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(Westword)   A group in Boulder, Colorado is giving away free joints for flood relief--because people lost their pot too, you know. The best part: They've invited Uncle Joe   (blogs.westword.com ) divider line
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2013-09-22 06:53:42 PM  
2 votes:
I'm surprised it's taken so long for any place in the US to legalize marijuana. Making weed legal everywhere would be yet another "opiate for the masses" in the bread and circuses thing that pacifies and entertains the 99% who might otherwise be setting up the guillotine for a revolution.
2013-09-22 06:03:35 PM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: Earlier this month, a group opposed to Proposition AA, the measure to establish tax rates on recreational marijuana sales in Colorado

Wait... they didn't establish tax rates when they legalized it??


Ywah, pretty stupid. It needs to be taxed, just like cigarettes.
2013-09-23 08:26:47 AM  
1 vote:

GanjSmokr: Amos Quito: Unoriginal_Username: fusillade762: Earlier this month, a group opposed to Proposition AA, the measure to establish tax rates on recreational marijuana sales in Colorado

Wait... they didn't establish tax rates when they legalized it??

Ywah, pretty stupid. It needs to be taxed, just like cigarettes.


And air, and water, and sex...

Tax thingy??
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But seriously, it should be taxed.

I'm fine with a tax on it as long as the price - with tax - ends up comparable with the current black market price.  If it doesn't, I - along with most others - will continue to purchase from our current supplier.


Are you farking kidding me?  Current prices?  It's a goddam farking plant.  It should be costing pennies a gram.  200 an ounce for dirt weed?  300 for mid grade?  400 and way way way up for high quality top shelf shiat?  NO MOTHER farkING WAY.  It should be more like 30 dollars a POUND, at the most.  Why do you think it is ok to pay high prices for weed?  That is what drives the black market in the first place.  Jesus farking christ on a pogo stick.
2013-09-22 10:09:53 PM  
1 vote:
I remember Uncle Joe. He was the one afraid to cut the cake.
2013-09-22 07:46:19 PM  
1 vote:

ChubbyTiger: Unoriginal_Username: fusillade762: Earlier this month, a group opposed to Proposition AA, the measure to establish tax rates on recreational marijuana sales in Colorado

Wait... they didn't establish tax rates when they legalized it??

Ywah, pretty stupid. It needs to be taxed, just like cigarettes.

I disagree. Taxed? Yes. But I think it should be taxed at normal sales tax rates, not at some special sin tax rate like cigarettes.


It should certainly be taxed, though I'm on the fence about the rate.  One of the big selling points for recreational legalization is increased revenue for the state.  If we want more states to legalize, there has to be proof that it makes enough money to be worthwhile.  Given that, I'd think the tax rate should be set at the maximum level it can be before it has a negative effect of driving people back to the black market.

There will be some people who are opposed to a tax of any amount, and some who will buy it legally no matter the tax rate, the key is finding that sweet spot that maximizes tax revenue through high returns and maximum compliance.
2013-09-22 07:19:09 PM  
1 vote:

Intrepid00: fusillade762: Earlier this month, a group opposed to Proposition AA, the measure to establish tax rates on recreational marijuana sales in Colorado

Wait... they didn't establish tax rates when they legalized it??

People will just grow it themselves anyway.


I thought this as well at first.  Figured I'd be able to grow enough to smoke and put some away for any dry times.

I did a bit of research and once it was legal, I bought supplies and gave growing a try.  Growing takes much more effort and attention than I was expecting.  When it was all said and done, I failed miserably and I won't be trying again.

I've never been very good with plants in general.  I can only keep cacti alive.  While some people will grow, there are a bunch that will be happy to go to the store.  Just like tomatoes and eggs, you can produce them yourself but it's easier to just get them at the store.

But again, the price (including tax) has to be comparable to current black market prices.  Otherwise this whole thing falls apart.
2013-09-22 06:21:11 PM  
1 vote:
Educate, license, tax, rehabilitate.
2013-09-22 06:09:41 PM  
1 vote:
Surprised we aren't handing out joints, a bag of trail mix and a mountain bike to tourists at the state line.
2013-09-22 06:09:24 PM  
1 vote:
Road Trip!!
2013-09-22 06:07:42 PM  
1 vote:
I'd say he should do it, but I don't feel like dealing with the derp that would cause.
2013-09-22 06:01:52 PM  
1 vote:
Earlier this month, a group opposed to Proposition AA, the measure to establish tax rates on recreational marijuana sales in Colorado

Wait... they didn't establish tax rates when they legalized it??
 
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