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(The Raw Story)   Despite rationing and emergency deliveries, Colorado will run out of legal pot "within days." Everybody ... like, panic, dude   (rawstory.com) divider line 105
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2014-01-05 03:07:43 PM  
m.upall.co
 
2014-01-05 03:31:47 PM  
I guess I missed my chance.
 
2014-01-05 03:32:34 PM  
Bull.

Phone any random number in Vancouver and you'll get all the weed you need.
 
2014-01-05 03:52:33 PM  
Nation's investors, take heed. Legal weed is in your hands now, don't drop the ball.

And remember, colorado - we're watching you too, so please please be responsible with your new right!
 
2014-01-05 03:53:14 PM  
LOL
 
2014-01-05 03:53:26 PM  
In other news, it is still cheaper go get your weed from where you got it before.
 
2014-01-05 03:55:44 PM  
srhp29: If you like your dealer then you can keep them.

soundbyte
 
2014-01-05 03:56:41 PM  

Somaticasual: Nation's investors, take heed. Legal weed is in your hands now, don't drop the ball.

And remember, colorado - we're watching you too, so please please be responsible with your new right!


We are trying. It honestly looks like its just Denver running out though. Some of the counties around it haven't even started selling legally yet.

/and we both know its not going away.
//to much tax money has now gone to the state for them to ever stop sucking on the teat of the green tax machine.
 
2014-01-05 03:56:43 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Bull.

Phone any random number in Vancouver and you'll get all the weed you need.


And Seattle! I have mine delivered...what a country!
 
2014-01-05 03:57:26 PM  
So hopefully the response is ramping up production leading to overabundance and reasonable prices.
 
2014-01-05 03:57:54 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-01-05 03:59:57 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: So hopefully the response is ramping up production leading to overabundance and reasonable prices.


This has been going on for the past few years.

And that's just Boulder County listings.
 
2014-01-05 04:00:02 PM  
Stoned people problems......
 
2014-01-05 04:00:27 PM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Bull.

Phone any random number in Vancouver and you'll get all the weed you need.

And Seattle! I have mine delivered...what a country!


Wait until Amazon begins those weed drone deliveries.  This is gonna be wack.
 
2014-01-05 04:00:32 PM  
So with Colorado as a testbed, can anyone still claim that pot is destroying our civilization and threatening our freedoms?
 
2014-01-05 04:01:47 PM  

Prey4reign: 89 Stick-Up Kid: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Bull.

Phone any random number in Vancouver and you'll get all the weed you need.

And Seattle! I have mine delivered...what a country!

Wait until Amazon begins those weed drone deliveries.  This is gonna be wack.


Is that why they can only carry a couple of pounds?
 
2014-01-05 04:02:47 PM  
David Brooks was right.  The experiment has failed.  Coloradoans should all join the track team.
 
2014-01-05 04:05:49 PM  
Itheres no crisis unless there is a shortage of Doritos, Cheetos, or Taco Bell.
 
2014-01-05 04:07:10 PM  
What a boon for business.  Think of all the jobs it is creating.
 
2014-01-05 04:07:55 PM  

Muta: What a boon for business.  Think of all the jobs it is creating.


See my attached craiglist help wanted ad's above.
 
2014-01-05 04:07:59 PM  

SearchN: /and we both know its not going away.
//to much tax money has now gone to the state for them to ever stop sucking on the teat of the green tax machine.


This is a good point. If there's one thing in this country we can always count on, it's money = the rules. Seems it's working in marijuana's favor this time..
 
2014-01-05 04:09:34 PM  
This is what I don't understand- Why politicians in NYS or any of the other north east US aren't running to legalize pot as fast as they can. Don't they realize that the first state on the east coast to legalize it will have such a windfall in tax revenue it will make the Tobacco settlement look like chump change? Weed is a $40 billion a year business. Legalize it and it will be $50 billion. Even if they only get half that market they could easily see $2 to 3 Billion a year in revenue. What politician in their right mind would pass that up?
 
2014-01-05 04:10:04 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: So with Colorado as a testbed, can anyone still claim that pot is destroying our civilization and threatening our freedoms?


I'm going to wait a year before I start the " I told you so's".
 
2014-01-05 04:12:40 PM  
So is the DEA just looking the other way in this?

Seems like a good way to pad their arrest numbers.
 
2014-01-05 04:14:09 PM  
Cheaper to get it here than there. And its hella illegal here.
 
2014-01-05 04:14:24 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: So is the DEA just looking the other way in this?

Seems like a good way to pad their arrest numbers.


Yup. They are watching, that was the last one they did.

/
 
2014-01-05 04:14:41 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Bull.

Phone any random number in Vancouver and you'll get all the weed you need.


BC or WA?
 
