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2013-12-09 09:24:56 PM  
"I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.
I do not like
Maryjane Smell.
Would you like them
Here or there?
I would not like them
here or there.
I would not like them
anywhere.
I do not like
Maryjane smell.
I do not like them,
Sam-I-am"
 
2013-12-09 09:42:38 PM  
Spliffy tag needed.
 
2013-12-09 10:00:57 PM  
I believe this opens the door for the possibility of pot cafes with outdoor patio smoking sections, which is awesome.
 
2013-12-10 12:16:52 AM  
It will take some people a good while to stop being furtive about it.
 
2013-12-10 12:35:34 AM  
Meanwhile  Schapelle Corby sits in Kerobokan prison reading this in the Bali Advertiser and is thinking bloody hell next time I'm booking my holiday to States.
 
2013-12-10 12:38:03 AM  
I'm really looking forward to ski season.
 
2013-12-10 01:24:56 AM  
Is it 4:20 yet?
 
2013-12-10 01:39:41 AM  
something something cheech and chong something something.
 
2013-12-10 04:00:25 AM  
The Rocky branch of my family keeps begging me to come out and spend some time bonding. I keep running out of excuses not to.
 
2013-12-10 04:04:18 AM  
Is it for realsies this time or are the feds going to poop on our collective cupcake again?
 
2013-12-10 04:07:36 AM  
Colorado seems to get more awesome by the day. Shine on you crazy diamonds!
 
2013-12-10 04:10:53 AM  
You can do something legal on your own property? Thanks, government. You're so nice to allow people that privilege. Are not our masters benevolent, to lighten the chains to such a degree?
 
2013-12-10 04:21:03 AM  

untaken_name: You can do something legal on your own property? Thanks, government. You're so nice to allow people that privilege. Are not our masters benevolent, to lighten the chains to such a degree?


yeah, but your smoke doesn't stay on your property.
 
2013-12-10 04:21:11 AM  

untaken_name: to lighten the chains to such a degree


For the first time in my adult life I don't feel like a petty criminal.  It is a relief.  A relief I hope every toker out there gets to feel one day.

/the benevolent master is the Colorado voter
 
2013-12-10 04:23:33 AM  

Shadi: your smoke doesn't stay on your property


Neither do my tree leaves.  Some stuff you have to tolerate.
 
2013-12-10 04:27:30 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The Rocky branch of my family keeps begging me to come out and spend some time bonding. I keep running out of excuses not to.


Don't put it off for very much longer. He's not getting any younger, you know.

jokideo.com
 
2013-12-10 04:30:23 AM  
Glad we've finally taken care of the real problems so we can spend some time on this stupid shiat.
 
2013-12-10 04:42:10 AM  

Bucky Katt: Is it 4:20 yet?


it's always 4.20 somewhere, bro
 
2013-12-10 04:46:40 AM  
At 16F it's cold enough to freeze your bong solid.
 
2013-12-10 04:52:01 AM  

SquiggsIN: The amelioration of past mistakes is rarely stupid shiat. Cannabis prohibition has put tens of thousands behind bars, costs billions of dollars, ripped apart families, and ruined lives for decades. I, for one, will welcome its complete reversal.


Good points, fair enough.
 
2013-12-10 04:54:05 AM  
From the article, it sounded like you might be able to smoke in public, as long as you walked across people's private lawns instead of the sidewalk. Unfortunately the law requires that you own the private property or have implicit/explicit toking permission of the owner.

http://www.denvergov.org/sirepub/cache/2/suuauv45rmvudlihpid3hbf0/49 12 5312102013024203863.PDF

On the upside, my legal-eagle interpretation is that people can toke up in public as long as they've got copious quantities of pot on them...and everyone under 21 will be required to own large (> 1 ounce) stashes at all times:

"Section 1. Subsection 38-175:
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of twenty-one (21) to possess one (1) ounce or less of marijuana.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to openly and publicly consume one (1) ounce or less of marijuana."
 
