Democratic lawmakers seek to decriminalize and tax pot

Feb 5, 2013 Full story: Reuters 93

U.S. states would be free to decide how to regulate marijuana just like beer and wine without running foul of federal law under legislation being proposed by two Democratic lawmakers.

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Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#1 Feb 5, 2013
It makes no sense to lock people up for recreational usage. Since the war on drugs, we have wasted away Trillions trying to curb the appetite for marijuana to no avail.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#2 Feb 5, 2013
Just decriminalize it period. The feds need to just drop their ban on marijuana.

It is so wrong to say something is evil and should not be allowed , unless we can tax it that is.

It is real simple, illegal drugs create a black market for them, there are huge profits to be had in a black market environment, people will kill over the drug money. Drugs don't create violence drug money creates violence and corruption.

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#3 Feb 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
It makes no sense to lock people up for recreational usage. Since the war on drugs, we have wasted away Trillions trying to curb the appetite for marijuana to no avail.
Have at it pookie. Just make it a criminal felony if you hit or kill someone while under the influence. You can jump off all the bridges you want, however they may get you for pollution.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#4 Feb 5, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Have at it pookie. Just make it a criminal felony if you hit or kill someone while under the influence. You can jump off all the bridges you want, however they may get you for pollution.
How is that different than driving under the influence of Budwiser, Bourbon or Corn Liquor Muhammad.....?
Aria

United States

#5 Feb 5, 2013
Tax? Democrats? Are you sure?

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#6 Feb 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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How is that different than driving under the influence of Budwiser, Bourbon or Corn Liquor Muhammad.....?
none

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#7 Feb 5, 2013
Obama's Operation Destroy America is in full force!

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#8 Feb 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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How is that different than driving under the influence of Budwiser, Bourbon or Corn Liquor Muhammad.....?
Oh yes just throw weed in there too and make things worse than it already is.

Sure why not??

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#9 Feb 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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How is that different than driving under the influence of Budwiser, Bourbon or Corn Liquor Muhammad.....?
btw, were not talking about alcohol, were talking about weed. Stay on topic.

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#10 Feb 5, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
Obama's Operation Destroy America is in full force!
CBO: Obamacare will cost 7 million workers healthcare coverage...
__________
Amnesty would add $2 trillion to the long-term cost of Obamacare...

Top Dem Scolds Colleagues Against Using Term 'Illegal Immigrant'...

Obama's new immigration rules would have spared 9/11 hijackers...

Anyone that can't see this is on purpose will not pass a mental background check.

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#11 Feb 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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How is that different than driving under the influence of Budwiser, Bourbon or Corn Liquor Muhammad.....?
REminds me of the gays, the thread is about homosexuality they bring up slavery...comparing apples to oranges.

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#12 Feb 5, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>CBO: Obamacare will cost 7 million workers healthcare coverage...
__________
Amnesty would add $2 trillion to the long-term cost of Obamacare...
Top Dem Scolds Colleagues Against Using Term 'Illegal Immigrant'...
Obama's new immigration rules would have spared 9/11 hijackers...
Anyone that can't see this is on purpose will not pass a mental background check.
Interesting!
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#13 Feb 5, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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Oh yes just throw weed in there too and make things worse than it already is.
Sure why not??
I sale plenty of alcohol, in my opinion, alcohol is the most problematic mind altering chemical in America. I'm not around dopers often enough to gauge their behaviors closely.

Prescribed Pain Killers kill more people every day than Marijuana does.
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#14 Feb 5, 2013
Legalize and tax pot? Hmmmm. So if you have plants in your yard you will still be subject to arrest? Sort of like moonshiners not paying the whiskey tax?

How would that differ from what we have now?
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#15 Feb 5, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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REminds me of the gays, the thread is about homosexuality they bring up slavery...comparing apples to oranges.
I think you're exaggerating the comparison with Marijuana and alcohol. The typical American pretty much agrees the substance isn't as harmful as a beer, and no worse than a shot of liquor.

In any event, driving under the influence of liquor is a felony if yo should harm someone in your travels, so why can't that be applied to Marijuana, and I think it already is being applied.

It makes no sense to lock people up for possession, and recreational usage of Marijuana.

As I stated, prescribed pain killers kills more people in America than car accidents.

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#16 Feb 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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Prescribed Pain Killers kill more people every day than Marijuana does.
There you go diverting the topic again....Anything can kill you if you don't follow the directions and abuse it...its not the drug its the stupid people who refuse to the follow directions which actually hurts those who really need these painkillers.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#17 Feb 5, 2013
That's ridiculous, you taking pain killers, does absolutely nothing for me or the next individual...... that's narcissist thinking.
American_Infidel wrote:
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There you go diverting the topic again....Anything can kill you if you don't follow the directions and abuse it...its not the drug its the stupid people who refuse to the follow directions which actually hurts those who really need these painkillers.

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#18 Feb 5, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
Obama's Operation Destroy America is in full force!
At least until we are rid of the likes of you.
Cat74

Elgin, IL

#19 Feb 5, 2013
OMG, What else can those corrupt Chicago politicians legalize? They have legalized border jumping, now pot. How much tax on pot?$50. an ounce?, Who is going to pay to detox the slime balls? Oh, We already know. The middle class tax payer.

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#20 Feb 5, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>At least until we are rid of the likes of you.
Obama's Operation Destroy America is in full force!

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