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Old 11-30-2012, 02:27 AM
 
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I'm curious to see if the passing of recreational cannabis in these two states (despite it still being illegal on a federal level) will have any effect on the current drug war. Thoughts?
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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I'm sure it will have an effect, how is the question. Cost more money? Putting the country deeper into debt?
I think the Feds should leave states alone and let the states govern how they see fit. It was voted in by the people and this is supposed to be a country that is 'by the people' after all.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I don't know what the effect is, but I know that Oregon is now shipping an awful lot of "medical" marijuana out to other states in large packages. So perhaps Washington and Colorado will become major suppliers of marijuana. That's not going to make the Mexican drug cartels very happy, and they have a long history of murdering over territory. It will be interesting to see what they do about the new drug suppliers in Colorado and Washington.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Slightly off topic, but there is a river of meth flowing north through Oregon coming from Mexico, so I suspect we will now have a lot more marijuana heading north in route to Washington.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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That's amusing since there is a lot of marijuana going to OR from California.
I have never encountered any thing between 'locals' and the cartel. Most of the territory battles are between the different Mexican groups. 'Locals' ask a higher price for their product than the Mexicans, as well as they mostly keep it to the gangs-not much competition- there are two totally different circles when it comes to off-loading.

It will be really interesting to see what will unfold. My husband watched a documentary made in 2010. The governor of Colorado taxed the medical marijuana and pulled the state out of debt.
Right now in California in my county, we have the Feds putting a stop order on the medical plant tag program. At $25 a tag, brought in many thousands of dollars to the county and went to good use. Since the stop order, several county works have been laid-off.
I'd don't understand the logic to stopping a program that helps....
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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Federally it doe not chnage the laws.But iof FEDs decide to not enforce then it will but one can never know for sure. They can even decide to chnage law enforcement funding if they decide to.Happnes all the time and Seatbelts laws is one which they determine if 80%are wearing or they punish the highway tax returned.
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