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2017/10/12 14:29:10 (permalink)

Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion

I don't smoke weed myself and I know it's not harmless. It can cause psychosis and mood swings in people who are already mentally predisposed that way. However, banning it just makes criminals rich and last time I checked drug dealers don't pay tax on their earnings. Wouldn't it be great if we had leaders with the foresight to legalise and tax this stuff?
 
Post Brexit the government is likely to want to find new ways of making money. Maybe this might be an option?
 
http://www.marketwatch.co...s-1-billion-2017-02-10
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 14:33:15 (permalink)
Good,lots of good research on its benefits. Rather deal with a pot head than a pissed up customer on the doors. As you say at least the supply would be regulated and you'd know it's quality and would eradicate much of the crime associated with it. I've smoked it years ago but not a smoker now and don't wish to again but still think legalisation is better than the current situation.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 14:40:04 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby simonboyle 2017/10/13 20:12:22
I hate the smell of it, I hate the type of folk who smoke it because it’s edgy and think it makes them anarchists or boys from the hood etc, but I’m not against it benefiting sick people.

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Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 14:43:49 (permalink)
Can’t see it happening, would cost too many votes, majority of public are ****ing morons that think the war on drugs is a positive thing (as they get ****faced on carling and own-brand vodka) 🙄
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 14:52:28 (permalink)
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I hate the smell of it, I hate the type of folk who smoke it because it’s edgy and think it makes them anarchists or boys from the hood etc, but I’m not against it benefiting sick people.



I know all sorts of people who smoke it occasionally, many are very respectable people with decent jobs/careers.  I don't know anyone who smokes it to make themselves look edgy etc - not saying you're wrong - just my experience
 
It seems to be becoming much more accepted now, less people are hiding the fact that they smoke it, and aren't as wary about admitting it.
 
It does have it's dangers though.
 
Seems like a no-brainer to make it legal, - I think it comes down to image, - which current Government who actually has a chance of getting into power will ever push it through?  Just one of those things which won't be done here in the UK anytime soon... - which as that article states, - is ridiculous given how much tax there is to be made.  I think also, if more people smoke instead of drink on a fri/Sat night there would be a lot less problems for the Police to deal with.
 
Apparently more teenagers in the UK have tried marijuana (where it's illegal) than they have in the Netherlands (where it's tolerated), - some believe the reason is because it's not "taboo" so kids aren't so interested
 
 
 
 

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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 15:07:25 (permalink)
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I hate the smell of it, I hate the type of folk who smoke it because it’s edgy and think it makes them anarchists or boys from the hood etc, but I’m not against it benefiting sick people.



I know all sorts of people who smoke it occasionally, many are very respectable people with decent jobs/careers.  I don't know anyone who smokes it to make themselves look edgy etc - not saying you're wrong - just my experience
 

 
 
 
 


I’m sure there is man, I’ve yet to meet one, ime it’s usually chavy types or people with problems that are into coke and other stuff, but as I’ve said if it helps sick people with severe physical problems then I’m good with it, probably just the stoic in me.

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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 16:34:51 (permalink)
As well as the financial rewards of legalising the safer drugs, decriminalising the hard drugs too which apparently costs us something like £15bln a year when you account for crime, NHS etc etc to regulated safe houses also makes a lot of sense

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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 16:54:35 (permalink)
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As well as the financial rewards of legalising the safer drugs, decriminalising the hard drugs too which apparently costs us something like £15bln a year when you account for crime, NHS etc etc to regulated safe houses also makes a lot of sense


Totally agree. I hate drugs and what they do to people, families and communities. However, I don't see how making drug addicts criminals helps anyone.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 17:02:40 (permalink)
I have a buddy of mine who works for a tech company that makes sensors for farmers to monitor crops. Their current single largest market is the North American Weed Market because its young fresh entrepreneurs in tune with tech. 
 
I am seriously pro legalisation of all drugs imagine if you could get a proper G of the the good stuff for a night out would be epic. 

