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News Desk: Marijuana War Joined Through Victory

The Rocky Mountain High just got a whole lot higher. On Tuesday night, Amendment 64 — the measure seeking the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults — was passed by Colorado voters, making Colorado the first state to end marijuana prohibition in the United States. [Huffington Post]

IT IS official.

We’ve got to move.

It’s a huge victory for the Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the pro-pot group behind Amendment 64. “Over the past eight years in Colorado, we have argued that it is irrational to punish adults for choosing to use a product that is far less harmful than alcohol,” Mason Tvert, co-director of the campaign, said in a statement. “Today, the voters agreed. Colorado will no longer have laws that steer people toward using alcohol, and adults will be free to use marijuana instead if that is what they prefer. And we will be better off as a society because of it.”

Washington did, too, to take advantage of the revenue:

Washington State voters on Tuesday cast their ballots in support of an unorthodox way of raising tax revenue: marijuana legalization. The measure, Initiative 502, will legalize and regulate the production, possession and distribution of cannabis for persons age 21 and older.

Oregon said no.

Massachusetts said yes for medical marijuana.

I’ve got a contact high.

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6 Responses to News Desk: Marijuana War Joined Through Victory

  1. TaosJohn November 7, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    What a glorious morning. I’m so happy to be living in the West!

    Don’t know why marijuana isn’t legal in NM–Latinos can be socially conservative, though–at any rate, you never hear of grownups being busted for simple possession. It’s like the authorities just don’t give a damn, which is kinda nice. When I got my first haircut in Taos (’99), the Latino barber talked casually about harvesting his “mota” that week in the mountains. No compunction about saying this to an Anglo stranger…

    • Taylor Marsh November 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

      It’s a great day.

      Get on NM, will ya!

  2. Cujo359 November 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    The Washington initiative is not about medical marijuana. It also legalizes (and taxes) the sale of small amounts of marijuana to adults.

    • Taylor Marsh November 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

      The quote from the article I included clearly states what you write above.

      • Cujo359 November 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

        When I read this article before, it seemed to say:

        “Washington did, too, Massachusetts said yes for medical marijuana.”, without that quote in between the two clauses. Don’t know what happened there.

        • Taylor Marsh November 8, 2012 at 10:23 am #

          hmmm… The quote was there from the start.

          We’re on the same page.

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