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Old 11-09-2014, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Now that the necessary signatures have been gathered, it now goes to the Legislature/2015 session for them to approve it or not. Not approved, it will go before the voters in 2016, joining CA, AZ, Massachusetts and Maine.

What do you think the chance is they'll approve it in the 2015 Legislature session, or will they pass on it, and let the voters decide in 2016?

Here's the potential risk for the Legislature, as I see it, if they send it to the voters: Voters reject it, for some reason, perhaps by a very thin margin, CA and AZ approve it, and? There we sit, looking like a dork, by our neighbors!

They come to vacation here form those states, they run out of Pot, and? Where's the nearest Pot store?

"Ummm. You'll have to exercise some patience here! They're going to try once again in the 2018 election, and if it doesn't pas then, we'll try again in the 2020 election!"
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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Just a matter of time. If other states have it legal as Vegas is a pure entertainment city it's a no brainer. It's going to get done.
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:59 AM
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Location: Las Vegas
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I think ALL drugs should be legal. I'm libertarian on the subject. Let adults do to themselves what they want.

I just wonder how employers will deal with it. Billy could smoke weed on Friday night after work, and only on Friday night, then go to work on Monday, get hit with a forklift by an incompetent coworker, and be terminated for failing the inadequate drug test.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I'm pretty sure it will happen. I do wonder about the drug test thing though.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:42 AM
 
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What does everyone out their think it's chances of passing a referendum? How much will the Mormon influence be felt?
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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What does everyone out their think it's chances of passing a referendum? How much will the Mormon influence be felt?
I am pretty sure it will pass and lots of people will vote for it who don't wish to smoke pot. Smoking pot is a pretty victimless crime and we have spent way too much money, time, and effort prosecuting/imprisoning people who are no threat to society. I would rather *think* my tax dollars are going to schools than putting people in jail for pot.

When I lived in Utah I had a neighbor who refused to use pepper. As far as he was concerned it was the same as caffeine and alcohol. The LDS folks are not going to start smoking pot if it becomes legal. Their rules are quite clear on mind altering substances. However, the LDS folks will invest in products like Coke and alcohol. I can see some LDS investing in pot shops.

I doubt they would personally run the shops. Come to think of it I have never known an LDS bartender either.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:09 PM
 
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Read the laws governing it in CO some time.

https://www.coloradopotguide.com/mar...s-in-colorado/

Drug policy of Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I think ALL drugs should be legal. I'm libertarian on the subject. Let adults do to themselves what they want.

I just wonder how employers will deal with it. Billy could smoke weed on Friday night after work, and only on Friday night, then go to work on Monday, get hit with a forklift by an incompetent coworker, and be terminated for failing the inadequate drug test.
Same as alcohol in that regard. It's legal, but you still can't have it in your system at work.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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However, the LDS folks will invest in products like Coke and alcohol. I can see some LDS investing in pot shops.
Not too sure about that. Mormons/LDS church have a sordid history of trying to regulate the lives of people who aren't even Mormon. Prop 8 comes to mind. I doubt they would ever condone legal pot in Las Vegas... and will likely try to prevent it.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I have nothing against stoners.... but the smell of pot disgusts me... it's everywhere. casino parking garages, outside in the neighborhood, public restrooms, etc, etc

but it's no worse than cigars, or cigarettes... or BO.... or even worse BO masked with heavy cheap cologne... then there's coffee smoker's breath... where does it end???

I'm not against legalizing pot... at least it will put most pot dealer's out of business... plus the taxes collected could be used to build more drug rehab centres

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I think ALL drugs should be legal. I'm libertarian on the subject. Let adults do to themselves what they want.
Glad you're not the one passing/approving bills.... People are not smart... Law's, for the most part, are to protect people...

By your argument, crystal meth should be legal.... yep, cause that's just what we need. more meth heads
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