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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:02 PM

House committee approves landmark bill legalizing marijuana at the federal level

Source: CNBC

The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday that legalizes marijuana on the federal level, removing it from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act.

The legislation, which passed 24 to 10, has a high chance of approval in the full House where Democrats control the chamber with 234 seats. Itís likely to face a tougher battle in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opposes marijuana legalization.

The legislation allows states to enact their own policies and gives them incentives to clear criminal records of people with low-level marijuana offenses. It also includes a 5% tax on cannabis products that would provide job training and legal assistance to those hit hardest by the war on drugs.

A majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, according to the Pew Research Center. The bill has more than 50 co-sponsors, according to Congress.gov. Backers of a Senate version of the legislation include, presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris.



Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/20/house-committee-approves-bill-decriminalizing-marijuana-on-the-federal-level.html

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Reply House committee approves landmark bill legalizing marijuana at the federal level (Original post)
EarthFirst Nov 20 OP
lagomorph777 Nov 20 #1
Progressive Jones Nov 20 #2
getagrip_already Nov 20 #4
OriginalGeek Nov 20 #6
warmfeet Nov 20 #3
beachbumbob Nov 20 #5
Demonaut Nov 20 #7
eggplant Nov 20 #8
Smackdown2019 Nov 20 #12
paleotn Nov 20 #16
eggplant Nov 20 #17
bluestarone Nov 20 #9
christx30 Nov 20 #10
TeamPooka Nov 20 #11
crazytown Nov 20 #13
rollin74 Nov 20 #15
rollin74 Nov 20 #14
paleotn Nov 20 #18
Pluvious Nov 20 #19
NickB79 Nov 20 #20

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:11 PM

1. Kentuckians could make a lot of $$$ growing weed.

McConnell is missing a campaign winner. Too bad.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:16 PM

2. LOL. They already do.

Large numbers of former moonshiners became weed farmers in the 70s and 80s.
I'm pretty sure it's the biggest cash crop in KY.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:21 PM

4. and believe it or not...

Some of the most vocal opponents of legalized cannabis are the illegal growers. Legalization threatens their livelihoods.

We saw it here in MA. They cried a river when they couldn't sell their pesticide soaked weed for what they used to.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:27 PM

6. Everything I know about Kentucky weed

I learned from Justified.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:18 PM

3. Bout frikkin time.

The war on drugs is so stupid.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:22 PM

5. McConnell will never call the bill out to take a vote

He has no intention to do it.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:38 PM

7. not good

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:15 PM

8. How can they tax it at a federal level?

If it is grown in-state and never crosses state lines, I mean?

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Response to eggplant (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:28 PM

12. Gas tax

It be like a gas tax. Portion of the gas tax goes to federal highway commission. I am assuming the same will apply, not towards the federal highway commission of course.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:50 PM

16. The same way we tax tobacco and alcohol

Bourbon distilled, sold legally and consumed in KY, never actually leaving the state, has the same federal tax per proof gallon as a fifth transported and sold in California.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:53 PM

17. Thx for the info.

I forgot about the federal excise taxes.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:19 PM

9. Agree with them

We will gain votes with this decision!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:48 PM

10. Quick! Get it to trump before he's kicked from office!

He'll sign anything to make himself feel more important!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:49 PM

11. prohibition is a failed public policy, again.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:05 PM

13. But it could be a 'gateway drug'

Joe says No.

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Response to crazytown (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:46 PM

15. Joe is wrong about this

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:36 PM

14. 2 out of 3 Americans now support recreational cannabis legalization according to 2 recent polls

it's about time Congress started to listen to the people on this issue

the lies, propaganda and scare tactics of prohibitionists are increasingly falling on deaf ears

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:56 PM

18. Please do...

and end the hypocrisy. Alcohol has killed far more people than weed. And it's a treasure trove of interesting biochemicals.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:21 PM

19. If Jerry could only have seen this day :)

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:23 PM

20. "has a high chance of approval in the full House"

I see what you did there

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