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Old 11-07-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Since the Executive Office is responsible for enforcing laws I am curious to see how the Feds respond to what went down in CO and WA.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us...gton.html?_r=0

If Obama pushes to decriminalize weed he'll have stoners voting Democratic for the next 200 years.


Edit: Title change from "decriminalize" to "legalize"

Last edited by Clint.; 11-07-2012 at 07:44 PM..
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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Since the Executive Office is responsible for enforcing laws I am curious to see how the Feds respond to what went down in CO and WA.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us...gton.html?_r=0

If Obama pushes to decriminalize weed he'll have stoners voting Democratic for the next 200 years.
Colorado and Washington both legalized weed, which is different than decriminalized. In fact, Grand Rapids and Detroit here in Michigan just decriminalized weed (and Ann Arbor has had it for a little while). Basically it's a small fine if you're caught instead of a crime.

But that's pretty amazing. You can legally* get blazed in Colorado and Washington, which makes them drug-tourism hotspots.

*As noted, it's still federally illegal, so we'll have to wait and watching what the DEA ends up doing--should be fun.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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Colorado and Washington both legalized weed, which is different than decriminalized.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:48 PM
 
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Are you high right now?

Legalize is to "make legal."

Decriminalize is to "make not-criminal."

Something can be illegal but not a criminal act. Most civil infractions are such (like speeding).
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