkansas.

    what a crock of shit, stupid as southern ignorant babyheads
  5. HEAVY-D

    HEAVY-D Eh?!

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    You freakin potheads are going to HELL!!! :p
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  6. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    It failed in Oregon because people here aren't stupid enough to fall for all the other taxation the state included into the bill.
    Our fucking legislature write nothing but bad laws and fills them with riders in an attempt to sneak in unpopular taxes and fees.
  7. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    It'll be interesting to see how this social experiment plays out, but frankly I'm glad you guys are going to be the guinea pigs.
  8. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    This ought to be interesting.

    http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/holy-pot-smokin-shit/Content?oid=15210617

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  9. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    Brb, looking for publishing jobs in Colorado. ;)

    It seems pretty logical to handle it like alcohol, props to the voters in your state, Washington too! I can't wait to see how successfully it goes to show disbelievers how silly they're being. Even my 64 year old dad is onboard with legalizing marijuana. Can't wait until MSP sees that Colorado doesn't turn into a bunch of mindless welfare zombies or whatever he thinks marijuana does. :cool:
  10. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Keep in mind that I was chronic for years, I know exactly what pot is all about. And at the time I was chronic I was also an un/under-employed loser. That's what I fear, stoned and unmotivated people at the moment our country needs excellence the most. Hopefully my fears are unfounded.
  11. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    Good luck being Eric holders bitch.

    I hate the feds they're going to ruin this hard.
  12. Commissar Smersh

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    Vices are vices. Making something legal or illegal isn't going to change demand. It is however going to legitimize the money flow and take it out of the grey and black markets and allow the state some means of regulating it.
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  13. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    gonna goto supreme court, bunch of hoopla to follow
    residents never get to see legal marijuana


    its us vs the DEA
    they'll be out of jobs and taking paycuts if marijuana is legal.
  14. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    You just touched on the deal Torx. The criminal justice system will take a hit. The war on drugs and all the tax dollars that get circulated because of it will take a hit also.
    if our state legislature would have written a decent real bill concerning legalization, it'd have passed here too. Then I wouldn't have to worry about stumbling into an illegal cartel grow while trampling around up in the forrest.
  15. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    I know a lot of productive people that smoke pot.
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  16. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Same here....a lot.
    In other news, the alcohol industry is pretty threatened by all this now.
    Obstaining from both, I could really care less. But I'd reather see tax dollars go to something other than
    enforcement, prosecution, incarceration and fighting a lossing/unwinnable battle against pot.
    You ain't going to find anyone that smoked out and beat or killed their wife......in prison.
    Alcohol? That's a different matter all together.
    http://alcoholism.about.com/cs/costs/a/aa980415.htm
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  17. Commissar Smersh

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    The email is titled "The threat from legal pot"
  18. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    have fun and enjoy your west coast bud smoking because obamanation-abomination is about to take it all away from you.

    http://rt.com/usa/news/marijuana-federal-law-state-541/

    this will apparently be the first "change/promise" to voters that he'll break.
    wait.. alongside ndaa, and a multitude of other promises.

    dude is a sham and a puppet
  19. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    It will all work out in the end. Either our government will yield, or it will go broke and squeaze people for new revenues to the point that they will
    find a better way. This may involve blod or it may not. One way or another, the people are speaking out, their will is becoming known.
    Next the guv will launch billions of dollars worth of "public service" (yeah right) propaganda advertising about the evils of pot.
    Then they will extort bribe the media into a campaign against pot with billions more tax dollars. In the end the people will get their way via
    token bones from uncle sam. Every aspect of public persuation follows a similar course of action.

    Let's look at what industries will suffer from total legalization:
    alcohol - competition where before, there was none
    pharmaceuticals/healthcare - people will be too laid back to buy into the media hype and scare tactics used to sell services and drugs
    manufacturing - lost productivity
    military - people will be too mellow to want to fight
    Law enforcement - check out the amount of federal funds your local areas get for fighting the war on drugs
    Criminal justice system including prisons - a system that writes and enforces/punishes/defends anything to do with laws, creates it's own job security
    IRS - (yes IRS is an industry) national revenue intake will take a hit due to all of the above. What used to scare people into compliance,
    may not work as well as it does without pot being legal.
  20. MSP

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    The other thing about legalization that I always thought was laugh out loud funny - the idea that we're going to make a ton of tax revenue on it. Unlike brewing beer/wine, distilling spirits, etc, growing grass is relatively easy. Why buy pot and pay taxes on it? And then there's the well established illegal distribution system. You think the illegal stuff is going to just go away? It's not going anywhere, and will undoubtedly be a lot cheaper than store bought grass. So the tax revenues will be a lot less than we've been promised, law enforcement costs will still be expended fighting the illegal street stuff, and we'll just have more people smoking it. We'll see how it plays out.
  21. mistawiskas

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    It will definately be a socialogical experiment. Sweden should show us a bit of what it could be like.
  22. Commissar Smersh

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    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    In the voice of tommy chong: "The whole world needs to mellow out man" :)
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    Yeah I agree. Like people are going to buy pot when they can just grow some in their house.
  25. Coleman

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    Ehh.. it's pretty easy but it takes a lot of time. I think many people won't invest 4-5 months of time to grow their own stash and would rather just buy it when they like. Not to mention things like growing multiple plants in close proximity and having the males and females boopin' and messing up the whole process. You also have plant yield concerns which makes the long process worth it. Who wants to invest a couple hundred dollars in a grow setup and months of daily monitoring for just an ounce?

    Not that I'd know anything about this sort of thing... A friend told me.
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