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2012-11-07 09:16:59 AM
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-07 09:20:09 AM
The legalization of marijuana and voter-approved same-sex marriage were both big victors last night.
 
2012-11-07 09:24:34 AM

slayer199: The legalization of marijuana and voter-approved same-sex marriage were both big victors last night.


And both lead to sucking and giggling.
 
2012-11-07 09:38:36 AM
FTA:

In Massachusetts, residents approved a measure to allow medical use, while Arkansas voters rejected such a proposal.

You stupid f*cks.

Seriously. For medical use and you say no? F*ck yourselves. All of you.
 
2012-11-07 09:39:46 AM
What a GREAT day to be a liberal!
 
2012-11-07 09:41:49 AM
Hey farkers, you need to remember that your jobs will still have anti-drug policies that can get you fired if you test positive.
 
2012-11-07 09:42:46 AM
So what is the next step here?

This sets up a showdown with the federal government?
 
2012-11-07 09:46:37 AM
p.twimg.com
 
2012-11-07 09:48:23 AM
That's a beautiful thing. There are so many people wasting their lives in jail because of marijuana offenses.
 
2012-11-07 09:50:07 AM

syrynxx: That's a beautiful thing. There are so many people wasting their lives in jail because of marijuana offenses.


They should let anyone in jail for marijuana go, but I doubt they weill.
 
2012-11-07 10:08:04 AM

EnviroDude: Hey farkers, you need to remember that your jobs will still have anti-drug policies that can get you fired if you test positive.


Yeah, this is true. Corporate insurance companies still dictate drug policies at the employment level. I wouldn't expect a sea change there.

I also wonder how the Feds would treat the tax revenue for CO and retail profits with their ability to confiscate "ill gotten gains" even if they don't send in piles of DEA agents.
 
2012-11-07 10:08:56 AM
Tim Lincecum wants a trade to Colorado or Seattle
 
2012-11-07 10:12:08 AM

minoridiot: syrynxx: That's a beautiful thing. There are so many people wasting their lives in jail because of marijuana offenses.

They should let anyone in jail for marijuana go, but I doubt they weill.


How'd that proposal to overturn 3 strikes and you are out in California go?
 
2012-11-07 10:14:33 AM
I think I heard on NPR that they have till 2017 to actually get the law functioning but I was half paying attention. If that is true it is kinda a harsh on our mellow.
 
2012-11-07 10:14:38 AM
I thought you were cool, Oregon.
 
2012-11-07 10:16:15 AM
It's going to be interesting watching the flat earthers in the House of Representatives draft bill after bill aimed solely at limiting federal funding for states that have legalized recreational marijuana. It will fit in so perfectly with their goals of more freedom and a smaller federal government.
 
2012-11-07 10:17:37 AM
What I hope CO and Washington will cause by passing rec use is the Federal government to actually do something sensible. The 13.7 billion dollars a years spent enforcing an idiotic laws could be better use on programs to help people instead of ruining lives. Already have a red card so this is just a good thing.
 
2012-11-07 10:17:46 AM

nekom: What a GREAT day to be a liberal!



Is it? How long 'til the Feds in jackboots tell the people of Colorado and Washington NO?

Okay, Obama won. He'll be there four more years, so you libs / dems can STOP making excuses for everything he does and START demanding that he behave.

Cut the partisan crap and start working in the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE.

Thanks.
 
2012-11-07 10:18:06 AM

EnviroDude: Hey farkers, you need to remember that your jobs will still have anti-drug policies that can get you fired if you test positive.


Yeah, I'd be happier about all of this stuff if I were still in college.
 
2012-11-07 10:19:39 AM

TheSwizz: I thought you were cool, Oregon.


Yeah, what the holy hell Oregon??!?!?
 
2012-11-07 10:19:55 AM

Nadie_AZ: minoridiot: syrynxx: That's a beautiful thing. There are so many people wasting their lives in jail because of marijuana offenses.

They should let anyone in jail for marijuana go, but I doubt they weill.

How'd that proposal to overturn 3 strikes and you are out in California go?


Passed with 68%.
 
2012-11-07 10:22:09 AM

EnviroDude: Hey farkers, you need to remember that your jobs will still have anti-drug policies that can get you fired if you test positive.



Of course. And that's cool. Getting fired is a far cry from wasting taxpayer money and police resources on locking someone up and/or putting them through the court system over a stupid joint.
 
2012-11-07 10:23:55 AM
we passed medical marijuana a while ago and while those that utilize it are breaking federal law, the Feds have stated that they just don't have the time or manpower to do anything about it. it'll be the same for recreational use. they really don't care too much about small amounts.


/wishes he could fast forward to when the HR policies change...
 
2012-11-07 10:26:27 AM

Amos Quito: nekom: What a GREAT day to be a liberal!


Is it? How long 'til the Feds in jackboots tell the people of Colorado and Washington NO?

