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Thread: Hold off on the Cheetos, Colorado gov tells potheads after voters back marijuana

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    Hold off on the Cheetos, Colorado gov tells potheads after voters back marijuana

    Colorado voted to legalize smoking marijuana Tuesday, but the governor warned tokers not to "break out the Cheetos or Goldfish" just yet, since the federal government still takes a dim view of pot.

    The Centennial State joined Washington in becoming the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana Tuesday night, setting up a battle between the states and the federal government, which prohibits use of the drug. The historic votes were among a host of decisions on ballot initiatives that will shape state-level policy on everything from recreational drug use to same-sex marriage. But Gov. John Hickenlooper, who opposed the marijuana measure, said the federal government still considers marijuana taboo, so breaking out the bong could be premature.

    The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will, Hickenlooper said. This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so dont break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.

    The Colorado measure has sparked a national debate about marijuana policy, with supporters pushing for the federal government to end marijuana prohibition nationwide. The Colorado measure states adults over 21 can possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, or six marijuana plants, for personal use. Opponents have said it will make the state a haven for drug tourists.
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/07/pot-legalization-measures-top-long-list-state-ballot-initiatives/?intcmp=trending#ixzz2BYHL9SSa
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    Seeing that pass was one of the more surprising outcomes last night. I'm very curious to see how its going to playout. I know the feds have said in the past they had little to no intentions to prosecute people for using marijuana for medical purposes in states where it was legal to do so. This however is something completely different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandShark13 View Post
    Seeing that pass was one of the more surprising outcomes last night. I'm very curious to see how its going to playout. I know the feds have said in the past they had little to no intentions to prosecute people for using marijuana for medical purposes in states where it was legal to do so. This however is something completely different.
    Yet they sent the DEA into Cali communities to disrupt and shut down legal medical marijuana dispensaries...
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    I have a good feeling the feds will try and shut this down. Too much power and control over our lives lost. These people hate losing power.





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    At least the everyday smoker won't have to worry about the local cops arresting him.
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