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    Re: House stops feds from executing raids in medical marijuana states

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Not exactly.



    People need to read the article in the link.

    We'll see what they do. Wouldn't a bill of such need the president's signature? If so, Obama would probably veto, not sign.
    Even if it was passed, they would find some way to bust up medical dispensaries still. Obama said he would honor states' rights once he was Pres. and they have been doing raids since 2008. So forgive me if I remain skeptical and cynical about our President to do the right thing. He doesn't know how to not lie.

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    Re: House stops feds from executing raids in medical marijuana states

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    Even if it was passed, they would find some way to bust up medical dispensaries still. Obama said he would honor states' rights once he was Pres. and they have been doing raids since 2008. So forgive me if I remain skeptical and cynical about our President to do the right thing. He doesn't know how to not lie.
    When the UCMJ is rewritten, military members will be obliged to toke to their heart's content.

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    Forget about Obama for just 5 minutes.

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    Re: House stops feds from executing raids in medical marijuana states

    Instead of passing a bill preventing the DoJ from enforcing a law, how about, I dunno, repealing the ****ing law? I swear to God the people driving this ship are morons. If I wrote code like they run our country it wouldn't even compile.

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    Re: House stops feds from executing raids in medical marijuana states

    Quote Originally Posted by Binary_Digit View Post
    Instead of passing a bill preventing the DoJ from enforcing a law, how about, I dunno, repealing the ****ing law? I swear to God the people driving this ship are morons. If I wrote code like they run our country it wouldn't even compile.
    Because this kind of piece meal approach is (so far) the best approach? Better to get in place the ability to stop the abuse of power and then go after that abuse than stay on the course we were on. Also there is a little more involved in getting Dick Nixon's classification of MJ as a schedule one narcotic changed than simply repealing a law. For profit prisons, court and police staffing levels are all concerns that play into the game and play a big part in the reluctance of those same parties to see their cash grab end. And of course there is the 2005 ruling by the SCOTUS, "the supremacy clause" which says that state laws allowing medical marijuana are subservient to federal laws. Basically since the federal government chooses to ignore the right of the states to set law, and despite the promises of Obama to change this, it has not occurred and is not likely to anytime soon. Until such time as the myriad of concerns and motivations can be addressed and those who lobby against such change (law enforcement and for profit prisons) it will take baby steps like this one to address the schizophrenic approach our representatives at the federal level enjoy perpetrating against the states and citizenry.

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