Skip to comments.Obama Won’t Take Executive Action to Remove Pot from Narcotics List
Posted on 02/01/2014 2:22:30 AM PST by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama in an exclusive interview with CNNs Jake Tapper, airing Friday said it is up to Congress to decide whether marijuana should continue to be classified as a Schedule I narcotic.
What is and isnt a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress, Obama said when Tapper asked if he was considering not making marijuana a Schedule I narcotic.
I think its the DEA that decides that, Tapper interjected.
Its not something by ourselves that we start changing. No, there are laws undergirding those determinations, the president responded.
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Narcotic or not, you are not qualified to tell me if I can have it or not and you have not accomplished enough in your life to have earned the right to dictate to me if I can have it or not.
The Dems conveniently leave out the fact that it was they who banned the stuff in the first place.
Very true, and since they hide that and still want to ban tobacco and because they want to expand statism which will lead to crackdowns on alcohol buyers, what I said goes double, in fact triple, for them.
Anything they can use to destroy another foundation of a great nation is thier goal.
Well...to be honest...the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 is what made it illegal across the entire US, and the majority in the House and Senate at the time...were Republican.
I should also note....they tried awful hard to make Coke (which had the ingredient of cocaine up until 1903) illegal. The Coke guys realized the implications and flipped over to caffeine being the active ingredient. Course, switching over to caffeine didn’t stop the attempted ban.
The court case dragged out and Coke was given one brief reprieve....it could use caffeine, but the higher court said that the Congress could still ban it....if so deemed. So an “agreement” was reached....with less caffeine used, and one would imagine a bonus slush fund was established somewhere....for the poor Congressmen and Senators in the interest of Coke Inc.
Everyone always talks big over the Pure Food and Drug Act....but it was a dual-edged sword and did just as much harm as it did good.
The neat thing.....up until 1906....there were a high number of women throughout America who were mostly doped up by noon of each day, and somehow....we as a nation survived with all these women in a daze. After the act....doping up was pretty difficult to accomplish....so we all mostly flipped to more alcohol consumed....which triggered the next problem....the banning of booze across America. Yeah, as much as we rush to fix things....we usually trigger the next problem.
“Progressive” Republican, yes?
I said at the time of his interview a couple of weeks ago that Obama deliberately put marijuana policy on the table for the 2014 election season. That’s why he just threw the ball back to Congress.
Another calculation not unlike the 2008 campaign declaration that marriage is between one man and one woman.
The Pure Food and Drug Act did not criminalize marijuana and/or hashish possession and use, for the record.
Not picking a fight but when folks generalize about housewife dope addiction I’m skeptical
Fembots like to claim housewyfes were all on Valium or librium or booze in the 50s and 60s and now they are all on celexa and paxil
Well I was there...they were not all on dope
I missed 1906 by a bit admittedly
And I guess 75-80% of Americans today have been stoned before and km not sure you can blame our cultural collapse on pot
I blame 1965 immigration act that let in million of libtards and the lefts dominance of media and academia
Ban tobacco? Government gets far too much tax money to ban it. Governments at all levels are in partnership with the tobacco industry. What would all those folks who run the anti smoking campaigns do for living without cigarette money to fund them?
Actually the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 only required that it along with other drugs be labeled. State and local bans followed, but it was the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 that made possession or transfer of cannabis illegal throughout the United States under federal law.
Many moons ago, the essential textbook of every pharmacy student, “Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics” offered historical anecdotes regarding the evolution of many useful drug entities. I cannot cite the exact edition, but the historical footnotes on cocaine were very entertaining.The stories alluded to southern democrats in congress claiming that “coked up *******” would not be a good thing at all.
Yes, I am a nerd. I read my textbooks, they were better than sleeping pills.
“The Dems conveniently leave out the fact that it was they who banned the stuff in the first place.”
Do you remember why it was that they banned it?
Is it really the President's responsibility to keep pot on the list of hazards? I do not think so.
Don’t want to cut down the money tree
Don’t want to cut down the money tree
Did Obama actually use the word LAWS here??? I thought the only “settled laws” for this administration were abortion-on-demand and Obamacare.
Best argument I’ve seen! Very succinctly put.
What? Here’s his chance to waive his pen, call his choom pals, stick it in Congress’ ear and he’s not going to take it?
Wow, that sure died fast.
War On Drugs Nanny State PING!
Yeah . . . funny how he respects the rule of law in a selective manner.
Thanks for the ping!