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Denver Gets HIGH on Common Sense

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/02/denvermarijuana.ap/

[quote]Professor X wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/02/denvermarijuana.ap/

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Interesting, but after Ashcroft v. Raich it would seem that state/local drug laws don’t matter if the feds want to apply the federal laws.

So lobby your Senators and Representatives if you want anything to change.

[quote]BostonBarrister wrote:
Professor X wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/02/denvermarijuana.ap/

Interesting, but after Ashcroft v. Raich it would seem that state/local drug laws don’t matter if the feds want to apply the federal laws.

So lobby your Senators and Representatives if you want anything to change.[/quote]

You’ll have to explain that particular case to me. I’ll look it up, but I don’t follow law like you do.

Seems like a good idea however it doesn’t seem as if it will change anything. Local law enforcement have been saying that they will enforce the federal laws as normal.

BB, I see what you mean. If the federal government can step in at will on this, what is the significance of even stating what is legal?

I think that the federal law is going to apply more to the dealers and the growers. I think basically if you are stopped on the street smoking a joint, the cops are not going to mess with you. I don’t think this makes life easier for growers or sellers but the dude who has 2 plants in his basement for personal use I think will feel better and less nervous about what he is doing and getting caught. This is just my .02 though.

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This country would be better off if we decriminalized pot (not all drugs).

Tax it, regulate it, whatever. The current system is broken.

The things are the first steps. I wonder if I will be alive to see it happen.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
This country would be better off if we decriminalized pot (not all drugs).

Tax it, regulate it, whatever. The current system is broken.

The things are the first steps. I wonder if I will be alive to see it happen.

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Agreed. Start slapping fines on these goons and going after the growers and sellers.

Or we could legalize the whole mess and tax the piss outta it.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
This country would be better off if we decriminalized pot (not all drugs).

Tax it, regulate it, whatever. The current system is broken.

The things are the first steps. I wonder if I will be alive to see it happen.

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Yea I will never understand it. They would make boatloads of money taxing it, so why not jump on it. Especially when booze and cigarettes are legal, which are far more dangerous.