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Jeff Sessions’ Coming War on Legal Marijuana (Is Here)

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posted on Feb, 24 2017 @ 10:53 PM
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Just maybe.....The Wall will go up,the USA MJ laws will be repealed exempting Medical patients and now supporting them as well.....by proxy Canadas intended decriminalisation will hit a wall and Trudeau will fold like a wet tent.....and if he doesnt Trump will trim his grass.......soooo.....finally the true medicinal values and impacts of MJ will be officially recognised and it will be regulated as a medicine and encouraged as a multi-use Industrial option again....which IMHO should have always been the case.




posted on Feb, 24 2017 @ 11:39 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs




Hi there, frenemy.


Don't worry, it won't be long before all the people who thought I was wholly "on their side" call me that too.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454
Trump thinks it should be a state issue and Sessions is going to enforce the laws as they are written (you're not much of an AG if you didn't), only Congress can change any of this, so there was no "told you so" about it.

Trump is putting this issue on them so their majority (a high stake) will be on the line. Just watch.

If Trump were putting this issue on Congress, he should be more direct about it. Just tell Congress to reschedule it. Why isn't that occurring?



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: BuzzyWigs




Hi there, frenemy.


Don't worry, it won't be long before all the people who thought I was wholly "on their side" call me that too.

It already happened to me.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 08:02 AM
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States Gird For Marijuana War With Jeff Sessions

Now growers, smokers and even state officials are preparing to guard the crop across the nation. A major concern is revenue. The non-profit Tax Foundation estimates that a mature legalized marijuana industry would generate up to $28 billion in tax revenue for federal, state and local governments. Colorado raked in $70 million in taxes in 2015, exceeding expectations.

A report on jobs predicts that the legal marijuana industry in the U.S. could create more than 250,000 jobs by the year 2020, Forbes reports. That’s more than projected job gains from manufacturing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In Washington, the first state with Colorado to legalize recreational use of the drug, the state attorney general vowed to defy a federal crackdown.

“I will resist any efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the will of the voters in Washington state,” Ferguson told the Seattle Times.

Ferguson and state Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter Feb. 15 to U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions outlining the arguments for keeping pot legal in the state, not least of which is that the legitimate marijuana industry is expected to generate a whopping increase of $272 million in taxes in 2017.

A federal crackdown would only force the industry “back underground, returning bumper profits to criminal groups while once again depleting government resources,” the letter adds.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opposed legalizing marijuana until voters approved it in his state and it’s “now part of our constitution,” he said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday. “Over 60 percent of American people are now in a state where either medical or recreational marijuana is legalized. It’s become one of the great social experiments of our time.”

Imagine Democrats standing up for States' rights against an intrusive government led by Republicans.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t


Anyone been busted for this by the feds yet?



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 08:18 AM
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Just remember Big Tobacco guys.

What did they use to get through red tape bs? Lobbyists?

Why didn't the anti-tobacco guys win? They didn't have the same deep pockets as the Big Tobacco guys, until it became a movement and now we have more anti smoking commercials than boxes of smokes sold.

So CO with it's 1 BILLION in SALES for 2016 for weed is just ONE state, You'd have to be a politician to NOT see where this was going to go.

CALI and CO will not just let this die out, they have the funding now THEIR OWN MONEY too and can hire whomever they want to help their fight.

Trump hasn't made much in the realm of popularity, I still think this is his TRUMP card.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

That's what happens when political religion isn't your ideological priority.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: Tranceopticalinclined

Yeah. You got that right. I remember when they were unsure about this and still voting on it. Now reading their defenses of the industry, they are hardcore supporters. That tax money draw is just irresistible.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 08:25 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: Krazysh0t


Anyone been busted for this by the feds yet?

I haven't seen any news yet, but I'm sure if it starts happening states like CO or WA will be kicking up a huge stink over it. So we'll know immediately.



posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 07:28 AM
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Here's Sessions on the matter:
Sessions: More violence around pot than ‘one would think’

“Experts are telling me there’s more violence around marijuana than one would think,” Sessions said.

The comments were in keeping with remarks last week from White House spokesman Sean Spicer, who said the Justice Department would step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana. Sessions stopped short of saying what he would do, but said he doesn’t think America will be a better place with “more people smoking pot.”

“I am definitely not a fan of expanded use of marijuana,” he said. “But states, they can pass the laws they choose. I would just say, it does remain a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana throughout any place in the United States, whether a state legalizes it or not.”

I'd like to know what "experts" told him this and in what context exactly. And his words later are not too promising either. Sounds like he's saying that he doesn't care about States' rights there. If there are any doubts still about Sessions' intentions this should end them immediately.



posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 09:20 AM
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I don't know why this administration would pursue this matter. It's retarded.



posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Why did you leave out the quote about reasonable policies?



posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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Do you seriously still not believe that Sessions is gunning for the legal weed market at this point? I'm just curious here. Do you think that remark about "reasonable policies" means anything considering that he basically just told everyone that marijuana is illegal despite what States said? I mean that couldn't get any clearer to me.



posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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Until federal law is changed it is still illegal. This has not changed just because the potus changed.
This is the same thing we were told under the former potus.

This is a quote from a recent presser


“That’s entirely what [Trump] believes. That if a state wants to pass a law or rule or an organization wants to do something in compliance with the state law, that’s their right. It shouldn’t be the federal government getting in the way of this.”

Have you seen anything different with respect to the stance on states rights? I have not.

So again why leave out the reasonable policies quote? Sessions did actually say that.



posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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Well what I quoted were his direct words. This:

The Justice Department will try to adopt “responsible policies” for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says, adding that he believes violence surrounds sales and use of the drug in the U.S.

wasn't really a direct quote so I didn't have it in context. Thus I didn't quote it.



posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Until federal law is changed it is still illegal. This has not changed just because the potus changed.
This is the same thing we were told under the former potus.

This is a quote from a recent presser


“That’s entirely what [Trump] believes. That if a state wants to pass a law or rule or an organization wants to do something in compliance with the state law, that’s their right. It shouldn’t be the federal government getting in the way of this.”

Have you seen anything different with respect to the stance on states rights? I have not.

So again why leave out the reasonable policies quote? Sessions did actually say that.



Because to quote the entire thing wouldn't allow the claim made to hold ground....Sessions is anti MJ, that is for sure, but he cannot do anything about it at this point and he knows it.

I highly doubt Trump or Sessions will do anything against MJ. The cat is out of the bag. Plus, Trump is very anti drug war. I will eat crow to Sunday if I am wrong, but I do not think I am.



posted on Feb, 28 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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We all need to brace for the coming assault on our liberty.


Right on!

Lets treat weed like GUNS!

Mandatory waiting periods.

Background checks.

And $200 tax stamps to make blunts more quiet.

Let 'liberty' ring!



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