Washington State and Colorado Join the Fray: Cannabis Legalized

via chycho

The big news from last night is not that the lesser of two evils won the US presidential elections, but that “Washington and Colorado voters legalized recreational use of marijuana.”

“’It’s very monumental,’ said Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, a Washington-based group that advocates legalization. ‘No state has ever done this. Technically, marijuana isn’t even legal in Amsterdam.’”

Under the measures, “personal possession of up to an ounce (28.5 grams) of marijuana would be legal for anyone at least 21 years of age. They also will permit cannabis to be legally sold and taxed at state-licensed stores in a system modeled after a regime many states have in place for alcohol sales.”

In addition, the cultivation of up to six plants for personal use will be legal in Colorado while still remaining illegal in Washington State.

How will this play out with Obama’s war on cannabis, especially considering his record on medical marijuana?

continued at chycho

11 Comments on "Washington State and Colorado Join the Fray: Cannabis Legalized"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Nov 7, 2012 at 11:15 am |

    And goddamned Oregon failed to pass it. GODDAMNIT!

  2. DeepCough | Nov 7, 2012 at 11:18 am |

    Once upon a time, America believed in “Hemp for Victory.” Now, we can proudly say that we voted
    “Weed for Victory.”

  3. Ricky Jazzercise | Nov 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm |

    In Washington – shit wasn’t even close. They called it at like 6 o’clock before the polls even closed. Not a great bill but a huge step in the right direction. Next stop, battle with the feds.

  4. Marklar_Prime | Nov 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm |

    “The feds can pry my bong from my cold dead hands” – Seattle.

  5. InfvoCuernos | Nov 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm |

    Ya, medicinal has been legal in CA for years-voted in by the People, but the feds shut down the despenseries as quick as their manpower allows. Don’t think for a second that a government that actually told Mexico that they weren’t allowed to de-criminalize drugs will let this stand inside its own borders. The fed has a hard-on for weed-there is plenty of speculation as to why- but one thing is certain; they would rather you did pharmacutical crap than be able to provide your own cheap safer high.

  6. I smell weed everyday here in WA. People leave weed just laying around if its not that good and hand it out to people, like for instance at the Well in downtown Olympia. Then if no one wants it they just dump it on the ground. I am not lying. People walk around smoking weed like its tobacco.

  7. "Big" Richard Johnson | Nov 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm |

    This is a good day for Washington. Guess how I celebrated hearing that the bill passed in my beloved home?

  8. about time, I legalized pot in my house a long time ago.

  9. FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! | Nov 7, 2012 at 11:16 pm |

    I am now going to take my vacations in denver. I plan to catch a Broncos game with their elite quarterback Peyton Manning, drink micro brews and get fucking mile high for a week.

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