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    Re: Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies

    What a joke. They are more concerned with our citizens doing what they voted for and having freedom than the number of countries that are being overrun by ISIS, Russia and disease. Give me a break. This organization that we pay 25% of the operational costs and 25% of the "peacekeeping" budget is ridiculous. Cut their budget and build up America. We can then give them money as we see fit, in the form of grants.
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    Re: Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I see you stopped in again to hurl nonsensical insults instead of contributing to the topic.

    I guess you're in favor of Russia overruling the states? You know what, don't answer that, I don't care, you're just going to tell me I need jesus or something then call me a liberal because I don't want to live in the middle ages with you.
    The Crimea situation has exactly zero to do with our policies on pot.

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    Re: Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think there's a thread on this.
    But you can't remember?

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    Re: Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    What a joke. They are more concerned with our citizens doing what they voted for and having freedom than the number of countries that are being overrun by ISIS, Russia and disease. Give me a break. This organization that we pay 25% of the operational costs and 25% of the "peacekeeping" budget is ridiculous. Cut their budget and build up America. We can then give them money as we see fit, in the form of grants.
    Did they indicate somehow that this was a higher priority than ISIS?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Interesting. Are the pot policies of a growing number of states breaking/ignoring international drug treaties or conventions?
    Actually that would appear to be the case. A couple of decades ago, at the urging of the US government, the UN declared marijuana a narcotic and thus it fell under international conventions. One of their first actions was to declare Mexico and Canada narcotic export countries along with Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cambodia, Peru and so forth.

    Russia has a very serious drug problem consuming twice as much heroin per 1000 as the US, it's OK to have half the country ripped to the gills on vodka but a puff of pot gets you the gulag.

    BTW, the US government is still one of the harshest when it comes to marijuana policy.
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    Re: Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    But you can't remember?

    ...do you have more to share?
    I don't remember the forum, but I think this might be a duplicate.
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    Re: Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Did they indicate somehow that this was a higher priority than ISIS?
    Wasn't my point. But if you have the UN priority list by actions around the globe, I would love to see it.
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    Re: Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Actually that would appear to be the case. A couple of decades ago, at the urging of the US government, the UN declared marijuana a narcotic and thus it fell under international conventions. One of their first actions was to declare Mexico and Canada narcotic export countries along with Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cambodia, Peru and so forth.
    Came in to make sure this was addressed. The US effectively compelled the member nations of the UN to criminalize marijuana, and are now not enforcing that consistently even at home.

    It's the sort of hypocrisy that I hope will end the incredibly wasteful War on (Some) Drugs.
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    Re: Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies

    Yeah, and?
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    Re: Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    Came in to make sure this was addressed. The US effectively compelled the member nations of the UN to criminalize marijuana, and are now not enforcing that consistently even at home.

    It's the sort of hypocrisy that I hope will end the incredibly wasteful War on (Some) Drugs.


    The US has been the most rabid country on pot since the 30's, long jail sentences for a hash pipe? You guys jailed George Carlin for a pipe!

    They dug in and held onto that for years, continue to conduct an anti campaign filled with half truths and lies and now that the citizenry is catching up with the rest of the world they are realizing that jailing George Carlin or whoever for minor **** is really stupid.

    But they can't suddenly go from pot being a drug that will melt your brain and turn you into a "fiend" to "OK, go ahead and be like the rest of the world".

    BTW, I have been told that the US Department of Health refuses to even look at medical studies, some of which show huge promise in the treatment of cancer and pain management. If you are dying of cancer here, you get all the pot you want if you desire, paid for by our taxes.....

    But it is still illegal. I can smoke openly here, can buy it a dispensary three of which are within walking distance, the Vancouver police will NOT lay a charge for simple possession and so forth.

    So you are not alone in the hypocrisy department, but the US going to the UN was a rather nasty especially now that it's legal in three states.

    Thanks for the post
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