Marijuana: National media ramps up pressure on feds to make Amendment 64 decision

Categories: Marijuana

jamaican marijuana 205x205.jpg
It's now been approximately five months since voters approved Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and over in Colorado to use and possess small amounts of marijuana. Moreover, almost four months have passed since John Hickenlooper signed it into law, and four weeks-plus since U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said a decision about a federal response would be announced soon.

No wonder a major political news source is wondering just when "soon" might be.

Today, Talking Points Memo published an item entitled "President Obama's Marijuana Problem." Writing about A64 and a similar measure approved this past November in Washington state, reporter Hunter Walker writes:

Neither state's new legalization laws have fully taken effect yet. In both Colorado and Washington lawmakers are currently working to decide precisely how to regulate and implement the sale of marijuana for recreational use. If the government allows this process to proceed, pro-pot activists believe it will open the floodgates for a slew of new marijuana reform laws in other states where reluctant officials are waiting to see how the federal government will handle the issue. Thus far, though, the White House and Holder's Department of Justice have not indicated how they will handle the legalization laws.
eric holder with justice department seal 205x205.jpg
Eric Holder.
True enough -- but other aspects of the TPM piece are more suspect. For instance, the article says that "officials from both Washington and Colorado met with Holder in recent weeks to discuss how the legalization policies are being implemented in their respective states and to ask for guidance from the federal government."

If that was accurate, it would indicate some significant movement on the feds' part. But Carolyn Tyler, spokeswoman for Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who's quoted in the TPM piece, says no such face-to-face meeting has taken place. Indeed, the main contact between Holder and local decision-makers remains a post-election November conference call that also included Hickenlooper. Afterward, Hickenlooper's office characterized the content of the conversation like so:

Governor John Hickenlooper and Attorney General John Suthers talked to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by phone.... They emphasized the need for the federal government to articulate what its position will be related to Amendment 64. Everyone shared a sense of urgency and agreed to continue talking about the issue.
Whether the term "urgency" can still be applied to the Justice Department nearly half a year later is debatable.

"We certainly had hoped to have guidance as early as possible," Tyler acknowledges. But when she's asked if the AG is frustrated that the feds still haven't weighed in, she replies, "We're continuing to precede. As you know, the state is going about the work of implementing the will of the people on this.

"We were represented on the Amendment 64 task force," she adds. "That report is now at the legislature. At this point, we're waiting for legislative activity."

Suthers and company are waiting on Holder, too -- and with each passing day, the meaning of "soon" is further refined. But the more articles like the latest from Talking Points Memo that appear, the more the pressure on the Obama administration grows to finally make its intentions known.

More from our Marijuana archive: "Marijuana: Eric Holder says fed response to Colorado law coming soon."

My Voice Nation Help
178 comments
AnonymousHB
AnonymousHB

Good for the prosecutors!  This POS deserves nothing less than death

jose257
jose257

Obama has made his position clear by voting present.


JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

Westword why don't you clean up some of the 2 children's scribble so we can actually read the useful comments?

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

Will you know what´s really sad you write are artical about how we are waiting on a response from the Feds.  But at the same time you are ignoring the fact that Gov, Nixonlooper is frequently talking to the Feds.  

Have you learned to live above your pricipals Will?  Or are you such a joke o,f a well I would say reporter but that´s not you.  Let´s go with scribbler are you such a joke as a scribbler that you can´t even write a story when it´s looking you in the face? WHAT WAS SAID IN THE CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN NIXONLOOPER AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?  You and Michael are sowing how much a joke the Villiage Voice Media Holding Group is.  Hire people with no reporting skills, give them other people´s stories or government press releases and let them pretend they are reporters.  


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

They ALL look real worried & concerned over pot, in comparison to ???....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Dear lyin' Brian Vicente and mendacious Mason Tvert --


1) Did you really employ Repuglycan Rapist and Convicted Criminal Rob Corry as a co-author of A64?

2) Did you really intend for "enclosed locked space" to allow OUTDOOR cultivation in yards and farmland?

3) Which one of you retards came up with the word "remuneration" when you were DENYING all private Sales, maintaining FELONY Criminal penalties against all marijuana users and growers who would dare sell so much as a single gram?

4) Why is marijuana so harmful and dangerous that you DENIED EVERYONE under 21 years old any legal access to rec. marijuana, under CRIMINAL Penalty of Law?


Inquiring minds want to know.

