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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Yes. Subject it to the same/similar laws and taxes as alcohol, and quit wasting money enforcing the stupid laws against it.
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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    No, because prohibition totally works!

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    For how long Radcen? Until the next political appointed justice comes along and says differently denying the voters of any state who wished to see it banned? We see it happening over and over again with all "social" issues. The overwhelming number of people in many states have voted to ban certain things only to have their vote taken away by some political activist judge. I don't call that freedom, do you?
    And what of the states that would and have voted it to be legal? If illegal federally, their will is thwarted.

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    The federal government should stay out of it entirely. Per the Tenth Amendment, it is none of their business.

    When we, as a nation, wanted to ban alcohol on a national level, we correctly recognized that no legitimate authority existed to enact such a ban on the national level, and that the only way to do so legitimately was to amend the Constitution in order to establish this authority—hence the Eighteenth Amendment.

    Having never similarly amended the Constitution to give the federal government any authority over marijuana or other harmful recreational drugs, it is acting illegally whenever it involves itself in this issue.

    I do not favor legal status for marijuana, but I recognize this as an authority that rightfully belongs exclusively to the states and to lower levels of government.

    Any state that wishes to legalize marijuana has the authority to do so, and the federal government has no authority to interfere. Similarly, any state that wants to completely outlaw it has that authority, and again, the federal government has no authority to interfere. Lower levels of government—counties, cities, towns, and such—may have their own laws, as long as they don't violate those of the state.
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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    And what of the states that would and have voted it to be legal? If illegal federally, their will is thwarted.
    And isn't that the point? Folks have lost control of government closest to them because the big bad ass federal government is going to jump in an make the votes null and void.

    So why even have elections to vote on policy if the big bad ass federal government can swoop in and overturn your vote?

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The federal government should stay out of it entirely. Per the Tenth Amendment, it is none of their business.

    When we, as a nation, wanted to ban alcohol on a national level, we correctly recognized that no legitimate authority existed to enact such a ban on the national level, and that the only way to do so legitimately was to amend the Constitution in order to establish this authority—hence the Eighteenth Amendment.

    Having never similarly amended the Constitution to give the federal government any authority over marijuana or other harmful recreational drugs, it is acting illegally whenever it involves itself in this issue.

    I do not favor legal status for marijuana, but I recognize this as an authority that rightfully belongs exclusively to the states and to lower levels of government.

    Any state that wishes to legalize marijuana has the authority to do so, and the federal government has no authority to interfere. Similarly, any state that wants to completely outlaw it has that authority, and again, the federal government has no authority to interfere. Lower levels of government—counties, cities, towns, and such—may have their own laws, as long as they don't violate those of the state.
    What about veterans through the (FEDERAL) VA? What about citizens who want to purchase a hunting rifle? What about people who want to obtain a concealed carry permit? What about people who want to apply for TSA Known Traveler IDs? The list goes on. If the law isn't changed at the federal level it still directly affects Americans at the state level even if marijuana is legalized medicinally and/or recreationally at the state level.










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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    And isn't that the point? Folks have lost control of government closest to them because the big bad ass federal government is going to jump in an make the votes null and void.

    So why even have elections to vote on policy if the big bad ass federal government can swoop in and overturn your vote?
    Well, a lot of these laws passed by local and/or state electorates don't pass constitutional muster. That's what the judiciary is for.
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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    And isn't that the point? Folks have lost control of government closest to them because the big bad ass federal government is going to jump in an make the votes null and void.

    So why even have elections to vote on policy if the big bad ass federal government can swoop in and overturn your vote?
    Don't get me wrong, I'm right there with ya. The feds should be narrowly restricted to their specific grant of power in the Constitution. The SCOTUS should be shamed into narrowing their interpretations of the Commerce Clause.

    But here, on this issue as it stands now, the vote of the state is neutralized as long as the feds hold pot illegal. If the feds legalize, state's votes to legalize or continue to restrict can both be honored.

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Well, a lot of these laws passed by local and/or state electorates don't pass constitutional muster. That's what the judiciary is for.
    Oh really, seems to me there are a lot willing to allow a backdoor to political activist judges to pass legislation they can't get passed at the ballot box! It is despicable what is going on and very disheartening for so many to either be so ignorant of it or so devious they don't care.

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    Re: Should Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    Care to elaborate on why? I'm not aware of any valid reasons why it wouldn't be an improvement.
    There are a lot of people whose shootings can't be justified if marijuana is legalized. Marijuana is a necessary evil boogieman for a lot of folks.
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