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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    They will never learn.
    Government's routinely make mistakes that a college freshman, hell in some cases a high school freshmen could avoid. What is it about political types, power and other people's money that creates so very much dumb!?
    If the alcohol tax was too high I know old boys who would be making and selling whiskey. But's it not worth it , so they don't. At least they don't sell it.

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    New angle for legalization themes. Legalize in some states and then claim tax revenue is hurt by illegal transactions.

    Love it.

    I've always been either way here, I can see decriminalization there are good arguments. But then I'm a member of tpf and see many reasons here why it shouldn't be legalized.
    People who enter the US without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the US legally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    This is a good test on capitalism.
    Too much government interference with the high tax.

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    I confirmed my fears with a quick Google. Rolling Stone confirms that big tobacco is poised to get in the weed business.
    We may soon have a reverse situation where the illegal version of a drug will actually be safer than the legal version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Too much government interference with the high tax.
    One thing is 100% certain: marijuana does not fit on the federal drug classification as a schedule 1 drug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    One thing is 100% certain: marijuana does not fit on the federal drug classification as a schedule 1 drug.
    No but it might as there is no real science to the way they catagorize drugs. For example I believe they consider Tramadol to be in the same class as oxy despite Tramadol being much less prone to abuse and a painkiller many can take and function. . They even tried to classify the herb Kratom pretty high and stop sales but they got their asses kicked by facts. For now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    No but it might as there is no real science to the way they catagorize drugs. For example I believe they consider Tramadol to be in the same class as oxy despite Tramadol being much less prone to abuse and a painkiller many can take and function. . They even tried to classify the herb Kratom pretty high and stop sales but they got their asses kicked by facts. For now.
    The drug schedule is straight forward.

    The way the government abuses it causes the confusion that we see above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The drug schedule is straight forward.

    The way the government abuses it causes the confusion that we see above.

    You are correct.Good clarification. However the results are the same. Tramadol might be part of what we claim we are looking for but now they restrict it's use? What the hell is up with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    California pot taxes lag as illegal market flourishes

    If California was ever tough on marijuana growing and distribution before it was legal, I bet California will go all out now that they are losing serious tax dollars because illegal pot appears to have under-bid legal pot.



    Someone once said if you want less of something, tax it.
    I hear that Hostess cakes and Lays chips sales are SKYROCKETING, on the "plus side".
    De Oppresso Liber



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    Quote Originally Posted by Grokmaster View Post
    I hear that Hostess cakes and Lays chips sales are SKYROCKETING, on the "plus side".
    I went into a marijuana shop here.the owner took the time to educate me on the attributes of the different strains of marijuana.


    There are some that make you want to lay on the couch and eat Doritos.


    There's another which makes you want to get outside and work on various projects. The only problem is that you basically putter around with no attention span. You'll get stuff dome, but you'll only have the attention span to work on a project for five or ten minutes before you're looking for something else to do.

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