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(Boston Herald)   Massachusetts pot regulators welcome Big Weed   (bostonherald.com) divider line 13
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2013-04-04 12:14:08 PM
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Like most "business killing regulations," the only reason they are business-killing is to keep competition from the little guys out.
2013-04-04 01:07:30 PM
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MyRandomName: I thought you liberals were for business regulations...

Amazing it takes pot to show you the majority of regulation is put in by big business to stop competition.

How many in this thread have lambasted the gop for saying regulatuons deny competition.

Look at the number of regulations at the federal level. It is a joke. Yet you keep voting for politicians who want even more regulations, for the companies they support.


Actually, MOST of the regulation that we see today is to keep codes and competition out, and for exempting those already in business from being held to the same standards. It isn't a "liberal" or "conservative" push, it is a push by those who really don't like a free market economy, and would rather the assisted market that we have today. What many call "business killing regulation" is regulation that would hold everyone to the same standards and allow for freer competition.

What we need is not "more" or "less" regulation, but sane standards that will allow a free market to prevail--and by free market I mean a fee and even field to compete fairly. We don't have that now, and we are getting less free all the time, as lobbyists work tirelessly to keep competition from the doorsteps of those already in, and to keep up barriers from allowing new players, or even new technologies and methods to be applied, and to preserve subsidies that have long gone over their sell by date. It isn't a matter of more or less regulation, but sane regulation that will promote healthy competition so that the best products and the best practices will flourish.
2013-04-04 12:54:39 PM
1 votes:
I thought you liberals were for business regulations...

Amazing it takes pot to show you the majority of regulation is put in by big business to stop competition.

How many in this thread have lambasted the gop for saying regulatuons deny competition.

Look at the number of regulations at the federal level. It is a joke. Yet you keep voting for politicians who want even more regulations, for the companies they support.
2013-04-04 12:22:38 PM
1 votes:
I smoke a lot of Pot and I will not support the Walmart of pot.  Unless my usual sources are dry of course.
2013-04-04 12:17:08 PM
1 votes:
There is of course the possibility that the state knows these people, who will be operating an illegal business, will be ineligible for bank loans and will have much much higher overhead issues.  Given the amount of small grow-ops and dispensaries that popped up in legalize states and then got economically ass-hammered by the fact that their business is still illegal, perhaps this is just a version of "dispenser beware."

Given Mass. is the site of the largest ever judgment in a single death case against a tobacco manufacturer, it may not be that the state is in big tobacco's pocket . . . .
2013-04-04 12:06:11 PM
1 votes:
Who didn't see this coming?  Did the stoners imagine corporations would let mom-n-pop operations own the next big legal vice?
2013-04-04 11:46:01 AM
1 votes:
Just wait till they start putting in the same crap they put in tobacco. No mater how much you smoke, you still wont get a buzz.
2013-04-04 11:45:35 AM
1 votes:
The dominoes tumble once the gubmint figgered out how to hog the biggest share of the pie.  They're like the mafia, only without scruples or honor.
2013-04-04 11:43:55 AM
1 votes:
The one percenters win again.
2013-04-04 11:42:36 AM
1 votes:
This is the way American capitalism works in countless other industries. It's not really capitalism at all.
2013-04-04 11:40:42 AM
1 votes:
Here come Marlboro Greens.
2013-04-04 10:05:49 AM
1 votes:

basemetal: Yeah, you already knew corporate was going to get in on this.  Too much money to be made to let someone from the lower ranks to make a go of it.


I don't care if corporate gets in on it, but this is farking ridiculous. I could start a pot farm for the price of a small plot of land. If I grew indoors, it would cost me a few hundred dollars in lighting and electriciy.

There's no way I could come up with a half a farking million dollars to start a grow op - and put it in escrow?

There's no farking way. This will spur lawsuits that I hope the state loses.

Seriously, Massachusetts, WTF is wrong with you?
2013-04-04 09:16:55 AM
1 votes:
which only ensures the black market will continue to thrive.
 
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