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View Poll Results: How far do you think we are from the end of cannabis prohibition?
5 years 22 38.60%
10-15 years 17 29.82%
15-30 years 7 12.28%
Never 11 19.30%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-08-2019, 01:36 PM
Status: "I said God Bless the Coal Miners Union" (set 10 hours ago)
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Why are Republicans so heavily against marijuana yet oppose any regulation on high-calorie food and drinks? After all, the GOP says we need nanny government to protect us from the demon weed. Why not from getting fat? If there's one health epidemic that threatens the viability of a national healthcare system it's obesity.
I am not a Republican, but I can tell you that I support BOTH regulation on marijuana and on high-calorie foods and drinks. What is the rationale by which we can't have both? Google 'false dilemma' logical fallacy.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Thank Oklahoma's voter-friendly ballot initiative petition process for this. This allowed the people's will to prevail over the will of politicians and the Southern Baptist church. A lot of red states don't have this luxury.
Well, yeah, the Oklahoma petition process is voter friendly as well as forcibly fast when you got the money to hire paid signature takers. As the leader of the 2018 Oklahoma petition to legalize rec marijuana found out, you can sure try hard without paid signature takers, but at the end of the 90 day deadline, 104,000 signatures wasn't enough. Nevertheless, getting 104,000 signatures for a state wide petition on a voter initiative with no paid signature takers in 90 days would be considered one heck of an astoundingly huge amount for most any state. If the rec petition had been for a state statue change, rather than a constitutional one, Oklahoma would quite likely be voting on legalizing rec marijuana in 2020. The gentlemen who led the petition drive exercised poor judgment from the very start.

Oklahoma has the largest casino in the world at 600,000 sq. feet situated not far from the Red River to be handy to many 1000s of Texans. Oklahoma might as well legalize rec marijuana and see if it can have the biggest marijuana store in the world, thanks to Texas.

I was surprised that the 2019 Oklahoma Legislature did not gut the medical marijuana program before ending the session. I know it's far fetched, but I hope they surprise everybody again in 2020 by legalizing rec marijuana and save voters the awful hardship of a petition. Thanks to the 90 day deadline for getting the required number of signatures, Oklahoma easily has one of the toughest voter initiative petition processes in the country.

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Old Today, 09:10 PM
 
Location: NY / Fl.
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Cannabis is flying off the shelves in Massachusetts They collect a local, State,& Excise tax..that's adds up to about 20% on the dollar for recreational use pot..NY State too busy deciding who gets what to finish the deal in 2019....So like a dry county in Arkansas everyone drives X miles to get what they want..Cannabis manager in Western Mass. said most of his customers were from NY..Lines out the door, waits up to 2 hours on the weekend...Nice job NY....
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