Screw Obama: the most exciting news from last night is that marijuana is now legal in the states of Colorado and Washington. Of course, PAX Prime, annual gaming convention and mecca for nerds across the world, is also held in Washington.
Don't get too excited just yet: marijuana is still illegal on the federal level. But there will be some interesting legislative battles over the next few months as the two states fight for their right to eat Cheetos and watch Arrested Development.
And of course, the gaming community is now super pumped for PAX. Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter over the past few hours:
Now that recreational pot use is legal in Washington, look for some really awesome PopCap shwag at PAX Prime next year. #plants— Jeff Green (@Greenspeak) November 7, 2012
Thanks to the election, I really want to go to PAX Prime now.— Kevin Schneider (@ifandbut01) November 7, 2012
Hey, PAX Prime...better buy some more of them bean bags, haaaa. #EvergreenState— Cricket Lee (@crixlee) November 7, 2012
Pot AND Gay marriage...in Seattle? DAMNIT, I WANT TO GO TO PAX PRIME SOOOOO BAD!— Zidders RooFurry (@ZiddersRoofurry) November 7, 2012
So many PAX Prime weed jokes, so little feed space.— Phil Tibitoski (@PTibz) November 7, 2012
The lines at Pax Prime are going to be sooooo much more interesting next year.— Timmy Spicyweiner (@Twotoetimmy) November 7, 2012
One last thing - 2013 PAX is gonna be bonkers :p Washington State legalizes recreational pot use :0. - I'm selling Funyuns outside the con.— Jesse Cox (@JesseCox) November 7, 2012
Won't need a plane to fly back from #PAXPrime next fall...— Mustache Beer (@AnnoyedGamer) November 7, 2012
You can BET I'm not missing PAX Prime next year now goddamn— Zoë Quinn (@ZoeQuinnzel) November 7, 2012
Well PAX prime should be a goooooood time— Tina Palacios (@Teanah) November 7, 2012
And the best exchange of the night: