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(Slate)   It's not selling marijuana in Colorado that will make you a bundle; no, it's selling real estate. It's selling snack food. It's anything that you can sell to people who are in a chemically altered state and ready to make bad decisions   (slate.com) divider line 102
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2014-01-23 10:01:45 AM
So, basically, the same way Denny's has been making money off of late-night drunks since forever ago?
 
2014-01-23 10:03:33 AM
Just putting the final touches on the design of my new restaurant:  Oreo Hut.
 
2014-01-23 10:03:49 AM
DNRTFA

Louisiana is reportedly considering similar legalization legislation now in force in Colorado and soon in Washington State.

I more of a conservative type, but I have self-medicated for over 35 years with good pot.  I would be glad to add to the state coffers through the reasonable taxation of MJ.

Thanks to the hippies and liberals, this good idea is coming of age in my lifetime.
 
2014-01-23 10:05:57 AM
One misconception about Colorado's Recreational Marijuana laws is it's actually MANDATORY. Police drive by and if you aren't high, they whip out the reefer and let the madness begin.
 
2014-01-23 10:07:39 AM
So basically sell finger foods that kick ass and make a killing.

Are there many food trucks operating in Colorado ? If not looks like the place to be for several reasons.
 
2014-01-23 10:08:39 AM
Money drives change. Prohibitionists are eventually going to lose out, and I look forward to it.

I don't even smoke anymore, and not having that be my agenda allows me to be more vocal in my support.

Republicans are about to get a genuine opportunity to prove whether they're really for "small government" or if it's just a lie.
 
2014-01-23 10:08:50 AM
So its like the old adage "mining the miners".
 
2014-01-23 10:09:09 AM
People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.
 
2014-01-23 10:09:20 AM

skozlaw: So, basically, the same way Denny's has been making money off of late-night drunks since forever ago?


Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.
 
2014-01-23 10:09:52 AM
Someone needs to set up a smoking club just outside the Denver airport with a shuttle service, snacks, and drinks.  And I'm not saying that because I have two 2-hour layovers in Denver next month.
 
2014-01-23 10:10:27 AM
Oh good, I can't tell you how relieved I am to know I'm not the only one who gets an uncontrollable urge to buy real estate after smoking pot.
 
2014-01-23 10:10:37 AM

CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.



You need to smoke somehting.
 
2014-01-23 10:11:08 AM
I thought the headline was referring to Fluoxetine and Alprazolam.
 
2014-01-23 10:12:00 AM

Grungehamster: Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.


You're talking about the food at Denny's, right?
 
2014-01-23 10:14:46 AM

skozlaw: Grungehamster: Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.

You're talking about the food at Denny's, right?


QUIT TALKING ABOUT DENNY'S!

lh6.ggpht.com

/so hungry
 
2014-01-23 10:15:32 AM
I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.
 
2014-01-23 10:16:16 AM

groppet: So its like the old adage "mining the miners".


In a gold rush, sell shovels.
 
2014-01-23 10:18:56 AM

cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.



Someone has never seen the Park Rangers shows on the Discovery Channel.
 
2014-01-23 10:18:59 AM

cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.


You can set up a steady rotation in a bedroom for well under $1000.
 
2014-01-23 10:19:07 AM

blatz514: skozlaw: Grungehamster: Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.

You're talking about the food at Denny's, right?

QUIT TALKING ABOUT DENNY'S!

[lh6.ggpht.com image 512x384]

/so hungry


See? Freakin' addict all hopped up, just chomping at the bit to get at it.

And "Slam" and "Hammy"? You aren't going to convince me that isn't street slang for the junk.
 
2014-01-23 10:22:06 AM
You elitists can have your Dennys and your IHOPs and the few remaining Perkins floating around the country.

I'mma get me a triple order of Waffle House hashbrowns all the way.

/if you're going to be eating processed filth, go big.
//Scattered smothered covered topped diced chunked..
///They added gravy as a topping a few years back. Chili and gravy?... 'Murca.
 
2014-01-23 10:23:11 AM
skozlaw:

See? Freakin' addict all hopped up, just chomping at the bit to get at it.

