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What's the impact of new marijuana laws? The data so far...

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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:26 PM
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Doesn't nobody got a sense of Yuma?
guess not....
Perhaps its time the rules changed as its obviously legal somewhere in the USA....
I have had a permit for several years now.....no longer an anathema to the straight community...perhaps some information would be if use to them....
The whole hangover from the reefer madness era will take just that much longer to abate otherwise.........
Meanwhile its nearly time to take on the dui situation and clear that up with facts.....
Impairment to drive on MJ is largely farcial and any "statistics" thus far generated are suspect.....




posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: Butterfinger

Lol I like the note at the bottom for the marijuana side, "(Also sold in public schools)". Very true, and is why the argument, "But more kids will use if it is illegal." Uh no... They are are ALREADY using and have a FAR easier time buying it now with it being illegal than they would if it were legal.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

The danger to the MJ community is from potent edibles and dabs looking like you're about to smoke some meth.

SNIP
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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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What's the impact of new marijuana laws? The data so far...



One of the impacts that I'm excited about is "green trading" ....so far my picks are doing well.

www.investopedia.com...
fortune.com...

Living in a state neighboring Co. we saw this coming a mile away. I may retire.....again.

a little tip....Hemp, besides MJ is going to be a growth industry very soon....textiles and building materials; gonna be huge!
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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Yea, I've been keeping my eyes on the stocks for marijuana. It's really time to get my feet wet though. I need to stop talking about it and just be about it...



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: olaru12

Yea, I've been keeping my eyes on the stocks for marijuana. It's really time to get my feet wet though. I need to stop talking about it and just be about it...


Wise move! Plenty of venture capital available from the MJ conglomerates too. Gonna make my movie!!!



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Yea and making money off of legal marijuana IS a dream of mine.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

I would wait a year or two before investing in any of those stocks the owner I talk to at the dispensary tried convincing me in late 2014 to invest but I didn't and I'm glad because he told me it was a mistake and that it most likely be that way until the Feds legalize it.
Just my .2



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

Weeell right now I believe they are in the penny stock categories so they are VERY volatile. I certainly wouldn't dump TONS of money into them, but with the proper research and careful investing, you could easily do right by yourself by investing now.

Have you ever sat and thought, "Man if I had known how great Google would be, I'd have invested in them at the end of the 90's/early 2000's"? Well THIS is the time for these industries. You pick the right one and ten years from now, their brand will be EVERYWHERE and just buying one stock will be pretty expensive.
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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: olaru12

Yea and making money off of legal marijuana IS a dream of mine.


This is where the real investment potential is....Some states are growing Hemp but MJ is still illegal.


www.hemp-technologies.com...



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Yea, I'm still not sold on the hemp thing. I understand its use potential is amazing, but that doesn't explain why people don't jump on growing it now or why it hasn't been that thoroughly used up until now.

With recreational marijuana, yes its still technically illegal, BUT you invest with the gamble that eventually that will change. Because let's be honest here, it is only a matter of time before it is going to be legalized across the board. People against legalization, only in support of medical marijuana, or who want to just let the states decide are only delaying the inevitable. It WILL be legalized, and yes there WILL be a Big Marijuana. The sooner people accept these things, the quicker we can all move on and celebrate freedom!



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Take your pick....

marijuanastocks.com...

Don't play if you can't afford the risk....much like holdem.

Ive only moved into the +++ side last year.

Wood pulp paper will soon be a thing of the past. To expensive to produce and the mfg. Hemp products paper infra structure is already in place.
That's my future move. or hemp oil plastics, fuel, lubricants, soaps, cosmetics....the list is endless.
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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Oh man if only.

Right now I think the only safe bet is if you invest with big pharmaceutical companies that are experimenting with thc but as fas as the penny stocks you are right they are very unstable right now.

I work in the industry part time with edibles (chocolate bars) and the most difficult part is getting the same results every time because every plant is slightly different when it comes to the potency and no two candy bars have the same effect.


Hopefully soon the Feds will back off so we can revolutionize the plant like what George Washington Carver did with the peanut plant.




I think I'm rambling.
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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health suggest that, over the past decade, marijuana use has increased significantly among adults aged 18 to 25 and those aged 26 years and older. These trends appear to have begun before 2012, when Colorado and Washington became the first states .



