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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Baldhead_J, Nov 17, 2019.
You shoulda punched first!
HAHAHA......friend or foe I needed to stop drinking.... thankfully those days have been over a long time ago.
Ditto for me and what's more,....I concur,......and curse some of those early days,.......
The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Wednesday that could decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level, giving states more room to craft unique regulations.
The "Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019" -- also called the MORE Act -- could officially remove cannabis from the list of federally controlled substances, expunge federal marijuana convictions and arrests, and approve allocation of resources for communities affected by the war on drugs, according to the bill's text.
The legislation, introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and co-sponsored by more than 50 lawmakers, passed 24-10 in the committee on Wednesday.
It would also establish an organization -- called the Cannabis Justice Office -- to introduce a 5% sales tax on cannabis sales in states where it remains legal, according to the bill.
And look for Cheech and Chong albums.
This whole thing is very interesting to me. The average redneck can go down and buy a bottle of whiskey, a drug that often leads to violence, and terrorize the crap out of his family. But, he can’t legally smoke marijuana, a drug that often leads to over consumption of Taco Bell. He also can buy a pack of Marlboro Reds, which has killed millions, but that vape pen is just too dangerous. A very confusing state of affairs.
Agreed. I can't find any consistent theme here other than vote-harvesting.
AND tax money...
True but the federal tax on a pack (20) of cigarettes is a little over a dollar. Yet they are not bemoaning the loss of revenue from nearly killing that industry.
decisions, decisions,.....a healthier American population or a healthier Govt Bank Balance,......ahhhh,....there's the quandary,.......
I truly believe that this is more about money then anything else. Our government Cannot/will not spend within our means. (sure wish I could get away with that). Look at all the regulations that they are putting on this industry in California, they have taxed and regulated it right back to the black market. And my bet is they will do that on the national level also.
My 2 cents on legalizing, They (who ever they are) have said it helps with all kinds of illness. My best friend tried it when she was going through all her cancer treatment. She only did it once because of the cost. But if it helps so many people why can they not just grow it themselves, roll their joints or make their oil and keep the government tax machine out of it.
Also I don't care.
The Illegalization of Marijuana was a political move to get Central Americans out of Agricultural Harvesting so there would be more jobs for Americans at the time. It had nothing to do with the health issues.
Burtlanders will be getting the opportunity to vote on legalising Marijuana some time soon,........
Don't forget about the DuPonts and the Hearsts tossing huge dollars at the government to make hemp illegal for two very different, but exactly the same reasons: DuPont had just formulated a new petroleum based product named Nylon, which could be used for making rope. Hemp was a LOT cheaper. People wouldn't buy their Nylon rope if hemp rope remained easily accessible and cheap. Resolution? Make it illegal!
The Hearsts had just laid out big bucks for lumber rights in Canada. It was being bandied about that hemp could be used for making paper, was much cheaper than wood, and infinitely more renewable.
The Hearsts couldn't let that happen. Resolution? Make it illegal!
They killed pot for their own greedy designs and our country has been paying a high price ever since.