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  • #61
    Colorado tax revenue is 50% higher than they even expected.

    New estimate says almost $200 million in the first 18 months. Expect more states to follow suit, and likely sooner than later. Who can't use an extra $200 million in their state budget?

    http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/20/news...axes-colorado/

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Guess Who View Post
      You are stupid.


      Who holds the record for the most presidential vacation time?

      Thursday's episode of In Play, The Washington Post's new political analysis show hosted by Chris Cillizza of The Fix and Jackie Kucinich, revealed the answer: President George W. Bush. During his two terms, Bush took 879 vacation days, which included 77 total trips to his Crawford, Tex., ranch. Nine of those trips were taken in his first year as president.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...vacation-time/
      That's because Cheney was actually president. Bush was his trained monkey.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Guess Who View Post
        You are stupid.
        Yep. barryr *is* the stupid.

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        • #64
          This is terrific news.

          Colorado bans dog racing

          http://www.grey2kusa.org/eNEWS/G2K-031114.html

          The greyhound racing circuit is one of the most animal spectacles in the U.S. where thousands of dogs were killed every year when they could not race or were not fast enough.

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          • #65
            Please, Colorado liberals. Keep smoking that weed so you'll be too disinterested to vote.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Guess Who View Post
              Brilliant.

              Only drug dealers go to prison for pot in Colorado, unless they don't pay the fine they got for small quantity pot possession. One of the favorite myths of the legalization lobby is to pretend some hippy busted with 2 joints is doing time.

              Why feel the need to spread such disinformation? Unless you possess enough to consider intent to distribute, there is no such issue here. Shame.

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              • #67
                It really is funny to me how conservatives try and argue agianst the legalization of pot. They say some of the most ignorant stuff Ive ever heard. As someone whos most in line with libertarian ideology, I definitley would say legalization is a libertarian idea as well. Im very proud of you Coloradians(?), and hopefully California will legalize pot soon.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by NorthernistCaliforneeway7 View Post
                  It really is funny to me how conservatives try and argue agianst the legalization of pot. They say some of the most ignorant stuff Ive ever heard. As someone whos most in line with libertarian ideology, I definitley would say legalization is a libertarian idea as well. Im very proud of you Coloradians(?), and hopefully California will legalize pot soon.
                  When other states start seeing the tax money Colorado is bringing in from pot, they'll get inspired.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by NorthernistCaliforneeway7 View Post
                    It really is funny to me how conservatives try and argue agianst the legalization of pot. They say some of the most ignorant stuff Ive ever heard. As someone whos most in line with libertarian ideology, I definitley would say legalization is a libertarian idea as well. Im very proud of you Coloradians(?), and hopefully California will legalize pot soon.
                    As a Libertardian, you must be thrilled with the lack of border control and its consequences. Good work!

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
                      When other states start seeing the tax money Colorado is bringing in from pot, they'll get inspired.
                      There's an issue there. It appears that CO is going to pull in substantially less than they already forecasted and stupidly bookmarked in future spending. 2.5 million in January and they expected 130+ million for the year? I know budgets don't work this way but it was incredibly stupid to allocate funds based off of a pilot program. Yes, more shops will open which will mean some more revenue will roll in but demand will never be higher than it was in January.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Johnykbr View Post
                        There's an issue there. It appears that CO is going to pull in substantially less than they already forecasted and stupidly bookmarked in future spending. 2.5 million in January and they expected 130+ million for the year? I know budgets don't work this way but it was incredibly stupid to allocate funds based off of a pilot program. Yes, more shops will open which will mean some more revenue will roll in but demand will never be higher than it was in January.
                        I don't know anything about it personally, but it sounds like the prices are too exorbitant for the market.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
                          As a Libertardian, you must be thrilled with the lack of border control and its consequences. Good work!
                          Hell yeah, love no border security. How do you think I got high for the first time? Illegals carring bammer across the border for me to enjoy, thats how. I definitley felt libertarded after a couple puffs because I thought I was Ron Paul after he had a stroke.

                          Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
                          When other states start seeing the tax money Colorado is bringing in from pot, they'll get inspired.
                          Yeah, it will happen eventually. Im more or less just jealous of how you guys in Colorado are the leaders in this whole thing when I think California should have started things off.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by NorthernistCaliforneeway7 View Post
                            Hell yeah, love no border security. How do you think I got high for the first time? Illegals carring bammer across the border for me to enjoy, thats how. I definitley felt libertarded after a couple puffs because I thought I was Ron Paul after he had a stroke.



                            Yeah, it will happen eventually. Im more or less just jealous of how you guys in Colorado are the leaders in this whole thing when I think California should have started things off.
                            I grew up in the South Bay. I'm surprised California didn't do it first too.

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                            • #74
                              Can you have a free market with burdesome tax and heavy regulation where the weed can come from? Sounds more like ripe for monopolizes, price gouging, and tax evasion to me. Hell so much for no enforcement, they will be out in force to monitor the states take of the drug money.

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                              • #75
                                The majority of Coloradoans think the legalization of pot has been good for the state. Only 15% have tried it.

                                http://news.yahoo.com/poll-coloradan...192323310.html

                                Poll: Coloradans back legal pot, 15 percent used


                                DENVER (AP) — Coloradans think marijuana legalization has been good for the state, though just 15 percent have used pot since recreational sales began in January, according to a poll released Monday.


                                Fifty-two percent said marijuana legalization has been beneficial, 38 percent said it has been bad for the state, and 10 percent were unsure, according to the Quinnipiac University poll. Asked whether legalization has "eroded the moral fiber" of people in Colorado, 30 percent agreed, and 67 percent disagreed.

                                Marijuana activists praised Monday's poll results, especially the 53-41 margin agreeing that legal pot "will save the state and taxpayers a significant amount of money."

                                "Not only has the sky not fallen, the forecast is as bright as ever" for economic growth from legal pot, said Mason Tvert, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project.

                                Pollsters conducted the telephone survey April 15-21 with 1,298 registered voters. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 points.

                                Coloradans did not seem to think legal pot has made driving more dangerous. Asked whether legalization has made driving less safe, 54 percent said no and 39 percent said yes.

                                Residents were more divided on legal pot's effect on the criminal justice system. Fifty percent said legalization will have a positive impact on it, 40 percent said it will have a negative impact, the rest were unsure. Just 21 percent said they thought marijuana legalization would reduce racially biased arrests.

                                Coloradans might be OK with marijuana, but they're not clamoring to see politicians using it frequently.

                                Asked whether they'd be more or less likely to vote for a candidate for elected office who smokes marijuana two or three days a week, just 3 percent said more likely. Fifty-two percent said they'd be less likely to vote for the candidate, with the rest saying it would make no difference or they were unsure.

                                Gina Carbone of Smart Colorado, a critic of the current marijuana industry, said she's been hearing an outpouring of concern about Colorado's marijuana landscape, especially after the April 20 celebrations that put mass public toking on the national news.

                                "There's been tremendous backlash" at the sight of public smoking, Carbone said. And recent news of deaths that may be connected to marijuana consumption has heightened worries.

                                "We are hearing nothing but people complaining and emailing out of concern for what is going on," she said.

                                The poll also asked about same-sex marriage and found Coloradans support it nearly 2-to-1. Sixty-one percent supported same-sex marriage in Colorado, while 33 percent opposed it, and 7 percent were unsure.

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