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(Travel and Leisure)   Two big winners after the election are Washington and Colorado, as they may become a tourist destination for stoners. FAA requests that tourists not get higher than 8,000 feet to avoid passenger aircraft   (travelandleisure.com) divider line 216
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2012-11-09 05:13:25 PM
Good. I hope their revenues from it skyrocket and other states begin to hop on the gravy train and follow suit.
 
2012-11-09 05:30:10 PM
Yes, I think a road trip is definitely called for once things quiet down.
 
2012-11-09 05:39:45 PM
My family is already planning to move the the bi-annual family vacation to an alternating local of CO and WA , switching from AL and HI.
 
2012-11-09 05:44:49 PM

PapaChester: My family is already planning to move the the bi-annual family vacation to an alternating local of CO and WA , switching from AL and HI.


That's cool about the switch, but what the hell made your family decide to originally have alternate vacations between Hawaii (a damn near paradise), and Alabama (a Deliverance paradise)?
 
2012-11-09 05:49:07 PM
If there is anything Colorado needs, its more hippies

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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-09 05:53:04 PM
other states begin to hop on the gravy train

There is no gravy train. Pot tourism only works when "legal" pot is rare. Divide number of stoners willing to travel by number of states where they can smoke.

Around here people were saying casinos will be great look at how much money Connecticut makes. But the total number of gamblers doesn't get much bigger if Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have casinos.
 
2012-11-09 06:11:54 PM

ZAZ: Around here people were saying casinos will be great look at how much money Connecticut makes. But the total number of gamblers doesn't get much bigger if Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have casinos.


They work good, thanks to the aging population. For whatever reason, once someone turns 60 they get addicted to nickle slots. You just need to give it a few more years for the aging population to catch up to the new casinos being built.

(Of course they'll all have to shut down once the boomers die off)
 
2012-11-09 06:14:06 PM
TSA checkpoints in those state's airports will probably be a lot more fun.......
 
2012-11-09 06:14:55 PM

ZAZ: There is no gravy train. Pot tourism only works when "legal" pot is rare. Divide number of stoners willing to travel by number of states where they can smoke.

Around here people were saying casinos will be great look at how much money Connecticut makes. But the total number of gamblers doesn't get much bigger if Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have casinos.


Harshing my buzz.
 
2012-11-09 06:21:13 PM

TheHighlandHowler: ZAZ: There is no gravy train. Pot tourism only works when "legal" pot is rare. Divide number of stoners willing to travel by number of states where they can smoke.

Around here people were saying casinos will be great look at how much money Connecticut makes. But the total number of gamblers doesn't get much bigger if Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have casinos.

Harshing my buzz.


Even without pot tourism, there's already plenty of pot users in each state, and plenty of tax money to be made by taking the sales out of the black market and putting it in the corner store.
 
2012-11-09 06:44:35 PM
Until the court rules if a work-related drug test can get you fired if you smoked in CO or WA, I can't imagine it's going to change for a lot of people.

Good for those states for regulating and taxing it. Less money to the cartels.
 
2012-11-09 06:48:01 PM

Gig103: Until the court rules if a work-related drug test can get you fired if you smoked in CO or WA, I can't imagine it's going to change for a lot of people.

Good for those states for regulating and taxing it. Less money to the cartels.


there is nothing in the law that says employers cannot can you for violating their drug policies. and there are no regulations on what they can and cannot put into those policies.
 
2012-11-09 07:03:34 PM

ZAZ: other states begin to hop on the gravy train

There is no gravy train. Pot tourism only works when "legal" pot is rare. Divide number of stoners willing to travel by number of states where they can smoke.

Around here people were saying casinos will be great look at how much money Connecticut makes. But the total number of gamblers doesn't get much bigger if Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire all have casinos.


There will be for those states right now. The others will see, want a piece of the pie, and begin to legalize. As long as the profits exceed the costs of regulation and enforcement, they will want to jump in. All it takes is a couple examples, and if it's only two right now then the demand will be insane
 
2012-11-09 07:09:02 PM
So can I lose my job if I legally smoke out in CO or WA and then come home? Is there any lawsuit money in the deal if I get wrongfully fired for legally partaking in another state? Should I go to law school and pursue a degree in exploiting this new found goldmine of legal battles?
 
