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Governor signs Amendment 64, marijuana officially legal in Colorado
fox31 ^ | 12.10.2012 | fox31

Posted on 12/10/2012 1:33:01 PM PST by Morgana

DENVER — Go ahead and bust out the Cheetos and Goldfish, Colorado. Marijuana is now legal in the Centennial State.

Just over a month after the citizens of Colorado voted in overwhelming favor of Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana for recreational use, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Executive Order that makes an “official declaration of the vote.”

What does it mean?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: cannabis; colorado; drugs; drugwar; marijuana; pot; upinsmoke; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
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What does it mean? It means if one is stoned enough one won't notice the damage Obozo is doing.
1 posted on 12/10/2012 1:33:10 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Cue the fanatical pro-marijauna element of this site in 3,2,1...


2 posted on 12/10/2012 1:35:26 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Morgana

Having soiled their home states, liberals head for red states where they vote for the very policies they made them leave their homes.

Welcome to Obamaland 2012. :D


3 posted on 12/10/2012 1:36:33 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Morgana
Possession of even a single microgram of marijuana is a crime in Colorado punishable,for a first offense,by up to one year in prison.A second offense is punishable by up to *two* years in prison.The same goes for every square inch of every one of the 50 states,the District of Columbia and,I assume,Puerto Rico,the US Virgin Islands,Guam and American Samoa.
4 posted on 12/10/2012 1:38:09 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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...It means if one is stoned enough one won't notice the damage Obozo is doing...

Exactly. Keep the masses pacified so they don't rise up.

5 posted on 12/10/2012 1:38:48 PM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Morgana

6 posted on 12/10/2012 1:40:10 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Cue the fanatical pro-marijauna element of this site in 3,2,1...

How's it goin'?

7 posted on 12/10/2012 1:42:11 PM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Morgana

I’m shocked! Shocked! to find that there is pot smoking in Denver.

You could get stoned just walking on the downtown streets back in the 60’s. Smelled like burning hemp everywhere.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 1:45:03 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Wolfie; GeronL

Yea I suppose some things never change.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 1:47:09 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

What this means is, expect to see the lawsuits roll in as people start losing limbs and getting themselves and others killed in workplace accidents.

And you cannot drug test because you do not know if they smoked that morning or two weeks ago.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 1:47:33 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You cant bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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Was wondering how this would affect drug tests now. Not just in Colorado but boarder states. Say if someone from across state lines came into Colorado, smoked it, then went home. He/she has not done a crime but what if they are drug tested, and as you say two weeks later but they did it in a state where it was legal? I suppose they could sue the employer, don’t know.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 1:50:21 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana
Here's the concern that I've brought up with co-workers who agree with this new law:

Many professional organizations and law enforcement agencies use as a disqualifier to membership/employment prior use of drugs, or at least anything more than infrequent "experimental" use in the case of pot with law enforcement. Since it is now legal, will the pressure be for these orgs to soften their requirements for membership/employment? After all, "it's legal now." Will pot-smoking teachers now be about to demand employment on par with non-drug users?

And any professional orgs who maintain their standards are going to face a massive number of lawsuits now, "because it's legal."

This isn't a slow slide into oblivion, it's a rocket propelled shot.

12 posted on 12/10/2012 1:53:09 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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What does it mean?

It means that the quality and speed of counter service at most fast food establishments is going to take another nosedive.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 1:57:38 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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Will pot-smoking teachers now be about to demand employment on par with non-drug users?

Even worse - imagine if booze-drinking teachers can now be employed.

14 posted on 12/10/2012 1:58:57 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Morgana
I don't think employers are going to loosen their restrictions, due to the clear evidence of increased accidents and increased violence. Not gonna be tolerated among the employed. Yes, lawsuits will multiply. Tort lawyers probably happy.

Lotta choomers going to drive off cliffs and such. Maybe something to celebrate, after all.

15 posted on 12/10/2012 1:58:59 PM PST by Missouri gal
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I much prefer the dilligaf element.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 2:00:37 PM PST by soycd
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To: Morgana

It means nothing at all WRT who is toking.

Those that wish to toke are already toking, and those that do not are not.

What it means to Organized Crime is something entirely different: They have suddenly lost a major source of income, and will be looking to replace it with something else.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 2:03:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Morgana

Here in the NYC laws relating to small quantities of mj for personal use are already a joke. You can walk down the street smoking a blunt with no hassle. Entire apartment building floors smell of it. Stores sell accessories for using it, plus t-shirts celebrating it. These laws are just codifying the real status quo. Pot just doesn’t have enough negative effects to make people care. People get more pissed off about public boozing and regular cigarettes.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 2:03:58 PM PST by Callahan
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To: fwdude

Being drunk on the job can get you booted, so can being stoned - both are legal in CO
However, obama is still going to jail people who use pot for medical reasons or any other reason


19 posted on 12/10/2012 2:05:14 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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Even worse - imagine if booze-drinking teachers can now be employed.

Valid question. Do you want a boozer teaching your kids?

20 posted on 12/10/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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