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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 10:30 PM
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68. It will never pass. Too much common sense and would save billions
not to mention it would free up the court system to go after real crime like corporate crime (Enron, Halliburton etc). It would be great to have sensible law enforcement in this country.
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  -H.R. 5843, Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Adults keep_it_real  Jun-14-08 01:43 PM   #0 
  - OMG. Dare we hope??  kestrel91316   Jun-14-08 01:54 PM   #1 
  - Rational drug laws should be a priority.  tabasco   Jun-14-08 05:12 PM   #14 
  - states would still be free to bust people  reggie the dog   Jun-15-08 08:58 AM   #32 
     - But states are working towards that as well  krispos42   Jun-15-08 11:08 AM   #42 
     - Here in CA we have the right to use medical marijuana, and if the  kestrel91316   Jun-15-08 11:35 AM   #48 
        - Agreed. Oklahoma can look forward to NEVER getting my business.  dave123williams   Jun-15-08 12:32 PM   #52 
  - Good grief, it's about time, people!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jun-14-08 01:56 PM   #2 
  - That's cool. Realistically, I think it has zero chance, but who knows....  Edweird   Jun-14-08 01:56 PM   #3 
  - It has zero chance until February 2009.  tridim   Jun-14-08 02:14 PM   #4 
     - The "war on drugs" is a big racket. Affected parties will make their  Edweird   Jun-14-08 02:18 PM   #5 
        - Agreed.  cloudbase   Jun-14-08 02:32 PM   #6 
        - True . . . the corruption . .. the involvement of government/justic officials . . .  defendandprotect   Jun-15-08 01:02 PM   #54 
        - Yeah, that "war" has been going on for over 30 yrs and has.......  pattmarty   Jun-15-08 08:21 AM   #27 
           - I think "Reefer Madness" was made back in the '30s so  HereSince1628   Jun-15-08 09:30 AM   #36 
              - When Hemp was Hip  AlbertCat   Jun-15-08 11:11 AM   #43 
                 - Can't Hemp also be used as a fuel . . .?  defendandprotect   Jun-15-08 01:06 PM   #55 
                    - Hemp has a lot of industrial uses.  Jackpine Radical   Jun-15-08 01:31 PM   #62 
                    - Right . . . HEMP is a champion threat to those controlling our natural resources . . .  defendandprotect   Jun-15-08 01:39 PM   #63 
                    - I think hemp is just a low-THC variety of Cannabis sativa.  Jackpine Radical   Jun-15-08 04:33 PM   #66 
                       - only low THC since the law says industrial hemp  reggie the dog   Jun-16-08 12:25 PM   #73 
                    - Oldest surviving written document in the world is made from Hemp.  Grinchie   Jun-15-08 10:38 PM   #69 
                    - food, fuel, clothing and hash, all at once from the same plant  reggie the dog   Jun-16-08 12:23 PM   #72 
  - Perhaps reporters will ask Obama and McCain if they support HR 5843. n/t  jody   Jun-14-08 02:43 PM   #7 
  - I hope reporters don't ask. Wait until after election.  Impeachment_Monkey   Jun-14-08 04:52 PM   #9 
  - Good points but IMO some reporter will ask the question. n/t  jody   Jun-14-08 05:03 PM   #13 
     - Just between you and me.  Impeachment_Monkey   Jun-14-08 05:13 PM   #15 
     - Republican wedge issue.  SimpleTrend   Jun-14-08 05:37 PM   #22 
     - let's be clear  druidity33   Jun-15-08 06:20 AM   #25 
     - Yeah, of course they will...  PermanentRevolution   Jun-14-08 05:18 PM   #18 
        - See #19 re GLBT issues. Obama is already boxed in on one divisive, polarizing,  jody   Jun-14-08 05:22 PM   #20 
        - Like all the other issues, this is a very serious problem effecting much  defendandprotect   Jun-15-08 01:11 PM   #57 
  - Obama will say "No, but we do need to take a closer look at sentencing laws"  Hippo_Tron   Jun-14-08 05:15 PM   #16 
     - He seems like the sort who could be reasoned with.  sudopod   Jun-14-08 05:17 PM   #17 
