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Trump "Make marijuana great again!"

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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 06:33 AM
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What could Trump do in the next two years to win over some of those already upset by him? What could pay for the fallen apart roads, bridges, train tracks, airports? What is already being taxed to generate wealth in some of the states?

Maybe the weakest link in this theory is that Trump wants Senator Jeff Sessions to be the attorney general. Sessions has been outspoken against legalization of marijuana. Big red flag. This certainly tips the scale to doubt that Trump plans on legalizing and taxing pot. However Trump has openly disagreed and belittled Vice President Mike Pence's position on military intervention in Syria. If Trump belittled and disagreed with Sessions on legalization marijuana it wouldn't be the first time for him to do act contrary to an appointee of his.

Trump made money off Casino's. Trump never claimed to be a moralist. Is that big of difference to profit from gambling or marijuana?

Trump has been big on wanting to hurt the drug running gangs. Legalizing marijuana and regulating the industry would cut into the profits of the gangs.

Trump has been outspoken about the opiate epidemic. He could offer safe regulated marijuana as a lesser of two evils from dirty drugs splice and cut with who knows what poison.



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edit on 3-1-2017 by imaginarydebates because: video not formatted correctly by myself. Dummy




posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 06:43 AM
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a reply to: imaginarydebates

Your embed code isn't right. Video not working. You only need the 'number' from the youtube link (everything after =.


Is there some news in this; did he say something new about it? Or is this just a good idea summary for him to consider?



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 06:45 AM
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a reply to: imaginarydebates

Here's your video:




posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 06:59 AM
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originally posted by: imaginarydebates


What could Trump do in the next two years to win over some of those already upset by him? What could pay for the fallen apart roads, bridges, train tracks, airports? What is already being taxed to generate wealth in some of the states?

Maybe the weakest link in this theory is that Trump wants Senator Jeff Sessions to be the attorney general. Sessions has been outspoken against legalization of marijuana. Big red flag. This certainly tips the scale to doubt that Trump plans on legalizing and taxing pot. However Trump has openly disagreed and belittled Vice President Mike Pence's position on military intervention in Syria. If Trump belittled and disagreed with Sessions on legalization marijuana it wouldn't be the first time for him to do act contrary to an appointee of his.

Trump made money off Casino's. Trump never claimed to be a moralist. Is that big of difference to profit from gambling or marijuana?

Trump has been big on wanting to hurt the drug running gangs. Legalizing marijuana and regulating the industry would cut into the profits of the gangs.

Trump has been outspoken about the opiate epidemic. He could offer safe regulated marijuana as a lesser of two evils from dirty drugs splice and cut with who knows what poison.



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And this the problem with trump..

Imho only because he chose to run as a conspiracy theory demagogue on the republican side, everyone who he "owes loyalty too" are all super partisan "pizzza gate" type hacks who trump will not be willing to put the work into to police.

Weed legalization prob just died federally and the worst of the worst rightwing hacks have been given the keys to the car.....the only good part is they are sure to cause havoc for everyone not a uber rich corporation owner.

Hell, if it were not for kasick the dumbies would already have thrown away Ohio by instituting an after 6 week abortion ban...

They are too stupid to play it smart and slow play things, every year they are a smaller part of the population.
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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 07:01 AM
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If Trump wants to see what an angry, super-angry mob of people can do -- let us say, in a national referundum? -- let him do something to curb the nation's bud love. That will conjure up a mob of angry voters unlike anything ever seen before -- even bigger and angrier than the crowd that just elected him.

My prediction is, Trump won't do jack squat for or against Marijuana. He has enough problems already.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Thanks for helping out about the video. I appreciate that. No it's not news, but wishful thinking.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: Namdru

Sadly you probably are right. My hope was as olive branch, he would embrace legalization, to win over some of his critics, and I don't think he'd loose much of his fan base for doing so. He is business guy, and hopefully he can see the upside in taxes. He has virtually nothing to loose except maybe a few older voters, and he could can a lot of political good will by legalization.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 08:16 AM
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Ain't gonna happen. Trump is no fan of pot at all.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 09:15 AM
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He will do nothing, as nothing gets what he wants done.
He is NOT gonna support making a USA full of pot heads.... just sayin.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: imaginarydebates
a reply to: Namdru

Sadly you probably are right. My hope was as olive branch, he would embrace legalization, to win over some of his critics, and I don't think he'd loose much of his fan base for doing so. He is business guy, and hopefully he can see the upside in taxes. He has virtually nothing to loose except maybe a few older voters, and he could can a lot of political good will by legalization.


