The end of the world as we know it

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by FatChance, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. CO1K

    CO1K KOYAANISQATSI

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    Looks like your world was really cloudy, finally you'll get your head out of the clouds.
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  2. RideFreak

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    All the more reason to loose the federal prohibition, if the cartels don't have a market they won't grow the weed. Same thing happened in the 1920-1933 prohibition, Alcohol was made illegal, people were still going to drink it, criminals supplied it. Much of the mobs funding started off with money made during Prohibition. Same thing is happening with illegal weed. Irregardless of what Sessions does it's not going away, better to regulate it and keep the $$ in the US rather than fund more illegal activities and other drugs by giving criminals a market. All the current prohibition does is put money in the criminals pockets, as a deterrence it's working about as well as the original prohibition did.
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    Amen

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    My understanding was the the former policy took a hands off approach to individuals and business that operated wholly within the laws of the state. That would have given the feds the leeway to prosecute any growers that were not licensed by the state or were breaking state law or shipping to other states. So I don't think that the revocation of that policy was really about prosecuting cartels and bad actors. It may have made it easier, since the feds don't have to determine whether a grower is licensed in the state or following state law, but I firmly believe in making the government's job harder, not easier, and making them work and do the necessary due diligence.
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    I’m not a supporter of legalized weed, but I’m with you, legalize it every where. That way all the criminals and human/child traffickers can go back to where the came from.


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    Seriously? That's not what Brietbart reported.

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    Notice the headlight on that box truck are on. Clear indication that it is photoshopped. On the other hand, I totally believe the rest of it.
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    CaptCapsize Been here awhile

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    With warm southern California being a better growing and loitering climate, maybe some of the Colorado riffraff will migrate there. This might be a good thing for the beautiful neighbor to the north. Sessions going after the legal weed industry probably will work as well as Prohibition did.
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  10. Boricua

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    Why not Wyoming? They are losing people and might welcome you. If there's anyone left to welcome someone.

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    I'm kinda hoping. I really like NM but I'd move back to CO in a heartbeat if the cost of living decreased a bit.
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    I'm starting a non-profit, calling it Bus Tickets for Bums. If the weather ever actually gets cold, we're going to go around to homeless camps and hand out fliers informing the bums that we're paying for free bus rides to warm and sunny California, where weed is now legal. Just show up at the bus station and we'll pay for a ticket. Of course, most major cities already have these programs, call them "homeward bound" or some such thing, Denver included, but Colo Sprgs doesn't. We're purely a homeless destination at this point.

    As far as Session's actions, if they do actually try to crack down, I think it'll end up leading to nationwide legalization through legislation, and that would be a good thing. Only reason Colorado is getting over-run by dirt-bags is because it's not legal everywhere (no, I'm not saying everyone who uses weed is a dirtbag).


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  13. Boricua

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    dream on cost of living never comes down. except in a recession.

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    CJ as to your non-profit idea, I thought it was a longstanding western tradition to run the undesirables out of town by sundown. Therefore you nonprofit would be in line with that tradition.

    I think you are right about the national legalization, once Congress figures out there is another revenue stream they are not taxing excessively.

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    Maybe they can fund their border wall with weed sales.
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    The city tried that, but the ACLU keeps getting in the way, and we seem to have a large influx of new residents who don't seem to be on board with the "run them out of town" strategy.

    It's a big problem that requires a big solution, and no single city or state is going to solve it.


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    The mayor of Portland let the homeless sleep in the city parks, his re-election didn't go well and has now been replaced.
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    Fred and Carrie are already missing him.

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    Wyoming population decreasing? Not where I am, my class size has ballooned by 50% my 7th grade class went from 10 last yr to 15 this yr as 8th graders!!
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