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January 2, 2014 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #519706
You definitely couldn’t drive it through states that are still illegal. Flying is an interesting question.. I would assume for now that it would be illegal as airports/airport security are federal.
I have to imagine that as states start to see Colorado saving money on incarceration and bringing in new tax revenue, it won’t be an issue for long.January 2, 2014 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #519707
I have to imagine that as states start to see Colorado saving money on incarceration and bringing in new tax revenue, it won’t be an issue for long.
Here’s hoping. Still there’s the Feds, though:
Federal agents raided an unknown number of marijuana dispensaries and growing sites in Colorado Thursday, confiscating piles of marijuana plants and cartons of cannabis-infused drinks just weeks before the state allows recreational marijuana retailers to open their doors.
The raids, conducted on a snowy morning, were the first in Colorado since the U.S. Department of Justice said in August that it wouldn’t interfere with state marijuana laws as long as the states keep the drug away from children, the black market and federal property.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver said the federal action “comports with the Department’s recent guidance” but would not elaborate. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said authorities were executing sealed search and seizure warrants and wouldn’t disclose how many businesses are being targeted or what they’re being investigated for.
In a statement, spokesman Jeff Dorschner said the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigations division was also involved.
From November, but makes me wonder just how far state nullification of Federal law can go.January 2, 2014 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #519708
After years of advocating and billions spent trying to convince people not to smoke, we begin legalizing marijuana use……makes total sense to me. Now I have to dodge drunks AND stoners on the road. Anybody remember that movie Idiocracy. Thanks to American politics, we will soon be there. Anybudy want to join me 4 a tub of butter tonight?January 2, 2014 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #519709
Try it this way:
After years of advocating and billions spent trying to convince people not to
smokedrink, we begin legalizing marijuana usealcohol in 1933……January 2, 2014 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #519710
Colorado Recreational Pot Market Opens For Business
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 01, 201411:05 AM
The nation’s first recreational pot industry opened in Colorado on Wednesday, kicking off an experiment that will be watched closely around the world and one that activists hope will prove that legalization is a better alternative than the costly American-led drug war.
Business owners who threw their doors open for shoppers at 8 a.m. are hoping the fledgling industry will prove to generate as much revenue as state officials hope it will. At least 24 pot shops in eight towns scrambled to get ready for the opening, increasing staff and inventory and hiring security.
READ MORE: http://www.npr.org/2014/01/01/258873052/colorado-recreational-pot-market-opens-for-businessJanuary 2, 2014 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #519711
After years of advocating and billions spent trying to convince people not to smoke, we begin legalizing marijuana use……makes total sense to me. Now I have to dodge drunks AND stoners on the road. Anybody remember that movie Idiocracy. Thanks to American politics, we will soon be there. Anybudy want to join me 4 a tub of butter tonight?
They were already high. Now we’re just going to stop wasting incredibly huge amounts of money hunting people down and housing them in jails for it.January 3, 2014 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm #519712
Marijuana is legal in Colorado, but the neighbors to the north sent out a reminder Thursday: “Do not bring your Colorado purchased marijuana into Wyoming.”
The Wyoming Highway Patrol put out a media release saying troopers have “no plans to increase patrols on highways near the state line to look for those transporting marijuana…from Colorado,” but the drug remains illegal in Wyoming and violators will be prosecuted.February 10, 2014 3:26 am at 3:26 am #519713February 10, 2014 3:37 am at 3:37 am #519714
Except that they have, and the video by Mr. Shifter proves it.
Incarcerating so many non violent mj offenders just keeps the private prisons in business…
+1February 11, 2014 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #519715February 11, 2014 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #519716
now there are some smart business folks.
Thats not a cut out or anything… I guess they were high when they created this image. It’s not like photoshop exist ..February 11, 2014 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #519717
“Mommy, these people don’t use plates. And they eat very fast.”February 22, 2014 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #519718
Thats not a cut out or anything… I guess they were high when they created this image. It’s not like photoshop exist ..
When truth is stranger than fiction
A savvy Girl Scout is selling cookies at a cannabis clinic in San Francisco
Looking to drum up some new business, 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei and her mom set out for a San Francisco medical marijuana clinic on Monday, armed with boxes of Tagalongs, Dulce de Leches and other cookie varieties she and other scouts sell annually.
Any patients at The Green Cross with the munchies didn’t stand a chance. In two hours on President’s Day, Danielle sold 117 boxes outside the clinic — people gobbled up all her Dulce de Leches and blazed through the Tagalongs. According to her mother, Carol, that’s 37 more boxes than what she sold during the same two-hour period outside a small Safeway the next day.February 23, 2014 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm #519719
Colorado Pot Market Exceeds Tax Hopes
AP | by By KRISTEN WYATT
Posted: 02/19/2014 3:33 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper that gives the first official estimate of how much the state expects to make from pot taxes.
February 23, 2014 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #519720
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