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Governor Signs Amendment 64 Making Marijuana Officially Legal In Colorado

| December 11, 2012

 

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

DENVER — Go ahead and bust out the Cheetos and Goldfish, Colorado. Marijuana is now legal in the Centennial State.

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Gov. John Hickenlooper, right, poses with Ean Seeb, co-owner of Denver Relief, one of the state’s largest dispensaries, holding Cheetos and Goldfish, the two things Hickenlooper told marijuana users not to “bust out” too quickly in the wake of Amendment 64′s passage. (Photo: Denver Relief Consulting)

Just over a month after the citizens of Colorado voted in overwhelming favor of Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana for recreational use, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Executive Order that makes an “official declaration of the vote.”

What does it mean?

“It formalizes the amendment as part of the state Constitution and makes legal the personal use, possession and limited home-growing of marijuana under Colorado law for adults 21 years of age and older,” the Governor’s office wrote in a press release.

That said, the release went on to say that that it is still illegal to buy or sell marijuana or to consume marijuana in public.

Confused? Don’t expect that feeling to become allayed anytime soon, the Governor’s office said.

Yes, using weed is still prohibited under federal law. But with the appointment of the Task Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64, also announced Monday, the Governor hopes that the rules about how marijuana regulation in Colorado will soon be established.

“Voters were loud and clear on Election Day,” Hickenlooper said. “We will begin working immediately with the General Assembly and state agencies to implement Amendment 64.”

The Task Force will be co-chaired by Jack Finlaw, the Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel, and Barbara Brohl, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue. There will be 24 total members on the group.

According to the press release, issues that the task force will address include:

  • The need to amend current state and local laws regarding the possession, sale, distribution or transfer of marijuana and marijuana products to conform them to Amendment 64’s decriminalization provisions
  • The need for new regulations for such things as security requirements for marijuana establishments and for labeling requirements
  • Education regarding long-term health effects of marijuana use and harmful effects of marijuana use by those under the age of 18
  • The impact of Amendment 64 on employers and employees and the Colorado economy source- Fox 31 Denver

 

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  1. Sam Fox says:

    This is a very good thing. I know that as a Christian I may seem like I am nuts, but I don’t think so.

    I do say that cannabis is NOT a Bible sacrament or the tree of life as some who use MJ as their religion try to say. Yeshua Himself is the tree of life, NOT cannabis!!

    Don’t forget Who gave us the herb of the field…

    People need to know the true reasons why cannabis & industrial hemp were made illegal in the 1st place & how the war on some drugs has turned more deadly than the substances prohibited.

    Do the research. You will find MJ prohibition is based on deception, fraud, fear & greed. MJ was not prohibited because it’s a dangerous drug. Industrial hemp was the true target in the 1st place, but WR Hurst conned Congress & the masses into thinking that hemp & the smoked cannabis were the same plant. Look it up.

    Look up the benefits of hemp also. At YouTube find the video put out by the US gov, Hemp For Victory. See if you can find the book, The Emperor Has No Clothes by Jack Herer.

    Also what the US Founders thought of the Indian Hemp plant. That many of our founding documents were written on hemp paper, Bibles were printed on hemp paper.

    Find out which kill more people every year, illegal drugs or Rx script. You’ll find that MJ prohibition is not about safety…’legal’ does NOT default to safe. “Whose side affects may include…” sound familiar?

    Before condemning the state & MJ, please do the research.

    Remember, Reefer Madness was NOT a series of documentaries. :-)

    SamFox

  2. Jimmy says:

    The sad part is I’m not even surprised

  3. Wily says:

    Personally, I do think smoking hemp is dangerous, especially for the young, it does lead (many) to other exotic drugs! Yes, if legalized it may cut out some of the crime aspects but still where do we stop? Those using meth (or any addicting drugs) will want those legalized too! It’s clear, Scripture warns us of drug use but something else is very disturbing when it comes to pharma, BIG! – This mandatory ‘Healthcare’ could also be very fitting! I do know that the ancients used mushrooms and other earthy herbs to reach a higher state of forbidden consciousness which opens gateways for demons! I do not think demons are (all) fallen angels. It’s very possible (Gen 6) that somehow when the nephilim were on the earth these Sa tan/man creations somehow their spirit(s) may of been of the seed of the 200 that fell down to mt Herman, who left there 1st estate, I really don’t know, I do know Genesis 6 and the unvarnished book of Enoch (like Ethiopia has-book of Enoch) has some connections. The *Ill-looms love to refer to the book of Enoch (the one rewritten to fit the lie of Sa tan) and that’s why we have to be (very) careful by knowing which one (which actually tells us about one of these “huge” 6 fingered/6 toe’d/double row of teeth on upper & lower jaws creations trying to bargain w/the Lord) is the original, the actual true book of Enoch sheds much light on pre-flood (of Noe or Noah) days. I strongly believe the Lord would want His children to understand what really was going on back there, Sa tan was trying to corrupt the pure seed that finally led to Mary, mother of Jesus, it’s a little spooky at first but w/the the Holy Spirit guidance much will make sense!
    * illuminati – Also, I do not necessarily believe in the ‘gap’ theory/ the late David Flynn’s “Temple at the Center of Time” (Jerusalem, Rome etc connection along w/the other name, he, (Flynn) called the ‘the writing of God in the stars (Zodiac/oroborous-snake/tail) who Sa tan stole the glory from God being on a seemingly 26,000 year cycle which begins again the day after 12/21/12. Listen folk’s (forgive me Ed) December 21, 2012 will most likely come and go non eventfully, But those who’s god is Sa tan or any other (atheist) know that this intended age is wrapping up (yes, their is a difference in the Jewish calender/that changes nothing!) and as Christians we have to have the Wisdom of God (Jesus) guiding every move, Jesus shout has (seems) to be very soon but how ever long He has us to tarry here in this evil world – I don’t need to say more, remember, when we have His Spirit controlling us, all fears will diminish in a short time. Remember who He is, God don’t need us to do His battle’s, He allows us to be a part of what He’s doing, this is awesome, He chose us to live in this hour, this is real big, what a privilege, we’ll be breaking bread w/our Savior soon!

