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2014-07-06 12:24:06 AM
Not a bad idea, but let's face it. Alabama will never be cool
 
2014-07-06 01:36:43 AM
I thought a southern man didn't need weed around any how...
 
2014-07-06 01:39:52 AM
Unlikely, yes, but wouldn't "Crimson Tide" make a great name for a strain?
 
2014-07-06 01:40:07 AM
At least they won't have to worry about the smoke staining their teeth.
 
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2014-07-06 01:48:35 AM
Next they should get the internet.
 
2014-07-06 01:48:42 AM

SmackLT: Not a bad idea, but let's face it. Alabama will never be cool


Skynyrd disagrees.

/now we all did what we could do
 
2014-07-06 01:50:42 AM
legal Alabama kush?
 
2014-07-06 02:04:38 AM
I remember reading the same thing about Georgia a few months back. My response, to that and then this, is nope aaaaaand nope. Prediction: the dominoes are going to fall in a very 'free states then slave states' pattern. Or if you need an exact order, find a chart of which states have the highest percentages of people who believe in evolution. Legalization should go roughly like that until finally GA, SC, AL and of course MI all finally give in. It will take decades. After all, these people are the salt of the earth.
 
2014-07-06 02:09:01 AM
I'm sure Alabama will get this right about the same time the legalize gay marriage.
Maybe they will be the 2nd to last state before Mississippi.
 
2014-07-06 02:09:51 AM
It seems stupid to stick with the failed attempts at prohibition.
 
2014-07-06 02:10:07 AM

you are a puppet: I remember reading the same thing about Georgia a few months back. My response, to that and then this, is nope aaaaaand nope. Prediction: the dominoes are going to fall in a very 'free states then slave states' pattern. Or if you need an exact order, find a chart of which states have the highest percentages of people who believe in evolution. Legalization should go roughly like that until finally GA, SC, AL and of course MI all finally give in. It will take decades. After all, these people are the salt of the earth.


Michigan is pretty backwards but not that much.
 
2014-07-06 02:13:12 AM
Marijuana will inevitably become fully legalized and the back door criminalization of it at the Federal level rendered null and void. This will not be due to learning from the 18th and 21st amendments, but rather due to how prolific overall public acceptance has grown due to several factors such as failed propaganda to widespread use anyway. In conjunction with the failed war on drugs, the masses have gently started to accept recreational marijuana use. Further support at the government level may come once more states start to report tax revenue increases and once redlined budgets are actually able to balance and not require more sales and property taxes.

As more states learn the ropes of integrating this cash cow into regulation, the Federal government will ride the coattails. Within the next 5-10 years marijuana will be as common as alcohol and sold in bars as well. Past that will come home cultivating with similar restrictions as brewing your own beer. The writing is on the wall.
 
2014-07-06 02:14:51 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: Unlikely, yes, but wouldn't "Crimson Tide" make a great name for a strain?


Or Deacon Blues?
 
2014-07-06 02:16:26 AM

Begoggle: you are a puppet: I remember reading the same thing about Georgia a few months back. My response, to that and then this, is nope aaaaaand nope. Prediction: the dominoes are going to fall in a very 'free states then slave states' pattern. Or if you need an exact order, find a chart of which states have the highest percentages of people who believe in evolution. Legalization should go roughly like that until finally GA, SC, AL and of course MI all finally give in. It will take decades. After all, these people are the salt of the earth.

Michigan is pretty backwards but not that much.


Ah, Mississippi is MS then. What's funny is as I wrote that I thought "It's MI because Missouri is MO"
 
2014-07-06 02:18:42 AM
Is there anything more annoying than going into the comments on a story, typing up a nice long full response with links and research, only to hit the post button and have the website take you away from the comments effectively deleting all your work, then too top it off, a lot of them don't even take you back to the article.

/I know nothing I type online, including this, will have any effect on anyone and is just a waste of time in general, but it's still sucks when you don't even get that little tiny glimmer of a chance it might.
 
2014-07-06 02:26:37 AM
 
2014-07-06 02:29:40 AM
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Only TWELVE percent think it should remain illegal?? I would be encouraged but I can't believe that number is accurate.
 
2014-07-06 02:30:46 AM
imgick.al.com

Dude, ever take a weed survey... ON WEED??
 
2014-07-06 02:42:22 AM

SmackLT: Not a bad idea, but let's face it. Alabama will never be cool



Yes, but perhaps it will suck slightly less.


I drove through Alabama 14 years ago.  In another 14, I might be ready for a return trip.
 
