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Message 1931472 - Posted: 23 Apr 2018, 0:53:11 UTC - in response to Message 1931469.  
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Good luck your life will be better.

Marijuana, as alcohol, will have some positive and adverse effects upon different individuals and some very dangerous impacts upon any society.

Having said that. The Prohibition of marijuana, as the Prohibition of alcohol was, is totally ridiculous.
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Message 1931481 - Posted: 23 Apr 2018, 1:42:15 UTC - in response to Message 1931472.  

The Prohibition of marijuana, as the Prohibition of alcohol was, is totally ridiculous.

On this we agree
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Message 1931489 - Posted: 23 Apr 2018, 4:00:56 UTC - in response to Message 1931481.  

The Prohibition of marijuana, as the Prohibition of alcohol was, is totally ridiculous.

On this we agree

As all prohibitions are. If someone can make, grow, acquire, trade, enjoy it, they will. Better to allow it and regulate it and tax it.
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Message 1939818 - Posted: 16 Jun 2018, 14:57:38 UTC

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Message 1955469 - Posted: 15 Sep 2018, 4:17:39 UTC
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https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/09/14/States-watching-Illinois-use-of-marijuana-to-fight-opioid-crisis/3711536870575/
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Illinois legislature has become the first state to give doctors the ability to prescribe marijuana instead of opiates in an effort to fight the opioid epidemic, with other states looking to follow.

A small but growing body of research suggests that access to medical marijuana reduces opioid use -- and therefore opioid addiction. The effect is so drastic that some policy experts say it may be an effective tool to combat the country's growing opioid crisis.

"If you look at states that allow medical cannabis, there are fewer people dying from opioid overdoses," said Chris Lindsey, the senior legal counsel for the Marijuana Policy Project. "And it's a significant number."

A 2014 study by the University of Pennsylvania found that states such as California and Oregon, where patients could use medical marijuana legally, had 25 percent fewer opioid overdose deaths between 1999 and 2010 than states that didn't. More recent studies indicate that patients who are prescribed marijuana need fewer opiates to regulate pain.
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Message 1955493 - Posted: 15 Sep 2018, 12:53:56 UTC - in response to Message 1955469.  

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[quote]EVANSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Illinois legislature has become the first state to give doctors the ability to prescribe marijuana instead of opiates in an effort to fight the opioid epidemic, with other states looking to follow.

A small but growing body of research suggests that access to medical marijuana reduces opioid use -- and therefore opioid addiction. The effect is so drastic that some policy experts say it may be an effective tool to combat the country's growing opioid crisis.

Here in Florida, where Medical Marijuana is legal.. Our Doctor's Office has many sign saying 'Marijuana Prescribed Here".

I too have read many articles stating that Medical Marijuana may be, in many instances, more effective than opiods.
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Message 1955634 - Posted: 16 Sep 2018, 0:45:26 UTC - in response to Message 1955493.  

I haven't really heard anything about medical marijuana in my state - Kentucky - I don't think it's an option, yet. It's always been surprising to me that Kentucky is so conservative about it. It seems like the tobacco farmers and their legal representatives would welcome a new cash crop that is better for people since they have lost so much ground in the decline of cigarettes.
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Message 1955692 - Posted: 16 Sep 2018, 13:13:25 UTC - in response to Message 1955634.  
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I haven't really heard anything about medical marijuana in my state - Kentucky - I don't think it's an option, yet. It's always been surprising to me that Kentucky is so conservative about it. It seems like the tobacco farmers and their legal representatives would welcome a new cash crop that is better for people since they have lost so much ground in the decline of cigarettes.

"But new comments made by an Altria MO, +0.99% executive show that the company is evaluating opportunities in marijuana. Altria owns Phillip Morris USA, which makes Marlboro cigarettes. Before digging deeper into the logic of cigarette companies getting into marijuana, let’s review marijuana stocks with the help of a chart."

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/seven-reasons-why-big-tobacco-is-likely-to-make-a-move-on-the-marijuana-industry-2018-09-10

I too have been wondering for years, why Big Tobacco doesn't jump on this opportunity.

Guessing The Marlboro Man will be 'pushing' another type of 'weed' :-D
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Message 1955695 - Posted: 16 Sep 2018, 13:23:06 UTC - in response to Message 1955692.  

