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3OH!3

New Colorado Weed Law

Could Save Our Country

11/8/2012 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Colorado electropop duo 3OH!3 -- famous for that song "Don't Trust Me" -- is (s)toked their home state legalized recreational weed use, telling TMZ, Colorado is setting a precedent that could solve America's biggest problems ... and not just glaucoma.

Nathaniel Motte -- one half of the group -- tells us, he's always supported marijuana legalization because a) the revenue streams from taxing weed could really help the government financially, and b) legalizing the drug would alleviate jail overpopulation problems.

Motte -- who doesn't personally smoke anymore -- says legalizing the drug for recreational use in in Colorado (the first state ever to do so) will also improve its safety by allowing the government to regulate quality.

Motte adds, "I'm proud that Colorado can stand as an example for other states to follow."

FYI -- enacting the new weed laws could take months ... and marijuana is still illegal on the Federal level ... so there are a few more hoops to jump through before Coloradicals can light up on the street.

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Shasmith    

This law, which i have wanted forever, is creating jobs and going to raise a lot of money for the state. Other than giving the cops a break there is nothing to fear. Yay, us!!

660 days ago
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Scary    

Federal law trumps state law, so how are they going to make this work? That's one of the problems with CA's medical marijuana law...

660 days ago
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susan    

Schools preach to kids not to do drugs and that pot fries your brain and yet they want to give money to schools that come from the sale of marijuana? Hmm. Doesn't sound right.

660 days ago
49.

Jen    

I'm not saying I know the answer to everything but can I just add to the discussion I am born and raised Dutch, pot has been legal there longer than I've been alive and everyone is okay? As soon as they started banning pot selling to non-Dutch customers, illegal trade started up again and crime went up. I'm not saying legalizing is a sure fire way to control the entire market and minimize crime, in fact at first when legalized it might get worse for a while, but yes I do think eventually once the right system has been found and implemented for it, control can make it safer than it was when it was illegal. I've never had a problem or addiction and neither have any of my friends. When you're a teen an it's legal suddenly you're forced to think for yourself whether you really want to do that or not. Funny enough the badass kids smoked cigarettes not weed. Potheads were kinda sad.

660 days ago
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Peggy    

I say legalize it and all the stupid drugs people insist on taking. HOWEVER, if you do ANY damage to anyone else as the result of your taking drugs, you will be fined $1 million for each offense. That would include robbing a store, driving stoned, etc. etc. If you can't pay the fine you spend the rest of your life in jail.

660 days ago
51.

Lydia    

If someone is a pot smoker are they more driven or less driven? Last thing we need in America are more "less driven" people.

660 days ago
52.

curt    

I just don't get how they can make something that is natural illegal. I mean if god mad it why is it bad. Plus its been used by a lot of people at lest two presidents {Thomas jefferson and George Washington} wile in office and the native americans for centuries.

660 days ago
53.

Michael    

Why didn't you mention Washington?

660 days ago
54.

sunny    

"...Colorado (the first state ever to do so)..."
Um, have any of you heard of a state named Alaska??!!
Look up the history of marijuana laws there...

659 days ago
55.

Deb    

What about the great state of Washington? We also legilized "mary jane". What makes Colorado the first?

659 days ago
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Miller Cerasuolo    

One of the biggest side stories from the most recent election was Colorado and Washington voting in favor of the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Although several states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, Colorado and Washington have now become the first states to legalize the drug for recreational use. It will be very interesting to see how the federal government responds to these new measures over the next several months and years. According to federal law marijuana is illegal to possess and distribute and is classified as a schedule one controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Furthermore, Article VI Clause 2 of the United States Constitution mandates that the Constitution, Federal Statutes, and Untied States Treaties “shall be the supreme law of the land.” Therefore, in instances such as this one where a state law and a federal law are in direct conflict, the federal law will be controlling. Although recreational use of marijuana is illegal under the Controlled Substances Act, it will be up to the President, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Justice Department to decide whether and how rigorously to enforce the Act against the citizens of Colorado and Washington who have clearly voiced their opinions in favor of legalization. Certainly this issue is far from a settled one; therefore, Coloradans and Washingtonians may want to follow the advice of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper when he warned on election night to not “break out the Cheetos or the Goldfish too quickly.”

654 days ago
57.

Rawrface    

I'm not even worried, guys. Weed will be legalized very soon! Just gotta make all the haters and people 'afraid' of the lies... we have to make them believe the TRUTH! LEGALIZE IT! Stop living in fear! <3 Love always remains.

If you live in a state where Marijuana isn't legal yet and still want the same type of highs, I suggest checking out uIntoxicate.com. It has amazingly detailed legal highs reviews and where to get them without getting ripped off!
Also! I'm starting up a new forum dedicated to my fellows stoners. Come on over and join the high conversations! We're quite new, but VERY welcoming.

CHECK IT: http://uintoxicate.com/
STONER FORUMS: http://www.stonersofthestates.com/forum/

650 days ago
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