2013-12-10 04:59:05 AM  

Shadi: untaken_name: You can do something legal on your own property? Thanks, government. You're so nice to allow people that privilege. Are not our masters benevolent, to lighten the chains to such a degree?

yeah, but your smoke doesn't stay on your property.


Neither does car exhaust, noise, the smell of (sometimes) bad cooking, children playing and sometimes their toys, leaves, etc. Yet somehow we manage to survive and generally tolerate such things as a society. A little bit of pot smoke (or even cigarette smoke, for that matter) is not going to hurt.
 
2013-12-10 05:03:02 AM  

untaken_name: You can do something legal on your own property? Thanks, government. You're so nice to allow people that privilege. Are not our masters benevolent, to lighten the chains to such a degree

 "

our chains are forged..."

p. henry
 
2013-12-10 05:14:29 AM  
Packing my bags now. But seriously, as soon as my husband finds a job, we will be headed out there.
 
2013-12-10 05:21:18 AM  

loveblondieo: Packing my bags now. But seriously, as soon as my husband finds a job, we will be headed out there.


Good luck to you guys. I have a Oregon Med card. It's a trip buying Mary Jane, at a dispensary, with a credit card. God bless President Obama.
 
2013-12-10 05:37:30 AM  

Point02GPA: loveblondieo: Packing my bags now. But seriously, as soon as my husband finds a job, we will be headed out there.

Good luck to you guys. I have a Oregon Med card. It's a trip buying Mary Jane, at a dispensary, with a credit card. God bless President Obama.


Thanks! I only wish my own state wasn't so uptight.
 
2013-12-10 05:51:16 AM  
I spend many thousands of dollars on pounds of pot every year. I smoke...a lot. I'd actually consider buying legally if it was as high quality and cost less than I get from my guy. I don't think that would be the case, though.

/I've been buying local for 10 years from a guy who grows his own KB...best stuff I've ever smoked
 
2013-12-10 05:56:24 AM  

wildcardjack: At 16F it's cold enough to freeze your bong solid.


And after that you'd be smoking glass...
 
2013-12-10 05:57:12 AM  
I am having trouble reconciling that CO and North Carolina are in the same country. "Hey kids, wanna go skiing out west this year?!"
 
2013-12-10 06:09:00 AM  

berylman: I am having trouble reconciling that CO and North Carolina are in the same country. "Hey kids, wanna go skiing out west this year?!"


Dude, it's barely 600 miles from Berlin to London. It's more'n twice that between Denver and Raleigh.


/and yes I know that Berlin and London are two different countries, but sometimes miles makes more of a difference
 
2013-12-10 06:13:26 AM  

robohobo: berylman: I am having trouble reconciling that CO and North Carolina are in the same country. "Hey kids, wanna go skiing out west this year?!"

Dude, it's barely 600 miles from Berlin to London. It's more'n twice that between Denver and Raleigh.


/and yes I know that Berlin and London are two different countries, but sometimes miles makes more of a difference


/are IN two different countries
//it's late and i'm farking baked
///also distracted with setting billion dollar bounties in gta
 
2013-12-10 06:19:52 AM  
www.ronanlyons.com
 
2013-12-10 06:23:01 AM  

SquiggsIN: C18H27NO3: Glad we've finally taken care of the real problems so we can spend some time on this stupid shiat.

The amelioration of past mistakes is rarely stupid shiat.  Cannabis prohibition has put tens of thousands behind bars, costs billions of dollars, ripped apart families, and ruined lives for decades.  I, for one, will welcome its complete reversal.


Yea, that.
 
2013-12-10 06:25:26 AM  
Is there really a chance that sanity is going to arrive soon over this whole bullshiat war on drugs?
 
2013-12-10 06:25:37 AM  

T Baggins: From the article, it sounded like you might be able to smoke in public, as long as you walked across people's private lawns instead of the sidewalk. Unfortunately the law requires that you own the private property or have implicit/explicit toking permission of the owner.

http://www.denvergov.org/sirepub/cache/2/suuauv45rmvudlihpid3hbf0/49 12 5312102013024203863.PDF

On the upside, my legal-eagle interpretation is that people can toke up in public as long as they've got copious quantities of pot on them...and everyone under 21 will be required to own large (> 1 ounce) stashes at all times:

"Section 1. Subsection 38-175:
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of twenty-one (21) to possess one (1) ounce or less of marijuana.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to openly and publicly consume one (1) ounce or less of marijuana."


