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Colorado’s Pot Shops Say They’ll Be Sold Out Any Day Now
Time ^ | January 04, 2014 | Brad Tuttle

Posted on 01/04/2014 9:02:25 PM PST by Ken H

A few days into the experiment, the new world of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado appears to be a big success—so much so that pot shops are finding it impossible to keep up with demand.

According to the Denver Post, at least 37 stores in Colorado were licensed to sell recreational pot to anyone 21 or over as of New Year’s Day. The Associated Press and others reported long lines outside Denver pot shops, with some eager customers forced to wait three to five hours before getting a chance to go inside, step up to the counter, and make a purchase.

Prices have been steep—in some cases, stores were charging $50 or even $70 for one-eighth of an ounce of pot that cost medical marijuana users just $25 the day before—and taxes add on an extra 20% or so. Even so, sales have been brisk.

The two operational pot shops in Pueblo collectively sold $87,000 of marijuana on January 1, per the Pueblo Chieftain, and store owners say that if demand persists anywhere near the current high, they’ll be sold out in the very near future.

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1 posted on 01/04/2014 9:02:25 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Ken H

Then watch the 9-1-1 switchboards light up.


2 posted on 01/04/2014 9:04:04 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Ken H

PANIC! In La La Land


3 posted on 01/04/2014 9:05:04 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: gorush

I think you mean 7-11.


4 posted on 01/04/2014 9:06:09 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Ken H

Anyone else notice how the news clips of the pot smokers lining up to buy weed in Colorado looked just like the homos in Utah lining up to get married?

Brave New world.

A drugged population is a controlled one.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 9:06:37 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Ken H

This is not how I envisioned the rollout of Pot America to take place. I’ve always imagined it going through the normal drugs channels, and seen myself one day rolling joints overnight in the pharmacy. These dispensaries are killing my buzz, yo.


6 posted on 01/04/2014 9:07:03 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Ken H

What follow-on effect is this having on the price of video games and Doritos?


7 posted on 01/04/2014 9:08:15 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: sickoflibs

Do you support Colorado’s authority under the Tenth Amendment to carry out this policy, even though you disagree with it?


8 posted on 01/04/2014 9:09:51 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Ken H

I can’t see Colorado ever being a “red” state again. (As in Red or Blue).


9 posted on 01/04/2014 9:11:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: Ken H

Choomers are such chumps.


10 posted on 01/04/2014 9:12:08 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Ken H
I think you mean 7-11

Ha!
11 posted on 01/04/2014 9:12:39 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Ken H

Ironically, these leftscum and potheads are paving the way for countering over-reaching fedgov power. After all, what they are doing is a blatant violation of federal law. Meanwhile, obastard plays another round of golf in Hawaii.

Can’t decide yet if this is a good thing or a bad thing...


12 posted on 01/04/2014 9:14:31 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Ken H
Good grief!
pot heads = dumbheads

The sad part is that pot is a "gateway" drug. That means that many of the stupids will go on to "bigger" and "better" highs. Ain't that just swell?

13 posted on 01/04/2014 9:14:44 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Ken H

America 2014: dope, homosex, and open-borders.

This country is ready for the ash heap. To think that most of my adulthood I would have been willing to give my life for my country. No way in hell would I do that now. Not for this deviant, putrifying nation.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 9:14:57 PM PST by greene66
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To: Ken H; sickoflibs; BillyBoy

Mr. 10 amendment do you support the “right” of states to allow queer marriage if they want?


15 posted on 01/04/2014 9:16:17 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
To its credit, voters recalled a couple of gun grabbing legislators and forced the resignation of a third.
16 posted on 01/04/2014 9:18:11 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Ken H

17 posted on 01/04/2014 9:18:56 PM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: Ken H

Why go to the government approved, overpriced dispensories? Don’t the buyers already have connections?


18 posted on 01/04/2014 9:20:17 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Ken H
RE :”Do you support Colorado’s authority under the Tenth Amendment to carry out this policy, even though you disagree with it?”

I am indifferent to it.

But I do think its eerie how much those lining up for pot in Colorado looked like those gays lining for same sex sodomy sanction licenses.

Here in Dem controlled Maryland the one party government made heavily taxed casinos legal.

A drugged population is a controlled one, and collect those taxes.

19 posted on 01/04/2014 9:20:58 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: greene66

Its actually better than it has been. Drug use and alcoholism are way down from their peaks. We have other problems but this one is getting better.
The other matters, such as collapsed morals, failing marriages, bastard children, overwhelming bureaucracy and fascist corporatism are much worse than drugs have ever been.


