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  •  Well the smell stinks. (1+ / 0-)
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    I find it to be as obnoxious as cigar smoke.

    So I think that Colorado is doing the right thing.

    However if folks are truly using for medical purposes then one would hope neighbors would be tolerant.

    •  It doesn't matter as they will be driving around (0+ / 0-)

      using the thing to check for it.  Not to mention that since no houses are airtight it will be possible for someone to smell the smoke at least a little bit at some time or another.  The only way to prevent that would be to build an airtight room with a double doored airlock to smoke it in.

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      by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 12:48:52 PM PST

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      •  I suspect they'll mostly be (0+ / 0-)

        responding to complaints.

        If they actually wander around randomly with that electronic schnozz enhancement they'll look like frikken jerks.

        But if I'm at home or at some public establishment and people are indulging themselves in a way that they're wafting over me then I want to be able to push them back a bit. In California there's a law that people have to smoke away from the door or window of an establishment. It has to apply to this stuff as well.

    •  If it's banned for (0+ / 0-)

      a smell "as obnoxious as cigar smoke" then also should cigars be banned.

      It's the same argument as has been used to legalize MJ:  if it's no worse than alcohol, then either legalize or ban both.

      As a Denverite, I don't doubt that some of our PTB think they're doing good by trying to block cannabis. The various smugglers and black marketers applaud in the background.

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      by jestbill on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 06:35:34 PM PST

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      •  I learned about that in Tennessee in 1966 (0+ / 0-)

        when I was there for Peace Corps training for going to Korea. (They found a group of Koreans at a Bible college in Nashville to teach us Korean.) Tennessee law gives counties local option on alcohol, and in many counties the churches and the bootleggers were the only ones who voted Dry. Still true in a number of states.

        Two or three weeks before the vote, the churches would hand out bumper stickers to put on cars; in big red letters they said, "For the sake of my family, vote dry." An older boy, the son of one of the most prosperous bootleggers, drove around town in a new Buick, with three of those bumper stickers plastered on front and back: "For the sake of my family, vote dry."

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 10:00:44 PM PST

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