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Old 07-19-2011, 12:03 PM
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I may get alot of heat over how I'd fix the economy but it's the only alternative that I can see the U.S. government doing. I think I'd go ahead and make medical grade marajuana legal on the federal level and authorize growing stations that are federally regulated. I'd also back the U.S. dollar with it and put a cap on how much money the U.S. mint prints each day. If anyone has a suggestion on another commodity to back the U.S. dollar with that alot of other countries don't have I'd be open. Medical grade marajuana is already legal in more than a dozen states and the amount of time someone gets for any offense because of it, costs more to prosecute than it does to grow it and sell it. So why not make it legal? It would cut alot of the costs involved and give the DEA a break which most of them know they've been fighting a losing battle. Why not sell it to other countries for a profit and put the money towards our national debt? I think it would work.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:15 PM
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Don't understand why they don't make Marijuana legal the taxes off of it alone would pay off the national debt...............
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:28 PM
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Don't understand why they don't make Marijuana legal the taxes off of it alone would pay off the national debt...............
That was what I was thinking. If you can tax it and collect some funding off of it why not? The amount of taxes off of that alone could pay off the national debt, you can also set up a hedge fund to help grow the U.S. Dollar. Out of the tax money I'd collected, I'd also put $2.00 dollars for every legal american citizen into a hedge fund for medical purposes. If the healthcare providers and insurance companies want in, they would have to cut salaries and abide by extremely tough regulations. If they go over 1 cent over their regulated salaries, they're out of the program.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:38 PM
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Too many bureaucrats depend on money from the War on Drugs to make a living.
No matter how much logical sense it makes, they will fight tooth and nail any legalization on the federal level.
Will they ever admit it has been a total failure on the grandest scale?
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:42 PM
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:51 PM
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Too many bureaucrats depend on money from the War on Drugs to make a living.
No matter how much logical sense it makes, they will fight tooth and nail any legalization on the federal level.
Will they ever admit it has been a total failure on the grandest scale?
I know man. Anything that makes sense to us is backwards to them. And we can grow anything here in the U.S. better than any other country out there. The bureacrats are full blown idiots in my book. After watching the show "Marajuana Inc." on CNBC, alot of those dea agents looked like they could use a break. Everyone of them that appeared on camera wether their identities were hidden or not, has said "we've lost this war". And everyone of them looked like they were at least 15 to 20 years older than what they are.That tells me that they put in alot of hours and money into fighting a war which has already been lost. I bet half of the time they wish they could spend more time with their families than what they do now.

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Yep. That alone would boost our economy overnight. Think of how many jobs you could create in this type of industry. Shipping, growing, equipment, etc. I'd also hold an open economic summit to other countries that would want in on this industry. The best part is that you don't have to use or consume it in any form to benefit from this industry.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:13 PM
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I know man. Anything that makes sense to us is backwards to them. And we can grow anything here in the U.S. better than any other country out there. The bureacrats are full blown idiots in my book. After watching the show "Marajuana Inc." on CNBC, alot of those dea agents looked like they could use a break. Everyone of them that appeared on camera wether their identities were hidden or not, has said "we've lost this war". And everyone of them looked like they were at least 15 to 20 years older than what they are.That tells me that they put in alot of hours and money into fighting a war which has already been lost. I bet half of the time they wish they could spend more time with their families than what they do now.
Saw that show myself. It was very interesting. As the show stated, many in law enforcement also agree prohibition is bad policy.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:02 PM
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Saw that show myself. It was very interesting. As the show stated, many in law enforcement also agree prohibition is bad policy.
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Yep. That show was extremely interesting and informative to say the least. This was not the first time proabition has failed either. Look at the history of alcohol in the 1920's. On the actual show itself, how many times do they send a helicopter up each day? That helicopter burns alot of fuel and that's only one state. How much driving is done to take someone to jail for possession of marajuana and how much does that cost the state to prosecute someone over some marajuana? How much man power is wasted cleaning up a marajuana sight?

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Here's another thing about this program that can fix our fuel costs. I've also done alot of research on alcohol fuels and found that it's alot easier to make than most people think it is. Using the federally regulated green houses that grow marajuana, why not also set up enviromentally controlled green houses that can grow corn and sugar cane specifically for the fuel making process? Why not put that into play? Right now if I had the equipment I can produce a gallon of fuel for only a $1.65 per gallon. But instead I have to go to the pump and pay $3.47 a gallon.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:05 PM
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Don't understand why they don't make Marijuana legal the taxes off of it alone would pay off the national debt...............

The ONLY reason marijuana is NOT legal is because the government can not control it. Alcohol~very few poeple have their own brewery. Pot on the other hand, everyone and their brother can grow it.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:12 PM
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The ONLY reason marijuana is NOT legal is because the government can not control it. Alcohol~very few poeple have their own brewery. Pot on the other hand, everyone and their brother can grow it.
Ah Jason how in the world are ya? Yeah, but the government is too stupid to realize how to control it. If it was legal and taxes were collected on it then things would be alot different. Most of those home growers would most likely try to get into growing it legally and collect alot of revenue off of it rather than worry all of the time about going to jail over it. It would indeed cut costs spent everyday by law enforcement, the state wouldn't lose money every time someone was prosecuted over it, and that person who's growing it legally would most likely have no problem paying taxes on it due to the amount of revenue generated from the pot industry. I think they need to make it legal. The positives far out weigh the negatives. Plus local leos here now most likely will let you go over a couple of joints if you be honest with them up front and have no criminal record.That's here in my town and area now but not the entire state though.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:16 PM
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I agree. There would be a short time similar to a kid who is allowed to eat all his candy from halloween, its exciting at first and out of control, but eventually would come to a calm.

I would rather there be folks high then drunk. I have smoked/ate it in the past. Compared to being drunk, the pot wins hands down.

And.....IT's NATURAL!!!!
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:22 PM
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I agree. There would be a short time similar to a kid who is allowed to eat all his candy from halloween, its exciting at first and out of control, but eventually would come to a calm.

I would rather there be folks high then drunk. I have smoked/ate it in the past. Compared to being drunk, the pot wins hands down.

And.....IT's NATURAL!!!!
Yep. I know alot of people who smoke and eat it myself and yes some of them were in law enforcement too. They quit due to stress of the job, and 90% of it was due to marajuana busts. There are other drugs out there that are 10 times more deadlier than pot than can kill someone instantly. Weed is 100% natural and is not addictive by any means. If got it great, if you don't have it that's fine too. I think Washington D.C. is afraid that the U.S. would become like Mexico is now and they would be wrong.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:31 PM
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..?And have to fire the whole DEA, and half of the police in 50 states??
The UNIONS will never allow that to happen.
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i dont think the whole dea and half of the police force are concerned with marijuana, if anything theyre already understaffed...
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:16 PM
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It's so simple, how can anyone not see it.

GTFO of Libya, save an eventual trillion or two (BONUS: you save american lives too!), use the money to pay debt.


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