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#1 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:42 AM

Tonight I'm proud to be a Colorado resident and voter. We fucking did it. I cannot believe it.

BRB, I need to go outside. :lol:

#2 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:44 AM

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#3 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:45 AM

I'm in shock...truly.

#4 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:46 AM

Colorado Has Legalized Marijuana

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications DirectorNovember 7, 2012
In a historic vote that will reverberate around the nation, the Denver NBC affiliated has projected that Colorado will pass Amendment 64 and will legalize marijuana. By a vote of 53% to 47% (with 38% of the vote tallied) news networks have begun to confirm that Colorado’s Amendment 64 has been passed by voters.
This marks the first time in history that a state has moved to legalize marijuana outright for adult consumers. This vote shows that, like alcohol prohibition before it, cannabis prohibition is a failed, unpopular policy that largely relies on state and local enforcement. Alcohol prohibition came to an end when a sufficient number of states enacted legislation repealing the state’s alcohol prohibition laws. With states no longer doing the federal government’s bidding to enforce an unpopular law, the Feds eventually had no choice but to abandon the policy altogether. History is now repeating itself.
Until now, no state law has defined cannabis as a legal commodity. Some state laws do provide for a legal exception that allows for certain qualified patients to possess specific amounts of cannabis as needed. But, until this evening, no state in modern history has classified cannabis itself as a legal product that may be lawfully possessed and consumed by adults. Thanks to the support from their voters, Colorado has no taken that brave first step.
Stay tuned for more information on this monumentous event, as we’ll be writing much, much more about it in the coming days. Also, continue watching NORML’s live election coverage here to see if Washington and Oregon will follow Colorado’s lead.

#5 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:57 AM

Washington state has legalized as well. Huge, historic night.

#6 deadheadskier

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:59 AM

chill out brah, we get it, the hippies won, now go hit the bong

:lol:

#7 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:02 AM

You're just jealous. :rolling:

#8 deadheadskier

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:10 AM

You have no idea

Our state Motto is "Live Free or Die"

and we live on an island of intolerance in New England. :undecided:

but it feels real good to now be surrounded on all sides with Mass joining the rejahlution. Hopefully not too much longer until we refugees in NH are rescued ;) :lol:

#9 capt_morgan

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:06 AM

this makes me happy

#10 hoagie

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

Awesome!

#11 gram-man

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

We'll see how the fed responds to this.

#12 hoagie

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

Im not sure the Fed can say much. Power to the people

#13 moed_over

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

We'll see how the fed responds to this.


Yup...

Im not sure the Fed can say much. Power to the people


Wrong. Federal law supersedes state law whenever there is a conflict. Doesn't matter whether the state legislature or the people voted on it. The Supreme Court has upheld this part of the Constitution in EVERY court case in the past 100 years.

Really need to change Federal law to make it stick. And, even if Obama pushes the Attorney General to stand down, there will still be problems....

#14 tyedyedee

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

and maine legalized same sex marriage! good job, state of my birth! :clapping:

#15 Spidergawd

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

Yup...



Wrong. Federal law supersedes state law whenever there is a conflict. Doesn't matter whether the state legislature or the people voted on it. The Supreme Court has upheld this part of the Constitution in EVERY court case in the past 100 years.

Really need to change Federal law to make it stick. And, even if Obama pushes the Attorney General to stand down, there will still be problems....


As I understand it, they still must prosecute in state courts. The trouble for them is that, if CA is any indication, the state's juries won't convict, so the feds eventually stop trying very hard so as not to waste their time and resources. I do agree that the federal law MUST be changed, but at least Coloradans have a much better chance of getting out of any charges the feds might bring.

Well done CO. Well done indeed!! :clapping:

#16 nikkiblue

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:34 PM

this makes me happy


And Jealous!!! LOL.

#17 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

I understand the possible issues and ramifications. Either way, this is a huge victory an sends a clear message to the federal government.

#18 hoagie

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

Call me naive, but i dont think it would be in te best interests of Obama's administration to contest the people of CO's decision here. The public backlash would be brutal.

#19 concert andy

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

I saw in Co. that before the election jury's would always favor the defendant in a p0t charge, or that the residents did not want the local government wasting tax dollars on P0t "crimes".

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Also, looks like the same bill was defeated in Oregon. Medical use in Arkansas has been defeated.

Mass approved medical use.




http://news.yahoo.co...--election.html

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Hey Josh.......where in CO. should i look to move?

I need within 2 hours of major ski resorts, not million dollar homes, and normal crime rates.

Also would like kind heady city. :lol:

I am starting to pack now.

Live Free or Die My ass!!
Screw these New England ice covered mnts.

I am moving to the land of kind powder and green. :jam:

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

Hey Josh.......where in CO. should i look to move?

I need within 2 hours of major ski resorts, not million dollar homes, and normal crime rates.

Also would like kind heady city. :lol:

I am starting to pack now.

Live Free or Die My ass!!
Screw these New England ice covered mnts.

I am moving to the land of kind powder and green. :jam:


Right behind you Bear. Josh, make room!

#23 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

How's the job market in CO......

