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2013-07-15 10:26:38 AM
That would mean the government would be less involved in the lives of the citizens, and the cops could actually focus on real crime.

Which would mean less justification for bloated police budgets, and nanny state but the children types would be upset, so it'll never happen.
 
2013-07-15 10:30:12 AM
FTFA: "I believe that a majority of council already expressed at least tepid approval. If it doesn't work, then advocates in the district are prepared to take the issue to the voters."

I predict record turnout.
 
2013-07-15 10:45:03 AM
Time to update the board!

shiat the Washington Times publishes that actually sounds factual and supportive of something I agree with: 1
 
2013-07-15 10:46:33 AM
I'm good with this.
 
2013-07-15 10:49:52 AM

Aarontology: That would mean the government would be less involved in the lives of the citizens, and the cops could actually focus on real crime.

Which would mean less justification for bloated police budgets, and nanny state but the children types would be upset, so it'll never happen.


The bolded part, THIS.  Not so much the rest, though.  There is a lot of lobbying and money invested in police, prisons, etc.  It's never been about protecting the children.
 
2013-07-15 10:52:49 AM

nekom: The bolded part, THIS. Not so much the rest, though. There is a lot of lobbying and money invested in police, prisons, etc. It's never been about protecting the children.


No, but they use the "THINK OF THE CHILDREN" folks for votes when they want to appear "tough on crime"
 
2013-07-15 11:13:23 AM
 
2013-07-15 11:27:25 AM
Potheads don't get anything done, that's the whole point of being one.
 
2013-07-15 11:30:09 AM
what "legal weed" looks like in colorado
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg0YaSDk0mQ
 
2013-07-15 11:30:36 AM
FTFA:  Washington D.C. is considering making marijuana legal in the nation's capital.  [...]  "The bill would make marijuana possession a non-criminal offense similar to a $100 parking ticket," said Morgan Fox, communication manager for The Marijuana Policy Project.

Legal =/= decriminalized.  Nonetheless, it's a step in the right direction.
 
2013-07-15 11:30:48 AM
So? Let's see Congress do this for the entire Nation.

Yep .. that'll happen.
 
2013-07-15 11:31:41 AM

Aarontology: nekom: The bolded part, THIS. Not so much the rest, though. There is a lot of lobbying and money invested in police, prisons, etc. It's never been about protecting the children.

No, but they use the "THINK OF THE CHILDREN" folks for votes when they want to appear "tough on crime"


Yep.
 
2013-07-15 11:32:46 AM
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You put your weed in it.
 
2013-07-15 11:39:38 AM
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2013-07-15 11:40:00 AM
"...it's still a $100 fine, but you also have to do a treatment program and at least four hours of group therapy within a year of your arrest."

What the fark?
 
2013-07-15 11:43:56 AM

MrBallou: FTFA: "I believe that a majority of council already expressed at least tepid approval. If it doesn't work, then advocates in the district are prepared to take the issue to the voters."

I predict record turnout.


By the potheads? Seriously, now...
 
2013-07-15 11:43:59 AM
Oh jeez... There goes Washington DC... Ruined now.
 
2013-07-15 11:47:21 AM

stamped human bacon: "...it's still a $100 fine, but you also have to do a treatment program and at least four hours of group therapy within a year of your arrest."

What the fark?


The treatment/therapy is only for minors in possession.  Many places do similar things for minors arrested for possession of alcohol/intoxication.
 
2013-07-15 11:47:25 AM

stamped human bacon: "...it's still a $100 fine, but you also have to do a treatment program and at least four hours of group therapy within a year of your arrest."

What the fark?


The "treatment program"  would be a good way to find some different hook-ups.

/I get tired of the same old reefer
// Also, Is Marion Barry a guy you want on your legalization team?

That's my problem with NORML and the other Pot Groups. Not enough Bill Maher and Carl Sagan types guys, too many hemp wearing, hacky sackers
 
2013-07-15 11:52:14 AM

Trade Secret: stamped human bacon: "...it's still a $100 fine, but you also have to do a treatment program and at least four hours of group therapy within a year of your arrest."

What the fark?

The "treatment program"  would be a good way to find some different hook-ups.

/I get tired of the same old reefer
// Also, Is Marion Barry a guy you want on your legalization team?

That's my problem with NORML and the other Pot Groups. Not enough Bill Maher and Carl Sagan types guys, too many hemp wearing, hacky sackers


Maher's been beating on the legalization drum pretty hard for a while.  There is a ton of celebrity support for it, but since it's been de-facto legal in CA for a while (you have to be a pretty big dumbass not to be able to get a card) they already have theirs, so the campaigning for it for the rest of the country hasn't been super strong.
 
2013-07-15 12:26:31 PM

bwilson27: Oh jeez... There goes Washington DC... Ruined now.


lulz
 
2013-07-15 12:30:06 PM

Aarontology: That would mean the government would be less involved in the lives of the citizens, and the cops could actually focus on real crime.

Which would mean less justification for bloated police budgets, and nanny state but the children types would be upset, so it'll never happen.


