Marijuana legalized for recreational use in two states

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  1. Boloni86

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    We already have trust fund hippies, but they're confined mostly to Boulder.

    I'm still having a hard time with the handwringing over "pot tourism." We already have beer tourism here. Northern California has wine tourism. How is that any more acceptable than pot tourism?
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    I've heard that statement a hundred times. IMO, Tickle's right.

    There's a worse stigma attached to the greens you smoke than to the greens you eat. Some folks would rather grow it at home to avoid the crazy looks that will come for the first generation or so. Particularly people employed in "responsible" positions.

    Lol, home cult's gonna happen, period. How you gonna prohibit it while allowing the use?

    That said, I'm trying to find an image of that Bloom County strip with Opus and the farmer...
    Opus: Mighty fine corn crop you got here, sir!
    Farmer: 'Tain't corn- it's dope...
    Opus: I... I beg your pardon?
    Farmer: Here- take some home to the wife!
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    I would refine Tickle's point a little bit. They shouldn't make the taxes so high that people will want to grow their own rather than just go to the store.
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    It's been quasi-legal in San Francisco for a few years now, I regularly see (or at least smell) people sparking up on the street here, and the cops don't give a damn. And there are bars with outdoor areas where a good chunk of the people are smoking. Thank God for decent public transportation....
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    I'm always wondering how much of it actually comes from Mexico. I'm almost certain the majority of the garden variety brick I've had came from Tennessee.

    Wine's always been excepted because of its association with meals. Beer's not just for the frathouse and Archie Bunker's house anymore- I'm amazed at how far that particular beverage has come with the general public. Weed, OTOH, has a way to go, and even more so because it still involves putting smoke into your lungs, most of the time.
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    Oh, I agree with you both--I was just playing devil's advocate.
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    From what I understand growing it is very easy, but growing (and curing) it well is not. Regardless I wouldn't grow myself because I have a kid at home (and my wife would have a shit fit). I'd be fine with paying sales tax, and actually did when I had a medical card. It's totally worth the convenience.
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    yeah, it's pretty crazy how the craft beer industry has taken off. NPR did a bit about it yesterday (or it might have been CPR, the local affiliate) and apparently some of the finer stuff sells for as much as $25 a bottle. and people get all snobby about it - visiting the various breweries, and getting into the intricacies and complexities of the taste. I used to have a collection of the various micro brew descriptions on the bottles. some of those guys must have a resident poet on staff.
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    my office put out a flyer yesterday about a Thanksgiving potluck. wonder what all we're going to be giving thanks for...
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    Perhaps some of the dishes will include a novel ingredient.

    (I did some reading up on using pot in food and mostly sounded kinda gross because you basically infuse it into butter or oil, otherwise it's not very effective. Is that true? I also saw some thing about infusing it in vodka, which sounded less gross.)
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    MILF Weed.
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    not sure what that means, but my ex used to watch a show called Weeds (on HBO or Showtime?) and there was definitely a MILF on that show.
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    Yeah, it's fat-soluble and not water-soluble. I made a batch of butter once after a friend gave me a bag of leaf and trimmings, and it was kinda fun but a lot of work (and really stunk up the house, because you have to boil it down for awhile). I've also made tea by boiling and then simmering with a little half-and-half, and that's very effective.

    Edibles are tricky though, dosage is hard to figure so it's very easy to have too much, and that is not a fun experience.
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    If the smoke breaks get updated soon enough, you'll be giving thanks for not having to take a bunch of food home with you.

    OTOH, most people want to leave with an empty bowl or dish, and I'm happy to help them with that. Standing near the food table with other bachelors flipping a coin to see who's getting what when the potluck breaks up is a time-honored tradition...
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    yeah, the only unlucky thing about the potluck thing - I work on the Denver Federal Center. that should tell ya something. I think we're out of luck as far as pot is concerned at our potluck.
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    The independents will go organic. People don't like industrial pot farms any more than food farms, do they?
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    and then you'll have the genetically modified pot, and the pot grown with herbicides and pesticides, and the pot pumped full of preservatives and pot-coloring. the FDA will have so much fun regulating this new industry!
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    Meanwhile I'm guessing you still can't grow industrial hemp in either Washington or Colorado....
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    Amsterdam just rescinded that rule.

    As far as legalization in Denver goes, pot had already been downgraded to a personnel misdemeanor with a small fine involved if caught using in public. The medicinal marijuana law in CO was very lax as far as somebody getting a permit to purchase and the Feds were only sending warning letters to dispensaries within a certain distance of schools.

    As long as grow houses don't get too big and act in a very public way then I don't think the Feds will become too involved.

    The state government still has to hash out laws on the sale/consumption of the product.
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    I know a few growers and I'm "told" the product grown organically is better.
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    I guess I'm out of touch. I stopped being told about bud quality many years ago.

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