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Bankrupt San Bernardino looks at marijuana sales to raise funds
Reuters ^ | 07/31/2014 | Tim Reid

Posted on 07/31/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

(Reuters) - The city attorney of bankrupt San Bernardino, California, has a novel idea for raising new revenue - open medical marijuana dispensaries to sell pot.

As San Bernardino struggles to deliver a bankruptcy exit plan two years after it filed for Chapter 9 protection, city attorney Gary Saenz says marijuana sales should be part of the southern California city's income.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: cannabis; legalmarijuana; liberalagenda; libertarianagenda; marijuana; pot; whynotcocaine; whynotecsrasy; whynotecstasy; whynotheroin; whynotmeth; wod
They should legalize prostitution while they're at it.
1 posted on 07/31/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

The best bet would be a tax on undocumented residents.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 9:16:56 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wow...leagl gambling, legal prostituion and legal narcotics use. This visit to Amsterdam is really cool...

Wait! what?


3 posted on 07/31/2014 9:17:52 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Maybe they could sell quarts of Colt 45 Malt Liquor, too.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 9:18:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Naa, cut the small stuff.

Just lease the entire city to the cartels if morality no longer matters and you want the big bucks.

/sarc


5 posted on 07/31/2014 9:20:48 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "Our Emperor may have no clothes, but doesn't he have a wonderful tan" - MSM)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This stuff would be a riot if it wasn’t our own country’s idiots


6 posted on 07/31/2014 9:21:09 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: BwanaNdege

may as well,, the nation is being ceded to illegals little by little anyway.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 9:21:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They could partner with a cartel and offer cocaine, heroin and other assorted items.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 9:22:30 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

There are nine states in the union where the government maintains a direct monopoly on the sale of hard liquor. Marijuana is just the next logical step for a Government addicted to money.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 9:23:20 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: reg45

“The best bet would be a tax on undocumented residents.”

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Even the Taxifornia Libs would have to hire more people to figure out how to spend all the new revenue....well, we could build more prisons which we need.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 9:23:37 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Responsibility2nd

I knew a lot of guys in college who supplemented their income with marijuana sales. They were subject to arrest and incarceration.

But I guess it’s okay if the vending party is the State.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 9:24:30 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: All
Approved by Cheech & Chong.
12 posted on 07/31/2014 9:24:57 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

No matter what the source itll never be enough. They can tax the air and water but itll never be enough to fund their perpetually broken agenda. Isnt this a text book defn of insanity?


13 posted on 07/31/2014 9:27:47 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Responsibility2nd
Prostitution is legal in Nevada. California should do a study and find out how it's impacting the state of Nevada.
14 posted on 07/31/2014 9:28:30 AM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“They should legalize prostitution while they’re at it. “

Why not declare the city an “Indian Reservation,” and open a casino?


15 posted on 07/31/2014 9:31:55 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Responsibility2nd
Anyone on FR in favor of this proposal needs to search the FR archives to learn how San Bernardino CA got into this bankruptcy mess in the first place.

San Bernardino is basically a crime family that wants to sell drugs.

16 posted on 07/31/2014 9:37:00 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Responsibility2nd

So. Are they going to have “City” ‘doctors’ write the dispensations, er...uhhhh...’prescriptions?’


17 posted on 07/31/2014 9:40:27 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Responsibility2nd

Several state and local governments have gotten into the drug trade so far. It’s one of the preludes to slavery under fascism.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 9:43:22 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

San Bernardino looks at marijuana sales to raise funds


Me too.


19 posted on 07/31/2014 9:49:17 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

BAHAHAHAHA! Let’s all blow our budgets to hell, and then sit back and get high!


20 posted on 07/31/2014 9:50:18 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

‘Course they’ll never look on the other side of the ledger, which is the spending side. Once they legalize this or that, the time will soon come for more self-defeating legislation in the name of revenue.

Then the cycle continues until it all collapses.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 9:57:43 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Quiet Desperation” is beginning to set in throughout America.


22 posted on 07/31/2014 9:59:14 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: IronJack
Having the government involved in any aspect of a market/consumer based economy invites corruption, waste, high cost and low return.. I respect that a lot of my fellow FReepers feel strongly against drug legalization. However if you want to put the criminals out of business and keep drugs way from kids legalize it and give it's manufacture, sale and distribution over to Anhauser-Busch or Miller Brewing or R.J. Reynolds. The(pseudo) morality of ''drugs are bad'' is literally killing people. You can't point to the immorality of being a drunk all you want but that isn't going to get an alcoholic to recovery. It didn't get me to recovery. Yes people do immoral things under the influence of drugs and alcohol and that is what laws and the court system is for. But drugs are a commodity, that means money. Get control of the money and you get control of the problem. Consider that there are laws in place and stiff penalties for buying or providing the under-aged with alcohol. Drug dealers don't ask for ID. Legalize it and tax the crap out of it. Taxes are the quickest way to put anything out of business. Do that or bring back the 18th. Amendment, prohibition. We all know what a success that was.(sar.)
23 posted on 07/31/2014 9:59:21 AM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: The KG9 Kid
You could say the same about Chicago and New York City.
24 posted on 07/31/2014 10:02:24 AM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: jmacusa

Typo: meant to say ‘’you can point to...’’


25 posted on 07/31/2014 10:06:28 AM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Another money maker would be to use the police as a vehicle for at-large contract killings. Rent out the mayor’s bedrooms by the hour.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 11:15:07 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Responsibility2nd

Meth and horse have higher margins and lower distribution costs. I mean what the hell, why go the half step route.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 11:17:45 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jmacusa

The argument that drugs should be legal because alcohol is is a lot like saying that two wrongs make a right. Alcohol is bad enough. Do we need to compound the chemical abuse problem by adding yet another substance to be abused?

Taxing drugs is an immoral way of gathering revenue. It basically says the end justifies the means. The last thing I want to put in this government’s hands is more money.

And we can eliminate crime in the country entirely if we just make everything legal. I doubt anyone would want to LIVE in such a society but lawlessness would be nonexistent.

I guess you’ll have to put me in the category of FReepers who oppose legalization.


28 posted on 07/31/2014 11:22:27 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack; jmacusa
The argument that drugs should be legal because alcohol is is

not an argument that jmacusa made. His point was that Prohibition failed, and drug prohibition is failing in the same ways for the same reasons.

Alcohol is bad enough.

Banning it was worse.

Do we need to compound the chemical abuse problem by adding yet another substance to be abused?

"Adding" is a red herring - marijuana is already being used and abused. What we should do is subtract criminal profits by legalizing it.

And we can eliminate crime in the country entirely if we just make everything legal.

Or we can take a deep bite out of criminal profits by legalizing the consensual acts of adults - such as marijuana growing, sale, purchase, and use - while retaining the laws against violations of rights.

29 posted on 07/31/2014 11:43:24 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Wait until the legalize robbery...from the "rich".

Oh wait....they've already done that!!

30 posted on 07/31/2014 11:46:39 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: IronJack

Taxing alcohol achieves the same end.


31 posted on 07/31/2014 12:42:25 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: ConservingFreedom

Thank you.


32 posted on 07/31/2014 12:43:53 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Great, we’re turning into a drug cartel government. Oh, wait. War on drugs... No place left to go. So screwed!!!!


33 posted on 07/31/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: poobear

Yep.

Giving it away to the poor.

Drugs and sex for all. Ignore the tyrannical police state.

Libertarian Brave New World.


34 posted on 07/31/2014 1:55:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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