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(Talking Points Memo)   Senator Leahy (D-VT) wants to know when the White House is gonna toke up with him   ( tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
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2012-12-14 09:23:35 AM  
6 votes:
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Just remember, Leahy, what comes around is all around.
2012-12-14 09:28:25 AM  
3 votes:
"One option would be to amend the Federal Controlled Substances Act to allow possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, at least in jurisdictions where it is legal under state law."

Bro, I want to move to Vermont so I can vote for and gay marry you.
2012-12-14 09:30:31 AM  
2 votes:
FACT: Marijuana use renders the user sympathetic to communism.

When North Korea or the USSR attacks us, I bet they start the invasion in Boulder.
2012-12-14 09:20:33 AM  
2 votes:
if only the senator knew somebody involved in making or altering federal laws.

that would be convenient.
2012-12-14 10:12:37 AM  
1 vote:
Paul Baumer: Bloody William: Paul Baumer: Like Lincoln and the Mormons "I propose to leave them alone" is an excellent answer for the time being. We really do have other more pressing issues, social, financial and foreign at the moment

There will always be "More pressing issues." This is a problem that needlessly jails thousands of Americans. It bloats our prisons, limits our media treatment and therapy options for cancer and mental disorders, and continues a policy of prohibition that has absolutely no reason for being.

Baby steps. Once the commercial practice becomes established it will become that much more difficult to eliminate. Any notion that you can just hand wave away 100 years of public "Reefer Madness!" demonization is just as absurd as one that thinks the practice can be stopped through law enforcement. Let it grow and take hold, let other states begin to copy the example of Washington and Colorado, and the dominoes will fall.

Please! Take away that sweet confiscation swag and the Federal money fountain and state/local police will drop drug enforcement like a box of radioactive scorpions.
2012-12-14 09:55:18 AM  
1 vote:

imontheinternet: Regulation and licensing, yes, but the article talks about the feds arresting low level offenders. I don't see how the Commerce Clause covers a federal criminal case against a guy smoking a joint in his living room.

Nobody with any sense saw how a farmer growing a bit of wheat to feed his family affected interstate commerce either. Unfortunately, we're talking about lawyers and judges, not people with sense.
2012-12-14 09:36:21 AM  
1 vote:
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// it had to be done
// search your feelings - you know it to be true
2012-12-14 09:27:24 AM  
1 vote:
Now this one is dedicated to the people all over remember the words of your crucial Senator when I say I do not sniff the coke I only smoke the sensimilla.
I do not sniff the coke I only smoke. Sensimilla!
2012-12-14 09:20:53 AM  
1 vote:

Dusk-You-n-Me: Said Obama: "We've got bigger fish to fry. It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it's legal." Link

Second term. Second term.

As much as I support the decriminalization of pot, Obama didn't run on this so he has no business doing anything significant on the issue.
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