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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:42 PM

History Made in Colorado: Marijuana Reform Passes

Source: Talk Left

History Made in Colorado: Marijuana Reform Passes

By Jeralyn, Section Elections 2012
Posted on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:28:00 PM EST


Congratulations, Colorado! Amendment 64 has passed, 53% to 47%.



Read more: http://www.talkleft.com/story/2012/11/6/215829/988?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TalkleftThePoliticsOfCrime+%28TalkLeft%3A+The+Politics+of+Crime%29



Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/amendment-64-passes-in-co_n_2079899.html

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Reply History Made in Colorado: Marijuana Reform Passes (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
RainDog Nov 2012 #1
Kablooie Nov 2012 #2
jzodda Nov 2012 #3
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #7
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #4
kpete Nov 2012 #5
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #6
Evergreen Emerald Nov 2012 #8
musiclawyer Nov 2012 #9
Centered Nov 2012 #10
idwiyo Nov 2012 #11
occupymybrain Nov 2012 #12
Baclava Nov 2012 #13
musiclawyer Nov 2012 #14
Occulus Nov 2012 #15
MuhkRahker Nov 2012 #17
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #20
FiveGoodMen Nov 2012 #16
Megahurtz Nov 2012 #18
RainDog Nov 2012 #19

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:43 PM

1. Congrats, CO!!!!! n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:43 PM

2. Wow. I gotta go out and get drunk! I live in California.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:44 PM

3. Great!

And the dominoes start to fall

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Response to jzodda (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:05 AM

7. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:54 PM

4. Kicked and recommended for the great state of Colorado.

Thanks for the thread, kpete.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:56 PM

5. oh Uncle Joe

It is a good night, a very good night, an amazing and wonderful night!

peace to you and for all of us,
kp

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Response to kpete (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:01 AM

6. kpete

Tonight feels sort of like Christmas to me.

peace to you, yours' and everyone else.

UJ

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:07 AM

8. Don't forget Washington state!

Gay marriage and marijuana. I am so proud of Washington.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:34 AM

9. So proud of you all

You changed the world You really have

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:29 AM

10. Good First Step

If you don't believe in a law then it is your duty to work towards changing the law. I'm glad to see the process work!! Please don't smoke and drive

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:45 AM

11. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:31 AM

12. I'm elated

I honestly was a bit worried after I did volunteer work for both Obama and Amendment 64. I could not be more happy right now. Colorado did it's job this election we voted Obama and we legalized ,marijuana I am so proud of the centennial state.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:14 AM

13. Wake and bake!



Congratulations, Colorado! Amendment 64 has passed, 53% to 47%. The law becomes effective on the date of the official declaration of the vote by the Governor or December 6, whichever is earlier.

Colorado is the first state to repeal state marijuana prohibition and replace it with a system of regulation and taxation.

What becomes legal (from text of Amendment 64):


Section 16. Personal use and regulation of marijuana

(1) Purpose and findings.
(a) IN THE INTEREST OF THE EFFICIENT USE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES, ENHANCING REVENUE FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO FIND AND DECLARE THAT THE USE OF MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGAL FOR PERSONS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND TAXED IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO ALCOHOL.

3) Personal use of marijuana. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the following acts are not unlawful and shall not be an offense under Colorado law or the law of any locality within Colorado or be a basis for seizure or forfeiture of assets under Colorado law for persons twenty-one years of age or older:

(a) possessing, using, displaying, purchasing, or transporting marijuana accessories or one ounce or less of marijuana.
(b) possessing, growing, processing, or transporting no more than six marijuana plants, with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants, and possession of the marijuana produced by the plants on the premises where the plants were grown, provided that the growing takes place in an enclosed, locked space, is not conducted openly or publicly, and is not made available for sale.
(c) transfer of one ounce or less of marijuana without remuneration to a person who is twenty-one years of age or older.
(d) consumption of marijuana, provided that nothing in this section shall permit consumption that is conducted openly and publicly or in a manner that endangers others.
(e) assisting another person who is twenty-one years of age or older in any of the acts described in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this subsection.

http://www.regulatemarijuana.org/s/regulate-marijuana-alcohol-act-2012

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:27 AM

14. Education is critical here. Money should be spent megaphoning the folllowing:

In my order of importance:

1. Don't smoke, vape, or bake and then drive. You will go to jail.

2. Do not smoke bake or vape if you are under age. Bud damages your brain if you are young and your brain is not fully developed.

3. Do not smoke, vape or bake on or before the job. No matter how focused you think you are, you are impaired.

3. Do not eat baked goods unless you are experienced. Overdoing it is easy and you can go down tha ladder real fast.

4. If you are addictive personality, just abstain. It's not worth it.

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:17 PM

15. All your post proves is that prohibitionists like yourself are done and you know it.

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:17 PM

17. What is your source for #2? "Bud damages your brain if you are young..."

That's BS.

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:49 PM

20. Well that was a steaming pile

of misinformational bullshit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:24 PM

16. !!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:24 PM

18. But It Didn't Pass in Oregon?

Must be too many stupid NeoCons moving to Oregon.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:38 PM

19. This is how bad law is (eventually) overturned

it's been more than ten years since medical marijuana has been available and the earth has not stopped turning, nor has commerce, nor has hard work, nor have people turned into vegetables.

It's time for some common sense, federales.

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