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post #31 of 37
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New studies just reported that teen usage and  traffic fatalities are down from pre-legalization.  Correlation is not causation, numbers aren't necessarily significant, etc etc, but you know the anti folks would blame any higher numbers on legalization.

 

 

I don't believe that any drug use is wise before the age of about 24, for brain development reasons.  

 

On the other hand, a carload of stoned teenagers is better than a carload of drunk teenagers any day.  I grew up in the seventies; I know the difference.

post #32 of 37
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Speaking of black markets,  a side economy has developed due to the inability to circumvent FEDERAL regulations with regard to the revenues changing hands in the pot industry.  It is still against federal law for money from illegal drug sales (still illegal in the feds eyes) to be stored or transferred via any FDIC insured banks.  So, no credit card transactions are allowed and all of the cash can't be deposited in any banks directly from the pot stores.  So, they have to hire consultants to find legal ways to launder the cash before depositing it in any banks.... or just have HUGE piles of cash lying around the pot stores and store owners property.

Pretty good article about the cash issue. Obama greenlighted banks back in February, but they still have been gun shy. CO has passed a law approving a marijuana banking system, but it won't be up and running for a while, I imagine.  I'm sure it will all work out eventually. 

post #33 of 37

the cash issue is the largest cause of crime associated with growing mj

No one breaks into a grow op to steal plants or roll a joint.

A good approved banking system is critical to stopping violence  

post #34 of 37
Another issue, at least here, is that police are required to return seized plants to people who don't end up charged or are acquitted. Evidence rooms are full of plants now, I guess, that they are supposed to keep alive, and that isn't really practicable.

The one thing I find a little distressing is how people in other states are so freaked out about everything. A friend was telling me about the experiences of an employee of his, a 20-something young man on extended business in DC in his car with CO plates. He was pulled over several times en route to DC, for no real reason, and then again several times in DC, where his car was finally searched. No pot was found, but there was a spent shotgun shell in his glove box, possession of which I guess is a felony there. He was taken to jail, etc etc, just weird stuff. Instead of Driving While Black, it's now Driving With CO Tags.
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post #36 of 37
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 Obama greenlighted banks back in February, but they still have been gun shy.

 

He was just trying to boost the value!

 

 

Obama Has Colorado Appraised

 

 

 

WASHINGTON—Hoping to get an idea of what the 138-year-old state might be worth, President Barack Obama dispatched a team of appraisers to assess the value of Colorado this week, White House sources confirmed. “Colorado has a lot of great things going for it in terms of spaciousness and its convenient central location, so I figured I’d have it checked out by experts just to get an estimate,” said the president, noting that with its great views, abundance of natural light, and highly ranked schools, the Centennial State’s value could reach well into the 13 figures. “I’ll admit there’s a little bit of crime and some recent fire damage that might lower the value a little, but overall, I think we’ll find the state’s in very good shape and a valuable asset to the American people.” Obama added that to boost the state’s value even higher, the nation might want to consider upgrading some infrastructure and completely gutting the Pueblo metro area.

post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

 

Speaking of black markets,  a side economy has developed due to the inability to circumvent FEDERAL regulations with regard to the revenues changing hands in the pot industry.  It is still against federal law for money from illegal drug sales (still illegal in the feds eyes) to be stored or transferred via any FDIC insured banks.  So, no credit card transactions are allowed and all of the cash can't be deposited in any banks directly from the pot stores.  So, they have to hire consultants to find legal ways to launder the cash before depositing it in any banks.... or just have HUGE piles of cash lying around the pot stores and store owners property.

Supposedly the Fed has relaxed it's rules to allow banks to transact with licensed pot dealers in Colorado.  An article this week in the Denver Post stated that 100 banks are looking into entering the market.

 

Mike

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