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Posted 2/24/17 , edited 2/24/17

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Well so much for Trump respecting state rights

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-marijuana-20170223-story.html

even though it's generating 100s of millions of dollars in tax revenuers and drug crimes in the states that have legalized marijuana as voted on by the people of those states.


Well, it comes down to the basic problem with all those front-loaded wishful-thinking state elections...NORMAL people didn't like it, and no specific rules were in place about how to police or regulate it once it was "legal".
And normal people tend to include the lawmakers, who wouldn't exactly be on the smokers' side when the chips were down.

("But what about Prohibition?"
That was sort of the opposite: Rich politicians and business tycoons funding them wanted to drink. Whoever has the gold makes the rules, and stoners, as their lovable image promotes, tend to be penniless and don't like rules.)


Sp they should take all these millions in tax revenue and just give it to the Mexican cartels? Because that is where the money it's going to go then s[it in the face of every single voter in the United States and tell them YOUR VOTE DOES NOT MATTER If disregard the will of the people all the people not just the normal ones that is dictatorship

The war on drugs is a failure and Trump is dragging this out now to distract the rube base from hid corruption
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uncletim wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

Well, it comes down to the basic problem with all those front-loaded wishful-thinking state elections...NORMAL people didn't like it, and no specific rules were in place about how to police or regulate it once it was "legal".
And normal people tend to include the lawmakers, who wouldn't exactly be on the smokers' side when the chips were down.


Sp they should take all these millions in tax revenue and just give it to the Mexican cartels? Because that is where the money it's going to go


Well, it will if you keep sending it there...If the cartels are so bad, ever thought of a boycott?
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Ejanss wrote:


uncletim wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

Well, it comes down to the basic problem with all those front-loaded wishful-thinking state elections...NORMAL people didn't like it, and no specific rules were in place about how to police or regulate it once it was "legal".
And normal people tend to include the lawmakers, who wouldn't exactly be on the smokers' side when the chips were down.


Sp they should take all these millions in tax revenue and just give it to the Mexican cartels? Because that is where the money it's going to go


Well, it will if you keep sending it there...If the cartels are so bad, ever thought of a boycott?


and if it's legal we won't have to would we?

All that lovely tax revenue can be spent getting the the harder drugs off our streets

People are going to get their weed one way or another would you rather the government gets the money or the gangs?

your choice
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So I want to be clear I personally know 2 people who are dead because of weed(they were driving on edibles), and I really don't like drugs in general(including alcohol) for recreational use.

That said I don't think the federal government has any business in controlling substances it isn't a enumerated power by the constitution so it should be reserved to the states, that in my state at least I would vote to keep banned.
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That jackass wont stop me from smoking weed whenever the hell I want to!!
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They better have some 'out of business' sales going on
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I don't even smoke.
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Are ya all a bunch of freaking drugaholics or something?? Whatever floats your boat.
I don't live in that country, but that's a good thing in my eyes. Die drugs!
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Are we really surprised after all the other stellar decisions he's made thus far?
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That's what all ye blue liberal wackos get for voting Hillary.

Payback's a bitch...
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Hmm, I have a sneaking suspicion Trump does white girl himself so I'm gonna mark this as not gonna happen.
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uncletim wrote:

Well so much for Trump respecting state rights

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-marijuana-20170223-story.html

even though it's generating 100s of millions of dollars in tax revenuers and drug crimes in the states that have legalized marijuana as voted on by the people of those states.

None of this matters to Trump who does not respect state rights


Even with states' rights, that does not mean that states can pass laws that supersede federal laws. There are many, many federal laws that, for whatever reason, Obama failed to enforce.

President Trump is taking the stance, that states cannot pass laws that supersede federal laws. In other words, if you want pot to be legal, it has to be legalized at the federal level, and then states can choose to be a pot free state, or a state that permits the use of pot.

Tennessee is a good example of this. Federal laws permits the consumption of Alcohol. The state of Tennessee permits the consumption of alcohol. However, BLANK county, in Tennessee, is a dry county. They distill Jack Daniels, but you can't drink it in BLANK county, but you can drink it in the county next to it.

It's like Prohibition. On the federal level, the consumption of alcohol was illegal, therefore no state could make laws permitting the consumption of alcohol. This is only one area where Obama failed to assert the federal government's place as the source of law.

So, if you want weed to be legal, you got to write your congressman or woman and tell them to pass a Bill for President Trump to sign into law.

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uncletim wrote:

Well so much for Trump respecting state rights

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-marijuana-20170223-story.html

even though it's generating 100s of millions of dollars in tax revenuers and drug crimes in the states that have legalized marijuana as voted on by the people of those states.

None of this matters to Trump who does not respect state rights


Even with states' rights, that does not mean that states can pass laws that supersede federal laws. There are many, many federal laws that, for whatever reason, Obama failed to enforce.

President Trump is taking the stance, that states cannot pass laws that supersede federal laws. In other words, if you want pot to be legal, it has to be legalized at the federal level, and then states can choose to be a pot free state, or a state that permits the use of pot.

Tennessee is a good example of this. Federal laws permits the consumption of Alcohol. The state of Tennessee permits the consumption of alcohol. However, BLANK county, in Tennessee, is a dry county. They distill Jack Daniels, but you can't drink it in BLANK county, but you can drink it in the county next to it.

It's like Prohibition. On the federal level, the consumption of alcohol was illegal, therefore no state could make laws permitting the consumption of alcohol. This is only one area where Obama failed to assert the federal government's place as the source of law.

So, if you want weed to be legal, you got to write your congressman or woman and tell them to pass a Bill for President Trump to sign into law.



So in the eyes of the Federal government it's better to give all that tax revenue the Mexican cartels then the states?

Does that sound right to you?

Where do you think DEA resources are bettered used stopping the flow of hard drugs or busting a pothead with a single plant in his back yard?
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If Trump was smart, he'd legalize it across the board. Then everyone would be too stoned to care what he was doing.

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