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Why don't recreational marijuana advocates support licensed farms/corporations disbursing this?
1/6/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist

Posted on 01/06/2014 10:46:26 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

Why do they want dispensaries to disburse this?

Why not have monitored process from the farm all the way to the pharmacist to increase the odds of keeping this out of the hnads of young people and attach a name to those that buy this from the pharmacies, so that if any young people do smoke this, it can be traced back to the person who bought it from the pharmacist?

Maybe I didn't explain it better, but you see where I am coming from, right?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: 113th; colorado; congress; libertarianagenda; marijuana
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1 posted on 01/06/2014 10:46:26 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Alcohol is sold by a lot of mom-and-pop stores as well. Plus, I doubt established corporations want to get involved with this, given the grief the feds could give them.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 10:48:07 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Libertopians do not want to keep it out of the hands of young people. They would like to see meth and heroin shops open up in every middle school.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 10:48:19 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Extremely simple. They cannot tax the hell out of it otherwise...it’s not hard to figure out.


4 posted on 01/06/2014 10:50:58 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

just legalize it, who gives a rat’s patootie.

It will keep the masses calm


5 posted on 01/06/2014 10:54:39 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I’m an advocate of personal and parental responsibility. I do not wish to parent your kid, and I do not wish the State to do so either.

As a partial answer to your question, if I wish to grow a plant and inhale the vapours from its combustion, that is nobody’s business, and certainly not the business of the State, any more than it is the business of the State if I own firearms for personal protection.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 10:56:00 AM PST by Edward Teach
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To: Edward Teach

What a cop-out

So are you okay with underage prostitution being okay too? Don’t want the state to babysit their kids for them?

Libertarians are the worst anti-civilization freaks known


7 posted on 01/06/2014 10:57:14 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
I assume this is concerning the Colorado law that became effective 1-1-14. We the People wanted to get the government out of the pot business. There is no way for underage folks to buy it legally. They have to go black market just like before the law changed.

The lamestream media got all excited and act like the stuff did not exist until 1-1-14. Well guess what. The sun still comes up in the East and there have been no 50 car pileups caused by pot smokers. Nothing changed.

8 posted on 01/06/2014 10:57:41 AM PST by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

No matter what any state says or does, it is still against federal law to grow, distribute or use marijuana. Until that changes, people should think twice about what they’re doing.


9 posted on 01/06/2014 10:58:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

That is quite a question for a “Laissez-faire capitalist” to ask, no?


10 posted on 01/06/2014 10:59:40 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: SpeakerToAnimals
Well guess what. The sun still comes up in the East and there have been no 50 car pileups caused by pot smokers.

Yeah, but I heard that there are monumental lines at Taco bell, and stores are running out of Doritos and Funyuns!

11 posted on 01/06/2014 11:02:37 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No matter what any state says or does, it is still against federal law to grow, distribute or use marijuana.

More than half of the inmates in Max security prisons test positive for one illegal drug or another. How do you propose to keep the stuff out of a free society? 40 years of the WOD and one trillion dollars wasted so drugs can be cheaper, easier to get and more potent.

Not to mention all the dead people and dogs. Coloradans are ending the madness.

12 posted on 01/06/2014 11:04:32 AM PST by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

How do we propose to keep murder and rape out of a free society?

Just legalize it!!!

That’s the ticket


13 posted on 01/06/2014 11:06:03 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

Please show me where I backed the war on drugs in my post or excoriated the people of Colorado or any other state. Strawman much?


14 posted on 01/06/2014 11:06:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Should I have to have my name and a pharmacist attacged buying a beer?


15 posted on 01/06/2014 11:08:07 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: GeronL

Oh whatever.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 11:08:49 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: GeronL

Nice logical fallacy. Want to try again with a real argument?


