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    Quote Originally Posted by FinsNCanes View Post
    Florida? Marijuana? Pfft, I don't think so. Not what I've seen from this state. They'll be the last ones along with Texas or someone. The first SE/South state will be NC in my opinion..if you look at current laws and petitions and all that.

    It would be extremely smart for Florida to go recreational if possible. Would boost tourism even that much more. Florida isn't exactly known for doing smart things though as embarrassing as that is since I grew up here. I could care less about medical, let me grow it.
    I don't know about Texas being too late to the party. There is already a movement here and Bexar County (San Antonio) is apparently looking to legalize. Yes, we love some religion here but we love to do whatever the hell we want to as well. It very well could get legalized here in Texas soon, especially if they could tax it and lower the property and sales taxes.

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    Too many people who vote against their own interest north of south Florida


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    Has a good shot depending on turnout. Wouldn't mind not having to worry about going to jail for it. It's a start but would rather have the Colorado and Washington St. version. I'm also quite skeptical considering that people going to jail for it is a CASH COW to the state of Florida. The government and it's cronies wouldn't want this for sure.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    I don't know about Texas being too late to the party. There is already a movement here and Bexar County (San Antonio) is apparently looking to legalize. Yes, we love some religion here but we love to do whatever the hell we want to as well. It very well could get legalized here in Texas soon, especially if they could tax it and lower the property and sales taxes.

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    I think it would be wise for conservatives to embrace legalization, and present the issue in a libertarian fashion. This could be their ticket to a greater share of the youth vote, and/or seeming more in tune with the times. It hits on two core conservative principles. 1) Reduce gov't intervention in our lives as much as possible 2) Reduce gov't spending (local and Federal). It also creates revenue without taxing the rich or driving away business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phins_4_ever View Post
    Make that north of Palm Beach County. The tri-county area (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach) is still Democratic.
    This. Broward (Ft. Lauderdale, etc) is actually the most liberal politically. But the Cuban immigrant influence that makes Miami more conservative than you'd expect is a variable I don't know how to account for here. Their enemy is anything that reeks of socialism. I've never gotten the vibe from my extremely conservative relatives that they hate pot. Or at least they've never said that as they're gulping down Johnny Walker Black by the bottle.

    On the other hand, the tradeoff is that the old people up here in Palm Beach County -- at least, the one's without glaucoma -- are likely to be strongly against this, even though someone who's 65 now was 20 years old in 1969, which means... yeah.

    There's a pretty large military base population in Jacksonville, which would make me think it would do well there. Same with Destin on the Gulf Coast, which is where Elgin AFB is. I don't think it's quite so hopeless. One of the odd things about Florida is there really aren't that many families here, at least proportionally. People retire here or emigrate here. People who were born here and grew up here and still live here -- though I've lived in a few states over the years -- are not actually all that common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackFinfan View Post
    I think it would be wise for conservatives to embrace legalization, and present the issue in a libertarian fashion. This could be their ticket to a greater share of the youth vote, and/or seeming more in tune with the times. It hits on two core conservative principles. 1) Reduce gov't intervention in our lives as much as possible 2) Reduce gov't spending (local and Federal). It also creates revenue without taxing the rich or driving away business.
    You are a gentleman and a scholar! You pretty much nailed my and many other Texan's view on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    This. Broward (Ft. Lauderdale, etc) is actually the most liberal politically. But the Cuban immigrant influence that makes Miami more conservative than you'd expect is a variable I don't know how to account for here. Their enemy is anything that reeks of socialism. I've never gotten the vibe from my extremely conservative relatives that they hate pot. Or at least they've never said that as they're gulping down Johnny Walker Black by the bottle.

    On the other hand, the tradeoff is that the old people up here in Palm Beach County -- at least, the one's without glaucoma -- are likely to be strongly against this, even though someone who's 65 now was 20 years old in 1969, which means... yeah.

    There's a pretty large military base population in Jacksonville, which would make me think it would do well there. Same with Destin on the Gulf Coast, which is where Elgin AFB is. I don't think it's quite so hopeless. One of the odd things about Florida is there really aren't that many families here, at least proportionally. People retire here or emigrate here. People who were born here and grew up here and still live here -- though I've lived in a few states over the years -- are not actually all that common.
    Yeah, we got the **** out as soon as possible! I was born and raised in West Palm/Loxahatchee but have not lived there much since I left for college at 17. I didn't know too many people that were actually born and raised in Florida even back then.

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    More power to FL. Kentucky will be one of the last states to do anything like this. This state is ultra-conservative with a very poor and uneducated rural population. And it's all crazy since weed is one of our cash crops as well. I've never tried the stuff and have zero interest in it if it ever is legalized in this state but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be legal and made another form of tax revenue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackFinfan View Post
    I think it would be wise for conservatives to embrace legalization, and present the issue in a libertarian fashion. This could be their ticket to a greater share of the youth vote, and/or seeming more in tune with the times. It hits on two core conservative principles. 1) Reduce gov't intervention in our lives as much as possible 2) Reduce gov't spending (local and Federal). It also creates revenue without taxing the rich or driving away business.
    You'd think, but "family" and religious conservatives have been against it and will always been against. Soccer moms, too. They're persuadable on certain liberal issues but drug legalization has always been a bugaboo for them.

    For what it's worth if we're laying odds on which state will be the last to make marijuana legal my vote goes to Missouri. The West (and Texas, which is spiritually part of the West, imo) has a libertarian attitude which makes marijuana legalization inevitable -- even in Utah -- while the East coast tends to be conventionally liberal.

    Missouri is right in the middle and was -- not coincidentally -- where the modern evangelical Christian movement began. They'll be last, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouPhinFan View Post
    More power to FL. Kentucky will be one of the last states to do anything like this. This state is ultra-conservative with a very poor and uneducated rural population. And it's all crazy since weed is one of our cash crops as well. I've never tried the stuff and have zero interest in it if it ever is legalized in this state but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be legal and made another form of tax revenue.
    Kentucky is another good one.
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