Civil disobedience is defined as the active professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands and commands of a government. I believe that 90 percent of the drivers on the highways are in a state of civil disobedience because as I drive at the speed limit most of the drivers pass me up.
There are consequences to these actions. One might be that once in a while someone gets stopped by the police and issued a citation for speeding. Another more serious one is that sometimes accidents involving injury or death can occur as a result of speeding.
Now we know that the entire State of Colorado is in a state of civil disobedience after the passage of Amendment 64. Yes, it is true that not all citizens voted for Amendment 64 and not all citizens will use marijuana for recreational purposes, but we are all citizens of the State of Colorado. Use of marijuana is still illegal under federal law and there may be consequences for all of us. We don't know if the federal government will choose to prosecute those users of marijuana or not. We don't know if the feds will take any action against the state, a lawsuit, or withholding federal funds perhaps? Another possible consequence is that there may be drivers on the road driving under the influence of marijuana, thereby causing accidents again involving injury and or death. This could affect any one of us whether we voted for Amendment 64 or not. And to think that there are those who say that certain "things" should be banned if only it would save just one life!