20 posted on 01/04/2014 9:22:16 PM PST by buwaya
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To: piytar

The Federal government has absolutely no authority to regulate what people smoke. None whatsoever v


21 posted on 01/04/2014 9:22:54 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Ken H
Prices have been steep—in some cases, stores were charging $50 or even $70 for one-eighth of an ounce of pot

Early 2000's saw $125 for a quarter when I was in D-town. But that was just the word on the street. I don't quite get the disparity between the medicinal prices and the now recreational prices, though.

Seems like the medicinal users were a subset of the recreational users, intersected with people who had less ability to feel shame. That sounds awkward, but it's as close as I can get to the sentiment I mean to express.

The medicinal users had no problem saying "I need it to maintain a quality of life", whereas others said "I'll keep buying it illegally and face the consequences, thank you very much". It's interesting.
22 posted on 01/04/2014 9:22:58 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Ken H

Legal pot costing plenty more than the black market. A windfall for state tax coffers. Feds will be climbing on this gravy train posthaste. And so it begins.


23 posted on 01/04/2014 9:23:34 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: subterfuge

so we pricing out people who can use it for legit medical purposes.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 9:23:45 PM PST by Paul8148
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To: cloudmountain

Potheads=dumbheads is correct.
But still, we have always had the dumb, and pot doesn’t make them dumb, it just identifies them.
I always agreed with Bill Buckley that pot should be legal. Its filthy stuff but banning it is worse.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 9:26:24 PM PST by buwaya
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To: Ken H

The influx of liberal potheads could easily reverse that trend.


26 posted on 01/04/2014 9:30:45 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: subterfuge
Why go to the government approved, overpriced dispensories? Don’t the buyers already have connections?

I thought this was supposed to reduce prices. Don't high prices usually cause a black market on the stuff? Maybe now, the dealers on the streets will be making more money too.

27 posted on 01/04/2014 9:31:20 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: sickoflibs
RE :”Do you support Colorado’s authority under the Tenth Amendment to carry out this policy, even though you disagree with it?”

I am indifferent to it.

So you're indifferent as to whether the Tenth Amendment is honored?

28 posted on 01/04/2014 9:31:33 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Ken H

So then has the aroma wafted over into Loveland Kansas yet???


29 posted on 01/04/2014 9:32:45 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: ltc8k6

But then they would drain out of somewhere else that they already infest. Net effect is a wash.


30 posted on 01/04/2014 9:34:14 PM PST by buwaya
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To: Ken H
I am not pro-drug, but I will say the following:

1) Federal ban on drugs (such as marijuana) is unconstitutional.
2) State ban on drugs (such as marijuana) is constitutional under the 10th Amendment.
3) If a state decides not to ban a drug (such as marijuana) then that is the state's right.

Personally, I would like to see government charity (housing, food stamps, healthcare) entirely stopped. Be responsible. Don't expect anyone (taxpayers) to rescue you from bad decisions. If that is the situation, and if someone uses drugs and does OK, then I have no problem with it.

31 posted on 01/04/2014 9:37:31 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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RE :” I am indifferent to it.
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So you're indifferent as to whether the Tenth Amendment is honored?”

Is someone legally challenging Colorado passing this law legalizing and taxing their residents getting high?

Or are you asking my opinion on an non-issue?

Yes, I know it's B. Obama seems happy with this.

32 posted on 01/04/2014 9:37:44 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Ken H
Any guesses as to how long before Colorado businesses demand mandatory random drug testing for their work forces?

-PJ

33 posted on 01/04/2014 9:40:54 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: buwaya

“The other matters, such as collapsed morals, failing marriages, bastard children, overwhelming bureaucracy and fascist corporatism are much worse than drugs have ever been.”

In large part a consequence of drugs in our society.


34 posted on 01/04/2014 9:41:53 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: sickoflibs

I’d like to see a state legalize heroin and crack just to see what the “state’s rights” absolutists say about it.


35 posted on 01/04/2014 9:42:37 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Lurker

There has never been a law against smoking anything, fed or state.


36 posted on 01/04/2014 9:43:17 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Lurker

Correction. There’s never been a law against smoking dope.

There, though have been laws against smoking in specified locations.


37 posted on 01/04/2014 9:44:52 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Mark17
I thought this was supposed to reduce prices.

I know that's always been an argument of the legalize crowd but I never bought it. The users have already established what price they are willing to pay-why would a seller, especially if turned out to be the government-charge any less than the illegal dealers did?