Okay, Obama won. He'll be there four more years, so you libs / dems can STOP making excuses for everything he does and START demanding that he behave.

Cut the partisan crap and start working in the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE.

Thanks.


Nothing partisan about your posts... Nosiree.

/pretending you dislike republicans while spending 99% of your time ranting about dems doesn't count.
//I do agree dems and the voters they need to win bear responsibility on this issue.
 
2012-11-07 10:26:44 AM

max_pooper: Nadie_AZ: minoridiot: syrynxx: That's a beautiful thing. There are so many people wasting their lives in jail because of marijuana offenses.

They should let anyone in jail for marijuana go, but I doubt they weill.

How'd that proposal to overturn 3 strikes and you are out in California go?

Passed with 68%.


YAY!

Retroactive?
 
2012-11-07 10:26:57 AM
A great win for common farking sense. Still a long way to go and figuring out the regulatory and tax side of things will take some time. The Dems just won a significant majority in the formerly Repub run CO state house, as well, so no poison pills from the legislature. It's a good farking day.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-07 10:29:13 AM

UberDave: EnviroDude: Hey farkers, you need to remember that your jobs will still have anti-drug policies that can get you fired if you test positive.


Of course. And that's cool. Getting fired is a far cry from wasting taxpayer money and police resources on locking someone up and/or putting them through the court system over a stupid joint.


CO employers, knowing what I do about CO, may have decided long ago that writing off ~30% of potential employees by having mandatory pre-employment drug tests was not a good plan. Those that still test may, after this vote, decide that writing off potential employees (potentially MORE than the BS 30% number I made up for the other scenario) for doing things that are now legal at the state level is either wrong or useless.

Hell, maybe the Free Market will decide that we need a better THC test than one that finds metabolytes from weed you smoked a month ago - getting a test that can measure ACTIVE levels of THC (think "breatholyzer for weed") would be much better than the test we have now.

They can still test for coke, heroin, speed, ecstasy, LSD, meth, and many, many others (all of which are out of your system within a week).
 
2012-11-07 10:29:23 AM

Smackledorfer: Amos Quito: nekom: What a GREAT day to be a liberal!


Is it? How long 'til the Feds in jackboots tell the people of Colorado and Washington NO?

Okay, Obama won. He'll be there four more years, so you libs / dems can STOP making excuses for everything he does and START demanding that he behave.

Cut the partisan crap and start working in the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE.

Thanks.

Nothing partisan about your posts... Nosiree.

/pretending you dislike republicans while spending 99% of your time ranting about dems doesn't count.
//I do agree dems and the voters they need to win bear responsibility on this issue.


Well, on Fark, where 99% of posters already rant about Republicans, people who think both parties are full of shiat prefer to call out the side that usually gets treated as political Jesus instead.
 
2012-11-07 10:29:38 AM

Smackledorfer: Amos Quito: nekom: What a GREAT day to be a liberal!


Is it? How long 'til the Feds in jackboots tell the people of Colorado and Washington NO?

Okay, Obama won. He'll be there four more years, so you libs / dems can STOP making excuses for everything he does and START demanding that he behave.

Cut the partisan crap and start working in the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE.

Thanks.

Nothing partisan about your posts... Nosiree.

/pretending you dislike republicans while spending 99% of your time ranting about dems doesn't count.



???

I have no sacred cows. I rag hardest on whoever is in power - because they have the power to make changes.
 
2012-11-07 10:32:49 AM
"The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will," Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said in a statement. "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 Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly."

Lol. Nice.
 
2012-11-07 10:33:52 AM

Amos Quito: nekom: What a GREAT day to be a liberal!


Is it? How long 'til the Feds in jackboots tell the people of Colorado and Washington NO?

Okay, Obama won. He'll be there four more years, so you libs / dems can STOP making excuses for everything he does and START demanding that he behave.

Cut the partisan crap and start working in the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE.

Thanks.


You're right, but I have a hunch that without a re-election to worry about, Obama may do some surprising things. I don't suspect he'll go TOO far, but he may well tell the DEA to lay off, especially on the medical frontier. Maybe that's wishful thinking, but a second term is where things can really get done, IF he works toward good things.
 
2012-11-07 10:34:12 AM
I can be there in 10 hours!
 
2012-11-07 10:34:48 AM

nekom: What a GREAT day to be a liberal!


Don't have to be a liberal/Democrat to believe in the recreational use of pot and the equality of marriage.

/Libertarian.
 
2012-11-07 10:36:14 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-07 10:36:36 AM

TheSwizz: I thought you were cool, Oregon.


This was the big head scratcher for me last night. As a resident of Oregon, I thought this would pass with flying colors.
 
2012-11-07 10:36:42 AM
My confusion is whether I have to get gay married before or after I get high?
 
2012-11-07 10:37:19 AM
I am happy to have voted on the first successful legalization in the US. It's largely symbolic at this point, but it's a step in the right direction. Hopefully politicians will start listening to what people are saying. Probably not though. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out.
 
