...And on top of everything marijuana is now legal in Washington State

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    It looks like our state marijuana bill here in Washington State which completely legalizes it at the state level is going to pass tonight. If I'm not mistaken we're the first state to do this. Also, our gay marriage bill passed tonight. :clap2:

    Voters agree to legalize pot | Politics Northwest | Seattle Times
    2012 Washington state election results | Politics | The Seattle Times
     
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    I don't really like the idea of the drug for recreational use being allowed. But the gay marriage thing is awesome!
     
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    Why?
     
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    Same reason I don't like drinking, or smoking as a whole.

    Also its medical benefits are a result of clinical concentrations of substances derived from cannabis, not the actual smoking cannabis. So that argument isn't really all that steady either.

    Nevertheless, it is their opinion and if that's what they want, I don't mind.
     
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    I heard it passed in CO also.
     
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    Because who the hell wants to walk down the street knowing that half the people are stoners?
     
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    That's exactly what it's like up in Vancouver, BC. And the thousands of homeless people all seem to have weed too. ~shrug~

    Up in Washington I sure hope that they at least fine the hell out of stoned drivers.
     
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    There is some serious DUI issues in the bill as well as a 25% tax. Plus there's no wording on growing and there's some vague things in the bill I found frightening. Right now with it having a quasi-legal status the black market has gone fairly public here in Seattle resulting in a golden age on the cannabis market here. With it going legal and heavily taxed I fear the golden age of the market in Seattle right now will slowly die away in the next few years. Still pretty cool to have marijuana legal in the state and soon there'll be cannabis stores and markets.
     
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    Well, my wife and I voted yes on our marijuana bill. It didn't pass but we really didn't care either way. Voting "yes" just seemed like the fun thing to do today :) I'm pleased to hear that they have covered the driving while under the influence thing. Gratz on you're presidential win BTW, may it bring some much need prosperity to all of us.
     
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    I don't smoke pot but my brother is very fond of it, so he's quite happy at the moment.
     

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