Amendment 64 - Weed legal in Colorado

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    In the midst of the election, Colorado becomes the first state to legalize weed.

    Thoughts?
     
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    It'll be interesting to see how the federal government, in which weed is still illegal, responds to this. At least, that's how I interpret how the legalization showdown goes down.
     
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    I wonder how Obama is going to deal with this in his final term.
     
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    Probably won't go near it, but I wish he would.
     
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    Beginning December 6th. Possession of one ounce or less of marijuana will be legal in Washington .

    The state now has one year to set up a highly taxed retail supply chain for the sale of marijuana that will be controlled by the state in the same fashion state liquor stores are run.
     
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    Awesome, I really hope this sparks national debate on the issue and that that debate respects the majority that is in favour of at least decriminalisation.

    I don't smoke, but this isn't just about the individual right to toke, it's about not wasting such excesses on a futile "war on drugs" when the victims mostly do no harm to anyone but themselves. I hope in time the ~125k people incarcerated for non-violent drug crimes can be released.

    It's the most glaring hypocrisy of Obama and any other politician that admits prior use yet for prohibition, would the world be a better place had they got caught? If not, why the **** should anyone else lose their freedom for doing the same?

    Obama could still be in prison today were he caught for taking cocaine, so could bush for that matter, it's not a partisan grievance.
     
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    I'm moving!
    Not really but this country needs to lighten up, really.
     
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    These is great news but i never had problem with sourcing weed when im in the states; lets hope other states same approach.
     
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    We used to call Vancouver (BC) "little Amsterdam", I think that is about to change.
     
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    This. The Obama DOJ (or really anyone's DOJ) does not and most likely will not support such state initiatives and will take action against them. See: California.
     
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    No doubt car insurance will go up in these states.....
     
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    I don't see why, this law just legalises what's already happening, decriminalisation and regulation has never demonstrably resulted in increased use elsewhere, I don't see why this would be the case in these states.

    The only factor I can think of is the increased pot-tourism, though if stoned tourists cause accidents it's their insurance that'll have to pay out.
     
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    I'm all or decriminalization of marihuana use. I have no interest initial and I'd probably give someone the evil eye if they smoked near me, same for cigarette smoke. I don't think there is a reason for it to be illegal.
     
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    I just wonder how this is going to work.

    Going to be a lot of unemployed drug dealers if you can buy weed wholesale at BJ's
     
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    Now if we could make this a national policy we'd be getting some where.
     
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    Colorado, the only place where it's legal to possess weed and get arrested for possessing it at the same time.
     
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    OK people. Just take a long, deep breath and chill. Anyone got something to eat?
     
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    The DOJ has already said they will be going to the courts over the legalization in Washington and Colorado.

    To quote the Governor of Washington. Who is willing to implement the new law : Don't pick up the cheetos yet.
     
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    It was actually the governor of Colorado that said it:

    I don't eat either of those food-like items.:p
     
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    Washington..Colorado..meh..

    The laws are the same. I got that part right..hehe
     
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    Cheetos only barely classify as a food. On the other hand, Goldfish are pretty good.
     
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    A bit salty and they screw with my stomach. I can't handle processed food anymore. But they are tasty.
     

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