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Meghan McCain Says Yes to Legalizing Marijuana
The Daily Beast ^ | Jun 11, 2012

Posted on 06/12/2012 8:25:41 PM PDT by presidio9

In the new book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom, Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain and comedian Michael Ian Black take a road trip across America and write about their experiences. The excerpt below is from their visit to New Orleans, and what happens after Meghan and Michael light up.

Meghan McCain: -SNIP-

Let me put it right out there. Yes, I have smoked marijuana a few times in the past. The first time was on a trip to Amsterdam in college and I was surprised by how mild of an experience marijuana was (and in my experience still is). It is a plant that makes me mellow and giggly and, quite frankly, tired. Yet, depending on where you are in the United States, smoking is possession, and that is either a misdemeanor or a felony. Split that hair however you want, it’s still a crime.

That being said, I believe that marijuana should be legalized. This is not a decision I have come to quickly or lightly. Over the course of the last four years, in discussions with friends pro and con, I believe the legal ramifications of possessing marijuana are egregious. For one reason, I think it is a substance that does no more damage than alcohol does, and second, if we legalized marijuana in this country and taxed the hell out of it, our economic problems would at least be temporarily helped a great deal. In fact, you could even use the revenue stream to pay for universal health care if you wanted.

Mostly though, I do not completely understand the allure and taboo associated with marijuana. -SNIP-

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugs; drugwar; libertarians; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; meghanmccain; nomanwilllayher; pot; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
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1 posted on 06/12/2012 8:25:46 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

And yet many believe she is conservative.


2 posted on 06/12/2012 8:29:33 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: presidio9

The last thing she needs is something that makes you stupider.


3 posted on 06/12/2012 8:30:24 PM PDT by DarrellZero
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To: presidio9

I’d rather have mary jane legalized than these damn bath salts that people are doing that are making people eat peoples faces off.


4 posted on 06/12/2012 8:30:42 PM PDT by eak3
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To: presidio9

Maybe she’ll smoke some laced with bath salts and eat her own face off. :-D.


5 posted on 06/12/2012 8:31:38 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: doc1019

6 posted on 06/12/2012 8:31:43 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9; GunsareOK

Wow, maybe she’s not so dumb after all.


7 posted on 06/12/2012 8:33:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: presidio9

LOL! Amen.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 8:33:33 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: presidio9

9 posted on 06/12/2012 8:33:43 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: presidio9
if we legalized marijuana in this country and taxed the hell out of it, our economic problems would at least be temporarily helped a great deal. In fact, you could even use the revenue stream to pay for universal health care if you wanted.

I'm all for legalization, and have no problem with anyone who wants to light up, but leave it to this dumbass to see tax revenue to pay for socialist programs in MJ legalization.

10 posted on 06/12/2012 8:33:43 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Wow, maybe she’s not so dumb after all.

Did you miss the part where she wants to tax the hell out of it to pay for socialized healthcare?

11 posted on 06/12/2012 8:35:43 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: presidio9
In fact, you could even use the revenue stream to pay for universal health care if you wanted.

Oh, all right, she's a moron.

12 posted on 06/12/2012 8:36:11 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: presidio9

Well, stoners, here’s another eloquent spokesperson for your favorite herb. Enjoy having this worthless twat supporting your cause.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 8:37:51 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: southern rock

See my Reply #12.


14 posted on 06/12/2012 8:38:14 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: presidio9

Has she ever been right about anything?


15 posted on 06/12/2012 8:38:37 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: presidio9

Jim Roth says yes to Megan McCain Shutting the F’ up!


16 posted on 06/12/2012 8:38:43 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: presidio9

I take it that she inhaled.


17 posted on 06/12/2012 8:38:58 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: doc1019

Huh? And I was thinking finally she got something correct.


18 posted on 06/12/2012 8:40:17 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: presidio9

While I am completely in favor of legalizing marijuana lets be honest about why she’s in favor of it.

It will increase her odds of getting laid by a factor of 100 at least. And I would have to be pretty baked to want to hit that.


19 posted on 06/12/2012 8:40:52 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: presidio9

Why is she still talking? Who the hell is letting her talk? Why is she allowed to speak in public? Who in their right mind wants her opinion on ANYTHING?


20 posted on 06/12/2012 8:41:55 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: presidio9

Of course. The only way she can get schtupped is if the guy is stoned.....


21 posted on 06/12/2012 8:42:09 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Lurker

Looks like she’s had a serious case of the munchies for years.


22 posted on 06/12/2012 8:43:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: presidio9

Countdown to jokes about Meghan having the munchies...


23 posted on 06/12/2012 8:49:43 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: presidio9

She doesn't need pot legalized to get the munchies...

24 posted on 06/12/2012 8:50:40 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: presidio9

She hasn’t supported this before?


25 posted on 06/12/2012 8:52:05 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Army Air Corps

Countdown to jokes about Meghan having the munchies...


That would explain a lot.


26 posted on 06/12/2012 8:53:08 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ReformationFan
She hasn’t supported this before?

No, that was probably pot PIE you heard her talking about talking about. Common mistake.

