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Legalization of Marijuana in Ohio - News & Discussion

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    UrbanPlanner2112
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    Short-term monopolies are not necessarily a bad thing. Like I said, distilleries were done this way; it gives early entrants into the market an opportunity to recoup their initial building costs. Casinos also cost money to build and the market is theoretically untested (although, Casinos are pretty reliable money printers). But long-term you really should open up the market.

    #1099960
    ColumbusTime
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>lazyfish wrote:</div>
    because state protected cable monopolies, tobacco cartels, energy cartels, airlines and all the other investor protected monopolies we utilize are soooo different than a weed monopoly? Difference w/o distinction

    This is my complaint. Why are we attacking this monopoly while defending- or just plain ignoring – so many others? I think it all depends on who the media buzz is backing.

    The correct way to do this is just simple de-criminalization and sensible growing and distribution laws. OTOH, if they want to limit producers for some reason, like they wanted to limit the number of casinos, then they could issue a fixed number of growing licenses and let people bid on them. That’s what they should have done with casinos, issue 4 licenses and let the industry bid on the licenses which would be good for x-number of years.

    I don’t understand why, because there are some monopolies, we shouldn’t object to future monopolies. What type of logic is that? Have a law that decriminalizes and allows for personal growth, and then if it says there can be 10 wholesale growth/sale sites, put them out for open bid.

    #1099961
    ColumbusTime
    ColumbusTime
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    Short-term monopolies are not necessarily a bad thing. Like I said, distilleries were done this way; it gives early entrants into the market an opportunity to recoup their initial building costs. Casinos also cost money to build and the market is theoretically untested (although, Casinos are pretty reliable money printers). But long-term you really should open up the market.

    I disagree. Make it open from the start so they don’t start lobbying officials to put in place barriers to market entry, or become big enough to buy out smaller competition from the get-go.

    #1099996
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    Out of curiosity… how many cigarette companies are out there?

    There were 68 different Cigarette companies exhibiting at the InterTabac tobacco trade show in Germany this past September. This is arguably the largest tobacco show in the world. How many of those companies have distribution in the USA… I have no idea, my focus was on the cigar side of the show.

    #1099998
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    walker has a monopoly on clutch posting.

    #1100076

    OneBagTravel
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    Really curious what the outcome of this will be. How close will the vote come? Predictions?

    #1100081
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
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    53-47 against, sadly

    #1100083
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    53-47 against, sadly

    I agree, close vote…against…and I would be willing we have at least another full decade before legalization occurs in Ohio.

    #1100084
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
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    then there is this

    Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-medical-pot-20141216-story.html

    #1100085
    lazyfish
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>lazyfish wrote:</div>
    53-47 against, sadly

    I agree, close vote…against…and I would be willing we have at least another full decade before legalization occurs in Ohio.

    ? you like the black market?

    I’m not sure 53-47 is close (20-50 thousand votes)…last time we voted on medical pot I believe it was 65-35 that’s a landslide… 48.5 or above for will be a moral victory, we will know in our hearts that our dope smoking friends let us down.

    #1100086
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Coremodels wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>lazyfish wrote:</div><br>
    53-47 against, sadly

    I agree, close vote…against…and I would be willing we have at least another full decade before legalization occurs in Ohio.

    ? you like the black market?

    Don’t misunderstand, I hope 3 passes…I just don’t think it will and I don’t think we’ll get another shot at it for a decade.

    #1100092

    News
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    #1100123
    Posole
    Posole
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    I disagree. Make it open from the start so they don’t start lobbying officials to put in place barriers to market entry, or become big enough to buy out smaller competition from the get-go.

    Well DUH!, there’s only one problem: If you wait around for politicians to produce sensible, un-biased legislation you’ll be waiting forever. Sometimes you have to take what you can get when you can get it and keep pushing to make it better.

    #1100133
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>ColumbusTime wrote:</div>
    I disagree. Make it open from the start so they don’t start lobbying officials to put in place barriers to market entry, or become big enough to buy out smaller competition from the get-go.

    Well DUH!, there’s only one problem: If you wait around for politicians to produce sensible, un-biased legislation you’ll be waiting forever. Sometimes you have to take what you can get when you can get it and keep pushing to make it better.

    I can’t believe that people are expecting a legislation that just voted to de-fund planned parenthood…and, oh, btw created issue 2…to suddenly create more open, liberal drug policy than Issue 3 would.

    #1100135

    beeker888
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    I posted this in the mayoral race thread too but was about to go vote and was looking up the location and while doing that I realized I never updated my address when I moved a little over a year ago. What does this mean for my ability to vote? Drivers license still has the old address

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