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AG Holder Says Yes To Cannabis!
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Attorney General Eric Holder has finally released his response to last November's legalization of recreational cannabis in Colorado and Washington State. The Department of Justice will allow the laws regulating the production, sales, and use of cannabis to go forward not only in those two states but for medical cannabis as well in the 20 states that have laws on the books. The feds have decided to take the approach of "show me what you've got" and if the states can make it work will stay out of their hair. AG Holder warns however that the DOJ reserves the right to sue in federal court at any point in the future should the state drop the ball and things get out of control. His primary concerns are sales to minors, cartel involvement, and the exportation out of state of in state grown cannabis. If these issues can be successfully dealt with Holder has promised the states the DOJ will honor the states will.

http://tinyurl.com/qbscos7


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PaulScambot commented on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 22:59 PM

I don't trust them. They're up to something. Consider;
1) By federal law marijuana related businesses can not use banks. No checks, no debit cards, no credit cards, not even money orders. Cash only.
2) Marijuana is going to be a very cash intensive enterprise at every level. Background checks, license application fees, security costs, testing, insurance, taxes, taxes, and more taxes.
3) The feds have just announced new rules forbidding armored car firms from serving the marijuana industry.
http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archiv...
4) One of Holder's stated criteria is no increase in violence, especially gun related violence.

Isn't that handy? By requiring the marijuana industry, a multimillion dollar enterprise in even the smallest of states to go cash only they guarantee $100k's of dollars neatly stacked in multiple locations and by banning armored car services they make sure that cash is being moved in a passenger vehicle with no protection. Why don't they just paint a huge bulls eye the cars, shops, and employees while they're at it?
This behavior ensures violent armed robberies. And I'm sure they will scream bloody murder should the shop owner defend himself with a firearm even though that wouldn't raise so much as an eyebrow if it were a liqueur store.
Could it be the feds are trying to initiate a chain of tragic events just so they can say "I told you so"?

BikerackIII commented on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 23:16 PM

Then again it could just be more inter agency fighting as the pigs scramble to protect their pensions.

BikerackIII commented on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 15:29 PM

Just another brick in the wall...

BikerackIII commented on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 18:34 PM

:P

BikerackIII commented on Sunday, Sep 01, 2013 at 01:48 AM

The people have spoken.

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Sep 05, 2013 at 16:50 PM

What will the coming year bring?

BikerackIII commented on Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 13:35 PM

Possibly another four states with legal recreational marijuana, maybe more!

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 17:38 PM

:P

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 20:14 PM

;)

PaulScambot commented on Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 23:29 PM

;)

PaulScambot commented on Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 23:48 PM

.

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 17:10 PM

.

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 23:57 PM

:P

PaulScambot commented on Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 17:36 PM

;)

PaulScambot commented on Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 22:53 PM

..l..

BikerackIII commented on Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 22:57 PM

.

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 14:20 PM

Bank of America has agreed to allow marijuana based businesses to open accounts with them while the feds are talking about loosening banking rules to make it easier for them to do so.

PaulScambot commented on Monday, Oct 07, 2013 at 20:20 PM

;)

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 16:50 PM

The feds are also looking to loosen the restraints on banking for cannabis related businesses. With the current government shutdown a new source of revenue must be looking pretty good to them.

BikerackIII commented on Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 18:46 PM

Money talks...

TommyMarin commented on Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 13:25 PM

...and the probie's squawk.

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 19:28 PM

;)

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:13 PM

Holder gets a conscience.

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:24 PM

;)

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Nov 04, 2013 at 14:05 PM

The next three years will see many more states legalize.

