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(Denver Post)   Smoking your legal marijuana in your own backyard? That's a $999 fine and up to a year in jail   (denverpost.com) divider line 165
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2013-10-12 12:52:55 PM
That stinks!
 
2013-10-12 12:54:18 PM
Judge Herman Cain could not be reached for comment.
 
2013-10-12 01:25:29 PM
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Good.
 
2013-10-12 01:39:18 PM
"Your activities should not pervade others' peace and ability to enjoy," said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. "Marijuana is one of those elements that can be quite pervasive and invasive. I shouldn't have to smell your activities from your backyard."

Are they going to ban barbecues and smokers also?  The stench of cooked meats could be pervade the peace and ability of vegetarians/vegans to enjoy their meat free existence.  What about fire pits? Hot tubs and pools?  That chlorine stink can get pretty bad.
 
2013-10-12 01:58:59 PM
This time of year, just claim you were burning leaves. Based on my anecdotal evidence they both smell the same.
 
2013-10-12 02:17:37 PM
It can't be any worse than living next to a Burger King, with all of that flame-broiled burger smoke blowing around.
 
2013-10-12 02:50:50 PM

skatedrifter: It can't be any worse than living next to a Burger King, with all of that flame-broiled burger smoke blowing around.


Burger King may be smelly but it's not going to get anybody stoned like 2nd hand pot smoke from 9 blocks away. Old ladies in Denver will be sprouting jeans jackets and hippie sandals.
 
2013-10-12 02:57:06 PM

hb0mb: Are they going to ban barbecues and smokers also? The stench of cooked meats could be pervade the peace and ability of vegetarians/vegans to enjoy their meat free existence. What about fire pits? Hot tubs and pools? That chlorine stink can get pretty bad.


Stupid people trying to compost kitchen waste. It can be really bad.

dstanley: This time of year, just claim you were burning leaves. Based on my anecdotal evidence they both smell the same.


Get marijuana scented incense and start burning that outside all the time.
 
2013-10-12 03:56:43 PM
Meanwhile, in Seattle, the cops are handing out free bags of Doritos.

I love my city so very, very much.
 
2013-10-12 04:14:42 PM

dstanley: This time of year, just claim you were burning leaves. Based on my anecdotal evidence they both smell the same.


um, no.
 
2013-10-12 04:15:52 PM
So, can I call the cops on the neighbors that make the whole block smell like curry?
 
2013-10-12 04:16:37 PM
Smoke, inject, snort or drink whatever you want in the privacy of your own home.  Is this really that difficult?  That's what I do, and so far so good.
 
2013-10-12 04:21:47 PM

nekom: Smoke, inject, snort or drink whatever you want in the privacy of your own home.  Is this really that difficult?  That's what I do, and so far so good.


I agree, but I think outdoors on your own property should be fair game as well.  I can see the bans for public spaces like parks and downtown retail areas (though it would be nice if they allowed pot cafes like they have in Amsterdam), but really, while the smell can travel, it's not that big of a deal from far away.
 
2013-10-12 04:24:36 PM
So the citizens voted to legalize marijuana and the government's response is to basically ban smoking.

That's ok, pot smokers are pretty inventive...e-cigarettes seem to be new rage for smoking liquid mj.
 
2013-10-12 04:30:24 PM
TuteTibiImperes:
I agree, but I think outdoors on your own property should be fair game as well.  I can see the bans for public spaces like parks and downtown retail areas (though it would be nice if they allowed pot cafes like they have in Amsterdam), but really, while the smell can travel, it's not that big of a deal from far away.

Depends on the area you live in, I suppose.  If smoking marijuana, tobacco or whatever else is actually going to annoy neighbors, you'd be kind of a dick to do that.  If not, smoke if you've got 'em
 
2013-10-12 04:48:39 PM
Empty paper towel roll + 2 or 3 wadded up dryer sheets.  Boom. Problem solved.
 
2013-10-12 05:58:30 PM
We want to make very clear, now and forever, and that is zero tolerance."

Looks like the lawmakers got an early start on all the pot smoking.
 
jvl
2013-10-12 06:32:28 PM
You can call it "legal" as many times as you like, but that doesn't make it true.
 
2013-10-12 06:33:04 PM
Wait until they find out that my neighbors have to endure the smell of charcoal when I barbeque.
 
Ant
2013-10-12 06:33:23 PM
"Your activities should not pervade others' peace and ability to enjoy," said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. "Marijuana is one of those elements that can be quite pervasive and invasive. I shouldn't have to smell your activities from your backyard."

