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The state just legalized recreational marijuana use, and the demand has been so high that the pot shops are running out of supply. And the state’s Lieutenant Governor, Juliana Stratton, at the head of the line to buy.

So, residents of Illinois, with all its other problems (basically bankrupt), now you have to worry about State Government officials getting high. Be careful out there!

Cross-posted over at RushBabe49.com

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  1. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Funny how we are legalizing marijuana at the same time outlawing tobacco and vaping. Odd old world.

    • #1
    • January 7, 2020, at 6:19 PM PST
    • 24 likes
  2. PHCheese Member

    A dope on dope. Who knew.

    • #2
    • January 7, 2020, at 6:30 PM PST
    • 11 likes
  3. Arahant Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Funny how we are legalizing marijuana at the same time outlawing tobacco and vaping. Odd old world.

    Indeed.

    • #3
    • January 7, 2020, at 6:42 PM PST
    • 9 likes
  4. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    Some stories said Stratton cut in line to buy. Anyway, Illinois is broke and has turned to selling drugs to make a buck. 

    • #4
    • January 7, 2020, at 8:46 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  5. Bruce Caward Thatcher
    Bruce CawardJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    So pot smokers will simply go back to their original suppliers, without all those pesky state taxes involved. Why was this ever a surprise?

    • #5
    • January 7, 2020, at 9:48 PM PST
    • 9 likes
  6. Midget Faded Rattlesnake Contributor

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Some stories said Stratton cut in line to buy. Anyway, Illinois is broke and has turned to selling drugs to make a buck.

    Purchase also sounds like a PR stunt, judging by the product purchased and the tweet send afterward:

    “For too long, IL residents, particularly those that are black & brown, have been targeted and criminalized for #cannabis possession,” Stratton wrote in a tweet following her visit. “It’s not just a new year, it’s a new day. Thank you, @GovPritzker, for ending prohibition and building a more equitable Illinois.”Stratton bought a 100-milligram tin of Mindy’s Edibles Glazed Clementine Orange Gummies, according to a statement from Joe Caltabiano, Cresco Labs president and co-founder. Each gummy is 5 milligrams, a “very popular microdose for beginning edible consumers,” he said.

    • #6
    • January 7, 2020, at 11:22 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  7. Stad Thatcher

    Just what Illinois needs – doped-up politicians making laws . . .

    • #7
    • January 8, 2020, at 6:03 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  8. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49

    People are against state lotteries, because lower-earning citizens buy lottery tickets instead of healthy food. What about the ones who buy marijuana instead of healthy food?

    • #8
    • January 8, 2020, at 6:09 AM PST
    • 4 likes
  9. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Stad (View Comment):

    Just what Illinois needs – doped-up politicians making laws . . .

    You don’t think they are already on drugs? The elite class has always had access to the best drugs. It is only when they get the same drugs the rest of the population gets that they die.

    • #9
    • January 8, 2020, at 6:09 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  10. Stad Thatcher

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    It is only when they get the same drugs the rest of the population gets that they die.

    If this is true, then we should legalize drugs everywhere!

    • #10
    • January 8, 2020, at 6:23 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  11. Doug Kimball Thatcher

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    People are against state lotteries, because lower-earning citizens buy lottery tickets instead of healthy food. What about the ones who buy marijuana instead of healthy food?

    Are you saying that Cheetos are not healthy?

    Pot smokers always leave orange fingerprints.

    • #11
    • January 8, 2020, at 7:41 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  12. Ammo.com Member

    Ambivalent feelings about this. Sad that tax revenues will increase but pleased that personal freedom has expanded in some small way. Unfortunately, every time they grant one freedom, they capriciously make another verboten. 

    • #12
    • January 8, 2020, at 11:01 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  13. Stina Member

    Ammo.com (View Comment):

    Ambivalent feelings about this. Sad that tax revenues will increase but pleased that personal freedom has expanded in some small way. Unfortunately, every time they grant one freedom, they capriciously make another verboten.

    This is a temporary freedom that will lead the populace using this freedom to seek more enslavement from the government.

    • #13
    • January 8, 2020, at 2:32 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  14. RightAngles Member

    Bruce Caward (View Comment):

    So pot smokers will simply go back to their original suppliers, without all those pesky state taxes involved. Why was this ever a surprise?

    Yeah, as they drive across the state line to Indiana to buy cigarettes.

    • #14
    • January 8, 2020, at 2:41 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  15. E. Kent Golding Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    Just what Illinois needs – doped-up politicians making laws . . .

    They have had that for years. Describes D.C. also.

    • #15
    • January 8, 2020, at 5:36 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  16. Manny Member

    I’m disgusted with this legalizing pot trend. It will come to no good and there will be no way to put the genie back in the bottle.

    • #16
    • January 8, 2020, at 5:57 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  17. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    I’d like to see the feds arrest her, prosecute her for marijuana possession, and throw her in jail for a year.

