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  •  It is about the money. It is not available (2+ / 0-)
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    with legal weed. There is every incentive by the government to keep it illegal. Even considering  taxation, there could be a loss from alcohol sales, which is made up of higher priced products. And every group, from the lumber and paper, alcoholic beverage to the pharma industy see marijuana as a financial threat.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 01:42:35 PM PST

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    •  MMJ taxes produced 2.2 million in 2010 (0+ / 0-)

      for the state and 5 mil in 2011. That's a chunk of change for the state. Legalized weed could eclipse those numbers.

      I think it is a great boon for cottage industries related to hemp production. It's an untapped market and I hope they don't regulate it to death.

      After all is said and done, a lot more is said than done.

      by Brahman Colorado on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:01:54 PM PST

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    •  It's just too easy and too cheap to grow for the (1+ / 0-)
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      comfort of the adult beverage industry.  People will be keeping weed like they do a house plant.  And while few will be growing premium ganja they will have friends that are or what they grow will still be good enough and almost free.  

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