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 2:46PM
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It's Ok to own a sub machine Gun,but smoking a Joint is illegal ?
Dec 19, 2012 2:35PM
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 So basically,its the government and its laws that are causing problems? Sounds like most businesses.

  Make it legal and get taxs off it.I would like to see it sold like cigerettes.For the freaked out folks,anyone who really wants it,including your kids,its everywhere.Just picture prohibition.

  Its just anouther product wanted by people and keeping it illegal is just letting a potential revenue source for taxs go unused.I figured the government would be all for this idea.

   That so called drug war is just a war on personal freedom.

Dec 19, 2012 2:31PM
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I also smoke everyday.  A bowl after work everyday, and a bowl in the mornings and evenings of weekends.  I also work a full time job, own my own house, have a loving relationship with my boyfriend and his daughter of whom I consider a step-daughter.  I also suffer from high anxiety levels.  When I smoke, all the things my mind is thinking and goin in every direction which way is eased by maybe 20%.  it's not a lot, but it's just enough to keep me sane when I feel like I'm gonna lose it.
Dec 19, 2012 2:28PM
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I don't use any drugs unless I need them i.e. blood pressure medicine, but I would prefer not even to need those. I don't see why pot shouldn't be legal and would support actions to make it legal, but I won't use it. It can cause many problems just like alcohol although the problems will be different in some ways. I won't list them in this post.

I know from my own personal experience marijuana can be addictive and just as destructive to your life as alcohol can be. I don't use any drugs that can impair/alter my perception and/or how I feel anymore for the reason I stated above. I prefer reality over being drunk or high.

I know there of you who will save marijuana isn't addictive, but it can be under the right conditions it can be.....

Dec 19, 2012 2:19PM
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There are many smart and intelligent people who smoke, I smoke, in high school, I had a 4.0 GPA, never was in trouble, and was always in AP and honors classes. I work at a healthcare facility, I have a permanent job, I make a good income, I have health insurance, 401K, and other benefits. Alot of people I know smoke, even 80 year old grandfathers, mothers, fathers, and even the least expected. All who have high paying jobs, work for the government, work for schools, hospitals, etc. Yeah people may think, "They are dumb, potheads",  but no, we are smart enough to smoke on our own time, and many of us have our reasons, though it be, for a pain reliever, stress reliever, or for the euphoric feeling. And you never know what it can do, think about it, people with anorexia, glaucoma...etc... As my brother would say, its an herb, came from the Earth... Think about what alcohol does, meth, cocaine, ... Alcohol is legal, think about the people it effects, when you drink too much, you go blank, some get angry, abusive, depressed. Cigarettes cause cancer... If you dont like to smoke marijuana, dont do it, easy as that.

Dec 19, 2012 2:04PM
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WHY isn't California asking Colorado for guidance on how to regulate the medical marijuana industry? WHY? WHY? WHY?

Dec 19, 2012 2:02PM
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I havent smoked marajuana since the early 70's when I was in college. But I support full legalization of it in all states. There is no way the government should be wasting my hard earned tax dollars chasing Pot smokers, or growers, or distributors. The war on drugs is a complete failure and anyone who can't see that is just not looking!
Dec 19, 2012 1:55PM
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I wonder if MJ will come with a warning on the label for causing cancer?
Dec 19, 2012 1:49PM
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I think the problem is  coming down to smoking and driving.

 the amount of THC is differnt for sum people then outhers so what is a fair amount

if you smoke one hour or four hours befor driving. the state of washingtion can give you a dui that costs

you 1000s of dollars for 5 nano grams.thay can throw just about any one who smokes in jail if you

git in your car. So is pot realy legel in washingtion or is it just anuther way for the Gov to  take money

from us smokers !!!!!! 

 

 

Dec 19, 2012 1:47PM
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"Government Assisted Suicide". My Government says it's O.K. to smoke Cigarettes and drink Alcohol. Two very dangerous substances. And the Government knows it. It kills thousand every day. Marijuana never killed anyone. I work hard and get stressed out every day. Just like most people. I smoke weed in the evening to relax. I watch movies and eat and laugh with my children. My Government says it's a crime to live like that. I won't be a criminal anymore. Tomorrow I will smoke Cigarettes and drink Whiskey. That's how the Government wants me to live. I will slowly kill myself for my Government.

