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The Political Pot Thread
« on: October 01, 2012, 10:45:45 AM »
There are going to be numerous political goings on with our favorite plant and I thought there should be a thread dedicated to it.

Here's an interesting article to start things off:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/lists/9-signs-that-pot-legalization-is-coming-soon-20120928#ixzz283avxhAP
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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 11:04:53 AM »
There are going to be numerous political goings on with our favorite plant and I thought there should be a thread dedicated to it.

Here's an interesting article to start things off:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/lists/9-signs-that-pot-legalization-is-coming-soon-20120928#ixzz283avxhAP

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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 11:29:12 AM »
Yet another reason to continue trying to convince the wife that we need to move to Colorado.
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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 10:46:56 AM »
Looks like Rolling Stone was rolling a few while writing this as Christine Gregoire is current governor of WA not OR, either way she has our back tho. 
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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 12:20:30 PM »
Sorry, whatapiper, but it's not polling well in Oregon (you're in Oregon, right?). As RS points out the prospects look much better in CO and WA. Of course, it's too bad that Obama will have no choice but to continue enforcing the federal law. But hey, that's not his fault, his hands are tied.

Also, LOL at the Rolling Stone for citing Barney Frank and Ron Paul's efforts. They must not have gotten the memo that the strongest legalization advocates (along with Dennis Kucinich) will all be out of Congress by 2013. And I'm not sure how Ray Kelly ordering his officers to, you know, actually follow the law is a sign that we're any closer to legalization. That said, I agree with RS that it is inevitable, I just think most of their reasons are pretty stupid.

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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 07:56:20 PM »
It's looking pretty good for us up here in WA...  :smoke:
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 07:28:38 AM »
It's looking pretty good for us up here in WA...  :smoke:

Maybe I need to start trying to get the wife to move there instead of CO, she lived in Oregon for a few years and she loves the pacific northwest.
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 10:38:10 AM »
It's looking pretty good for us up here in WA...  :smoke:

Maybe I need to start trying to get the wife to move there instead of CO, she lived in Oregon for a few years and she loves the pacific northwest.

Yeah, but unfortunately until the federal law is changed, these exercises in state self-governance are completely futile. Or so I've been told.

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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 01:24:42 PM »
It's looking pretty good for us up here in WA...  :smoke:

Maybe I need to start trying to get the wife to move there instead of CO, she lived in Oregon for a few years and she loves the pacific northwest.

Yeah, but unfortunately until the federal law is changed, these exercises in state self-governance are completely futile. Or so I've been told.

Judging from his track record, Uncle Sam hates state self-governance. Only a matter of time before the federals invade the weed states.
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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 06:24:56 PM »
This is the first time I've volunteered to call anybody for a political reason.  I must be a stoner. :)
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 06:56:01 PM »
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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2012, 03:47:44 PM »
Connecticut decriminalized and medical use went into effect on 10/1.
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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2012, 04:18:03 PM »
Connecticut decriminalized and medical use went into effect on 10/1.
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Decriminalized is really all I could hope for. A $50 fine and no criminal record for amounts up to 4oz? That works for me. Seriously.
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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2012, 04:36:52 PM »
Connecticut decriminalized and medical use went into effect on 10/1.
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Decriminalized is really all I could hope for. A $50 fine and no criminal record for amounts up to 4oz? That works for me. Seriously.

Yeah, just a ticket so it doesn't appear on job apps even if caught.  I suddenly have a bunch of professional friends who are no longer hiding the fact that smoke and everyone seems to now have it on hand.  Sudden change
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Re: The Political Pot Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2012, 04:41:18 PM »
I live in Austin where the official policy on pot is "catch and release." They arrest and book you at the station but they never put you in a cell. You pay the fine or set a court date to enter mine the fine or whatever and then you walk out of there. Cross our northern border into Williamson county and everything changes. You could go to jail for six months for a joint.
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