9 problems pot sellers face

With medical marijuana now common, and outright legalization on the table, cannabis is a growth business. But would-be merchants face unique problems.

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Dec 19, 2012 3:52AM
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legalize it, tax it, pay off the national debt!
Dec 19, 2012 2:20AM
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weed is not a gateway drug!Its the people and environments you have to go to get it now! I bet there are as many pot smokers as are drinkers? I guarantee they are safer drivers than a drunk or meth head.So quiet all the bs and just make it legal period!
Dec 19, 2012 1:16AM
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I am 41 years old have two children and work two full time jobs.  I smoke every day and have for more than 20 years.  I have tried other substances over the years, not because I wanted a better high or the pot wasn't doing it for me.  I was just curious, been there done that over it.  I have never been arrested, knock on wood, I couldn't tell you the last time I had a beverage with alcohol in it, because I don't really drink.    That's me, there are other smokers that fit the typical profile of a pot head.  That's all well and good.  Maybe they are wasting their "life" in your opinion or enjoying it it others.  But you know what they are not doing?  They are not getting in a car and doing drivebys, they are not holding up banks to get money for a little weed.  They are sitting on their couch watching South Park and eating Fritos.  If that's what they want to do with their lives the so be it.  But realistically, all those opposed to legalization or who see pot users through "Reefer Madness" colored glasses.  Need to worry about themselves, Life is hard enough people no use in making it harder by holding court on others.

Dec 19, 2012 1:12AM
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It's great that we finally are getting somewhere with legalizing weed. Many highs can be enjoyed peacefully soon
Dec 19, 2012 1:08AM
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A stupid article for a bunch of cooked brains. Now that marijuana has been approved for recreational use then the drug heads don't need to pretend they are sick anymore.
Dec 19, 2012 12:52AM
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Many states have realized that instead of spending massive amounts of money on law enforcement, prosecution, and incarceration of small MJ users, they can simply tax the heck out of it and let the cops go after the heroin and crack addicts.

The feds should step up and at least agree.

JMO.

Dec 19, 2012 12:51AM
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Ah, dopes selling dope to dopes.     And the I.Q. of America declines further, while scizophrenia goes up naturally through cannibas. 
Dec 19, 2012 12:50AM
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One really interesting thing is that the more focus that is placed on this issue the better it is for marijuana advocates. If it were to go to the supreme court (and it will), the truth will be exposed about the benefits of marijuana and many myths will be dispelled. The potheads have a better argument that withstands scrutiny. There is a lot of empirical evidence to support the benefits of legalization. When you consider it is placed as a schedule 1 drug along side cocaine and heroin and you look at the effects of those drugs compared to the effects of marijuana the supreme court will have to remove it. The facts back it up. Its not physically addictive. It has many beneficial properties. It does very little harm to the body. I mean seriously alcohol is legal.. and is far worse for your body. As far as the so called problems the marijuana industry will have, I have to laugh. The overhead problems and space problems are not a problem for any farmer. Marijuana is a valuable cash crop FACT.  There is a huge demand for it. It is basic economics. Where there is a demand someone will create a supply. Why not tax it and help the states out. My advice is invest in it over the next few years because it will be federally legal within 5-10 years or sooner. The credit card companies and banks will fall in line as soon as $$$$ appear in their eyes. One last thing the drug war is a joke and a huge expense and its done nothing but cost taxpayers money. It fills our prisons with nonviolent pot offenders that have no other crimes associated with them and then tax payers have to support these inmates for no good reason.
Dec 19, 2012 12:31AM
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"The blossoming medical marijuana industry is legal in 18 states"

Truly amazing how healthy everyone is getting.
Dec 19, 2012 12:27AM
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If they say it's like alcohol, just license it through the state ABC office. Same kind of paperwork. Same ID check, the booze dealers are already used to this. Same procedures. No reason to be different.
 
Dec 18, 2012 11:43PM
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When we get to the place where Pot is normal and the government is not, we will be making real strides.
Dec 18, 2012 11:37PM
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"One problem with this system, notes Khalatbari, is getting people to remember their PINs"  imagine that potheads can't remember their PIN :)
Dec 18, 2012 11:37PM
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let it grow, let it grow, let it grow
Dec 18, 2012 11:09PM
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Most of the problems mentioned in the article is a direct result of the Federal governments intrasigence and obsquifacation. They are bullies and they are protecting their corporate masters. Relegalize marijuana. Start by taking it completely out of the Scheduling lie.
Dec 18, 2012 11:04PM
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What a stupid news article...so maybe we can find out what business is easy to run? MSNBS.....
Dec 18, 2012 11:02PM
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Growing pot is no vacation.  It's hard work, diligence, intelligence and plain old getting dirty.  I thought setting up a grow op in Colorado would be the answer of my financial woe's.  Personally, I think it's easier to paint houses which is my profession. 

 

I know many people involved in the MJ industry in Colorado and they work their butts off.  There's still no free lunch and growing MJ is no vacation.  JMHO   smithoman nederland colorado

Dec 18, 2012 10:50PM
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Yes indeed.  Put your big kid pants on and enjoy.  I myself will look forward to watching this ego friendly business bloom.  Resturants, Bakery, Medicine, Oil, Paper, Fabric, Rope, Fiber.  How sweet it is.  Its about time,
Dec 18, 2012 10:47PM
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These people are pathetic!!! Hippie Freaks with a 9th grade education coming to grips that they may yet still have to work for a living

Dec 18, 2012 10:46PM
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I live in CO and I will be going back to smoking pot.  BTW?  I'm a 58 year old woman who grew up in the Woodstock era.  Peace : )
Dec 18, 2012 9:56PM
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omg that looks like my Gf holding the sign haha. who are you........... doppelgangers
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