100 days of recreational marijuana sales: Advocate's top eight reasons it's working

Categories: Marijuana

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This is the 100th day since recreational marijuana sales became legal in Colorado, and to mark the occasion, Michael Elliott of the Marijuana Industry Group has put together eight reasons it's working, supported by coverage from national and local media outlets. Yes, the items are cherry-picked, and legalization opponents could come up with reports that disputed all of Elliott's. But at the very least, the roster is evidence of the huge changes that have taken place in a very short period. Count down the photo-illustrated list below.

Number 8: Medical efficacy

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"Gupta: 'I am doubling down' on medical marijuana'" by Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, 3-6-14'

Number 7: Tax revenue

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"Colorado Expects to Reap Tax Bonanza From Legal Marijuana Sales" by Jack Healy, The New York Times, 2-20-2014

Number 6: Real estate

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"Colorado Pot Laws Help Mile-High City's Appetite for Real Estate to Grow Even Higher" by James Higdon, CNN, 12-13-2013

"Denver Ranks as a Top 'Market to Watch' for Commercial Real Estate" by Dennis Huspeni, Denver Business Journal, 1-17-14

Continue to keep counting down one advocate's top eight reasons why recreational marijuana sales are working on the 100th day since they became legal.


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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "Colorado Expects to Reap Tax Bonanza From Legal Marijuana Sales


More LIES and BULLSHIT pimped by the lying liars behind A64 and regurgitated by hack pseudo-journalists like Fluffmaster Roberts and Wasteword.

bido
bido

Ok, people, thanks for reading my comments. I'm off to score some cannabis on the street because a PTA mom on a city council decided it would be unseemly to sell cannabis recreationally in my Colorado town, and I don't want to pay $80 to doctor so he can buy some nice furniture for his second home. Ah, the Colorado miracle of legal cannabis, looks strangely like anywhere else. Especially the fear of the street people selling the illegal flowers: 

"Psst. Got any weed for sale?"

"Are you a cop?"


Ah, the miracle of legal cannabis in Colorado. So glad I'm here.

bido
bido

I'm glad Dr. Gupta has finally seen the light on the massive fraud of cannabis prohibition. However, is it not astonishing that a medical doctor had no opinion on the efficacy of cannabis until recently? Perhaps he's more intent on celebrity than medicine.

Shawn Coleman
Shawn Coleman

@ Christ Why, RE: Graduation rates: EXACTLY! Just as it would be irrational to say retail marijuana "caused" co-related increase in graduation rates, for the same it is also irrational for folks to say it has increased teen marijuana use. Not to mention that teen marijuana use has been trending down since 2011 in Colorado according to the CDC. The point of the author of the article for using that data point was that when the legalization law was signed in 2012, there was a presumption people made that their would be more dropouts. In fact Governor Hickenlooper said that was specifically his concern. So it is relevant that after the first full year of the policy, rates went up instead of down.

Joslyn Larned
Joslyn Larned

Cops are racially profiling people. Over suspicion of being hi when you fail a sobriety test!! It happened last night on Pecos St. By Waterworld. If your Mexican don't drive an Audi A8L. You can't be brown and have nice car!!!!! Illegal search and seizure!!!!!!!!

Matthew Slim Gaer
Matthew Slim Gaer

People act like it being legalized everyone started smoking. A better part of the population has been smoking for a long time. People just don't have to hide it now. Life will go on. Same as always

bido
bido

It's time you people started asking real questions about the medical cannabis swindle going on. Why are out of state medpot cards not recognized? Is kidney cancer in California not the same in Colorado? Are doctors in Maine, Nevada, and Oregon not real doctors? There needs to be a class action law suit against the state of Colorado for refusing medpot card holders from other states. Those who instituted this completely unfair system need to be prosecuted. There is no legitimate reason to withhold cannabis from patients from other states. Prosecute the fat cats that instituted this swindle on the American people.

bido
bido

How is it democratic that PTA moms on city councils can vote to ban rec shops in entire cities in Colorado? When the people voted for legal retail sales of cannabis they never knew it meant  "provided a city council diktat decideds it's O.K. This is a scam and an insult to people who voted for cannabis rights. Why are Peublo and Denver the only places in the state where I don't have to buy into the red card fraud?Why can't I walk down the street in Durango or Monarch and buy some herb without being treated like a malingerer? Wake up people, you're being ripped off by doctors, lawyers and rec shop owners. Legalize Cannabis NOW!

