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NY Times: In Colorado, No Playbook For New Marijuana Law

DENVER — Anthony Orozco, 19, a community college student and soccer player in southeastern Colorado, is facing criminal charges for something that will soon be legal across this state: the possession of a few nuggets of marijuana and a pipe he used to smoke it.

Mr. Orozco said that one day in September he and a few friends were driving in Lamar, on the plains near the Kansas border, when they were pulled over. After the police officer found marijuana in the car, Mr. Orozco was issued a summons for possession and drug paraphernalia — petty offenses that each carry a $100 fine — and given a court date.

“We get treated like criminals,” Mr. Orozco said.

But is he one? In the uncertain weeks following Colorado’s vote to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, the answer in hundreds of minor drug cases depends less on the law than on location.

Hundreds of misdemeanor marijuana cases are already being dropped here and in Washington State, which approved a similar measure. Police departments have stopped charging adults 21 years and older for small-scale possession that will be legally sanctioned once the laws take effect in the coming weeks.


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wait . . . what . . .

... wherein do We The People give the government total jurisdiction over every plant on Earth ?

I reckon' not

Good point

Every year over 800,000 folks get arrested for smoking a plant...a plant Israel's king Solomon smoked! (you bet it helped his wisdom...btw on his grave folks placed marijuana leafs)

Free the plant and free the human slaves!

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