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    Well, obviously the BIG news is that Romney won't have a chance to take over the world. 3 Cheers for THAT, first off.

    Now then, to the real news ...

    Quote Huffington Post wrote:
    The Rocky Mountain High just got a whole lot higher. On Tuesday night, Amendment 64 -- the measure seeking the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults -- was passed by Colorado voters, making Colorado the first state to end marijuana prohibition in the United States.

    With about 36 percent of precincts reporting at the time of publishing, 9News and Fox31 report that Amendment 64 has passed.

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a vocal opponent to the measure, reacted to the passage of A64 in a statement late Tuesday night:

    The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will. This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly.
    The passage of the state measure is without historical precedent and the consequences will likely be closely-watched around the world. In an interview with The Huffington Post, the authors/researchers behind the book "Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know" pointed out that the measure in Colorado is truly groundbreaking, comparing it to the legalization that Amsterdam enjoys:

    A common error is to believe that the Netherlands has already legalized cannabis (the preferred term for marijuana in Europe). What has been de facto legalized is only the retail sale of 5 grams (about a sixth of an ounce) or less. Production and wholesale distribution is still illegal, and that prohibition is enforced, which is largely why the price of sinsemilla in the “coffee shops” isn’t much different than the price in American dispensaries.
    Although Colorado "legalized it," it will be several months, perhaps as long as a year, before Colorado adults 21-and-over can enjoy the legal sale of marijuana. However, the parts of the amendment related to individual behavior will go into effect as soon as Governor Hickenlooper certifies the results of the vote, a proclamation he is obligated to do within 30 days of the election, The Colorado Independent reported.

    "Today, the people of Colorado have rejected the failed policy of marijuana prohibition," Brian Vicente, also a co-director of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana, said in a statement. "Thanks to their votes, we will now reap the benefits of regulation. We will create new jobs, generation million of dollars in tax revenue, and allow law enforcement to focus on serious crimes.
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    Will be VERY interesting to see how this turns out. Could be the start of a changing tide around the world. Or not.
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    if you haven't partaken in a little bit of sticky at a high altitude... you've wasted your life.

    good for Colorado

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    Never thought about it before, but now I'm tempted to take a trip to Denver!
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    Never thought about it before, but now I'm tempted to take a trip to Denver!


    Not to mention the "Denver Nuggets" takes on a whole new meaning!!
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    don't do it IMMEDIATELY upon reaching high altitude... stagger your usage... the difficulty breathing may cause panic attacks... depending on how much of a crying wuss you are.. but definitely don't think you're going to be lighting massive 5 paper cones on day one

    also awesome at altitude... drinking... it's like having the tolerance of a 17 year old

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    is Colorado's altitude really that large to cause a transition for the body to go through?

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    Its a mile above sea level... its a pretty drastic difference if you're a semi active person

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    Washington state also passed a referendum legalizing pot on Tuesday. Oregon said no.

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    i cant wait to see the tourism ads...

    "Seattle: it's always raining... but you'll be so baked you won't notice"

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    i cant wait to see the tourism ads...

    "Seattle: it's always raining... but you'll be so baked you won't notice"
    Hahaha

    "Washington State: Saving You the Trip Across the Border to BC."
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    Hilarious.


    But seriously kids, drugs are bad, Mmkay?
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    Carmelo Anthony - "I made a terrible mistake"

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    HAHAHAHA Brilliant.
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