Colorado & Washington Legalize Marijuana, Stoners In Other States Lackadaisically Start Packing

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Photo by Roberto Schmidt//Getty Images

California, we are supposed to be the ones with the quality herbal relationships. We have the climate, the hot hippies, the laid-back attitude. So why did Colorado and Washington state get to legalize marijuana first?

Colorado, the state everyone is talking about, got an amendment to their state constitution so that now marijuana is legal to produce, posses, and distribute after certain regulations and if are 21 and over says  CNN.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper wrote in a statement that “the voters have spoken” and he wants to “respect their will.”

“This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly.” LOL, munchie jokes from the politicos so soon. We love you Colorado.

People in Washington, home of renowned grunge burn-out rock city turned highly-caffeinated capital of culture and industry, Seattle, is now allowing the use of recreational marijuana by those of drinking age–21-and-over.

The catch is the “product” will be taxed three different times at a 25% tax rate; the perk to the catch is that the state of Washington estimates that this tax could bring in as much as $500 million for the state. Smart cookies. Mmmm, cookies.

$500 million dollars? Whoever said stoners don’t contribute to the “growth” of an economy got it all wrong. Hahaha, we said growth.



–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles

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