Haven't been on G+ in AGES. Been too busy with the cannabis initiative in our little town, now that the State was forced to accept the will of the People by a signature driven initiative! But since the State included the clause that any town, city or borough could "opt out" it's been a town by town, borough by borough rodeo!
It's insane. Statewide, 53% voted to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. And THAT is where we made OUR mistake: never ever let too many 'arms' of government get into the making of new law. In a few years, the reefer madness that has the 75 yr olds running around like their hair was on fire will either have no hair left or they'll be dead from old age, and finally, the new age can begin!
Time IS on our side, but not for all of us. Some of us are ill, some of us are dying, but we must wait for the bureaucrats to have their day, and THEN .. maybe if we're lucky, someone will have the $6000 to apply for a license, AND have the multiple thousands of dollars required to buy the state-mandated tracking system, the video-tracking system and more ... from seed to store and I imagine all the way to your turds in the bowl.
Can we say OVER-regulated? TOO costly to operate? And, hey, sorry, but no outsider money allowed, even though last time I checked a dollar was a dollar in the United States! No out outlaws out of state partners in liquor stores!
If the State of Alaska cannot bust you with law enforcement, they damn sure are going to try to do it via administrative malarkey, EXPENSIVE malarky at that! I think I'll stick to the 'black market' or 'gray market' ... at least they're known! The State is cutting off its nose to spite its face. That day is here, NOW, to do the right thing, but like the federal govt, they'd rather bury their brains under the cages they put people into for possessing pot.
Heil Amerika! The new fascist state, where the people go willingly to the cages made for them! But at least in Homer, the town OF pot in Alaska, we may be reaching some agreements: