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Just noticed this post and thought it was fitting:
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I just learned that our state completely runs the alcohol stores. The profits from the sales of alcohol are distributed according to the voters.
Can you imagine if we did this with pot? The money could help each city to rely less on the federal government. We could have medicine, fuel, clothes, building materials, pulp hemp paper, plastics and nutrition. Imagine being self sufficient.
Oh, the alcohol companies fund the drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers.
I don't drink, so this might be standard procedure in other states. What an eye opener.
"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz
But why oh why should a state be allowed to run a business? Everything should be free market. You should lobby your state to get out of the liquor business and repeal all laws regarding the sale, distribution, and production of alcohol.
No its not complete rare for states to run the liquor stores. Why don't you have state run grocery stores? Most states are highly regulatory on alcohol.
My state Minnesota has been bad, but they are getting better. You would not believe the crazyness of the economic distortions (atleast I don't).
They just approved a law last year that let micro brews serve beer at the micro brew! Before that it had to be bottled and ship off site before purchase. There are close to 10 new brew pubs now open around the twin cities, Think of the jobs there man! The kicker is the big pusher for the new law (surly's) has even opened up their new facility! The consumer wants this stuff and it isn't harming anyone think how much money the state is getting off of these new businesses anyways. Now there is some other law I just heard they need to repeal it has to do with the quantity of beer brewed vs. what containers you can put it in. example if you brew over XXXXX gallons you cannot put it in a growler.
I know you said you don't drink so most of this is probably nothing for you to get too excited about. But for me, it is fantastic demonstration of what can happen when you get the state out of the damn way of the entrepreneur. Plus I like sipping on good local micro brews while eating some good local food at the site of the brewery.
Why don't we do weed right, just repeal all the laws governing it.
Make it illegal for minors I suppose, but that is it.
Yes, you are right about getting the government out of selling alcohol. Our county government sent 31 million dollars of alcohol sales to the state government and left only 11 million to distribute between local government including the public library. Why can't we keep all the money for the city?
I was thinking the government would micro-manage the sale of any legal pot (not hemp) so just let them take over; however, they are sending the alcohol profits to the richest and one of the best cities in the State or Nation for that matter. They have 51 museums in that city. I wonder how they pay for all those government run facilities? Let us keep the profits in our cash strapped city. The government needs to get out of our businesses. That sucks.
We have a couple of micro brews here. They just popped up over the last 7 years or so.
if they make it legal then Big Pharma will not make a profit and will go out of business but they should in a real free market :) but im all for repeal all the laws governing it.
Albert Camus — 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.'
Partnership for a Drug Free America is funded by the alcohol companies?
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