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Jeff Sessions Rescinding Policy That Paved Way For Legalized Marijuana To Flourish

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posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

If this becomes a public spectacle when the states start suing the feds and the letters to Congress turn to mountains self preservation will set in.




posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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Just want to say, at least you can still go to your local pill mill and load up on all the "approved" medicine you can handle.

I'm sure ole Jeff's donors don't have a problem with that.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: Krazysh0t

I think you misunderstand me. Trump didn't win the election with "supporters" he won because republicans had no other choice..



Trump won with 27% of the vote and Hillary lost with 28% of the vote... This means both were big loosers in the popular vote since in either case both would have started with over 70% of the country not supporting them...



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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The left should be fighting to keep marijuana illegal. A lot of their supporters live off the fact that it's illegal by selling it illegally.


ETA: Ooops, hit the send button to quick. Obviously the above comment is a joke and I fully support the legalization of marijuana. If it helps the economy then by all means is how I look at it. My stance is against the war on drugs. Legalize it all is what I say and let the people decide if they want to ruin their lives or not.
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posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: Shakawkaw
I'm glad he is doing this. Just digging the Republican swamp deeper. I'll smoke no matter what Donny or the Keebler Elf has to say about it. The Mexican cartels are probably cheering right now.


Meh. I'd bet the Mexican cartels run half the legal pot places, laundering their coc aine money through them.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: jtma508
Say bye-bye Republicans. Nothing like pissing on the majority of voters.


You aren't suggesting that the majority of voting Americans smoke pot, are you? That would be a silly statement to make.

AS for supporting or not supporting legalized pot, I have zero dogs in that hunt and it has no bearing on my voting. legalization, either by state or nationally, is of no importance or impact to me. I'm good either way.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: usernameconspiracy

originally posted by: Shakawkaw
I'm glad he is doing this. Just digging the Republican swamp deeper. I'll smoke no matter what Donny or the Keebler Elf has to say about it. The Mexican cartels are probably cheering right now.


Meh. I'd bet the Mexican cartels run half the legal pot places, laundering their coc aine money through them.

Then you'd be completely wrong, and obviously have no experience with the cannabis industry.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 12:06 PM
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It's not just about revitalizing the absurdity of the war on weed. Trump repeatedly promised not to interfere with States that had legalized weed. He lied (again). But even more importantly, it shows that the Administration has no respect for the citizenry. The majority are steadfastly in-favor and have voted as such. The Administration is choosing to ignore the will of the people in favor of lining the pockets of special interests. Tell me again about this swamp-draining myth I've heard about...

But at the end of the day, I believe this is more about 'rolling-back an Obama policy' than anything to do with weed. The only thing this Administration cares about is erasing anything Obama.
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posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 12:07 PM
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Why Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III!!!
Competition with his families Alabama Whammy Moonshine business?

Seems to be personal to him, and his antiquated brain.
Spend revenue, or create revenue?
He wants to play whack-a-mole with sellers, growers, buyers, etc..
From past experience we know it's a stupid battle that everyone loses.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 12:09 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: usernameconspiracy

originally posted by: Shakawkaw
I'm glad he is doing this. Just digging the Republican swamp deeper. I'll smoke no matter what Donny or the Keebler Elf has to say about it. The Mexican cartels are probably cheering right now.


Meh. I'd bet the Mexican cartels run half the legal pot places, laundering their coc aine money through them.

Then you'd be completely wrong, and obviously have no experience with the cannabis industry.


To be honest, I think that's only a matter of time. I think the cartels are going to at least attempt, very seriously, to get back in the game under legal shops. It's a huge chunk of their "business" to take a hit on.

The flip side is that I strongly suspect it hasn't been federally legalized because the Feds haven't figured out how to get as much from it being legal as they do from it being illegal.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

I doubt it.

The more likely situation is big companies move in and make the coors lite of bud...

The problem is the edge of their competition is hindered. They can do things in the black market others can't.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

The industry is heavily regulated like alcohol. The cartels haven’t taken over. You can buy hard alcohol in stores now.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: MOMof3

Well I didn't say the cartels have taken over.

I fully expect them to try and get into the game somehow. Two entirely different statements.

And yea, it's regulated. And cartels care so much about regulations.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
...it hasn't been federally legalized because the Feds haven't figured out how to get as much from it being legal as they do from it being illegal.


I think we found a winner.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Yeah I agree. Just trying to look on the upside and show how this decision might ironically come back to bite this asshole in the ass ultimately resulting in the opposite of his desire instead speeding up the process in the long term.

Is it not at all amusing and even a little conforting that this idiots anti pot crusade could result in the ending of the tyranny of anti pot laws on the populace country wide?

Yeah people will get hurt cause this guys a dick but at least he'll lose long term and possibly help to defeat his own cause as a result.

Look I'm not even slightly against pot nor am I pro this douchebag. If I had my way it would be legal for recreational use today. I'm taking comfort where I can. Also if it does result in full legalization then that will be the good side of a bad thing that I welcome.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: luthier

Still don't see it. Many of Trump's policies and actions have faced legal push back and have caused outpourings of letters to Congressmen and they still stay the course. Angry constituents BARELY saved the ACA's life; then Republicans turned around and blasted it anyways by removing the individual mandate. Also, where are the angry constituents yelling at Congressmen for letting net neutrality go away?



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 01:04 PM
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I am sure some states will sue to block this.Could this ultimately go to the Supreme Court and decide between states' rights vs. feds?Or has this already been decided.Thanks in advance.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker


AG Sessions needs to focus on important stuff...like Hillary, Comey, Lynch, etc..



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Net neutrality is largely unknown. Once it takes effect people will be pissed.

Healthcare is not anywhere near as consensus in the public as medical marijuana nor did it have the states on its side the same way..

The nature of this will be much louder if enforced.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6

originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: usernameconspiracy

originally posted by: Shakawkaw
I'm glad he is doing this. Just digging the Republican swamp deeper. I'll smoke no matter what Donny or the Keebler Elf has to say about it. The Mexican cartels are probably cheering right now.


Meh. I'd bet the Mexican cartels run half the legal pot places, laundering their coc aine money through them.

Then you'd be completely wrong, and obviously have no experience with the cannabis industry.


To be honest, I think that's only a matter of time. I think the cartels are going to at least attempt, very seriously, to get back in the game under legal shops. It's a huge chunk of their "business" to take a hit on.

The flip side is that I strongly suspect it hasn't been federally legalized because the Feds haven't figured out how to get as much from it being legal as they do from it being illegal.

I don't think the cartels will be too worried about it, they've already made up most of the revenue lost on cannabis through increased production and distribution of meth and heroin. Meth doesn't need a season to grow.

As it is now, the laws are so strict for owners of cannabis businesses it probably isn't worth it for the cartels to get involved just yet. They'd be opening themselves and their money up to a lot more scrutiny from the government. Of course I'm sure some cannabis businesses are connected to shady people, cartels, local gangsters, whatever. But so are a lot of car washes, and bars. I'd say most cannabis businesses are owned by legitimate, tax paying people though. From my experience anyway.

And yeah, the prosecution of nonviolent drug offenders is an industry unto itself. There would be a lot of people involved that would feel the pinch if cannabis was federally legal.




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