Skip to comments.UN Official Demands Repression of State Marijuana Laws
Posted on 11/24/2012 8:36:12 AM PST by John Semmens
The legalization of marijuana by voters in the states of Colorado and Washington has sparked consternation in other parts of the world. Raymond Yans, head of the United Nation's International Narcotics Control Board, says the approvals send a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad.
What the voters in these states have overlooked is that marijuana is an important cash crop in many Third World countries, Yans pointed out. Legalization, if it catches on, will depress the prices that can be charged. This will negatively affect the farmers who grow it, the smugglers who transport it, the dealers who market it, and the police whose livelihoods depend upon expenditures aimed at suppressing it.
Yans urged US Attorney General Eric Holder totake all the necessary measures to ensure that marijuana possession and use remains illegal throughout the U.S. Too much is riding on this for us to permit a misguided attachment to democracy in a few subdivisions of America to overrule more important concerns.
Holder is reported to be amenable to Yans' request. Despite recent research indicating the heavy use of marijuana has a stupefying effect on those who consume it, the ability of the federal government to assert its power over the states by overruling local decisions is held likely to win out.
While in the long run a more stupefied electorate is much to be preferred, at this time, the principle of national supremacy is probably a more significant step in the President's promised transformation Holder observed.
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Thanks for the chuckle John. Another good one.
Dang, you got me again for a bit!
Drug tests for all welfare recipients.
EBT card- drug test.
Section 8 housing- drug test.
You want to be stupid, smoke all the dope you want. Don’t make society pay for it.
Dude, I just bought a new bong.
Drug tests for ALL government employees. Starting at the very top.
Course that will never happen. At least half would lose their cushy jobs. Can’t have that.
I thought I could pick up on your articles a little faster (I deliberately don’t read the posters’ names), but no, you got me again! Another good one!
This will negatively affect the farmers who grow it, the smugglers who transport it, the dealers who market it, and the police whose livelihoods depend upon expenditures aimed at suppressing it.
Hmmm satire and reality are pretty close.
Not that I agree with the laws, but UN officials need to STFU about it.
depress the prices that can be charged.
I think this guy has already been smoking it. There isn’t 50¢ worth of tobacco in a pack of cigarettes, but the cost is over $10.00/pack in Chicago.