Tourist say screw Kentucky

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Business Owner

United States

#1 Feb 20, 2013
With the current law on Marijuana here in Kentucky. And considering the fact that 29 states have some kind of Marijuana law making it legal.

We are losing millions in tourism because the smokers will not come to Kentucky.

This is the same as when the bikers would not come around because of our helmet law.

Every day or so I have request for Kentucky's stance on Marijuana from potential customers that cannot believe we are not allowing them to come here.

Change the law today. Stop screwing with people for nothing, and Marijuana is nothing compared to alcohol, and allow the tourism trade to flourish.
law

Lexington, KY

#2 Feb 20, 2013
wow, are you really that dumb? before your dumb ass gets on here and complaining (and even more so if you really are a business owner, which i highly doubt) why don't you read into the law that was passed.

it doesn't allow every person to grow thier own weed and get walk around with a few pounds of it. it's for medical use only!

if you are a business owner, i don't see you staying in business very long considering just how dumb you are!
well now let me see

Richmond, KY

#3 Feb 20, 2013
Although I agree with your stance, the number one reason that tourist won't come to KY is that it sucks! The same reasons that kids are on drugs or having babies. There is nothing to do here! The bigots are more than real world people can tolerate. The level of ignorance toward people who are different than them is impregnated. People don't want to come to a state where everyone is poor because there is no opportunity for a better life here. People don't want to deal with the ignorance. People want to come and have fun, build memories, and enjoy their experience. It's hard to do with an over zealous police department and the ignorance of the locals toward people who don't look or sound like them. I mean God forbid someone believes something different than you do. They surely must be an idiot. You want people to come to Kentucky and spend their money? Educate your citizens so that they will be able to deal with the reality that everyone is different and that is beautiful! You have to spend money to make money! People can only hike up some rocks and see some horses so much before it becomes boring. Hell, give your own citizens something to do with their free time for that matter. And yes, you're right! Stop fucking with people for stupid shit. Like good ol MJ. I myself am not a smoker but I've never met one that could harm a fly! If anything they will spend more money on snacks and funny movies. The biggest factor here is stop spending all of the tax dollars chopping down these plants when these plants could bring big revenue for this state! You are spending money to get rid of something that could make you lots of it!!!! It's not just about the money either. Ky has some of the strictest prescription pill laws and guidelines yet they have the biggest problem! It just doesn't work. Imagine the people that could use MJ for chronic pain and not have their lives ruined by pills. Common sense people!
daffyduck

London, KY

#4 Feb 20, 2013
The real reason people are rejecting Kentucky is because of the people, people like Goofy that posted #3 above.
jesus loves you

Richmond, KY

#5 Feb 20, 2013
It's sad but true, number 3. To number 4, the poster in #3 has made the most sense on this thread. This is what people from out of state think when they come here. I should know because I have lived in other states that don't have the mentioned problems. I think that you're part of the said problems and so your feelings got hurt and you wanted to call them names. Don't worry, Jesus loves you!
TinEtater

United States

#6 Feb 20, 2013
I think the number 2 to the number 3 that its time to mambo number 5 y'all's be crazy if you axe me doe
Business Owner

United States

#7 Feb 20, 2013
An Arizona group of 232 Seniors were scheduled to tour the Civil War trail, and the Cumberland Gap area arriving here on March 15.

Rooming deposits were in place and things were ready for their arrival.

After speaking with the Director of Tourism in Frankfort. The party canceled.

Their reason. No Medical Marijuana reciprocal agreement with other states. They would not be coming here.

So as I sent their $15000 dollar check back to cover rooming deposits, I feel Kentucky needs to get its ass into the 21 century.

I called Frankfort yesterday and was told they hear this every day from one group or another. So I ask again, how much money is our elected leaders costing us by sitting on their asses and not passing the laws the state needs.
TinEtater

United States

#8 Feb 20, 2013
They were a bunch of pot smoking seniors ! We didn't want them here anyways to corrupt our pure state! Smoke some bluegrass and be happy !
Lucky

United States

#9 Feb 20, 2013
law wrote:
wow, are you really that dumb? before your dumb ass gets on here and complaining (and even more so if you really are a business owner, which i highly doubt) why don't you read into the law that was passed.
it doesn't allow every person to grow thier own weed and get walk around with a few pounds of it. it's for medical use only!
if you are a business owner, i don't see you staying in business very long considering just how dumb you are!
amen brother
easy

