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Friday, September 30, 2022

Tennessee cannabis users crossing state lines for product

SAUGET, Ill. (WKRN) — Just over the Missouri border sits the small village of Sauget, Illinois. Population: 141. 

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In Tennessee and Kentucky, recreational cannabis is illegal. But, people are willing to make the drive over the Ohio River, crossing state lines into Illinois, that’s where it is legal. The drive is roughly an hour into the state from some parts of Tennessee.

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And given asset forfeiture laws, I can just about guarantee you that any roads coming from Illinois are heavily patrolled by the THP. I wouldn't doubt that Tennessee doesn't have cops hanging around the pot shops recording license plate numbers like California did at Nevada gun shows.

11 comments:

  1. Yep, it's amazing to see all the out-of-state plates at the pot shops here.

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  2. It's not just Cali. Guy from Brooklyn or the Bronx, somewhere behind enemy lines, went to the Oaks Gun Show, bought some stuff to take home, got pulled over on the way home, arrested, then they got a warrant and confiscated pretty much everything in his house.

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  3. Some people like to smoke weed. Do-gooders dislike that. To be consistent we should also ban alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and maybe even sugar.

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    1. And Mountain Dew. Don't forget Mountain Dew.

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    2. Back about 1970 I use to live with some friends In Elk Park, North Carolina, near the Tennessee border. Once we visited some friends of theirs that had a farm near Elizabethton, Tenn. These people were farmers who grew tobacco and pot. Made a pretty good living at too. They told me of families from many, many generations back. That when you drove into their "holl'r" very far from paved roads. And if they knew you you could stop at their roadside shack and pick up what you wanted.

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  4. I went to the Oaks show one time. They tried to put the entire Valley Forge Gun Show into a venue half the size. Solid nope, never went back.
    Stay safe

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  5. The main highway connecting N Texas & Colorado is lined the entire way, both ways, with billboards advertising lawyers offering pot defense. As I understand it, the cops patrolling that highway are not allowed (currently) to do random stops.

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  6. At Treasure Island the MPs would mark the wheels of cars parked at the Officers Club with highly reflective paint and then, cite the owners as they drove off the base for drunk driving. TI was always a shitty place. It didn't improve when the navy left. It's still hard to believe that the Navy left in one spasm as they told Nancy Pelosi, Feinstein and Ron Dellums to just go fuck themselves. Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Alameda Naval Air Station, Treasure Island, Moffet Field Hunters Point, Mare Island, all gone in a year. Oakland Army Base lasted another couple of years.

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  7. It's a sad day when agriculture in TN and KY have fallen so low that people have to drive out of state for their weed.

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  8. Decades ago, MA Governor Mike Dukakis (a true leftist) sent MA State Troopers to the parking lots of NH state liquor stores near the MA border. NH booze was always cheaper, less taxed, so he had the troopers record MA license plates, so they could be pulled over once they came back over the border, and nailed for unpaid taxes. That ended IMMEDIATELY once NH’s conservative Governor, Meldrim Thompson, struck back. He had the MA state troopers arrested …for vagrancy in the liquor store parking lots. Fight fire with dynamite!

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  9. New Jersey and Pennsylvania had the same kind of tiff, with NJ having the more reasonable laws. Had the same end result, though I believe it was for the PA folks illegally carrying weapons in NJ. "But we're police!" "Not in THIS state, you aren't."

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