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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/14 23:46:09 (permalink)
Don’t smoke it but if legalized I’m on it in a minute. Wouldn’t want to do it allbthe time cause I know people who do and it no doubt fecks you up to some extent

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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/15 06:12:59 (permalink)
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I'd imagine it's time consuming and if you were looking to sell it in high volumes you'd need to have a fair amount of space.




I went to uni with someone that rented two rooms in a house and other than his bed/wardrobe it was all plants lol

He did pretty well out of it.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/15 09:15:23 (permalink)
It's grows like a........weed?
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/15 10:29:12 (permalink)
One thing worth mentioning regarding misuse and side effects. Peter Hitchins of the Daily Mail is big on being anti-legalization. However, he also mentions how in several recent cases of people losing the plot and killing people (inc those in US schools) often as not the attacker is on anti-depressants.
 
It's easy, with just a quick search, to find a bunch of OTC and or prescribed drugs which when used properly and as intended can cause issues. When anti-depressants can CAUSE depression and or even enhance it and when you look at the issues of mental illness and how it's treated with LEGAL drugs you can see that the percentage of those who really ought not to use cannabis can easily be the same.
 
Then you've got the culture around illegal drug use. MT had a thread some years ago in which one member mentioned how his coke sniffing, weed smoking and pill popping weekend party mates looked down their noses at him injecting. Not H but roids. 'You use a syringe... you dirty druggy... sniff, sniff...'. Laughable in it's irony. We all know local scruffy 'Herberts' with their hoods up walking past us in the street puffing away on a joint only to moan about the 'feds' ''always giving me ****''. Well d'uh! If they smoke with mates (common among the younger chavs) the whole culture is anti this and that. Now those of you who have visited Amsterdam's famous cafe can tell us just how far away from the above their experience was.
 
Regarding the tax revenue use. It can be ring fenced to be used in specific ways. Money raised by TfL in London via fines is supposed to be used by the TfL on street only. So crossing patrols and the like. It can't be used to upgrade the mayors limo for example.

 
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/15 11:00:10 (permalink)
America and anti depressants is an irrelevance.
I've seen the same reports. But the issue is that, depending n source, somewhere between 35% and 50% of the population of the USA is on anti depressants at any given time.....let that figure set in. Over a third to half of the population.
So yeah.
There's always going to be a high likelihood of there being a correlation.

Crazy crazy country. The issues there are not just superficial or about gun ownership. It's much much deeper.

Also things like if you don't go through something and end up medicated, you can be prevented from doing many things like working (if you operate machinery, work in a public environment where you're responsible for any sort of supervision of others or even driving) yet guns are still ok to own. Lol.

Strange strange country.

But again, not really anything to do with anything else.

And smoking weed has no relevance to any medical study.

It's like saying smoking opium is a valid thing t do as the doctor once prescribed you codeine
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/15 11:07:51 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby simonboyle 2017/10/15 13:03:33
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America and anti depressants is an irrelevance.
I've seen the same reports. But the issue is that, depending n source, somewhere between 35% and 50% of the population of the USA is on anti depressants at any given time.....let that figure set in. Over a third to half of the population.
So yeah.
There's always going to be a high likelihood of there being a correlation.

Crazy crazy country. The issues there are not just superficial or about gun ownership. It's much much deeper.

Also things like if you don't go through something and end up medicated, you can be prevented from doing many things like working (if you operate machinery, work in a public environment where you're responsible for any sort of supervision of others or even driving) yet guns are still ok to own. Lol.

Strange strange country.

But again, not really anything to do with anything else.

And smoking weed has no relevance to any medical study.

It's like saying smoking opium is a valid thing t do as the doctor once prescribed you codeine


Solid logic man.

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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/13 18:09:45 (permalink)
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 03:00:39 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby simonboyle 2017/11/14 11:10:25
No offense to anyone who smokes/consumes weed but in my experience people who regularly use it are either total flakes or deadbeats, they also seem to get pretty obsessive about it.  Maybe I'm generalising from my own experience, but I don't see the same from people who regularly drink.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 09:45:19 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby simonboyle 2017/11/14 11:10:45
 I've listened for years to various degrees of Stoner telling me how harmless it is, and never really had much argument about it to be fair,  However more recently I look around at the former Stoners who used to educate me on how harmless the monkey on their back was, I see mostly some very messed up people. 
 
Of course you can mess yourself up without dope too.  

