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Colorado legalizes marijuana; Update: So does Washington

posted at 12:05 am on November 7, 2012 by

Light ‘em up, Denver readers. Maybe it’ll help.

Update: You too, Seattle-ites!

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We’ve turned into Sodom, the end is nigh, Christ is gonna return any day now for the final judgment, etc. /socons

Armin Tamzarian on November 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Something is going to be lit up, but you know what – it just may be something very large. What did Obama mean when he was talking to the Russian head of state saying that what he has planned would cause his defeat in the election? What did he mean by that? We have 4 years to find out, hmmm?

The Nerve on November 7, 2012 at 12:09 AM

And with the loss of Murdoch and Akin, in what should have been Republican wins, can we now admit that letting people live their lives the way they want is popular with the American people?

rndmusrnm on November 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I am soooo applying for a permit to grow in Washington. 250$ for the permit + a couple grand in equipment so I can harvest one plant and take my picture with it.

Success….

Rode Werk on November 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Gay marriage won in Maryland today and the traditional marriage ban lost in Minnesota, so there goes the gay marriage losing streak at the polls.

LukeinNE on November 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM

There’s that.

Security Mom on November 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I’m getting out of CO. Hell, hand basket – something like that.

tommer74 on November 7, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Wow, Dems will succeeded int getting the vote out today.

Turnout models were right. Question is, how did they know?

goflyers on November 7, 2012 at 12:18 AM

MA legalized medical marijuana too.

vegconservative on November 7, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Well that’s the Leftist plan to survive another four years of 0bama. Stay stoned throughout.

JeffB. on November 7, 2012 at 12:26 AM

And yet in 3 years the same social con losers will attack any libertarian candidate that dares run for the nomination. The Republican party is finished until they can get rid of having to bend over to social cons. The country is obviously fed up with it.

thphilli on November 7, 2012 at 12:33 AM

I voted for Romney and legalization in Colorado. Not every voter fits in the box…

deuce on November 7, 2012 at 12:38 AM

In this entire election cycle I told my family and friends that what scared me most was that for biblical prophesy to move ahead America has to be diminished in the world and our financial system must eventually become a wreck. Obama seemed to be a perfect one to accomplish both and that events would return Obama with wrecking crew to fulfill prophecy. Hello chaos in the Middle East and hyper inflation. Case closed.

artman1746 on November 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM

And with the loss of Murdoch and Akin, in what should have been Republican wins, can we now admit that letting people live their lives the way they want is popular with the American people?

rndmusrnm

Not only do they want to live the way they want, apparently they want others paying for it too.

xblade on November 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

From the Reaganite Republican:

Thank you, the many legions of idiot voters who tonight flushed freedom down the toilet while opening-up the door to four more years of American fiscal and strategic collapse- this country will never be the same again (that is, if it survives in one piece).

But the most intolerant, power-mad, and radical administration in US history is about to get a WHOLE lot worse… now history will prove us who warned of the real Obama to be correct, but at this kind of cost, who even wants to be right?

Time to go Gault? Something like that…

Galt? Yes, as far as reworking the tarnished Republican brand (it’s tarnished because it appears to be more “country club” than “Joe the Plumber”), it’s not about appealing to a non-existent center. It’s about finding a new way, and perhaps a newly named party (not “Republican”) that breaks apart the current left – right dichotomy, and builds a new majority. I think Ron Paul was on the right track, but we would need a moderation of his domestic ideas, and a revised foreign policy.

anotherJoe on November 7, 2012 at 1:10 AM

And yet in 3 years the same social con losers will attack any libertarian candidate that dares run for the nomination. The Republican party is finished until they can get rid of having to bend over to social cons. The country is obviously fed up with it.

thphilli

Gee, I wonder why?

If an election can be one with dancing vaginas, what is there even left to win?

xblade on November 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

And yet in 3 years the same social con losers will attack any libertarian candidate that dares run for the nomination. The Republican party is finished until they can get rid of having to bend over to social cons. The country is obviously fed up with it.

thphilli

Gee, I wonder why?

If an election can be won with dancing vag-i-n-a-s, what is there even left to win?

xblade on November 7, 2012 at 1:16 AM

It works well in most states.

Legalize it in the state.
License sellers and ‘patients’.
Get a license to grow and sell.
Sell to your patients.
Get raided by the DEA and FBU and held on federal drug charges that may or may not supersede your little state laws.

Are the lawyers behind these state initiatives chooming so hard they have not noticed this trend?

CorporatePiggy on November 7, 2012 at 1:43 AM

It works well in most states.

Legalize it in the state.
License sellers and ‘patients’.
Get a license to grow and sell.
Sell to your patients.
Get raided by the DEA and FBU and held on federal drug charges that may or may not supersede your little state laws.

Are the lawyers behind these state initiatives chooming so hard they have not noticed this trend?

CorporatePiggy on November 7, 2012 at 1:43 AM

WA and CO have both already had medical marijuana for years. What they have just legalized is marijuana for EVERYBODY. There are no “patients”. So no patient license. Nor do you need a license to grow. No state has had this level of legality since before pot was made illegal in the 1930s.

And what happened to Republicans love of “states’ rights”? Or is that only convenient when it comes to harassing people that looks like they might possibly be Mexicans?

Daikokuco on November 7, 2012 at 2:31 AM

The smoking lamp is lit; “Smoke ‘em, if you got ‘em.”. :shock:

Jeff2161 on November 7, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Rocky Mountain High

MJBrutus on November 7, 2012 at 4:35 AM

Never tried marijuana and although curious about it, probably never will. Having said that, I’m VERY glad to see this victory at least. The less government intrusion into personal decisions the better. Well, unless one’s personal decisions involve large sodas, etc. unfortunately. Those battles will still have to be fought. As far as marijuana goes though: Legalize it, regulate it and tax it. I see this as no different than alcohol or cigarettes.

JohnAGJ on November 7, 2012 at 5:25 AM

hellz to the yeah!

some good effin’ news for a effin’ change

Slade73 on November 7, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Will somebody ask Obama what his stance is on this now? Will he recognize Colorado’s right as state to legalize this or will he allow the DEA to raid people in the state at random?

Too Federalism or not to Federalism?

VinceOfDoom on November 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Gay marriage won in Maryland today and the traditional marriage ban lost in Minnesota, so there goes the gay marriage losing streak at the polls. – LukeinNE on November 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Last night, Maine and Washington, also, voted for gay marriage. The antigay crowd had an unhappy night last night.

SC.Charlie on November 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Now Mexican Cartels will move into Colorado and Washington to control the drug business on American soil. Their way has been paved by the dems allowing illegals to pass themselves off as pseudo-citizens and vote in our elections. Those two states will become slaughter houses, like all of Mecixo’s border towns.

Oracleforhire on November 7, 2012 at 11:22 AM

We’ve turned into Sodom, the end is nigh, Christ is gonna return any day now for the final judgment, etc. /socons

Armin Tamzarian on November 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Smoke up. Just do it in your own house and stay off the highways.

hawkdriver on November 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

And yet in 3 years the same social con losers will attack any libertarian candidate that dares run for the nomination. The Republican party is finished until they can get rid of having to bend over to social cons. The country is obviously fed up with it.

thphilli

Said it before and I’ll say it again. Try winning any election without social Conservatives. The left couldn’t hire a better mouthpiece than you to insure the GOP never wins another general election.

hawkdriver on November 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

I guess I need to move there, I’m so depressed I need WA euthanasia.

Who is John Galt on November 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM