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HAHAHAHA. MARIJUANA IS LEGAL.

 
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Colorado voters pass pot legalization Amendment 64

DENVER - Voters passed Amendment 64, allowing for the legal, recreational use of marijuana, according to 9NEWS Political Analyst Floyd Ciruli.

Amendment 64 will allow adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. It also would allow people to grow as many as six marijuana plants in private, secure areas.

More than 300 Colorado doctors offered their names in support of Amendment 64. However, the state's chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics urged a "no" vote. Supporters say alcohol does far worse things than marijuana.

"We know that many Coloradans are ready to end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition," Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol spokesperson Betty Aldworth told 9NEWS in September. "We can create a system where marijuana is controlled. We will have an easier time keeping it out of the hands of children."

She cited a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control which suggests marijuana use among high-school students in Colorado dropped between 2009 and 2011 as evidence that medical-marijuana regulation is having an impact.

"In an unregulated, underground market there are no controls," Aldworth said.

Voters rejected Amendment 44 in 2006. That amendment would have legalized the possession of a small amount of marijuana, but did not include the regulatory framework that Amendment 64 possessed.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)
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Re: HAHAHAHA. MARIJUANA IS LEGAL.
But still illegal federally...how will that work?
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It's called awareness and common sense. It was made illegal purely for control and monetary purposes. Through tricking the public.
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Massachusetts voters approve ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana


Massachusetts voters approve ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana
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By Chelsea Conaboy, Globe Staff

People with debilitating medical conditions and permission from their doctors will be able to buy marijuana from state-sanctioned distribution centers starting next year. Voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question that makes Massachusetts the 18th state to legalize medical marijuana. With 49 percent of the vote counted, 63 percent had voted in favor of the measure, 37 percent against it.

While opponents of the law warned that its passage could increase recreational use of marijuana, especially among teens, members of the Committee for Compassionate Medicine lauded the vote as a win for patients who have been waiting for legal access to a drug thought to relieve pain and muscle stiffness associated with certain chronic conditions.

Eric McCoy, 59, of Boston, who said he has multiple sclerosis and has used marijuana medically for 17 years expressed relief that voters had supported the measure.

“Now that this law has been passed, it will finally be legal and safe for myself and many others in the state to procure the medicine,” he said.

All New England states but New Hampshire now have legalized medical marijuana in some form.

The ballot effort was funded in large part by Peter Lewis, chairman of the Progressive insurance company, who has said he supports lifting the ban on marijuana.

Under the Massachusetts law, patients with HIV, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C, or other conditions can obtain a card from the state permitting them to purchase the drug and will be allowed to possess a 60-day supply. They also may appoint a caregiver to obtain the drug on their behalf.

The Department of Public Health is charged writing the rules within about four months to fully implement the law, within the framework outlined on the ballot, and registering at least one nonprofit distribution center in each county, with up to 35 allowed in 2013.

Kelly Sielis, 21, a Boston University student and first-time voter said she has watched her mother deal with anxiety as she undergoes cancer treatment and believes some patients might reasonably look to marijuana as “a more natural alternative” to other medications.

“I think the illegalization of marijuana is outdated,” Sielis said.

Some saw the initiative as a veiled step toward full legalization of the drug.

“We just opened our door to a billion dollar industry that can capitalize on anyone with pain and our young people,” said Heidi Heilman, president of the Massachusetts Prevention Society. Opponents, she said, did not have the money to fight the ballot initiative effectively.
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But still illegal federally...how will that work?
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It doesn't work!

That's why Mass and Colorado stoners are in for a rude awakening as to how the Feds have usurped state powers and trumped state sovereignty under the 10th Amendment.

Just because the state legalizes pot doesn't mean the Feds won't sue the you, the state, or send in the DEA to arrest you under Federal laws.

And, what exactly is legals? Use, possession, production, transportation. Unless the state legalizes all of these activities within the state, you still have serious problems.

The Feds can criminalize anything coming in from out-of-state, and have the power under the Commerce clause of the Constitution.

So, what's legal?
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Ok.

Have fun trying to arrest everybody in the Universe.
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But still illegal federally...how will that work?
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It's called the 10th amendment..
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The feds have cut a deal with these states..that's why they let it pass. The deal is this: the fed will allow the states to reap massive financial benefit of legal weed IF they allow the fed "off the books" to supply the grass...which will be federal GMO tricked out weed to harm the public. This will target a significant number of people reaching for that legal weed. From an agenda 21 point of view, it's what this crazy elite would likely do. But I wouldn't trust the dope until the real stoners give it the thumbs up over a period of time.
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So, will companies in Colorado still require people to take drug tests to get a job now or will they be more lenient towards THC and just test for cocaine, pcp, etc?
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How does this work for the neighboring states? Do you have to have a colorado i.d to buy or can someone from the next state drive across the border to buy some? Like fireworks being illgal in certain states but theirs always a huge ass fireworks store right on the border off the highway in the next state. Supply will shoot through the roof and demand will go down so prices will drop and the neighboring states will have lots of cannabis going to them. Those states will benefit from the increase in conviction rates but spend more on highway patrol and drug task forces to net more profits.
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So, will companies in Colorado still require people to take drug tests to get a job now or will they be more lenient towards THC and just test for cocaine, pcp, etc?
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I assume it's going to be like consuming alcohol(which can be detected in a UA for a couple days). You can do it on your off time but if you get caught doing it at work or come back from your lunch break baked your gonna get fired.
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they almost did this in Alaska during the Bush era
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I kind of see this as a trial run for other states. If the people of Colorado don't fuck it up and can show everyone it's beneficial to the state as a whole and set a good example other states might follow.

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