Alright, Michael. I don't like the smell from your backyard grill, your lawn mower, your wife's perfume, or your dog's shiat. Oh, and your kids stink too.
 
2013-10-12 06:33:43 PM

FloydA: Meanwhile, in Seattle, the cops are handing out free bags of Doritos.

I love my city so very, very much.


And it's legal to smoke anywhere that cigarettes are. So your backyard is fair game.
 
2013-10-12 06:34:04 PM
So, Pot is legal there except it's not.
 
2013-10-12 06:34:31 PM
The usual "Give people the legal ability to do something and they think its an enshrined right to do it however they want"

Nobody wants to smell that crap and the fact that it's legal now does not mean it's set in stone forever. Do not annoy the general population or we can go right back to throwing you in prison.
 
2013-10-12 06:35:14 PM
If it makes my neighbors quit smoking that nasty Mexican ditchweed and actually pay for decent pot, fine. If you have to smoke pot, at least smoke a decent grade.
 
2013-10-12 06:37:19 PM
This could be a blessing in disguise. If your neighbors smell pot coming from your back yard, they'll come over and try to invite themselves to get high off of your stash.
 
2013-10-12 06:40:42 PM

flucto: skatedrifter: It can't be any worse than living next to a Burger King, with all of that flame-broiled burger smoke blowing around.

Burger King may be smelly but it's not going to get anybody stoned like 2nd hand pot smoke from 9 blocks away. Old ladies in Denver will be sprouting jeans jackets and hippie sandals.


Weed does not work that way.
 
2013-10-12 06:41:51 PM
I kinda wish they had gone the more amusing route and made it a $420 fine.
 
2013-10-12 06:42:54 PM
Ugh, I don't like the smell of $999 fines and a year in jail.
I also don't farking moan about whatever my neighbors smell of but maybe I'm in the minority.
 
2013-10-12 06:44:15 PM
All hail Mayor Tight Sphincter!  Recall vote, anybody?
 
2013-10-12 06:48:14 PM
Make it legal. Just not too legal. Hip Hop/Ooonza next to your house at 3am is okay but holy shiat, if the fundies smell it, they may have sex!
 
2013-10-12 06:48:39 PM

flucto: skatedrifter: It can't be any worse than living next to a Burger King, with all of that flame-broiled burger smoke blowing around.

Burger King may be smelly but it's not going to get anybody stoned like 2nd hand pot smoke from 9 blocks away. Old ladies in Denver will be sprouting jeans jackets and hippie sandals.



I see you haven't been to Denver recently.. And this law won't work, the people won't stand for it.
 
2013-10-12 06:49:28 PM

Bathysphere: flucto: skatedrifter: It can't be any worse than living next to a Burger King, with all of that flame-broiled burger smoke blowing around.

Burger King may be smelly but it's not going to get anybody stoned like 2nd hand pot smoke from 9 blocks away. Old ladies in Denver will be sprouting jeans jackets and hippie sandals.

Weed does not work that way.


you missed the sarcasm.  Lay off the weed.
 
2013-10-12 06:50:15 PM

YoOjo: Ugh, I don't like the smell of $999 fines and a year in jail.
I also don't farking moan about whatever my neighbors smell of but maybe I'm in the minority.


Seriously.  There has to be some give and take when dealing with neighbors.  That means limiting your own behavior in some ways, but also accepting things that they do which might annoy you as well as expecting them to accept things that you do which might annoy them.

I wouldn't throw a huge loud party at 2am, but I would expect them to have no issue with me having several people over for a cookout on a Saturday afternoon.  I don't love it when they have relatives over for Thanksgiving and several of them end up parking on my yard, but I understand that their driveway won't hold all of the cars, so I let it slide.

I wouldn't expect them to put up with me throwing cigarette butts in their yard, but if I want to stand on my porch and smoke a cigar, I wouldn't expect any complaint from any smoke drifting over.

Weed should be the same way.
 
2013-10-12 06:50:44 PM

randomjsa: Nobody wants to smell that crap


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2013-10-12 06:51:10 PM
FTFA: "Your activities should not pervade others' peace and ability to enjoy," said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. "Marijuana is one of those elements that can be quite pervasive and invasive. I shouldn't have to smell your activities from your backyard."

I'm standing in my back yard farting in your general direction. Also starting up the barbecue. Just because.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-10-12 06:52:25 PM
After Massachusetts voters decriminalized possession some cities recriminalized smoking. There was not a conflict between state and local law because the voter initiative did not explicitly grant the right to have your pot and smoke it too. After Massachusetts voters legalized medical marijuana some cities imposed a moratorium on dispensaries. There was not a conflict between state and local law because... because... because the Attorney General said so.

