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Old 02-19-2017, 09:30 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA from Arlington, VA
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Um, no. Did you miss the part where it says "01/23/17 Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice?"

That means the bill is dead.

Marijuana being illegal is a huge cash cow for police/lawyers so it is no surprise their associations were both against it. Not to mention all the money they make off the diversion program. Better off moving right to taxing it to replace the lost "revenue" they generate from all the low level offenders.
The VA legislature grew the balls to outlaw smoking in bars/restaurants in the home of phillip morris which completely shocked me. So, never say never.
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Old 02-20-2017, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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ok, not "playing" dumb on this one, I seriously am dumb. I certainly see how lawyers make money...but I don't see how police make more money off of drugs.
They don't.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:14 AM
 
Location: The Commonwealth of Virginia
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They don't.
Honestly?

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Old 02-21-2017, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Self explanatory
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They don't.
You can't be serious, are you?
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:00 AM
 
Location: MID ATLANTIC
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I can't tell who is being sarcastic or serious.

There's a reason all the pot mills in CA and CO can't find anywhere to handle their banking. Yep, millions of lovely dollars not going into a bank for safe keeping. Why? Fear of the Feds seizing assets for an activity still illegal on the Federal level.

Your business is legal, but you can't use banks. Welcome to the cannabis all-cash nightmare - LA Times

That's millions up for grabs. In states where MJ is still illegal, any bank account (involved in illegal activity) is subject to seizure. Local PDs enjoy driving sports cars as unmarked vehicles seized in local raids.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:36 AM
 
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Good. The sooner we move towards legalizing marijuana and the eventual revenue from taxing it, the better.
Why do you want to feed the beast? The less revenue that goes to government the freer we are.
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