Are you saying that like it's a bad thing?
 
2013-12-10 06:33:00 AM  

SquiggsIN: their toddler walk around in a diaper and barefoot up and down the street.


Isn't that what calling your local equivalent of Family Services is for? Unless it's common and accepted, I guess.

/hell, I busted a neighbor for forcing his dog outside during a -degree night during an ice-storm, and the dog got adopted away, and I live in farking Kansas
//animal control was there inside an hour...during an ice storrm...in farking Kansas
 
2013-12-10 06:34:40 AM  

SquiggsIN: robohobo: robohobo: berylman: I am having trouble reconciling that CO and North Carolina are in the same country. "Hey kids, wanna go skiing out west this year?!"

Dude, it's barely 600 miles from Berlin to London. It's more'n twice that between Denver and Raleigh.


/and yes I know that Berlin and London are two different countries, but sometimes miles makes more of a difference

/are IN two different countries
//it's late and i'm farking baked
///also distracted with setting billion dollar bounties in gta

is that like eleventy billion kilometers or something?


At least a few thousand Kourics..
 
2013-12-10 06:42:45 AM  

Sgygus: It will take some people a good while to stop being furtive about it.


It's more fun when you have to be sneaky.
 
2013-12-10 06:56:27 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-12-10 06:57:30 AM  

dryknife: Sgygus: It will take some people a good while to stop being furtive about it.

It's more fun when you have to be sneaky.


not near as fun as being kicked back on the front porch,,toking on a phatty and waving at the cops as they roll by.
 
2013-12-10 07:26:34 AM  
Last summer in Telluride, I saw a group of 20-somethings wandering around with open containers - each smoking a bowl or joint. 

They walked right past a police officer who immediately admonished them - to put their dog on a leash.

The fabric of society was maintained.
 
2013-12-10 07:28:11 AM  

Bob Falfa: Spliffy tag needed.


DNRTFA but I came in (late) to say exactly this!
/old
//onion
///lawn
 
2013-12-10 07:28:35 AM  

Wolf892: So, am I the only one that hates the smell of pot and the stupid mumblings that ramble out of the mouths of people high on pot?
Also, how do we teach kids that drugs are illegal and bad for them if we keep legalizing previously illegal drugs simply based on their popularity? What's next, meth?


Hopefully, meth. Also heroin. Both should be free in great quantities to those who would use them. Then we hope for the best.
 
2013-12-10 07:32:55 AM  

SquiggsIN: Am I alone in favoriting people with insightful/thought-provoking/intelligent comments in cannabis-related threads with the color green?


No - you are pretty much preaching to the converted - it only take an IQ slightly above average too realise the war on drugs is a really bad idea (as is the war on terror - terror exits and we should learn ways to not only deal with it, but respond positively ... rather than negatively (ie. lets remove a few rights and spy on everyone.)
 
2013-12-10 07:35:58 AM  

Wolf892: So, am I the only one that hates the smell of pot and the stupid mumblings that ramble out of the mouths of people high on pot?
Also, how do we teach kids that drugs are illegal and bad for them if we keep legalizing previously illegal drugs simply based on their popularity? What's next, meth?


We legalise them based on their damage.  Meth is farked up (once or twice a year its all good, monday, tuesday, wednesday its farking well.) If you can say the same about the sacred herb then you are farked up.  And I have a right to ramble, not like I am hurting anyone.
 
2013-12-10 07:41:30 AM  

Wolf892: So, am I the only one that hates the smell of pot and the stupid mumblings that ramble out of the mouths of people high on pot?
Also, how do we teach kids that drugs are illegal and bad for them if we keep legalizing previously illegal drugs simply based on their popularity? What's next, meth?


