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Old 05-20-2023, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I just talked to someone here in Tucson, who just moved here from Minneapolis, and he said recreational marijuana was approved in MN 2 weeks ago? True?
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Old 05-20-2023, 08:52 AM
 
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Old 05-21-2023, 03:12 PM
 
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Recreational pot is on the Gov's desk for signature; it's anticipated he will sign during the coming week.
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Old 05-23-2023, 06:37 AM
 
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That dispensary in Stillwater will be doing a booming business as it's illegal in Wisconsin. Same with the dispensary in Duluth to cater to Superior or the one in Winona catering to those in La Crosse, and maybe the dispensary in Moorhead.

Methinks what's been holding it up in MN is lobbying dollars. Mayo Clinic for one. I grew up in Rochester and my imagination can't stretch far enough to see a dispensary in Rochester.
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Old 05-24-2023, 11:33 PM
 
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Minnesota already allows like edibles. So there are places to buy that on the border towns along the red river. And I read that the law will allow the cities to regulate where recreational dispensaries can go. But if they already sell edibles, they can’t do anything. So I know that in East Grand Forks they are tryin to get places open before the governor signs, so the dispensaries won’t be zoned out of existence and they can be in better business locations. Really, recreational weed is a big nothing. I’ve seen what happened in California. Nothing changed. Those that partake of the Devils weed did it irregardless of its legality or not. It was decriminalized years before. Those that didn’t use, still didn’t use. But what did happen is those towns that allowed its sale thrived and had more tax dollars to make nice streets and brand new parks, pay for their fire and police. Those that thought it would cause “Reefer Madness” in churches and schools(it never happened) lost out on all the tax dollars that went to cities that accepted reality, that humans love to get high and drunk.
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Old 05-27-2023, 07:18 AM
 
Location: MN
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Minnesota already allows like edibles. So there are places to buy that on the border towns along the red river. And I read that the law will allow the cities to regulate where recreational dispensaries can go. But if they already sell edibles, they can’t do anything. So I know that in East Grand Forks they are tryin to get places open before the governor signs, so the dispensaries won’t be zoned out of existence and they can be in better business locations. Really, recreational weed is a big nothing. I’ve seen what happened in California. Nothing changed. Those that partake of the Devils weed did it irregardless of its legality or not. It was decriminalized years before. Those that didn’t use, still didn’t use. But what did happen is those towns that allowed its sale thrived and had more tax dollars to make nice streets and brand new parks, pay for their fire and police. Those that thought it would cause “Reefer Madness” in churches and schools(it never happened) lost out on all the tax dollars that went to cities that accepted reality, that humans love to get high and drunk.
Also it never eliminated the black market, it’s actually made it bigger. The government never does anything efficient. What I’ve read is the only people buying from dispensaries in CA and CO are tourists. One bonus from dispensaries is fentanyl not being present/product should be regulated. Bachman’s supplies the medical here in MN/imagine knowing the right people and how your business hits a gold mine!!
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Old 05-27-2023, 06:42 PM
 
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Also it never eliminated the black market, it’s actually made it bigger. The government never does anything efficient. What I’ve read is the only people buying from dispensaries in CA and CO are tourists. One bonus from dispensaries is fentanyl not being present/product should be regulated. Bachman’s supplies the medical here in MN/imagine knowing the right people and how your business hits a gold mine!!
You are correct. The black market weed(non taxed) is just like bootleg whiskey(moonshine). Moonshine was quite popular in ND from what all my old farmer neighbors tell me back in the 20’s, 30’s. And I didn’t know it was tourists driving legal sales in California, interesting and makes sense. I guess the only way to drive out of business the illegal sales is to lower the taxes on that stuff. Same way to end the power of the cartels and drug gangs, legalize all drugs and eliminate the money to be made. Because the War on Drugs has been an utter failure and costs billions of tax dollars annually. And it hasn’t put a dent in reality, humans love to get high and drunk.
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Old 05-28-2023, 07:28 AM
 
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You are correct. The black market weed(non taxed) is just like bootleg whiskey(moonshine). Moonshine was quite popular in ND from what all my old farmer neighbors tell me back in the 20’s, 30’s. And I didn’t know it was tourists driving legal sales in California, interesting and makes sense. I guess the only way to drive out of business the illegal sales is to lower the taxes on that stuff. Same way to end the power of the cartels and drug gangs, legalize all drugs and eliminate the money to be made. Because the War on Drugs has been an utter failure and costs billions of tax dollars annually. And it hasn’t put a dent in reality, humans love to get high and drunk.
I was listening to some older guy who everyone in emerald triangle refers to as weed god talk about how black market has skyrocketed once it became legal. The growers all prefer the black market also. It’s interesting to see farms for sale in northern CA on realtor app/website. Once it becomes legal each person is allowed to grow like 17 plants or something similar. A friend who stays at his Phoenix house during winters sent me a pic of his neighbor friend’s grow room, my buddy buys from him over a dispensary. People who partake already have someone who supplies, they don’t need dispensaries. Now you’ll see more and more people growing it at their homes.
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Old 05-28-2023, 08:19 AM
 
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generally takes about 1.5-2 years from approval to recreational sales.
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Old 05-29-2023, 10:29 AM
 
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One of the provisions in the bill allows for the THC delta-9 edibles that were previously only sold out of smoke shops to now be sold from liquor stores.


Big Pharma will see to it that cannabis dispensaries will start opening the day after the technicalities get worked out in less than a year, probably closer to six months.


Give the people what they want.
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