Regards,

Donkey


Bonus question for Christian Sederberg: How many Eighths are in an Ounce?

Show your work.





DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1  "pathetic asswipe who has no idea that Black's Law (the first one I used) is a primary legal source."

EPIC LEGAL FAIL! ... from the dumber-than-dirt legal imbecile.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay <==== PATHETIC BULLSHITTING PATHOLOGICAL LYING TWAT

@DonkeyHotay

"@stuka1 ... unless you've got Lyin' Brian Vicente and Mendacious Mason Tvert [NOTE: CO-AUTHORS OF A64] on record as unequivocally stating that they meant "enclosed locked space" to include OUTSIDE in the YARD"

This is not the first time I have burned the shit out of you on this very point. I provided the statement of ROB CORRY, one of the CO-AUTHORS of A64, "unequivocally stating that they meant "enclosed locked space" to include OUTSIDE in the YARD"", just as you said:

@Rob Corry:  The proposed definition of “enclosed locked space” as including “covered from above and enclosed on all sides,” is far too narrow and would not permit outdoor growing even if the growing were behind an enclosed, locked fence. Outdoor growing can be done safely and securely. At this point, indoor growing is still the preferred method for many reasons including Colorado’s temperature and growing  season, but an advantage of outdoor growing is that it can be cheaper and more environmentallyconscious since it does not use power and fossil fuels, but rather the sun.
Outdoor growing should be allowed as long as it is done in an enclosed locked space.

I ALSO said: 

@stuka1 ****"HipTip: irrelevant Jackass Ad Hominem Fallacy coming up in 3....2....1.."******

...and you came through with flying colors with all sorts of irrelevant bullshit, trying to put up a smoke screen to cover the fact that you just got badly PWNED on your own claims.

AGAIN:  

@DonkeyHotay: "Guess what the PRIMARY LEGAL SOURCE for the definition of "enclosed locked space" will be as it applies to A64 ?"

@stuka1: "The PRIMARY LEGAL SOURCE for the definition of "enclosed locked space" as it applies to A64 will be A64 ITSELF, and the STATED INTENTIONS OFTHE AUTHORS WHO WROTE IT."

@DonkeyHotay : "@stuka1 ... unless you've got Lyin' Brian Vicente and Mendacious Mason Tvert [NOTE: CO-AUTHORS OF A64] on record as unequivocally stating that they meant "enclosed locked space" to include OUTSIDE in the YARD"

@stuka1(Quoting one of A64's CO-AUTHORS, "ON RECORD AS UNEQUIVOCALLY STATING THAT THEY MEANT "ENCLOSED LOCKED SPACE" TO INCLUDE OUTSIDE IN THE YARD":

 @Rob  Corry: "
The proposed definition of “enclosed locked space” as including “covered from above and enclosed on all sides,” is far too narrow and would not permit outdoor growing even if the growing were behind an enclosed, locked fence. Outdoor growing can be done safely and securely. At this point, indoor growing is still the preferred method for many reasons
including Colorado’s temperature and growing  season, but an advantage of outdoor growing is that it can be cheaper and more environmentallyconscious
since it does not use power and fossil fuels, but rather the sun.

Outdoor growing should be allowed as long as it is done in an enclosed locked space. 

HipTip:  All the slurs in the world toward Corry (whom I don't give a flying fuck about) cannot change the fact that you have been PROVEN here to be a PATHOLOGICAL-LYING, BULLSHITTING, QUIBBLING, PATHETIC ASSWIPE TROLL WHO MAKES UP HIS "FACTS" AS HE GOES ALONG DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HE IS TALKING ABOUT.

hth.

Editor_to_the_Letter
Editor_to_the_Letter

"We're continuing to precede. As you know, the state is going about the work of implementing the will of the people on this."

That would be proceed, Michael.

stuka1
stuka1

@JimTom <=== +1! 

Ban the Jackass and JimTom trolls!

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

NUT_TAPPPER!!!! why would we care about the opinion of a pussy who can't even stand up and accpt his responsibilities? Why do you care what happens in a state where you are a wanted felon?

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 

 "...maintaining FELONY Criminal penalties against all marijuana users and growers who would dare sell so much as a single gram..."

 Robert J. Corry, Jr. was a coauthor of Amendment 64, and assisted in the framing of the constitutional amendment placed before voters.

