Recreational cannabis goes legit in several states

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Recreational cannabis goes legit in several states

Post by Badfellow » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:25 am

Rather than another Trumptastic thread...

California, Nevada and Massachusetts join the growing list of states where recreational cannabis use has been voted legal. The speculation now is that CA represents a tipping point for legislation in other states while federal agencies such as the DEA and FBI have expressed severe frustration over the realities of attempting to enforce some 30 different sets of state laws on the books.

If cannabis is legalized federally in the US, what does that mean for the economy and tax revenues? What does it mean to the everyday smoker who has been trying to fly under the radar for the past 50 years?

Too bad Nancy Reagan isn't still around.
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Re: Recreational cannabis goes legit in several states

Post by Rooster » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:56 pm

What does that mean for Drunkards? Will we go the way of the dinosaur?

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Re: Recreational cannabis goes legit in several states

Post by Badfellow » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:20 am

As long as there is a molecule of ethanol floating around the universe, there will be Drunkards. Pretty sure that's in the laws of physics.

As for cannabis, I don't see it as being at odds with the liquor. Quite the contrary. Having no ridiculous piss tests to take, I rather enjoy sitting down to a heaping lowball of rye and a puff from the green corona.

Maybe it would help take some of the federal tax burden off alcohol?
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Re: Recreational cannabis goes legit in several states

Post by Chimneyfish » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:34 pm

I voted for recreational weed in CA and I'm happy it passed, but I'm also already a cannabis patient and I'm a bit worried about how the medical industry might have to change as a result. It's operated as kind of a Wild West as far as regulations go, and it's actually worked quite well. Most of these state recreational propositions end up having to be bundled with a ton of new laws, fees, taxes, licences, agencies, etc. in order to pass. Apparently California is not even going to start issuing licenses until the beginning of 2018.

I don't understand why voters who aren't thrilled with the idea of legal weed aren't at least still satisfied with a bunch of extra state revenue paid for by other people. Why demand all the extra hoops to jump through, which a multi billion dollar medical industry have already proven to be largely unnecessary? Just to make sure it's not too easy for people to have fun?

I'm still counting it as a major success that recreational cannabis is now legal along the entire West Coast. I think it's fair to say the tipping point has been tipped.
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Post by mistah willies » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:45 pm

^

Maine has passed it as well.

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Post by Frankennietzsche » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:49 pm

Damn Hippies with yer mayrjane and yer acid tests...
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Post by Badfellow » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:50 am

Damn hillbilly antidisestablishmentarianists...

If Gary Busey were president, we wouldn't be having these discussions. You'd just roll to the Circle K and get a two pack of Indo 100s with your nightly fifth of Evan Williams.
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Post by Frankennietzsche » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:23 pm

Round here, it's all flatlander cityfolk.

And besides, Jake Busey is the future! 2020, bro!
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Post by Badfellow » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:07 pm

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Post by Frankennietzsche » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:54 pm

HELLLLOOOOOOOOO, ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSSIOOOOOOONNSSSSSS!!!

To paraphrase/misquote GHW Bush, he's going to "nip it in the bud."

Because: "Good people don't smoke marijuana."

This is going to be the new states v federal rights issue, init? (Fun activity for the day: google image search > "confederate pot flag". I was going to insert a witty image here, but I cannot. I found exactly what I didn't expect but wanted.)
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Post by ThirstyDrunk » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:22 am

Ain't nothin like a mint julep and a joint, eh brother?
To be fair, I'm drunker than you.

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Post by Badfellow » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:56 am

Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Doobie.
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Re: Recreational cannabis goes legit in several states

Post by ThirstyDrunk » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:03 am

Anybody having trouble getting good smoke?
Didn't think so
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Re: Recreational cannabis goes legit in several states

Post by Badfellow » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:08 pm

Frankennietzsche wrote:HELLLLOOOOOOOOO, ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSSIOOOOOOONNSSSSSS!!!
With a name like "Sessions", you'd think he'd be cool with passing the spliff around.




I like the idea of cocktail bitters that contain full spectrum cannabinoids in suspension. Put a few dashes in your daiquiri and an hour later you turn into a very happy bowl of jello.
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Post by mistah willies » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:11 pm

^ ^ ^

Thing is, personally, I'd turn into a hungry bowl of jello. It did make everything much better, which includes laughter, movies, tunes (oh hell yes), but...

Food is my downfall. When I shmoked, I'd cook up all kinds of things, and I could see everyone gaining weight as the evening unfolded.

So, hungry bowl of jello:

"Ahhh... Hehehe... The light went off when he closed the fridge door... Hello? Which one of you wants to be eaten first? Is that the butter-baked salmon I smell? Oooh.. Is that deer meat stew? Hehehe..."

Next day: "Who the fuck mixed the salmon and stew into the jello? Wait, it's looking at me kinda funny. Help me! Oh gawd, not like this!"


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