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08-11-2012, 02:32 AM
Federal government already fighting state's rights in marijuana legalization
[If you're wondering why I'm yelling at you, this is a FB post I just put up. Gotta be passionate when dealing with morons.]

Apparently the government let states vote on marijuana legalization just to give them the appearance of democracy. They didn't expect the Bills to actually pass. The federal government is already doing everything it can to shut down the newly passed state rights as voted by the people. And it's pretty obvious and expected of them when you think about it. Big drug companies are about as ingrained into the heart of this country as military arms companies. It's not so much Red and Blue that make up this country as it is Pfizer and Lockheed Martin.

So of course, when the states legalized a drug that's safer than theirs and naturally relieves pain, anxiety, and stress better than theirs ever could, they declared war on it. They're not making money off of marijuana or the hemp market. The war on drugs is an expensive waste of time and about as practical as a war on jealousy. The Controlled Substances Act was one of the most propaganda-filled and liberty-removing documents ever enforced on Americans, aside from the Patriot Act.

And please shut up about "protecting the children." Every time someone wants to take away YOUR rights, they always bring up THEIR children. Oh, the poor, innocent children. If weed is legalized, little kids will be getting high on the playgrounds and skipping T-ball practice to get stoned with their friends! Really? Do your children regularly do shots of tequila before playing kickball? Are they struggling to find a reason to do homework with their addiction to Johnny Walker? Weed would become just like alcohol, with the same age restrictions. Yes, your kid might smoke it... in the same way that your kid tried a beer he and his friends found in an uncle's fridge. More likely, your kid has already tried weed. That's what kids do, they discover things as they grow up: that first sip of beer, that first hit of weed, your friend's dad's porn collection, that first trip to the free clinic to get that rash tested.

The true government powers are quick to react when their pockets are threatened. So quickly, it almost seems like they transcend the law. Speaking of the law, the 10th Amendment grants the states all powers and rights not given to the federal government in the Constitution. Where is weed prohibition and the power to override the voters mentioned in the Constitution?

http://news.yahoo.com/marijuana-legaliza...57328.html

And a revealing side note: I may or may not have written all that under the
influence of the drug in question, hypothetically. Do I seem like an
unmotivated, brain-dead moron to you?

Propaganda and misinformation are a powerful combination.

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08-11-2012, 02:39 AM
RE: Federal government already fighting state's rights in marijuana legalization
You sound surprised.

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08-11-2012, 02:43 AM
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(08-11-2012 02:39 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  You sound surprised.

I just thought we would have that weird "it's legal but not legal, depending on who's prosecuting you" kinda thing. Not a full blown assault on a newly passed bill.

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08-11-2012, 05:08 AM
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There was a full attack on California as well. They shut down hundreds of businesses selling medical marijuana.

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08-11-2012, 05:40 AM
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(08-11-2012 02:32 AM)Buddy Christ Wrote:  Do I seem like an unmotivated, brain-dead moron to you?

Well, now that you mention it... Big Grin

I'm with Muffs on this one.

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08-11-2012, 06:05 AM (This post was last modified: 08-11-2012 06:14 AM by Dom.)
RE: Federal government already fighting state's rights in marijuana legalization
Oregon was attacked also - Oregon has a medical marihuana law and the feds came in and shut down the stores that processed it into sublingual liquids so that cancer patients and others who are not able to smoke and have trouble eating/swallowing can make use of it.

They also raided farms and hauled off one half of Oregon's LEGAL harvest. The illegal forest grows were untouched.

My husband had never touched it in all his life, and it was a huge help for him when he was struck with cancer. After the first round of treatments, he was completely emaciated and unable to eat, he would gag. Sublingual marihuana solved this for him, when all the synthetic drugs had failed. A few drops of this before meals did totally away with the gagging and he even enjoyed his food. Because of this he regained health for a whole other year - something you don't know how to appreciate until it becomes relevant to you. It was the best year of our lives, I can't put words to how much one appreciates even the smallest things in such a phase.

While I am also in favor of legal recreational use, I am very strongly for medical use. I have seen with my own eyes what wonderful things it can do for you when you are suffering badly.

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08-11-2012, 07:16 AM
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Number 1: Fuck the goverment.

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Number 3: Fuck the goverment (again)

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08-11-2012, 10:46 AM
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(08-11-2012 02:32 AM)Buddy Christ Wrote:  Do I seem like an unmotivated, brain-dead moron to you?

That's definitely not the way I would have worded it.

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08-11-2012, 11:08 AM
Federal government already fighting state's rights in marijuana legalization
I'm wondering if your OP was based on the paranoid ravings of one influenced by the pot or do you have citations to go along with this accusation against the evil Feds?

Living in Washington, I've yet to see convoys of DEA vans cruising the streets, rounding up little old ladies toking their joints. The Feds haven't made any responses yet to legalization. The word in the media is at best, they'll treat it like medical marijuana: turn an apathetic eye on the operations that stay strict to the regulations and bust those who violate state regs.

December 6, it will be legal to posses an ounce of weed for personal consumption. Plain and simple. The Feds can't change that. The details on growing and distributing is where the federal battle may get sticky. At this point the law makes possession legal but doesn't speak yet to details of how one is to acquire the wonder weed.

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08-11-2012, 12:52 PM
RE: Federal government already fighting state's rights in marijuana legalization
This is ridiculous.
Obama gets re-elected and the first thing that they discuss is about pot.

Shouldn't the debt, war, and education be first on the list?!
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