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Could Marijuana Become Legal This Year? Several States Say 'Yes'

Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, July, 27th 2012 by THCFinder
No matter what side of the aisle you're standing, you're probably well aware of the importance of the 2012 election.
 
But, besides a neck-to-neck presidential race, another aspect of what happens at the polls this November (that you might've missed) is the serious possibility that voters may legalize marijuana.
 
Three states – Colorado, Oregon and Washington – will feature ballot measures offering voters the chance to make ganja legal. And, we're not talking about initiatives that make it legal to smoke marijuana for "medical reasons." No, we're talking about initiatives making it legal to smoke for "whatever" reasons.
 
This isn't the first time that Americans would have the chance to make Mary Jane as easy to access as booze. (California voters famously decided not to pass Prop. 19 back in 2010.) But, this is the first time that voters will decide on the issue -- since polling revealed a majority of Americans are cool with the idea.
 
Of course, most voters haven't noticed the move to make pot legal since President Obama and Mitt Romney have chosen to make the economy the main issue to battle during this election.
 
We wonder, though: wouldn't legalizing marijuana boost the economy?
 
Sales of junk food and subscriptions to cable-cartoon networks would immediately go up. Plus, taxation on legal weed would certainly pay off some serious government debt.
 
But, hey, that's just our opinion.
 
Now pass the Funyuns; "SpongeBob" is coming on.
 
 

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Legalize the GREEN

Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, July, 25th 2012 by THCFinder


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CO Amendment 64 Marijuana Legalization Campaign Puts Up Pat Robertson Billboard

Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, July, 18th 2012 by THCFinder

A couple months back, conservative TV evangelist Pat Robertson made headlines across the nation when he said on his TV show that he favors keeping marijuana users out of the criminal justice system and told The New York Times that he supports Amendment 64, the ballot issue to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Colorado.

 

Now the campaign behind Amendment 64 has put up a billboard in Grand Junction, Colorado, a more conservative area of the state; a more Christian area as well, featuring Robertson’s face and asking the question, ”Pat Robertson would vote YES on 64. Will you?“

 

In the video Robertson makes a great point about putting young marijuana users in jail and churning out hardened criminals. Do we need more criminals?

 

You would have to think the billboard will have some impact among those who see it, a good many of whom probably consider Pat Robertson a spiritual authority figure, despite his penchant for saying incredibly offensive things after tragedies have occurred.

 

In the end it will be impossible not to gain some votes from the billboard; marijuana smokers who hate Robertson aren’t going to vote against Amendment 64 because he is for it, and at least some Republicans will take a closer look at the issue.

 


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Legalize it

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, July, 3rd 2012 by THCFinder

 


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Legalize

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, June, 21st 2012 by THCFinder


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Meet the Men Leading the Charge against Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, June, 13th 2012 by THCFinder

Meet Ken Buck, the man leading Smart Colorado, a group leading the opposition against Amendment 64, a November ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana for all adults in CO.

 

While proponents of legalization gear up for 6 months of battle (http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog/legalization/2012/06/backers-of-marijuana-legalization-in-colorado-getting-much-outofstate-support), they know the face of their opposition will be current Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck.

 

The folks at one of the groups backing legalization – the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol (CRMA) – sent out a press release recently that read in part:

 

“We welcome the news that Ken Buck has been selected to be one of the public faces of their campaign. From the day we turned in our signatures, we have been talking about the importance of reaching out to female voters ... [The women of this state] will consider the facts and make thoughtful decisions on their own. We are comforted by the fact that if as many women support Amendment 64 as opposed Ken Buck in 2010, we will cruise to victory in November.”

 

Oh snap!

 

For their part, Smart Colorado is rolling out some big guns of their own, like Roger Sherman, the COO at CRL Associates, a Denver-based lobbying and public policy group. “The people that we’re talking to don’t want to see [marijuana regulated like alcohol] in Colorado,” Sherman said in an early-June interview with the Colorado Statesman. “There’s great legal issues around this -- it’s bad for business as far as employers are concerned and it impacts how employers deal with their employees. We’re talking about huge ramifications on our children, on our state, and just the whole impacts on health and education.”

 

Here we see that eloquence is not Mr. Sherman’s strong suit. It also seems that fundraising is not the strong suit of Smart Colorado, who report $15,000 in donations, compared to the almost $2 million backing Amendment 64.

 

It’s about time that legalization has the strong financial backing its poll numbers say it should be getting. As for Smart Colorado…well, at least their name says “smart.”

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com


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