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(LA Times)   California voters overwhelmingly support sweeping police reforms. So judging by say, marijuana legalization, which also enjoyed overwhelming popular support, this should lead to changes in about... fifty years?   (latimes.com) divider line
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2020-08-12 3:36:15 PM  
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2020-08-12 5:01:44 PM  
Most people in the US support a lot of things that are considered 'too progressive' by the elites.
 
2020-08-12 6:42:06 PM  
There are several members of Congress chomping at the bit for marijuana legalization naysaymitter.
 
2020-08-12 7:06:50 PM  
Ok Veruca
 
2020-08-12 7:12:57 PM  
I know 2016 feels like 50 years ago, but it really wasn't
 
2020-08-12 7:14:55 PM  
50 years is insanely optimistic.
 
2020-08-12 7:18:13 PM  
Subby. I can get out an app and get pot delivered to my house in about 5mins. Faster than anything else that possible could show up.

It's been that way for years.  Just so now you know.
 
2020-08-12 7:20:56 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Most people in the US support a lot of things that are considered 'too progressive' by the elites.


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2020-08-12 7:22:59 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Most people in the US support a lot of things that are considered 'too progressive' by the elites.


When you say elites, you confuse people.  Just say republicans.  They are the elites that they biatch about.
 
2020-08-12 7:23:54 PM  
Someone in California will need to submit specific legislation.  Good luck, we're all counting on you

/but not holding my breath
 
2020-08-12 7:24:27 PM  
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2020-08-12 7:25:20 PM  
I don't remember clashes in the streets 50 years ago between police and the masses over marijuana regulations. Other things, yes. Weed laws, no.
 
2020-08-12 7:26:57 PM  
And in another 100+ years, the rest of the states might have figured it out.
 
2020-08-12 7:27:55 PM  

Corvus: Subby. I can get out an app and get pot delivered to my house in about 5mins. Faster than anything else that possible could show up.

It's been that way for years.  Just so now you know.


You can also literally get it to delivered to you on the street.

You tell them where you at and the pull up and they professionally hand over a bag with your professionally wrapped product in front of everyone and give you a receipt!

Subby maybe your state is just stupid?
 
2020-08-12 7:27:56 PM  

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Driving while black certainly is a violent act.
 
2020-08-12 7:29:46 PM  
Isn't it interesting that the political measures with broadest public support seem to also be those with the lowest action from legislators? Ending warrantless wiretapping, pulling troops out of the middle east, legalizing marijuana, reforming qualified immunity, retaining net neutrality... And on and on and on. It's such a curious coincidence that despite broad appeal both parties seem very opposed to acting on issues with the broadest support. I really wonder what could be cau$ing that
 
2020-08-12 7:29:55 PM  
 
2020-08-12 7:31:11 PM  

Flappyhead: Be polite walk on the right: [britishexpats.com image 604x483]

Driving while black certainly is a violent act.


look everyone Flappyhead's back

/flap flap flap
 
2020-08-12 7:42:54 PM  
If you want police reform, the way we need to do it is to start getting democrats elected to the office of Sheriff, and many of the other elected offices in law enforcement out there.  It won't be a silver bullet, because not every Republican sheriff is evil incarnate, and not every democrat is an incorruptible angel, but it would be an improvement.  Even good Republican sheriffs tend to suffer from blind spots where their conservative ideology comes into conflict with them finding the best possible way to move forward with their job.  Not guys who are necessarily corrupt, but they think they are on the Lord's side, as are their deputies, so they have a hard time accepting that they could be wrong, because they are trying to do it the way they think God wants them to.   The bad ones think much the same way, only they think God wants them to misuse county funds for their own personal benefit, and also Jesus wants them to do something about all those pesky minorities before they ruin the good people's property values.
 
2020-08-12 7:44:04 PM  
I believe it will be removed from Schedule 1 before the end of Biden's term.
 
2020-08-12 7:55:04 PM  

Epic Fap Session: I believe it will be removed from Schedule 1 before the end of Biden's term.


I'll have whatever you're smoking if you think that between Biden and kamela they're going to reign in the drug war
 
2020-08-12 7:56:32 PM  

mathamagical: Epic Fap Session: I believe it will be removed from Schedule 1 before the end of Biden's term.

I'll have whatever you're smoking if you think that between Biden and kamela they're going to reign in the drug war


Oh and I'll try and head off the bsab crew with the acknowledgement that the Republicans are way way farking worse.

I'm just not counting on these two to be the faces of drug law reform in America.
 
