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(The Hill)   Congress comes together in rare act of bipartisan solidarity to protect states with legal marijuana laws from authoritarian asshole and elf-man hybrid Jeff Sessions   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2017-07-27 09:14:46 PM  
I'm all for legalization, but this is the most heartening development in Congress for the past decade and that is sad.
 
2017-07-27 09:22:45 PM  
It's a good thing overall, but it only protects medical marijuana laws, recreational marijuana could still be targeted.  Because of that it doesn't go far enough IMO.
 
2017-07-27 09:26:38 PM  
My card expires in august and I was a bit worried about registering with Sessions at the helm. This is awesome news.
 
2017-07-27 09:35:01 PM  
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2017-07-27 09:47:53 PM  
FTFA: "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," Session wrote in the letter first obtained by Massroots.com and laterconfirmed by The Washington Post.

Historic opioid epidemic, dumbass.
 
2017-07-27 09:59:15 PM  
Trump says, "finally a legislative win!"  A little later: "Say what's that bill about?  fark me."
 
2017-07-27 10:29:38 PM  
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), however, argued that while civil liberties and states' rights are important, telling DOJ not to enforce federal laws goes against legal principles.
"If Congress wants to tell the Department of Justice to stop enforcing the medical marijuana laws, then it should change the authorization within the Judiciary Committee, not through an appropriations provision," he said.


Sen. Shelby is a cretin that apparently does not know that federal DOJ doesn't enforce state medical marijuana laws. But his statement did clarify a few things- for instance, Shelby doesn't understand federalism, state's rights, civil rights or know what "enforce" means.
 
2017-07-27 10:30:31 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: It's a good thing overall, but it only protects medical marijuana laws, recreational marijuana could still be targeted.  Because of that it doesn't go far enough IMO.


100% with you there. Nothing ever goes far enough though. The revenue generated by legal sales, medicinal and recreational, will soon exceed any amount of money the federal government can provide to 'combat,' it. States will eventually retort, 'Nah, we're good.' Or 'STATES' RIGHTS,' arguments ensue... Either or...
 
2017-07-27 10:33:14 PM  

sleekjunk: TuteTibiImperes: It's a good thing overall, but it only protects medical marijuana laws, recreational marijuana could still be targeted.  Because of that it doesn't go far enough IMO.

100% with you there. Nothing ever goes far enough though. The revenue generated by legal sales, medicinal and recreational, will soon exceed any amount of money the federal government can provide to 'combat,' it. States will eventually retort, 'Nah, we're good.' Or 'STATES' RIGHTS,' arguments ensue... Either or...


Between this and the immigration crackdown a lot of states are going to get tired of the feds' shiat real fast.
 
2017-07-27 10:37:32 PM  

unyon: FTFA: "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," Session wrote in the letter first obtained by Massroots.com and laterconfirmed by The Washington Post.

Historic opioid epidemic, dumbass.


Bruh, it's cool. All drugs are the same, said no drug user ever.Can we provide some medicinal to this geriatric square?
 
2017-07-27 10:44:33 PM  
First the sanctions vote and now this. What's up with the Republicans?

Did I accidentally slip back into Sane Universe?
 
2017-07-27 10:52:19 PM  

fusillade762: sleekjunk: TuteTibiImperes: It's a good thing overall, but it only protects medical marijuana laws, recreational marijuana could still be targeted.  Because of that it doesn't go far enough IMO.

100% with you there. Nothing ever goes far enough though. The revenue generated by legal sales, medicinal and recreational, will soon exceed any amount of money the federal government can provide to 'combat,' it. States will eventually retort, 'Nah, we're good.' Or 'STATES' RIGHTS,' arguments ensue... Either or...

Between this and the immigration crackdown a lot of states are going to get tired of the feds' shiat real fast.


Oh, no DOUBT! And the only topics that will be pushed back on are civil rights measures, e.g. this, sanctuary cities, voting rights, because red states are all up on the Trump agenda. Drill baby drill on public lands.
 
2017-07-27 11:17:17 PM  
Y'all really think they will really do this?

Step away from the bong...
 
2017-07-27 11:36:52 PM  
FTFA: "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

PRESCRIPTION drugs, Keebler.

FTFA (cont): and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime," Session wrote.

Not even close, Keebler.
 
2017-07-28 12:06:17 AM  
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2017-07-28 12:46:04 AM  
First Trump is all mean to him and now Congress is ganging up to keep him from having any fun? Much more of this and poor ol' Jeffy is gonna go back to baking cookies in a tree.
 
2017-07-28 01:52:38 AM  

HawgWild: FTFA: "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

PRESCRIPTION drugs, Keebler.

FTFA (cont): and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime," Session wrote.

Not even close, Keebler.


Potentially. As in potentially we're all going to die tomorrow. Tortured to death by Mexicans, just like Becky.
 
2017-07-28 01:55:58 AM  

fusillade762: HawgWild: FTFA: "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

PRESCRIPTION drugs, Keebler.

FTFA (cont): and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime," Session wrote.

Not even close, Keebler.

Potentially. As in potentially we're all going to die tomorrow. Tortured to death by Mexicans, just like Becky.


Instant access to every news story in the world makes it seem like violent crime is going up. Perception is reality to many people.
 
2017-07-28 02:52:16 AM  

holdmybones: My card expires in august and I was a bit worried about registering with Sessions at the helm. This is awesome news.


I'm not worried. There are millions of us in California alone. The nightmare of rounding us all up would destroy the nation and they know it. Not all of the cops would be willing to be the footsoldiers. Not all of the National Guard or even their 'militias' would be on board. Let them know. Let them TRY!

/ Come at me, Jeff!
 
