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Old 01-02-2014, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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What bugs me about the military are the Class 6 stores, where uniformed personnel buy alcohol and tobacco products at roughly half the civilian price since these "products" are free of all Federal taxes when bought in a class-6 store. If that has changed over the years, someone please update me.
I don't smoke, so I can't speak to that, but I can get liquor cheaper at a big box liquor store (like Cheers) than I can in a Class VI store. Just like the on-base gas station, they do surveys of prices outside the gate, and mark theirs down just a small fraction from the average. The price might not include federal tax, but it's still comparable. Just a bigger profit margin for AAFES than your local liquor store gets.
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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sane and rational governance in our nation.
That would be AMAZING.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:58 PM
 
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I bet the illegal pot dealers in the state are pissed

I could care less if pot is legal or not. I do think legalizing drugs is a good thing though. I am sure the governments are always looking for increased taxes.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:34 AM
 
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I bet the illegal pot dealers in the state are pissed

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Yes, and that is why all drugs should be legal. The only way to stop the plague of drug dealing is to take the profit out of it. The murderous alcohol gangs of Prohibition are the perfect example.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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One huge benefit of making pot legal is to eliminate the possibility of a life long liability one receives as a result of a criminal conviction due to youthful indiscretion.

As young people, most of us try things that we regret later. For example, I learned the hard way that the marginal utility of that 9th shot of tequila was much less than the first.

When I tried pot I discovered that it was no big deal. Had I been arrested and convicted it would have been a life changing event.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:23 AM
 
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You have said a lot. There was a time when people drank too much and just got carried home by the police. Today it is a life ruining event like robbing a bank. Life in America just isn't much fun anymore with everything being against the law somehow or another.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:31 AM
 
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That point about youthful indescretions turning into life-wrecking convictions is spot on. That's a big reason I'm pro legalization. Besides the fact that it ruins the life of the person in question in many ways...you've now got someone who may have gone in a silly kid and come out a criminal thanks to spending time in the prison system. But these private prisons...they have the inmates do certain work and they also charge "room and board" sometimes FAR in excess of what normal apartment rent and food is outside...they are trying to profit from putting people in jail. Which frankly sickens me. Human misery as a commodity to be exploited.

I think that for a big majority of people who are young and smoke up for some period in their lives, it's something you outgrow and it's not a big deal. A small percentage wind up making it a part of life in the long term, some are more functional at that than others. I really don't think any of that is going to change now.

Like I've said, when I quit it had nothing to do with the fact that it was illegal. It was because I got pregnant and had to GROW UP and be responsible. I never have the time or luxury to be incapacitated, at any moment someone might need me and I've got to be there for them. It's my Mom obligation that I take very seriously. My husband on the other hand...maybe not so much. But at least ONE of us is on their game...
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I have heard of interesting new businesses, especially bus tours to different shops for the over 50 crowd. I really like the sound of that!
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Downtown Co Sps
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I have heard of interesting new businesses, especially bus tours to different shops for the over 50 crowd. I really like the sound of that!

I was talking about stuff like this to wifey last night. It will be interesting to see what type of vacation/tourists businesses can come of this.

My prediction is things will go on quite normally. The ones crying now will not stop, but the world will continue on and weed being legal will not have a domino effect upon anything.

It's really not a big deal and this is how it should be.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:25 PM
 
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I have heard of interesting new businesses, especially bus tours to different shops for the over 50 crowd. I really like the sound of that!
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I was talking about stuff like this to wifey last night. It will be interesting to see what type of vacation/tourists businesses can come of this.

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Hope it's okay to bud in on the Springs conversation -
Up the road in Denver, there's a stretch of Federal Blvd that includes lots of great Asian, Mexican, Central American food - groceries, restaurants, streetside roasters etc; it's very near Mile Hi (oops - sports authority) stadium.

There are already several recreational shops open and proudly selling 100% locally colorado grown, lovingly raised, finest strains of bud along that stretch - imagine the tours - tastes of different buds, then a foodie jaunt down Federal. Colorado dive life at its best.
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