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Thousand Made-Up Loves

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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #435 on: April 10, 2023, 09:00:15 pm »
Short of federal legalization, would be nice for the Biden Admin to propose some new rules regarding security clearances so they don't blacklist anyone who admits to regular MJ usage. Stone cold drunks can get a clearance with flying colors but if you, heaven forbid, admit to using MJ, you don't have a prayer.

Wow, good thing the federal government flat out rejects current MJ users for secret and top secret clearances. We can't trust those untrustworthy dope smokers, they can't be trusted with our nation's most important secrets.

Oh, wait............


Thousand Made-Up Loves

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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #437 on: April 20, 2023, 05:05:22 pm »
Tons of free weed being given away on U St. The shops are competing with each other.

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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #438 on: April 20, 2023, 05:35:00 pm »
Tons of free weed being given away on U St. The shops are competing with each other.

Wow life just keeps getting better for potheads!!


Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #439 on: August 05, 2023, 02:42:12 pm »
In the first monthÖ almost 90 million in sales (over 5 million in tax revenue) in the first month of legalization in MD

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/sales-of-recreational-marijuana-exceed-expectations-in-first-month-of-legalization-in-maryland/3398444/


I hope the va legislature takes this into account when January rolls around this year

Leaving an insane amount of tax revenue on the table by not figuring out how to do sales,  md did it in 82 days! (Jez been over a decade in dc)
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« Reply #440 on: August 05, 2023, 05:29:47 pm »
Yeah not convinced tax revenues is a good reason to legalize.

Thatís how people justify the lotteries which are very regressive and in my opinion immoral. Same with all the casinos.

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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #441 on: August 05, 2023, 08:11:03 pm »
Yeah not convinced tax revenues is a good reason to legalize.

Thatís how people justify the lotteries which are very regressive and in my opinion immoral. Same with all the casinos.

You lost, get over it.

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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #442 on: August 05, 2023, 08:25:29 pm »
The only valid reason for legalizing weed is that it's cool

Hutch

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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #443 on: August 05, 2023, 08:35:17 pm »
I am always in favor of legalization but the argument that it increases tax revenue, while effective politically, just doesnít cut it with me.

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« Reply #444 on: August 06, 2023, 07:51:26 am »
In the first monthÖ almost 90 million in sales (over 5 million in tax revenue) in the first month of legalization in MD

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/sales-of-recreational-marijuana-exceed-expectations-in-first-month-of-legalization-in-maryland/3398444/


I hope the va legislature takes this into account when January rolls around this year

Leaving an insane amount of tax revenue on the table by not figuring out how to do sales,  md did it in 82 days! (Jez been over a decade in dc)

Va... what a terrible state.

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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #445 on: August 06, 2023, 09:00:37 pm »
I am always in favor of legalization but the argument that it increases tax revenue, while effective politically, just doesnít cut it with me.

Are you arguing that MJ legalization doesn't result in increased tax revenue? That wouldn't make any sense.

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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #446 on: August 07, 2023, 07:56:32 am »
No. I am saying itís not a good reason to legalize marijuana.

Marijuana should be legal because itís not that bad for you not because governments can make money from it.
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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #447 on: August 07, 2023, 09:01:39 am »
Marijuana should be legal because itís not that bad for you not because governments can make money from it.
I'm in total agreement

But I like to share the tax revenue info, as all that revenue was going into the black market (I know I'm a racist)
just in MD close to 1 Billion every year to an economy that was not exactly above recrimination
it's funding all sorts of other illegal enterprises....only because the gov't made it illegal to posses, sell and consume

People want real legit jobs and a taxable revenue stream...well god dammed if I we didn't just discover a massive untapped stream

It can support local businesses, and farmers, and create local jobs that aren't some big box retailer (where most of the revenue goes somewhere else)...heck even boosts girl scout cookie sales.


Yes...this is counter to: It should just be legal, it's just a plant. 

But it's the, "I had no idea there would be that many ancillary benefits to someone smoking a joint."
People were already doing it, so why not create a legit source for jobs and tax revenue...and keep it out of the black market

Va... what a terrible state.
for the record, we had legal adult recreation consumption and possession 2 years before MD.  But the f'n republudicks made sales such a clusterfuck, who knows when they will get their heads out of their asses.   I'm sure it will start to become an issue when people bring up that their next-door neighbor cash a 5 million a month in tax revenue and can say they are creating new jobs
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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #448 on: August 07, 2023, 09:16:30 am »
But the f'n republudicks made sales such a clusterfuck, who knows when they will get their heads out of their asses.   
No, the Democrats, who passed marijuana legalization and the path to recreational sales while holding the House of Delegates, State Assembly, AG, and Governor's office made this a clusterfuck by deciding they'd all like to get home to their districts a day or two earlier and writing a "details to come later and require ratification next year or else hit stop on a consumer marketplace" provision into it instead of doing the work knowing full-well elections were around the corner and it was more than likely -- even if you didn't see the executive office loses coming -- that the HoD was going to swing back to the GOP.

You don't get to not provide someone CPR then blame the EMTs who show up 10 minutes later for not doing enough.
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Re: the weed, thread
« Reply #449 on: August 07, 2023, 09:23:43 am »
Don't use facts to fuck with my imagined narrative!
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