Colorado Deals Setback To Recreational Pot Effort
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Colorado Deals Setback To Recreational Pot Effort
Posted by CN Staff on February 03, 2012 at 19:45:48 PT
By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press 
Source: Associated Press
Denver -- Colorado marijuana activists have about two weeks to collect an additional 2,500 signatures to get a proposal legalizing possession of the drug for recreational use on the ballot after the secretary of state said Friday that tens of thousands of signatures turned in were invalid. Organizers with the Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said they plan to redouble efforts to get their measure before voters in November.
Initiative sponsor Mason Tvert said, "Today's news is unexpected, but it is really just a very small bump in the road. We are confident we will complete this process successfully and qualify the initiative for the ballot." The marijuana activist group last month turned in to state officials about 160,000 signatures in favor of their proposal, about twice as many as the 84,000 names required to get the measure on the ballot. But election officials rejected about 80,000 of those as invalid, said Secretary of State Scott Gessler, adding that the activists have 15 days to get 2,500 more supporters to sign on in support of their plan. Signatures can be dismissed because they're not registered voters or because of improper addresses. The marijuana campaign gathered signatures at festivals and relied on volunteers to collect names in support from friends and neighbors. The campaign also used paid gatherers. The ballot measure would ask whether adults over 21 should be able to possess small amounts of pot without a doctor's recommendation. Marijuana legalization in Washington state appears headed toward ballots. A petition drive there has been certified and will appear on Washington ballots unless the state Legislature intervenes, which appears unlikely. Proponents of at least one other Colorado marijuana measure are also gathering signatures for inclusion on this fall's ballots. This proposal would not limit the amount of pot people could have and would not set an age limit. Colorado last considered marijuana legalization in 2006, when voters rejected the idea. Medical marijuana was approved for people with certain conditions in 2000. Even if Colorado voters approved marijuana for recreational use, the drug would remain illegal under federal law. Online: Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol: http://www.regulatemarijuana.orgSource: Associated Press (Wire)Author: Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press Published: February 3, 2012Copyright: 2012 The Associated PressCannabisNews  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #9 posted by museman on February 21, 2012 at 19:08:35 PT
George S #7
Nope, a couple little things like 'felonies' for growing pot 30 years ago keep me from such considerations. And glad I am to not even think on it further than a joke -which as far as I am concerned pretty much represents the various 'governments' oppressing people around the world.Feel free to write me in on your waste-of-paper-and-therefore-a-tree ballot this year, or not. Good joke.I'd have to cut my hair, wear a suit and tie. Ride in limosines. And fly in jet airplanes. -Well that cuts it, I don't fly. Not since 1984. (long story) The only way I'll be getting on any plane is if I'm unconscious, or drug on in chains, or both.So, as much as I'd like to suck around $200k or so a year -for making speeches someone gets about $20k to write, out of the future of less fortunate american's livelihoods, I'll have to decline.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #8 posted by George Servantes on February 18, 2012 at 16:54:51 PT:
"When will / does media, law enforcement agencies etc. use the word plant?"Once their racist paymasters allow them to do so. Their paymasters are well known racist slave owners and they are not giving up yet. 
Cannabis prohibition is based on white racism to enslave non whites minorities, Negroes and Mexican people. How about drug war in Mexico and how many innocent have died, for what? Same people are behind this. Thus they call it pot or marijuana, even though they all well know it's the plant like any other.
Their power is gradually diminishing, the ruling racist power elite is slowly dying off, minorities are becoming majority. That's why we have Obama, so don't be surprise if one day you have a Mexican or Latino for president.
Eternal hellfire is awaiting these criminals that have caused so much suffering since 1937.
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Comment #7 posted by George Servantes on February 18, 2012 at 16:13:31 PT:
You should run for president man.
