This Idiot Changed The Legalized Weed Bill You Voted For Because Not Enough Pot Shops Would Be Owned By Minorities And Women
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Just like we called it – the Massachusetts State Legislature has taken an AWESOME bill passed by the people in November to legalize marijuana, and they have ruined it:
“A bill that would repeal and replace the recreational marijuana law approved by the state’s voters in November cleared the House late Wednesday. Critics who lashed out at the proposal accused lawmakers of ignoring the will of the electorate and taking a hostile approach to the legal cannabis industry. The House bill, approved on a 126-28 vote, would raise the tax on retail marijuana sales from 12 percent to 28 percent.”
The people said 12 percent, and your elected leaders, who just voted to give themselves a 40% raise, decided they needed 28%. In other words, the black market will continue to thrive.
Other provisions include stringent background checks and fingerprinting for all people who own or work in licensed marijuana-related businesses. The bill would create two new enforcement agencies, one within the Cannabis Control Commission, a five-member board that will regulate recreational and medical marijuana, and another within the state attorney general’s office. It also would establish standards for the testing, packaging and labeling of marijuana products, including edible ones, to assure those products are safe.
Translation – we’re gonna create a bunch of regulations that will increase operating costs for businesses, which will then be passed on to the consumer in the form of higher retail prices. Also, connected people who know politicians will be appointed to these new boards we are creating to take all the fun out of smoking weed.
Rep. Mark Cusack, the House chairman of the Marijuana Policy Committee, argued at the outset of Wednesday’s session the bill makes “sensible and practical” improvements to the ballot question. “What is popular is not always right, and what is right is not always popular,” said Cusack, a Braintree Democrat. “This legislation gets it right. Right for the consumer, right for the industry and, above all, it gets it right for the people of (Massachusetts).”
Translation – You are dumb and I am smart. So I’m changing this law you wrote and voted on, because “what is popular is not always right.” I’m always right though. Because I’m Deputy Dipshit. This is Mark Cusack, the Braintree rep leading the charge to destroy this bill:
As you can see, he is much, much smarter than you, which is a direct result of his vast life experiences. This was him not too long ago:
Pounding beers and posting about his slumber parties. Somehow this jackwagon can overrule the will of the people, and he gets away with it.
But wait, it gets even more ridiculous:
An amendment was added to address concerns of black and Latino lawmakers who argued the bill weakened provisions designed to help minority-owned businesses gain a foothold in the cannabis industry. The amendment requires regulators to develop “diversity licensing goals,” and programs to recruit and train minorities and women to own or work in marijuana-related businesses.
Wait…….what?? So now the law forces regulators to make up “diversity licensing goals” to make sure there are enough women and minorities selling weed. I told you people. I told you they’d find a way to fuck this up. Marijuana could work in a normal state. It works in Washington and Colorado. But it cannot work in Massachusetts. Our leaders are too fucked in the head. This is not normal. It’s not normal to look at a pro-weed bill and say, “Ya know, I really like this idea, but I just wanna make sure enough weed shops are owned by black women.”
Why stop there? How bout we requirements that X amount of pot shops have to be owned by gender non-conforming non-binary fluid Cambodian femmes? How bout the morbidly obese? They shouldn’t be left behind either. At least 10% of shops should be owned and operated by people who weigh at least 300 pounds.
Oh, by the way, the dopes who had a problem with the weed bill passed by the voters are the same idiots who wanna create “safe injection sites” where addicts can shoot up heroin in front of a doctor. They’re down with that, but they’re not down with pot. This is why Massachusetts can’t have nice things.
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