38 posted on 01/04/2014 9:45:44 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: sickoflibs
Is someone legally challenging Colorado passing this law legalizing and taxing their residents getting high?

Not that I know of.

Or are you asking my opinion on an non-issue?

Just trying to determine where you stand on the Tenth Amendment. I'll put you down as "indifferent".

39 posted on 01/04/2014 9:46:09 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Any guesses as to how long before Colorado businesses demand mandatory random drug testing for their work forces?

You mean they don't already? I worked for the state of California, for more than 25 years, and was in the Air Force for 20. In both, initial drug screening was a condition of employment, and we could expect random testing at anytime. I wonder if this law means that we can expect MJ use at Fort Carson, or the Air Force Academy?

40 posted on 01/04/2014 9:49:32 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Ken H

Question to anyone.....

I quit smoking reefer in 1992.

Back then, in Iowa City, IA, you could buy a quarter ounce bag of excellent quality, mostly buds, for $40.

What is the going black market price now for similar weight and quality?


41 posted on 01/04/2014 9:52:22 PM PST by zeestephen
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RE :”I'll put you down as “indifferent “

There ya go.

Is your whole life dedicated to irrelevance?

42 posted on 01/04/2014 9:53:40 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Impy
I’d like to see a state legalize heroin and crack just to see what the “state’s rights” absolutists say about it.

Do you know for sure that they are NOT working on that too?

43 posted on 01/04/2014 9:54:43 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: buwaya
Potheads=dumbheads is correct.
But still, we have always had the dumb, and pot doesn’t make them dumb, it just identifies them.
I always agreed with Bill Buckley that pot should be legal. Its filthy stuff but banning it is worse.

Yes, we have always had the dumb. But, why would one WANT to make oneself dumb and dumber by imbibing a drug (a gateway one at that) to make oneself dumb?

You yourself said that it's filthy stuff...so WHY make it legal? Bill Buckley was a genius but he wasn't perfect, especially if he endorsed a drug that is "filthy stuff."

It also is a gateway drug. What fun: preparing for the taking of worse drugs.

I was young and stupid and tried it. The BEST part of it was that it left no hangover. However, once was enough. I KNOW how stupid people look when they're high. Not pretty.

Lol. I remember how COOL people thought they were when they were high. One guy saw himself high and shook his head in disbelief and embarrassment. He remembered that HE thought that he was having fun! He just looked looped and stupid, crawling around in the nearest gutter, laughing his head off, having a great ole time. That view of himself embarrassed him.
I don't know whatever happened to him. Hah, maybe he's running a Fortune 500 company now.

I taught college students for many, many years. They learned VERY EARLY in their college classes of the efficacy of staying stone, cold sober...at least when they needed their brains to function and function well.

44 posted on 01/04/2014 9:55:29 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Ken H

Soma.

Better than booze for keeping everyone Low Info.


45 posted on 01/04/2014 9:56:24 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Impy; BillyBoy
RE :”I’d like to see a state legalize heroin and crack just to see what the “state’s rights” absolutists say about it.”

I got hell from some libertarians here for pointing out that legalizing those two would be a disaster.

I don't know if you remember Serbian Ron Paulist Bokababe but she freaked out when I differed with her on legalizing those, because Ron Paul said it would be cheaper if we let them get high on crack and Meth then WE paid for their treatment after they got tired of getting high.

I am generally states rights on most issues and think the Federal governments domestic role should be limited to interstate stuff.

As I asked, who is demanding that Holder crack down on this?

46 posted on 01/04/2014 9:58:09 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Mark17
I work in California now, for a company that is in many states. For businesses, unless you work in a dangerous job, there is no mandatory drug testing in California. Other states have different rules, where even office workers are subject to random drug tests.

-PJ

47 posted on 01/04/2014 10:04:13 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: subterfuge

I think this means that most of these buyers don’t have connections. In other words, a whole new segment of people are trying pot.


48 posted on 01/04/2014 10:04:22 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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liberals bemoan the fact we have laws against using drugs, used to have laws against booze, have laws against prostitution, etc.
looks like early humans knew that if you left people to indulge in vices we would not last long as a species.


49 posted on 01/04/2014 10:05:52 PM PST by willywill
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To: cloudmountain

It seems you could easily apply all of that to alcohol as well, except I would rather deal with someone who smoked a bowl the night before than drank to excess.

It is funny how much my experience with people who smoke a lot is from the stereotype on here. Lots and lots of smart capable people, who don’t escalate to harder drugs, smoke weed regularly.


50 posted on 01/04/2014 10:06:39 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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