And "Slam" and "Hammy"? You aren't going to convince me that isn't street slang for the junk.


I think the street term is Slizzzzzzzzam.

It's a mixture of pancakes, eggs, sausage with prescription codeine cough syrup on top.
 
2014-01-23 10:23:20 AM

skozlaw: blatz514: skozlaw: Grungehamster: Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.

You're talking about the food at Denny's, right?

QUIT TALKING ABOUT DENNY'S!

[lh6.ggpht.com image 512x384]

/so hungry

See? Freakin' addict all hopped up, just chomping at the bit to get at it.

And "Slam" and "Hammy"? You aren't going to convince me that isn't street slang for the junk.


You're telling me sausages and bacon isn't addicting?
 
2014-01-23 10:23:41 AM

Pangea: cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.

You can set up a steady rotation in a bedroom for well under $1000.


If your landlord approves, which is probably not likely. If you own your own home, go for it.
 
2014-01-23 10:26:59 AM

CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.


Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.
 
2014-01-23 10:29:41 AM

Pangea: Money drives change. Prohibitionists are eventually going to lose out, and I look forward to it.

I don't even smoke anymore, and not having that be my agenda allows me to be more vocal in my support.

Republicans are about to get a genuine opportunity to prove whether they're really for "small government" or if it's just a lie.


Their stance on abortion and gay marriage already shows that it is a lie.
 
2014-01-23 10:29:56 AM
Marijuana will be legal in the US within 10 years and it's all about the $$$.
 
2014-01-23 10:30:13 AM
So, lets sell timeshares.
 
Bf+
2014-01-23 10:30:49 AM

lennavan: Oh good, I can't tell you how relieved I am to know I'm not the only one who gets an uncontrollable urge to buy real estate after smoking pot.



Buying more of a house than you can afford isn't normal... but on weed it is!
/Wait a minute...Strike that-- Reverse it.
 
2014-01-23 10:31:11 AM

cgraves67: Pangea: cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.

You can set up a steady rotation in a bedroom for well under $1000.

If your landlord approves, which is probably not likely. If you own your own home, go for it.


Since when do you need to tell your landlord that you intend to grow plants?
 
2014-01-23 10:31:21 AM

cgraves67: Pangea: cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.

You can set up a steady rotation in a bedroom for well under $1000.

If your landlord approves, which is probably not likely. If you own your own home, go for it.


If the lease does not specifically ban it why would it be a problem ? Its legal in Colorado to grow your own. So this would be no different if the renter liked to grow flowers etc with grow lights. The renter is paying the electric bill. The only issue I could see would be smell and / or noise. If you are running charcoal filters to control the smell it might be a little loud depending.
 
2014-01-23 10:32:43 AM

jtown: Someone needs to set up a smoking club just outside the Denver airport with a shuttle service, snacks, and drinks.  And I'm not saying that because I have two 2-hour layovers in Denver next month.


There are already "pot tours" modeled after Napa wine tours. It is an interesting time to live here.
 
2014-01-23 10:32:58 AM

Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.



The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.
 
2014-01-23 10:33:49 AM

kindms: cgraves67: Pangea: cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.

You can set up a steady rotation in a bedroom for well under $1000.

If your landlord approves, which is probably not likely. If you own your own home, go for it.

If the lease does not specifically ban it why would it be a problem ? Its legal in Colorado to grow your own. So this would be no different if the renter liked to grow flowers etc with grow lights. The renter is paying the electric bill. The only issue I could see would be smell and / or noise. If you are running charcoal filters to control the smell it might be a little loud depending.



Most homes around here have basements. That should handle the noise issue.
 
2014-01-23 10:34:04 AM

Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.



Oh, and I don't recycle.

/Myth...busted
 
2014-01-23 10:34:59 AM
The guy who runs the crepe stand on the main drag in Breckenridge is going to retire early.  THose things are like carmel coated crack even when you AREN'T high.
 
2014-01-23 10:35:54 AM

Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


To be honest, the MS has impacted my life a whole lot more negatively than the occasional gummy.
 
