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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:36 PM

Colorado governor signs marijuana legalization into law

Source: Salon

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana for recreational use became legal in Colorado Monday, when the governor took the procedural step of declaring the voter-approved change part of the state constitution.

Colorado became the second state after Washington to allow pot use without a doctor’s recommendation. Both states prohibit public use of the drug, and commercial sales in Colorado and Washington won’t be permitted until after regulations are written next year.

Hickenlooper, a Democrat, opposed the measure but had no veto power over the voter-approved amendment to the state constitution. He tweeted his declaration Monday and sent an executive order to reporters by email after the fact. That prevented a countdown to legalization as seen in Washington, where the law’s supporters gathered to smoke in public.

“Voters were loud and clear on Election Day,” Hickenlooper said in his statement. The law allowed him until Jan. 5 to declare marijuana legal.

Read more: http://www.salon.com/2012/12/10/colorado_governor_signs_marijuana_legalization_into_law/



Yay!

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duhneece Dec 2012 OP
Chemisse Dec 2012 #1
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #13
Chemisse Dec 2012 #14
kenichol Dec 2012 #2
leftlibdem420 Dec 2012 #3
joshcryer Dec 2012 #9
leftlibdem420 Dec 2012 #15
FruitHoops Dec 2012 #4
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #5
duhneece Dec 2012 #11
RainDog Dec 2012 #6
nostalgicaboutmyfutr Dec 2012 #7
joshcryer Dec 2012 #8
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #10
Panasonic Dec 2012 #12
wildbilln864 Dec 2012 #16

Response to duhneece (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:46 PM

1. Hopefully this is the first of many states to reach this milestone.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:31 PM

13. It's the second. Washington did it last week.

Only 48 to go now, and the feds.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:25 PM

14. Oops! I missed that story. Two down!!

Hopefully the feds will step back and let this happen.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:54 PM

2. Good News!

Let's hope that this is the signature that puts legalization of marijuana over the tipping point!

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:13 PM

3. Interesting...He opposed it but he didn't stall in implementing the will of the people.

 

Pukes could learn from his example. especially on taxes, social spending, and immigration reform.

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Response to leftlibdem420 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:01 AM

9. I suspect he privately supported it but he still panders to the right.

The Colorado Democratic Party endorsed it. If he didn't support it on a truly sound basis he would leave the Democratic Party.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:13 AM

15. not true

 

Last I checked, Fred Phelps was still a registered "Democrat". The party system could use a few more teeth.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:57 PM

4. Cool!

 

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:16 PM

5. Hey what's the big deal? Hey dont Bogart the doobie. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:45 AM

11. The big deal is so much more than pot silliness

Millions of lives have been turned upside down, many lives ruined forever (pot smokers jailed, then raped). and SOME responsibility for the murders in Mexico lie at the door of the US pot prohibition policy.

Justice IS a big deal and the move by the Colorado Governor is a move in the right direction.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:08 AM

6. Congrats, CO!

The whole world is watching this unfold.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:01 AM

7. Ear! (eom)

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:59 AM

8. I was wondering why people seemed a lot more relaxed tonight about smoking!

Totally missed this happening, thought it would go down like Washington and there would be a big countdown to legality.

Skunk is in the air tonight.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:17 AM

10. Hurray!

Now if all of the rest of the states will follow the good example Colorado and Washington are setting, we'll see a change for the better.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:00 AM

12. A very *nice* thing to come home to...

 

Looking forward to going out to buy some more buds today (hopefully my DAMN red card is waiting for me in the mail when I get home) - retail sales of legal weed won't happen until this summer or fall, so I still have to depend on my DAMN red card to get the weed legally.

I'm about to leave in a few hours for the airport - and the weather has sucked all week here in New York.

I know it's cold, but supposed to be the 50s tomorrow in Denver...

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:49 AM

16. k&r! nt

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