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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:11 am 
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Is Colorado Pot Overtaxed and Over-Regulated Already?
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On New Year's Day, 2014, Coloradans lined up to purchase marijuana for recreational use. Legally.

While drug reformers across the nation are celebrating the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition (Washington state also has legalized recreational marijuana and several other states are likely to legalize weed in the next few years), Coloradans are working out how exactly to tax and regulate marijuana.

Politicians, of course, want to generate as much revenue from pot sales as they can. And others argue that marijuana sales must, at the very least, generate enough taxes to pay for regulating the industry. But how much taxation is too much taxation?

Colorado medical marijuana dispensaries get first crack at opening retail shops. They've been taking risks for several years, after all, so perhaps that makes sense. But how much regulation is necessary? At what point do regulations become protectionism? Should people outside the state, for example, be able to invest in the Colorado recreational pot industry?

Because it's illegal to smoke marijuana in public and most hotels don't allow smoking, where exactly are pot tourists supposed to enjoy their constitutional rights?

Christian Sederberg and Rob Corry are two attorneys in Denver who specialize in marijuana cases and both were instrumental in getting pot legalized in Colorado. Reason TV sat down with Sederberg and Corry recently to learn more about the debate surrounding the taxing and regulating of recreational weed in the Centennial State.

Approximately 8.5 minutes. Produced by Paul Feine and Alex Manning.

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Because it's illegal to smoke marijuana in public and most hotels don't allow smoking, where exactly are pot tourists supposed to enjoy their constitutional rights?

Really, where are the pot tourist gonna smoke it? In there RV's and pick-ups filled with duffle bags of legal CO. pot to take home, that's where. :roll:
Ya just take a walk, it ain't no big thang unless you get paranoid and act like an idiot or you've drank to much, then you get them twerlies goin' on. :mrgreen:
Rocky Mtn. high anyone? :twisted:

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Just head on out to sneaky Pete's paradise...nobody gonna see you there...breeze gonna blow dat smoke away...


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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Because it's illegal to smoke marijuana in public and most hotels don't allow smoking, where exactly are pot tourists supposed to enjoy their constitutional rights?

Really, where are the pot tourist gonna smoke it? In there RV's and pick-ups filled with duffle bags of legal CO. pot to take home, that's where. :roll:
Ya just take a walk, it ain't no big thang unless you get paranoid and act like an idiot or you've drank to much, then you get them twerlies goin' on. :mrgreen:
Rocky Mtn. high anyone? :twisted:


I see the formation of "private" clubs. How do you join? "What's your name?....you're in"

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AGuyWithAWrench wrote:
KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Because it's illegal to smoke marijuana in public and most hotels don't allow smoking, where exactly are pot tourists supposed to enjoy their constitutional rights?

Really, where are the pot tourist gonna smoke it? In there RV's and pick-ups filled with duffle bags of legal CO. pot to take home, that's where. :roll:
Ya just take a walk, it ain't no big thang unless you get paranoid and act like an idiot or you've drank to much, then you get them twerlies goin' on. :mrgreen:
Rocky Mtn. high anyone? :twisted:


I see the formation of "private" clubs. How do you join? "What's your name?....you're in"


It's extremely easy to smoke joints in public.


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Nancy Grace: People on pot shoot each other, strangle each other, and kill whole families.
Can anyone speak on this from experience? 8-)

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/17/n ... -families/

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Nancy Grace: People on pot shoot each other, strangle each other, and kill whole families.
Can anyone speak on this from experience? 8-)

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/17/n ... -families/

I eat whole families when those ol' munchies creep up on me! Yum, yum, yummy, yum, yum! :mrgreen:

That's the ol' '50's scare tactics with POT as the boogeyman. :roll:

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
Nancy Grace: People on pot shoot each other, strangle each other, and kill whole families.
Can anyone speak on this from experience? 8-)

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/17/n ... -families/

I eat whole families when those ol' munchies creep up on me! Yum, yum, yummy, yum, yum! :mrgreen:

That's the ol' '50's scare tactics with POT as the boogeyman. :roll:


Her favorite movie is probably Reefer Madness. :mrgreen:


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Philostopher wrote:
KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
Nancy Grace: People on pot shoot each other, strangle each other, and kill whole families.
Can anyone speak on this from experience? 8-)

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/17/n ... -families/

I eat whole families when those ol' munchies creep up on me! Yum, yum, yummy, yum, yum! :mrgreen:

That's the ol' '50's scare tactics with POT as the boogeyman. :roll:


Her favorite movie is probably Reefer Madness. :mrgreen:

...and her favorite documentary is Quest For Fire! :mrgreen:

Wasn't that Rae Dong Chong's first film too?

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So Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. And look who's playing in the Super Bowl: Denver and Seattle.

Well played, stoners... :smoke:

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So Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. And look who's playing in the Super Bowl: Denver and Seattle.

Well played, stoners... :smoke:

Heh, heh, heh, but it makes you dress up as Nancy Grace...and kill kids, your family, your wife, (if it's Nancy Grace) and your goldfish & gerbils too! And all those damn toy poodles jumping up her skirt for a quirt of creamed corny cereal.

And that's not just my 'magination running away from me. :wink: :lol:

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i love how the banks in WA and CO won't touch the money now that it's legitimate.

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Thats because it is still a fed offense , so the risk is at any time the feds could crack down.

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Thats because it is still a fed offense , so the risk is at any time the feds could crack down.

didn't obama publicly say he was going to let them be? not that that's the best guarantee but still

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Yes he did but there is congress plus he won't be pres. for ever, remember the keep your doctor lie?

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Happy 4/20 every one! :D 8)

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Only in Vancouver? Marijuana oil-infused pizza on the menu.

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