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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:27 AM

I"m FREAKING OUT!!!

I'm so EXCITED people are actually smoking pot legally somewhere in the US. (I'm in Oregon, us next please!!!!)

I never thought it would come true.

I thought, maybe someday, way in the future.

But it actually happened.

It amazes me how Democracy is able to flex and change society!

SO EXCITED.



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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:34 AM

1. CALL CONGRESS RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!! ( n/t )

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Response to Make7 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:37 AM

3. Ahh, the classics.

God, how my headache and nerve pain would LOVe to be freaking on a tender wee doobie right now.

Sigh.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:35 AM

2. I always found this interesting.

The anti pot lobbyists are the medical dispensaries. I guess people will definitely be shuffling to get into the ground floor. I knew pot gave ya the munchies, just didn't realize that it made you eat your own.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/11/27/washington-marijuana-legalization_n_2198668.html

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Response to Separation (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:51 AM

16. My sense is that

the dispensary owners know when pot is legalized, someone like Phillip Morris will swoop down and take over the market. At least the way it is now (here in California) some little guys can make some money.

Not saying I agree. I've just heard this sentiment from dispensary owners.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:51 AM

4. Technically it's also Colorado's day to validate the law, but it's been delayed

 

another 30 days because our dickhead Governor (I think I am going to primary his ass) wants to look at the law again.

http://www.9news.com/news/article/303594/188/Colorado-still-awaits-marijuana-legalization

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:05 AM

5. I fear Indiana will be the

last state to legalise marijuana. Bunch of inbred knuckle draggers here!

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Response to B Calm (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:38 AM

6. Don't lose hope. The winds of change are blowing even in Indiana. Check out Rep. Steele there...

From Marijauna Policy Project:

Will 2013 be the year for decriminalization in Indiana?
With influential Republican state Senator Brent Steele (R-Bedford) recently announcing he’ll be introducing legislation to make possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana an “infraction” punishable by a fine rather than a criminal misdemeanor, 2013 could be the year for real marijuana policy reform in Indiana. Since Republicans hold a majority in both chambers of the legislature, support from Republican legislators, like Sen. Steele, could be what’s needed to get the bill off the ground.
...

http://www.mpp.org/states/indiana/

Even inbred knuckle draggers smoke pot.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:53 AM

7. I don't want to burst any bubbles

but Congress has to decide to legalize it or the war is still on. And since big pharma isn't real happy about it, guess what..? BO might think, personally, that it would be good to legalize it, he can't really do anything about it and the fact that the repugs hate him and would love to find a distraction, any distraction, to mess up what needs to be done right now... he has to keep silent about it. Unfortunately, as well, the repugs are for state's rights only when it benefits them and since legalizing pot isn't enough to make what they've done to this country over the past few decades all better, they're not going to let it happen if they can help it... and especially not those religious zealots who have that control freak problem.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:09 AM

8. Then again, Michigan murdered unions. There is still a lot to do

Sorry about being Debby Downer, but I am so sad tonight, bordering on despair.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:51 AM

17. Cat, there is a time to 'do' despair work

We need to honor our despair...then, organize, find others to be activists with you, speak out & up.
The fight for women's vote, organized labor, civil rights...ALL had many set-backs, activists killed outright, legal decisions made that were unjust, but we rise, we rise. We are sacred activists.
When I talk to 80, 90 year old activists and realize how many times they, too, were filled with despair, but I am sending healing, strong vibes to lift you up.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:22 AM

9. Now to fix the Federal Prohibition. Then the circle will be complete. nt

 

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:52 AM

10. While I applaud this...

I am more freaked out about this:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021940121
It makes me proud that these people get to enjoy the rights I do.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:10 AM

11. I'd be happier if less people used it

I'm not arguing for or against it being legal, but I don't see using it as being a positive thing or something to be cheering about.

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Response to xxxsdesdexxx (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:22 AM

12. Well the fact that people

aren't being IMPRISONED for ingesting a benign plant, thereby negatively affecting their entire lives might be something to cheer about. Just a thought.

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Response to xxxsdesdexxx (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:39 AM

13. Good post. I am glad it is not legal anymore, but except for medical uses I would

 

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not recommend it for anyone. I started using it at 24 when I first came to California. I used it all through college. It hampered my ability to study and retain information. I graduated and got a job, but the grades I got and the job I got were not nearly as good as they would have been had I refrained from using weed. I stopped using it at about 29 when I was about to lose a job for scattered thinking. Almost immediately things improved. The stuff might be okay for someone who is into art or some other creative endeavor, but not, imo, accounting or engineering. Someone gave me a bag of pot about 20 years ago. I put it in my file cabinet. It is still there. When my daughter wanted to try the stuff, I said, sure, go ahead. I told her my story. She smoked some a couple of times, and that was it. In today's dog-eat-dog world, one needs every advantage to get ahead. I see the kid across the street, who in junior high was considered brilliant. He started smoking a lot of pot. I used to see him in his car smoking it. He's now in his mid-thirties. He drives an old truck and picks up trash for people. Maybe there are people who can smoke it and have it not damage their thinking abilities. I wasn't one of those people, nor have I met any of those people. Still, now that it's legal, maybe some of its mystique will disappear and people won't be so anxious to use it.

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Response to plethoro (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:56 AM

18. I am the president of the plethoro fanclub

 

Thank you for posting this. I have been saying as much here at DU for years, and always being attacked. It's like people want to immediately refute this because:

Pot is medicinal
Pot is not synthetic
Pot is benign
Pot is better than alcohol, or worse
If Alcohol is legal, why not Pot?

Great, for real medical need, of course.
Anthrax is also naturally occurring.
I know too many wake and bake burnouts. Everyone here will deny this.

So I surprised that you are not bloodied or bruised yet.

I don't want Pot to be legalized, I want it decriminalized. Young people don't need the state encouraging anti-sobriety. Being sober isn't as bad as all that. Occasional use is cool. Never sober sucks.

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Response to salinen (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:21 AM

19. Yes, well, it's early and the

 

Tigers come at night, with their voices soft as thunder... Where we are as a nation right now about to collectively stand passively by while the tigers steal our entitlements, we need every brain cell functioning at full force, or we may end up being given pot by Goldman Sachs at the end of the day just to pacify us, which hopefully won't make us accidentally roll down the freeway overpass under-structure which is our new home.

Thanks for your post, salinen.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:49 AM

14. Not a big deal

 

The war on drugs is still on. The Feds will arrest you for growing your own, or using on Federal property. In WA. if you have over a certain amount of cannabinoids in your blood stream you get fined 50 bucks if caught smoking in a public space. If you are driving under the influence, or with marijuana in your car, they'll impound your car, take your license and you get a DUI. The State will only allow sales of up to 7% thc 'legally.' It still costs 200-400$ an ounce for 12-14% thc content. Ridiculous!

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:58 AM

15. It's not only big pharma and the liquor lobby,

but more importantly I think, it's law enforcement and the prison lobbies. Until we can create new, better jobs for the enforcement folks, they will fight legalization tooth & nail.

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