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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:54 am
 


Title: Voters in Washington and Colorado legalize recreational marijuana | The Ticket
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Posted By: Robair
Date: 2012-11-07 09:30:30


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:54 am
 


I'm going to get some popcorn and watch people driving south from BC and trying to declare an ounce of weed to the U.S. Border Patrol.


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Coals to Newcastle. When I suggested on another thread that we'd have BCrs going south to smoke pot legally, the way they used to go drinking on Sundays, I was soundly informed that why bother, nobody hassles you for it here.

What is will do is hurt our gangs that were importing to Washington, and lower pot prices in BC. Ie it will harm our economy.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:50 am
 


Really just a symbolic gesture. The DEA still enforces federal drug laws across the country regardless.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:01 pm
 


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Really just a symbolic gesture. The DEA still enforces federal drug laws across the country regardless.

Most gets dealt with by local authorities in each state.

The more states that do this, the harder it becomes for the DEA to fully fill the role of state authorities.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:04 pm
 


I can't see the DEA kicking in doors for people growing a few plants in CO. In WA, OTOH, legalized growers and pot shops, that's another matter.


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Coals to Newcastle. When I suggested on another thread that we'd have BCrs going south to smoke pot legally, the way they used to go drinking on Sundays, I was soundly informed that why bother, nobody hassles you for it here.

What is will do is hurt our gangs that were importing to Washington, and lower pot prices in BC. Ie it will harm our economy.
Well really, why actually bother? I'd have to get a passport (I should anyway I guess) and constantly risk some sort of shake-down at a border. The process of travelling to the United States is a severely uncomfortable proposition to me simply because of the border. Talk with a slight tweak in my voice and get inspected for hours? I'm really good.

There definitely will probably will be people who take that risk. I just personally do not see the point.

"I can't wait to go to the United States next year when I'm 21 so I can smoke weed there!"
"But it's illegal here, and you're smoking it now anyway..."

I just think that anyone going to Washington to light up will probably do so for April 20th or the Marijuana Marches, otherwise it seems like an expensive way to smoke marijuana.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:09 pm
 


andyt wrote:
I can't see the DEA kicking in doors for people growing a few plants in CO. In WA, OTOH, legalized growers and pot shops, that's another matter.

Washington gets to deal with California/Oregon as well as BC.

I wouldn't be shocked to see DEA becoming more interested there, though I highly doubt it will mean much.


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andyt wrote:
Coals to Newcastle. When I suggested on another thread that we'd have BCrs going south to smoke pot legally, the way they used to go drinking on Sundays, I was soundly informed that why bother, nobody hassles you for it here.

What is will do is hurt our gangs that were importing to Washington, and lower pot prices in BC. Ie it will harm our economy.
Well really, why actually bother? I'd have to get a passport (I should anyway I guess) and constantly risk some sort of shake-down at a border. The process of travelling to the United States is a severely uncomfortable proposition to me simply because of the border. Talk with a slight tweak in my voice and get inspected for hours? I'm really good.

There definitely will probably will be people who take that risk. I just personally do not see the point.

"I can't wait to go to the United States next year when I'm 21 so I can smoke weed there!"
"But it's illegal here, and you're smoking it now anyway..."

I just think that anyone going to Washington to light up will probably do so for April 20th or the Marijuana Marches, otherwise it seems like an expensive way to smoke marijuana.


You might want to look up what coals to Newcastle means. How about refrigerators to Eskimos?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:15 pm
 


Mr_Canada wrote:
andyt wrote:
I can't see the DEA kicking in doors for people growing a few plants in CO. In WA, OTOH, legalized growers and pot shops, that's another matter.

Washington gets to deal with California/Oregon as well as BC.

I wouldn't be shocked to see DEA becoming more interested there, though I highly doubt it will mean much.


It will depend on what's politically advantageous for Obama. Pot growers and sellers will be sitting ducks for the DEA, if that's the political directive.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:01 pm
 


Obama came out for gay marriage and increasingly defends it now in the face of continued controversy, maybe there can be "hope" he'll take a similar populist stand with marijuana.





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If the Feds try to stamp this out, the supreme court will get to decide if they have the jurisdiction to legislate marijuana. They don't, so they will be opening pandora's box on the whole range of illegal drugs.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:27 pm
 


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If the Feds try to stamp this out, the supreme court will get to decide if they have the jurisdiction to legislate marijuana. They don't, so they will be opening pandora's box on the whole range of illegal drugs.


You should send your opinion to the US Supreme Court. They will be very thankful an activist pot head from Winnipeg, Canada, saved all those qualified American judges a ton of work. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:44 pm
 


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Obama came out for gay marriage and increasingly defends it now in the face of continued controversy, maybe there can be "hope" he'll take a similar populist stand with marijuana.


One would hope so but DEA busts of marijuana growers and users has gone up in the last four years.

Still, many kudos to Washington State and Colorado for voting for sanity and personal freedom.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:47 pm
 


Federal law trumps state law, so really it's just symbolic.


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