Law Forum : Feds Targetting New Pot Laws

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  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    kill: Feds fire warning shot over pot legalization - U.S. News
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    Dec 06, 2012 · By Elizabeth Chuck, ... "Marijuana is new, ... We are a Republic of States which already has their own set of laws along with feds.

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    By Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News
    With marijuana possession now legal in Washington state, and soon in Colorado too, residents face a confusing mishmash of federal and state laws when it comes to whether and where they can get high.

    That's because the federal government still bans pot growing and possession, regardless of what state laws say.
    Last night, just hours before legislation legalizing pot in her state went into effect, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan of Washington warned residents that "growing, selling or possessing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law."
    Her words could be a buzzkill for Washington's pot-lovers, yet at midnight -- the moment Washington's law went into effect -- marijuana smokers lit up beneath Seattle's Space Needle, reveling in the joy of living in a state that allows possession of pot, even if state law still says it is illegal to smoke it in public.
    "It's too good to be just for the young," Pat Edmonson, 67, of Whidbey Island, Wash., said as she smoked marijuana in Seattle's City Center with a crowd of about 100 others who were lighting up, despite the no-pot-in-public rule.

    State leaders have appealed to the Justice Department for guidance.

    Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes encouraged celebrants to enjoy their highs inside closed doors.
    "I think that they should acknowledge this newfound right," he told NPR station KUOW. "I think they should celebrate in the privacy of their homes if they choose to do so. And be thankful that we’re no longer arresting some 10,000 Washingtonians a year in the state of Washington and spending well over $100 million in law enforcement resources on that."
    In Colorado, a measuring legalizing marijuana use and possession for those over 21 will go into effect next month. But one place where federal laws will have an impact: college campuses.
    "In order not to lose federal funds, we need to comply with federal law," University of Colorado at Boulder spokeswoman Malinda Hiller-Huey told The Denver Post.
    College students on campuses across the state will be issued criminal tickets if they are found with marijuana, The Post reported. Off-campus, however, students of legal age will be able to grow and use small amounts of marijuana, per the new amendment, according to the University of Colorado.




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    Let the states decide.
    America, has spoken (or parts of it). They wanna get hiiiiiiigh.
    Let them. Imagine the tax revenue earned from a chunk of the 'shadow' economy....
    If the sale of marijuana were 'corporatized', it would also put a dent in organized crime and suck the wind from the sails of these sociopathic degenerates (drug dealers and gang members).

    What with Hostess going out of business, I don't know what these potheads are gonna to do for food.
    I've indulged in the substance once. I was... 26? Never got to experiment as a teen. The 'reign' was too tight and I was a Baby Jesus loving 'good girl' who did as she was told. Hell, I couldn't even date thanks to my father and 3 cockblocking brothers.
    But...I had a rather interesting delusion, laughed about it for a good while...ate and fell asleep. Thank God (or some other deity) for Hot Cheetoes and McDonald's 'dollar menu'....
    It was an all-around pleasant experience.

    Of course --
    I don't really much care for the typical burnout weed smokers...which may/not include those who smoke for 'medicinal use'. Those that I've encountered were no different than drunks. Everytime I speak to one of them? They appear almost proud to admit that they MUST smoke their drugs to be happy and creative. That's... slightly pathetic. They also tend to smell and, even in adulthood, they're always running about singing odes to weed. Like a bunch of jittery prepubescents....
    SMH

    I'm 'on board' with Daniel Tosh on this one:
    "You wanna get high?"
    "Uh, no...because I'm not in highschool...and I do coke. Like an adult...?"
    *laugh*

    ...and yes - I do have an issue with legalizing yet another harmful mind-altering substance. People can't even drink responsibly...but it's 'ok' to allow for the use of a hallucinogen?
    I highly doubt that you can smoke something like that for days - years - on end and emerge unscathed. Aren't there ties between chronic use and schizophrenia?
    You'll not imagine how many that I've cared for with alcohol-related dementia....
    But...it's 'whatever'.

    If 'Scooby Doo' has taught us nothing else it's that no one ever listens to the sensible ones.
    Y'ever watch Scooby-Doo? No one ever listened Velma's a-s.
    Let them smoke all they want, I say. Their health; their responsibility.
    And... 30 years from now, it'll be their turn to run about acting 'brand new'. Looking for a settlement.
    '...but, but, but - we never knew. No one ever told us.'
     
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    Lung cancer deaths would spike





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    I thought there wasn't one recorded case of people getting lung cancer from marijuana alone. It lowers your immune system (smoke does), but that isn't what gives cancer.
     
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    sigh

    Unrefined pot, which it all is, has more tars and carcenogenic by products than cig.s. Stoners have the same issues and smokers. The cigarette industry did extensive studies on pot. They are poised to take over the production if it is ever legalized. So, there would be a spike in all the same issued involved in smoking





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    Where did you read this? I've seen a lot of studies that say otherwise, and rather wouldn't be very inclined to trust the tobacco industry. Who died from only smoking pot? Also, which issues in particular are directly similar to a tobacco smoker?
     
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    You can always eat it LOL
     
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    Legalizing it would mean less money the govt would make off it being illegal. Can't see that happening unless they able to tax and make up for the loss. I personally haven't read anything about it being damaging to your health as far as causing lung cancer but it is smoke still. Don't they prescribe it to blind people? I used it in my younger years but feel I need to be able to pass a drig test at all time. If it was legalized and I didn't have to get tested for a job, I would be right back at it. As long as its in moderation I don't see the problem. Hell everything giving us cancer nowadays.

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    I live in WA and that's what they are going to do...the tax is going to be ridiculously high....like everything else in WA that is taxed.
     
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    Also, jobs can still perform drug tests and you can be unqualified for a job if they test for marijuana too...Just like alcohol...which is also tested you can still get fired or not get the job.
     
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