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Jin10304
11-07-2012, 08:37 AM
Massachusetts, Montana & Arkansas = Legal (Medically)
Colorado & Washington = Legal Recreationally (1st States To Do So)

America now has a few Amsterdams

J-Cee
11-07-2012, 09:29 AM
So does this mean in colorado and washington they're gonna have stores that ppl over 18 can go in and get bud?

Jin10304
11-07-2012, 09:34 AM
most likely yes but its being treated/sold like alcohol. Only 21 can purchase/carry 28.5 grams....

EAGLE EYE
11-07-2012, 09:36 AM
Over 21, and yes stores.

We still have to see how this plays out with the Federal Gov't.

Baby boomers dying out is awesome IMO.

diggy
11-07-2012, 09:53 AM
haha

sounds like fun

John Nash
11-07-2012, 10:04 AM
this could actually be very good because there will be more businesses and jobs because of marijuana production.

diggy
11-07-2012, 10:07 AM
Guys – have a quick puff of your joint before heading down the aisle with your boyfriend. In addition to re-electing Obama, various American states voted to legalise dope and gay marriage. OK, so they weren't necessarily the same states, but you get the picture. Last night was a victory for secular liberal America – or, to put it another way, America's emerging secular liberal majority. The United States is still pious by European standards, but the gap is narrowing every year. You cannot visit American bookshops without being struck by the popularity of atheist cheerleaders or agnostic self-help gurus; when I meet a young New Yorker or Californian I assume – as I would in Britain – that they don't go to church, have liberal positions on abortion and homosexuality and generally despise the conservative religious activism that, until so recently, had the power to elect presidents.


Two points worth noting about this election. First, the Religious Right – and how dated that phrase already sounds – united around a candidate who, by most standards, is not even a Christian. The lack of an anti-Mormon backlash among orthodox Catholics and Protestants who were brought up to regard Latter-day Saints as sinister cultists tells its own story. Also, and here I'm going out on a limb, America has just re-elected its first post-Christian president (unless you count Jefferson). I've never thought that Barack Obama's churchgoing was anything more than Chicago politics: why else would a sophisticated Harvard-educated lawyer sit through years of incoherent ranting by the Rev Jeremiah Wright?


I'll return to this theme, but even the Tea Party wasn't the Religious Right – at least, not at first. When Christian fundamentalists jumped on board, that's when public support began to bleed away.


Americans: welcome to Europe. You may miss the City on the Hill but, hey – no one's going to give you a hard time if you stay in bed on Sunday morning.


http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100188256/the-religious-right-is-dead/

Jin10304
11-07-2012, 10:21 AM
True, we'll still have to see what the Obama administration will do federally against these 2 states. Im surprised CA wasn't already the first state to do this

food for thought
11-07-2012, 10:42 AM
Over 21, and yes stores.

We still have to see how this plays out with the Federal Gov't.

Baby boomers dying out is awesome IMO.

They were speculating on MSNBC this morning that the federal gov wont interfere too much

but they technically can arrest anyone and charge them with the federal law on cannabis. hence why/how they just raid medicinal dispensaries here and CA as they please

food for thought
11-07-2012, 10:51 AM
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.
The Centennial State joined Washington in becoming the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana Tuesday night, setting up a battle between the states and the federal government, which prohibits use of the drug. The historic votes were among a host of decisions on ballot initiatives that will shape state-level policy on everything from recreational drug use to same-sex marriage. But Gov. John Hickenlooper, who opposed the marijuana measure, said the federal government still considers marijuana taboo, so breaking out the bong could be premature.
“The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will,” Hickenlooper said. “This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.”
Click to read the exit polls
The Colorado measure has sparked a national debate about marijuana policy, with supporters pushing for the federal government to end marijuana prohibition nationwide. The Colorado measure states adults over 21 can possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, or six marijuana plants, for personal use. Opponents have said it will make the state a haven for drug tourists.
The measure in Washington State, Initiative 502, will legalize and regulate the production, possession and distribution of marijuana for residents age 21 and older.
The new law will impose a 25 percent tax rate on marijuana when the grower sells it to the processor, when the processor sells it to the retailer and when the retailer sells it to the customer. The measure could bring in $500 million, a figure analysts dispute.
“That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.”
- Gov. John Hickenlooper
Voters in Oregon, where the pro-marijuana advocates were less organized and poorly funded, defeated a ballot measure that would have allowed the commercial growth and sale of marijuana to adults. Known as Measure 80, it would have legalized pot through state-licensed stores, allowed unlicensed growth and use of marijuana by adults and prohibit restrictions on pot.
In Arkansas, voters rejected a measure legalizing medical marijuana, while in Massachusetts, voters supported a similar measure. Massachusetts also voted on a physician-assisted suicide measure, but that result was too close to call early Wednesday.
Maine and Maryland residents approved same-sex marriage, giving the gay rights movement its latest victories. Washington voters also voted on a same-sex marriage measure, but the results are not yet known because voters there had to mail in their decisions. In Minnesota voters were deciding on a proposal to ban gay marriage in the state constitution.
Maine’s ballot measure signaled the first time that gay-rights supporters put the issue to a popular vote.
In both Maryland and Washington, gay-marriage laws were approved by lawmakers and signed by the governors earlier this year, but opponents gathered enough signatures to challenge the laws.
In Minnesota, the question was whether the state would join 30 others in placing a ban on gay marriage in its constitution. Even if the ban is defeated, same-sex marriage would remain illegal in Minnesota under statute.
Gay marriage is legal in six states and the District of Columbia – in each case the result of legislation or court orders, not by a vote of the people.
In Maryland, students brought to the United States illegally as children, won their fight to obtain in-state tuition breaks at the state's public colleges and universities. It also helps some illegal immigrants who graduate from high school in Maryland.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/07/pot-legalization-measures-top-long-list-state-ballot-initiatives/#ixzz2BYZ0j3yD

