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    Imagine DWI (driving while inhaling) stops.
    Sir, I detect MJ odor, have you been smoking?
    Dude, No WAAY!
    Sir, are those twinky wrappers?
    Right on man.
    Step out of the car.
    Your'e under arrest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notesdev View Post
    How pleasantly - and dangerously naive.

    Legalizing isn't going to create a new generation of drug users any more than the end of Prohibition created a new generation of alcoholics.

    What it would do is put the black market on the books while destroying the viability of the criminal enterprises that now exist to supply the market. Might even help to stem the tide of Mexicans fleeing their narco-criminal state pathetic excuse for a country.

    Decades of police-state incursions and assaults on our freedoms have done absolutely nothing to help anyone.
    If legalized in CA, the state will tax it (proposed at 33%). They will hire new civil service employees for enforcement and collection. You are the ignorant one if you do not believe that will happen.

    Secondly, the price of pot will go up. You don't think the federal gov. will stay on the sidelines with this new cash cow. They will want their share also. Just like Cigs and Booze. Are you with me so far Sparky.

    Thirdly, those that are making a living selling illegal drugs are not going to suddenly quit. So CA will have 2 types of dealers; legal ones with high prices and illegal dealers with much lower prices. Many dope-heads will seek out the illegal dealers.

    I support medical marijuana for those that need it to aid their pain. From what I have read the RX pill form is not as effective. Legalizing will infringe more on your freedom with additional taxation and more gov. employees.

    A better alternative to legalization and taxing pot is to drill oil offshore. That will create jobs rather than creating a new bunch of dope-heads in San Fran. This place has become a shit-hole with all these creeps. Portland and Seattle looks like they are following suit with their drug problems.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    If legalized in CA, the state will tax it (proposed at 33%). They will hire new civil service employees for enforcement and collection. You are the ignorant one if you do not believe that will happen.

    Secondly, the price of pot will go up. You don't think the federal gov. will stay on the sidelines with this new cash cow. They will want their share also. Just like Cigs and Booze. Are you with me so far Sparky.
    Why would the price go up? The price of alcohol dropped like a drunk when prohibition ended. The current price of marijuana covers the cost of importing, high yield advanced grow houses, several middle men, and obviously some for the danger involved in dealing.

    They are just plants, they're not like cigarettes with tons of chemicals in them, you don't have to buy them from others. Anyone with a garden or some light bulbs can grow their own, and in some states they already can with a prescription.

    Also, think about how much tax money is already spent on completely pointless drug enforcement which could be saved.

    Thirdly, those that are making a living selling illegal drugs are not going to suddenly quit. So CA will have 2 types of dealers; legal ones with high prices and illegal dealers with much lower prices. Many dope-heads will seek out the illegal dealers.
    No one makes a living selling marijuana. Selling marijuana yields extremely low profits unless you are doing extremely large volume sales. The vast majority of small time dealers only get back enough to support their own smoking habit. The majority of large scale dealers get most of their income from more profitable drugs.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    Why would the price go up? The price of alcohol dropped like a drunk when prohibition ended. The current price of marijuana covers the cost of importing, high yield advanced grow houses, several middle men, and obviously some for the danger involved in dealing.
    Oh, I don't know. Large populations of unemployable workers?

    They are just plants, they're not like cigarettes with tons of chemicals in them, you don't have to buy them from others. Anyone with a garden or some light bulbs can grow their own, and in some states they already can with a prescription.
    Cigarettes are made from a plant also. They weren't laced with "tons of chemicals" initially. Why would MJ not progress to the same state?
    Also, think about how much tax money is already spent on completely pointless drug enforcement which could be saved.
    The savings would immediately be spent on unemployment and jails// court costs, etc.

    No one makes a living selling marijuana. Selling marijuana yields extremely low profits unless you are doing extremely large volume sales. The vast majority of small time dealers only get back enough to support their own smoking habit. The majority of large scale dealers get most of their income from more profitable drugs.
    Then how do you explain the explosion of MJ dispensaries opening all over the state? Are they in business to go bankrupt?
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