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2013-04-27 01:18:17 AM  
I'm not sure this tactic would survive Colorado's single-subject referendum requirement.
 
2013-04-27 01:19:47 AM  
The only thing they have right is rich guy politics and gun control. Everything else they blow nasty goats at.

How is the GOP still around?
 
2013-04-27 01:23:19 AM  

doglover: The only thing they have right is rich guy politics and gun control. Everything else they blow nasty goats at.

How is the GOP still around?


Small government!
 
2013-04-27 01:29:03 AM  
Democracy, Democrats; all the same to Republicans

/they must be opposed at all costs
 
2013-04-27 01:53:31 AM  
Roll these assholes up and smoke them out of office.
 
2013-04-27 09:15:46 AM  
Republicans? The first two supporting lawmakers cited in the article are Democrats.
 
2013-04-27 09:16:18 AM  
"File not found."
 
2013-04-27 09:16:56 AM  
File not found."
 
2013-04-27 09:16:57 AM  
TFA as I saw it: "File not found.""

Alright then, looks like we're settled.
 
2013-04-27 09:18:06 AM  
"File not found"
 
2013-04-27 09:20:39 AM  
Going another direction got me this for Denver Post:


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Reason given for ban:  Spam is not tolerated here.

A ban has been issued on your IP address.

Which is funny since i'm sure i've never even been on the denver post site.
 
2013-04-27 09:21:42 AM  
How's that states' rights /small government thing working out fer ya?
 
2013-04-27 09:29:07 AM  
Good luck putting the genie back in the bottle there republitards.
 
2013-04-27 09:29:12 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Democracy, Democrats; all the same to Republicans

/they must be opposed at all costs


RTFA, its the Democratic Senate president & some random Republican in the state house who are driving this
 
2013-04-27 09:32:08 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: How's that states' rights /small government thing working out fer ya?


This is the CO STATE Republican party doing this, and let them try.  No really, Watching this go down in flames will be hilarious.  Bottom line, people are tired of prison sentences for people that aren't hurting anyone involving a plant that is a superfood, medicinal, and unique mood enhancer.

Healing 'Leaf' - Film About Raw Cannabis Juice 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZXmbEGrlRs
 
2013-04-27 09:33:13 AM  
Ahh the GOP... how is that "government staying out of your home" stuff working out for you. Hypocritical jackholes.

I'm sure y'all will get tanked on your liquid drug that actually harms people, and beat your wives when you get home, amirite?
I mean, that's how it works, isn't it.
 
2013-04-27 09:33:43 AM  

LuckyC: Republicans? The first two supporting lawmakers cited in the article are Democrats.


ShadowKamui: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Democracy, Democrats; all the same to Republicans

/they must be opposed at all costs

RTFA, its the Democratic Senate president & some random Republican in the state house who are driving this


Yep, this is a bipartisan attempt to ignore the will of the people.  But that won't stop some from responding with a jerky knee.
 
2013-04-27 09:36:47 AM  
Since most who support legalization always talked about taxing it, how is this bad?

Oh I know, it says Republican so it must be bad.
 
2013-04-27 09:39:01 AM  

BGates: Since most who support legalization always talked about taxing it, how is this bad?

Oh I know, it says Republican so it must be bad.


Is that what the article is about?

I wouldn't know since Denverpost.com decided to die on me.
 
2013-04-27 09:41:25 AM  
The Powers That Be don't want pot legal.  There's way too many people with a vested interest in its illegality.
 
2013-04-27 09:42:21 AM  
"Without this measure, we won't be able to implement a model that will ensure our communities can be kept safe,"

Safe from what exactly? Runs on hostess cupcakes and cheetos??

Oh wait, you mean De-criminalization has pulled the rug out from our cash cow incarceration state we've build via the 'War on drugs' for the
last 20 years, and we need to figure out how to replace all that income - as opposed to making cuts, or not pilfering the budget in other places to make up for it.

Got-cha.
 
2013-04-27 09:43:07 AM  

Mister Buttons: Good luck putting the genie back in the bottle there republitards.


You know how I know you didn't read the article?

/besides being bi-partisan, it's really only IF they don't tax it, there MAY be a vote.  Which would fail, and it will be taxed, which it should be.
 
2013-04-27 09:47:09 AM  
Good. Stoners made assclowns of themselves on 4/20. That's what Colorado represents right now.

Plus, the bevy of new research that shows the destructive role of MJ on the brain for younger people. You're already stupid and paranoid. Don't need to increase it.
 
2013-04-27 09:49:26 AM  

doglover: The only thing they have right is rich guy politics and gun control. Everything else they blow nasty goats at.

How is the GOP still around?


They are well-armed, and have happy goats?
 
2013-04-27 09:52:42 AM  
So they want extra money to regulate and control something that is legal for those over 21 to use and possess. I'd be curious to know how much extra tax like this is applied to alcohol also
 
2013-04-27 09:53:28 AM  
GanjSmokr:Yep, this is a bipartisan attempt to ignore the will of the people.

