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(Huffington Post)   Colorado Rep.: "Hey guys, look at what my state did. We sold pot to our citizens and the world didn't end"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 182
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2014-01-08 08:53:04 AM
Yet!
 
2014-01-08 08:53:43 AM
Obviously, selling pot against God's will led to the Polar Vortex.
 
2014-01-08 08:54:34 AM
It's still early.
 
2014-01-08 08:55:20 AM
 
2014-01-08 08:55:33 AM
Just wait until Cool Ranch Doritos are 10% of GDP.
 
2014-01-08 08:59:23 AM
It's a nice time to live in Colorado.
 
2014-01-08 09:02:13 AM
Oh sure.. just wait until :

A) they travel through the gateway to harder drugs

B) Corrections Corporation of America throws enough money around to make weed illegal again

C) LE and the businesses who support their efforts to eradicate the menace of weed join forces with CCA to save us all

/ gotta go, I just ran through a fifth and need to drive up to the liquor store to restock..
 
2014-01-08 09:03:40 AM
"We sold Pot and the  world didn't end"

Sure it did. You're just too stoned to realize it.


/best police chief wiggum voice I can muster this early
 
2014-01-08 09:08:18 AM
Really hoping the Colorado example will result in more states doing the same... Hopefully, MA will be next.
 
2014-01-08 09:09:27 AM
With pot laws the states are like houses of cards falling like dominoes, game...set...checkmate.
 
2014-01-08 09:10:13 AM

keylock71: Really hoping the Colorado example will result in more states doing the same... Hopefully, MA will be next.


they are voting it in 2016, book it done.
 
2014-01-08 09:11:01 AM

keylock71: Really hoping the Colorado example will result in more states doing the same... Hopefully, MA will be next.


One of the Maryland gubernatorial candidates is all about it. And some of the State Senators are in support. For my sister's sake, I hope they legalize it soon.
 
2014-01-08 09:11:39 AM

keylock71: Really hoping the Colorado example will result in more states doing the same... Hopefully, MA will be next.


I would love that. I wanna say that there's a push to have it on the 2014 ballot and that they may have gotten the signatures. I could be wrong.

2016 at the latest for the ballot measure
 
2014-01-08 09:15:28 AM
Tax and spend libruls legalizing the maryjoowana to pay for "schools"

Next there will be actual sensible drug regulations more complex than just putting minorities in jail
 
2014-01-08 09:21:35 AM
So, how fast? I don't know of any states with it as a ballot item for 2014.
 
2014-01-08 09:30:45 AM
I wonder what Colorado will do with the stupid amounts of revenue this will bring in?

I'm thinking mag-lev trains, and maybe they'll develop their very own space program with the leftover pocket cash.
 
2014-01-08 09:30:45 AM
Jon Stweart just did a great job of showing what a non-event this was on TDS.  Caught the rerun at 9am, but everything except the interview was about Colorado.

/with bonus fox footage of an old white guy talking about being 'potted up''
 
2014-01-08 09:33:12 AM

keylock71: Really hoping the Colorado example will result in more states doing the same... Hopefully, MA will be next.


Eventually all the blue states will in the next couple of decades.  Red states.........yea no.
 
2014-01-08 09:35:09 AM
As if you can tell the state of societal decline on time scales smaller than a generation.
 
2014-01-08 09:36:29 AM

Vodka Zombie: I wonder what Colorado will do with the stupid amounts of revenue this will bring in?


State officials expect up to $578,000,000 in first-year sales revenue, as well as $67 million in tax revenue, which will be used to build schools and fund regulatory efforts. Link
 
2014-01-08 09:38:41 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Vodka Zombie: I wonder what Colorado will do with the stupid amounts of revenue this will bring in?

State officials expect up to $578,000,000 in first-year sales revenue, as well as $67 million in tax revenue, which will be used to build schools and fund regulatory efforts. Link


So...  No space program then?

Damn.
 
2014-01-08 09:39:45 AM

Millennium: As if you can tell the state of societal decline on time scales smaller than a generation.


Are you implying that ending marijuana prohibition is an indicator of societal decline? If so, please own it so that you may be mocked accordingly.
 
2014-01-08 09:41:26 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Vodka Zombie: I wonder what Colorado will do with the stupid amounts of revenue this will bring in?

State officials expect up to $578,000,000 in first-year sales revenue, as well as $67 million in tax revenue, which will be used to build schools and fund regulatory efforts. Link


While I have no idea if your numbers are accurate, money is what talks.  It's the reason almost all of the mid-Atlantic states have legalized gambling.  Sorry Atlantic City.
 
2014-01-08 09:42:43 AM
It'll spread like the lottery.
 
2014-01-08 09:44:03 AM

Vodka Zombie: Dusk-You-n-Me: Vodka Zombie: I wonder what Colorado will do with the stupid amounts of revenue this will bring in?

State officials expect up to $578,000,000 in first-year sales revenue, as well as $67 million in tax revenue, which will be used to build schools and fund regulatory efforts. Link

So...  No space program then?

Damn.


They could buy everyone in the state the Kerbal Space Program. It's pretty much the same thing.
 
