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Old 02-27-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Marijuana laws possibly changing in CA?

"An assemblyman from San Francisco announced legislation Monday to do just that: make California the first state in the nation to tax and regulate recreational marijuana in the same manner as alcohol."

...Story continued...http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...vote45247971=1

Also, it looks as if Obama may be keeping his word about at least one of his campaign stances, ending raids on pot dispensaries in CA, something that Clinton encouraged and Bush enforced strictly. I like his stance on states being allowed to make their own laws on medical marijuana and not allowing the federal gov't. to interfere with it. A step in the right direction IMO.

...Story here...http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...MN2016651R.DTL
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:04 PM   #2
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Kudos to allowing each state to run itself.

Now, if only he could find a way to force them to mange their own budgets...

oh but if he could do that...he'd be a hypocrite.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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'Bout time.

War on Drugs was and is retarded...
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:28 PM   #4
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Funny thing is,

It is STILL illegal according to federal law. So any and every person seen buying and smoking it could STILL be arrested if the feds. wanted to prosecute.

Now they won't worry about it, until they need to pick someone up for something. They will use marijuana possession as the reason.
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Default Re: Marijuana laws possibly changing in CA?

I'm all for individual states setting their own standards with regard to medical Mary Jane. Only problem is in Taxylvania, Eddie The Hut will tax each puff.
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I am all for it , but I see no way they can tax it .. how do you tax the # of ears of corn I can grow ?????
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Funny thing is,

It is STILL illegal according to federal law. So any and every person seen buying and smoking it could STILL be arrested if the feds. wanted to prosecute.

Now they won't worry about it, until they need to pick someone up for something. They will use marijuana possession as the reason.
Well that's the whole point of the second article I posted, which clearly states that Obama plans to end federal raids. "U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is sending strong signals that President Obama - who as a candidate said states should be allowed to make their own rules on medical marijuana - will end raids on pot dispensaries in California." http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...MN2016651R.DTL

Also, it is encouraging to know that the CA Supreme Court has upheld a decision saying that State medical marijuana laws are not preempted by federal laws, and this case was denied review by the US Supreme Court on Dec. 1st 2008. This basically means that local and state cops cannot bust someone who legally has medical marijuana, nor can they bust the shops selling them.

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/d...ot_12-1-08.php

This is encouraging for the 13 other states with medical marijuana laws.
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I am all for it , but I see no way they can tax it .. how do you tax the # of ears of corn I can grow ?????
The same way they tax alcohol basically..."Ammiano's measure, AB 390, would essentially replicate the regulatory structure used for beer, wine and hard liquor, with taxed sales barred to anyone under 21."
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I am all for it , but I see no way they can tax it .. how do you tax the # of ears of corn I can grow ?????
americans are too lazy to grow their own corn, tobacco, or herbs.

they would much rather just go to a store and buy it (instant gratification) and it will be taxed.
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Personally,

I think medical marijuana is a crock.

If they want to LEGALIZE smoking pot, put it before the voters to legalize it.

But this is nothing but an excuse.

I know a number of people around here that have or are trying to get a card. Only ONE of them has a legitimate reason, and that person could get as much relief with other medicine, but just wanted to do it through pot instead of 2 or 3 pills. The rest? Well, "When I smoke pot, I don't argue as much, I am more calm."

yeah, great argument.

And yeah, that is about the logic that is used to get the card, and they DO get them.

It is a dishonest way to flirt the laws. Either be honest and repel the law, or stick with it.
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