The big story coming out of Tuesday’s election was, obviously, President Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney. And it isn’t hard to identify the next-biggest headline surfacing in the wake of the election: the complete legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington. Some people were left thrilled, while others were terrified, asking themselves when, exactly, America fell into the hands of the deviant, no-good hippies.
Before you plan your next vacation to Seattle or Boulder, there are plenty of factors to discuss.
What About Workplace?
Business Insider discusses potential conflict between employers and employees who smoke. Per the law, citizens in these two specific states are allowed to smoke freely within the confines of their own home, begging the question: how much control should companies have over the personal lives of their workers?
Prices Potentially Plummet?
A legalized market for bud will cause the price to drop to the insane price of $3 per ounce. Anybody who has sold is pinching themselves, or trying to cope with the fact that a once-profitable business venture is going to be squeezed out by weed stores.
Who’s Really Moving?
It’s easy to joke about moving to the Mile High City, but imagine the people who actually have the loot and/or job security to make such an exodus. Denver residents should look forward to seeing Snoop Dogg and Bill Clinton microwaving burritos at a local 7-11.
Canada Is Jealous?
“Don’t Break Out The Cheetos Just Yet”?
The above words became the quote of the day, courtesy of a statement released by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who was actually against the amendment even though 54% of the people voted in favor. Remember two tidbits: Weed is still illegal on the fed level and these two states are talking possession, not walking up and down Main Street blowing big blunts.