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(Vox)   House finally agrees to halt the prosecution of DC residents who dabble in marijuana. I'm sorry, did I say DC residents? I meant banks   (vox.com) divider line 21
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2014-07-17 11:03:08 AM
Yea, like Banks have not been handling Drug Money for the cartels since the War on Your Drugs started.
WTF, are these stooges or idiots?

/yes, I know the media is
 
2014-07-17 12:24:50 PM

snocone: Yea, like Banks have not been handling Drug Money for the cartels since the War on Your Drugs started.


The difference is that now, no bankers are going to be going to jail over it.
 
2014-07-17 12:47:40 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: snocone: Yea, like Banks have not been handling Drug Money for the cartels since the War on Your Drugs started.

The difference is that now, no bankers are going to be going to jail over it.


Well, it allows them to be open about what they're doing.  While it's likely that some banks may have knowingly handled cartel funds in the past, it was never out in the open.

If this passes the Senate it would be another step towards allowing Cannabis retailers to operate with the same resources and protections as any other legitimate business.
 
2014-07-17 12:54:14 PM
"out in the open"

HaHaHaHaHa, oops, I leaked.
Common knowledge is so farking secret from the media, the whole media and nothing but the media. Oh, and their buttbuddy politicians.
 
2014-07-17 12:54:53 PM
the GOP makes a really really good point, which is rare. It is a federal schedule 1 substance, until that changes you really havent done anything..
 
2014-07-17 12:55:09 PM
The budget amendment, which passed with a 231-192 vote with mostly Democratic support, would prohibit the US Department of Treasury from using any federal funds to penalize financial institutions that serve marijuana businesses operating legally under state law.

Good to see republicans supporting states rights.
 
2014-07-17 12:55:16 PM
americanhumanist.org

I was not even aware that he was authorized to prosecute anyone.
 
2014-07-17 12:55:36 PM
 
2014-07-17 12:56:08 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: snocone: Yea, like Banks have not been handling Drug Money for the cartels since the War on Your Drugs started.

The difference is that now, no bankers are going to be going to jail over it.


Zhit, no Bankers have nor are going to jail for much of anything lately.

TOO BANKED TO JAIL
 
2014-07-17 12:56:12 PM
The wheels of progress grind slowly, but they do turn.
 
2014-07-17 12:59:28 PM
carnivorediary.com
 
2014-07-17 01:03:34 PM
Subby, you should know that since Congress failed to act (surprise!*), the DC-decrim bill took effect at midnight. Possession is now a $25 fine, plus they confiscate your shiat.

// still illegal to buy
// I give us until 3pm to become a wasteland like MA
 
2014-07-17 01:04:10 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: snocone: Yea, like Banks have not been handling Drug Money for the cartels since the War on Your Drugs started.

The difference is that now, no bankers are going to be going to jail over it.


They generally didn't go to jail for it before either.

Senator Warren quite rightly took the heads of some big financial institutions to task for this since she was elected. She pointed out the disparity of how if you or I were to launder drug money we would go to jail, whereas by contrast the big banks have been caught knowingly doing it over the years and no one ever goes to jail... the financial institution just gets a fine which is usually less than what they earned from the activity they're being fined for.

The difference is with a legit business the busenss is going to be reporting accurate information and operating in the light of day, so they can't conceal the activity the same way they can when doing business with international criminal rings.
 
2014-07-17 01:05:09 PM
Crap. I forgot I had more to say:

*It actually was a surprise, since it looked like a dickhole from Republican MD (Eastern Shore) was going to trample all over the District's autonomy (in the name of small government, probably). Glad they didn't (and fair dues to The Dickhole Who Didn't).
 
2014-07-17 01:07:58 PM

Dr Dreidel: Subby, you should know that since Congress failed to act (surprise!*), the DC-decrim bill took effect at midnight. Possession is now a $25 fine, plus they confiscate your shiat.

// still illegal to buy
// I give us until 3pm to become a wasteland like MA


I'm putting the final touches on my black police interceptor right now. I got the trunk full of Dinki-Di dog food already.
 
2014-07-17 01:09:37 PM

lockers: The budget amendment, which passed with a 231-192 vote with mostly Democratic support, would prohibit the US Department of Treasury from using any federal funds to penalize financial institutions that serve marijuana businesses operating legally under state law.

Good to see republicans supporting states rights.



Juat tack on an amendment that says its legal for states to deny service to any individual based on the "beliefs" of the owner and watch the bill soar though the House.
 
2014-07-17 01:14:38 PM
So less regulation on the banks and the state has won the right to do what it deems necessary and the Republicans vote against it. I love this stuff.
 
2014-07-17 01:17:05 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Eddie Adams from Torrance: snocone: Yea, like Banks have not been handling Drug Money for the cartels since the War on Your Drugs started.

The difference is that now, no bankers are going to be going to jail over it.

Well, it allows them to be open about what they're doing.  While it's likely that some banks may have knowingly handled cartel funds in the past, it was never out in the open.

If this passes the Senate it would be another step towards allowing Cannabis retailers to operate with the same resources and protections as any other legitimate business.


But that doesn't allow  Subby to whine incessantly about bankers like a truly worthless hippy, even if this does actually help advance the pro-MJ legalization agenda.
 
2014-07-17 01:19:39 PM

mongbiohazard: Eddie Adams from Torrance: snocone: Yea, like Banks have not been handling Drug Money for the cartels since the War on Your Drugs started.

The difference is that now, no bankers are going to be going to jail over it.


They generally didn't go to jail for it before either.


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2014-07-17 01:45:23 PM
Remember, DC residents, if you have any problems like potholes or noise issues, give your self-appointed representative in Congress, Andy Harris, a ring and he'll get right on it.
 
2014-07-17 02:53:08 PM

Target Builder: mongbiohazard: Eddie Adams from Torrance: snocone: Yea, like Banks have not been handling Drug Money for the cartels since the War on Your Drugs started.

The difference is that now, no bankers are going to be going to jail over it.


They generally didn't go to jail for it before either.


Poe's law is in overdrive these days. It can be hard to tell!
 
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