Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 1 Votes - 4 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?
Author Message
HairOfTheDog Offline
Moderator
*****

Posts: 25,286
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #183
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

(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....





12-19-2017 11:33 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

HairOfTheDog Offline
Moderator
*****

Posts: 25,286
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #184
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

[Image: elizabeth.warren.cory.gardner.jpg]
^ 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...).

(continued)





06-09-2018 10:19 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

HairOfTheDog Offline
Moderator
*****

Posts: 25,286
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #185
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

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.





06-09-2018 10:20 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

BigMark Offline
Mocker
**

Posts: 3,711
Joined: Nov 2015
Post: #186
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

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.





06-09-2018 11:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Duchess Away
Administrator
******

Posts: 62,140
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #187
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?



You might as well holler GET OFF MY GRASS






[Image: Zy3rKpW.png]
06-09-2018 11:42 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

HairOfTheDog Offline
Moderator
*****

Posts: 25,286
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #188
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

(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.





06-09-2018 11:44 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

BigMark Offline
Mocker
**

Posts: 3,711
Joined: Nov 2015
Post: #189
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

It's just fucking rude.





06-09-2018 12:39 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Duchess Away
Administrator
******

Posts: 62,140
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #190
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?



BarkBarkBark






[Image: Zy3rKpW.png]
06-09-2018 01:15 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

BigMark Offline
Mocker
**

Posts: 3,711
Joined: Nov 2015
Post: #191
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

MarkMarkMark

Hairlip dog.





06-09-2018 01:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Duchess Away
Administrator
******

Posts: 62,140
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #192
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?



Ahahahahaha!






[Image: Zy3rKpW.png]
06-09-2018 01:25 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Rootilda Offline
Virgin
*

Posts: 12
Joined: Apr 2018
Post: #193
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

(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.





06-12-2018 06:08 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

sally Away
sally
**

Posts: 15,887
Joined: Dec 2008
Post: #194
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

hah





06-12-2018 09:58 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

ZEROSPHERES Offline
Geschlechtslos
*

Posts: 3,062
Joined: Feb 2011
Post: #195
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

(12-18-2017 07:34 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  [Image: California-Recreational-Marijuana.jpg]

Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana
........HALLELUJAH........
[Image: 3b1783fe68c512e82bb0e18f95e4d5ed.gif]http://picasion.com/









[Image: giphy.gif]
06-16-2018 05:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

BigMark Offline
Mocker
**

Posts: 3,711
Joined: Nov 2015
Post: #196
RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

That's dope.





06-16-2018 05:39 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Post Reply