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Old 02-25-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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Why do people want to grow it?

I thought you were suppose to buy it so that it could be taxed to help raise money for the state of Colorado?
I thought one of the big things about legalizing it was that if it was taxed it would help out the state government is this not true?

Dont get me wrong I dont care either way though I was hoping that people would buy it from stores so the tax money could go towards schools, roads, ect.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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Wink To be clear

Well, the State could opt to authorize the selling of seeds as well as cuttings. Not to mention all the associated equipment that might be used. There is revenue to be gained in all that.

But the broader purpose of the electorate, as I understand it, was towards justified personal liberty in the use of marijuana, rather than any funding possibility. Redirecting money that would be spent anyway to better purposes is a nice side-effect, but not the primary purpose.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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Why do people want to grow it?

I thought you were suppose to buy it so that it could be taxed to help raise money for the state of Colorado?
I thought one of the big things about legalizing it was that if it was taxed it would help out the state government is this not true?

Dont get me wrong I dont care either way though I was hoping that people would buy it from stores so the tax money could go towards schools, roads, ect.
It is to be regulated similar to alcohol, it will be taxed at retail locations.
Some people legally make their own beer or wine, but many more buy retail.

Despite it being a weed, "quality" marijuana rarely grows outdoors in Colorado.
It takes a substantial investment of equipment, space and time to do a proper indoor grow room.
Most casual users will gladly pay the tax to avoid the learning curve and expense.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:05 PM
 
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It was meant as a thread for new-comers to Colorado about the challenges of high altitude gardening.
The title on the thread is "tips on growing marijuana", which as I understand the cultivation of which is still illegal under federal law.

Maybe this should be moved to the gardening section.

I just don't think we need the forum filled with mary jane news, tips, advice, legalities, pros cons, etc. One thread should suffice on Colorado specific issues. That's my opinion.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:10 PM
 
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These work great for cloning:

AeroGarden | Shop & Save on AeroGardens, Seed Kits, Grow Bulbs | AeroGrow Official Store Indoor Garden, Seed Kit, Grow Light

Or so I've been told.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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I *think* your plants have to be under lock and key, so a green house might be mandatory for outdoor cultivation.

Probably more trouble than it's worth if your goal is to save money. But if you're interesting in learning the skill, then that's a different matter.

Getting anything to grow in Colorado is a challenge.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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The title on the thread is "tips on growing marijuana", which as I understand the cultivation of which is still illegal under federal law.

Maybe this should be moved to the gardening section.

I just don't think we need the forum filled with mary jane news, tips, advice, legalities, pros cons, etc. One thread should suffice on Colorado specific issues. That's my opinion.


Marijuana is legal in Colorado. By an overwhelming majority, the voters of Colorado disagreed with the federal law.

Obama made 10 trips to Colorado this fall BEGGING for our votes. It would be quite ironic if he were to ignore the will of the voters and try to enforce a federal law based on "reefer madness".

It would be even more ironic if a future Republican president tried to over ride a state's rights and impose on personal freedom by use of more big government.

Thanks for your opinion, but it is just a plant.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:02 AM
 
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Thanks for your opinion, but it is just a plant.
So are the poppy and coca plant.

I am curious about all the sudden interest in growing marijuana, because legalisation should take the profit out of mj with price inevitably coming down. Price is artificialy high at the moment as a residual effect from prohibition, but that will change quickly. I think it's unrealistic to invest in land for mj cultivation based on an expectation of profit potential. Still, it's legal now and if you want to give it a shot, no one is going to stop you. I'd rather plant tomatos.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:36 AM
 
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Wink The option

Obviously that grown would be towards personal use, as legally allowed now by Colorado law. Anything towards profit would be another matter, and contrary to this principle.

Even though the cost of marijuana should be lower through legally authorized sellers, there will still be appreciable taxes involved. One may wish to support that or not, although growing marijuana on one's own could prove less expensive. Not to mention, as any gardener would understand, the strong symbiosis between plants and humans, and the pleasure in that. That available commercially will surely be high grade, and no reason why not, but one has as well a direct influence on such outcomes when gardening.

It is nice to have the option.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:46 AM
 
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hi lugnuts

you can read marijuana grow books,
can have network with other marijuana growers,
as well as watch marijuana growing videos…
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