2012-11-09 07:18:43 PM

Elzar: So can I lose my job if I legally smoke out in CO or WA and then come home?


yes

Elzar: Is there any lawsuit money in the deal if I get wrongfully fired for legally partaking in another state?


nope. it is not wrongful termination

Elzar: Should I go to law school and pursue a degree in exploiting this new found goldmine of legal battles?


nope
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-09 07:24:00 PM
Is there any lawsuit money in the deal if I get wrongfully fired for legally partaking in another state?

If you live in California or Montana, maybe. Otherwise, no.

My reasoning:

California has a law limiting discipline by employers for employees' legal off-duty activities. Years ago it was supposed to protect people who smoked tobacco.

Montana isn't fully "employment at will" like most states.

The anti-pot folks in Massachusetts are trying to scare people by saying your tenants will be growing "medical" marijuana and you can't evict them because of anti-discrimination laws. Even if true, this argument doesn't protect pot tourists. Under federal law pot has no medical value. You could get every doctor in the world and it still has no medical value because Congress said so. There is Supreme Court precedent on this point. If your state allowed medical marijuana for your condition you wouldn't need to go to Colorado to smoke.  So your state prohibits pot and is not likely to rule it against public policy to fire somebody for smoking. (But there might be another California-type law out there. I'd like to hear if there is one.)
 
2012-11-09 07:41:19 PM
"FAA requests that tourists not get higher than 8,000 feet to avoid passenger aircraft "

Goddamn it. That means in Denver I can only get 3000' AGL.
 
2012-11-09 07:41:25 PM
It's gonna be hard for "tourists" to "buy" when the federal government won't allow sales to take place.
 
2012-11-09 07:42:47 PM
Conservative media aside, this is news?

Old thread idea is old, man.

Ozone.

Word.

*)
 
2012-11-09 07:43:46 PM

scottydoesntknow: Good. I hope their revenues from it skyrocket and other states begin to hop on the gravy train and follow suit.


They project $1.9 billion in gross revenues in the first 5 years.
 
2012-11-09 07:44:05 PM
Fark yes... I'll be happy to treat CO like the Amsterdam of America. It's a gorgeous state, and would be a great place to hike around and smoke some spliffs while vacationing.
 
2012-11-09 07:45:14 PM
Bah.

Bruuuuuce!
 
2012-11-09 07:45:52 PM
I think the bigger thing will be the mass production of hemp. Look for a flood of hemp products in Walmart next year.
 
2012-11-09 07:46:08 PM

Gig103: Until the court rules if a work-related drug test can get you fired if you smoked in CO or WA, I can't imagine it's going to change for a lot of people.

Good for those states for regulating and taxing it. Less money to the cartels.


fark that shiat, there's a lot of companies out there that don't test for weed. While weed make stupid people stupider, smart, cerebral engineer/designer types use it to enhance their thought process. Companies will start losing their best talent if they don't wake the fark up.
 
2012-11-09 07:46:39 PM
Suck it, rest of the country. No wait, I will suck it. And suck it legally.
 
2012-11-09 07:46:49 PM

Cpl.D: I think the bigger thing will be the mass production of hemp. Look for a flood of hemp products in Walmart next year.


So what.
 
2012-11-09 07:47:38 PM

Gig103: Until the court rules if a work-related drug test can get you fired if you smoked in CO or WA, I can't imagine it's going to change for a lot of people.

Good for those states for regulating and taxing it. Less money to the cartels.


Move to a country with privacy laws?
 
2012-11-09 07:47:56 PM

Indubitably: Cpl.D: I think the bigger thing will be the mass production of hemp. Look for a flood of hemp products in Walmart next year.

So what.


Replacing some petroleum is good news, humans.
 