Stop lying to your kids?
 
2013-12-10 07:55:38 AM  

skatedrifter: I believe this opens the door for the possibility of pot cafes with outdoor patio smoking sections, which is awesome.


No it isn't. Smoking is smoking, a filthy, disgusting habit that should be furtively enjoyed by its idiot adherents in garbage-strewn alleys, not among decent folk. I don't care if it's weed or tobacco; keep that shiat to yourselves.
 
2013-12-10 08:07:42 AM  

mbillips: No it isn't. Smoking is smoking, a filthy, disgusting habit that should be furtively enjoyed by its idiot adherents in garbage-strewn alleys, not among decent folk. I don't care if it's weed or tobacco; keep that shiat to yourselves.


Replace smoking with religion, weed with religion A and tobacco with religion B, Garbage-strewn alleys with soulless institutions.
 
2013-12-10 08:08:29 AM  

mbillips: skatedrifter: I believe this opens the door for the possibility of pot cafes with outdoor patio smoking sections, which is awesome.

No it isn't. Smoking is smoking, a filthy, disgusting habit that should be furtively enjoyed by its idiot adherents in garbage-strewn alleys, not among decent folk. I don't care if it's weed or tobacco; keep that shiat to yourselves.


www.wicfy.com
 
2013-12-10 08:11:04 AM  
Not looking forward to a world full of moobs.
 
2013-12-10 08:14:03 AM  
Cue the anti-smoking brigade.  As a lifelong smoker; I go way out of my way to remove myself from people to smoke.  Usually I put the unlit cigarette in my mouth on my way to an underpopulated outdoor area.  At least 25% of the time some jerk-off will chide me for the horrible odor and scold me on how I just polluted their precious lungs and how I offended them.  I show them the unlit cigarette.  Depending on my mood I either laugh at the over reaction or I comment on how the fat on them offends me and could they take that fat somewhere else.  It is especially pleasing to do that to ~40 year old helicopter moms.  I am certain from the reaction that they are not used to the truth of their physical appearance.   I usually remind them that fat is a choice made one bite at a time.
 
2013-12-10 08:18:15 AM  

SquiggsIN: Langdon_777: Wolf892: So, am I the only one that hates the smell of pot and the stupid mumblings that ramble out of the mouths of people high on pot?
Also, how do we teach kids that drugs are illegal and bad for them if we keep legalizing previously illegal drugs simply based on their popularity? What's next, meth?

We legalise them based on their damage.  Meth is farked up (once or twice a year its all good, monday, tuesday, wednesday its farking well.) If you can say the same about the sacred herb then you are farked up.  And I have a right to ramble, not like I am hurting anyone.

But, you're dead wrong about meth.  chemically it's toxic.  it's nothing like cannabis and i hope it's never legal anywhere.


You cannot fly a US fighter plan without taking some dexamphetaimes with you on the flight (they are not willing to let someone who has been flying missions for multiple hours fall asleep at the wheel of a multimillion dollar plane.) It is this hypocrisy that is most of the problem.

Do meth once a year on New Years eve or at an all night Rave - then good on you, enjoy.  But doing it on weekdays when you should be at work then you are farking up.  You have to do meth all the time to fark up, and you will fark up ... and it is the worse farked up I have ever witnessed :(
 
2013-12-10 08:19:18 AM  

bigsteve3OOO: Cue the anti-smoking brigade.  As a lifelong smoker; I go way out of my way to remove myself from people to smoke.  Usually I put the unlit cigarette in my mouth on my way to an underpopulated outdoor area.  At least 25% of the time some jerk-off will chide me for the horrible odor and scold me on how I just polluted their precious lungs and how I offended them.  I show them the unlit cigarette.  Depending on my mood I either laugh at the over reaction or I comment on how the fat on them offends me and could they take that fat somewhere else.  It is especially pleasing to do that to ~40 year old helicopter moms.  I am certain from the reaction that they are not used to the truth of their physical appearance.   I usually remind them that fat is a choice made one bite at a time.


YOU! I like you.
 
