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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 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Right and they can't compete with corporations so they will have to suck it up.


They will never make that back. So they will move on.

They have zero edge except in the black market. Otherwise they are just another competitor..




posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: luthier

I'm sure you're right, they'll just walk away from the trade entirely. It's only a few billion, after all.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 03:20 PM
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www.pbs.org...
The cartels have gone after legitimate business before.



In Michoacan, the lime-growing capital of Mexico, the Mexican crime cartel known as The Knights Templar have found a new product to push north of the border: limes.



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

I didn't say they would walk away. They would probably change their focus to the states it's illegal.

In your opinion they are going to compete in the United states by investing heavily in legal taxable businesses?



posted on Jan, 4 2018 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

They also invest in real estate.

However it's harder to operate legitimate business in the us and scare off your competition with AK 47's than it is in Mexico.



posted on Jan, 5 2018 @ 03:32 AM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: Wardaddy454

Does he decide where the focus of his resources can go?


Ideally his focus would be on everything within the purview of the office, wouldn't you agree?



posted on Jan, 5 2018 @ 03:59 AM
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originally posted by: jtma508
Say bye-bye Republicans. Nothing like pissing on the majority of voters.


Exactly, except if it looks like votes are at stake because of this in the next election, it will be bye-bye Sessions.



posted on Jan, 5 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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I heard the AG of Colorado clamoring about states rights the other day about this same issue. Oh the irony of it all! During the whole Gay marriage thing, states rights did not matter. States, where voters wanted to preserve marriage as it was, were told too bad by the feds.

Now they want states rights for this.. I love it. I hope Sessions burns it all down...



posted on Jan, 5 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: BastogneFoxHole

Gay marriage violated the constitution. Marijuana prohibition is not an amendment.



posted on Jan, 5 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: BastogneFoxHole

That's because it is unconstitutional to discriminate against a group of people. State's Rights don't trump equality.



posted on Jan, 5 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: Wardaddy454

You mean if the world was perfect?

In reality you take in account the system you actually have not an idea of the perfect situation.

So if you block up the resources in Marijuana lawsuits that is the reality.

And the real bad guys have no one left to monitor them.

But you know that.



posted on Jan, 5 2018 @ 05:44 PM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: Wardaddy454

You mean if the world was perfect?

In reality you take in account the system you actually have not an idea of the perfect situation.

So if you block up the resources in Marijuana lawsuits that is the reality.

And the real bad guys have no one left to monitor them.

But you know that.


Well see, the DOJ is more than one man. And the DOJ and DEA work in concert. The FBI, ATF, and all other agencies work with the DOJ, so you're whole premise is flawed.

But you know that.



posted on Jan, 5 2018 @ 08:19 PM
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Jeff Sessions is a class A idiot!

We need to get rid of these old fogies in power, they are doing nothing but throwing the wrench in the gears every chance they get. They do not care what is best for the country, they are stuck back in time.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 11:03 PM
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Ron Paul says Sessions should step down after marijuana decision

"He represents something that is so un-American as far as I'm concerned," Paul, a one-time GOP presidential candidate, said on CNN's "Smerconish."

"The war on drugs is a war on liberty."

He said that the federal government does not have the right to "regulate the sale of drugs," and that doing so is "constitutionally questionable."


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posted on Jan, 8 2018 @ 06:00 AM
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a reply to: SkinnySteve

He was a senator from 1997 to 2017. As long as there are donors and gods, guns, and Girls voters, they get re-elected.



posted on Jan, 8 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

First we need to ask ourselves a couple of question ...

What is Sessions job? To enforce the laws which congress has seen fit to put on the books.

Who are the main people complaining about the enforcement of these laws? The citizens of the states where pot has been made legal.

Could it be possible for Sessions to be sending a message, something which he could not say out load? Possibly; have your congress people pass a law to legalize pot and it would no longer be his job to enforce an unpopular law.

Now, we can either continue to complain about a man who has a job to enforce an unpopular law, or we change the law.



posted on Jan, 8 2018 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: tinymind

Exactly! Proper focus is needed. It seems that is exactly what Sessions stated last January during his confirmation hearings. 


During U.S. Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing this month, the Senator told Congress that if the states prefer to keep the possession, sale, and distribution of cannabis legal then Congress should pass a law that makes it legal at the federal level.

“The United States Congress has made the possession of marijuana in every state, and distribution of it, an illegal act,” Sen. Sessions testified. “If that’s something is not desired any longer, Congress should pass a law to change the rule.”


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Thus, Americans in these 'legal' states, should be pissed off at their reps in congress not Sessions and Trump Admin.

Edit add: so with that fact...Why did Congress not change the law? Why is the MSM not asking that?
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posted on Jan, 8 2018 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: tinymind

Exactly! Proper focus is needed. It seems that is exactly what Sessions stated last January during his confirmation hearings. 


During U.S. Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing this month, the Senator told Congress that if the states prefer to keep the possession, sale, and distribution of cannabis legal then Congress should pass a law that makes it legal at the federal level.

“The United States Congress has made the possession of marijuana in every state, and distribution of it, an illegal act,” Sen. Sessions testified. “If that’s something is not desired any longer, Congress should pass a law to change the rule.”


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Thus, Americans in these 'legal' states, should be pissed off at their reps in congress not Sessions and Trump Admin.

Edit add: so with that fact...Why did Congress not change the law? Why is the MSM not asking that?


It's actually both.

However sessions focus will most likely have a literal negative effect in which case he can be blamed.

Think of it like a cop focusing on a Jay walker while a bank is being robbed letting the bank robber go because his focus and resources are spent on Jay walkers. Literally filling the courts and binding the docket with Jay walkers.



posted on Jan, 8 2018 @ 10:59 AM
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I’m pretty sure democrats and a couple of republicans and independents would vote to legalize it. But the majority of republicans, I’m not sure. And republicans are majority and decide whether to even have a vote.
Sessions knows that the chances of a bill passing is not good. He’s just forcing his will and enjoying it very much.



posted on Jan, 8 2018 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
I’m pretty sure democrats and a couple of republicans and independents would vote to legalize it. But the majority of republicans, I’m not sure. And republicans are majority and decide whether to even have a vote.
Sessions knows that the chances of a bill passing is not good. He’s just forcing his will and enjoying it very much.


So why didn't the democrats correct that law when they had control? Isn't it getting obvious that there really is not that much difference between the Rs and Ds...lobbyists are making legislation not the representatives of and for the people?



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