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  • Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor

    05/25/2016 10:16:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 11:11 PM EDT | Julie Carr Smyth
    A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure. The measure cleared the Ohio Senate by just three votes, and the House followed by OKing Senate changes 67-28. The proposal, which Kasich has not committed to signing, would bar patients from smoking marijuana or growing it at home, but it would allow its use in vapor form for certain chronic health conditions. It garnered both support and opposition among Republicans and Democrats. Supporters recalled emotional testimony from chronic pain sufferers and...
  • Why is everything amnesty? Let's Understand the Definition of the Term Shall We?

    02/26/2016 7:45:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/26/2016 | Silvio Canto Jr
    Senator Cruz and Rubio will argue a lot about amnesty in the next few days. I guess that standing against amnesty has become the new flag that every GOP candidate wants to carry. Yet, who is actually calling for amnesty? Or something like what President Reagan did in 1986? Have they changed the definition of the word amnesty? According to the dictionary, amnesty is "the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals." Who is pardoning any group or letting people stay here without consequences? The GOP should be for...
  • Cruz: I’d Look For and Deport All Illegal Immigrants, Rubio and Trump Would Allow Citizenship

    02/24/2016 1:39:53 PM PST · by TBP · 222 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he would seek out and deport all the illegal immigrants in the US and that both fellow candidates Donald Trump and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)“would allow those 12 million people to become US citizens” on Monday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. Cruz began by stating [relevant remarks begin around 2:30] that the law should be enforced, and illegal immigrants in the US should be deported. When asked if he would “go look for them” Cruz responded, “Bill, of course you would. That’s what ICE exists...
  • The facts on Rubio, Cruz, and immigration [votes Rush is talking about right now]

    02/23/2016 11:14:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | Byron York
    The Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill passed the Senate after a series of votes in June 2013. Democrats, who controlled the Senate at the time, unanimously supported the bill, while most Republicans opposed it. The four Republicans on the gang - Marco Rubio, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Jeff Flake - of course voted for it, and also agreed with Democrats on a plan to kill almost all GOP amendments. Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid allowed just a handful of amendments to reach the Senate floor. One, from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, would have prohibited the legalization of...
  • Is Ted Cruz Wrong

    02/23/2016 7:53:13 AM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Jennifer Ruben
    Home Page Politics Opinions Sports Local National World Business Tech Lifestyle Entertainment Crosswords Video Photography Washington Post Live Live Chats Real Estate Cars Jobs WP BrandConnect Classifieds Partners washingtonpost.com 1996-2016 The Washington Post Terms of Service Privacy Policy Submissions and Discussion Policy RSS Terms of Service Ad Choices Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email More Options Right TurnOpinion Is Ted Cruz going from bad to worse? Resize Text Print Article Comments 21 Book mark article Read later list Saved to Reading List By Jennifer Rubin February 23 at 9:00 AM DES MOINES, IA...
  • Ted Cruz called for legalizing illegal aliens in 2013

    02/17/2016 9:43:23 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 48 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | November 13, 2016 | Ed Straker
    A rather astonishing video has surfaced courtesy of the Rick Santorum campaign showing Ted Cruz, apparently during a debate over Marco Rubio's Gang of 8 "Amnesty Bill," calling for a provision that would legalize all 11-plus million illegal aliens. He even used the liberal code phrase "out of the shadows." I encourage you to watch the video and see for yourself. Ted Cruz has stood for securing the border along with Donald Trump and Ben Carson, but he has been conspicuously silent on the issue of deporting illegals. I think the reason why is now clear. He doesn't want to...
  • Watch: Trump Says 'Yes' To Medical Marijuana, 'No' To Deporting Justin Bieber

    02/10/2016 5:29:44 PM PST · by JediJones · 55 replies
    Civilized ^ | 11/24/2015 | Julia Wright
    Donald Trump's position on cannabis appears to have flip-flopped wildly over the years. (No comb-over jokes - promise.) "Legalized marijuana is always a very difficult question - for medicinal purposes and medical purposes, it's fine," says Trump in the video. Earlier this year, Trump told FOX's Sean Hannity he supports medical users "100 percent," but added that overall, marijuana legalization has been "a bad thing for Colorado." He added the Evergreen state is now facing some "big, big problems." But back in 1990, Trump told the Sarasota Herald America's drug policy was "a joke," and legalizing all drugs was the...
  • Sen. Cruz Presents Measure to Strengthen, Improve Legal Immigration

    01/20/2015 4:24:14 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 225 replies
    SENATOR CRUZ OFFICE ^ | 14 MAY 2013 | SENATOR CRUZ PRESS RELEASE
    Offers amendment to increase H-1B visas to help improve, retain high-skilled labor force WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today presented an amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill that would improve our nations legal immigration system by increasing high-skilled temporary worker visas, called H-1B visas, by 500 percent. The measure would effectively address the needs of our nations high-skilled workforce by helping meet the growing demand for workers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. It will also make block grants available to states to promote STEM education efforts and increase domestic STEM...
  • Hillary Calls for Legalization of Drugs (Vanity)

    01/17/2016 6:54:36 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 64 replies
    At a commercial break in the Demonrat debate, You Tube showed a little speech by Hillary where she began talking about opioid addiction and the drug problem. She called for federal money for programs and said police need to always have an antidote for opioid overdose with them at all times m She ended this short NBC produced spiel by saying drug use needs to cease being a criminal issue and be put where it belongs, as a health issue.
  • What Marijuana Legalization brings to your town?

    01/08/2016 8:07:15 PM PST · by Rich from PTD · 32 replies
    Through the use of images… I’ll show you what it brings. But before I do that (just to be fair), I will say that the drug has its medicinal benefits, there’s no doubt about that, but medicinal patients are hardly the bulk of the enthusiasts or the consumers. They might represent 10% or less of that base. The other 90% represents the following: Filthy dirty homeless drug addicts hanging out on your street corners. Pan handling, and when asked to leave… they respond, hey man I thought this place was cool man? I thought I could just sit here and...
  • Jeff Sessions: "Cruz stood with me"

    12/17/2015 1:31:50 PM PST · by dschapin · 341 replies
    Please listen to Jeff Sessions defense of Ted Cruz on the Howie Carr Show today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Nnt_obTRM&feature=youtu.be
  • Ted Cruz releases immigration plan: Suspend issuance of H-1B visas for six months,

    11/13/2015 7:24:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I can't possibly summarize the whole thing, as there's lots of detail. You should read it yourself, with the promise that you'll find plenty to like. Border wall? Check. Biometric screening system at points of entry? Check. An end to sanctuary cities? Checkity check. Criminalizing visa overstays? Yep, that too. Strengthening E-Verify? Oh yeah. Nary an enforcement mechanism is left unmentioned. But it's not the provisions on illegal immigration that people are buzzing about on social media. It's what Cruz has to say about legal immigration. Isn't he the guy who called for vastly expanding the cap on H-1B visas...
  • 46,471: Drug Overdoses Killed More Americans Than Car Crashes or Guns

    11/06/2015 11:29:39 AM PST · by familyop · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 5, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and firearms (deaths)," the Drug Enforcement Agency announced on Wednesday. In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, 46,471 people in the United States died from drug overdoses, and more than half of those deaths were caused by prescription painkillers and heroin. That compares with the 35,369 who died in motor vehicle crashes and 33,636 who died from firearms, as tallied by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Sadly this report confirms what we’ve...
  • Recreational weed laws could be in for a change

    11/02/2015 11:48:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 2, 2015 | Washington Examiner Staff
    Sen. Bernie Sanders brought marijuana into the national conversation last week, calling for legalizing and regulating the drug. Under his plan, people in possession of the substance would be treated no differently than people smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. By removing marijuana from the list of dangerous drugs, Sanders' move would allow states to legalize the marijuana without Washington having a say. Beyond campaign speeches meant to appeal to young voters, a host of state ballot initiatives on marijuana will be greeting voters next November. In California, which became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, residents may...
  • Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex trade