Winchester, KY

#10 Feb 20, 2013
have to develop things tourists want to see
junkman

Danville, KY

#11 Feb 20, 2013
myself what i here is that most of the places to stay is over price try eastern ky and western ky and see what the h?ll they charge per night ,,,, so go ahead you stupid as- kentuckian price your self out of the business like most of the places in ky ,,,,,,, western ky 275 to 325 per night for the damn dump and eastern ky 195 to 270 for a trashy as- room know damn wonder know out of stater want come here ,,, COME ON STEVE BESHEAR GET OFF OF YOUR AS- AND GET THIS UNDER CONTROL IT BUTTER TO GET 75% THAN NOTHING ..,..
TinEtater

Richmond, KY

#12 Feb 20, 2013
Yeah like the worlds largest ky dime bag ! That will bring them in and fix our problems ! OH YEAH
junkman

Danville, KY

#13 Feb 20, 2013
easy wrote:
have to develop things tourists want to see
go to the red rive gorge and you will see what ppl comes there to camp and spend there money . the law protect them and and tell them to becareful and come again and ,,, when me and my two brothers and family went to westren ky to plan to stay a couple of week ,, i got a 195.00 speeding ticket going 7 miles over in cadiz . we only stayed 3 days and down to alab we went ,,,,, if that's all the city cops got to do in that town then i will stay out of that place ,, now it been 8 years ago .... so keep up the good work you cops treating the tourists like s?it and they will stay out of the scumbag town .... tenn , alab , and miss welcome us with open arms and invites us to come back anytime ..
Bruiner

San Diego, CA

#14 Feb 20, 2013
Where I work we deal with tourist all the time. And yes, we hear about the lack of a Marijuana law. We have had numerous cancellations over the last few years, and yes, it is getting worse. When we approach a club or group to make offers, the Marijuana laws are one of the first things mentioned. The lack of a Marijuana law to legalize does indeed cause tourist to abstain from coming here.
InsuranceMan

Richmond, KY

#15 Feb 20, 2013
Business Owner wrote:
This is the same as when the bikers would not come around because of our helmet law.

I agree that the state changed the motorcycle helmet law because the bikers would not come into Kentucky. They made millions with that move as it opened tourism to the biker people.
So I can see why someone from a Marijuana friendly state would be hesitant to come here if they could be arrested for something they, and their state of residence do not consider illegal.

In my opinion, The Equal Protection Clause, part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, provides that "no state shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."[1] The Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Clause applies only to state governments, but the requirement of equal protection has been read to apply to the federal government as a component of Fifth Amendment due process.

So I feel they are already allowed to bring their personal possessions here when they are visiting. But then I sell insurance, not enforce the laws.
mta

Elkton, KY

#16 Feb 20, 2013
I have friends in IL and they wont come camping here because of all the dry counties. What are w in the 1920's?
The Real Truth-T

Hamilton, OH

#17 Feb 20, 2013
people did come to KY because of the helmet law.... That's a reach. Maybe they just followed suit with the surrounding states.

I've ridden throughout KY with my helmet on for 35+ years with a helmet on. Didn't make me enjoy the state any less..

What state really wants/needs more pot heads anyway?
TinEtater

Richmond, KY

#18 Feb 21, 2013
I like to ride threw with a condom on while masterbating ! Florida is ok but Vegas is better but got off the best in New Mexico but idk I smoke weed while doing it to just to keep me healthy
Lucky

Lexington, KY

#19 Feb 21, 2013
Business Owner wrote:
An Arizona group of 232 Seniors were scheduled to tour the Civil War trail, and the Cumberland Gap area arriving here on March 15.
Rooming deposits were in place and things were ready for their arrival.
After speaking with the Director of Tourism in Frankfort. The party canceled.
Their reason. No Medical Marijuana reciprocal agreement with other states. They would not be coming here.
So as I sent their $15000 dollar check back to cover rooming deposits, I feel Kentucky needs to get its ass into the 21 century.
I called Frankfort yesterday and was told they hear this every day from one group or another. So I ask again, how much money is our elected leaders costing us by sitting on their asses and not passing the laws the state needs.
. What is the number in Frankfort to call so we can all call to ask them about this? Please post it you will be doing all a favor.#1 to see if this us true and what we can do to help.#2 to see if your full of BS
TinEtater

United States

#20 Feb 21, 2013
Yes number 1 is ok but taking a number 2 Is more gratifying but taking a number 1 while doing number 2 is the best :)

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