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Old 02-19-2015, 03:20 PM
 
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Here we go again.

A group in Washington DC is suing Colorado.

Anti-pot group says lawsuit will challenge Colorado marijuana laws

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A DC-based nonprofit suing to try to overturn state law in Colorado. Hmm...let's dig a little deeper.

Although the website does not list ANY of its major donors (a rarity for a nonprofit), the chairman is also chairman for Partnership for America, a lobbying group for the healthcare industry. He is also a retired attorney who helped relax regulations on prescription drugs. It is sometimes important to look at where the money comes from when lobbying groups try to overturn the will of voters.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Self explanatory
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They'll have a hard case to prove being that they are in DC and far from being affected by what's happening in Colorado.

Not to mention, these are stats that most communities hope for:

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Singer also described to HuffPost a number of signs that marijuana has had little to no negative impact on the state. For example, employment numbers are up — in fact, the state now has the fourth fastest job growth rate in the country, up from 40th place just five years ago. Meanwhile, crime rates are down in Denver, highway fatalities are at near-historic lows and marijuana use among teens has not grown more widespread under the new laws.

Folks that raise such frivolous suits should be charged with wasting the courts time, energy and resources.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the Dothraki sea
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I'm pretty sure Colorado opened Pandora's box. I'm not too worried. The pro legalization movement is gaining huge amounts of momentum, on both sides
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:00 PM
 
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They should make all of them legal. Pot, crack, meth...all of them and tax the crap out of them. Even with the taxes the prices will drop like a rock eventually once supply catches up. Then use the tax money for treatment and prevention education. At least all the money won't be going to cartels and law enforcement agencies.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:20 PM
 
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Oh that's why we're not getting our state tax return back...
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Don't be surprised

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Here we go again.

A group in Washington DC is suing Colorado.

Anti-pot group says lawsuit will challenge Colorado marijuana laws

To get this off on the right foot, make sure you read this comment:
Corporate interests and their bottomless money bags rule this nation.
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:54 AM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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Corporate interests and their bottomless money bags rule this nation.
Yep.

This is exactly what happened when California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado put GMO-labeling bills up for public vote. No matter what side of the GMO debate you fall on, the only money that came flooding into these states in opposition to GMO labeling were from special-interest lobbying groups in D.C. and out-of-state agribusiness interests. In other words, huge corporations and their political cronies. They scared and misled people into voting against the initiatives, all for the sake of protecting their own corporate profits.

Always follow the money. Almost everything in this country boils down to whose bank account stands to take a hit.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:03 AM
 
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They scared and misled people
No! Our government wouldn't do that, would they???

I wonder where it all began. We already know the insane things they starting saying (Reefer Madness type stuff) when they prohibited cannabis, for corrupt reasons, back in the 1930's.

Somewhere between 1776 and 1937 things became quite corrupt. I have studied the beginning of the industrial revolution and know that corruption was in place by then. So it had to start somewhere before 1880.

I guess I should just admit it. Because of human nature it probably started in 1776.
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