2017-07-28 03:01:50 AM  
1.  This is only one committee in the Senate (not the full Senate)

2.  The House has rejected similar bills repeatedly.

3. Profit?

In other words, don't start sucking your own c*cks just yet, it's far from actually becoming the law.
 
2017-07-28 03:07:40 AM  
I don't smoke but this is good news. i don't want to pay to incarcerate, especially when non whites are busted more often.

I'm starting to feel a change in the political weather...anyone else?
 
2017-07-28 03:28:37 AM  
10th Amendment Jeffy, look it up asswipe
 
2017-07-28 03:33:17 AM  

MrBallou: First the sanctions vote and now this. What's up with the Republicans?

Did I accidentally slip back into Sane Universe?


No.
 
2017-07-28 03:40:35 AM  
It seems like most of the legislation during this administration will be in spite of it rather than because of it.
 
2017-07-28 05:14:47 AM  
When asked if he's expecting a fight on the floor, where he'll be forced to offer the amendment, Rohrabacher said he hopes there isn't one "but if there is, clearly we will win."
"The number of states that are legalizing at least the medical use of cannabis is overwhelming now. Public opinion has always spoken on this issue," he said.
"I think people will listen to their own constituents rather than Sessions."


I believe that is the closest a Republican lawmaker has come to telling Sessions to go suck it.
 
2017-07-28 06:02:17 AM  

MrBallou: First the sanctions vote and now this. What's up with the Republicans?

Did I accidentally slip back into Sane Universe?


The democrats are defending Jeff Sessions because Trump is "picking" on him.  I think you're still unsafe here.  Besides, I think that whole thing is Trump and Sessions playing good cop/bad cop.  I guess time will tell.
 
2017-07-28 06:23:21 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: MrBallou: First the sanctions vote and now this. What's up with the Republicans?

Did I accidentally slip back into Sane Universe?

The democrats are defending Jeff Sessions because Trump is "picking" on him.  I think you're still unsafe here.  Besides, I think that whole thing is Trump and Sessions playing good cop/bad cop.  I guess time will tell.



I've seen this theory on the right. Can you explain how this would work and for what goals?
 
2017-07-28 07:11:12 AM  
Hmmm I  wonder what the deciding factor was, oh wait.

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2017-07-28 07:15:55 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: MrBallou: First the sanctions vote and now this. What's up with the Republicans?

Did I accidentally slip back into Sane Universe?

The democrats are defending Jeff Sessions because Trump is "picking" on him.  I think you're still unsafe here.  Besides, I think that whole thing is Trump and Sessions playing good cop/bad cop.  I guess time will tell.


If you're going to play bad cop, shouldn't you at least be physically imposing?

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He's like 5' 4".  What felon wouldn't quake as he climbs nimbly up into their cell? They'd spill. Trust me.
/topcop
 
2017-07-28 07:47:46 AM  
FTFA: " The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to a budget bill on Thursdayto protect medical marijuana programs from federal interference in states that have legalized the drug for medical use. "

Soooo, one committee of one house of Congress?  Headline seems a bit overstated.
 
2017-07-28 08:01:23 AM  
"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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2017-07-28 08:51:16 AM  

unyon: FTFA: "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," Session wrote in the letter first obtained by Massroots.com and laterconfirmed by The Washington Post.

Historic opioid epidemic, dumbass.


Yeah, but gateway drug (ooga-booga)!
 
2017-07-28 08:56:44 AM  
One panel is hardly "Congress comes together".
 
2017-07-28 09:20:10 AM  

TsarTom: Bigdogdaddy: MrBallou: First the sanctions vote and now this. What's up with the Republicans?

Did I accidentally slip back into Sane Universe?

The democrats are defending Jeff Sessions because Trump is "picking" on him.  I think you're still unsafe here.  Besides, I think that whole thing is Trump and Sessions playing good cop/bad cop.  I guess time will tell.

If you're going to play bad cop, shouldn't you at least be physically imposing?

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He's like 5' 4".  What felon wouldn't quake as he climbs nimbly up into their cell? They'd spill. Trust me.
/topcop


"We are the Keebler Elf Guild..."
 
2017-07-28 09:31:24 AM  
Are Session's work camps in need of more prisoner-drones?

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2017-07-28 09:56:59 AM  

CrazyCurt: holdmybones: My card expires in august and I was a bit worried about registering with Sessions at the helm. This is awesome news.

I'm not worried. There are millions of us in California alone. The nightmare of rounding us all up would destroy the nation and they know it. Not all of the cops would be willing to be the footsoldiers. Not all of the National Guard or even their 'militias' would be on board. Let them know. Let them TRY!

/ Come at me, Jeff!


Prohibition of booze didn't seem to have a problem (initially) back in the day, and there were millions of drinkers. How would this be different?
 
2017-07-28 10:08:54 AM  

Armchair_Invective: Are Session's work camps in need of more prisoner-drones?


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That actor needs to be on the White House staff. If he was the new spokesman, that would make harlee's day complete.

/The Ball is Back!
//BOOOOYYYYYYYYYY!
///slashies
 
2017-07-28 12:39:48 PM  
No offense, but referring to yourself in third person is a truly annoying affectation.  Stop doing that, or I'll have to put you on the List.

/Plain Style is best style
 
2017-07-28 02:04:53 PM  

knobmaker: No offense, but referring to yourself in third person is a truly annoying affectation.  Stop doing that, or I'll have to put you on the List.

/Plain Style is best style


I assume you are talking about the same poster that I ended up blocking.  That annoying affectation far outweighed any value of the content. Check his profile for a truly eye-rolling wankfest of an explanation about it.
 
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