Yeah. I agree. And? That didn't dispute what I said.Originally Posted by regularly
It is.Originally Posted by The Eternal White Belt
Grundle is a lost cause though.
Yes all of that is true.Originally Posted by skeemer
Link.....Here's the problem: A federal law called the Controlled Substances Act still ranks marijuana as a dangerous and addictive drug, in the same class as heroin. That old law is rubbing against a new coalition of voters, particularly in Western states. In fact, on Election Day, more voters in Colorado and Washington cast their ballots for marijuana legalization than for President Obama...."In fact, in Colorado, pot got 50,000 more votes than Obama, so you don't want to be on the wrong side of that," Grim said.....
.....That leaves a few possibilities. One is a Justice Department lawsuit seeking to stop the state laws in their tracks, by arguing federal law trumps the state measures. Another is more enforcement of federal drug laws.
But Stamper says he doesn't think federal agents have enough resources to swoop into Washington and Colorado to crack down on marijuana offenses. That could argue for a third approach, Stamper says.
"What we're all hoping for, what we're essentially lobbying for, is for the federal government to view these two states as laboratories, as incubators of new ideas and better ideas for dealing with the country's challenge of regulating marijuana," he says.
In the mean time....
Link #2..."You've seen an end to mere possession cases in Boulder County under my office," Garnett said Wednesday, becoming the first Colorado district attorney to drop pot cases because Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 earlier this month.
As a result of the announcement, police officials across Boulder County also stated they will no longer issue marijuana-possession citations in light of Amendment 64. The constitutional amendment will legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana in Colorado for those 21 or older.
"We will not be issuing any summonses for the offenses cited by the Boulder DA," Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner said Wednesday. "We had already told our officers it was a waste of time to issue summonses for those offenses anyway, given the passage of the amendment."....
Basically, the Boulder DA is heeding the voice of the voters, and in no uncertain words, flipping the feds the bird.
And so it continues.
I wonder if Colorado and Washington will review prison sentences of offenders arrested for possession...
I shouldn't think so, since they were breaking the law at the time.Originally Posted by gonzoliberal
LinkWith the stroke of pen, Gov. John Hickenlooper made it official Monday: Pot is now legal in the state of Colorado, according to the state constitution.
Hickenlooper, a Democrat, signed the proclamation that officially places Amendment 64 into the constitution. And he announced the creation of a task force to attempt to work out the many legal and logistical details that must accompany the amendment, which makes the use, possession and limited home-growing of marijuana legal for anyone 21 and older,
"Voters were loud and clear on Election Day," Hickenlooper said in a statement. "We will begin working immediately with the General Assembly and state agencies to implement Amendment 64."....
In your face draconian drug laws!
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