    08/11/2015 12:30:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | AP
    Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex tradeLONDON (AP) Amnesty International has approved a controversial policy to endorse the de-criminalization of the sex trade, rejecting complaints by womens rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalization of pimping and brothel owning. At its decision-making forum in Dublin on Tuesday, the human rights group approved the resolution to recommend full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work. It argues its research suggests decriminalization is the best way to defend sex workers human rights.
  • Woman duct-taped while 5 men ransack medical marijuana grow house (Michigan)

    06/03/2015 5:32:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | May 30, 2015 | John Counts
    A 27-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman was duct-taped and led into a back room while five young men ransacked her home early Thursday morning. The woman and her boyfriend, a 24-year-old man, were sitting in the living room at their home in the 500 block of Bagley in Ypsilanti Township when there was a knock at the door around 12:36 a.m., according to police. When the woman answered the door, five young men burst in the door and pushed her to the back of the house where they duct-taped the woman's wrists, Derrick Jackson of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said....
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Top Congressional Republican Wants To Know If Marijuana Should Be Legal

    03/15/2015 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jonah Bennett
    The recent signing of a medical marijuana bill by GOP Sens. Rand Paul and Dean Heller hasnt gone unnoticed. Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise has introduced a poll on his website, asking people to vote on whether marijuana should be legalized on the federal level. Scalise in the past has voted down marijuana reform legislation, Marijuana.com reports. On May 30, 2014, Scalise voted against an amendment in the House to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds from its budget to crack down on states that have enacted medical marijuana programs. Later, in July, Scalise voted against legislation to...
  • Marijuana Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight -- Unless Congress Steps In

    02/24/2015 10:02:25 PM PST · by Ken H · 53 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Carissa DiMargo and Tom Sherwood
    A law to legalize marijuana in the District will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, unless Congress steps in at the last minute. As a result, D.C. police officers will begin carrying business card-sized summaries of the new rules, which were publicly explained Tuesday and will be part of a public education campaign. The law -- which was approved by voters last fall -- will permit possession of small amounts of marijuana by those ages 21 or older, with consumption allowed only in private homes and space.
  • Coloradans become first to ask feds to block legalized marijuana

    02/20/2015 11:54:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 130 replies
    The Eugene Register-Guard ^ | February 19, 2015 | Kristen Wyatt (Associated Press)
    DENVER Colorado already is being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now, the state faces groundbreaking lawsuits from its own residents, who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close. The owners of a mountain hotel and a southern Colorado horse farm argue in a pair of lawsuits filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Denver that the 2012 marijuana-legalization measure has hurt their property and that the marijuana industry is stinky and attracts unsavory visitors.
  • LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE: POLYGAMY GETS SIZZLE: 'We should strive to have it legalized'

    02/12/2015 5:50:33 PM PST · by Colofornian · 25 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Aug. 20, 2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    Is polygamy becoming the new gay movement in America? With television shows such as HBOs Big Love and TLCs Sister Wives, polygamy is the once-taboo lifestyle that appears to be gaining wider acceptanceespecially on the heels of homosexual marriage victories across the nation. [SNIP] Historically, polygamy has had little support in the U.S. since the Republican Party in 1854 declared it, along with slavery, one of the twin relics of barbarism, and Congress banned it in 1862. However, recent decisions of activist judges that thrust homosexual marriage on the American public are now being used, chapter and verse, to argue...
  • Loretta Lynchs hard-line stance on marijuana is making Colorado sweat

    02/03/2015 12:29:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER Nobody in the Colorado marijuana industry is panicking, but those involved are sweating a little over the hard line taken by Loretta Lynch, President Obamas pick to be the next attorney general, on legalization during this weeks Senate confirmation hearing. Quite a few of my members were expressing concern and nervousness, said Michael Elliott, executive director of the Colorado Marijuana Industry Group. But Im not sure we could have expected much more than we just heard. Even the president, who came out saying that marijuana is no more dangerous as alcohol, is also on the record as being...
  • Is pot the new gay marriage for the GOP?

    01/31/2015 12:27:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | January 31, 2015 | Jonathan Topaz
    Marijuana is shaping up to be the new gay marriage of GOP politics most Republicans would rather not talk about it, except to punt to the states. But when it comes to the 2016 presidential race, a series of legalization ballot initiatives and a certain outspoken Kentucky senator could make it harder for the Republican field to avoid the conversation.
  • Obama: States more likely to legalize pot

    01/23/2015 11:33:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Justin Sink
    President Obama believes more states are likely to legalize marijuana following efforts in Colorado and Washington state. "My suspicion is that you're going to see other states look at this," the president told YouTube blogger Hank Green. Obama said that the federal government was "not going to spend a lot of resources" enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that had decided to legalize the drug. He also noted that the Department of Justice was examining how to shift policies for nonviolent drug offenders. In an interview with The New Yorker last year, Obama appeared to tacitly endorse a Colorado referendum...
  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    12/20/2014 10:37:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2014 6:36 PM EST | Nicholas Riccardi
    Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nations highest courtsocial conservatives and law enforcement. The lawsuit seeks to overturn Colorados experiment in legalized recreational pot, alleging that the two conservative states are being overrun with Colorado marijuana that is making it harder for them to enforce their own drug laws.
  • Congress Plans to Partially Defund DC Pot Initiative

    12/10/2014 12:43:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Sean Piccoli
    A congressional deal to avert another government shutdown contains a provision to stop the District of Columbia from allowing the sale of marijuana, angering supporters of a pro-pot initiative that D.C. voters approved overwhelmingly in November, The Washington Post reports. The anti-pot measure a budget "rider" slipped into a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill that would keep the government running past Thursday could prevent the nation's capital from joining Colorado and Washington as legal weed havens. The measure does not overturn the results of Initiative 71, the legalization referendum that passed on Nov. 4 with more than 60...
  • A Marijuana Breathalyzer?

    12/04/2014 5:37:59 AM PST · by DBCJR · 28 replies
    With marijuana legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington; decriminalized in 13 more states; and available by prescription in 6 more; there is a growing concern about driving and other activities while under the influence. Several companies are rushing to provide a breathalyzer to accommodate these concerns. The device is timely, since there is currently no way to verify recent marijuana use without taking spit or urine samples a practice that would involve the collection of DNA and potentially run afoul of sections 7 and 8 of the 4th Amendments prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure.
  • Marijuana should stay illegal, young Europeans say

    08/27/2014 8:56:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 22.08.14 @ 12:40 | Benjamin Fox
    A narrow majority of Europes youth would ban cannabis, according to new research published by Eurobarometer. Opinion was divided on whether cannabis should be banned. Forty-five percent believed that it should be regulated, while 53 percent felt it should be banned. Meanwhile, more than 90 percent of respondents added that hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine and ecstasy should be illegal. Eurobarometer interviewed more than 13,000 15-24 year olds across the bloc in June for the survey, which was released on Thursday (21 August). It focused on levels of drug use, perceived risk of certain substances, as well as opinions...
  • Strictly Business: Legal pot industry sure to be robust

    07/14/2014 1:57:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Columbian ^ | July 13, 2014 | Gordon Oliver, business editor
    It's rare when any business in Clark County attracts national or even regional interest, so the media throng that greeted last Wednesday's opening of Main Street Marijuana was quite a curiosity. The clever "weed and weenies" event that accompanied the store's opening, along with the presence of Mayor Tim Leavitt at the ribbon-cutting, captured the attention of media outlets that devour eye-catching visuals. But business likely would still have been brisk at Main Street Marijuana even if it hadn't snagged the free publicity. With a state-imposed limit of just 15 retail outlets for all of Clark County, and with some...
  • UNODC drug report: Rise in US cannabis use treatments

