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Will in Seattle 1
Sweet.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on December 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM · Report this
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I am pretty happy the voters did not let themselves be fooled by conspiracy theorists and a corrupt medical marijuana industry.
Posted by giffy on December 5, 2012 at 5:57 PM · Report this
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Interesting historical note: December 5th is celebrated as Repeal Day, because the prohibition of alcohol ended on 12/5/33 with the ratification of the 21st amendment. Now 79 years later, we can also celebrate the beginning of the end of another kind of prohibition.
Posted by nerfherder on December 5, 2012 at 6:01 PM · Report this
Jessica 4
My 60 year old dad came over yesterday and is SO FUCKING EXCITED about this. he has an eighth he bought seven years ago, and he plans to smoke a joint in his front yard tomorrow. I think he was more excited than anyone else I've talked to.
Posted by Jessica on December 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM · Report this
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@4 I've never smoked pot that old, but isn't he going to be a little disappointed with the quality of his 7 year old doobie? Cheers to your dad anyway.
Posted by shabadoo on December 5, 2012 at 7:08 PM · Report this
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Ah yes, more proof that laws are pointless and harmful. (No, I do not think laws prevent or deter sexual violence and murder.)
Posted by 126yearcaphillresident on December 5, 2012 at 7:15 PM · Report this
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"Legal" means different things to different people. If you possess or smoke marijuana, you will be violating federal law. That an activity violates federal law is usually considered good reason to label it illegal.

But what the hell. We can all agree that it should be legal.
Posted by minderbender on December 5, 2012 at 7:28 PM · Report this
Dominic Holden 8
@7) That's a stale red herring. Federal law has no practical application on just possessing or smoking pot unless you're, like, inside a federal courthouse.
Posted by Dominic Holden on December 5, 2012 at 7:34 PM · Report this
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Actually, and weirdly, he said "sheep in wolf's clothing".
Posted by Joe in Seattle on December 5, 2012 at 8:13 PM · Report this
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@8 Or you get picked up on some other charge while in possession.
Posted by giffy on December 5, 2012 at 8:46 PM · Report this
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@8 maybe, but you wouldn't call drinking in a dry county "legal," even if there were little practical chance that you would be prosecuted.
Posted by minderbender on December 5, 2012 at 9:01 PM · Report this
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@10 Picked up by the Feds, that is. Don't smoke and kidnap!
Posted by SLCamper on December 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM · Report this
Dominic Holden 13
@10) If you're picked up for an offense that the feds care about and are federally prosecuted, I assure you that a secondary misdemeanor pot charge--if they even care about those crumbs--won't even register on your list of worries.
Posted by Dominic Holden on December 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM · Report this
veo_ 14
...waiting for the flood of photos of people with wee, pipes, and joints tomorrow on facebook.
Posted by veo_ on December 5, 2012 at 9:56 PM · Report this
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@13 If you're federally prosecuted. Very well might not wind up with enough evidence on the main charge and resort to the pot charge as a back up.

But I was just being pedantic. It is very unlikely for someone to get run up on federal possession laws unless they do something else pretty stupid.
Posted by giffy on December 5, 2012 at 9:57 PM · Report this
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The Feds can do this... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/opinio…
Posted by rothko on December 5, 2012 at 10:48 PM · Report this
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Beware, the Feds can do this... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/opinio…
Posted by rothko on December 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM · Report this
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Where are the weed shops at? Any in Ballard?
Posted by Bush_man on December 5, 2012 at 10:53 PM · Report this
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Don't give Gregoire any credit, she vetoed medical marijuana in April 2011 for political gain. She's probably going to get a cabinet post because of it. Obama remains against marijuana and no one really knows why.
Posted by dmanjam on December 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM · Report this

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