2012-11-07 10:39:11 AM

MFAWG: My confusion is whether I have to get gay married before or after I get high?


Whatever floats your boat man. It's your choice.
 
2012-11-07 10:40:14 AM

Amos Quito: I have no sacred cows. I rag hardest on whoever is in power - because they have the power to make changes.


Be thankful he didn't say "BOTH SIDES ARE BAD, SO VOTE REPUBLICAN!"
 
2012-11-07 10:42:21 AM
I live in Colorado and I love weed.

This has been a great morning.
 
2012-11-07 10:42:21 AM

TheTrashcanMan: TheSwizz: I thought you were cool, Oregon.

This was the big head scratcher for me last night. As a resident of Oregon, I thought this would pass with flying colors.


I think you are too close to the cali status quo money
 
2012-11-07 10:47:25 AM

Rev.K: FTA:

In Massachusetts, residents approved a measure to allow medical use, while Arkansas voters rejected such a proposal.

You stupid f*cks.

Seriously. For medical use and you say no? F*ck yourselves. All of you.


It was actually a much closer vote than I expected (55 to 45 I believe). This being the first southern state to get medical marijuana on the ballot, this is encouraging, especially considering there wasn't really a big push as far as advertising, etc for the measure. A lost opportunity in restrospect to be sure, but generally things are looking up across the board. I can't be too unhappy all things considered.
 
2012-11-07 10:48:24 AM
Lobby politicians in WA and CO to pass legislation that makes it illegal for employers to fire someone for testing positive for a decriminalized substance.

EnviroDude: Hey farkers, you need to remember that your jobs will still have anti-drug policies that can get you fired if you test positive.

 
2012-11-07 10:49:06 AM

Fribble: I live in Colorado and I love weed.

This has been a great morning.


This. Girlfriend said I was giddy before I left for work lol
 
2012-11-07 10:50:34 AM

TheTrashcanMan: TheSwizz: I thought you were cool, Oregon.

This was the big head scratcher for me last night. As a resident of Oregon, I thought this would pass with flying colors.


I read that OR's language was poorly written.
 
2012-11-07 10:51:35 AM

nekom: Amos Quito: nekom: What a GREAT day to be a liberal!


Is it? How long 'til the Feds in jackboots tell the people of Colorado and Washington NO?

Okay, Obama won. He'll be there four more years, so you libs / dems can STOP making excuses for everything he does and START demanding that he behave.

Cut the partisan crap and start working in the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE.

Thanks.

You're right, but I have a hunch that without a re-election to worry about, Obama may do some surprising things. I don't suspect he'll go TOO far, but he may well tell the DEA to lay off, especially on the medical frontier. Maybe that's wishful thinking, but a second term is where things can really get done, IF he works toward good things.



Unfortunately he has shown that he has a authoritarian bent. Like the MMJ issue in CA, as a relevant example,

If you think about it, the people of Colorado and Washington just thumbed their noses at the All Powerful Feds BIG TIME.

This issue is not and has never been about public health or safety, it is about the Feds being able to force their will on the States and the People - a trend that, as you may have noticed, has been increasing in many areas of American life over the past several decades.

This is a cold, defiant challenge to Federal Authoratay: If the Feds back down, they will lose face, look weak, and open the door to having many more of their asinine powers challenged.

What will they do?
 
2012-11-07 10:52:18 AM
Colorado work day schedules have changed. They need to show up an hour early for all those 9-5 jobs now, because going forward, they are letting out at 4:20.
 
2012-11-07 10:55:27 AM
i935.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-07 10:56:38 AM

Rev.K: FTA:

In Massachusetts, residents approved a measure to allow medical use, while Arkansas voters rejected such a proposal.

You stupid f*cks.

Seriously. For medical use and you say no? F*ck yourselves. All of you.


Speaking for Arkansans, we got pretty close, and our state has been trending redder. Even in that environment, it nearly passed. We'll get it next time - most of us were surprised it even got onto the ballot.
 
2012-11-07 10:57:20 AM

machoprogrammer: Smackledorfer: Amos Quito: nekom: What a GREAT day to be a liberal!


Is it? How long 'til the Feds in jackboots tell the people of Colorado and Washington NO?

Okay, Obama won. He'll be there four more years, so you libs / dems can STOP making excuses for everything he does and START demanding that he behave.

Cut the partisan crap and start working in the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE.

Thanks.

Nothing partisan about your posts... Nosiree.

/pretending you dislike republicans while spending 99% of your time ranting about dems doesn't count.
//I do agree dems and the voters they need to win bear responsibility on this issue.

Well, on Fark, where 99% of posters already rant about Republicans, people who think both parties are full of shiat prefer to call out the side that usually gets treated as political Jesus instead.



Indeed. Cheer-leading libs /dems on Fark is about as productive as proselytizing for Islam in Mecca.
 
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