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Jin10304
11-07-2012, 12:14 PM
so when do these laws take into effect in CO & WA?

food for thought
11-07-2012, 12:41 PM
They said sometime around Dec 1st for CO

Until then, they will be determining the different policies that will go into effect basically is what they were saying last night

TSA
11-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Over 21, and yes stores.

We still have to see how this plays out with the Federal Gov't.

Baby boomers dying out is awesome IMO.
dude, for real...

racist randy
11-07-2012, 04:04 PM
so when do these laws take into effect in CO & WA?
Takes like 30 days for the gov. of those states to check votes n all that shit, then you can start, takes a year for taxes n shit, but yeah 30 days...

Soul Controller
11-08-2012, 05:12 AM
lol at them trying to regulate and charge people for bud.

this shit will be gmo'd patented by monsanto, you will haz super corn fried kush,

organic marijuana will be banned..

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EAGLE EYE
11-08-2012, 09:56 AM
lol "GMO kush"


I heard Californians voted down an initiative to have GMO products clearly labeled

The couple months leading up to election day, Monsanto and other big-ag companies spent 40 mil in negative tv ads.

I would like to see what it was in these ads that were so persuasive.

Soul Controller
11-08-2012, 08:33 PM
has the prop 37 vote happened??

good news! for the govt!
Marijuana legalization victories could be short-lived

http://news.yahoo.com/marijuana-legalization-victories-could-short-lived-022257328.html


/delete thread

food for thought
11-14-2012, 12:43 PM
Boulder DA dismissing small-scale marijuana possession cases in light of Amendment 64

Read more: Boulder DA dismissing small-scale marijuana possession cases in light of Amendment 64 - The Denver Post
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21994403/boulder-da-dismissing-marijuana-possession-cases-light-amendment#ixzz2CDwxdNuW
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EAGLE EYE
11-14-2012, 12:57 PM
Nice

diggy
11-14-2012, 01:44 PM
wshh3Yp18NjZzOjz1Bxp

EAGLE EYE
11-14-2012, 04:01 PM
But federal action was not expected to snuff out state-sanctioned marijuana in those states - especially the ability of individuals to possess an ounce or less of the drug without risk of arrest by local police.

Sabet, who opposes legalization, acknowledged that states were free to eliminate their own penalties for possession. But he said U.S. Attorneys could send letters to Colorado and Washington governors warning them not to implement provisions to regulate and tax marijuana at special stores.

Federal Gov't isnt concerned with possession or consumption soul. They of course wanna be the ones who dictate the sale tax % and how its regulated.

Soul Controller
11-14-2012, 04:25 PM
paying for naturally grown produce(that anyone can grow), at inflated govt rates, + the tax levy..

another reason why govts dont care about their country(s) thriving..

its about bullshit cash.


society will only progress as a whole, if we transcend cash/money

food for thought
11-14-2012, 04:31 PM
nobody has to buy from the stores

everyone can just grow their own shit

Soul Controller
11-14-2012, 04:37 PM
thats good :)

tax free food?


cos.... the people who be spreading/making d0x on cannabis curing cancer.. had been arrested and locked up....

are you sure the govt will allow free preventative medicines? that defies big pharma?

thats why big pharma never make cures,... they loose out on cash!!

