Skip to comments.Colorado’s pro-pot initiative could threaten medical marijuana paradise
Posted on 10/01/2012 6:44:06 PM PDT by Condor 63
DENVERA 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 64which legalizes the buying and selling of up to one ounce of pot at a time for customers over the age of 21could 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 Denvergiving the state initiative the potential to reverberate nationwidehave signaled their opposition to states that flout the federal drug law with legalization measures.
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Oh noes! FReeper heads explode!
Some folks may not like this but IMHO, it should be a state decision on marijuana, not federal.
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...
Jefferson is on your side... and so am I.
A diagnosis for testicular cancer no longer required to get your weed.
“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.
I suppose I won’t need that custom designed microwave anymore.
As long as I get my KFC, all will be well.
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.
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.
Too bad I’m voting for it. Gardeners don’t need drug dealers.
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.
I’m with you on that one. Good list.
But, but, but ... COMMUNION WINE! </woddie>