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(Huffington Post)   Sales of pot in Colorado are so strong, retailers are limiting sales to one eighth of an ounce to avoid a "marijuana shortage"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 30
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2014-01-05 11:40:10 AM
11 votes:

mrlewish: flucto: Even though I'd never personally touch the stuff, I hope the state gets a massive windfall in taxes. It will be very hard for other states to ignore that.

Not gonna happen when you can grow your own. The state will get the windfalls just 2 years until everybody that wants to grow will. It's not like it's hard to grow.


Just like how everyone grows their own food and tobacco, while brewing their own beer.
2014-01-05 11:40:09 AM
5 votes:

mrlewish: flucto: Even though I'd never personally touch the stuff, I hope the state gets a massive windfall in taxes. It will be very hard for other states to ignore that.

Not gonna happen when you can grow your own. The state will get the windfalls just 2 years until everybody that wants to grow will. It's not like it's hard to grow.


You underestimate the slothfulness of your fellow citizens.
2014-01-05 10:38:37 AM
5 votes:
Awesome.

I don't care for the stuff, but the illegality of it always seemed the pinnacle of hypocrisy. So this is a fine fine change.

Now if they'll just release everyone who's in jail for possession, I think we'll be covered. At least on that front.
2014-01-05 11:47:19 AM
4 votes:

mrlewish: flucto: Even though I'd never personally touch the stuff, I hope the state gets a massive windfall in taxes. It will be very hard for other states to ignore that.

Not gonna happen when you can grow your own. The state will get the windfalls just 2 years until everybody that wants to grow will. It's not like it's hard to grow.


It isn't hard to grow, and the moment that Maryland legalized it I'm going to dedicate some square footage in one of my gardens, but I don't see how your assertion holds up.

We still buy some veggies despite my growing of them. For that matter, growing veggies are perfectly legal yet the vast majority of people don't do it and buy theirs at the store. I still buy beer even though I have a homebrew kit. Home brewing is legal yet the vast majority of people buy their beer at the store.

If I grow my own pot I could still see myself buying it sometimes - like before my crop is ready for harvest. Americans like convenience, and not everyone has the space, patience, skill or desire to grow their own anything. Most people will just buy it.
2014-01-05 11:46:30 AM
4 votes:

2wolves: mrlewish: flucto: Even though I'd never personally touch the stuff, I hope the state gets a massive windfall in taxes. It will be very hard for other states to ignore that.

Not gonna happen when you can grow your own. The state will get the windfalls just 2 years until everybody that wants to grow will. It's not like it's hard to grow.

You underestimate the slothfulness of your fellow citizens.


Exactly. You can brew all the beer you can drink, vint all the wine you can drink, perfectly legally and without paying one red cent in taxes to do so, yet only a tiny sliver of 1% ever do so. The rest hump home a 6-pack for the weekend, and pot will be the same...people will buy it.
2014-01-05 11:41:41 AM
4 votes:

TwistedIvory: unlikely: Now if they'll just release everyone who's in jail for possession, I think we'll be covered. At least on that front.

While I agree with the sentiment, the people who are jailed for drug crimes knowingly violated the law at the time of the commission of the crime. Making recreational pot legal NOW does not make it legal THEN, too, unless a blanket pardon is issued.


But they knowingly violated a law that we now admit was stupid and has been repealed. They're still alive, which makes for a great opportunity to set things straight. Keeping them in jail at taxpayer expense as a matter of principle is pretty dumb, especially when we as a society have agreed that particular principle is baseless.

It's like keeping slaves in jail for escape attempts after emancipation.
2014-01-05 11:29:43 AM
4 votes:
Even though I'd never personally touch the stuff, I hope the state gets a massive windfall in taxes. It will be very hard for other states to ignore that.
2014-01-05 11:27:49 AM
4 votes:

TwistedIvory: unlikely: Now if they'll just release everyone who's in jail for possession, I think we'll be covered. At least on that front.

While I agree with the sentiment, the people who are jailed for drug crimes knowingly violated the law at the time of the commission of the crime. Making recreational pot legal NOW does not make it legal THEN, too, unless a blanket pardon is issued.


Why aren't people who publically admit to smoking marijuana arrested?
2014-01-05 11:43:52 AM
3 votes:

TwistedIvory: unlikely: Now if they'll just release everyone who's in jail for possession, I think we'll be covered. At least on that front.

While I agree with the sentiment, the people who are jailed for drug crimes knowingly violated the law at the time of the commission of the crime. Making recreational pot legal NOW does not make it legal THEN, too, unless a blanket pardon is issued.


I'm okay with a blanket pardon.