Soul Controller
11-14-2012, 04:39 PM
Nova Scotia Marijuana "Cancer Cure" Grower Rick Simpson Found Guilty



Cumberland County hemp oil activist convicted on charges of possession, trafficking and production of marijuana



^^ 5 years in prison for curing cancer...


http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/5081.html




google search rick simpson.

EAGLE EYE
11-14-2012, 04:41 PM
I dont think id grow a garden out front if i had the property to do so

But a 50/50 weed-vegetable garden would be nice

Not sure if cross polination would fuck things up though

http://hateandanger.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/grow-food-not-lawns-grass-soil.jpg

Soul Controller
11-14-2012, 04:48 PM
nice garden that, much neater than mine.. lols

Reports ive seen state that people (in the usa) who use front gardens to grow organic/non organic foods, they're gardens are being destroyed..

i grow some veg. even less fruit. but different herbs.. never had any cross contamination.

gotta use netting tho. them birds and squirrels n shit, be stealing my food :p

btw. ive had lymphoma for over 8 years.. but never had any adverse effects, even less and less pain/discomfort as time has gone on

The following presentation of RUN FROM THE CURE: The Rick Simpson Story was made possible by Rick Simpson and video producer Christian Laurette... made for free to teach YOU how to heal yourself of disease and illness using cannabinoids.

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EAGLE EYE
11-16-2012, 03:57 AM
Denver now dropped prosecution for possessing under an ounce

food for thought
11-16-2012, 11:30 AM
^a few other towns/counties, as well

Im very happy with how fast they are doing this.

CO!!!!

food for thought
11-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Colorado Democrats urge U.S. Attorney General to respect Amendment 64
POSTED: 11/16/2012 01:49:55 PM MST
UPDATED: 11/16/2012 01:59:53 PM MSTBy Kurtis Lee
The Denver Post

U. S. Rep. Diana Degette (Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post)
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Marijuana legalization's aftermath: State must set regulations

In an effort to ensure new voter-approved amendments that legalize limited use of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington are not overrun by the federal government, Democratic U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette introduced bipartisan legislation Friday that aims to curtail such a scenario.

"My constituents have spoken and I don't want the federal government denying money to Colorado or taking other punitive steps that would undermine the will of our citizens," DeGette, D-Denver, said in a statement.

The legislation, coined "Respect States' and Citizens' Rights Act," comes on the heels of Colorado voters approving Amendment 64, which legalizes up to an ounce of marijuana for anyone over the age of 21.

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora, a staunch opponent of Amendment 64, supports the bill.

"I strongly oppose the legalization of marijuana, but I also have an obligation to respect the will of the voters given the passage of this initiative, and so I feel obligated to support this legislation," Coffman said.

DeGette said in a statement that after the Nov. 6 election, lawmakers expressed concern about the federal government's ability to override these voter-approved initiatives and the states' rights to exercise the will of their citizens.

The legislation comes on the same day a handful of members from the state's Congressional delegation were part of a coalition of lawmakers who sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder , urging him to respect the new voter-approved marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington.

In the letter, DeGette and U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter, D-Golden, and Jared Polis, D-Boulder, were among 17 lawmakers who said they believed it would be a mistake for the federal government to "focus enforcement action on individuals whose actions are in compliance with state law."

Lawmakers write in the letter to Holder that they are concerned that the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration will continue to "threaten individuals and businesses" acting within the scope of their states' laws on medicinal use of marijuana.

The letter charges that the DEA has contradicted assurances from Holder's office in 2009 that it would not prioritize criminal charges against individuals who act in compliance with state law, and that they hope a similar outcome will not occur with the new laws that saw "overwhelming public support."

In Colorado Amendment 64 passed with 55 percent of voter support.

Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, held a conference call with Holder last week to gauge how the federal government will respond to Colorado's legalization of marijuana.

On Thursday, Denver prosecutors said they will no longer charge those 21 and older for carrying less than an ounce of marijuana, and will review current cases that fit under the language of a Amendment 64. Earlier in the week Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett made headlines when he announced his office will dismiss any pending cases that deal with less than an ounce of marijuana.

Several counties all across Colorado are weighing their options in how to move forward in the wake of Amendment 64's passage.

Kurtis Lee: 303-954-1655, klee@denverpost.com or twitter.com/kurtisalee



Read more: Colorado Democrats urge U.S. Attorney General to respect Amendment 64 - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/marijuana/ci_22011789/colorado-democrats-urge-u-s-attorney-general-respect#ixzz2CQF5bf31
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food for thought
11-19-2012, 07:16 PM
MOMENTUM: Post Election, Marijuana Law Reform Bills to be Introduced at Both State and Federal Level
by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director
November 19, 2012

The message from our big wins on Election Day has already begun to reverberate around the nation. Right on the heels of the votes in Washington and Colorado, several other states (and countries!) are already beginning to consider similar measures in their legislature.

