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Canada's going to make billions while Donald wants to spend billions going backward.
Trudeau Proposes C$1 a Gram Tax on Canada's Recreational Pot
By Greg Quinn and Jen Skerritt
October 3, 2017, 6:02 PM EDT October 3, 2017, 6:41 PM EDT
Total taxes have to be low enough to combat illicit sales
Bulk of revenue should go to provinces: Nova Scotia Premier

A resident smokes a large marijuana joint during the 420 Day festival on the lawns of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on April 20, 2017. Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposed a tax of one dollar a gram on sales of marijuana when it’s legalized next year, his most detailed proposal yet on how he would raise revenue to pay for extra government costs while discouraging illegal sales.

The C$1 (80 U.S. cents) tax could apply to recreational marijuana sold for up to C$10 a gram, Trudeau said after meeting the leaders of Canada’s 10 provinces in Ottawa on Tuesday. For marijuana sold for more than C$10 a gram the tax could be 10 percent, he said. The tax money should be split between the federal and provincial governments, Trudeau said.

Canada is still grappling with how to tax legal pot at a price low enough to squash the black market. The nascent industry has ballooned in value amid optimism over Trudeau’s plans for recreational sales, which Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. said could reach C$6 billion by 2021.

Trudeau needs to negotiate with provincial leaders who by next July must set up a system of retail distribution and train police on roadside checks for impaired drivers. The provinces also share power over some sales taxes with the federal government, and Trudeau said the premiers resisted his proposal because they are seeking more money.

“The burden of legalizing and implementation of this will be borne by provinces, and by doing so we believe the lion’s share of the revenue form the tax should end up with the provinces,” Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said after Trudeau spoke.
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The doors opened and the sales began today at 12:01. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out over the next decade. I hope I have a good decade left to see.

Smoke lingers over Parliament Hill in Ottawa as people smoke marijuana during Canada’s annual 4/20 rally in April 2018.
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Wish I was there. :-D

The first recreational shop is expected to open in Massachusetts any day now. First for the eastern U.S.

I still haven't visited a pot shop of any kind. I'm looking forward to it though.
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jemcanada wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:49 am
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2017 ... ana-market

There's going to be the largest pot greenhouse in the world right near me. I'm a little disappointed that the greenhouse stopped growing eggplant for this though. I have a strange addiction to eggplant. :-D
Do you have an eggplant rock?
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RoadScholar wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:58 pm
jemcanada wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:49 am
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2017 ... ana-market

There's going to be the largest pot greenhouse in the world right near me. I'm a little disappointed that the greenhouse stopped growing eggplant for this though. I have a strange addiction to eggplant. :-D
Do you have an eggplant rock?
I did find a new eggplant supplier! :-D :blink: :P


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You know about eggplant stones, then, yes?
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Nine-year-old sells out of Girl Guide cookies in front of cannabis store on first day
A nine-year-old Alberta girl managed to rapidly sell out of Girl Guide cookies by targeting cannabis consumers on the first day of legal sales.

Elina Childs tells CTV News Channel that it was her father’s idea to load up her wagon and line up outside of an Edmonton pot shop on Wednesday.

Elina, part of the Girl Guides Canada Brownies program, unloaded all 30 boxes of cookies at $5 each in about 45 minutes, according to her father, Seann Childs.
https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/ni ... -1.4140128

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Lani wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:10 am
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Nine-year-old sells out of Girl Guide cookies in front of cannabis store on first day
A nine-year-old Alberta girl managed to rapidly sell out of Girl Guide cookies by targeting cannabis consumers on the first day of legal sales.

Elina Childs tells CTV News Channel that it was her father’s idea to load up her wagon and line up outside of an Edmonton pot shop on Wednesday.

Elina, part of the Girl Guides Canada Brownies program, unloaded all 30 boxes of cookies at $5 each in about 45 minutes, according to her father, Seann Childs.
https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/ni ... -1.4140128
It's called pre-munchie planning and not the only thing that is selling out.
The government-run Ontario Cannabis Store received 100,000 orders in its first 24 hours. In Quebec, online and in-store orders totalled nearly 140,000 in the first week of legalization, and the provincial-owned retailer indicated Wednesday it may have to close some locations as producers couldn’t meet demand.The Canadian cannabis industry is still reeling from sky-high demand in the second week of legalization...