    06/26/2014 3:09:19 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | June 26 2014 | BBC
    Cannabis use in the United States has increased, with more people visiting hospital emergency departments over its use, a UN report says. The potency of the drug in the US appeared to have increased, making it more harmful, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime's World Drugs Report added. It said it was too early to tell if the legalisation of cannabis in two US states had had an impact on drug use. Global illegal opium poppy farming rose 26% between 2012 and 2013, it added. "In the United States, the lower perceived risk of cannabis use has led to...
  • Meth pours into Central California as liquid

    06/14/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2014 | SCOTT SMITH
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) In methamphetamine's seedy underworld, traffickers are disguising the drug as a liquid to smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.
  • Going to Pot? Colorados bold marijuana experiment is having some unexpected consequences

    05/23/2014 12:15:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Slate ^ | May 21, 2014 | Josh Voorhees
    Nearly five months into Colorados great pot experiment, the early returns are good. In Denver, home to the bulk of the first-in-the-nation retail stores, violent crime fell by 5.6 percent over the first four months of the year, with major property crimes down nearly twice that, according to the citys police. State coffers, meanwhile, are flush with tax revenues from the nearly $50 million worth of recreational weed that was sold through March, the last month for which official estimates are available. Those sales translate into $7.3 million for the state, a number that jumps to $12.6 million when you...
  • Retired Supreme Court justice says marijuana should be legalized

    04/25/2014 11:11:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana. The 94-year-old retired justice tells NPR that public opinion has changed on the issue. Stevens also says that there isn't much distinction between marijuana and alcoholic beverages.
  • Mom, 44, shot dead ... by husband who was hallucinating after eating a marijuana cookie'...

    04/16/2014 8:55:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 119 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-15-14 | Helen Poq
    A Denver, Colorado mother has been shot dead in front of her children by her 'hallucinating' while she was on a 13 minute call to 911, police said. Kristine Kirk, 44, called for help around 9:30p.m. Monday, telling dispatchers that her husband Richard Kirk, 47, was 'talking about the end of the world' and 'scarring' their three children. A source told FOX31 investigators are looking at whether he had eaten a marijuana cookie. Mrs Kirk said in the 911 call that there was a gun in the house but it was in a safe, according to a probable cause statement....
  • Stoned mom avoids jail after driving 12 miles with baby on roof

    04/16/2014 8:43:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-1-14 | Jessica Chasner
    An Arizona mother will avoid jail time after she got high and drove nearly 12 miles with her 2-month-old baby on the roof of her car. Maricopa County Superior Judge Cynthia Bailey sentenced 21-year-old Catalina Mariah Clouser on Wednesday to 16 years of supervised probation. She will have to serve 3 months in jail only if she violates the order, a local CBS affiliate reported. Miss Clouser pleaded guilty in February to child abuse and driving under the influence of marijuana after her infant son was found miraculously unhurt in the middle of a Phoenix highway in June 2012, still...
  • Marijuana Emerges as Issue That Blurs Conservative, Liberal Lines

    04/07/2014 6:07:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Battaglia
    The debate over legalizing marijuana for medical and even recreational purposes is blurring conservative and liberal lines. With polls showing a slight majority of Americans now supporting the legalization of the drug, especially younger voters, and billionaire campaign financiers such as George Soros funding the pro-pot movement, a number of candidates are finding themselves at odds with their own party's positions. Ari Fleischer, a White House press secretary for President George W. Bush, called marijuana "a sleeper issue," in the upcoming campaign and noted its trickiness, telling The Wall Street Journal, "All of a sudden the ground is shifting, and...
  • "The Five" are for legalizing Marijuana

