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Holder's marijuana message treads on dangerous ground

September 14, 2013

Marijuana is illegal under federal law. Yet Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to interfere in any way with two states where recreational use of the drug has become permissible....

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 4:35 AM

"This is dangerous ground."

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...Primarily to the poorly-educated.

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See:

True History of Marijuana Full Movie - YouTube

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DavidBross

Sep-14-13 6:17 AM

The point about selective enforcement is a valid one. I wonder what other examples of selective enforcement of a similar nature there are from this and previous administrations?

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Garben78

Sep-14-13 7:16 AM

Pretty bad when the government can push healthcare on everyone but can't enforce it's own laws on drugs. What a sad country we are living in

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Garben78

Sep-14-13 7:18 AM

Let them smoke what they want however if one if my kids or relatives is ever maimed or killed by someone under the influence ill surely pass the same on to them all is fair

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CaveFelem

Sep-14-13 7:57 AM

I don't smoke pot. Yes, it's against the law. But, I fail to see the difference between someone sitting in their living room smoking pot or sitting in their living room drinking alcohol. What's the difference if someone does that or drinks a 6 pack? The former can end with incarceration, at a huge cost to the taxpayer.

Legalizing, taxing it, regulating it like alcohol could go a long way toward reducing incarceration rates. The same laws could apply as they do to alcohol with regard to driving, work environments, etc.

What I don't like about this whole thing is the selective enforcement of the law. If a law is on the books, and it's not appropriate or needed or whatever, it needs to be changed legally, not just ignored.

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 8:30 AM

"Pretty bad when the government can push healthcare on everyone but can't enforce it's own laws on drugs." - Garben78

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I'd say it's a "little" late to (still) be complaining about the War On Alcohol.

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 8:40 AM

"If a law is on the books, and it's not appropriate or needed or whatever, it needs to be changed legally, not just ignored." - CaveFelem

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The politicians are, in NO WAY, gonna "step" on that "third-rail" of marijuana-legislation, when a significant-number of U.S. residents STILL buy-into those "absolutes", regarding the "dangers" of marijuana.

Fortunately, everything is temporary...and, the pro-legalization head-count continues to grow.

BTW...it surely didn't hurt to ignore the law, during The War On Alcohol. The government didn't change THAT law, out of a sense of "compassion".

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 8:44 AM

"Let them smoke what they want however if one if my kids or relatives is ever maimed or killed by someone under the influence ill surely pass the same on to them all is fair" - Garben78

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Easy, there, Gramps. You're gonna have to wait, UNTIL they've got a fool-proof way to verify intoxication, before you go threatening anyone's Life.

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 9:57 AM

"To Mr. Troisi: Seriously? Are you kidding me?" - Francine

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Hmmmmmmmm....Dave Armstrong Custer?????

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 10:32 AM

It's be nice to see a revival of family-farms, in this state, as well, 'cause...if there's ANYTHING that grows well, in PA, it's WEEDS!!!!!!!

See:

Time 4 Hemp: Willie Nelson - Restore Hemp (Full Interview) [YouTube]

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nobud74

Sep-14-13 10:52 AM

Shammy, do you ever read anything? You only cite videos. Interesting.

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nobud74

Sep-14-13 10:56 AM

While I don't like the selective enforcement of our Federal laws, I do applaud the return to state's rights. Perhaps our federal govt will stop blanketing us with laws that should really be handled by the states.

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nobud74

Sep-14-13 11:02 AM

And the best reason for legalization of marijuana is the abject failure of enforcement. We have spent trillions of dollars to enforce laws against a relatively harmless weed, we have incarcerated millions of Americans to the tune of probably trillions of dollars over the past 100 years. And, yet, we still have the "problem", which indicates to a sane person that it isn't working! Legalize it, tax it and enforce it with DUI like alcohol. But, I think the law enforcement and prison system is against this because it is steady, easy work for them. That's my foil hat comment for the day! Have a great weekend!

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 2:20 PM

"Shammy, do you ever read anything? You only cite videos. Interesting." - nobud74

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You mean...as-opposed-to referencing what "they" say, on Clear Channel & FAUX Noise??

Yeah...I prefer higher-valued RECORDED-data...as-opposed-to hearing "What he MEANT to say...", that you hear (so-often) from more-"conservative" sources.

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 2:27 PM

"But, I think the law enforcement and prison system is against this because it is steady, easy work for them." - nobud74

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...Not-to-mention the "piece-of-the-action" that law-enforcement orgs "recover", after a bu$t. Job-security IS more-than-likely the BIGGIE, though...as-well-as the push to increase the creation of privately-owned/for-profit pri$on$.

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 2:31 PM

See:

Grandma Marijuana - Mae Nutt Tells Her Story of Compassion - YouTube

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 9:11 PM

"Hmmmmmmmm....Dave Armstrong Custer?????"

I just Googled that name, and came up empty. I have no idea who Dave Armstrong Custer is, Jack. Any help?" - Francine

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I'd assumed you were suggesting Dave Troisi was being MORE than a little pretentious, with the subject matter, at hand; ingenuously pandering to the (typical) lowest common-denominator, here.

For some reason, I was reminded of Custer, and how his bombastic-nature contributed to the (actual) death-of-him; Mr. Troisi, moreso, his credibility.

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MrShaman

Sep-14-13 9:16 PM

See:

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

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MrShaman

Sep-15-13 11:44 AM

"I'd assumed you were suggesting Dave Troisi was being MORE than a little pretentious, with the subject matter, at hand; ingenuously pandering to the (typical) lowest common-denominator, here."

You're right on it, Jack." - Francine

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...And, we can (then) also assume...Troisi (conveniently) ignored Gov. Shafer...much like Richard Nixon did.

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See:

National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse [Wikipedia]

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Garben78

Sep-15-13 6:32 PM

Wow

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ulyssesez

Jan-30-14 3:32 PM

Please take the time to research CBD and THC synergy. I agree that there are some people that abuse cannabis but there are true medicinal benefits that we can reach if everyone was educated right and not fed lies. The truth is that medicinal marijuana today has thc that is way to high and cbd (which is a lesser known cannabinoid which acts synergistially with thc) that is too low. This is because thc is what has the psychoactive properties not cbd, cbd actually regulates the negative effects of thc which is confused with the thc being blocked or stopped by cbd. Therefore people want more thc rather than a sufficient amount of both thc and cbd. These are some of the effects of cbd. Analgesic Anti-Inflammatory Anti-Ischemic Antibacterial Anticancer Antidiabetic Antiemetic Antiepelitic Antiproliferative Antipsychotic Antispasmodic Antopsoriatic Anxiolytic BoneStimulant Immunosuppressive Intestinal AntiProkinetic Neoroprotective Vasorelaxant

Support medicinal marijuana

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