Lazy is a word used by the obsessed, to describe those with a life.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 10:41:01 (permalink)
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 I've listened for years to various degrees of Stoner telling me how harmless it is, and never really had much argument about it to be fair,  However more recently I look around at the former Stoners who used to educate me on how harmless the monkey on their back was, I see mostly some very messed up people. 
 
Of course you can mess yourself up without dope too.  




Oh it's not harmless. I've seen it send some people (usually those already with a predisposition to mental illness) to require psychiatric treatment. However, millions of people still choose to use it. I see no reason why it can't be legalised, regulated to ensure its quality and taxed.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 12:54:49 (permalink)
Been smoking it 10+ years, have a respectable job at a company turning over millions a year. I don't know of a single person who has had any negative effects from it, at all. I smoke it every weekend and occasionally on a work night.
 
For the most part, the comments alike "in my experience people who regularly use it are either total flakes or deadbeats", this is due to the total number of dole dossers who rot at home with zero ambition, zero drive and a scummy attitude who spend our tax money on the stuff.
These people are already flakes and deadbeats before the weed.
 
Some people can handle the smoke, some can't, it's the exact same situation with booze.
 
I know of two people, one is a CEO earning £250,000+ a year and another has just opened his own business and landed several contracts, both smoke it religiously. Both say the exact same thing the majority of decent people who smoke it say, it takes the edge off after a hard days graft, many people hit the boozers, there is also a large number of professionals in every field hitting the bong instead. No hangover, less cost than a night out.
 
I stopped drinking years ago, don't think i'll ever stop smoking.
 
Not promoting it, people need to make up their own minds, but making it legal would solve a lot of various issues in this country, revenue from tax and extra money from less people in prison would boost this economy significantly.
 
Same rules apply though, you can't drink and drive, so don't smoke and drive.
 
 
 
post edited by KRACK - 2017/11/14 12:59:23
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 13:23:56 (permalink)
Smoking anything is tremendously bad for your health.
Add in the fact most in this country smoke it with fecking tobacco, then there's a real issue.
 
I don't care if people do or don't.
What I do dislike is the "godly" mantra around it now. It's a drug, it has similar social and physical effects to most other drugs. It impairs your ability to function.
Like it or not, these facts don't change.
 
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 19:59:41 (permalink)

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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 20:52:54 (permalink)
Dhiren



Many radioactive isotopes kill cancer too, but I wouldn't recommend sprinkling yellowcake on your cornflakes.

Lazy is a word used by the obsessed, to describe those with a life.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 22:12:22 (permalink)
^this
 
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 22:52:55 (permalink)
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Smoking anything is tremendously bad for your health.
Add in the fact most in this country smoke it with fecking tobacco, then there's a real issue.
 
I don't care if people do or don't.
What I do dislike is the "godly" mantra around it now. It's a drug, it has similar social and physical effects to most other drugs. It impairs your ability to function.
Like it or not, these facts don't change.

I don't disagree with this, my problem with the legal state of cannabis is the inconsistency between the legality of drugs and the actual danger they pose.
 
Cannabis is no worse than tobacco or alcohol, so there's no rational justification for it to be illegal when those other two aren't. In terms of actual physical harm caused and addictiveness it's not like heroin, not even on the same league.
 
Then again I wouldn't have much of a problem with heroin being legal either, I'm not morally opposed to people killing themselves if they want to, and certainly not in a way that feels awesome while doing it.
post edited by Uriel - 2017/11/14 22:54:38
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 23:38:46 (permalink)
"whataboutism"
New term I've only heard recently.
The other thing don't justify or relate to the topic.
Just because tobacco and alcohol are legal doesn't have any bearing on cannabis.
 
In reality they too should be banned rather than using them as a gauge for legalising cannabis.
 
Doesn't really add credibility to the argument.
 
I have issued with all of them being available as most of the human population is a useless waste of skin. And making it easier for them to be more of a drain on society bugs me.
Drunks, stoners, junkies. In simple terms, **** them all!
 
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/14 23:53:12 (permalink)
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I have issued with all of them being available as most of the human population is a useless waste of skin. And making it easier for them to be more of a drain on society bugs me.
Drunks, stoners, junkies. In simple terms, **** them all!


Would you describe yourself as a cynic, a pessimist, a nihilist or none of the above?
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/15 00:43:34 (permalink)
A habitually disappointed optimist.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/11/15 00:50:30 (permalink)
lol try Stoicism.
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