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Dems move to change federal pot laws

Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis to introduce bill Tuesday to end prohibition

SEATTLE (AP) — An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a hefty federal pot tax.

While passage this year could be a longshot, lawmakers from both parties have been quietly working on several bills, the first of which Democratic Reps. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Jared Polis of Colorado plan to introduce Tuesday, Blumenauer told The Associated Press.

Polis’ measure would regulate marijuana the way the federal government handles alcohol: In states that legalize pot, growers would have to obtain a federal permit. Oversight of marijuana would be removed from the Drug Enforcement Administration and given to the newly renamed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana and Firearms, and it would remain illegal to bring marijuana from a state where it’s legal to one where it isn’t.

The bill is based on a legalization measure previously pushed by former Reps. Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Ron Paul of Texas.

Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/02/04/dems_move_to_change_federal_...




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bottom line, as long as the

bottom line, as long as the colorado gop/gop opposes 2/3 of its state voters and the colorado constitution. The cogop/gop will not win a presidential election in the swing state of colorado again. I guess they want to be history like the whigs.

Ron Paul 2016

Keep the Feds OUT of drug laws completely

It is none of their business. They just one want to get their money grubbing hands on all that drug money. That's all they ever care about.

How is this legalization?

How is this legalization?

The gang of thieves want a bigger cut.

The money hole is going dry.

Twelve trillion dollars they've borrowed and spent upon themselves.

Somehow they pretend that they are doing it for us.

It's a dirty rotten lie.

They lied and tricked and and wrangled into every bit of life.

Then thy assays want us to pay for the privilege.

Or they'll rain death on us out of the heavens.

Free includes debt-free!

I don't support this bill.

I don't support this bill. The federal government has no Constitutional authority over whether marijuana should be legal or illegal. Having a federal marijuana tax would absolutely be a step in the wrong direction.

It's a move in the right direction.

However, politicians still don't seem to understand one thing. They have no right or given authority to tell me what to put in MY body.

If ignorance is bliss, Washington DC must be heaven.

Damage control.

They see whats coming.

End The Fed!
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"Fed Realizes State Legalization Threatens Drug Monopoly"

Just a headline correction for you.
This is about protecting profits, although giving them an open monopoly is preferable to what they do now.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

Exaaactly

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The new 2.0 version automatically translates articles and headlines from corporate media and government officials into honest plain english in my head in realtime. Highly recommended.

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Good Work Fishy! Sure Pot legalization Threatens Drug Cartel

Thanks for posting fishycultur..