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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 17:27:25 (permalink)
Business wise I'd be all over this like a rash. Tax revenue is enormous in the states in the US that have it now. Medically speaking (elements of it in isolation) it's good for MS.
 
Minuses right now are, as others say, dealers, crime and those predisposed towards mental issues. However, weed is fast becoming the lesser of many evils drug wise.
 
The one thing, business wise, that bothers me is that multinationals and pharma would, once the morality issue is overcome, be all over this. It'll happen soon in the US I think

 
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 17:32:35 (permalink)
I dare say the big pharmas already have everything they need in place to capitalise the second anything changes - just make sense considering the tools they have to do so

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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/12 17:43:06 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby simonboyle 2017/10/15 09:14:25
Regarding the supposed medicinal benefits of cannabis. I can see cannabis oil and edibles possibly working. However, I do not believe smoking it (or smoking anything) is healthy. I do not believe the lungs are supposed to be repeatedly exposed to any sort of smoke. That doesn't mean I think people who, after having been made aware of the risk, shouldn't be allowed to do it.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/13 07:40:23 (permalink)
I've never smoked so... as I said - purely business.

 
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/13 17:33:41 (permalink)
Legalise and tax, but control it properly. From my experience most people who smoke it reguarly are either young or idiots. It messes people up (badly in some cases).

The amount of pro-weed propaganda is hilarious. There are genuinely people walking around who believe it cures cancer, isn't addictive and has no negative side effects.

It's not a million miles from alcohol or smoking in terms of health (Which cause huge problems) - but can't stand people who try and fluff it up as being "safe" and all the rest of it. I'm not aware of anyone in a well paid/professional job that smokes it regularly.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/13 17:49:55 (permalink)
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Legalise and tax, but control it properly. From my experience most people who smoke it reguarly are either young or idiots. It messes people up (badly in some cases).

The amount of pro-weed propaganda is hilarious. There are genuinely people walking around who believe it cures cancer, isn't addictive and has no negative side effects.

It's not a million miles from alcohol or smoking in terms of health (Which cause huge problems) - but can't stand people who try and fluff it up as being "safe" and all the rest of it. I'm not aware of anyone in a well paid/professional job that smokes it regularly.



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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/13 18:09:55 (permalink)
 
As I said, I know a number of people with decent careers who smoke and tbh, I don't know how they do it. 
 
Actually some of those people I have known for a long while, but it wasn't for a long while that I eventually discovered they did smoke.. - I reckon most of us probably know more people who smoke it then we realise.  I know quite a few girls who smoke it regular too... respectable ones that is :)
 
When I've had the odd smoke I feel pretty lethargic for a day or two after, - I just couldn't do it all the time.
 
Most of the people I know who smoke it regular smoke solid, which apparently has a balanced amount of CBT & THC, - which apparently doesn't make you paranoid.  Most of the weed sold nowadays is hybrid, which has a high concentrate of THC, but not the CBT to balance it, - so it causes more of a headf*ck & paranoia
 
One bloke I know who smoked it for maybe 20 years won't touch it now... - he found it addictive -- instant contentment he describes it as... but killed his motivation
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/13 20:15:16 (permalink)
Anyone that smokes it shouldn't want it to be legal. As the price will sky rocket.
Prices in Colorado have already reached nearly double what it cost when illegal.
Here it would be worse as we tax the **** out of everything.
And it still isn't legal in the states.
Legal at state level but not at federal level. Still shops getting raided by the DEA. Strange situation.

I don't care really.
But my only thought is I don't think we need to be making it easier for more people to be wasters.
Medical use has nothing to do with recreational use too.
They shouldn't be spoken of in the same conversation.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/14 22:22:28 (permalink)
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I've never smoked so... as I said - purely business.


Do you know how to grow it? I honestly don't. Is it easy?
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/14 22:42:02 (permalink)
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I've never smoked so... as I said - purely business.





Do you know how to grow it? I honestly don't. Is it easy?




Yes.
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Re: Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion 2017/10/14 23:02:26 (permalink)
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.
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