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Legalized medicinal pot has new supporter: Harry Reid
Las Vegas Sun ^ | 01/16/2014 | By Karoun Demirjian

Posted on 01/17/2014 7:57:35 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

Several Nevada municipalities are issuing moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, but Harry Reid really thinks they should be moving in the opposite direction – toward making medicinal pot legal.

“If you’d asked me this question a dozen years ago, it would have been easy to answer – I would have said no, because (marijuana) leads to other stuff,” the Senate majority leader told the Sun today. “But I can’t say that anymore.”

“I think we need to take a real close look at this,” Reid went on. “I think that there’s some medical reasons for marijuana.”

Reid, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is not one who normally rushes to embrace controversial substances.

“I’ve never tried it,” he initially joked, when the topic of marijuana was raised in today’s interview.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: evolving; harryreid; legaldope; liberalagenda
So. Harry Reid is a libertarian.

Not suprised.

1 posted on 01/17/2014 7:57:35 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Heard the real reason for legalizing pot: If it is legal, it can be taxed just like cigarettes. Appraently that is the argument being used in the Maryland Legislature to get legalization passed here in this progressive, socialist and communist dictatorship of the democraptic party.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 7:59:39 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Any drug which kills brain cells is perfectly suited to create more Democrat voters.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 8:00:49 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Ah, I knew Reid was on "something."

Now I know what it is.

Reid is a pothead!

4 posted on 01/17/2014 8:01:07 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Lots of illegals in NV, they re-elected him.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 8:02:31 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: GreyFriar

They will soon find out that pot is a lot easier to grow than tobacco, a lot easier to process and a lot harder to tax.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 8:02:36 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

IRONY:

Whem Liberals take time out from demonizing cigarette smokers to lobby for the lgalization of dope.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 8:06:14 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: GreyFriar

Yep. Its all about the taxes. I read where Colorado is taxing dopes who use legal dope some 37 per cent.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 8:06:43 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Seems more like Reid would be a member of
Church of Beelzebub of Latter-day Satanists.

His brain is fried...that would explain a LOT.

9 posted on 01/17/2014 8:07:22 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Responsibility2nd
Reid, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is not one who normally rushes to embrace controversial substances.

“I’ve never tried it,”

How can you be a member of a church and never try it.

Also the difference between Dirty Harry and a libertarian is that libertarians have principles.

10 posted on 01/17/2014 8:07:31 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Well if it’s safe enough to give for pain control and nausea it’s probably safe enough to smoke and eat too.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 8:07:35 AM PST by refermech
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12 posted on 01/17/2014 8:08:02 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Reid went on. “I think that there’s some medical reasons for marijuana.”

There are medical reasons for morphine and cocaine to you F’n idiot! Doesn’t mean we should make it more accessible and over the counter...My God, the left’s stupidity is only outdone by their false rationale.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 8:08:14 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: PATRIOT1876; Responsibility2nd

I have always wondered how Reid can be a Mormon and a Democrat at the same time. Doesn’t the LDS Church require Republican Party membership?


14 posted on 01/17/2014 8:12:56 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

it is all BS.

the “medicinal” elements of pot are TOTALLY available in pill form at the pharmacy today. A legitimate Dr. perscription is the only problem. This includes glacoma patients.

As such effort should include mandatory medical suspension of any DL license and a complete CDL prohibition.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 8:13:42 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Responsibility2nd

{Medical} Caregivers, they note, can sell marijuana to medical patients at the 2.9 percent tax rate, while recreational pot carries a 25 percent state tax, in addition to local taxes.

http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_24908531/marijuana-loophole-colorado-under-scrutiny#ixzz2qfmrXB2P


16 posted on 01/17/2014 8:14:04 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That doesn’t make him a libertarian. If he had suddenly become fiscally conservative, I might have said “maybe”. The man’s a statist authoritarian of the type who wishes to pacify the populace with Soma (a Huxleyan rather than Orwellian, at least thus far).


17 posted on 01/17/2014 8:16:28 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Responsibility2nd


18 posted on 01/17/2014 8:19:43 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“Reid, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’

If he does belong to that church I do not want any part of it..He is the devils half brother and is a disgrace to humanity..

