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Post by pila on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:26 pm

I noticed some news about lawmakers looking into taxing pot, in California and other places.
They are visualizing billions in revenue !! Very Happy
I guess if it was legalized in the whole country, there would be revenue in doing it.

I didn't even know what pot smelled like until about 12 years ago, when I was repairing some wood boats at a marina. The owner & friends were puffing away, and I asked what the hell that smell was ! They laughed & asked if I wanted a "funny cigarette" Very Happy
I declined by the way !

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Post by 77mali on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:31 pm

LOL Bill!!!!

They tax Booze & tobacco...I'm surprised it took em this long to figure it out. I don't think it should be legal (just decriminalized for possession in small amounts) so our jails aren't full of dumb kids who's lives will be ruined forever. Besides- where's the fun if it's legal.

By the way- I never inhaled...just like Bill Clinton. Very Happy
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Post by Biomedtech on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:38 pm

Doubt it'll work, you'll just have bootleggers running from the revenoor's. Just like we had before they legalized it
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Post by pila on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:39 pm

Very Happy
My body doesn't need any of that stuff. (yet) Very Happy

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Post by pila on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:43 pm

The moonshine business is still alive & well, from what I hear !
It's all about money, like everything else ! Mad

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Post by 77mali on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:49 pm

Yes sir- all about them wanting ALL of our money

(Credit the Beatles)

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.
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Post by ant7377 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:56 pm

They better tax that whoa nelly,they want to legalize it?! Go ahead! But you're payin tax!
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Post by fishhead on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:59 pm

Soooooo...the U.S. government is going to make money fro flower m yet another harmful product?Alcohol....tobacco.....wacky-baccy.

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Post by carcass on Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:25 am

how many people make beer at home?
I don't think growing a few strawberry plants at home is gonna hurt anybody.
It's amazing that alcohol which creates more wreckage than all other drugs combined is legal and the herb is not. Ludicrous is the only word for that.
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:52 am

its all about control....

Remember wear your seat belt or youll owe them money

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Post by Jim_Rockford on Sun May 05, 2013 10:49 pm

Hey think of the jobs created in the snack food industry if its legalized ....
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Post by pila on Mon May 06, 2013 4:27 pm

If I used pot, I would rather see it legalized & pay a tax on the stuff than get busted for having it Very Happy

Often wondered how many cowboys smoked loco weed in the old West .. Very Happy Not much said about that ! Very Happy

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Post by thatfnthing on Mon May 06, 2013 4:48 pm

I'm of the opinion that it's about damned time. People are going to do it anyway, so you might as well make it legal and tax and regulate the s**t out of it like booze and tobacco. Keeps people out of jail who don't belong there, leaving room for real criminals who do. Lowers the price and increases availability, which hurts the drug dealers. Increases local, state, and federal revenues, so property/sales/etc. taxes don't have to go up. Police (in theory) can spend their resources on more pressing matters. There's no downside.

And unlike Bill Clinton, I did inhale -- about 30 years ago. Triggered one of my migraines. I thought, "Screw this! If I want a headache, I can go to work and at least get paid for it." Smile
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Post by fishhead on Mon May 06, 2013 6:01 pm

Tax the weed and reduce taxes on food,medicine,guns and ammo.

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Post by 77mali on Mon May 06, 2013 7:49 pm

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Post by dynchel on Mon May 06, 2013 8:24 pm

Yeah I inhaled once (OK a lot more than than once) but really its just a plant. I still find it odd that the government can out law a god made plant, that's effects are less severe than alcohol. OR tobacco. Smoking
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Post by 77mali on Mon May 06, 2013 9:33 pm

Native American's & the colonists used to grow hemp & made all kinds of stuff out of it. Rope, clothes & textiles are some examples. I don't think it was made illegal until the 1930's. Could be wrong on the date but it wasn't that long ago considering we've been here since the 1600's.

I still think decriminalizing is the way to go. Legal trade would hurt more than help. We already have enough people (not just stoners) not paying attention to the world around them. It's like mentioned previously, we'd get all kinds of folks trying to beat the system like in the Moonshine biz. Once they collect taxes on a legal vice & you try to beat them out of "what's theirs"- they'll take you down & ruin your life if that's what it takes.
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Post by Biomedtech on Mon May 06, 2013 10:43 pm

Heh amazing how no-one discusses the major downside of cheeba for men...

Yes it can cause breast cancer in males, I was working on some equipment at a mammography clinic and saw a guy there for an exam. I thought thats was kind of odd and asked the mammo tech about it.

She laughed and told me about that side effect.

or maybe he was just there for his annual manogram!
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