Governors say legalizing marijuana is...

Governors say legalizing marijuana is a step too far

There are 73 comments on the Reuters story from Feb 23, 2014, titled Governors say legalizing marijuana is a step too far. In it, Reuters reports that:

Washington and Colorado may have blazed the trail by legalizing marijuana, but not all U.S. states are rushing to follow their lead, governors from several states in the Midwest and the East Coast said on Sunday.

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#44 Mar 2, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Police hate to see marijuana legalized, because that was their invitation into really searching people and their cars....bet they would never admit that.....the gateway to arrests....
So damn true. Police only support Marijuana being illegal because more laws help secure their jobs.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#45 Mar 2, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Police hate to see marijuana legalized, because that was their invitation into really searching people and their cars....bet they would never admit that.....the gateway to arrests....
Time after time when police do wrong, most of them do not even get punished, let alone fired. Law enforcement exists to keep the peons under control. We do it willingly and many of us have a trepidition about our law system. They are protected as our courts are and our political class who also protects the rich. I don't disagree with your statement. But humans can be and are weak and destroy things for themselves.

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#46 Mar 2, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Tourism dollars for both states are gonna be HUGE.....bet Florida, California and Nevada are watchin.....
Eh the only thing is right know ( and I've heard it over and over again from friends who live in CO), all the crusty burnout weirdos who only care about smoking pot are all moving to CO.. Sure they are a minority of users but that undesirable minority is concentrating in CO right now. Not only do they have a negative effect on the area because they are dreadlocked dirty bums. It also paints this false picture of the effects of national legalization. Non supporters see some slack jawed uber-wookie hippie standing around talking about his crunchy heady BHO oil and think this is what the scene is.... Not saying all pot users are like that, just saying right now that picture is being painted with all the Lot kids and gutter punks flocking to there just to smoke pot.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#47 Mar 2, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Eh the only thing is right know ( and I've heard it over and over again from friends who live in CO), all the crusty burnout weirdos who only care about smoking pot are all moving to CO.. Sure they are a minority of users but that undesirable minority is concentrating in CO right now. Not only do they have a negative effect on the area because they are dreadlocked dirty bums. It also paints this false picture of the effects of national legalization. Non supporters see some slack jawed uber-wookie hippie standing around talking about his crunchy heady BHO oil and think this is what the scene is.... Not saying all pot users are like that, just saying right now that picture is being painted with all the Lot kids and gutter punks flocking to there just to smoke pot.
Your imagery, "dreadlocked dirty bums," makes it clear the minority that you find undesirable and seem to abhor. With "dreadlocked ," you're clearly not describing the blond hair, blue eyed aryan race Hitler Youth that you and your many friends in Colorado may fancy. You failed to cite statistics supporting your claim of mass immigration of droves pot-smoking undesirables to Colorado.

By the way, certainly you must know that "über" is spelled with an umlaut.

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#48 Mar 2, 2014
kuda wrote:
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Your imagery, "dreadlocked dirty bums," makes it clear the minority that you find undesirable and seem to abhor. With "dreadlocked ," you're clearly not describing the blond hair, blue eyed aryan race Hitler Youth that you and your many friends in Colorado may fancy. You failed to cite statistics supporting your claim of mass immigration of droves pot-smoking undesirables to Colorado.
By the way, certainly you must know that "über" is spelled with an umlaut.
I do but I don't know how to type it. On this tablet and it isn't that important..
And by dreadlocked I was referring to white suburban trustifarian dumb-asses who think dreadlocks make them HEADY.... You know those crunchy a** wanna be hippies.... Nobody likes them.... Try and make it some racist BS but fact remains most of the people seen in pro pot ads and the ones you see at these ralies and in CO are giving it a bad image.....

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#49 Mar 2, 2014
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
Your imagery, "dreadlocked dirty bums," makes it clear the minority that you find undesirable and seem to abhor. With "dreadlocked ," you're clearly not describing the blond hair, blue eyed aryan race Hitler Youth that you and your many friends in Colorado may fancy. You failed to cite statistics supporting your claim of mass immigration of droves pot-smoking undesirables to Colorado.
By the way, certainly you must know that "über" is spelled with an umlaut.
By the way just look on TV whaen you see the people talking about or talk to people in CO... I'm not knocking the fact it's legal I'm talking about the Crusties making it look bad when they are just the visible fringe..