    03/12/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 165 replies
    March 13, 2014
    Was just watching the show and they played a clip of Rick Perry saying that Texas has lowered fines for first time offense for marijuana use. So far he has not said he would legalize it. So the members went around the table and all but Beckel (recovering addict) said they were for legalizing marijuana. Dana Pirino said Texas might as well legalize it because Texans are coming into Colorado to legally smoke the stuff. She also said that if a republican wants to get a hand in an audience full of hipsters all they have to say is they...
  • Georgia State Senator Admits To Holding Bill Hostage

    03/10/2014 7:35:19 AM PDT · by Billlknowles · 17 replies
    WeArePolitics.com ^ | 3/8/2014 | BillK
    Gwinnett County State Senator and chairman of the Health and Human Service Committee Renee Unterman openly admitted to holding 'Haleigh's Hope', HB 885 sponsored by Representative Allen Peake, hostage until the State House will consider bills that she has authored. WSB reporter Lori Geary asked Unterman point blank if this were the case, and to Unterman's credit, she did not deny it and was very candid in saying that she was. But then she went on to state that the parents of the kids who can benefit from the legalization of medicinal cannabis didn't understand how it works in the...
  • Reason Magazine: Hey, Lets Reduce Heroin Overdoses by Legalizing Heroin

    02/04/2014 2:32:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/04/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For a magazine that styles itself Reason, it’s surprisingly unreasonable. Nick Gillespie of Reason attacks Truth Revolt’s Ben Shapiro for writing that “Philip Seymour Hoffman['s] self-inflicted death is yet another hallmark of the broken leftist culture that dominates Hollywood, enabling rather than preventing the loss of some of its greatest talents. Libertarianism becomes libertinism without a cultural force pushing back against the penchant for sin; Hollywood has no such cultural force.”It’s a point that’s rather hard to argue with. Freedom opens up the arena for individual character to define how people will use it. Freedom alone is a blank slate...
  • Chuck Norris smokes marijuana debate

    01/26/2014 9:10:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Mr. Norris, with Washington and Colorado recently legalizing pot smoking and their football teams (Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos) being in the Super Bowl, some have asked whether there is going to be added marijuana use during this years Super Bowl. And President Barack Obama recently said that he doesnt think marijuana is as dangerous as alcohol. What do you think, Chuck? Is it? Trying to Make Sense of Sensimilla in Seattle I understand the arguments for the legalization of marijuana: It can generate tax revenue. It can reduce illegal supply and demand. It can strip power from cartels...
  • Gov. Rick Perry for decriminalization of pot

    01/23/2014 12:38:11 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 57 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/23/2014 | Kolten Parker
    SAN ANTONIO Texas Gov. Rick Perry signaled Thursday that he's for the decriminalization of marijuana use not legalization, but the softening of punishment for marijuana users in the border state. As governor, I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization by introducing alternative drug courts that provide treatment and softer penalties for minor offenses, Perry said during an international panel on drug legalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His spokesman confirmed that Perry is staunchly opposed to legalization of marijuana because of the dangers that have been associated with the drug,...
  • Obama pot comments not meant to endorse legalization: White House

    01/23/2014 12:30:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama wasnt trying to set new federal drug policy when he stated that Colorado and Washington state should go forward with new laws legalizing marijuana use, the White House said Wednesday. The presidents position on these matters hasnt changed, said White House press secretary Jay Carney. He made clear that he sees it as a bad habit and a vice, and not something that he would encourage. Hes not endorsing any specific move by a state, hes simply making an observation. Under federal law, marijuana use is illegal. The president has acknowledged smoking marijuana former friends in his...
  • Thus Spake the Potheads: The main arguments used to legitimize pot are pap.

