Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by skylarbrie, Apr 5, 2014.
It's decriminalized in NYC too. So what?
...better 80 years late than never.
No it's not, dipshit.
Although D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) signed the measure on Monday, the unique rules governing the nation's capitol grant Congress 60 days to review â€“ and possibly block â€“ the proposal before it takes effect.
Such a rejection is highly unusual, as it would require action by both the House and Senate. But a public hearing would offer critics â€“ including a number of conservatives on the Oversight panel â€“ a forum to air their concerns in an election year.
Issa declined to weigh in on the substance of the D.C. bill, saying, â€œI'm going to wait until after the hearing.â€
He suggested the examination would focus on the enforcement questions created by the discrepancies between federal marijuana laws and those enacted by state and local governments â€“ an issue even more complicated in the case of D.C., which falls under partial control of Congress.
â€œThe will of a city versus the will of the nation is always going to be a bit of a challenge, and we're seeing this unfold [with the marijuana law]," Issa told The Hill Friday. â€œThis is an area in transition where The District neither should lead nor be held unreasonably not to be able to follow. And so how it gets reviewed in light of the federal enforcement and so on I think remains to be seen.â€
Under the proposal, smoking marijuana in public would remain a jailable criminal offense. But those found carrying small amounts of the drug â€“ or smoking it in the privacy of their homes â€“ would face civil penalties of just $25 in lieu of criminal charges.
The bill was transmitted to Congress on Monday, just after Gray signed it.
Why the fuck would you get fined for smoking it in the privacy of your own home?
idk man, cuz DC needs that $$$?
It is legal in Ca too. Allegedly. Don't stop Ms. Mims from busting down doors. I say legalize it. Take the gang element right out.
Recreational use should be legal everywhere. The real problem, however, is pot + alcohol, meaning it's alcohol that's preventing pot from being legalized.
members of congress, the judiciary, and the president of the u.s.a. can legally smoke weed in the privacy of their homes...something to think about
...eric holder has already asked congress to review weed as a class one drug and reschedule it. holder could do it on his own but its politically better to work with congress. i was watching a show last night about colorado weed, 30 dollars a gram and medical weed being half that much. our stores in washington will be open to sell in july. currently killer buds are about 10 dollars a gram at most so by the time the state "organizes" the proper way to sell legal weed it will probably cost 3 times as much.
The SCOTUS ruled that cops can enter your home sans warrant if they simply claim to smell weed in your house/apartment.
Wow! There's good money to be made. Won't be long now before every state is in on the act.
The only people who want to keep it against the law are the preachers, the cops and the drug dealers.
Add Big Pharma and the alcohol lobby to that. And the prisons. When Cali tried to legalize weed, beer companies and prison worker unions actively opposed it.
...cops in seattle stopped responding to "i smell marajuana" calls around here back in 2000. it was put to a vote and considered low priority. the whole ban on mj was a deal between william randolf hearst and anslinger. if you read about anslinger there was a bloodline quid pro quo to deem weed as schedule 1. also the textile industry (cotton) was scared to death of weed because hemp itself whether it gets you high or not has so many uses in industry. henry ford built a car (the body of it) out of hemp products that was un dent-able and also ran on hemp oil. the industrialists did not want hemp products because they were slinging their cotton and oil products.
I couldn' t figure out why the OP started this thread. Then it hit me:
In Ontario they are telling all the medical card growers to destroy their plants and they have to buy it from the gov. now. There is a deadline and they are all going to be raided and searched. Cancer patients were growing pounds for less than a couple hundred dollars now they have to pay street prices again for medical pot. What a joke.
It such a shitty thing at this point. The only reason weed is still illegal in most places is because of two reasons. Ignorance. And because, once pot is legal, only pot shops and governments will actually make money.
The fact that the IRS and state/local governments will make millions off of legalization makes you think that the government would be all for it. But there are so many groups that profit off of making weed illegal and all of those groups have lobbies and write checks to Congressmen, senators, state senators, executive candidates, etc.
There's no Carrie Nation when it comes to pot prohibition. In her place are thousands of sociopathic liars who write checks. It's fucking disgusting.