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Pot petition has enough signatures to make ballot
Yahoo ^ | Mark Theisen

Posted on 02/05/2014 7:01:28 PM PST by gooblah

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Enough petition signatures have been verified to place an initiative seeking to legalize marijuana on the ballot this summer in Alaska, election officials said Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: ak; alaska; marijuana; pot

1 posted on 02/05/2014 7:01:28 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

We signed an international treaty, and there are federal and international laws against production, sale, or possession of cannabis. All these states legalizing or decriminalizing pot seem to be ignoring international law.

What will UN or INTERPOL do?


2 posted on 02/05/2014 7:13:22 PM PST by DBrow
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To: gooblah

So Alaska will be the place to go for gold and green and salmon.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 7:18:44 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: gooblah

Picture a couple of stoners sitting on the hood of a car staring at the aurora borealis and going “Whoa, gnarly! I’m so faded!”


4 posted on 02/05/2014 7:20:24 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: gooblah

keep them fat and happy... that’s the mindset

it’s today’s version of ‘bread and circuses’... ‘pot and pizza’

yea, record unemployment (17%+ in some states)... best to undermine the motivation of society. brilliant! /sarc


5 posted on 02/05/2014 7:36:08 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: DBrow

Wait, are you actually hoping for a UN intervention?


6 posted on 02/05/2014 7:37:07 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: MetaThought

No, not hoping for one, but I’m wondering what the rest of the world will do as we become a rogue nation, with cannabis farms and distribution systems. Fearing an intervention, maybe? I have not thought it all out yet.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 7:39:22 PM PST by DBrow
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To: MetaThought

How will Columbia feel, for instance, since we have dumped paraquat and napalm on their fields in the past.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 7:40:30 PM PST by DBrow
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To: gooblah

Being a stoned addle brained idiot in cold snowy Alaska will get you killed a lot faster than if you live in California. There are a lot more opportunities for the pot heads to self select for serious injuries and death


9 posted on 02/05/2014 7:48:13 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

“Being a stoned addle brained idiot in cold snowy Alaska will get you killed a lot faster than if you live in California.”

You bet- look at the obit pages for Alaska Daily News out of Anchorage, check the ages at death, then compare it to the obit page of the LA Tmes or Daily breeze. 40, 50, 28, 60 vs 70, 80, 88, 95, now and then a 60 something.

But, I know people who live in Ketchican and Anchorage, there are already lots of stoners there already.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 8:21:22 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

>>>I know people who live in Ketchikan and Anchorage, there are already lots of stoners there already.<<<<

This is true, speaking as someone who’s lived in both places and still lives up here in the north. The only positive to come from legalization is that everyone who wants to get high is already getting high, so I would guess that chances are the number of users won’t increase when it is legalized.

The unforeseen consequences of legalization will become apparent sometime around 2030.

As far as the forseen consequences, I’m glad that I’m going to retire from teaching high school English in a few years. You may or may not have any idea how the current crop of potheads drags down learning in our school, but at least the high cost and illegal nature of the drug prevent persistent use.

Another predictable consequence: Every August, when school starts, I get a boatload of buzzed out kids who have been smoking and drinking all summer. There are observable behaviors and thinking disorders associated with those kids. Of course, once it’s legal, weed use by those who want to do it is going to be ubiquitous.

Glad I’m going to retire soon. I predict a lost generation, perhaps two or three. God help us.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 8:35:38 PM PST by redpoll
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To: gooblah

Imagine if the states were doing this with gun laws.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 8:36:31 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: DBrow
Interpol isn't a recognized enforcement mechanism for this sort of thing. The UN has peacekeepers but their mission isn't to interfere in this sort of thing.

Treaty violations will likely simply be ignored. I don't think anyone wants to see civil violence over stoners. They aren't worth it.

13 posted on 02/05/2014 8:38:11 PM PST by FluffyTexan
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To: Two Kids' Dad
Faded? Do you mean stoned or am I getting old and losing touch with slang. :( I'm supposed to be in my prime at forty *cough mumble*.
14 posted on 02/05/2014 8:38:26 PM PST by FluffyTexan
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To: redpoll

Thanks for your testimony and first hand experience on how bad marijuana is for teenage brains that are still growing and forming by the way. That legal marijuana will make this worse. Ideal Democrat voters in the making


15 posted on 02/05/2014 8:41:38 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: redpoll

Do other teachers notice this too when the school year starts up again? Buzzed out students


16 posted on 02/05/2014 8:43:07 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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y


17 posted on 02/05/2014 8:43:18 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: headstamp 2
We are.
18 posted on 02/05/2014 8:46:53 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: dennisw

>>>Do other teachers notice this too when the school year starts up again? Buzzed out students<<<<

Oh, yeah. The cognitive damage is up front when you’re asking kids to read and write every day. Every teacher sees it, too. Symptoms include leaving out words when writing a narrative; sluggish response time; inability to recall simple, one-step directions; difficulty retrieving information taught the previous year; and, if the students stops using, bitchiness and irritability about four to six weeks after stopping. (I’m comparing these kids to those who spend all or most of the summer sober - hey, they’re teenagers, so a certain robust amount of spacing out and attitude is normal. However, you can target those getting high. With the advent of computer-assisted reading programs, you can even measure it. And since I live in a remote village, most of the time, a kid will just honestly fess up about drug habits once he or she gets to know you, so you can compare what they say with the evidence on the page.)

I know a lot of us expect weed to produce a crowd of Obama zombies (which might be the zeitgeist leading to the popularity of the zombie motif), but anything could happen, from complete collapse to Puritan rebellion. The advent of brain-interface technology might make marijuana intoxication seem like a quaint Paleolithic habit, too. All I know is that I don’t know, I’m not Nostradamus, and even Nostradamus isn’t Nostradamus.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 9:33:26 PM PST by redpoll
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To: redpoll

Much appreciated!!! I am always against marijuana legalization. Marijuana is not a joke. I know a 70 year old guy who smoked weed for 40 years. His memory is not very good. Of course you can have similarly forgetful 70 year old who have not smoked pot


20 posted on 02/05/2014 9:38:50 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: gooblah
"They just want to sit on their back porch and smoke and not bother nobody."

21 posted on 02/06/2014 2:05:36 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: FluffyTexan

Yeah, faded is another term for getting numb in the head from external sources. (And I wish I was 40 again)


22 posted on 02/06/2014 9:45:33 AM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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