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    House of Representatives votes on decriminalizing marijuana

    The House on Friday passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana-related convictions, as Democrats sought to roll back and compensate for decades of drug policies that have disproportionately affected low-income communities of color.

    The 228-164 vote to approve the measure was bipartisan, and it was the first time either a chamber of Congress had ever endorsed the legalization of cannabis. The bill would remove the drug from the Controlled Substances Act and authorize a 5 percent tax on marijuana that would fund community and small business grant programs to help those most impacted by the criminalization of marijuana.

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    If only!

    I doubt the senate is ready to stick their necks out for this.
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    Mitch "The Bitch" McConnell will kill it. I hate that turtle-looking muhfucka.

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      #3
      Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
      Mitch "The Bitch" McConnell will kill it. I hate that turtle-looking muhfucka.
      He might but then again imagine if he didn't and actually allowed it to happen.
      No more getting caught by the cops for drug usage and possession

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        #4
        Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
        Mitch "The Bitch" McConnell will kill it. I hate that turtle-looking muhfucka.
        Please don't compare Mitch McConnell to a turtle it is an insult to a beautiful majestic creature. I'm talking about turtles of course. Fuck Mitch McConnell!

        C/S,
        Rev J

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          #5
          If Joe Biden becomes president he will veto it

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            #6
            Originally posted by 6-eyed View Post
            If Joe Biden becomes president he will veto it
            well since he's already mentioning his resignation ...what is kamalas stand on the subject?

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              #7
              Originally posted by SpaceMan View Post

              well since he's already mentioning his resignation ...what is kamalas stand on the subject?
              Last I knew, Kamala wanted federal legalization. We'll see...

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                #8
                I've been waiting since 1976. I was even a contributor to the Marijuana Policy Project years ago. But then they wanted to use my real name, which would have trashed my chances at government contracts. And I don't write snappy enough shit to be a reporter.

                But in my lifetime this issue has been the ultimate dangling bait. Most of my friends from high school who used pot have either been arrested for it, lost a job or two over it or had family/social issues because of it. Not because of the stuff itself, of course. But because of the laws against it.

                The laws against marijuana have done far more damage than the marijuana ever did to anyone. That should be the litmus test for all of our laws. If they fuck up more than they solve, scuttle them.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by WritersPanic View Post
                  I've been waiting since 1976. I was even a contributor to the Marijuana Policy Project years ago. But then they wanted to use my real name, which would have trashed my chances at government contracts. And I don't write snappy enough shit to be a reporter.

                  But in my lifetime this issue has been the ultimate dangling bait. Most of my friends from high school who used pot have either been arrested for it, lost a job or two over it or had family/social issues because of it. Not because of the stuff itself, of course. But because of the laws against it.

                  The laws against marijuana have done far more damage than the marijuana ever did to anyone. That should be the litmus test for all of our laws. If they fuck up more than they solve, scuttle them.
                  I think this pretty much sums up all of our drug laws, at least at the level of personal use. There are cases of people being over-prescribed opioid pain killers, the doctors cut them off and they discover they can't function without it. So they turn to something like heroin for relief, get caught and wind up with a criminal record, lose their job, can't pay the bills and lose the house. It's bullshit.

                  I still say keep the laws against trafficking.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
                    I think this pretty much sums up all of our drug laws, at least at the level of personal use. There are cases of people being over-prescribed opioid pain killers, the doctors cut them off and they discover they can't function without it. So they turn to something like heroin for relief, get caught and wind up with a criminal record, lose their job, can't pay the bills and lose the house. It's bullshit.

                    I still say keep the laws against trafficking.
                    I say stop treating it like a legal issue and treat it like a public health issue. That would free up the courts for more important shit, take some of the weight off from police departments etc. Since the Police and DEA wouldn't have as much to do take part of their budget to support rehabilitation and diversion programs.

                    The funny thing is that I have an uncle who did time for dealing cocaine. His source was in the New Jersey State Police. It got confiscated in New Jersey and ended up on the street in Maine. Drug wars and Tax Dollars at work. When my uncle got arrested the confiscated amount came up a little short.

                    C/S,
                    Rev J

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post

                      I still say keep the laws against trafficking.
                      This is pretty broad though. Sure, if major growers are shipping across the country, there has to be some regulation as one expects from interstate commerce. Illegal smuggling into the country is the only static example of trafficking I can think of. And I don't want people trafficking canned mandarin orange slices into the country either.

                      What I really wonder about is how far the street level exchanges will be targeted. Or when growing would be allowed in Georgia (probably when Christ returns). I still make a lot of wine and trade regularly for eggs, cabbage, firewood and fruit. I'd love to be able to trade wine for pot as well. But, trading wine without a license isn't legal either. So I give it away.

                      And eggs, cabbage, firewood and fruit, arrive like magic at the door.


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                        Every once in a while a deer would die behind my dads fence. No one asked any questions.

                      #12
                      Originally posted by WritersPanic View Post

                      This is pretty broad though. Sure, if major growers are shipping across the country, there has to be some regulation as one expects from interstate commerce. Illegal smuggling into the country is the only static example of trafficking I can think of. And I don't want people trafficking canned mandarin orange slices into the country either.

                      What I really wonder about is how far the street level exchanges will be targeted. Or when growing would be allowed in Georgia (probably when Christ returns). I still make a lot of wine and trade regularly for eggs, cabbage, firewood and fruit. I'd love to be able to trade wine for pot as well. But, trading wine without a license isn't legal either. So I give it away.

                      And eggs, cabbage, firewood and fruit, arrive like magic at the door.

                      Oh, I didn't mean to keep laws about trafficking pot. I was thinking more along the lines of opioids and other highly addictive drugs. Addicts are easily taken advantage of.

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                        #13
                        The thing is. Regarding the pharmaceutical industry. I partially blame them for the Meth epidemic by proxy. Most of the tweekers that I've met were either given Ritalin or Adderol which are both amphetamine derivatives for ADHD as a child or raided their kid brothers meds. It's only logical to ask what you think is going to happen to a kid when he grows up whey you give him amphetamines when he is 8 years old?

                        If you look at history you will see that prohibition doesn't work and never has. It generally causes more problems than it solves.

                        C/S,
                        Rev J

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by Rev J View Post
                          The thing is. Regarding the pharmaceutical industry. I partially blame them for the Meth epidemic by proxy. Most of the tweekers that I've met were either given Ritalin or Adderol which are both amphetamine derivatives for ADHD as a child or raided their kid brothers meds. It's only logical to ask what you think is going to happen to a kid when he grows up whey you give him amphetamines when he is 8 years old?

                          If you look at history you will see that prohibition doesn't work and never has. It generally causes more problems than it solves.

                          C/S,
                          Rev J
                          For me the speed started out as legally-prescribed. Then I couldn't get it that way so I bought it. But that became expensive, so I learned how to make it. That was the real curse.

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by WritersPanic View Post

                            For me the speed started out as legally-prescribed. Then I couldn't get it that way so I bought it. But that became expensive, so I learned how to make it. That was the real curse.
                            I know that there are a lot of Meth Labs on and around military bases since they have everything you need to make it in bulk. I grew up next to one. (Military base not Meth Lab.)

                            C/S,
                            Rev J

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