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Re: “Pipe Dream? Bill Envisions Vermont Pot Lounges, Stores

"For those that don't want to grow it, it is regulated (like alcohol)"

Dave, you need to examine the conflict between what your bill calls legal possession i.e. less than an ounce, and allowing the personal farmer up to 2 mature plants. Two mature plants has the ability to produce far more than what a person is allowed to possess. As written a person would either have to break the law by producing what an average plant would produce, or grow tiny, probably not worth it considering costs, plants. The bill as written makes no sense.

"There is an allowance for more stores to open if the board see that the demand/supply curve has the price too high. With a goal of underpricing the underground market as part of the board mission. "

This is rather poorly thought out. As we can see with the structure of the possession and personal grow amount, you, the author of the bill, may be coming from a place of ignorance. Who is going to be on this board and how can the public trust that they'll know pot from a bag of oregano? Are the board going to be visiting local dealers saying "Hello good sir, would you mind telling me what your price is on a ounce of Kush?" The mind boggles at this bills poorly conceived structure. This idea that a board can regulate price, quality etc. is bound to fail.

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Posted by firesidechat on 02/19/2015 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Vermonters on Legal Weed in Colorado: It's Complicated

Markw, you're right on the money. These elected officials are spineless beyond words and it is absolutely aggravating. These folks are going to fritter away time and money playing the waiting game because they don't have enough guts to do what a majority of their constituency is in favor of. I, for one, am taking note of these foot draggers and will never cast a vote in their favor again, and I will encourage anyone who's tired of this game to do so as well. After all these are the same heartless officials who denied medical mj benefits to people suffering from PTSD last year. That is an astoundingly cruel and capricious act on their part and they need to be accountable for shirking the democratic will of the people.

Granted, the issue is certainly a complex one, but what in the world did these people seek out office if they weren't willing to tackle complex societal policies? What kind of leaders are they if they need other legislatures to step up to the challenge so they can later ape their framework in the name of playing it safe? What a joke.

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Posted by firesidechat on 02/16/2015 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Vermonters on Legal Weed in Colorado: It's Complicated

So, wait, TJ Donovan got to take a mid-winter trip to the beautiful state of Colorado using funds seized from drug cases for a fact finding mission that could have been accomplished over Skype? Well, no wonder he wants to keep the courts filled with drug offenders.

Dave Hughes, your anecdotal experiences are both amusing and chock full of enough nutrients to grow a nice green plant. Sounds like you're a light weight, fam. Good thing you're a capable adult who can make an informed decision that marijuana is not for you. Now get out of the way and let other adults make their own decisions. The rest of your post is scare mongering bs of the highest order.

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Posted by firesidechat on 02/14/2015 at 8:57 PM

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