Democrats file HR 420 to legalize pot

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  1. Pro_Line_FL

    Pro_Line_FL Well-Known Member

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    Predictable.....

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomange.../#7138e3032e60

    420, of course, is a special number for marijuana enthusiasts, who celebrate the plant extra hard every April 20.

    The new bill filed in the House on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is titled the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. If passed, it would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act.

    “While the bill number may be a bit tongue in cheek, the issue is very serious. Our federal marijuana laws are outdated, out of touch and have negatively impacted countless lives,” Blumenauer said in a press release. "Congress cannot continue to be out of touch with a movement that a growing majority of Americans support. It’s time to end this senseless prohibition.”


    And yes, the bill is actually called "420"

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hr-420/

    A marijuana bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives during the 116th Congress is numbered H.R. 420 — a reference to marijuana culture.

    Rating: TRUE
     
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    Doesn't have a hope in hell. Onward and upward with the totally insane "war on drugs!"
     
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    Why was this matter not introduced during the presidency of Barack Obama, when there was hope for it actually being implemented without opposition?
     
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    I thought Conservatives wanted more freedom and less government intrusion?
     
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    Even if such is the case, the united states is a signatory to several international treaties that legally obligate it to continue the so-called "war on drugs" indefinitely and without end. It literally has no other choice but to maintain the status quo, even if government at all levels wished to call it off.
     
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    Congress can decriminalize marijuana, today.

    what a waste its been. Focus all DEA actions and efforts on cocaine, heroine, meth, etc. Leave marijuana alone. Trump could sign an EO this second.
     
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    Politics. The same reason Obama didn't go after the Wall Street crooks.
     
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    No public desire in 08-10, and after 10, the Rs had the senate.
     
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    Such as repealing all the traffic laws?
     
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    They need to legalize it, tax it and use the revenue to build the wall.
     
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    Maybe because they lost the control of the House in 2010. Not all Republicans are opposed to it, so it is not without hope.
     
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    When it comes to mind alternating drugs, nobody like Snopes would know better.

    A couple of burned out druggy liberals pounding away on a computer keyboard in a basement 24/7.
     
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    Thats a yuge stretch! Traffic laws keep you out of my right of way. Are pot smokers a danger to the public?

    I have to go! I see a group of pot smokers out front. They might start playing Hacky Sack!!!!
     
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    Why are you in a rush to find ways to spend the money, when we are burning trillion dollars of borrowed money per year?
     
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    When they become drug zombies who cant support their family they become mu problem thanks to the wipe-every-nose welfare state
     
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    See that is the democrat in you. You don't understand the difference between delegating where income is to be used and defecate spending.
     
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    you realize that the prohibition on marijuana has not stopped anyone from using marijuana right? It's a ****ing plant that can be grown literally ANYWHERE, indoors as well as outside. Legalizing marijuana will not cause the public en mass to suddenly become pot heads. Anyone who wants to smoke now, can and does. Weed is easier to obtain than alcohol, lol.
     
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    If fiscal conservatism is same as "democrat in you", then so be it. It actually shows the liberal in you. You think there might be more taxes coming in, so you rush to find ways to spend it ASAP. You libbie you....
     
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    Traffic laws heve not prevented auto accidents but we keep enforcing them anyway
     
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    That is not a fair, accurate, or honest description of pot users. Telling free citizens that they may not have a plant is more of a description of a nose-wiping nanny state.

    Having said that, Welfare should be reduced over time to prevent creating dependency.
     
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