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65. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2012, 20:47 jdreyer
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 13:48:
PHJF wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 10:20:
I don't think the Feds are going to do anything about it. Nobody wants to start another States Rights battle, especially one so large as this would generate. The usual federal-level war on drugs will continue but we aren't going to see anything like a Volstead Act enforcement policy arise in either state.

They already have... There's been loads of federales coming into California over the past few years to shut down marijuana dispensaries, which are perfectly legal by the state's laws, under orders from ol' Barry. And that's just for MEDICAL usage (technically, we all know people get it for "chronic back pain," etc.), who knows what's going to happen in states where it's been approved for recreational use and any adult over 21 can buy it at the corner liquor store? It's good that CO and WA have done this though, so that we can find out. Hopefully in a few more years, after we shed a bunch more old codgers who are still brainwashed by Reefer Madness, we can at least decriminalize it on the federal level. It's mind-boggling how far they've gone with the propaganda over the past century to make people think smoking weed is like sucking the devil's D, to the point where the majority of politicians and/or their constituents are blind to the fact that it would be a massive boon to economies everywhere, on every level.

And this is coming from a guy who never has and probably never will smoke weed... It's just common sense.

It's ridiculous. Pot is a SCHEDULE 1 drug. That's the strictest classification. It is considered in the same league as heroin and peyote. Hell, not even codeine or cocaine are sched 1. They're sched 2, a lower classification.

You're right that it all stems from films like Reefer Madness. "OMG teh black is smokin' MJ and commin' to steal our white womenz! We better ban that shit!" It's complete lunacy. And we put people in prison for 20 years for selling this naturally growing mild depressant.
 
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