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Legal marijuana for $1 a gram

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  1. psytrance

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    Uruguay's drug tsar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 a gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper.

    The plan to create a government-run legal marijuana industry has passed the lower house of Congress, and Uruguay's president, José Mujica, expects to push it through the Senate soon as part of his effort to explore alternatives in the war on drugs.
    Uruguayan president Jose Mujica President Jose Mujica: seeking alternatives in the war on drugs. Photograph: Andres Stapff/Reuters

    The measure would make Uruguay the first country in the world to license and enforce rules for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adult consumers.

    Marijuana sales should start in the second half of 2014 at a price of about $1 a gram, drug chief Julio Calzada told Uruguay's El País, on Sunday – an eighth or less of what it costs at legal medical dispensaries in some US states.

    Calzada said one gram would be enough "for one marijuana cigarette or two or three slimmer cigarettes".

    He said the idea was not to make money but to fight petty crime and wrench the market away from illegal dealers.

    "The illegal market is very risky and of poor quality," he said. The state was going to offer "a safe place to buy a quality product and on top of that, it's going to sell it at the same price".

    In August, Calzada had estimated the price would be about $2.50 a gram. Sales would be restricted to locals, who would be able to buy up to 40g a month.

    Smoking pot has long been legal in Uruguay, but growing, carrying, buying or selling it has been punishable by prison terms.

    About 120,000 Uruguayans consume marijuana at least once a year, according to the National Drug Council. Of these, 75,000 smoke it every week and 20,000 every day.

    In the US, the states of Washington and Colorado have legalised marijuana and adopted rules governing its sale. Unlike Uruguay, they will tax marijuana, seeing it as a revenue source, when it goes on legal sale next year.

    In Washington, the state marijuana consultant has projected legal pot might cost $13-$17 a gram. Marijuana in the medical dispensaries typically ranges from $8-$14 a gram in Washington depending on quality.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/22/uruguay-legal-marijuana-drug-traffickers

    This is what happens when Govs care for their people. Props Jose Mujica :yeah:
     
  2. ExpressFans

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    Someone better open a Taco Bell in Uruguay asap!
     
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    $2.50 for a gram? i doubt that will ever happen you know how much it cost to grow marijuana? its not like tabacoo were it does not need much to grow. but for marijuana it needs alot of care if you plan to grow some high grade stuff
     
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    it will become the new Amsterdam :D Is good for their tourism
     
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    For the first time, the majority of Americans want to legalize marijuana
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/23/...-americans-wants-to-legalize-marijuana-gallup

    In 1969, a mere 12 percent of Americans wanted to legalize marijuana. Today, 58 percent do. That's according to a new poll by Gallup, which says the drug is moving toward social acceptance. "It has been a long path toward majority acceptance of marijuana over the past 44 years, but Americans' support for legalization accelerated as the new millennium began," the pollster says in a press release.

    Public support for legalization soared in the 1970s, plateaued during the 1980s and 1990s, and began climbing again in 2000, according to Gallup. Support hit 50 percent in 2011, dipped below 50 percent in 2012, and now appears to have achieved a decisive majority.

    Interestingly, the number of Americans who say they have tried marijuana has not increased at the same rate. That figure increased steadily from 4 percent in 1969 to 33 percent in 1985, when it plateaued. This year, 38 percent of Americans copped to trying the drug.
     
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    even at $2.50 a gram there would be money in it for the farmers if legal - even the most expensive fruit and vegies are mostly under $20 a kilo. Thats $2500 a kilo - are truffles and saffron that expensive?
     
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    You arent thinking that you only get out like 1/10 or even that from weed. Only that the buds that can be sold.
     
  9. SnakePliskin

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    Okay, all well and good BUT what kind of grams are we talking here? Kush? Homegrown? Reggies? I mean, does the price go up depending on potency?
     
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    Don't worry the private prison corporations will campaign against pot legalization because they want to keep the prisons at full capacity! Can't let common sense get in the way of corporate profits!
     
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    It'll definitely get legalize in the future. I saw this on youtube today lol
     
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    You can get easily 20-30 grams from a single plant.

    If you look at what big scale operations are doing (20,000-30,000+) plants x 25 Grams per plant - We're talking a lot of dough per harvest.
     
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    Lmao, so true.

    I'm in washington state and waiting for december since it's suppose to be sold at stores. My dealer sells to dispensaries, so I can usually squeeze an ounce or two out of him but then once he sells all of it I have to wait till another batch is done which takes another month or two before he is ready to sell again.

    Props to Uruguay for proposing this though, more countries need to follow.
     
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    Marijuana does grow easily in its native climate zones. The place where I used to live(in India), it used to grow everywhere in the nearby jungles like weed. Me and my friends used to pluck the leaves and dry them on a pan and smoke. Since we had so much free supply, I smoked so much in my days that I got over my craving for that kind of stuff. LOL
     
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    But they are raising the price of Doritos to twenty dollars a bag.
     
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    you're not talking to a christian teetotaller here! Of course I know that. But I also know that a good plant can supply close to a pound of bud at at 28 grams to the ounce and 16 ounces to the pound that makes about 450 grams of smokeable bud per palnt , and at $2.50 a gram is still a much better proposition for a farmer than growing tomatoes.
     
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    oo la la..
    thinking about visiting there for my vacation now. lol
     
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    you don't actually grow your own do you?
     
  20. srinu0812

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    He is just estimating :p