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Colorado’s pot legalization push is working because of strict regulation.

Check out these highlights from a Fresh Air interview with Tony Dokoupil about marijuana.

So in Colorado, the medical marijuana growers have to have 24-hour video of their operations, and that video is accessible by the state at any time — they can tap into it. And they all have these badges, and they had to go through background checks to get these badges. So there’s an attempt to keep black market money out of it … in Colorado, you’re unlikely to see a situation where a dispensary is, in fact, just a front for a Mexican cartel.

He also describes that because marijuana must, by law, be grown indoors, grow houses have rooms to simulate different kinds of sunlight and different seasons.

And you get a little deeper in and you open one of these doors, which are about the size of, like, Winnebagos where the actual plants are, and your eyes just recognize, ‘Oh my god — it’s summer sunshine.’ It’s like you want lemonade.
And then you go to another room and you open the door, and it will have, like, a honey-coated light, and you’ll be like, ‘Oh fall! I want a pumpkin latte — how beautiful.’

Via the Dish.

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A man named Cokayne

The police were looking to acquire Cokayne, so they went to a house on Franklin Farm Road in the Herndon area and found Cokayne in a rented apartment in the basement, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in court.

Cokayne was wanted for selling … pot.

From The Washington Post, via The Obscure Store.

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Pat Robertson thinks marijuana laws are too harsh

“I’m not exactly for the use of drugs, don’t get me wrong, but I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot, that kinda thing it’s just, it’s costing us a fortune and it’s ruining young people. Young people go into prisons, they go in as youths and come out as hardened criminals. That’s not a good thing.”

Wow. Cross pot off the list of potential reasons the victims of the next natural disaster deserve it.

From Talking Points Memo.

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Marijuana isn’t called pot because of pots

It is a shortening of the Spanish potiguaya or potaguaya that came from potación de guaya, a wine or brandy in which marijuana buds have been steeped. It literally means “the drink of grief.”

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