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UN official calls for marijuana ballot rollback (Colorado and Washington)
Boston.com ^ | 11/20/12

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: colorado; marijuana; un; washington
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To: Libloather
This guy is not up to speed.

Hows this for a positive message abroad?

21 posted on 11/20/2012 6:39:54 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: jonatron
This is a democracy

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.

22 posted on 11/20/2012 6:45:07 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: MestaMachine
You MUST not lower our drug profits!!!

Bingo!

23 posted on 11/20/2012 6:48:16 PM PST by A message
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To: ri4dc

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.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 6:50:19 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Libloather

A “new world order” with “one world government”.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 6:50:56 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Nice


26 posted on 11/20/2012 6:51:08 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin, Molon Labe.)
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To: jonatron
Tar and feather him.

Who is this bastard and what's his address?

This is a democracy.

Actually this is a republic.

27 posted on 11/20/2012 7:01:13 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Libloather

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.


28 posted on 11/20/2012 7:13:08 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Libloather

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.


29 posted on 11/20/2012 7:14:06 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Libloather

It’s a beautiful thing watching drug warriors, domestic and foreign, yammer and bleat.


30 posted on 11/20/2012 7:17:54 PM PST by Ken H
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To: CharlotteVRWC

If will put a huge dent in the UN’s drug sales


31 posted on 11/20/2012 7:35:03 PM PST by molson209
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To: Libloather

The UN doesn’t want legal pot. It cuts into their trade.


32 posted on 11/20/2012 7:39:19 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Bellflower

I try, but I just can’t peel myself away from the cartoon network.


33 posted on 11/20/2012 7:43:58 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Libloather

Drug laws always were and always will be a means to grow the totalitarian government and oppress the people.


34 posted on 11/20/2012 7:59:23 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Ah, thank you for the correction! Unfortunately our republic is becoming a democracy or rabble-ocracy.


35 posted on 11/20/2012 8:01:07 PM PST by jonatron (This is the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.)
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To: Libloather

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.


36 posted on 11/20/2012 8:03:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: DJ Frisat

Same here.

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.


37 posted on 11/20/2012 8:23:27 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Libloather

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.


38 posted on 11/20/2012 8:33:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: DJ Frisat

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.


39 posted on 11/20/2012 8:54:07 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Libloather

Geez


40 posted on 11/20/2012 9:41:52 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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