Two new House bills would end Federal prohibition of marijuana (politics-ok)

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/20/marijuana-legalization-congress_n_6722686.html

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    Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government's decadeslong prohibition of the plant.

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act's schedules, transfer oversight of the substance from the Drug Enforcement Administration over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and regulate marijuana in a way similar to how alcohol is currently regulated in the U.S.

    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act, which would set up a federal excise tax for regulated marijuana.

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    On Friday, Blumenauer called the federal prohibition of marijuana "a failure" that has wasted tax dollars and ruined lives. He also said it's time for the government to forge a new path ahead for the plant.

    "As more states move to legalize marijuana as Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Alaska have done," Blumenauer said, "it's imperative the federal government become a full partner in building a workable and safe framework."

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  2. Mike in Houston

    Mike in Houston I got more balls than the daily lottery. VIP

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    Good men these two. A couple of mensches.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Because if the government is involved, you KNOW it must be the right thing for all of us.
     
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    i wish them luck, but too many people are against legalization for 1000 bullshit reasons, and they will fight tooth and nail to keep it that way on the fed level.



    i laugh at the assholes who act like we aren't aware that pot is an intoxicant.


    i despise every person who thinks i should go to jail for preferring weed over alcohol. :grad:



    die mother fuckers die! :fuckyou:


    :toke:

    :dance:

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    I was so high on wine and weed Robin... I had the munchies and I pigged out on an entire bag of almonds and 12 grapes.
     
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    But will I still have to pass piss tests at work?
     
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  7. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...how long before they vote on this?
     
  8. kinneyjames

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    Like alcohol? Evil government regulates and taxes booze, yet it still flows freely.

    It would be nice to not fear incarceration for recreational use.
     
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    Southern conservatives will fight this on spite, the same knuckleheads that are still stuck whining over evolution.

    Nobody is making YOU smoke weed or drink alcohol, but as you know, being asshole just comes naturally.
     
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    I'm against it. The war on drugs has been a rousing success that has in no way wasted the tax payers money.

    Personally, I'm heartened every time a guy or gal gets sent away for 10 years for dealing pot while the same guy or gal will walk for stealing your 401(k) balance. Hell, you can get 6 months for a pled-out second degree murder charge in Detroit or Baltimore. Makes sense.
     
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    I hope it passes, not to smoke it, but to grow it and make money off you dumb stoners! :jumping:
     
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    like pot heads need help growing pot. :toke:
     
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    Idea here is to get government uninvolved.
     
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    Hah! 2 libtards. Never gonna happen with a republican congress. Religious right wont allow it.
     
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    ...why do they want to quash small businesses?
     
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    If one of the big tobaco companies wants to grow and sell it, it will happen.
     
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    Not until they have added 1.7 billion in NSA appropriations.
     
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    ...there was a big weed symposium or some such shit with entrepreneurs from all kinds of businesses, legitimate people, respected names you would know so i would not be surprised if big tobacco is already negotiating with people in washington and colorado. i dont know that for sure but you could knock me over with a feather if they arent poised to jump on it.
     
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    I'm totally 100% skeptical that any bill introduced by a democrat would pass both republican controlled houses.

    Especially this.
     
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