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.
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. Don't bogart that joint my friend.
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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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.
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.
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.
PS: I don't indulge, but I generally have no problem with those which do.
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