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An inquiry to fellow Washington State residents

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Have you noticed any perceivable difference in the state since the voters have passed the new marijuana law?


My experience:

No perceivable difference good or bad. Where I live, you wouldn't even know that the law had passed. I don't see any difference in the parks, at the store, driving, going to the movies. I don't see bands of glossy eyed folks walking down the street. I have yet to smell the odor on people while going to public places. I see no unusual or irrational behavior. I don't read newspaper articles about pot induced "incidents".

It is like it never even happened, yet, I talk to folks that say they smoke it, typically at night, in the privacy of their backyard.

Honestly, for me, you wouldn't even know that such a law was passed.

What is your experience?

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mick063 Aug 2013 OP
cilla4progress Aug 2013 #1
brewens Aug 2013 #2
AgingAmerican Aug 2013 #3
Unrepentant Fenian Aug 2013 #4
Boudica the Lyoness Aug 2013 #5
mick063 Aug 2013 #9
PowerToThePeople Aug 2013 #6
mick063 Aug 2013 #7
PowerToThePeople Aug 2013 #8
mick063 Aug 2013 #10
hobbit709 Aug 2013 #15
TroglodyteScholar Aug 2013 #11
mick063 Aug 2013 #13
Comrade Grumpy Aug 2013 #14
TroglodyteScholar Aug 2013 #16
Comrade Grumpy Aug 2013 #12

Response to mick063 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 10:59 AM

1. Yeah, actually takes some of the fun out of it!



But seriously...I find it is more readily available, although our source is a friend with a "green card" (medical marijuana..legal for some time now) .

I do feel more open about it - have to constantly remind myself it is legal now! Don't actually know what the details of the law are, beyond legal to have a small amount.

More in attitude than observation, in my experience.

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Response to mick063 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 11:00 AM

2. I'm in Washington a lot. Pretty much nothing different. I did have a guy tell

me he got some crap about smoking weed on the golf course of the small town he lives by. He told the manager or whatever his title is to fuck off. He's got the card.

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Response to mick063 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 11:01 AM

3. If anything, it's mellower out there

 

It just isn't a big deal.

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Response to mick063 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 11:30 AM

4. My experience has been exactly the same as yours, nothing's changed.

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Response to mick063 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 12:21 PM

5. No

 

It's still the same old laid-back, Evergreen State.

No sign of reefer madness anywhere.

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Response to Boudica the Lyoness (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 12:32 PM

9. I must say that I am proud of our residents

 

They (and Colorado residents) are the standard bearers. There is much responsibility upon our collective shoulders. We must demonstrate sustained acceptable behavior.

We are grass roots ALEC. We created a "model bill" for others to emulate.

I congratulate our great state on this.

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Response to mick063 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 12:25 PM

6. I was able to purchase this at corner gas station.

 

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 12:26 PM

7. I guess that is different.

 

Notice any Zombie like behavior at the gas pump?

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Response to mick063 (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 12:31 PM

8. I did not drink it.

 

I just put it on the shelf. Do not intend to drink it.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 12:33 PM

10. I mean't observing others.

 

Seen anything strange?

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 01:50 PM

15. Doesn't have any THC in it.

Standard energy drink formula with a little hemp seed extract added. No buzz.

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Response to mick063 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 12:36 PM

11. I thought the law hadn't gone into effect yet

I know someone who just moved there and needed to get a medical card...

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 12:43 PM

13. I have lived here most of my life.

 

I do not use marijuana and have not actively looked for business that sells it. I talked to a person that uses a card to buy it, but uses it as recreational. He claims that the big difference is the accessibility of paraphernalia to use pot. He also claims that people he hangs out with are getting medical cards more frequently.

I simply don't know about retail sales. Have not tried to purchase any.

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 01:46 PM

14. It is now legal to possess up to an ounce of marijuana in Washington state.

 

That part has already happened. What is yet to happen is for the state-regulated marijuana retail outlets to open. I think that's going to happen early next year, after the Washington State Liquor Control Board gets the rules and regulations all figured out.

You don't need a medical card to legally possess up to an ounce, but you would need one to grow or to go purchase at a medical dispensary (or collective or whatever they call them up there).

Once the pot shots are open, the medical card becomes redundant--except for growing your own. Washington's legalization doesn't include the right to grow your own plants, but Washington pot patients will still be able to.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 05:16 PM

16. Thanks for the details

My friend likes to grow other things...tomatoes, peppers, etc... so there's a good chance she'd like to grow her own cannabis, too. Good thing she went ahead and got her card.

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Response to mick063 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 12:37 PM

12. The pot shops aren't open yet. Not that I expect anarchy to reign when that happens.

 

The only real difference, I suppose, is that no one is getting arrested for pot possession.

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