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    After reading the murder stats for Chicago in the "Bizarre and Wtf" thread, my first thought was they need to drop a few tons of weed around and chill the F--- out.

    But I maybe I'm wrong about that. And I'm not really interested in the right or wrong politics. I just want to know what, if any, effects police experience.

    So I ask you, LGK Law Enforcement persons, how has the pseudo-legalization effected your job? Has it made a difference in your day to day interactions?
    Has dui marijuana become rampant? Is it in addition to other dui substances, or replacing them?

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    OK, since I have been retired or partially as I still am active as a Reserve Deputy, here's my thoughts.
    The so called legalization (medical marijuana) has had these effects on society through my most recent experiences. It has to be "recommended" not prescribed as many think, to just about anyone who goes to a Dr and asks for it, i.e. a waitress who spend 8 hours a day on her feet, a 21 year old male who had no problem sprinting up a flight of stairs to make his purchase close to closing time at a dispensary for his chronic back problems, too many to mention for stress, you name it.
    The point here is the Dr makes about $50.00 to recommend it (Rx charge). When they first started, it was $100.00 for an annual Rx, then it was changed to quarterly so the Drs doubled up.
    The two big ones I have seen, is it is being purchased by certain people over the age on 21 and being resold to teenagers, and the dispensary owners have been skimming off the top, i.e. a baggie selling for $50.00 all of a sudden becomes 75 or 100 shortly before closing time. Only the original 50 is on the books. We served search warrants at a dispensary and an owners home at the same time finding over 600 thousand in unaccounted for cash at the home, and over 100 thousand on site.
    Anyone can do the math here
    The amazing part is that if Cal went into the business legally, we could clear up our state's debt and have a huge pot (no pun intended) to do whatever we needed to do. It is still our largest cash crop.
    Now when I was working Narco in the early 80s, the T.H.C. content was less than 10%. Today, thanks to all of our chemistry majors, that content exceeds 35%. Better things for better living through chemistry.
    Meth and the designer drugs that show up in the streets, are the biggest problem as far as violent acts and violence in general is concerned.
    Never worked traffic so I'm not up to speed on the dui related problems with weed. Don't hesitate to PM me if you need a question answered

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    Damn, I need to get in the weed selling business.

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    Ty JC.
    Interesting about it still having under the table elements. Never heard or thought about that. I just assumed that since it's so easy to get a card, it's become essentially legal and that type of monkey business would fade away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron View Post
    Ty JC.
    Interesting about it still having under the table elements. Never heard or thought about that. I just assumed that since it's so easy to get a card, it's become essentially legal and that type of monkey business would fade away.
    Until the Feds legalize it, this b.s. will continue. You do know that each of the states that have legalized still can't do business with a bank. They are Federally insured and it's against the Federal law, so they have to deal with cash, a lot of cash. So do you think there would be the slightest possibility that maybe, just maybe some of that cash will suddenly disappear? Not to mention the problem the neighboring states are having from the traffic to and from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Simpson View Post
    Damn, I need to get in the weed selling business.
    Remember the recent prison escapees? One of them was in for mutilating a dispensary owner in the worst way.
    http://mynewsla.com/orange-county/20...pensary-owner/

    People will assume you have cash stashed. You'd have to spend a lot of that cash to stay safe 24/7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockPile View Post
    People will assume you have cash stashed.
    Thank you for reminding me. Quite a few of these home invasion robberies are tied to dispensary owners. Someone gets an "inside tip" that cash is being stored in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockPile View Post
    Remember the recent prison escapees? One of them was in for mutilating a dispensary owner in the worst way.
    http://mynewsla.com/orange-county/20...pensary-owner/

    People will assume you have cash stashed. You'd have to spend a lot of that cash to stay safe 24/7.
    My weed shop will be called KingsJohn and Tonga's Weed Haven, I will never be seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Simpson View Post
    My weed shop will be called KingsJohn and Tonga's Weed Haven, I will never be seen.
    Tonga will drink the profits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jccawdrey View Post
    The amazing part is that if Cal went into the business legally, we could clear up our state's debt and have a huge pot (no pun intended) to do whatever we needed to do. It is still our largest cash crop.
    This. And it would work just as well on a national level.

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