Holder Says Legal Marijuana Won’t Make Kids Toke Up

Promises the feds are still working to keep the drug out of young hands, even in states where it's been legalized

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Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that just because states are legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes doesn’t mean minors will be able to roll up a joint.

“People cannot buy alcohol I guess now until you’re age… age 21, but young people find ways to get alcohol because adults can have access to it,” Holder said before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I’m not sure that we will see the same thing here given what we have said with regard to our enforcement priorities.”

His comments came as Colorado and Washington state have been implementing new laws allowing recreational pot. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and under questioning, Holder defended the Obama administration’s stance in allowing the states to move forward with their laws while the feds work to make sure the drug doesn’t become available to minors or move across state lines.

“The distribution of marijuana to minors will…  will entail a very vigorous federal response,” Holder said.

The Department of Justice is expected to unveil new guidelines that might help banks transact with legal marijuana companies, which are increasingly worried about the dangers of operating all-cash businesses.

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, a member of the committee, lamented President Barack Obama’s recent comments that marijuana isn’t more harmful than alcohol, saying he was “heartbroken” to hear Obama argue that states’ experiments in legalization should go forward. Sessions said the country had previously worked to“create a hostility to drug use” that shouldn’t recede.

“I think that the use of any drug is potentially harmful,” Holder said of Obama’s comments. “And included in that would be alcohol.”

Sessions was skeptical. “Well, Lady Gaga says she’s addicted to it and it’s not harmless,” he said.

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quangbright
quangbright

Bright Quang said:
"The voices of the weak people are patriotic."

quangbright
quangbright

Bright Quang said:"Democracy of the powerful is not truthful."

quangbright
quangbright

The Justice

We, the human beings, realize how to the Justice when the human beings have been fight for the cause of justice because “Right over Might” when Walter Savage Landor has said, “Delay in Justice is injustice.” As we understand about the justice of our human beings, who in my opinion that a man, he or she lives in one freedom of nation, but we did not consider to a man who lives in Vietnamese communist regime or Egyptian Nation, and or Chinese communist mainland, there have never had justice. But according to many freedom’s nations, the duty and responsibility are perfectly, which he or she has been paying for full taxes, working with election, and not violating to any crime laws, so he or she ought to be equal before the national courts in order to share or to enjoy justice without might will be anti-his or her civil Rights, the only demagogic policy of the dictatorial nations looks like Egypt, China, and Communist Vietnam because they are not have any justice when these people live there, their heads nod to give ear to their rulers of dictators. Thus, we, the human beings, live in the free nation, which has clearly constitutions, but its leaders did not carry on its constitution that we, so-called, are demagogic policy because these told one side, but did other sides in order to cheat its people. For example, Tran Dynasty of Vietnam in the past, the one lived there when he was recalling for justice, he came to courtroom, beaten the drum for three times. So the bureaucrat who stopped eating of his lunch, he cheerfully welcomed to his plaintiffs and did not care about his lunch and time because the bureaucrat wished to give ear to his low level of people because the people and the bureaucrat looked like fish in the water.

In conclusion, we, the human beings, always fight for the cause of justice because these powerful leaders have been thinking scorn of the poor, the weak and low levels when they have been cheating their people for their hackneyed ideas in order to trample justice down.

quangbright
quangbright




 
I would like to ask for helping me one thing which is why I could not behave equality as like any Americans other and here are:
First, I am a best of American citizen because the American Constitution has awarded me be good citizen since the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of San Mateo that did not only give me get case number: C.I.V 488313 but also awarded me to be best of American citizen.

Second, when I am not having any mental case, I am confirmed my case by my family doctor and two central Health Analysis INC in San Francisco and San Jose were for mental exam, but these did not find out any mental case of mine.

Third, however, Department of Motor Vehicle was taken over my driver license for more years. Even though, I have been submitting driver medical evaluation for two times, but the Department of Motor Vehicle that it did not return my driver license after it gave me re-testing. This testing I did not have any mistake when Department of Motor Vehicle requested me. However, it did not repay my driver license and told me go to the court.

