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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 11:19 AM

Is California ready to join the weed revolution?


A California initiative that would legalize, regulate and tax recreational marijuana may be coming soon to the state ballot after a positive review by the state attorney general. But the real news is how much money legalization could bring to the cash-strapped state government.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris last week released a summary of the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act, which backers are pushing for a spot in November's election.

Though not an endorsement, Harris' generally positive title and summary of the initiative explained that it would legalize under state law marijuana use, growth, cultivation, possession, transportation, storage and sale. It also would create a regulatory commission, apply sales taxes, allocate revenue and prohibit discrimination against marijuana users and businesses. ........................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/california-marijuana-legalization_n_4519883.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037&ir=Politics



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Reply Is California ready to join the weed revolution? (Original post)
marmar Dec 2013 OP
Bennyboy Dec 2013 #1
msongs Dec 2013 #3
Bennyboy Dec 2013 #4
Bennyboy Dec 2013 #5
Eleanors38 Dec 2013 #6
tridim Dec 2013 #2
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2013 #7

Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 11:33 AM

1. No.

 

Too late and not enough money to get enough sigs in time for 2014..... The CCHI is gathering sigs, and has been for a long time but is not going to make it either. UNLESS someone stepps up and produces a million bucks it ain't gonna happen. And even then, that money is tainted, ask Richard Lee about that.

That said< think this needs to be something not settled with a proposition. I think every aspect of the industry needs to be addressed and to think that the voters can handle that complex of an issue is crazy.

if it does get passed in a proposition, many thing will have to go to court to be resolved, Hundreds and thousands of lawsuits changing laws as they go through the courts. Law enforcement will push back etc. They need to have defined roles in the change over. I kind of like the current way it is going about in the Legislature except there is not enough citizen stoner input. Seems like everyone involved has skin in the game....

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 12:16 PM

3. text of needed law: "Cannibis is now legal to grow, sell, possess and consume" easy eh? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 12:25 PM

4. Thanks for proving my point

 

Think of the land grab on both sides there.

No it has to be specific and confront all issues of the industry.

how to tax growers.


How do you differentiate between the large growers who sell to retail outlets and the backyard grower who still manages to grow 10K worth of pot every year and sells to his friends?

How to tax people that make hash, extracts, edibles and how to enforce those laws. Then there are product safety issues with retail sales. What kind of store system, tourism, limits, where and how, zoning, municipalities, pot prisoners, all of that needs to be addressed.

Thern there is an advertising issue as well.

"JUST LEGALIZE IT MAN" WOULD CREATE MORE PROBLEMS THAT IT SOLVES.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 12:27 PM

5. To prove my point

 

What about selling pot products at Concerts? I am pretty sure that I can sell 100K worth of edibles, tinctures and other pot products at any show at any venue in America. Will I be able to set up shop at Shoreline? the Hollywood Bowl?

Beer companies can do it why not pot people?

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:48 PM

6. Sounds like the legislative process.

 



What's new?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 11:34 AM

2. The whole World is ready to join the revolution.

But TPTB still say no, which apparently is the only opinion that matters.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 03:23 PM

7. More likely in 2016, for reasons Bennyboy mentioned.

 

Look for Alaska to go in August and Oregon in November. Maybe some state will pass it through the legislature, but moving things through legislatures is generally a glacially-slow process. Still, maybe Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire will try that route this coming year. The New Hampshire House will vote on it soon, but the governor has vowed a veto, and the Senate doesn't like it.

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