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  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/13/jeff-sessions-personally-asked-congress-to-let-him-prosecute-medical-marijuana-providers/?utm_term=.dc3ca1033123 Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday. The protections, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibit the Justice Department from using federal funds to prevent certain states "from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana." In his letter, first obtained by Tom Angell of Massroots.com and verified independently by The Washington Post, Sessions argued that the amendment would "inhibit [the Justice Department's] authority to enforce the Controlled Substances Act." He continues: "I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions, particularly in the midst of an historic drug epidemic and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime. The Department must be in a position to use all laws available to combat the transnational drug organizations and dangerous drug traffickers who threaten American lives." Sessions's citing of a "historic drug epidemic" to justify a crackdown on medical marijuana is at odds with what researchers know about current drug use and abuse in the United States. The epidemic Sessions refers to involves deadly opiate drugs, not marijuana. A growing body of research (acknowledged by the National Institute on Drug Abuse) has shown that opiate deaths and overdoses actually decrease in states with medical marijuana laws on the books. That research strongly suggests that cracking down on medical marijuana laws, as Sessions requested, could perversely make the opiate epidemic even worse. In an email, John Hudak of the Brookings Institution characterized the letter's arguments as a "scare tactic" that "could appeal to rank-and-file members or to committee chairs in Congress in ways that could threaten the future of this Amendment." The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment has significant bipartisan support in Congress. Medical marijuana is incredibly popular with voters overall. A Quinnipiac poll conducted in April found it was supported by 94 percent of the public. Nearly three-quarters of voters said they disapprove of the government enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized it either medically or recreationally. Through a spokesman, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R.-Calif.) said that "Mr. Sessions stands athwart an overwhelming majority of Americans and even, sadly, against veterans and other suffering Americans who we now know conclusively are helped dramatically by medical marijuana." Advocates have been closely watching the Trump administration for any sign of how it might tackle the politically complex issue of marijuana legalization. Candidate Trump had offered support of state-level medical marijuana regulations, including the notion that states should be free to do what they want on the policy. But Sessions's letter, with its explicit appeal to allow the Justice Department to go after medical marijuana providers, appears to undermine that support. The letter, along with a signing statement from President Trump indicating some skepticism of medical marijuana protections, "should make everyone openly question whether candidate Trump's rhetoric and the White House's words on his support for medical marijuana was actually a lie to the American public on an issue that garners broad, bipartisan support," said Hudak of the Brookings Institution.
  2. Michiganders Willing To Pass -- And Puff -- Marijuana Legalization If it makes the ballot, an effort to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol would be supported by 58 percent of Michiganders likely to vote, according to a new survey from Marketing Resource Group (MRG). Another 36 percent oppose it. MRG surveyed 600 likely Michigan voters, and recorded their political affiliation and their responses from "Strongly Support" to "Strongly Oppose." "While attitudes toward marijuana may be mellowing, most Republican voters and those 65 and older still are not ready to legalize it," said MRG President Tom SHIELDS. "Support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana has grown from 41 percent in 2013 to 58 percent in just the last four years. I would not be surprised to see a successful ballot proposal within the next few years." Supporters of legalization were 71 percent of Democrats, 56 percent of independents and 46 percent of Republicans. In opposition were 48 percent of Republicans, 41 percent of independents and 25 percent of Democrats. The poll showed support above 50 percent in all areas of the state except the tri-cities area of Flint, Saginaw and Bay City and in the northern Lower Peninsula. Perhaps surprisingly, legalization has stronger support in the Upper Peninsula than the city of Detroit. Sixty-five percent of Yoopers support it while 60 percent of Detroiters do. Shields said this puts Michigan on the threshold for a successful ballot initiative (See "Regs For Recreational Marijuana Mirror Medical In Ballot Language," 5/5/17). "Historically, ballot proposals need to have support over 60 percent when the campaign starts to be able to withstand the potential onslaught of negative advertising from those who oppose it," Shields said. "We could be on the verge of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, but we'll have to wait and see how the campaign plays out." (See "Opposition Group To Legalization Campaign Emerges, Backers Unknown," 5/18/17). The poll has a 4 percent margin of error.