I for one have never taken any illegal drugs or smoked pot..I do however believe if pot can help people with their pain it would be alright for them to us it..Not make it legal to everyone like they did in Colorado..

19 posted on 01/17/2014 8:25:38 AM PST by PLD
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To: GreyFriar

My position on legalization of marijuana has always been, if it is legal, set the taxes on it at least as high as the tax on tobacco. And for the same reason.

Not to raise revenue, but as a hammer to bring down on those who would sell pot outside the legal and authorized channels, as that is tax evasion, and subject to severe penalties. Untaxed marijuana is in the same category as untaxed moonshine whiskey. And like cigarettes, very high taxes are a strong incentive to discontinue use. The penalties on tax evasion should be harsh enough to discourage the smuggling in and black market distribution of untaxed pot.

The flow of revenue shall not balance any budget, nor should it be directed at some unrelated subject. Like gasoline tax was ORIGINALLY intended for the construction and maintenance of a network of highways, the revenue from the taxes on pot should, must, be directed at educational efforts to STOP the use of pot, and for its application to rectify the damage caused by its use.


20 posted on 01/17/2014 8:27:29 AM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: mountainlion

Really?
Reid is a supporter of abortion and homosexuality - not controversial?
Never mind because he is lds this isn’t an issue.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 8:31:13 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Berosus

No, there are more lds that are dems than republic.
A few years ago Reid received an award from BYU for being a fine example of what a good mormoN should be.
A couple of years later Romney received the award.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 8:33:35 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: longtermmemmory

Why? Alcohol is legal and people use. They do not lose their license for either just because they a drink. These pills you talk about do not make people high.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 8:36:57 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: PLD

Oh he’s a member alright. Caught a Sunday broadcast on a truck radio while working in Iraq... the troops operated a low power channel playing the dj’s choice of music, and on Sundays, a different denomination each week would supply material for a 3-4 hour window. One memorable broadcast had the C of JC of LDS (Mormons) giving Reid praise and accolades in a temple and allowing him time for addressing the moderator/congregation. It made my blood boil and was enough to discredit the Mormons for all time in my military mind. I was actually a DOD contractor and no longer wearing the uniform. The Mormons honoring Reid is as apostate as Catholics honoring Dick Durbin or Nancy Pelosi, or Joe Biden, and as apostate as the Jews are in honoring Joe Lieberman. Baby killers all.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 8:44:52 AM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: longtermmemmory

As such effort should include mandatory medical suspension of any DL license and a complete CDL prohibition.

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And their guns, too, while you’re out there grabbing things? Of course, you’d know you’d get your butt handed to you if you included the guns as well.

And if not, why not?


25 posted on 01/17/2014 8:57:11 AM PST by dmz
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To: freepersup

Thanks for the truth about this religion..If they can honor a devil like him then I want no part of it..


26 posted on 01/17/2014 9:05:26 AM PST by PLD
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To: GreyFriar

Until the price goes up too high. Then it’ll be business as usual.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 9:05:44 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: thackney

“{Medical} Caregivers, they note, can sell marijuana to medical patients at the 2.9 percent tax rate, while recreational pot carries a 25 percent state tax, in addition to local taxes.”

Which means it will be business as usual in obtaining pot. Who the hell is going to pay 25% more for it?


28 posted on 01/17/2014 9:08:28 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Stupid people are going to use drugs, legal or not. End the WOD and the stupid people will kill themselves and stop voting Democrat (in a decade or two).


29 posted on 01/17/2014 9:42:03 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: GreyFriar

The revenuers (ATF) are going to replace the DEA busting into peoples’ homes for tax evasion (just as they still smash home distillaries).


30 posted on 01/17/2014 9:43:16 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

No Harry Reid is an opportunist seeking a platform that will attract a block of voters. Want a dim to win? Put pot on the ballot. It works every time.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 9:46:28 AM PST by pfflier
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To: PLD
Reid, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

And Mitt Romney was a member of the dastardly Mormons.
32 posted on 01/17/2014 11:01:46 AM PST by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rats jumping ship for the obvious reason that they can get more tax dollars. It also makes them look “cooler” to the young and ignorant crowd who votes Rat in droves anyway but hey, they could gain an extra few votes right?


33 posted on 01/17/2014 1:42:04 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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