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Will cigarette makers jump
into pot market?

Associated Press, by Nicholas K. Geranios

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 12/19/2012 4:52:08 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. — Will the Marlboro Man light up a joint soon? The states of Washington and Colorado legalized possession of small amounts of marijuana in the November elections, but it is unclear if any cigarette makers plan to supply either market. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. President Barack Obama indicated last week that going after individual users won´t be a priority, but there´s no firm indication yet what action the Justice Department might take against states or businesses that participate in the nascent pot market, which has the potential to be large.

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From ´big tobacco´ to ´big pot´? Oh, the irony...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 12/19/2012 5:04:25 PM     (No. 9074996)

Why not, they have the machinery, distribution network, etc. Will they be allowed to market on tv?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 12/19/2012 5:15:39 PM     (No. 9075006)

It is inevitable. I am quite positive that at least some tobacco company lobbyists are working hard under the table full time to legalize pot on a national level.

In no more than ten years the Marlboro man will be an icon selling legal joints.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harleynyc, 12/19/2012 5:35:33 PM     (No. 9075040)

a smart tobacci ceo would be already growing pot and buying the Twinkies factory asap.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/19/2012 6:32:07 PM     (No. 9075116)

Does the Pope wear a beanie?

I won´t go into Polar Bears....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Historybuff, 12/19/2012 6:34:06 PM     (No. 9075118)

Wouldn´t that be a hoot!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fireman28, 12/19/2012 6:53:35 PM     (No. 9075139)

Some may think this is funny.

But I know a stock market expert.
My first phone call tomorrow. Get in on the bottom floor.

I can see this being a new Starbucks product line.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nashville, 12/19/2012 6:57:37 PM     (No. 9075144)

#3. Made me laugh !!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/19/2012 7:58:13 PM     (No. 9075194)

But, but, but.....I thought cigarettes were supposed to be bad.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bullhead, 12/19/2012 8:51:53 PM     (No. 9075290)

I can see it now - the "Choom-boro Person" lighting up on the stern of a Seattle ferry boat.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/19/2012 9:04:26 PM     (No. 9075304)

Liberal like to restrict all the businesses they have taken over from the mafia to the government: pot, gambling, prostitution, bribery, extortion, etc.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/20/2012 5:58:57 AM     (No. 9075614)

?No stems, no seeds that you don´t need,
Acapulco Gold is...fffffft...badass weed.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: cheeflo, 12/20/2012 3:03:32 PM     (No. 9076471)

Smart ones will.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/20/2012 3:25:05 PM     (No. 9076505)

Nothing will make pot less appealing and blasé than legalization.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/20/2012 3:28:18 PM     (No. 9076510)

From the Marlboro Man to Manny the Hippy in less than 50 years...

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