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View Poll Results: Should Colorado Legalize Marijuana?
Yes 164 76.64%
No. 50 23.36%
Voters: 214. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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Bideshi wrote:
I'm too busy trying to live my life to be zonked out any of that precious time. Life is too short to miss any of.
On those very rare occassions when I enjoy an mj treat, rather than missing out on life, that time is a time of truly enhanced living where I take in alot more than I usually do.
To each his own. I even stopped drinking because it consumed too much time and money. Especially money...

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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This will be interesting.
Colorado voters to decide on recreational pot plan - CBS News (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57386510/colorado-voters-to-decide-on-recreational-pot-plan/ - broken link)
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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I don't think it really matters all that much WHAT the Colorado voters decide about MJ. As soon as the next republican president takes office, the feds will start cracking down on pot smokers, medical MJ, etc. The smaller government, state rights blowhards suddenly love government intervention when it comes to regulating anything they don't approve of.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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I don't think it really matters all that much WHAT the Colorado voters decide about MJ. As soon as the next republican president takes office, the feds will start cracking down on pot smokers, medical MJ, etc. The smaller government, state rights blowhards suddenly love government intervention when it comes to regulating anything they don't approve of.
Except for the fact that the feds don't have the resources to tamp it out. They'll make a lot of noise, try to make a show of force, they'll bust some people, but in the end, they can't stop it. This genie can never be put back into the bottle. Bottom line is that they can't stop it. 16 states now allow MMJ and there are another 13 states with legislation or ballot initiatives in various stages. The fact is that 70% of the population support MMJ & in October's Gallup poll, 51% of the population supported legalization for recreational use. The Feds are fighting a losing battle and in a few years, the pols will realize that they can't get elected by ignoring what the voters want.

If the Colorado initiative is successful, it will set the tone for reform across the country as more & more states begin to loosen up the laws and devote their scarce resources to the issues that really need their attention. BTW, Washington State also has a legalization initiative on the November ballot (I-502) that will fully legalize marijuana to be sold to adults in state owned alcohol retail outlets.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta Metro
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I don't think it really matters all that much WHAT the Colorado voters decide about MJ. As soon as the next republican president takes office, the feds will start cracking down on pot smokers, medical MJ, etc. The smaller government, state rights blowhards suddenly love government intervention when it comes to regulating anything they don't approve of.
Unfortunately, our current Democratic president, and his AG, have been doing plenty of cracking down on MMJ, mainly in California, but here as well. And despite their initial statement they would respect those who are following state laws, they've done a 180, Holder going so far as to threaten California with greater federal crackdown should they dare vote to legalize it. If it does come up for a vote here, I wonder what his reaction will be this time.

Needless to say I am greatly disappointed in this, as I have for all the recent past presidents, most of whom smoked pot & some did cocaine, as it's the height of hypocrisy to put others in prison for doing what they did themselves....
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta Metro
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Except for the fact that the feds don't have the resources to tamp it out. They'll make a lot of noise, try to make a show of force, they'll bust some people, but in the end, they can't stop it. This genie can never be put back into the bottle. Bottom line is that they can't stop it. 16 states now allow MMJ and there are another 13 states with legislation or ballot initiatives in various stages. The fact is that 70% of the population support MMJ & in October's Gallup poll, 51% of the population supported legalization for recreational use. The Feds are fighting a losing battle and in a few years, the pols will realize that they can't get elected by ignoring what the voters want.
They have NEVER had enough resources to stamp out pot or any other kind of drug use, just as they didn't during the first Prohibition. With pot in particular, the genie was out of the bottle in the late '60s/early '70s. This present "war on drugs" has only lasted these four decades because the overwhelming targets of arrest & incarceration have been black....
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:59 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I was just at my cousin's house last night and he invited a city police officer over. He probably drank 7-8 beers while I was there and then he drove home.

Marijuana is illegal and I honestly don't give a damn. I will enjoy my smoke in the comforts of my own home. I work and pay my taxes. Screw hypocrites.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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after 7 or 8 beers I would most likely run over someones mother or end up wrapped around a telephone pole.

it should really come down to how dangerous the stuff is... Alcohol causes more death and destruction each year than most yet it's ok to drink it for recreation.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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I have gotten the feeling that a lot of people in Colorado smoke pot. I feel that pot smoking has become a widely accepted activity.

I personally am against all illegal drug use. So these questions are specific to illegal pot use.
Are there a lot of pot heads in Colorado?
Are there a lot of casual pot smokers?

Regarding legal pot use...
Do you feel it is abused?

And how does this compare around the state from the small towns to the big cities?

Thanks
Inhaling ganja smoke is good for your lungs....inhaling tobacco smoke is not.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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Alcohol is big business, imagine all the police and hospital workers ect they would be out of a job and the country would be even more broke.

the fact is your government has been dealing you a fatal drug and reaping the rewards off of policing it...

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