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  1. republicans would rather you get opiates from your doctor and then monitor the shit out of you and your doctor and eventually cut off your opiates from the pharmacy so you can go to the street and get heroin instead and potentially die…that's how republicans want to handle drugs in america because that is how they get the most money in their own pockets

  2. I personally know 1 owner and 2 general managers of dispensaries in Arizona and both of them say they have so much cash on hand it is unreal and hard to deal with. Why are they not "donating" to politicians? They give to Charities, schools, and youth sports, but they are not buying politicians. Play their dirty game until they are running it. THC, CBD, and Hemp are the future for America and the revenue shows that. Capitalism goes where the money is, and Legal Cannibals products have some serious capital.

  3. You need to take a step back and look at the situation from the other perspective. How much money would you lose from lost productivity because people are high? How much would we have to spend on medical costs? What about police training for people who react poorly to marijuana and go off the deep end? I'm in favor of legalizing, but I don't think it's as simple as "this will make us money, so we should legalize."

  4. I agree that weed should be legal, but I have to disagree with your argument and your reason why: irrespective of what people or the public want, US law should recognize and respect things like freedom of religion, freedom of speech, the right to bear
    arms, the right to consume drugs and alcohol, the right to have sex with
    whomever you want, etc. Thus, even if the
    majority of people don't, e.g. support gay rights or freedom of
    religion, the government should protect religious liberty anyway, and therefore allow
    people to practice or identify with whatever religion they choose. So,
    for example, if 75% of Americans want to ban Judaism, this shouldn't
    matter and the government shouldn't listen to them. Freedom and liberty
    should be respected regardless of popular opinion (and this includes the right to 420 BLAZE IT).

  5. Just to be clear we don't (and shouldn't) live in a popular democracy here in the US. What "most people want" shouldn't determine what is or isn't legal, or what the government should or shouldn't do. That being said, in this case the government should listen to the people and legalize weed, but not because this is what the people want – they should do it because it promotes freedom and liberty.

    Of course the will of the people is relevant and important, and should determine what the government does and how they spend tax payer money TO THE EXTENT that were choosing between are equally moral, rational, and liberal (in the traditional and academic sense of the term 'liberal', not the popular meaning) options. E.g. the government should listen to the public and what they want when deciding whether to spend $1 million tax payer dollar on either schools or roads. However, what the people want should have no impact on what is or isn't legal. The only things that should be illegal are things that harm other people or the environment. In other words, irrespective of what people want, US law should recognize and respect things like freedom of religion, freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, the right to consume drugs and alcohol, the right to have sex with whomever you want, equality before the law (regardless of race, sex, creed, ethnicity, or political and religious views). Thus, even if the majority of people don't, e.g. support gay rights or freedom of religion, the government should protect religious liberty and allow people to practice or identify with whatever religion they choose. So, for example, if 75% of Americans want to ban Judaism, this shouldn't matter and the government shouldn't listen to them. Freedom and liberty should be respected regardless of popular opinion.

  6. I doubt if many (or even any) corporations involved in marijuana will be C corps….the type that pay the corporate income tax. Most, if not all, will be S types (partnerships, LLCs, etc.) where the profit flows through to the owner(s)' individual 1040 and the individual tax rate is paid on it. 95% plus of these types of businesses don't have profits large enough to really be helped that much by the individual tax rate cut (even with the new 25% max. rate for pass through businesses).

  7. I am personally a states rights guy. If a state wants to legalize drugs, fine. If the neighbouring state puts people for drugs in jail for decades, fine as well. The people of a state or even a county should decide what they wanna legalize or not. So a college town probably will have legal drugs and a conservative neighborhood with many kids and schools probably won't.

  8. Actually that is a low estimate of jobs, combine it with hemp and everyone who would prefer to work the land than work for a soul sucking corporation could be gainfully employed.

  9. As a Republican I am in favor of legalizing marijuana. Hands down we should do it and the only reason we haven't is because of old men who are afraid of losing money.

  10. Really wish people would stop making this argument. Profitability doesn't make something moral. I'm surprised I have to explain this to a predominately leftist audience.

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