Last week, representatives from Maine and Rhode Island announced their intentions to introduce legislation that would tax and regulate marijuana in their respective states. Rep. Diane Russell of Maine and Rep. Edit Ajello from Rhode Island will be submitting these bills soon. Reports from Marijuana Policy Project indicated that Vermont and Massachusetts intend to follow suit.

Reform is spreading as far as Iowa. Today, Rep. Bruce Hunter announced his intentions of not only reintroducing his medical marijuana measure, but also a bill that would decriminalize the possession of cannabis.

The push for sensible reforms does not end at the state level, this week 18 members of the House of Representatives cosigned a letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and Drug Enforcement Administrator Michele Leonhart urging them to respect states that chose to experiment with new approaches to marijuana. You can read the full text of the letter here.

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) also declared that she will soon introduce legislation, entitled the “Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act,” which would exempt states where voters have legalized cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act provisions related to the substance.

Leaders outside of the United States have also been following these recent reform efforts closely. Uruguay has just introduced legislation into their congress that would legalize the possession, cultivation, and state-controlled production of marijuana. In Mexico, lawmaker Fernando Belaunzaran of Party of the Democratic Revolution has introduced legislation that also aims to legalize the production, sale and use of marijuana.

Now that two states have legalized marijuana, the floodgates of reform have opened and each day more Americans, and people around the globe, are waking up to the reality that the prohibition of marijuana has been an utter failure. The statement delivered by the voters of Colorado and Washington is that we must regulate marijuana and do away with the societal ills caused by prohibition. Further, it showed that if the government isn’t willing to take the first step, the people will do it for them. We can only hope this recent wave of reform measures is just the beginning and we must work diligently to spread these rational policies nationwide. If history is any indication, like the end of alcohol prohibition before it, the one on marijuana will crumble at an accelerated rate as more Americans continue to stand up, in growing numbers, and demand sensible marijuana policy.

Ruminating on the ‘domino effect’ of change, President Eisenhower once stated, “You have a row of dominoes set up, you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is the certainty that it will go over very quickly.”

May it be so with marijuana legalization.

drum roll?

EAGLE EYE
11-20-2012, 09:17 PM
look at this piece of shit thinking he's going to reverse this


Raymond Yans, U.N. Official, Calls For Marijuana Ballot Rollback

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/raymond-yans-marijuana_n_2166711.html

SKAMPOE
11-20-2012, 10:03 PM
what a hatin ass house nigger

EAGLE EYE
11-20-2012, 10:36 PM
I know..

He needs to be smacked wiff the dick, all violent like

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mckf264jiv1qcbmxzo1_400.gif

diggy
11-20-2012, 11:08 PM
what a hatin ass house nigger


That's Eric Holder. He's not that guy. Don't know why they put his pic there.

EAGLE EYE
11-21-2012, 12:34 AM
They also put in some random slideshow of scenic photos too LOL

Huff Post post blows

This is Yans:
http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/488/886/48888669_640.jpg

I shall call him Yams

food for thought
11-26-2012, 04:05 PM
Aurora forgoes prosecuting small scale pot possession

Aurora forgoes prosecuting small scale pot possession
POSTED: 11/26/2012 01:05:29 PM MST
UPDATED: 11/26/2012 01:36:27 PM MSTBy Kurtis Lee
The Denver Post
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Aurora police have decided they will no longer target people for small-scale marijuana offenses and will dismiss all pending prosecutions of such offenses, as municipalities all across Colorado continue to react to the passage of Amendment 64.

In a statement from Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates, he notes that a "municipal prosecutor is not likely to be able to obtain convictions for activity which will become lawful as early as December, when the Governor certifies the election."

The measure is set to go into effect 30 days after votes are certified following the Nov. 6 election.

Still, in Arapahoe County — where much of Aurora is located — the 18th Judicial District is still prosecuting such offenses until the new law goes into effect.

"We have traffic, petty offenses, misdemeanor and felony marijuana-related cases. Our senior attorneys have been discussing the implications of Amendment 64, but we will not make any policy changes," Casimir Spencer, a spokeswoman for the office, said in a statement.

Spencer added that the 18th District, which is the largest district in Colorado, continues having ongoing conversations with multiple agencies in the district.

"We just want to get a complete overview of what agencies want prior to making a policy decision," Spencer said.

Amendment 64 passed with about 53 percent public support in Arapahoe County.

