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Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-22 00:19||
#2 This isn't about money or profits. This is about human rights, and the ability of the poor and the middle-class to receive medical care at minimal or no cost. Under Obamacare, greedy Wall Street moguls and the wealthy will pick up the cost of your BC tabs, reefers.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-22 07:45||
#3 The fact that this writer used the word "nullification" in the context of state laws overturning federal ones suggests that he has a really... archaic relationship with constitutional law. Like, Calhoun archaic.
And the federal drug laws have been in effect long enough, and survived court challenges long enough, to enjoy a certain presumption of constitutionality.
That being said, I have no dog in this fight, and frankly, my attitude is Kissingerian: it's a shame they both can't lose.
#4 Weed is available in every highschool in the land and it has been at least since I was in HS in the 80's. The drug war is a miserable failure. Trans-national functionaries don't care about what's right or wrong or what policies are effective. They are only interested in centralized control. They want more laws regulating human affairs, never less.
But ultimately, it is human nature that is the problem, we have a strong appetite for vice and intoxication and an equally strong puritan impulse (to save us from our destructive appetites).
On the vast spectrum of intoxicating substances known to man, weed is less harmful and dangerous than most others (and quite enjoyable - speaking of first-hand experience).
Posted by DJ Curtis C 2012-11-22 10:38||
#5 If the UN is pushing for us to keep weed illegal they must be getting US funding for worldwide reefer madness training and eradication.
Posted by Penguin 2012-11-22 11:22||
#6 How about a compromise where the US allows this ONE TIME interference with our government in exchange for their supporting that people receiving government assistance for over 2 years (in total, excluding SSI and Military Pensions) lose their right to vote...?
Posted by Uncle Phester 2012-11-22 11:39||
#7 Weed is available in every high school in the land and it has been at least since I was in HS in the 80's.
Well, I was in high school during the early 70's, and it was plenty available then too. End the war on drugs.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2012-11-22 11:49||
#8 The UN is in with the drug cartels and don't want their gravy train to derail.
Posted by Spot 2012-11-22 11:53||
#9 Yes of couse, our self-admitted crack using, pot smoking POTUS will be jumping on to this very soon!
In other news, Jerry Sandusky to release new book entitled.... "The Evils of Pedifila".
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-22 12:20||
#10 I am not very happy with my western neighbor, and have no desire to visit the northwest, but I will take them any minute of the year to the f#kn UN and their irritable bowel dropping dictates.
Could a suit be filed against Mexico for product dumping?
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-11-22 12:27||
#11 we happen to like the Northwest, you should come and visit, it's really very nice. Esp the North Idaho region in Summer.
Posted by 746 2012-11-22 14:35||
#12 Pot was available in High School in the '60s, too.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2012-11-22 14:45||