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    As today is April 20, or "4/20," many advocates of the legalization of marijuana are using today to speak their platform. They often argue that the drug is less harmful than alcohol, has medicinal benefits, and could provide a significant source of revenue for state governments if regulated. It could also significantly dry up the black market on the item, which often leads to as much or more crime as using the substance does.

    However, it appears that the majority of Americans still aren't on board with this idea, according to BusinessWeek. "Medical use only" seems to have the most support.

    This has me thinking about how legalized pot would affect the self-storage industry. It would seem to me that if people wanted to grow this stuff -- especially grow a lot of it -- they would need to put it somewhere, meaning higher demand for storage. But would you want skids full of pot in your facility, even if it were legal?
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    Default Re: Legalization of Marijuana

    Nope. Bug problem, and I'll leave it at that. I've got personal reasons too, but that's the biggest thing about weed that would PESTer me.
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    I don't believe marijuana should be across-the-board legal. Argue all you want, but it is more powerful than alcohol even when taken in moderation.

    However, I do believe in the medical aspects of the drug. But how do you regulate it? That's the problem.

    Yeah, bugs would be a serious issue, as would crime if anyone discovered it was being stored.
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    Default Re: Legalization of Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by acampbell View Post
    I don't believe marijuana should be across-the-board legal. Argue all you want, but it is more powerful than alcohol even when taken in moderation.
    Amy, do you have data to support your statement re: marijuana is more powerful than alcohol?

    Here in CA legalization will be on the ballot in November, and from all I have read in various news sources, it is expected to pass. Of course that is only in CA, not in the US as a whole.

    I hope it will become legal. In my county there is quite a bit of pot growing, hence a lot of crime. Many of us believe that if pot were legal, then we would experience less crime, as the price for pot would go down. Some folks in the area are concerned that if pot were legal, our local economy would truly suffer.

    Although I do not know what most of my tenants have in their units, I am fairly sure there is some pot stored here. Several recent auctions have uncovered indoor pot growing equipment; those units always get high bids. At least we do not have power to the units, so people cannot grow pot in units here, however I do know it is grown inside some of my competitors' climate control units.

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    No data, and a good point, Geraldine.
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    Marijuana has plenty of great uses. Nobody is denying that. The problem comes from the abuses. I've seen more BIG stupid stuff from weed than from booze. Now keep in mind that booze kills people too. My only real caveat is that it won't just impact the smoker. If that were the only impact, I'd have no qualms with it at all. It's important to note that at one point, the government was giving subsidies to grow the stuff! People will get high off whatever they can find.
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    I am also in California and I am undecided on the legalization part but I am perfectly clear on absolutely NO SMOKING of anything in my yard or facility! Too many careless folks and we have enough "crazies" without letting them get high on the premises! I don't care if they have "medical prescription" or not.
    I say less headache if they do it in their own homes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeannie View Post
    ...but I am perfectly clear on absolutely NO SMOKING of anything in my yard or facility!...
    Same here, Jeannie, no smoking anything on the property. A couple months back I noticed/smelled a tenant smoking pot in the yard, and I reminded him of the rules. "But I have a 215 prescription," he replied. "Yes, I am sure you do," I said. "But you will have to go some place else to smoke your medicine." I offered to call the police if he needed help. He left right away.

 

 
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