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    Colorado governor vetoes marijuana ‘tasting rooms’ proposal

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor on Monday vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana in public spaces.
    Gov. John Hickenlooper has objected to similar bills in the past, arguing it could prompt a federal crackdown. He stayed quiet on the issue during the legislative session this year but wasn’t satisfied with the scaled-back proposal. In a letter explaining the veto, Hickelooper wrote that the bill could have resulted in more impaired drivers on Colorado’s roads and other public health risks.


    “We may agree with the proponents’ goals to protect the public and children; however, we strongly disagree that this bill is the correct path to achieve those goals,” he wrote.
    This year’s proposal dramatically scaled back some advocates’ ambitions for stand-alone businesses reminiscent of a neighborhood bar or an upscale club where marijuana products would replace alcohol. The bill did not allow smoking of marijuana in the establishments and also let local municipalities decide whether to allow the so-called “tasting rooms.”

    https://apnews.com/d14fd24b83124d7b8...ign=SocialFlow

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    If you can have alcohol tastings, you can have weed tastings.
    "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
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    You don't want to trigger the crazy Jeff Sessions hatred of the Colorado MJ law, and tasting rooms could do that.
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. --H.L. Mencken,

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadmaster View Post
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor on Monday vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana in public spaces.
    Gov. John Hickenlooper has objected to similar bills in the past, arguing it could prompt a federal crackdown. He stayed quiet on the issue during the legislative session this year but wasn’t satisfied with the scaled-back proposal. In a letter explaining the veto, Hickelooper wrote that the bill could have resulted in more impaired drivers on Colorado’s roads and other public health risks.


    “We may agree with the proponents’ goals to protect the public and children; however, we strongly disagree that this bill is the correct path to achieve those goals,” he wrote.
    This year’s proposal dramatically scaled back some advocates’ ambitions for stand-alone businesses reminiscent of a neighborhood bar or an upscale club where marijuana products would replace alcohol. The bill did not allow smoking of marijuana in the establishments and also let local municipalities decide whether to allow the so-called “tasting rooms.”

    https://apnews.com/d14fd24b83124d7b8...ign=SocialFlow
    But far more dangerous bars are OK? LOL Speaking of which is this governor beholding to Corrs by any chance?
    Last edited by donttread; 06-05-2018 at 10:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    If you can have alcohol tastings, you can have weed tastings.
    It looks like the Governor of Colorado disagrees with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    But far more dangerous bars are OK? LOL Speaking of which is this governor beholding to Corrs by any chance?
    I can have a beer or a drink and not be intoxicated.

    Can you take one hit off a bowl of weed and not get high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    If you can have alcohol tastings, you can have weed tastings.

    Possession and consumption of alcohol is not a violation of federal law.
    You should think before you post.
    Gentlemen and ladies, I hate inflation, I hate taxes, and I hate Communism. Do something about it.” Ronald Reagan's instructions to his first assembled Cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    It looks like the Governor of Colorado disagrees with you.
    So what?
    "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Possession and consumption of alcohol is not a violation of federal law.
    You should think before you post.
    Did you take a nap today? You’re pretty grouchy.
    "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    So what?
    So, the bill needs his signature to become law.
    Gentlemen and ladies, I hate inflation, I hate taxes, and I hate Communism. Do something about it.” Ronald Reagan's instructions to his first assembled Cabinet.

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