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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:41 AM

7. The smart way to work this

at this time - with the DEA still where it is - it seems, from the legislation that passed--

is to keep cannabis as a "gift economy" item.

small scale, no official marketplace,

no local law enforcement of personal use in private settings

It seems the benefit to the economy will come through secondary sources.

---the purchase of equipment for people who want to grow something for personal consumption or to give as a gift.

---the reduction in law enforcement and court costs for the substance that has accounted for the most drug arrests for years.

---home entertainment items, since people will choose to have parties rather than go out related to cannabis use among friends.

---decrease in traffic accidents related to alcohol consumption, since some will choose not to use alcohol if given a choice. This one will also relate to decreased law enforcement related to alcohol consumption and accidents.

The dispensaries and that sort of thing will probably get hit close to the midterm elections with tax violations and that sort of thing unless a miracle occurs and Congress comes to its senses and does what 70% of the American population would like them to do - which is to remove cannabis from the current CSA, or at least its current schedule.

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