If I were Trump, I'd be thinking about the political capital bottom line. If he goes pro-cannibis, he's not going to win with Congress which is Republican-dominated and (to some extent, therefore) beholden to the ultra-rightists that hate cannibis. But they are a very small minority nationally, whereas cannibis is a popular medicine and party drug that almost everyone accepts, all across the political spectrum. So now that I think of it, it really is in his best interest to move on it, though in the end he may have just keep mum (and very likely, continue Obama's policy).

If he does anything, it won't be too soon into his presidency. As soon as Trump sees big political trouble coming, or wants a smokescreen, that's when I'd expect him take a stand of some kind of stand, for or against, because it will be controversial, divisive and distracting. That is how he is most likely to use this issue, if at all.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 10:34 AM
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Marijuana doesn't need to be made "great" again. Whatever that means. Keep your Trump away from my Cannabis.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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I recall Trump saying he would leave it up to the states to decide for themselves.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: TDawg61
I recall Trump saying he would leave it up to the states to decide for themselves.


Yep and If Trump tells his AG that they are to do as he says and leave it up to states his AG will do as he has been told. remember he serves at Trumps whim,and can be replaced.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: yuppa

originally posted by: TDawg61
I recall Trump saying he would leave it up to the states to decide for themselves.


Yep and If Trump tells his AG that they are to do as he says and leave it up to states his AG will do as he has been told. remember he serves at Trumps whim,and can be replaced.



But and there is the clincher..

Will trump be willing to spend the time and effort it would take to monitor and police all of his super partisan hack appointments???

With the people Trump has chosen it will not be as simple as him telling them to do something. Every single one has their own prestated agenda... every single one is a crazy bought and paid for rightwing hack.

As much as I was hopeful for a moderate trump presidency as half his policies are far left and the other half far right. I don't think he will be willing to do the work to police them.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: yuppa

originally posted by: TDawg61
I recall Trump saying he would leave it up to the states to decide for themselves.


Yep and If Trump tells his AG that they are to do as he says and leave it up to states his AG will do as he has been told. remember he serves at Trumps whim,and can be replaced.



Assuming he is actually willing to do the work required to chase around behind them all shooting stuff down....

Which I personally doubt seriously.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks
Marijuana doesn't need to be made "great" again. Whatever that means. Keep your Trump away from my Cannabis.



Hey if trump would legalize it , that would serve the left right for refusing to take up a cause that has 70% support.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:29 AM
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I think you are setting your sights too high on this. Your point about Sessions overshadows everything else you said. I'd say the best we can hope for with Trump's views on marijuana is that we maintain the status quo that has been going on for the last 4 years. If something better happens, great, but I REALLY doubt it. Though I don't think things will get worse. There just isn't realistic political momentum to get that ball rolling and Trump is a populist. It isn't going to be popular to crack down on marijuana enforcement.
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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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Trump has the GOP totally cowed, they will not fight him on anything.


All the "tired of the corruption and status quo " people that voted for him are what matter.


And him praying the dems don't put up Tom hams or Morgan freeman next election.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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Mmm, sorry no, he loves the private prisons and want's less rules for police and corp's, not less rules for the citizen.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:37 AM
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I think trump will want to support his boys who own the prison industrial complex. Much more profitable to enslave the populous thru imprisionment rather than give people actual freedom to make their own choices.
I believe the president elect is a con artist, lying and portraying a facade of a freedom loving American but in actuality will bait and switch to support the upper echelon of the corporate world. He has proven that with his appointments and actions. He will continue to create an atmosphere of scarcity to drive up prices in order to show false gains in whatever industry he touches. Remember the greater the risk the bigger the profit, so we will continue to see a reduction in actual freedom in order to create an atmosphere of limited resources and increased profits for the big boys. a reply to: imaginarydebates



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