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#50 Mar 2, 2014
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Time after time when police do wrong, most of them do not even get punished, let alone fired. Law enforcement exists to keep the peons under control. We do it willingly and many of us have a trepidition about our law system. They are protected as our courts are and our political class who also protects the rich. I don't disagree with your statement. But humans can be and are weak and destroy things for themselves.
You may misunderstand my meaning....Police need every edge available, in order to keep us all, as safe as possible....i was'nt speaking of doing anything wrong.....they followed the law, and the current drug laws, were a tool.....

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#51 Mar 2, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Eh the only thing is right know ( and I've heard it over and over again from friends who live in CO), all the crusty burnout weirdos who only care about smoking pot are all moving to CO.. Sure they are a minority of users but that undesirable minority is concentrating in CO right now. Not only do they have a negative effect on the area because they are dreadlocked dirty bums. It also paints this false picture of the effects of national legalization. Non supporters see some slack jawed uber-wookie hippie standing around talking about his crunchy heady BHO oil and think this is what the scene is.... Not saying all pot users are like that, just saying right now that picture is being painted with all the Lot kids and gutter punks flocking to there just to smoke pot.
Not sure about their characterizations, perhaps they are drawn on just several weeks of observations....I know many retirees that would be tickled, to make the trip......It isn't about...Marijuana is bad anymore....and we've been lied to enough, over decades....

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#52 Mar 2, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Not sure about their characterizations, perhaps they are drawn on just several weeks of observations....I know many retirees that would be tickled, to make the trip......It isn't about...Marijuana is bad anymore....and we've been lied to enough, over decades....
Oh agreed all drug laws are BS especially pot... No they started a while back when I was in Denver and I was seeing the characters move there for their Medical cards.. Saw the same in California when I lived there too. I know many retirees would like it too. They usually want to left alone though.. The visual face is a certain demographic that play's into the irrational anti-pot people and makes it all look bad is all I'm saying. When It is only in a limited place they may seem like a large group but in the whole of the nation they are very small. Every group and cause has some losers in it..... Sadly the losers are usually the the loudest and most in your face to be seen and ruin it for everyone.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#53 Mar 2, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I do but I don't know how to type it. On this tablet and it isn't that important..
And by dreadlocked I was referring to white suburban trustifarian dumb-asses who think dreadlocks make them HEADY.... You know those crunchy a** wanna be hippies.... Nobody likes them.... Try and make it some racist BS but fact remains most of the people seen in pro pot ads and the ones you see at these ralies and in CO are giving it a bad image.....
What is it about your white suburban "crusties" that you find so objectionable? What does their race have to do with it? Their undesirability is not self-evident, but a matter of personal opinion.

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#54 Mar 2, 2014
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
What is it about your white suburban "crusties" that you find so objectionable? What does their race have to do with it? Their undesirability is not self-evident, but a matter of personal opinion.
Stinky slack jawed morons who go around grabbing crystals and say stupid things like everyone should smoke pot because it makes better people or any other New Age nonsense while doing nothing are not liked by anybody. It is self evident to anyone who isn't one.... If you don't know the type you are one or are lying.... Then you have the ones who never left A-camp and think they are lot gangsta's. Crunchy, heady, dank nuggets bro..... I love going to shows but crunchies suck and make everyone else look like retards.
And race was brought up when you implied I'm a racist Nazi..... It's not about race it's about the character of a fringe group who seems to represent all in the public eye.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#55 Mar 2, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Stinky slack jawed morons who go around grabbing crystals and say stupid things like everyone should smoke pot because it makes better people or any other New Age nonsense while doing nothing are not liked by anybody. It is self evident to anyone who isn't one.... If you don't know the type you are one or are lying.... Then you have the ones who never left A-camp and think they are lot gangsta's. Crunchy, heady, dank nuggets bro..... I love going to shows but crunchies suck and make everyone else look like retards.
And race was brought up when you implied I'm a racist Nazi..... It's not about race it's about the character of a fringe group who seems to represent all in the public eye.
You specified that your rant is about "white suburban trustifarian dumb-asses who think dreadlocks make them HEADY," so I asked what race has to do with the target of your unhappiness. I'll just move on and not stir it by continuing to press. May your life be crusty-free.