17 posted on 01/06/2014 11:09:12 AM PST by Edward Teach
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

It’s against Federal law to sell or possess pot. A regular pharmacy would be closed down if they sold it, and the pharmacists would lose their licenses. A dispensary may have a local or state license, but it’s not regulated like pharmacies are. You’d have to have complete Federal legalization before pharmacies would ever touch it.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 11:09:35 AM PST by Stevenc131
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To: GeronL

Why would you send your kids to a middle school with a store that sells drugs?


19 posted on 01/06/2014 11:13:00 AM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holder is not stopping this. Even when he had the opportunity to he said that he would not.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 11:14:52 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Alcohol can’t be perfectly kept from kids. You can make it yourself. It’s available everywhere.

Same for pot.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 11:16:35 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Edward Teach

That was your statement, I am just trying to determine how far you take it.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 11:16:56 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was simply pointing out that the WOD is a failure. I apologize if I made it sound like you support the WOD. I am an auto mechanic, not an English grammar teacher. Oops is my last name.

My household was laughing all weekend at the hysterical coverage of the new laws. As I said, nothing changed in Colorado.

23 posted on 01/06/2014 11:17:24 AM PST by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: GeronL

You are ignorant. You “conservatives” don’t want to pay taxes but WANT big government. Oh please come and save our children from drugs and prostitution Uncle Sam.. Maybe Libertarians just know Uncle Sam can’t regardless of how much we pay for it. Maybe Libertarians are just better parents than conservatives..


24 posted on 01/06/2014 11:18:37 AM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

Apparently civilization is a failure

Libertarians are a failure too

It is only a matter of time until libertarians are calling laws against pedophilia and kiddie porn “fascist” and “statist”.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 11:19:56 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: All

Anyone who believes that government should allow us to drink booze therefore believes we should strap children down and inject ethyl alcohol directly into their veins.

See how easy that is?


26 posted on 01/06/2014 11:20:14 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Pot is more available to high school kids than alcohol in many parts of the country. It has been since I was in high school, nobody asks for ID when you buy illegal pot.


27 posted on 01/06/2014 11:20:32 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: enduserindy

It doesn’t take “big government” to say people should not molest and give drugs to children.

Outlawing child prostitution is “big government” fascism in your book?

You are probably on the wrong website.


28 posted on 01/06/2014 11:21:20 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

#3 - I was right.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 11:22:07 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

We must be related! Oops is my last name as well.


30 posted on 01/06/2014 11:24:45 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The Russians had their vodka, the people is this country will have their marijuana to keep them calm during the communist take over.


31 posted on 01/06/2014 11:25:21 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Just outlaw alcohol, pot and cigarettes.

The same arguments apply to each. Cigarettes are the most deadly over time, while alcohol and pot allow for a lifetime of decreased functionality when abused.

They should either all be legal or all be illegal. And I’m fine with it either way.

And, any kid that wants any of the three has been getting all these drugs for 40 years easily. That part won’t end.


32 posted on 01/06/2014 11:25:45 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Prohibition doesn’t work. Wish it did. Doesn’t.


33 posted on 01/06/2014 11:26:21 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: GeronL

You are the one who brought up child molestation (and child prostitution, for that matter) and giving drugs to children. What does the de-criminalization of marijuana have to do with child molestation and drugging children? And why is that your immediate response? It’s like you’re fixated on kiddie porn. What gives?


34 posted on 01/06/2014 11:26:34 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: SaxxonWoods

and meth? heroin?

Those laws keeping it from kids are “statist” and “fascist” too, right libertarians??


35 posted on 01/06/2014 11:27:22 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
Giving drugs to children was the whole F'N point of the OP!!!

Why not have monitored process from the farm all the way to the pharmacist to increase the odds of keeping this out of the hnads of young people and attach a name to those that buy this from the pharmacies, so that if any young people do smoke this, it can be traced back to the person who bought it from the pharmacist?