#24 concert andy

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

Hey Josh.......where in CO. should i look to move? I need within 2 hours of major ski resorts, not million dollar homes, and normal crime rates. Also would like kind heady city. :lol: I am starting to pack now. Live Free or Die My ass!! Screw these New England ice covered mnts. I am moving to the land of kind powder and green. :jam:


Anywhere within an hour of Denver.

#25 concert andy

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

How's the job market in CO......


http://www.bls.gov/w...ro/laummtrk.htm

Denver is at 7.4% unemployment.

#26 Jambear

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

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#27 TEO

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

Call me naive, but i dont think it would be in te best interests of Obama's administration to contest the people of CO's decision here. The public backlash would be brutal.


What difference would it make at this point, impeachment worthy?

#28 Dr. Lostreality

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

damn and I was JUST there a few months ago, and who knows how many years it'll be before I return.

#29 hoagie

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

What difference would it make at this point, impeachment worthy?


Why tarnish his second term with that sort of reaction?

#30 TEO

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

In some eyes he is already tarnished.

#31 Spidergawd

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

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#32 Jwheelz

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

As I understand it, they still must prosecute in state courts. The trouble for them is that, if CA is any indication, the state's juries won't convict, so the feds eventually stop trying very hard so as not to waste their time and resources. I do agree that the federal law MUST be changed, but at least Coloradans have a much better chance of getting out of any charges the feds might bring.

Well done CO. Well done indeed!! :clapping:


I'm interested to know whether they actually are required to prosecute in state courts and if so, what the legal reasoning for that actually is, I'm assuming it would be related to some court decisions. I was under the impression at least that it is the federal government's purview to enforce federal law. I would assume federal marijuana charges would be brought up in federal court and prosecuted there as well. I'm not contesting what you're saying I'm just wondering how this works.

Either way, I think this is a good first step to actually getting the federal law changed. It is very unlikely for federal law to change when it's not being challenged in any way IMO, and I think seeing two states pass initiatives like this is going to start a slow wave across the country (probably excluding some states) which will finally start to tip the balance against the federal prohibition.

Hopefully there won't be too many people negatively affected by trying to practice this new freedom on the state level. I think the people that sell it (not sure how this is all going to work, haven't read it) are probably taking on some substantial risk of federal prosecution because I would assume their activities will be somewhat visible. As for the regular users, I'm doubtful that there is a substantial risk of any federal charges to them unless they go across state lines or something.

#33 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

Now taking reservations at the redhead hotel.

#34 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

Congrats Josh.

#35 Java Time

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

Tonight, I'm proud to be a Colorado resident and voter. We fucking did it. I cannot believe it.

BRB, I need to go outside. :lol:


PM'ng my PO box mailing address now and updating my PayPall account...my anxiety is hurting this morning and I can't even get a prescription here!!! :funny1:

#36 Mind Left Body

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

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#37 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

...and I leave the country today. :lol:

#38 unbroken_chain

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

:lol:
Colorado voted to legalize smoking marijuana Tuesday, but the governor warned tokers not to "break out the Cheetos or Goldfish" just yet, since the federal government still takes a dim view of pot.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.c.../#ixzz2BYR4KuW9



#39 Roasted and Toasted

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:33 PM

Definitely a good message sent, have to wait and see if anyone outside of CO hears it.
Personal possession of 25g or less has not been a concern for the "average person" in NY since 1977. Only a violation, $100 fine.
Still possible to pull a misdemeanor for public use or display though.

#40 unbroken_chain

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

Definitely a good message sent, have to wait and see if anyone outside of CO hears it.
Personal possession of 25g or less has not been a concern for the "average person" in NY since 1977. Only a violation, $100 fine.
Still possible to pull a misdemeanor for public use or display though.


I was extremely glad to learn this last week when I moved to Puffalo. I mean Buffalo.

#41 tyedyedee

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

Hey Josh.......where in CO. should i look to move?
I am starting to pack now.
I am moving to the land of kind powder and green. :jam:


Right behind you Bear. Josh, make room!


there will be NO abandoning of the third Pea! :spank:
now make room! :gregoir:

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:lmao:

but the governor warned tokers not to "break out the pistachios or popcorn" just yet,


fixed ^
:lol:

i spent all day being taunted by my pal flo who abandoned me to go to denver a few years back
she almost has me talked in to going out there sometime soon :blush:

#42 PeaceFrog

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

Congratulations on your special day. Now, invite us all over.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:18 AM

I'll be over for dinner. You want me to pick up a 6-pack of testicles or anything?

#44 TheDHJ

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

You'd last five minutes in my place before the redhead threw your ass out. :lol:

#45 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

Now taking reservations at the redhead hotel.


We'll take a room. I'll bring the sake.

#46 PeaceFrog

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:40 AM

probably wouldn't last 5 minutes across the CO state border before getting thrown out. I'm just that guy.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:58 AM

You'd last five minutes in my place before the redhead threw your ass out. :lol:


So I'd last what... six? seven? :D

#48 TheDHJ

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:05 AM

So I'd last what... six? seven? :D


:lol: She'd love you to pieces.

#49 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:20 AM

Hopefully we'll find out someday. I have a sudden urge to visit Colorado. :lol:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:52 AM

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