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Colorado county issues first-ever marijuana tax figures $$$$
« on: February 26, 2014, 07:57:14 AM »

Finance officials in Pueblo County, the tenth most populated county in Colorado, announced that the two marijuana shops there have earned approximately $1 million in sales in January. That sum has produced approximately $56,000 in local sales taxes.

Along with the sales tax figure, officials told the Pueblo Chieftain that the county also collected $70,400 in licensing and renewal fees in January alone. County Commissioner Liane McFayden said that $100,000 in the first month is far ahead of the $400,000 in revenue she predicted for the entire year.

County Clerk Gilbert “Bo” Ortiz told the Associated Press that the marijuana industry could generate as much as $670,000 in new tax revenue for Pueblo County in 2014. If the current pace continues, Gilbert said, the state will earn $11.2 million in marijuana sales this year. That is especially remarkable when considering that the county’s annual budget is $165 million.

http://rt.com/usa/sell-weed-colorado-county-tax-753/

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee told a reporter he wouldn't rule out signing a bill legalizing marijuana, The Providence Journal reports.
  Chafee said news that Colorado expects to rake in $134 million in marijuana-related taxes and fees "opened a lot of eyes" at a recent gathering of the National Governors Association.     

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/02/marijuana_news_rhode_island_go.html
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Re: Colorado county issues first-ever marijuana tax figures $$$$
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 08:03:12 AM »

I think I found the fix for our road problems...   ;D

Would go a long way to paying of a "road Bond"...
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 08:25:37 AM »

LOL......taxes on pot to fix pot holes!  I love it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 03:39:10 PM »

LOL......taxes on pot to fix pot holes!  I love it.




Same thought but a little more graphic...  I'll just post the link:  http://i.imgur.com/YEBFG.jpg



Some reading links:

Not sure "agent orange" would be high on my list though:  http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/25/3958945/pot-for-potholes-taxing-marijuana.html

Article with video...   if you don't have time to watch then entire video at least watch if from right at the 3:00 mark:  http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/pot_for_potholes_colbert_repor.html

From back in September:  http://michiganradio.org/post/pot-potholes-gop-state-lawmaker-wants-legal-marijuana-pay-roads
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 05:33:10 PM »



I'd love to see this pass just to see Bill Schuette's eyes bug out of his head and smoke come out his ears :o :o :o :o

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/investigations/Is-Michigan-next-for-marijuana-legalization/-/1719314/24674742/-/15oo4hpz/-/index.html
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 06:33:44 PM »

Wow.....those were some crystal laden plants at that grower, I'm envious as hell.  Mine have never shown that much resin on the bud.   8)

I have heard of no potential legalization on the ballot for the City of Monroe like those other communities mentioned on the clip.  I saw we put Luke out of work in this county forever and legalize it across the board.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 06:59:07 PM »

I'm pretty sure the population would support the Pot for Potholes tax!

In fact it would be interesting to see them legalize and tax some of the other "sins"...

I could see a new use for some of my land... 
5 acre wooded, secluded sin tax zone...         
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 07:00:07 PM »

I WILL NOT SUPPORT a sin tax on strippers!
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 07:08:22 PM »

I WILL NOT SUPPORT a sin tax on strippers!
That's tame compared to the original "sin" I was considering...
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 07:34:23 PM »

I WON"T SUPPORT that one either!   ;D
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Re: Colorado county issues first-ever marijuana tax figures $$$$
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2014, 04:01:37 PM »

3 Months After Legalization, Colorado Is Overrun With Way Less Crime

"Three months into Colorado's historic legal recreational marijuana sales, crime hasn't gone up in Denver, according to recent data released by the city.

Overall property crime in the first two months of 2014 fell by 14.6 percent in Denver compared to the same period of 2013. There wasn't as dramatic of a shift in overall violent crime rates for the same period, but they were still down by 2.4 percent.

The data stands in contrast to statements made in 2012, before Amendment 64 passed legalizing marijuana for recreational sale and use, when members of the law enforcement community warned of dire and "harmful" consequences because of legalization."

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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2014, 06:48:02 AM »

And....in honor of 4/20, Top 25 Pot Songs Of All Time

http://www.hightimes.com/read/top-25-pot-songs-all-time

1. PETER TOSH "Legalize It" (1976)
"Don't criticize it," Tosh toked. He criticized the Jamaican government and paid for it with his life in 1987. Updated by Sublime on HEMPILATION.

2. BOB MARLEY -- "Kaya" (1978)
Marley's most famous ganja tune was written in the late '60s with the help of Lee "Scratch" Perry, but wasn't released as an album until the late '70s.

3. BOB DYLAN -- "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" (1966)
The song's chorus, "Everybody must get stoned," makes you forget about those rainy day women, whatever numbers they're high on. Updated by the Black Crowes on HEMPILATION and Cypress Hill on Temples of Boom.

4. BLACK SABBATH -- "Sweet Leaf" (1971)
"You give me a new belief," Ozzy Osbourne espoused in this pre-metal glorification of ganja. Updated by Sacred Reich on HEMPILATION.

5. RICK JAMES -- "Mary Jane" (1978)
"It's my main thang," James sang. "I love you Mary Jane." The funkiest ode to pot . . . ever.

