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Sessions: US Prosecutors Won't Take On Small Time Marijuana Cases

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posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 03:45 PM
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originally posted by: howtonhawky

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: howtonhawky

Sessions needs to grow a pair, step into the 19th century (at least) and realize that a free society doesn't have laws against partaking in a naturally growing plant.


I agree with you but then i don't cause i believe that we are not as much of a free society as you make us out to be.

I do how ever want to be free but if a major retailer can discriminate sells and most deem it to be legal then we are not free.


No, we aren't a free society, at least not as much as I'd like.




posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: howtonhawky
So what do you all say to the ole term put on the plant? Devils Pitchfork

How about the word assassin being derived from the word hashish?


Marijuana is the Devil's Cabbage.




posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: BELIEVERpriest

Their was a time when cannabis prohibition by the federal government would have been considered unconstitutional.

That's why the federal government created the 'Marihuana Tax Act of 1937', specifically to by pass the constitution... The same way they first managed to ban machine guns, without violating the constitution, from what I understand.

But in 1969 Timothy Leary challenged the 'Marihuana Tax Act' in the supreme court and won, on the grounds that obtaining the tax stamp required self incrimination, which violated the 5th amendment.

Congress then responded with establishing the 'Controlled Substances Act'... which unfortunately, is apparently a fairly iron clad act, as far as the supreme court is concerned.
edit on 10-3-2018 by Subaeruginosa because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 03:52 PM
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Some may have figured out that i believe in much we can not see and that is often the realm where i form my opinions on subjects. I will tell you now that the way we currently use the plant is a waste for the most part. It has spiritual properties that most can not phathom and the term gateway is actually real but not in the sense they use it. When a person smells it opens up a gateway and often bad things can happen to those who are not using it but only smell it. The only defense for this is to drink alcohol. As we legalize it we have to keep all this in mind cause it is real effects but not known effects. That is why i advocate for it not to be used at all in public. It should be a persons choice to come into contact with it and not the other way around. More soon to come if anyone is really interested......



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: howtonhawky

Interesting.

I just said to my wife that "I can't wait to retire, then I can get high."


Ahhh, just a few more years.



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: howtonhawky

Yes, and he also said, per your article, they hadn’t been prosecuting low level cases anyway.

So, no real change. Like I said.



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

Yep. I think the controlled substance act should be repealed too, but that would be an uphill battle.



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 04:53 PM
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What i am understanding to be said here:

- No time for small time.
- he's going after gangs, and using pot as an "in" for the bigger crimes (i.e., "gang activity")
- he's going after people who are in violation of federal law by conducting illegal ops on federal land (debasing the public land and reducing its value to the public)
- he's going after people in violation of state law with illegal grow operations, not the dude with a plant in his closet under an LED light

If this is all correct...at this time i have no beef with it. Obviously i am for more freedom, not less. But this looks like the federal government saying, "OK states....we aren't encroaching on your rights to tax revenue. We are just going to fill in where it makes sense".



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 04:57 PM
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Trump and his administration's MO is to spout extremes then see which way the wind is blowing and pull back if needed. Personally I think he just loves flicking the opposing side collective noses, just to get them riled up. It's an effective negotiation tool. They are just trying figure out how to regulate the hell out of it,but more importantly control it and make money off of it and do it in a way that semi appeases the ultra conservative base. TPTB are going to want to have reliable ways for LEO to test for level of use by drivers for example,and to find a way to profit off of that too. These are business men after all. It's got to be that way imagine the chit storm if a high profile incident would occur,if they haven't worked out some issues,sounds great to say not in public, but hoe enforceable will that be. Not saying its right or wrong it's just how governments operate, to collapse on this immediately while things are relatively going well despite what the media says, they are going to want something in return. It's a card Trump holds in his hand he isn't going to play it till the time is right. Hate it for the people that need it medically,but it is still easier to get than 20 years ago.



