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?