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2018-01-02 Home Front: Politix
California launches legal sale of cannabis for recreational use
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Posted by Fred 2018-01-02 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [486 views ]  Top

#1 The problem being that the cannabis grown today is a lot stronger than that grown in the 1960's. It also has stuff in it other than the "active" ingredient. I predict a heavier that usual influx into emergency rooms and more accidents due to brain damage.
Posted by Sloluting and Tenille8977 2018-01-02 04:05||   2018-01-02 04:05|| Front Page Top

#2 Because docile voters are easier to control and lead around emotionally.
Posted by CrazyFool 2018-01-02 08:56||   2018-01-02 08:56|| Front Page Top

#3 Many in California are calling for a ban on menthol flavored tobacco because they say it targets minorities. On the other hand they have no problem with the sale of cookies and candy made from high grade hash oil as long as some of the taxes go towards K-12 education. Sounds reasonable.
Posted by DepotGuy  2018-01-02 09:15||   2018-01-02 09:15|| Front Page Top

#4 A nice way to replace taxes lost in fight againts cigarettes.
/sarc


The marijuana market in California alone, which boasts the world's sixth-largest economy, is valued by most experts at several billion dollars annually and is expected to generate at least a $1 billion a year in tax revenue.
Posted by Greack Thraish2673 2018-01-02 09:16||   2018-01-02 09:16|| Front Page Top

#5 They say you gotta be 21 to buy one ounce. But you can roll a lot of reefers from one ounce and then sell the reefers to kids, illegally of course but who's watching?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2018-01-02 10:34||   2018-01-02 10:34|| Front Page Top

#6 Emergency rooms? Brain damage? Uh, weed doesn't do that. It just gets you stoned.

People are going to smoke weed. Better if the state gets a cut and people get high quality instead of smuggled weed. Plus it denies the Mexican cartels profit. Win win situation.
Posted by Harcourt Angoluting9366 2018-01-02 10:46||   2018-01-02 10:46|| Front Page Top

#7 Uh, weed doesn't do that. It just gets you stoned.

Cannabis has been documented to trigger paranoid schizophrenia in the genetically susceptible, Harcourt Angoluting9366. The fact that only a small percent of the population is genetically susceptible just means we’re going to see more spree killings over the next few years — though most will be mysterious murders of entire families and neighbours... or that thing that happened in Las Vegas.

We’ve known about the impact on a few for generations — but perhaps you are too young to remember the television show “Taxi” back in the 1970s-‘80s— at one point it was revealed that the character of Jim Ignatowski while studying at Harvard had eaten a single pot brownie, which caused the permanent mental damage that made his every utterance a standing joke for the duration of the show.

People with good genes and solid backgrounds will be resilient and connected enough that getting stoned on the weekend will do them no harm. Those with genetic susceptibilities and the poor will do it when it will trigger problems and impair their ability to work, destroying them.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-01-02 11:35||   2018-01-02 11:35|| Front Page Top

#8 I'm not sure that there will be an increased number of visits to the ER. The new laws on pot may pull in the age when people start smoking pot to be a bit lower, but over time, it seems to me that those who will try pot will try it, thereby just bunching some of the future cases to be closer to the present. I don't, however, like the idea of smoking pot before the brain finishes "pruning" and maturing in the mid-20s or so.
Posted by gorb 2018-01-02 12:00||   2018-01-02 12:00|| Front Page Top

#9 Duude!

My prediction: the underground weed market will not disappear because the Cali govt taxes will make legal weed expensive.
Posted by SteveS 2018-01-02 14:44||   2018-01-02 14:44|| Front Page Top

#10 One thing nobody seems to mention is that pot has heavy tar concentrates when smoked (proven.) That tar remains in the lungs, leading eventually to lung cancers and so on.

There seems to be a higher percentage of pot smoker with cancers of various sorts, including brain tumors than in the general non-pot smoking population. Of course more studies is needed here.
Posted by Seeking cure for ignorance 2018-01-02 15:16||   2018-01-02 15:16|| Front Page Top

#11 Back in the 1960s, the ASME (american Society of Mechanical Engineers) wrote an article about the most significant sources of pollution in the US. They determined that "personal pollution" due to smoking was many times worse than the worst smog day in LA at the time. As a result they said that the most benefit to the public health was addressing "personal pollution" for the money.

Nothing changes.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2018-01-02 18:59||   2018-01-02 18:59|| Front Page Top

#12 The first day recreational pot became legal!

Posted by Seeking cure for ignorance 2018-01-02 19:49||   2018-01-02 19:49|| Front Page Top

#13 uhmm, the above picture is Seattle showing the Space Needle, back in Dec 2012 I think, the day pot became legal for recreational use.

This is meant to showcase Alaska Paul post #11 comment. :)
Posted by Seeking cure for ignorance 2018-01-02 20:26||   2018-01-02 20:26|| Front Page Top

#14 People that smoke pot age faster. They have poorer health and grey hair comes early.
Posted by Cheretle Angeans6218 2018-01-02 20:34||   2018-01-02 20:34|| Front Page Top

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