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View Poll Results: Are marijuana users criminals in your opinion?
Yes 61 26.07%
No 166 70.94%
Undecided 7 2.99%
Voters: 234. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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I get that, however, you have to start at the state level to affect a change at the federal level.
Why? Is that how civil rights worked in the South? A state thinking it's OK to break the law is not grass roots even if it's about grass.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Lol. The first couple times I tried pot, yeah, those symptoms were present. However, I am still here today to talk about - who would've thunk it?
Some others are not as lucky.....
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Can you cite studies that indicate that marijuana causes cannibalism
Finn Jarber just makes up her own facts. No references.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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Um, no.

Per the 10th Amendment:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Since there is nothing in the Constitution giving the U.S. federal government the power to regulate marijuana--or any other "illegal" drug--the states, and ONLY the states, have the right to regulate their usage. Alcohol Prohibition was passed via a constitutional amendment, therefore it became a federal responsibility.

The only exception is if marijuana is grown in one state and transported to another; then the Interstate Commerce Clause gives the feds jurisdiction.
You're wrong. You're leaving out the supremacy clause in it's entirety. Go find it, cut and paste it in to a message here and stare at it until you figure out what you're missing. It isn't hard. I've already mentioned it and no one ever touches it.

The supremacy clause by the way, is supreme. It overrules even state constitutions. And I think it can be argued that you are missing two parts that cover this. The 10th only covers the things not included in Article 6 (Clause II).
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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Um, no.

You tell me i'm wrong, and then go on to explain exactly how the federal government has jurisdiction to regulate marijuana.

Read up on Lopez - the feds can regulate economic activity having an impact on ICC.
You don't need Lopez. It's far more basic than that. If only I could get one person to agree
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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it was the liberals that outlawed cannabis
Well yes it did indeed become illegal under FDR's watch. But let's not forget Nixon really amped up enforcement during the Vietnam era. Both sides are full of s*** in my book!

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The worst side effect for me, is the munchies. I could literally order value meals 1-8 on the Mcdonalds menu, and if I don't eat it all, I will sure put a dent in it (and I'm in decent shape, no professional eater).

That, or I will sit on the couch contemplating on whether or not to do something. Either grab a drink, get the mail, or even just send a text message. I will contemplate, contemplate, and contemplate some more, then before I realize, an hour has gone by. LOL!

So, needless to say, I really haven't done it in a long while, because I am not in the "productive" group when I use. (although, it is definitely in my retirement plan)

All that being said, even with my worst experience smoking pot, it was less dangerous and healthier than a good drinking day.
Yeah, that sums it up. I won't use it while working, or if I have other things that need to be done. It's strictly me time.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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Gay marriage "takes away" or negates, the Defense of Marriage Act.
A constitutional right can't take away from anything. The problem for the gay community is they asked for an answer and they might not like what that answer is. Jumping to SCOTUS to lay something to rest is dangerous. We'll see soon how it goes.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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the democrat controlled congress and the democrat potus of 1937


you cant refute that fact of history
Congress is not liberal, even when it's controlled by dems
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:17 PM
 
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Was Rosa Parks a criminal?
How about Julian Assange? To me, he is a hero and a victim.
Yes and yes. So were the members of the Underground Railroad. There are states in the South that now have what is known as Rosa Park laws that allow people to get their record expunged of Jim Crow type convictions but I don't think that's ever happened for her.

It won't happen for Assange though.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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the democrat controlled congress and the democrat potus of 1937
What was the vote distribution? Who held majority of Congress is irrelevant.
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