Which is always funny to me because when they pull shiat like this, they may well discover the next referendum is one where they get replaced with a challenger. Always makes me laugh when you get politicians that think they can just ignore the majority vote and that won't have consequences.
 
2013-04-27 09:54:19 AM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: Good. Stoners made assclowns of themselves on 4/20. That's what Colorado represents right now.


Yeah, why couldn't they be nice like people are on St. Patrick's Day or New Year's Eve.

Plus, the bevy of new research that shows the destructive role of MJ on the brain for younger people. You're already stupid and paranoid. Don't need to increase it.

Want to know why it's easier for most high school kids to get weed than alcohol?

When you tax anything more than about 15-20%, you're going to get a black market. The only exception to that is income, since they can collect the tax before you see the money. At 30%, some people will still buy from the aboveboard sellers for the convenience, but many will still be buying from their current dealers, who will have a serious price advantage.
 
2013-04-27 09:54:29 AM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: Good. Stoners made assclowns of themselves on 4/20. That's what Colorado represents right now.

Plus, the bevy of new research that shows the destructive role of MJ on the brain for younger people. You're already stupid and paranoid.


What's your excuse?
 
2013-04-27 09:55:34 AM  
Fark Headline:  "Republican lawmakers in Colorado want to harsh voters' mellow, man"

The actual article:

"The leaders of both chambers are receptive to the plan.
House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, called the plan "worth the conversation."
"I'm open to it," he said.
Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, went even further.
"I am absolutely supportive of the idea," he said."

But don't let the facts get in the way of your Republican bashing, mind you.
 
2013-04-27 09:57:21 AM  

doglover: The only thing they have right is rich guy politics and gun control. Everything else they blow nasty goats at.

How is the GOP still around?


Because as surprising as it may sound, democrats don't have all the answers. And when one party doesn't have all the answers, you have opposition. You should also try reading the article and take note of the part where it says democrats are supporting the idea.
 
2013-04-27 10:00:39 AM  

neongoats: Ahh the GOP... how is that "government staying out of your home" stuff working out for you. Hypocritical jackholes.

I'm sure y'all will get tanked on your liquid drug that actually harms people, and beat your wives when you get home, amirite?
I mean, that's how it works, isn't it.


And as long as incredibly wealthy families own the major distillers that won't change, nor will serious sentences be handed down to repeat DWI offenders. Corporate profits take precedent over public well being.
 
2013-04-27 10:07:56 AM  

CruJones: Mister Buttons: Good luck putting the genie back in the bottle there republitards.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

/besides being bi-partisan, it's really only IF they don't tax it, there MAY be a vote.  Which would fail, and it will be taxed, which it should be.


That's what I got out of it.  Seems  like a good way to implement the taxes they want on it.  I'm not opposed to taxing marijuana, it's one of the things  I've said should always be imposed as part of legalization. Tax and regulate it like any other business.  It's a win win for everybody. imo.
 
2013-04-27 10:08:27 AM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver:
Plus, the bevy of new research that shows the destructive role of MJ on the brain for younger people jazz music on the morals of white women. You're already stupid and paranoid inviting rape with your short skirt hems. Don't need to increase it.

 
2013-04-27 10:11:49 AM  

Drakuun: "Without this measure, we won't be able to implement a model that will ensure our communities can be kept safe,"

Safe from what exactly? Runs on hostess cupcakes and cheetos??

Oh wait, you mean De-criminalization has pulled the rug out from our cash cow incarceration state we've build via the 'War on drugs' for the
last 20 years, and we need to figure out how to replace all that income - as opposed to making cuts, or not pilfering the budget in other places to make up for it.

Got-cha.


Succinctly put.
 
2013-04-27 10:12:34 AM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: the bevy of new research that shows the destructive role of MJ on the brain for younger people.


Is there a citation for this?  I'm honestly curious, as I started smoking weed at 16 and haven't stopped.  I'm 33 this year.   Also, in my case, MJ most certainly helped me get through some difficult times, like my sister's death.   When I have kids I'm pretty sure I'll be encouraging them to smoke pot rather than drink alcohol.   Well, maybe not encouraging per se, but I will talk to them about it, my usage (and hubby's), and how their grandmother used it too.
 
2013-04-27 10:18:48 AM  
It figures that the right-wing nutjobs have to try to claim some headlines to make their increasingly-irrelevant party the topic of at least some kind of conversation besides the fact that they're trying to ruin the United States through congressional obstructionism.
 
2013-04-27 10:19:33 AM  
fark off. The people already told you what they want with their votes. Why the fark do we even vote if knuckle farkers like this can just turn around and silence the voice of the people. When are we going to revolt. Burn all of the politicians and lawyers to the ground and start over.
 