2014-01-05 04:14:53 PM  

SearchN: Wasilla Hillbilly: So hopefully the response is ramping up production leading to overabundance and reasonable prices.

This has been going on for the past few years.

And that's just Boulder County listings.


*looks through list*

Need a badge...need a badge...need a badge... need a badge... need a badge... *blows head off*

/farking student loans
//oh yeah, is anyone here a bankruptcy attorney?
 
2014-01-05 04:16:20 PM  

Tenga: Agent Smiths Laugh: So with Colorado as a testbed, can anyone still claim that pot is destroying our civilization and threatening our freedoms?

I'm going to wait a year before I start the " I told you so's".


As far as oregon is concerned, people who want to smoke weed have not severely impacted our culture. I am personally in favor when someone has a legitimate reason for using it. Some people going through chemo have a hard enough time eating to keep their strength up. The pain relief is useful too.

Tl;dr

People who smoke weed are still going to whether its legal or not.
 
2014-01-05 04:16:26 PM  

BalugaJoe: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Bull.

Phone any random number in Vancouver and you'll get all the weed you need.

BC or WA?


Either, really.
 
2014-01-05 04:19:57 PM  
Can't people grow their own? There's a reason it's called weed.
 
2014-01-05 04:22:39 PM  

Dinki: What politician in their right mind would pass that up?


Maybe ones that want to be re-elected by fearful old farts that still outnumber every other demographic?
 
2014-01-05 04:22:55 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: So is the DEA just looking the other way in this?

Seems like a good way to pad their arrest numbers.


They'd have to be very careful. Most of the regulation you see out of the federal government comes from the broadly interpreted "interstate commerce clause" that says the federal government can regulate interstate commerce. The government and the courts have generally taken this to mean "any and everything that deal with crossing state lines in any way," hence very broad powers.

Well the thing is, the Colorado marijuana program is all internal. The weed is grown, sold, and consumed in Colorado, and is done by Colorado businesses. So it really is something that the federal government doesn't have the constitutional authority to regulate. They maintain that they do, of course, the DEA says no drug use no matter what, but the constitution, even broadly interpreted, doesn't seem to support that.

So the issue is if they run in and start with all kinds of arrestin' well then they'll get it challenged in court. That is the last thing they want, because they might lose. They do NOT want the supreme court to get a case and rule "Nope, you can't enforce drug laws when it is all inside a state, that is state law only." That would really curtail what they could do. Worse, it could lead to a standoff with the state and assertion of state's rights.

As such I imagine they will take it real low key. They don't want this biting them in the ass.
 
2014-01-05 04:24:31 PM  

cyberspacedout: Can't people grow their own? There's a reason it's called weed.


Yeah why do people buy anything they can grow themselves.
 
2014-01-05 04:25:42 PM  

Dinki: This is what I don't understand- Why politicians in NYS or any of the other north east US aren't running to legalize pot as fast as they can. Don't they realize that the first state on the east coast to legalize it will have such a windfall in tax revenue it will make the Tobacco settlement look like chump change? Weed is a $40 billion a year business. Legalize it and it will be $50 billion. Even if they only get half that market they could easily see $2 to 3 Billion a year in revenue. What politician in their right mind would pass that up?



One who gets money from pharmaceutical companies.  I would imagine big pharma are the ones who really oppose legal pot.  There has got to be a bunch of medications that people would not need to take if they could just toke up when they wanted to legally.  Marinol might as well be flushed down the toilet.  Sleeping pills, aspirin and who knows what other meds in development would be affected by legal pot use and eat into their profits.

From Wiki: "The United States accounts for more than a third of the global pharmaceutical market, with $340 billion in annual sales..."

That tops weed by a few hundred billion so I'm sure the politicos are forced to deal with their demands.
 
2014-01-05 04:28:34 PM  
Good thing I live in California, where there is a glut due to the recent harvest.
 
2014-01-05 04:31:34 PM  
cdn.arwrath.com
 
2014-01-05 04:35:39 PM  
Has there been a rush on the stores, emptying shelves of Cheetos?
 
2014-01-05 04:37:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: David Brooks was right. The experiment has failed. Coloradoans should all join the track team.


That was probably one of the worst columns that hack has ever crapped out, and that's saying a lot.
 
2014-01-05 04:39:07 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-05 04:41:06 PM  

Dinki: Why politicians in NYS or any of the other north east US aren't running to legalize pot as fast as they can. Don't they realize that the first state on the east coast to legalize it will have such a windfall in tax revenue it will make the Tobacco settlement look like chump change?


I think Massachusetts could make a tidy sum on it. Western Mass already has plenty of small-time tobacco farmers (yes, really, the soil is excellent for it), they could easily add cannabis to their grow ops. It'd probably be a boon to the economy of Springfield, which needs all the boons it can get.
 
