We’re going to have to sell more weed.Pueblo County Budget and Finance Director Cal Hamler • During a county finance meeting earlier this week, during which Hamler and his colleagues joked about the massive amount of revenue that recreational marijuana sales have already generated for Pueblo County. If the rest of the year’s sales match January’s pace, Pueblo will raise just over $11 million in tax revenue from the sale of recreational marijuana, about seven percent of the county’s total 2014 budget. (h/t The Smoking Section) source
Marijuana prohibition has been a long-term failure. Forcing marijuana into the underground market ensures authorities have no control of the product. Regulating marijuana would allow the product to be sold safely and responsibly by legitimate businesses in appropriate locations.Rhode Island State Sen. Joshua Miller • In a statement, released via the official Rhode Island State Senate website, after introducing a bill that would legalize the use of recreational marijuana for all adults aged 21 or older. The Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act was also introduced to the Rhode Island House of Representatives on Wednesday, by Rep. Edith Ajello, and would make Rhode Island the third state to legalize use of the plant. Medical marijuana was approved by voters back in 2006, and a recent Public Policy Polling study shows a slight majority of voters in the state support regulating cannabis like alcohol. source
It’s a business trip. Nobody is going to care about that. Bill told us about it. He basically told us, ‘Don’t go out there and be stupid.’ [That’s] really good advice.New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount • Emphasizing that his teammates won’t be taking part in legal pot-smoking in Colorado ahead of their AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos—because, essentially, coach said no.
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