Obama Still President… Recreational Marijuana Use Wins In Colorado and Washington

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The man in the Big House is rolling high today. Obama gets re-elected while Washington and Colorado voters came to their senses and outright legalized the recreational use of pot, weedMARIJUANA; Demonstrating that these two states are populated by my type of freethinking stoners, willing to flip the bird to ignorance and intolerance.

The freethinking residence of Washington State will be allowed to stroll into their favorite licensed pot retailer and purchase up to an ounce of marijuana, at least for those 21 years or older. While the lucky residents of Colorado’s will be allowed to possess up to one ounce, in addition Colorado residents will be allowed to cultivate up to six marijuana plants in a private and secured area on their property. Thanks to an ‘eastern bloc’ of high desert redneck voters, Oregon failed miserably in passing their recreational marijuana issue.

Colorado’s Gov. noted “The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will,” going on to state. “This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Scubby Snacks  just yet.

The continually growing support for recreational marijuana use has been built on the back of the medicinal marijuana movement, which currently exists in approximately 1/3rd of the U.S. states. The lack luster attempts of the past, at providing a political vehicle to legalize weed, via ballot measures failed miserably in CA, Alaska, OR, CO.

Despite this landmark passing of amendment 64, a not too happy mouthpiece for the U.S. Attorney’s Office stationed in Colorado – noted that our current federal law has in no way been changed by this vote.

While things went as smooth as could be expected for Washington, Colorado (sorry Oregon) they were but six states struggling with marijuana issues on their ballots. In Mitt Romney’s home state of Massachusetts, the forward thinking residents gave a big ‘thumbs up’ to their measure, which will allow for the medical use pot. Unfortunately for Arkansas pro-pot voters, as they rejected implementing such a common sense proposal. As most already know – Medical Marijuana is currently legal in 17 states throughout the country, including the District of Columbia. Meanwhile up in the frozen state of Montana, a ballot initiative to limit the use of medicinal weed was ahead, 57 % to 43 %, with 65% of the electorate in.

“It’s very monumental,” said the director of NORML. “No state has ever done this. Technically, marijuana isn’t even legal in Amsterdam.” This historic nod to the recreational use of pot is a quantum leap forward, taking us well beyond its medicinal acceptance.

“Despite state laws to the contrary, there is no such thing as ‘medical’ marijuana under federal law,” according to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Meanwhile, for the residents of Washington state, marijuana’s legalization and new rules that accompany it will take effect Dec. 6. In preparation for marijuana sales the state liquor control board must adopt rules by Dec. 1, 2013 for licensing producers, processors and retailers.

The state of Washington has their fingers crossed, hoping that the passage of I 502 might generate as much as $1.9 billion in revenue over the next five years, this projection was provided by the state’s Office of Financial Management.

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  1. DrSeussJuice

    Well the only problem with this is that it was not actually a win for washington state. colorad sure maybe. but Washington not even close. the only thing this did was maybe move things forward for the united states normalization of marijuana. but the truth is I-502 was a trojan horse in disguise. a medical user could contain up to however many plants and 24 or less dried ounces of marijuana. now you cant cultivate anything. and you can only by at state run facilities which goes against federal law and the federal government plans to shut them down if they open. And the legal driving limit is .05 nanograms in your blood. if you are not aware you can have .05 nanograms in your blood when you are just fine to drive. colorado when they said yes to medical marijuana laws refused the limit of .05 3 times saying it was way way way to conservative and they were right. so a new limit is still not even SET! but the state uses a .20 limit to go off of until one is set. Also employers have zero tolerance. so if you smoke you can get fired if they piss test you. and if you drive within 24 hours of using and have the .05 which you more than likely will. Go to jail, go directly to jail and pay an attorney $15,000 DO NOT PASS GO! thats why it pays to do your research on a law before you vote on it. but for marijuana in general this may have been some sort of victory since it leads on towards the normalization of it in the United States. but We will have to see how things play out.

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    • Klav

      I don’t share the same concerns. How is that any different than it is now? It’s illegal to drive under the influence, so if you’re tested the same penalties apply. Same goes for employment. Employers have the right to test and terminate.

      I believe no matter what passes it’s a plus for the cause. Laws can always be altered in the future.

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  2. Kevin M. Zimmerman

    Everyone is pumped about amendment 64 to bad the federal government will come in and veto it haha

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  3. Michael Grady

    (LEGALIZE TODAY GET HIGH TONIGHT) The government wants us to go green lets make the whole world ONE BIG GREEN WORLD PEACE OUT PEOPLE.

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    • 420girl

      I’m with u michael grady,,,,,,,not only does it allow for rec use but hemp by default become legal; uses for hemp; dry wall that does not mold, paper, textile cloth, cooking oil, et al,,,,,all about the green

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  4. friedfever

    You can’t get high just yet. The governor has to sign it into law first and that will take about a month. He is telling everyone that he has to talk to the Justice department first and get Holders opinion on how to react. This guy wants to touch this like it was a dead skunk.

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  5. Lee White Tiger

    More people everyday are coming out to say “YES, Legalize Marijuana”. Just look at recent polls across the board! The voice of “YES Legalize” is getting louder as another person join in, and those opposed even yelling is getting quieter. The Feds and the everyone in office has to see the scales have already tipped. And not in their favor. It seems to me the more they fight against it, the more ground they loss. Well that’s just a thought.

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