Long lines to buy legal weed in California. Yes folks, the California government wants you to be stoned and disarmed so you don’t mess with their illegal alien voters.

Customers line up at the counter to purchase marijuana at Harborside in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Residents of California can now legally purchase recreational marijuana. The store opened their doors at 6 a.m. to a crowd of over 250 people. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

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whiskeyriver
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All the jobs that require a drug test are going to be wide open. Equipment operators, truck drivers, defense contractors, all those who work in industries where drug tests are mandatory are going to see their wages go through the roof in Kalifornicate! It’s that supply and demand thing we hear economists talk about all the time. The work force, supply, will be much lower than the demand, jobs available, so the wages will have to go up. Those who want a good paying job instead of staying stoned every day are going to benefit big time. Meanwhile places that don’t require drug testing, minimum wage burger flipping or stocking shelves in a c-store, will see a glut of workers willing to take the job no matter what it pays. Just because they would rather get stoned instead of having a good job. And you right thinking Californios? Look for your taxes to go up, again, because the welfare rolls will expand too.

flashingscotsman
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I have no idea how many cups I’ve peed in over the years. Retired now, don’t have to pass drug tests, but still not using any. Do you think there will be a lot of people take up smoking weed just because it’s legal? I figured everyone that wanted to was already doing it.

whiskeyriver
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In my experience I met a lot of guys who didn’t smoke dope because of the drug tests. Now that weed is legal in Kali those fence sitters will be first in line at the dope store.

I know guys I used work with and they have moved to Colorado because they can get as much as $30 per hour plus benefits to run a loader or dozer or drive a truck. The locals have fallen into the trap “it’s legal so what is the big deal”?

They are too stoned to understand that construction companies do not drug test for safety reasons. They test because of insurance and workmans comp regulations. They have no choice in the matter! So, my New Mexico buddies are heading north and making a killing.

As an aside, the last 15 years of my career I was in management, I didn’t have to climb on equipment or get into a truck anymore. Bid designs, planning, running projects, I ended up being one of those guys you operators always hated! (snicker) Especially because I had walked a few miles in their shoes and they could not bullshite me on anything. I don’t know how things work where you live but I could tell you some horror stories about all the corruption and politics involved in getting a highway or bridge built or even just rebuilt in New Mexico.

flashingscotsman
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Nah, the ones I hated were the ones in the office who HADN’T ever built anything.

whiskeyriver
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College boy engineers! Some of them were the most arrogant, irritating little pricks in the business. They had all kinds of college learning but had never held a shovel in their life. They could not read the terrain, look at what was being dug up. Were we dealing with dirt or sand or rock or bad material like clay? I don’t care what you think this is what the plans say! Even though I had held a shovel in my hands since before they were born.

Here I was, a 9th grade dropout with a GED and no college. Hired to get the grade work done. The paving done or the concrete work done. I was running drilling and blasting crews when I was 24 because my grandfather, my dad and two uncles were powder monkeys. They taught me before I joined the military when I was 17. And I got right back into it when I received my discharge.

By the time I was 30 Kent Nolan hired me to run small city street projects in Albuquerque. Replacing water and sewer lines, electrical lines, natural gas lines, then backfilling and doing the curb, gutter and repaving.

A friend introduced me to Peter Kiewit in the early 1980’s. When I was 35 Kiewit hired me to run their blasting, crushing, the entire rock operation for a dam project in Venezuela. An 18 month contract, over $300,000 in my bank account with wages and per diem rates designed to get around Reagans salary caps for over seas work.

