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Rolling Stone: The Next Seven States To Nullify (Legalize Pot)

By Tim Dickinson | Rolling Stone

The Berlin Wall of pot prohibition seems to be crumbling before our eyes.

By fully legalizing marijuana through direct democracy, Colorado and Washington have fundamentally changed the national conversation about cannabis. As many as 58 percent of Americans now believe marijuana should be legal. And our political establishment is catching on. Former president Jimmy Carter came out this month and endorsed taxed-and-regulated weed. "I'm in favor of it," Carter said. "I think it's OK." In a December 5th letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) suggested it might be possible "to amend the Federal Controlled Substances Act to allow possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, at least in jurisdictions where it is legal under state law." Even President Obama hinted at a more flexible approach to prohibition, telling 20/20's Barbara Walters that the federal government was unlikely to crack down on recreational users in states where pot is legal, adding, "We've got bigger fish to fry."

Encouraged by the example of Colorado and Oregon, states across the country are debating the merits of treating marijuana less like crystal meth and more like Jim Beam. Here are the next seven states most likely to legalize it:

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I'd like to see politicians taking steps to legalize anabolic

steroids. They are one of the most underrated forms of medicine that can help cancer and AIDS patients as well as individuals suffering from muscular dystrophy and anemia.

Steroids being illegal had made it harder for physicians to prescribe steroids for those seeking recreational or medicinal use.

Obama Translator

"We've got bigger fish to fry"

Translation:

"Well Barbara ... my buddies in pharma, cotton, alcohol, fuel, and just about everyone else has paid me well this time around. So they can expect service soon.

But we've found it's best to wait until the spotlight dies down before we make our move. We've assured them we'll be ramping up the raids on outlets and dispensaries by this coming spring at the earliest I would think."

"Fry" being the key word here...

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
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oh and while we throw you the pot bone

we're going to take your guns. You'll all be so mellow you won't want them any more anyway

beephree

This is great BUTT...there's always a but..

Weed is only the tip of the iceberg! We need to have a serious thread/discussion about spreading HEMP production.

Lima-1, out.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

It is now legal to grow hemp

It is now legal to grow hemp in Colorado. So the laws are now there. Now we just need farmers who are willing to be guinea pigs.

Sure

Anyone want to donate me some land. ;)

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Great find

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