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Legal Massachusetts

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by psychonaut, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. psychonaut

    psychonaut Medcreational Member

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    This is probably the most important newly legal state outside of Washington D.C. IMO. First east coast major state to legalize, the birthplace of the american revolution and locked in the middle of a massive population of people. I am so very proud of you folks out there, represent freedom! Question 4

    Take a peep at that tax rate for retail cannabis, 3.75% !
     
  2. BadDog No

    BadDog No Well-Known Member

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    @psychonaut wrote:

    Take a peep at that tax rate for retail cannabis, 3.75% !

    UHH, no. That's in addition to the 6% (?) sales tax and the legislature is already talking about the probable need to raise it. Still, as of Dec. 15 a lot of "Massholes" will suddenly be legal for the first time in their lives and in a year (probably more knowing how slow Beacon Hill can be)) it will be available in retail markets. Guess I'm still suffering from PTSD though, hard to get excited about it. Why yes I did mean Post Trump. :cry:
     
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  3. psychonaut

    psychonaut Medcreational Member

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    Ahh, well that sucks! MA is still on course to have the lowest tax rate on retail cannabis. Something to smile about =)
     
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  4. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    It really pisses me off that many states look at med or legal MJ as a giant cash cow, to tax the shit out of it.
    Then they wonder why the black market is still there and we continue to support murderous drug cartels :(

    Greedy bastards as it's nature's own super-medicine and why are you taxing people's health supplement????

    At least MA is a tax step in the right direction----more reasonable rate.
     
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  5. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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  6. stark1

    stark1 2 1/2, haha

    As of Dec 15th, does anyone know if non-card holders can buy from from MM Centers in Mass?

    Or are they exclusively for MM certified clients?

    Would be awesome to buy some edibles. :razz:
     
  7. cannabis.pro

    cannabis.pro OpenCannabis Advocate with a shop at 420EDC.com Accessory Maker

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    Not quite yet. Legal to homegrow. Legal to be gifted cannabis. Still can't be bought or sold until Jan. 1st 2018 IIRC. If the state can't figure out how to setup an adult-use system, existing medical cannabis dispensaries will be open to anyone over 21 in 2018.
     
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  8. stark1

    stark1 2 1/2, haha

    Bummer.

    Smoked a bit of kind back in Vt, @ Goddard.

    Never a bit of trouble. Lots of smoke.:luv:
     
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  9. mscm888

    mscm888 Well-Known Member

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    I lived not too far from Goddard for a while. Smoked lots of good bud in VT before finding myself vaporizing CA medical bud. To this day the best I've ever had was from a hippie who grew his own in VT. Now that MA is legal its occurred to me maybe time to head back east.
     
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  10. stark1

    stark1 2 1/2, haha

    Might want to hold off, look who crump got for an anti-kind czar
     
  11. BabyFacedFinster

    BabyFacedFinster Capo di tutt'i capi

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  12. A1

    A1 Yeah it's that important

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    Looks like the state house isn't going to delay the 12/15/16 rec start date. So next Thursday in Massachusetts it will be legal to posses (up to 10oz), consume (in private), and gift (up to 1oz) of cannabis. The people have spoken. So it shall be written, so it shall be done! Spark 'em if you got 'em.:tup::nod::clap:
     
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  13. stark1

    stark1 2 1/2, haha

    For the time being, but crump has a lot of spoilers coming on for the next four.....:doh:

    In the meantime, T minus zero in five! :peace:
     
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  14. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    This is a good sign but watch future referendums. Oregon has no sales tax, however, we have a state tax on weed, every county elected to add a county tax on weed, and every city added a city tax on weed. The ones that didn't elected to not have weed shops in their area. All done through the ballot box.

    Be vigilant . . . :leaf:
     
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  15. stark1

    stark1 2 1/2, haha

    Never paid sales tax before. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Farid

    Farid Well-Known Member

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    MA taxes everything hard, so taxing cannabis isn't really a surprise. Not saying it's right, but I think everybody expected it.
     
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  17. stark1

    stark1 2 1/2, haha

    Apt name in "Taxachusetts". :2c:

    But, you wouldn't get me to live anywhere else.:disgust:

    (Especially with things toppling in a crump admin.):mental:
     
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  18. Farid

    Farid Well-Known Member

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    You could easily get me to live in VT. Move my dog and my family there and I'd happily move.

    Couldn't give up the cape, though. I'd still need to vacation here.

    MA is pretty backwards in many regards (specifically the Puritan values that still are evident in our laws) but it's the best location with regards to being close to everything. Close to NYC, close(ish) to DC, close to Maine, VT, and NH for vacation, has the cape, has the islands... what more could you ask for?
     
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  19. fiveskin

    fiveskin New Member

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    I'm on the islands and nobody really cares anyways. It's nice not having to worry though. The post office is going to reek!

    I doubt anyone will care about taxes until the high wears off. sorry.
     
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  20. A1

    A1 Yeah it's that important

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    It's official. Today cannabis is legal in Massachusetts (for adults 21 and older) to posses (up to 1oz on your person and up to10oz at home plus whatever your plants produce), to grow ( up to 6 plants per person or 12 plants per household), to gift (up to 1oz), and to consume (in private).

    :clap::nod::rockon::bowdown::leaf:
     
  21. stark1

    stark1 2 1/2, haha

    What! They won't let you toke in public? But, Ma, I have been doing it since I was 12.

    Remnants of the Blue Laws.

    I was once sucking up a beer by the canal in Amsterdam, when two friendly police persuaded me not to
    do so.

    But, it was ok to sit and suck one up, IFF you order one from the restaurant.

    Was a bit stoned too, lucky they didn't haul me off to the station.:ko:
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2016
  22. darkrom

    darkrom Great Scott!

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    Had a half gram dab at midnight to ring in legal cannabis here in MA. Never thought I'd see the day.
     
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  23. bagelbanger

    bagelbanger Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations MA! Hope to sneak up there in the very near future!!
     
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  24. slcbdco

    slcbdco Brewer, Lobbyist, Vaporist

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    It's a beautiful morning Massachussets! Welcome to the future, with love from Colorado!
     
  25. stark1

    stark1 2 1/2, haha

    Hopefully this coming year, the Extravaganja in April will be a blooming, foggy affair!

    In Jeffery Amherst country. In crump's leaning tower?
     
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