2014-01-23 10:36:12 AM

Kristoph57: You elitists can have your Dennys and your IHOPs and the few remaining Perkins floating around the country.

I'mma get me a triple order of Waffle House hashbrowns all the way.

/if you're going to be eating processed filth, go big.
//Scattered smothered covered topped diced chunked..
///They added gravy as a topping a few years back. Chili and gravy?... 'Murca.

The brilliant...you haz it....nothing better than a drunken waffle house trip at 2AM...with a hooker and a needle in your arm!

 
2014-01-23 10:38:14 AM
You mean drunks?
 
2014-01-23 10:40:15 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.


Wrong
 
2014-01-23 10:43:12 AM
Ahh man, I am so high on the marijuana right now I don't know what's going on. There's pink elephants coming out of the wall, the clouds look like kaleidoscope reflections, cats are barking and dogs meowing, the white women are begging me to rape them, and what's this? A mortagage? I'm like, so high, man, I guess I'll just sign it because I'm on a marijuana trip, man.

drugpolicycentral.com

 
2014-01-23 10:46:56 AM

jst3p: jtown: Someone needs to set up a smoking club just outside the Denver airport with a shuttle service, snacks, and drinks.  And I'm not saying that because I have two 2-hour layovers in Denver next month.

There are already "pot tours" modeled after Napa wine tours. It is an interesting time to live here.


I know there are destination tours popping up.  That's not what I'm talking about.  I'm talking about people with layovers at the airport.  It's a hub for United and Southwest.  That's a lot of people with a couple hours to kill but not enough time to go all the way to Denver and back.
 
2014-01-23 10:47:24 AM

groppet: So its like the old adage "mining the miners".


Came here to say this.
 
2014-01-23 10:47:42 AM

WTFDYW: DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.

Wrong


Correction: They can give themselves the DELUSION that they're being functional but most of the times, its noticable. So, don't take that gulp of Vodka at lunch today. Trust me.
 
2014-01-23 10:48:26 AM
The only guy guaranteed to get rich in a gold rush is the one selling shovels.
 
2014-01-23 10:53:50 AM
How about solenoid-operated valves so we can replace the man in the illustration.
 
2014-01-23 10:54:19 AM

Carn: Marijuana will be legal in the US within 10 years and it's all about the $$$.


And more than a few European countries. Like Mell of a Hess, I too am thrilled it will probably happen in my lifetime. Especially for medical purposes. Altho living in PA I might have to wait longer than the rest of yinz.
 
2014-01-23 10:59:14 AM

lindalouwho: Carn: Marijuana will be legal in the US within 10 years and it's all about the $$$.

And more than a few European countries. Like Mell of a Hess, I too am thrilled it will probably happen in my lifetime. Especially for medical purposes. Altho living in PA I might have to wait longer than the rest of yinz.


Both legal marijuana and gay marriage will follow the same path - once you hit more than half or maybe it'll take 2/3 of the states with legalization, Congress will finally make it official.  Well, you might need democratic control of the House but I'm thinking 5-10 years so that's a real possibility.  Alaska is already talking about putting it up for vote.  Many other states are going to look at WA and CO in the next couple years and say "Hmm, hell didn't freeze over, crime went DOWN, AND they're making a shiatload of money and their economy is taking off in a new market?  We gotta get in on this."
 
2014-01-23 11:03:04 AM

CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.



Done in, err, eight.
 
2014-01-23 11:04:34 AM

jtown: jst3p: jtown: Someone needs to set up a smoking club just outside the Denver airport with a shuttle service, snacks, and drinks.  And I'm not saying that because I have two 2-hour layovers in Denver next month.

There are already "pot tours" modeled after Napa wine tours. It is an interesting time to live here.

I know there are destination tours popping up.  That's not what I'm talking about.  I'm talking about people with layovers at the airport.  It's a hub for United and Southwest.  That's a lot of people with a couple hours to kill but not enough time to go all the way to Denver and back.


Flying is unpleasant enough without a bunch of asshole stoners giggling over the aircraft safety card the entire flight.
 
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