2013-12-10 08:19:45 AM  

mbillips: skatedrifter: I believe this opens the door for the possibility of pot cafes with outdoor patio smoking sections, which is awesome.

No it isn't. Smoking is smoking, a filthy, disgusting habit that should be furtively enjoyed by its idiot adherents in garbage-strewn alleys, not among decent folk. I don't care if it's weed or tobacco; keep that shiat to yourselves.


Well I hope you do not turn on a car tomorrow (esp not a desiel one.)
 
2013-12-10 08:27:17 AM  
Wolf/ billip - herp de deep
 
2013-12-10 08:27:57 AM  
As someone who is tentatively planning on visiting Denver in March...

www.topofarmer.com
 
2013-12-10 08:31:39 AM  

Langdon_777: Is there really a chance that sanity is going to arrive soon over this whole bullshiat war on drugs?


Lulz. No. Too much money at stake.
 
2013-12-10 08:38:21 AM  
Now can we get a fark "spliffy" tag?

This marijuana legalization thing is going to be the gift that keeps on giving.
 
2013-12-10 08:39:15 AM  

Shadi: yeah, but your smoke doesn't stay on your property.


Neither do your farts, nasty cooking smells, smoke from your exhaust, cigarette smoke, lawn tool noise, etc.

Get over yourself.
 
2013-12-10 08:40:58 AM  

Wolf892: So, am I the only one that hates the smell of pot and the stupid mumblings that ramble out of the mouths of people high on pot?
Also, how do we teach kids that drugs are illegal and bad for them if we keep legalizing previously illegal drugs simply based on their popularity? What's next, meth?



However you explain alcohol to your kids... no include pot with it.
 
2013-12-10 09:02:43 AM  

Langdon_777: Is there really a chance that sanity is going to arrive soon over this whole bullshiat war on drugs?


The city of Portland, ME just legalized pot. Here in Mass, in the last two elections we voted for medical marijuana, and then decriminalization of possession up to an ounce. Wouldn't be surprised to see Mass join CO and WA in legalizing recreational pot in 2014, 2016 at the latest. The tide is turning.
 
2013-12-10 09:17:04 AM  

mbillips: No it isn't. Smoking is smoking, a filthy, disgusting habit that should be furtively enjoyed by its idiot adherents in garbage-strewn alleys, not among decent folk. I don't care if it's weed or tobacco; keep that shiat to yourselves.


That's why they make edibles and vaporizers.
 
2013-12-10 09:27:55 AM  

dr_blasto: mbillips: No it isn't. Smoking is smoking, a filthy, disgusting habit that should be furtively enjoyed by its idiot adherents in garbage-strewn alleys, not among decent folk. I don't care if it's weed or tobacco; keep that shiat to yourselves.

That's why they make edibles and vaporizers.


Truth is we should be eating pot - not smoking it (its the illegality that makes us smoke it .. cheaper)
 
2013-12-10 09:47:20 AM  
Here is what it all comes down too.

How dare some other mother farker tell me I cannot do something that hurts no one but (maybe) me?

I realise I exist, i realise I will die at some pt - death could come at anytime.

If I am allowed too travel in car (lots of deaths), if I am allowed too jump out of a plane with only a flimsy piece of silk, if I am allowed to work in a mine ....

Then surely I am allowed to make decisions about what I put in my body!!!!

Yes it may not be the best plan - but lets admit that a long life may not be good enough, but a good life is.

We accept the heroes that die in war (stupid farks that they are ;), well let people make their own decisions and help them as best as we can.

Lets minimise the damage of people's choices - that is the best we can possibly do.
 
2013-12-10 09:52:09 AM  

robohobo: berylman: I am having trouble reconciling that CO and North Carolina are in the same country. "Hey kids, wanna go skiing out west this year?!"

Dude, it's barely 600 miles from Berlin to London. It's more'n twice that between Denver and Raleigh.


/and yes I know that Berlin and London are [in] two different countries, but sometimes miles makes more of a difference


This is usually my rebuttal for why Americans only speak English -- because we can travel the equivalent of the distance from Glasgow to Tehran and never encounter someone who doesn't speak it.

