Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What's the difference between alcohol and weed?

Posted By on Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 12:19 PM

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One can humiliate you in any number of regrettable ways. And it's also the one that you can consume until you're blind, as long as you follow a few simple regulations.

Tonight, the Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council will convene its monthly meeting at the Warehouse Gallery and Restaurant (25 West Cimarron) to discuss the efforts in Colorado to legalize marijuana.

According to the press release, Brian Vicente of Sensible Colorado and Mason Tvert of SAFER will be the guest speakers.

Both men belong to a coalition of organizations that helped draft and are pushing the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012. From the coalition's website:

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is the driving force behind a 2012 statewide ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Colorado. It is a locally based effort being carried out by a broad and growing coalition of activists, organizations, businesses, and professionals throughout the state and across the nation.

The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012 makes the adult use of marijuana legal, establishes a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol, and allows for the cultivation of industrial hemp. Click here to read the full initiative language. Passage of this initiative will be historic, resulting in Colorado becoming the first state in the nation — and the first geographic area in the world — to make the possession, use, and regulated production and distribution of marijuana legal for adults.

The Campaign’s first goal is to collect roughly 85,000 valid signatures of registered Colorado voters, which are needed to qualify the measure for next year’s election. This is no easy feat, and it is our hope that marijuana reform supporters from around the state will get involved in the effort to place this initiative on the ballot. By joining the campaign today you can help end marijuana prohibition in Colorado next year and be part of something that will be written about in history books for years to come.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m.; $20 at the door, and $10 for CSMCC members.

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