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Pelosi to DOJ: Donít mess with Washington, Colorado pot laws
Seattlepi ^ | Joel Connelly

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 10th; 10thamendment; cannabis; colorado; doj; drugs; drugwar; marijuana; pelosi; pot; warondrugs; washington; wod; wodlist; wosd
Is this idiot still in charge of something?

“The state has spoken: The law has been passed."

It doesn't always work out that way in Cally, now does it Nan?

1 posted on 03/12/2013 2:50:27 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Several comments:

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.


2 posted on 03/12/2013 3:02:13 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

As long as the FedMob outlaws pot the FedMob can’t tax pot.


3 posted on 03/12/2013 3:13:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye
As long as the FedMob outlaws pot the FedMob can’t tax pot.

Exactly.

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.

4 posted on 03/12/2013 3:17:43 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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5 posted on 03/12/2013 3:23:55 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Libloather
“The state has spoken: The law has been passed."

Why can't I remember old Stretch Pelosi make that same argument after Arizona passed SB 1070.

6 posted on 03/12/2013 3:25:47 PM PDT by Freedumb
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To: Libloather
"The state has spoken. The law has been passed..."

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"?

7 posted on 03/12/2013 3:27:20 PM PDT by Gritty (Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Libloather

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.


8 posted on 03/12/2013 3:32:15 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Libloather
“The state (Colorado) has spoken: The law has been passed.

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.

9 posted on 03/12/2013 3:37:17 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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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.


10 posted on 03/12/2013 3:43:50 PM PDT by AirForce-TechSgt ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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Hey, this means that San Fran Nan will support the states that refuse to buy into federal gun control, doesn't it?

Or not.

11 posted on 03/12/2013 3:46:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Ahh, but would that violate equal protection? Just think of all those people in Colorado and Washington that aren’t being protected!


12 posted on 03/12/2013 5:55:17 PM PDT by RagingBull (Talent does what it can; genius does what it must)
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To: Libloather

Any state that takes revenue from federally illegal marijuana is in violation of the R.I.C.O. Act.


13 posted on 03/12/2013 8:56:13 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: TigersEye

Any state that takes revenue from federally illegal marijuana is in violation of the R.I.C.O. Act...


14 posted on 03/12/2013 8:57:19 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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Too bad. Let the Feddies enforce it.


15 posted on 03/12/2013 9:12:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

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.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 9:14:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: AirForce-TechSgt
No state can legalize pot.

I am not not advocating it but where in the hell did you get this in the Constitution?

17 posted on 03/12/2013 9:40:29 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Libloather
It seems a little hypocritical to oppose this, while also opposing the nanny state. It's not cocaine or heroin, which is why so many states already stopped using their resources to deal with it. Those on the left are still tyrants, but I'm not going to base any decision on their stance either.

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.

18 posted on 03/16/2013 4:21:59 AM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (WWW.OATHKEEPERS.ORG - WWW.CSPOA.ORG)
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