Skip to comments.Washington state legalizes marijuana
Posted on 11/06/2012 9:36:26 PM PST by djf
I-502, a voter initiative designed to legalize the possession and personal use of Marijuana, appears to have passed.
With 50% of the statewide votes counted, the initiative leads with a 55% to 45% approval rating.
Up to one ounce of marijuana, grown at state-licensed facilities, and sold (and TAXED!) at state retail locations, will now be allowed.
There will be standards set for driving while impaired, as well as a zero-tolerance policy for persons under 21.
It is estimated it will take about a year for all the machinery to get set up before people can buy retail hooch!
Negotiations are expected between the state law and the federal level.
won’t be long before welfare recipient get their monthly rations of marihuana.
Is it EBT approved?
that should help with unemployment. because stoned people are exactly what employers are looking for. They even urine test potential employees so they can see which ones are smoking weed so they can them put their names at the top of the hiring list.
Was little Georgie Soros pimping this in Washington?
Washington a few years back legalized medical marijuana.
I ain’t crazy about having a bunch of stoners around, but seems to me it makes sense to not waste LE resources on it.
And taking the money out of it might reduce crime.
He pimped the “medical” version here in Arizona until it was finally passed with a bunch of “provisional ballots”. (Probably Californians and Mexican Nationals).
That is going to be the F’d up kids state to lead the nation to drugs then.
No state can “legalize” marijuana like this. It can “decriminalize” it - in the sense that the state says it won’t enforce its own criminal laws against medical marijuana users and growers - but it can’t actively permit it, as this would conflict with federal law.
I think it should be processed, blended for uniformity and packaged just like commercial cigarettes—filter or non-filter, menthol, etc. If consumers buy a loose product in a plastic bag with a tax stamp on it they can simply refill the bag with bootleg weed. The state can figure that out. I would imagine the state is also planning on going to the Supreme Court because they will be in violation of federal law.
I'm not a marijuana advocate or user. But an estimated 60 percent of the Mexican cartels profits are derived from marijuana smuggled into the U.S. market. I'd rather see that money going into 50 state treasuries.
Wait until they find out Obama suppresses this.
The people voted for a lawless nation. 0bama and the FedMob can KMA! :-)
In this case, the state will be actively promoting it, by licensing growers and retailers.
That’s about as “legal” as it gets.
What are the Feds gonna do? Invade the state?
It is likely smoking pot and doing drugs that is one of the major openings for delusional demons to enter into these people’s lives. They are adrift from actual reality.
No state of the United States can actively permit something that the federal government has forbidden. It will be challenged in the courts and it will be struck down.
Just like they're already getting their monthly rations of the legal mind-altering drug alcohol?
Does that include using the mind-altering drug alcohol?
Heck, we should let them take all the drugs they want. There’s no better way to cull the herd of the stupid and slothful than to let them do it themselves.
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