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    Talking How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Facts:

    a) Gov. Bryant recently stated that "we must lower prison costs in MS." Ok. Republicans are all for limited government, and imprisoning people is a big (private) industry here.

    b) Federal grade marijuana is grown in MS (!).

    c) We're an agricultural state whose last position as one of the wealthiest in the Union was antebellum ("King Cotton").

    d) We eventually succumbed to legalized gambling because of the profits (to go toward education, but, of course, never did because of corruption, but hey, we're used to that.

    I give it 2 years at best!

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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Addendum:

    a) Imprisoning people is a big private industry here, but sponsored and paid for by your taxes! Limited government, indeed ("privatize profits; socialize costs");

    b) Oxford -- wonder what is happening there now due to recent states changing laws?

    c) King Cotton needed slaves, but hey, we now have plenty of illegals to do the dirty work ;

    d) Corruptors always go along with the money-incomes, hahaha (erp, damn, public screwed again ).

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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Maybe easily accessible weed will cut back on high school students smokin' meth. Specially in Petal.
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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    How will "blue laws" affect weed sales in MS? Will we be able to buy weed before noon on Sunday? Will the windows of weed smokeries have to be painted out? Will you have to carry your sandwich baggie inside a brown paper bag?
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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    I give it way more than two years if ever.

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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Figuring out how to apply "blue laws" will be problematic since weed has no "beer" equivalent.
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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Mississippi will be one of the last, if not the last state, to legalize it and it will be at least 20 years from now.



    I am doubtful that the legalization of marijuana or any other currently prohibited drug is likely at the federal level any time soon. There is no movement in Congress to do so and politicians such as former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and Baltimore mayor Kurt Schmoke who supported the idea got nowhere. It will happen at the grass roots level in states that permit voters to propose initiatives and at the federal level only after we have enough years of experience to have a good understanding of the consequences. It may take another 20 years, but eventually it will happen.
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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Quote Originally Posted by OTM View Post
    Mississippi will be one of the last, if not the last state, to legalize it and it will be at least 20 years from now.
    While, as a MS-born resident, I can see your argument, it's time to admit that MS will be far better off for legalization. I'm not a gambler, but I still hold to my 2-year time frame.

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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMac View Post
    While, as a MS-born resident, I can see your argument, it's time to admit that MS will be far better off for legalization. I'm not a gambler, but I still hold to my 2-year time frame.
    I've always said that if nicotine and alcohol are legal, marijuana should be too, but the bible belt will never see it that way.
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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Quote Originally Posted by OTM View Post
    I've always said that if nicotine and alcohol are legal, marijuana should be too, but the bible belt will never see it that way.
    Unless there is lots of money involved. Let's be honest.

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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    MS can't legalize anything until we can figure out how to legally attach shame to it.
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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Colorado will be the bellwether on whether other states will legalize (decriminalize?) marijuana. I think there has to be at least two years of run time for the states that have legalized before anyone can declare success.

    It'll be interesting that if there is a widespread movement to legalize pot in the next 3-5 years where Mississippi does end up. The state could end up like the Jack Daniel's distillery, can grow it here but you can't buy it here.
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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShockandAwe View Post
    It'll be interesting that if there is a widespread movement to legalize pot in the next 3-5 years where Mississippi does end up. The state could end up like the Jack Daniel's distillery, can grow it here but you can't buy it here.
    So, Phil Bryant, what is your stance?

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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunMac View Post
    So, Phil Bryant, what is your stance?
    Forward-thinking guy that he is...

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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    We still have large numbers of morons who were certain that the recent legalization of "high gravity" beers would instantly increase DUIs and vehicle accidents related to alcohol. Did you read any of the comments on articles about that? The willful ignorance was disturbing. Those people would lose their tiny little minds if anyone even mentioned legalizing marijuana. I personally am all for it. I wouldn't use it, but I think it should be legal. When I was a teenager, we had a hard time getting alcohol, but weed was easy to get. Regulate it like alcohol and tobacco, and we get the tax revenue and make it harder for kids to get it before they're old enough to show an id. I just hope that with weed being harder to find they won't go straight to something harder.


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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    So, Mac, I just have to throw this out there. What happens when Chuck and Andy show up stoned??
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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Quote Originally Posted by 58ford View Post
    So, Mac, I just have to throw this out there. What happens when Chuck and Andy show up stoned??
    I assure you I've thought about that, as every parent should.


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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Just remember to search their rooms if they develop a strong attachment to incense.
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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    There's no way my kids could get by without me knowing.

    Seriously though, LH makes a good point about legalizing it. MSU is a major agricultural university and UM is the only place you can legally grow it in the entire country. For us NOT to get to the front of the line on this is foolish. The first day it was legal in CO, they made over $1,000,000.


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    Re: How long before legal marijuana in MS?

    Oh, you'll know, you'll just let it pass, enable, etc. 'til you're stuck with a couple of jobless stoners, or humanities undergrads.
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