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Old 09-28-2017, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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I would think since cities are subject to State legislation, this want happen.
The city is still subject to state and federal law, however the city is letting the enforcement priorities of said law reside with the state and federal enforcers, who are not nearly as prevalent in every-day lives.

IMO, it's a great thing. If the state and feds care so much about it, let them pay the stupid amounts of money to enforce unenforceable laws. In the mean time, we'll put our always strained policing resources to better use.

I've been watching The Wire, and man, the Hamsterdam episodes were pretty fantastic. Maybe my favorite so far.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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Southern states have a chance to take over the market. There are outdoor growers now but they are pretty limited compared to other crops.

You know who will get cannabis legalized?

Phillip Morris.

Imagine 10,000 acre fields with mechanized harvesting across NC and VA. True legalized weed will put most current growers out of business. Just like sudo legal weed in WA/CO/CA stamped out black market growers. The ones which survive will be the ones which have superior genetics and/or the infrastructure to support massive cloning operations.

Forget trying to capture the indoor market. Georgia needs to working right now to get into massive outdoor grows.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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Imagine 10,000 acre fields with mechanized harvesting across NC and VA. True legalized weed will put most current growers out of business. Just like sudo legal weed in WA/CO/CA stamped out black market growers. The ones which survive will be the ones which have superior genetics and/or the infrastructure to support massive cloning operations.
How much pot do we need?
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Behind You!
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What about doing the same for crack and angel dust?
Seeing as how those seriously harm people and weed doesn't I'd assume that won't happen.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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How much pot do we need?
Well, let's see. In 2012, there were 342,932 acres dedicated to growing tobacco. North Carolina grew over a third of that all on its own. Georgia had nearly 9,900 acres set up for tobacco.

The CDC estimated that, in 2015, 1 in 15 U.S. adults smoked cigarettes.

A 2016 Gallup Poll found that 1 in 8 respondents reported currently smoking marijuana regularly.

So, it's not too crazy to me that we could see some pretty massive farming operations in states suited for pot growth, should marijuana become legal, though I don't know about the differences in ton-yield of smokable material per acre.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:03 PM
 
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How much pot do we need?
Hundreds of thousands of acres. Remember we have a growing climate better than many other coutries and I want to export the crap out of it. Corner the market in Canada at least. I'm not above putting profit above morals.

Plus hemp does have some interesting uses on it's own.
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:24 PM
 
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It’s done

Atlanta City Council lessens pot possession law in 15-0 vote
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I bet, the state will preempt the law when the Legislature comes back in January.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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I bet, the state will preempt the law when the Legislature comes back in January.
Weed is still illegal, the penalties are just lower.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:48 PM
 
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Hundreds of thousands of acres. Remember we have a growing climate better than many other coutries and I want to export the crap out of it. Corner the market in Canada at least. I'm not above putting profit above morals.

Plus hemp does have some interesting uses on it's own.
I don't see morals as having any bearing on pot growing. If there's a need for hundreds of thousands of acres we might as well have them in Georgia, assuming we have enough water.
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