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Jerry Holbert

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Let the dopes have their dope.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Then legally tax it, just like booze and cigarettes! As someone that is usually complaining about taxes, how would that work for you?

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Good Grief Ima, what are you trying to do here. Become reasonable??

  4. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 1 year ago

    Sure. Legalize it and tax it. Yeah. You’re still going to have the problem of illegal drug sales… Not solving any problems with this, folks.

  5. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @DGF999

    “Sure. Legalize it and tax it. Yeah. You’re still going to have the problem of illegal drug sales… Not solving any problems with this, folks.”


    I’m not sure whether you’re referring to illegal sales of now-legal drugs (if you are, just look at the difference between crimes associated with alchohol during the Prohibition Era and after it), or the sale of other drugs which remain illegal. Legalizing marijuana won’t do anything to stamp out the meth and heroin trades, true, but what of it? Is that any reason to criminalize actions that should not themselves be criminal? Again, compare pot to booze; alcohol is a far more effective “gateway drug” than marijuana.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    “Except then people would have to breath that sh-t when they don’t want to. Same with tobacco. This infringes upon the freedom to breath.”

    The Dutch already have this one figured out. If we’re going to legalize pot, we should emulate their system.

  7. californicated1

    californicated1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ahab

    Which part?

    Nothing to hit out there in Kit Carson County—BTW, both the County Commissioners and the city of Burlington have passed ordinances forbidding the sale, cultivation for sale, and the consumption of Marijuana in their jurisdictions on public property—about the only thing you can do there is grow your own and smoke your own, in your own home and not much more.

    Maybe the closer to the “Mouse Trap” one gets, perhaps there might be more of a “target-rich environment” for stoned drivers to hit.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    Hey, if you then have the Liquor/Pot license fee go up, and then the tobacco companies (who probably already have this sewed up) produce “Rolled Gold” and “Rolled Gold Lite” all filtered and packaged 20 to the pack …… well ….

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ima is a closet liberal.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @olfart

    As it stands right now, the way a end user must obtain his product (danger – from both the law and the dealer) the cost ( this is a guess but will be close) at between 250 and 450 an ounce – depending on quality of product, the industry would not have to go far to beat the price.

    Currently, a pack of 20 cigarettes weighs in at about 1 oz. (in NYC they cost north of 12 bucks a pack now, about half that in FLA) Federal tax is over a buck and state taxes vary from about 4.50 in NY to 17 cents in Missouri.

    As of 2010, the federal tax on liquor is 13.50 per 100 proof gallon of distilled spirits. State taxes range from basic zero in Wyoming to almost 25 bucks per gallon in Oregon.

    So will pot be more expensive to grow than tobacco? Not really. Will processing be much different? No.

    So if you were to charge 100 bucks for low grade and 200 bucks for high grade and tax it like liquor, require the permit (revenue) to grow by volume and a license (revenue) to distribute and a license (revenue) to sell, you have cut the price for the end user by half.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Make it legal. Makes it a lot easier to spot the the stupid people.

  12. spyderred

    spyderred GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This is a ploy by government to tax a new industry.

  13. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    @californicated1

    Kinda like Alaska, the courts made it legal in the seventies.
    The legislature does not support the decision so the state makes no revenue and marijuana has to be grown out of view on user owned property, no rentals.
    .
    Do it or don’t, this is a silly dance.

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Notsoastute

    I think the biggest drawback on legalization is a form of legal proof (test) that a driver is impaired or a worker is on the job under the influence."
    I agree, but the solution is simple. Don’t. Don’t worry if they are or are not, punish them for the stupid they did. And they will be stupid! But i am not firing you because you smoked pot last night. I am firing you because you forgot X Y or Z again. It in not my fault you smoked it and thought, “hey that was last night” I mean I know that THC has a half life of 22 hours and yes it does stay in your system as long as your fat absorbs it.
    I have personally seen an idiot freak out and not realize the pot he smoked last week was what was causing his short term memory problem. I saw it. I saw the signs, but he just could not process. and those “little” mistakes can get you fired.
    Point being. I do not care if we prosecute someone for being high. But I do want to hold their feet to the fire for being stupid enough to think it does not affect them. And when things happen they can not use it as an excuse. Let them self destruct. There will be more than enough reason for them to be prosecuted or fired then just the puffs of smokes.

  15. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    drcanuck is right legalize all drugs empty our jail and quit making the mafia(sorry thats booze) and the drug cartells rich

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