 "The Colorado Constitution, through Amendment 64, now specifically provides that any violation of Amendment 64 should be dealt with as a civil administrative matter, not as a criminal case. See Colorado Constitution, Article XVIII §16(5)(a)(IX) (“civil penalties for failure to comply with regulations made pursuant to this section.”)"


hth you pathetic fucking imbecile.


If you have any problems with that, grow a fucking pair of nuts and call Corry yourself at (303) 634-2244 or email him at Robert.Corry@comcast.net.

My money, again, says you are too much of a chickenshit whiny pussy to contact him directly, just like the last time I posted this same information while beating you up over this same issue and challenged you to do so.


hth you pathetic whiny punkass loser.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay"2) Did you really intend for "enclosed locked space" to allow OUTDOOR cultivation"

 So you admit that the Corry intended that A64 permit outdoor growing, and that an "Enclosed locked space" includes a fenced yard or a greenhouse. Noted.

Aren't you embarrassed, just humiliated that you have wasted so much times fucking your Taliban-cum-covered maw with your shit-stained hooves, bleating your made-up bullshit pathological lies about A64 forbidding greenhouses and outdoor growing?

Or you just too stupid to get it?

My money says Door #2.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 = continually punks himself in public.

THE LEGISLATURE will determine the definition of "enclosed locked space" ... and THAT will become the PRIMARY LEGAL SOURCE, since A64 FAILED to explicitly and unequivocally define it, ipso facto, you simpering brain-dead buttfuck.

Now run along and read some more internet dictionaries, and study up on hyperspace hemp farming.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Editor_to_the_Letter  ... who needs Grammar when you've got Pot ?

Michael is still working on that "128 eighths" ounce that Sederberg gave him.



JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

Thats the home boy calling the kettle black

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@JimTom "accpt" [sic]

Perhaps you should accept some remedial English lessons, eh nutsack?

Are you still mad because Corey tapped you?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1@stuka1 = the depraved legal imbecile who laughably claims that dictionaries are primary legal sources and cubes have 24 sides now wants to interpret the specious legal opinions of the delusional egomaniac Rob Corry.

ROTFLMAO!

No sober and sane attorney -- not even the usual Marijuana McLawyer suspects -- would dare assert that violations outside the scope of A64 -- eg. possession of more than 1 pathetic ounce, cultivation of more than 3 flowering plants, private sales of any quantity -- are no longer CRIMINAL offenses.

A64 did NOT repeal a single Criminal Statute in Colorado regarding marijuana -- they all remain in FULL FORCE to be used against anyone who exceeds the pathetically puny limits and arbitrary age restrictions of A64.

Only a pig-ignorant know-nothing stammering bong-sucking simpleton like you would claim otherwise.

Did your mother raise you to be a drooling fuckwit, or did you develop that skill on your own?

El_Derpo
El_Derpo

@stuka1 <<<<<==== derp disease

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@stuka1 @DonkeyHotay Hotay my friend, WHY do you INSIST on arguing w/ this dude ?

PLEASE FUCK THE DUDE OFF & MOVE ON !...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 "So you admit that the Corry intended that A64 permit outdoor growing"

If that's what the idiot Corry intended, then he should have explicitly and concisely written that into A64. 

His ex post facto revisionist apologia for his own legal mistakes, errors and omissions is utterly impotent.

El_Derpo
El_Derpo

@stuka1 «««««««««~~~~ drooling derp derp

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay == continually shows his abject stupidity in public.

The Legislature will put forth whatever it puts forth, but the COURTS will decide whether the bullshit they put out stands legally, in response to legal challenges that arise from THE PEOPLE.

Now run along and wipe all that Taliban-jizz off your maw.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 

...just like the Jackass is still working on that $60,000 an acre hemp yield he came up with.

"Movin' to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon..." 

POT. FUCKING KETTLE.

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

As long as people like you don't like me I am doing just fine.

stuka1
stuka1

@JimTom <==== PROUD to be a racist asswipe!

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

Thank you

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

Let me help you out Donkey ass "ther" [sic]

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

I know that sex-offenders stand together so now I know who is ther co NUT_TAPPPER!!!!

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay <==== admits he is too much of a chickenshit pussy to call Corry himself.

Just like I said.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... no need to make a private call to the convicted criminal sex offender Rob Corry, he reads these blogs -- as do Edson, Vicente, Gard, McAllister, Hoban, et. al. --  and has been known to even post online -- albiet late at night when he's drunk and/or high.

