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Old 10-20-2015, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It was one if not the first and most publicized. As someone who has lived a long time in the region, I personally think it's a detriment. It's not the economic factors or anything, it just created a drain for sewage from the rest of the country.
Yea, I was in Denver a couple of months ago for the first time in 7-8 years and noticed Downtown, while beautiful and infrastructurally improved since my last visit, was populated with a bunch of losers. They didn't strike me as people who had fallen on hard times and were put out on the street as a result. They struck me as people who wanted to legally smoke weed and not work. I don't take beggars in the US seriously for the most part in general, but I'm even less likely when the person in need is wearing Birkenstocks and geeking out with his friend.

Hopefully Florida will legalize pot so these wastes of space can find a new landing spot.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:39 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado still has a very strong socially conservative contingent of its population that is probably a bit stronger (or at least more obnoxious and/or better-funded) than that which exists in WA, OR, D.C. or even AK.

The anti-pot garbage I see coming out of CO Springs-based media is even finding its way to Montana, where we may have a legalization initiative in 2016, right alongside another (right-wing-billionaire-funded) initiative to ban its use completely in accordance with federal law, scrapping even the medical marijuana program.

Anyway, could I have heard something, a little while back now, that some "pro-family" organization is filing lawsuits against pot distributors under the RICO statutes? Anything come of that yet, I wonder...
Huh? Although I have no issue with the legalization of marijuana (or many other drugs for that matter), it is still against federal law, period, end of story.

The problem is picking and choosing which laws are enforced. One example is allowing "Sanctuary Cities" to receive federal funding while giving ICE the finger.

It now appears that laws can mean absolutely nothing, depending on which administration is in office. Legalize it or enforce it.

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Old 10-20-2015, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Yes. Nebraska and Oklahoma are suing Colorado in federal court.
Wouldn't H.R. 1523 supersede the Ok's claim of demoralization?
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Not sure if this is happening in CO, but I have noticed that certain hotels in WA are now placing signs up that say pot is not allowed in their hotel. Hmm. If it is legal, I wonder about that. However, I guess any private business can choose this option.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Colorado legalized medical marijuana seven years before Washington. As a result, Colorado had a better industrial infrastructure in place to transition from medical to recreational. This led to few snags in terms of licensing, distribution, taxation, changing insurance policies, social stigma, and general support.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Nashua, NH
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Not sure if this is happening in CO, but I have noticed that certain hotels in WA are now placing signs up that say pot is not allowed in their hotel. Hmm. If it is legal, I wonder about that. However, I guess any private business can choose this option.
When I was driving in Colorado through some podunk towns I saw a few divey motels that put 420 friendly on their signs, so I guess it goes both ways.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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When I was driving in Colorado through some podunk towns I saw a few divey motels that put 420 friendly on their signs, so I guess it goes both ways.
This mostly relates to insurance policies. Some insurers just won't allow it.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:29 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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This mostly relates to insurance policies. Some insurers just won't allow it.
That is most definitely true. Growers and distributors not only have insurance challenges, they also cannot use banking facilities for any transaction. It is currently a cash-only business. Again, this is due to federal statutes regulating banking and interstate commerce.

The issue with insurance is due to the grey line that exists between "legal" and "illegal". For example, a carrier will not pay a loss if the claim involves an "illegal act". Which is why only a very few, "wholesale or excess" insurers, will provide coverage.

Legally, things are still way up in the air.
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