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you idiot

Lexington, KY

#23 Jun 26, 2013
idiot wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you believe what they tell you on tv? haha!! Now who's the dumbass? CNN = Propanda machine operated by the CIA. Keep believing sheeple!
yes, you truly are a complete and utter dumbass! keep believing what you want to believe, as there is no cure for stupid....

KY just passed a law that you can smoke weed in public now, but only on days of the week that end a "Y", and if you're standing on a police car and wearing shorts, a pair of chuck taylors, a rock band t-shirt, and have no money in your pockets. my friend told me this. they do it all the time and no one ever gets busted.
ariano fraternitatem

Richmond, KY

#24 Jun 26, 2013
They should sell weed at the farmers market. We could all hang out and eat fresh vegetables . Spend our entire vast savings on weed and tomatoes to help boost the local economy .
JCMS

Lexington, KY

#25 Jun 26, 2013
you idiot wrote:
pot smokers are the laziest people out there. no jobs. always bumming off other people. so how in the world is a broke ass stoner going to help tourism?
just sit back, smoke another bowl, and go veg in the corner....
dudeeeeee
I agree!
With all the pill heads, people being found in alleys, stairwells and at the morgue from heroin thats all we need...some out of state pot heads to travel in to pick up their weed and "a little extra" something while they are here. Read the articles written about "The Drugging of America". All the jobs went oversees (Free Trade Act) unemployment went thru the roof, recession set in and we became a country of consumers. TOO MANY people already are medicating themselves with prescription/drugs. Its awful!!!
truth is

Richmond, KY

#26 Jun 26, 2013
if this was so obviously a viable answer to some or all of kentucky's economic problems, it would be happening, and not being promoted by random weed fans on obscure gossip forums. they act like it's some vast conspiracy of the government to keep weed out of kentucky. it's not. the majority just don't want what comes with it, and their reps in the state reflect that. sugarcoat it all you want, act like it's some sticky green jesus christ come to save us. it ain't. it's a drug mostly used by people to get out of their heads a bit. that ultimately does nothing to improve anyone's long-term economy.
Dalton agney

Toledo, OH

#27 Dec 29, 2013
I smoke pot
Old Timer

San Diego, CA

#28 Dec 29, 2013
Not Hardly wrote:
While the existing data is probably slightly skewed by those who prefer to avoid legal and professional consequences for their herbal recreation, no rational person should believe this matters that much.
Of the minority percentage of Americans who are admitted or believed to be avid pot smokers, it is ridiculous to think that a significant enough number of that minority are so engaged in and dependent upon their vice as to make or break tourism travel decisions based up favorable pot laws, and that if they did, it could be so much as to actually matter in any real way to anyone's bottom line locally.
Unless of course you sell weed. Or run a head shop. Or sell snacks.
Any ill-conceived, weed-enhanced master plan or fantasy to ever turn Kentucky into some sort of hillbilly version of Amsterdam, just to attract a few pennies more in tourism from a handful of potheads - especially given the extremely conservative populace of Kentucky and the representatives they tend to elect - will burn out faster than a loose pinter burning in the wind.
You folks really should take an unaltered, clear gander at reality from time to time.

Kentucky lost millions in revenue from bikers until they changed the helmet law. Our outdated attempt to control black people,(Google why Marijuana is illegal) is getting old even for this redneck state.
advice

Richmond, KY

#29 Dec 29, 2013
I just don't know any pot heads with so much money in their pockets that it's going to help any business in any way at all. Hell, you are so broke, you're stealing from each other because you're too lazy to work and hold a job.
Suburban

Lexington, KY

#30 Dec 29, 2013
advice wrote:
I just don't know any pot heads with so much money in their pockets that it's going to help any business in any way at all. Hell, you are so broke, you're stealing from each other because you're too lazy to work and hold a job.
I bet the vehicle business is doing great, all them trips they make sneaking and meeting one another. It's amazing how much gas they run out, and after seeing them ten times a day, one just knows... no good. Funny how they have their groups, seems it's just easier to work. They are a nuisance to society, and sad part is, they have way too many fruits just like themself. I agree, pot makes you eat too much, fat, and lazy...
GET REAL

Irvine, KY

#31 May 19, 2014
IF you had someone dieing of cancer , you would look at this so different, iv known people who have to smoke it to eat, ect. its an herb, if used for medical whats the differents, then all these pills? Its a natural grown herb , and it has been proven to help people, alot of D. R. want it legal , and yes cancer people get to eat, and it helps them , you could disagree , from now on about this topix but its helpful to some whom need it and dont misuse it.
Could help maybe

Henderson, KY

#32 May 23, 2014
Will this hemp help anything you think? Someone's gonna grow it and sell it I suppose? Or maybe just testing it right now but eventually someone will make money from hemp.
I ain't no hippy but Id like to see whats really happening in colorado and see if the pro's do outweigh the cons. Or more studies on if there are true medicinal benefits. It supposedly helped some children who had seizures all the time.
WE need more time, studies, and thought. I would like to keep an open mind about possible jobs for KY when things we do well like tobacco and coal are dying. We do bourbon. We know that kills people too. We're doing some tourism. We have beautiful land, rivers, lakes, and mountains.
Could help maybe

