Pot votes in CO, WA raise specter of weed tourism

Nov 9, 2012 Full story: Bradenton.com 10

Marijuana legalization votes this week in Colorado and Washington state don't just set up an epic state-federal showdown on drug law for residents.

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California Dreamin

United States

#1 Nov 9, 2012
Jus thinkin that if lots of the smokers and tokers leave California and move to Washington and Colorado it might solve some of our state's financial problems cuz r jails and prisons are overrun with druggies!!

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#2 Nov 9, 2012
Good job! Great going CO and WA!

The Feds have no right to tell you what you can and cannot put into your body.

The war on drugs is a scam anyways. It has come out time and time again how the CIA and DEA are the ones actually smuggling the drugs into the country. How do you think they pay for all of their little black ops projects. If it was with tax payer money, they would have to disclose it.

And the Fed's create this scarcity enviroment, thus increasing the value of the drugs they are smuggling in.

The US has the largest prison population in the entire world. Over 70% of those in prison are in there due to drugs. Then those prisoners are used for working parties for different projects. Sounds like government endorsed slavery to me. Gulgs in China anyone? Work camps?

Here is some good for thought. Prisons across the US are going to be run by private companies. Just take a look, you will be astonished. Within the contracts you will find out that the city, county, state is required to maintain a 90% occupancy rate. Meaning the city, county, or state must keep the prison at 90% full at all times or it violates the contract.

So you know what that means? Run that stop sign, get caught speeding, get caught with an ounce of pot. Off to the Gulag you go.
jus gooose go

Hanoi, Vietnam

#3 Nov 9, 2012
California Dreamin wrote:
Jus thinkin that if lots of the smokers and tokers leave California and move to Washington and Colorado it might solve some of our state's financial problems cuz r jails and prisons are overrun with druggies!!
CaliforkneeA are short of revengee! ;-000h, so watta next one;)
jus gooose go

Hanoi, Vietnam

#4 Nov 9, 2012
Kahoki wrote:
Good job! Great going CO and WA!
The Feds have no right to tell you what you can and cannot put into your body.
The war on drugs is a scam anyways. It has come out time and time again how the CIA and DEA are the ones actually smuggling the drugs into the country. How do you think they pay for all of their little black ops projects. If it was with tax payer money, they would have to disclose it.
And the Fed's create this scarcity enviroment, thus increasing the value of the drugs they are smuggling in.
The US has the largest prison population in the entire world. Over 70% of those in prison are in there due to drugs. Then those prisoners are used for working parties for different projects. Sounds like government endorsed slavery to me. Gulgs in China anyone? Work camps?
Here is some good for thought. Prisons across the US are going to be run by private companies. Just take a look, you will be astonished. Within the contracts you will find out that the city, county, state is required to maintain a 90% occupancy rate. Meaning the city, county, or state must keep the prison at 90% full at all times or it violates the contract.
So you know what that means? Run that stop sign, get caught speeding, get caught with an ounce of pot. Off to the Gulag you go.
FL team up Cubama offer cigaweeds!! ;-000h, it's legal with dat wrods? ;-000
Abe

Houston, TX

#5 Nov 9, 2012
California Dreamin wrote:
Jus thinkin that if lots of the smokers and tokers leave California and move to Washington and Colorado it might solve some of our state's financial problems cuz r jails and prisons are overrun with druggies!!
why not leave them in calif. fill the jails full and keep them out of ot her states. let calif. stay stoned within their borders.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#6 Nov 9, 2012
Marijuana Tourism !?!?

EXCELLENT IDEA !
Patriot

Denver, CO

#7 Nov 9, 2012
Since the people that are suppose to work for US within Our federal govenment are still being so foolish as to continue to try to set themselves up as King against We, the People, and since so many People suffer harm, loss and imprisonment because of the insane Cannabis laws, you should know that there is a simple way that We can fight it.

Any jury in America may exercise their Right of jury nullification, and even though judges donít mention it, when you serve on a jury, it's not just the defendant on trial. It's the law as well. If jurors think a law is un-Constitutional, unfair or think that applying it in their particular case would be unjust, then they do not have to find the defendant guilty, even if the evidence clearly indicates guilt according to existing 'law'.

Until Congressional politicians reform Cannabis laws, jury nullification is one of the only ways to avoid imposing cruel "mandatory minimum" penalties on Cannabis users, growers and sellers who don't deserve to go to prison.

So, if you ever serve on a jury where the defendant is accused of a Cannabis crime, don't forget about jury nullification. Tell the other jurors you don't have to convict, even if all the evidence points to guilt, if you don't agree with the application of the law in this instance. And if you can't swing your peers to your way of thinking, at least you can cause the jury to return a hung verdict.

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"Jurors should acquit, even against the judge's instruction... if exercising their judgement with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction the charge of the court is wrong." ~ Alexander Hamilton, 1804


"It is not only the juror's right, but his duty to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgement and conscience, though in direct opposition to the instruction of the court." ~ John Adams, 1771

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"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."

Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), U.S. President.
Speech, 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives

Since: Nov 08

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#8 Nov 9, 2012
Can you mail order?
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#9 Nov 9, 2012
Abe wrote:
<quoted text>
why not leave them in calif. fill the jails full and keep them out of ot her states. let calif. stay stoned within their borders.
Typical inbred from texASS!!
donni

San Leandro, CA

#10 Nov 10, 2012
everyone should read patriot's post again!

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