So if he really stands behind the NONSENSE you attribute to him, he can state his case here -- IN PUBLIC -- and allow others to once again disabuse him of his legal delusions via open public discourse.

Or he can continue to hide in his office and diddle his legal secretary while issuing meaningless written proclamations and WW propaganda releases in a veiled attempt to promoted his law practice and solicit new clueless clients.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay <==== Sabet-ass-licking prohibitionist wimp blustering and demonstrating for everyone that he is too much of a chickenshit whiny pussy to stop hiding behind his internet connection and make a phone call.

NO surprise here at all.

stuka1
stuka1

@Juan_Leg <===Scumbag who idolizes Evan Ebel for murdering a guy delivering fucking pizzas to support his wife and children 

stuka1
stuka1

<= pathetic fucking idiot with a death wish.

When people look to the writings of the US "founding fathers" to interpret their intent in writing the US Constitution, they don't throw out everything that was written the day after it was fucking signed.

hth you miserable chickenshit whiny pussy

stuka1
stuka1

@El_Derpo <===drooling donkey's stinky sock. What a fucking child.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  We know you don't have the balls to call him and find out!

hth you chickenshit whiny pussy

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1  re: legal standing 

Perhaps Stacy Clendenin would once again volunteer to be the criminal Guinea pig for another one of Rob's hare-brained attempts at legal vanity.

LOL!



El_Derpo
El_Derpo

@stuka1 <<<<<<~~~~ delerious derp

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 .. then why do you do it so much, in public no less?

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 

NO thanks, like your penchants for gay anal sex, gay anal fisting, and eating shit, just because you like it doesn't mean anyone else does.

Enjoy your CROW shit sandwich.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1

Hey stupa1, 

I'm going out for lunch now, you want me to bring you something back ... perhaps a SHIT SANDWICH ?


LOLz!

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  

Babbling irrelevant ad hominem fallacies and equivocal quibbling isn't going to change the fact that you got caught with all four shit-smeared hooves in your stinking, Taliban-cum-covered maw.

hth you pathetic retarded chickenshit whiny pussy

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... you've provided ZERO evidence that the "intent of the authors" PRIOR to A64's passage was to explicitly allow OUTSIDE cultivation.

Given Lyin' Brian Vicente's previous statements and support of "STRICT REGULATION" including his support and promotion of HB1284 which explicitly forbids outdoor growing, you're riding a dead horse.

Ex post facto opinions of authors for their own mistakes, errors and omissions do not primary legal sources make.

If Rapist Rob Corry or Lyin' Brian Vicente intended to allow OUTDOOR growing, they would have clearly and concisely stated that in A64.

Then again, these were the same fools who laughably misused the word "remuneration" in the same document.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 

The COURTS place great weight on the INTENT OF THE AUTHORS of A64, you pathetic ignorant asswipe.

" And do tell who -- exactly -- has standing to challenge the Legislative definition?"

You don't KNOW?????? SERIOUSLY????

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 "but the COURTS will decide whether the bullshit they put out stands legally"

How'd that work out for your hero and fellow legal imbecile Rob Corry in People v. Clendenin ?

LOL!

And do tell who -- exactly -- has standing to challenge the Legislative definition?


kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt topcommenter

@stuka1 Donkey is most likely Aaron Sawyer...and most definitely the scared little girl who turned down the opportunity to prove his manhood by stepping in the boxing ring with Hells' Angel Big John.  

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  

Are you admitting that Hunt is right about who you are? 

You are the stupid ass cunt who thinks I'm his sock puppet

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... your circle-jerking butt-buddy Kevin Hunt claims to know for certain who I am, where I work and where I live.

So either he's lying again, or you're just the spineless chickenshit cowardly punk you've always been.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  

Nothing's stopping me, you pathetic loser. You continue to hide behind your internet connection like the punkass bitch you are.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 "when I catch him in person and beat his putrid face in."

So what's stopping you, chump? ... besides fear and cowardice.


El_Derpo
El_Derpo

@stuka1 <<<<<<==== delusional derp

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay <=== got PWNED, babbles irrelevant nonsense that he won't DARE say when I catch him in person and beat his putrid face in.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 = still the legal imbecile and self-abusing stooge.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay <====trying to emit a smoke screen out of its ass to cover that it has been PROVEN to be a pathological-lying, idiotic punkass bitch.


