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February 06, 2013, 11:20:31 PM
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Members of Congress Introduce Historic Bills to Regulate and Tax Marijuana Like Alcohol at the Federal Level

http://www.bobtuskin.com/2013/02/06/members-of-congress-introduce-historic-bills-to-regulate-and-tax-marijuana-like-alcohol-at-the-federal-level/

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February 06, 2013, 11:31:38 PM
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so what do you guys think? what are the chances these bills will pass? Congress could really use the boost to their approval rating. what is it right now 5%? This measure would surely improve that statistic considerably.

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February 07, 2013, 12:39:46 AM
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so what do you guys think? what are the chances these bills will pass? Congress could really use the boost to their approval rating. what is it right now 5%? This measure would surely improve that statistic considerably.

Why would I give them kudos for legalizing something that not only shouldn't have been illegal in the first place but also something that they've spent billions on trying to keep illegal?

Besides, they aren't truly admitting that people should be able to use whatever substances they want as long as it doesn't harm or infringe on the rights of other people, and until they do that I won't be impressed. Additionally, if anything ever gets passed on the federal level, it will do what Washington did and ban people from growing it themselves, which if you ask me is just a recipe for cigarette companies V2.
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February 07, 2013, 07:36:49 AM
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so what do you guys think? what are the chances these bills will pass? Congress could really use the boost to their approval rating. what is it right now 5%? This measure would surely improve that statistic considerably.

Why would I give them kudos...

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February 07, 2013, 11:56:06 AM
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I will only give them kudos when they publicly admit the drugs war was a stupid mistake and a failure, getting a politician to admit they were wrong would be a major victory for ordinary people everywhere, it's like with the financial crisis, we know they're running around trying to find a real solution in the background but they'll never admit it was their printing and massive borrowing/spending that got us in the mess in the first place.
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February 07, 2013, 09:07:42 PM
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The main objective of the "drug war" is to infringe upon as many civil rights and get as many innocents killed as possible. As long as it continues, it's a success.

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February 08, 2013, 04:07:52 AM
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The main objective of the "drug war" is to infringe upon as many civil rights and get as many innocents killed as possible. As long as it continues, it's a success.

No, the goal is to lock up as many brown and poor people as possible for felonies to ensure cheap labor and remove them from the electorate. In the mean time they get to use your tax dollars to build an army of cops armed with tech usually only allowed to the military. Free toys!

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February 08, 2013, 04:58:22 AM
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Not sure how that contradicts the first part of what I said.

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February 08, 2013, 06:42:18 PM
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Members of Congress Introduce Historic Bills to Regulate and Tax Marijuana Like Alcohol at the Federal Level

http://www.bobtuskin.com/2013/02/06/members-of-congress-introduce-historic-bills-to-regulate-and-tax-marijuana-like-alcohol-at-the-federal-level/

At least remove it from schedule I , it is a joke that maijuana is on par with heroin in law.
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February 08, 2013, 09:34:02 PM
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Members of Congress Introduce Historic Bills to Regulate and Tax Marijuana Like Alcohol at the Federal Level

http://www.bobtuskin.com/2013/02/06/members-of-congress-introduce-historic-bills-to-regulate-and-tax-marijuana-like-alcohol-at-the-federal-level/

They tried this before.  Marijuana, before the Substance Control Act, was taxed to prohibit its use.  Called the Marijuana Tax Act, it said that anyone that sells marijuana would face a 5 year prison sentence if they did not pay the tax.  It took Timothy Leary's case to overturn the Marijuana Tax Act in Leary v. United States.  Unfortunately, the U.S. Congress then passed the Control Substance Act under Congress's Commerce Clause.

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