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According to a recently study from CSU,  642,772 Colorado residents will partake of the new legality of marijuana and consume over 2.2 million ounces (142,000 POUNDS) of pot in 2014 with the average user toking down 3.5 oz's. The retail price is expected to fall to an average of $185/ oz.

I assume highpeakdrifter will be keeping up his fair share of our new revenue source.



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That's what they wanted.......  Glad I live where I live and not there, I'd probably move.   ???
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What about this study?

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Probably not much different than what would be consumed if it weren't legal.  Don't partake myself, but I was disappointed that Oregon didn't legalize pot in our last election.  
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Cool! About time the harmless weed stopped being demonized.
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Maybe it's about time we stopped funding the likes of Columbian drug lords and started funding our own state governments instead. 33 gallons of beer per person is no better, but we don't outlaw that.

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Just curious with this law? Are you allowed to grow your own? Where is the weed from?

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I'm not a smoker myself, and I do not support the law, but it's a very complex issue with many sides.

Isn't this a political issue?
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Cool! About time the harmless weed stopped being demonized.

While weed isn't as harmful as tobacco and alcohol, it is not entirely harmless.

It should be legal nationwide and there should be a national reeferendum put to the people but that will never happen cuz it would put several government agencies out of business or significantly reduce their workforce.


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Cool! About time the harmless weed stopped being demonized.

No intoxicant is harmless.  We use them because they do things to us.  No thing done to us is consequence-free.

I want weed 100% as legal as alcohol, so it can be equally as studied and those who are affected negatively by it's use can be helped medically.

With use in CO exploding the stoner population is about to become a live, observable, quantifiable human trial of it's overall effects.

In particular, for personal reasons obviously, I'd like to see this study reproduced on humans.  I would find some value in the results regardless of what they showed.
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Unless we were free to grow our own plants/crops I would rather the government not get involved and legalize it because I am sure it would be a heavy tax..like tobacco has become.

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Unless we were free to grow our own plants/crops I would rather the government not get involved and legalize it because I am sure it would be a heavy tax..like tobacco has become.

Some medical weed states already allow you to grow, within limits.  

Here's a list.

When I lived in MD, there were 3 farms on our street who dedicated their front fields to growing tobacco.  They never bought cigarettes from the store.

You can totally avoid tax with a little agriculture.  :)
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I believe the current idea for tax on weed will come in at around 25% not including local taxes.  I don't believe the recreational part of the law allows growing your own but if you have your medical card you can grow for your own needs.  There will be some people who will try it out of curiosity but its just bringing the people who already use out of the shadows, and not all of them will come out completely.  After a few years you won't really see any difference in the amount of use or users.  After other states see how it goes in CO and WA it will start to become more the normal and may finally be brought up seriously at a federal level.
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Meh. Probably the same usage as before. Except it's out in the open more, even thought it was pretty out there. And like Travis said less funding to Tony Montana.
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I agree..dont most people smoke pot? Im not saying chronic pot head..but an occasional bowl or joint? Really, its not the worst thing to do if done responsiby..

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Weed is the gateway drug. Everyone knows that. After you smoke it 4 times or more you're declared insane. But yes, I'd say more people smoke it than the average non smoker knows.
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Cool! About time the harmless weed stopped being demonized.

No intoxicant is harmless.  We use them because they do things to us.  No thing done to us is consequence-free.

I want weed 100% as legal as alcohol, so it can be equally as studied and those who are affected negatively by it's use can be helped medically.

With use in CO exploding the stoner population is about to become a live, observable, quantifiable human trial of it's overall effects.

In particular, for personal reasons obviously, I'd like to see this study reproduced on humans.  I would find some value in the results regardless of what they showed.

Of course nothing is totally harmless. One can die from drinking too much water.
I would be interested in that study myself.
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I agree..dont most people smoke pot? Im not saying chronic pot head..but an occasional bowl or joint? Really, its not the worst thing to do if done responsiby..

Not if they have a job that drug tests on a regular basis and has a near zero tolerance policy.

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Further degradation of American society. More impaired drivers on the road.
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I agree..dont most people smoke pot? Im not saying chronic pot head..but an occasional bowl or joint? Really, its not the worst thing to do if done responsiby..

Not if they have a job that drug tests on a regular basis and has a near zero tolerance policy.

Yeah, I agree, and I doubt that will change anytime soon.

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By the way, does anyone seriously believe these sandwich-sized ziplocks shown in the video contain only an ounce of pot each? I'd guess more like a quarter pound.

The guy pictured is trying to demonstate 3.5 ounces of pot with that many sandwich baggies. But each bag is more likely to contain the entire 3.5 ounces — that is, average yearly consumption per capita for a pot smoker.

That's very misleading. No way each baggie is only an ounce. And I honestly don't see how anyone familiar with pot culture could keep a straight face making that claim.


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Just curious with this law? Are you allowed to grow your own? Where is the weed from?

I'm curious about this too.  

They already have dispensaries everywhere, so can anyone now just walk in and buy some?

Travis, I agree - that looks like way more than an ounce in those baggies.


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Nah. Not really. It's still illegal to smoke and drive.
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I think this is all kinda silly.  Here in Washington they are trying to decide if they are going to allow hash and hash oil under the new law.  This would also include stuff like cookies, jello shots (yes, jello shots with hash oil!), brownies, tea, ertc.  I sa if you want it, grow yer own and cut out the middle man and government.

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I agree..dont most people smoke pot? Im not saying chronic pot head..but an occasional bowl or joint?

No... I would bet it's a minority (sub 50%) activity.

Cannabis today isn't the pot of my youth... and the effects on the teenage brain are particularly harmful.

That said, I believe all drugs should be legal and taxed... even though I'm not a partaker, I'm a libertarian at heart and am convinced "the war on drugs" is a complete failure.

Last time I smoked pot was August 1978...


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