Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by fleabassist1, Mar 14, 2007.
Legalization of cannabis? I wouldn't assume any of them would be conservative
Just wanted to post this, how insane is this?
Barack is popular with the youth.... He knows how he can solidify his base.
Read the other day in Newsmax or Worldnet, that kids in California were getting high using the very available medical marijuana..... if you were to read between their lines it was suggested that Med Marijuana is readily available to everyone out there.
When I lived in Me. Med M was approved, the only problem was how do you get it? There was a story about a guy with MS or something who was allowed to medically smoke, grew his own and got busted for growing it.. not sure if it ever was resolved, but Harry Boy would know.
Now, I must say that I understand the other side of the story. There are other things you can take that can relieve pain - medications and what not. It IS still illegal...
NO, in some cases there is not other medications and what not. I forget the name of the talk show host who says marijuana is the only relief he gets from his sickness. This lady in the article is grossly sick, the herb helps her, evidently nothing else does. I don't get why people are opposed to her smoking. Meanwhile, its perfectly alright to sell and market cigarettes which are a known cancer causing agent and a deadly disease. But hey, lets not be hypocritical.
Our here in the Golden State you can pretty much walk into a 'doctors' office...claim you have a sore shoulder and walk out with a perscription of the stickiest of the ickey!~
Harry BOY.....you need to listen to some Biggie, and LL Cool J.....
goin back to cali....
Even if a candidate supported legalizing marijuana, they'd never admit. It would be political suicide. That battle's going to have to be won at a state level first.
By the way... DuPont Chemicals is reason for MJ being illegal.
Its all about making sythetic materials instead of using cheap hemp.
The term "Marijuana" was made up to scare people. Check the funding of such cult classics as "Refer Madness" etc.
Weed really isn't any worse than alcohol. and there WAS a 19th ammendment at one point.
He did what everybody is doing, he went down to the nearest schoolyard and bought it by the pound.
Support Your Local Scum Bag Drug Dealer Keep Drugs Illegal
Not just DuPont, but also William Randolph Hearst and Harry Anslinger.
DuPont had invented a process to manufacture pulp paper, and the process wasn't compatible with hemp paper. He didn't care about the marijuana, he cared about industrial hemp. William Hearst just hated minorities, especially Mexicans, and used mariajuana to incite people against them.
Anslinger was the first Commissioner of the FBN (Federal Bereau of Narcotics). His crusade was about job security.
What are you saying about the 19th amendment, though? That was the one that gave women the right to vote.
$h!t......I was one off....18th amendment Prohibition. still...I'm factually correct in saying there was infact a 19th amendment.
True enough... it really bothers me how the Commerce Clause has been used to give the Federal government powers it was never meant to have.
They were able to criminalize marijuana by first taxing it, and then saying that because it's taxed, it falls under Congress' interstate commerce powers to regulate it (even if it never crosses state lines). This is where I give the late William Rehnquist credit... in the 90's the Supreme Court ruled that federal laws punishing posession of a gun near a school were unconstitutional because they exceeded the Commerce Clause. Then shortly before his death, when the Supreme Court ruled in Raich that the Feds were within their rights to regulate marijuana, he was with the dissenters in saying they shouldn't have that right.
Will those Doctors that prescirbe Pot lose their "federal License"?
Ha!.....yeah, the license they printed on hemp that was given to them by mail order from High Times magazine.
Probably not. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Walters v. Conant that doctors can't lose their license for prescribing pot. That decision is only binding in the 9th circuit (including California), but the Supreme Court rejected the Bush Administration's appeal.
Getting back to the original post, at least Bill Richardson supports Medical Marijuana.. it is a start, better watch out for "reefer madness" in those MS folks.
SANTA FE, N.M. - Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson, poised to sign a bill making New Mexico the 12th state to legalize medical marijuana, said Thursday he realizes his action could become an issue in the presidential race.
"So what if it's risky? It's the right thing to do," said Richardson, one of the candidates in the crowded 2008 field. "What we're talking about is 160 people in deep pain. It only affects them."
The legislation would create a program under which some patients â€” with a doctor's recommendation â€” could use marijuana provided by the state health department. Lawmakers approved the bill Wednesday. The governor is expected to sign it in the next few weeks.
Richardson has supported the proposal since he first ran in 2002. But he pushed especially hard for it this year, leaning on some Democrats to change their votes after the bill initially failed.
"Give him credit. It's not something you do because you're going to garner great political support for it. It is a bit controversial," said Thomas Mann, a political analyst at the Brookings Institution in Washington. By the same token, Mann says, it is not likely to hurt him in the Democratic contests.
Well, here's the deal in Kalifornia.
L.A.'s marijuana stores take root
By William M. Welch, USA TODAY
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. â€” A decade ago, the Rev. Scott Imler co-wrote and organized the ballot initiative that made California the first state to legalize marijuana for medical use.
Now Imler shakes his head with dismay over what his law has wrought: scores of storefront marijuana shops across Southern California with menus of pot varieties for sale to anyone with a doctor's note.
"What we set out to do was put something in the statutes that said medicine was a defense in case they got arrested using marijuana for medical reasons," Imler says. "What we got was a whole different thing, a big new industry."
Los Angeles has become a boomtown for pot stores. The number of "dispensaries" as they are known has gone from four in late 2005 to 98 one year later, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
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