No way that minor league will attract out of state visitors. The Rockies don't even do that. The sales tax money can be spent on other things that we might actually need in our city. For being so broke, we sure do want to spend a lot of money! It's not like the money is falling out of the sky. It is our tax money being spent.
Oh, and any study done by the government will be biased. The government has been lying to you about marijuana for 80 years. They just can't quit lying. They need to continue the lie to keep their funding.
Marijuana has been and always will be a part of our society regardless of any prohibition. 50 Billion Dollars a year in drug war expenses has done nothing to deter our citizens desire to smoke marijuana. The prohibition has destroyed millions of lives, while the plant has not been the cause of a single overdose, ever. You can't even say that about water.
Since sales will continue regardless of legal status, it seems that there is question before us now. Do we continue to fund the black market and cartels through underground sales, or do we regulate and tax it like alcohol? The latter is what the citizens of Colorado, and more specifically Colorado Springs voted for.
We can either do it now, or do it through a citizen driven initiative. We are fairly sick of our elected representatives that fail to represent.
Sucks that they have to go through the system. Wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. It does seem like they were pushing the edges of the laws pretty hard. 64 does not allow for sales of marijuana, only growing of 6 plants and possession of 1 oz away from where you grow it. You can also transfer 1 ounce without compensation.
I don't think I would risk my freedom just to make bank by simply referring to the payment as a "donation". The regulations are in process to regulate sales, but won't be in place until January 2014.
The DA seems to have a hard time placing a jury that will convict on Marijuana charges, but if you get to that point you have already lost great sums just in your defense.
damn dude, I might have been able to read this if you included a few paragraph breaks.
How do they grow enough marijuana to supply the business? They can legally only have 6 plants each.
Are they keeping business records of the expenditures that match the donations received? Are they a legal tax free corporation allowed to take donations? Seems like somebody will be testing this from a jail cell.
Interesting that they are brazen enough to run with this. The risks are VERY high in this scenario.
Give me a break Clark, you won't change your mind. Never. Ever. In a bazillion years.
But your hand will be out there grabbing all that Marijuana sales tax from sales made in the city limits won't it ? I didn't see a rider exempting sales made within the city limits from county tax.
Don't worry, we will just have to do things the way citizens do. Get signatures and override those representatives that fail to represent us.
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