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Posted on 11/20/2012 6:21:02 PM PST by Libloather
UN official calls for marijuana ballot rollback
AP / November 20, 2012
VIENNA (AP) The head of the U.N. drug watchdog agency is urging U.S. federal officials to challenge ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and over.
Raymond Yans says the approvals send a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad.
Yans heads the International Narcotics Control Board.
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And not because of the maryjane but rather their interference
I would refer this idiot to the 11th Amendment to the US Constitution. Enough said.
I would hope that even those Americans opposed to the new marijuana laws would support the voters against these globalist tyrants.
I’m not for decriminalizing pot, but the U.N. can go pound sand. They have no business sticking their damned noses in our affairs.
Perhaps this will discredit the UN among its liberal supporters in the US
Let’s have a ballot measure, Ban pot or ban the UN. Smoke em if ya got em.
You MUST not lower our drug profits!!!
Not what I would have expected from the UN.
But then again, this just confirms it - the UN is wrong 100% of the time.
Use of cannabis has been legal in the Netherlands for years. Britain simple does not enforce their drug laws where cannabis is concerned and yet I have never heard of the UN worrying about the how these nations laws would send the wrong message abroad about this dreadful drug.
I hope the UN isnt expecting the US to be the leader to world any more. After all Obama is a leader from behind kind of despot.
I can imagine the lefties who live and die for Agenda 21 now being put in a bind over one of their heartfelt issues by the people they look to for help in deconstructing our Constitution.
What ever will they do when their imaginary world clashes with reality?
There is no choice, I'll take the pot heads any day over those bastards at the u.n.
What the heck is a “ballot rollback”?
Re> I would hope that ... Americans ... would support the voters against these globalist tyrants.
Obama | Romney
55.8 | 41.7 Washington (12)
51.2 | 46.5 Colorado (9)
I should support them? They are already rotten from the inside. I suspect Arizona might resist UN interference. Probably not for much longer though. But these two are past the point.
Just think of all the asset-forfeiture land they could acquire for the UN Empire.
Stop saying that.
People believing that democracy is a good thing is how we got in to this socialist welfare state mess that we find ourselves in.
This is a republic. WE DO NOT WANT TO BE A DEMOCRACY.
Democracy is mob rule. Unless you want rule by the likes of Occupy Wall Street crowd get over this democracy thing.
Sure, you should support them on this kind of an issue of liberty. If you don’t you are being childish and care even less for your country than many of those Obama voters.
A “new world order” with “one world government”.
Who is this bastard and what's his address?
This is a democracy.
Actually this is a republic.
First of all, I don’t smoke and do an occasional beer. However living here in Colorado, I voted for Amend 64 on marijuana more as a states rights issue. For the UN, the best thing they can do it mind their own business and FOAD.
Why are not potheads screaming for all medical drugs to be legalized? We should be a free people, and not need expensive prescriptions in order to take an antibiotic, or some other drug we decide that we might need to take. It is easy enough to do your own research and figure out what drug you might need, and if you are willing to experiment on yourself, you should be free to do so. Most would still go to their expensive doctors to find out what to take, but for the rest of us, whatever happened to our freedom? Plus, look at the people who die of cancer, who would be willing to try new experimental drugs, but cannot because they haven’t been “approved” by the FDR. Look at all the cures that have been canned because they don’t make drug companies billions of dollars. The important thing is that all of the bought off drug companies prosper, not whether the people die horrible, debilitating deaths or not. There are many causes around freedom to champion that are far better than defending being potheads.
It’s a beautiful thing watching drug warriors, domestic and foreign, yammer and bleat.
If will put a huge dent in the UN’s drug sales
The UN doesn’t want legal pot. It cuts into their trade.
I try, but I just can’t peel myself away from the cartoon network.
Drug laws always were and always will be a means to grow the totalitarian government and oppress the people.
Ah, thank you for the correction! Unfortunately our republic is becoming a democracy or rabble-ocracy.
P.S. It is no coincidence that the WOD started under Woodrow Wilson, the president that did more to destroy the republic than any other.
UN out now.
When the rest of the world catches up to the US in science, technology, and charity, I might consider listening to their opinions. Until then, they can go home and clean their own houses.
Hey! Stay out of our business! With Communism USA now on the fast track, we Americans are going to need all of the drugs we can get! I’m not playing that Vodka crap like the Russkis used to deal with communism there.
Damn straight. I’m not a fan of legalization (Colorado’s getting pretty crazy) - but the UN can GET F*CKED!
We’re okay though, guys. We have the totally competent Susan Rice to negotiate our surrender.
Someone's bucking for a cabinet position. /sarc
I live in Washington State and am wondering why having more pot available to people is a good thing? I voted against it for that very reason.
Same here in Washington. Nice to meet you.
It has nothing to do with cannabis, and everything to do with challenging big government, IMO.
I’m with you for the most part, but not on the antibiotics. When people misuse them, they ruin their effectiveness for all of us. We’re already losing the race with bacteria building resistance, if we let everyone misuse them to their heart’s content, I’d be willing to bet antibiotics would be worthless within our lifetimes.
Those in your government dont care whether there is more pot or not. There priorities are first raising revenue by taxing pot smokers and second reducing the number of non-violent offenders in their jails.
Not a pot smoker myself but I can understand the point. Jailing pot smokers makes little sense unless they are driving under the influence.
But somebody that wants to sit at home listening to Pink Floyd while eating pizza and smoking pot does not present a danger to the public worthy of imprisonment.
If they can reduce taxation on booze by taxing pot and keep more violent criminals in jail longer by not sending pot smokers to jail they got my vote.
I have used an extremely small amount of them in my lifetime, because I know the risks. I have used them less than I have been prescribed them. If knowledge was king, rather than blind trust of authorities, such as doctors, the people could be trusted to make just as good as decisions as professionals and without the added pressure of being used to make money off from them. I think most people would get medical consultation anyway, but would be more responsible about their own personal medical decisions.
Interesting thing is that with my pets I often out knowledge the vets, who finally come to the point of prescribing what I knew was best in the first place.
I don't want to pay for this.
The war on drugs has been a dismal failure by any measure.
People are smoking it now - better to have the money for it come to the state coffers than to drug cartels in Mexico where it funds violence.
And finally it's a stand up vote for states rights.
“People are smoking it now - better to have the money for it come to the state coffers than to drug cartels in Mexico where it funds violence.”
Hm...so you want more pot at cheaper prices (possibly) and widespread availability so your kids and grandkids can be taught that - because pot is legal - it is okay to smoke? I agree with you on States’ rights - no problem. But to have a hallucinogenic substance widely availabe in a free society cannot produce anything good. There will be more impaired people on the road...just like alcohol. I would rather pay for an unending “war” than open the door and let the Trojan horse in the front gate.
How have we survived all these years with spray paint sitting on the shelves at Wal-Mart?
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