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(Chicago Trib)   Illinois businesses and politicians learning that the issue of medical marijuana is good for business   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 8
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2013-08-25 12:12:58 PM  
3 votes:
Look at all the time, money, and effort spent by our government waging war on marijuana. Look at all the lives ruined by imprisonment, loss of income, and criminal records. Who has benefited from all this? What part of our society is better for having spent decades waging war on a plant? How would our society be harmed if we just stopped?
2013-08-25 12:38:15 PM  
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HairBolus: When will say Colorado growers sue to allow their product to be imported into Illinois?


I don't see that happening.  Even if Illiiois legalizes pot outright, there is still the issue of interstate commerce.    If Illinois legalizes pot, they probably wouldn't even object to Colorado pot being sold there so it's a non-issue.

What this might come down to is states rights.  I read somewhere that in the late 19th century that anti-smokers tried to get Congress to outlaw tobacco and Congress basically said states rights - we don't have the authority. to do that and in fact a number of states did ban tobacco.

Later on, Congress decided they had much more power and was backed up by SCOTUS (e.g. Wickard v. Filburn) and the Interstate Commerce Clause trumped everything.

You might remember that case of Gonzalez v Raich which also held the Interstate Commerce Clause the supreme law of the land because fark you, we're the federal government. and we can tell you what to do and what not to do.
2013-08-25 12:22:02 PM  
2 votes:
How long will all of the hodgepodges of byzantine state regulations last?

When will say Colorado growers sue to allow their product to be imported into Illinois?

I know the alcohol laws are still a hodgepodge but as far as I know they are used to protect state-level distributors (retail sellers cannot buy direct from a manufacturer but have to buy from distributor) - not create a monopoly for state level producers.
2013-08-25 12:16:47 PM  
2 votes:
Yep, those poor, poor Pants-Wetters - you know, all the people who believed the lies told us about how EVIL marijuana is, and whom hitched their professional wagons to the star of "Drug Warriors" - you know, the DEA, FDA, FBI, CIA, Jailers, cops, judges, lawyers, lawmakers, weapons vendors, swat gear vendors, vehicle manufacturers, night vision goggle mfg...all of them have a deep financial need to keep marijuana illegal.

When it is legalized - and it will be eventually - they will have lost all the professional standing as "Drug Warriors".  We need to have a lot of compassion for these money and power addicts, we need to help them with their recovery.  I expect that like the VA, we need to offer them the therapy and LEGAL drugs from approved companies to help them recover their lost dignity and tarnished self-respect.

We need to off them job training to help them transition to civilian life and treat their PTSD.

Only then can we expect the addict to return to being a productive member of our society, rather than a drag on all of us.

I ask that all of you join me in extending the hand of friendship to one of these tax dollar addicts in uniform and give them a helping hand.
2013-08-25 12:13:33 PM  
2 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: Funny how liberal socialists want to destroy US Business and the motive of Profit until profit derives from weed ... then Katy Bar The Door.


Funny how they don't want to destroy businesses. they just want to regulate them where we don't have huge monopolies running our govt.
2013-08-25 11:34:51 AM  
2 votes:
1) Take a plant that can grow so prolifically its nickname is "weed"
2) Tenporarily legalize it to meet a pent up demand
3) Allow only 22 people to grow it and 60 people to sell it during the next four years
4) Massive, massive profits

I smell a rat. State backed monopoly, how does it farking work?
2013-08-25 12:19:59 PM  
1 votes:
In Washington state, they want to charge so many fees and taxes that it will be not affordable.
2013-08-25 12:06:46 PM  
1 votes:

WordyGrrl: Elegy: 1) Take a plant that can grow so prolifically its nickname is "weed"
2) Tenporarily legalize it to meet a pent up demand
3) Allow only 22 people to grow it and 60 people to sell it during the next four years
4) Massive, massive profits

I smell a rat. State backed monopoly, how does it farking work?

Yep, that's what I'm smelling, too. It's a shame because, in a lot of Illinois, all the factories are gone and there ain't no jobs. There is, however, a lot of good farmland and putting that land and the unemployed to work could mean a helluva lot of money to a part of the country that needs it.

Unless those permits go to the highest bidders, of course.


growing it on "farms" isn't really an ideal situation. its subject to pests,thieves,cross-pollination and the weather. a greenhouse environment would be ideal.
 
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