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Washington state's two new laws
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CalifCat wrote:

Does this mean you can drive under the influence of it too? Since you can purchase it at gas stations?


It's still illegal to drive under the influence and I really doubt it would be sold at a gas station. WA has a year to get that sort of stuff figured out.
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theYchromosome wrote:

You should tell us what the laws are so we don't need to spend time searching for things we don't care about -- there is an edit button. I imagine one or both of the laws involve pot, but I don't live there and I don't care much for it. (I like pot, but I dislike stoners. I guess the fact that Ms. Jane has been with those losers just gets to me. I can be a petty human being sometimes.)


One law legalizes marijuana so people are legally allowed to own up to an ounce. The other law legalizes gay marriage so same sex couples can get married there now.
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Kanade_Yagami wrote:


theYchromosome wrote:

You should tell us what the laws are so we don't need to spend time searching for things we don't care about -- there is an edit button. I imagine one or both of the laws involve pot, but I don't live there and I don't care much for it. (I like pot, but I dislike stoners. I guess the fact that Ms. Jane has been with those losers just gets to me. I can be a petty human being sometimes.)


One law legalizes marijuana so people are legally allowed to own up to an ounce. The other law legalizes gay marriage so same sex couples can get married there now.


Haha, now his "two men stoned" joke is actually kind of funny. Thanks.
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I'm kind of glad the marijuana one passed, certainly glad only 21 and over are legal like with alcohol, as now the police can focus on more pressing issues. I'm ecstatic that the gay marriage one passed, because everyone, human only none of that we have to let humans marry animals or children garbage some people are spouting on Fox News, should be able to marry the person they love.

Now I just wish same sex marriage would be legalized in the state I live in.
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smoking should be legal.. it saves money for the state, it will create more jobs with clinics, makes everything taste good, everything is funnier, shows and video games seem way more intense, makes sex feel UNBELIEVABLY incredible aaaannnd its not harmful in anyway ( meaning no one has EVER died from smoking weed )



may the whole world one day experiences this god given plant of awesomeness
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theYchromosome wrote:


Kanade_Yagami wrote:


theYchromosome wrote:

You should tell us what the laws are so we don't need to spend time searching for things we don't care about -- there is an edit button. I imagine one or both of the laws involve pot, but I don't live there and I don't care much for it. (I like pot, but I dislike stoners. I guess the fact that Ms. Jane has been with those losers just gets to me. I can be a petty human being sometimes.)


One law legalizes marijuana so people are legally allowed to own up to an ounce. The other law legalizes gay marriage so same sex couples can get married there now.


Haha, now his "two men stoned" joke is actually kind of funny. Thanks.


Your welcome!
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I'm from Seattle, Washington.

I was pretty thrilled that marijuana and gay marriage were both legalized. I think they were both victories for everyone's individual rights.

I've stopped smoking weed since about college, and I'm not gay, but I think it's great that people who do or don't have a choice.

I can understand people from a more traditional, conservative "mom and pop" American background might be offended or put off somehow, but I really hope that with time people are going to look back and be proud that these two laws were passed. :)

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I'm a Republican who is fiscally conservative but socially liberal leaning. And I voted yes on both of these issues.

I live in a little border town, and we got nothing but crime coming down to us from Vancouver due to the illegal status of marijuana. I knew way too many drug dealers and drug mules in high school who worked for Canadians, and way too many kids I knew took a lot of bad turns because of that. A little northwest fishing town shouldn't have high school kids running around with guns thinking that they're drug kingpins.

It's also a great source of revenue and will free up the attention of police forces to do a better job at handling more important things.

Interestingly enough, unlike the many thousands of hipster pot heads in our state, I actually don't even intend to take advantage of this. I'm not a big fan of the stuff.

As far as gay marriage is concerned, I really don't care very much either way. I'm not gay, and I don't know many gay people so I'm pretty unaffected. I do find the opponents far more annoying than the proponents though, so there ya go :P


You sound more like a Libertarian that leans Republican to me.
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luv_anime89 wrote:

i can tell you both laws (since i watch the FOX News Channel, like all day. and i live in AZ, btw) the one is about legalizing marijuana and the other is about being able to marry if you're gay/lesbian. i can guarantee that people aren't going to like my next statement (but i don't really care), but i'm against both of them.


