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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210541 1 year, 11 months ago
Equinox wrote:

All this depends on what the feds ultimately do. Remember, this is the first vote for straight legalization. It's not decriminalization and it's not tied to anything medical.

I definitely agree about the tax revenue. I've been saying the same thing for years.


Well, really all they can feasibly do is go after the growers. They're already established. And producing product.
It's not starting from scratch. It's a major business. And they really can't shut them down, because they supply
the medical. It seems like it would be too difficult. They would have to mount a major campaign. And I'm not
sure they have the resolve to do it. They have to know by now, it's a losing battle.
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210542 1 year, 11 months ago
Gay marriage and pot legalization make strides tonight! The world is changing for the better: www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/...ijuana-legalization/
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210543 1 year, 11 months ago
Just realized that lots of new jobs will be created when this hits the market... who knew? Any guesses for what the packaging will look like? Will you be able to buy a box of joints like a pack of Marlboros in a flip top box? Bongs behind the counter in WallMart?That is mind blowing.
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210545 1 year, 11 months ago
Equinox wrote:
Chester wrote:
Colorado moved way up on the list of repeat vacation destinations.


Red Rocks becomers even more important.

Absolutely!!
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210548 1 year, 11 months ago
LBDowling wrote:
Just realized that lots of new jobs will be created when this hits the market... who knew? Any guesses for what the packaging will look like? Will you be able to buy a box of joints like a pack of Marlboros in a flip top box? Bongs behind the counter in WallMart?That is mind blowing.


I'm guessing it would be treated something like alcohol. Age limit on sales, restrictions on where it can be sold.
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210554 1 year, 11 months ago
"The vote puts Washington to the left of the Netherlands on marijuana law. As of Dec. 6, it will no longer be illegal for adults 21 and over to possess an ounce of marijuana. A new "drugged driving" law for marijuana impairment also kicks in then."

seattletimes.com/html/localnews/20196218...lexmarijuana07m.html
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210565 1 year, 11 months ago
Go COLORADO!!

To be honest I like it the way it is. I mean I voted for this but i just hope the cops don't get all weird about it. Specifically if you get pulled over. They'll be thinking EVERYONE is stoned, I'm a little worried about heightened scrutiny now.
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210568 1 year, 11 months ago
The closest analog is when we were in prohibition times. Then, New York was the first state that voted to allow alcohol consumption, even though the federal law said "no". Colorado jumped on that band wagon shortly thereafter and allowed alcohol in 1932. The Feds count on local enforcement of these laws, so it will be interesting to see how they follow up.

It is also interesting to note that when California attempted to do this in 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder, put out a memo basically telling people that the federal government would vigorously enforce anti-marijuana laws there should the initiative pass. Curiously, this time around, the Justice Dept. has been silent on the issue...even when questioned directly about it. The tide is turning...
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210589 1 year, 11 months ago
kudos to the folks in Colorado. congratulations!!! i still can't believe that California wasn't 1st, but i'm really happy that Colorado got it done!
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210590 1 year, 11 months ago
I think this all boils down to how the feds react to this.

I had to laugh at the headline on Fox News it said "Hold off on the Cheetos, Colorado gov tells potheads after voters back marijuana legalization". That's like saying everyone who has a glass of wine or two when they get home from work are alcoholics.
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210591 1 year, 11 months ago
I can't believe how happy I am for this,.

I don't even live there but it's exciting that it would pass and hopefully pave the way for other states to do the same.
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Re: Legalize, it in Colorado

#210593 1 year, 11 months ago
patchmyfurthur wrote:
Gay marriage and pot legalization make strides tonight! The world is changing for the better: www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/...ijuana-legalization/


more on I-502 in washington at sensiblewashington.org. here is another perspective on I-502 www.theweedblog.com/will-i-502-truly-leg...in-washington-state/
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