Skip to comments.Pelosi to DOJ: Donít mess with Washington, Colorado pot laws
Posted on 03/12/2013 2:50:27 PM PDT by Libloather
The federal government should stop enforcing the Controlled Substances Act, with its draconian definition of marijuana, in Washington and Colorado, which voted last November to legalize and tax the growing and sale of cannabis, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told interviewers Monday.
The state (Colorado) has spoken: The law has been passed. There are issues with taxation and regulation, and we should get on with it, Pelosi told the editorial board of the Denver Post.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.seattlepi.com ...
The state has spoken: The law has been passed."
It doesn't always work out that way in Cally, now does it Nan?
1) Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
2) Nan has not awakened to the Tenth Amendment, Enumerated Powers, and States Rights, despite her support here.
3) She’s balancing political constituencies, and thinks it’s a Dem win to support this.
4) She smells money. The ability to tax... she may not want to destroy, but she would wish to come close. She’d like to keep pot legal but pricey. Why not capture the drug criminals’ revenues for the government?
PS, I’ve posted pro-legalization for some time. Nancy’s reasons here are substantially different from mine.
As long as the FedMob outlaws pot the FedMob can’t tax pot.
The question is, from their point of view, is the money involved better directed at Mexican cartels and criminal clients (including bankers) or directly via taxes to the US Treasury? Has anyone asked the CBO?
It's not like there's any matters of principle involved for Mr. Choom.
Why can't I remember old Stretch Pelosi make that same argument after Arizona passed SB 1070.
How'cum Notsi Nantcie didn't voice the same sentiment when Arizona passed it's own laws to protect it's own citizens and enforce it's own border?
When did this clown all of a sudden get an attack of "State's Rights"?
Pelosi is probably thinking about all the money she could make by growing pot on her farm land in Napa. She has an insatiable desire to increase her wealth.
Someone should tell her to advocate that about states which have (or are about to) pass laws that firearms can be made and distributed in the state of manufacture without any Federal intervention.
in Washington and Colorado, which voted last November to legalize
No state can legalize pot. There is no country in the world where pot is legal. Makes me sick when I see this kind of writing.
Ahh, but would that violate equal protection? Just think of all those people in Colorado and Washington that aren’t being protected!
Any state that takes revenue from federally illegal marijuana is in violation of the R.I.C.O. Act.
Any state that takes revenue from federally illegal marijuana is in violation of the R.I.C.O. Act...
Too bad. Let the Feddies enforce it.
I might also note that the ATF, FBI, DEA and the DoJ are in violation of the RICO Act for Fast and Furious. Put those criminal scumbags in prison.
I am not not advocating it but where in the hell did you get this in the Constitution?
I don't smoke it, and I don't believe for a second that any kids started smoking it because of this law either. It has been widely available for a long time, and the punishment for personnel use wasn't going to keep people from smoking it. It's mild enough that I have no problem with it being legal.
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