Weed, pot, marijuana, whatever you’d prefer to call it is becoming extremely cheap at an alarming rate. You would think that in this day in time, where states are legalizing marijuana left and right, that governments would take advantage and tax the hell out of an average dub or whatever. But nah…
The increased supply in your local dispensaries have caused prices to drop. A couple of years ago Washington conducted a policy experiment. With the information they’ve gathered, prices has drop each month by 2 percent. Now for those who are producing a product that’s in high demand means that they’re kind of fucked. Why is that if they’re working along these dispensaries? I mean, as bold as it is, they would have to compensate to avoid being arrested and caught in other legal mumbo jumbo. It’s sort of a win/lose situation.
With 24 states and DC siding with the green, with its boundaries of course, what would happen if marijuana was legal EVERYWHERE. Can you imagine how companies would MILK the idea of consuming of weed. omg. I’m almost sick just thinking about how Arby’s would incorporate the munchies in an ad for their repulsive sandwiches. I mean, besides that, bigger corporations, their shareholders and the government would flourish. Money isn’t a thing so compensating wouldn’t be an issue because of it being a billion dollar industry. Therefore, at that point it’ll be dirt cheap. On the flip side of things the State itself would save about $12 billion.
Replacing marijuana prohibition with a system of taxation and regulation similar to that used for alcoholic beverages would produce combined savings and tax revenues of between $10 billion and $14 billion per year
So what does that mean for the consumers? Well, cheap(er) weed. Currently you can walk into dispensaries meaning to grab an eighth and walk our with a damn bundle of goods. With a 24% decrease, per year (let’s just say) just imagine what you could benefit from it. The fact remains that as long as the plant grows there will always be product. It’s worth debating about until the day come.
Every year in Detroit, concerts and festivals clutter the streets and people from all over come out in huge numbers. Different traditional events such as; (The Electronic Music Festival, GM River Days, Downtown Hoedown, Target Fireworks, Winter-Blast etc.) possess an emerging presence every calendar year.
As a sign of appreciation, many promoters and management of each event give HANDOUT’S towards the end that concert-goers can take home with them. Whether its pens, laminated flyers, or buttons, each person feels entitled and a part of the event after their experience. But while these are the standards for events, they shouldn’t be the standards for your life. Nothing in this lifetime will be at your usage if you don’t possess the characteristics of being hungry for your dreams and be able to have the greatest will-power to want to obtain success and acquire sustainable happiness. This idea of turning dreams into reality stems from the early stages of life when the world was in its formation stages.
In the Bible, it states that; “In the beginning, God created the heavens, and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Through my faith, I believe that God didn’t make these the first words of the most important book in the world for no reason. It was a call to action that I believe should be taken seriously. A force that everyone has locked inside of their souls, so why not use it? Unless money is at your disposal, it is imperative that you get up every day and grind for the things that you aspire to have. So stay hungry, stay patient, and as always… Stay blessed.
I would’ve never thought that I would be sitting here agreeing with Taylor Swift and her response towards Apple’s decision of not paying artist for Apple music streaming three-month trail period. Which will be free to customers but quite bogus for artist. You would think that it would be feasible for 700 billion dollar company to give what the musicians deserve but nah, they weren’t with it. Until, Swift politely clapped back on her blog.
…I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company
“This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.”
Slowly but surely medical Majiuana is becoming legal in a few states, most recently in Georgia. Now, let’s focus our attention on D.C. and their dilemma. November of 2014 floats around and both the voters and the council says that it’s perfectly fine for citizens to keep about two oz. on them AND they can nurture up to 6 cannibus plants within their home. Regardless of that, by federal law, it’s still totally illegal to buy and/or sell it. I mean, lets be real –the government can’t tax from it, just yet. Unless is medical. And of course congress don’t want to legalize it because they feel the effects are far too close to what you may feel when doing other illegal drugs.
So the District of Columbia have been GIVING away seeds to people who are interested in growing. There’s little cute bags being passed out and its OKAY! At one point, within 9 years there’s been 8 million majiuana related arrest and tax payers around the nation came out of pocket 32.4 billion dollars. Over 70 years ago the Majiuana tax act was put in place basically criminalizing the drug. Look at us now. Progression.