Fourth, I went to Superior Court in the County of San Mateo, I would like to petition for judging of my case. It gave me have a case is C.I.V. 488313. However, It ordered me seek some attorney; and then, I went to San Mateo County Bar Association when I requested for helping my case; and then, the County Bar Association was interviewing me for displaying my clear case. After reviewing and surveying from Department of Motor Vehicle, the Attorney had requested me pay for two thousands dollar. So I would like to explain with attorney and said:

Dear Attorney, if I violated the traffic laws I was had ticket of police, I do need you help for me in order to retake my driver license. However, I was accident at home when I was fired off my job, my doctor did not give me drive any cars for one year. Then, I obeyed my doctor when I did not violate any traffic laws. After that, my doctors gave me drive car, so I requested Department of Motor Vehicle must repay my drive license let me find the job and convenient means of transport. In contrast, If I violated whatever traffic laws or crimes, I was taken away my rights of driver license  by the American laws, then  I ought to request you help me and pay legal fees, but I am honest, innocence because the American Constitution has acknowledge me and why I pay for legal expense and I am unable to pay this cost because no laws make money from innocent man as like me.

Fifth, I went to Supreme Court of the State of California in San Francisco and I would like to petition for my case because Department of Motor Vehicle has had destroyed all of my name and age when my all of life have hardly been building up for sixty years old to present and to my offspring forever losing. After that, Supreme Court has given my number is A128855, it has surely helped for judging my case. When I was hopeful to our American Justice, I have happily been waited for the State of Supreme Court could judge my case because all of my artwork, my literature, and my honor and my human dignity were lost by Department of Motor Vehicle in Red wood City and San Francisco. After few months, I have been waiting for judging of the State of California Court since I would like to be hopeful to the justice of California, but it answered that my matter is not clear to compensate to five millions dollar.

Sixth, after refusing judge for my case, I have copied all of my documents and sent to U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Investigations Division in 1425 New York Avenue, suit 7100 Washington, D.C. 20530, I would like to request there seeks again whatever of an honest and innocent, best of American citizen, but I am discriminated by the American Laws when our nation has treated equality in all. If the one violated the laws, the one must punish by the laws. Thus, if the one has not violate any laws, the one must enjoy the right equality of the American Constitution by the American Court judges him or her. As a result,  after finding out of my case, Office of the inspector General has given its division to me and said,:
" Dear Mr. Quang: Thank you for your recent correspondence. The Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General investigates allegations of misconduct by employees of the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as waste, fraud and abuse affecting a department of Justice agency or program.The matters that you raised are outside of our investigative, therefore no action will be taken by this office.
Please contract our office in the future with any information that relates to our investigative jurisdiction, Sincerely, Office of the Inspector General investigations Division."

Seventh, I have continuing to seek my honor and human dignity to Supreme Court of the United States through Department of civil Rights because I have never had violation of any American Laws or American Constitution when I am a best of American citizen, have been dedicating my voice of wisdom in order to praise our nation. In fact, I have said,:

" The great hope of American society is individual character. Therefore, my life is not to be a brick, which lies under dirty mud. Instead, I see my life as a brick, which supports the building of the American democracy."

Moreover, I have been waiting for helping from Civil Rights Division in Washington. D.C. 20530, but I am not yet receiving any results. By the way, I have published my new book's "I Seek Me." I would offer to U.S Supreme Court; chief John G. Roberts; and then, Civil Rights Division has told me furnish and said:
"Dear Mr. Quang:
This is in reply to your correspondence  to the Department. We apologize for the delay of this response.
You have not provided sufficient information to enable us to determine whether a violation of federal civil rights statute is involved. If you will furnish us with a more specific  statements as to the circumstances involved in your complaint, the matter will receive our careful consideration. Sincerely, Correspondence Unit Civil Rights Division."

Ninth, in my opinion that I am a best of American citizen without violate any laws, but I was seized the civil rights by Department of Motor Vehicle in San Francisco without good reason. My honor, My human dignity, and name and age  were destroyed in all. In fact, I have been creative more than fourteen books into the English language, but I can not sell any more, not find any job since Department of Motor Vehicle has insulted me to be mental case. Significantly, I am now lost in all, do not only be ashamed but also lost to my future of my many offspring when my big treasure of artworks and literature is destroyed by the power and voice of wisdom is destroyed by the powerful.
 
