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marijuana winning big at the polls. CO/MASS/wash pass

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30 minutes ago, Mile High said:

 

Trump says he'll probably back marijuana protections bill

 

President Trump's expression of support Friday for legislation that would protect legal marijuana activities in states that have approved the drug is being hailed as a possible sea change in American narcotics policy.

Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One en route to the Group of 7 summit in Canada, Trump said he was inclined to support the bill, sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

"I support Senator Gardner. I know exactly what he's doing," Trump told reporters when asked about the legislation. "We're looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna881561

There's a lot not to like about Trump, but I'm pretty pleased if he finally gets this going. Big step in the right direction. 

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40 minutes ago, Mile High said:

 

Trump says he'll probably back marijuana protections bill

 

President Trump's expression of support Friday for legislation that would protect legal marijuana activities in states that have approved the drug is being hailed as a possible sea change in American narcotics policy.

Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One en route to the Group of 7 summit in Canada, Trump said he was inclined to support the bill, sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

"I support Senator Gardner. I know exactly what he's doing," Trump told reporters when asked about the legislation. "We're looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna881561

Thank you TRUMP

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21 minutes ago, Gopher State said:

Thank you TRUMP

You're thanking Trump for something he “COULD” do.

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1 hour ago, Mile High said:

 

Trump says he'll probably back marijuana protections bill

 

President Trump's expression of support Friday for legislation that would protect legal marijuana activities in states that have approved the drug is being hailed as a possible sea change in American narcotics policy.

Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One en route to the Group of 7 summit in Canada, Trump said he was inclined to support the bill, sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

"I support Senator Gardner. I know exactly what he's doing," Trump told reporters when asked about the legislation. "We're looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna881561

Trying to piss off Sessions?

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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/nyregion/new-york-marijuana-legalization.html?action=click&module=In Other News&pgtype=Homepage&action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

Would be pretty significant if New York legalizes, just because of the population size. Gotta be a tipping point somewhere for the federal government to finally take some steps in the right direction.

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On 9/6/2018 at 4:45 AM, sho nuff said:

Trying to piss off Sessions?

That was my 1st thought

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1 hour ago, fatguyinalittlecoat said:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/nyregion/new-york-marijuana-legalization.html?action=click&module=In Other News&pgtype=Homepage&action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

Would be pretty significant if New York legalizes, just because of the population size. Gotta be a tipping point somewhere for the federal government to finally take some steps in the right direction.

New York and Michigan combine for close to 10% of the country's population. That would have an enormous effect on the rest of the region.

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Michigan is also immediately adjacent to Canada, whose Parliament just made legalization official yesterday. Probable start up date in September. Eight grams and four plants allowable personally plus licensed retail dispensaries a la Colorado.

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25 minutes ago, roadkill1292 said:

Michigan is also immediately adjacent to Canada, whose Parliament just made legalization official yesterday. Probable start up date in September. Eight grams and four plants allowable personally plus licensed retail dispensaries a la Colorado.

They pushed the date to Oct. 17 and there will be different models in every province in terms of dispensaries (some will be more independent, some fully government run) but yeah it's going to be legal nationwide for recreational use :thumbup:

 

 

 

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Just now, Northern Voice said:

They pushed the date to Oct. 17 and there will be different models in every province in terms of dispensaries (some will be more independent, some fully government run) but yeah it's going to be legal nationwide for recreational use :thumbup:

I'm coming up there next June make sure you have everything going smoothly by then, thanks.

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Just now, Northern Voice said:

They pushed the date to Oct. 17 and there will be different models in every province in terms of dispensaries (some will be more independent, some fully government run) but yeah it's going to be legal nationwide for recreational use :thumbup:

 

 

 

Lead the way. :thumbup:

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More Canada: the legal age will be 18 instead of 21, private dispensaries will have full access to banking and customers will be able to order online and get mail delivery of the product (proof of age required upon receipt, packages won't be left on the doorstep).

My goodness. That's so adult.

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4 minutes ago, roadkill1292 said:

More Canada: the legal age will be 18 instead of 21, private dispensaries will have full access to banking and customers will be able to order online and get mail delivery of the product (proof of age required upon receipt, packages won't be left on the doorstep).

My goodness. That's so adult.

Between they and our recent turn to the fascist, I may have to take up my right to Canadian Citizenship. If it weren't so damn cold, probably already would have.

:stonedbanana:

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7 minutes ago, Koya said:

Between they and our recent turn to the fascist, I may have to take up my right to Canadian Citizenship. If it weren't so damn cold, probably already would have.

:stonedbanana:

If I had weed, food and beer delivery available I'd never leave the house post-retirement. I might not even bathe.