2014-07-06 02:45:22 AM

you are a puppet: Begoggle: you are a puppet: I remember reading the same thing about Georgia a few months back. My response, to that and then this, is nope aaaaaand nope. Prediction: the dominoes are going to fall in a very 'free states then slave states' pattern. Or if you need an exact order, find a chart of which states have the highest percentages of people who believe in evolution. Legalization should go roughly like that until finally GA, SC, AL and of course MI all finally give in. It will take decades. After all, these people are the salt of the earth.

Michigan is pretty backwards but not that much.

Ah, Mississippi is MS then. What's funny is as I wrote that I thought "It's MI because Missouri is MO"


My only disagreement with your order, is I think SC will be last.  Having lived there for almost 30 years, and having seen the succession of morons they elect to state office, it will take another five years before they've elected someone smart enough to spell "marijuana" in a bill, without sticking "the Devil's weed" shortly thereafter.
 
2014-07-06 03:01:06 AM
HA! HA! Your mom thinks marijuana is bad!

/That makes it good, right?
 
2014-07-06 03:03:15 AM

mithras_angel: you are a puppet: Begoggle: you are a puppet: I remember reading the same thing about Georgia a few months back. My response, to that and then this, is nope aaaaaand nope. Prediction: the dominoes are going to fall in a very 'free states then slave states' pattern. Or if you need an exact order, find a chart of which states have the highest percentages of people who believe in evolution. Legalization should go roughly like that until finally GA, SC, AL and of course MI all finally give in. It will take decades. After all, these people are the salt of the earth.

Michigan is pretty backwards but not that much.

Ah, Mississippi is MS then. What's funny is as I wrote that I thought "It's MI because Missouri is MO"

My only disagreement with your order, is I think SC will be last.  Having lived there for almost 30 years, and having seen the succession of morons they elect to state office, it will take another five years before they've elected someone smart enough to spell "marijuana" in a bill, without sticking "the Devil's weed" shortly thereafter.



I'm leaving SC in 4 days, and can not wait to be gone... again. I love the mountains and I dig me some Charleston fishing, but the ignorance around me is astonishing.  I'm looking forward to a safe trip, and seeing SC in my rear-view.

/not bad to have CO on the horizon, mind you
 
2014-07-06 03:05:19 AM

tjsands1118: Is there anything more annoying than going into the comments on a story, typing up a nice long full response with links and research, only to hit the post button and have the website take you away from the comments effectively deleting all your work, then too top it off, a lot of them don't even take you back to the article.

/I know nothing I type online, including this, will have any effect on anyone and is just a waste of time in general, but it's still sucks when you don't even get that little tiny glimmer of a chance it might.


Only someone who doesn't know crtl-a, ctrl-c.....Befriend it.
 
2014-07-06 03:08:17 AM

fusillade762: Only TWELVE percent think it should remain illegal?? I would be encouraged but I can't believe that number is accurate.


You ever consider that the Poll was done in Alabama and Polls require maths?
 
2014-07-06 03:30:20 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hUndcssWr 9g
 
2014-07-06 03:37:49 AM

fusillade762: [imgick.al.com image 620x426]

Only TWELVE percent think it should remain illegal?? I would be encouraged but I can't believe that number is accurate.


The one and only positive side effect of Teatard Fever catching hold down here, is that it's been turning the people who used to go along with whatever the moral busybody religious conservatives said, into "ah-said-stay-off-mah-land" libertarians who want the government out of pretty much everything--except preventing abortions and gay weddings, of course. But hey, every little bit helps.

10 years ago I would never have believed MJ would ever be legal in Alabamistan. Now I'm not sure it'll be another 10 years before it is.
 
2014-07-06 04:05:59 AM

you are a puppet: I remember reading the same thing about Georgia a few months back. My response, to that and then this, is nope aaaaaand nope. Prediction: the dominoes are going to fall in a very 'free states then slave states' pattern. Or if you need an exact order, find a chart of which states have the highest percentages of people who believe in evolution. Legalization should go roughly like that until finally GA, SC, AL and of course MI all finally give in. It will take decades. After all, these people are the salt of the earth.


That's almost what I think.  Alabama still would probably go weed legal before Utah (unless the temptation of being next to Colorado gets to be too much).

Also, doesn't Alabama still have dry counties?  I wouldn't be surprised that even if Alabama legalizes pot, they'll still be some local jurisdictions who'll continue to hold out.
 
2014-07-06 04:27:13 AM

fusillade762: Only TWELVE percent think it should remain illegal?? I would be encouraged but I can't believe that number is accurate.


It doesn't outright say it, but it was probably a web poll.  It does say reader survey.  That means all the people who are really pro-legalization flocked to it and voted to legalize and it probably didn't garner too much attention among the prohibition crowd because they don't believe it will happen.  They ain't hippies like on the west coast or rocky mountain highs after all.

