Colorado Legalizes Marijuana: Right or Wrong?

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Lost in the commotion over President Obama's reelection: Colorado Amendment 64 legalized marijuana in the Rocky Mountain State on Election Day.

Yes ... the term "Rocky Mountain High" just took on a new meaning.

Colorado Marijuana

Amendment 64, a measure seeking the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults, was passed by Colorado voters in a statewide reefer-endum (sorry).

This makes Colorado the first U.S. state to end marijuana prohibition.

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, a vocal opponent to the bill to legalize pot, reacted to the passage of A64 in a statement late Tuesday night:

"The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will."

"This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly."

Awesome quote.

Indeed, the passage of the state measure is without historical precedent and the consequences and implementation will likely be closely-watched around the world.

Although Colorado "legalized it," it will be several months, perhaps as long as a year, before Colorado adults over the age of 21 can enjoy the legal sale of marijuana.

It is unclear how the amendment's passage will be reconciled with existing federal law, or how the drug will be legally sold and regulated in the state.

What do you think? Is legalization of marijuana a good idea?

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Living in australia here....everything is illegal except cigarettes and alcohol, the two most deadly drugs. Marijuana should be legalised the world thru, the greedy government would make billions in taxes. If i could i would smoke pot recreationally, but obviously the government sees alcohol and cigarettes as a healthier and safer choice??? Legalise it for gods sake!

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When the drug is legal the mexicans wont try to sell it across the border ending the border war and quit wasting tax payers money fighting a drug war we are loosing they can tax the marijuanna and make a profit no different than alcohol that kills more people and sold in every convience store. Hemp is used to make rope it take 10 acres of trees to produce the same as one acre of hemp to make same product. do the research on it the politicians and the big tree farms do not want to loose a profit by legalizing a plant to destroy a tree that everyone can use for shade not everyone wants to smoke pot but free up our jails and prisons people get more time for marijuana than rape and murder and child molestation. Man made alcohol god made cannabis along with alot of other plasnts we use as drugs to treat illness like asprin its from a tree if my grandma gets sick and cant eat from cancer i will get her some weed so she can have munchies and be pain free in the privacy of her home like the other 6 million pot smoker in america that includes DR. Lawyer President police just get over ourselves who gets to vote the alcoholics

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At least Coloradians thought about how they were gonna get thru the next 4yrs....of Obamacrap!

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"This makes Colorado the first U.S. state to end marijuana prohibition." So is Washington...

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The only reason it isn't legal is the lack of a road side sobriety test.

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Totally good idea who is plant illegal anyway? Tobacco is way worse for you yet its legal. Its about time They legalized pot, other states need to follow suit

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I have serious medical issues and I don't do Pot but if it was legal and could help with my health issues instead of taking a bottle of Advil a week that is hard on my liver and stomach! Why Not?