2012-11-09 07:48:24 PM
It will be until at least January 2014 before retail sales are available in Colorado. You might still be able to score in the gray market and legal possess, but don't plan on coming to Colorado and walking into a store and buying some herb until then. Unless, of course, you are a CO resident with a MMJ card.
 
2012-11-09 07:48:33 PM
I may move or work from home then. Look, I'm 44. I've seen a lot.
I don't care if you smoke it, but every single farking person I've come into contact with that smokes weed is so farking stupid they can't hold a conversation longer than 5 minutes.
Out of the, say, 20 people I know and/or talk to each day (co-workers, regulars, etc.) only 3 of them don't piss me off regularly.
Meh, who knows. Maybe this'll open up the job market for people who show up everyday for work.
(DJ's are a dying breed anyway)
 
2012-11-09 07:49:39 PM

moops: It's gonna be hard for "tourists" to "buy" when the federal government won't allow sales to take place.


Feds would have to do the busting & prosecute in fed court. Doable, but they been relying on states and locals for mist of it
 
2012-11-09 07:49:48 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Cpl.D: I think the bigger thing will be the mass production of hemp. Look for a flood of hemp products in Walmart next year.

So what.

Replacing some petroleum is good news, humans.


Great. But the bigger thing to me is being able to roll down to the state pot store and pick up an ounce of bud at a reasonable price, presumably.
 
2012-11-09 07:50:22 PM
And Amsterdam's tourist economy crashes.
 
2012-11-09 07:50:38 PM
Why would someone go to Colorado and NOT go above 8000ft?
 
2012-11-09 07:51:27 PM
 
2012-11-09 07:51:43 PM

basemetal: TSA checkpoints in those state's airports will probably be a lot more fun.......


One of my biggest issues with the TSA. If someone is subjected to a 4th amendment violation, secondary evidence should be ignored.
 
2012-11-09 07:52:07 PM

Zombie DJ: I may move or work from home then. Look, I'm 44. I've seen a lot.
I don't care if you smoke it, but every single farking person I've come into contact with that smokes weed is so farking stupid they can't hold a conversation longer than 5 minutes.
Out of the, say, 20 people I know and/or talk to each day (co-workers, regulars, etc.) only 3 of them don't piss me off regularly.
Meh, who knows. Maybe this'll open up the job market for people who show up everyday for work.
(DJ's are a dying breed anyway)


????

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2012-11-09 07:53:54 PM
high times? ... or end times?

you make the call
 
2012-11-09 07:54:13 PM
Never fear, good Christian citizens, the ATF and federal government are coming to help you.
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/just say no
 
2012-11-09 07:54:19 PM

Klom Dark: Gig103: Until the court rules if a work-related drug test can get you fired if you smoked in CO or WA, I can't imagine it's going to change for a lot of people.

Good for those states for regulating and taxing it. Less money to the cartels.

fark that shiat, there's a lot of companies out there that don't test for weed. While weed make stupid people stupider, smart, cerebral engineer/designer types use it to enhance their thought process. Companies will start losing their best talent if they don't wake the fark up.


Yeah, once you get to q certain level of job, they just don't care about mandatory drug testing or they only do it as part if the hiring process. My last company tested me just once in 7 years of being there, and my new company is based out of the Amsterdam, so if they did test us it would be to ensure that we meet the required minimum of pot usage to be an employee.
 
2012-11-09 07:54:40 PM
If 16th Avenue in Denver had a nicer midrange food selection, I could see getting backed out of my mind there. As it is, I think a lovely fall day would be getting high as a kite, hitting Lucky Slice for a pizza, and then walking over to the Aquarium to check out the fish and aquarium whores.

/sadly 16th seems to have a lot of expensive places clearly designed for your expense report or fast food joints like McDonalds, I didn't spot a lot of in between options
//the touch tank could also be fun while stoned
 
2012-11-09 07:54:49 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Cpl.D: I think the bigger thing will be the mass production of hemp. Look for a flood of hemp products in Walmart next year.

So what.

Replacing some petroleum is good news, humans.


