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iscooterliberally Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 11:49 AM
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Former FBI chief in Seattle endorses marijuana legalization initiative
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Source: The Seattle Times

In a statement, Mandigo writes:

There is no question the time has come when government must curtail discretionary programs. If the resources were available, continued enforcement of criminal laws for possession and use of small amounts of marijuana might be a discretionary function of government. But we have gone beyond the point where the resources are available or there is a justifiable cost-benefit to society. There must be an end to sacred cows.

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  -Former FBI chief in Seattle endorses marijuana legalization initiative iscooterliberally  Nov-14-11 11:49 AM   #0 
  - too many government employees will lose jobs if pot is legalized nt  msongs   Nov-14-11 11:53 AM   #1 
  - recommend  xchrom   Nov-14-11 11:53 AM   #2 
  - "Former"...  Fumesucker   Nov-14-11 12:06 PM   #3 
  - Wait, what?  eggplant   Nov-14-11 01:15 PM   #10 
     - If drugs are made legal then the number of cops needed will drop sharply..  Fumesucker   Nov-14-11 01:24 PM   #12 
        - And this is bad because...?  eggplant   Nov-14-11 06:28 PM   #29 
  - It's long past time for legalization of cannabis.  Uncle Joe   Nov-14-11 12:14 PM   #4 
  - Congressman Bilbray's daughter at center of med pot debate  DreamSmoker   Nov-14-11 12:30 PM   #5 
  - great link  RainDog   Nov-14-11 01:51 PM   #17 
  - Eric "Huh?" Holder will be after them soon  Doctor_J   Nov-14-11 12:39 PM   #6 
  - Nice!  iscooterliberally   Nov-14-11 03:08 PM   #23 
  - I prefer Eric "Place" Holder.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-15-11 08:06 AM   #32 
  - the trickle of mid to upper level bureaucrats who rebel against the oligarchy  yurbud   Nov-14-11 12:43 PM   #7 
  - Besides, treating a relatively harmless recreational drug far more harshly than a  kestrel91316   Nov-14-11 01:04 PM   #8 
  - I certainly don't like the criminilization of it with people being in the slammer for it, but I've  Divine Discontent   Nov-14-11 01:11 PM   #9 
  - I've been saying the same thing for weeks now.  randome   Nov-14-11 01:21 PM   #11 
  - People shouldn't be driving under the influence of anything.  iscooterliberally   Nov-14-11 01:35 PM   #14 
  - I know logic is in short supply on the subject.  randome   Nov-14-11 01:39 PM   #16 
     - I don't think that outlawing pot has worked at all really.  iscooterliberally   Nov-14-11 02:49 PM   #20 
        - omg.  RainDog   Nov-14-11 02:55 PM   #21 
           - Please feel free! Thanks RainDog!  iscooterliberally   Nov-14-11 03:07 PM   #22 
  - the answer is simple. legalization and public education based upon fact, not lies  RainDog   Nov-14-11 02:07 PM   #19 
  - right. and at what age is it okay for people to use it (if it were legal), because  Divine Discontent   Nov-14-11 06:42 PM   #30 
     - it's easier for kids to get marijuana than alcohol  RainDog   Nov-14-11 07:21 PM   #31 
  - I m far more worried about those driving while  Tsiyu   Nov-14-11 01:34 PM   #13 
  - we're able to have legal alcohol and laws against drunk driving  RainDog   Nov-14-11 01:38 PM   #15 
     - +1 - thanks!  iscooterliberally   Nov-14-11 01:51 PM   #18 
     - Remember the great fear of the conservative heart:  Utopian Leftist   Nov-14-11 03:14 PM   #24 
        - it's great for yoga  RainDog   Nov-14-11 03:34 PM   #25 
           - I'd say Amen but  Utopian Leftist   Nov-14-11 03:48 PM   #26 
              - well, from the other side of that leaf...  RainDog   Nov-14-11 05:35 PM   #28 
  - Legalize It & Tax It...Could Raise Billions + Free Up Cops For Violent Crimes!  red dog 1   Nov-14-11 04:12 PM   #27 
 

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