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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 11-29-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Downtown Co Sps
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Actually it's high on their priority list for a number of reasons, listed in my prior posts and in the comments on this article. Big business, big government, big media, big UN. All appendages on the same big ugly beast. When the wealth and power and control is threatened, the dogs start barking.

The real question is, are the people and the local leaders going to bark back, or roll over?
Money over people and war crimes. Should have known.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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I hope what you folks in Colorado, and Washington have done is started a strong movement to end the prohibition of marijuana nationwide. Isn't this how prohibition of alcohol was repealed? A few states did away with it, and the rest of the nation followed suit. At any rate, good for you, and I hope my own state of Ohio will wake up, and push for legalization!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:20 AM
 
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I hope what you folks in Colorado, and Washington have done is started a strong movement to end the prohibition of marijuana nationwide. Isn't this how prohibition of alcohol was repealed? A few states did away with it, and the rest of the nation followed suit. At any rate, good for you, and I hope my own state of Ohio will wake up, and push for legalization!
Ohio will, along with the rest. It is almost guaranteed from an economic standpoint.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Way Out West...
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Isn't this how prohibition of alcohol was repealed? A few states did away with it, and the rest of the nation followed suit.
Absolutely! New York State led the charge then, and other states soon followed one by one. Eventually by sheer majority, Congress had no choice but to repeal Alcohol Prohibition.

History WILL repeat itself...
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Ohio will, along with the rest. It is almost guaranteed from an economic standpoint.

Here is the thing with Ohio. We are one of the last to do anything. It took years to get casinos approved in the state, all the while people were taking their money to our neighboring states, like PA, MI, and WV when we could have kept the money here. While NE Ohio where I live is largely democratic, the southern half of the state and other rural parts is considered "the bible belt." Now, I'm libertarian, and do believe in God, but I'm no "bible thumper" as I don't believe that morality can be legislated by government. But, we would have to deal with the "bible thumping" crowd to get legislation passed for marijuana legalization. And you know, they ain't having it! They will fight it tooth and nail. I mean, it is possible, but I would imagine it would fail several times before it got passed. Hell, we couldn't even get medical weed on the ballot this year.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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What a lot of people opposed to it don't seem to grasp is that, just because it becomes legal doesn't mean the state is sending a pro-use message. You don't have to use it. Your kids don't have to use it. It just means people get to make that choice instead of the government making it FOR them. Just because certain things are legal, doesn't mean you've got to make it a part of your life. Just because abortion is legal, doesn't mean every chick is out getting one. It wasn't anything I considered when I got pregnant, even though we were poor and life was hard. It IS possible for people to make choices independent of what the government says is OK.

The opposition seems to have this mentality that if there isn't strict control over everyone coming from the highest levels, anarchy will ensue. That just plain is not the case. Pot users may sometimes need a little intervention, but they don't need to be put in jail. Ever.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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What a lot of people opposed to it don't seem to grasp is that, just because it becomes legal doesn't mean the state is sending a pro-use message. You don't have to use it. Your kids don't have to use it. It just means people get to make that choice instead of the government making it FOR them. Just because certain things are legal, doesn't mean you've got to make it a part of your life. Just because abortion is legal, doesn't mean every chick is out getting one. It wasn't anything I considered when I got pregnant, even though we were poor and life was hard. It IS possible for people to make choices independent of what the government says is OK.

The opposition seems to have this mentality that if there isn't strict control over everyone coming from the highest levels, anarchy will ensue. That just plain is not the case. Pot users may sometimes need a little intervention, but they don't need to be put in jail. Ever.

I agree with you 1,000%!!!!!! For example, I don't have the urge to go skydiving (a potentially VERY dangerous activity) or bungee jumping (another one), but I'm not a busy-body control freak who wants to tell others that they can't do it!
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Sonic_Sportk wrote: It just means people get to make that choice instead of the government making it FOR them

That was my primary reason for voting YES on prop 64. I am in favor off completely eliminating government intervention with anything having to do with my own body. I would especially like to end the government supported monopoly of allopathic medicine and pharmaceuticals. That would allow for REAL health care reform and give people the choice to pursue the health care of our choice. YES on 64 was just the start! I'm so glad that the people of Colorado have chosen to be on the leading edge of the movement toward a return to individual choice!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Way Out West...
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I agree with you 1,000%!!!!!! For example, I don't have the urge to go skydiving (a potentially VERY dangerous activity) or bungee jumping (another one), but I'm not a busy-body control freak who wants to tell others that they can't do it!

That's the irony is this whole Cannabis discussion and Prohibition

To me, It's all about personal responsibility and freedom to choose. Simple as that.

"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness". (Independence from Tyranny July 4th, 1776).
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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Absolutely! New York State led the charge then, and other states soon followed one by one. Eventually by sheer majority, Congress had no choice but to repeal Alcohol Prohibition.

History WILL repeat itself...
My father's generation (3 male / 1 female) were born btw 1903 and 1909; they were adults during prohibition and the Great Depression. To the day they died, they spoke glowingly of when prohibition ENDED, or as my Uncle Eddie called it, with a tear in his eye: "When Roosevelt brought back good beer."

One of the more famous pix from the repeal of prohibition is of Baltimore newspaperman H. L. Mencken having his first legal beer in years at a hotel in Baltimore. Here he is on the last day of Prohibition in 1933. Look at the glee on their faces!

Just as how the people are demanding legalization of MJ, back in those days they demanded legal beer.

Congress SUCKS, in just about every case, and they suck in the direction of what big money wants them do, so we the people have to take it away from them and do it ourselves. It's backwards, but in our nation the people have to lead and the Congress will follow.
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