“There’s not a mass shortage of cannabis around the country right now,” only certain strains that have sold out..
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Happy days. A man holds a bag of marijuana he bought in a cannabis store in Quebec City, on Oct. 17.

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There's actually a great strain of indica called girlscout cookies. Any hybrid with cookies in the name is usually good.
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Scott finally got off his ass here in FL and got the medical MJ set up for us. It only took two years after we voted it in overwhelmingly.

I know, hard to believe, but I never so much as smoked a cigarette as a kid. Not saying I was a goody two-shoes (wasn't) but alcohol, pot, cigarettes never appealed to me. I was cheap and they stunk.

But when my son told me how it was the best thing for his PTSD (Iraq combat vet), I tried a gummy when visiting and slept through the night probably the first time in my entire life. I came home, got my card,* and take a capsule every night before bed. I feel like a new person! (at least until this election started depressing me).

*Wow, is the medical MJ doctor thing a scam. $250 for the initial 20 minute visit, $100 every three month follow-up by phone to keep the card current. Pretty sure the guy approves everyone who walks in the door, but it's not my place to judge. I don't look like someone with advanced OA, until I try to get up and walk.

But I've wandered off again. My point is, in my case, it's a miracle drug. The local guy who finally got the MMJ passed is now working on getting it legalized for anyone. I expect that to happen eventually, especially if the election goes well for us.
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It costs $75/year for renewal here, $125 for initial consult. Yeah, Scott created a scam for you.
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kate520 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:57 am
It costs $75/year for renewal here, $125 for initial consult. Yeah, Scott created a scam for you.
He's good at that. The fact that it took 2 years means one thing - it took him that long to figure out how to turn this into millions for himself. I guarantee he used those two years to position himself and get himself embedded in every layer of the business. If there are profits to be made and he can use his position to get in on the ground floor, you can bet he's got himself all set up.
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Slim Cognito wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:16 am

*Wow, is the medical MJ doctor thing a scam. $250 for the initial 20 minute visit, $100 every three month follow-up by phone to keep the card current. Pretty sure the guy approves everyone who walks in the door, but it's not my place to judge. I don't look like someone with advanced OA, until I try to get up and walk.
Slim, your MJ doctor has a real scam going. I saw a doctor yesterday (also in FL) and the charge was also $250, but that covers an entire year. Are there any other doctors in your area who might charge you less?
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Sunrise wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Slim Cognito wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:16 am

*Wow, is the medical MJ doctor thing a scam. $250 for the initial 20 minute visit, $100 every three month follow-up by phone to keep the card current. Pretty sure the guy approves everyone who walks in the door, but it's not my place to judge. I don't look like someone with advanced OA, until I try to get up and walk.
Slim, your MJ doctor has a real scam going. I saw a doctor yesterday (also in FL) and the charge was also $250, but that covers an entire year. Are there any other doctors in your area who might charge you less?
Eventually, I hope so, but not yet. And I had to drive 90 minutes to get to this office.. But we have plenty of dispensaries, lol.

I'll keep checking for new offices. Thanks for the tip
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We've been discussing pot on the AntiVaxer thread, so I thought I'd try and move it back over here.

I use it as an anti-anxiety drug, so indica is my friend.

My prefered dispensary is The Guild in San Jose. http://www.guildsj.com

It's a nice place.
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They even have a loyalty program.
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Estiveo wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:56 pm
They even have a loyalty program.
That could be outdone if one of the businesses would post a We Accept All Loyalty Program Cards.
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ZekeB wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Estiveo wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:56 pm
They even have a loyalty program.
That could be outdone if one of the businesses would post a We Accept All Loyalty Program Cards.
Does a high weed trip win you frequent flyer miles :?: :lol:

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Estiveo wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:56 pm
We've been discussing pot on the AntiVaxer thread, so I thought I'd try and move it back over here.

