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Area lawmakers not sold on marijuana legalization

January 26, 2013

Local legislators gave a tepid reception to efforts of one state senator who is trying to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania. Sen....

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Tedeaux

Jan-26-13 5:30 AM

Put me down for a big NO on that vote!

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USABorn

Jan-26-13 5:41 AM

Legalization of pot is assinine!!

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spike2

Jan-26-13 7:21 AM

This should be a ballot issue. Those of you who don't want big government controlling our lives should already know this.

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rick424

Jan-26-13 7:36 AM

"Everett said Pennsylvania is not traditionally a state that embraces progressive reforms."

How true this is. I wonder if it has to do with the Republican Party?

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jhildy69

Jan-26-13 8:27 AM

Pennsylvania is still 50 years behind the times.

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MrShaman

Jan-26-13 9:11 AM

"Everett said Pennsylvania is not traditionally a state that embraces progressive reforms.

"I don't think this will be any different," he said. "We haven't even privatized our state stores yet."

Taxing marijuana should it ever overcome legal barriers wouldn't be a bad idea, however, according to Everett."

Fear-of-progress vs. the "bottom-line"; THE conundrum for "conservatives", nationwide.

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Judgeandjury

Jan-26-13 10:07 AM

I am in complete support of this legislation. I would love to hear why it is "assinine", or even asinine. There are only up sides to this concept, no down sides. And they follow many conservative principles, decrease spending, more control by the states and so on. Most folks do not even know why the substance is illegal on a federal level. I'll give you a hint, it was because some big corporate guy saw a threat to the way he made his fortunes and paid our law makers to pass a law to save his fortunes. Look it up, William Randolph Hearst. That would be the start of ending the ignorance on this subject.

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twinder

Jan-26-13 10:12 AM

It is nearly ipossible to argue against the fact that the "war on drugs" is a losing battle. So much has been spent chasing after and imprisoning people who smoke a plant (not much different than tobacco) that is deemed illegal. Legalize it, just like alcohol and tobacco, and then tax the crap out of it. Let adults decide if they are going to use it or not.

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Judgeandjury

Jan-26-13 10:14 AM

Oh, and Everett is an enormous idiot! What does privatization of our state stores have to do with it? That man will be another victim of the purge of stupid from our political parties next chance we get.

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MrShaman

Jan-26-13 11:10 AM

"Legalization of pot is assinine!!" - USABorn

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You "conservatives" surely do seem to enjoy being on the losing-side of whatever issue!!!

See:

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (YouTube)

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MrShaman

Jan-26-13 11:18 AM

"Everett said Pennsylvania is not traditionally a state that embraces progressive reforms."

How true this is. I wonder if it has to do with the Republican Party?" - rick424

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It has more-to-do with people within the Republican Party.

That Party has a tendency to draw people who are (typically) afraid of their own shadow...let-alone anything new & different. They're much-more "comfortable" with the Status Quo...where there are no decisions to be made, or risks ventured...which pretty-much explains their need for "absolutes".

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MrShaman

Jan-26-13 11:26 AM

Grass - The History of Marijuana (Narrated By Woody Harrelson) (YouTube)

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One of the best.....

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MrShaman

Jan-26-13 11:33 AM

"Pennsylvania is still 50 years behind the times." - jhildy69

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No doubt.

How embarrassing when retirees mock "our ways".

See:

Marijuana smoking grandparents (YouTube)

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MrShaman

Jan-26-13 11:39 AM

"Put me down for a big NO on that vote!" - Tedeaux

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Not a prob!!

It's entirely your Right to be the "butt" of everyone's jokes.

See:

Retirees demand marijuana (YouTube)

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MrShaman

Jan-26-13 12:04 PM

"The Drug War supporters trust the morals and ethic of gangsters to best protect American children." - aahpat

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These would be the same people who dread the "evils" of education.

See:

Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized: An Expert's Perspective (YouTube)

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MrShaman

Jan-26-13 12:19 PM

"It is nearly impossible to argue against the fact that the "war on drugs" is a losing battle." - twinder

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Yeah...it's "probably" time to jettison "nearly".

See:

True History of Marijuana Full Movie (YouTube)

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JerryfromRI

Jan-26-13 2:56 PM

Government needs to stay out of our living rooms and bedrooms. End marijuana prohibition now.

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MrShaman

Jan-26-13 6:36 PM

"Put me down for a big NO on that vote!" - Tedeaux (fail 1) "Legalization of pot is assinine!!" - USABorn (fail 2)

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Nothin' like a double-barreled conserva-WHACKIN'!!!!

WOO! HOO!!

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Tedeaux

Jan-26-13 8:18 PM

Just checking, but have the dems already taken our constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech away? The way you put it Shaman, we don't have the right as conservatives to voice our opinion on anything that might disagree with any of the President's left wing causes. Last time I checked, it was still against PA law, as well as Federal law to smoke pot. All I did was to try to show my support of that law.

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MrShaman

Jan-27-13 8:08 AM

"Just checking, but have the dems already taken our constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech away? The way you put it Shaman, we don't have the right as conservatives to voice our opinion on anything that might disagree with any of the President's left wing causes." - Tedeaux

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"Nice" misdirection/distraction. The subject is the logic behind marijuana Prohibition.

If you prefer to consider that a "left wing cause" (that has nothing-to-do with the President)....that's ALSO an issue where "conservatives" PREFER those good ol' timey "absolutes", rather-than the FACTS (available), that's your option...but, hardly the justification for arresting/imprisoning those folks that "conservatives" consider "undesirables".

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MrShaman

Jan-27-13 8:18 AM

"All I did was to try to show my support of that law." - Tedeaux

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No...you're showing support for wasting MORE Federal-buck$ on a law that's making no discernible difference.

I'm "fairly" certain you can chalk-that-up to one MORE reason you "conservatives" are losing National-elections. You prefer (YOUR) beliefs, over (readily available) knowledge; i.e. "absolutes" vs. Reality.

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jeff33

Jan-27-13 8:37 AM

Shaman sounds like a Potman nothing wrong with that!

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jeff33

Jan-27-13 8:41 AM

Marijuana, marijuana, Mary Jane, Mary Jane. Charlie Brown grows it, Snoopy smokes it why can't we!

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jeff33

Jan-27-13 8:42 AM

"LEGALIZE IT"

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Progressive

Jan-27-13 9:33 AM

Get with the times PA. Legalize it and make room in the prisons and the criminal justice system for real criminals.

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