Whereas someone from Glasgow can't go further than Aberdeen and still be understood.
 
2013-12-10 09:54:28 AM  

bigsteve3OOO: At least 25% of the time some jerk-off will chide me for the horrible odor and scold me on how I just polluted their precious lungs and how I offended them. I show them the unlit cigarette.


Smokers seem to think that non-smokers can't smell the smoke embedded in their clothing.
Non-smokers can.
 
2013-12-10 09:59:17 AM  

Wolf892: So, am I the only one that hates the smell of pot and the stupid mumblings that ramble out of the mouths of people high on pot?
Also, how do we teach kids that drugs are illegal and bad for them if we keep legalizing previously illegal drugs simply based on their popularity? What's next, meth?


You might have had a legitimate point  had you not compared legalizing weed to legalizing meth.  That just made you sound like a tool.
 
2013-12-10 10:01:16 AM  
But you can't smoke a cigarette within 15 feet of an entrance or in a bar. Yeah that make sense.
 
2013-12-10 10:16:08 AM  

dr_blasto: mbillips: No it isn't. Smoking is smoking, a filthy, disgusting habit that should be furtively enjoyed by its idiot adherents in garbage-strewn alleys, not among decent folk. I don't care if it's weed or tobacco; keep that shiat to yourselves.

That's why they make edibles and vaporizers.


I'm fine with those. I don't have a problem with weed, just smoking. It oughta be banned in every public space.
 
2013-12-10 10:21:41 AM  

This text is now purple: bigsteve3OOO: At least 25% of the time some jerk-off will chide me for the horrible odor and scold me on how I just polluted their precious lungs and how I offended them. I show them the unlit cigarette.

Smokers seem to think that non-smokers can't smell the smoke embedded in their clothing.
Non-smokers can.


Although that is true,  I am talking about people fake coughing and commenting at the mere sight of a cigarette in my mouth.  Even though it is unlit.  Not producing any smoke at all.  Usually from a distance of at least 10 feet.  Its the drama queens that do it.
 
2013-12-10 10:29:03 AM  

Wolf892: So, am I the only one that hates the smell of pot and the stupid mumblings that ramble out of the mouths of people high on pot?
Also, how do we teach kids that drugs are illegal and bad for them if we keep legalizing previously illegal drugs simply based on their popularity? What's next, meth?


Not sure if to say 1/10 or alcohol? er wait...
 
2013-12-10 10:49:37 AM  

This text is now purple: bigsteve3OOO: At least 25% of the time some jerk-off will chide me for the horrible odor and scold me on how I just polluted their precious lungs and how I offended them. I show them the unlit cigarette.

Smokers seem to think that non-smokers can't smell the smoke embedded in their clothing.
Non-smokers can.


And your point is.... exactly what?
 
2013-12-10 10:56:53 AM  

WTFDYW: This text is now purple: bigsteve3OOO: At least 25% of the time some jerk-off will chide me for the horrible odor and scold me on how I just polluted their precious lungs and how I offended them. I show them the unlit cigarette.

Smokers seem to think that non-smokers can't smell the smoke embedded in their clothing.
Non-smokers can.

And your point is.... exactly what?


Yeah fark you - I smoke - but I do not point out that your ugliness farks with the beauty of my life
 
2013-12-10 11:04:52 AM  
Apparently, many people in Denver have never heard of vaporizers.
 
2013-12-10 11:16:20 AM  

Wolf892: So, am I the only one that hates the smell of pot and the stupid mumblings that ramble out of the mouths of people high on pot?
Also, how do we teach kids that drugs are illegal and bad for them if we keep legalizing previously illegal drugs simply based on their popularity? What's next, meth?


I REALLY hope meth is next!  You have no idea how much I want meth to be legal.

Not that I'm interested in the meth.  I'm just sick of being treated like a criminal at the drug store because I don't want my nose stopped up.
 