2020-08-12 8:00:55 PM  

mathamagical: mathamagical: Epic Fap Session: I believe it will be removed from Schedule 1 before the end of Biden's term.

I'll have whatever you're smoking if you think that between Biden and kamela they're going to reign in the drug war

Oh and I'll try and head off the bsab crew with the acknowledgement that the Republicans are way way farking worse.

I'm just not counting on these two to be the faces of drug law reform in America.


I just am hoping for banking reform so pot businesses can use the bloody bank.
 
2020-08-12 8:07:56 PM  

mathamagical: Epic Fap Session: I believe it will be removed from Schedule 1 before the end of Biden's term.

I'll have whatever you're smoking if you think that between Biden and kamela they're going to reign in the drug war


I may very well be wrong, but Biden's old and out of farks to give and really likes being beloved in the the black community. He's not Crime Bill Joe from the 90s anymore unless that crime bill sets up a bunch of reforms. When/If he sees just how harmful cannabis laws are, he'll do the right thing.

And the strain is a fairly potent sativa called Black Gold.
 
2020-08-12 8:20:49 PM  
People want "police reform" that is true.

Now someone has to define it, refine it, distill it into legislation, pass it, transform it into POST training modules, and disseminate it to all the departments and academies in the states. Then it has to be implemented.

That's what takes time, dumbassmitter.
 
2020-08-12 8:34:09 PM  

webron: Nadie_AZ: Most people in the US support a lot of things that are considered 'too progressive' by the elites.

When you say elites, you confuse people.  Just say republicans.  They are the elites that they biatch about.


Yeah, that's not who we're talking about.
 
2020-08-12 8:36:03 PM  

mathamagical: Epic Fap Session: I believe it will be removed from Schedule 1 before the end of Biden's term.

I'll have whatever you're smoking if you think that between Biden and kamela they're going to reign in the drug war


Neither of them are going to be writing that legislation, though.  If everything goes well, both the House and the Senate will be Democrat run, and there are plenty of Democrats who would like to see that happen.  I very much doubt Biden would attempt to veto such a move.
 
2020-08-12 8:48:40 PM  
Legal at retail passed in CA by 57 percent to 43 in 2016.  I wouldn't call that an overwhelming majority, submitter.

Retail weed in CA has been a fustercluck from day one, what with the persistence of a huge internal black market and insufficient personnel to enforce the relevant laws and regulations.  I hope that police reform there is more successful.

https://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/c​a​lifornia-seeks-to-add-more-cannabis-co​ps/
 
2020-08-12 9:04:27 PM  

austerity101: mathamagical: Epic Fap Session: I believe it will be removed from Schedule 1 before the end of Biden's term.

I'll have whatever you're smoking if you think that between Biden and kamela they're going to reign in the drug war

Neither of them are going to be writing that legislation, though.  If everything goes well, both the House and the Senate will be Democrat run, and there are plenty of Democrats who would like to see that happen.  I very much doubt Biden would attempt to veto such a move.


Oh even better so now we just have to count on the Senate for reform I'm sure that'll go quick
 
2020-08-12 9:11:51 PM  

Be polite walk on the right: Flappyhead: Be polite walk on the right: [britishexpats.com image 604x483]

Driving while black certainly is a violent act.

look everyone Flappyhead's back

/flap flap flap


Thanks for outing yourself.
 
2020-08-12 9:22:28 PM  

mathamagical: Isn't it interesting that the political measures with broadest public support seem to also be those with the lowest action from legislators? Ending warrantless wiretapping, pulling troops out of the middle east, legalizing marijuana, reforming qualified immunity, retaining net neutrality... And on and on and on. It's such a curious coincidence that despite broad appeal both parties seem very opposed to acting on issues with the broadest support. I really wonder what could be cau$ing that


The fact they keep getting away with it?

(And by "getting away with" I mean re-elected.)
 
2020-08-12 9:42:15 PM  

mathamagical: Isn't it interesting that the political measures with broadest public support seem to also be those with the lowest action from legislators? Ending warrantless wiretapping, pulling troops out of the middle east, legalizing marijuana, reforming qualified immunity, retaining net neutrality... And on and on and on. It's such a curious coincidence that despite broad appeal both parties seem very opposed to acting on issues with the broadest support. I really wonder what could be cau$ing that


In my experience, when somebody's saying "Don't let perfect be the enemy of good", they're often selling something that's nowhere near good, let alone perfect.
 
2020-08-12 11:53:38 PM  
Defund/ Abolish the Police
 
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