Amendment 64-inspired petition says Florida pot law would benefit "stoners and children"

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Since November 6, all sorts of venting has taken place on the White House's petition website, including a call for Colorado to break away from the United States. But that's not the only post-election attention Colorado is getting in citizen appeals to the Obama administration: A petition praising Amendment 64 calls for a similar measure to be passed in Florida -- because it's the right thing to do for children and stoners.

Here's the text of the WhiteHouse.gov petition, which, as of this writing, has nearly 3,000 signatures.

To enact a policy exactly like or resembling Amendment 64 for the recreational use of marijuana in the state of Florida.

For any Florida resident conscious of the current marijuana laws knows that they are among the steepest in the country. Cannabis annually takes zero lives, yet it imprisons a person every 42 seconds. It's just senseless to put harmless people behind bars for smoking a harmless flower. Amendment 64 needs to be brought to Florida, and soon. Legalize it. Legalize it, and tax it. It's no secret that Florida is not only an awful state for a smoker, but an awful state for a student. Reinvest the taxes collected from the the selling of a harmless plant into education and give stoners and children alike a better tomorrow.

It's worth noting that this kind of petition doesn't actually make a whole lot of sense, given that marijuana legalization at this point is an issue at the state level. It's not as if the federal government could do anything to change policy in a single state.

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Amendment 64 Watch Party in Colorado last week.
In Colorado, the passage of Amendment 64, the Regulate Alcohol Like Marijuana act has gotten national attention. Officials are grappling with the next steps, as well as the contradictions. For instance, small amounts of recreational marijuana will be legal in Colorado for adults 21 and over within weeks, but it remains illegal at the federal level.

Continue to read more about the Florida petition.


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IsupportFreedom
IsupportFreedom

Alcohol prohibition ended with the states first, the fed's following afterwards, why would cannabis prohibition differ?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Flor-uh-duh would be daft enough to implement and duplicate a demonstrable Fraud and Sham like A64.

 

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IsupportFreedom  ... Because ... Marijuana ain't Alcohol? ... never was, never will be.

 

Or because this ain't 1933 ?

DonkeyKicker
DonkeyKicker

 @DonkeyHotay Again, stay the hell in Mexico, DonkeyHotay aka Corey Donahue, and keep your lame and uneducated stupid comments with.

123654
123654

 @DonkeyHotay What are you talking about? That is the best thing to do,  and cannabis prohibition will end very much like alcohol prohibition. And alchohol is MUCH worse then Marijuana so keep you're mouth shut about that. What you're saying is extremely ignorant and using ain't makes you look even less intelligent...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @123654 

 

A64 did NOT legalize marijuana -- not even close

 

A64 will NOT reduce a single arrest for Marijuana Crimes in Colorado.

 

A64 did NOT repeal or modify a single Felony Marijuana law in Colorado.

 

A64 specifically EXCLUDES everyone under 21 from ANY protection -- the very age group that suffers nearly 50% of all marijuana arrests in Colorado.

 

A64 = a Fraud and a Sham, promoted by Lying Liars, for Fools and Tools too stupid to read, much less comprehend what it proposes.

 

 

krymsun
krymsun

 .. still chuckling and nodding; Cannabis may benefit many conditions, but cain't nuthin' cure Stupid!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @I_Support_Freedom = reading comprehension FAIL.

 

You laughably claimed A64 would REDUCE underage use.

 

How does making it EASIER -- ostensibly -- for those OVER 21 to use and obtain marijuana make it any harder -- or change the desire -- of those UNDER 21 ?

 

Be specific, and show your work.

ccapra
ccapra

 @DonkeyHotay  @123654

 Boulder DA Stan Garnett's FB status: "Amendment 64 passed in Boulder County, 66%-33%; accordingly, the 20th JD DA's office will dismiss all pending possession of MJ less than an ounce, and MJ paraphenalia cases, for defendants over the age of 21. Cases of driving under the influence of MJ (or any other drug, including alcohol) remain a top priority."

 

So much for your theory.

ccapra
ccapra

 @DonkeyHotay  @123654

 a64 makes it legal in Colorado to have up to 1 ounce.  I know you prefer to pay a fine, but to say "not even close" is a blantant lie.  As for the arrests, when someone pointed out to you Washington dropped 200+ cases as a result of their passage you then bemoned the lack of fines collected.  So you can't have it both ways. 

 

But keep cutting and pasting the same tired diatribe.  The people have spoken and passed the law, no matter how many duplicative posts you do won't change that.

 

So at this point you're pretty much a troll and further interaction with you on this topic is not only uncessary but refreshing.

I_Support_Freedom
I_Support_Freedom

 @DonkeyHotay

Can you not read? I said that it will still be illegal for everyone under 21, again so is alcohol. Again, all persons under 21 who smoke will continue to smoke, and all those under 21 will continue to drink, duh. It is harder to get alcohol than pot currently, yet, the one that is harder to obtain is "legal."

 

I never claimed that people under 21 could smoke after amendment 64, I think you just enjoy ranting.

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @I_Support_Freedom  "A64 makes cannabis illegal for any person under 21, JUST LIKE ALCOHOL. Side note: while I was in high school, it was easier to buy pot than alcohol, so legalization will lower the minors abusing it."

 

You're either still drunk, or high.

 

Marijuana will STILL BE ILLEGAL for EVERYONE under 21 via A64.

 

How will that reduce "minors" from using it?

 

They USE IT NOW, it's ILLEGAL for them.

They'll USE IT next week, it'll still be ILLEGAL for them.

 

I_Support_Freedom
I_Support_Freedom

 @DonkeyHotay  @123654 

Interesting, you are both right and wrong at the same time.

 

A64 DID legalize marijuana possesion - there is an ounce limit in place

 

Your second point IS invalid because it is an opinion.

 

A64 DID remove the fines associated with possessing marijuana (under an ounce); duh, there are still felonies involved with possessing more.

 

A64 makes cannabis illegal for any person under 21, JUST LIKE ALCOHOL. Side note: while I was in high school, it was easier to buy pot than alcohol, so legalization will lower the minors abusing it.

 

A64 is small stepping stone to removing federal powers and giving the people and states their freedom back.

 

I can't tell whether you:

 - really hate weed

          or

 - are an idealist who either wants it illegal or completely legal (which even alcohol remains regulated after its prohibition.)

         or

 - are a troll

 

Cheers

123654
123654

 @DonkeyHotay never mind, you make very valid points, i take back what i said

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