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[–] Bonechip 8 points 103 points (+111|-8) ago 

Trump better flip-a-bitch on this topic. He is going to find out the hard way that this is not what the masses want.

Do not get me wrong, I voted for Trump, have been a supporter of his from nearly the beginning, but this is one topic that is not just going to disappear quietly.

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[–] redsedfred 4 points 66 points (+70|-4) ago 

This is TOTALLY a States rights issue and not a Federal government issue. Let the states decide.

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[–] Broc_Lia 2 points 13 points (+15|-2) ago 

Actually, that's going to be my answer from now on. Whenever lefties object to secession they always say "for what," implying that the only reason someone might want to secede is so they can bring back slavery and lynch gay people.

Ending the war on drugs is a great example they'd find really hard to argue against.

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[–] heretolearn 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

federal law supercedes state law. that's a fear that will look for no reason other than scare tactics. weed shops still won't be able to deposit money into banks. the law needs to be changed. simple as that.

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[–] KEK_is_truth 3 points 5 points (+8|-3) ago  (edited ago)

If Trump does not flip on this issue then we are all screwed.

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[–] littul_kitton 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Trump could make hay by interpreting the interstate commerce clause as Thomas Jefferson would have, then viciously enforcing the marijuana laws with respect to that interpretation. He could burn the statists and the prohibitionists at the same time.

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[–] SirDigbyChikenCaesar 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

He's not going to flip on this. He's made the point that he's against tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.

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[–] redsedfred 2 points 20 points (+22|-2) ago 

Not only that but I'm worried that he won't because Private Prisons have been around for MUCH longer and have MUCH deeper pockets. You add onto that Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol don't want legal weed to join their party and things frame up to be pretty bad with a lot of money/lobbyists going against legal weed.

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[–] Broc_Lia 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Trump better flip-a-bitch on this topic. He is going to find out the hard way that this is not what the masses want.

Or possibly clarify that he's going to go after gangs, not some regular medical marajuana farmer who doesn't even own a gun, let alone shoot people.

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[–] toobaditworks 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

He should go after gangs but if he really wants to stop gangs then take away all laws involving drugs. It kills their revenue stream. You don't see Al Capone gangs running liquor anymore because they ended it. End drug laws and gangs will have to resort to other things which are harder for them to profit from.

This is one major thing I dislike about Trump.

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[–] dingomeat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

implying there's anything wrong with gun ownership

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[–] New_years_day 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I think and hope he will flip flop and turn this into a massive positive, it just wouldn't make any sense to make this a bigger issue than it has to be, I mean the man is fighting on more fronts than all of WW2.

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[–] TheodoreKent 6 points 43 points (+49|-6) ago 

Jesse is right. This pot crackdown shit is the first thing Trump has done to really piss me off.

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[–] MaxVieuxlieu 3 points 9 points (+12|-3) ago 

what did Trump actually do?? You're propogating fake news at least until they do something.

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[–] TheodoreKent 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

You absolutely right. I made a retarded post while taking a shit on my lunch break. After reading more, everything seems very ambiguous. I apologize.

Regards,

-Theo

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[–] Mr_D 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Well the white house press secretary said there would be an anti marijuana crackdown

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[–] collegetoker 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Why not just legalize drugs and tax them? This whole system encourages gangs to form.

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[–] Climhazzard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What about the people who consumed cannabis before and during finals week?

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[–] andycow 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

the kid who smokes pot after finals week and gets arrested never finds a good job and is in 6 figures of debt

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[–] Paranoidroid 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Legalizing pot would enable legalized distribution channels. Even if LE ignores casual users, the dealers and distributors are causing a huge problem with violence and everything associated with illegal XYZ trade. Not a whole lot of Budweiser truck drivers are gunned down so someone can steal the beer. But someone hauling a bag of weed from point a to point b risks all kinds of shit from LEO, thieves, and rivals.

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[–] Tangent-love 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

i thought it was just me. These comments make it out like Trump personally came out and said he was going to go after pot. people are losing there minds.

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[–] StuntmanMike123 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Anytime you threaten a pothead with taking his precious pot away, you get these types of emotional lashing out.

