Skip to comments.Governor signs Amendment 64, marijuana officially legal in Colorado
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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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
Exactly. Keep the masses pacified so they don't rise up.
How's it goin'?
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.
Yea I suppose some things never change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even worse - imagine if booze-drinking teachers can now be employed.
Lotta choomers going to drive off cliffs and such. Maybe something to celebrate, after all.
I much prefer the dilligaf element.
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.
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.
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
Valid question. Do you want a boozer teaching your kids?
> “What this means is, expect to see the lawsuits roll in as people start losing limbs..” <<
Well, we’ve heard from the raving lunatic fringe
When you have no argument to offer, play the mellow drama.
I thought this law still had to go through judicial review. Did Chickenchoker jump the gun?
He’s up for election in two years.
> “However, obama is still going to jail people who use pot for medical reasons” <<
Or do anything else for “medical reasons” except for going to one of his AMA witch doctors to get your prescribed death potients
“Well, weve heard from the raving lunatic fringe.”
Sorry, I was talking from first hand experience as I had my hand smashed with a hammer by some stoner. He tested positive, was fired, his lawyer got him his job back and all I got was arthritis in my hand 25 years later.
“It is still illegal under state law to buy or sell marijuana in any quantity or to consume it in public.”
States are supposed to act a laboratories; let’s see how it works out.
What was your hand doing there to be smashed?
I’v never had anything smashed, and I’m sure that I’ve been around as many tokers as you, considering that I live in the SF Bay Area.
(In before the “Rocky Mountain High” Reference)
If I had kids, I wouldn't want a teacher drunk on the job or drinking in the classroom.
On the other hand, I wouldn't care if the teacher has a couple of beers when they get home after work, or got completely smashed on vodka tonics the previous Saturday night at a bar.
Hahaha, like that other headline....
Tax plan offered to curb evasions
to raise 337,000,000 dollars
The problem is that pot is illegal under federal law and DOJ has not said what their position will be as to enforcement in Colorado. So, you could smoke a joint in front of Denver police headquarters but ATF could still swoop in and bust you.
The feds have looked the other way at the "medical marijuana" dispensaries and their legal suppliers. Hickenlooper has asked what their position will be on legalization but has received no formal response.
I’d question that too, except in my opinion, weed doesn’t smell nearly as bad as cigarettes or cigars. I expect the the same kind of restrictions will apply. However, with vaporizers becoming more popular for both nicotine and THC delivery, it’s not like you have to smoke it to enjoy.
Yeah, that’s kinda what I was thinking.
I was also thinking about growing a batch of it for barter when SHTF -now that it’s legal.
I can’t stand the smell of it, though. Never could.
I’m happy with my e-cigarettes.
Its kind of hard to be clean-living when you're baked out of your mind on a brain-killing drug.
Nope, they can’t sue. Whether marijuana is legal in all 57 states or not, not smoking it is still a condition of employment right in the contract that the employee signs. Same deal if you go on a bender in Amsterdam.
reminds me of the story Rush tells about his vaping near a lefty once. she complained even after learning it was only water vapor. I think it just bothers some that people are enjoying something they diapprove of.
Part of me wants to move to colorado and get wasted for the next four years. If enough of us did that we might flip it from purple to red. Oh wait ... Quite a few leftist druggies will be moving to colorado now which would offset that. Never mind.
mixed feelings on this one as i live in colorado. being legal may eliminate some competition from the job pool which is fine by me as most in my profession (graphic design) are libtards anyway. i hope governor chickenpoophead has the spine to tell the feral federal government to go to hell if they try to do anything about overturning state law.
i voted against it because i didn’t want it as an ammendment to the state constitution.
One solution would be for the Feds to get out of the drug enforcement business and leave it up to the states, like 99% of criminal law and enforcement.
Summer job. I was working at a truss factory. We pre-fabbed roof and floor trusses. We would place the wood into the frame we wanted, placed a metal mesh between the boards to hold them in place. We would hit that mesh with a hammer to hold it in place before it went through the roller.
Stoner was on my team. We used to go very fast because the team that produced the most during the week got to work double time on Saturday. Incentive for big money. One of the issues the plant had was people used to do meth in the morning to go fast and during afternoon break they would smoke to wind down.
Late one afternoon as I was placing a mesh down and as I got ready to hit it in place, the team member took a swing and caught me flush on the bone where my hand and third finger comes together. Think that is the capitate. He lost track of what he was responsible for.
This law is going to cause a train wreck.
Pot should be treated like alcohol! It’s pretty easy to tell if someone is high on either alcohol or pot! If you come to work stoned or drunk you should be fired! If you kill someone behind the wheel while impaired you should go to prison and loose your driving privileges permanently!
Are you stoned or stupid?
“Are you stoned or stupid?”
I did not vote for Obozo!!
I didnt mean you...
“Even worse - imagine if booze-drinking teachers can now be employed.”
We had teachers like that in school. One I remember would come to teachers meetings pretending to be sober. He had a nose like WC Fields.
Well, I guess everyone has his own standards.
We must have had the same teacher. :p
The legalization of this ILLICIT DRUG is exactly why I despise LIBERTARIANS!
Alcohol is already a MAJOR problem. It could not be removed from the public during prohibition because it had been socially acceptable for centuries to millenia before prohibition attempted to lessen its use. Getting “on the wagon” just couldn’t be sold. It was too established.
However, Marijuanna is still, for the most part, not a mainstream thing....its use has not been intwined in the social fabric for centuries like alcohol.
It is a SERIOUS MISTAKE to legalize this stuff except for a legitimate medical purpose. I am convinced in helps those on chemo and somewhat on glaucoma....but for recreational use....NEVER should be allowed.
As another poster has mentioned here....this is going to create all kinds of “Under the Influence” problems that won’t be easily resolved.....IT JUST ISN’T worth the headache.
Colorado voters that approved this are idiots.