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Only Real pot smokers don't want pot to be llegalized. Llegalizing it will raise prices, nobody wants that.
You take of the "il" of illegal to make it the opposite ;3
Dammit, i need to get my english together. I find myself making simple mistakes
As pointed out, I got the wrong "off"
I wrote that at 4/5am (here), after almost 48hours of no sleep whatsoever. I'm surprised none of my posts are riddled with mistakes.
(haha, I made a pun, cause I'm wearing my Riddler costume as I am BORED and awake)
Odds of me seeing this Riddler costume? I don't recall seeing those since the pre-Dark Knight era.
I've already been commanded to post photos from the cosplay convention I'm going to in... 3 hours.
I guess I can wait a day....
It'll be more than a day; it's from Thursday night to Monday morning - I wont be back til Monday evening.
How would legalizing raise the price of pot? That makes absolutely no sense at all. The price of pot would plummet... Imagine buying a pack of joints for like $6 like cigarettes. The current high price of pot is because it is illegal so there are higher risks involved with distributing it and cultivating it. In return for taking larger risks, people expect a larger reward. Economics 101 dude...
Government regulation means it will become highly taxed.
They could tax it at 100% and it would still be much cheaper. Alcohol is usually only taxed around 10-15% in conservative states, we can assume pot would be similar.
EDIT: see my post below on how historians believe alcohol prices were up "several hundred percent on average" during prohibition.
You dont think people won't try to capitalize on that stuff?
you don't think they do that already?
The cost of anything illegal is much higher than if that same thing is illegal. This is ALWAYS the case.
Check out this paper on the economic impact of prohibition.
The Effects of Prohibitions
The most direct effects of prohibitions are on the supply and demand for the prohibited commodity.4 Prohibitions raise supply costs because black market suppliers face legal punishments for manufacturing, distributing, and selling. Conditional on operating in secret, however, black market suppliers face low marginal costs of evading government regulations and taxes (Miron 2001), which provides a partial offset to the increased costs due to prohibition.5
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The question raised by this result is why consumption did not fall more significantly, since conventional accounts suggest that alcohol prices rose by several hundred percent on average (Warburton (1932), Fisher (1928)).
Hmm, i actually thought it was the other way around. Thanks :] (thumbs up)
No probs man. Legalize it! lol...
you made my day, thx man :) grassroots
Only because of taxes, which is a reason why it should be legalized.
I believe what you are thinking of is decriminalization and regulation - In which case growing would still be illegal, so purchasing weed through the regulated means would be the only way of obtaining it. If weed was "legalized", you could grow it in your back yard.
Scenario 1: You pay 10$ for a dimebag. Get caught by cops and spend the night in jail.
Scenario 2: You pay 15$ for a dimebag at your local convenient store, roll a doubie and smoke it in front of the police station.
Which one would you prefer?
Wouldn't paying $15 for it automatically make it not a "dimebag"?
Plus, it would be cheaper anyways.
thats bullshit, maybe for you but in the longrun especially the hidden costs like law enforcement, prisons and health care are going to drop like its hot...or something
I want it legalized so they can do something about people who take it before or whilst driving.
Yeah, it may not be dangerous to the user, but I'd rather my niece wasn't in the car with the driver being high as a kite
I also want it legalized. It'll mess the cartels business and etc. but it will also ruin a lot of jobs that depend on the deviance of these type of things
But more jobs will be created in manufacturing the products. We won't even have to do anything about the cartels. I don't care how big they are, they can't touch Marlboro.
True. This whole is just one big mess
Not really. It sounds like a clear-cut solution to a large number of problems.
Should be de-criminalized, not legalized..
Or you could just not smoke marijuana, that's always an option
NOT AN OPTION!
None of my stoner friends ever make it to the bed... It's usually the couch, or the floor, or in the car, etc.
I'm not a regular smoker but I absolutely cannot go to sleep when I smoke up. I get way too far into my own head. The crash later though is an excellent drop dead knock out sleep.
No one will read this. But why is it that in pot vs alcohol debates drinking alcohol is always taken to an extreme? I drink some form of liquor probably 5 nights a week, and I never fall asleep on a sidewalk sweaty. I usually sleep just like the picture labeled "Falling Asleep Stoned."
I don't know, it is illegal in the first place thanks to a bunch of racist asses who thought weed made white chicks bang black dudes.