This isn't surpising. Those crazy 90s kids and their marihuana.

In all seriousness this whole movement is something we are fortunate as a conspiracy community to witness. A real life issue, surrounded by conspiracies, shifting in the human paradigm in a major way as we speak.



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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

I do wish folk would start stopping calling it 'marijuana' all the time. The plants correct botanical, scientific name is CANNABIS. That is what the stuff is called and I don't care if 'that's just what it's called here' It's bloody wrong. It's cartoonish, it's derogatory and it's offensive. The negative connotations of the word 'marijuana' holds among those such as imbeciles the old and the uneducated are nothing but a detriment to the whole cause of ending prohibition.

As for this DUI (driving under the influence) carry on. It was obvious these maggots were going to look for other ways to criminalize cannabis users so now we have this crap starting to ooze out of the woodwork.

Simple facts are this. Cannabis does not impair driving ability to any dangerous degree up to a point, and I need to stress that. You really can get too wasted to drive, but it takes a lot. Them trying to police this is a bit worrying. I was a professional driver for decades in various fields of transportation and in my experience it actually enhances driving abilities with notable loss of skill and safety awareness when it is absent. I found it cut down on agitation and distraction and aided focus and reactions, helping my concentration on driving. Very few people seem to believe or agree with my standpoint on this issue.

I am retired now for many years. I drove thousands of hours of taxi and limo driving and heavy goods vehicles, the only accident I ever had was due to fatigue after driving 18hrs straight. I hadn't smoked a thing in days. Make of that what you will. I put my truck through a wall to avoid mashing a car I was colliding with. Everybody walked away and I wasn't charged. I said to them look, if it's anyone's fault it's mine. I got impatient, I overtook and hit a turning car. I still feel to this day, if I'd just had a smoke at some point that day I'd have been less wound up and more observant, despite the fatigue. I feel I would not have made that mistake. I may have though as I had driven more hours than I legally should have in one go. Ridiculous as it sounds I think I was basically impaired by not having had a smoke, which might have counteracted the fatigue as in my experience it usually does and therefore would have prevented the accident.

If proper studies were to validate my findings, not only would these Urang-utans not be pulling over and hassling drivers about weed, car insurance firms would be offering lower rates to Cannabis users. You'd have to pass a urine test to make sure you use it to qualify for the low rate. Imagine how bloody safe the roads would become?

I believe it's a major contribution to road safety.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Looks like we found something to agree on.
I always hate it when people say making Marijuana legal will make it easier for kid/teens to get,actually If it was legal I think like your data seems to show that it would make it harder for kids/teens to get,of course like alcohol kids/teens will most likely find a way to get it.

I also hate the fact that in most states you can be arrested for possessing a plant less harmful to oneself and others than alcohol or tobacco. It makes me really annoyed when people say it should not be legalized yet they are ok with alcohol and tobacco,which both are addictive and kill people daily,when no one has died from pot alone. With pot one can do everything they could do before,with alcohol if you have too much of it you won't be able to do complex tasks or think clearly.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 06:35 AM
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a reply to: angus1745
That's fair, but as far as my interaction around the people I know and the word marijuana, people have embraced it and love it regardless of the reasons it exists. Are you really advocating we add another offensive word to the pc dictionary?

As for the rest of your post, I agree. I can't tell you why, but I agree.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 06:36 AM
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a reply to: VashTheStampede

It seems the biggest argument for keeping it illegal at this moment is that it is illegal, but that is circular reasoning and rather dumb.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 06:43 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: VashTheStampede

It seems the biggest argument for keeping it illegal at this moment is that it is illegal, but that is circular reasoning and rather dumb.


I agree with you 100% on that.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

I say this not to condone drug usage, for what you put into your body is a personal liberty and should be seen so in the eyes of the law. And yes it should be wrong to force someone else to take drugs or drug them without their knowledge, but the drug problem should not be dealt with by making the drugs themselves illegal.

Making something illegal, for example guns, will not stop gun violence. Why? because anyone who is willing to kill someone is more than willing to do something illegal to get a gun.

Great post S 'n F






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