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    Could pot cure the economy?

    In this desperate economy, some argue that legalizing and taxing marijuana could plug multibillion-dollar holes in federal and state coffers.

    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/StockInvestingTrading/a-budget-cure-marijuana-taxes.aspx?gt1=33002

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    Re: Could pot cure the economy?

    Exactly.
    Im all for it.
    "There are 3 things that sell in America:
    Violence, sex, and drugs.
    The only way you are going to make this game more appealing to the public than it was before is if there are on field orgies at halftime and the domes become massive opium dens."

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    Re: Could pot cure the economy?

    Well we know Harvin is going to be rich soon so I am sure he will do slot of investing

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    Re: Could pot cure the economy?

    It would be a boon for fast food and Oreo cookies.

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    Re: Could pot cure the economy?

    "SKOL" wrote:
    It would be a boon for fast food and Oreo cookies.
    And the movie and music industries. And Philosophy majors will finally have people to buy their books

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    Re: Could pot cure the economy?

    Interesting.

    I don't think there are accurate numbers on marijuana sales. If it were legalized, the price couldn't be anywhere near what it is per gram now. Without the risk, the price has to go down, even after tax.

    I don't think there's much of a real argument to legalize pot besides comparing it and it's effects to alcohol and questioning why one is illegal and the other is not.

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    Re: Could pot cure the economy?

    "Mr" wrote:
    Interesting.

    I don't think there are accurate numbers on marijuana sales. If it were legalized, the price couldn't be anywhere near what it is per gram now. Without the risk, the price has to go down, even after tax.

    I don't think there's much of a real argument to legalize pot besides comparing it and it's effects to alcohol and questioning why one is illegal and the other is not.
    Well you could argue the nation could at least decriminalize it and save boatloads of money used to fight it

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    Re: Could pot cure the economy?

    "vikes2456" wrote:
    "Mr" wrote:
    Interesting.

    I don't think there are accurate numbers on marijuana sales. If it were legalized, the price couldn't be anywhere near what it is per gram now. Without the risk, the price has to go down, even after tax.

    I don't think there's much of a real argument to legalize pot besides comparing it and it's effects to alcohol and questioning why one is illegal and the other is not.
    Well you could argue the nation could at least decriminalize it and save boatloads of money used to fight it
    That's true as well, but the money would just be spent elsewhere, probably fighting whatever the media and politicians declare the next big threat.

    I have no problem with weed, it should be legalized, hell, I'd smoke up all the time if it were.

    There's no justification for keeping it illegal while alcohol is not.

    The medicinal approach is a huge load of garbage in my opinion, it's stoners trying to put a legitimate face on their cause.

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    Re: Could pot cure the economy?

    It would definitely save boatloads of money in just the decriminalization alone. Add on top the money they could bring in ... and there is no doubt it would be a cash cow.
    Now ... I personally think it should be legal and see no reason for it not to. But there is no way it would cost the same if it was mass produced and legal. It would allow for good control of the product, cutting down on crime not only from Marijuana sales, but from lacing it, killing over it, etc.
    It would be a good idea at this point and I think I will probably see it in my lifetime ... but it would not cure the economy all by its lonesome that is for sure.

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    Re: Could pot cure the economy?

    "Mr" wrote:
    Interesting.

    I don't think there are accurate numbers on marijuana sales. If it were legalized, the price couldn't be anywhere near what it is per gram now. Without the risk, the price has to go down, even after tax.

    I don't think there's much of a real argument to legalize pot besides comparing it and it's effects to alcohol and questioning why one is illegal and the other is not.
    That is not really true man. I have an older aunt ... who never touched the shit in her life ... but has used it for some sort of eye problems (cataracts?) and it has worked WONDERS for her. She is not a pothead ... is completely alert when we see her and all that jazz, but her eyes are clear and she definitely sees better. There is no doubt that with the right doctors and in the right cases, it can be used medicinally.

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