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Hundreds of pot smokers
light up Washington in
fanfare midnight countdown
as state legalizes marijuana

Associated Press/Daily Mail (UK), by Staff & Mario Ledwith

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/6/2012 6:51:40 PM

With not an arresting officer in sight crowds of smiling people lit joints under Seattle’s Space Needle on early Thursday morning celebrating marijuana now legal under Washington state law. Hundreds gathered at Seattle Center for a New Year´s Eve-style countdown to 12am, when the legalization measure passed by voters last month took effect. When the clock struck, they cheered and sparked up in unison. A few dozen people gathered on a sidewalk outside the north Seattle headquarters of the annual Hempfest celebration and did the same, offering joints to reporters and blowing smoke into television news cameras.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/6/2012 6:59:57 PM     (No. 9052521)

Now isn´t that special? What a bunch of morons.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 12/6/2012 7:04:33 PM     (No. 9052525)

Duuude!

I hope the cops were around to watch for stoners who tried to drive home.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/6/2012 7:04:47 PM     (No. 9052527)

And how many potters will be found lying on the ground too stoned to move on home or just dead?
Son tells of picking his way through A Danish city back when drugs were first legal stepping around and over bodies living and dead looking for AWOL American soldiers.
If the bodies hadn´t moved by late afternoon they were scooped up and tossed into carts like garbage to huwl off

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Reply 4 - Posted by: quark, 12/6/2012 7:11:21 PM     (No. 9052540)

I thought the law was for using on your own property.... so didn´t they all just break that law?? or it just doesn´t matter, everythings cool.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sikupnfed, 12/6/2012 7:12:11 PM     (No. 9052541)

There is a time and a place for everything. That was their time. Maybe not the place. To shove it in our faces is just like the liberals. This United States is fast becoming unrecognizable to me.
I would probably go along with a well regulated legal pot market nationwide, where they sell limited amounts and TAX it heavily. This, in my mind, could help with crime rates, over-populated prisons, and perhaps ease up on the drug cartel violence. That´s the libertarian in me.
But this thing they did in WA and elsewhere seems like just releasing the horse´s reigns with no intent to control it. Could be wrong.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/6/2012 7:14:16 PM     (No. 9052545)

Their mothers must be so proud.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: farmwife, 12/6/2012 7:18:31 PM     (No. 9052557)

What about second hand smoke? No problem suddenly?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/6/2012 7:20:25 PM     (No. 9052562)

There are many angles to the cannabis legalization question, some of which merit serious thought. At the same time, the incredible importance and apparent regular use of this drug to what is clearly a large number of Americans, is unsettling. How many potheads, as opposed to occasional users are there? One cannot help wondering what accounts for the fervor of some users to make the drug more available. It is difficult to deny, of course, that legal prohibition of cannabis has proved to be an expensive and futile endeavor, serving principally to enrich suppliers and drug dealers. But that is only because of the enormous demand. Is America becoming a nation of potheads? Marijuana consumption and advocacy and Leftism seem to have some kind of innate natural connection. Perhaps weed is now the opiate of the masses, soothing and calming and mellowing them out to prepare them for the serfdom that awaits those who succumb to the Sirens´ song of collectivism. And it seems likely that smoking pot makes belief in Leftist fantasy ideology easier for some. I don´t know the answer to the legalization question, for there are arguments pro and con. It is the huge demand for this mind altering substance that concerns me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: HerbVA, 12/6/2012 7:25:24 PM     (No. 9052576)

Just try to light up a fine cigar there.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kono, 12/6/2012 7:30:49 PM     (No. 9052582)

Hope Washingstonians are prepared for the great buzzkill to descend upon them when the DEA decides to re-assert federal jurisdiction over Schedule 1 drugs there.

Re #3 -- it´s virtually impossible to O.D. on marijuana. Anyone who tries will eventually just fall asleep until it wears off.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/6/2012 7:53:30 PM     (No. 9052613)

#7 Yeah, that is what gets to me!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/6/2012 7:56:21 PM     (No. 9052619)

Look for this one to be repealed. They have no idea what they have just unleashed.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: KansasWind, 12/6/2012 8:15:04 PM     (No. 9052664)

Now the test begins.

Other countries that have legalized pot report their experiences as:

• Use and sales of illegal drugs went up
• Cost of police enforcement went up
• Rehabilitation costs went up
• Drug usage deaths went up
• Violent crime went up

For example, see reports to the Swiss parliament, which has reversed itself now.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/6/2012 9:05:08 PM     (No. 9052729)

Pot smokers welcome on the public square, but Christians banned.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: formerNYer, 12/6/2012 9:21:40 PM     (No. 9052753)

Well prohibition of pot has worked so well in this country. Almost as well as the 18th amendment.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/6/2012 10:04:38 PM     (No. 9052796)

Soma for the masses. I´m sure our majesty, George Soros, is pleased.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 12/6/2012 10:08:12 PM     (No. 9052799)

Good. Now all the dopeheads can move to Washington and Colorado and I won´t have to deal with them.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/6/2012 10:22:10 PM     (No. 9052814)

And in Boulder, CO they are now outlawing smoking in some outdoor areas, while overwhelmingly voting to legalize smoking pot a couple weeks ago. Good thing they never have to reconcile all the contradictions.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 12/7/2012 12:50:07 AM     (No. 9052908)

Yo..yo..Which airplane manufacturer is in Washington?? Boeing?.....Yeah that´s the ticket!!! Who is wanting to ride the friendly skies when those stoners put one together???

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Reply 20 - Posted by: peeps, 12/7/2012 12:52:57 AM     (No. 9052911)

I hate Washington state. And I live here. Creeps. King County (Seattle) screws the rest of us. Saw some teenagers walking down a path yesterday openly smoking marijuana.
1. they´re minors
2. they´re outdoors
...both of which are not allowed under the new POS "law"...but hey, u kidding, you´re gonna enforce the "fine points"...NOT! Idiots. I´m moving and taking my tax dollars with me, thanks DEMS.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: anonymous, 12/7/2012 1:15:09 AM     (No. 9052918)

Marijuana is not a healthy drug. However, I do support its availability as a prescription drug only for terminally ill patients or patients who are suffering pain that is insufferable.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: toddh, 12/7/2012 11:34:35 AM     (No. 9053637)

Updating a classic: Okay, all the freedom haters out there, find all your music files and delete them. Those musicians? Really, really stoned.

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