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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:50 PM

I think Seattle is about to surpass DisneyWorld as both a tourist destination and....

the Happiest Place on Earth.
As of today, it's legal in Washington State for adults over 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis

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Reply I think Seattle is about to surpass DisneyWorld as both a tourist destination and.... (Original post)
TeamPooka Dec 2012 OP
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #1
Flabbergasted Dec 2012 #39
cilla4progress Dec 2012 #2
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #35
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #3
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #4
Matariki Dec 2012 #9
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #10
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #36
juajen Dec 2012 #51
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #52
defacto7 Dec 2012 #54
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #12
Matariki Dec 2012 #15
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #37
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #50
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #53
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2012 #49
sadbear Dec 2012 #5
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #6
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #7
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #38
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #8
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #11
marlakay Dec 2012 #29
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #34
cilla4progress Dec 2012 #45
cilla4progress Dec 2012 #44
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #47
cilla4progress Dec 2012 #48
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #24
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #28
NightWatcher Dec 2012 #13
njcamden_25884 Dec 2012 #14
Cleita Dec 2012 #16
Earth_First Dec 2012 #17
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #18
Earth_First Dec 2012 #20
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #21
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #25
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #40
yewberry Dec 2012 #30
green for victory Dec 2012 #31
yewberry Dec 2012 #33
slackmaster Dec 2012 #19
marmar Dec 2012 #22
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #23
green for victory Dec 2012 #32
spanone Dec 2012 #42
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #26
patrice Dec 2012 #27
spanone Dec 2012 #41
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #43
Kablooie Dec 2012 #46
stumblnrose Dec 2012 #55

Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:51 PM

1. Might have to switch jobs & pack my bags.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:49 PM

39. "Bags"?

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:51 PM

2. Except the feds

want to rain on our big freakin' PARADE! (Lucky Washingtonian here!)

What do others think about how they (feds) will approach this?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:40 PM

35. I think they will go after the state

They will threaten to arrest state employees that carry out the law. That is how they closed down the dispensary law that was passed when Gregoire was governor. They said they would arrest and charge any state employee that assisted dispensaries in any way (like processing submitted paperwork) with federal crimes. Because of this Gregoire did not sign the law and instead watered it down to allow non profit 'co-ops'.


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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:55 PM

3. I would suggest keeping a distance from any stray Federal agents lurking about

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:21 PM

4. The only vacation destination where you won't care about the weather.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:56 PM

9. lol. I haven't seen the sun in 3 months.

We have a joke here - Summer was really great this year, it happened on a weekend!

Really this state needs to legalize cocaine, or something that isn't a natural depressant.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:59 AM

10. lol

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:41 PM

36. Here we call rain "Liquid sunshine"

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:25 AM

51. You might not know that Louisiana actually has more rain than Washington.

It does get tedious, but when the sun comes out, it is glorious.

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Response to juajen (Reply #51)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:33 AM

52. New York city gets more rain than Seattle

It might rain for two weeks here, but get only one inch. Sometimes it's almost like mist falling.

The Olympic peninsula is a different animal though, straight up rain forest.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #52)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:58 AM

54. Hartford Connecticut gets more rain,

and more cloudy days per year than Seattle...

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Response to Matariki (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:44 PM

12. Why do you think coffee's so popular here?

There's a rumor that Starbucks plans to release a new blend called "Suicide inhibiting roast".

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:01 PM

15. lol

Only 364 Days To Summer Roast

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:47 PM

37. I have always hated the "Suicide capital" urban legend

Seattle is nowhere near the top in suicides. I remember reading it was something like 25th among big cities.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:17 AM

50. I know the urban legend's not true

But geez get a sense of humor.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #50)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:38 AM

53. Hmmmmm....

:p

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Response to Matariki (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:12 AM

49. When I lived on Whidbey Island it was:

"If Summer falls on a Sunday, we'll have a barbeque!"

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:25 PM

5. I wonder if my employer will care if I tell them it's legal in Washington.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:50 PM

6. Time to rethink Walla Walla as a retirement spot for me, lol.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:43 PM

7. and Yakima

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:48 PM

38. Ugh

I fled that hellhole as soon as I turned 18.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:52 PM

8. I think Wenatchee would be a cool place to retire. Maybe I would actually learn to ski!!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:41 PM

11. or sit by a fireplace...either way.... nt

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:57 PM

29. Try Leavenworth instead

Wenatchee is redder than red...I actually had someone threaten a dog on me while getting out the vote last time.

My town is still conservative (not as bad though) but because of all the tourists we have Seattlites here off and on, good restaurants, theater and art. We have new hospital and indoor therapy pool. And Wenatchee is just 35 min away for the big stuff and Costco!

Most of us live about a mile out of town so we only see tourists when we want to and go to town mid week. We have a great farmers market in the summer.

Great hiking around to and skiing is not far away and cross country right here in town!

by the way even though my county didn't vote for obama it voted for pot! lol

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Response to marlakay (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:28 PM

34. I was up to Leavenworth several times while I was out there.

There was an Italian place that was really good (Can't remember the name --> NOT OLIVE GARDEN). Very touristy, but a cool little place in the mountains.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:52 PM

45. Marlakay is correct

the "Cascade Curtain" actually falls EAST of Leavenworth! Restaurants and culture there (Leavenworth) is more akin to Seattle than to our desert oasis!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:51 PM

44. Hey!

I live just north of Wenatchee, work there.

