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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

More tax revenue to squander on the wrong things.

Dec 29, 2017 08:58 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

And look what happened to the Roman Empire!

Dec 29, 2017 08:54 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Would we notice a difference? PS. It's been legal in Nevada for a while now and so have the complaints risen about drivers being worse than ever.
I'm okay with legalization but that's one thing that scares me. They're going to have to make penalties for DUI much more severe. And the Catch 22: unlike alcohol which burns off an ounce per hour, THC stays in your system long after you've imbibed, so blood work will unlikely convince a judge that you weren't stoned because of what you smoked 3 days ago-- even if it's true.

Dec 29, 2017 08:53 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

All I can say is "what is next"?

Dec 29, 2017 08:46 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It is big business but at whose expense? 

Dec 29, 2017 08:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

don't even get me started on this topic.... stupidity....

Dec 29, 2017 08:20 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Did I miss the question?

Dec 29, 2017 10:36 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My son the attorney is one of the leading sources for this subject. The United States now regulates cigarettes, alcohol and Marijuana but we will not know the effects of this for decades to come even though I suspect the worse

Dec 29, 2017 10:36 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We have had legalized marijuana for a while now. This next year our property disclosure statement is being updated with an entire 1/2 page devoted to nothing but disclosure on cannabis.  But I have to say as far as real estate goes, we still have issues with no title company insuring for these sales if it is know that the property will be used to grow, distribute or produce a federally banned product. Personally, our brokerage and many others avoid handling these transactions. Plenty of other work to be had which doesn't include potential legal action with the federal government.

Dec 29, 2017 09:48 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Lending a whole new meaning to DUI!

Dec 29, 2017 09:10 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

What's the question Sam Shueh

Please help me understand what you are asking here.  Thank you.

Dec 29, 2017 08:44 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Good for them. It will help with the state budget.

Dec 29, 2017 08:36 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I am okay with the recreational use, I am not okay with the lie that many use in calling it medical.  By calling it medical it forces lots of grey areas with landlords and others.

Dec 29, 2017 06:32 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Like you, I am in the moronic state of Commifornia.  Out here state laws apparently override federal laws.  I don't care what that piece of excrement Gov. Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown allowed or what propositions were passed to decriminalize crimes and make violent rape a misdemeanor, pot use is still a federal crime and I will NOT be a party to an illegal enterprise.

Dec 29, 2017 02:09 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sam Shueh It is more of a ca$h cow for the State than anything else.

Several years ago my State approved the Lottery so schools could have more funding. Teachers still have to buy school supplies for the students. Where is the money going? Into the General Fund.

I say NO! to race tracks, casinos and MJ stores.

Dec 29, 2017 11:05 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Didn't see a question so guess I won't give an opinion.  Marijuana has been legal in Washington State for a few years.  They're still trying to figure out how to regulate it.

Dec 29, 2017 09:44 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No opinion. 

Dec 30, 2017 09:48 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Marijuana destroys ambition.

Dec 29, 2017 07:10 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Duuuuude

Dec 29, 2017 07:04 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for this update.

Dec 29, 2017 04:30 PM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

California is going in the toilet for more reasons than weed...

Eve

Dec 29, 2017 03:19 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Dave Halpern beat me to it - Ca. - what a joke - a sanctuary state - glad I left when I did

Dec 29, 2017 02:48 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I see more issues ahead, and more regulation. And now there are some new driving laws in CA regarding marijuana

Dec 29, 2017 02:47 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Sad day for the productivity of our Country

Dec 29, 2017 02:43 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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My opinion... another path to the decline of our society.

Dec 29, 2017 01:37 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

This is a bad idea.

Bad like stop light cameras.

Bad like privately run jails and penitentiaries.

Why? It is simply revenue augmentation meaning more money for politicians to spend from the general fund to pretend they did something useful.

However, I could be convinced to change my vote IF the regulations that will drive the price up and make the politicos gleeful, would instead drive the price down so low the traffickers will need to focus their effort in another country. In essence put the illegal trade out of business. Instead, what we will end up with is both illegal and legal pot, and continuation of the health care system hell bent on perscribing opiods, deepening the pit in which the country currently finds itself because some with big mouths believe the gov actually knows what it is doing.  

It a sad state of affairs.

PS: I do not smoke any product of any kind. No personal benefit only observation of government perversion.

Dec 29, 2017 01:07 PM
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John Meussner
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I think there's tremendous economic opportunity, but it comes with a cost.  I'd be more for it if CA would use the tax proceeds to get their hands out of my pockets at every other turn.

Dec 29, 2017 11:24 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

In private properties it is legal to consume. Any realtors putting weeds inside brownies to their OPEN HOUSE is welcome.

Want to be remembered?   Offer every client a funny looking joint. Text Jane Weed (800) GET POT-HIGH. 

Dec 29, 2017 08:14 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

We have hookah lounges here & I always wonder why bother?

Dec 29, 2017 08:13 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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I am really on the fence with this.. Pot was never a real interest for me and I prefer the notion of it being out of the hands of criminals... but don't really care for the idea because I think it sends the wrong message to kids.

Jan 20, 2018 04:14 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Will be interesting to see if people move there.

 

Jan 02, 2018 11:14 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I know Colorado's economy flourished, as well as so many flocking to CO to buy it.   Now we have overpriced homes, not much inventory and bad traffic!  

Jan 01, 2018 10:57 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I won't be partaking when I visit.  And my thoughts on the matter are not polite as I know of a recent high person who killed a police officer.

Dec 30, 2017 02:32 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not a big fan, but I do believe people should have the right to do this without endangering any others.

Dec 30, 2017 06:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No opinion.

Dec 30, 2017 05:36 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Dave Halpern nailed this one!

Dec 30, 2017 04:52 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Dave Halpern got it!

Dec 29, 2017 09:52 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Get California out of debt, by attempting to pick the pockets of the residents for their new taxes.  A

Dec 29, 2017 08:54 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I can't speak on it as I don't know enough about it - it's not legal in NC or SC.

Dec 29, 2017 07:23 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WE are medical o nly.  Working  in corrections and talking with people who have used, this is not a great thing IMHO.   But it is all about money.

Dec 29, 2017 05:40 PM