Guessing The Marlboro Man will be 'pushing' another type of 'weed' :-D


Marlboros have long been nicknamed "Marleys"... now more appropriate than ever. 😀
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Message 1956108 - Posted: 18 Sep 2018, 15:49:16 UTC

Nice idea

Rather than have the authorities remove the signs, set up cameras, let them congregate then pass the film to the police.
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Message 1956635 - Posted: 21 Sep 2018, 13:29:11 UTC

•Canadians could be banned from the US forever if they smoke legal pot•

MONTREAL – In less than a month, Canada’s ten provinces and three territories will join nine American states and Washington D.C. that have fully legalized the recreational consumption of marijuana.

But even after October 17th, a Canadian citizen who drives from Vancouver to Seattle may be asked by a border agent if they have smoked pot before, and if they say yes, they could get banned from entry to the U.S. for life, even though pot is legal in Washington state.

Marijuana remains illegal under U.S. federal law, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has long sought to keep those who consume the substance out of the country.
The assumption by the Canadian legal community had been that this border policy would come to an end following legalization. However, the U.S. government confirmed earlier this month that the policy will continue to apply to Canadians crossing into the U.S. after October 17th, and CBP has said that changes in a foreign country’s laws won’t impact their practices at home.

“This is U.S. law, and under U.S. federal law, marijuana remains illegal”, a spokesperson from CBP told Fox News.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/21/canadians-could-be-banned-from-us-forever-if-smoke-legal-pot.html
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Message 1956656 - Posted: 21 Sep 2018, 18:44:12 UTC - in response to Message 1956635.  

a Canadian citizen who drives from Vancouver to Seattle may be asked by a border agent if they have smoked pot before, and if they say yes, they could get banned from entry to the U.S. for life

I had no idea they asked that question. Do they do that for all foreigners, like people flying in from other countries?
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Message 1956659 - Posted: 21 Sep 2018, 19:09:58 UTC - in response to Message 1956656.  
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a Canadian citizen who drives from Vancouver to Seattle may be asked by a border agent if they have smoked pot before, and if they say yes, they could get banned from entry to the U.S. for life

I had no idea they asked that question. Do they do that for all foreigners, like people flying in from other countries?

A quick Google Search reveled, over the past couple of years, that the answer is yes and just one of the results.

Last year, media reported on the case of a Chilean woman who innocently told U.S. immigration officials in Los Angeles that she had smoked pot in Colorado: “It’s legal there,” she said. She found herself in a holding cell, then deported back to Chile with a lifetime ban on entering the United States, derailing a relationship with a U.S. citizen and her plans to attend grad school in Colorado.
https://globalnews.ca/news/3743970/marijuana-legalization-crossing-us-border/

Add another legal liability problem within the USA, when travelling from States where Recreational or Medical Marijuana is legal to possess, but not in the State you are entering.
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Message 1957259 - Posted: 25 Sep 2018, 13:30:01 UTC - in response to Message 1956656.  

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Message 1960283 - Posted: 14 Oct 2018, 15:49:20 UTC

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Message 1960284 - Posted: 14 Oct 2018, 15:59:35 UTC - in response to Message 1960283.  

So far it has worked out well in my state. As far as I can tell the only losers are the underground growers. They can't compete on price despite the high taxes because of the economies of scale the commercial growers have.
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Message 1960382 - Posted: 15 Oct 2018, 10:27:54 UTC

Coca-Cola is keeping an eye on "the growth of non-psychoactive cannabidiol as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages" and had exploratory talks with Canadian licensed producer Aurora Cannabis about developing marijuana-infused beverages.
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Message 1960670 - Posted: 17 Oct 2018, 17:23:41 UTC

Cannabis is legal in Canada — here's what you need to know - Oct 17, 2018
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/marijuana-faq-legalization-need-to-know-1.4862207

Here’s how legal cannabis is kicking off in Canada: Live updates
https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/here-s-how-legal-cannabis-is-kicking-off-in-canada-live-updates-1.1153733

'Canada shows the way': World reacts to legal pot
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canada-shows-the-way-world-reacts-to-legal-pot-1.4137605

As Canada makes marijuana legal, the U.S. resorts to Prohibition-inspired tactics
https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/as-canada-makes-marijuana-legal-america-looks-to-prohibition-era-tactics/

As for your's truly, I'll double-look left and right even at green lights for the next few weeks =:)
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Message 1960692 - Posted: 17 Oct 2018, 20:36:07 UTC - in response to Message 1960670.  

Thanks, Pierre! Good links.

I once thought U.S. alcohol laws with individual state and county differences right down to neighborhood wet/dry precincts and no bar so many feet from a church were complicated, but it looks like marijuana legalization also has quite a labyrinthic set of caveats.
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