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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 arŠd (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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To: Morgana
...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 bi├░ ful ar├Žd
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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To: EQAndyBuzz; Hemingway's Ghost

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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To: Morgana

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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To: fwdude
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 bi├░ ful ar├Žd

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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To: Strategerist
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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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 arŠd (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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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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