Almost makes you think you're dealing with a liberal or a woman.

E: See?

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[–] Ciscogeek 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Oh, good call.

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[–] mamwad 5 points 0 points (+5|-5) ago 

If it's bad, it's just a smokescreen guys. Nothing going on here. You can all shut up now.

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[–] Troll 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I hope Trump is using this as some kind of a diversion for the leftists, other than that it's fucking bullshit.

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[–] ZYX321 3 points 36 points (+39|-3) ago 

Except it's the DEA who classifies pot as a dangerous drug. There is nothing federally (AFAIK but IANAL) that says "Weed is illegal". It just says "Schedule 1 drugs are illegal". And the unelected DEA decides what a Schedule 1 drug is.

Same with gun laws that reference "non sporting firearms". The ATF gets to decide what that means.

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[–] superAIDS 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago 

The fucked up part is that marijuana doesn't even fit the criteria for schedule 1.

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[–] Ciscogeek 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Has his DEA pick been established yet? Are they in?

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[–] 8250215? 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

You're retarded, as the commentator below explains. The president has a discretionary power here, Enforcing this law means not applying resources to other enforcement actions. It's a limited resource problem, not a 'following the law' problem.

You don't have to support him on everything.

A disgrace to the Chi's

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[–] LazarusLong 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Law and order, yes, how about this law...

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Its in this obscure document called the Bill of Rights, but I'm pretty sure it still applies.

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[–] placoid 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

He isn't following the law, medical use is just as illegal. Sessions needs to start throwing the parents of those seizing kids in jail where the law says they belong, then the legislators would fix it.

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[–] lordvain2 [S] 10 points 9 points (+19|-10) ago 

Jesse is woke. Good morning Sunshine!

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[–] ministryoftruth 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Was there a new Trump announcement on MJ policy I don't know about? Last I heard this was the case

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-marijuana-states-kate-brown_us_58b4822fe4b0a8a9b785277a

" According to one of the governors in the room, Trump repeatedly told the group he wants states to focus on crafting their own policies without fear of the federal government butting in. The president never mentioned marijuana laws, but for some, his strong defense of states’ rights signaled he’s not about to send the feds after states that are currently regulating the plant on their own.

“What I heard from him over and over this morning is they want to give more flexibility to the states,” Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) told The Huffington Post in an interview. “He wants to give the states a relative amount of freedom and flexibility. So we will be asking for that around, for example, marijuana policy.”

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[–] bikergang_accountant 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think he's made a lot of promises to cabinet positions that he'll let them have free reign, and when in doubt Trump does say what people want to hear. When he's in a room with governors he's going to tell them what they want to hear. When he's in a room with Sessions inviting him to a job he's going to tell him what he wants to hear. The problem is that Sessions is actually in office so those governors aren't going to get their way because federal beurocratic law trumps state legislated law. The ambiguity of the law makes it so if sessions wants to interpret the law he's given to classify marijuana as a scheduled substance then that's that.

And if he wants to call industrial hemp a scheduled substance then that is the law.

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[–] TheInquisition 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't think he personally has said anything beyond that but Sean spicer and Jeff sessions said they need to crack down on it more. Taking out of context as usual

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[–] parrygrin 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

It's not about that. It's about mass incarceration to turn a profit.

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[–] OfficerMcfucks 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Believe it or not there's a very low percentage of people behind bars just for marijuana anymore. I've had perps lie to my face that the reason they got 6 months was for a grow op while it was clearly stated in their record that they were charged with assault. I've seen money laundering by prominent "pot activists" get spun into a war with the DEA while they take a plea bargain to save themselves from adverse possession of an illegal marijuana business. I've taken part in raids of grow houses looking for violent offenders for death threats forcing our hand to seize the plants because we didn't know they were living in a grow op. Repeat violent offenders are the only ones that eventually get fucked nowadays. The really serious stuff like heroin and cocaine is what lands people in jail or the crimes that they commit because of hard drugs. Marijuana is just an accessory after the fact nowadays.

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[–] Ciscogeek 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

That's very shortsighted.

It's about the principle of prohibition of a overall beneficial plant, not a selfish obsession with a personal high.

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