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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:44 AM

Happy Legal Weed Day! :)

Never thought I'd see this day.....and while there is still more to be done to make it completely legal....this is a HUGE step in the right direction! I'm proud as hell of my state on this day!

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Reply Happy Legal Weed Day! :) (Original post)
CarrieLynne Dec 2012 OP
ToxMarz Dec 2012 #1
cilla4progress Dec 2012 #2
CarrieLynne Dec 2012 #3
eridani Dec 2012 #4
Kath1 Dec 2012 #5

Response to CarrieLynne (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:15 PM

1. Would have been great if they did it April 20th.

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Response to CarrieLynne (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:53 PM

2. I know! I live here too!

Can't wait to see what we end up actually calling it!

What do you expect the feds will really do here?

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Response to CarrieLynne (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:27 PM

3. I dont think they will raid the state run stores....I think were good to go :)

I know gregoire said she didnt get an answer from the feds...but I bet she did...she just cant announce that the feds say they're not going to raid anything....would be a can of worms...

but I cant imagine the feds raiding a STATE store...nah...private maybe but not state...

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Response to CarrieLynne (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:18 AM

4. We aren't out of the woods yet

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/us/marijuana-initiatives-in-2-states-set-federal-officials-scrambling.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Some law enforcement officials, alarmed at the prospect that marijuana users in both states could get used to flouting federal law openly, are said to be pushing for a stern response. But such a response would raise political complications for President Obama because marijuana legalization is popular among liberal Democrats who just turned out to re-elect him.

“It’s a sticky wicket for Obama,” said Bruce Buchanan, a political science professor at the University of Texas at Austin, saying any aggressive move on such a high-profile question would be seen as “a slap in the face to his base right after they’ve just handed him a chance to realize his presidential dreams.”

Federal officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Several cautioned that the issue had raised complex legal and policy considerations — including enforcement priorities, litigation strategy and the impact of international antidrug treaties — that remain unresolved, and that no decision was imminent.

The Obama administration declined to comment on the deliberations, but pointed to a statement the Justice Department issued on Wednesday — the day before the initiative took effect in Washington — in the name of the United States attorney in Seattle, Jenny A. Durkan. She warned Washington residents that the drug remained illegal

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Response to CarrieLynne (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:33 PM

5. Congratulations, Washington!

Best wishes from Maryland. Peace! Best wishes for full legalization.

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