But it's good that it's getting some momentum even there.

I remember talking to a co-worker the first time it was on the ballot here.  He genuinely believed that pot wasn't so bad in and of itself, but it would lead to harder drugs so he was against it.  We'll see if all those dope fiends in Colorado and Washington start shooting heroin soon.
 
2014-07-06 04:35:29 AM

SmackLT: Not a bad idea, but let's face it. Alabama will never be cool


Alabama's so uncool, if it legalizes weed, all the other states be like "we don't like weed anymore" and re-criminalize it.
 
2014-07-06 04:41:18 AM

NDP2: doesn't Alabama still have dry counties?


Most of Colorado is recreationally dry, including most every Denver suburb.


gfid: all those dope fiends in Colorado


On the other hand, I was too short to catch any of the joints and vape pens that were being thrown from the stage in the crowd at a 4th of July concert near Fairplay yesterday.
 
2014-07-06 04:51:47 AM
Used to live in Tuscaloosa before the tornadoes hit. Can't imagine this flying down there.

....Right along with gay marriage.

/really though the nicest people.
//m
 
2014-07-06 05:04:21 AM
Residents of Cleburne County, over there next to the Atlanta highway (you city folks call it I-20), have for many years known the value of marijuana as a cash crop.
 
2014-07-06 05:32:31 AM
I liked AL well enough when I drove through it last year. Some of the towns between Tuscaloosa and the coast looked utterly dead though, and I did not feel comfortable stopping even to find a bathroom before I hit Mobile.

Maybe, just maybe if they legalise weed there might be a bit less reason for the folks in these rural communities to turn to meth?
 
2014-07-06 05:32:48 AM

gfid: fusillade762: Only TWELVE percent think it should remain illegal?? I would be encouraged but I can't believe that number is accurate.

It doesn't outright say it, but it was probably a web poll.  It does say reader survey.  That means all the people who are really pro-legalization flocked to it and voted to legalize and it probably didn't garner too much attention among the prohibition crowd because they don't believe it will happen.  They ain't hippies like on the west coast or rocky mountain highs after all.

But it's good that it's getting some momentum even there.

I remember talking to a co-worker the first time it was on the ballot here.  He genuinely believed that pot wasn't so bad in and of itself, but it would lead to harder drugs so he was against it.  We'll see if all those dope fiends in Colorado and Washington start shooting heroin soon.


The only reason it's a "gateway drug" is because it's illegal and it has to channel through the same avenues.
 
2014-07-06 05:32:53 AM
Nothing like making out when you are high.
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2014-07-06 05:42:02 AM

70Ford: Nothing like making out when you are high.


Stoned sex can be farking hilarious, if you'll excuse the pun!
 
2014-07-06 05:46:47 AM
gfid:

I remember talking to a co-worker the first time it was on the ballot here.  He genuinely believed that pot wasn't so bad in and of itself, but it would lead to harder drugs so he was against it.  We'll see if all those dope fiends in Colorado and Washington start shooting heroin soon.

Now that it's so easy to find Mary Jane,  it's time to find Molly and have a three way!
 
2014-07-06 06:53:26 AM

Boo_Guy: gfid:

I remember talking to a co-worker the first time it was on the ballot here.  He genuinely believed that pot wasn't so bad in and of itself, but it would lead to harder drugs so he was against it.  We'll see if all those dope fiends in Colorado and Washington start shooting heroin soon.

Now that it's so easy to find Mary Jane,  it's time to find Molly and have a three way!


Molly's a slut.  You can have her.  There's no telling what kind of diseases she has.  Besides, if there's anything to be learned from Fark at all, it is that you don't stick your dick in crazy
 
2014-07-06 06:58:22 AM

Munchkin City Coroner: HA! HA! Your mom thinks marijuana is bad!

/That makes it good, right?


Does your mom think trolling is bad?
 
2014-07-06 07:41:45 AM
This will require the Republicans to start favoring freedom and small government.
 
2014-07-06 07:49:12 AM

Begoggle: I'm sure Alabama will get this right about the same time the legalize gay marriage.
Maybe they will be the 2nd to last state before Mississippi.


We don't even have gambling here yet and you can't buy alcohol before 2 pm on a Sunday in most counties. We are the most backward state in the country.
 
2014-07-06 07:59:30 AM
we need some more states open up and some other states to want to supply them. thats what is going to lead to national legalization. when bob the relgious hyper conservative farmer figures out how much cash he'd make growing pot and selling it to these states instead of corn or soy. then all a sudden 'but its a gateway drug, and hippy stoners' switches to 'the gov can't tell me wtf I can grow on my own land!'.

i'm waiting for OH to legalize. I think ky will soon after for this very reason
 
2014-07-06 08:02:57 AM
you are a puppet: ,,, [F]inally GA, SC, AL and of course MI [sic] all finally give in. It will take decades. After all, these people are the salt of the earth.