DC is not a state. DCPD can be as upset as they want, they arent seeing much of the DC corruption money anyways, as council members take turns being caught embezzling swaths of cash. So, who cares about the peoples getting potted up.

/ I believe that Montell Williams is trying to open dispenseries in DC.
 
2013-07-15 12:30:58 PM

trickymoo:
/ I believe that Montell Williams is trying to open dispensaries in DC.


FTFM
 
2013-07-15 12:39:02 PM
Sadly, Florida will probably be the last holdout for legalization / decriminalization. They have
some of the toughest laws (not just on the books, but regularly enforced) where possession
is concerned.

I just want a damn mm card so I can stop hurting without scratching my first three layers of
skin off due to opi-itch. Damn lortabs and their ilk.
 
2013-07-15 12:44:11 PM

digitalrain: Sadly, Florida will probably be the last holdout for legalization / decriminalization. They have
some of the toughest laws (not just on the books, but regularly enforced) where possession
is concerned.

I just want a damn mm card so I can stop hurting without scratching my first three layers of
skin off due to opi-itch. Damn lortabs and their ilk.


It's a shame too because the climate here is perfect for growing it, and it would be a boon to all of the old people suffering from various maladies that it could help.

Of course, all of those old people, and the doctors invested in keeping them on pills and having them come in for routine appointments, are the ones that would vote against it.  FL is becoming more blue, but even the more liberal areas of the state haven't embraced MJ like the liberals in CA or CO.  It's a shame.
 
2013-07-15 12:44:37 PM

Trade Secret: stamped human bacon: "...it's still a $100 fine, but you also have to do a treatment program and at least four hours of group therapy within a year of your arrest."

What the fark?

The "treatment program"  would be a good way to find some different hook-ups.

/I get tired of the same old reefer
// Also, Is Marion Barry a guy you want on your legalization team?

That's my problem with NORML and the other Pot Groups. Not enough Bill Maher and Carl Sagan types guys, too many hemp wearing, hacky sackers


How about the guy who used to own Mens Warehouse ? He was one of the big $$$ backers of the last round of Cali initiatives ?

And the only folks you are mentioning are kids. I know many many folks who are A OK with legalization etc but they aren't in a position to be yelling from the rooftops as they have homes and children and assets that can be taken away.

Folks who advocate generally feel that they won't be caused harm or are financially set as to not have to worry about income. Those are very few and far between.
 
2013-07-15 12:44:45 PM

Aarontology: That would mean the government would be less involved in the lives of the citizens, and the cops could actually focus on real crime.

Which would mean less justification for bloated police budgets, and nanny state but the children types would be upset, so it'll never happen.


What's interesting is that according to the police chief, who for some reason still opposes this measure:

"Marijuana users are simply not being targeted in the manner suggested by a recent report from the ACLU and by many advocates for decriminalization"

If they're already not being targeted, then what the fark is the problem with going ahead and just decriminalizing it?
 
2013-07-15 12:55:34 PM

digitalrain: Sadly, Florida will probably be the last holdout for legalization / decriminalization. They have
some of the toughest laws (not just on the books, but regularly enforced) where possession
is concerned.

I just want a damn mm card so I can stop hurting without scratching my first three layers of
skin off due to opi-itch. Damn lortabs and their ilk.


Benedryl does wonders for the opi-itching.
 
2013-07-15 01:09:23 PM
Sure couldn't hurt.
 
2013-07-15 01:12:34 PM
Waaay back in the day when my friends would get together we would call a meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. lol-good times...
 
2013-07-15 01:31:51 PM
I don't want Congress to 'get anything done'. I want those asshats to stop. Stop already. You're destroying the country.
 
2013-07-15 01:34:43 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-15 01:39:36 PM

belhade: MrBallou: FTFA: "I believe that a majority of council already expressed at least tepid approval. If it doesn't work, then advocates in the district are prepared to take the issue to the voters."

I predict record turnout.

By the potheads? Seriously, now...


When DC residents get fired up, things happen.
 
2013-07-15 01:40:30 PM

stamped human bacon: "...it's still a $100 fine, but you also have to do a treatment program and at least four hours of group therapy within a year of your arrest."

What the fark?


It's all a vast plot to take every citizen and turn them into one of these:
owenrichardson.files.wordpress.com

Then it's not wise to ask what time it is.

img.ehowcdn.com

Hammertime
 
2013-07-15 02:05:32 PM

video man: digitalrain: Sadly, Florida will probably be the last holdout for legalization / decriminalization. They have
some of the toughest laws (not just on the books, but regularly enforced) where possession
is concerned.

I just want a damn mm card so I can stop hurting without scratching my first three layers of
skin off due to opi-itch. Damn lortabs and their ilk.

Benedryl does wonders for the opi-itching.


Yes, but Benadryl has the downside of knocking me on my ass. My preference would be pain-free and functional :)
 
2013-07-15 04:30:44 PM
I often wonder when the USA peaked intellectually.

I think it was during the Eisenhower Administration.

Pot has nothing to do with this.  Pot prohibition, OTOH....
 
2013-07-15 04:55:57 PM
WTF is a "$100 parking ticket"?
 
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