     - Obama said he would use the presidential bully pulpit to support GLBT issues, why not this one? n/t  jody   Jun-14-08 05:18 PM   #19 
     - Because the American public has been brainwashed for decades on this issue  Hippo_Tron   Jun-14-08 05:33 PM   #21 
        - It will be interesting to see how this plays out. n/t  jody   Jun-14-08 05:42 PM   #23 
        - Well, we also have to bust thru on this subject -- keep talking it up, bringing it up ---  defendandprotect   Jun-15-08 01:15 PM   #58 
     - Obama has already said he supports decriminalizing Marijuana  Grinchie   Jun-15-08 10:45 PM   #70 
  - Why was the bill referred to House Energy and Commerce committee? n/t  jody   Jun-14-08 02:48 PM   #8 
  - maybe this:"By eliminating federal penalties for such possession, the Commerce Clause will no longer  eShirl   Jun-14-08 04:55 PM   #11 
     - Thanks. n/t  jody   Jun-14-08 05:02 PM   #12 
  - The Democratic rep in my state who is a doctor opposes this.  undeterred   Jun-14-08 04:55 PM   #10 
  - Doctors often oppose  Bluenorthwest   Jun-15-08 08:57 AM   #31 
  - Kagen declined Congresional health insurance  undeterred   Jun-15-08 11:35 AM   #47 
  - How many of us tell our doctors this --- ask for their cooperation on  defendandprotect   Jun-15-08 01:18 PM   #59 
  - The prison-guard unions will oppose it as well. It's called naked self-interest. nt  Romulox   Jun-15-08 11:21 AM   #45 
  - K&R I hope they pass this!  Jesuswasntafascist   Jun-14-08 05:52 PM   #24 
  - Barney Frank did what he said he would................  pattmarty   Jun-15-08 08:18 AM   #26 
  - As far as Ron Paul goes, he is a "true" Libertarian  AlbertCat   Jun-15-08 11:19 AM   #44 
     - Be cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! What I meant was the guy has "Liberterian"....  pattmarty   Jun-15-08 12:17 PM   #50 
     - anti abortion, or pro states rights?  reggie the dog   Jun-16-08 01:10 PM   #74 
  - The JAIL Corporations (and Lobby) won't like this one little bit  Phred42   Jun-15-08 08:21 AM   #28 
  - in nj we are experiencing severe overcrowding in  psychmommy   Jun-15-08 08:35 AM   #29 
  - I have no doubt RJR would ruin Cannabis..  tridim   Jun-15-08 12:21 PM   #51 
  - K&R  ekwhite   Jun-15-08 08:56 AM   #30 
  - How about restoring voting rights for everyone too!  L. Coyote   Jun-15-08 09:13 AM   #33 
  - Oh, c'mon now! What, are you HIGH already?  paparush   Jun-15-08 09:18 AM   #34 
  - K & R & off to wake and bake right now!  ocd liberal   Jun-15-08 09:24 AM   #35 
  - Mmm... wake and bake!  iamahaingttta   Jun-15-08 09:42 AM   #37 
  - What are the odds of this passing?  mrone2   Jun-15-08 10:35 AM   #38 
  - I hope this one passes. Too many lives down the drain for a pleasure  jwirr   Jun-15-08 10:41 AM   #39 
  - So THAT's the cause of all the scary "Marijuana is more potent" BS from the WH  Canuckistanian   Jun-15-08 10:44 AM   #40 
  - i have been hearing about that super bud for 30+ years  mopinko   Jun-15-08 11:07 AM   #41 
     - Actually I do know people with super bud.  tridim   Jun-15-08 12:38 PM   #53 
  - KNR! Keep up the good fight Bernie!  tekisui   Jun-15-08 11:22 AM   #46 
  - Getting ready to celebrate: time to roll a fat one.....  baghdad_bush   Jun-15-08 11:37 AM   #49 
  - The time has come for this country to remove the marijuana blinders.  bamacrat   Jun-15-08 01:09 PM   #56 
  - It's about goddam time.  Jackpine Radical   Jun-15-08 01:27 PM   #60 
  - Meanwhile, we're also suppressing Hemp, one of the most useful crops ----  defendandprotect   Jun-15-08 01:27 PM   #61 
  - An enlightened proposition.  Metta   Jun-15-08 04:12 PM   #64 
  - KKKonservatives and The Corporate Right would DIE first!!  nikto   Jun-15-08 04:18 PM   #65 
  - OMG This can't be happening! Monsanto will lose Billions in lost Herbicide revenue!  Grinchie   Jun-15-08 10:25 PM   #67 
  - It will never pass. Too much common sense and would save billions  Rex   Jun-15-08 10:30 PM   #68 
  - Kick  TNOE   Jun-16-08 11:27 AM   #71 
  - I love Barney Frank!  slackmaster   Jun-16-08 01:13 PM   #75 

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