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Reader: Who wouldn't want to get high if they lived in godforsaken Nebraska?

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Duell County, Nebraska, Sheriff Adam Hayward.
William Breathes's post about the concerns of Nebraska law-enforcers about a Colorado pot shop opening near the border revved up conversations on a number of fronts -- including the age old rivalry between the two states. His reader adds fuel to the fire.

DeathBreath writes:

Yes, let's paint that canvas with a wide brush. So, because folks are taking liberty with buying bud & transporting it across state lines, the whole legalization is a failure? Since this is a pilot program, so to speak, various adjustments need to be made. Trust me, cops and the court systems make every bit of their money back with sustained efforts to bust unlucky ones who take unnecessary chances. They make tons of money through the legal circus. Oink, oink, oink.

In fact, possession in Nebraska should be a mercy issue. Who in the hell wouldn't want to get high living in that God-forsaken boring state! I'm surprised more don't take their lives.

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muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Nebrasska is a good place to keep conservatives.  It would be a good place for Colorado conservatives to go and STAY. 

Matt Pierce
Matt Pierce

Wouldn't cure what ails Nebraska. But the war on it is a waste of money, don't they have better things to worry about than pot?

realeyez81
realeyez81

Nebraska does suck. Much like any rural area (i.e most of Nebraska) the cops have nothing to do but harass people. Who really cares, we got the better end of the deal to live in this wonderful state with the decriminalized marijuana laws. 

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

Nebraska, where the N on the college helmets stands for knowledge...and the cops prove it to be true.

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

lmao you all fell off the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down.

Tonia Martin
Tonia Martin

Henry Doorly Zoo ranks in the top ten in the nation. Denver's isn't ranked. Lake Mcconaughy, the biggest lake in a four state region, draws plenty of tourists, especially from Colorado. Yes it is flat here. But there is also plenty of beauty all around us. Just because you all changed your laws doesn't mean that our state has to change the way they operate. That being said, I do love my mile high vacations. I'm just not stupid enough to bring the stuff back with me. It's cheaper here anyway. ;)

Dave Edgell
Dave Edgell

Kansas is windy. And Nebraska sucks.

Dave Edgell
Dave Edgell

Driving in Nebraska makes me want to not believe in God.

Jeffrey Haines
Jeffrey Haines

All the ganja in CO can't cure what ails Nebraska. I just saw a movie by the same name and the director didn't even bother to shoot it in color.

Jon Garcia
Jon Garcia

So, we bitch about how terrible other states are, but then complain about people moving to Denver, and Colorado in general. Makes sense.

Travis Santoro
Travis Santoro

I like the one readers point, Nebraska police have killed more innocent people then MJ, so who really needs protecting from whom? I swear if I ever travel in that state I am stuffing as many suspicious containers full of those spring loaded snakes...

Jeff Fa Fa Martinez
Jeff Fa Fa Martinez

I found that they must have tried it to find out they are allergic. So they actually tried it. I said "unless" you have tried it, and those obviously telling truth.

Patient420
Patient420

Willie, it's windy in Kansas because Oklahoma sucks and nebraska blows.

Willie Culkin
Willie Culkin

Nebraska sucks? Very fresh take Westword. What next? Kansas is windy?

Frances Sonriente Osita Montoya
Frances Sonriente Osita Montoya

Yep. I know so many who've lost their loved ones because of abuse of drugs and alcohol. It's a sad thing, especially because many of those who have access to drugs and alcohol abuse it and give it to minors. SMH...

Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker
Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker

So those that have found that they are allergic to marijuana, do you consider them as liars or do you consider them as telling the truth?

Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker
Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker

"All the time"? Really? You know this for a truthful fact? So you are implying that there are absolutely NO good and decent American police officers? You have met each and every single American police/law enforcement officer then, right?

Gabe-real Tee
Gabe-real Tee

Do you say the same thing about people who have a beer or a glass of wine?

