posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 12:57 PM
Originally posted by mako0956
I would like to think the federal government would let the states handle it on a state to state basis.
Nope. Corporations don't work that way. And we all know corporations and the Federal government are interchangable now. Total corporate control
requires federal regulation.
Upstarts and entrepreneurs (pot farmers) will get a friendly visit from the ATF
, once jurisdiction is moved over from the DEA
Justification for crackdowns will be that the FDA
can't allow crops it doesn't monitor for purity.
States that go Libertarian and challenge the laws will lose highway funding.
I'm telling you this is all planned out.
As for the speculation part, I see Bush threatening to "crackdown" on pot smokers shifting the war on drugs away from coke and heroin as a precursor
to the needed outrage in public opinion required to make pot a corporate owned legal revenue stream.
Decriminaliztion makes nobody any money. Ban it to promote it.
When the people finally come around demanding an end to manditory sentencing.
You'll get your way...for a price.
And the people rejoiced....long live the Corporate King!
And yes, it will suck. The pot will be awful. Mass produced crap just like tobacco with dead bugs, rat turds and probably some additives.
[edit on 28-8-2004 by RANT]