legalization is for the rich...

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  1. old_rookie

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    Saw on the news an interview with a shop owner/employee.

    Said they sell by the gram.... $20 - I have no idea how much that gets you, but I do know a gram is not very much of anything.

    Also, there is the 7.75% tax, and there is a 15% tax, and a 5% tax for something else he said.
    So that is a 27% tax!!! So your $20 purchase suddenly adds up to almost $26.

    Sure glad lures don't have that taxation.
     
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    I'll stay exactly as rich as I am!
     
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    The working-class get drug tested. The high-end and the low end can smoke all the weed they want.
     
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    Well, actually there is. Federal Excise Tax IRC 6141. The manufacturer or importer pays the tax so it is factored into the sale price. 10% on most things. Even individuals who make lures or flies are supposed to pay the tax (custom rods too and other gear) . Many don't but I know one commercial fly tyer who got popped by the IRS and had to pay a steep fine on addition to tax when he started his business but didn't know about the tax.
     
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    If it's legal to smoke it can you grow it ?
     
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    But it needs to be hidden from public view - must be enclosed - so I've been told.
     
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    Just wanted to know not that i am going to do it.
    Thanks for the info
     
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    This is the part I am curious about. If it isn't already it seems to me that soon someone will challenge being tested for something that is legal. I assume many will drop testing before this happens. Very interesting angle of all this though. I am keeping an eye on how it plays out.
     
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    They have and lost. The employer has every right to test as you can choose not to work there. My buddy always said "drug tests are just to weed out those to stupid to cheat them." He passed everyone and smoked alot. As far as the prices go, ouch.
     
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    Legal in the state or not..
    For those that have real jobs where you need to sign-off once a year on employment policies, no drugs of any kind... etc, etc..
    Thats another issues as if tested positive for thc during a drugtest "persay you had an on the job accident" doesnt mean you were stoned on the job..
    Employment work policies are what they are & doesnt get you off the hook from getting fired if you screw up, just cuz its "legal"
    Legal or not employers have policies & if something bad happens & insurance companies get involved & you pop a drug test, not good for you, your job "pay check", or employer...


    Ya, I dont smoke!
     
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    I love how those who have to take pee tests, refer to there jobs as real jobs. As if owning a business, working over 60 hours a week is not a real job because I don't pee in a cup once a year.
     
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    Only issues that I have is that weed is far more accessible for younger people now, there comes point recreationally where it’s not a mistake that will automatically mess up the rest of your life if done safely. However, being in the high school with the largest drug problem in San Diego county has shown me what can happen when the irresponsible get their hands on it, and it’s a terrible thing to see a life go to waste.
     
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    Weed more accessible now? When I was in high school, school was where we got our weed.
     
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    I’m sayin kids would be getting it in elementary then middle and high... Weed was like uncommon but some people in sixth did smoke.
     
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    Finally..a thread i can really, really relate to. High everyone ;)
     
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    Summer between 6th and 7th. Quit by the end of 10th. Never went to school high - even once. Weed was quite the thing back in the day. I'm so out of the loop I have no idea what it's like today. I know a lot of old folks still smoke.
     
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    The stuff now is about 20x higher in THC content, I think it’s considered being called its own subspecies or something? Heard something about it a while ago.
     
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    Ok dude, this isnt a pissing match.
    Sorry, not trying to offend or belittle anyone...
    Maybe I shouldnt have worded it as such.
    Just stating that most big companies, businesses, corporations have lots of policies to protect themselves against being sued & being held accountable as they have lots of money to lose. All of this is spelled out in an "employee handbook" & guaranteed all of them have a zero tolerance clause.
    Accidents accure in the field & employer need to involve the business insurance company & one of the first things they will request is a drug screen to see if the individual was impaired...
    Being able to keep your job after popping a drug test has NOTHING to do with federal or state laws.
    Seen it many times in my field of work, little incident occurs & mandatory drugtest regardless of fault.....
     
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    When I was working we had to have an class A comercial drivers license. There was random drug testing. Because the company had so much money invested in you if you failed they would send you to a drug treatment class. You were tested every time the random drug tester was there for a few months. If you failed again anytime in the future you were shown the door. Some people are stupid to lose a job that pays over 100K a year to do recreational drugs.
    I don't see why some people here thinks it's funny to smoke weed and tricking the drug test. But that's just me, I would rather set a good example for my grandkids then come home stoned with my clothes reeking of marijuana smoke.
     
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