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Old 12-11-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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Board generalizations won't get you anywhere, man.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Unfortunately, thanks to the liberal dumbing down of our higher learning institutions that discourages intellectual achievement and rewards socialized mediocre sameness, being "highly educated" is no longer synonymous with being intelligent.
Liberal dumbing down. With facts and stuff.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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Ever notice this? Boulder, CO, Bay Area, CA, Boston, MA., et al lead the way towards liberal cannabis laws?


The most restrictive cannabis laws? Found in Florida, Utah, and Texas.


Who's shocked?
Lemme guess:
1) Another slam the South thread
2) Another liberal elitist thread
3) Both 1 & 2 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Florida will legalize it once they attract a more educated class of seniors than they have now. Floridians in general do what they are told, as do most non-educated people. Thus, the massive pain killer problem in Florida, and a "relief" clinic on every other corner.

All the while, these people could be using cannabis medicinally for many of their concerns with no significant negative effects. They just don't know any better.

High powered pharma reps love Florida; keep em' clueless, loaded with pills, and believing that cannabis, something pharma companies cannot make money off of, is the devils cabbage. Everyone wins, from pharma to the prison industrial complex.

Education is dangerous to a lot of these folks.
There are many Floridians who are quite favorable to legalization.

The problem is the political structure of FL is structured so as to give Bible Belt North FL an inordinate amount of power relative to percentage of population and economic activity generated.

If FL was ever split up into 2 states, the new state of South FL would have laws more like CA and CO
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Default another strange coincidence: Highly educated populous corresponds to liberal cannabis laws

Hey, it takes A LOT of weed to get through all that schooling.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Florida will legalize it once they attract a more educated class of seniors than they have now. Floridians in general do what they are told, as do most non-educated people. Thus, the massive pain killer problem in Florida, and a "relief" clinic on every other corner.

All the while, these people could be using cannabis medicinally for many of their concerns with no significant negative effects. They just don't know any better.

High powered pharma reps love Florida; keep em' clueless, loaded with pills, and believing that cannabis, something pharma companies cannot make money off of, is the devils cabbage. Everyone wins, from pharma to the prison industrial complex.

Education is dangerous to a lot of these folks.
Evidently you have spent very little or no time in Tallahassee, which has a very educated population and is, to put it mildly, very "green."

"You may have been to Phuket, Doc, but I've been to Tallahassee. Let's just say something was burning and it wasn't from the sunshine."
Lost, Season Two, Episode 17.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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There are many Floridians who are quite favorable to legalization.

The problem is the political structure of FL is structured so as to give Bible Belt North FL an inordinate amount of power relative to percentage of population and economic activity generated.

If FL was ever split up into 2 states, the new state of South FL would have laws more like CA and CO
Uhhhh...where do you think most of the weed in Florida is grown?

You may want to rethink that theory.

It's the old farts in South Florida that are holding the deal up.
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Hades
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Legalize weed. Treat it like alcohol. Tax the sales of it.
Agree. Most basic and obvious answer for all of this.
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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Agree. Most basic and obvious answer for all of this.
If you tax it, the Government will get the money.

They'll just do like they always do and spend it on themselves.
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Whatever we can do to give our government another revenue stream and help it grow.
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By letting adults produce and consume products they choose? Do you think the government needs to tell everyone what products they can consume or not consume?

I think letting the individual decide is the better choice.
I'm not sure I understand your point. The government is already telling us what we can and can't consume. Case in point? Alcohol is legal, so we can (legally) consume it. Marijuana is illegal, so we can't (legally) consume it.

If they legalized marijuana and taxed it, individuals would still be able to decide for themselves whether or not they wanted to consume it.
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