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On 2012-12-06 12:23, mastermindreader wrote:

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.



I had to add the qualifier as I was born and grew up in Eastern Washington. So I know first hand what the unenlightened part of the state looks like Smile
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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."

I'm not sure about that. Obama actually put a lot of "legal" medical marijuana businesses in California OUT of business about a year ago. I know a guy who consulted with these firms to help with their marketing and his customers literally went away over night.
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I imagine the Seattle food trucks made good money in the early hours this morning.
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On 2012-12-06 14:05, Al Angello wrote:
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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.


1. My post was a direct response to something Lobo said about the current administration.

2. We've had medicinal marijuana legal in Washington (where I live- see it under my pic, one of those two states) for years, and we still sometimes get raids on the dispensaries by the Feds.

1+2= Relevancy.

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Slide, I'm not sure either. I'd be interested in the data just out of curiousity. It's just what I've heard. Unfortunately I've no time to research it at the moment.
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On 2012-12-06 13:31, Al Angello wrote:
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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?????



I don't know about better info, but they're not releasing "info," are they? They're speculating, and I bet I speculate better than they do. You don't have to fill the prisons to step on a revenue stream; you just have to go after a few of the big sellers. I guess we'll see how that "hand off " thing goes, but I'll see you in a year on the 500 million.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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A Washington state official said an estimated $500,000,000 in additional taxes in 2013 on CNN about 8:00 am this morning. I'm not stupid enough to try to bluff you.
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I will see your half a billion and raise it a billion. Smile
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"Washington's new law decriminalizes possession of up to an ounce for those over 21, but for now selling marijuana remains illegal. I-502 gives the state a year to come up with a system of state-licensed growers, processors and retail stores, with the marijuana taxed 25 percent at each stage. Analysts have estimated that a legal pot market could bring Washington hundreds of millions of dollars a year in new tax revenue for schools, health care and basic government functions.
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From Huffingtonpost.
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On 2012-12-06 16:21, Al Angello wrote:
A Washington state official said an estimated $500,000,000 in additional taxes in 2013 on CNN about 8:00 am this morning. I'm not stupid enough to try to bluff you.


I believe you, Al. I just don't believe the official.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2012-12-06 08:23, Al Angello wrote:
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

Was this written in jest? You realize the DEA does a lot more than bust people for weed, right?
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On 2012-12-06 15:01, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
I imagine the Seattle food trucks made good money in the early hours this morning.


I know I kept a couple of pizza drivers busy!
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What are you on, free range or Monsanto genetically engineered marijuana?
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Andrew
The DEA is a government agency looking for a reason to exist. The FBI was failing at the war on drugs just fine, but now we have DEA failing just as bad as the FBI failed but now failing is costing us a lot more money. Give federal investigating back to the FBI.
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I used live to live next door to a cop and he liked a smoke and they say they get the best. I guess the DEA boys would make the best dealers if they leave and get real jobs, after all they should have all the expertise and connections.
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Tommy
That is also an old line from a Chevy Chase movie.
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I don't smoke it myself but the cop used to offer it to me over the garden fence. He was a nice fellow as it happens. Most people or least a lot I know have a smoke and I am an exception. Too much of anything can be bad for you and I would not encourage any one to start. I have seen kids get into debt with it and so on. There is a price to pay for every pleasure as they say. I have seen it alter many for the worse in there ways. I think only none smokers of it can see harm it does and there is telling people who smoke it that its doing them no good. I have seen it ruin peoples lives. However I would vote for it to be legal, I think, but I know it's not a good thing to take. So take my advise and do as you please. Smile
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On 2012-12-06 19:19, Al Angello wrote:
Andrew
The DEA is a government agency looking for a reason to exist. The FBI was failing at the war on drugs just fine, but now we have DEA failing just as bad as the FBI failed but now failing is costing us a lot more money. Give federal investigating back to the FBI.


That makes as much sense as having metropolitan police departments get rid of their narcotics departments and turn everything they do over to another department.

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When we no longer smuggle pot into our country the DEA will have lots of agents standing around with their hands in their pockets.
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So, all DEA agents do is bust pot smgglers, street level dealers and the mediocre citizens puffing away. Interesting. I had it wrong all these years.

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