Meanwhile, in the 17th Judicial District, which includes Broomfield and Adams counties, officials are dealing with possession cases on a case-by-case basis.

Oates adds that in Aurora any of his officers who "encounter the scent of marijuana " are still considering it to be an indicator of potential criminal activity as it's still illegal to possess outside the Amendment 64 guidelines.

Two weeks ago, officials in Denver and Boulder announced they would no longer charge those over the age of 21 for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Under Amendment 64 — which passed with more than 54 percent support statewide — adults can lawfully possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to at least six plants.

Kurtis Lee: 303-954-1655, klee@denverpost.com or twitter.com/kurtisalee



Read more: Aurora forgoes prosecuting small scale pot possession - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22068148/aurora-forgoes-prosecuting-small-scale-pot-posession#ixzz2DMvyuRN1
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Soul Controller
11-29-2012, 07:23 AM
whats been happening with this???

i really cant see the system, allowing cannabis...

after all, they put rick simpson in prison (for 5 years) for finding a cancer cure, that was based on cannabis


i can see it being heavily restricted.. imagine how vexed big pharma would get at cures like this..

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"Lymphoblasts are immature cells which typically differentiate to form mature lymphocytes. Normally lymphoblasts are found in the bone marrow only, but in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), lymphoblasts proliferate uncontrollably and are found in large numbers in the peripheral blood smear.

July 14th 2012 (diagnosis day and steroid treatment began) Mykayla’s Lymphoblast percentage in her blood smear was 33%

July 15th 2012 - 51% Lymphoblasts in Mykayla’s blood smear


July 16th 2012 – 11% Lymphoblasts in Mykayla’s blood smear (began chemotherapy)

July 17th 2012 – 14% Lymphoblasts in Mykayla’s blood smear

July 18th 2012 – 16% Lymphoblasts in Mykayla’s blood smear

July 19th 2012 – 3% Lymphoblasts in Mykayla’s blood smear

July 20th 2012 – 29% Lymphoblasts in Mykayla’s blood smear (got released from hospital)

July 23rd 2012 – 31% Lymphoblasts in Mykayla’s blood smear

July 24th 2012 – BEGAN CANNABIS OIL (RICK SIMPSON OIL, PHOENIX TEARS, WHOLE EXTRACT OIL)

July 26th 2012 – 5% Lymphoblasts in Mykayla’s blood smear

July 30th 2012 – 3% Lymphoblasts in Mykayla’s blood (doctor spoke to us about Mykayla’s Lymphoblast count failing to go down to 0 and said that a Bone Marrow Transplant MAY BE in our near future because her blasts are not gone from her blood.

August 2nd 2012 – 0% blasts
August 6th 2012 – 0% blasts
August 13th 2012 – 0% blasts
August 20th 2012 – 0% blasts
TODAY – 0% blasts!

July 30th 2012 was THE VERY LAST TIME THEY HAVE FOUND LYMPHOBLASTS IN MYKAYLA’S BLOOD SMEAR!!!! The very next time we saw the oncologist they told us Mykayla was in remission.

Some may say that cannabis does not “cure” cancer… I am not saying the steroids and chemo didn’t help… but this right here shows something… proof enough for me! Some say cannabis is inappropriate for children… We cancer is inappropriate for children. ♥ Peace Love and Happiness"

-- Erin Purchase (Mykayla's mom)

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/medical-marijuana-year-sparks-controversy/story?id=17814636#.ULYh16yTyQx

Soul Controller
11-29-2012, 07:24 AM
btw, i also have lymphoma, had it since 2005

food for thought
12-06-2012, 05:37 PM
Washington pot use starts, Colorado awaits legalization

DENVER—Recreational marijuana use became legal in Washington state Thursday, but Colorado could have to wait almost a month before the state constitution allows people to legally smoke pot in private.

Colorado's elections chief planned Thursday to certify last month's vote to allow recreational marijuana use. The certification sets up a 30-day window for Gov. John Hickenlooper to declare the amendment part of the state constitution.

A spokesman for the governor said Thursday there's no date planned for Hickenlooper to make the declaration. The governor doesn't have veto power of a voter-approved amendment, but state officials may be waiting for a response from the federal government before taking the final stop on marijuana legalization.

The governor's spokesman, Eric Brown, has said Hickenlooper is assembling a task force to examine the marijuana change. Further details weren't available Thursday.

Hickenlooper has until Jan. 5 to declare recreational marijuana part of the constitution. He could make the declaration out of public view at any point until then.

