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Old 06-07-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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Because the FEDs have not figured out how to tax it yet, but once they do...
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Like I said, most of Northern California has made personal possession enforcement a "lowest priority" for law enforcement. I've seen people light up right in front of cops here, without any repercussions. Southern California is a little less liberal, but some places are coming around...

In April 1973, Berkeley passed The Marijuana Ordinance I (BMI I), which forbid law enforcement from arresting persons for cannabis related crimes unless cleared by the City Council. In the case Younger v. Berkeley City Council, the California Superior Court Judge struck down BMI I because it violated city code that states the City Manager has discretion over police personnel.[16]
In 1979, Berkeley passed The Marijuana Ordinance II (BMI II), which made the enforcement of cannabis laws—including cultivation, sale, and transport—-the lowest priority for law enforcement, banned the expenditure of funds for enforcement of cannabis statutes, allowed residents to grow cannabis and report any theft of cannabis plants to law enforcement, and directed the City Council to lobby in favor of the decriminalization and legalization of cannabis.[16][17][18]
In 2000, Mendocino County became the first county in the United States to repeal any type of punishment for non-medical personal use of cannabis when Measure G passed, by a vote of 58-42 percent. The Green Party-sponsored Measure G[19] provides protection from law enforcement for persons possessing no more than 25 adult female flowering cannabis plants or the equivalent in dried cannabis.[20] This measure was however modified in 2008 by Measure B by 52-48 percent.[21]
On November 3, 2004, Oakland passed Proposition Z, by a vote of 65-35 percent. Proposition Z made personal adult use, distribution, sale, cultivation, and possession of non-medical cannabis, the lowest priority for law enforcement. Proposition Z will allow the licensing, taxing, and regulation of cannabis sales if California law is amended to allow so. The proposition states the city of Oakland must advocate to the state of California to adopt laws to regulate and tax cannabis.[22]
On November 7, 2006, Santa Barbara, passed Measure P, by a vote of 66-34 percent. Measure P made non-medical cannabis offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement; this does not apply to the cultivation, distribution, sale, public use, or driving under the influence.[23]
On November 7, 2006, Santa Cruz passed Measure K, by a vote of 64-36 percent. Measure K made adult non-medical cannabis offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement; this does not apply to cultivation, distribution, sale in public, sale to minors, or driving under the influence.[24][25] The measure requests the Santa Cruz city clerk send letters annually to state and federal representatives advocating reform of cannabis laws.[26]
In 2006, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a cannabis ordinance, by a vote of 8-3. This ordinance made adult cannabis offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement; this does not apply to the sale in a public place or driving under the influence. The ordinance states that the San Francisco government will urge state and federal authorities to enact similar laws.[27]
On November 7, 2006, Santa Monica passed Measure Y, by a vote of 65-35 percent. Measure Y made cannabis offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement. The measure states the city clerk of Santa Monica will encourage state and federal authorities to adopt similar laws.[28]
In 2006, West Hollywood City Council passed a cannabis resolution, by a vote of 4-0, which made West Hollywood the first city in Southern California to adopt a lowest law enforcement priority law for cannabis offenses. The resolution stated "it is not the policy of the City or its law enforcement agency to target possession of small amounts of cannabis and the consumption of non-medical cannabis in private by adults".[29][30][31]
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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Imbibing cannabis oil cures cancer:


Cured Too A Cancer Story A Film By David Triplett - YouTube

There's evidence all over the internet. The far right Christian Republicans are fighting this drug war similar to the rural Protestants in their temperance movement. For profit prison system makes $$$ on severe cannabis possession laws, big pharma would lose $$$billions as all the pain remedies that would not sell, police unions want employment, hospital and doctors and big pharma would lose $$$billions in chemo, radiation and cancer operations. Tobacco and alcohol companies who actually fund the Partnership for a Drug Free America would lose out as cannabis would be a substitute stimulant. America is about $$$, it is not about morality, kindliness and godliness. Obama is a coward. He is still busting dispensaries after he campaign on allowing states to rule on cannabis. Big Pharma owns his ass like they do with every politician. I hope it becomse legal before we all get cancer. The is the CURE:


RUN FROM THE CURE - Full Version - YouTube
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Imbibing cannabis oil cures cancer:


