Skip to comments.Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Upbeat on Marijuana Legalization
Posted on 09/11/2015 9:58:28 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom
[...] Hickenlooper, founder of a beer brewery and a former mayor of Denver, opposed the historic 2012 measure that legalized pot for adults 21 and older. But in the interview published on Wednesday in Westword, he says legalization hasn't been so bad, after all.
"Now I look at how far we've come, and I think there's a real possibility that we'll have a system that works... if you eliminate the black market, make it harder for kids to get marijuana. We can put more money into education for kids," he says. "The sky isn't falling. People thought it was the end of civilization as they know it. It wasn't: The sky is mostly still up there with the stars and the clouds."
Twenty-one months after the roll out of recreational-marijuana stores in Colorado, the one thing Hickenlooper wants everyone in or out of Colorado to know about ending marijuana prohibition is: "Most people who were not smoking marijuana before it was legalized still don't."
In Arizona, between 400,000 and 500,000 people already are occasional or regular consumers of marijuana. But except for the 80,000 medical-marijuana patients, most buy it from unregulated dealers. With the proposal offered by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which plans to put a ballot initiative before Arizona voters in November 2016, most of those consumers would obtain their marijuana from licensed stores and pay a tax that benefits schools. According to a recent report by Arizona State University's News21, legal marijuana now supplies more than half of Colorado's estimated demand. [...]
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What is he, on drugs or something???
This man and his doughnut are not happy with you at all, Colorado. When he is elected, he will stop all of your pots!
Glad he feels that way. He can stoned before the Islamic bastards the racist Bastard in the White House is letting in start sawing off his head and everybody else’s. Moron.
Is he high on the idea of legalization?
Want to sell the voters on something? Tell them it will benefit the children, even if their folks blow their lunch money on dope or lotto.
Ah, he’s a beer brewer, so pushing drugs in his nature.
I'm afraid I don't see the connection.
Parents irresponsible enough to do that don't give a crap about anti-pot laws so were doing it even before legalization. The difference is that much less of the money spent on pot goes to criminals.
Beer is different, because drunken violence is a longstanding part of our cultural traditions. Or something.
So a marijuana tax is helping to fund schools.
Why not go for broke and legalize cocaine, heroin, opium, prostitution, rape, pedophilia, polyamory, dog fights, kidnapping, human trafficking, organ harvesting from runaway youth, slavery by mutual consent, gambling, Russian Roulette exhibitions, etc.
Just think of how wonderful American society could be under a leader like Hickencooper.
The universal moral equivalence argument?
It’s a bad thing if a whole people wants to zone out on anything. Escapism never helps a situation. And STILL, somehow some of these things are not like the others.
And nobody sane would have a problem with utter bans on slavery.
Another idiot trying to govern. And what do you get? Another day older and deeper in the sewer.
Let me know if you want on or off.
H/T to ConservingFreedom!
Ditto for drunks - should we ban alcohol (again)?
"Most people who were not smoking marijuana before it was legalized still don't." The difference is that much less of the money spent on pot goes to criminals.
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