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Marijuana History Was Made in Denver This Morning!

Legal retail marijuana sales to adults got underway in Denver (and the rest of Colorado) a couple of hours ago. This is a historic day, as Amendment 64 finally goes into full effect.

The floodlights went on before dawn today, announcing the beginning of a new era (Rebecca Chavez)
We have a reporter on the scene, Rebecca Chavez, who wrote yesterday's story about dispensary owner Luke Ramirez, and Rebecca will be filing a story shortly.

But I didn't want to dally with shouting hosannas from the rooftops.

And I wanted to get this pic posted. It pretty much says it all.

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Thank you of Colorado. You

Thank you of Colorado. You are proving that there never was a reason for police state, military reprisals against cannabis consumers. If that had not been proven already by 20+ yrs of decriminalization and medical marijuana in the US and around the world.Mr. Obama. Tear down this Wall.

Legal Cannabis

Yea , John Walters is twisting and turning in his prohibitionists sponsored suit right now . John Ashcroft is awakening to the realization that a large portion of his life has been lived in vain . Ol` boy Barry McCaffrey is facing his failures on prohibition with whiskey in hand .  I love it ! . The " rape and pillage " that the prohibitionists predicted , failed to materialize . Children are not walking down the streets of Denver with bags of " weed " in their hands as the cops look on in horror and helplessness . The sky did not fall .

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Congratulation to Denver :)

I am happy to see that pic :)

That sign is also a warning

That, in the words of fictional anchorman Howard Beale, we're mad as Hell and we're not going to take it anymore. We have demonstrated we're not going to take being second class citizens in or own country, anymore. And woe betide the pol who thinks he can spout prohib talking points and think he'll be re-elected.

'Legalize when Grandma dies' Remember that one from the last century?

Well, it's happening.The Olde Order Passeth: all the old folks who trusted government and voted for pols who promised a 'drug-free America'  are literally dying off. Their expected replacements in the multigenerational government-sired con-game called drug prohibition got wise to the scam and  are not only opting out, they are voting in exactly the opposite direction as the prohibs thought they could brainwash and propagandize them into.

This is a slow motion political earthquake taking place in this country, and more and more are realizing that things are definitely shifting. The latest generation has reached its' social and political majority. it has rejected the attempt to brainwash it courtesy of DARE and reached its' own conclusions about the advisability of maintaining a DrugWar with so many of their own have become needless casualties of it. They know they were lied to about drugs, and they know who did the lying. And they don't want their taxes to go to paying for either the lies or the liars who tell them anymore.

A showdown of national import is brewing, and with the demographics favoring ending prohibition, opposing that will increasingly be seen for what it is: either the self-serving actions of cynical opportunists; or genuine, breathing examples of 'useful idiots'.  Neither group can be entrusted with any degree of power for,  in the end, their means and motives reeks suspiciously of the same kind of zealotry that leads to Inquisitions, pogroms,  witch trials and State-sanctioned murder of those whose only offense was expressing cognitive liberty.

Two election cycles is all it will take, just two.  When enough prohibition-supporting pols get pink slips, it will become very clear to the rest of the office-seekers and current incumbents that the shoe is on the other foot, courtesy of that generation quake...and that shoe's pointy toe is aimed at their political jewels.

That sign is also a warning

That, in the words of fictional anchorman Howard Beale, we're mad as Hell and we're not going to take it anymore. We have demonstrated we're not going to take being second class citizens in or own country, anymore. And woe betide the pol who thinks he can spout prohib talking points and think he'll be re-elected.

'Legalize when Grandma dies' Remember that one from the last century?

Well, it's happening.The Olde Order Passeth: all the old folks who trusted government and voted for pols who promised a 'drug-free America'  are literally dying off. Their expected replacements in the multigenerational government-sired con-game called drug prohibition got wise to the scam and  are not only opting out, they are voting in exactly the opposite direction as the prohibs thought they could brainwash and propagandize them into.

This is a slow motion political earthquake taking place in this country, and more and more are realizing that things are definitely shifting. The latest generation has reached its' social and political majority. it has rejected the attempt to brainwash it courtesy of DARE and reached its' own conclusions about the advisability of maintaining a DrugWar with so many of their own have become needless casualties of it. They know they were lied to about drugs, and they know who did the lying. And they don't want their taxes to go to paying for either the lies or the liars who tell them anymore.

A showdown of national import is brewing, and with the demographics favoring ending prohibition, opposing that will increasingly be seen for what it is: either the self-serving actions of cynical opportunists; or genuine, breathing examples of 'useful idiots'.  Neither group can be entrusted with any degree of power for,  in the end, their means and motives reeks suspiciously of the same kind of zealotry that leads to Inquisitions, pogroms,  witch trials and State-sanctioned murder of those whose only offense was expressing cognitive liberty.

Two election cycles is all it will take, just two.  When enough prohibition-supporting pols get pink slips, it will become very clear to the rest of the office-seekers and current incumbents that the shoe is on the other foot, courtesy of that generation quake...and that shoe's pointy toe is aimed at their political jewels.

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Not as legal as you think

Marijuana is not as legal as you thought, in Colorado. Other states are preparing and adapting similar draconian laws to "legalize" marijuana, with so many restrictions and harsh penalties, that the drug war will not only continue, but, the people will be forced to go to corporate, government sanctioned, dispensaries to buy Marijuana, or be punished to the full extent if the law. Trojan horse politics. "There are none more hopelessly enslaved, than those who falsely believe they are free." Von Goethe Colorado Penalty Details: Possession for Personal Use Private possession by persons 21 years of age or older of up to one ounce is no penalty. Private cultivation of up to six marijuana plants, with no more than three being mature is no penalty. Transfer of one ounce or less for no remuneration is no penalty. See: http://www.regulatemarijuana.org/s/regulate-marijuana-alcohol-act-2012 Possession of less than 2 ounces is a Class 2 petty offense that is punishable by a maximum fine of $100. The offender will be summoned and a court appearance is mandatory. Failure to appear in court is a Class 3 misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $500. Possession of between 2 and 6 ounces of marijuana is a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $1,000. Possession of between 6 ounces and 12 ounces is a Class 1 misdemeanor which is punishable by up to eighteen months of imprisonment. Possession of more than 12 ounces is a Class 6 felony which is punishable by 1 year-18 months of imprisonment, as well as a fine between $1,000-$100,000. http://norml.org/laws/item/colorado-penalties I don't even use marijuana. For me, it's about freedom. Personal, individual, and health freedom. No one should be harassed or punished for using any substance, only if someone uses a substance and then causes harm to another person. That includes all legal substances, like alcohol and prescription drugs. "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Genesis 1:29 Decriminalize Cannabis. Not legalize it. Not taxed and regulated. Not marketed to consumers. Not advertised on TV or other mainstream media sources. Not sold in stores. Just decriminalize cannabis and hemp, and if someone wants to grow cannabis they can give it away or barter with neighbors; bag of oranges for bag of weed, etc... If anyone is caught selling it, they get fined, and deal with the IRS. If Marijuana is legalized, taxed and regulated by the government, and marketed and advertised by the corporations to the people, then there would be an epidemic of mindless consumers, like the way Wall Street markets tobacco and alcohol to the mindless consumers, and now we have an epidemic of addicted users, and millions of deaths annually. Just decriminalize Marijuana, it's a natural plant and flower. Peace.

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