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It you came here to fight about the legalization of Pot, wrong diary.  What you are going to fnd here is my first hand experiences moving into a community struggling to change its image from Party School USA to something respectable, if that is even possible when "Americas Best and Brightest" are sleeping off the effects of the Pot Harvest!

Once you have smelled a Pot harvest, you can never forget it.  Nothing smells like it, NOTHING. I can't say "its kinbda like the smell of a freshly shewn wheat field.", well 'cuz it aint, that is sweet, and down-home, and Pot freshly harvested smells nothing like that, it is not sweet smelling, it is not all together pleasant, but it is strong, and it is lingering, and it saturates EVERYTHING!  My guess is one of the house one ort two doors down on the right or left is a Pot House and they just harvested.  You never forget the smell of a harvest, NEVER.  It seeps into the very pours of your brain, and Chico just harvested!

I guess it is a little early, no first frost yet, but if you have $65,000-$75,000 tied up in your ca$h crop, you might harvest a week early and get your shit out on the street and turn green bud into green ca$h, screw purple!

Well that smell is all over Chico. Yeah I moved down here into a War Zone. A war in Drugs and Alcohol, and kids being kids.  Chico has changed in the 30 years since I drove up here from Berkley with fields for the Pioneer Days, a week long party, who memory is very faded, like we used to get!  It is where I first tried Mushrooms, hated them, with Psychosis I fight not to be in that state! when you have a lifetime of trying to fit in with Mental Illness, sobriety is a blessing and a gift, when Altered seems to be one's natural state.  I have never seen the draw.  Or maybe being altered I have never gotten to know what it is lioke these wonderful things like drugs.

Too be honest, I am not anti-drug.  I think it should be legalized and HEAVILY TAXED! We aren't fulling anyone.  With the smell of freshly harvested pot lingering inside and outside my home, I know who is winning the war on drugs. Wink, Wink. We are, right.  The first weekend IU was hear, there was a Police shoot out as they closed down the Meth Lab across the street.  We all had to stay in our homes ALL Day and Night as a shoot out raged in front of a meth lab! If a stray bullet had hit one of the explosive chemicals in there we all would have "seen the light", aren't cops trained any more, War on Drugs doesn't mean open fire in and around a meth lab! Life BEFORE Liberty, please.

Like 2 layers of quarter inch plywood is really going to stop a stay Police 45, or shrapnel from an exploding meth lab! Legalize it, and Tax it, and stop the fight already, and leave me to my life so I might be able to find some liberty!

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    - Jeff US Army/Retired ... With a long enough lever one person can move the World! DoSomething-Anything.Info

    by l3m0n on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 01:47:53 AM PST

  •  Absolutely tax it. (3+ / 0-)
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    peggy, Sark Svemes, DuzT

    If we are spending 8 billion on incarceration of persons convicted of pot related charges, then imagine our net gain if we instead taxed those who partake.  

    I propose that for a reasonable fee, every household can grow up to four plants.  I think about $500 a year would be a good figure to keep everyone happy and legal and provide much needed revenue for the local municipalities.

    •  Better idea: (4+ / 0-)
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      Cen Den, glorificus, DuzT, S F Hippie

      Tax the wealthy, who can afford it, instead of piling on the average guy who grows a few plants.

      "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

      by happy camper on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:35:10 AM PST

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    •  I would have to hire a gardener (3+ / 0-)
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      Woody, DuzT, l3m0n

      I  have never successfully grown anything, not even a dandelion. It would help the economy if I could afford to hire a gardener.

      At my age, I just want to go to a store once a month to buy an ounce of pot. Maybe the prices would go down-then I could afford cooking with pot!

      I would love to be able to buy American pot that bears the Union label.

      RIP Will Beinlich 1993-2011 (Just 1 more game, please....)

      by Sark Svemes on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:44:29 AM PST

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      •  Like Amsterdam and sliced cheese (0+ / 0-)

        Most Americans are willing to pay extra to get their cheese slices pre-cut and separately wrapped at the grocery store.

        I'd pay a little extra to get my weed already rolled into a nice neat joint at the cafe, like I did in Amsterdam.

        Not sure the joints would get a union label, but they would create some jobs around here. Until Walmart started bringing in containers full of joints rolled by slaves in China, but that's another story.

  •  Should be legalized and UNtaxed (2+ / 0-)
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    S F Hippie, elkhunter
    I think it should be legalized and HEAVILY TAXED!
    Why should weed users pay for all  the ills of society? If you grow it at home,, its yours, just like a tomato.
    Don't expect weed growers and users to line up to pay heavy taxes, theyre too used to subverting the system

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:32:41 AM PST

    •  Treat it like tobacco (1+ / 0-)
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      wu ming

      Let people apply for a license to grow pot (fee income), tax their income from their sales (taxable income), let people apply for a license to manufacture pot ciggies (fee income) and tax the sales income (taxable income) and put a tax on the final product (excise tax income).

      Stop putting users in jail (opening up jails and reducing costs of jails) and put in jail (or just very high fines) those who don't pay their taxes.

      Oh, and stop that stupid WAR ON DRUGS. Talk about a hole to throw money into. Treat cocaine/heroin, etc. like other narcotics. Make people purchase a license to manufacture and sell the drugs. Jail those who don't comply, but don't put the users into jail unless they do something illegal.

      I reject your reality and substitute my own - Adam Savage

      by woolibaar on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:37:10 AM PST

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  •  oooo-oooo that smell! (0+ / 0-)

    It is a bit indescribable, but here goes. Imagine some kind of petroleum product with (depending on variety) a faint citrus aroma. Not a surprise really as cannabis oil makes a fine biofuel, among other things.

    There's nothing much wrong with a closed mind that a closed mouth wouldn't cure.

    by numi on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:48:23 AM PST

    •  I think you did pretty good. (0+ / 0-)

      I wasn't even going to try, but it soaks through everything, and airfresheners make it worse.

      - Jeff US Army/Retired ... With a long enough lever one person can move the World! DoSomething-Anything.Info

      by l3m0n on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 10:18:59 AM PST

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