2013-04-27 10:19:46 AM  
Mcfatterson in the original article, should be promoting a repeal on being a fatarse.
 
2013-04-27 10:21:22 AM  
Subbys spellchecker really messed up the word Democrats.
 
2013-04-27 10:21:54 AM  
This makes sense. The "legalize marijuana" crowd heavily promoted mainly two things for Colorado: 1) Weed can be taxed and regulated like alcohol, 2) Weed can be used for its medicinal properties.

I live in CO and voted to legalize it for these two reasons. I don't care if people get high, I personally do not, but I also think it should be (nominally) taxed (not so much to make it a burden to obtain from legal sources).

If colorado AGAIN votes NOT to tax marijuana then I will seriously doubt marijuana users' "tax marijuana like alcohol" campaign. I will once again think of you all as liars who manipulated me to vote for your right to party, and if that happens, fark you.
 
2013-04-27 10:25:50 AM  

xkillyourfacex: for your right to party


I don't get this.  Most smokers I know (I'm in L.A. btw) treat weed like they would a beer/wine.  They go to work/school then come home to smoke and relax.  Is it at parties?  Of course, but to treat weed as simply a party drug is wrong.


/should be taxed as well
 
2013-04-27 10:28:01 AM  

doglover: The only thing they have right is rich guy politics and gun control. Everything else they blow nasty goats at.

How is the GOP still around?


Jesus!

Small Government!

SOCIALISTS!

/A 24/7 propaganda "news" network played on virtually every cable TV system helps.
 
2013-04-27 10:28:17 AM  
I think what is pissing people off is that the initiative included a 15% tax for schools. Now lawmakers are calling for a 15% "regulation" tax. Sounds like they are trying to tax the industry out of business so they can then continue to arrest people buying on the black market.
 
2013-04-27 10:31:45 AM  

macadamnut: Mart Laar's beard shaver:
Plus, the bevy of new research that shows the destructive role of MJ on the brain for younger people jazz music on the morals of white women. You're already stupid and paranoid inviting rape with your short skirt hems. Don't need to increase it.


Actually it is dangerous for under 18? (forgot the exact age) to smoke due to brain development impairments, but meh so is alcohol
 
2013-04-27 10:40:30 AM  

LuckyC: Republicans? The first two supporting lawmakers cited in the article are Democrats.



Democrats and Republicans... Closer than apart.

/Independent
 
2013-04-27 10:53:23 AM  

Blue_Blazer: I think what is pissing people off is that the initiative included a 15% tax for schools. Now lawmakers are calling for a 15% "regulation" tax. Sounds like they are trying to tax the industry out of business so they can then continue to arrest people buying on the black market.


Sin tax says what?

Two things. First, go look at tax on smokes in NY, and people still smoke. Second, tax it enough and you'll just get more people growing their own, built in cap on taxes...
 
2013-04-27 10:56:05 AM  

PawisBetlog: Blue_Blazer: I think what is pissing people off is that the initiative included a 15% tax for schools. Now lawmakers are calling for a 15% "regulation" tax. Sounds like they are trying to tax the industry out of business so they can then continue to arrest people buying on the black market.

Sin tax says what?

Two things. First, go look at tax on smokes in NY, and people still smoke. Second, tax it enough and you'll just get more people growing their own, built in cap on taxes...


Unless they make it illegal to grow your own like in Washington State
 
2013-04-27 11:07:34 AM  
The will of 52% of the people, perhaps.  Until we get a good handle on regulation, and until there's enough of an edible/tincture industry to keep the whole state from smelling like skunk due to asshole smokers, it's not unreasonable to delay legalization a bit longer.
 
2013-04-27 11:09:01 AM  
Colorado State Senate:  Democrats-23  Republicans-12
Colorado State House of Representatives:  Democrats-39 Republicans-26
Colorado State Governor:  Democrat

This issue would be dead without the support of Democrats mentioned throughout the article but not mentioned in the Fark headline.
 
2013-04-27 11:12:35 AM  

xkillyourfacex: This makes sense. The "legalize marijuana" crowd heavily promoted mainly two things for Colorado: 1) Weed can be taxed and regulated like alcohol, 2) Weed can be used for its medicinal properties.

I live in CO and voted to legalize it for these two reasons. I don't care if people get high, I personally do not, but I also think it should be (nominally) taxed (not so much to make it a burden to obtain from legal sources).

If colorado AGAIN votes NOT to tax marijuana then I will seriously doubt marijuana users' "tax marijuana like alcohol" campaign. I will once again think of you all as liars who manipulated me to vote for your right to party, and if that happens, fark you.


So if 49% of voters vote to tax it and 51% vote not to tax it, I'm glad you will be so black and white with your judgement. It wouldn't be so difficult to rig such an outcome, especially since such an effort would likely have bi-partisan support.

/politicians gonna politic
//sheeple gonna bleat
 
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