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Federal government won't challenge marijuana legalization laws

29.08.2013 20:17

The Department of Justice will not challenge state laws that allow the medical and recreational use of marijuana, and will instead focus on keeping the drug out of the hands of minors and preventing its spread to states where it remains illegal.

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Dick Burns 26.11.2013 05:52

Warning, Warning Will Robinson. Holder said he wanted to reform US drug laws to keep non-violent drug offenders out of the overcrowded prison system. Is that the only reason he has? How shallow and vacuous.

 

zee 22.10.2013 09:10

Yes the USA wants to turn its citizens into slaves and marijuana is the ultimate tool to sedate them and make them even more violent when sobering. Marijuana is a drug. Mass shootings assist in gun control. I think the only good that will come out of this is perhaps hemp will finally be utilized as a tool for energy biofuel creation

 

Marcus Weber 19.10.2013 03:44

[quote name='Miqueas Promontorio' time='28.09.2013 14:48'][quote name='Kay' time='27.09.2013 23:25']There is $$$$ to be made in BUSTING people, sending them to prison (cause tax payers pay the prison bill),

Look at california and their prison system paid for by the taxpayer. That state is broke.

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Police departments gain money from property and cash seized from drug-dealers, so they directly profit from the war on drugs. It's absurd and outrageous.

 

Paul Weaver CannedPeaches 08.10.2013 21:32

Alex 27.09.2013 18:05

Eddy Asadov 30.08.2013 23:25

Could you tell me please where can I find any prove and by whom that marijuana isn't harmful. Is this just an idea by fresh new-grown cross-blind farts or you can at least point any scientific facts.

  

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It is not a matter of harmful or not really. It is a question of cost benefits analysis. The World Health Organization says a bit about it on their page. Cognitive and psycho-motor function impairment. But does its cons outweigh the pros, no. It is a safe and pleasant alternative to alcohol, and I believe a potent medicine.

 

Miqueas Promontorio 28.09.2013 14:48

[quote name='Kay' time='27.09.2013 23:25']There is $$$$ to be made in BUSTING people, sending them to prison (cause tax payers pay the prison bill),

Look at california and their prison system paid for by the taxpayer. That state is broke.

 

Kay 27.09.2013 23:25

There is $$$$ to be made in BUSTING people, sending them to prison (cause tax payers pay the prison bill), The BOOZ industry would also lose TONS of $$$. And since you can grow your own, their really isnt any $$$ to be made by Legalizing. Government... the BIGGEST hater!

 

Jan Conroy 27.09.2013 21:00

Eddy Asadov 30.08.2013 23:25

This is just a bunch of old farts trying to spread their views across to everyone, marijuana has been proven to not harm anyone, EVER! It's an individuals choice if he or she should want to smoke, if anything weed is a miracle and needs to be embraced. Not demonised and expelled. A good community is a stoned community :D

  


This is why cannabis is illegal: "Marijuana spells disaster to the liquor trade. If they ever legalize it, the liquor business is dead."

 

Jan Conroy 27.09.2013 20:38

Alex 27.09.2013 18:05

The Justice Department still considers cannabis a Schedule I controlled substance, a category that also includes heroin, methamphetamines and ecstasy.

  

The Chinese and Indians have used cannabis as medicine for thousands of years. Check with your local health department for drug overdoses and you won't find any incidents of cannabis overdose. And, contrary to what the article states, Meth is a schedule 2 drug, making Meth allegedly less dangerous than pot. Me thinks the US government doth protest too much about the weed. Read Genesis 1:29 for God's opinion.

 

Joshua Christensen 18.09.2013 04:16

Hemp: Natures answer to cancer!

Hemp is a flowering vegetable with many uses and health benefits. Hemp in its natural raw form is non-psychoactive, it only get people high once it is heated.

Ind ustrial hemp has a compound called cbd that has been found to stop cancer growth and reduce seizures for epileptics. Hemp can also be fuel, the seed contains the most complete protein for humans, you can make biodegradable plastic, it can even be made into shelter or clothing.

H emp for humanity, end prohibition.

 

Jose Gonzales 09.09.2013 15:27

I can understand why CNN and Fox News won't report McCain's reversal on marijuana legalization but why is RT remaining silent?

RT' s silence brings suspicion that they have joined the media blackout on marijuana legalization.

 

Eddy Asadov 30.08.2013 23:25

This is just a bunch of old farts trying to spread their views across to everyone, marijuana has been proven to not harm anyone, EVER! It's an individuals choice if he or she should want to smoke, if anything weed is a miracle and needs to be embraced. Not demonised and expelled. A good community is a stoned community :D

 

Benjamin 30.08.2013 15:48

Smoke Pot Smoke Pot Everybody Smoke Pot.. Everybody have fun don't be addicts like some of us.

 

Luka 30.08.2013 13:56

R2D2 30.08.2013 10:35

I don't smoke marijuana, simply because it makes me feel not in control and scares me; but I have observed the reaction it has on most people, they get happy sedated peaceful even if they rot away from cancer.

Thi s drug has its purpose in society............. ....

  


Cancer? please show me some evidence.

 

Scott 30.08.2013 11:25

R2D2 30.08.2013 10:35

I don't smoke marijuana, simply because it makes me feel not in control and scares me; but I have observed the reaction it has on most people, they get happy sedated peaceful even if they rot away from cancer.

Thi s drug has its purpose in society............. ....

  


Cancer? There has never been a link to cannabis and cancer.

The next thing the US Government should do is declassify the Schedule 1 classification - it DOES have medical benefit (proven) and has 0 chance of leathal overdose.

M ore people have died from energy drinks than Cannabis - Fact.

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