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Old 11-07-2012, 08:51 AM
Location: Forney Texas
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Colorado, Washington first states to legalize recreational pot - chicagotribune.com

DENVER/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use on Tuesday in defiance of federal law, setting the stage for a possible showdown with the Obama administration.

But another ballot measure to remove criminal penalties for personal possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis was defeated in Oregon, where significantly less money and campaign organization was devoted to the cause.

Last edited by CaseyB; 11-07-2012 at 04:42 PM.. Reason: copyright, too long

Old 11-07-2012, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveG99 View Post
Colorado, Washington first states to legalize recreational pot - chicagotribune.com

Looks like the states and feds will be fighting over this though.
It is a small victory for personal freedom and intelligence in realizing legalization and taxation of the Marijuana trade would provide a great moentary injection into the economy.

It would also cause crime to drop.

unfortunately big pharma and our belived fedgov will not let this occur. Much to the elation of the facist right wing evangelicals.
Old 11-07-2012, 09:13 AM
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I was so surprised Oregon didn't approve it. I guess I just lump Oregon and Washington together politically, but I suppose Oregon is less liberal.

Either way, I'm sure there will be plenty of coffee shops on the Washington side of the border
Old 11-07-2012, 09:31 AM
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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vancouver wont be happy about this, bc bud will take a big price hit..

next time i go to seattle i will have to fire one up
Old 11-07-2012, 09:35 AM
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Although this is a small step, it's a excellent start. Over the next few years studies need to be made about the pros and cons of having it legal in those states. Monitor crime rates, see if the states revenue increases, and etc. If all works out well (which I'm sure it will) then more states should propose the bill for marijuana legalization and they could use Washington and Colorado as examples.
Old 11-07-2012, 09:57 AM
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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A very positive step.
Old 11-07-2012, 10:05 AM
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I NewYORK driving a car .08 you are considered drunk
What is the test for driving impaired from smoking weed?
Old 11-07-2012, 11:26 AM
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There is none. That's one of the issues. Also really disappointed Arkansas rejected medical marijuana.
Old 11-07-2012, 11:37 AM
Location: NJ/NY
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Legalize and tax it, we'd save not only by not having to arrest and house smalltime offenders in prison, but would make a killing on taxes! Win/win!
Old 11-07-2012, 11:38 AM
Location: Dallas
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Originally Posted by DaveG99 View Post
Colorado, Washington first states to legalize recreational pot - chicagotribune.com

Looks like the states and feds will be fighting over this though.
This was about the only good news coming out of last night's elections.
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