As a result, I would like to petition to you that you help me make right to complaint to U.S. Supreme Court let me may recapture my honor and my human dignity if I am wrong, I will lose a case. If I am right, I will win a case because the U.S. Supreme Court can not refuse my civil right when I have been done my duty and responsibility for election and tax which is why I am right to complaint to U.S. Supreme Court must judge for my case because Department of Motor vehicle did not only insulted to my civil rights to be mental case but also trampled my honor and human dignity down, and destroyed my name and age when I had never violate to any traffic laws or crimes in our nation.
Sincerely yours
 
Bright Quang
 
Bright Quang
Apr 17, 2014

quangbright
quangbright





 
Dearest  General Attorney Eric Holder:

I would like to beg you give me furnish my special statements to you again, and here are:
 
First, I would like to beg you let me kowtow down before your face for a billions time because I am now lost in all, do not only be ashamed but also lost to my future of my many offspring when my big treasure of artworks and the literature is destroyed by the power, my brain, heart, and soul are painful and my body is sufferings also.

Second, as I look like Native American, my quality of an American citizen. I have been dedicating my voice of wisdom for our nation when I do not only obey our American Constitution but also protect our American standard through the American Law because I have been paying for the taxes and election of my duty and responsibility. Therefore, my civil right is protected surely by the American Court.

Third, however, my unfair case has been petitioned for two levels of American Courts, which were Superior Courts of the County of San Mateo and the State of California in San Francisco already, but the discrimination of these courts did not judge for my unfair case.

Fourth, when I have heard you said, "Do not defense our bad laws.", I was happy to petition to you in order to ask for helping my case. Significantly, in my opinion that all of American people are equal before the American Courts; thus, I have been passed for the two courts, but I was discriminated by unreasonable refutation. And then, my civil right is petitioning to the United States of America of Supreme Court in order to recapture all of my honor and my dignity and protection of big treasure of artwork and literature because all of my personal qualities have been creating for many years in the past.
Especially, all of in the future of my offspring will be ashamed by my bad human dignity since the State of California Court has judged me to be mental case. Otherwise, the American police could kill my life when they just see a mental man, they do not consider to my good quality which is why I would like to ask for you help me. If I am wrong a case, I will be lost by Supreme Court. Thus, I am right so I will have recaptured all of my honor and my human dignity and especially I will do protect my big treasure of the artwork and the literature because my voices of wisdom have cast into my works.
 
In conclusion, I would like to ask for your division that must give me have a good share of the American Justice of the American Constitution. Next, my personal value was lost by Department of Motor Vehicle in San Francisco and therefore, my a pieces of artwork and the literature have no sell for good or so-called is not bestseller. Another, I am not certainty of discrimination. Even though, I am a weak and poor of Vietnamese American artist, poet, and writer, but my voices of wisdom, my honor, and my human dignity are not lost by the discriminated color. Finally, we, the American people, are equally treated by our American Constitution.
Sincerely Yours
 
 
 
Bright Quang
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ChikuMisra
ChikuMisra

Come on, the Attorney General is an intelligent man. He seriously wants to pretend legalization doesn't mean a lot more kids will get high? It will be easy. Whereas before they were asking random people outside of gas stations, after legalization they will ask those people for mj instead or in addition to alcohol.

RobertMeeks
RobertMeeks

Well, Well, One thing for sure, If full marijuana legalization then kids can not use to black mail against parents and adults in order to access the marijuana use.  If not full marijuana legalization then kids always can use black mail against parents and adults in order to access the marijuana use because kids love to seek the laws for "illegal" of marijuana to use the entrapment upon the parents and adults.  NOW we all in reality that full marijuana can stop the kids from trying to get the marijuana use. GOD is your LORD your GOD Who created both marijuana and hemp plants for Habitation, Peace, Education, Love and Harmony. We do believe in GOD forever ever and ever.  For full legalization of marijuana and hemp, GOD will name it and Bless it,  AMEN !

JustinHale
JustinHale

"  Marijuana legalization will make it harder for children to obtain it."

No,what will make it harder for kids to get MJ is eliminating the black market. The feds have been unable to put a dent in the illegal MJ trade through law enforcement for most of our lives,Why?,because prohibition has made the commodity so outrageously expensive. As long as the black market can underprice the "legal" product they will flourish,and their customers will be the underage. If the state would treat MJ like the common plant it is,that can be produced easier than organic tomatoes,and priced accordingly it would be so cheap that there wouldn't be any profit motive for the black market to risk jail time for dealing in it.