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3 minutes ago, roadkill1292 said:

If I had weed, food and beer delivery available I'd never leave the house post-retirement. I might not even bathe.

If you never shower while stoned you're missing out buddy.

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10 minutes ago, fatguyinalittlecoat said:

If you never shower while stoned you're missing out buddy.

Im tryingn to remember the last time I showered and wasn't.

 

 

J/K.  Unless we include a little haze from the night before, pre coffee 

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There is no clear trend for increased usage by those 17 years or younger - but there are some signs of more usage by young adults.

 

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1 hour ago, roadkill1292 said:

Barring complications, North Dakota will have a legalization question on the November ballot.  Current polling: 46% in favor, 39% opposed, 15% undecided. Not a sure thing but not impossible, either. 

North Dakota, that slays me. I always think of that place as one of the reddest and most rural in the country.

They need new crops with a domestic market?

 

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3 hours ago, roadkill1292 said:

Barring complications, North Dakota will have a legalization question on the November ballot.  Current polling: 46% in favor, 39% opposed, 15% undecided. Not a sure thing but not impossible, either. 

North Dakota, that slays me. I always think of that place as one of the reddest and most rural in the country.

Wow, ND is almost on my doorstep. A car with Minnesota plates leaving Colorado May draw LEO eyes. But one leaving North Dakota? He’ll no.

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2 hours ago, Jobber said:

Wow, ND is almost on my doorstep. A car with Minnesota plates leaving Colorado May draw LEO eyes. But one leaving North Dakota? He’ll no.

He'll no what?

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The New Jersey AG just ordered an adjournment of all pot-related court cases until Sept. 4. Apparently Jersey City municipal government has ordered its police to stop arresting people for simple possession and the state AG is trying to find a compromise position before this issue gets completely out of control. Things are complicated by a state legislature that is moving pretty deliberately on weed, contrary to the new governor's wishes (he wants to get legalization going ASAP).

In 2016, 32,000 of NJ's 36,000 drug arrests were for simple possession of small amounts of weed. 

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2 minutes ago, roadkill1292 said:

The New Jersey AG just ordered an adjournment of all pot-related court cases until Sept. 4. Apparently Jersey City municipal government has ordered its police to stop arresting people for simple possession and the state AG is trying to find a compromise position before this issue gets completely out of control. Things are complicated by a state legislature that is moving pretty deliberately on weed, contrary to the new governor's wishes (he wants to get legalization going ASAP).

In 2016, 32,000 of NJ's 36,000 drug arrests were for simple possession of small amounts of weed. 

When the local police around here came out and said they would no longer be arresting people for small amounts of weed, that's when I knew legal weed had won even before the vote.

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What the hell is Mass doing? They were supposed to be up and running 4 weeks ago under the longest timelines. 

I'm sure there are a number of interests pushing to delay, but you'd think the money lined up from groups that are licensed to sell would push retail shops to open ASAP.

ETA: Apparently a projected $63 million in tax revenue is going up in smoke from their inability to get retail doors open.

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It's the Labs.  It's always the Labs.

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A goodly number of towns in Mass have taken upon themselves to ban retail shops. Others (like my town) have put a temporary moratorium on retail sales...

Slowburn

 

Across the state, at least 190 communities – more than half of all municipalities – have slapped moratoriums or outright bans on marijuana retail stores within their jurisdictions. Some have gone further and banned any kind of marijuana-related business, meaning cultivators or even testing facilities can’t set up shop. And while many moratoriums were set to expire at the end of this year, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey raised fears last week that they could go on longer after approving one town’s request to extend its weed freeze by an additional year.

 

 

 

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Beans, what am I missing here? So many towns banning weed businesses is annoying and stupid but can't retail stores operate outside of city limits in Mass? 

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1 hour ago, Franknbeans said:

A goodly number of towns in Mass have taken upon themselves to ban retail shops. Others (like my town) have put a temporary moratorium on retail sales...

Slowburn

 

Across the state, at least 190 communities – more than half of all municipalities – have slapped moratoriums or outright bans on marijuana retail stores within their jurisdictions. Some have gone further and banned any kind of marijuana-related business, meaning cultivators or even testing facilities can’t set up shop. And while many moratoriums were set to expire at the end of this year, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey raised fears last week that they could go on longer after approving one town’s request to extend its weed freeze by an additional year.

 

 

 

Can the municipality institute it's own tax? I'd think that the few areas that are cool would rake in the proceeds from sales taxes.

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In my county in California, there are plenty of towns with bans on marijuana businesses as well.  Plenty of dispensaries still operate, they just have to do it in the unincorporated parts of town.  It would be cool if it weren't the case, but it doesn't impact my ability to get what I need/want, so it's not a tragedy.