Colorado has an unusually powerful home rule clause in the state constitution. Courts give great deference to local ordinances.
 
2013-10-12 06:53:07 PM
These idiots should realize that keeping the populace mellow and placated is a good thing, especially with all the shiat they're getting away with in DC and on Wall Street.  But then, I guess freedom ain't really free, now is it?

/ nope, it costs $999
 
2013-10-12 06:53:13 PM
Hancock is the worst mayor Denver has had in my lifetime, farking twat.
 
2013-10-12 06:53:55 PM
They make e-cigarettes that smell like pot.  Strongly.  With zero THC in them.  Says right on the pack "For those who like the taste without the high!"
 
2013-10-12 06:53:55 PM
Oh fer gawd's sake.  These busybody control freaks need to Just Get Over It.

/what is this I don't even...
 
2013-10-12 06:54:24 PM

skatedrifter: It can't be any worse than living next to a Burger King, with all of that flame-broiled burger smoke blowing around.


The Cow Apocalypse.
 
2013-10-12 06:58:04 PM
$999 fine and a year in jail for being smelly? It would be interesting to see how well that holds up on appeal.
 
2013-10-12 06:58:51 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Hancock is the worst mayor Denver has had in my lifetime, farking twat.


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"Call me a farking twat ... one more time."
 
2013-10-12 07:02:11 PM

Fluid: $999 fine and a year in jail for being smelly? It would be interesting to see how well that holds up on appeal.


It's not going to pass, in spite of what our idiot Mayor thinks or wants.
 
2013-10-12 07:05:13 PM
I blame this headline on our country's complete lack of civics education in public high schools.  What's funny is ... the exact same people who delight in Bloomberg fining the shiat out of anyone who smokes cigarettes outside in NYC want to throw themselves a pitty-party because they can't smoke their dope outside in Denver.  Too bad, so sad - once you go down the road of authoritarianism it never stops.  Just remember that when you advocate the ban of something you hate, sometimes they ban something you enjoy too - and the collective response will be "Tough shiat, life's unfair".

And this entire conversation, of course, ignores the fact that it's still against federal law and assuming we ever get a chief executive that respects the country's drug laws again - the first the feds are going to do is make life absolutely miserable for the generation of kids that think they are smoking pot legally in medical marijuana states (with much hand wringing).
 
2013-10-12 07:05:17 PM
I hope they ban dogs who poop too because that shiat is AWFUL.
 
2013-10-12 07:05:28 PM
"The people have spoken, and have said that marijuana should be regulated like alcohol - but, I don't agree with the people, and so I'll be using my position to essentially make it impossible for you to enjoy your legal marijuana, you bastards."
 
2013-10-12 07:10:50 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: They make e-cigarettes that smell like pot.  Strongly.  With zero THC in them.  Says right on the pack "For those who like the taste without the high!"


Why? I think there would be more demand for the opposite.
 
2013-10-12 07:11:41 PM

SunsetLament: I blame this headline on our country's complete lack of civics education in public high schools.  What's funny is ... the exact same people who delight in Bloomberg fining the shiat out of anyone who smokes cigarettes outside in NYC want to throw themselves a pitty-party because they can't smoke their dope outside in Denver.  Too bad, so sad - once you go down the road of authoritarianism it never stops.  Just remember that when you advocate the ban of something you hate, sometimes they ban something you enjoy too - and the collective response will be "Tough shiat, life's unfair".

And this entire conversation, of course, ignores the fact that it's still against federal law and assuming we ever get a chief executive that respects the country's drug laws again - the first the feds are going to do is make life absolutely miserable for the generation of kids that think they are smoking pot legally in medical marijuana states (with much hand wringing).


My niece was describing a situation at a sort of camp area commune she lived at for a few months.  Because they banned cigarette smoking in the area where people tended to hang out, the smokers created a new hang out area for themselves, complete with lounge chairs and other items of leisure.  After a while, nonsmokers started to hang out with them because the new area was "more happening".  It wasn't long before some people started to complain about the cigarette smokers and how they should go somewhere else for their "evil cancer sticks".  Yes, all those complainers were also heavy pot smokers.  The result was anyone who complained about smoking was ordered to leave.

Why yes, my niece is a hippy, just like her mother.
 
2013-10-12 07:13:43 PM
"The organizers are going to have to think long and hard about the kind of risk they and their patrons will be taking by deciding to puff up at the park," Hancock said. "We are not going to tolerate it anymore. It's done. ... We want to make very clear, now and forever, and that is zero tolerance."

First they came for the cigarettes, but I didn't smoke cigarettes...........
 
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