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Old 05-12-2009, 02:31 AM   #16
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Default Re: USA: Pot Bill Passes, Laws Change, Then What?

Originally Posted by Suns4Life
Its still a federal crime though, and the DEA will still post up at the weed spots and be allowed to close them down everytime.

In California, if you are a club member and have a legal cannibus card, you can legally purchase bud from cannibus clubs.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:17 AM   #17
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Default Re: USA: Pot Bill Passes, Laws Change, Then What?

Originally Posted by Smokee
It was in his public town hall i think. I don't have a link but i'm sure a lot of people saw it. He was asked a internet question about possibly legalizing weed, and he basically said no way, while cracking a joke about how that question seems to always come from the internet or something like that.

I saw the same thing, he was asked about using legalization of marijuana to quell the economic situation, which he said he didn't think was the solution. (i'm pretty sure saying "we're gonna fix the economy by selling pot" is not something a president would ever say) He's said repeatedly he believes it's a state issue and was strongly supported by california medical marijuana patients.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:31 AM   #18
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Default Re: USA: Pot Bill Passes, Laws Change, Then What?

I saw the town hall deal. He was right when he said it's not a "way out of this economic crisis" which is how the question was phrased. Damn good start though. Potential taxable revenue aside, the amount just from ending that portion of the "war on drugs" is in the billions, quite literally. The way he so nonchalantly shrugged it off was discouraging, but the PRESIDENT actually addressed the question (somewhat). Baby steps.
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