    01/13/2014 5:41:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2013 | Selwyn Duke
    It's starting to appear as if marijuana users have become the homosexual lobby of the chemically dependent. What do I mean? Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson could mention one sexual behavior (adultery) as disqualifying someone from the "kingdom of God," but mentioning that "other" sexual behavior? That's a boycottin', pardner! Likewise, there's no shortage of articles about the perils of smoking tobacco -- about how it causes lung cancer, emphysema and premature aging; about how it's a dirty, nasty habit -- all without indignant smokers crawling out of the woodwork to protest, between hacking coughs, that their passion is being unfairly...
  • New York State To Legalize Cannabis

    01/05/2014 12:19:36 AM PST · by Ueriah · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Ueriah
    ALBANY, N.Y. New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week. Cuomo plans to use administrative powers rather than legislative action to allow a limited number of hospitals to dispense marijuana for certain ailments. He will formally announce his plans in his state of the state speech Wednesday.
  • Can legalizing pot ease our national debt?

    10/30/2013 3:38:46 PM PDT · by sdnet · 88 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-10-20 | Steve Adcock
    Libertarians have long supported the legalization of marijuana and putting an end to the expensive War on Drugs program on constitutional grounds, arguing the federal government has no business regulating drug use. But, the legalization of marijuana has an attractive side benefit as well it would flood government coffers with billions in additional revenue. According to a Cato Institute study, legalizing marijuana will result in an additional $8.7 billion in yearly federal and state tax revenue. In a time of excessive national debt and threats of a credit default, the prudent and expeditious dismantling of drug prohibitions is a...
  • For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

    10/22/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 22, 2013 | Art Swift
    For marijuana advocates, the last 12 months have been a period of unprecedented success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. And now for the first time, a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized. This is in sharp contrast to the time Gallup first asked the question in 1969, when only 12% favored legalization. Public support for legalization more than doubled in the 1970s, growing to 28%. It then plateaued during the 1980s and 1990s before inching steadily higher since 2000, reaching 50% in 2011. A sizable percentage...
  • Oregon legalizes marijuana dispensaries

    08/15/2013 3:19:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 2013 6:57 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    Oregon is legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries. Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill on Wednesday giving the state authority to license, inspect and audit stores selling marijuana. Dozens of marijuana dispensaries exist already, but they are not explicitly allowed and operate in a legal gray area. Authorities have moved to shut them down in some areas.
  • Report: Colorado now a major exporter of illegal marijuana

    08/03/2013 12:12:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    kdvr ^ | updated on: 07:13am, August 2, 2013 | Thomas Hendrick
    DENVER The amount of illegal marijuana from Colorado and seized elsewhere quadrupled in the past few years, according to a report by a network of law enforcement organizations. The report found that in 2012, there were 274 seizures where the marijuana was destined for other states. In 2005, the number was 54. The most common destinations for the marijuana were Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Texas. The size of the seizures also increased. From 2005 to 2008, the total average number of pounds seized was 2,220. From 2009 to 2012, it increased to 3,937. Most of the marijuana came from...
  • Rand Paul's immigration speech

    03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 116 replies
    03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
    Por favor disculpen mi Espanol. Como creCI en Houston -es un poco ‘espanglish y un poco Tex Mex. I lived, worked, played and grew up alongside Latinos. As a teenager I worked alongside immigrants mowing lawns and putting in landscaping around businesses. I remember once asking one of the immigrant workers how much he was being paid. “Cuanto le Pagan por el trabajo? He responded “tres dolars.” I responded, “Yo tambien. Tres Dolars, por hora . . . ?” He shook shook his head, “No tres Dolars, por dia!” At a young age, I came to understand that it makes...
  • Pot Found In Burger King Kids Meal

    07/18/2013 10:20:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Monroe News ^ | Jul 18 2013 | Mia Balbin-Cuesta
    A family was surprised to find a pipe stuffed with marijuana inside a Kids Meal box that was purchased from the Burger King in Dundee Tuesday night, police said. The investigation led to charges being sought against an employee and two other young men all from the Dundee area. The marijuana was not intended to be sold in the childrens meal box, police said. Dundee Police Chief Dave Uhl said a 23-year-old employee admitted to placing the pipe inside a Kids Meal box in an apparent effort to hide the pot while he was working.