In Washington state, enactment of the marijuana law was set in statute by voters. Marijuana activists celebrated by counting down to midnight outside Seattle's Space Needle and lighting up when the drug became legal. Though public use isn't allowed in Washington, no criminal citations were issued.
Colorado's measure allows adult over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, or six plants. Public use isn't allowed.

Both states call for regulation of a commercial marijuana industry. So far the federal government has insisted marijuana remains illegal under federal law, but there's been no word of lawsuits or other measures to block legalization in the two states.

"Neither states nor the executive branch can nullify a statute passed by Congress," said a statement issued Wednesday by the Seattle U.S. attorney's office.

Meanwhile, prosecutors across Colorado are grappling with how to handle cases involving possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Prosecutors in several counties, including Denver and Boulder, have announced they will no longer charge those 21 and older with less than an ounce and also drop some or all pending cases.

"You cannot criminally prohibit behavior that about 50 percent of the populace believes should be legal," Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett said. "The system just collapses, it doesn't work. That's what's happening with marijuana."

But in some counties, including Weld and Jefferson west of Denver, prosecutors said they won't drop such cases.
"Our job is to follow the law as it is now," said Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey.
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Associated Press writers Ivan Moreno and P. Solomon Banda contributed to this report. Kristen Wyatt can be found at http://www.twitter.com/APkristenwyat


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EAGLE EYE
12-07-2012, 12:45 AM
Read something about CO campuses still saying they will issue citations

Not surprising.. Standard rule for any controlled subtances on university grounds

If anything.. These schools will have students falling asleep before Dominos gets there

EAGLE EYE
12-09-2012, 09:33 PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/10/us-usa-colorado-marijuana-idUSBRE8B901620121210

These CU students who gave their entire history class brownies really should be charged and face civil suits

Apparently these dumb fucks don't realize there is an unspoken or universal rule that you don't dose someone who is unknowing or never gave consent

If I was someone who was prone to severe anxiety panic attacks, had an irregular heartbeat, or any other sort of medical condition that made me avoid THC - I would fuck these two up in the parking lot.

These little shithead college kids are gonna ruin this win

SKAMPOE
12-09-2012, 09:38 PM
werd up
thats foul

food for thought
12-10-2012, 03:28 PM
Pot legalized in Colo. with governor's proclamation

4:04PM EST December 10. 2012 - DENVER (AP) — Marijuana for recreational use became legal in Colorado Monday, when the governor took the procedural step of declaring the voter-approved change part of the state constitution.

Colorado became the second state after Washington to allow pot use without a doctor's recommendation. Both states prohibit public use of the drug, and commercial sales in Colorado and Washington won't be permitted until after regulations are written next year.

Hickenlooper, a Democrat, opposed the measure but had no veto power over the voter-approved amendment to the state constitution. He tweeted his declaration Monday and sent an executive order to reporters by email after the fact. That prevented a countdown to legalization as seen in Washington, where the law's supporters gathered to smoke in public.

"Voters were loud and clear on Election Day," Hickenlooper said in his statement. The law allowed him until Jan. 5 to declare marijuana legal.

Adults over 21 in Colorado may now possess up to an ounce of marijuana, or six plants. Public use and sale of the drug remain illegal.

Colorado and Washington officials both have asked the U.S. Department of Justice for guidance on the laws that conflict with federal drug law. So far the federal government has offered little guidance beyond stating that marijuana remains illegal and that the controlled Substances Act will be enforced. Of special concern for state regulators is how to protect state employees who violate federal drug law by complying with state marijuana laws.

Hickenlooper also announced a state task force Monday to help craft the marijuana regulations. The 24-member task force includes law enforcement, agriculture officials and marijuana advocates.

The governor admonished the task force not to ponder whether marijuana should be legal.

"The Task Force shall respect the will of the voters of Colorado and shall not engage in a debate of the merits of marijuana legalization," the executive order read.

Hickenlooper told the task force to "work to reconcile Colorado and federal laws such that the new laws and regulations do not subject Colorado state and local governments and state and local government employees to prosecution by the federal government."

Colorado's marijuana measure, Amendment 64, was approved with 55 percent of the vote last month. One of the authors of Colorado's pot amendment, Mason Tvert, called the declaration "truly historic."

"We are certain that this will be a successful endeavor and Colorado will become a model for other states to follow," Tvert said in a statement.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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EAGLE EYE
12-10-2012, 05:22 PM
Just read those kids who made the brownies spelled out EMS with kit kat bars

Lol they are fucked when the judge sees them

food for thought
12-13-2012, 03:53 PM
SMFH

these fucking kids are going to fuck it up for everybody

Pot-laced brownies turn up at another CO school
POSTED: 12/13/2012 06:48:26 AM MST
UPDATED: 12/13/2012 06:48:27 AM MSTThe Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Pot-laced brownies have turned up at another Colorado school. A 14-year-old girl in Colorado Springs was sent to the hospital Wednesday after eating a marijuana brownie at a high school.
The (Colorado Springs) Gazette reports that another student is accused of giving her the brownie ( http://bit.ly/UCtLR2). The 14-year-old boy was arrested and released to his parents.