I am just expanding on the definition of "big government" "statist" "fascist" that leftarians like to throw around. Where do leftarians draw a line? They don't They just complain about being asked where the line is

36 posted on 01/06/2014 11:29:38 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Edward Teach
I’m an advocate of personal and parental responsibility. I do not wish to parent your kid, and I do not wish the State to do so either.

As a partial answer to your question, if I wish to grow a plant and inhale the vapours from its combustion, that is nobody’s business, and certainly not the business of the State, any more than it is the business of the State if I own firearms for personal protection.

Hear, hear.

In George Washington's letters home is included instructions to replace the cannabis sativa, a tall fibrous plant suitable for fiber, with cannabis indica, a smaller India plant with bushy profile yielding far more buds at increased potency. While it can be harvested for fiber, it produces less fiber per acre than cannabis sativa, it was preferred for medicine.

Only circumstancial evidence, and despite false reports to the contrary on the net I've found no hard evidence GW or TJ ever used cannabis, medicinal or otherwise. It was an ingredient in patent medicines and physician's pharmacoepia at the time, so there was an agricultural demand, and overseas trade.

Sidenote: I saw an antique doctor's bag, 1890's on Antique Roadshow, fully stocked, instruments unused. The expert opined it was a sample bag for a salesman who sold fully stocked doctor's bags and physician's supplies. It included all the drugs the doctors prescribed at the time, including opium.

All the vials were full and accounted for. Except for one completely empty vial labeled "cannabis" ;)

37 posted on 01/06/2014 11:30:06 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: autumnraine
We must be related! Oops is my last name as well.

On this subject folks tend to get excited and say things we do not mean. Or inadvertently insult others without intention.

You and I are not the only Oops here. We just admit it! Thanks.

38 posted on 01/06/2014 11:30:13 AM PST by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

I am fixated on how libertarians are the enemies of civilized people


39 posted on 01/06/2014 11:31:39 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I know that.


40 posted on 01/06/2014 11:35:11 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: GeronL

OK, then. Why do you think marijuana should be criminalized? Where do you draw the line, and why?


41 posted on 01/06/2014 11:36:36 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: GeronL

I said make them all illegal, and keep the currently illegal ones illegal.

????


42 posted on 01/06/2014 11:38:14 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: dirtboy

Excellent points, and I would add this will all change when some knuckleheads start selling adulterated weed. Somebody is going to be sitting on several kilos of useless “Missouri Mild,” and will try to pass it off as “Colombian Gold” by spraying it with Raid roach killer. As the ERs start to fill, everybody’s going to demand FDA involvement.


43 posted on 01/06/2014 11:45:22 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Libertarian use to be of the freemen Natural law types thinker..when they slid in to the anarchist/no law camp you have problems .

Add that with “positive right “ progressives and you have a bread and circuses mob of Roman debauchery ..the lowest whims of the human nature will be served by the state..

44 posted on 01/06/2014 11:45:55 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: PowderMonkey

Why hasn’t that happend over the last 40 years?


45 posted on 01/06/2014 11:48:54 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: GeronL

I didn’t realize your real name is Harry Anslinger, wow!


46 posted on 01/06/2014 11:50:48 AM PST by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: GeronL

Ask the nurse in whatever mental institution you reside to tighten your jacket the next time she brings your meds.


47 posted on 01/06/2014 11:51:00 AM PST by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Why what hasn’t happened? Adulterated drugs? Happens quite frequently.


48 posted on 01/06/2014 11:51:51 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Busybodies got to stay busy.

That’s why I say make them all illegal, cigs, pot, alcohol.

Then the busybodies can be happy that they have saved society, and people can make their own decisions about using the various substances, while aware of the possible price for doing so.

And the busybodies are right about one thing. There would be slightly less use if they were all illegal.

Besides moonshine is pretty awesome when done right.


49 posted on 01/06/2014 11:53:13 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: SaxxonWoods

I know you know. We’re having an instructive conversation for others. ;-)


50 posted on 01/06/2014 11:54:34 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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