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Obama - he can count?

  1. Bovine Currency profile image60
    Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrHywp7w … re=related

    $77billion dollars a year for legal weed

  2. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    BC that is a very persuasive video, I do not know the reason Obama would not consider legalizing. I doubt it is because he is ill informed, perhaps he fears other politicians who are involved. The cartels would try to kill anyone who broke up there market, and legalization would destroy their market within weeks. I don't know the answer, but I think he would be informed, and probably even a midnight toker!

    1. Bovine Currency profile image60
      Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I agree earnest, of course it is not really Obama who makes decisions.  Smart people like you and I know that.  A load of money isn't it.

      Maybe you could offer me your opinion on these videos earnest,

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/30340

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's very simple, Obama is beholden to the unions that got him elected. The police, the prisons, and all the government workers that exist simply to arrest, jail, prosecute and punish free people for exercising their constitutional rights!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Please elaborate on the toking ammendment.  I can't seem to find it in my copy.

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          Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The bill of rights grants citizens the right to pursue happiness...marijuana laws are unjust and illegal and should be ignore and disobeyed!

          1. AdsenseStrategies profile image72
            AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            For me I am less concerned whether it is technically illegal, and more concerned that people can end up in *prison* for dealing it. I mean, in prison???? Give me a break. Throw all the 7/ll store owners in prison for "dealing" cigarettes while you're at it. Now that *does* smack of a police state.

          2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            They are.  But you keep distorting the meaning and words of the constitution to suit your own agenda.  The right to pursue happiness is not without limits.  For instance, it would make me happy to force every registered Republican to watch "Gigli" Clockwork Orange style, but I don't have the right to do that.

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              Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I'm not distorting anything! You're the one distorting...the constitution doesn't give you or anyone else the right to impose your desires on others! Get real! Why don't you try reading it, oh and maybe you can get the rest of the democrats to read it too!

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Sorry, you missed again.  I'm not a Democrat.

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                  Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Democrat, socialist, communists, whatever, you're all the same!

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    You left out Kenyan. 

                    On a lighter note, a Costco in Utah had to temporarily discontinue selling tomatoes thanks to Sarah Palin.  If she keeps speaking in public it could ruin our entire food supply chain.

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I'm sure some member of your political party will introduce legislation to do just that. Have you hugged your Obamagod today?

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                If a Democrat did that, I would probably join them.

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Your true colors show Ron, a fascist at heart, Heil Obama.

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      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "The cartels would try to kill anyone who broke up there market, and legalization would destroy their market within weeks."

      Thats my guess. Any politician that has attempted to directly and personally confront organized crime gets dead.....The Kenedy Boys come to mind. Further, there is also a lot of money invested in and made from keeping it illegal.

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image91
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    It is all the corporations and industries that would have to compete with products made out of hemp that block legalization.  Hearst when he bought thousands of acres of timber land to produce his own paper to print his magazines lobbied the Government to make hemp illegal.

    1. AdsenseStrategies profile image72
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds likely

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    By the way, people like you are the reason we tote guns!

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      People who tote guns usually end up shooting themselves in the foot, so I'm not worried.

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No they don't!

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Clever.

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Wasn't trying to be clever just factual

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
              Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Congrats, you're batting .000.

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                A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                and still a better record than you

  5. Wayne Orvisburg profile image79
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years ago

    I think it will be something he works on just before leaving office. May not get re-elected if he legalized it.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It is being done de facto anyway. If you stop prosecuting, is it really illegal?

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, it is!

        1. Bovine Currency profile image60
          Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Decriminalised but illegal.  That is how it works in my state of Australia.

      2. Wayne Orvisburg profile image79
        Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        But, it still isn't being taxed. Also, I think people will be afraid to start using it to full potential for things other than getting high. Businesses in particular.

  6. Arthur Fontes profile image91
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    I live in Massachusetts our state next to us is Rhode Island which has legalized medical marijuana.  The big thing on the streets in my city now is medical marijuana from RI. Giving people prescriptions for drugs creates drug dealers out of some of those who receive the prescriptions.  Oxycontin is a perfect example and which is ruining many,many lives.  At $50-$60 per pill it must be very attractive to someone who is on a fixed income to sell their pharmaceuticals.

    1. Bovine Currency profile image60
      Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Half hour in the kitchen with an oxy grey tab and you have some mighty fine heroin in your hands.

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image91
        Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You are so correct in my city this is destroying so many lives it depresses me to even think of it.  I have lost friends to it and I have many friends still struggling with prescription drug addictions.

        Your local pharmacy is nothing more than a licenced drug dispensary.  They also do not want competition.

 
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