2014-01-08 09:44:50 AM
As a person who has never smoked weed, great.

Vodka Zombie: I wonder what Colorado will do with the stupid amounts of revenue this will bring in?


I think I read a projected 67 million in revenue.

I wonder if that will be more or less then what they save by not throwing stoners in jail.
 
2014-01-08 09:47:43 AM
that's the beauty of extended drug use, it takes time for the damage to show.
 
2014-01-08 09:47:43 AM

scottydoesntknow: They could buy everyone in the state the Kerbal Space Program. It's pretty much the same thing.


It would certainly guarantor Hickenlooper's reelection for the next decade.

/does CO have gubernatorial term limits?
 
2014-01-08 09:48:42 AM

somedude210: It would certainly guarantor guarantee Hickenlooper's reelection for the next decade.

/does CO have gubernatorial term limits?


FTFM,
 
2014-01-08 09:49:02 AM
I'm for pot legalization, but it's foolish to think you've experienced all the effects of legalization after only a week.
 
2014-01-08 09:49:23 AM
News in 2019:  in other news, Coloradians show marked decrease in short term memory.
 
2014-01-08 09:50:11 AM

Xythero: I'm for pot legalization, but it's foolish to think you've experienced all the effects of legalization after only a week.



its not foolish, its dumb american.
 
2014-01-08 09:51:53 AM

Linux_Yes: that's the beauty of extended drug use, it takes time for the damage to show.


In this case, it will take an awful long time.
 
2014-01-08 09:54:30 AM

Virtuoso80: Just wait until Cool Ranch Doritos are 10% of GDP.


Yeah, I'm curious what effect this will have on the profits at Taco Bell and Krystals. You'd think they'd actually be helping to lobby for this kind of thing.
 
2014-01-08 09:54:59 AM

Epic Fap Session: Millennium: As if you can tell the state of societal decline on time scales smaller than a generation.

Are you implying that ending marijuana prohibition is an indicator of societal decline? If so, please own it so that you may be mocked accordingly.


I'm not sure how this specific case is relevant to the more general argument I'm making. Short of actual obliteration by external factors, societal decline is not a thing that happens overnight, or even in a couple of years. But since you intend to call me out on this specific issue, fine: I will own it. I do, in fact, believe that this is in fact yet another symptom of the malaise into which our society has fallen.
 
2014-01-08 10:01:49 AM

somedude210: keylock71: Really hoping the Colorado example will result in more states doing the same... Hopefully, MA will be next.

I would love that. I wanna say that there's a push to have it on the 2014 ballot and that they may have gotten the signatures. I could be wrong.

2016 at the latest for the ballot measure


Really? Because they don't even have their shiat together for the medical law yet. It's been a year and my doctors still aren't really sure what to do for me. (The answer is easy, they just have to write something on letterhead saying what my diagnosis is - it doesn't even have to say I'm cleared to use it, just that I have a condition - but the fact that medical offices haven't heard from anyone on this makes me a little skeptical of our ability to get a legalized system in place.)

So sure, we might vote it into effect in 2014 or 16, but i'll bet it's 2023 before any kind of distribution system is in place.
 
2014-01-08 10:03:44 AM

Linux_Yes: News in 2019:  in other news, Coloradians show marked decrease in short term memory.


So the fark what? You know what's strongly associated with decreased heart and lung function? Smoking tobacco. Liver function? Alcohol.

The fact that alcohol and tobacco are still legal is the perfect counterarguement to your concern trolling. We have no problem accommodating the negative externalities of booze and cigs so unless you're planning on going full on temperance movement just STFUAGBTW.
 
2014-01-08 10:05:28 AM

Millennium: I do, in fact, believe that this is in fact yet another symptom of the malaise into which our society has fallen.


Would you say the same about the 21st Amendment?
 
2014-01-08 10:05:46 AM

Millennium: I'm not sure how this specific case is relevant to the more general argument I'm making. Short of actual obliteration by external factors, societal decline is not a thing that happens overnight, or even in a couple of years. But since you intend to call me out on this specific issue, fine: I will own it. I do, in fact, believe that this is in fact yet another symptom of the malaise into which our society has fallen.


What are your thoughts on interracial marriage?
 
2014-01-08 10:09:13 AM

The Bananadragon: Really? Because they don't even have their shiat together for the medical law yet. It's been a year and my doctors still aren't really sure what to do for me. (The answer is easy, they just have to write something on letterhead saying what my diagnosis is - it doesn't even have to say I'm cleared to use it, just that I have a condition - but the fact that medical offices haven't heard from anyone on this makes me a little skeptical of our ability to get a legalized system in place.)

So sure, we might vote it into effect in 2014 or 16, but i'll bet it's 2023 before any kind of distribution system is in place.


well we have the dispensaries opening so we better get our shiat together soon. I think most of the hesitation from doctors is more of threats from federal authorities (that the state authorities are not denying or offering protection from)

But I agree, the state government is being wishy washy on the whole thing and I have no idea why. They may have higher aspirations as well and don't want to come out as endorsing this and "being soft on crime".
 
