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US marijuana policy edges toward acceptance
Yahoo News ^ | Brad Knickerbocker

Posted on 01/25/2014 6:59:24 AM PST by gooblah

Uncle Sam isn’t ready to light up just yet, but the Obama administration and at least some Republican governors seem to be edging toward a more accepting attitude toward marijuana use. Or at least they’re falling in line with that majority of Americans – 58 percent, according to Gallup – who favor legalization of marijuana.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 01/25/2014 6:59:24 AM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

This will not end well.


2 posted on 01/25/2014 7:05:27 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: gooblah
Or at least they’re falling in line with that majority of Americans – 58 percent, according to Gallup

If polls meant that much Obama would be in prison!

3 posted on 01/25/2014 7:08:03 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: gooblah


4 posted on 01/25/2014 7:17:11 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: gooblah

IF marijuana is made legal,
What happens to all those convicted of having some, selling some, growing some etc in the past?


5 posted on 01/25/2014 7:23:12 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Arm_Bears
This will not end well.

As opposed to what? Asset seizure? No-knock SWAT raids?

6 posted on 01/25/2014 7:23:36 AM PST by dirtboy
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I just wish people who support the federal war on drugs would either say yes, the interstate commerce clause gives the fedguv jurisdiction over what individuals do in their private lives, or no, it’s unconstitutional, but I dont care because I’m here to save you from yourself.

Just be honest about it.


7 posted on 01/25/2014 8:01:33 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: gooblah

All the government cares about is the potential tax revenue. Wait until it become legal...and taxed. Try to grow some at home, and the G-Men will show up so fast your head will spin.


8 posted on 01/25/2014 8:07:40 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

In some places they even are going after vegetable gardens. A quick web search shows people already being fined and threats of jail for growing vegetables on your own land.

If our founding fathers where still alive, I think the shooting would have already started.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 8:27:47 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Joe Boucher

“IF marijuana is made legal,
What happens to all those convicted of having some, selling some, growing some etc in the past.”

What happens to their homes, cars and trucks that were confiscated by the government when they were arrested?


10 posted on 01/25/2014 9:10:12 AM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: gooblah

In FL the signatures were just certified by the state. So an amendment to allow medicinal mary jane will be on the ballot unless the state supreme court blocks it.

Sure its just the silly medicinal, but its a good start.

Finally we will end prohibition and the gestapo police state tactics against so many citizen called the ‘war on drugs’.


11 posted on 01/25/2014 9:27:35 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Joe Boucher

Eventually, will take a while, pardons.


12 posted on 01/25/2014 9:28:40 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: wonkowasright
Finally we will end prohibition and the gestapo police state tactics against so many citizen called the ‘war on drugs’.

And addiction rates skyrocket! Great plan.
13 posted on 01/25/2014 9:29:57 AM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: wonkowasright
Finally we will end prohibition and the gestapo police state tactics against so many citizen called the ‘war on drugs’.

And addiction rates skyrocket! Great plan.
14 posted on 01/25/2014 9:30:03 AM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

Addicts makes better slaves.


15 posted on 01/25/2014 9:32:54 AM PST by sport
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To: Vision

LOL.... Sure it will. Name one person in this nation who wants a joint and cannot buy one ?

You can buy them in the schools, at work, in the streets, pretty much anywhere.

This is the same crap the prohibitionists used on us to ban liquor, and half of em wrapping themselves in the good book to boot.

In a free country the state doesn’t have the ability to bang your door down, and do cavity searches, for fear you might be hiding a plant somewhere.

Face it the Libertarians and Democracy won this battle, and rightly so.

Crime will drop, the gangs will loose large amounts of their funding, prison rates will likewise drop.

Surely you aren’t one of those prohibitionists are you ? I’d support freedom if I was you.


16 posted on 01/25/2014 9:34:18 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Vision
"And addiction rates skyrocket! Great plan."

Two scenarios involving armed thugs breaking my door down:

The first involves one or two spaced out drug-addicts trying to support his habit. May or may not be armed.

The second involves a pack of roid-raging cops better armed than most infantry troops. They're on a fishing expedition for things they can sell at the police auction, and can come in any time they please without announcing their presence first because we've annulled the 4th Amendment fighting a losing battle against a plant.

If I react out of fear for my life and shoot the intruder? If it's the dopehead, I'm within my legal rights. If it's the cops, I'm either going to jail or the morgue. Get the point?
17 posted on 01/25/2014 1:33:46 PM PST by CowboyJay (Cruz'-ing in 2016!)
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