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Congress Tackles Marijuana for Next Year's Budget
Main St. ^ | May 30, 2014 | Debra Borchardt

Posted on 05/31/2014 7:39:35 AM PDT by Enterprise

In a historic vote, Congress voted to support states on legalized medicinal marijuana. The measure will not allow the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to spend federal funds to interfere with states that have legalized medicinal marijuana.

"The states have spoken, the American people have spoken and now for the first time the U.S. House of Representatives have spoken on allowing medical marijuana," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, the sponsor of the measure, in a press conference on Friday.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: dea; drugs; pot; thc; wod
It's a start.
1 posted on 05/31/2014 7:39:36 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

FIrst Step..first official step.... towards a Federal Tax on marijuana.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 7:41:10 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Probably. But I am expressing the hope that Congress will begin shielding the States and the citizens from a lot of the bullying by federal officials and regulations.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 7:44:10 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

In this day and age one can be sure that in dealing with this issue Congress will inflict the maximum harm on our society; all while feathering their own nests.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The original war on marijuana was a Federal Tax. It was called the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, Pub. 238, 75th Congress, 50 Stat. 551

They had tax stamps and everything.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/31/2014 7:59:08 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Enterprise
"The States have spoken", huh?

Too had that only applies to State legislation that the Marxists support. Everything else ends up being negated by some federal judge.

6 posted on 05/31/2014 8:01:37 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel
"Too had that only applies to State legislation that the Marxists support. Everything else ends up being negated by some federal judge."

Funny how that works isn't it?

7 posted on 05/31/2014 8:03:34 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
"Congress will inflict the maximum harm on our society; all while feathering their own nests"

I think the homo erotic Rinos and Democrats feather other things in addition to their nests. Bit I digress. As wise people have noted, in American the rich get powerful, and the powerful get rich.

8 posted on 05/31/2014 8:10:14 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Legalizing all marijuana will be a disaster. I know many people believe it is no more harmful than alcohol, but that just isn’t so. Anyone who has dopers in their family knows that marijuana takes ambition away. And the thing that Obama’s Regime needs the most is an America that has lost it’s ambition. That’s the way to control the populace. They are unfortunately succeeding.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 8:17:28 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“same as it ever was”


10 posted on 05/31/2014 8:27:42 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: originalbuckeye

I don’t favor legalizing marijuana for general usage. I have believed for years that it causes far more harm than its proponents will admit. I think that the war on marijuana has caused far more harm to our nation than the anti-marijuana people will admit. There is no “winning” side here, but to me, the violence committed in the name of protecting the people is not justifiable.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 8:29:01 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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12 posted on 05/31/2014 8:29:58 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Enterprise
A ‘’start’’? It's an ending. Okay, you want legal weed? Done. It's legalized for medical use only. Mis-use, abuse of.possession of, distribution of a prescription drug is a felony, bang you're in the hoosecow, next case.
13 posted on 05/31/2014 8:42:12 AM PDT by jmacusa
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To: jmacusa
I don't see where in Art. 1 Sec 8 of the Constitution that the Federal Government has the authority to regulate drugs at all.

That is appropriately a police power of the States.

The feds need to butt out.

/johnny

14 posted on 05/31/2014 8:46:49 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Agreed. I don’t see anywhere in the Constitution where the Federal Government has the power to legalize abortion, provide home loans(except for veterans) a college education, health care and tweak the right granted by the 2A. But liberals think government is a candy store to provide us everything from cradle to grave.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 8:51:08 AM PDT by jmacusa
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To: originalbuckeye
Anyone who has dopers in their family knows that marijuana takes ambition away.

Legal or not, marijuana is readily obtainable. No knock drug raids gutted the 4th amendment. If every person insists the government must crack down on activities they dislike, we get a police state.

16 posted on 05/31/2014 8:56:14 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: originalbuckeye
Anyone who has dopers in their family knows that marijuana takes ambition away.

Alcohol totally takes my ambition away. 1 beer and I am worthless as far as getting anything done.
17 posted on 05/31/2014 9:23:04 AM PDT by microgood
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To: Enterprise

And they said the libertarians couldn’t win on the pot plank.....


18 posted on 05/31/2014 10:21:46 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: originalbuckeye

Oh shut it. Yet another ignoramus not up to the challenge I will offer to prove how dumb your opinion is. You get a bottle of everclear and I’ll get a bag of the highest grade cannabis out there. Shot for shot, smoke for smoke, and once your dead from alcohol, I’ll kick your corpse and claim victory. If you aren’t dead or passed out, we will take a cognative exam to see who is more intoxicated and who is in better shape to perform normal duties like driving, reading, writing, things like that.

You will fail and you likely know it. You will probably die from alcohol overdose yet you claim alcohol is somehow safer than cannabis. You have no facts, no studies, no experience to back up your brainwashed and emotionally brainwashed ideas on cannabis. You lost and you did because you’re a liar. Liars never win for long.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 10:39:19 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: wonkowasright

As for “winning,” there are a lot of “D” and “R” people in Congress, a couple of “I,” but the “L” people are not to be found.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 10:43:34 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

National marijuana prohibition is dead in America and it’s getting deader all the time.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 10:44:58 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: JRandomFreeper

You saved me the trouble of posting an image of a federal marijuana tax stamp.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 10:48:17 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Long overdue! Tax the Stoners!


23 posted on 05/31/2014 10:49:36 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Ken H
"National marijuana prohibition is dead in America and it’s getting deader all the time."

It's sad to see that people don't understand the ultimate damage that marijuana is going to cause. But prohibition in dead, stick a fork in it and let's move on. There are horrors on the horizon and many sleepless nights ahead for us all.

24 posted on 05/31/2014 10:50:27 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Rich21IE

Tax the Stoners! and Stone The Taxers...

now there’s a party platform!!


25 posted on 05/31/2014 10:53:49 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Enterprise

Things might be less contentious if the prohibitionists here would acknowledge that the fedguv has zero power to regulate use within the several states.


26 posted on 05/31/2014 10:58:19 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Enterprise

They have been forced to adopt the libertarian ideas ;-)

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.......


27 posted on 05/31/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Enterprise

the people have spoken, but that doesn’t matter in states that voted against gqueer “marriage”.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 12:41:47 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Man, that’s so true. The people DO NOT like same sex marriage. But Federal judges have the divine right of kings to force them to accept it.


29 posted on 05/31/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Rodamala

In time my friend, the people will understand the damage this drug does, and those of us who urged non legalization will be vindicated. A lot of lives are going to be diminished or lost until then.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 1:34:04 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
It's sad to see that people don't understand the damage that banning marijuana has already caused.
31 posted on 05/31/2014 2:16:46 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: ConservingFreedom

It is also sad to hear Freepers advocating federal control of pot as if we are incapable of making decisions for ourselves.

This is not an endorsement of pot or any drug or any banned substance, just that individuals should be allowed to make their own choice.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 2:56:08 PM PDT by quimby
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