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Colorado’s pro-pot initiative could threaten medical marijuana paradise
Yahoo! News ^ | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 10/01/2012 6:44:06 PM PDT by Condor 63

DENVER—A ballot initiative in Colorado that could make the state the first to effectively legalize marijuana has an unlikely bunch of people very nervous: owners of the state's medical marijuana dispensaries.

Despite an expected surge in demand, some fear passage of the initiative, called Amendment 64—which legalizes the buying and selling of up to one ounce of pot at a time for customers over the age of 21—could goad the federal government into a crackdown on the dispensaries, ending their industry's three-year miniboom.

If the amendment passes, the "best-case scenario [is] you get a million new customers," the owner of one medical marijuana store in downtown Denver told Yahoo News. "It would be wonderful." But he asked not to be named, spooked by the prospect of bringing attention to his store in case of increased federal action.

Both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who face off in their first debate on Wednesday night at the University of Denver—giving the state initiative the potential to reverberate nationwide—have signaled their opposition to states that flout the federal drug law with legalization measures.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: amendment64; cannabis; drugs; drugwar; legalpot; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; medpot; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 10/01/2012 6:44:14 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: Condor 63

Oh noes! FReeper heads explode!


2 posted on 10/01/2012 6:50:32 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Condor 63

Some folks may not like this but IMHO, it should be a state decision on marijuana, not federal.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 6:53:30 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Condor 63
Both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who face off in their first debate on Wednesday night at the University of Denver—giving the state initiative the potential to reverberate nationwide—have signaled their opposition to states that flout the federal drug law...

And yet hussein's so-called "Justice" Dept. has repeatedly gone after Arizona for attempting to enforce federal law? You know, without rampant hypocrisy and lying, liberals wouldn't have anything...

4 posted on 10/01/2012 6:55:45 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: CORedneck

Jefferson is on your side... and so am I.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 6:56:19 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: nutmeg; PALIN SMITH

FYI


6 posted on 10/01/2012 7:01:45 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Condor 63

A diagnosis for testicular cancer no longer required to get your weed.


7 posted on 10/01/2012 7:02:17 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: CORedneck

“Some folks may not like this but IMHO, it should be a state decision on marijuana, not federal. “

Don’t have any problem with it....

as long as you will concede Alabama has the same right in regards to illegal immigrants.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 7:03:09 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: Condor 63
Those of you outside of Colorado, take a good look. It's what the State is all about on every issue (environmentalism, regulations, social issues, all), contrary to denials, and that includes Colorado Springs.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 7:05:50 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: TADSLOS

I suppose I won’t need that custom designed microwave anymore.

As long as I get my KFC, all will be well.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 7:20:21 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

While I do not side with many libertarian causes this one I think is supportable. Pings top 10 reasons for legalization

1. Pot is not going away
2. It’s illegal status costs us a fortune to enforce
3. There a thriving and violent black market for pot
4. The tax generation is HUGE
5. IT DOES NOT LEAVE ONE WITH A HANGOVER.
6. Our control of the Alcohol industry is the example to follow
7. Meth and Crack are in most cases easier to obtain
8. There is no physical dependance
9. It would give the nations tobacco farmers a new beginning
10.A whole generation of youngsters who can be easily satisfied with crappy jobs, homes, cars, and lives as long as they can “burn one” at shifts end.Not unlike the beer swilling factory workers at Joe’s Bar and Grill. This is important because the economy is about to hit the skids.

he he


11 posted on 10/01/2012 7:25:45 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: Condor 63

Not libertarian, but this is the one cause I support. Don’t smoke, but think it’s time this is legalized. Alcohol is far worse.


12 posted on 10/01/2012 7:29:29 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Condor 63

Too bad I’m voting for it. Gardeners don’t need drug dealers.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 7:51:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: ping jockey

You missed a big reason: the War on Drugs is the single most destructive policy WRT the Bill of Rights due the legal justifications for sustaining it.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ping jockey

I’m with you on that one. Good list.


15 posted on 10/01/2012 10:28:43 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: rwfromkansas
Alcohol is far worse.

But, but, but ... COMMUNION WINE! </woddie>

16 posted on 10/02/2012 10:16:44 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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