Skip to comments.Obama won’t go after marijuana use in 2 states
Posted on 12/15/2012 3:48:33 PM PST by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama says the federal government wont go after recreational marijuana use in Washington state and Colorado, where voters have legalized it.
In a Barbara Walters interview airing Friday on ABC, Obama was asked whether he supports making pot legal.
I wouldnt go that far, Obama replied. But what I think is that, at this point, Washington and Colorado, youve seen the voters speak on this issue.
But the president said he wont pursue the issue in the two states where voters legalized the use of marijuana in the November elections. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law.
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I already can see Barry making more and more trips to Washington and Colorado over the next four years.
Now Obama has a good place to get quality weed. Just wait til his daughters start usin’.
Giving the signal for a bunch of additional states to follow suit. Then in 2016 the Republican nominee will be tied-down answering questions on whether he intends to go after marijuana users in the 6, 8 or 15 states that have legalized it. (and due to electoral college calculations, the answer will obviously be “no”)
Here again we see this supposed “President” CHOOSING
which laws to enforce.
It isn’t up to him!
What a flipping liar.
The feds are already jailing people who have small amounts of pot.
They have shut down all the dispensaries in CA.
In CO the dispensaries are prohibited from having bank accounts as dispensaries.
As we may remember he wasn’t necessarily for Gay marriage before he “evolved” and was for it. So.......he’ll evolve on marijuana no doubt......until his daughters want to use it ;-)
Will you insist he enforce all provisions of Obamacare? What about an assault weapons ban if one is signed in to law?
The Feds currently do not prosecute small possession cases. There were some new border patrol idiots doing interior checkpoints up in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington (ridiculous in itself) and they found some pot during a search and arrested the checkpointees. The US Attorney in Seattle screamed at them for doing so (they do not do marijuana possession cases) and dropped the charges. They were stuck with trying to find a local agency to arrest them.
And the list of federal laws Obama refuses to enforce continues to grow: DOMA, immigration law, now drug laws, and who knows what else.
No one will have to inist that he enforce those. And that's the whole point; he enforces what he wants to enforce and ignores what he doesn't want to enforce: immigration law, DOMA and now some drug laws.
The Republicans had better learn the tenth amendment and state a position on this. Obama has all but embraced the tenth amendment, although he would not be consistent with other issues. The people can learn how our government is supposed to work if conservatives get our in front and lead for a change.
It will be legal for every adult in CO to grow up to six plants. That may well turn into a multi-million dollar cottage industry.
Maybe you'd like mandatory checks of people's homes by fed agents to shut these down? If you're willing to see the Tenth walked over, why not the Fourth as well?
Ladies and gentlemen, that is his new base. Expect 48 more initiatives to legalize pot in the next election cycle and attach that to dim candidates supporting the issue.
Well, even a stopped clock....
Whether that’s the whole point or not, humor me and answer my question, please.
It's not just about drugs, but search and seizure, domestic spying, surveillence, and other assorted jackbootism
Could someone tell me just when we went from a Republic to a Monarchy?
I am sure in reality, he will be making examples of a few small time users.
“It’s not just about drugs, but search and seizure, domestic spying, surveillence, and other assorted jackbootism”.
Could you add “forfeiture” to the list of bad behavior by the jackbooted thugs in taxpayer supplied uniforms?
Obama has just become a a supporter of States’ Rights!
But yet he and his DOJ will go after those within states who they arbitrarily decide might be violating civil rights rather than state laws or good business practices..... Is it too late for this country to turn around?
Let them smoke themselves silly.
Liberal Selective Morality bump for later.......
Not a Monarchy, it is a totalitarian state, a dictatorship.
Isn’t it interesting that the Administration is choosing to let states self-determine when it comes to pot, but when Arizona passed strict immigration reform laws, the same administration quickly determined that states have no right to enforce existing federal laws, and moved quickly to overturn them.
Washington and Colorado — what a surprise. Thanks Olog-hai.
Hussein knows that a doped population will be easier to mainupulate.
I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.
-Ulysses S. Grant
I just can't believe we spend so much time toiling over people smoking a joint in the privacy of their own homes. Who freakin cares!
Just like the days of prohibition, thousands of folks have died along the Mexican border as drug cartels vie for turf...all because of the money to be had on the black market.
There is a drug far more deadly then marijuana and is responsible for hundreds of thousands of American lives through the decades.......it's called Alcohol.
I don't see anyone clamoring for laws banning this deadly drug! I get it, after a hard day tailoring policy putting potheads in prison, they retire at the local pub to knock back a few long island ice teas to de-stress.
Man oh man, with all we have to worry about with Obozo and geopolitical rumblings round the world...we focus on this.
>>Obama has just become a a supporter of States Rights!<<
Pretty sharp....great point.
Didn’t he say the same thing about medical marijuana back in 2008? How’d that work out?
So the Liberal Messiah has endorsed State Nullification.
But he challenges Arizonans who voted to do something about illegal immigrants who overwhelm the state budget via schools, medical care, etc.?
Humor yourself. Your question is irrelevant if not down right ridiculous.
I don't know. I keep thinking only a further deterioration of the economy and a collapse of government's ability to provide more freebies will convince many Americans that things have to change.
I’ve received numerous posts from people these past few days advocating criminal behavior, cowardice and insanity. Now, where has that been in the news lately? Oh. Yeah. Connecticut. The murderer didn’t feel that he should have to obey those unsophisticated laws. Killing six year olds? Oh yeah, he was a coward. And insanity? Don’t even need to go into that one. That’s exactly what we need. More people too cowardly to face reality. There must be tremendous money in this to bring it up this close to a massacre. Nice job. People who use illegal drugs to escape from reality are cowards, and no culture values cowardice.
Before he was elected in ‘08 he promised he wouldn’t go after ‘medical marijuana’ in CA and other states that had it. Two years later his DoJ announced they were going to crack down on it and they did. An 0bama promise isn’t worth a fly speck on a horse apple.
What gives the President the right to say what laws will be enforced?
That’s Horse sh*t.
He does not have that right.
Impeach the CS.
Then perhaps you’d care to address the Tenth Amendment issue. Do you think it should be honored by fedgov in this case?
OK, so they should be locked up?
Apparently alcohol is the preferred escape from reality drug of statists. lol
Maybe we should ban it considering it's bad for the heart.
No one who supports the current Drug War can in any way be an advocate of liberty and freedom, and I delight in unmasking them.
In all seriousness, these freeper drug prohibitionists need to team up with their buddy Michelle Obama to decide what's best for all of us.
Just to be clear; a sour cream, chorizo, fried pork, Monterrey jack, scrambled egg, potatoes and hot green chiles burrito is right out? ‘4:AM door breaching charges full dog killer SWAT drag me out of the house bleeding’ illegal?