THANK YOU

                        P.S.  I'm smoking a bowl right now. Come arrest me.

                                    GIVE PEOPLE A SAFER CHOICE

                                                                                                  

 

                                  

 

 

 

Dec 19, 2012 1:41PM
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HEY ! ! Refer Madness was a Move every one !    ((((  MAKE BELEAVE  ))))  

 

MOST people that have tried it and are afraid PROBABLY TRIED IT WILE DRINKING ALCOHOL so they are not looking at the issue like they should ?  IMO . 

Dec 19, 2012 1:33PM
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I use to smoke pot, alot. Also grew weed. Defintely a gateway drug to other, more harmful drugs like lsd, cocaine, heroin. It is pure bullcrap to think otherwise. Simply by association and peer pressure, young people are introduced to other HIGHS. I can remember being in car wrecks and losing track of time, not knowing where I was, on weed. People, marijuana is bad for you. Your brain, bank account, morale, social activities. I personally know people hooked on weed, and can't function without it. For the most part, they are lazy and not good workers or citizens. Yes, of course, there are exceptions, as with all society. My best friends still grow and sell and use today, and they are very good hands. However, these are the exception and not the rule. I know, you think you are in control, space captain, but your not. Marijuana should never be legalized!

Dec 19, 2012 1:29PM
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Why not? Lets focus on the real crime and not a little pot. De criminalize it at least. Leave the growers alone, spend the new tax revenues, and the money saved fighting it, on something worthwhile. 

P.S. I don't smoke, but i do like my beer. 

Dec 19, 2012 1:26PM
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What amazes me is that with all that's going on in this country that's screwed up,some people make their biggest priority is the legalization of pot.   I guess it does more damage than some people think.
Dec 19, 2012 1:16PM
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We have become a country of nut bag spineless people that cannot function without a prop up from some some kind of substance.....Sick country and getting sicker by the day....just read the garbage these supports of marijuana write
Dec 19, 2012 1:15PM
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people need to look past JUST THE GETTING HIGH PART of it and see the benefits far OUT WHEY THE FEAR THEY HAVE OF AN IMPENDING ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE !

 

THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY THAT WE HAD ((((  IN THE U.S.A. )))) COULD MEAN ( JOBS ) & TAX $$$$$$  

Dec 19, 2012 1:03PM
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My biggest concern with this country/society is that we are so concerned with what everyone else is doing. "Omg gays are getting married!... Omg people are smoking pot!... Omg girls are getting abortions!". My theory... don't want gay people to get married then don't be gay and don't marry a gay person. Don't wanna smoke pot... then don't. Don't want girls getting abortions... well then don't be a girl who gets an abortion. Why do you care what everyone else does??? How does me sitting in my home on the weekend grilling with my friends, watching football, and smoking a little pot effect you? Just so people don't think I'm full of it I will bluntly admit that I am against abortion. I think it's cruel. However, I will fight for your right to choose. Just because I am against it doesn't mean everyone else has to be. Let the individual decide because it does not effect you at all. Just because you don't like/agree with something doesn't mean it has to be illegal. If that is the case then let me tell ya I have a lot of music I wanna wipe out and make illegal. Differences between people doesn't mean we have to hate eachother. You think pot is bad and you don't want anything to do with it?... Fine, I won't try to argue with you or get you to toke up. But get off my back about it cause it's really none of your business and I'm not bothering anyone.
Dec 19, 2012 12:59PM
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Herb is the healing of a nation. Alcohol is the destruction.

Dec 19, 2012 12:58PM
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I wonder if  we could now rent their K-9s to help us locate our lost bags that we stashed while stoned 
Dec 19, 2012 12:49PM
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Ha.  Overhead.  Scumbags sell 350z.  Poor millionaire drug dealers

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