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  • Good. I hope their revenues from it skyrocket and other states begin to hop on the gravy train and follow suit.
  • Yes, I think a road trip is definitely called for once things quiet down.
  • My family is already planning to move the the bi-annual family vacation to an alternating local of CO and WA , switching from AL and HI.
  • PapaChester: My family is already planning to move the the bi-annual family vacation to an alternating local of CO and WA , switching from AL and HI.


    That's cool about the switch, but what the hell made your family decide to originally have alternate vacations between Hawaii (a damn near paradise), and Alabama (a Deliverance paradise)?
  • If there is anything Colorado needs, its more hippies

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  • other states begin to hop on the gravy train

    There is no gravy train. Pot tourism only works when "legal" pot is rare. Divide number of stoners willing to travel by number of states where they can smoke.

    Around here people were saying casinos will be great look at how much money Connecticut makes. But the total number of gamblers doesn't get much bigger if Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have casinos.
  • ZAZ: Around here people were saying casinos will be great look at how much money Connecticut makes. But the total number of gamblers doesn't get much bigger if Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have casinos.


    They work good, thanks to the aging population. For whatever reason, once someone turns 60 they get addicted to nickle slots. You just need to give it a few more years for the aging population to catch up to the new casinos being built.

    (Of course they'll all have to shut down once the boomers die off)
  • TSA checkpoints in those state's airports will probably be a lot more fun.......
  • ZAZ: There is no gravy train. Pot tourism only works when "legal" pot is rare. Divide number of stoners willing to travel by number of states where they can smoke.

    Around here people were saying casinos will be great look at how much money Connecticut makes. But the total number of gamblers doesn't get much bigger if Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have casinos.


    Harshing my buzz.
  • TheHighlandHowler: ZAZ: There is no gravy train. Pot tourism only works when "legal" pot is rare. Divide number of stoners willing to travel by number of states where they can smoke.

    Around here people were saying casinos will be great look at how much money Connecticut makes. But the total number of gamblers doesn't get much bigger if Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have casinos.

    Harshing my buzz.


    Even without pot tourism, there's already plenty of pot users in each state, and plenty of tax money to be made by taking the sales out of the black market and putting it in the corner store.
  • Until the court rules if a work-related drug test can get you fired if you smoked in CO or WA, I can't imagine it's going to change for a lot of people.

    Good for those states for regulating and taxing it. Less money to the cartels.
  • Gig103: Until the court rules if a work-related drug test can get you fired if you smoked in CO or WA, I can't imagine it's going to change for a lot of people.

    Good for those states for regulating and taxing it. Less money to the cartels.


    there is nothing in the law that says employers cannot can you for violating their drug policies. and there are no regulations on what they can and cannot put into those policies.
  • ZAZ: other states begin to hop on the gravy train

    There is no gravy train. Pot tourism only works when "legal" pot is rare. Divide number of stoners willing to travel by number of states where they can smoke.

    Around here people were saying casinos will be great look at how much money Connecticut makes. But the total number of gamblers doesn't get much bigger if Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have casinos.


    There will be for those states right now. The others will see, want a piece of the pie, and begin to legalize. As long as the profits exceed the costs of regulation and enforcement, they will want to jump in. All it takes is a couple examples, and if it's only two right now then the demand will be insane
  • So can I lose my job if I legally smoke out in CO or WA and then come home? Is there any lawsuit money in the deal if I get wrongfully fired for legally partaking in another state? Should I go to law school and pursue a degree in exploiting this new found goldmine of legal battles?
  • Elzar: So can I lose my job if I legally smoke out in CO or WA and then come home?


    yes

    Elzar: Is there any lawsuit money in the deal if I get wrongfully fired for legally partaking in another state?


    nope. it is not wrongful termination

    Elzar: Should I go to law school and pursue a degree in exploiting this new found goldmine of legal battles?


    nope
  • Is there any lawsuit money in the deal if I get wrongfully fired for legally partaking in another state?

    If you live in California or Montana, maybe. Otherwise, no.

    My reasoning:

    California has a law limiting discipline by employers for employees' legal off-duty activities. Years ago it was supposed to protect people who smoked tobacco.

    Montana isn't fully "employment at will" like most states.

    The anti-pot folks in Massachusetts are trying to scare people by saying your tenants will be growing "medical" marijuana and you can't evict them because of anti-discrimination laws. Even if true, this argument doesn't protect pot tourists. Under federal law pot has no medical value. You could get every doctor in the world and it still has no medical value because Congress said so. There is Supreme Court precedent on this point. If your state allowed medical marijuana for your condition you wouldn't need to go to Colorado to smoke.  So your state prohibits pot and is not likely to rule it against public policy to fire somebody for smoking. (But there might be another California-type law out there. I'd like to hear if there is one.)
  • "FAA requests that tourists not get higher than 8,000 feet to avoid passenger aircraft "

    Goddamn it. That means in Denver I can only get 3000' AGL.
  • It's gonna be hard for "tourists" to "buy" when the federal government won't allow sales to take place.
  • Conservative media aside, this is news?

    Old thread idea is old, man.

    Ozone.

    Word.

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  • scottydoesntknow: Good. I hope their revenues from it skyrocket and other states begin to hop on the gravy train and follow suit.


    They project $1.9 billion in gross revenues in the first 5 years.
  • Fark yes... I'll be happy to treat CO like the Amsterdam of America. It's a gorgeous state, and would be a great place to hike around and smoke some spliffs while vacationing.
  • I think the bigger thing will be the mass production of hemp. Look for a flood of hemp products in Walmart next year.
  • Gig103: Until the court rules if a work-related drug test can get you fired if you smoked in CO or WA, I can't imagine it's going to change for a lot of people.

    Good for those states for regulating and taxing it. Less money to the cartels.


    fark that shiat, there's a lot of companies out there that don't test for weed. While weed make stupid people stupider, smart, cerebral engineer/designer types use it to enhance their thought process. Companies will start losing their best talent if they don't wake the fark up.
  • Suck it, rest of the country. No wait, I will suck it. And suck it legally.
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