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Comment #6 posted by museman on February 08, 2012 at 10:35:23 PT
The best description of that fabled 'group' is given IMO, by Robert Anton Wilson in his novels. Back in the 70's there was a huge discussion out in the wilderness about the veracity of the stories that filtered down -before google- and a lot of info was shared over the years, leading us to this conclusion;Though there is definitely a clandestine group of behind-the-scenes manipulators and social engineers, responsible for setting up and maintaining the system of Status Quo, like the "Illuminati" the "Bilderberg group" the WTO, etc., etc., when you go far enough down that 'rabbit hole' you find that its all smoke and mirrors. If you can put your finger on it, it's already moved on, leaving you with some kind of devious distraction to make you think you found the source -like the illuminati- which may or may not have existed at the beginning of America, but the 'organization' has changed its name in every generation, and cannot be nailed down as in "Names Places and Numbers."For me the illusive nature of this situation caused me to dig much deeper. What I found is not yet ready for Prime Time. I know, because I've attempted to insert it many times. The belief systems of western culture are just so full of crap, there just is no room for the kind of profound truth that is necessary to thoroughly understand what is going on with the "Shadow Government" and it's many ruling factions permeating all of society.Many think that the current state of imbalance in America is something that "just happened." As if there were ever a time when the false authority did not maintain their power, even after revolution."Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it." And many think that the history books -including religious history- are accurate, even though 'recorded history' starts several millennia after 'Civilization.'There's a big gap in our understanding that is directly linked to the missing history of what happened before the deluge. Very little has been unearthed to give much of a picture, but what has been discovered is enough to fill in the gaps for those of us who know where and how to look for the rest of it.But, when one knows the true nature of the rulers, who they are, and how they did/do it, they understand that 'going after' these people is not only unwise, but self defeating, because it would take more than one lifetime of investigating -through "scientific technique" to get enough information to offer 'proof' to the unbelievers. -Who, as experience has demonstrated, would probably not believe, no matter how well you 'document' the facts. Just look at the facts about cannabis, and how the denial just throws the facts out the window without even looking at them.Nothing different about other truths. In fact the many minions of the status quo -and their willing slaves- practice the same 'wall of denial' for just about any truth that will undermine their power and social position.If you want to see the 'organization' that the old illuminati represented, look no further than your neighbor on the hill, who lives not from their labors, but from the INVENTED, UNREAL "LABOR" of their money.You want "Names an Numbers?" Start with the politicians, and follow their money. It will all trickle down to the cop on the street, the 'lawyer' professional politician, the teacher of Shadow Dogma (The criteria of the Status Quo) in the schools, and the Preacher of Confusion in the church. And sitting above them are the creators of wealth, the inventors of the economic games, the perpetuators of the Status Quo, who have many, many names, stretching back thousands of years.And then look to your neighbor who is so afraid to think for themselves, they would turn you in for smoking pot where they have to think about the situation because they 'see' it.The only solution is to free one's self. That is the only real freedom. No government, no clandestine organization -no matter how real- can control your mind -unless you let them.If we are ignorant of the truth, it is more likely we will be manipulated, than if we gain knowledge and understanding of the real goings on on planet Earth. As the Man said: "The Truth shall set you free."But, HempWorld, I believe you are looking in the correct direction. Keep looking.LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #5 posted by Paint with light on February 05, 2012 at 19:41:43 PT
OT Alabama Efforts
A group is trying to bring about change in Alabama. 12 comments so far.Legal like alcohol. 
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Comment #4 posted by HempWorld on February 05, 2012 at 08:37:13 PT
One of the passages I found was remarkable:
"The Illuminati have the cure for AIDS. Actually, there are many cures for AIDS But the one they had before the AIDS epidemic began will not be given to the population until enough people die, or until the elite are exposed enough that they are forced to give out the cure. Dr. Wolf Szmuness, Pope John Paul IIís ex-roomate, was one of the masterminds behind the AIDS epidemic." hey, have a great weekend anyway!
Aids Cure!
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Comment #3 posted by HempWorld on February 04, 2012 at 12:28:53 PT
OT Two more important sources that explain
the world we live in:"Bloodlines of the illuminati":"They will kill, or discredit anyone who exposes them. Donít be surprised if both of these happen to me, the author. Just know this--they can kill the body they can not kill the soul. Our Christian God reigns. They also control the CIA and FBI. (See Be Wise As Serpents for more details on this.) Many leading FBI agents have not only been Masons, but many have been Satanists. The FBI sends out reports which paraphrased go like this, "Far more crime has been committed by zealots in the name of God than has ever been committed in the name of Satan. The actual involvement of the occult in a criminal case usually turns out to be secondary, insignificant, or nonexistent. The law enforcement perspective on occult crime requires avoiding the paranoia that has crept into this issue. Unless hard evidence is obtained and corroborated, police officers should avoid being frightened into believing that Satanists are performing criminal ceremonies requiring investigation. An unjustified crusade against such activity could result in wasted resources, unwanted damage to reputations, and disruption of civil liberties." (This type of thing is hilarious to hear from the FBI, for those who know how they have trampled on every civil liberty by investigating tens of thousands of organizations simply because they opposed the establishment and ruined the reputations of many people- Martin Luther King for instance."And, "Be Wise As Serpents"
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Comment #2 posted by museman on February 04, 2012 at 10:20:03 PT
On this beautiful Sabbath morning, the sun is shining, spring is attempting to fool everything into believing it is here -including the frogs, that must be very cold - I feel that yes, "The devil made them do it." But if they even believe in such a thing, they are already willing minions, and they've probably been making malignant, corrupt decisions since their early teen years when they accepted 'moral authority' over love, compassion, grace, generosity, and mercy.The tenets of world-order, and profit, decline to acknowledge the teachings of Righteousness, and practice all manner of deception, extortion, usury, exploitation, false judgement and accusation - including making up things about many of the benevolent Creations of Yah, and calling them 'bad' or creating negative connotative groups of cultural terminology like 'drugs.'Yes, when the Supreme Court (and I'm not talking about the elitists sham that presidents appoint to office, I'm talking about the REAL court of REAL justice) has to see these sorry excuses for humanity, and judge their words and deeds,... well I have said before that we should have pity on their foolish souls.The truth is clear. Its been around longer that the lies that have been used to cover it up, but a corrupted spirit chooses not to look.Yeah, the 'devil made them do it' sort of, but it is they who will be held accountable for their decisions, Lucifer has already been charged, tried and sentenced. Those who don't want o join him in the Great Gnashing of Teeth, should be humbling themselves before the mighty right about now/Peace
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on February 04, 2012 at 06:20:03 PT
"Even if Colorado voters approved marijuana for recreational use, the drug would remain illegal under federal law."When will / does media, law enforcement agencies etc. use the word plant?ON the 1st page of the Bible, God, -THE ECOLOGICIAN, uses the word plant. Does the devil make them do it?
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