I agree...epsecially against the marriage. I believe in God's Holy word....it completely goes against my faith. adam,and eve being the biggest example of God wanting men,and women to marry. if they want to commit that transgression...that's their decision.
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Anyone against marijuana being legalized is ignorant to the extreme or should want alcohol and tobacco 100% illegal as well. It passed here as well and ive been medical for a few years, nothing wrong with a natural plant. Could care less about the other law, the christian adam and eve argument is hilarious tho. Basing your logical thinking off a media written ages ago is exactly why marijuana is still illegal, ignorance.
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It's still nationally illegal so you can still go to prison. California has the same problem since it's been decriminalized by the state but, whoops, you can still get picked up for breaking federal law.
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querkle wrote:

Anyone against marijuana being legalized is ignorant to the extreme or should want alcohol and tobacco 100% illegal as well. It passed here as well and ive been medical for a few years, nothing wrong with a natural plant. Could care less about the other law, the christian adam and eve argument is hilarious tho. Basing your logical thinking off a media written ages ago is exactly why marijuana is still illegal, ignorance.


You're perfectly right! Alcohol and tobacco should also be made illegal as they have risks and no benefits!
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luv_anime89 wrote:

i can tell you both laws (since i watch the FOX News Channel, like all day. and i live in AZ, btw) the one is about legalizing marijuana and the other is about being able to marry if you're gay/lesbian. i can guarantee that people aren't going to like my next statement (but i don't really care), but i'm against both of them.


I agree...epsecially against the marriage. I believe in God's Holy word....it completely goes against my faith. adam,and eve being the biggest example of God wanting men,and women to marry. if they want to commit that transgression...that's their decision.


God created weed as a natural medicine: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/12/03/miracle-babys-brain-tumor-shrinks-to-nothing-with-natural-treatment-of-cannabis-oil/

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I'm from Washington, and even though I'm not a smoker or gay, I'm very happy these measures passed.

I really haven't seen anyone provide a good reason why they shouldn't. Pot is far healthier than cigarettes or chewing tobacco, yet those are still legal. Pot is leaps and bounds safer than alcohol. Speaking as someone who knew alcoholics in rehab centers, and someone who had a close friend die due to drunk driving.....if they had been pot smokers instead, it might have never happened.
Personally, I already drink caffeine, I don't need any other drug in my system...but I'm certainly not opposed to marijuana...and I've known people who use medical marijuana quite successfully. and not just stoners pretending to have illnesses to get weed, normal everyday people who use it to help their quality of life all without those 'risk of stroke or death' side effect warnings.

In regards to gay marriage. If you don't like it, or are opposed to the concept due to religious reasons...guess what; there are gay people. there will never not be gay people. they will live together. they will date. opposing gay marriage does not make them go away. they will always be here, and if you've read any history books you'd know they've been around for ....since humans have existed.
All you have, in the end, is a personal opinion on something. Yes, it might come from something you believe to be holy. But, that is your opinion.
What you want is the government at federal or state level to dictate how people live their lives, based on the ideals and morals of a holy book. Ask yourself, if you'd want that done if it was any other religion? Ask yourself what it hurts to let gay people marry legally. I'm not saying you can't oppose it, go right ahead. You can not approve of gay individuals, and still not care if they get married. Because, again. They're going to be together anyway. All you're doing is making everyone else hate you, for not giving the same protection to those couples that marriage gives.
No. Seriously. Think about it, more and more people are beginning to support gay marriage across the country. Yes, it's still unpopular in some states... but those numbers are dropping. And, come the next election, 14 year olds now will be voting. Let that sink in for a minute.

Saying you dislike something due to religious reasons, these days, is tantamount to saying 'pop music should be banned because I personally don't like it. ' 'the color yellow should be banned, i'm not a fan.'

As they say,
Don't like gay marriage?
Don't get gay married.
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Well maybe if enough American states legalize Marjuana. The next time -My- country debates merely decriminalizing it we won't have the American Ambassador making heavy handed threats about 'security risks' and trade sanctions.

We like to run our own country thank you.

(oh and Gay marriage is old enough here that kids with two moms or two dads could quite possibly be about to hit junior high. put that in your pipe and smoke it.)

PS - The biggest supporter of our gay marriage laws ten years ago was both the second largest religious denomination in Canada and the largest non-Catholic christian Church in Canada. Those religious people still found it in their hearts to separate church and state and actively support gay marriage.
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