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Posted on 09/11/2012 12:21:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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Really? Then why is this an issue that "tears" you?
If you would think for a minute it might occur to you that I was indicating quantity by using pre-legalization prices. A 20 year old that doesn’t eat tomatoes, except on a burger and could care less about growing one and saving 50 cents a few times a year, will be very interested in growing what would have been $50,000.00 dollars worth of pot stash that will enable him to party like crazy and be the life of the party, and sell some for pocket cash, and to build a mountain of an almost free pot reserve, that can last for years.
Tobacco can be grown, as my grandmother did it, but that is a long way from the complicated process of making the refined Marlboro cigarette. With pot, they just want it to get high, just the plant itself.
States have created a black market in finished cigarettes, not in people growing tobacco.
The easiest way to find it is to use infra-red. Pot is a much warmer plant than almost anything in North America when it is growing. Stands out like a big flashing neon sing compared to the corn or other plants around it.
Because I really dislike pot heads. I dislike the way they live, the way they talk, the way they smell, the way they look, the current cost to society, the whole nine yards.
BUT (pay attention here) I find no legitimate reason that the product can be banned. As someone up thread said, people have a right to be stupid.
So as I said earlier, I'm all for leaglizing it if I don't have to pay any of the cost. Someone ruins their health by smoking it, they pay the cost. No insurance, no government assistance, nothing. Someone gets high and wrecks their car (I'v eseen it happen back in college), they pay the entire cost, no insurance, no government assistance, nothing. (BTW I feel the same about tobacco use, alcohol use, driving withour seatbelts, riding a motorcycle without a helmet etc etc etc. You choose to be stupid, you pay the cost)
The bottom line is these people can be stupid as long as they don't impact anyone else.
A few bucks? to buy garbage bags full of taxed, store bought pot?
Suppose CO votes to legalize mj this election. Do you support its Tenth Amendment authority to do so without fedgov interference, even though the welfare state remains intact?
“Fiscal conservative, socially more libertarian.”
No, you get it right.
Fiscal Conservative, Social Conservative - in my personal life, Legal and Constitutional Conservative - which means small and limited government all around, and not a busybody making all my “Social Conservative” views legal mandates of the government.
The Mexican Drug cartels have followed the “medical mj” business to Colorado.
They are NOT giving up their cash cow and have increased in state mj farms, in public forests.
The ignorance and denials surrounding this issue will continue to be fatal, with the increase in all aspects of crime that follow the drug trade.
That's not true; it's also shredded the:
5th [unpaid property seizure/"arresting" property],
6th [tell a jury it's about drugs and *bam* instant taint; they will likely not even consider the legitimacy of the laws],
8th [have you seen the jail-time for possession of even small amounts, or "paraphernalia"?],
and 10th [federal-government expansion and control is self evident].
It is my position that no single policy has been so destructive to the Bill of Rights as has the War on Drugs.
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