All before the college boys I had to deal with in the last years of my career got out of high school. And they had the balls to look down on me? A few turned out to be pretty good hands, they were willing to learn what a book didn’t teach them. But I sure most of them are still arrogant fools today, who have never had a shovel in their hands.

flashingscotsman
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We listened to what they had to say, then told them to go back into the office trailer, and we’d let them know when we were done.

whiskeyriver
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Lol…I almost got fired one time when I was running a drilling and blasting crew on a dam we were building. The striking bar had snapped, nothing new, on one of the drills. I climed up the boom with a wrench, pulled off the nuts holding the bottom cap on and replaced the striking bar. Those old air track drills had oil, grease and dirt all over the boom so my coveralls were a mess when I climbed down. When I hit the ground a new boy was waiting. He was the son of one of the project bigwigs and had just got out of college. He jumped on my ass, wanting to know why I had the crew drilling all these holes in a nice geometric pattern when all we had to do was drill a hole here and there because of the rock formation blah, blah, blah. I still had that broken piece of striker bar in my hand and I chased that little prick all over the place so I could knock the crap out of him. The little prick could run though! He made it back to his pickup and tore out of there like his hat was on fire and his ass was catchin’! I went to work the next day figuring I would get my drag-up check and a pink slip. Imagine my surprise when my boss, an old school hand like me, told me to get the crew running and don’t worry about it!

flashingscotsman
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I would have loved to have seen that. There was a number of jobs that I was gradechecker on where a big part of my job was to mark out those geometric patterns, and then figure a cut to grade for each hole, (from sloping original grade to sloping and benched finish grade), and paint it next to each X. Hey, you can do it the college boy way, or you can do it right the first time.

RGB
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Wow, look at all those people who have nothing better to do. I wonder if they ever complain that they are always broke?

RedRightBlonde
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They are going to tax the hell out of weed, and these stupid f**ks are going to pay it! #CaliCashCow

whiskeyriver
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Only 4 or 5 times per year so they have a receipt from a legal pot store. Then they will be back to the black market for their weed so they don’t have to pay all the taxes.

Not so silent
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Not so silent
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Democrats, stupid, stoned, and broke. Just the way Kailfornia likes them. Can’t wait to see how many more pot smokers kill someone on the freeway. And why is it that Big Tobacco is bad? Yet smoking a weed with no filter is good?

whiskeyriver
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Being a teen in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s I do have to say I have no problem with pot. I burned many a lid in my younger days! Then I joined the military and that was that. The duties and responsibilities placed on our 18, 19, 20 year old soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines is unbelievable unless you have been there. But drinking was acceptable!

Nobody cared how old you were in some hooch in Phnom Penh. Nobody care how old you were at the enlisted mens club on base. None of the bars in my hometown cared how old I was as long as I was in uniform when home on leave. And it caused some problems when I got out of the service. I was 22, legal age, when I got discharged and I tried to find out how many bottles of whiskey were in Torrance County. The horrors I had seen, the memories, almost destroyed me. But with the help of family, friends, a very tolerant judge and sherrif, and finally a good woman I finally beat the devil.

Now back to the subject. I told that little story, a story very few have heard, because I know some people who have smoked pot all their lives to quell their devils. But like those of us who are responsible drinkers they are responsible smokers. I have always enjoyed a beer or two after a hot day at work. They prefer to roll up a fat one. I enjoy a shot or two of sour mash on a cold winter day, they prefer a bong or two. I don’t get raging drunk anymore, they don’t get so stoned they cannot do their job the next day. And I see nothing wrong with it. A certain percentage of our population cannot handle alcohol, they go off the deep end every time they take a drink. A certain percentage of our population cannot handle a little smoke, they go off the deep end and get into the life destroying hard drugs. We, as a society, must not paint everyone with the same broad brush. Just because I like beer does not mean I am a raging drunk. Just because someone enjoys a fat one does not mean that person is a dope addict. I’m done with the lecturing for now but I hope all my IHTM friends think about what I said.

MGAP
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I saw pretty long lines at the liquor store Sat night.

I wonder how many of those people are just getting a receipt to use in case of future LEO contact. Then go back to buying from their dealers for much less. Reportedly it will be taxed as high as 45%, depending on where you buy it!

whiskeyriver
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I’m willing to bet on what you are saying. A few visits per year to the legal pot stores for a receipt then back to their regular dealers for their daily supply at a much lower cost. Kalifornicate has just given the biggest boost to the pot market the state has ever seen!