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Even as support for ending marijuana prohibition is building around the country, Congress and the Obama administration remain far too timid about the need for change.
Instead of standing by as change sweeps the country, federal lawmakers should be more actively debating and changing the nation’s absurd marijuana policies, policies that have ruined millions of lives and wasted billions of dollars. Their inaction is putting businesses and individuals in states that have legalized medical and recreational marijuana in dubious legal territory — doing something that is legal in their state but is considered a federal crime. Many growers, retailers and dispensaries also have to operate using only cash because many banks will not serve them, citing the federal prohibition. Recently, the Federal Reserve denied a master account to a credit union in Colorado seeking to provide financial services to marijuana businesses.
originally posted by: Aleister
Maybe when Obama leaves office he can take over as Sec. General of the UN
originally posted by: daskakik
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Well, when Guatemalan President Perez Molina started talking about legalization it wasn't the UN that sent someone to straighten him out, it was the US.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Aleister
When this change becomes an actual federal talking point, expect the UN to raise holy hell over it. I was amazed when we voted for legalization here in Alaska to learn that the UN filed an official greivance about the US allowing states to violate the international drug control treaty of 1961. At that time, the UN went so far as to say the United States was breaking their treaty which, ironically and embarassingly, the USA was largely respondible for 50 years ago. The US at that time was among the most demanding in the UN to a strict international ban on grass.
On the plus side, this issue may very well draw a lot of left-leaning Americans into the "Get the UN out of the US" movement that has, to date, been an almost entirely right-Libertarian movement.