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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar: Marijuana Must Be Legalized Nationwide to Fight Economic Inequality
Cannabus Business Times/Newsweek ^ | 7-9-19

Posted on 07/10/2019 3:40:55 PM PDT by SJackson

Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called on the federal government to take the lead in legalizing marijuana nationwide, warning that legal differences between states was exacerbating economic inequality.

The progressive Minnesota representative told BET that the federal government — which has long considered marijuana a medically unnecessary, illegal drug on par with heroin and cocaine — should strive to ensure consistency between states on the issue, according to the Star Tribune.

"What happens [without full legalization] is you will have a state where someone is publicly and professionally able to profit and the next state, someone could be sent to life [in prison] for it," Omar told BET.

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The federal government has no business "equalizing" laws among states, though I appreciate her support for national concealed carry. But to the point, what does any of this have to do with economic inequality? Unless she wants to equalize illegal drug dealers by making them pay income tax. Which they're required to do already.
1 posted on 07/10/2019 3:40:55 PM PDT by SJackson
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Marijuana causes economic inequality? I swear some of these people must be using a dialogue creator program to come up with these sentences.

We must (insert cause) in order to (insert effect)!


2 posted on 07/10/2019 3:44:43 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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A Muslim promoting drugs?

Has she ever heard about Saudi Arabia, Iran or Singapore?

Let’s ship her to one of them, pronto.


3 posted on 07/10/2019 3:47:10 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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Some imam needs to harshly correct her the muslim way.


4 posted on 07/10/2019 3:47:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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She should advance those policies there, though Singapore isn’t a Muslim country. They’re under 15% of the population. Buddhism and Christianity are both larger.


5 posted on 07/10/2019 3:50:55 PM PDT by SJackson (If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong, B. Sanders, when in Rus)
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Muslims can’t drink but they cam smoke the weed ,all they can get


6 posted on 07/10/2019 3:51:05 PM PDT by butlerweave
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This broad should be “Locked Up Abroad”.

I’m always amazed at the idiot Americans, British, whatever, that go through these countries as drug mules. Duh.

Have they never even heard of “Midnight Express”?

I can just imagine her traveling to Saudi Arabia, Iran or Singapore while toting a couple pounds of grass. Probably wouldn’t see her for 7 years or more.

I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, mind you...


7 posted on 07/10/2019 3:51:37 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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Therefore gun laws should be equal across the states. It is unfair that a person can be sent to prison for having an AR-15 in California, but sell it legally in Alabama.


8 posted on 07/10/2019 3:52:03 PM PDT by LukeL
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She figures she’ll get votes for using two buzzwords in the same sentence.


9 posted on 07/10/2019 3:52:41 PM PDT by SJackson (If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong, B. Sanders, when in Rus)
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Muslim drug dealer...history. Wow. This woman must be removed from Congress.


10 posted on 07/10/2019 3:53:22 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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Ah. I probably should have said “Malaysia”.

Still, I wonder if Singapore would like this Somali doing such? I’ve heard Singapore is pretty strict.

Dunno. Never been there.


11 posted on 07/10/2019 3:54:02 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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Her logic would lead anyone there. However incorporation of the Bill of Rights to the states is a better, imo definitive, argument. Failed argument. Not that she’d oppose a marijuana legalization amendment.


12 posted on 07/10/2019 3:55:07 PM PDT by SJackson (If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong, B. Sanders, when in Rus)
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[Some imam needs to harshly correct her the muslim way.]

I don’t disagree, FRiend.


13 posted on 07/10/2019 3:55:15 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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I can just imagine her traveling to Saudi Arabia, Iran or Singapore while toting a couple pounds of grass

Singapore would fine you for cigars. If you "smuggle" them, who knows the penalty. Probably lashes. I like that punishment, preferable to short jail terms.

14 posted on 07/10/2019 3:56:45 PM PDT by SJackson (If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong, B. Sanders, when in Rus)
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She wants to equalize financial opportunities for drugs dealers. That's exactly what this is saying. She obviously things turning minorities into legal growers preying on their own will somehow solve income inequality which is a fabricated and non-sensical concern.

You can't live as well in CA on what you make in GA in the same job, for example. Is that income inequality?

15 posted on 07/10/2019 3:58:15 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Vote Giant Meteor in 2020)
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Maybe her husband should beat some sense into her/S


16 posted on 07/10/2019 3:59:08 PM PDT by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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Both of them


17 posted on 07/10/2019 4:02:08 PM PDT by SJackson (If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong, B. Sanders, when in Rus)
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You can't live as well in CA on what you make in GA in the same job, for example. Is that income inequality?

Not sure that's true. My guess a school teacher can live as well or better in Georgia, Texas or Arizona as in San Francisco, despite a higher income in the latter. Omar's point would be that everyone should get the higher salary. More to the point that a school teacher making more than a burger flipper defines income inequality.

18 posted on 07/10/2019 4:04:42 PM PDT by SJackson (If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong, B. Sanders, when in Rus)
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Somalis drug-up on Khat or qat——a flowering plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Khat contains the alkaloid cathinone, a stimulant, which is said to cause excitement, loss of appetite, and euphoria.


19 posted on 07/10/2019 4:14:57 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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Must be what they were high on when they went out to hijack shipping.


20 posted on 07/10/2019 4:16:37 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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