Is America a Police state

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Re: Is America a Police state

Postby Soi Dog » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:30 am

OrangeDragon wrote: One of the reason I'm for legalization of drugs is to take away a major funding source for those organizations.
I don't know, but isn't legally produced marijuana much more expensive than the illegal and readily available street varieties due to the high taxes and regulatory costs of the former? If so, are we really driving any gangs or cartels out of business, or is legalization just letting higher-income people partake with new legal protection...while the war on illegal (ie non-taxed) pot rages on and now exclusively affects the less affluent tokers?
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Re: Is America a Police state

Postby beaker » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:53 am

Soi Dog wrote:
OrangeDragon wrote: One of the reason I'm for legalization of drugs is to take away a major funding source for those organizations.
I don't know, but isn't legally produced marijuana much more expensive than the illegal and readily available street varieties due to the high taxes and regulatory costs of the former? If so, are we really driving any gangs or cartels out of business, or is legalization just letting higher-income people partake with new legal protection...while the war on illegal (ie non-taxed) pot rages on and now exclusively affects the less affluent tokers?
Seems you guy haven't been, most of the now legal medical marijuana 'clubs' are run by 'former' gangs who now drive big Cadillac 4x4's. Seems like they are only called gang members when they don't have money now they are very rich business men
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Re: Is America a Police state

Postby Soi Dog » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:01 am

beaker wrote: Seems you guy haven't been, most of the now legal medical marijuana 'clubs' are run by 'former' gangs who now drive big Cadillac 4x4's. Seems like they are only called gang members when they don't have money now they are very rich business men
Your posts are practically unreadable.

I have met some very square and average and entrepreneurial Americans who have absolutely NO gang affiliations whatsoever who left good paying careers elsewhere to start small-scale marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, as they saw a unique opportunity in a newly legal business. Your claim of "most" being gang members is nonsense.
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Re: Is America a Police state

Postby beaker » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:23 am

those are the new breed I'm talking about the guys in California , Oakland, Fresno, Santa Barbara, who where there in the beginning when the feds were conducting raids etc . I was there and one of the first to have a medical card
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Re: Is America a Police state

Postby 0to60 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:29 am

beaker wrote:those are the new breed I'm talking about the guys in california who where there in the beginning when the feds were conducting raids etc . I was there and one of the first to have a medical card
Serious question. Is English your second language?
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Re: Is America a Police state

Postby Satiated Parrot » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:32 am

0to60 wrote:
beaker wrote:those are the new breed I'm talking about the guys in california who where there in the beginning when the feds were conducting raids etc . I was there and one of the first to have a medical card
Serious question. Is English your second language?
Not sure, but his fondness for pot helps explain a lot of his posts.
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Re: Is America a Police state

Postby 0to60 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:36 am

I'd say alcohol, Clinton smoked pot and he was the best president since Lincoln.
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Re: Is America a Police state

Postby beaker » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:37 am

Satiated Parrot wrote:
0to60 wrote:
beaker wrote:those are the new breed I'm talking about the guys in california who where there in the beginning when the feds were conducting raids etc . I was there and one of the first to have a medical card
Serious question. Is English your second language?
Not sure, but his fondness for pot helps explain a lot of his posts.
And if it is not my first language that somehow makes me less knowledgeable or not as good as you
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Re: Is America a Police state

Postby 0to60 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:41 am

Not at all. Just that some of your posts are a little mixed up. I was just curious. Are you Mexican?
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Re: Is America a Police state

Postby 0to60 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:50 am

Khmer?


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