Christ Why
Christ Why

What do graduations rates have to do with it? It was only put into effect four months ago, how is that enough time for graduation rates to be a factor?

Mario Trujillo
Mario Trujillo

No but the population still needs to educated on the real dangers out there and not all this reefer madness that still plagues a good percentage of this nation

Monkey
Monkey

Funny. I thought the only reason it was working is because people are willing to buy inferior weed, at inflated prices. Weed sales have always worked, no matter what the laws say. Those other things have nothing to do with why weed sells. 

nemopunk15
nemopunk15 topcommenter

Yep. Sounds about right.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay A liar like you claiming others are liars?  Cute.  You nanny state conservatives are a joke.  You hate American freedom.  Little gnats like you are the American Taliban. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@bido  "Ok, people, thanks for reading my comments"


See your psychiatrist about those manifest delusions.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Shawn Coleman <== paid shill and pimp for the Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "If your [sic] Mexican don't drive an Audi A8L"


Spend the $$ on remedial English lessons instead.

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

Cannabis has not been legalized in Colorado; to the contrary:  outside of our overtaxed dispensaries, growing more than six plants or selling any cannabis remains a felony.  Gov. Hack and the General Assembly not only re-instituted all the felonies for cannabis last summer, they increased their maximum severity to a Class 1 felony -- like premeditated murder!

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@bido"Why are out of state medpot cards not recognized?" -- because reciprocity is not one of the provisions of Article XVIII, Section 14 of our Constitution and there is no political will to allow it.  Instead of posting rhetorical questions that make it clear you do not understand the law and politics of cannabis in Colorado and blithering on, start to educate yourself.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey  "Weed sales have always worked, no matter what the laws say."


WORD!


... and for nearly the entire time, they didn't need the help of 1000s of pages of bullshit regulations, nor Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels, nor the insatiable Dept. of Revenue.



bido
bido

@DonkeyHotay @bidoAll that belly fat you accrue writing your screeds from your basement room at your mom's house must be repugnant to the oppostite sex. When was the last time you got some Hotay? You got sucha bright icon and a Top Commenter badge as well bet you couldn't fight your way out of wet papper bag, all that sugar cereal your mom gives you to eat in the morning is driving a very morbid imagination. Get help Hotay. Take your meds.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay At least you aren't paid, donkeyhotair, no one would pay for the intellectually flawed crap and hate you spew.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay And while we're spending other people's money, donkeyhotair could spend theirs on therapy to help with their whiny little anger issues.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase  




"I do not believe that there will be any fallout for medical cannabis" 

--- Robert "dilettante" Chase, pontificating about that turd A64


"There has been no fallout from having passed Amendment 64"

 -- Robert "egomaniac in denial" Chase


.

bido
bido

@RobertChase @bido " no political will to allow it" That is pure obfuscation. It is you who hide behind rhetoric. You cite the law as the only reason for blocking medpot card holders from other states. In no way have you challenged the underlying injustice of witholding cannabis from adults who it to medicate their conditions. I reiterate, contra your bankrupt and no doubt venal thinking: there is no ethically sound reason to deny cannabis to adults based soley on their geographic local. It is now encumbant upon you to show logical cause for this disgusting travesty or admit the system must be changed to allow all out of state medpot card holders access to dispensary facilities in Colorado. A judicial victory would have a big impact nation wide.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @MonkeyYou sound like an illegal dope dealer whining about losing their illegal business.  I know a radical right wing nut dope dealer that sounds just like you!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@bido <== pathetic clueless newbie spewing the trite lame "mom's basement" inanity.


Keep failing, sucker, it's your best skill.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@muhutdafuga ... yet here you are, reading and replying to each of my posts.


How intellectually flawed is that??

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@muhutdafuga ...


HipTip: Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels are "illegal dope dealers" ... under Federal law.


Why do you pimp and shill for Criminal Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartel Pigs?



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