And just got down from our fabulous ski hill - Mission Ridge! Thank goddess there is snow up there (4-6,000 ft.!). Chases the blues away for sure. No snow yet down low though, to speak of.

Another DUer (we might be the only few) would be more than welcome!

How do you know Wenatchee?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #44)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:33 PM

47. I was working on a job out there last spring...

I was working on a job in Quincy (no, it had nothing to do with Apples -- ) and there was really nowhere to stay there. So I had a 35 mile drive over to Quincy from Wenatchee.

I drove up to Mission Ridge a couple of time. Incredible views!



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #47)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

48. Server farm?

We live up towards Chelan in the Entiat Valley. Cool to make your acquaintance! Beautiful part of the country, isn't it (though very red...politically more like Idaho than like Seattle).

I grew up in the northeast. Have loved living out west for 30+ years!

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:25 PM

24. Isn't it expensive there? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:43 PM

28. Not compared to Los Angeles, lol.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:45 PM

13. think how much money would be made there if it were legalized and taxed.

I halfway expect some poor, red state to legalize and tax the stuff for the revenue. Then every other state might start to look into profiting from taxing the sweet demon weed.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:47 PM

14. awesome news

 

probably should start making plans for a trip

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:05 PM

16. They might become the new Amsterdam.

They have come a long way since the day in 1968 when my girl friend and I were visiting and decided we would like a beer. We were not allowed to sit in a bar without a gentleman escort. The bartender explained it was the law. As a pair of budding women's rights activists we were shocked at how backwards they were. Now Washington has surpassed us Californians in liberal causes.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:06 PM

17. Explain to me how?

I mean, as it sits right now; growing, sale and distribution is not legal; nor is using in public.

The casual nature of this OP is appalling.

This OP is a black eye on the alternatives to pharmaceutical activist and makes the decriminalization/legalization activists appear to be nothing more than a few tee-hee-hee "potheads"

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:42 PM

18. Occasionally during the hard fight to end the failed public policy of prohibition...

you are allowed to tell a joke or two.
Along with a subtle point or two buried in it like how the cannabis-ness would create jobs and help the economy.

The strident nature of your post and your lack of a sense of humor is what is appalling to me.

IMHE, being holier-than-thou and preachy like you about issues never wins hearts and minds to your cause.
You do it your way and I'll do it mine. To each their own.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:22 PM

20. Ever watch someone die?

Where the hour-long process of vomitng dry heaves from pharmaceutical induced agony from clinical research drugs are your loved one's final mortal legacy?

Excuse me if I take this a little more seriously than you and your pothead prohibition celebration.

Fuck a sense of humor. This is about the dignity and quality of life for terminally ill human beings who were by no luck or wish of their own, given a disease that they have no control over before it's about prohibition to twenty/thirty-something recreational users.

There is no humor in advocacy of a common sense approach to deregulation and reclassification of marijuana laws in the United States.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:16 PM

21. good luck with your approach on how win over hearts and minds to change the country

Fuck insults and anger
That attitude towards those that agree with you is not an effective technique.


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Response to Earth_First (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:29 PM

25. It has been made legal there for all purposes, though, hasn't it?

Because something legal has a good effect on someone's health doesn't mean it can't also be used for recreation, does it? Alcohol has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, but it also has a recreational use.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:20 PM

40. Thank you.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:18 PM

30. It's legal to use in public.

In places where it's legal to drink alcohol, it's also legal to use pot.

The growth and distribution issues will take some time, but I'm hoping we'll figure them out sooner rather than later.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #30)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:39 PM

31. it is *not* legal to use in public

 

there must be a few supporters of this that have read it

Prohibits public use and display of marijuana.


from the yes on 502 website
http://www.newapproachwa.org/content/about-initiative

Try this test:

Ask the next person who supported this proposition if they've read it.

Not a single yes yet, here


I-502 (PDF)
http://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/initiatives/i502.pdf

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Response to green for victory (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:47 PM

33. You are correct. You will get a verbal waring if you use it public here.

And I had mixed feelings about the initiative, thanks.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:43 PM

19. The food is really great there too

 

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:22 PM

22. All the rest are pretenders to the throne. There is, was and always will be only one..........





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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:24 PM

23. Does this mean that people can buy it in stores? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:46 PM

32. people will *only* be able to buy it in a state sanctioned, licensed store

 

after it's been taxed 3x (What bank will accept the deposits- it's called money laundering, per Joe Biden)

no home growing either

the State Liquor Control board is the New King of Cannabis

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Response to green for victory (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:28 PM

42. just like booze, better than jailtime.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:58 PM

26. And Gay marriage passed too. Washington state is rapidly becoming the most sane state! n/t

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:07 PM

27. Considering Seattle as a Christmas present for myself this year & to see family up there.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:27 PM

41. a doober and a good cup o' joe, can't go too wrong

congrats!!!!

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Response to spanone (Reply #41)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:29 PM

43. hot chocolate and a bong hit same thing

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:11 PM

46. That's just a scam.

No cannibals weigh one ounce in essence no one can possess one.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:36 AM

55. Corrupt Liberals

State owned by biggest insurance company, judges on insurance company pad, liberal ex-governor board member of said insurance company until appointment to ambassadorship, terrible police department in largest city, absolutely no urban planning, passive aggressive slow driving liberals...puke.

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