What’s in your bowl? It’s still packed right? Mine too! Prop 19 in California failed, medical marijuana in 4 states failed, and bans were passed in 80% of Colorado communities. The news is abuzz with who is to blame for marijuana not jumping over the 50% mark of voter approval. The pro-pot movement is at a turning point and a crossroads. Marijuana is at a crossroads because approval is somewhere between 46% and 52% across the country. Who doesn’t want legal pot, MSNBC says it’s Old People who don’t want it, and others blame the pot-heads for not voting or the growers and dealers themselves for not wanting it for business reasons.
Young people according to Newsweek did get out and vote, overwhelmingly for legalization. MSNBC is blaming older people for marijuana not being legalized and accepted. It’s not legal to carry an ounce in California or walk into a dispensary in Arizona but very close to 50% of voters think it should be legal. Those who want to use, and grow cannabis can do so without much fear of persecution, and those who want to do it legally can very easily obtain the proper ‘medical’ paperwork. Everyone is criticizing everyone else over why it’s not legal, or why medical marijuana patients are faking it to get high. Those who like the herb do it anyway, and the polls being right at the 50% mark don’t help anyone to decide.
What is going to happen with marijuana laws now in the United States. Sam Kamin a Denver college professor says that Colorado is about to become a battle ground for legalization. Since pot didn’t get legalized in California, the next obvious place for legalization in a vote will be Colorado in 2012. Colorado has the best laws for medical marijuana which are constitutionally protected. Things are quite complicated with the unenforceable 1284 laws right now, and Colorado really is a free for all marijuana patch work of constantly changing laws. The instability of the foundation of medical marijuana and the failures of the legislatures to contain the current system may be the perfect soup for legalization in 2012.
The reason why the bowl is packed today is because of our ganja forefathers who made cannabis available and fought for tokers rights. Let’s not forget the flowers that were stuck in guns in Berkley and Chicago which silenced the war and made cannabis available to this day. Colorado as a battle ground is not what Rocky Mountain High is all about. Call it medical, call it recreational, legal or illegal, it’s all ganja and there is plenty to go around for all. Take the war and the battlefield out of it. Don’t blame the young or the old, those who like or don’t. Let’s vote on real things. If you live in Colorado you have it freaking made with medical, so be happy get your card, go to a dispensary and dare to say it’s not legal already. You can buy you weed and not get arrested. That means it’s legal. Jah Bless the High Country! Tell us Should Cannabis be Legalized in Colorado