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Thursday, November 8, 2012

''Does Passage of Marijuana Legalization Mean That Colorado Is Ready To Become the New Amsterdam?''

From 'There are no Sunglasses'

''The Centennial State joined Washington in becoming the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana Tuesday night, setting up a battle between the states and the federal government, which prohibits use of the drug. The historic votes were among a host of decisions on ballot initiatives that will shape state-level policy on everything from recreational drug use to same-sex marriage. But Gov. John Hickenlooper, who opposed the marijuana measure, said the federal government still considers marijuana taboo, so breaking out the bong could be premature.''

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