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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?

(Excerpt) Read more at kdvr.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: cannabis; colorado; drugs; drugwar; marijuana; pot; upinsmoke; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
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To: EQAndyBuzz

> “What this means is, expect to see the lawsuits roll in as people start losing limbs..” <<

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Well, we’ve heard from the raving lunatic fringe

When you have no argument to offer, play the mellow drama.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 2:09:32 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Morgana

I thought this law still had to go through judicial review. Did Chickenchoker jump the gun?
He’s up for election in two years.


22 posted on 12/10/2012 2:10:36 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Callahan
where are all the anti-smoking zealots to protest this "2nd hand smoke" ? smells like hypocrisy.
23 posted on 12/10/2012 2:12:42 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: svcw

> “However, obama is still going to jail people who use pot for medical reasons” <<

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Or do anything else for “medical reasons” except for going to one of his AMA witch doctors to get your prescribed death potients


24 posted on 12/10/2012 2:14:39 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

“Well, we’ve 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.


25 posted on 12/10/2012 2:14:58 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You cant bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: TurboZamboni

According to the local news site:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/marijuana/recreational-marijuana-legalized-in-colorado-by-governors-order-adding-amendment-64-to-constitution

“It is still illegal under state law to buy or sell marijuana in any quantity or to consume it in public.”


26 posted on 12/10/2012 2:15:30 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Morgana

States are supposed to act a laboratories; let’s see how it works out.


27 posted on 12/10/2012 2:17:36 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

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.


28 posted on 12/10/2012 2:18:23 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Morgana

IBTRMHR

(In before the “Rocky Mountain High” Reference)


29 posted on 12/10/2012 2:19:12 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: fwdude
Valid question. Do you want a boozer teaching your kids?

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.

30 posted on 12/10/2012 2:19:40 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Wolfie

Hahaha, like that other headline....

Tax plan offered to curb evasions
to raise 337,000,000 dollars


31 posted on 12/10/2012 2:20:47 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: RandallFlagg
The law is valid and there is no legal challenge, at least not yet. Pot is legal under Colorado law. A number of law enforcement agencies have said they will no longer cite possessors.

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.

32 posted on 12/10/2012 2:26:16 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


33 posted on 12/10/2012 2:26:30 PM PST by Callahan
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To: colorado tanker

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.


34 posted on 12/10/2012 2:28:26 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Strategerist
I subscribe to the old-fashioned style of conservatism, of the type Ronald Reagan did...Think about your average American from, say, the '40s. Decent, clean-living. Marijauna is nothing more than a progressivist ploy, as they continue to encourage license yet restrict freedom.

Its kind of hard to be clean-living when you're baked out of your mind on a brain-killing drug.

35 posted on 12/10/2012 2:29:38 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Morgana

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.


36 posted on 12/10/2012 2:30:25 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Callahan
vaporizers becoming more popular for both nicotine and THC delivery, it’s not like you have to smoke it to enjoy.

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.

37 posted on 12/10/2012 2:31:46 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: editor-surveyor
death potions?
38 posted on 12/10/2012 2:35:07 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Morgana

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.


39 posted on 12/10/2012 2:38:13 PM PST by plain talk
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To: colorado tanker

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.


40 posted on 12/10/2012 2:39:23 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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