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Governors: Legalized pot buzz just smoke
Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2014 6:03 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas

Posted on 02/22/2014 5:18:29 PM PST by Olog-hai

All the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke.

Nearly three months after Colorado began selling recreational marijuana, the nation’s governors are taking a cautious approach to loosening their drug laws despite growing support for legalization.

Republican and Democratic state chief executives meeting in Washington this weekend expressed broad concern for children and public safety should recreational marijuana use spread. At the same time, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is warning other governors against rushing to follow his lead. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: colorado; legalpot; libertarians; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; nga; upinsmoke

1 posted on 02/22/2014 5:18:29 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This is going to raise a heck of a lot more problems than revenue for the politicians. But hey! Potheads come up with a lot of ‘good ideas’.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 5:27:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

! Potheads come up with a lot of ‘good ideas’.
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‘Sounds like’ you are trying to cover for the typical pol today...

I guess the excuse for all the idiocy is the Pols are all high HOWEVER, I would rather they were high than just plain stupid.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 5:32:37 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: Olog-hai
I was in CO skiing last week and besides the fact you could smell it in a lot of places - you could tell some of the lift attendants - store keepers - ski / snowboard shop employees were stoned to bejesus. This will have a lot of different repercussions eventually.

Oh yea - my young teenagers now know what Pot smells like. If they weren't sure before - they sure as hell know now.

4 posted on 02/22/2014 5:48:33 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Olog-hai
I would hope that states will move slowly and cautiously here.

But recent stories about the tax windfall being enjoyed by the state government of Colorado makes me think that a lot of states are going to push ahead.

5 posted on 02/22/2014 6:02:44 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, for the good old days before governors had conferences. They worried about their own state and nothing else.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 6:12:13 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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7 posted on 02/22/2014 6:24:20 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: VerySadAmerican
Oh, for the good old days before governors had conferences. They worried about their own state and nothing else.

Well said. Same could probably be said for the 17th amendment and what Senators worried about.
8 posted on 02/22/2014 6:26:10 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: capydick

I’m sure that previous to this law, that ski resort personnel preached the Bible and knew nothing of this “reefer madness”. /s


9 posted on 02/22/2014 6:35:48 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Olog-hai

Well less than a hundred years ago, weed had not yet been made illegal at the federal level by the bastardization of the interstate commerce clause, which so many people here support, even if they are afraid to do it openly. Because to do so exposes them to the so many other abuses of the same clause. And they’re embarrassed by cognitive dissonance.

It’s just so bizarre to me that some FReepers consider substances being illegal to be the natural state of things, and that one must produce arguments to support them not being illegal. How do you not see the corollary to other actions currently prohibited by the federal government? Choosing to pay for your own medical care out of pocket, for example, without being fined.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 6:39:34 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: EEGator

Wouldn’t say that because I was there before the new rules - it’s just more prevalent and more open with a “who cares” attitude.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 6:42:28 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: capydick

Gotcha. Hopefully the “newness” of the law will wear off and people won’t flaunt it anymore. I won’t hold my breath though.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 6:48:52 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Olog-hai; Admin Moderator

So now the landscape has changed. Follow your doctors advice. Except under obamacare you have no doctor. So follow your own advice...nah... There is a federal mandate. Follow their advice... nah...tell the feds all your “troubles” of addiction and get a free pass to healthcare under the disability act but try and get disability from the feds if you ARE disabled...nah


13 posted on 02/22/2014 6:58:09 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ClearCase_guy

well here in commierado it’s looking like the so-called tas windfall is going to be used up with additional substance abuse programs, increase in crime and the like.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 7:04:09 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: capydick
different repercussions eventually. Oh yea - my young teenagers now know what Pot smells like. If they weren't sure before - they sure as hell know now.

What would Pol Pot smell like? Harhar.

Sorry, I COULDN'T resist.

15 posted on 02/22/2014 7:29:16 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: capydick

Sorry. We are not very happy. We live in Colorado.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 10:00:51 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Olog-hai

Urban Pacification.

I am sure the more nutty folks thought about putting something in the water supply to make the population passive and easy to manipulate.

They didn’t have to.


17 posted on 02/22/2014 10:04:12 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

I always rush to read any reply’s when pot is mentioned in a article. I get the biggest laugh, reading what you folks type in. I love living in this, used to be great country where we can have free dialog no matter what we believe. I think better go donate some money for my laughs.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 12:35:55 PM PST by curdogman (retired oilfield worker)
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To: dhs12345

whelp I donated you guys are pure entertainment ....the last time I got pissed off where I lived I MOVED...from Calif to Mo. All I see here is freckles and red hair and my nearest neighbor is a mile away


19 posted on 02/23/2014 12:44:13 PM PST by curdogman (retired oilfield worker)
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To: dhs12345

ooo I forgot to mention I have MY own water well. I heard tell the sativa strain of pot can reduce anxiety and relieve stress and you do live in Colorado.... just saying ( all typed in jest ) .


20 posted on 02/23/2014 2:24:59 PM PST by curdogman (retired oilfield worker)
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To: curdogman

And make everyone happy! Very happy and too relaxed.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 6:51:00 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: curdogman

Lets hope that you wake up from your drug induced stupor and remember to vote next time. No wait, maybe that is a good thing. :)


22 posted on 02/24/2014 6:56:24 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: curdogman

Ya. Some call Colorado the “experiment.” Like we are some kind of freak show. Actually, I tend to agree.

My wife and I are seriously considering moving. My family has been in Colorado for close to 150 years and we love (correction, loved) Colorado.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 7:00:25 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: capydick
Question: will you go elsewhere to ski because of the obvious prevalence pot in CO?

I went out there a few times in the 1990s. It was very obvious in that mountain resort even back then.

24 posted on 02/24/2014 7:06:07 AM PST by grania
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To: grania

Good question - would probably go back at some point because the skiing is so good but there are a lot of other options such as Utah and Wyoming, two places where we love to go.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 7:47:17 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: dhs12345

never took even pain pills, do not smoke ( any thing ) do not even drink caffeine and no liquor has ever touched my lips. Am I saint ooo heck no ( I looked on the internet about the pot info )... it was all in jest my comments towards you....but I do think the war on drugs is a complete failure. I hope you stay where you are. I am from a long line of people who served In the military ( I did not serve ) and I was a navy brat and was raised everywhere. I have no place called home. Stick to your guns and do not move. Always wished I had a place I called home. As a offshore oilfield worker I have been stripped naked, to check for drugs been thrown in a darkened room and had flash light stuck in my face to check eye pupils for signs of drug use. Had dog almost sniff up my ass. Then some smart guy figured how to test for drugs in my pee and was randomly check for drug my last 20 years in the oilfields ( a average of twice a month ) So it is why I laugh so much about you alls posting about pot. And the final indignation was every time they took a sample I was watch as I peed into the sample container. And not every time was it a man who looked at my penis sometimes it was a woman. So I lived the American drug dream.
with love Bubba


26 posted on 02/26/2014 12:22:45 AM PST by curdogman (retired oilfield worker)
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To: curdogman
Sorry to hear about your experiences. I suspect that being fall on the ground drunk would have gotten the same attention.

Not only does a person risk their life if they are intoxicated while operating machinery, but the lives of others. I know that it is a cliche but it is the truth.

Plus, you are working for someone else and that someone else has the right to expect a fair day's of work from you.

Bottom line: to each his own (the libertarian way). Just as long as your “extracurricular activities” don't affect me, I don't care. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

27 posted on 02/26/2014 2:15:47 PM PST by dhs12345
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