I type this as I enjoy some Girl Scout Cookies. :)

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1 hour ago, Ridcully said:

In my county in California, there are plenty of towns with bans on marijuana businesses as well.  Plenty of dispensaries still operate, they just have to do it in the unincorporated parts of town.  It would be cool if it weren't the case, but it doesn't impact my ability to get what I need/want, so it's not a tragedy.

I type this as I enjoy some Girl Scout Cookies. :)

Same in Colorado. 

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5 hours ago, Gawain said:

Can the municipality institute it's own tax? I'd think that the few areas that are cool would rake in the proceeds from sales taxes.

Apparently they can

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U.S. official: Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban

We are truly a nation of idiots

 

Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S., according to a senior official overseeing U.S border operations.

As Canada prepares to become the world’s only major industrialized nation to legalize retail marijuana sales starting Oct. 17, the Canadian cannabis sector is projected to generate billions of dollars of revenue in coming years and Canadians have flocked to take jobs and buy stocks in the burgeoning industry. But the move has potential to disrupt border crossings between the U.S. and Canada for travelers who run afoul of American drug laws, even if their activities are legal in Canada.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency will continue to apply long-standing U.S. federal laws and regulations that treat marijuana as a banned substance — and participants in the cannabis industry as drug traffickers — who are inadmissible into the U.S. Although some U.S. states have eased marijuana laws, the U.S. continues to maintain a federal prohibition that applies at the border, said Todd Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the Office of Field Operations, who gave POLITICO a detailed preview of how CBP will apply longstanding rules.

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If a traveler admits to past use of any illegal drugs, including marijuana, the traveler will be found to be inadmissible into the United States. CBP typically will allow them the opportunity to “voluntary withdraw” from the border — or face an “expedited removal.” Whether or not the traveler enters the U.S., a record will be kept by CBP and that traveler will not be allowed to return to the U.S. The traveler will have the opportunity to apply for a waiver from a lifetime ban, which costs U.S. $585 and requires several months to process. The waivers are issued at the discretion of CBP.

CBP agents commonly ask travelers what they do for a living. Canadians who work in the marijuana industry will not be permitted to enter the U.S. “If you work for the industry, that is grounds for inadmissibility,” Owen said.

Likewise, investors in marijuana companies are considered inadmissible. “We don’t recognize that as a legal business,” Owen said. Already, marijuana investors from other countries, such as Israel, have been denied entry into the U.S., he noted. CBP did not specify any minimum level of investment that could trigger a ban.

“Facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in U.S. states where it is deemed legal or Canada may affect an individual’s admissibility to the U.S.,” Owen said.

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2 hours ago, Sinn Fein said:

U.S. official: Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban

We are truly a nation of idiots

 

Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S., according to a senior official overseeing U.S border operations.

As Canada prepares to become the world’s only major industrialized nation to legalize retail marijuana sales starting Oct. 17, the Canadian cannabis sector is projected to generate billions of dollars of revenue in coming years and Canadians have flocked to take jobs and buy stocks in the burgeoning industry. But the move has potential to disrupt border crossings between the U.S. and Canada for travelers who run afoul of American drug laws, even if their activities are legal in Canada.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency will continue to apply long-standing U.S. federal laws and regulations that treat marijuana as a banned substance — and participants in the cannabis industry as drug traffickers — who are inadmissible into the U.S. Although some U.S. states have eased marijuana laws, the U.S. continues to maintain a federal prohibition that applies at the border, said Todd Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the Office of Field Operations, who gave POLITICO a detailed preview of how CBP will apply longstanding rules.

***

If a traveler admits to past use of any illegal drugs, including marijuana, the traveler will be found to be inadmissible into the United States. CBP typically will allow them the opportunity to “voluntary withdraw” from the border — or face an “expedited removal.” Whether or not the traveler enters the U.S., a record will be kept by CBP and that traveler will not be allowed to return to the U.S. The traveler will have the opportunity to apply for a waiver from a lifetime ban, which costs U.S. $585 and requires several months to process. The waivers are issued at the discretion of CBP.

CBP agents commonly ask travelers what they do for a living. Canadians who work in the marijuana industry will not be permitted to enter the U.S. “If you work for the industry, that is grounds for inadmissibility,” Owen said.

Likewise, investors in marijuana companies are considered inadmissible. “We don’t recognize that as a legal business,” Owen said. Already, marijuana investors from other countries, such as Israel, have been denied entry into the U.S., he noted. CBP did not specify any minimum level of investment that could trigger a ban.

“Facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in U.S. states where it is deemed legal or Canada may affect an individual’s admissibility to the U.S.,” Owen said.

JFC

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####### ridiculous

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19 minutes ago, Sheriff Bart said:

LAND OF THE FFFFRRRREEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Are there lots of brown people in Canada or something? 

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