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

People just have it shipped in from Colorado. UPS, Fedex, and USPS are the drug mules of 2018.



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 06:01 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Yep I have no doubt shipments from Colorado and other states have boomed. Which is better than having some Mom buy have to buy it for her kid having seizures or a husband getting for his wife thats on chemo, from some shady dude down on the corner. It's definitely has medical benefits. It's coming, too much money in it not to, but right now it's a huge political bargaining chip on both the federal and state level. Don't discount big Pharma's influence though,pretty sure they don't want any competition for their products



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: howtonhawky
So what do you all say to the ole term put on the plant? Devils Pitchfork

How about the word assassin being derived from the word hashish?



au contraire "hashishin" or 'hash eater' Couldn't this same descriptor be used all throughout the SouthEast especially after Church™?

I'd opine that if Mr. $e$$ion$ were to actually use some cannabis in lieu of His normal 3 martini lunch, maybe He'd have a change of heart? There is a strain for every pain.



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 07:41 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: howtonhawky

Interesting.

I just said to my wife that "I can't wait to retire, then I can get high."


Ahhh, just a few more years.




Well when You're able to finally chase down the ZigZagMan ask Him to show You His tattoo. It is a tattoo of Me...

May the wind be at Your back... Oh but You might like the new vapes? I'd start looking into it now, like start whittling a nice wooden bowl to keep Your head.. But I'm still old school. .



posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 10:06 PM
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originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: howtonhawky

This January our Attorney General threatened to violate the 10th amendment by ignoring states' rights to legalize marijuana. If it is a crime to threaten my neighbor, then how is it not a crime to threaten the states who chose to legalize marijuana. Jeff Sessions is a criminal and should be tried, convicted, and imprisoned.


Sure, as soon as certain states stop infringing on my 2nd by not recognizing my CCW permit as I travel through them.



posted on Mar, 11 2018 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: howtonhawky

For those who follow this topic some info -

The bulk of all people who are in jail / prison for marijuana possession are there because they broke state law and were tried by state courts. Federal prosecutor mainly go after manufacturing / distribution / financing etc - IE the big fish.

So even though Sessions made this distinction it really does not change anything in the long run.

Also, the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment, which I think was renewed with the latest budget agreement, prohibits the DOJ from using funds to go after / interfere with state marijuana laws. It does not block federal law on marijuana possession / prosecution / punishment. It just prevents the legal challenges the DOJ would be required to bring to Federal courts to challenge the states laws.



posted on Mar, 11 2018 @ 06:12 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

I use our royal mail.
Always has come through and when I send it it gets to my pals.
I guess they do not have sniffer dogs.



posted on Mar, 11 2018 @ 06:36 AM
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Yes now you continue to jail growers....and you continue to fight to medicalise MJ and allow people to treat themselves...not disguise this treatment as recreational drug use....lol....the idea is to get the nutbars off the streets and offices and back into society feeling like they belong....no more counter-culture of self-medicating sick people masqueraded as recreational drug users....time to put to bed the dynamic that fed people to the prison for profit system.



posted on Mar, 11 2018 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: howtonhawky

Yes, and he also said, per your article, they hadn’t been prosecuting low level cases anyway.

So, no real change. Like I said.


The change is real and fear levels turned down even a bit is better.

You ignore the other things that were said in the past that this negates in a small way.

like i said



posted on Mar, 11 2018 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra




So even though Sessions made this distinction it really does not change anything in the long run.


I agree with your post except the part i high lighted.

It is a step in the right direction.

It is not easy to turn a battle cruiser around.



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: howtonhawky

Sessions needs to grow a pair, step into the 19th century (at least) and realize that a free society doesn't have laws against partaking in a naturally growing plant.



And to further this point, which I wholeheartedly agree with, OUR Government should NOT be able to tell us what we can and can't grow, the ONLY intervention by them should be on when someone who grows anything at all for their personal use makes an attempt to distribute...that should be a no-no.



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