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Old 08-01-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Nothing is more irritating than when I go to buy cigars at the local shop than having to pay a tobacco tax on top of sales tax. Thank goodness for Federal Cigar in Portsmouth.

I don't eat sweets, have excellent health and exercise 4-5 times per week, but the government feels the need to tax me for something I partake in once a week. Chain smoking isn't healthy (and everyone on earth knows this) but neither is not minding one's own business.

There are plenty of behaviors I dislike or find wrong, but once you start trying to regulate everything to your liking, eventually the pendulum will swing back with you in the crosshairs.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: NH
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Moderately increase the cigarette and hard alcohol taxes in liqueur stores and convenience stores in NH .Lower the gas and rooms and meals taxes.This will help the economy in the long term as well as help reduce dependencies and the associated problems with these harmful products.
Impose mandatory $100 fines for littering per cigarette butt.$500 for other littering(beer cans etc)

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Old 08-02-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: WMHT
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Unhappy Lower taxes? What is this "lower" you speak of?

Give the government power or taxing authority, and it can do nothing but grow.

And as long as they're extinguished, why hate on cigarettes? Contrary to propaganda, butts will rot away to nothing in a few months in our climate.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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And as long as they're extinguished, why hate on cigarettes? Contrary to propaganda, butts will rot away to nothing in a few months in our climate.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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And BTW in my opinion "pot" is addictive and just as much a problem. Although it is not as responsible for driving accidents,diseases and ruined families as alcohol it is still all too easily abused by irresponsible teenagers and adults here turning them into psychologically addicted potheads with serious motivational and personality issues.

Your opinion is the same tired mythology spoken for years but shown to be false over and over again.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Madbury, New Hampshire
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Yes. I have seen many violent mean drunks not so with potheads.
How about pot dealers and drug smugglers? I've never heard of the beer truck guy in a shootout with the border patrol.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: WMHT
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Default During prohibition, you would have heard of the beer truck guy in a shootout with border patrol.

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How about pot dealers and drug smugglers? I've never heard of the beer truck guy in a shootout with the border patrol.
Decriminalization would reduce the profit margins for dealers and smugglers, reducing violence.

Chances are, the beer truck guy doesn't even drink beer and the pot smuggler doesn't smoke; the violence is is due to the laws and easy profits to criminals, not the nature of the drug. Tobacco cigarettes don't cause violent behavior, but with the margin from evading the "sin tax" on each pack, cigarette smugglers can be violent also.

Speaking of cigarettes, New Hampshire is the highest ranking “export” state. For every 100 packs of cigarettes consumed here, almost 27 packs were smuggled out.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Northern NH
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How about pot dealers and drug smugglers? I've never heard of the beer truck guy in a shootout with the border patrol.
Wouldn't happen if pot was legal that did happen during prohibition.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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How about pot dealers and drug smugglers? I've never heard of the beer truck guy in a shootout with the border patrol.
Ever try reading in context ? Shoot outs with border patrols has to do with the illegality of the substance,,pretty much the same as when booze was illegal ( Think Elliot Ness and all those nasty bootleggers ) In terms of day to day citizen on citizen violence and low level dealers...

Please..how many pot dealer shoot outs have you ever heard about ? Drug smuggling.. simple solution..MAKE IT LEGAL!

Study: Alcohol Is

Why Marijuana Became Illegal – Attorney Bruce Alan Block
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: WMHT
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I know a lot of home brewers who make their own beer in their basement, and New Hampshire doesn't have a problem with that. Hassan is the only reason the new HB 573 MM law has such strict limitations on production, given the political climate in New Hampshire and the Doug "Rastafarian piano tuner" Darrell case.
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