    I had to look it up, but it appears that possession of any amount of marijuana is a federal misdemeanor, punishable up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

    • #17
    • January 9, 2020, at 8:14 AM PST
    • 4 likes
  18. TBA Coolidge

    Manny (View Comment):

    I’m disgusted with this legalizing pot trend. It will come to no good and there will be no way to put the genie back in the bottle.

    That genie left the bottle in the ’70s and had been residing in a glass bong ever since. 

    • #18
    • January 9, 2020, at 5:10 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  19. Front Seat Cat Member

    Midget Faded Rattlesnake (View Comment):

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Some stories said Stratton cut in line to buy. Anyway, Illinois is broke and has turned to selling drugs to make a buck.

    Purchase also sounds like a PR stunt, judging by the product purchased and the tweet send afterward:

    “For too long, IL residents, particularly those that are black & brown, have been targeted and criminalized for #cannabis possession,” Stratton wrote in a tweet following her visit. “It’s not just a new year, it’s a new day. Thank you, @GovPritzker, for ending prohibition and building a more equitable Illinois.”Stratton bought a 100-milligram tin of Mindy’s Edibles Glazed Clementine Orange Gummies, according to a statement from Joe Caltabiano, Cresco Labs president and co-founder. Each gummy is 5 milligrams, a “very popular microdose for beginning edible consumers,” he said.

    This idiot woman just stated that people of color in particular, are more likely to be busted for drugs such as pot – not very nice, and the idiot laws that go with this idiot idea of legalization will most certainly be enforced right? I can see it now – people getting out of line when they remember they’ve hit their “quota” of so many grams that week….and little tins of yummy, fruit flavored gummies with dope? No issues there for enticing kids……just like no issues with watermelon flavored vape products…..

    • #19
    • January 10, 2020, at 7:55 AM PST
    • 5 likes
  20. RightAngles Member

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Midget Faded Rattlesnake (View Comment):

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Some stories said Stratton cut in line to buy. Anyway, Illinois is broke and has turned to selling drugs to make a buck.

    Purchase also sounds like a PR stunt, judging by the product purchased and the tweet send afterward:

    “For too long, IL residents, particularly those that are black & brown, have been targeted and criminalized for #cannabis possession,” Stratton wrote in a tweet following her visit. “It’s not just a new year, it’s a new day. Thank you, @GovPritzker, for ending prohibition and building a more equitable Illinois.”Stratton bought a 100-milligram tin of Mindy’s Edibles Glazed Clementine Orange Gummies, according to a statement from Joe Caltabiano, Cresco Labs president and co-founder. Each gummy is 5 milligrams, a “very popular microdose for beginning edible consumers,” he said.

    This idiot woman just stated that people of color in particular, are more likely to be busted for drugs such as pot – not very nice, and the idiot laws that go with this idiot idea of legalization will most certainly be enforced right? I can see it now – people getting out of line when they remember they’ve hit their “quota” of so many grams that week….and little tins of yummy, fruit flavored gummies with dope? No issues there for enticing kids……just like no issues with watermelon flavored vape products…..

    And I love the “dose for beginning consumers.” Like it’s some kind of grooming and training process for the Future Dopers of America or something.

    • #20
    • January 10, 2020, at 8:15 AM PST
    • 6 likes
  21. Front Seat Cat Member

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Midget Faded Rattlesnake (View Comment):

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Some stories said Stratton cut in line to buy. Anyway, Illinois is broke and has turned to selling drugs to make a buck.

    Purchase also sounds like a PR stunt, judging by the product purchased and the tweet send afterward:

    “For too long, IL residents, particularly those that are black & brown, have been targeted and criminalized for #cannabis possession,” Stratton wrote in a tweet following her visit. “It’s not just a new year, it’s a new day. Thank you, @GovPritzker, for ending prohibition and building a more equitable Illinois.”Stratton bought a 100-milligram tin of Mindy’s Edibles Glazed Clementine Orange Gummies, according to a statement from Joe Caltabiano, Cresco Labs president and co-founder. Each gummy is 5 milligrams, a “very popular microdose for beginning edible consumers,” he said.

    This idiot woman just stated that people of color in particular, are more likely to be busted for drugs such as pot – not very nice, and the idiot laws that go with this idiot idea of legalization will most certainly be enforced right? I can see it now – people getting out of line when they remember they’ve hit their “quota” of so many grams that week….and little tins of yummy, fruit flavored gummies with dope? No issues there for enticing kids……just like no issues with watermelon flavored vape products…..

    And I love the “dose for beginning consumers.” Like it’s some kind of grooming and training process for the Future Dopers of America or something.

    If there still was humor allowed, the late night comedians could have a field day……it might have to be you – title your post Future Dopers of America…..

    • #21
    • January 10, 2020, at 11:02 AM PST
    • 2 likes

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