Skip to comments.Congress Tackles Marijuana for Next Year's Budget
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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FIrst Step..first official step.... towards a Federal Tax on marijuana.
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.
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.
They had tax stamps and everything.
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?
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.
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.
“same as it ever was”
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.
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That is appropriately a police power of the States.
The feds need to butt out.
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.
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.
And they said the libertarians couldn’t win on the pot plank.....
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.
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.
National marijuana prohibition is dead in America and it’s getting deader all the time.
You saved me the trouble of posting an image of a federal marijuana tax stamp.
Long overdue! Tax the Stoners!
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.
Tax the Stoners! and Stone The Taxers...
now there’s a party platform!!
Things might be less contentious if the prohibitionists here would acknowledge that the fedguv has zero power to regulate use within the several states.
They have been forced to adopt the libertarian ideas ;-)
Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.......
the people have spoken, but that doesn’t matter in states that voted against gqueer “marriage”.
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.
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.
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.