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Marijuana Industry Relieved After Sessions Signals No Looming Pot Crackdown

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posted on May, 1 2017 @ 05:42 AM
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Hopefully this will bear fruit as I am mostly all for states rights when it comes to something like this.


Sessions met with Hickenlooper and three other governors from states with legal marijuana Wednesday to have a conversation on his approach to both marijuana and immigration. Despite harsh rhetoric against marijuana since his confirmation as attorney general, Sessions allegedly implied federal marijuana enforcement in legal states is not a real priority for the Department of Justice, reports Newsweek.

The news helped calm the marijuana industry that was growing increasingly anxious over the rhetoric used by Sessions, which implied a looming federal crackdown.

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posted on May, 1 2017 @ 06:16 AM
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That would be an asinine waste of resources.

Bigger fish to fry than a plant that helps medical patients and makes people think more creatively and get in greater touch with themselves.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 06:28 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Two reasons will ensure MJJ, if not full access cannabis is on the horizon for the whole union:

One, the backlash from a reversal to state laws would be catastrophic in terms of blow back... it's just too risky for the already fragile state of affairs. The second is the obvious... finances. The industry is bringing in too many tax dollars to this point to turn around and lock up those that are significant contributors of tax dollars. Additionally, although the feds can arrest for breach of federal law... but it's kind of hard to put someone in prison for crimes when their tax dollars are taken on on the front end legally.

The real problems for the industry now is access to public lending institutions. The laws around the current scenes force unneeded security measures to be taken on these sites, because it's known that the banks won't take their money... legislation promoting more crime as it does so well.

Especially with Canada going full access, cannabis is here to stay. It's just sad that Canada will be reaping the benefits of going full access 1st.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 06:49 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

A crackdown would be a terrible waste of resources. Once the public felt the pinch -- which would be simply, higher prices and even scarcity -- it would only enrage them more against the administration, and make Republican defeats in the next election even more certain. Besides, Republicans are supposed to hate big government, right? Well taking something harmless away from the people due to pressure from Big Pharma is, ipso facto, Big Government run amok.

Sit down, Big Government. Stay away from state-sanctioned marijuana business, or the voters will cut your balls off! Or worse yet, repeal your laws via referendum. A national referendum on the subject of marijuana laws is a real possibility, if Washington doesn't get its sheeite together.

Whatever their agenda is, it's simply not in TPTB's best interest to deprive the public of the best, most harmless herbal medicine at their disposal.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 06:58 AM
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Especially with Canada going full access, cannabis is here to stay. It's just sad that Canada will be reaping the benefits of going full access 1st.


I'm happy for my Canadian friends. Their government doesn't have it's capital stuffed so far up its border crossing as ours does, so to speak.

But more than just sad for us, it's shameful. America is supposed to be an example of freedom, and instead, we're becoming more and more an example of a sound legal and legislative system being badly abused at the expense of many for the benefit of the few. Reform of federal law is necessary on this account, to give hope to the people and restore faith in the federal government (if that were possible at all).



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: Namdru

I agree... it's just hard to think about how the U.S.'s largest commodity through colonial times was hemp. It went through prohibition like we see now, and Canada is very wise to take full advantage of the poor decision making by the U.S. political system. They already see that Mexico is largely funded due to the drug war... why not take advantage from the northern border as well? I'd build all the cannabis warehouses right on the U.S. border if I were Canada... just be right out and open about who the target customer is. Hell, it'll save fuel anyway... the northern Canadians will grow their own, while the warehouses on the border feed U.S. dispensaries... I can envision it now.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 11:37 AM
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The news helped calm the marijuana industry that was growing increasingly anxious over the rhetoric used by Sessions, which implied a looming federal crackdown.


Somehow, I think the Marijuana Industry wasn't too stressed to begin with.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Now, if only Washington state could get moving on House Bill 1092-17-18. It would put this state on par with other rec states. S&F!



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: WAstateMosin

The term recreational marijuana always cracks me up!

"I will always enjoy my full access cannabis with a cup of recreational tea... maybe a shot or 2 of recreational bourbon."



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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posted on May, 1 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: ttobban

I know, right? There are SOOOOOO many other uses BESIDES recreational for the fibers, at least. Rope, clothing, paper, sailcloth, backpacks, who knows what else.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: WAstateMosin

Hahaha... exactly why the term cracks me up so much. If humans just recently stumbled onto the plant in the wild, the medical community would be praised for finding the most versatile plant on Earth. So many aspects of cannabis are titled and viewed in odd ways, because law and legislation is attached to it.

Take the word marijuana for instance... the feds created the word when all the rules against it were formed. Before then, never was cannabis called marijuana.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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I'm glad that's straightened out.

I almost feel badly for all the low life stingy lying bastards who depend on stinging
and slinging every last cent out of those who use this herb for constructive purposes...

I guess they'll have to move on to something criminal, and more lucrative.

# 766



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: ttobban

Just realized all the things I mentioned could be used recreationally (jumping rope, backpacking, sailing, art, etc.). BTW, the way to beat federal anti-cannabis legislation is to attack the racist angle as put forth by Anslinger and others.

(Sorry, I can only reply to posts, not to the thread in general. Musta ticked off the GLP-type SJW mods who have the money to impose their will on us financially poor peons!)



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: Namdru

Nice deflection, having my reply to your mostly off-topic post removed, while yours remains untouched!



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: WAstateMosin

i live in West Texas cotton country, and can tell you without a doubt that we need to phase out mass cotton farming. Its a pesticide producer (roundup is a cotton mainstay, with few insurers willing to ensure a non Roundup field), it destroys the soil, and it does all this by being a single yield crop.

Hemp is a single yield crop, too, but it doesn't destroy the soil, has a longer growing season (2 harvests if timed right), and is more useful than cotton.

"Soil erosion" is one of our biggest enemies in West Texas. Hemp could help fix that.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: VictorVonDoom

The news helped calm the marijuana industry that was growing increasingly anxious over the rhetoric used by Sessions, which implied a looming federal crackdown.


Somehow, I think the Marijuana Industry wasn't too stressed to begin with.


You think?


If only TPTB would recognize that relaxed people who aren't afraid (of any adversity) are less inclined to march or shout or persist. They're more inclined to come up with solutions, and far more able to be creative about it and willing. What a boon to society it would be to have as much spent at Dispensaries as at McDonalds or Walmart.

Consumer culture --- defeated by counter culture. (Creative culture.)
But no.

Puritanical antique attitudes still reign supreme. We are culturally so far behind the rest of the Western World it's silly. It's embarrassing, too.

edit on 5/6/2017 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)



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