So everyone thought that the legalization of cannabis in Colorado would mean that everyone would be free to partake of this medicinal plant. Right? Wrong. There are several municipalities in Colorado that are trying to infringe on this passed legislation with other legislation. Denver county is one of these. There is a current bill, CB13-0736, in Denver County Municipality to infringe on this new right. The current bill states the following:
CB13-0736 A bill for an ordinance concerning the public display and consumption of marijuana.
Adopts regulations regarding open and public possession, consumption, and display of marijuana. Amended 11-25-13 to make it illegal to consume marijuana on private residential property if observable from a public street, highway or sidewalk; and 2) on private non-residential property if observable from a public place. Deletes the entire subsection allowing for outdoor consumption of marijuana on private residential property by homeowners and tenants and their guests. The Committee approved filing this bill at its meeting on 11-12-13.
CB13-0864 A bill for an ordinance repealing section 38-176 concerning law enforcement priorities in regard to certain marijuana offenses.
Repeals section 38-176 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code, an initiated ordinance defining adult personal use of one ounce or less of marijuana as the lowest law enforcement priority and establishing a marijuana policy review committee to monitor compliance with the ordinance "until private adult possession of marijuana is legal" under the laws of Colorado and Denver. The Committee approved filing this bill at its meeting on 11-12-13.
Any patriotic citizen would be looking at the legislation for this bill. When I went to research this article I couldn’t find any reference to the actual ordinance number so I could look it up myself. Where is the good reporting on these facts? Before making any decisions, voting citizens have the duty of reviewing legislation so they can talk with their representatives. I’m sorry, I don’t agree with this legislation. Even if you don’t agree with the amendment ending prohibition of cannabis, you need to think long term. These are gateway legislations to strip citizens and the People of their God-given rights or otherwise.
Maybe you think I’m right. Maybe you think I’m being biased. Just review a few facts. It is making it illegal to do what you want, that isn’t hurting anyone else, even on your private property! Next we will turn into Communist China and not let you practice coitus or have children without Government consent. Then you get into all sorts of abortion issues and more. Regardless of if I am or am not for it, out of my moral, patriotic duty I would be doing my best to keep legislation out of our government.
Thomas Paine wrote the following in his papers titled, “Common Sense”:
Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.
If you really want to give honor to our founding fathers and fallen heroes, then you should be thinking about their quotes about government. Do your duty and do everyone else a favor, keep the government out of our personal lives. They don’t belong there and neither do you. Unless you are going to take exceptionally well care of every last person residing in your area (healthcare, school, food, work, transportation, housing, etcetera.) then leave them alone. Common law is only if two people are in a dispute about an actual wrong that is caused, then you don’t have anything to bring them to court for, short of wasting time and tax payer money. Cannabis doesn’t harm you, that over the counter pain reliever does more harm and has cause more than one death over the death rate of Cannabis (which by the way is zero deaths).
You can review the legislation through the city council website.