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White House to Unveil Federal Cannabis Reform 'Very Soon", Says GOP Lawmaker

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posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 08:30 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: drewlander




Dont intend to sound like a jerk. Just want you to be woke on reality. Democratic party is the party of restricting liberty -- not Republicans.


BS...the biggest restriction to personal liberty was the patriot act. Bush...a republican.

Wasn't it voted on? Was it an executive order? Did Bush say something about a pen? Bush? A republican? I thought he was a neo con. Hmm. Ok then. So, Bush, the repub, forced the Patriot act on Americans. Got it.




posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 08:32 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: DBCowboy

Because the actual result will be underwhelming. But by teasing something now maybe they can gain some votes for their side.

Any thinking adult will see it as pathetic pandering and just more government intrusion and regulations.

You say this but also say Colorado did it first. So, did Colorado enact pathetic pandering with more gov intrusion and regulations? Or did Colorado liberate the Cannabis? Which is it? You can't have both.



posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 09:38 PM
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a reply to: rollanotherone

You can have both if it's Trump. That's a rule.

Anything done by Republicans or Donald Trump is inherently evil and must be #resist - ed.... (is that how this works?)



posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: drewlander




Dont intend to sound like a jerk. Just want you to be woke on reality. Democratic party is the party of restricting liberty -- not Republicans.


BS...the biggest restriction to personal liberty was the patriot act. Bush...a republican.


Personal liberty? You mean personal privacy?



posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: BiffWellington

When the Government makes weed legal, you had better be worried actually. The Government never makes a move without it benefiting themselves. They may get money in the beginning from sales, but then people will just start growing their own. The revenue will go down. So, in the end the Government loses, because not only will they grow their own, they will smoke it. Many will lose their jobs because of laziness and just wanting to stay home and smoke pot. Their friends will even be sharing it for free. In the end, the Government has lost revenue from this move. Maybe they just want everyone high, so they can send in the UN to remove our weapons from us, and we won't be able to shoot worth a damn. Victory is theirs.

The Democrats are about to do bad things on a large scale. I don't think there will be a 2018 election.
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posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 10:27 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: BiffWellington



This approach means the Dems can take credit for the move since they'll have control of the House. Plus it's too far out to really have an impact on 2020.


Proof? Validation for your opinion?
Your assumption is completely unfounded, unless of course you rely on CNN/NBS/MSNBC polls - if that's the case, please enjoy your continued blissful ignorance.

ganjoa



posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: BiffWellington

Fully 75% of the prison population is there on nonviolent drug offenses. We waste taxpayer money on that. After they are imprisoned, they can't get a job so they get on ocial services and we pay more money. I say legalize and fairly tax marijuana now!



posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 10:27 PM
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posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 10:31 PM
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Do you think Trump would want to legalize marijuana? Or would it be more like a Jeff Sessions policy, such as cracking down on legal states? It sounds like Trump wants to legalize while Sessions want to make it illegal even in legal states.
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posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 10:48 PM
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a reply to: darkbake

Jeff Sessions recused himself from actually doing any work in return for the amount of money he's being paid to sulk around. Maybe we can get things by him without interference.



posted on Oct, 11 2018 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: darkbake
Do you think Trump would want to legalize marijuana? Or would it be more like a Jeff Sessions policy, such as cracking down on legal states? It sounds like Trump wants to legalize while Sessions want to make it illegal even in legal states.


Session wasnt exactly against legalizing it. If i recall correctly his stance was something along the lines of stop fing around and either update the laws or get rid of the laws, but lets not pretend the laws dont exist and not enforce them.


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posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: BiffWellington
This is something new and possibly historic if it is to be believed.

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It's about time.

A Republican lawmaker is quoted by Fox News indicating imminent federal movement on the weed subject shortly after the midterm elections, possibly as soon as this spring. No other outlets seem to have picked up this nugget as of yet, but cannabis is big news nowadays, and this is sure to shake things up a bit.