  3. I wish everyone the best in the futures. Live Well. I live by the last results. Comes a time when the blind man takes your hand, says, "don't you see". Public Email: MalamuteX@hotmail.com And never forget, there is no one looking out for your best interests except you. Craig
  4. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    ANHEMP, I can see every post you made. No need to lie again. Asking someone a serious question is not flying off the handle. Myself being tired of you, a banned member, and correcting your lies and accusations is not me flying off the handle. :-) You completely jumped into this topic because I asked a serious question and you did everything you could to accuse and obfuscate, then claim victimhood. Just go vote.
  5. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    You just said I should leave, now your conviction is gone?
  6. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    Project much? You are the banned member. *shrug* Go vote. Making it simple for you.
  7. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    Maybe if you posted more useful topics yourself(since you joined in December 2016) it would be better? There were 20 active topics this week as well. At least tell the truth.
  8. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    I think banning you Norby was them telling you something? And you came back and have trolled for months again.
  9. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    I will leave with pleasure if people think I am the problem.
  10. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    I can see why. Facts don't agree with you well.
  11. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    I have said over and over and over and over again on this forum,... If you are a republican, vote in the PRIMARIES for better republicans. If you are a democrat, vote in the PRIMARIES for better democrats. You always seem to love to try to attach something to me that doesn't exist. But in this thread, I had a very serious question that you cant seem to handle. And ya posted many times, even trolling resto months before the CBD topic even came into existence. You always almost tell the truth and almost answer a question.
  12. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    You do realize I specifically dredged up that 2 year old thread on guns to troll YOU right? Figured you deserved some trolling for all the trolling you do on this forum. That's all. Now let OP reply.
  13. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    So you have made multiple accounts to troll the forum. I know. I have known for a long time. *shrug* It was and is rather obvious. :-)
  14. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    The platform on marijuana was adopted LAST YEAR, not this year, and a bill was already introduced this session for schedule 3.
  15. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    Still didn't answer my question. What year is it? Can't even get a straight answer from you.
  16. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    A fountain of misinformation!!!
  17. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    Actually schedule 3. Hahaha... OMG,... can you possibly be more wrong so consistently?
  18. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    I have no ability to check anything. I am not a paying member, a moderator or a site admin in any way shape or form. What year is it Norby? Hahaha.... I know you just want to poke and ignore all my very simple and exact responses to your questions and the zero answers you actually give, and when you do give some sort of a deluded answer, it is shown as a lie consistently. Anyhow,... good luck. I am waiting for my answer still.
  19. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    Ohhh, poor Norby. sigh' Your cluelessness always amazes me. Your ability to take responsibility is vacant. Your need to stir up trouble here by making multiple names is kinda cute though. First, I vote for several parties. Did you even read my post about third parties? Secondly,.. and well, lastly for your ignorant questions is: Democratic National Platform: Because of conflicting laws concerning marijuana, both on the federal and state levels, we encourage the federal government to remove marijuana from its list as a Class 1 Federal Controlled Substance, providing a reasoned pathway for future legalization. And still, my question never answered....
  20. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    Let me simplify so you can understand why I am asking "why". If one of my Korean friends comes to me and says " I vote for the American Freedom Party"... I don't understand it, so I ask "why?" I would like to understand it. When someone with the demographics of this "Don young" comes in and says " I vote Republican(in his first post), and tells me his demographics; and his general life demographics are the antithesis of the Republican party platform and ideals,... I ask "why" can you explain. Make sense?
  21. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    Edited to quote you so people can see what you actually post before changing your posts after others post. yes no no yes Simple isn't it. Still have yet to answer any of mine with any type of a straight answer or using your previous screen names.
  22. I would rather see that than patients losing their grow rights and privacy. This is one of those costs. If you are on Facebook, the FBI already has way more important information on you. Heh.
  23. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    The Constitution Party are loonies. American Freedom party are racist nazi's. Christian Liberty Party want a theocracy. Amerian Solidarity Party are bigoted. The Unity Party of America has its moments. The Communist party is neither communist or much of a party. :-) The Prohibition party I despise. The Justice Party I kinda like. The Libertarians are nothing more than disillusioned republicans that hate paying taxes pretty much. (see 2004- now) The Freedom socialist party has some good intentions I would say. Never been in a state that they were on the ballot. The Legal marijuana now party is rather self explanatory. The New Black Panther party is just useless. The Democratic Socialist party USA is mostly ok in platform. The Green Party has its moments. The United States Pirate Party of course always has my support.... I dunno.... wtvr that just added up to.... Cant think of others right now...
  24. Malamute

    Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    And you go back and revise your posts after being shown a fool. Arent you just cute Norby.
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