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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
"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.
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.
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.
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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