Skip to comments.U.S. Will Enforce Marijuana Laws, (California) State Vote Aside
Posted on 10/16/2010 6:50:39 PM PDT by Bokababe
LOS ANGELES The Department of Justice says it intends to prosecute marijuana laws in California aggressively even if state voters approve an initiative on the Nov. 2 ballot to legalize the drug.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
State’s Rights Ping!
And for that reason alone, I will be voting for it. I was going to vote against it or leave it alone, but when Holder opened his commie mouth, that was it.
Lol. "A real trip!" That's a good one.
I don’t agree with the new law, but I don’t agree with the feds even more. It appears that I - as a science geek - appear to understand the constitution more than the complete idiot septic tank dwellers in DC.
It’s time for a revolution, folks.
I won’t ask, or tell - if you just say no.
I guess the Feds are looking for a piece of tax pie in the event 19 passes—right now revenue only goes to the state right? Can’t have that so it will be legal when they tell you it will be legal
Why was a constitutional amendment needed to outlaw liquor on a national basis, yet cannibis can be outlawed nationwide with simply a statute?
Marijuana legalization is a very big pile of doodoo for the Democrats and they just don't know it yet!
“....And for that reason alone, I will be voting for it.....”
Ever heard of reverse psychology? The Dems aren’t beyond using that to stir the Ire of the Sheeple, and cause them to vote the way they want them to.
Voting NO on #19 is still the best bet for California.
That said I'm totally opposed to the legalization of drugs.
On another board someone posted...(excerpted)
I have yet to see/hear of anyone dying from smoking marijuana
It isn't what they do to themselves, it's what they do to innocents.
Toxicology results revealed Mr. Cope had marijuana in his system at the time of the crash. Officers said they smelled the odor of the drug in his vehicle.
The doper later admitted to smoking (and using other drugs but it had to be the "other drugs" right?).
DUIs? Same thing. Let's compound the problem by letting dopers get their fix and kill people like Lisa Clay Styles.
Unfortunately, the battle was already fought and lost. The US Supreme Court has already ruled the federal government can enforce its laws against marijuana regardless of state law. I think Clarence Thomas has it right (he argued that medical marijuana had nothing to do with interstate commerce).
If California bars all CA police officers for providing any cooperation with federal authorities on this matter, regardless of any "grant" the feds might offer to buy cooperation, then the feds will have a hard time enforcing the law. If California combines that with a vigorous "jury nullification" education program, then the feds will really be in trouble.
Marijuana was made illegal on false pretenses in order to support the huge bureacracy formed by prohibition. Yes it could be reverse psychology but I think it is more about control, and now that Holder, who was probably a doper himself in school, has power he doesn’t want to give up any of it.
Obama and gang are NOT libertarians, just the opposite, they are fascists.
I wonder how many attorneys would instantly go on social services if pot was legalized nationwide? There’s a lot of money in keeping it illegal.
Is this a ploy to get all mj users to vote D
whether they be Republican or whatever.
“Why was a constitutional amendment needed to outlaw liquor on a national basis, yet cannibis can be outlawed nationwide with simply a statute?”
And likewise Cocaine and LSD, both of which were once “legal.”
(asking not because I think it wise to use either, but rather for the legal constitutional aspect)
Boxer and Brown must be really pissed!
We believe that political matters should be resolved by the local or state governments unless such matters are expressly reserved for the Federal Government by the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Federal Government has repeatedly violated the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution by encroaching on the rights that are reserved and delegated to the states and to the People. The California Republican Party firmly believes that the best governments are those most accountable to the People.
We heed Thomas Jefferson's warning: "When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another."
I doubt the nimber of people using marijuana will change much, whether legal or illegal.
It has been illegal for decades, yet many have used it.
The penalty has been greatly relaxed in several states, without reports of increased use.
I'm curious if anyone on this forum has had any experience with the situation in the Netherlands where "soft" drugs are more or less legal? Even doing a Google search for "Netherlands drug problem" doesn't shed much light. Seems most of the chatter is yukking it up for legalization.
~ping~ for purposes of discussion...
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