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'An Opportunity to Correct Course': Marijuana on the Ballot 2016


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'An Opportunity to Correct Course': Marijuana on the Ballot 2016

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

A potential sea change in marijuana legislation is coming, with ballot measures in several states giving voters the opportunity to make it legal for adults.


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It has been a success in Colorado. School aged use is down, traffic fatalities are down, arrests are down and the state is receiving the extra revenue. It's a win, win.
There are still a few that keep running bills through to throw a wrench in it but those have been struck down and all seems well.
Good Luck to those states waiting.


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60 Minutes had a special regarding legalization opposition movement in a Colorado county on Sunday. In it they had a OB-GYN interview where the doctor was complaining that babies are born testing positive for THC from their mothers. While on the surface that seems horrible, they did not show any real physical harm to the babies and, in fact, they looked quite healthy to me. But the point to be made is, this segment was sponsored by makers of Viagra. Now, in my experience Viagra is simply not needed when there is quality bud available. Anyone else think there might be a connection here?


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The most well known study on mothers who use while pregnant was done in Jamaica, and here is the 5 year followup study:
Your intuitive notion is correct.


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In Washington State, it is legal to smoke, possess and purchase marijuana; but, you can't grow any. Pretty easy to grow anywhere in the US, and cheap if you grow one or two outside without chemicals or expensive equipment. The shoehorn for legalization, in Washington anyway, is tax revenue. Smoke it, but pay the man.


#8

This is correct.

However, anti-freedom foes are on the tube all day stating the exact opposite, complete 100% lies. But nobody on the MSM will call them on it. To be expected I suppose.


#9

Wonderful step forward--let's cut the CIA and protection people out of the price and have one fewer sources of mafia money funnelling into government.


#10

We need to add legal home grown to the WA law. Jeanne Kohl-Welles introduced legislation when she was in the state legislature, but now she's on King County Council. Someone must be working on a bill this session, i'll see what i can find.


#11

Adelson is certainly among the most evil of men... and a special kind of idiot too.

i know, you think we're all special... but Adelson is really on an elite level...


#12

Had to look that sleazeball up. Sure, since casinos are fueled by alcohol . . follow the money $ $ $


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“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”----John Ehrlichman


#15

Why does correcting the travesty of drug prohibition hinge on profiting assholes responsible for it in the first place?


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I'm betting on Bill Maher asking Obama to legalize it on his show Friday.


#18

You do know that even if made legal you do not have to use it, right? For me, it is the only relief I'll get from pain and I trust my human spirit and social conscience will do just fine.


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The fact that we can't grow it legally in Washington drives me crazy. This state just can't let simple things be simple.
Oregon and Colorado did it right.


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As the young people who fully understand the effects of cannabis grow older and more wiser they always vote correctly for the causes that reflect the reality that is recognized by a majority.The older people always seem to be sticks in the mud with respect to anything other than nicotine or alcohol, but little do they realize that these two legal drugs are killing more people than POT ever has or ever will.


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I'm guessing that you consider legal narcotics a better choice for chronic pain and you could not be more wrong.


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I hope you are right, but I'm afraid that the South will lag behind the rest of the country regarding legalization. In the overwhelming majority of the southeastern states it's impossible to place referenda or initiatives on the ballot.


#23

Consumerism, professional sports, duo-political campaign seasons, and the Wall St. fetish drain the human spirit and social conscious, pot does not. Those that exhibit such behavior and tendencies would do so with or without the influence of pot. The early movement for abolition in this country was nurtured by Progressives and we saw how well that worked out.

If you're worried about denting your human spirit or blurring your social conscious then don't partake, and don't - by all that is sacred - watch your TV.


#24

Actually, it blows your mind up:

“I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.”----- Ronald Reagan