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Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?
(12-18-2017, 07:34 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote: [Image: California-Recreational-Marijuana.jpg]


There are no recreational dispensaries licensed and running yet, but it's in the works. Good --

Maine has that same problem https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/mai...-decisions
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I can hardly wait for my state to get their shit together & do the same.
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(12-18-2017, 10:28 PM)cannongal Wrote: Maine has that same problem https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/mai...-decisions

Yeah, there's a lot to be done in terms of licensing. The goal is to have the groundwork in place by January 2018, but there will be a lot of logistics to follow.

Fortunately for California as compared to Maine, our governor is not fighting the people's vote. LePage is such a piece of work, in my opinion.

Anyway, hopefully both California and Maine will benefit from the Colorado, Washington and Oregon learning curves.

What I really don't want to see happen is the Fed fucking everything up like they did with the medicinal marijuana dispensaries. What the justice system did under Holder in that regard pissed me off.

Even though medicinal marijuana was legalized and the dispensaries were following the regulations, the Fed didn't like it and used an archaic landlord regulation to force them to move around constantly if they wanted to stay in business. Huge overreach. I think they finally started backing off a couple of years ago.

I hope the Feds just stay away. They should instead focus on reclassifying marijuana out of Schedule 1 (which includes heroin and LSD) and into Schedule 3. That should have been done decades ago, but keeping it at Schedule 1 -- which ignores its medicinal properties -- packs jails, makes courts money, keeps DEA agents busy....
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^ Republican Senator Cory Gardner (right) and Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren have co-sponsored a bill that would ensure Washington respects the will of voters in each state, whether laws provide for legalization or prohibition.

The government should also reschedule marijuana to a Class III drug and revisit the sentences for low-level marijuana offenders serving long sentences, in my opinion.

Anyway, Gardner's and Warren's bi-partisan legislation would keep the Fed out of states' marijuana markets, thereby allowing the industry to progress (which would also create more jobs, generate more tax revenue...).

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As it stands now, aggressive federal intervention keeps the marijuana industry from growing at its natural rate and inhibits the industry's ability to operate as a fully legitimate business. For example, even though the financial potential for the industry is very good, banks don't want to provide financing for fear of being prosecuted by the Fed. Also, marijuana professionals in legalized states have to pay all their taxes in cash.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has always been consistent in his opposition to legalized marijuana. Sessions lifted the second-term Obama administration policy which respected states' sovereignty by discouraging federal prosecutors from pursuing cases in states that have legalized the drug.

So far, Trump has been inconsistent when it comes to marijuana. While campaigning for president, he pledged to respect states that legalized marijuana, but he also has criticized legalization and implied it should be stopped. President Trump indicated yesterday that he's inclined to support the new bi-partisan legislation; I hope he's sincere and change is on the horizon.
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I was in Santa Monica getting a permit and some asshole walked by smoking a blunt, I don't need to smell like weed when I go to a customers house. L.A. traffic jams smell like a fucking reggae festival.
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You might as well holler GET OFF MY GRASS
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(06-09-2018, 11:21 AM)BigMark Wrote: I was in Santa Monica getting a permit and some asshole walked by smoking a blunt, I don't need to smell like weed when I go to a customers house. L.A. traffic jams smell like a fucking reggae festival.

Crying-into-tissue

Even in states with legalized marijuana, it's not legal to smoke in public and definitely not behind the wheel Biggie.

So, call the cops and narc on all those hoodlums if it offends you so much.

Or, do what I do when I have client visits in the Haight -- keep some cologne or neutralizing air-freshener handy if you're afraid second-hand smoke will linger on you with customers.

That's all I got.
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It's just fucking rude.
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MarkMarkMark

Hairlip dog.
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Ahahahahaha!
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(06-09-2018, 11:21 AM)BigMark Wrote: I was in Santa Monica getting a permit and some asshole walked by smoking a blunt, I don't need to smell like weed when I go to a customers house. L.A. traffic jams smell like a fucking reggae festival.

It'd probably be an improvement over your natural manstink.
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hah
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(12-18-2017, 07:34 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote: [Image: California-Recreational-Marijuana.jpg]

Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana
........HALLELUJAH........
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That's dope.
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