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Forum Post: This is a huge step forward for freedom, Obama says feds to lay off recreational cannabis.

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 14, 2012, 9:29 a.m. EST by factsrfun (6480) from Phoenix, AZ
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[-] 4 points by ivyquinn (167) 2 years ago

I don't trust him...but this issue is a no brainer.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

We'll see. What he has to do is reduce the classification.

[-] 1 points by freakyfriday (179) 2 years ago

No can do. See Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. UN treaty we signed in 1961. It sets forth pot as a schedule 1 drug. That's why signing UN treaties is not always a good idea.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

I disagree! This ain't a UN issue. Put your one world paranoia away. No blue helmet secret army is comin for you guns. Or our pot!

[-] 1 points by freakyfriday (179) 2 years ago

You might research something before you attack someone who posts something you don't like.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/politics/stories/marijuana-legalization-is-it-really-legal

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

No thanks. I disagree that international law is a problem here. I support changing federal, & international law. 1st fed law, (cause they actually police) UN treaty can wait (cause they don't police in America, andain't gonna)

And your article didn't give details on UN law against pot.

So, I disagree This ain't a UN issue. Put your one world paranoia away. No blue helmet secret police is comin for your guns. Or our pot.!

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

so let them sanction something that ll teach us

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (6480) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Identifying only the bad while ignoring progress would be like raising a child with the same philological approach, though I think some do that too.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

And Pot is nothing like heroin so I submit it is innaccurate to catagorize them the same.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (6480) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I agree with you, no real difference in our positions here I think, it's all good.

[-] 2 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

"It does not take an act of Congress signed by the President to legalize marijuana. All that is necessary is for the Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to simply sign a Reclassification order taking marijuana off the illegal drug lists."

Little Johnny

[-] 1 points by freakyfriday (179) 2 years ago

Not so fast. The US is a party to the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs treaty. Yes, UN treaties DO affect US law. We might be able to decriminalize/lessen punishment, but to truly LEGALISE we will have to withdraw from the treaty signed in 1961.

Little MaryJane

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

After what happened in Connecticut yesterday how can we tolerate law enforcement wasting it's time with stuff like this???

Legalize all drugs. Have hard drug addicts treated by physicians, Forget about marijuana, because the worst thing some stoned guy is gonna do is pig out at Micky D's. In case these jerks who write these laws didn't notice we have Real Problems out there!!!

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

He thinks marijuana should remain illegal. That is not a step toward freedom. His opening statement in your video says that.

Will the feds lay off like they have against medical marijuana that states have deemed legal?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/obamas-war-on-weed-in-california_n_1835290.html

I would love to see the crackdown stop... but I doubt the words coming out of his mouth.

Anyone who knows anything about marijuana knows this administration has cracked down on medicinal marijuana in legalized states.

[-] -2 points by factsrfun (6480) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

partisan prick

[-] -2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

You ignored facts and came back with an insult. Well played.

It is actually you who is partisan. You don't like me and attack me solely because I do not think Obama is a good president. You and I had some nice and pleasant exchanges on the forum back in the day before you found out I didn't like the president. I think the majority of politicians are terrible though. There's just something about voting to give billions to Goldman Sachs that leaves me screaming "CORRUPTION"

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[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

here's another one

"I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws [on medical marijuana]," Obama promised in 2008,

then April 2012 this comes out - Increased crackdown on medical marijuana producers across the nation, including a recent high-profile raid on a California training school

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/obama-marijuana-raids-rolling-stone_n_1451744.html