Skye Cameron
Skye Cameron

I'm pretty old and I just started using three months ago to control my seizures. Let me tell you what's lame, the 20 pills that are no longer in my life. They're lame. They made me have continual digestive problems, made my hair fall out, made my skin thin and tear, made me have migraine headaches and on and on and on and on. In just three months that has all stopped and even though I still have to take some of my anti-seizure meds with the "pot" dermal patches I wear and the "pot" tea I drink I AM ENJOYING MY LIFE MORE THAN IN DECADES…and it's really NOT a problem! Yay! It makes me sad that other states don't have this for their citizens as well. It additionally makes me sad I can't drive or leave Colorado with the medicine that keeps me from having upwards of 100 seizures an hour without being arrested.

Skye Cameron
Skye Cameron

Tyler Heun, I agree with you that Colorado has an entitlement issue. And I'm from here. It's pretty sad how full of themselves people here are, as if being born in Colorado gives you some special heavenly dispensation to say crappy things about people visiting the state or other states in general. Sorry, dude. That said, the profiling of Colorado cars in neighboring states is lame.

Tyler Heun
Tyler Heun

Agree with all three of you. But Chris, read up on the violations of Denver city police and take it a step further and say ALL police have their problems

Clara Madrid
Clara Madrid

Commerce City is a shit hole but the rest of our state is simply BREATHTAKING.

Jim Platt
Jim Platt

The disrespect is well placed, then. My parents and none of my friends' parents have killed innocent people as American cops do all the time.

Frances Sonriente Osita Montoya
Frances Sonriente Osita Montoya

Yes I sleep well at night. Honestly... I've personally know what this "medicine" does WHEN NOT PRESCRIBED AND KEPT AWAY FROM THOSE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE IT. Just the same as the prescription junkies misusing prescribed meds.

Ryan Darling
Ryan Darling

"Not have control of your mind" It's ironic because your regurgitating other people's talking points instead of speaking from personal or scientific experience. THC does not make you lose control of your mind. I hope you sleep well at night knowing that you're against medicine that is saving children's lives.

Foster Wygant
Foster Wygant

No state should have the right to tell anyone not to smoke weed, it's harmless.

Noe De Leon
Noe De Leon

The same people who are anti Marijuana are the same people voting to give more of our rights away in this country. They don't understand the benefits of Marijuana. They believe that their lord and saviour "the government" won't lie to them and will protect them. Little do they know, the dark veil is being held over their eyes. The government pee's on them and tells them "don't worry citizen, it's just raining".

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones

Your police are being assholes and it makes your state look bad.

CJW81
CJW81

Look at this fat pig. I guess no one is criminalizing Mickey D's, eh fatso? Hey, I'm wondering, do they make kevlar to protect your other 4 chins?

A Chris Heismann
A Chris Heismann

While I would prefer to live in CO over NE, I would most certainly rather live in NE over states like CA, IL and NY.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Do they still play football?  Men's figure skating is the Nebraska sport of choice after OU made football too painful for the nebrasskans.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Rimshot! Thanks for the post, Pam.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Nebraska is a good place to keep conservatives.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Love the post, Tonia. We're going to feature it as an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Thanks for posting, Kimberly. Much appreciated.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

You make a good point, Jon. Thanks.

youknowthis
youknowthis

As soon as these so-called "decent and good" police officers start turning in the ones who are very much giving them a bad name-- and breaking the law, and ruining peoples' lives--- then maybe you can say there are some "decent and good ones". But until then, they are all pigs.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Very interesting post, Handy. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

cwbyt62150
cwbyt62150

Sedgwick?  That's BREATHTAKING?  ROFLMAO.  You said THE REST of your state.  I'm calling bullshit.  I've spent a great deal of time in a lot of Colorado, lived there six years and this is simply puffed up stupid ass BULLSHIT.


youknowthis
youknowthis

@cwbyt62150 then either you have an awful lot of time on your hands or the place you live sucks even worse for you to be reading and then commenting on a DENVER BASED PUBLICATION. Meanwhile- we are glad you marched your happy ass on out of here.

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