Colorado and Washington state have just passed Amendment 64 and Initiative 502, respectively. These statutes function to legalize marijuana for recreational use (up to one ounce) for anyone 21 years of age or older. Opponents of these propositions feared it would result in more people driving well below the speed limit and leave several constituents wondering where they left their box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch… only to find it in the refrigerator.
One opponent said, “I once went to see Black Swan in theaters. Two fellow movie-goers sitting just one row behind me laughed uncontrollably during parts that weren’t even funny. It was very distracting. I fear that if weed is legalized, this sort of thing could happen regularly.”
However, proponents of Amendment 64 are pleased that 40 million dollars in annual tax revenue will directly support “public school capital construction assistance funds” in Colorado.
Also, Colorado citizens are allowed to grow and maintain up to 6 plants in their homes. Colorado now has the most relaxed laws with regard to marijuana regulation… in the world.
Road trip anyone?