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    Legalize it!

    Does anyone with the exception of pwrone, really believe that our votes actually count for anything?

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    Denver Voters OK Marijuana Possession
    By JON SARCHE, Associated Press WriterWed Nov 2, 7:40 AM ET
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    Residents of the Mile High City have voted to legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults. Authorities, though, said state possession laws will be applied instead.

    With 100 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, 54 percent, or 56,001 voters, cast ballots for the ordinance, while 46 percent, or 48,632 voters, voted against it.

    Under the measure, residents over 21 years old could possess up to an ounce of marijuana.

    "We educated voters about the facts that marijuana is less harmful to the user and society than alcohol," said Mason Tvert, campaign organizer for SAFER, or Safer Alternatives For Enjoyable Recreation. "To prohibit adults from making the rational, safer choice to use marijuana is bad public policy."

    Bruce Mirken of the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project said he hoped the approval will launch a national trend toward legalizing a drug whose enforcement he said causes more problems than it cures.

    Seattle, Oakland, Calif., and a few college towns already have laws making possession the lowest law enforcement priority.

    The Denver proposal seemed to draw at least as much attention for supporters' campaign tactics as it did for the question of legalizing the drug.

    Tvert argued that legalizing marijuana would reduce consumption of alcohol, which he said leads to higher rates of car accidents, domestic and street violence and crime.

    The group criticized Mayor John Hickenlooper for opposing the proposal, noting his ownership of a popular brewpub. It also said recent violent crimes — including the shootings of four people last weekend — as a reason to legalize marijuana to steer people away from alcohol use.

    Those tactics angered local officials and some voters. Opponents also said it made no sense to prevent prosecution by Denver authorities while marijuana charges are most often filed under state and federal law.

    The measure would not affect the medical marijuana law voters approved in 2000. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that medical marijuana laws in Colorado and nine other states would not protect licensed users from federal prosecution.

    Also Tuesday, voters in the ski resort town of Telluride rejected a proposal to make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana by people 18 or older the town's lowest law enforcement priority. The measure was rejected on a vote of 308-332.

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    I know...it would be like supporting the wishes of the many over the wishes of the few! Scandalous!

    Study the details listed above and you will see why this will be difficult to enact. The problem is that EFFECTIVE lobbyists and politicians are not stoned, while supporters of this issue are. "C'mon , dude...like, weed is cool...you're harshin' my buzz, man.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwrone
    I know...it would be like supporting the wishes of the many over the wishes of the few! Scandalous!

    Study the details listed above and you will see why this will be difficult to enact. The problem is that EFFECTIVE lobbyists and politicians are not stoned, while supporters of this issue are. "C'mon , dude...like, weed is cool...you're harshin' my buzz, man.."
    right...

    i'll bet you dollars to doughnuts if we made them all submit to urinalysis or hair follicle examinations the majority of them would test positive for something and the rest probably keep themselves well lit on caffiene and nicotine and take the edge off with liquor at lunch and dinner.

    It has been said that Poppy Bush was so tanked up on the 'psych-med' HALCYON during the campaign against Slick Willie that he couldn't speak clearly and was the reason that he lost the debates and the election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwrone
    I know...it would be like supporting the wishes of the many over the wishes of the few! Scandalous!

    Study the details listed above and you will see why this will be difficult to enact. The problem is that EFFECTIVE lobbyists and politicians are not stoned, while supporters of this issue are. "C'mon , dude...like, weed is cool...you're harshin' my buzz, man.."
    It is scadalous pwrone. People clearly voted to make marijuana in small amounts legal and because they aren't a pharmacutal company, their voices are not heard, their votes mean nothing.

    And if individual votes mean nothing at a local level, what makes you think they count on a national level?

    Just because you apparently wish to remain brainwashed and you are apparently content with the way things are, doesn't mean everyone else is.

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    The reason prohibition of alcohol was repealed and the inquistions of the
    dark ages was stopped was that it began to touch people "higher up"
    that were "somebody."

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