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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    Link: 2 Down And 48 To Go, America - KEEP HOPE ALIVE!
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    Javien Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    Indeed, can`t wait till my state makes it legal.
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    USAF27 Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    Make one with handguns....Illinois is the last state without carry and conceal permits....gang-bangers get a waiver though
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    Mississippi Marrow. Great weed type name but I don`t see it happening in my life time.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    You guys realize that it doesn`t change anything at this point in time since it`s still illegal FEDERALLY, right? ;)
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    whyteman Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    Do you guys get all of your stuff off of Reddit?
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    whyteman Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    "You guys realize that it doesn`t change anything at this point in time since it`s still illegal FEDERALLY, right? ;)"

    Big things come from small beginnings.
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    November 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    @Runemang

    Agreed. People forget that federal law trumps all. It`s a start but... This is why medical marijuana is tricky, too.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    USAF27: True, At this point Illinois is defying the Supreme Court`s decision, but don`t expect this president`s DOJ to enforce it.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    November 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    Oh make one for gay marriage!! I demand rainbows and unicorns!
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    November 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    Illinois won`t be passing concealed carry any time soon. The reason: Chicago.
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    Keyh Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    "You guys realize that it doesn`t change anything at this point in time since it`s still illegal FEDERALLY, right? ;)"

    That`s accurate, but the courts arguing States` Right to substance control (or lack there of) is a distinct possibility, that will set a rolling precedence, this is where that starts.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Who cares if it isn`t legal Federally. Alcohol prohibition ended at the state level first. It`s a good start.

    Most importantly, local cops won`t be making average joe pothead into a criminal, and taking them to jail.

    I live in Washington state so eat your heart out suckas.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    You`re wrong Crakr.

    In his 2008 campaign, President Obama vowed he would not “use Justice Department resources to try and circumvent state laws about medical marijuana.”

    Since October 2009, Americans for Safe Access found that the Justice Department has conducted more than 170 dispensary raids, indicting 61 people in 9 medical marijuana states.

    The DOJ under Obama is doing exactly what you just said they won`t do.

    Facts is facts.
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    syke22 Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    The ball`s rollin. I guess I`ll start too.
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    Illinois won`t be passing concealed carry any time soon. The reason: Chicago.

    You mean city of death... Seriously you ain`t kidding they won`t pass that.
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    mrbrainiac2u Male 50-59
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    November 7, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    ..And to that I say,"Yabba-Dabba-Doobie"....
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    kja1995 Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    .....Soon to be fifty-ONE.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    I think it should be legal, but all of you pot aficionados I cannot take seriously. Go do something productive.
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    insanmonster Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2012 at 11:18 pm
    Here is the only point I have to make about the issue. I don`t care and neither should anyone else if a responsible adult decides to enjoy a little weed in the privacy of their own home. However, I think all/most of us would agree that this person should not go into their car and out onto the road. Yes I understand that it is probably not as bad as driving drunk I just think that it is important to be 100% cognitive when behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. If there was a way to test whether or not someone was driving while under the influence of THC on the spot just like there is with alcohol then I would side with legalizing it. However, blood tests show that someone has smoked weed recently, not that they are currently on the substance.
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    hinker Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 12:06 am
    @ insanmonster: I agree 100% with you. Driving under influence of either alcohol or THC is dangerous and should never be accepted nor legalized.

    In regards to testing for THC on the spot it is actually possible. The police is doing it here in Copenhagen. Here`s a link to an article about it, although it is in danish, but perhaps you could use google translate to read it. http://politiken.dk/indland/ECE1799695/politiet-snupper-21-bilister-med-hash-i-blodet-ved-christiania/Politiken article
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2012 at 12:31 am
    Thank god thank god thank god thank god. And shut the drat up andrew you have misconceptions I have two jobs and attend college eat my ass cheese.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2012 at 2:10 am
    Now I`m intrigued. What is special about Chicago?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 3:29 am
    They basically legalized weed for some reason.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2012 at 4:47 am
    So now you can be legally high AND shoot innocent people?
    Bush and Blair were wrong. The real WMD`s are in the US :(
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    Wayoldman Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2012 at 4:47 am
    Is anyone aware that the biggest push against pot being legelized come from cigarette companys.
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    myrtheus Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 4:51 am
    So, not to sound too preachy, but aren`t there more important things to worry about than whether or not weed is legal? I can think of a few just off the top of my head. This just seems like a selfish law to pass. I`m all for using it if you need it medicinally, but come on people, let`s be smart about the laws we pass.
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    chuckleboy Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2012 at 4:58 am
    Might interest folks to know that one of the strongest supporters of the movement to outlaw marijuana was the cotton lobby, which was trying to suppress the production of hemp--which makes beautiful and durable cloth.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 5:31 am
    So now you can be legally high AND shoot innocent people

    Pretty sure shooting peoples illegal man.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 5:34 am
    Now I`m intrigued. What is special about Chicago?

    You can`t carry a pistol. It been working so great cause gangbangers obey the law!! <--- (sarcasm) There`s shootings there constantly showing what a joke the law is.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2012 at 5:45 am
    osirisascend-"The DOJ under Obama is doing exactly what you just said they won`t do."

    The DOJ is Obama`s lap dog and does exactly what Obama wishes.

    BHO: "Don`t look under that bullet-riddled bloody sheet. There`s nothing there concerning you."
    DOJ: "Yessir! We`ll just go find some youtube film-maker to blame it on."

