Iowa Democrats push for legal marijuana

JRHawk2003

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Two more dispensaries coming to the Illinois side of the quads in the next 3-6 months and that is just in Moline.

I fully expect Rock Island to also follow suit soon.

Iowa is literally letting MILLIONS in tax dollars flow into Illinois coffers for no other reason than that the Iowa governor is a washed up alcoholic.

and South Dakota in the West.
 

JRHawk2003

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If Iowa legalized it, they need to price it at cost like certain groups want medical services. Put those overpriced Illinois dispensarys out of business…

They wont, because they want to tax it too.

The trick is getting the taxation right so the black market doesnt take a lot of the business. California learned this the hard way.
 

Finance85

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I know several who don’t smoke because it’s against the law. Good point about GOP being morality police. Their morals are so backward it’s ridiculous.
Perhaps, but there's probably an additional motive that involves just more than getting caught by the police, like public image, or maybe work drug testing. I've never tried it, and never wanted to, but I have to get tested as a condition of my security clearance. No, that's not intended as a subtle brag.

There are multiple opportunity costs. There's lost tax revenue, lost production revenue from people who are in jail, and enforcement costs.
 

Jimmy McGill

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Perhaps, but there's probably an additional motive that involves just more than getting caught by the police, like public image, or maybe work drug testing. I've never tried it, and never wanted to, but I have to get tested as a condition of my security clearance. No, that's not intended as a subtle brag.

I call B.S., even the THC drug test is waived for qualified people in important positions that we need. Not the norm, but in isolated cases it does happen.
 

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I don't care if people smoke or not so im fine if it's legal. I did read where only 16% do partake in it so not sure if it is a winning issue.

It can be if the majority of that 16% don't normally vote, but like you I'm doubting legalization will tilt the scales.
 

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Two more dispensaries coming to the Illinois side of the quads in the next 3-6 months and that is just in Moline.

I fully expect Rock Island to also follow suit soon.

Iowa is literally letting MILLIONS in tax dollars flow into Illinois coffers for no other reason than that the Iowa governor is a washed up alcoholic.
You sound like the Nebraskans talking about casinos in Iowa LOL.