good guy colorado: pot convictions can be overturned

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  1. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's second-highest court ruled Thursday that some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out under the law that legalized recreational marijuana in the state.


    The Colorado Court of Appeals said people whose cases were under appeal when Amendment 64 took effect in December 2012 are eligible to have their convictions reversed.

    A spokeswoman for the Attorney General John Suthers said prosecutors are reviewing the opinion to determine any next steps.


    Marijuana advocate Brian Vicente said the ruling could affect hundreds of people who were given jail terms for petty marijuana offenses.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/13/colorado-marijuana-convictions_n_4957887.html
     
  2. Swedish John

    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry 2010 OG

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    This is awesome. Too bad I don't live in Colorado.
     
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    I was in denver last week. I couldn't believe the smell when I drove by some warehouses and dispensaries. The car smelled like I opened a bag of kind bud and stuck my nose in it. That was without the windows open and just the heat on
     
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    In 10 years all local and the federal government will be kicking themselves at the real cost of the "war on drugs"...the lost tax revenue, a fraction of which the Federal government has spent on enforcement of cannabis laws over the last 40 years.

    The fucking jamokes.
     
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    War on drugs :cwl::cwl::cwl:
     
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  8. sstressed

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    good for colorado.

    fucking hippies!

    :yay:


    im making canna caps today to celebrate.