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What are your thoughts of marijuana being voted in  New York State?

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Welcome first time poster.

Looong overdue. There will be laws governing use and sale. It's up to individuals to behave properly.

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5 hours ago, thomas said:

 It's up to individuals to behave properly.

That has worked so well in the past.

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They have legalized something that's already being done - many, many people smoke pot.  This will help unclog the legal system of non-violent crime.

The part that needs to be figured out is people driving stoned.  And will employers no longer drug test for marijuana?

Of course, the bottom line is that NYS can make money off it now. 

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9 minutes ago, Responsible_Adult_Female said:

They have legalized something that's already being done - many, many people smoke pot.  This will help unclog the legal system of non-violent crime.

The part that needs to be figured out is people driving stoned.  And will employers no longer drug test for marijuana?

Of course, the bottom line is that NYS can make money off it now. 

I am not trying to be snarky but I don't agree with all of your statements

Murder is also being done. Does that mean we should legalize it?  I don't think the legal system is clogged.  We are a free nation where people can do bad things. 

Driving stoned?  Not only that but what about working stoned?  Every time there is an industrial accident, people are tested for drugs.  How about doctors operating stoned?  how about LEOs or nurses stoned?  Dentists?   Food workers?  The list is endless.

NYS will make money for a little while but remember politicians are not business people but dealers are.  They will extend credit, undercut prices, deliver drugs to your doorstep.  Dealers will not go away. 

We are on a one way path to hell.

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afaik  residual marijuana stays in your system for a period of time so that the tests they have now will test positive even for the most miniscule level. So what is the "impaired" level of marijuana? akaik they don't know and the tests do not report the mj level, just a positive. Therefore the tests are useless unless they specify level.

As usual, you either perform your job satisfactorily or you don't for whatever reason. Is harrassing people legal?

Folks, mj is now legal for adults in NY.

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It’s been awhile, but I know they were working on testing for DUI, vs presence of THC, which only shows just that. This was back when they 1st legalized out West.

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3 hours ago, PeteMoss said:

I am not trying to be snarky but I don't agree with all of your statements

Murder is also being done. Does that mean we should legalize it?  I don't think the legal system is clogged.  We are a free nation where people can do bad things. 

Driving stoned?  Not only that but what about working stoned?  Every time there is an industrial accident, people are tested for drugs.  How about doctors operating stoned?  how about LEOs or nurses stoned?  Dentists?   Food workers?  The list is endless.

NYS will make money for a little while but remember politicians are not business people but dealers are.  They will extend credit, undercut prices, deliver drugs to your doorstep.  Dealers will not go away. 

We are on a one way path to hell.

I said non-violent crimes.  Would you rather have a police officer wasting time pulling over someone for smoking a joint, or chasing leads on murder?

I agree with your work statements - I don't want to see people stoned in the workplace.  I think three ounces is a little far out of range for acceptable quantity.  Driving stoned:  you'd be surprised how many do it now...or drink and drive.  We only hear about the ones that got caught.

I don't agree with all the legislation, but I will say I'd rather see someone stoned than drunk.  Worse thing I've ever seen a stoned person person do is fall asleep with their head in a bag of Doritos.  I've seen too many drunk people get mean, angry, and abusive.  Not saying it can't happen to stoned people, but alcohol can be nasty...and it's legal.

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THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES JUST FIRED 5 PEOPLE FOR PAST MARIJUANA USE. THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES GIVEN HIS POLITICS.

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A lot of people will be taking up gardening. What about the drug dealers do they start pushing other drugs or do they go out of business and retrain as munchie sales people. there are a lot of unanswered questions 

 

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8 hours ago, PeteMoss said:

..NYS will make money for a little while but remember politicians are not business people but dealers are.  They will extend credit, undercut prices, deliver drugs to your doorstep.  Dealers will not go away. 

We are on a one way path to hell.

If I am to believe what has been said over the last 40 years (or more) - that MJ is a gateway to harder drugs - the dealers have absolutely nothing to worry about. They will have a booming business soon.  As for your last sentence - we took that fork in the road a while back. Lately we are just adding bricks onto the accelerator.

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My assumption is people that have already been buying / selling it illegally will continue to do so. Just because it's "legal" doesn't mean the dealers will go away, it just means they can get caught with it and not go to jail. Unless the products they start selling in the stores are a lot higher quality and the same costs people will still go to their dealer they've been using for years and avoid any of the NY State taxes. 

The biggest differences we will see is when they start opening pot bars and such for people to hang out at and smoke. They will be on every corner just like your standard bar is today

Businesses will still test for it and people will prolly get fired if pop positive. It is still illegal on the Federal level and that's what a lot of companies follow. So if you work in a warehouse and crash a forklift you will get tested, if it's in your system you will be held responsible, same as if you tested positive for alcohol. Those that smoke should understand it's in your system longer and that unfortunately is a risk you take. I'm sure there are many that smoke now and just hope nothing happens at work where they need to get tested ... again, no changes

 

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Businesses will always be able to undercut the price of a government produced product.

Then the politicians will have to start SUBSIDIZING the costs to produce pot so it can be sold at a lower price.  There goes the income from taxes.

 

 

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They are already lining up to spend the tax revenue for one pet cause or another. I read 13% tax. There will be costs to regulate the sales and safety of the product. I assume the mj business will be regulated like any other. 

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On 4/1/2021 at 1:28 AM, thomas said:

Welcome first time poster.

Looong overdue. There will be laws governing use and sale. It's up to individuals to behave properly.

 

On 4/1/2021 at 7:50 AM, Responsible_Adult_Female said:

They have legalized something that's already being done - many, many people smoke pot.  This will help unclog the legal system of non-violent crime.

The part that needs to be figured out is people driving stoned.  And will employers no longer drug test for marijuana?

Of course, the bottom line is that NYS can make money off it now. 

People driving stoned is gone to be a big problem that is what worries me.

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10 hours ago, Sandy said:

 

People driving stoned is gone to be a big problem that is what worries me.

There could be one way to stop this.  If a cop pulls you over and there is an open bottle of alcohol, you can be charged.

Same rule should apply to pot.  A cop pulls you over and he can smell pot in the car, charge the person with a crime. 

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