Any potheads from CO or WA? Has legalization changed anything for you?

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  1. rorydaboss

    rorydaboss Brown Belt

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    Weed is now legal in Colorado and Washington. Has it changed your smoking habits, prices, the amount of people selling, etc?
     
  2. Blitz55

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    Nothing yet, prob won't see a major change for another year when they start getting the stores going.

    Until then it's nice to smoke it outside my window and give even less of a fuck than I had before even though that wasn't much of a fuck given then. But it's just nice feeling.



    Also Id like to take this time to point out there is a difference between a pot head and a casual smoker, and even a very casual smoker.

    Mostly weekends for me and it's a hit or two tops. I don't like getting stupid stoned. Just enough to play some games or do some art work for a few hours.
     
  3. NetGeek

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    EDIT: Beat me to it above^^^^^ good post.

    I don't live there or smoke weed but I hear there is really a misunderstanding about how people can buy. You cannot go to a store and buy because it is still illegal and I believe it will stay that way till 2014? I don't think right away its going to be any cheaper or easier to acquire and do to confusion make it easier to get arrested. I think people have to be very careful about how they should handle it. In Washington State police made a nice website to explain to people about what their rights are for it.
     
  4. SevenSamurai

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    I have friends in jail in Colorado for something now "legal"

    however they got busted by the Feds so none of this would really have been different

    timing is everything...
     
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    I don't live in Washington but I was down their for 2 weeks at my cousins and it was awesome to Smoke on the sundeck and outside without being paranoid. but the only thing is the fucking feds
     
  6. rorydaboss

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    Feds aren't going to bust people smoking. It isn't worth it to them. It isn't even worth it for them to bust small time dealers. If you aren't dealing weight the feds should be the least of your worries.
     
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    I heard that due to it being a gateway drug both those entire states are now snorting meth off of hookers foreheads.
     
  8. Chest Rockwell

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    All I know is that the cannabis cup in boulder for 420 is going to be beyond epic, people from all around the usa and the world for that matter are making the trip mecca style.
     
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    Damn straight, bout time they experienced life.
     
  10. SevenSamurai

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    In all seriousness, this legislation doesn't really affect the Federal activity in Colorado right? I mean, dealers never feared the Boulder or Colorado state police in the first place -It was always the Feds and their manditory minimums that keep people scared. Now with this legislation, it would seem that distribution businesses would flock to Colorado under the false impression that it would be safer -but with the concentration it would seem the Feds would ramp up their efforts in the state

    Not that the casual smokers needs to fear the Feds, but Marijauna has to get distributed and the Feds are to be feared in this regard.

    I'm I off here? How does the Federal emphasis on distribution change with this state legislation?
     
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    Will people busted by the state for marijuana before legalization still be held accountable for their crimes and kept in jail? Like, simple possession charges?

    Shitty if so.
     
  12. SevenSamurai

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    Not sure. My friends were taken down by the feds in Boulder and Aspen.
     
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    You shouldn't be held in jail and charged for a crime that doesn't exist anymore. That's bullshit.

    I'm still curious as to how the whole growing your own 6 plants thing works in CO. Will you need a license to grow your own plants? How will they know if you are selling any on the side, tax free?
     
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    tourist revenue will be massive then.
     
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    I don't think so. I think those that were busted that would not be under the new laws will be freed. I think the idea is to get them out of the prison system. Id have to read over it again but I am pretty sure thats the idea.

    Depends on the size of the crime though. It's not like if you were busted for drug trafficking weed you will be cleared, large shipment type things will probably keep you in jail id imagine.
     
  16. ground+pound

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    In WA we won't be able to buy until a year, so nothing's changed for the common smoker.

    Although I imagine all the "medical" user are all pissed having worked so hard to create their little exemption where they can smoke and grow under the radar. Now they'll be roped into more exposure.

    I think the big concern is how they will handle the driving while stoned shit. Because up until now it was always a sort of cool thing that you could get all baked and drive. And I think medical users benefited from this little loophole in cops' ability to test for weed, or even be thinking about it when they pull someone over. Now I think they fear that the state will implement all this draconian shit based on piss tests, which is a valid fear, but in the long term I think this will fail.

    Eventually a few lawyers are gonna pop up and say "hey fuck heads. Just because someone pisses weed doesn't mean they are currently intoxicated on the substance." And I think this could spark a sort of revolution that may even spill over into occupation testing. Anyway..I think it's a good thing in the long term.
     
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    I just read today that in CO if you are pulled over and the cop smells weed, it is no longer probable cause to search your car. They can't do shit about it.
     
  18. Scrody

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    All I know is my friends have started callin it "dat 502"
     
  19. Scrody

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    I heard (not sure if its true) that if you were being held for simple possession they let you out when the law passed.
     
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    State law has literally zero bearing on Federal law in this regard.
    It may influence informal policy type stuff in the districts but Federal law remains precisely as it was, the feds can still kick in your door, arrest you at gunpoint and move to forfeit your home for possession of a single joint.

    What's likely from an enforcement standpoint is another story, but they're empowered the same, irrespective of what the states pass.

    A guy I went to high school with- a really, really decent dude- is serving a in a Federal Prison Camp for growing marijuana. It's just so absurd.
     

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