3 Senate Democrats draft plan to end federal ban on marijuana

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>”You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities,” Ehrlichman said. “We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.” ~ Nixon advisor John Ehrlichman

Dcajunpimp

if conservatives truly think that the government shouldn’t tell people what to do, then all republican senators should be on board for this

ShinigamiNeo

The fact that Marijuana companies have to use physical cash for everything sounds like a cluster fuck. Just get rid of the ban already, states that have legalized it are not going to give it up. So the ban is pointless.

Alklazaris

I bet they try and legalize it before the 2022 midterms or use it as an issue to run on.

lol_whogivesafuck

If you think about it, having one set of rules for all states makes the most sense. It is not in ‘the people’s interest’ to encourage driving across state lines or to enable peril from a road trip. People shouldn’t have to map driving routes from A to B through some states and not others because of a prescription. . The war on drugs has been and is a wasteful failure which has cost the American people Trillions of dollars while gaining us… nothing. Treat it the same way as you would tobacco and you’ll find that there is no need to fill small town PDs with APVs… and no need to keep in squad car trunks machine guns.

LockpickPete