Denver Decriminalizing Marijuana For 18-21 Year Olds

 by lucy

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado for individuals age 21 and older, but the Denver City Council is going a step further to protect young people who are caught illegally possessing marijuana.  The council voted unanimously on Monday to decriminalize marijuana possession of under one ounce for individuals age 18-21.

The council still has to finalize the vote next week, but it is expected that it will easily pass.  The new measure would make the punishment for possession of under one ounce of marijuana for individuals 18-21 a fine of $150.  The fine for a second offense would be $500 and each subsequent offense would be punishable by a $999 fine.  This fine structure mirrors the one currently in place for individuals age 21 and over prior to Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana.

The logic behind the measure is to give young people a chance to move past their “mistakes” and not have a criminal record due to a decision they made when they were young.  City Council member Albus Brooks explained, “This in no way is making it legal for these young people to possess or consume marijuana.  What it does do is make it so that these kids don’t have to live into adulthood with mistakes they might have made when they were 19.”



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    eternal.luv said on Dec 18, 2013

    In a free world there are no written laws.
    Only living from the heart.
    Which we are all about to be shoved back down into our hearts and out of our heads when the dark cloud approaching materializes then we will stand up.

    It's just beginning folks.

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    skybynight said on Dec 21, 2013

    If we lived in a total free world we would have anarchy. We have to have some sort of rules or laws but not to the extent we have it now.

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    eternal.luv said on Dec 22, 2013

    I met an intact pre-Columbian tribe that even when their population was 400,000 instead of 20,000 now they had no written laws. All obeyed the laws of nature and the vibration coming from their heart. The heart has all the power to control the mind, not a pen on paper. They also know that they would forget if they wrote anything down for writing destroys memory, so even up until today they have not forgotten the way. We give our life force to external instruments when we would be much stronger internalizing everything. I always ask the question if we didn't have vehicles would we need cell phones? Technology spawns technology, it's an illusory trap to keep us on the rails and provide an eye for the eye to see all.

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    eternal.luv said on Dec 22, 2013

    Farming technology is useful, that's for damn sure. Many people have conquered infinite space with their spirit, light technology based on love. You can travel anywhere in the universe with your spirit but if you are not pure why would you be allowed to cause a disturbance? You get shoved back down into your physical temple.

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