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July 24, 2000 11:22 AM   Subscribe

Legal weed in Alaska? It could be true, very soon. Tell your friends in AK to register to vote!
posted by snakey (9 comments total)

 
Even if it did pass, the feds would do some massive arm twisting to get it struck down, probably by cutting off federal funds. It's nice to see this get on the ballot in any state, though.
posted by Mr. skullhead at 1:01 PM on July 24, 2000


If I was going to be stupid and rednecky and unsophisticated, I'd say "Who lives in Alaska anyway that's gonna get the weed?" (Which I think is why it's on this specific ballot, as opposed to New York, where it could have a huge impact.)

But. I am smart and non-rednecky and very sophisticated, so I shall keep quiet, except to say that if it passes, which I doubt it will, but if it does, expect a large jump in residence numbers in Alaska.
posted by eyesandfists at 1:21 PM on July 24, 2000


I don't think anybody would move to Alaska just to smoke weed. And I don't think the pure appeal of a state that would legalize weed is enough to draw people either. I don't think people are that afraid of breaking the law to smoke a little dope.
posted by benbrown at 3:37 PM on July 24, 2000


I think this will be (at some point) a precedent for similar legislation in CA, OR, AZ, CO. And it's about time this silliness was ended.
posted by aflakete at 3:43 PM on July 24, 2000


I think it's already legal for you to carry a certain amount of weed around with you in Arizona.
posted by eyesandfists at 4:29 PM on July 24, 2000


Actually, marijuana was legal in Alaska longer than any other state in the union, with the law being changed I believe in the late 1980's. The herb there is of very high quality (supposedly because of the 23 hour days) and is enjoyed by many-- it's a fallacy to think that marijuana is only enjyed by hipster urban folk-- go to Kentucky, Alabama, the mountains of Switzerland, or just about anywhere on earth and you'll find people using the herb recreationally or medicinally.
posted by chaz at 6:21 PM on July 24, 2000


I'll point out here, Skullhead, that we need Alaska more than Alaska needs us. not even counting the pipeline, Alaskans are very likely to tell the feds to FOAD.
posted by baylink at 7:31 PM on July 24, 2000


FOAD? Eh? Oh you mean fuck off and die right? Lazy!!!! ;-)
posted by FAB4GIRL at 7:38 PM on July 24, 2000


"I don't think anybody would move to Alaska just to smoke weed."

You apparently haven't met a few lowlifes I've been under-privilaged to meet.
posted by Satapher at 12:31 AM on July 26, 2000


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