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Re: Pot shops in Denver to open for business tomorrow

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:00 pm

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Re: Pot shops in Denver to open for business tomorrow

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:32 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:So it is.

My falsifiable prediction: That bill will fail and never end up on his desk. Thus making it really easy for him to say things like that.
OTOH, if it passes and he signs it, that will not hurt him politically.

In 2020 he will still be candidate of NOT THOSE FUCKING PEOPLE. That is his only campaign strategy.

All he will have to do to win is continue to be not-quite-Hitler-really.
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Post by Skeeve » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:24 pm

Poll: Pot More Morally Acceptable Than Porn
Depending on who you talk to marijuana use is either becoming more mainstream, or we're all going to hell.

A new Gallup poll says that a majority of Americans think it's "morally acceptable" to light up a joint. When asked if marijuana was morally permissible or morally wrong, sixty-five percent said they didn't have a problem with it. This puts attitudes about weed use on par with other widely accepted but controversial acts including gambling and sex between an unmarried man and woman (69 percent approve), and gay or lesbian relations (67 percent approve).
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What's Going On?
Attitudes about smoking marijuana pretty much mirror attitudes about legalizing it. Last year, a separate Gallup poll found that 64 percent of Americans favored making pot legal.

The largest swath of Americans who don't have a problem with marijuana are men between the ages of 18 to 35, college educated, and not churchgoers. But pot acceptance doesn't discriminate. Fifty-eight percent of those over 55 also approved of marijuana use, as did 59 percent of women.

The bottom line, says Gallup: "Some states have recently legalized marijuana and many others are considering doing so, perhaps removing some of the stigma associated with the drug. But with roughly two-thirds of the public saying marijuana use is morally acceptable, it seems there will not be sufficient opposition to thwart attempts to make it legal.
Now that is nice to hear...and, we'll see.
Oh WTH, from the same article (for comparison sake)
Moral Highs and Lows
Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey, conducted May 1-10, asked Americans to indicate whether they believed each of 22 different behaviors and practices were morally acceptable or morally wrong. Some of the findings:
Birth control: 91 percent says it's morally acceptable, 9 percent say it's morally wrong.
Drinking: 78 percent say it's morally acceptable, 10 percent say it's morally wrong
Divorce: 76 percent says it's morally acceptable, 19 percent say it's morally wrong.
Medical research using stem cells: 66 percent says it's morally acceptable, 29 percent say it's morally wrong.
Smoking marijuana: 65 percent vs. 31 percent
Death penalty: 62 percent vs. 33 percent
Medical testing on animals: 54 percent vs. 33 percent
Porn: 43 percent vs. 55 percent
Cloning animals: 40 percent vs. 51 percent
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Post by Skeeve » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:56 pm

Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.
Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.

The Senate approved Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday. The measure was already approved by the House of Commons, so the Senate’s approval means it’s now set to become law.
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Re: Pot shops in Denver to open for business tomorrow

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 pm

who were the poor countries?

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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:24 pm

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Post by WildCat » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:28 pm

Rob Lister wrote:who were the poor countries?
Uruguay.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:44 pm

So has that bill gotten to the President’s desk yet?

No?

Fancy that
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Post by Witness » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:43 am

Corona beer owner to pour $4bn into weed

Corona beer owner Constellation Brands is set to pour some $4bn (£3.15bn) into Canada's top cannabis producer, Canopy Growth, in a deal marking the largest investment in the industry to date.

Last year, Constellation injected $200m into Canopy in a deal to produce a non-alcoholic cannabis-based beverage.

The alcohol firm wants to capitalise on the growing legalisation of the drug.

On news of the deal, Canopy's Toronto-listed stock surged 30%, while on Wall Street, Constellation's fell 6%.

The two firms said the investment would allow Canopy to expand its business reach "in the nearly 30 countries pursuing a federally permissible medical cannabis programme".

Canopy, which has the largest legal cannabis production footprint in the world, currently produces cannabis-based oils and soft gel caps, among other products.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45204186