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Legislative committee calls for legalizing 'recreational use' of marijuana

Original post made on Jan 13, 2010

Four Bay Area legislators provided the votes Tuesday as the state Assembly Public Safety Committee approved by a 4-3 margin a bill that would legalize adult recreational use of marijuana and allow the drug to be sold and taxed in the state.

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Posted by Jillian Galloway
a resident of Avila
on Jan 13, 2010 at 7:30 am

End the prohibition, end the cartel murders (69 on Monday alone!) and get the drugs off the street!


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Posted by Timothy T
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 13, 2010 at 9:27 am

I think if they decide to not legalize marijuana then they also need to decide to outlaw cigarettes, for the same reasons.


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Posted by LiUs
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2010 at 6:17 pm

What about alcohol? Keeping pot illegal while people can go to Safeway or BevMo and buy enough booze to I believe if pot is illegal, every single liquor license in the State should be confiscated. Period!


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Posted by LiUs
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I meant to say:

What about alcohol? Keeping pot illegal while people can go to Safeway or BevMo and buy enough booze to get an army drunk is HYPOCRITICAL! I believe that if pot is illegal, every single liquor license in the State should be confiscated. Period!


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Posted by Rat
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2010 at 6:21 pm

ummmmmmmmmm so if you make it legal and sell it in stores at a much higher price and tax it people will no longer buy it for a cheaper amount on the street? I am looking for the logic here.


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Posted by Mary Jane
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2010 at 7:05 pm

It's already sold to patients at medicinal cannabis clubs and people pay sales tax on every purchase. For those who care about the quality they are getting, they will buy it someplace they can trust rather than an individual, at least those who know their weed. There is a night and day difference in the quality between medicinal/organic and schwag.

The logic is that CA will capitalize on its largest cash crop when it's legalized. People will also grow it and have to buy supplies and pay sales tax on that too. It is a growth industry right now. It's only going to get bigger as it becomes either legalized or decriminalized by the voters.


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Posted by Rat Turd
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Awwwwwwwwww not buying it. Big difference in price and it is not about quality but getting high. Never will happen.


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Posted by Mary Jane
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 14, 2010 at 9:19 pm

So people who use it for ailments, diseases, etc and have a doctor's recommendation are just doing it to get high? Are you really trying to claim it has no medical merits in this day and age? What kind of M.D. are you again?

Anyway, big things are going to happen in this direction. You may as well get use to the idea.


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Posted by Rat Turd
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Mary Jane,

Please keep smoking pot I can see it is working for you and no I do not believe it does a thing medically.


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