Police tell the newspaper that the girl knew what was in the brownie before she ate it. She has not been arrested.

A school district spokeswoman says the district has not seen a rise in marijuana incidents since approval last month of legalized marijuana for adults over 21.

Last week, two students at the University of Colorado in Boulder were arrested for allegedly giving a professor and other students pot-laced brownies without their knowledge.



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food for thought
12-14-2012, 12:02 PM
ok bros.

** DRUM ROLL... **


U.S. should not act on pot use in Washington, Colorado: Obama

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama says federal authorities should not target recreational marijuana use in two Western states that voted to make it legal, given limited government resources and growing public acceptance of the controlled substance.

His first comments on the issue come weeks after Washington state and Colorado voters supported legalizing pot, or cannabis, last month in ballot measures that stand in direct opposition of federal law.

"It does not make sense from a prioritization point of view for us to focus on recreational drug users in a state that has already said that under state law that's legal," he told ABC News in part of an interview released on Friday.

"At this point (in) Washington and Colorado, you've seen the voters speak on this issue. And, as it is, the federal government has a lot to do when it comes to criminal prosecutions," Obama said.

Marijuana remains an illegal narcotic under U.S. federal law, but Washington and Colorado on November 6 became the first states in the nation to make it legal for individuals to possess up to an ounce of marijuana for private use.

The Department of Justice has maintained that pot remains a federally controlled substance, and states have been looking for guidance from federal authorities on how they will handle the conflict with state laws.

Obama's comments do not mean that Justice Department officials have completed their review of the Colorado and Washington laws, a department spokeswoman said on Friday.

Asked whether Drug Enforcement Administration agents were arresting people for possessing pot in Colorado and Washington, spokeswoman Dawn Dearden said "DEA's focus has always been to disrupt and dismantle large-scale drug trafficking organization—not to arrest individual users."

Medical use of marijuana is legal in 18 U.S. states. But federal officials have still continued to crack down on some providers in those states.

DOJ TO RESPOND 'RELATIVELY QUICKLY'

Obama called the situation "a tough problem, because Congress has not yet changed the law." He told ABC that "what we're going to need to have is a conversation about" how to reconcile federal and state laws, and that he has asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to examine the issue.

Holder has said the Justice Department is still considering its options but will act "relatively soon," possibly with a month.

"I think we will come up with a policy that will be respective of federal law but also will make sure we are effective in our fight against crime that truly has an impact on the American people," he said after a speech in Boston on Tuesday. He is scheduled to speak later on Friday at an event in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Congress is also expected to weigh in soon. Senate Judiciary Committee Patrick Leahy on Thursday said he plans to hold a hearing soon after the next Congress convenes in January.

In a separate letter to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Democrat said lawmakers could reconcile state and federal laws, for example, by amending the federal law to allow small amounts of marijuana in states that have legalized it.

"In order to give these options full consideration, the committee needs to understand how the administration intends to respond to the decision of the voters in Colorado and Washington," Leahy wrote.

Some supporters of the effort to loosen marijuana law welcomed Obama's comments even though it still remains unclear how his administration will act.

Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance said he is still worried Holder will act before considering the views of lawmakers and others.

The president's comments are "definitely a tentative step forward," said Nadelmann, whose advocacy group backs U.S. drug policy reform. "It suggests that he's keeping his options open to be a little more forward on this."

Still, Obama told ABC that he would not go so far as to say pot should be legalized altogether. There are also concerns about drug use in children and violence, the father of two told ABC, according to its website.

Obama himself admitted to regularly smoking pot in high school in his 1995 memoir, "Dreams of My Father," but has expressed regret.

"I want to discourage drug use," he told ABC.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; additional reporting by David Ingram and Alina Selyukh in Washington and Scott Malone in Boston; Editing by Jackie Frank)

food for thought
01-21-2013, 07:37 PM
High Times' Cannabis Cup to be held in U.S. for first time. April 20-21 @ Denver, Colorado

High Times is bringing its Cannabis Cup competition for recreational marijuana to Denver April 20-21, the first time the event has been held in the United States. For the past 25 years, it’s taken place in pot-friendly Amsterdam, where coffee shop owners and seed manufacturers compete for the title of Best Bud in The Netherlands.

