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Congressman Issues Statement After Former Dea Heads Ask Obama To Nullify Marijuana Legalization


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We do have treaties to consider. What, you didn't know that? You didn't hear about that? It's been on the news for about a year now. Way before those laws passed.

 

yes..

consider the international treaties.... and then change them.

we have no right in my opinion to shove our misguided attempts at cannabis prohibition down peoples throats around the world much less here in our own country.

 

but it really boils down to money and funds..the USA pays a lot of money to suppress drugs around the globe... and many people in many countries are fearful of loosing that funding.

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yes..

consider the international treaties.... and then change them.

we have no right in my opinion to shove our misguided attempts at cannabis prohibition down peoples throats around the world much less here in our own country.

 

but it really boils down to money and funds..the USA pays a lot of money to suppress drugs around the globe... and many people in many countries are fearful of loosing that funding.

It's not the US that is asking for this, it's The International Narcotics Control Board, the global body in charge of overseeing drug treaties.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today issued a statement in response to eight former chiefs of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) asking President Obama to nullify Colorado and Washington state laws legalizing personal marijuana use:

“As Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once observed, states are the laboratories of democracy. The federal government should concentrate on shutting down meth labs – not the laboratories of Democracy. The people of Colorado and Washington voted to implement these laws, and the federal government should respect their will. States have a right to determine their own possession laws.

“If the people of Colorado and Washington want to legalize small amounts of marijuana, that is their decision. It is arrogant of these former DEA chiefs to encourage the President to nullify these laws. The fact that these former DEA chiefs are so focused on marijuana possession is why we have lost the war on drugs. The war should be on heroin, meth, crack, cocaine and unauthorized use of prescription drugs – not marijuana possession.”

http://www.theweedblog.com/congressman-issues-statement-after-former-dea-heads-ask-obama-to-nullify-marijuana-legalization/

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It's not the US that is asking for this, it's The International Narcotics Control Board, the global body in charge of overseeing drug treaties.

 

HMMM??? And I wonder where that group gets most of its money?

 

As one example, the U.S.A. pays over 75% of the United Nation's operating budget.

 

And I'll bet if it was researched, it would be found that the International Narcotics Control Board receives the majority of their money from the U.S. as well.

 

I believe that none of these foriegn countries would be dancing to our tune if we weren't paying the piper for them.

 

Kickbacks and payoffs, that's the name of the tune that's played.

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It's not the US that is asking for this, it's The International Narcotics Control Board, the global body in charge of overseeing drug treaties.

 

yep

and we need to answer them with we are sorry for shoving it down your throat in the first place...

and no more funny honey money.

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yep

and we need to answer them with we are sorry for shoving it down your throat in the first place...

and no more funny honey money.

What evidence do you have that none of the other countries in the UN wanted drug restrictions? In other words, what are you standing on with your acusing tone? If I'm reading you right you are blaming the US for all the drug restictions in the whole world.

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what i am saying

without trying to accuse..

 

is that since Nancy Reagan enhanced the war on drugs our country has been funding and directing a global war on drugs in many many countries that ask for our help.

and some that don't.

 

and that now it's time we stand tall and say without a doubt as a country that cannabis is not only not bad... it is good.

 

and we should spread the good news.

 

with our neighbors.

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I think that the generator of the problems with the UN is they have endorsed alcohol. They are sopping with it. It's in the news today. They are pickled with it. They drink while they are making decisions. I bet our own legislature were drunk when they passed our bills at 4;20 in the morning. It's their double standards that are the problem. Is it surprising to anyone that alcohol and marijuana fight for the same market?

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You don't recall Yan?

 

The drug war is all this boy knows. He's fighting for his job and his very existence.

Nothing fights harder than a cornered rat.

 

(The Dublin Group is a political fund raising and consulting firm.)

 

 

Raymond Yans (Belgium)

 

Born in 1948. National of Belgium.

Graduate in Germanic philology and in philosophy (1972). Belgian Foreign Service: Attaché, Jakarta (1978-1981); Deputy-Mayor of Liège (1982-1989); Consul, Tokyo (1989-1994); Consul, Chargé d'affaires, Luxembourg (1999-2003); Head of the Drug Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1995-1999 and 2003-2007); Chairman of the Dublin Group (2002-2006); Chairman of the European Union Drug Policy Cooperation Working Group during the Belgian Presidency of the European Union; charged with the national coordination of the ratification and implementation process of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 and the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 (1995-1998); liaison between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Police for drug liaison officers in Belgian embassies (2003-2005); participation in the launching by the European Union Joint Action on New Synthetic Drugs of an early warning system to alert Governments to the appearance of new synthetic drugs (1999); active in the creation of the Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs between the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean (1997-1999).

Author of numerous articles, including: "The future of the Dublin Group" (2004) and "Is there anything such as a European Union Common Drug Policy" (2005). Member of the Belgian delegation to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (1995-2007); all the preparatory sessions (on amphetamine-type stimulants, precursors, judicial cooperation, money-laundering, drug demand reduction and alternative development) for the twentieth special session of the General Assembly; representative of Belgium at the Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Europe (1995-2005); Conference of the International Narcotics Control Board on the Control of Psychotropic Substances, Strasbourg (1995 and 1998); International Conference on Drugs, Dependence and Interdependence, Council of Europe, Lisbon (1996); European Union Seminar on Best Practices in Drug Enforcement by Law Enforcement Authorities, Helsinki (1999); Joint European Union/Southern African Development Community Conferences on Drug Control Cooperation, Mmabatho, South Africa (1995) and Gabarone (1998); European Perspectives on Policies on Drugs, Oslo (2005); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime/Paris Pact round tables, Brussels (2003), Tehran and Istanbul (2005); meetings of the Paris Pact Policy Consultative Group, Rome (2003) and Vienna (2005); meetings of the High-level Dialogue on Drugs between the Andean Community and the European Union, the European Community/Andean Bilateral Drug Precursors Agreements and the European Union/Latin America and the Caribbean Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism, Lima (2005) and Vienna (2006).

Member of the International Narcotics Control Board (2007). Member of the Standing Committee on Estimates (2007, 2009). Member of the Committee on Finance and Administration (2007, 2009), Rapporteur (2010), First Vice-President (2011).

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