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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:16 AM

Colorado to Feds we will regulate!!!!!!!!!!!

Polis, Degette, and Perlmutter are introducing a bill that asks the feds to stay out of cannabis industry. I for one am happy to see these guys work on this and right away come up with a mandate for the feds. We will regulate it and make it work. We will introduce a federal model. This is going to happen no matter what the opposition thinks. Here in Colorado we are ready for it and the Federal government is behind on the matter so we must take steps to protect the citizens of Colorado.

Even Coffman a super conservative is in line with the voters.



what do you guys think will happen?





http://neighbors.denverpost.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22011789&start=60&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

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Response to occupymybrain (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:54 AM

1. Chinks in the armor.

Little by little, this prohibition will collapse. The CO and WA chinks were not small. They have shown the entire country the way forward. Outlawing a plant is, and always has been, silly.

Thank you CO and WA.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:24 PM

8. +1

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Response to occupymybrain (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:02 PM

2. the most shocking thing about A64 is all of the conservative politicians and law enforcement

stating that they will respect Colorado's voter's mandate.

i don't expect the legislation to be a very high priority for the rest of congress.

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Response to uncle ray (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:49 PM

15. Everybody likes the ganja, conservative and liberal

 

Conservatives just won't admit it.

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Response to occupymybrain (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:05 PM

3. I used to think I would never see this change in my lifetime.

Glad I was wrong. I may not see the whole nation go, but what happened in CO & WA is heartening!

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Response to occupymybrain (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:38 PM

4. Here is what I hope to believe. The Feds have been hard on states regarding marijuana

laws to force the states to build tough laws. Once that happens the Feds will step back. Am I naive?

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Response to occupymybrain (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:03 PM

5. The nation reached the tipping point with this election

on so many different issues, it seems to me.

It's really, really interesting to watch this issue play out. I'm hoping the federal bureaucracies will respond to the will of the people - because this vote was based upon more realistic information than the stuff the DEA uses to justify their stance.

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Response to occupymybrain (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:21 PM

6. While I agree that this won't be a high priority for the rest of the country/Congress...

I truly hope and believe that the Feds will back off. I just think if they try to come in to Colorado (I live outside of Boulder) there will be some MAJOR pushback from the people. This vote wasn't even close, and there was never a serious campaign against it. I think people here are sick to death of the "War on drugs", and want our cops and DA's to work on real crime.

I may be a little pollyanna on this, but the vote was historic and has been well received. When both the Denver and Boulder DA's said they were going to drop all of the small possession cases that were pending, I realized that we truly did turn a corner.

If the feds want to fight this, they will be on their own.

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Response to occupymybrain (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:23 PM

7. I think you need a link to the news story, not readers' comments.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/marijuana/ci_22011829/reps-doj-should-respect-wash-colo-pot-votes

The fact that the Denver Post has a marijuana subtopic under news says it all.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:08 PM

11. oops didn't realize I put up the comment section sorry about that. nt

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Response to occupymybrain (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:18 PM

12. Don't worry about it!

I appreciated your bringing my attention to the story.

And welcome to DU, fellow Coloradan!

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Response to occupymybrain (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:54 PM

9. I

 

think the evidence should be challenged about the real effects of marijuana in Congress. I think those who made it illegal should put up the scientific evidence. They should put up or shut up. Is this similar to banning Gay marriage on religious beliefs? How can this plant be good for medical purposes and then on the under hand you claim it is dangerous? I understand about cocaine but I don't get the reasons for marijuana? It needs to be discussed seeing that a lot of Americans have smoked a joint. Even a few Presidents. What was that crazy weed the Indians smoked now around the pow wow?

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Response to occupymybrain (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:57 PM

10. We kicked the door in!!!

4 more states now have pending legislation for legalizing Medical Marijuana.. NY, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania..

The drip will soon become a flow, the flow will soon become a dam break.

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Response to occupymybrain (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:28 PM

13. Now we support states rights, and a lot of conservatives are siding with the feds

 

Sometimes I think we're all a little hypocritical in our own way.

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Response to Ter (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:37 PM

14. Maybe

But when the desired result is for more freedom its all good.

Most state right's actions, like outlawing abortion, were for less freedom.

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Response to Ter (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:39 AM

16. Liberals don't have to be die hard federalists. Sometimes the federal government gets it dead wrong.

We can support states' rights when states seek to give more freedom to their citizens. We can oppose states' rights when they want to remove freedoms.

It's more about being pro-liberty than it is states' rights per se. Adopting that position allows us to remain consistent.

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Response to Ter (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:42 AM

17. Of course we are and I'm not ashamed to admit it... whatever works for my issues is fine by me. nt

 

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