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Dear CO and WA – good luck with those marijuana legalization laws

The imperial “federal” government knows better than you what is good for “the people”:

“This is a symbolic victory for (legalization) advocates, but it will be short-lived,” Kevin Sabet, a former adviser to the Obama administration’s drug czar, told reporters.

“They are facing an uphill battle with implementing this, in the face of … presidential opposition and in the face of federal enforcement opposition,” Sabet said.

Because everyone knows we are a country in which state’s rights exist and the people get to decide.   And we certainly know prohibition worked extraordinarly well in the 1920s.

Let freedom ring.

Forward.

~McQ

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6 Responses to Dear CO and WA – good luck with those marijuana legalization laws

  • “Drug store” -  the place where big government nannystate liberals sell bigger intrusive government to eager conservatives.

    • That’s a good line but I would write it as.  “Drug War” -  the way that big government nannystate liberals sell bigger intrusive government to eager conservatives.

  • I don’t mind that this one passed. 

    Its 2 states, let them run with it a bit and see what happens.

    Our argument has been that it would be a disaster.  If it is, they’ll find out for sure and reverse it.  If we’re wrong, and it turns out to be no different from alcohol (probably even less addictive), then fine.  Regulate it, tax it, and in the process the black market for pot will be crushed.  Sucks to be a Mexican Cartel boss in that scenario.

    This isn’t like Obamacare.  Its not going to fundamentally alter anything, much less transform the relationship of citizens to the state. 

    • From a historical perspective – we built a continental scope nation when opium cut with alcohol could be readily acquired at an apothecary by pretty much anyone with the cash.  Cocaine was an (albeit small) ingredient in ‘soft drinks’.  People grew pot in their gardens.  The country didn’t sink into hell and the whole nation did not succumb to reefer madness.
       
      Some people will use it, some won’t, same as with alcohol or cigarettes.   I doubt the number of dope heads rises dramatically, but incarceration for possession and use will certainly plummet, and the police can go back to catching harmful criminals instead of rousting stoners.
       
      And then, there’s the revenue opportunities…..