Skip to comments.CNBC's Marijuana Inc Video
Posted on 01/25/2009 10:28:56 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL
No article just a video for those who didn't see it and might want to watch. If California wants a nice steady stream of income, they'd be smart to LEGALIZE POT. The efforts to eradicate not only aren't working but wasting a lot of money and time when our cops could be fighting REAL CRIME.
oops my bad...it’s through fancast not hulu...oh well...
Never did pot either. But I think it’s pretty common knowledge that the only reason pot is not legalized is because of the alcohol lobby.
With all of the drug violence in Mexico threatening to spill over into the US, I think it is time to reconsider the War on Some Drugs.
It would be nice if the financial crisis managed to get drugs legalized and taxed (therefore becoming a boon to government) rather than prohibited and interdicted (being a cost for government). But I doubt Our Fearless Leaders have the foresight and wisdom to do this.
i thought it was the paper and chemical industry that helped get hemp banned thus also hurting it’s sister marijuana.
Wow, it sounds like pragmatic Libertarians are surfacing on Freep!
I don’t smoke dope, but our laws against dope are silly and antiquated. And yes, it is a smarter way to fight the Mexican drug gangs.
Heroin and cocaine? Heroin is just bad and legalization will lead to increased number of addicts, crime to pay for it, government programs to take care of heroin addicts, etc. So, no.
Cocaine? Never done it. Don’t know if it is addicting. I hear about cokeheads, but don’t know if it is like heroin.
Frankly, I would rather have people driving cars on marijuana and coke (small amounts) that 6 shots of Black Jack with beer chasers!
But hemp will be useful for making clothing and for cellulosic biofuel production, though.
That too. I think a large problem with drug legalization has to do with the image of it’s proponents, they certainly do not help their cause.
Most politicians in the “District of Corruption” have committed far worse crimes than smoking pot.
Just how do you propose taxing an item for which there is an established tax free market which currently avoids the law? Why should pot dealers and growers start paying a tax? Who would collect the tax? What would be the penalties of selling untaxed pot?
I’ve never heard a reasonable explanation of how this would be done.
What about those that do marijuana and coke, AND the six shots of Black Jack with beer chasers. It's not as if marijuana users abstain from alcohol.
Didn't we have these same arguments about alcohol during Prohibition?
Finally a good idea. Also all illegal substances. Might as well legalize freedom too. Legalize all the stupid crap controlled by the stupid administrative preventive laws. Punish bad ACTIONS. Get the little jerks off our backs. Criminalize taxes and idiot government employees with too much time on their hands. The first thing to go...Dept of Education..2nd...EPA...Then...ATF...???
I lived 32 years in and around NYC and I have never witnessed the police wasting a lot of money fighting against marijuana yet you make it seem like that is about all they do.
The war on pot is a lost cause. Anyone with a closet can very easily grown a couple pounds in 60 days. Legalize it, tax it, billions upon billions in annual revenue. Ive lost friends to drinking and driving, numerous family members to cigarette related cancer, zero to to many joints.
I would put it in the addicting category. The thing is, not all people become addicted, be it cocaine or alcohol.
THC, which is the stuff in pot that produces the high, has a 3-day half life. That means that after smokeing pot and people begin to feel they are no longer high, but they are still impaired. That’s the danger in smoking pot. People who only smoke it on weekends are continuously impaired. That’s probably why they call it dope.
Same here. It may also be the only way to keep the economy afloat!
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