""There's a profitable market for the substance over there,"
Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said."There is a profitable
market everywhere for cannabis, even in Utah.
Colorado made a smart decision, allowing a plant that has been used for
thousands of years by man with little or no social or health problems to be
brought out of the shadows into the light.Of course Utah Law
enforcement sees it as a sacred money cow for the legal system.Utah
should join in celebration of a freedom restored.
Better nip that evil weed in the bud, Utahns. The end of the world as we know
it! And it's about time!
*smh* Utah. It's not a "drug." It's a PLANT. A NATURAL HERB
that grows out of the ground with PROVEN medical value. This is an enormous
waste of taxpayer money and a distraction from real criminal activity
that's going on in Utah and elsewhere around the country. Instead of
pursuing this nonsensical course, Utah should just legalize it as well and then
reallocate that money to some useful purpose—or better yet, give it back
to the people.
""I think anytime you have a situation where law enforcement has decided
enforcing certain laws are not a priority, I think you're going to see an
uptick in usage,” Edmunds said."You mean like Utah law
enforcement not enforcing illegal immigration laws?
The rose bowl parade is having a SSM on a float because it is now legal. Perhaps
we should have a weed smoking float too, now that it is legal. They could have a
smoking party as they go down the road. Of course it would have to be in
Colorado or Washington, but what a great thing for our kids to see in a
parade!Then we could have a poisonous mushroom eating float too.
Mushrooms are natural growing herbs too you know. Hemlock too.
Time to invest in Frito Lay and whoever owns Hostess now.
re: BadgerbadgerYou have to be on something to voluntarily watch a
parade on TV.
Any law that violates citizen equality to each other is not constitutional. All
drug laws enforce your wants or needs on other citizens by making them pay for
permission to purchase or possess a commodity, that is what drugs are. Real
criminal offences are actions that violate another's rights in some way.
Prohibition through a monopoly and its elite citizenship group doctors oppress
every citizen's freedom and liberty to treat pain or suffering. The reason
most citizens don't speak up and say drug laws are not fair or just is the
truth hidden from our conscious minds; our human instinct program protects
status quo operations of society. If we honor our code of conduct, the
Constitution and share Equal Under All Laws; we the people will treat each other
as God intended when he gave our Constitution to us. With liberty and justice
for all. "Truth and the logic to back it up." Truth is knowledge
of what is real. Human conscious reality is constructed by our human instinct
program's operations, ask a psychiatrist or doctor of psychology if this is
truth or fiction?
As one who voted FOR legalizing recreational use in Colorado, wanted to raise my
voice here as one who is (not really) surprised and embarrassed by results of
passage. My intent was to rid the legal system (law enforcement hours,court
time and money) of having to pursue "criminals" engaging in the stupid
pursuit of recreational marijuana use, and to close the black market.What disturbs me is the idea that the ONLY apparent reason recreational use
wasn't more widespread was people were obeying the law. Because now it
would seem the majority here feel they have to participate. So while it was
expected use might tick up a bit, it is discouraging and (a little) shocking to
see such MASS stupidity.Worse, my city, feels like they need to
engage in allowing the sale within our municipality, to entice such
"commerce" and collect the tax revenue thereof. To my city council I
have written, if money/tax revenue is the goal, then by all means legalize,
regulate and tax gambling/gaming as well as prostitution. Both are quite
popular and should reap heaps of revenue. What's a little a vice but some
I've smoked pot for 45yrs and exercise daily. This keeps my lungs blown out
so it doesn't hinder my breathing abilities. Anybody stupid enough to think
that marijuana is a class one narcotic needs to back to school.The Feds need to
attend to other business besides pot smokers. Colorado is a very progressive
state and one which I am proud to say that I lived there for 20 years and was
also busted there for one once of pot. That was in the 70's but I did not
receive any jail time behind it. So even back then, they were ahead of the
curve. I trust the good folks of Utah will incorporate the same type law and
re: BadgerbadgerPoisonous mushrooms, hemlock... so much like a plant
for which there has never been an overdose death in all or recorded human
Don't worry about us, we'll grow our own. There really shouldn't
be any need to import from California considering that the retail price here
will probably be lower than the wholesale price in CA. When you consider that we
just voted a tax increase to pay for the monitoring and auditing to make sure
that all (as much as is humanly possible)ll marijuana sold in CO will be
home-grown you'll realize that these police departments are over-reacting
to the "threat".
Utah police raided a house for growing marijuana on a virtual no knock warrant
and the home owner fearing these were home invaders shot and killed one police
and wounded others.All for a drug that there is no clear evidence is
worse than alcohol. United States has more people in prison than any other
country. This is a great unnecessary expense at a time when we are cutting
veteran retirement they have earned and there is serious talk about cutting
Social Security the American people have earned.And for what? Now
Utah law enforcement wants to waste more time and effort, money and possibly
lives still going after Marijuan still? This is a poor use of our scarce limited
Now some states make tax revenues off the sale of cannibus, some make money off
the marketing of penitentiary incarceration of cannibus users. Which way is
better? The former I think.
I might have to increase my visits to Colorado this year. Good thing I have
family that lives there so they can get some for me.
@ Happy Valley Heretic:If Colorado made such a smart decision, then
why are there only 2 states out of 50 who have such laws? Do you really think
the rest of the country is that stupid... while you and Colorado are the only
real smart ones?So people driving around on the roads and highways
in mind-altered stupors are not a hazard, either? When are you going to wake up
to reality, Mr Heretic? There is no doubt this type of DUI will now spike in
Colorado... along with the many deaths they will cause.Oh... and how
long have you been a spokesperson for Utah Law Enforcement? From reading your
various posts, you certainly appear to be wearing a lot of self-given hats that
come without any official authority. What a wonderful service you are to the
community.@ antodav:You should go preach to your own
state (Florida) about right and wrong before preaching on a soapbox to Utah
about what we should and shouldn't do. BTW: Cocaine comes from a
plant, too. So by your reasoning, we should legalize that as well. It would
appear your thinking has already been altered.
@ sandydog5:The market for pot isn't profitable anywhere where
its illegal... if you get caught, fined, and then sent to prison for illegally
selling it. Just something you might want to keep in mind before letting
your entrepreneurial inclinations get too carried away. @
RLSfanalways:Apparently you didn't read the article very well.
It doesn't matter if you are related to half the state of Colorado.
It's still illegal for them to give it to you or anyone else. And if you
(or they0 get caught taking any over state lines, you (or they) can and will be
fully prosecuted. Plus, as a non-resident, you will be limited to
purchasing only 1/4 an ounce at a time while in Colorado... with each purchase
being recorded in a state registry... just like using legal narcotic drug
prescriptions in Utah and other states. All transactions will be closely
monitored for any abuse. As such, you'd better do some serious
thinking before any such doing... if you want to minimize future regrets.
Good Grief! Hasn't anyone been watching the OTHER news in my state of
Colorado over the past two years? Here's a quick update...numerous
devastating wildfires and severe flooding (this past flood has been labeled the
500 yr. flood). All of these catastrophes have destroyed families, homes,
churches, livestock and taken numerous lives. Do any of you remember the name
Claire Davis? She was the beautiful high school student that was recently
killed. So, do you honestly think all of us are happy about the sale of drugs
in our state? We are not! We are concerned for our children, our grandchildren,
and now, more than ever, we are concerned about our safety on the highways. And,
for those of you who think all of this has just been "mother nature" at