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Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?
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Paulistano Offline
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RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

(06-20-2012 02:11 PM)IMaDick Wrote:  Shit runs from the corners of your mouth.

States rights are intact dipshit was my point, The people have a voice was my point, and when our elected officials fail the question belongs to the people was my point , all of which you denied.

go back to the indoctrination camp shitbird you are failing.

Still a dick, I see.





02-16-2013 03:16 PM
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RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

(02-16-2013 03:16 PM)Paulistano Wrote:  
(06-20-2012 02:11 PM)IMaDick Wrote:  Shit runs from the corners of your mouth.

States rights are intact dipshit was my point, The people have a voice was my point, and when our elected officials fail the question belongs to the people was my point , all of which you denied.

go back to the indoctrination camp shitbird you are failing.

Still a dick, I see.

Dick was the bomb.

You didn't officially 'arrive' at Mock until Dick had called you Shitbird.

I really hope those drug cartel guys didn't get him.





02-20-2013 07:51 PM
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(02-20-2013 07:51 PM)Midwest Spy Wrote:  Dick was the bomb.

You didn't officially 'arrive' at Mock until Dick had called you Shitbird.

I really hope those drug cartel guys didn't get him.

Indeed, I have travelled that path with the / that Dick...





02-20-2013 08:00 PM
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RE: Pot Criminalization: Up in Smoke?

This has to be a little embarrassing...

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New York state assemblyman Steven Katz was arrested Thursday for possession of marijuana. Mr. Katz voted against the legalization of medicinal marijuana last year, and he's a member of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee.

He regrets the "unfortunate incident".

Katz, 59, was doing 80mph in a 65mph zone. He was pulled over for speeding, at which time police heard Quiet Riot blaring from his Ipod, detected the odor of marijuana in the vehicle, and smelled Ranch flavored Doritos on Mr. Katz's breath. He was released after processing and will appear in court on March 28.

(All true, except the music and munchies part).





03-16-2013 10:19 AM
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Bwahahaha! "Smelled ranch flavored doritos on his breath."






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03-16-2013 10:27 AM
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Glad to see this announcement; too many prisons filled with people arrested and handed long/life sentences for non-violent marijuana offenses.

Hoping the bi-partisan legislation passes Congress. The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) is opposing the proposal.

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Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.

A November 2013 report by the American Civil Liberties Union says at least 3,279 prisoners in the U.S. are serving life without parole sentences for nonviolent drug and property crimes. Nearly four in every five were convicted of crimes involving drugs.

"This focused reliance on incarceration is not just financially unsustainable - it comes with human and moral costs that are impossible to calculate," Holder said in an appearance before the Sentencing Commission, an independent agency that establishes sentencing policies, on Thursday.

In a country where nearly half of all federal inmates are serving time for drug crimes, the harshest penalties should be reserved for violent drug defendants and criminals with long rap sheets, Holder said.

Holder directed prosecutors in August to stop charging many nonviolent drug defendants with offenses that carry mandatory minimum sentences.

He has also said he also wants to divert people convicted of low-level offenses to drug treatment and community-service programs and to expand a prison program to allow the release of some elderly, nonviolent offenders. Bipartisan legislation pending in Congress would give judges more discretion in sentencing defendants for drug crimes.


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03-14-2014 10:30 AM
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One of the most trusted newspapers in America has endorsed an end to the "prohibition" of marijuana. The New York Times editorial board argues that after weighing the pro's & cons of legalization the scales tip in favor of ending the ban. I think this might be significant coming from them given they are such a trusted news organization.

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07-27-2014 05:07 PM
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^ wow.. Not in a hundred years would I have seen that coming.





07-27-2014 05:40 PM
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(07-27-2014 05:07 PM)Duchess Wrote:  

One of the most trusted newspapers in America has endorsed an end to the "prohibition" of marijuana. The New York Times editorial board argues that after weighing the pro's & cons of legalization the scales tip in favor of ending the ban. I think this might be significant coming from them given they are such a trusted news organization.

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Really? Cause the NY Times Editorial section also called the Eagles racist exploiters that besmirched the good name of innocent Desean Jackson.





07-27-2014 05:41 PM
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Really.






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(07-27-2014 05:41 PM)Cutz Wrote:  Really? Cause the NY Times Editorial section also called the Eagles racist exploiters that besmirched the good name of innocent Desean Jackson.


I hadn't read the article you referred to until moments ago. I'm very taken aback by the assumptions that story holds so I checked out the author. He's black and writes books with titles like - Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption Of The Black Athlete. Fuck 'em, he's biased and his story about DeSean is shit...

...however, I did get the point you were making.






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I agree about fuck em, but yeah, any periodical can be biased and opinion based. You'd hope the NY Times is above that, but with the explosion of the internet and internet news... I think newspapers will run any dramatic half-cocked story these days. Philly mag had that crazy piece by the dude who called Nick Foles a chickenshit... like you're a legitimate writer? Ridiculous.





07-28-2014 10:14 AM
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RAND PAUL GETS IT RIGHT (IMO)

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patients and physicians in those states, from federal prosecution.

Paul's Amendment 3630, filed Thursday morning to Sen. John Walsh's (D-Mont.) jobs bill being heard on the Senate floor, allows states to "enact and implement laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana for medical use" without fear of federal prosecution. There are 33 states that have enacted laws protecting some form medical marijuana.

To date, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use. Another 10 have legalized CBD, a non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis frequently used to treat epilepsy, for limited medical use or research. Still, the federal government continues to ban the plant, classifying it as a Schedule I substance with "no currently accepted medical use."

Due to ongoing partisan gridlock in the Senate, it appears unlikely that Paul's amendment will get a vote.


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It's silly to me that the US apparently needs a Federal law to prevent the Federal government from finding ways to circumvent State laws on marijuana and pursue prosecution, but we apparently do. Too bad this bill isn't likely to get anywhere because Congress is "gridlocked".

It's beyond me why marijuana is still scheduled as a Class 1 drug despite even the medical and scientific communities' debunking of the hype against its addictive properties and effects. Is anyone still "scared straight"? I don't think so.

Anyway, getting cannabis scheduled properly wouldn't make it legal, but would be an acknowledgement of understanding the true properties of the drug and would probably deter the DOJ from pursuing marijuana distributors in states where voters have deemed medicinal or recreational marijuana legal. I don't know if politicians are too dependent on donations from pharmaceutical companies (who wouldn't want the competition from unobstructed medical marijuana in the states) to address the inaccurate schedule classification or what -- rescheduling marijuana's drug class is so long overdue.





07-28-2014 10:27 AM
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I agree HOTD. I strongly believe marijauna needs to be reclassified. I believe their is a bill about the passing of medicinal marijuana if it's oil and not high in thc.

I take prescription meds because of my injuries and it's hard to believe that marijuana is in the same class as some of my prescriptions. I understand why my prescriptions are the way they are but seriously marijuana as a class 1. Come on!!





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