But Colorado is now more liberal about marijuana than even Amsterdam — where it’s illegal to grow pot in the Netherlands, it’s a constitutional right in Colorado. With the passage of Amendment 64 in November, adults 21 and older can possess up to an ounce of pot, grow a limited number of plants and smoke weed with virtual impunity, as long as it’s in private.

Although a system for buying and selling recreational marijuana is still being worked out by a special task force that will offer recommendations to lawmakers next month, a smattering of bring-your-own pot clubs have sprouted up around the state.

But since there are no legally recognized recreational growers yet, strains entered in the Cannabis Cup will come from Colorado’s robust medical marijuana industry, said Bobby Black, a senior editor at High Times.

“Being that there isn’t really a system in place yet for sales, we’re sticking with the models that work,” he said.

High Times has run a medical-strain competition here for the past three years. The only real difference for this year’s event is that anyone 21 and older can attend and smoke. Previously, only qualified medical patients could sample the entries.

The Cannabis Cup will be held on April 20, the day in which tokers the world over light up in solidarity at 4:20 p.m. In Colorado and Washington, this year’s gatherings are more likely to celebrate their historic laws, even though in both states, 4/20’s entire point — smoking in public — remains illegal.

Black said that despite the date, there will be no public marijuana consumption at the Cannabis Cup, which is being held at a private club in Denver, with a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater. High Times wants to follow the letter of the state law, he said, even if possessing marijuana in any amount for any reason is still illegal under federal law.

“Obviously this is new ground for all of us,” he said. “This whole situation is unprecedented, (but) I don’t foresee a problem. People have been smoking pot at concerts forever. I’m sure plenty of people have smoked weed at Red Rocks before.”

“Pot tourism” by out-of-state smokers is considered a mixed bag in Colorado. Some worry about the state’s reputation as the Amsterdam of the Rockies while others welcome both the influx of tourism dollars and the chance to set an example of adult marijuana use that could be used as a model for other states considering legalization. The Cannabis Cup is likely to be first opportunity to evaluate the impact of out-of-state pot tourists.

“We’ve done pretty well in Denver the past several years,” Black said, estimating that 4,000 to 5,000 people attend the medical cannabis cups. “But we’re expecting it to be a lot bigger. The ability for people now to come from out of state and enjoy a smoke without needing a (medical marijuana) card opens the floodgates for more attendees. We hope it will really blow up and be the start of something really big.

“We think that people will see that these events are not going to harm anybody and that allowing legal smoking for adults is not going to unravel the fabric of their society,” he said.

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Slighty stoopid and cypress hill concert 4/20 at red rocks also

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Ol' Dirty Trixˣ
01-21-2013, 07:47 PM
SMFH

these fucking kids are going to fuck it up for everybody


i doubt they are the first ever 14 year olds that have been high in school.



it's cool you get to go to the cannabis cup.

food for thought
01-29-2013, 03:15 PM
Lmao

twitter page contained half-naked pictures of cherry creek school teacher
posted: 01/29/2013 07:04:12 am mst
updated: 01/29/2013 07:06:41 am mstby melissa blasius
9news


a teacher from overland high school is under investigation over a twitter account that contained provocative photos and posts about drug use. (9news)
a cherry creek schools teacher must explain to district officials why a twitter page contained half-naked photos and a claim of possessing marijuana on school grounds.

Carly mckinney, a 23-year-old math teacher at overland high school, admitted she agreed to create the twitter account carlycrunkbear (@crunk_bear) with a friend.

The twitter page included provocative photos along with many posts about using drugs.

One post said "naked. Wet. Stoned." another indicated the poster was high while grading papers. An additional post even talks about having marijuana on school property saying, "watching a drug bust go down in the parking lot. It's funny cuz i have weed in my car in the staff parking lot."

get more on this report about an overland high school teacher's twitter account on 9news.com.



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EAGLE EYE
01-31-2013, 01:58 AM
Lmao

http://www.byroncrawford.com/2013/01/carlycrunkbear-pics-have-been-located-1.html

LoTec
02-01-2013, 09:44 PM
Ive smoked weed at Red Rocks haha now thats a dope ass venue

food for thought
02-02-2013, 01:49 AM
^lol me and my boys bought powder form MDMA one night over there and spent the whole night snorting that shit in the middle of the crowd with credit cards and dollar bills lol

it was one of the best nights ive had at red rocks

sick ass venue.

food for thought
02-02-2013, 01:51 AM
http://www.byroncrawford.com/2013/01/carlycrunkbear-pics-have-been-located-1.html

I was checking this the other day

that bitch is bad as fuck

I cant believe they made her a high school teacher