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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: RandallFlagg
I don't use the stuff either, but this situation strikes me as unsustainable. It also leads to disrespect for the law, like the double-nickle speed limit or Prohibition.

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.

41 posted on 12/10/2012 2:44:16 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: editor-surveyor

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.


42 posted on 12/10/2012 2:59:43 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You cant bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: fwdude

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!


43 posted on 12/10/2012 3:02:18 PM PST by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: Morgana

Are you stoned or stupid?


44 posted on 12/10/2012 3:03:04 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: ├čudda├čudd

“Are you stoned or stupid?”

I did not vote for Obozo!!


45 posted on 12/10/2012 3:13:12 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

I didnt mean you...


46 posted on 12/10/2012 3:15:22 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Strategerist; fwdude

“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.


47 posted on 12/10/2012 3:16:12 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Strategerist
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.

Well, I guess everyone has his own standards.

48 posted on 12/10/2012 3:18:08 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana
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.

We must have had the same teacher. :p

49 posted on 12/10/2012 3:21:23 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana; All

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.


50 posted on 12/10/2012 3:29:06 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: svcw
Prescription drugs.

They heal no one, and slowly kill all that use them.

Healing is through YHVH’s righteousness, and the herbs he gave us.

51 posted on 12/10/2012 3:31:43 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
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.

100% correct. Prohibition doesn't work. Period. It didn't stop alcohol consumption and it isn't stopping pot use. Organized crime hates this move to decriminalize drugs, for the rest of us it is a good thing.

52 posted on 12/10/2012 3:34:21 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: editor-surveyor

Are you actually claiming God wants you to smoke pot...?


53 posted on 12/10/2012 3:36:31 PM PST by Wyrd bi­ ful arŠd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Morgana; All

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.


54 posted on 12/10/2012 3:50:10 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: bravo whiskey
i voted against it because i didn’t want it as an ammendment to the state constitution.

Same here. That will make it very difficult for the legislature to tweak it when we see what problems there are.

Given the egos involved in federal LE, I doubt we'll see ATF agents swooping in to bust people for an ounce, but this situation creates a lot of uncertainty.

55 posted on 12/10/2012 3:50:47 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Wyrd bi├░ ful ar├Žd

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.


56 posted on 12/10/2012 3:52:50 PM PST by arbitrary.squid
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To: Wolfie

Thank you for that front page, Wolfie!


57 posted on 12/10/2012 3:55:57 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Sola Veritas
its use has not been intwined in the social fabric for centuries like alcohol.

And you would be wrong.

58 posted on 12/10/2012 3:56:22 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: arbitrary.squid
Yeah, but He never said He expects you to smoke it.

Any more than He expects you to eat poisonous berries.

59 posted on 12/10/2012 3:56:31 PM PST by Wyrd bi­ ful arŠd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Sola Veritas

It’s up to the states. yes , smoking pot is not a great idea, but it’s up the each state unless we want a one-size-fits all Federal goobermint.

I guess we can expect a further polarized country since some on the left and right WANT an all-powerful NATIONALIZED government to fight over.

Either have federalism or just shred the Constitution and have federal courts make all laws for the states.

Not every thing that’s bad for you should be illegal under federal law.


60 posted on 12/10/2012 4:04:29 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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