But, you know, let's not forget the most important thing here: At least you can't go to jail for it anymore.
You Can Still Totally Go to Jail for It
Just because you broke a law that no longer exists doesn't mean you didn't break it -- just ask the people doing jail time for pot charges in Colorado. As anyone who just got a traffic court date for next Christmas knows, ours isn't the fastest legal system ever, which means there are still a lot of pending weed-related cases. A lot of those charges have been dropped, but not all ... because the decision is completely up to each county. Weld County, for instance, said "Nope, still going after potheads."
Kind of bullshit for a place that's mostly grass anyway.
Likewise, the Department of Justice could go after ganja users, but the president said "meh" and told them to stand down. And it's not like the policies of the president ever suddenly shift every few years, right?
Wait, no, they totally do. That means that the next leader of the country could, under federal law, make a pretty gigantic example of a certain red-eyed Rocky Mountain state. Consider your buzz harshed.
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