Cured Too A Cancer Story A Film By David Triplett - YouTube

There's evidence all over the internet. The far right Christian Republicans are fighting this drug war similar to the rural Protestants in their temperance movement. For profit prison system makes $$$ on severe cannabis possession laws, big pharma would lose $$$billions as all the pain remedies that would not sell, police unions want employment, hospital and doctors and big pharma would lose $$$billions in chemo, radiation and cancer operations. Tobacco and alcohol companies who actually fund the Partnership for a Drug Free America would lose out as cannabis would be a substitute stimulant. America is about $$$, it is not about morality, kindliness and godliness. Obama is a coward. He is still busting dispensaries after he campaign on allowing states to rule on cannabis. Big Pharma owns his ass like they do with every politician. I hope it becomse legal before we all get cancer. The is the CURE:


RUN FROM THE CURE - Full Version - YouTube
It's pretty funny that cannabis was available in every drug store in The US and used as medicine for thousands of years of human history until special interest groups within The United States Oligarchy waged a war on the plant a few decades ago. Cannabis even took a brief hiatus from its designation as the devil's weed during World War II, when the theme was "hemp for victory". Those good feelings later ended when Nixon needed a reason to arrest and curb anti-war protesters.

What is not funny is how so many people have bought into the propaganda and continue to do so when facts tell us it is safer and healthier than alcohol-and just a much better substance for a person's well being all around.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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If the government truly cared about Americans' health there would not be a Mcdonalds on every corner. There have been 0, ZERO, deaths caused by marijuana yet alcohol and cigarettes (with hundreds of known poisons in it) are legal.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Denver
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If the government truly cared about Americans' health there would not be a Mcdonalds on every corner. There have been 0, ZERO, deaths caused by marijuana yet alcohol and cigarettes (with hundreds of known poisons in it) are legal.
Greatest, freest country on earth.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Sunbelt
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Basically because corporations are spending lots of money to prevent any change from happening. It's part of the reason why rail and buses aren't that popular, why renewable energy isn't progressing like it should be, why marijuana isn't legal, etc. Large corporations want everything to stay the status quo so that they can continue making huge profits off of Americans without actually adding anything new.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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There have been 0, ZERO, deaths caused by marijuana
I read once about a guy who had a 2,000-pound bale of marijuana fall on him and kill him. That's the only marijuana death I've heard of.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Sunbelt
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I read once about a guy who had a 2,000-pound bale of marijuana fall on him and kill him. That's the only marijuana death I've heard of.
The only argument I've heard against marijuana that actually made sense came from smokers who used to smoke it very frequently. Like several times a day, in a chain smoking type manner. They have said that it can mess with your work ethic to the point that you lose your job or lose focus on priorities, and then because you keep smoking it you don't care and your life could deteriorate. Not nearly as bad as abusing alcohol. This doesn't happen to everyone, and it's not an argument against legalization. It's just a warning to everyone that just like everything else, marijuana has to be used in moderation.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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Basically because corporations are spending lots of money to prevent any change from happening. It's part of the reason why rail and buses aren't that popular, why renewable energy isn't progressing like it should be, why marijuana isn't legal, etc. Large corporations want everything to stay the status quo so that they can continue making huge profits off of Americans without actually adding anything new.
When corporation cannot compete in the marketplace, they sick the politicians as the lap dogs to quell the competition. For example:

"Texas is one of many states that require automakers to sell through independently-owned franchises. Tesla currently operates two “showrooms” in the state, but sales are handled directly by the factory in California. Staff at the outlets are not allowed to engage in any sales activities, only provide information on the cars.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk personally travelled to Austin in April to lobby for the bills, telling Forbes:
“It is crazy that Texas, which prides itself on individual freedom, has the most restrictive laws in the country protecting the big auto dealer groups from competition. If the people of Texas knew how bad this was, they would be up in arms, because they are getting ripped off by the auto dealers as a result (not saying they are all bad – there a few good ones, but many are extremely heinous).”
Tesla has been fighting similar battles across the country, racking up wins in Minnesota, Massachusetts and New York, and a loss in Virginia. The North Carolina legislature is currently considering a bill that would ban direct sales of cars over the internet, regardless if an automaker has a brick and mortar location in the state."



Read more: Texas says 'no' to Tesla-owned dealerships for now | Fox News

The eventual problem with America is that that corporation own congress.
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