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 15:59 PM

;)

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 22:16 PM

:P

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 21:12 PM

;)

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 19:34 PM

;)

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 04:35 AM
MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 18:56 PM
MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 19:47 PM
MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 07:01 AM

As Colorado Loosened Its Marijuana Laws, Underage Consumption And Traffic Fatalities Fell

http://tinyurl.com/mxczoeg

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 05:09 AM

"Drug Warriors Try but Fail to Show That Marijuana Legalization Has Been a Disaster in Colorado"

http://tinyurl.com/qekplxw

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 at 02:43 AM

"Marijuana habit not linked to lung cancer "

http://tinyurl.com/lj9ogf2

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 at 21:58 PM

The Democratic Party of Oregon supports marijuana legalization...

http://tinyurl.com/pbns6ev

The California Democratic Party has officially called for the legalization of marijuana...

http://tinyurl.com/k56xcb6

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014 at 18:15 PM

The government’s giant marijuana deception

http://tinyurl.com/q4f6ku5

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 18:58 PM

"A new NBER Working Paper from D. Mark Anderson, Benjamin Hansen, and Daniel I. Rees examined what happened to marijuana use rates among minors after states legalized medical marijuana. They found the data didn’t indicate medical marijuana legalization laws increased teen consumption and there might actually be a small negative correlation."

http://tinyurl.com/qjgr7ay

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 19:24 PM

"Marijuana opponents claim that cops aren’t really focused on enforcing marijuana prohibition, so that marijuana legalization isn’t needed. That claim is blatantly false. Quite a bit of resources are dedicated towards busting people for marijuana in Oregon. These same resources could go towards fighting real crime, but they are instead directed towards enforcing a failed, harmful, racist policy."
by Johnny Green

http://tinyurl.com/muuedtx

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 14:10 PM

"According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, marijuana use among Colorado teens has gone down slightly since the state legalized recreational cannabis use in 2012."

http://tinyurl.com/ohdy5om

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 17:34 PM

Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Growing Majority Of Americans

http://tinyurl.com/l9zjna6

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 00:55 AM

"Colorado roadway fatalities are down 25 percent this year from last year, and also down from the 13-year average, Washington Post reports, in another damning debunking of law enforcement officials ‘drugged driving’ epidemic."

http://tinyurl.com/kowbzmb

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 13:12 PM

"Review papers debunk side effects, danger of marijuana usage"

http://tinyurl.com/okzapx9

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 15:17 PM

"Why research is biased against pot to focus on its harm and not its benefits"

http://tinyurl.com/n7gy7y3

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 00:06 AM

3 Out Of 4 Doctors Approve Of Medical Cannabis

http://tinyurl.com/mdgg33h

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 18:04 PM

"Higher Ground: The marijuana train has left the station, and it's not turning around...there's a very interesting CivicScience report out now, based on data over the past two years, that shows 58 percent of Americans support legal marijuana that is regulated and taxed like alcohol. Data from the past three months shows 61 percent support...when you get to 60 percent or above, you're starting to talk about things with no ifs, ands, or buts — particularly in this case, with a sample size of 453,653. This wasn't 500 people they called one week; this was nearly half a million people over two years."

http://tinyurl.com/k4p8bvn

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 19:49 PM

Myth: Oregon Police Resources Aren’t Spent On Marijuana Enforcement

http://tinyurl.com/muuedtx

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 14:09 PM

Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California Medical Marijuana Program

http://tinyurl.com/kewnux3

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 15:14 PM

"A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice adds to the growing body of evidence that legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to any number of doomsday s c e n a r i o s envisioned by legalization opponents. Looking specifically at California, where full marijuana decriminalization went into effect on Jan. 1, 2011, the report finds that "marijuana decriminalization in California has not resulted in harmful consequences for teenagers, such as increased crime, drug overdose, driving under the influence, or school dropout. In fact, California teenagers showed improvements in all risk areas after reform.""

http://tinyurl.com/q6dkrbj

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 22:14 PM

States with medical marijuana laws saw decreases in suicide rates, drops in drunken driving, fewer drunken driving fatalities, declines in heavy drinking, fewer painkiller overdoses, and lower teen usage rates.

http://tinyurl.com/n4rdvcc


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