The idea that even one more person should be arrested or criminally charged for the mere possession of marijuana is a moral abomination and an affront to reason.

Here's hoping the people in charge finally do the right thing.



Unlike Canada who is looking to become a Global pot pusher to make a few bucks America has a chance to DO IT THE RIGHT WAY.

Make MJ a medicine.Force Dr.s to prescribe on demand.Give simple NON-CRIMINAL tickets to people who get caught without a prescription NOT JAIL TERMS OF ANY KIND OR CRIMINAL RECORDS OF ANY KIND.

Most MJ users are self-medicating.MJ is a medicine first as alcohol is a medicine first.



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: notsure1

You just wait, everyone will HATE weed once he says he wants to legalize it, i bet Hollywood even does a 2018 remake of reefer madness


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posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn
It was actually Buzzfeed, and even though they claimed to have memos and unclassified documents, they cited none of them. For all we know, the actual memos asked to generate a bullet list of cons as they already had pages and pages of pro. For a simple comparisons sake, they needed as much cons to catch up to the pros to give a fair and balanced approach for debate within the committee.

Any web search for The Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee only turns up more references to that same unsourced or cited Buzzfeed news article. So the gist of it is, some never Trumper in the white house likely leaked some memo with that name and the alleged requests. Notice they literally only quote that one line? This is probably an earlier example to that fubar ACLU claim of clamping down on protest rights that was debunked by simply reading the actual National Parks draft proposal that was cited in the article.

In this case however, Buzzfeed refused to actually show any kind of documentation they allegedly had at the time, and to this day. I surmise it was also a twisting of facts and completely contrary to what was actually in all the documents.



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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Reform is long over due like many of the changes trump has made.

Trump is a great president so far



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 11:40 AM
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The only reform the federal government needs to make concerning pot is to simply say the following 2 sentences:

"The Federal Government is no longer in the business of regulating Marijuana. Moving forward, all regulation of Marijuana will be handled by government agencies at the state level."

This is how it should be. If Colorado wants it legal, but Oklahoma wants it illegal, then so be it. State's Rights.



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: IlluminatiTechnician
a reply to: BiffWellington
They may get money in the beginning from sales, but then people will just start growing their own. [...] The revenue will go down. So, in the end the Government loses, because not only will they grow their own, they will smoke it.

Not everybody has the room or inclination to grow their own. Hell, I could grow tomatoes, too, and I've done that in the past. But I don't have a green thumb, so they didn't turn out all that good. And by the time I added up what it cost me in time and fertilizer and effort, it turned out to be cheaper to buy excellent tomatoes at the store. So I don't think the government is going to be any more worried about that than they are about people who make their own wine or beer putting the liquor manufacturers out of business and losing taxes on that.



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift
You have to replenish the soil. For the most part, all you got to do is remove the old plant, chop it up and bury it in the ground with any other organic matter you may be tossing out to replenish nutrient levels in the soil.

Marijuana is funny though. It gives you a hard time if you try to grow it, but if you just toss seeds randomly somewhere and forget about it suddenly you notice a plant months later. This happened with a plant none of us even realized was growing at my parents house on the patio by the pool.

My mom just thought it was a nice looking plant and never mentioned it. I was never home at the time and rarely paid any mind to plants back then. Lo and behold, some seventy year old lady is the one that finally points it out at a family gathering in front of seniors and kids. I got home after getting medicated and was pleasantly shocked at this revelation. I asked mom why she never mentioned it, she says she had no idea what it was and just thought it looked pretty.

Once I started to pay attention to it it died. WTF!?



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

You do realize that the Kavanaugh hearings that supposedly riled up the Republicans was only about a week ago and now no one cares, right?

The 24 hour news cycle has pretty much destroyed the impact of major events.
really? I f...ing care big time and all my friends and family care. You are smoking something really good not to see that. Huge bring out the vote issue for republicans.




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