27 posted on 06/12/2012 8:54:57 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Indeed. Victoria Jackson did a very accurate impersonation of her-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJY2WF7vomw


28 posted on 06/12/2012 8:57:59 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Army Air Corps

THERE ARE NO WORDS...

29 posted on 06/12/2012 8:59:45 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (')
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To: presidio9

27 years old and she still hasn’t accomplished anything meaningful in her life. A life wasted - so far. She still has time, but I’m not holding my breath.


30 posted on 06/12/2012 9:03:02 PM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: DarrellZero

Hell, in her case, it might make her smarter.

Almost anything would — including a freaking lobotomy!


31 posted on 06/12/2012 9:04:03 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: presidio9

People are sick of taxes! You can’t just make it legal and expect to tax it. People will just grow their own and not be prosecuted. More taxes is the WORST reason to legalize anything, they’ll count the expected increased revenue and spend it on some horrible social program before the first legal joint is rolled!


32 posted on 06/12/2012 9:04:15 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: presidio9
She fat, juicy!
33 posted on 06/12/2012 9:07:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: presidio9

Why do we care what this woman thinks?


34 posted on 06/12/2012 9:24:49 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: southern rock

Exactly!

When I see the “regulate/tax it” argument, I realize that things are probably better off as is.


35 posted on 06/12/2012 9:31:10 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: OrangeHoof

Who needs her when they’ve got William F. Buckley Jr.?


36 posted on 06/12/2012 9:54:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: MacMattico
People are sick of taxes! You can’t just make it legal and expect to tax it.

Sure you can!

California's medical marijuana program collects around $100M per year in taxes on sales of around $1B. Participants may legally grow their own under CA law, yet they're willing to pay $300/oz and more.

37 posted on 06/12/2012 9:55:31 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: presidio9

Doesn’t Meghan eat enough Twinkies WITHOUT smoking pot?


38 posted on 06/12/2012 9:59:20 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Why not get fedgov out of regulating intrastate drug policy and let each state decide whether it wants to tax and regulate?


39 posted on 06/12/2012 10:00:50 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: doc1019

Why does anyone pay any attention to this little moron? I know the left loves her because she essentially reenforces their policies, but she’s even more worthless than her RINO father.


40 posted on 06/12/2012 10:17:20 PM PDT by cgchief
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To: MacMattico
People are sick of taxes! You can’t just make it legal and expect to tax it. People will just grow their own and not be prosecuted.

True, very few taxes would be collected at first, and eventually, none.

Weed grows like weed, it isn't Scotch. As time passed whoever wasn't growing it or picking it from the vacant lots and from the side of the road, would be receiving it free from their friends, their kids, it would be everywhere.

41 posted on 06/12/2012 10:17:55 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: presidio9

If she had any redeaming qualities, we wouldn’t even know she existed. Because she is so messed up, the left loves to flaunt her stuff. She is too dim-whitted to realize she is nothing but the village idiot.


42 posted on 06/12/2012 10:20:35 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: ansel12
Who gives a Sh(& what Meghan McCain says, her only claim for fame is who she was born to. Just a shake of the dice.
43 posted on 06/12/2012 10:21:02 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("The plans I have for you are plans to prosper you.,not to harm you, Plans to give you hope)
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To: Jim from C-Town
“Why is she still talking? Who the hell is letting her talk?”

))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

You nailed it on with those questions. My first thought on reading the headline was, “How is her opinion relevant, on well, ANYTHING?” I guess it's just the Kardashian effect or the cult of celebrity. But she isn't even a celebrity. I don't get it at all. The janitor at my grand kids’ school has a more learned and erudite approach to the subject of legalizing marijuana than Meghan McCain. Are we nuts listening to this little twit?

44 posted on 06/12/2012 10:31:21 PM PDT by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: presidio9
Yes, I have smoked marijuana a few times in the past.

As evidenced by the stupid stuff she says using Valley Girl language on a regular basis. Like, oh my God!

45 posted on 06/12/2012 10:40:48 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: presidio9

http://www.ktvz.com/news/31185174/detail.html#.T9fonpcEHww.twitter


46 posted on 06/12/2012 10:54:00 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Lurker

She doesn’t excite me, either, but give me a few (or more) tokes, and I’d “take one for the team”.


47 posted on 06/12/2012 11:16:03 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: presidio9

Dangit, I don’t want to be on the same side of an issue with this wench. Can’t she go back to campaigning for the homos?


48 posted on 06/12/2012 11:26:54 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: presidio9
In the new book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom...


49 posted on 06/12/2012 11:40:44 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nah, she’s still dumb, and still in desperate need of an editor.

For example:

“Over the course of the last four years, in discussions with friends pro and con, I believe the legal ramifications of possessing marijuana are egregious.”

Firstly, she has to have discussions with friends for years to decide whether something is egregious? Clearly not a sign of a sharp thinker.

Secondly, the sentence is a grammatical nightmare. It should read:

“Over the course of the last four years, through discussions with friends, both pro and con, I came to believe that the legal ramifications of possessing marijuana were egregious.”

Hey Meg, if you read this, that first one was free. Have your mom toss me 100k a year, and I’ll proofread the rest of the crap you write.


50 posted on 06/12/2012 11:41:59 PM PDT by Boogieman
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