Mississippi won't be the last. Actually, it's closer to legalization than its peers-- possession of less than 30 grams earns a first-time offender a civil summons.
 
2014-07-06 08:15:58 AM

Hiro-ACiD: I thought a southern man didn't need weed around any how...


Thanks.
 
2014-07-06 08:22:21 AM

mithras_angel: you are a puppet: Begoggle: you are a puppet: I remember reading the same thing about Georgia a few months back. My response, to that and then this, is nope aaaaaand nope. Prediction: the dominoes are going to fall in a very 'free states then slave states' pattern. Or if you need an exact order, find a chart of which states have the highest percentages of people who believe in evolution. Legalization should go roughly like that until finally GA, SC, AL and of course MI all finally give in. It will take decades. After all, these people are the salt of the earth.

Michigan is pretty backwards but not that much.

Ah, Mississippi is MS then. What's funny is as I wrote that I thought "It's MI because Missouri is MO"

My only disagreement with your order, is I think SC will be last.  Having lived there for almost 30 years, and having seen the succession of morons they elect to state office, it will take another five years before they've elected someone smart enough to spell "marijuana" in a bill, without sticking "the Devil's weed" shortly thereafter.


Georgia will be the absolute last unless the state goes Democrat next election.  Its still a mandatory 10 year sentence for anything > 1oz.  Maybe if NC went from decriminalized to full legal it would gain some traction.

Or, everyone gets greedy for that sweet sweet tax money and legalization sweeps across the south.  Don't count out good old boy greed!
 
2014-07-06 08:24:32 AM

The Southern Logic Company: mithras_angel: you are a puppet: Begoggle: you are a puppet: I remember reading the same thing about Georgia a few months back. My response, to that and then this, is nope aaaaaand nope. Prediction: the dominoes are going to fall in a very 'free states then slave states' pattern. Or if you need an exact order, find a chart of which states have the highest percentages of people who believe in evolution. Legalization should go roughly like that until finally GA, SC, AL and of course MI all finally give in. It will take decades. After all, these people are the salt of the earth.

Michigan is pretty backwards but not that much.

Ah, Mississippi is MS then. What's funny is as I wrote that I thought "It's MI because Missouri is MO"

My only disagreement with your order, is I think SC will be last.  Having lived there for almost 30 years, and having seen the succession of morons they elect to state office, it will take another five years before they've elected someone smart enough to spell "marijuana" in a bill, without sticking "the Devil's weed" shortly thereafter.

Georgia will be the absolute last unless the state goes Democrat next election.  Its still a mandatory 10 year sentence for anything > 1oz.  Maybe if NC went from decriminalized to full legal it would gain some traction.

Or, everyone gets greedy for that sweet sweet tax money and legalization sweeps across the south.  Don't count out good old boy greed!


Georgia or NC. NC is the home to too many pharmaceutical companies.
 
2014-07-06 08:44:51 AM
That reminds me. The pot shop opens at ten. They send me texts with daily specials. Today's is $30 eighths on select strains and 25% off eddibles.

Enjoy all your guns and freedom, Texas.
 
2014-07-06 09:08:22 AM
Banning pot, abortions and gay marriage are priorities for silly old people who like to cling to their 'traditional' beliefs and prejudices.

Once these older voters have passed on, the politicians won't feel a need to pander to them, and we can move on.

We have seen this happen for blue laws, civil rights and birth control. No reason why it won't be the same this time around.

Patience.
 
2014-07-06 09:35:27 AM

Epic Fap Session: That reminds me. The pot shop opens at ten. They send me texts with daily specials. Today's is $30 eighths on select strains and 25% off eddibles.

Enjoy all your guns and freedom, Texas.


I just keep my purchases under 4 oz and it stays in misdemeanor territory if the worst happens.

Still...Colorado dreamin'.
 
2014-07-06 10:03:38 AM

The Southern Logic Company: ... Or, everyone gets greedy for that sweet sweet tax money and legalization sweeps across the south.  Don't count out good old boy greed!


Yeah that's the attraction a number of states are considering-- the revenue stream. "Let's follow CO's example and set up a regulated MJ-business model, and scarf up the inevitable tax dollars."

Thing is.... keeping the price point of the legal stuff competitive with the black-market. If a strain of bud is $8/gram on the street, but $10/gram in a legal shop due to city/state taxes, you're still gonna have a illegal-market problem.

Or, the Boobies in yesterday's CO thread.
 
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