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Just Business

  1. 1. By Gtea
  2. 2. <ul><li>MARIJUANA </li></ul><ul><li>HEMP </li></ul><ul><li>It is a naturally growing Plant </li></ul><ul><li>It has Medicinal Purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Glaucoma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Epilepsy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nausea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Super High LD-50 </li></ul><ul><li>No proven serious long-term effects </li></ul><ul><li>Strongest Natural Fiber in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Multipurpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be Eaten </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used to make BioFuel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to make paper and cloth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to grow cause it is after all a Weed. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>20 grams or less </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1,000 Fine with possible jail time up to a year (Misdem.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>25 plants or more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10,000 Fine and 15 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Having a Bong with resin on you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year and 1,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mandatory Minimum Sentence State. </li></ul><ul><li>Any Amount </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year and 1,000 (1 st time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 days mandatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90 days Mandatory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sale of Drug Related Items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years (felony) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>LEGALIZATION </li></ul><ul><li>PROHIBITION </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Current Medical Prices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>11 a gram </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>308 an Oz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4,928 a Lb </li></ul></ul><ul><li>95% of Original Cost to enforce is removed </li></ul><ul><li>Added average 13% State Sales Tax Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothetical Addition of Income </li></ul><ul><li>Local Cost: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 a gram </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>600 an Oz (28) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9,600 a Lb </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual Cost to Enforce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(7.7 BILLION Federal Budget) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10,078,000,000 Billion Budget for CDC alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2,400,000,000 Billion Budget for the FDC alone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Income Loss of Approx. 1,702,537 people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>($27,800 avg. income) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Extended approximately 14 years </li></ul><ul><li>Attributed Directly to a spike in Crime throughout the time period </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It gave birth to gangsters such as </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Al Capone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lucky Luciano </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Machine Gun Kelly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created the Speak-Easy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>500 Million Dollars per year (7 billion total) </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>CANNABIS </li></ul><ul><li>ALCOHOL </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>How does Cannabis Currently effect the Economy? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Using Medical Marijuana as an example. Cannabis has benefited our economy but only put a bandage on a bullet wound in the larger spectrum.” </li></ul><ul><li>Should Cannabis be Legalized? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Educate yourself on the Plant by doing research and then develop your own informed opinion.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Union: The Business behind Getting High </li></ul><ul><li>http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/issues/marijuana.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Cannabis/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/11/magazines/fortune/medical_marijuana_legalizing.fortune/index.htm?postversion=2009091116 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.justice.gov/dea/ongoing/pipedreams.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2003/February/03_crm_106.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.businessweek.com/investor/content/jul2006/pi20060706_849785.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bop.gov/news/research_projects/published_reports/pub_vs_priv/oreprres_note.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lao.ca.gov/analysis_2008/crim_justice/cj_anl08008.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dc.state.fl.us/secretary/press/2008/budget2.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://realcostofprisons.org/blog/archives/2009/02/budget_crunch_f.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/articles/4557.html </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana Reconsidered by Dr. Lester Grinspoon </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate Grow by Jorge Cervantes </li></ul><ul><li>The Magic Weed </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=5478 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/18/colorado-to-tax-sales-of-medical-marijuana/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.businessweek.com/debateroom/archives/2009/03/legalize_mariju.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mpp.org/states/district-of-columbia/news/senate-committee-weighs-costs.html </li></ul><ul><li>Cannabis Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Undisclosed Sources </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Q’s and A’s </li></ul>

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