News: Lil Scrappy, Future & More Smoke Out New Marijuana Law: "Legalize Weed Everywhere"
Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 8:35AM
Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy, Future, Cash Out and more have all provided their opinion of Colorado now legalizing the usage of marijuana.
The Atlanta rappers all embraced the new legislation but wondered when it would hit their own hometown.
Lil Scrappy: "It would be great if I was still blowing but I'm on chill mode for God. Liquor is legal and less harmful ... so [weed] should be legal everywhere too." Cash Out: "It's great! I wish they would legalize weed everywhere and there would be way more happy people in this country." Future: "Hey s**t, I don't live in Colorado but when I get there for a show we can smoke." He adds, "They need to bring [this law] to Atlanta." (TMZ)
West Coast rappers Warren G and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony shared similar stances.
Flesh-N-Bone: "Great for those guys, wish it would be good for us in Cali." Bizzy Bone: "Weed legal is good anywhere." Warren G: "I think this is the first step to all states making it legal." (TMZ)
Not only can Coloardo residents smoke the drug, but by law, they are allowed to even grow marijuana plants.
It is just a few days since the people of the Centennial state voted , by a majority of 53-47, to legalise cannabis for recreational use and put a sales tax on it. Along with Washington state they were the first in the US to do so. Colorado also went further than both Washington and Amsterdam, allowing its citizens to cultivate up to six cannabis plants in their homes. (Business Insider)
Last year, New York rapper Smoke DZA told SOHH he feared marijuana becoming legal.
"I hope not," Smoke told SOHH when asked if he thinks marijuana will ever be legalized. "I would rather it be decriminalized than legalized. My whole thing is, on that subject, is when you legalize something, you give [the government] a chance to give you whatever they want. It's just like when Yahoo took over Myspace, it wasn't that cool any more. Decriminalizing would be the way to go because you could smoke your weed wherever you want and nobody could tell you anything. That's decriminalizing something. That's not getting penalized. But when you legalize it and you're able to buy it over the counter, they're sprinkling other stuff in the product. It's probably not the same [levels of] THC you're going to get. I'm not into legalizing, I'm into decriminalizing." (SOHH)