LMFAO.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 "The proposed definition of “enclosed locked space” as including “covered from above and enclosed on all sides,” is far too narrow"

Stupid Stoners and Lying Liars who wrote and promoted the festering turd that is A64 should have thought of that BEFORE they submitted that piece of crap to the voters.

You're a day late and a dollar short again, chump.



stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay <====EPIC FAIL, PATHOLOGICAL-LYING TWAT PUNKS HIMSELF AGAIN!:


@DonkeyHotay: 

"@stuka1 ... unless you've got Lyin' Brian Vicente and Mendacious Mason Tvert [NOTE: CO-AUTHORS OF A64] on record as unequivocally stating that they meant "enclosed locked space" to include OUTSIDE in the YARD"

This is not the first time I have burned the shit out of you on this very point. I provided the statement of ROB CORRY, one of the CO-AUTHORS of A64, "unequivocally stating that they meant "enclosed locked space" to include OUTSIDE in the YARD"", just as you said:

@Rob Corry:  The proposed definition of “enclosed locked space” as including “covered from above and enclosed on all sides,” is far too narrow and would not permit outdoor growing even if the growing were behind an enclosed, locked fence. Outdoor growing can be done safely and securely. At this point, indoor growing is still the preferred method for many reasons including Colorado’s temperature and growing  season, but an advantage of outdoor growing is that it can be cheaper and more environmentallyconscious since it does not use power and fossil fuels, but rather the sun.
Outdoor growing should be allowed as long as it is done in an enclosed locked space.

I ALSO said: 

@stuka1 ****"HipTip: irrelevant Jackass Ad Hominem Fallacy coming up in 3....2....1.."******

...and you came through with flying colors with all sorts of irrelevant bullshit, trying to put up a smoke screen to cover the fact that you just got badly PWNED on your own claims.

AGAIN:  

@DonkeyHotay: "Guess what the PRIMARY LEGAL SOURCE for the definition of "enclosed locked space" will be as it applies to A64 ?"

@stuka1: "The PRIMARY LEGAL SOURCE for the definition of "enclosed locked space" as it applies to A64 will be A64 ITSELF, and the STATED INTENTIONS OFTHE AUTHORS WHO WROTE IT."

@DonkeyHotay : "@stuka1 ... unless you've got Lyin' Brian Vicente and Mendacious Mason Tvert [NOTE: CO-AUTHORS OF A64] on record as unequivocally stating that they meant "enclosed locked space" to include OUTSIDE in the YARD"

@stuka1(Quoting one of A64's CO-AUTHORS, "ON RECORD AS UNEQUIVOCALLY STATING THAT THEY MEANT "ENCLOSED LOCKED SPACE" TO INCLUDE OUTSIDE IN THE YARD":

 @Rob  Corry: "
The proposed definition of “enclosed locked space” as including “covered from above and enclosed on all sides,” is far too narrow and would not permit outdoor growing even if the growing were behind an enclosed, locked fence. Outdoor growing can be done safely and securely. At this point, indoor growing is still the preferred method for many reasons
including Colorado’s temperature and growing  season, but an advantage of outdoor growing is that it can be cheaper and more environmentallyconscious
since it does not use power and fossil fuels, but rather the sun.

Outdoor growing should be allowed as long as it is done in an enclosed locked space. 

HipTip:  All the slurs in the world toward Corry (whom I don't give a flying fuck about) cannot change the fact that you have been PROVEN here to be a PATHOLOGICAL-LYING, BULLSHITTING, QUIBBLING, PATHETIC ASSWIPE TROLL WHO MAKES UP HIS "FACTS" AS HE GOES ALONG DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HE IS TALKING ABOUT.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 = puerile pot punk who thinks dictionaries are primary legal sources, and that cubes have 24 sides, and that he can grow $600,000 of hemp on one hundred acres.

You punked yourself again, chump.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay You won't be calling me "punk" in person, you pathetic chickenshit whiny pussy. 

Remember" "Shit you make up" =/= "REALITY".

hth idjot fucktard

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... remember punk, dictionaries are not primary legal sources ... and cubes don't have 24 sides, by definition.

hth.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay <====resorts to childish babbling every time it gets PWNED.  Very soon will be pulling out its smelly sock, "El Derpo", to babble even more puerile nonsense and to "Like" its own posts.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 = wants to grow $600,000 of hemp inside the outside of his hypercube farm, and get rich like a Chinese farmer, showing all those Canadian $200 / acre hemp farmers how it's done in Stukaville !

... using no "artificial water" of course.

LOL!



Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...