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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 20
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2014-01-05 11:40:14 AM
3 votes:
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2014-01-05 11:30:59 AM
3 votes:
They accidentally sent in a team of smokejumpers to put out a group of skiers, so yeah, sales of pot is rather brisk.
2014-01-05 05:56:34 PM
2 votes:
"In Colorado, they said music got three times better that day"
2014-01-05 01:46:04 PM
2 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 11:59:19 AM
2 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.


They make hooch in prison without expensive equipment.
2014-01-05 11:42:12 AM
2 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: [reg9prc.org image 216x280]


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2014-01-05 11:40:10 AM
2 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 11:34:06 AM
2 votes:

legion_of_doo: 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.

OMFG!
That's like $500 BILLION in annual sales!!!!11!


Cop math still welcome, I see.
2014-01-05 11:32:17 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.


OMFG!
That's like $500 BILLION in annual sales!!!!11!
2014-01-05 03:47:54 PM
1 votes:
Seen rushing to the scene:
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2014-01-05 12:56:22 PM
1 votes:

teenage mutant ninja rapist: thismomentinblackhistory: Nightjars: 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.

The laws the law son.

Tell the to wall street pal.


Don't bro me if you don't know me!
2014-01-05 12:41:55 PM
1 votes:

RogermcAllen: 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



Wait, I just paid 10% sales tax on the water, the apple juice, the yeast, and the sugar, plus I had to go to the damn store to get them.  Plus I don't have a basement and haven't seen a newspaper since about 2009.
2014-01-05 12:15:27 PM
1 votes:
$50? I paid almost that much yesterday for printer ink.


GanjSmokr:
I can barely keep a cactus alive but I tried growing anyway.  I was somewhat successful but it really is something you have to stay on top of (at least the method I was using is).  At the time, it was more work than I was willing to give for what I ended up getting.  I might try again since I still have all the equipment but if the legal prices hold, walking into a store is going to be more attractive than keeping a grow operation going.

I tried growing from seed once. Put a lot of work into a very nice looking plant for a number of months. But, then, something didn't seem quite right. That's about the time that the pollen pods started bursting and I figured out that I had been wasting all my time on a MALE.

/there's always some detail that you manage to miss
//and that one detail will end up being a major game changer
2014-01-05 12:11:19 PM
1 votes:

TwistedIvory: , unless a blanket pardon is issued.


And why shouldn't one be issued? The law is not based on some superior morality of some kind of infallible immortal benefactor, it's just a bunch of corrupt politicians who take bribes from lobbyists. I mean look at the FCC. We all come out of vaginas and suck on nipples. Nipples are the foundation of society. Everyone has them. Everyone needed them. Every sane country in the world? Nipples are legal on TV. Not in the USA. Why? Someone passes a law. Why? God only knows, cause I sure don't.
2014-01-05 11:52:49 AM
1 votes:
Reprehensible.
2014-01-05 11:52:09 AM
1 votes:
the legal stores are just tourist traps.
$50 for an eighth!  No lie...I get that people in like... Shreveport might dig that price.  But Colorado?  Hell, I didn't even pay that much in Iowa last time I was there.The retail stores are for idiots and tourists.  They offer everything the medical side has at a 33% markup (on average thus far).  Grow your own with your friends!  That's the best part of the law.  Medical cards have essentially just turned into a "Colorado Resident Discount" card.
2014-01-05 11:47:19 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.


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 11:45:23 AM
1 votes:

Shakin_Haitian: thismomentinblackhistory: TuteTibiImperes: 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.

They could be arrested and tested though, no?

Being high isn't illegal, except in certain situations. Possession is.


Public intox.
2014-01-05 11:40:09 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.


You underestimate the slothfulness of your fellow citizens.
2014-01-05 11:29:43 AM
1 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.
 
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