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Washington state predicts a $500,000,000 increase in state tax revenue in 2013. Just watch the domino's fall now. LOL
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I agree. I don't think many people realize that we have a income tax as a result of lost revenue that occured during Prohibition. The repeal of the draconian Marijuna laws will a positive effect on state revenues.
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With that kind of money to be had there will be lots of domino's fall in 2013, and the DEA will all have to go out and get real jobs. LOL
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What was it that Huxley said? "What's wrong with drugging the people?" Aldous Huxley, what's wrong with drugging them? It makes them more manageable.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) may not be what you think it is.

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The same Aldous Huxley who wrote The Doors of Perception? Smile
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I would have thought Eyeless in Gaza would be more up your street, in which one of the central characters adopts a Buddhist-centred philosophy.
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Since you feel qualified to talk about American laws how many other states do you figure will cash in on this bonanza in 2013?
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I thought you were referring to the hundreds of gay people who lined up to get their marriage licenses last night.

I love living in a progressive state. Well, at least the progressive part of the State.
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"I would have thought Eyeless in Gaza would be more up your street, in which one of the central characters adopts a Buddhist-centred philosophy."

You don't know me very well.
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On 2012-12-06 11:09, Payne wrote:
I thought you were referring to the hundreds of gay people who lined up to get their marriage licenses last night.

I love living in a progressive state. Well, at least the progressive part of the State.


Payne-

I'm glad you added that last qualifier. I have lived near Seattle for just about twenty-five years now and it is indeed a great place to live. Eastern Washington is, however, like a completely different state. Fortunately, there are more voters in the western half.
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I think the DEA will still want the power to swoop in on Cartel stores without any pesky legal wrangling. It's an extrememly powerful tool to keep in the upcoming social revolution, to control the domesticity of the product. Keeping the farming in-country will do us much good, with illegal imports doing us much harm (such as beefing up the coffers of the cartels).

When farmers begin to realize they can get $7.50 for a bushel of corn, or $2000.00 for a bushel of weed, thangs gonna change, kids!

...and there's not a Parkinson's victim anywhere who would give up their Indica.

...and the latest on the home front, for your entertainment and edification:

Day workers are occasionally hired at $10 an hour, and 2 blocks from Home Depot, they are blindfolded, driven to the growhouse and spend the day trimming. Food, etc., is provided. (If they don't want to trim, they sit there until the day is done, not leaving.) They are then paid their $80, blindfolded and driven back to Home Depot.

A half billion in 'free' money for the state is incredible.
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As I've stated too many times here at the Café, Marijuana will NOT be legal to purchase or grow (except for Medical) here in Washington State. PERIOD!
With that said, I do agree that Washington has made a great step forward by no longer throwing the casual user in jail for less than an ounce. I don't see the sales of Marijuana being made anywhere except on the "Black Market".
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I feel that on October 19, 2009 Attorney General Eric Holder announced formal guidelines for federal prosecutors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The guidelines, as set forth in a memorandum from Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden, makes clear that the focus of federal resources should not be on individuals whose actions are in compliance with existing state laws, and underscores that the Department will continue to prosecute people whose claims of compliance with state and local law conceal operations inconsistent with the terms, conditions, or purposes of the law. He also reiterated that the Department of Justice is committed to the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act in all states and that this guidance does not “legalize” marijuana or provide for legal defense to a violation of federal law. While some people have interpreted these guidelines to mean that the federal government has relaxed its policy on “medical” marijuana, this in fact is not the case. Investigations and prosecutions of violations of state and federal law will continue. These are the guidelines DEA has and will continue to follow.

I feel though that all states, that the USA, will legalise marijuana in the future. I feel "The Ultimate Revolution" is afoot.

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I suggested this sort of thing happening last year on this forum and the nay sayers ganged up on me. Today those cynics are silent.
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At least now they can remove those ridiculous "For Use with Tobacco Only" signs from the bong and pipe displays in the local smoke shops.
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On 2012-12-06 12:52, Al Angello wrote:
I suggested this sort of thing happening last year on this forum and the nay sayers ganged up on me. Today those cynics are silent.


Marijuana is still illegal in Washington per federal law, and the Obama administration has been quite unfriendly to medicinal marijuana users, let alone recreational ones. Betcha a dollar to your favorite charity that Washington isn't going to see $500,000,000 in new tax revenue out if this one. Or call it an extraordinary feat of mentalism on my part.

On the other hand, the state and local agencies will receive an economic boost from bit using resources to investigate and prosecute cases.
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The $500,000,000 figure is what the figure predicted by the Washington state officials that they expect to earn from taxing pot. If you disagree with them I guess you have better info than they do. When the DEA mounts the attack on pot use in Washington, and Colorado there won't be enough jail cells to hold the federal law breakers.

BTW
Both states are negotiating a hands off policy with the attorney generals office. Do you really want to go down with this ship?????
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I haven't looked at data, but everything I'd heard suggested far fewer raids on medicinal marijuana dispensaries under Obama than Bush. Can't say for sure, but that was what I'd heard.
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Did you by any chance hear that there was an election last month, and Marijuana was decriminalized in two states? So I fail to see any relevancy in your post.
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