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Marijuana wins big on election night

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posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 06:54 AM
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Marijuana wins big on election night

Hey I may be a bit depressed this morning, but the world isn't all bad and the country isn't ending. So let's move on to something else. For one, there was some BIG news in the world of cannabis last night.

Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives Tuesday night, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for marijuana reform since 2012, when Colorado and Washington first approved the drug's recreational use.

Of the five recreational marijuana initiatives on the ballot, three passed and one more — in Maine — was leading early Wednesday in preliminary vote totals. A similar measure in Arizona was trailing with 68 percent of votes counted.

On the medical side, voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas have approved medical marijuana initiatives. A separate measure in Montana that would loosen restrictions on an existing medical pot law was leading early Wednesday with only 30 percent of votes counted.


Now it is significant alone that 3 states (and maybe 1 more since it doesn't look like Arizona is going to pass) just legalized the plant but California makes it extra significant. California is now the 6th largest economy in the world, so that means that the expansion of the legal weed market there is going to SIGNIFICANTLY boost the cannabis industry, which is already the fastest growing industry in the US (hint hint jobs). Plus this means that extra pressure will be applied to Washington to finally move on a federal decision involving legalizing (or at the least decriminalizing) the plant.




posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 06:57 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
...so that means that the expansion of the legal weed market there is going to SIGNIFICANTLY boost the cannabis industry, which is already the fastest growing industry in the US (hint hint jobs).


For wine drinkers they have a periodical called Wine Spectator where they do, among other things, wine tastings and comparison and provide notes and rankings. Do they:
    A) Have anything like that for your recreational choice?

    -and-

    B) Are you going to apply for a job there?

This stuff should have been legal long ago, get all the petty drug offenders out of prison.



edit on 9-11-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:01 AM
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I was laughing with the hubby last night, about how the media was NOT talking about this issue. Glad they did so well!



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:04 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Yeah. It's a wonder that the federal government is so resistant to legalizing it. Like this is an issue that crosses partisan divides.


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posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:05 AM
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As a health care professional, there is absolutely no reason it should not be legalized. I see patients every damn day who are hopelessly addicted to percocet, vicoden, and other pain medications. But THAT is fine and dandy, but God forbid someone smoke some pot for anxiety instead of taking high dose xanax.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

No worries man. Donald will appoint Chris Christie Attorney General who has already promised to reinvigorate the crack-down on weed and double-down on the War on Drugs.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:12 AM
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a reply to: jtma508

I'm worried about that too, but he HAS recently come out in support of State's rights to choose. But you never know with him.
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posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:13 AM
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We're gonna need it.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:14 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

That is what I would like....let your state decide, and keep the feds out of it



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:24 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Yeah. It's a wonder that the federal government is so resistant to legalizing it. Like this is an issue that crosses partisan divides.


It should, it appeals to both sides, theoretically at least. Smaller government via less incarceration, more freedoms, alternative health options, more tax revenues. I am sure I missed some but those are fairly large reasons to vote 'yes'.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:34 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Yeah it's almost like they keep in illegal out of reflex and tradition at this point as opposed to any sort of logic or sense. Actually it's probably money. Money is the problem. Well in any case, California's contribution to the legal weed market will SIGNIFICANTLY boost the legalization movement's power there. One thing they also need to do is start reaching out to the right wing and get more of them on board with legalization. It's pretty much a lock on the left, but the hold outs on the right is what is keeping this train from leaving the station.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:34 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

When it's legal in NC, i'm telling ya. I'm opening a shop pronto!



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:36 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Yeah it's almost like they keep in illegal out of reflex and tradition at this point as opposed to any sort of logic or sense. Actually it's probably money. Money is the problem. Well in any case, California's contribution to the legal weed market will SIGNIFICANTLY boost the legalization movement's power there. One thing they also need to do is start reaching out to the right wing and get more of them on board with legalization. It's pretty much a lock on the left, but the hold outs on the right is what is keeping this train from leaving the station.


I think education on the subject will help, too many people think that if you smoke a doobie on Monday you'll end up mainlining heroin by Friday.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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originally posted by: cenpuppie
When it's legal in NC, i'm telling ya. I'm opening a shop pronto!


Go for it. Just make sure you set up cameras since you can only handle cash with that business thanks to Uncle Sugar not letting banks give you the ability to use credit cards.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

It doesn't help that the DEA still pushes that fallacy...



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:39 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
It doesn't help that the DEA still pushes that fallacy...


Give them a break, they must have got all giddy after they won the War on Drugs and forgot to change that memo.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:40 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Or banks, which forces you to file your taxes with paper money with the IRS which, of course, fines you for.
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posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I love to pair cannabis with gourmet cuisine.

My ideal restaurant setting would be one that catered to:

1. Marijuana
2. Wine
3. Pizza

And the epicurean senses prevail.

Too bad that as it stands now in the states that have recreational marijuana there cannot be marijuana lawfully consumed in an establishment with a liquor license. Which means restaurants, bars, clubs, etc.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:42 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Or banks, which forces you to file your taxes with paper money with the IRS which, of course, fines you for.


Yeah, it's certainly a Mongolian Cluster Copulation, and one of the things that surprises me, it's entrepreneurship, something we should be supporting, and it certainly stimulates the economy which we definitely can use.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 07:43 AM
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originally posted by: jtma508
a reply to: Krazysh0t

No worries man. Donald will appoint Chris Christie Attorney General who has already promised to reinvigorate the crack-down on weed and double-down on the War on Drugs.





Yeah. GOOD job Americans.......I hope you get what you voted for!



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