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-- in Colorado and Washington became the first in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
Joining us now is dale Scott Jones executive chancellor of folks to them university -- essentially.
Teaches all about marijuana how to grow it how to sell it at a market about that right sky.
Indeed you do good morning thanks for having me today you just.
-- -- would you consider this a breakthrough voters in Colorado on Washington State say OK you don't need a prescription is not medication go ahead get -- get high it's recreational its legal.
Well I think this is honestly -- a breakthrough for all the citizens in United States think about this for just a moment.
Up until the other day.
Any police officer approaching any adults with any amount of -- or even just the smell of marijuana.
Treated that marijuana as contraband and now it's considered a commodity.
Now think about that contraband it's may now have to take that by force from that citizen and then go prove that it's marijuana.
So we're also looking at tremendous cost reduction even -- -- crime lab's not just dollar cost for human cost because we can now focus on violent crime.
Rape kits can now got to get gotten to him because we're not focusing on proving out so -- of green stuff is marijuana.
So to -- it in principle it is a breakthrough I think you've expressed not very well not a couple more questions.
One of the Fed's gonna do because -- is still illegal under federal law and the feds have gone around California.
Busting up medical marijuana offices and in the -- -- stepped right in do you think the feds will step in to Colorado and Washington State.
Well it's interesting point and this is what's so troubling you see.
Horrible attacks occurring not just in California but in Montana where people are facing upwards of eighty years of mandatory minimums.
Compare that to say Jerry sandusky who's facing like thirty.
It when you look to these states that now have this opportunity to monetize.
We can tax and regulate and this.
The feds are going to react in some way shape or form but they don't have the ability to react to everything it's going to be selective prosecution.
Where a few key players are made examples up much like they have been thus far.
But keep in mind that 98 over 98%.
Of all of the cost to enforce this failed marijuana prohibition is taken on by the states and those two states on have to pay for the Fed's -- anymore.
I I don't wanna get into -- -- the right so the wrongs of legalization and a couple of almost technical questions.
Is it true that the strength of marijuana I believe is called a THC.
Content hasn't gone straight through the roof.
Because you guys annual labs have been making a very potent strain is that true.
Well actually it happens more often in and grow rooms that strains.
Our selected for eight different types of benefits and in some cases yes how high.
But it's a lot of urban -- the reality is they tested Mexican ditch -- thirty years ago and compared it to indoor high coupon likely ground.
Strains he's still had now we rally in the seventy Stewart and if they -- that could it would have tested similarly to what we have today.
They're getting in trouble young and I don't -- like you have -- -- it doesn't say that -- that -- -- to that now is that it is true.
The that we need is more potent I mean.
That is true well as others it's more available the truth is that in Portland market that is available but the truth is they smoke -- -- -- -- last -- Marcelo Canada I'm told us some going a lab and I think he was in upstate California Humboldt County.
Created a seat and he was the supersede.
And that this thing was like thirty times more potent the -- that you got to the end point was study times more potent this supersede I think he sold like 50000 books.
Is there any truth to that whatsoever.
I would say that that's if it's not urban myth that I'd like to meet that guy in Selma bridge because the way that canvas works.
It's sexual just like human spirit I'm about to get you in trouble again.
It needs a male and a female to make that seat.
And so unless you are clone -- -- plant that is already known.
You have no idea what that seat is going to be.
If you go plants and apple Macintosh apple you're gonna get a crab apple at the end and you don't know what that -- is going to produce.
We're gonna leave it right -- dale sky Jones -- it's very interesting.
And I I'd I'd like he can come back to oak street and university one of the honey learn more about what we're talking about look I think he was very interesting that you say that -- a breakthrough in terms of principle in Washington State in Colorado and I think you want them.
-- thanks for joining indeed as the costliest war we've had -- -- -- -- it was -- the last word in a very good we'll see you soon they'll thank you very much.
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