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It's Over - Congress Quietly Ends Federal Government's Ban on Medical Marijuana

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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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A crippling blow dealt to the DOJ and it's cronies to prosecute states, and people using medical marijuana has just been wielded by law makers in Congress. It's over folks, funding for the raids has been cut.

It looks like the lawsuits going to the supreme court filed against Colorado will be useless now.

Hinchey-Rohrabacher medical marijuana amendment

www.latimes.com...


Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.

The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It brings almost to a close two decades of tension between the states and Washington over medical use of marijuana.

Under the provision, states where medical pot is legal would no longer need to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations. Agents would be prohibited from doing so.



www.naturalnews.com...

Funding for raids have been cut.

www.naturalnews.com...



The Justice Department no longer has the funds to raid medical marijuana establishments.

Last weekend, the bipartisan Rohrabacher-Farr medical marijuana amendment was included in the omnibus spending bill. The purpose of the amendment was to stop the Justice Department from overriding state medical marijuana laws. It states:

"None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used...to prevent such States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana."

It also... drumroll please...protected industrial hemp cultivation through the Agricultural Act of 2014.

Medical marijuana laws now exist in 20 states and the fight continues in the states that have not yet passed sane legislation. Relieving the pressure from the federal government should help.

Learn more: www.naturalnews.com...



edit on 25-12-2014 by Realtruth because: (no reason given)



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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: Realtruth

I thought at first of responding with my own opinion and take on the OP but I find it would be more fitting to simply state....merry christmas !


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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 09:46 AM
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a reply to: Realtruth

Wonderful and now may American law now start to influence the end of probation here in the UK... As an American trapped behind redcoat lines I am in awe...

I went to the doctor two days ago he said when I asked about the progress of medical MJ he said that he does not want pot heads for clients and that if I am in more pain.... take more morphine

WTF is wrong this this guy....

Merry Christmas OP and ATS

Wish I could give more than one star and one measly flag



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: Realtruth

That's going to make a very Merry-juana Christmas for some people!




posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: Realtruth

Is there a loophole somewhere? Funding in some other way that would allow them to still go after and prosecute, say, under the DEA? I'm sure they still have funding....

If something seems too good to be true, it's because it usually is.

Still.... S&F


Merry Christmas!!!

~Namaste



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: SonOfTheLawOfOne

Merry Christmas to you too!

No I believe law makers are starting to see the cash benefits involved in this commodity, and you can bet it will be a commodity exchanged on Wall street just like corn and wheat.

$$$ have caught many states attention and the illegal market the only people able to make money from it is the DOJ, and the court system.

The amount of money that Colorado has brought in basically got rid of any doubts.

Hemp as a commercial product has unlimited uses from fabrics, to plastics, to foods and it actually puts nitrogen back into the soil. Amazing plant for sure. Personally I do not use it smoking wise, but from what I can tell there is no down side to this upcoming market.



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 10:18 AM
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This is quite shocking news....and I hope it's true.

I don't really trust naturalnews...

That aside, this is a huge blow to Big Oil, Big Pharma and Big Prison industries that have long been rulers of the public for far too long. Industrial Hemp has multiple benefits in all sectors of markets. We all know the big corporations will be chomping at the bit to copyright something they can grab.

Do not be surprised of the clamoring CEO's to get there greedy hands on a natural product. One that is easily grown and processed in virtually any climate.


Merry Christmas!




posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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Oh, congress FINALLY did something that will benefit us and not bankrupt us or destroy the already decimated middle class.



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: havok
This is quite shocking news....and I hope it's true.

I don't really trust naturalnews...


Merry Christmas!



There's a link to the LA Times as well in the OP. Natural news was just another source.


But here's in the proof.

Hinchey-Rohrabacher medical marijuana amendment
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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 11:08 AM
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I called it. You cant give the Native Americans permission to grow throughout the states and not have it cause major issues down the road with trafficking and such. Me and OQ had a brief discussion on this subject before. ATS



Ok States do your thing. Its your move now.

Indeed, Merry Christmas



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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What a nice gift to receive! State lawmakers can now operate within their own terms without fear of federal oversight. I wonder if the credit card companies will start to loosen up as well? Good job Santa!


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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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This is great news....mostly because we are one step closer to having the free use of hemp which will be the real life saver for our society. Merry Christmas to all !!!



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 12:24 PM
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Well now how would Big Pharm be able to exploit a whole new profit center if it were banned? Oh let's not forget the tobacco companies too.
Should make for some nice political contributions.



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 12:42 PM
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About time. Now hopefully people can have authority over their own bodies and not have to rely on what some disconnected, overpaid suit who doesn't even interact with the society they govern has to say. Our bodies, our rules. If they were so concerned with drugs they'd be subject to drug tests too. I never see that happening.



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: shaneslaughta

Yup, and you nailed it to with your last response shane.



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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Oh god now we have the states to mess things up. All one has to do is look at NY state and their history of inaction on this issue and they'll realize we still have an uphill battle.



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 01:01 PM
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originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: shaneslaughta

Oh god now we have the states to mess things up. All one has to do is look at NY state and their history of inaction on this issue and they'll realize we still have an uphill battle.

Uphill is better than standing still. The fact is, laws create criminals. Whether those laws are protecting us from others or protecting us from ourselves is the question. I am responsible for my own body and can die an early death by my own hands if I choose.

People might learn some responsibility if they knew the government wasn't there to catch them. Nature is cruel and its time we start letting it take its course. Not everybody needs saving. That's my opinion, but I think its a realistic point of view.


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posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 01:11 PM
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Weed isn't harmful, it's not like a person needs to be saved from it. The gov's view is that people are unable to exercise proper judgement, so they have to decide for us.

It all comes down to personal responsibility. Seeing how the politicians aren't drug tested, they get free passes when drug problems happen, they're not responsible. And I don't trust them to tell me what I can and cannot consume.



posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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While this isnt a home run win of sorts. It is still a major victory. They decriminalized alcohol before they started taxing it. Same thing here. It might take a few years to spread throughout the nation.

They did say that Colorado would be a trial run for decriminalization. I guess it must have been a rousing success.



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