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So this is going on now. If any one who needs medical pot or pot heads want to do something about federal pot laws now is the best time to do it.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/senate-introduces-bill-to-end-federal-medical-marijuana-prohibition-2017-06-15

During his campaign Trump promised to support medical marijuana at the federal level and to leave the issue of recreational marijuana to the states. So you will already have the president on board you just have to convince congress.
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Here's hoping that it dies an inglorious death and is never heard from again.
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I 100% support it. There are many individuals that live in prohibition states that benefit from the medicinal effects of cannabis. Who am I to tell them they can't ease their pain and have a higher quality of life just because "LOL WEED IS BAD" "MADD". (P.P.S. I read the article and the law will just cover states that have existing laws in place regarding legal cannabis.)

Sorry to say it Gornotck but legalization federally will happen in the United States it's just a matter of time. There's too much money to be made for it not too. The Colorado experiment already proved this to be true.


https://mic.com/articles/109764/marijuana-is-making-colorado-so-much-money-the-state-has-to-give-some-back#.2DBJVzDyi


P.S. If alcohol (one of the most detrimental drugs known to man) is widely accepted and culturally encouraged then by all means something like weed should be too. Cigarettes cause more damage than weed.


8. At present it is estimated that marijuana’s LD-50 is
around 1:20,000 or 1:40,000. In layman terms this means that in
order to induce death a marijuana smoker would have to
consume 20,000 to 40,000 times as much marijuana as is
contained in onemarijuana cigarette. NIDA-supplied
marijuana cigarettes weigh approximately .9 grams. A smoker
would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of
marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal
response.


https://weedpress.wordpress.com/science/studies/ld50-of-cannabis/
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Posted 6/30/17 , edited 6/30/17
The problem with inevitability is that it so often isn't.
Posted 6/30/17 , edited 6/30/17

gornotck wrote:

Here's hoping that it dies an inglorious death and is never heard from again.


Now I can see you are troll. First your computer comment and now this. Kek
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Concentrates and CBDs are allowing very sick children to lead nearly normal lives. Children who would, without this drug, be in perpetual agony, hooked up to machines and bedridden in some long term ward .. This stuff saves lives and performs miracles for millions of people around the world every day. Tamping down chronic pain and facilitating healing without the grotesque side effects of borderline toxic synthesized pharmaceuticals. It's about time we pull our collective head out of our collective ass. Are you listening, gornotck?


this speaks volumes.
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No, I most certainly am not "listening". Nor do I particularly care.
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If Trump still supports medical marijuana, he might want to have word with his attorney general.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/13/jeff-sessions-personally-asked-congress-to-let-him-prosecute-medical-marijuana-providers/?utm_term=.d198b76b7b16

In his letter, first obtained by Tom Angell of Massroots.com and verified independently by The Washington Post, Sessions argued that the amendment would "inhibit [the Justice Department's] authority to enforce the Controlled Substances Act." He continues:

I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions, particularly in the midst of an historic drug epidemic and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime. The Department must be in a position to use all laws available to combat the transnational drug organizations and dangerous drug traffickers who threaten American lives.
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I hope this bill doesn't pass.
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I'm 100% for legalization. Even if it's taxed to kingdom come. Just hope it's not a scam.
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Rujikin wrote:
During his campaign Trump promised to support medical marijuana at the federal level and to leave the issue of recreational marijuana to the states. So you will already have the president on board you just have to convince congress.


I think that promise went out the window when he hired Sessions.
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gornotck wrote:

Here's hoping that it dies an inglorious death and is never heard from again.


Here's the reason why alcohol prohibition was repealed in the 30's, and marijuana prohibition wasn't, except for a few wishful-thinking blue-state ballot questions:
Old rich people wanted to drink, and old rich people tend to hold Congressional positions.

Yes, "Whoever has the gold makes the rules", but that unfortunately doesn't work out too well for Malibu Gold.
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The federal rules surrounding marijuana have been straight up busted for years. Why is marijuana a Schedule 1 drug (which means high potential for abuse and no accepted medical uses)? There is no logic to this. Its a decades old hysteria that is best left far behind us.

Leave it to the states.
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Posted 6/30/17 , edited 6/30/17
Also, again, this bill died in 2015. It died in 2017.
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gornotck wrote:

Also, again, this bill died in 2015. It died in 2017.


And it'll KEEP dying, because every time an Alaskan Libertarian senator says "We're losing the war on drugs, time for legalization!", the other more established two-party Senators all immediately roll their eyes and think "Zoinks, who let Shaggy into the room? "
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