Colorado Will Have to Wait to Hold the World's Largest Clambake

November 7, 2012 at 4:41a    by Jason Priestas    
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Governor: "Don't break out the Cheetos or Gold Fish too quickly." (twitter.com)
Source: @leithstevens

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hodge's picture

In other news, Taco Bell is reporting a statewide shotage of these:
 

Sometimes, the good people of Colorado have just got to live mas.

Alhan's picture

I'm pretty sure Cheetos are only called cheatos in SEC country...
;-)

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Washington did it too.  I'm amazed that California wasn't the first state to legalize it.

Class of 2010.

Oyster's picture

They kinda did already with the medical use law.  Just get a prescription, which I'm going to bet is not that difficult.

hodge's picture

California was able to mobilize a massive opposition contingent to vote it down a few years back; though I think that was a decriminalization initiative, not full-scale legalization.

NW Buckeye's picture

I live in Washington.  We have a medical use law already in effect.  The law that was passed last night was a recreational law that decriminalizes (state, not federal) the possession of 1 ounce or less.  It also sets regs for commercial growing and distributions (retail stores) with taxes imposed everywhere along the route of production, processing, and retailing. 
California tried to pass a similar law, but it did not have the tax detail of the Washington initiative.  The main opposition here, as it was in California, was the medical pot industry.  This was not anticipated in CA when it was on their ballot, and the law did not offer them enough protections.  In Washington, they can be part of the distribution system, and the low possession limit really keeps them in the loop for any medical use (currently 8 oz possession is allowed). 
And, for what it is worth, the federal trumps state law opinion applies to the medical dispensaries/growers as well, but there are many operating without incident in WA, OR, and CA.  
Please note, this is not a statement in favor or against any of this, I just thought some of you would like to know a west coast perspective on all this. 

cplunk's picture

Interesting that just a few weeks ago Peyton Manning bought 28 Papa John's franchises in Colorado. Hmmm.....

spqr2008's picture

Nobody ever said Archie's boy was stupid.

buckeyeEddie27's picture


 

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

BuckeyeSki's picture

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I'd upvote you a million times if I could.  Lmfao!

Class of 2010.

GoBucks713's picture

I need to find out if BTN is carried in Colorado.....

-The Aristocrats!

tennbuckeye19's picture

Onterrio Smith, of "Wizzinator" fame, has reportedly just joined the Colorado staff as a "special assistant".
 

BoFuquel's picture

Now any player can smoke,all you got to do is make a trip to one of these havens every 6 months.You are then legal anywhere, now that's progressive.Load the vans up chillin', make the trip, then your butt is covered, even back home.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Bucksfan's picture

Like, go Buffalos, man!

BeanvilleBuck's picture

This could hurt the Oregon football program, yes?

"Winning takes care of everything. - Woody Hayes"

onetwentyeight's picture

I thought about this but Washington also passed a similar initiative and it's right next to Oregon. Yes I actually thought about the COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECRUITING IMPLICATIONS of legalizing marijuana last night. I have no life. 

Bucksfan's picture

No, I think what onetwentyeight's saying is that west coast recruits might take a 2nd look at Washington or Colorado if they're not going to get in trouble for marijuana possession, so Oregon recruiting might take a hit.
Honestly, I don't think it will matter much.

UrbanWoodrowEarlTressel's picture

Alright, Alright, Alright
 

OSUBias's picture

They still have to abide by either school or NCAA drug testing rules, whether it's legal or not.
And let's be serious here: people who want to smoke are not that worried about legal implications.
Love the post @UrbanWoodrow...

Slider...you stink