I use it as an anti-anxiety drug, so indica is my friend.

My prefered dispensary is The Guild in San Jose. http://www.guildsj.com

It's a nice place.
Screenshot_2019-02-07-10-48-24.jpg

They even have a loyalty program.
About 7 miles from home ;)

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RTH10260 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Does a high weed trip win you frequent flyer miles :?: :lol:
No, but joining the Mile-High Club would have a totally different meaning.

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Rising High: GM Yeast Generates Known and Novel Marijuana Compounds
Engineered microorganisms churn out THC, CBD and rarer, less-understood cannabis cousins

By Sophie Bushwick on February 27, 2019

If you had to pick a favorite microbe, a good candidate would be Saccharomyces cerevisiae, better known as brewer’s yeast, which transforms grape juice into wine, grain mash into beer and dough into bread. Over the past few decades scientists have hacked the yeast’s genome to make it produce less delectable but arguably more important substances, including hormones like insulin and drugs like opioids. Now it is churning out cannabinoids, the compounds found in marijuana.


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As the news outlet Marijuana Moment and the advocacy group NORML reported, Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill decriminalizing marijuana last week — but the issue got little to no attention from his office or news media. The law makes it so first-time possession of up to half an ounce of marijuana is no longer a criminal misdemeanor that carries the potential for jail time, but instead is an infraction that only carries a fine.

This is different from marijuana legalization. Under decriminalization, possession of small amounts of pot no longer carries jail or prison time but can continue to carry a fine, and possession of larger amounts, repeat offenses, and sales or trafficking can still result in harsher sentences. Under legalization, penalties for marijuana possession are completely removed, and sales are typically allowed.

Some opponents of legalization favor decriminalization as a step toward peeling back America’s harsh drug and criminal justice policies. They see “tough on crime” policies as too punitive and costly, but they don’t want to resort to full legalization, which they fear would make pot too accessible in the US and allow big corporations to sell and market the drug irresponsibly.
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From the Great Granddaughter of Emily Post....

Need Etiquette Tips for Cannabis? For Starters, Don’t Call It ‘Marijuana’ or ‘Weed’

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Don’t slobber on the pipe. Don’t take too many hits at once. (“We all know that dude.”) Try not to dreamily repeat “I’m so high” over and over again. Don’t go robotic and mindlessly scarf all the munchies. Don’t assume we want to hear your theory of existence, at least not right now.
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“Higher Etiquette” argues that it’s time for cannabis to move, in the public imagination, away from its surfer and “Cheech and Chong” image. To that end, Post is interested in language. Avoid the stigmatizing term “pothead,” she advises. Mostly avoid “marijuana,” too. It has a slew of undeserved negative connotations and, anyway, it isn’t a scientific term. The term “weed,” to some, is totally disrespectful of the noble plant.

“Cannabis” is the preferred word, even if using it can make you sound like a stuffed owl. Among the conversation starters Post suggests is this abysmal one, which will make you sound like Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with a wrench: “What’s your cannabis preference?” (What’s your preference for how quickly I sprint away from you?)

Post suggests you find yourself a good “budtender,” and tip well because he or she probably makes minimum wage. She’s fun to read on good strains, the way Auberon Waugh used to be fun to read on good wine. Waugh once wrote that the only wine that paired well with pot was Deinhart’s Hochheimer Konigin Victoria Beng Riesling Kabinett, which I thought was a joke tipple until I looked it up.
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I thought it was called, "bud etiquette" (or at least that's what some of my kin call it ;) )

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I guess terminology has changed since the late sixties. Early on, I think "pot" was the preferred term, but then "weed" became more cool. This, of course, will vary depending on the area of the country. I was at Ohio State at the time. (Oh, the smell of tear gas on the Oval!)

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Somerset wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:54 pm
I thought it was called, "bud etiquette" (or at least that's what some of my kin call it ;) )
I think etiquette is different, a budtender would be more like a bartender for pot, wouldn't it? :think:
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