Pot Tourism On Its Way to Colorado

It’s going to be very interesting to see how this one plays out. Personally, I wish them the best of success.

 Marijuana tourism is on the way to Colorado, under a recommendation made Tuesday by a state task force to regulate the drug made legal by voters last year.

But Colorado should erect signs in airports and borders telling visitors they can’t take pot home, the task force recommended.

Colorado’s marijuana task force was assembled to suggest regulations for pot after voters chose to flout federal drug law and allow its use without a doctor’s recommendation. Made up of lawmakers, law enforcement authorities and marijuana activists, the task force agreed Tuesday that the constitutional amendment on marijuana simply says that adults over 21 can use the drug, not just Colorado residents. If lawmakers agree with the recommendation, tourists would be free to buy and smoke marijuana.

“Imposing a residency requirement would almost certainly create a black market for recreational marijuana in the state,” said Rep. Dan Pabon, a Denver Democrat who sits on the task force.

Tourists could see purchasing caps though, possibly as low as an eighth of an ounce per transaction.

 

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  • BuzzCoastin

    considering that pot is so widely available in the US
    it’s hard to imagine that some one would travel to CO just for pot
    but at least Colorado’s marijuana task force was able to make some money
    while testing their client’s product

    • echar

      What about the pot leaving CO to other states?

      • BuzzCoastin

        today several tons of pot will leave Cali via the USPS
        that scenario is a CO wet dream

        • echar

          :)

  • Anarchy Pony

    Welcome to Denv-sterdam. Or is it Amst-enver?

    • Calypso_1

      Boulderdam.

      • Anarchy Pony

        I concede to the Gentleman from… Wherever.

        • Calypso_1

          Dixie sir. Deep in the sweet whore heart of Dixie.

          • Ittabena

            I should have known. Did Twenty years in the Memphis/Northern MS area. I finally gave up my blog site down there when I realized that no one would read it unless I printed it on 24 oz. cans of Steel Reserve beer.

          • Calypso_1

            You slander the name of beer. But tis forgiven. Have you ever been to the North Miss. Hill Country Picnic?

          • Ittabena

            No I missed that one, what town?

          • Calypso_1

            Holly Springs.
            I’ve been know to be seen there in my earthly guise, pickin’n grinin & such.

          • Ittabena

            Bluegrass? I know Holly Springs – I used to drive for DHL – but never heard about the Picnic. Probably would have gone if I had. Ever here of the Tunica Cutoff? That’s where I lived. Got out just in time though. The whole area was pretty much wiped out by the flood last year. Those that stayed are rebuilding with Federal loans to do so.

            The Cutoff was a strange place. The home of the Redneck Riviera and the Tonk – bars – and there was a big party every weekend. I do miss my boats and my golf cart. Down there $35.00 for two years of boat license. Up here you have to have inspections and license and insurance, etc.

          • Calypso_1

            not bluegrass, though that is within my skillset. This is hill country blues aka trance blues. That makes me grin. Bluegrass – high lonesome…tend to get the long drawn son of the mtns look.

            Yes, I know Tunica, not intimately. Ever been to Wild Bill’s in Memphis?

            Years ago I was a driver. Mostly my west bound routes took me over Lake Pontchartrain, though I’ve followed the sun over West Memphis on more than a few occasions.

            Back to hill country…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lzpDwaxGk4
            ….this is my idea of pot tourism.

  • InfvoCuernos

    I was hoping for this to happen in California- I think the appeal of getting high at a beachside cafe watching the sunset while the rest of the country was frozen in winter would be a homerun- unfortunately, not enough California potheads vote.

    • Ittabena

      Come North to Washington, it’s friendlier here anyway.

      • InfvoCuernos

        I might do that-CA is getting ridiculously expensive to live in.

        • Ittabena

          Washington is still expensive but we did furnish our big farmhouse for close to free. Pays to be in Micro-Boeingland. And you can still find healthy food here. God, that sounded so post-apocalypto, didn’t it?

          • InfvoCuernos

            “found” it? Can you grow it?

          • Ittabena

            Yeah, but there hasn’t been time to grow any since the law was passed, so the official story right this second has to be…

          • jnana

            yeh, the International Hemp Festival in Seattle was pretty badass. Saw Green Jelly there for grass’ sakes!

          • Ittabena

            Gotta be careful there lately. Lot’s of scammers these days.

          • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

            Yeah, its pretty funny.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nick.babishoff Nick Babishoff

      All the “potheads” I know voted, it’s all the drug dealers in the state who voted against legalization. They didn’t want to lose their jobs, and they don’t have the foresight to realize the fortune that could be made by them if it were legalized.

