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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:06 PM

 

Colorado Democratic Party Endorses Pot Legalization

Colorado Democratic Party Endorses Pot Legalization

Delegates at the Colorado Democratic Party state convention in Pueblo Saturday formally endorsed Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. Because support for the initiative was so strong at the convention, the endorsement becomes part of the party's "essential" platform.

The initiative had already won the support of Democrats in 15 counties, including eight of the 10 most populous. Those counties are Boulder, Delta, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Garfield, Jefferson, La Plata, Larimer, Pitkin, Pueblo, Routt, and Weld.

"This is a mainstream issue," said Cindy Lowery-Graber, chair of the Denver Democratic Party. "Polls show that more than 60% of Democrats and a solid majority of independents believe marijuana should be treated like alcohol. A broad coalition is forming in support of Amendment 64 and I am proud to say that it now includes the Colorado Democratic Party."

It's not just Democrats and independents who are supporting the notion of marijuana regulation. Last month, the Denver County Republican Assembly approved a resolution calling for just that, although they did not explicitly endorse Amendment 64. That resolution got 56% of the vote.http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/897270/colorado_democratic_party_endorses_pot_legalization/

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Reply Colorado Democratic Party Endorses Pot Legalization (Original post)
otohara Apr 2012 OP
99th_Monkey Apr 2012 #1
msongs Apr 2012 #2
kestrel91316 Apr 2012 #3
LetTimmySmoke Apr 2012 #4
joshcryer Apr 2012 #5
musiclawyer Apr 2012 #6
otohara Apr 2012 #7
joshcryer Apr 2012 #8
joshcryer Jun 2012 #9
RainDog Jun 2012 #10
joshcryer Jun 2012 #11
joshcryer Oct 2012 #12

Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:29 PM

1. Good for them

 

step by step, brick by brick, a New World awaits us ... but not
Bush Crime Family's "New World Order" of vulture capitalism.

Eventually this whole damn house-of-cards charade (i.e. the old
paradigm) will crumble under the weight of it's own greed and
stupidity ... to make way for a Tomorrow worth living.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:34 PM

2. they better watch out or they might be droned by the DC leadership nt

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:15 PM

3. If they treat it like alcohol, only licensed mega-corp producers

 

will be able to produce and sell it. There will be no way for the small producer to use it as a cash crop on a small farm or even a backyard.

I like our model here in CA where medical need is supreme, and small individual producers and collectives are the only ones allowed under the law.

KEEP BIG AG OUT OF CANNABIS!!!

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:21 PM

4. Fuck yeah. Watch for the stinging rebuke from the prohibitionist Obama Administration.

 

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 03:48 AM

5. Colorado is a true bellweather for the US as a whole, imo.

Latin American population, white population, liberal population, Asian population. Whole cross section of the country.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:42 PM

6. I really believe one of both of the COL/WA state measures will pass

Once that happens, there NO going back. Leak in dam that will rupture the dam. I wish CA had gotten its act together for this year It is time. If someone posts a link for donating to those measure in COL and WA it woud be greatly appreciated.

It is unamerican and unconstitutional to deny americans the right to choose what they put in their body, including alcohol and cannabis, as long as the state collects its fair share to deal with that relatively small population that has addictive personality and will abuse.
And that is only the civil libertarian perspective. The social cost and other negative repercussions of prohibition are legion and beyond the scope of this thread.

Go Colorado!

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 02:27 PM

7. Me Too

 

There's way too many pot smokers in CO.

Have you ever seen this?

There's one in Denver too at Civic Ctr.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 12:01 AM

8. Kick for exposure. :)

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 05:18 AM

9. Some related news, Majority of Coloradans support legalization, and jury aquits local grower:

"Not Guilty" in Medical Marijuana Trial: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002797547

Poll: Colorado Wants Marijuana Legalized, Regulated Like Booze and Smokes: http://sync.democraticunderground.com/1002798314

A thread where I predicted that more Coloradans would come out in favor: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002591215#post7

The dispensaries were put up, hundreds of new businesses (for every 3-4 dispensaries there has been at least 1 clinic put up), and the world didn't end, so Coloradans have become used to it and likely many know people who smoke (all of my neighbors smoke, and they smoke legally).

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 04:52 PM

10. time has come today

I hope.

would you mind posting those commercials on the CO poll thread? it would be great if you did. I would, but since you have them here - I'm asking if you would.

ciao.

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Response to RainDog (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 04:57 PM

11. Sure! Easier for me, anyway, I can "edit post" and get the links real quick! :)

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:44 AM

12. Kick.

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