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1 posted on 02/16/2013 10:44:54 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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I don't like pot, but the federal government has no legitimate legal or moral authority to ban it so long as it isn't part of commerce between the states, i.e. directly marketed across state lines. Justice Thomas was entirely correct in Gonzales v. Raich:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales_v._Raich

Wickard v. Filburn subverted the clear meaning of the Commerce Clause. It allowed the federal government to regulate anything affecting interstate commerce, meaning just about everything.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn

2 posted on 02/16/2013 10:57:59 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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Thought I'd mention the Tenth Amendment. It often gets overlooked.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people

3 posted on 02/16/2013 10:59:58 PM PST by Ken H
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All the same, these guys are still scum and if they continue in this nasty business, I hope nothing good ever happens to them ever again.


4 posted on 02/16/2013 11:13:26 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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Unfortunately, their business empire will probably implode when MJ becomes fully legalized, which will probably be in a few years.

The illegal or semi-legal status of the product supports artificially high prices and profit margins. When it becomes just another agricultural product and supply explodes, prices and margins will drop like a rock.

There will always be niche high margin markets for super high quality stuff, just as for booze and cigars, but the volume in these markets will always be small.

Unless of course the feds or states impose truly extortionate taxes, in which case there will continue to be high-profit low-volume black markets in untaxed stuff.


6 posted on 02/17/2013 12:32:04 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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Wait til the lawyers start suing and the taxes go cigarette high...will the pot growers vote for Democrats then?


8 posted on 02/17/2013 1:46:22 AM PST by RginTN
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