      • InfvoCuernos

        I can certainly sympathize with the dealers. I know if it came to a vote to make my industry illegal-or unregulated- I would vote myself into outlaw status just to get a break on all the fees and training and fucking OSHA sticking their nose into everything telling me I need to wear safety googles to change a roll of toilet paper. I can only imagine the level of bureaucratic horseshit they would apply to growing and distributing marijauna.

    • zombieslapper

      There’s something to be said about blazing blunts while snowshoeing through a snowy, frozen forest. Or next to a bonfire under the winter night sky. But yeah, a beach sounds good, too, right about now… *stony greetings from the frozen north*

      • InfvoCuernos

        You remind me of Jon Stewart’s character from Half Baked- “Have you ever gone snowshoeing…when you’re high?”. Say what you want about the ” green bitch”, her company sure does make a lot of things better.

        • LucidDreamR

          I feel so incredibly and sincerely sorry for anyone like Graham who could even have the thought of such a wonderful companion being considered a “green bitch”.

          • InfvoCuernos

            Its like anything-I mean any drug, food, action, even a person- its easy for us primates to obsess on it and to overdo it. We are greedy monkeys and will stuff our cheeks full every chance we get. I’ve known people that have done that with pot, but I think they would probably be susceptible to some form of addiction if it wasn’t pot. I mean, you reeeeeeally have an addictive personality if you get addicted to weed. But ya, sucks for someone to lose that fun part of something that can be so enjoyable.

          • LucidDreamR

            It’s funny: I was just reading yesterday Mark Twain’s “The Damned Human Race”, in which he makes comparisons between man and the ‘lower’ animals. In one part he mentions presenting different situations on multiple species that would induce hoarding to the point of greed. He was unable to get any species to take more than they needed to get through the season. A good read for sure.

          • Calypso_1

            The whole ‘Letters from the Earth’ is priceless and should be read in every pulpit, in every church, every sunday.

  • Ittabena

    —-> “Colorado’s marijuana task force was assembled to suggest regulations for
    pot after voters chose to flout federal drug law and allow its use
    without a doctor’s recommendation.”

    Flout Federal Drug Laws? Whatever happened to our Constitutional duty to disobey laws we feel unjust and wrong? Even Ghandi understood that without the Constitution to guide him.

    And anyway, aren’t the people supposed to be in charge in these States which are United. A State is a country, we have just United ours. Sometimes we forget a little…

    • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

      The Civil War proved federalism is morally superior through trial-by-combat.

  • LucidDreamR

    Just this week here in Maine a bill was introduced to fully legalize. Over 80% public support if it comes to vote, which frankly I think it will. Seems the dominoes have started falling; sure is nice to have SOME good news these days.

    • jnana

      but you cant expect the fed to just concede to state’s rights. I mean, remember how they upheld civil rights when southern man wanted to hold the brothers down? this is JUST like that…oh, and you mentioned the dominoes..yeh, Vietnam and commies, too.

      • LucidDreamR

        I know eh?? What in the world are these crazy states thinking? One thing I do love about Maine; we have a great history of telling the government where we stand on certain issues. We also have one of the strongest militias, and if I’m not mistaken the highest number of firearms per person; if the fed would like to come knocking door to door to bust people smoking pot- I’m sure many a Mainer would love to see it! Hardly an issue worth fighting and possibly dying for in itself, of course; but it may just be the straw to break the camels back- as there sure seems to be an awful lot of people around here that are right on that edge anyway. And rightfully so.

      • LucidDreamR

        I know eh?? What in the world are these crazy states thinking? One thing I do love about Maine; we have a great history of telling the government where we stand on certain issues. We also have one of the strongest militias, and if I’m not mistaken the highest number of firearms per person; if the fed would like to come knocking door to door to bust people smoking pot- I’m sure many a Mainer would love to see it! Hardly an issue worth fighting and possibly dying for in itself, of course; but it may just be the straw to break the camels back- as there sure seems to be an awful lot of people around here that are right on that edge anyway. And rightfully so.

        • jnana

          Yeh, I love Maine, too. Plan on going back there this summer actually. I enjoy its ruggedness.

          • LucidDreamR

            I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been born and raised here. After traveling quite extensively, I’ve personally found the people of harsher environments to have a certain constitution and character not found in those who have lived in “easier” places- especially cities! Well here’s hoping our bill will have passed by the time you visit. ….not to make any assumptions of course….

          • jnana

            no need to worry about making assumptions, I don’t have to smoke grass to reap the benefits of its legalization :)

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