The AG can kiss my AS. The feds are the ones who took a common plant and made it more expensive than gold,by prohibiting it. Now after 70+ years the Feds say if the states can't accomplish what they couldn't accomplish then the wrath of the feds will come down on them. Right.

Afreedomfighter
Afreedomfighter

If You want to keep kids safe, FIRST keep them away from booze, tobacco and prescription drugs. Data direct from CDC dot gov show that no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose in all recorded medical history, while tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs directy cause over 350,000 deaths per year in the US.

US CDC Figures directly from the CDC dot gov web site on numbers of deaths per year in the USA :

*  Prescription Drugs: 237,485

*  Tobacco: 81,323

*  Alcohol: 39,199

*  Marijuana 0, none, not a single death in all medical history

Cited direct from CDC dot gov. Stop the lies and Legalize! 

MindyAucoinManchester
MindyAucoinManchester

Legalizing marijuana will actually make it harder for underage persons to get since they will have to get from a licenced dispenser that is regulated by the government and would not risk losing their license by selling to an underaged person.  Unlike the drug dealers now who are not licensed and who could care less how old a person is when they sell the drug to them.  Drug dealers do not check id's, Licensed dispensaries do!!   You people need to educate yourselves on the subject before commenting.

quangbright
quangbright

Dear Sir,
Happy New year to you.
Life of Bright Quang is a paid soldier of the United States of America without American benefits, so I have become a Vietnamese American citizen and I do wish enjoy a little of American Justice before my life will be passing in the future because I am an oldest of a Paid soldier of the United States of America. However, the main of my mother country American that has been destroying my name and age since I have been building my life for the over sixty five years and coming to the United States of America that my mother country has been awarding a mental case, so my life does not only hurt but also be ashamed life of a paid soldiers.
Therefore, I do wish enjoy a little  of American Justice before I will be dead, so my heart, soul, and brain will not be shamed when my soul will be met all of my American Presidents who are Washington or Abraham  Lincoln in order to beg a little of American Justice and so on.
Sincerely yours
Bright Quang

LibertyFirst1776
LibertyFirst1776

If that is true, what is the excuse for keeping the drinking age at 21?  Why can't it be lowered to the more reasonable age of 18?  In fact, why have a drinking age at all?  The Democrats are for all the vices now - gambling, pot, soon it will be prostitution.  Whatever they can latch onto to make up for all that Democrat overspending, and quell the ongoing ruckus from the freak show tent that is the Democrat Party.

BrianKellyBBizzle
BrianKellyBBizzle

Regarding "The Children",


What message are we sending our children when it is easier for them to obtain marijuana now with it being illegal than it is for them to buy alcohol?


It doesn't take the intellect of a genius to understand that stores card kids for I.D.. Thugs and gang members do not. They also push the real hard drugs on children. Stores do not.


  Marijuana legalization will make it harder for children to obtain it.


  What message does it send our children when the President of The United States himself alongside a long list of successful people openly admit regular pot use at one time or another in their lives?


While we tell our kids how it will ruin their futures, and then ensure so, by allowing our government to to jail  our children and give them permanent criminal records when they get caught with a little Marijuana? Especially if they are the wrong skin color or from the "wrong neighborhood". Which in turn, ruins their chances of employment for life.


  The Prohibition of Marijuana is the wrong message to send our children while we advertise and promote the much more dangerous use of alcohol like it's an all American pastime. 


  The worst thing about marijuana and our children is what happens to them when they get caught up in the criminal justice system due to it's prohibition. 


Protect  "The Children" and Our Neighborhoods Through The  Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Nationwide!


JimDavis
JimDavis

Really sets a great example when the U.S. Attorney General and President of the U.S. decide that it's OK for Colorado and Washington to essentially thumb their noses at the federal law.  Anything else you two don't like?  I guess you two know better than the rest of us what's relevant.  What a couple of arrogant a-holes.

KelleyDavis
KelleyDavis

Dear Lady Gaga.   Jeff Sessions has decided to advance his political agenda about Marijuana using your quote.  Seems only fare Jeff Sessions dose something nice for Lady Gaga to advance one of your political agendas.  Don't you agree? 

