Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:16 PM
WDIM (294 posts)
A letter from the Citizens of Colorado and Washington.
Dear President Obama,
We the people of the State of Colorado and Washington request that you immediately address the current cross roads we have come to concerning the legalization of Marijuana. As you know the people of these States have made the determination that Marijuana is a safe and should be a legal way to relax or unwind. Just as we allow alcohol we should allow Marijuana. As Adults able to make the determination for themselves how they live their lives, we have voted and democracy has spoken! We your constituents have let our will be known!
You are a man who claims to believe in democracy. Well now is the time to show your beliefs. Let your actions speak louder then your words. We request an immediate review of the Federal Government's Drug policies. We request that Marijuana be reclassified comparable to Alcohol and regulated the same! or even better.
We understand that like all intoxicants they must be used in a rational manor. We understand that we cannot put others at risk or in danger while using such intoxicants. We understand that the trade should be regulated. But, this trade should no longer be prohibited.
The are a number of reason why the prohibition is wrong. The individual's right to grow plants, the individual's right of choice, the failure of the drug war, the loss in taxable revenue, the danger to society by gang's and criminals that use the sale of this plant to finance their life style, lives lost from the drug war, the possibility of tainted and unsafe product arriving to consumers, the person who lost their job from a drug test because he wanted to get a little buzzed at the grateful dead concert! the list can go on and is thoroughly documented.
I also understand the reasons for continuing the prohibition. A black market whose profits go to unknown people. Filling of corporate owned prisons to increase profits. Continuing fear and bloodshed in our streets and in the streets of Mexico.
The safety of this plant has been well documented. As a person who has himself tried the plant you understand the safety. The lives lost and destroyed in the drug war far out number any lives that would of been lost from the drugs themselves. Especially Marijuana.
We the people ask you now President Obama. Let us know where we stand! We have a whole new market to build. We have some streets to clean up. We are ready to make a change. Are you?
The People of the States of Washington and Colorado.
Got this in my email. Please keep passing it on! Maybe it will make it to him.
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A letter from the Citizens of Colorado and Washington. (Original post)
Response to msongs (Reply #1)
Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:48 PM
brewens (3,787 posts)
3. The way I read that Washington law, they have it set up to nail people for DUI for
just a trace in their system. You'd hope that won't hold up in court. They will need to prove someone was actually impaired enough to effect their ability to drive.
That's always been a real pisser for cops. They'd pull someone over and KNOW they were stoned but couldn't do jack shit about it! It happened to me twice. I was always really careful to not have my weed on me or at least locked in the toolbox on my truck.
I had two cases of beer on the floor of my truck one time when I got pulled over for having a headlight out. I was stoned to the bone! My eyes were fried and they knew I was stoned. They saw the beer but didn't smell alcohol. They did a field sobriety test anyway and I passed with flying colors. Even if you're reasonably sure you can't get nailed for anything, cops have a way of killing your buzz! They must have felt they had no cause to search the vehicle. They would have had to arrest me for DUI to get in the toolbox. No way were they getting in there with no warrant.
The other time was similar but I had been drinking but not much. I passed the field sobriety test but they made me blow anyway. They said the smelled weed and searched the truck. That time I didn't have any on me.
Just WTF are those field sobriety tests for anyway? You'd think that if someone passed with flying colors, you'd be declared safe to drive and that would be it. I guess with the weed law those won't matter much. If you get caught with a small amount, you'll pass the field sobriety test unless you're drunk also. So I suppose they send anyone with weed that is driving in to get a U.A. or blood test. That's complete bullshit.
I favor legalization more to get the cops out of the weed business than anything. I don't even smoke the stuff anymore. That WA law leaves them all over it anyway.
Response to msongs (Reply #1)
Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:56 PM
backscatter712 (22,551 posts)
4. That is a genuine improvement.
Instead of being underground and controlled by gang-bangers, government will license or permit legitimate businesses and individuals to grow cannibis.
Kiss goodbye to one of the big revenue streams for the Mexican gangs!