The Farm, a pot shop in Boulder, Colorado is staffed with cannabis advocates, known as “bud-tenders.” The shop is booming, to the benefit of all Boulder’s residents. The city’s sales tax on recreational marijuana is almost 23% and high demand for warehouse space from cannabis farmers points to a boom. Colorado is expected to have collected almost $135 million from marijuana taxes last year. Following its example, recreational marijuana will be legal in seven states and Washington, DC. Another 24 states allow cannabis to be used for medicinal purposes.

Because marijuana is still illegal under federal law, any pot shop is, in effect, a US attorney-general’s impulse away from closure. Senator Jeff Sessions, whom Trump has nominated to be attorney-general, has a different view. He said, “We need grown-ups in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized.” He also stated, “good people don’t smoke marijuana.” Trump has taken conflicting positions on the issue. When Trump was campaigning, he said whether marijuana should be legal was a matter for individual states to decide. But he also called Colorado’s cannabis regime “a real problem.” Vice-president-elect Mike Pence has presided over one of America’s toughest anti-cannabis administrations.

Marijuana advocates are worried. Andrew Freedman, Colorado’s director of marijuana a coordination said, “There’s very good reason to be concerned. This could become an enforcement priority.” A spokesman for The Farm, Adam Dickey, agreed. “It’s a little scary, we are very concerned, though we’re not in full-on panic mode yet,” Dickey stated. It’s difficult to envision Senator Sessions carrying out the clampdown he wants. Almost 60% of Americans say they are in favor of legalizing pot. That represents a swelling consensus in favor of legalization. There is no reason to expect that increasingly casual attitude to go into reverse. Legalizing marijuana looks largely successful.


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4 comments
  1. MARIJUANA IS NOT A GATE WAY DRUG. WE NEED TO TAKE MARIJUANA AND HEMP OFF SCHEDULE 1 AND MAKE BOTH SCHEDULE 2. THERE ARE SOME WHERE AROUND 95 DIFFERENT COMPONENTS IN THE PLANT AND UNTILL IT IS PUT INTO SCHEDULE 2 IT WILL NEVER BE INVESTIGATED PROPERLY. THERE ARE TO MANY STORIES OF GOOD THINGS COMING OUT OF THIS PLANT TO SHELVE IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.
    THIS ONE PLANT IF LEGALIZED ON THE GOVERNMENT LEVEL AND PART OF THAT TAX EAR MARKED FOR THE WALL COULD BUILD THE WALL AND DO A LOT MORE. RIGHT NOW THE GOVERNMENT IS MISSING OUT ON THEIR CUT OF TAXES.
    SAVE THE JAILS @ APPROX. $75,000.00 PER INMATE PER YEAR FOR THE REAL PROBLEMS. IF IT IS A PROBLEM LIKE ALCOHOL AND DRIVING IT SHOULD HAVE A SIMILAR PUNISHMENT NOT JUST PULL OVER AND TAKE A NAP.

  2. Not really understanding why Jeff Sessions is having a hard time adopting the fact that not legalizing marijuana is preventing a lot of positive financial gains. Mexico has clearly stated they won’t contribute to any type of border wall. Legalizing marijuana and taxing it like Colorado has, automatically gives the government the financial backing to build such an endeavor and will probably provide enough funding for other objectives Trump had promised without upsetting the American voters. Besides, Sessions stated ‘Good people don’t use marijuana’. So what is he so worried about? Them starting or that they have been illegally doing it all along? A lot of people in this country smoke marijuana legally in the states that allow it and illegally in the states that don’t. Only difference is, the states who allow it are profiting from something they knew was going on and woke up to take advantage of it.

    Trump needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Legalizing it country-wide might just guarantee his second 4 year term in office alone.

  3. This could pay off the American debt and all of our problems but the government still has its head up its bum.

  4. IT’S ABOUT THE CURES THAT MEDICAL MJ CAN DO FOR SICK PEOPLE!! ONCE AND IF THIS AMAZING PLANT IS LEGALIZED EVERYWHERE AND THE SCIENTIFIC DATA COMES OUT OF THE CLOSET THAT HAS BEEN CONCEALED FROM THE PUBLIC, THEN THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG ABOUT THE HIDDEN TRUTH, MORE PEOPLE CAN BENEFIT, POSSIBLY BE CURED OF SO MANY DISEASES. THEN THE MEDICAL AND BIG PHARMA WILL BE SEEN AS TO WHAT THEY TRULY ARE…..AND THAT IS FRAUDS!!!!! THAT IS THE BIG DEAL!!!! IT’S ALL A BEEN SCAM AND WE HAVE ALL BEEN PLAYED FOR DECADES OVER THIS ISSUE! THE MONEY THAT WOULD ALSO BE LOST ON THE SELL OF RECREATIONAL POT UNDER THE TABLE, SO TO SPEAK, WOULD BE A BIG THREAT TOO. DO THE RESEARCH. LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT REALLY IS GOING ON. THIS COMMENT IS FOR ANYONE THAT IS WILLING TO OPEN YOUR EYES!

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