2014-01-05 04:45:25 PM  

theorellior: Dinki: Why politicians in NYS or any of the other north east US aren't running to legalize pot as fast as they can. Don't they realize that the first state on the east coast to legalize it will have such a windfall in tax revenue it will make the Tobacco settlement look like chump change?

I think Massachusetts could make a tidy sum on it. Western Mass already has plenty of small-time tobacco farmers (yes, really, the soil is excellent for it), they could easily add cannabis to their grow ops. It'd probably be a boon to the economy of Springfield, which needs all the boons it can get.


i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-01-05 04:57:33 PM  

theorellior: Dinki: Why politicians in NYS or any of the other north east US aren't running to legalize pot as fast as they can. Don't they realize that the first state on the east coast to legalize it will have such a windfall in tax revenue it will make the Tobacco settlement look like chump change?

I think Massachusetts could make a tidy sum on it. Western Mass already has plenty of small-time tobacco farmers (yes, really, the soil is excellent for it), they could easily add cannabis to their grow ops. It'd probably be a boon to the economy of Springfield, which needs all the boons it can get.


That last sentence made me think of the monorail episode of simpsons for some reason
 
2014-01-05 04:58:56 PM  
Time to crank up production then.  That's how it works.  When supply doesn't meet persistent demand, prices rise short term until capacity can be increased.
 
2014-01-05 05:06:25 PM  
But don't dare call them addicts...
 
2014-01-05 05:07:08 PM  

srhp29: In other news, it is still cheaper go get your weed from where you got it before.


And its cheaper to buy moonshine than legal taxed liquor. However, one is a lot better than the other. That may not be the case right now with cannabis, but right after prohibition there wasn't much of a difference between the legal liquor and the illegal liquor. As time went on there emerged two distinct populations: one that just cared about getting their drunk on  for the minimum amt of cash, and one that cared about enjoying quality beer, wine, and spirits. I'm no economist, but i don't see why the cannabis market would advance any different than the booze market. Especially as other states inevitably relax their regulations and get more competition into the game. Eventually the people who want cheap shiat will get cheap shiat, and people who don't mind paying for a better product will get a better product.

/However, in both games you can still brew/grow your own which, as with tomatoes, will always be better than store-bought
 
2014-01-05 05:07:41 PM  
Really.
$500 for some damned "hydro".  The guy that walks past you and says "weed" sells an ounce of double throw down Northern LightsXthai stick clones $135 and it's yours, he hands you his card, raised letters, we deliver. Yup the pot business is still the pot business but shouldn't it be? Hell,I know folks who smoke weed in their 80's. Nice garden. The folks at the nursing home kind of depend on them.
An old lady(once a beautiful girl) once told me "Gods gave us to party" We were listening to Joe Satriani, "Flying in a blue dream"
Good Times!
Party on Dudes and Dudettes!
 
2014-01-05 05:10:27 PM  
No shortage with my supplier, none forcasted.  Knowing your grower is one advantage of the system in CO.

And he's not raising his prices.

I give the supply side about a year to get up to speed - it takes time to build and stock an indoor grow facility then produce inventory - by then I expect the prices and supply to stabilize.  Right now it's a monopoly situation - imagine, a gov't forced monopoly....

Anyone got a link to the world ending as a result of 5 days of sales?

Oh, and David Brooks:  Suck my sweaty nuts ya traitor.
 
2014-01-05 05:13:50 PM  

Dinki: This is what I don't understand- Why politicians in NYS or any of the other north east US aren't running to legalize pot as fast as they can. Don't they realize that the first state on the east coast to legalize it will have such a windfall in tax revenue it will make the Tobacco settlement look like chump change? Weed is a $40 billion a year business. Legalize it and it will be $50 billion. Even if they only get half that market they could easily see $2 to 3 Billion a year in revenue. What politician in their right mind would pass that up?


It's more ridiculous than that. There's even more money to be saved by not arresting. prosecuting and incarcerating a LOT of people, who should have jobs and pay taxes.
 
2014-01-05 05:16:46 PM  

Phil McKraken: Dinki: This is what I don't understand- Why politicians in NYS or any of the other north east US aren't running to legalize pot as fast as they can. Don't they realize that the first state on the east coast to legalize it will have such a windfall in tax revenue it will make the Tobacco settlement look like chump change? Weed is a $40 billion a year business. Legalize it and it will be $50 billion. Even if they only get half that market they could easily see $2 to 3 Billion a year in revenue. What politician in their right mind would pass that up?

It's more ridiculous than that. There's even more money to be saved by not arresting. prosecuting and incarcerating a LOT of people, who should have jobs and pay taxes.


Not for the people who run the private prison industry. They're kinda upset about this whole thing. Nonviolent drug offenders have become their favorite prisoners.
 
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