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Old 07-16-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Warwick, RI
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Anyone who things that this will fix California's budget problems has already been testing the product a bit too much. Dont't get me wrong - I am NOT debating the moral issue here, I just have no faith whatsoever that they will use the money the right way. Let them legalize it, and all their incompetent legislature will do is add the tax revenue to their kitty and keep spending it.

Financial discipline is the only way to fix anyones financial troubles. Politicians do not have that, and they won't have it after legalizing pot either. The real reason this idea is so appealling to so many of their politicians is NOT because the added revenue will fix all their budget problems, but because the it will allow them to keep the status quo. Adding revenue NEVER solves the problem if they don't stop spending more than they have!
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:33 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Imagine the hit the medical testing field will take if it is legalized. No more unnecessary drug tests.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:50 AM
 
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Imagine the hit the medical testing field will take if it is legalized. No more unnecessary drug tests.
If they legalize pot, they'll also have an excuse to release a lot of prisoners
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:58 AM
 
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treasurekidd is right on! this is not an income problem, this is an expenditure problem!
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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And they can re-name California to Pottersville.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Yes
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I agree with treasurekidd, but it should still be legalized.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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Imagine the hit the medical testing field will take if it is legalized. No more unnecessary drug tests.
If you are talking about job related drug test, they will still be there..
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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California has been arguing about legalizing pot since the 1960s.
Are any of you from California or just trolling?
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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I see the state becoming the real mile high state. Hopefully all the potheads will move there.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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I'm real curious how they came up with this number. Are they planning on selling "X" amounts of bags at $$$ per bag? Will anyone be able to grow their own? Does this include a reduction in the cost to prosecute and house criminals? Can anyone become a Pot farmer? My .02 says people will remember the money and not be interested in the details and that's were the devil is.
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