2013-12-10 11:38:49 AM  

randomarrangement: Colorado seems to get more awesome by the day. Shine on you crazy diamonds!


WE ARE!!!   AND WE WILL!!!   : D
 
2013-12-10 12:05:16 PM  
Being well north of Denver (and far away from the closest town), this wouldn't have impacted me personally one way or the other.  I do however think it was the completely the right decision.
 
2013-12-10 12:52:59 PM  

Wolf892: So, am I the only one that hates the smell of pot and the stupid mumblings that ramble out of the mouths of people high on pot?
Also, how do we teach kids that drugs are illegal and bad for them if we keep legalizing previously illegal drugs simply based on their popularity? What's next, meth?


Maybe we should rethink some of the things that we consider illegal in this country. And realize that things that are bad for some people are good for others.  And aside from the folks who talk like pot is the most magical thing in all the land, it's likely that you have talked to a lot of people who have been on pot without even knowing it.
 
2013-12-10 12:57:27 PM  

Whodat: But you can't smoke a cigarette within 15 feet of an entrance or in a bar. Yeah that make sense.


Different things are different.  You won't be able to smoke weed in a bar or within the fifteen foot zone either.
 
2013-12-10 12:59:44 PM  

mamoru: Shadi: untaken_name: You can do something legal on your own property? Thanks, government. You're so nice to allow people that privilege. Are not our masters benevolent, to lighten the chains to such a degree?

yeah, but your smoke doesn't stay on your property.

Neither does car exhaust, noise, the smell of (sometimes) bad cooking, children playing and sometimes their toys, leaves, etc. Yet somehow we manage to survive and generally tolerate such things as a society.


Often via laws. That's why we have unleaded gas, emissions limits, and so forth.
 
2013-12-10 01:19:00 PM  

BSABSVR: Wolf892: So, am I the only one that hates the smell of pot and the stupid mumblings that ramble out of the mouths of people high on pot?
Also, how do we teach kids that drugs are illegal and bad for them if we keep legalizing previously illegal drugs simply based on their popularity? What's next, meth?

Maybe we should rethink some of the things that we consider illegal in this country. And realize that things that are bad for some people are good for others.  And aside from the folks who talk like pot is the most magical thing in all the land, it's likely that you have talked to a lot of people who have been on pot without even knowing it.


Hell of an idea, stick to the truth when making up laws.
Naa, it'll never catch on.
 
2013-12-10 01:40:35 PM  

skatedrifter: I believe this opens the door for the possibility of pot cafes with outdoor patio smoking sections, which is awesome.

-=-
I don't think so....
"The measure, labeled Council Bill No. 13-736, makes it illegal for anyone under 21 to possess marijuana and makes it illegal for anyone to consume marijuana in public. The first violation of those rules can be punished with a $150 fine. A second violation carries a $500 fine and each subsequent violation carries a $999 fine."

Sounds like a "funding the cities coffers" similar to speed cameras to me.
Now if it had a provision for bars to be licensed for public smoke areas (but I don't want to smoke next to those damn filthy cigarette smokers), then I could see that.
 
2013-12-10 10:39:49 PM  
This case has been going on for a while - Denver went big for A64, and the people pretty much demanded that the city council license retail stores, but there's a few pants-wetters on the CC, and they have tried a bunch of tactics like you could not smoke in back yard either, closed drapes inside, etc.  It was beyond silly at the start, but the people spoke out and they realized that they were on very shaky ground and chose to do the right thing.

I dunno, I would like to say five years, I would like to think that President Obama would do the necessary before he's out of office, since he can basically make a couple of phone calls, sign some papers and reclassify it tomorrow.  But I think that we WILL see quite a few states in the next few years - I figure that once California and New York go for retail Cannabis sales, the Federal gov't will FINALLY figure out which way the M-F'ing wind is blowing and do the right thing.

However, we have to be compassionate to all the drug warriors who could lose their jobs in this sea-change.  I do believe we need to budget adequate funds for treatment of their addiction to drug money.
 
2013-12-11 02:23:44 AM  
as a denver resident with a balcony... sweeet
 
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