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2012-11-07 10:16:15 AM
4 votes:
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
3 votes:
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 09:48:23 AM
3 votes:
That's a beautiful thing. There are so many people wasting their lives in jail because of marijuana offenses.
2012-11-07 02:44:13 PM
2 votes:

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

In Washington, you would've very nearly been limited to just getting high.

Counties that said "Yes" on gay marriage (green):
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Counties that said "Yes" to pot:
[img13.imageshack.us image 638x413]

Pot smokers are dicks. So long as they can get high, screw basic rights for everyone else.

That those maps aren't at least equal if not completely swapped speaks very poorly for the state. Bunch of self-centered "I got mine, so screw you" asses.


People's assumptions about pot smokers is that they are all liberal, and you are wrong. Most of the counties in that graphic are rural. All it shows you that "Good ole Christian Value" types like to burn one down from time to time. Don't pretend you thought that anyone east of the mountains or south of Olympia were ever going to vote to let gays marry. I was impressed that all those Republican counties voted for legal weed.
2012-11-07 02:40:51 PM
2 votes:

Dr Dreidel: The only people who want to drug test anymore are people who bought the "Say no to drugs" (weed) crap HL&S. Anyone else knows that what someone does on their own time - so long as it's not affecting their work - doesn't farking matter.


As more states legalize marijuana, I'm guessing fewer employers will test for it. Just like you can't come to work drunk, you can't come to work stoned. The tide is turning against the War on Drugs. If Colorado and Washington are able to show that legalizing it SAVES money, more states will adopt.
2012-11-07 12:21:10 PM
2 votes:

nekom: ManRay: Since the DEA has reaffirmed that their position on enforcement has not changed, I am anxious to see how this plays out.

No-knock warrants that kill a family's pet when they go to the wrong house? Or backing off and dedicating valuable police resources to actual crime? Correct me if I am wrong, but Obama has at least SOME power to dictate DEA policy, no?



That's the spirit!

Damn right he does, but he won't if we don't call him to task.


/JUST SAY NO to centralized authoritarian bullying
2012-11-07 10:22:09 AM
2 votes:

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 09:50:07 AM
2 votes:

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 09:41:49 AM
2 votes:
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 09:39:46 AM
2 votes:
What a GREAT day to be a liberal!
2012-11-07 10:00:45 PM
1 votes:

slayer199: Prohibition was passed (and repealed) via a Constitutional Amendment...which is a difficult process. Not so with the Controlled Substances Act. The People will have the final say on this....the electorate is speaking...and politicians better start listening (and on same-sex marriage as well).


THIS

Why was a constitutional amendment passed for prohibition? Because a constitutional amendment was REQUIRED. Otherwise the feds had NO constitutional jurisdiction to intervene.

The Controlled Substances Act, OTOH, was slipped in under the Commerce Clause. The Constitution was side-stepped, and supported by activist courts.

The Federal Government had and has no legitimate constitutional power to enforce this act, or any of the other laws that were enacted under the same guise.

This does not necessarily mean that all of the laws, bureaus, agencies (etc) that were extraconstitutionally created are necessarily bad, but it does mean that they are illegitimate, and should be defanged until such time that they are vetted through the channels that are prescribed in the constitution, or the constitution is amended.

$.02
2012-11-07 06:31:25 PM
1 votes:

stewbert: If the Feds try to strike down the bill, they'll probably succeed because of the tax issue (IANAL). However, if that happens, I hope the states clearly tell DC that, sorry, the people of our state have spoken, and do not wish their resources used on pot. Let DC round up the potheads themselves.

Currently, the DEA can bust medical grows that don't comply with state laws, and the states cooperate. If the DEA starts messing with people that are following state law, they may run into trouble. Counties could refuse to house the prisoners, and say "sorry, they didn't break the law". DEA does NOT have the resources to police this on their own.

Can't wait to watch this play out. Also can't wait to drive across the Columbia and score some weed.


Just don't drive back with the weed. I can foresee Oregon cops doing random checks on the crossings and a lot of people going to jail for interstate smuggling of illegal weeds.

//In other words be careful.
2012-11-07 05:15:36 PM
1 votes:

ifarkthereforiam: I can see the promotions now. Buy a 12-pack of Bud and get a free bud.


Frankly, I hope they take the Dutch stance on this and not allow places that sell or serve alcohol the ability to sell weed. Alcohol x Weed = Really Drunk, Really Fast.
2012-11-07 01:24:12 PM
1 votes:

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.


Why are you still here?
2012-11-07 01:21:11 PM
1 votes:

slayer199: Dr Dreidel: 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.

So much this!

My company doesn't do drug testing. They long figured out that our consultants are prima donnas that probably do illegal narcotics from time to time. So long as they perform, the company doesn't care.


I've worked for hospitals and the Feds - so long as you don't give them a reason to drug-test you, they won't. It's costly, it's invasive (I think people outside wage-slavery understand that you really don't need to examine someone's urine to figure out of they're good workers), it's time-consuming (I couldn't start at the hospital until I passed, but that's somewhat understandable), and it might cost you some valuable people (how many of us know productive cokeheads?) in a random screening.

The only people who want to drug test anymore are people who bought the "Say no to drugs" (weed) crap HL&S. Anyone else knows that what someone does on their own time - so long as it's not affecting their work - doesn't farking matter.
2012-11-07 01:03:14 PM
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: 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.


So much this!

My company doesn't do drug testing. They long figured out that our consultants are prima donnas that probably do illegal narcotics from time to time. So long as they perform, the company doesn't care.
2012-11-07 12:59:14 PM
1 votes:

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh:
In Washington, you would've very nearly been limited to just getting high.
Pot smokers are dicks. So long as they can get high, screw basic rights for everyone else.
That those maps aren't at least equal if not completely swapped speaks very poorly for the state. Bunch of self-centered "I got mine, so screw you" asses.


You're blaming pot smokers for that? Get a farking grip. You are aware that a lot of the people who voted for legal weed aren't smokers, right?
2012-11-07 10:42:21 AM
1 votes:
I live in Colorado and I love weed.

This has been a great morning.
2012-11-07 10:36:14 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-07 10:29:23 AM
1 votes:

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 10:14:33 AM
1 votes:
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 09:38:36 AM
1 votes:
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 09:20:09 AM
1 votes:
The legalization of marijuana and voter-approved same-sex marriage were both big victors last night.
 
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