Comments on: Decriminalize the marijuana business http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/10/17/decriminalize-the-marijuana-business/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Hardrock1a http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/10/17/decriminalize-the-marijuana-business/comment-page-1/#comment-2328 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:53:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=13149#comment-2328 I received my Colorado ballot this week and on Prop AA, I voted NO. I voted yes on Amend 64, and completely agree that we need to tax it. But the way that Prop AA is written, it’s too much, plus it gives the Leg. the ability to raise the “Special” tax from 10% to 15% without the approval of the voters, which is required by a law we passed several years ago called TABOR.

Decriminalization is a half step measure that does nothing about who is in control of the market. Anytime you prohibit something, you cede control to those you don’t want controlling anything. Legalization and regulation is the only way to take control from the bad guys. Street dealers don’t check ID, Street dealers push other drugs like crack, meth etc. Street dealers will sell to a 12 year old as fast as a 50 yo. They don’t care. Put the business in the hands of a licensed seller that is actually paying taxes on the product, and NOT selling to your kids.

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By: 2Borknot2B http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/10/17/decriminalize-the-marijuana-business/comment-page-1/#comment-2327 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:52:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=13149#comment-2327 Absolutely. Decriminalize all plants, including, coca and poppy. That ends the war on the people and stops the pharma corps from killing, polluting and poisoning so many. Then, there would be no need for foreign wars over plants, and controlling plants. It frees all the people from this insanity.

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By: shadowmarketing http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/10/17/decriminalize-the-marijuana-business/comment-page-1/#comment-2326 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 05:16:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=13149#comment-2326 With today’s society it’s profound to send Marijuana offenders to prison when the drug is not resulting in deaths, when there are harden criminals whom are violent offenders roaming free due to over population of jail cells for meaning less crimes such as possession of marijuana.

Allow the people to have marijuana if they choose just like drinking and smoking cigarettes, may not be right, may not be wrong, but either way it was given by god to people to use. The benefits out weigh the ill side effects such as munchy syndrome which benefits the snack food industry.

I am pro marijuana for legal use and taxation just like it used to be before the anti marijuana epidemic brought on by the tree cutting and paper industry and the other various reasons. The first president of the united states smoked marijuana for headaches, Ben Franklin loved his Marijuana also.

Time for our country to climb out of debt and take the high peaceful route! I linked to this post from my face book page, http://www.facebook.com/voteyesforweed in the future please post a link on our page when you cover these types of issues, as it is our goal to provide the latest informational sources for Marijuana Legalization efforts in the united states. Thanks…

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