2014-01-08 10:11:03 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Millennium: I'm not sure how this specific case is relevant to the more general argument I'm making. Short of actual obliteration by external factors, societal decline is not a thing that happens overnight, or even in a couple of years. But since you intend to call me out on this specific issue, fine: I will own it. I do, in fact, believe that this is in fact yet another symptom of the malaise into which our society has fallen.

What are your thoughts on interracial marriage?


Of course that's another symptom of the marmalade our society has fallen into
 
2014-01-08 10:11:23 AM

Linux_Yes: News in 2019:  in other news, Coloradians show marked decrease in short term memory.


In 2014, LY still trots out tired old tropes!
 
2014-01-08 10:11:30 AM

Dr.Zom: Obviously, selling pot against God's will led to the Polar Vortex.


Um, the Polar Vortex did not affect Colorado...God has terrible aim.

Side Note:  Why are so many republicans against this?  In Utah, all I hear are complaints that the government is stepping over Utah's state right to define marriage.  Yet, they have no problem with the idea of the federal government getting involved with Colorado.
 
2014-01-08 10:13:53 AM

MrSplifferton: Dr.Zom: Obviously, selling pot against God's will led to the Polar Vortex.

Um, the Polar Vortex did not affect Colorado...God has terrible aim.

Side Note:  Why are so many republicans against this?  In Utah, all I hear are complaints that the government is stepping over Utah's state right to define marriage.  Yet, they have no problem with the idea of the federal government getting involved with Colorado.


Because the party was taken over by religious nuts years ago.

And religious nuts see marriage as "states rights" issue as long as it means that it stops gay from getting married. And pot is a federal issue, as long as it means peopel can't smoke it.
 
2014-01-08 10:16:11 AM

Psylence: Linux_Yes: News in 2019:  in other news, Coloradians show marked decrease in short term memory.

In 2014, LY still trots out tired old tropes!


Maybe he forgot how crappy of an argument that is...
 
2014-01-08 10:17:00 AM

scottydoesntknow: Of course that's another symptom of the marmalade our society has fallen into


The real fear, of course, is that a significant fraction of the population might opt out of the rat race and decide that a smaller place, a less stressful job, a good video game system, and the chronic are preferable to working like a dog until you die.
 
2014-01-08 10:20:13 AM

Millennium: As if you can tell the state of societal decline on time scales smaller than a generation.


The surest sign that a society is headed for demise is when citizens get more freedom and less oppression.
 
2014-01-08 10:20:53 AM

Millennium: Epic Fap Session: Millennium: As if you can tell the state of societal decline on time scales smaller than a generation.

Are you implying that ending marijuana prohibition is an indicator of societal decline? If so, please own it so that you may be mocked accordingly.

I'm not sure how this specific case is relevant to the more general argument I'm making. Short of actual obliteration by external factors, societal decline is not a thing that happens overnight, or even in a couple of years. But since you intend to call me out on this specific issue, fine: I will own it. I do, in fact, believe that this is in fact yet another symptom of the malaise into which our society has fallen.


You know what cures malaise? I'm asking for real. Surely the drug companies have a prescription I can ask my doctor about who's side effects include 4 hour flaccidity, blue skin, and possibly death.

/malaise into which our society has fallen...funny stuff
//omg people who were using cannabis before are still doing it legally! Malaiiiiiiiiiise!
 
2014-01-08 10:21:09 AM

somedude210: The Bananadragon: Really? Because they don't even have their shiat together for the medical law yet. It's been a year and my doctors still aren't really sure what to do for me. (The answer is easy, they just have to write something on letterhead saying what my diagnosis is - it doesn't even have to say I'm cleared to use it, just that I have a condition - but the fact that medical offices haven't heard from anyone on this makes me a little skeptical of our ability to get a legalized system in place.)

So sure, we might vote it into effect in 2014 or 16, but i'll bet it's 2023 before any kind of distribution system is in place.

well we have the dispensaries opening so we better get our shiat together soon. I think most of the hesitation from doctors is more of threats from federal authorities (that the state authorities are not denying or offering protection from)

But I agree, the state government is being wishy washy on the whole thing and I have no idea why. They may have higher aspirations as well and don't want to come out as endorsing this and "being soft on crime".


Ah, that's probably why the law is written the way it is then. All I'm supposed to have is basically an official declaration that says "Hear ye, hear ye! Let it be henceforth known that The Bananadragon has a confirmed diagnosis of Ye Olde Medicalle Condittione, attested to this Xth day of Month, Dr. Neurologist", which technically says nothing at all about permission to use or possess and which everyone should really have anyway. (As it is, the closest thing I have is a prescription label on a drug that couldn't possibly be for anything else - not even my scrip labels say what i'm taking them for [my kids' scrips do, though - for legal reasons, of all things]).

Also, we're the bluest state in the farking union. Which three republicans are afraid of being soft on crime, that haven't already fled to NH? And if we help them pack, can we get some laws that make sense?

/seriously, NH is an hour away from anywhere in the state
 
2014-01-08 10:21:17 AM
*Buys stock in Lays*
 
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