    Concerning legalizing Marijuana: If idiots want to be idiots, fine. I can see the number of failed drug tests (and increased unemployment) in the future of these states. It may be `legal`, but for liability reasons it will still be against business` policy to show up for work with it in your system. Stub your toe and they`ll make you pee in a cup. Mary Jane? `You`re Fired.`.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 6:29 am
    This just seems like a selfish law to pass.
    Don`t be silly. Weed possession is probably the main reason for incarceration and breach of parole, and legalization could potentially save states millions of dollars that would have been wasted on containing non-violent drug offenders. If you can`t see value in that, then you`re missing the point.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 6:31 am
    Concerning legalizing Marijuana: If idiots want to be idiots, fine. I can see the number of failed drug tests (and increased unemployment) in the future of these states.
    Just because you smoke pot doesn`t make you an idiot. If you show up to work drunk/high or drive in a similar fashion then you are an idiot, but you`re really just showing prejudice here. Is it even legal for a business to just spot test you for drugs? Don`t you have to sign something when you are hired so they can do that?
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2012 at 6:34 am
    I live in coloradoand i know it is likly that this will still not happen. voted in or not.
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    Profworm Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 6:35 am
    Legalizing weed is predicted to bring in 1.9 million dollars in revenue to my state of Washington. I don`t even smoke it myself, but I wouldn`t mind seeing a few bridges fixed around here.
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    DubleU Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2012 at 6:36 am
    @myrtheus: It is a selfish law to keep. It gives law enforcement an excuse to arrest people and make people pay fines for a drug that is not even close to being harmful as cocaine or heroin. It also gives cigarette companies a monopoly because they know that weed has little to no harmful side effects as tobacco does. Patches suck. The gum is not working. The electric cigs is not effective. Wanna know how to reduce deaths from cigs by a HUGE percentage?? Legalize weed.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2012 at 6:38 am
    Pot is better than alcohol. Legalize pot and criminalize alcohol and the World would be a much better place.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2012 at 6:41 am
    The forces against legalization of weed used to be lumber yards now it`s pharmaceuticals. So long as there are corporations with deep pockets that can buy influence weed will remain illegal. This is the first step of a long haul but there`s no possibility of closing the door on such a benign drug. Sanity rules.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2012 at 6:42 am
    patchgrabber-"Just because you smoke pot doesn`t make you an idiot."

    That`s debatable. But not really what I meant.

    patchgrabber-"If you show up to work drunk/high or drive in a similar fashion then you are an idiot"

    THAT`S what I meant.

    patchgrabber-"you`re really just showing prejudice here"

    Yes, I`m prejudiced against idiots. It`s allowed.

    patchgrabber-"it even legal for a business to just spot test you for drugs?"

    Yes, it`s legal, and also a condition of employement in the vast majority of businesses. Many insurance companies require companies they cover to have a drug testing program. Usually required prior to employement, and after any incident. Random testing is legal, also.

    I have no problem with this (as long as they don`t start testing for Chili Dogs.)
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 6:55 am
    Yes, it`s legal, and also a condition of employement in the vast majority of businesses.
    That was the point I was trying to make. I know that businesses can test, I just thought they would need to make that known when you`re hired. For instance, if I had been working at a job for 6 years and nothing was ever said about drug testing, and the company then decided to do a random drug test, would that be legal?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2012 at 7:07 am
    patchgrabber-" if I had been working at a job for 6 years and nothing was ever said about drug testing, and the company then decided to do a random drug test, would that be legal?"

    Yes. Conditions of employment change all the time. You always have the option of opting out, but that will result in termination.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 7:15 am
    @MeGrendel: Now, is that on a state-to-state basis or carte blanche across the country? Also, if weed is legal, then how can they terminate you for testing positive? Just because you test positive doesn`t mean you are on it at that moment, at that point it would be like firing someone because you saw them drinking alcohol on the weekend. I suppose since it`s still federally illegal that could make a difference, but if I have a prescription for it, they cannot fire me for it.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 7:49 am
    Pot is better than alcohol. Legalize pot and criminalize alcohol and the World would be a much better place.

    WHOA WHOA WHOA!! Lets not get out of hand here! How about we try to stop banning things most of the time it dosen`t work.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 8:04 am
    Regarding people being high at work. If someone is working at McDonalds at the fry station I don`t care. The guy flying the plane I`m in, I care.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2012 at 8:10 am
    I think you mean 49 to go, not to mention that DC has their own set of laws too, so more like 50
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    DubleU Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2012 at 8:39 am
    Funny how some people can actually work BETTER when they are high. I have seen it happen. Working in a kitchen has its benefits.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 8:57 am
    @link

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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 9:01 am
    lol @ McGovern.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2012 at 9:37 am
    @patchgrabber
    (good questions btw).

    Pretty much nationwide.

    Alcohol is legal also, but you can still be fired if it shows up in a urine test. Pot will show up longer in your urine, yes, but they may can tell by the levels if you`re effected. So the company may set a level, but then again they may not. Cigarettes are legal too, but some companies are requiring people to quit in order to keep their jobs.

    Having a prescription for it will make a difference for some companies, others it will not. My company has a policy that you are not allowed on premises if you`re taking certain narcotics, even if you have a prescription. (which is good, because we have some dangerous stuff on site).
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2012 at 11:17 am
    "Pot is better than alcohol. Legalize pot and criminalize alcohol and the World would be a much better place."

    They tried that already, it was called Prohibition.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    "Funny how some people can actually work BETTER when they are high."

    Yes, I think it`s required for autobody technicians... at least it should be.
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2012 at 8:40 am
    The funny thing is that both states voted for Obama, the most aggressive drug warrior president in American history, whose Justice Department has already vowed to continue vigorously enforcing federal anti-marijuana laws in both states.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    osirisascend: What Obama says and what he does are often two different things entirely.

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