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#56 Mar 3, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I do but I don't know how to type it. On this tablet and it isn't that important..
And by dreadlocked I was referring to white suburban trustifarian dumb-asses who think dreadlocks make them HEADY.... You know those crunchy a** wanna be hippies.... Nobody likes them.... Try and make it some racist BS but fact remains most of the people seen in pro pot ads and the ones you see at these ralies and in CO are giving it a bad image.....
Agreed. The local colloquialism here in NW CO is "Ropy-headed puppy-draggers" If I have a choice hiring one of those stoned out trusties of a really-wants-to-work immigrant of questionable status, guess who gets the job?
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#57 Mar 3, 2014
twostroketerror wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. The local colloquialism here in NW CO is "Ropy-headed puppy-draggers" If I have a choice hiring one of those stoned out trusties of a really-wants-to-work immigrant of questionable status, guess who gets the job?
Your portrayal of Northwest Colorado locals appears elitist. Therefore, I believe they would only hire from within their own ranks, not those to whom they feel superior and hence more worthy.

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#58 Mar 3, 2014
kuda wrote:
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Your portrayal of Northwest Colorado locals appears elitist. Therefore, I believe they would only hire from within their own ranks, not those to whom they feel superior and hence more worthy.
Kuda, you're clueless. If you want marijuana legalization you need to realize their is very loud and visible group of clowns who make the whole issue seem like a joke. That is my point.
Here is are some perfect examples of these clowns who make a mockery of the cause...
Unlimited shatta dabs of medical for all.( Way to look credible in the face of your opponents.) I'm all for legalization, that's why these people piss me off. They act stupid about it. Hell this was medical rally and you're trying to tell me most aren't there to just party and get blitzed? Makes the whole issue look foolish. These people hurt the medical cannabis issue when they do this. Now they hurt the issue of full scale legalization. They ruin everyone elses credibility even though the cause is a just one, through association.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#59 Mar 3, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Kuda, you're clueless. If you want marijuana legalization you need to realize their is very loud and visible group of clowns who make the whole issue seem like a joke. That is my point.
Here is are some perfect examples of these clowns who make a mockery of the cause...
Unlimited shatta dabs of medical for all.( Way to look credible in the face of your opponents.) I'm all for legalization, that's why these people piss me off. They act stupid about it. Hell this was medical rally and you're trying to tell me most aren't there to just party and get blitzed? Makes the whole issue look foolish. These people hurt the medical cannabis issue when they do this. Now they hurt the issue of full scale legalization. They ruin everyone elses credibility even though the cause is a just one, through association.
While intolerance causes personal torment, which we may also express by fueling social conflict, it's not inevitable.

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#60 Mar 3, 2014
kuda wrote:
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While intolerance causes personal torment, which we may also express by fueling social conflict, it's not inevitable.
Nice platitude.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#61 Mar 3, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Nice platitude.
Thanks. There's a lot to be said for tolerance.

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#62 Mar 3, 2014
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks. There's a lot to be said for tolerance.
You must not know what a platitude is. I tolerate dumb-asses but I also realize if I don't separate them from my life and causes then others judge me and my causes by their bad behavior. It's not about tolerance isn't the issue here, it's about having credibility.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#63 Mar 3, 2014
FTW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>You must not know what a platitude is. I tolerate dumb-asses but I also realize if I don't separate them from my life and causes then others judge me and my causes by their bad behavior. It's not about tolerance isn't the issue here, it's about having credibility.
while I frequently address ethical issues, I write originally rather than repeat overused slogans. I'm talking about tolerance, not credibility. Intolerance is sometimes expressed by dismissing others as lacking credibility.

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