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    Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana | TuscaloosaNews.com

    Attorney General Eric Holder is warning that the federal government will not look the other way, as it has with medical marijuana, if voters next month make California the first state to legalize pot.
    Marijuana is illegal under federal law, which drug agents will "vigorously enforce" against anyone carrying, growing or selling it, Holder said.
    This has me fuming. I really question just what kind of freedom we have if I can't even enjoy a harmless joint without facing prison time. Polls indicate that Prop. 19 may very well pass so it will be interesting to see how the DEA acts.

    Hopefully Obama will tell them to back off like he did with medical Marijuana. If the DEA goes ape **** and wastes billions of tax payer dollars on fighting the inevitable then I am gonna be upset.
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    Re: Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana | TuscaloosaNews.com

    This has me fuming. I really question just what kind of freedom we have if I can't even enjoy a harmless joint without facing prison time. Polls indicate that Prop. 19 may very well pass so it will be interesting to see how the DEA acts.

    Hopefully Obama will tell them to back off like he did with medical Marijuana. If the DEA goes ape **** and wastes billions of tax payer dollars on fighting the inevitable then I am gonna be upset.
    My understanding is that even without Prop. 19, simple possession almost never leads to anything more serious than a small fine. In NYC, up to 25g is just a $100 "violation" - it's not even a crime.
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    Re: Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    Which is how it should be, several states have "decriminalized" Marijuana. Sadly in Alabama if I am caught with anything I'll be ,at the very least, arrested and receive some kind of probation.
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    Re: Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    The federal government needs to end the War on Drugs. It is intrusive, unconstitutional, and a waste of tax payer money. Just because marijuana doesn't have a powerful corporation lobbying for it's legalization doesn't mean it should be prohibited.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    You wanna shrink the deficit, eliminate prohibition.
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    Re: Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    It's something that, at least on here, both parties agree on. Why is this such a slow moving process? Why are the politicians not doing something about this? Props to Cali people for actually getting this thing going.
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    Re: Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    You wanna shrink the deficit, eliminate prohibition.
    An argument I hear from a lot of people,

    Is that they'd rather pay more for weed, in taxes and price, just so they didn't have to go to some shady dealer.

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    Re: Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    I think it's unconstitutional for a state to break a federal law, being the Controlled Substances Act. I say raise the fines on marijuana with no jail time. Why tax it when you can impose serious fines? Marijuana isn't as " bad" as some other drugs, but it doesn't merit legalization. If AZ can't mirror a federal law, than CA shouldn't be allowed to literally break federal law.
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    Re: Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think it's unconstitutional for a state to break a federal law, being the Controlled Substances Act. I say raise the fines on marijuana with no jail time. Why tax it when you can impose serious fines? Marijuana isn't as " bad" as some other drugs, but it doesn't merit legalization. If AZ can't mirror a federal law, than CA shouldn't be allowed to literally break federal law.
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    Re: Feds oppose Calif. Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    An argument I hear from a lot of people,

    Is that they'd rather pay more for weed, in taxes and price, just so they didn't have to go to some shady dealer.
    Personally that's why I've never smoked weed. You have no way of knowing what is in it, plus I don't want some stupid drug charge on my record.
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