Grows in the desert even.

Perfect crop, really.

But it subjects petroleum to a sudden substandard of preference.

This is okay.

We should draw on every resource-building, power generating force we have at our disposal, friends.

Wind, solar, biomass, and, yes fracking done pristine, perhaps: prove it, fire-faucet.

Steer away from petroleum, but keep it up.

There will always be a population of people willing to pay any price to run their muscle car.

I'm still waiting for my metallic-purple turbo Camaro, btw.

Let's call it Eggplant.
 
2012-11-09 07:56:40 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: Cpl.D: I think the bigger thing will be the mass production of hemp. Look for a flood of hemp products in Walmart next year.

So what.

Replacing some petroleum is good news, humans.

Grows in the desert even.

Perfect crop, really.

But it subjects petroleum to a sudden substandard of preference.

This is okay.

We should draw on every resource-building, power generating force we have at our disposal, friends.

Wind, solar, biomass, and, yes fracking done pristine, perhaps: prove it, fire-faucet.

Steer away from petroleum, but keep it up.

There will always be a population of people willing to pay any price to run their muscle car.

I'm still waiting for my metallic-purple turbo Camaro, btw.

Let's call it Eggplant.


P.S. My free one, that is. You know where to find me, apparently.
 
2012-11-09 07:56:46 PM

Klom Dark: While weed make stupid people stupider, smart, cerebral engineer/designer types use it to enhance their thought process.


We can test that theory. Microsoft is based in Washington. Lets see if their designs improve any over the next few years.
 
2012-11-09 07:57:11 PM

Gig103: Until the court rules if a work-related drug test can get you fired if you smoked in CO or WA, I can't imagine it's going to change for a lot of people.

Good for those states for regulating and taxing it. Less money to the cartels.


An employer can test you for tobacco or alcohol and base hiring decisions on that if they so choose to. Why would marijuana be any different in requiring a law (besides the fact there is no power to pass such a law)? Marijuana testing will change when it becomes so common place that finding employees becomes more of a burden.
 
2012-11-09 07:57:13 PM
Reposting from a previous thread because it is relevant here:

I love all of these conservatives who talk shiat about freedom, liberty, and states rights but never really support policies that expand those rights.

My state of Washington showed everyone how it was done this year. We voted to extend to gay couples the LIBERTY to marry each other. We gave people the FREEDOM to use a relatively harmless drug if they want, and in the process set up a legal showdown between the rights of the states and the power of the federal government. We did all that stuff that conservatives are supposedly for, but I'm willing to bet that the author is horrified at our election results. Conservatives talk a big game, but I don't think they really are as in love with true freedom and liberty as they say, otherwise they would be on our side in regards to the Drug War and Gay Marriage.
 
2012-11-09 07:57:33 PM

vernonFL: If there is anything Colorado needs, its more hippies

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Actually, only Denver and Boulder have a ton of hippies, and most of them leave the state when it starts to get cold.
 
2012-11-09 07:58:07 PM

Zombie DJ: I may move or work from home then. Look, I'm 44. I've seen a lot.
I don't care if you smoke it, but every single farking person I've come into contact with that smokes weed is so farking stupid they can't hold a conversation longer than 5 minutes.
Out of the, say, 20 people I know and/or talk to each day (co-workers, regulars, etc.) only 3 of them don't piss me off regularly.
Meh, who knows. Maybe this'll open up the job market for people who show up everyday for work.
(DJ's are a dying breed anyway)




You should share your ability to identify anyone who smokes weed with the local law enforcement. It would save thousands of tax dollars.

Some people just toke in private, or at minimum choose to not openly discuss it with the overly self righteous.
 
2012-11-09 07:59:40 PM
Time to head to CO and open a store that sells nothing but Doritos, Oreos, Cheesy Puffs and rolling papers.

/I tried it once and didn't feel anything but I sure could have eaten a 40lb. bag of Oreo cookies.
 
2012-11-09 08:00:45 PM
why am i going to travel to colorado for weed if i can get it brought to my house?
 
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