/never arrested.  bought legal weed the other day.  stoned off my ass
2014-01-05 12:11:25 PM
2 votes:
All this talk about growing your own weed, growing anything yourself takes time, hard work, and money. Raise chickens for eggs and meat. The quality is great but it's more expensive than store bought. If growing weed outdoors, the soil needs to be prepped, water hoses laid out, fencing to keep out deer and rodents, fertilizer to be spread. Then the weather plays a big part, lack of sun, low temperatures, too much wind. The male plants are cut down, so after a few weeks of hard work, half the crop is lost. The best weed is from the unfertilized female plants, sinsemilla. Disease, insects, and/or mold wipes out plants, too. An indoor grow is just as hard. Expensive lights, the strong odor of the plants,the electric bills.  Store bought weed is cheaper in the long run.
2014-01-05 11:34:54 AM
2 votes:

sammyk: fark drug math is already in effect.

Prices were also increased by the new 25 percent tax -- 15 percent excise and 10 percent sales -- on all marijuana purchases in the state that voters approved in November, along with any other local jurisdictional taxes on top of that. Marijuana sales are expected to generate nearly $70 million in tax revenue for Colorado in 2014.

The state projects nearly $600 million in retail and wholesale marijuana sales annually.


What drug math?

Let's work backwards...  70 million in tax revenue at 25% rate means 280 million in retail sales.  (I will assume that they don't count taxes in the sales figure)  Say the retailers add a 50% markup, so the wholesalers are doing roughly $185 million in sales.  Say the wholesalers are adding a 50% markup, so the growers are doing roughly $122 million in sales.  280 + 185 + 122 is $587 million, or nearly 600 million dollars in retail and wholesale sales.
2014-01-05 11:31:36 AM
2 votes:

TwistedIvory: unlikely: Now if they'll just release everyone who's in jail for possession, I think we'll be covered. At least on that front.

While I agree with the sentiment, the people who are jailed for drug crimes knowingly violated the law at the time of the commission of the crime. Making recreational pot legal NOW does not make it legal THEN, too, unless a blanket pardon is issued.


It's not the illegality that is an issue, it's the mandatory sentencing that I have major issues wish.
2014-01-05 07:00:37 PM
1 votes:

gfid: Dusk-You-n-Me: gfid: These prices are farking crazy

Which leads to the argument that without blanket legalization, these high prices allow more affluent whites to legally buy weed, while pricing out the poorer black and brown people. This keeps the prison complex happy, as they'll still be able to fill their cells. Illustrated here: Link

I can assure you there were less affluent whites and even black and brown people buying pot the other day.

Fark your link to some biatch with white guilt's twitter feed


The lady with the twitter feed appears to be black, so it's not white guilt, just saying...
2014-01-05 05:19:24 PM
1 votes:
Hopefully someday people will recognize that marijuana is no different than alcohol. Seeing someone sipping a snifter of cognac is 'sophisticated', but someone consuming a high quality marijuana is somehow different. People should come to terms with the fact that far more people consume marijuana than they think. It is far more than 'stoners' or 'hippies'. I have smoked pot with many corporate executives... highly successful people. Nothing remotely lazy about them. Just like there are degenerate drunks and highly sophisticated brilliant people who drink alcohol, there are also stoner losers and highly successful and brilliant pot smokers. Grow up and acknowledge reality.
2014-01-05 02:01:05 PM
1 votes:

BSABSVR: mrlewish: flucto: Even though I'd never personally touch the stuff, I hope the state gets a massive windfall in taxes. It will be very hard for other states to ignore that.

Not gonna happen when you can grow your own. The state will get the windfalls just 2 years until everybody that wants to grow will. It's not like it's hard to grow.

Which is of course why microbreweries and produce sections of stores don't exist.


Comparing marijuana to cabbage is a lot more accurate than comparing it to alcohol.
It should be regulated the same.
2014-01-05 01:59:56 PM
1 votes:
And they say the Colorado Budget Surplus grew three sizes that day.
2014-01-05 01:46:04 PM
1 votes:

T-Boy: I'd like to see importation banned, and all legal stuff grown domestically. Take the international traffickers out of it.  There is still too much involvement of cartels. Weed legalization shouldn't support violent syndicates.


But under the new laws they get a 25% cut.
2014-01-05 01:23:57 PM
1 votes:

jjorsett: If you're a Coloradoan and apply for a federal job could the presence of marijuana in your bloodstream disqualify you?


Yes.  Right now it could even disqualify you from a job at the local McDonalds.  Legalization was a big win, but the war isn't even close to over, there are still a lot of things that will need to be worked out.
2014-01-05 12:27:12 PM
1 votes:

Misconduc: So I am curious, all these village idiots buying weed - are none of them being drug tested? I mean just about every job I've had since I was 17 requires drug testing..... How is the legal weed going to work around this? All I know is you piss in a cup, if you have smoked within the past few weeks it shows up.


If a company requires you to be drug-free, then it doesn't matter if the drug is legal or not. No drugs = no drugs.

