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Jeff Sessions Just Fired The First Shot In Trump's War On Drugs.

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posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:09 AM
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Well I WAS a Trump supporter. But this whole ridiculous, archaic , 1970s stance on weed has got me wanting my vote back.

I knew this was coming as soon as Sessions was announced. He is actually on record as saying medical weed is bs and just a way for potheads to try and get it legal.

What do other die hard Trump supporters think about this? By now any logical person knows the war on drugs is an unwinnable farce thats been going on for 50 years, but Trump and sessions want a reboot.

insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Mr Trump if you really cared about Americans you would not want us locked up for a vice.

What happened to states making their own decisions and the fed staying out of it?

Mark my words federal prosecuters will be going after growers and sellers from "legal" states with the harshest trafficking charges they can.

Invest in private prions because I guarantee a return.


President Donald Trump's War on Drugs has officially begun. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the first shot yesterday in the form of a memo ordering federal prosecutors to go after drug traffickers with the harshest charges carrying the heftiest penalties. And the move could put state-legalized medical, as well as recreational marijuana industries in jeopardy.

“We are returning to the enforcement of the laws as passed by Congress, plain and simple,” Sessions said earlier today. “If you are a drug trafficker, we will not look the other way, we will not be willfully blind to your misconduct.”


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Jeff Sessions is a relic from a different era. god damm Im so sick of baby boomers still being in charge of everything




posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: notsure1

I voted for Trump.

I am also for legalization.

(Now that we have that out of the way)

Cities like Chicago, Baltimore, etc are rife with crime, increased homicides.

One of Trumps campaign promises was to do something about it.

Since drugs are the cornerstone of much of gang/criminal activity, it would be a necessary focus.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:20 AM
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Well, Sessions is partly right, most of the people I know that have the MM card actually got it so they could do it legally. I would say seventy five percent around here went out and got a doctor to sign off on it just so they could get legally high and grow their own.

I do not dispute that cannabis does have some good medical properties, it is a medicine. But these people are growing the best strains to catch a buzz with, not the low power medical type.

But, twenty five percent of the people around here are using it to treat medical problems and they need the right to use it, it is a good medicine and affordable if you can raise your own.
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posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

It has been focused on for 50 years. When does it end?

Its only a crime because its illegal.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:23 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Well, Sessions is partly right, most of the people I know that have the MM card actually got it so they could do it legally. I would say seventy five percent around here went out and got a doctor to sign off on it just so they could get legally high and grow their own.

I do not dispute that cannabis does have some good medical properties, it is a medicine. But these people are growing the best strains to catch a buzz with, not the low power medical type.


Ok.. and so.. People are doing what they want which is why the war will never end.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:23 AM
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I too am all for legalization but none of this is aimed at the dude next door who enjoys rolling one up after work. This is aimed at traffickers. I see no issue with that.

Sure I'd prefer drugs be legalized but that's not going to happen anytime soon. Next best option is to hammer the traffickers who also usually are involved on other things like human trafficking and prostitution.

This has nothing to do with medical marijuana. OP seems like he has a terrible understanding of the issue at hand.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:24 AM
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So this is where we are going to go next. If nothing else, it can not be denied that Trump raises awareness to issues. Gets people involved (some more than others :meh
and something happens.

What will happen? Perhaps Trump will see the numbers states are pulling in where it has been legalized. Perhaps enough people will get up and sign petitions to put it on their ballots. More than likely the MSM will just focus on more division.


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posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:24 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: notsure1

I voted for Trump.

I am also for legalization.

(Now that we have that out of the way)

Cities like Chicago, Baltimore, etc are rife with crime, increased homicides.

One of Trumps campaign promises was to do something about it.

Since drugs are the cornerstone of much of gang/criminal activity, it would be a necessary focus.


If pot was legal and everyone could just grow their own, the gangs would not have nearly as much money. They would not be as powerful as they are. If pot was legal, then the police would have more time and resources to battle real crimes and go after harder drugs.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:25 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: notsure1

I voted for Trump.

I am also for legalization.

(Now that we have that out of the way)

Cities like Chicago, Baltimore, etc are rife with crime, increased homicides.

One of Trumps campaign promises was to do something about it.

Since drugs are the cornerstone of much of gang/criminal activity, it would be a necessary focus.


That isnt going to work though........prohibition drove UP the price of liquor and created the crime syndicates and murder and mahem we knew with the mob.....

Legalization and capitalizing on the profits of legal marijuana drives the street price down and thus the marketability with drug crime........

Common sense.........



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I live in a medical marijuana state. It's incredibly easy to get a card and permit to grow and supply for co-ops. This seems much more aimed at the Mexican cartels who's moved into this state and grow and sell illegally.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:26 AM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl
I too am all for legalization but none of this is aimed at the dude next door who enjoys rolling one up after work. This is aimed at traffickers. I see no issue with that.

Sure I'd prefer drugs be legalized but that's not going to happen anytime soon. Next best option is to hammer the traffickers who also usually are involved on other things like human trafficking and prostitution.

This has nothing to do with medical marijuana. OP seems like he has a terrible understanding of the issue at hand.


Ahh but all growers and sellers in Colorado are according to the feds "Traffickers"
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posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:27 AM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl
a reply to: rickymouse

I live in a medical marijuana state. It's incredibly easy to get a card and permit to grow and supply for co-ops. This seems much more aimed at the Mexican cartels who's moved into this state and grow and sell illegally.



Who the hell still buys Mexican dirt weed?



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:28 AM
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This has nothing to do with medical marijuana. OP seems like he has a terrible understanding of the issue at hand.


Legalizing weed takes a huge punch to a cash crop for drug traffickers........

They want to hit them hard? Hit them in the pocketbook.....

They will ALWAYS find another mule to carry their drugs into the country, its not going to stem the tide, its going to make it more valuable, hence MORE pay for mules, therefore MORE people willing to take a chance.....

Cause and effect........



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

For pot.

Sure.

But the gangs have changed and went with prescription opioids, heroin, crack etc.


Federal government didn't legalize with democrats in control, the republicans won't either.

States will have to do it.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:28 AM
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Last year, the U.S. Government seized $8 Billion during drug arrests. Ramp up the seizures and fines. Re-channel those funds to benefit honest Americans.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:29 AM
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originally posted by: notsure1

originally posted by: rickymouse
Well, Sessions is partly right, most of the people I know that have the MM card actually got it so they could do it legally. I would say seventy five percent around here went out and got a doctor to sign off on it just so they could get legally high and grow their own.

I do not dispute that cannabis does have some good medical properties, it is a medicine. But these people are growing the best strains to catch a buzz with, not the low power medical type.


Ok.. and so.. People are doing what they want which is why the war will never end.


I think they should make cannabis legal but put a minimum age on it's use. Lets see, I am sixty one, they can set it at sixty.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:29 AM
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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: DBCowboy

It has been focused on for 50 years. When does it end?

Its only a crime because its illegal.


I know.

But congress will never legalize. Not in my lifetime.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:30 AM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

Doubtful. The cartels make piles of money dealing with harder drugs, prostitution, sex trafficking, human trafficking, arms trafficking, etc.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:30 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Gangs have gone to heroin, opioids etc.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 12:31 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: notsure1

I voted for Trump.

I am also for legalization.

(Now that we have that out of the way)

Cities like Chicago, Baltimore, etc are rife with crime, increased homicides.

One of Trumps campaign promises was to do something about it.

Since drugs are the cornerstone of much of gang/criminal activity, it would be a necessary focus.


Presuming the War On Drugs isn't the core of the causes of much of the "illegal" activity.



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