6. CAB CALLOWAY -- "Reefer Man" (1932)
"Have you ever met that funny, funny reefer man?" was the question posed in this period piece, recorded by Cab Calloway and many others.

7. BREWER & SHIPLEY -- "One Toke Over the Line" (1971)
The highest-charting pot tune of the '70s is the song the Grateful Dead should've written. Updated by the Rainmakers and Brewer & Shipley on HEMPILATION 2.

8. MUSICAL YOUTH -- "Pass the Dutchie" (1982)
Also a Top 10 hit, this remake of the Mighty Diamonds' "Pass the Kutchie" came courtesy of five British youths.

9. DAVID PEEL -- "I Like Marijuana" (1968)
The master marijuana minstrel championed pot to the tune of 1961's "Peanut Butter." Updated by the 360's and David Peel on HEMPILATION and Technohead as "I Wanna Be a Hippie."

10. NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE -- "Panama Red" (1973)
Peter Rowan's smuggler tale harkens back to the days when the best weed came from Latin American.

11. FRATERNITY OF MAN -- "Don't Bogart Me" (1969)
Better known as "Don't Bogart That Joint," this originally appeared on the Easy Rider soundtrack, was popularized by Little Feat and earned an update by Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise on HEMPILATION 2.

12. RITA MARLEY -- "One Draw" (1981)
Also written by Bob Marley, the song's catchy refrain, "I wanna get high," served as the basis for Cypress Hill''s 1993 version.

13. CYPRESS HILL -- "Stoned Is the Way of the Walk" (1991)
Hip-hop nation's highest band put themselves on the map with this stoner masterpiece

14. LEROY "STUFF" SMITH -- "If You're A Viper" (1937)
This reefer-jazz classic was recorded by numerous artists, renamed "Reefer Song" by Fats Waller and updated by Wayne Kramer on HEMPILATION 2.

15. BLACK UHURU -- "Sinsemilla" (1980)
"I've got a stalk of sinsemilla in my pocket," Michael Rose exhaled on the chorus to one of reggae's most enduring ganja classics.

16. REDMAN -- "How to Roll a Blunt" (1992)
Named for the HIGH TIMES centerfold featuring Cypress Hill, Redman took blunt-smoking to new heights.

17. DASH RIP ROCK -- "(Let's Go) Smoke Some Pot" (1995)
This New Orleans trio transformed Bill Haley's "At the Hop" into a veritable stoner anthem.

18. COMMANDER CODY & HIS LOST PLANET AIRMEN -- "Seeds & Stems (Again)" (1971)
A country weeper complete with tears-in-your-beer steel guitar that's both heartfelt and parody, as the Commander sings, "I'm proud to be a toker from Muskogee."

19. STEPPENWOLF -- "Don't Step On the Grass, Sam" (1968)
A stab at a government that prohibits pot, this was one of Steppenwolf's most political tunes. Updated by Gov't Mule on Hempilation.

20. MURPHY's LAW -- "Big Spliff" (1990)
New York's premiere hardcore band were the first '90s rockers to support pot legalization with tunes such as this one.

21. LOUIS ARMSTRONG -- "Muggles" (1928)
Before pot was illegal, it was known as gage, mezz and muggles to a coterie of weed-smoking jazz cats like Armstrong. The great trumpet player and founder of jazz wrote this instrumental with pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines.

22. NEIL YOUNG -- "Roll Another Number (For the Road)" (1975)
This road-trippers' anthem is one of several weed-friendly tunes from the former member of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

23. TOYES -- "Smoke Two Joints" (1991)
Covered by Sublime and Norman Nardini, the Toyes' wake & bake anthem is an underground reggae favorite.

24. TOM PETTY -- "You Don't Know How It Feels" (1994)
This Top 10 hit was censored by MTV and radio stations because of the repeated lyric, "Let's get to the point and roll another joint."

25. TRADITIONAL -- "La Cucaracha"
The theme song of the Mexican revolution contains the memorable lyric, "Marijuana que fumar" (smoke marijuana).

HONORABLE MENTION
Certain songs, like Donovan's "Mellow Yellow," the Association's "Along Comes Mary" (1966) and Peter, Paul & Mary's "Puff the Magic Dragon (1963), have long been associated with marijuana, but actually were not pot songs per se. Outcries about these songs at the time of their releases, however, requires us to give them honorable mention. Also deserving honorable mention are all songs with the word "high" or "stoned" in the title, such as the Byrds' "Eight Miles High" (1966), Sly and the Family Stone's "I Wanna Take You Higher" (1968), Paul McCartney's "Hi, Hi, Hi" (1972), Van Morrison's "And It Stoned Me" (1971) and Ray Charles' "Let's All Get Stoned" (1964). Special mention to the Beatles' for advising us "to smoke pot, smoke pot, everybody smoke pot" at the end of "I Am the Walrus" (1969).
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 11:18:33 AM »

Sounds like an interesting "park"

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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2015, 01:28:39 PM »

Ah yes, the good ole days. 

I didn't think of this as a potential bad thing that could happen.

Hash oil explosions prompt proposed changes in pot states

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