Skip to comments.U.S. to yield marijuana jurisdiction to states
Posted on 02/27/2009 11:44:36 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL
(02-26) 20:00 PST San Francisco -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is sending strong signals that President Obama - who as a candidate said states should be allowed to make their own rules on medical marijuana - will end raids on pot dispensaries in California.
Asked at a Washington news conference Wednesday about Drug Enforcement Administration raids in California since Obama took office last month, Holder said the administration has changed its policy.
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Break out those tea bags. I smell a revolution coming if Obama continues to inject his socialist ways into America.
Perhaps the states can allow farmers to raise industrial hemp, too.
The whole stopped clock analogy IMO.
Hey, at least its balanced by the Neo-Cons who want states’ rights for everything BUT this.
The blue states will probably legalize shortly. Easier to control stoned people than rational people.
a lot of the mexico issues have to do with pot smuggling. if it becomes legal in the US, thats a good thing isnt it?
The best rope in the world!
Bingo he has to do something right by accident, it’s the odds.
I liked the stopped clock analogy!
Even a broken clock is correct twice a day!
And our government sure is broken these days.
Yes we Cannabis!
Good! I’m no fan of maryjawoonah myself, but I AM a big fan of States’ rights and ending the drug war.
Liberals use the states right argument when it suits their philosophical inclinations. Conservatives do likewise. Nothing new here.
Take the few accidentally rational actions. Sprinkle them with some kind bud right? /s :)
I don’t care as long as I don’t pay for it.
Let the Obama supporters smoke. Tax the hell out of them; it’s the only way we’ll get any money out of them.
as I stated before, I don’t use drugs and can’t stand the smell of pot but I saw tax the stuff. The war on drugs has been a failure and we waste billions of dollars on it when it can be used on more important things. And just think of all the revenue that would come from selling it just from NBA players alone!
Some. I am about as conservative as it comes. And I favor this move.
Now tax the pot-smoking Obama voters.
The tough part will be for the DEA and the forest service that have to go clean up Mexican run grows in the national forests in states that legalize pot.
Sure, we all recall how easy the hippies and the anti government radicals were to control in the 60s...It's not like they, for good or bad, questioned authority and government at every turn.
“Easier to control stoned people than rational people”
Can you imagine how many police agencies would have to hold fire sales if we ended the drug war? Shoot, they'd have to sell of those purdy new "drug boats"!
I am very conservative, but think pot legalization makes total legal AND economic sense. Quit putting small time pot smokers in jail and start generating some revenue. It’s a win-win.
they were thought to be a joke back then, at least at the start. Conservatives of the day were not inclined to be harsh to these people.
Obama on the other hand is a wanna be dictator, he won’t hesitate to use the police and other methods to control these idiots.
Is it illegal to grow hemp in the USA? It’s allowed in most of the world. Biggest problem hemp farmers in Canada have is that their crops get stolen by people who think they’ll get high...
It’s true. Pot is their most profitable export.
There are a great many products that can be derived from hemp. (including ethanol fuel)
This is going to be a policy change of non-enforcement, not a law change. Dope clubs, like the ones in California, will continue to live on the fringe of legality. The clubs will not be targeted, but where does the supply come from?
Wasn’t there some effort by the Bush admin to block hemp products from coming into the US?
That is funny. Thanks for the laugh.
I don't think you were alive back then. Conservatives of the day as you say, for the most part, were suckers believing every word the government told them.
Most of those people still around today, have made an abrupt about face regarding government, haven't they?
If it’s legal we can grow our own. The the feds can concentrate on the really dangerous drugs. By the way, I don’t smoke myself.... but I used to!!
Quite a few of them have, yes.
Most of these clubs grow their own.
as much as I detest drugs, maybe the silver lining is if all the RATS are doped up all the time, they will completely stop voting. Maybe we can take back the country and turn it back into a Constitutional Republic based on Liberty and Personal Responsibility.
Here is an additional up side: if the Dems stay stoned all the time, the farmers are going to have to grow bumper crops of everything just to handle their munchies!!!!! Good for the economy!
“What right do you think you have to take that which belongs to others?”
Well, since I pay far more than my share of taxes (the top 25% of tax payers pays 110% of the tax burden -— because the botton get outright payments -— NEGATIVE taxes), I would like the bottom-dweller to pay at least some of their share.
Now, it is an assumption of mine that the beneficiaries of Lord Obama’s tax giveaways are also pot smokers, but I bet I am right.
It’s hard to keep straight, isn’t it. Either an axe-wielding homicidal maniac bent on violence, or a Cheeto’s eating couch potato. I wish they’d make up their minds.
People that produce the pot, traffic the pot, sell the pot at the "dispensaries" will still be breaking federal law, they just won't have to worry about guys in raid jackets breaking down their doors, for a while. Simply put this is the drug version of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and a complete cop out by the Administration
It will be interesting how a state like California deals with this limbo status. Are those "coffee shops" taxed specifically on dope sales or gross receipts. I'm sure California would like a bigger cut of that pie, since they already have state legislators talking about the increase in revenue from taxing pot. Can a state find itself in a legal bind trying to tax something that is effectively still a federal criminal enterprise.
Just something for the academic side of this discussion. Personally, I don't care what people do in their homes. When they peddle it on the streets, sell it to kids, and drive under the influence, I get pretty intolerant. I also reserve the right to not employ or work with anybody that does drugs. They aren't known for their peak performance anymore than alcohol abusers.
Laundry must be a bitch for them - having to get both blood AND orange Chee-toh dust off your shirts.
Gee... This takes all the fun out of being a compassionate-conservative. I’m going to miss arresting the sick, dying, and lame. And they were so-o-o easy to catch.
I agree with your take on this but I think that if a state loosens the controls for pot it will be a defacto legalization because they won’t put any resources into busting people. All in all I think it would be OK for the country as a whole.
maybe the silver lining is if all the RATS are doped up all the time, they will completely stop voting.
LOL. How’d that work for you in the 2008 elections. Anyone wanting to smoke pot can find it already.
And this absurd notion that it is only Ds getting high just kills me.
LOL your tagline is horrible but funny.
On the other thread on this topic, pot smokers are compared to necrophiliacs.
So, after we axe murder folks, we have sex with their dead bodies, and having then worked up some serious munchies, sit on the couch eating Cheetos.
“Perhaps the states can allow farmers to raise industrial hemp, too.”
no that’s too capitalist and doesn’t turn people into mindless zombies.