    note; Brother Jeff’s Sunday eve. show (w/Jonathon Cahn ‘Harbinger’) was awesome! I truly believe (I may be wrong) but those who question the parallel’s between that of Israel and the United States (I understand, God did not make the Covenant w/us that of Israel but We did w/the Lord from the very beginning, yes, theirs a big difference) that we that are called by His name should also understand, you bet their something to it!
    While we’re kind of on the same note we have to understand that the Lord may divide some ministries in order for each to reach His Will, we can’t always blame the devil. We should pray for brother Jeff (& John) that both will stay humble, when the Lord is behind (or with) a ministry it soars! I believe many of us can remember a couple of ministries back in the 80′s, yes, they are still around but what if?
    Love you all, HE still Loves us, imagine that!

    *please forgive me, I felt led, everything flowed right, you be the judge

  4. One further point. The Greek word for magic or the black arts was “pharmakeia” which is where we get the word pharmacy.

    Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries (Pharmakeia), nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

    Galations 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft (pharmakeia), hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

  5. Mike says:

    As a society,Is this a step closer to God ?……..God bless Israel.

  6. The use of marijuana opens ones mind to satanic and demonic influence, it is not harmless as many try to say. There are fallen spirits involved in drug use and they will influence your mind toward deception and double mindedness. Drug use is drug use and the bible calls it sorcery–pharmakia. What making it legal will ultimately do is grow big government and make money for them through tax revenues. Just what we don’t need. I live in Georgia, and there are people, government connected people, that are going around to land owners, asking if they would be willing to grow marijuana on their property so they can sell it. This is coming nationwide, and is another step in the destruction of this country.

  7. Sam Fox says:

    @ #7 written by name (required)–

    Not attacking, just Informing.

    No name, is that ALL drugs or just some?

    demons do all that any way. Ever heard of TV & movies & porn? :-)

    Did you know that many of the US Founders used Indian Hemp as medicine & hemp was for a while illegal NOT to grow back then? That hemp was used to pay taxes? That most Bibles & many of our founding documents were on hemp paper?

    Are killer Rx drugs on your list? And how did alcohol prohibition work out & what was accomplished?

    The latest round of prohibition makes the 1st one look like a Sunday school picnic. What’s the fruit of the current drug war tree?

    The war on some drugs costs US billions every year we don’t have. What do we get? More drugs at better ‘quality’ & lower prices. More gangsters who are richer, more powerful & more deadly than any thing we had during Capone’s time.

    Then there are all the dead people, dead because of control freaks who want to regulate every aspect of our lives. ‘Drugs’ are just one more false flag camel nose under the tent in the war on civil liberties.

    You like that the drug war is an excuse to militarize police agencies? You like that “OOOPPS! We got the wrong address again” drug raids are increasing? That lots of innocent people are DEAD because of botched raids? That cartels are killing thousands in their turf wars?

    All BECAUSE OF prohibition!! Don’t the demons like all that death much better than playin with heads?

    You need to go to the Law Enforcement Against Prohibition website [LEAP] & do some catching up. Also research the real reasons MJ was made illegal. HINT: MJ was NOT prohibited because it’s dangerous. That accusation was made, but never proven.

    Your research will show that MJ was prohibited based on deception, lies, misleading info, propaganda,fear & greed. Reefer Madness was not a series of documentaries. :-)

    If MJ was so destructive, the planet would have died off long ago. MJ has been around & in use for many centuries.

    Do you know what substances the Columbine & other school shooters were or had been on before their rampages? It was NOT cannabis.

    Do you think Rx drugs are safe just because they are ‘legal’? Do you know how many die annually from aspirin ODs compared to cannabis ODs?

    News flash: Govt is ALREADY OUT OF CONTROL because of it’s size & ignoring the US Constitution.

    Gotta quit, I have a lot more I could post, but if you just break down & do some research I’ll be happy.

    With respect,

    SamFox

  8. Sam Fox says:

    Mike said God bless Israel.

    Mike, did you know that Israel is studying the value of cannabis? They are doing a lot of research there on the plant.

    SamFox

  9. Dawn27423 says:

    There are definitely a whole lot of details like that to take into consideration. That may be a nice point to convey up. I offer the ideas above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions just like the one you bring up the place an important factor will be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around issues like that, but I am certain that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Both girls and boys feel the affect of just a second¡¯s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

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