Also, I've never had a job that required a drug test. Indeed, if we did drug test I think we'd lose half of our programmers.
2014-01-05 12:19:12 PM
1 votes:

Kevin72: Stone Meadow

Brewing beer or wine takes a lot of work and expensive equipment, and the results are unpredictable.

Marijuana grows like a weed, mostly because it is a weed.


You poor simple man.

Ingredients: 5 gallons of applejuice (~$15), a $0.75 packet of yeast, 1 pound of sugar (~$1.5), Hinkley water bottle (free, or maybe ~$10 if it comes full of water), a piece of aluminum foil (essentially free)
Total cost: ~$18-25
Yield: 5 gallons of delicious 9% ABV dignity (also pants) remover

1.  Dump out the water
2.  Pour half of the apple juice (each bottle of juice should be half empty) into the Hinkley bottle
3.  Divide the sugar amongst the half empty juice bottles
4.  Shake juice bottles until sugar is dissolved
5.  Pour yeast into hinkley bottle
6.  Pour remaining apple juice into hinkley bottle
7.  Cap with foil
8.  Let sit in a cool place in your basement until you can read a newspaper through the hinkley bottle (~a month of waiting).
9.  Get farked up
2014-01-05 12:12:11 PM
1 votes:

thismomentinblackhistory: It is illegal to possess, buy, sell, or consume marijuana until very recently.


If you enjoy juxtaposing reckless endangerment with a victimless crime involving personal choice, then by all means, do so.  Most people don't see the connection, because most people know that the analogy is stupid.
2014-01-05 12:11:21 PM
1 votes:

Kevin72: Stone Meadow

Brewing beer or wine takes a lot of work and expensive equipment, and the results are unpredictable.

Marijuana grows like a weed, mostly because it is a weed.


Growing quality smoke is as complex and challenging as brewing quality beer and wine. OTOH, brewing and drinking rot-gut is about the same as smoking ditch weed. Yeah, it's easy, but who wants to do it?
2014-01-05 12:10:47 PM
1 votes:
There's one other FANTASTIC bonus to this happening in Colorado (and hopefully the rest of the U.S.).

The sick butchers that comprise the drug cartels in Mexico will be losing a source of income.  Even though I know Los Zetas primarily engage in coke trafficking, the bottom line is that the less business we give those maggots, the better.
2014-01-05 12:00:22 PM
1 votes:

ddaug4uf: Why aren't people who publically admit to smoking marijuana arrested?

Habeas corpus. Unless the roach is still around, there was no crime.


I think you mean habeus dilecti. You definitely don't mean habeus corpus.
2014-01-05 11:54:56 AM
1 votes:

mrlewish: flucto: Even though I'd never personally touch the stuff, I hope the state gets a massive windfall in taxes. It will be very hard for other states to ignore that.

Not gonna happen when you can grow your own. The state will get the windfalls just 2 years until everybody that wants to grow will. It's not like it's hard to grow.


People can also grow their own vegetables, most people don't. Not everyone wants to dedicate an entire room in their home to growing pot and anything you would get from an outdoor grow is inferior to the product available in the stores.
2014-01-05 11:47:01 AM
1 votes:
Good work, Colorado. The azzholes who trumpet that the USA stands for freedom are the first to get hysterical about marijuana.
2014-01-05 11:40:51 AM
1 votes:
This is really bad news for Colorado's drug gangs.  Sure they can still sell meth, crack, and a whole host of other drugs, but this has got to put some butthurt to them.  Plus, a major reason so many young kids join gangs is to get the respect they think they are getting from all the guys who come up pretending to like them, while they try to buy drugs. Selling pot earns admiration, in some limited form, from a vast swath across society.  Selling crack gets you the admiration of crackheads.  That's probably not as fun if you are a teenage boy thinking of dropping out of school to become a full time drug dealer.
2014-01-05 11:40:14 AM
1 votes:
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2014-01-05 11:37:19 AM
1 votes:

flucto: Even though I'd never personally touch the stuff, I hope the state gets a massive windfall in taxes. It will be very hard for other states to ignore that.


Exactly, it will be just like gambling. The only way this stops is if the Feds crush it before it spreads to other states.
2014-01-05 11:32:05 AM
1 votes:

thismomentinblackhistory: TwistedIvory: unlikely: Now if they'll just release everyone who's in jail for possession, I think we'll be covered. At least on that front.

While I agree with the sentiment, the people who are jailed for drug crimes knowingly violated the law at the time of the commission of the crime. Making recreational pot legal NOW does not make it legal THEN, too, unless a blanket pardon is issued.

Why aren't people who publically admit to smoking marijuana arrested?


If they were arrested they could just claim that they were joking around or saying it for the image, and it isn't worth the time, money, or publicity fallout to go after someone for it.

There have been famous people who have been arrested and charged for marijuana use when they've been stopped by the police and had it on them.
 
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