Marijuana legalized for recreational use in two states

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  1. YankBastard

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    In case no one has paid attention, weed is now legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington. So now, "Rocky Mountain High" for Colorado and Washington's state nickname, "The Evergreen State" all have brand new meanings now! However, it's still illegal at the federal level.

    http://www.courier-journal.com/viewart/20121107/BUSINESS/311070082/legal-pot-marijuana-weed






  2. Cascarino's Pizzeria

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    So you can spark up on a city street but not in a federal courthouse? Duuude, this is like...so confusing! :confused:
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    I read where some people are worried about "drug tourists." Even if it happened, would it be a bad thing to get some money into their economy?
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    You know where I stand on this issue, but such concerns aren't entirely baseless--I believe that Amsterdam (if not all of the Netherlands) have restricted visitor access to cannibas bars due to concerns about the large number of 'pot tourists' in the city. Trust fund hippies ruin everything.
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    They are called snowboarders.

    Personally I hope they start selling edibles at the Denver airport. I would never take a non stop to LA again.
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    I don't see it as a problem, because - where in the US is it that hard to get weed? Plus, as more and more states legalize it - and it WILL happen - there will be even less need to travel across the country to score an ounce.
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    Happy to see the progress. MA took the medical step on Tuesday. Might be time to call my doctor...
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    in related news, Peyton Manning acquired 21 Papa John's franchises just over a week ago.
    the guy can do now wrong!
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    they did, and then I recall hearing something on NPR about it the other day that they removed the restrictions.
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    I was watching Moonshiners on the Discovery channel last night, and Tickle (yes, that really is his nickname - and yes, the young man looked like he drank a little too much shine in his relatively few years of existence) said something that I thought was interesting. he said the reason the government doesn't want to legalize marijuana is because it's hard to tax. since anyone can grow it at home from seeds, it's hard to tax the production of it. and because anyone can grow it at home, there won't be as much distribution of it - so that further cuts down on potential tax revenues. Tickle wasn't quite so eloquent, but pretty good insight for a moonshiner.
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    Meh, I don't buy it. You can grow all kindsa vegetables in your backyard, yet most people still buy their veggies at the market.

    Anyway, Washington's new thingy prohibits home cultivation, which bums me out. I really want to grow some and actually looked into doing it in my basement. Turns out grow lights are expensive.
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    true, but you consume vegetables at a much higher rate than marijuana (hopefully). and vegetables in grocery stores are relatively inexpensive, so it's not worth your effort and time to grow at home. I don't know how much cultivation, time and effort growing marijuana takes, but I suspect that even if it's considerable, it might be worth it from a cost perspective. just a thought though. I speaking on very little actual evidence and no personal experience here.
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    Dude, can you imagine industrial-scale hydroponics? Those machete wielding, prayer flag waving Humboldt County growers are going to have serious trouble competing with the marijuana equivalent of Monsanto or ConAgra.
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    I can't wait until, let's call them weedies, look down on people who buy the mass market pot instead of the artisinal pot sold at the farmers' markets.
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    The locally grown stuff at Whole Foods is probably going to suck compared to the factory-grown buds shipped from South America.
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    I hope I live long enough to see this.
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    true I suppose. I guess I hadn't considered all aspects of the issue. I was just going on something a moonshiner said on TV :D
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    That would be Altria.
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    Domestic production should be legal. Nothing would put a hollow point into those damn Mexican gangs faster.
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    Also saving billions by getting marijuana offenders out of jail.

    Also removing the handicap of convicted marijuana offenders trying to get jobs. Or simply allowing marijuana users to apply to companies that test urine.
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    yes, but what will that do to all those contracts that states have signed with private prison companies, which guarantee a certain minimum level of occupancy?
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    I'm really looking forward to the ad campaigns.
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    For all intents and purposes, we already do.

    Friends don't let friends buy Mexican brick weed.
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