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« on: June 23, 2009, 07:47:09 am »

Here's to you, William Randolph Hurst!


http://wbztv.com/local/marijuana.federal.penalty.2.1052437.html


Frank has filed a bill that would eliminate federal penalties for personal possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana.

It would also make the penalty for using marijuana in public just $100.

"I think John Stuart Mill had it right in the 1850s," said Congressman Frank, "when he argued that individuals should have the right to do what they want in private, so long as they don't hurt anyone else. It's a matter of personal liberty. Moreover, our courts are already stressed and our prisons are over-crowded. We don't need to spend our scarce resources prosecuting people who are doing no harm to others."

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 09:44:25 am »

This will please the 420 crowd.  Now it will be perfectly legal for them to sit around, smoke dope, eat pork rinds and twinkies, and suckle off the government teat without worrying about losing their benefits.

Good going Barney!

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 09:53:09 am »

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 10:18:47 am »

Ten other states have also reduced penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana – in some cases they are a civil fine. These states include California, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, and Oregon.

Oklahoma....making Mississippi look progressive since 2002.



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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 10:31:03 am »

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You angry white homophobe.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 10:38:17 am »

I just want to know where I can get one of those kittens...
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009, 10:58:35 am »

I just want to know where I can get one of those kittens...

Looks like Conan thinks you gotta be a suckler to get a little kitty....

Interesting responses. It does not mean you indulge just because you support civil liberties and you make a statement against big tobacco, big pharma, and the prison over lords. Could it be that hemp production would help the small family farmers (or what's left of them?)?

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 11:09:29 am »

This will please the 420 crowd.  Now it will be perfectly legal for them to sit around, smoke dope, eat pork rinds and twinkies, and suckle off the government teat without worrying about losing their benefits.

I have more "conservative" friends who smoke pot than "liberal" friends, so I'm not quite sure where you are going with that...
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009, 11:38:47 am »

I have more "conservative" friends who smoke pot than "liberal" friends, so I'm not quite sure where you are going with that...

Point made. Thanks...the libs want decrim for philosophical reasons. The cons want pot to forget what they've done to ruin our cuntry during the last 40 years.
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2009, 11:44:33 am »

Point made. Thanks...the libs want decrim for philosophical reasons. The cons want pot to forget what they've done to ruin our cuntry during the last 40 years.

WTH is with you and the spelling of "country"? Are trying to be cute or just be a d!ck.
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2009, 11:45:21 am »

You angry white homophobe.

Hey, who said I was white?  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2009, 11:47:40 am »

The devil loves going full retard and yanking your chains!
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2009, 12:02:14 pm »

I have more "conservative" friends who smoke pot than "liberal" friends, so I'm not quite sure where you are going with that...

I do as well, they just don't admit to it readily.  Wink

Simply decriminalizing smaller amounts on the federal level really doesn't do a whole lot if you get some uptight state's AG's who claim state's rights on this issue.  And if the supply chain is not legalized, it doesn't recognize the real problems of pot production and the people who are hurt as a result of that.  I totally agree that most pot smokers are mellow and stay home when they smoke it.  I don't buy the argument though that it's not addictive.  I've most certainly known heads who were incapable of holding down a job because they were psychologically-dependent on weed.  They wind up bumming off everyone they know or wind up on the government dole.

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2009, 12:10:56 pm »

I do as well, they just don't admit to it readily.  Wink

Simply decriminalizing smaller amounts on the federal level really doesn't do a whole lot if you get some uptight state's AG's who claim state's rights on this issue.  And if the supply chain is not legalized, it doesn't recognize the real problems of pot production and the people who are hurt as a result of that.  I totally agree that most pot smokers are mellow and stay home when they smoke it.  I don't buy the argument though that it's not addictive.  I've most certainly known heads who were incapable of holding down a job because they were psychologically-dependent on weed.  They wind up bumming off everyone they know or wind up on the government dole.



BUNK....the underlying problem for those lackies ain't smoking pot. And let's not pay any mind to addiction facts, Conan. Go sip the drip you like so much, but you need to quit being prejudice against civil libertarians.

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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2009, 12:15:36 pm »

I have no problem at all with civil libertarians, and really don't have an issue with pot being legalized.  There's certainly plenty of people mentally and physically disabled due to alcohol and I'd never deny that.  However, your constant assertions that people can't get addicted to pot is a total denial of reality. 

It's like anything else, if you manage it in moderation, no problem.  If you make a habit of doing it daily it becomes a problem.
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