Massachusetts Legalizes Marijuana, but…

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Massachusetts has voted to end prohibition of Marijuana. In a hard fought election. Large amounts of out of state and corporate money was spent against question 4. The majority of the money coming from casino owner Sheldon Adelson, liquor companies, and the Catholic Church.

The passed ballot question includes a 3.75 percent excise tax on marijuana that would be added to the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax, effectively taxing marijuana at 10 percent to start. Cities and towns would have the ability to add an additional sales tax of up to 2 percent on top of that.

At 12 percent, Massachusetts would have the lowest marijuana tax rate of any state that has legalized the adult use of the drug.

Colorado – 29%

Washington – 37 %

Oregon – 17 %

Alaska – 25 %

The purpose of keeping the tax rate low according to organizers is to cut out the black-market. Many feel that the Massachusetts legislature already had it’s chance to do something about ending prohibition of Marijuana, but chose not to. DeLeo’s vow to raise the tax implies that he and other elected officials know better than the people of Massachusetts.

“The concerns raised by Speaker DeLeo will likely be addressed by the Cannabis Control Commission when they write these regulations, so I would suggest that the Legislature wait and see what regulations are actually written, and then if they want to address it at that point they certainly can,” Jim Borghesani told the News Service.  Jim Borghesani, spokesman for the pro-legalization campaign, urged lawmakers to evaluate the Cannabis Control Commission’s work before making changes to it.

Massachusetts legalized Medical Marijuana several years ago and has dragged its feet in licensing and opening dispensaries. One complaint about the dispensaries that have opened in Massachusetts is the cost of purchasing. It is currently cheaper to purchase Marijuana on the black market than legally. One of the chief reasons for legalization is to regulate it and take it out of the hands of the black market.

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All Power To The Positive! Vol#6, Episode #24.

“Mi pueblo fue destruido por falta de conocimiento, porque tú has rechazado el conocimiento, yo también te rechazo, que tú del sacerdocio: y pues que has olvidado la ley de tu Dios, también yo me olvidaré de tus hijos.” – Hosea 4:6

Watch as an Anti-Trump protester confronts pro-Amerikkkan liberals with the truth of the colonization of Puerto Rico by the United States. This fight was instigated by a libturd Hillary KKKlinton supporter in Washington D.C. Over 25 U.S. cities had similar rallies and confrontations.

Also, watch this allegorical interpretation of the struggle between genuine anti-imperialists and the typical Amerikkkan (libturd or Trumpanzee; fools, fraud, and fascists) and the level of skill we need to have to do the deed(s) correctly upon the decidedly parasitic and destructive.

Btw, the mass shooting in Seattle, was NOT related to pro-Trump or anti-Trump protesters. 

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Beats:

“Imported Goods” – Action Bronson

“Full Time” – Nipsey Hustle

“Rebel Without A Pause” – Public Enemy

“A Game of Thrones” – Ramin Djawadi

“Trouble On My Mind” – Pusha T

“Loyalty” – Blue Scholars

“Block” – Flip C

“Microphone Friend” – Rage Against The Machine

“Wake Up Show” – D. Black

 

Cuts:

“Set Fire To The Rain (DJ Kayenne New Orleans Bounce Remix)” – Adele

“Points” – Notorious B.I.G, Coolio, Redman, Busta Rhymes, and  Bone Thugs N Harmony

“Los Luchadores” – Hugo Reyes

“Bully” – Fierce Villain and Bean One

“A Change Is Gonna Come” – Sam Cooke

 

Vocals:

Omali Yeshitela (African Peoples Socialist Party/Uhuru Movement), Resisting Martial Arts Cults, Cecilia Carey: A Game Of Homes (Part 2), Sensei Lewis & Jacob Brown on Trump, The Continuing Appeal Of Amerikkkan-Style Fascism (Part 1), and a lot more!

Source: All Power To The Positive! Vol#6, Episode #24.

Occupied Nation Show 111716

Trying a couple new things with this:) Started using Hangouts on air to do the show and it seems to be working pretty well. We are recording the show on Sunday afternoons right now, and people are more than welcome to join us by watching on the link posted on social media or when I can get something figured out to embed here. The show is then broadcast on Activate Media Thursday Nights at 7PM ET.

On this show, I discuss the 2016 election results with Joscelyn Chapman and David Concepcion, I think we were still in shock.

 

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