Henderson, KY

#33 May 23, 2014
advice wrote:
I just don't know any pot heads with so much money in their pockets that it's going to help any business in any way at all. Hell, you are so broke, you're stealing from each other because you're too lazy to work and hold a job.
i guess that argument would be "if it was legal then farmer Joe could grow it and sell it to a store/hospital/whatever who could then sell it to customer. that would create a new legal business market providing jobs. kind of like the breweries and distilleries around here".
COUNTRY

Irvine, KY

#34 May 23, 2014
I had a aunt whom could not eat, stomack cancer, she lost from a size 16 to a 5 size , and was loseing a pound and half a day, she was so sick, her heart was slowing down to 36 . they finally got her some pot to smoke , she didnt want it but she smoked some and began to eat and hold her food down. SO they got to do the surgery , when her heart rate went back to normal. with cemo, and pot . she is doing fine her wieght is 109.pounds and we are blessed . so dont judge people whom are sick and need it . the pain med. would only make her sicker so think about that. sometimes herbs are better than a pill made in a lab. the old people used all the herbs for all differt kinds of illness . they didnt run to a hos or dr becauce they where few back then. and they handed it down from one family member to the next , what herb s was , and how to use them. yes i have read alot about seziers, and also helping people sugar dieb. damageing there eye s there doing studies on pot helping them.
Attorney

San Diego, CA

#35 May 24, 2014
"NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
Colorado raked in about $2 million from taxes on recreational marijuana in January, the first month it was legal to sell non-medicinal pot in the state."

Now read this carefully, that is $2 million dollars in tax alone on the legal sale of Marijuana during the their 1st month of sales. That equates to 24 Million additional taxes each year.

Tell me Kentucky should not have that extra money. For something that has been here for hundreds of years and is here to stay.

The only reason we don't have that cash is because we have poor elected Representatives. People not skilled enough to tell that Marijuana is not a drug, not at all harmful to humans, and more beneficial than anyone ever thought.

A motion needs to be placed on the next election if our leaders are too foolish to make the move themselves. Let the people give you a landslide victory for legal Marijuana. Then you can see how wrong you have been in keeping it illegal.
big picture

Ironton, OH

#36 May 24, 2014
Legal weed and its industrial and medicinal derivatives may be somewhat beneficial in very specific cases, but it would be an ill fit for KY.

The few jobs generated from the cultivation and sales industries could not hope to put a dent in the enormous social dependency issues our region faces. The average Everyman here lacks the credit or the capital to get licensed, so many would merely peddle it unofficially with fewer negative consequences at risk. This would contribute nothing in the way of legit tax revenue.

As for those few who could and would operate a legitimately: To ensure maximum profit, cultivation jobs would ultimately go to only the cheapest of labor. Such low wages would not be enough to tempt our multi-generational dependents away from their ill-begotten handouts, much less attract the gainful from traditional professions. So immigrants would fill the niche, legal or otherwise, as is currently the case with most of our existing agriculture jobs. Ultimately, only a small percentage of native Kentuckians would profit from legal weed jobs, and the business tax contributions would be negligible for reasons to come...

As for recreational sales tax revenue, given our local economic issues, the majority of that revenue would depend almost wholly on tourism and export. As the legalization trend does indeed seem to be gaining traction in other states where the model is either more viable or has been less thought out, it stands to reason that this will eventually diminish and one day eliminate the need for out-of-state customers to spend their dollars on weed here when they'll be able to get it at home. So any boon currently enjoyed by other states or that might be temporarily enjoyed by KY would be fleeting.
Well

San Diego, CA

#37 May 24, 2014
Berea had just a few months ago a Marijuana day on someones farm and got the Berea PD to handle the traffic. Seems the took in over 15000 people from the area and Berea got a large sum of money for the use of their police and everything went perfect.

Next time, later this year, they expect 30 to 50 thousand for their weekend. See you have no idea how mush is already here. I read a report that said 9 out of every 10 people you know smoke pot. That seems about right when I think of the people I know. Even my 69 year old grandfather will burn a bud or three every day. He will tell you he has smoked pot for more than 50 years, and is in perfect health.
lol

Ironton, OH

#38 May 24, 2014
Well wrote:
I read a report that said 9 out of every 10 people you know smoke pot.
that's the most ridiculous unsupported made up bullsh!t statistic i've read all day.

9 out of 10 people *I* know work in high-security fields that have random drug screenings. most of us have no interest in magic ditchweed.
Base Security

Richmond, KY

#39 May 24, 2014
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
that's the most ridiculous unsupported made up bullsh!t statistic i've read all day.
9 out of 10 people *I* know work in high-security fields that have random drug screenings. most of us have no interest in magic ditchweed.

Read this and educate yourself.

http://www.mpp.org/outreach/top-50-marijuana-...

Did you not see the news last week. The FBI has dropped its no marijuana policy as they say they cannot find any applicants that do not use marijuana. Google that also.
Base Security

Richmond, KY

#40 May 24, 2014
Damn phone sending half the post.

I was the top position in base security during my military times and everyone smoked pot.

Look at that list before you mention security as the last five Presidents have admitted to smoking pot, with thousands of doctors, lawyers, and politicians.
lol

United States

#41 May 24, 2014
Base Security wrote:
Damn phone sending half the post.
I was the top position in base security during my military times and everyone smoked pot.
Look at that list before you mention security as the last five Presidents have admitted to smoking pot, with thousands of doctors, lawyers, and politicians.
what position was that? what pay grade? what a load of shit.

as for your examples: oh well. not everyone has integrity.

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