CharlesEdsonRogersJr.
CharlesEdsonRogersJr.

Lady Gaga a real scientific experiment.She is a huge poser.Jeff Sessions..get rid of this dinosaur.

breaker581
breaker581

 Senator Jeff Sessions, a hardcore social conservative, quoting Lady Gaga. Priceless.



breaker581
breaker581

Senator Jeff Sessions, a hardcore social conservative quoting Lady Gaga. Priceless.

K_Bryant
K_Bryant

I saw a program when the kids were little about how to talk to your kids about drugs at different ages. The idea was that, while they are very young, you tell them everything is poison and not to touch it unless Mom or Dad gives it to them. Once they get to age 10 or so you have to have a second talk with them, telling the truth about harms and risks. If you don't catch them before they discover the truth for themselves, you lose all credibility and they won't listen to you when it really counts. Credibility is important when you are trying to warn them about really harmful substances. I followed the advice and tried to be as honest as I could be about harms and risks. Of course D.A.R.E. came into the classrooms and blatantly lied to the kids, who all knew they were being lied to -- such a waste of taxpayer money. At least my kids knew I would be honest with them.

Irony
Irony

Yeah, I didn't smoke weed in high school, but I still knew where to get it from my friends. It was much easier to get your hands on than beer or cigarettes, and it being illegal was the reason. Dealers don't card.

Meanwhile I was from the generation of the "Just say no" campaign, and every kid knew that the adults were lying to us when they said how harmful weed was, which naturally made us disbelieve what they said about the harder drugs, even when they weren't lying.

When the only way you can support your position is through outright lying to children, maybe you should consider the possibility that your position is wrong.

bherron
bherron

When he needs to be, the man can predict the future, where was this insight when all those guns went over the border?....just a thought.

MollyCruz
MollyCruz

Marijuana has long been lumped with addictive drugs; which it is most definitely not; with the result that young people whose friends use marijuana and know it's not dangerous assume the others are equally harmless. Legalizing it makes it possible to evolve a protocol for its use that is sanctioned; protecting those who should not have access to it; establishing age limits as we have for alcohol; not that that has worked that well. Alcohol is so easily abused and the health problems with which it is associated are too many to list, as well as the social consequences of its abuse. I believe its use by many in Washington has shaped our Nation's foreign policy from one of moderate, reasonable and respectful thinking to the mentality of a bullying barroom brawler, who's response to any problem is "Ya Wanna step outside and settle this like a man?" 

MrObvious
MrObvious

Good

If science can't find pot smoking more dangerous than alcohol then there's no need to treat it as such. The only ones that gain anything from a continued war on pot are the cartels and the for profit prison industry. Everyone else lose.

Note - I don't smoke, drink or do any type of drug. I just don't believe in wasting so many resources on something less harmful than tobacco and alcohol. Makes absolutely no sense.

sacredh
sacredh

"Holder Says Legal Marijuana Won’t Make Kids Toke Up"

It's the job of the parents to make the kids toke up. Kids love video games. Getting high and playing video games with mom and dad is every child's dream. Don't make your children sad. Teach them how to roll.

DaveTheisen
DaveTheisen

Just say it – I want the tax dollars from marijuana sales. & politicians while you're at it: I'm buying your votes with Corp. donations, free Obama-Phones, food-stamps & taxing the youth (who don't vote) to fund the seniors. Just say it we're corrupt and (with some freebies) so are you.


sacredh
sacredh

"Sessions was skeptical. “Well, Lady Gaga says she’s addicted to it and it’s not harmless,” he said."

I'm addicted to cigarettes. Where is the cry to make them illegal? The tobacco industry pays a fortune to lobbyists to plead their case that they should be allowed to sell addicitive, lethal and cancer causing products to the public. The whining about pot would make sense if tobacco was illegal too.

kqhejv
kqhejv

Not surprisingly, Holder is out of touch with everything in the real world.

herbalmagick
herbalmagick

Marijuana could hardly be more available to minors than it is today.  87% of high school students report that they could obtain a bag of weed without any trouble at all, while beer or cigarettes would be harder to find.  Dealers don't "card".  Legitimate retailers do. 

DonaldGeorgeMacDonald
DonaldGeorgeMacDonald

For many years, until I retired, I did witness the tragic crimes, intense suffering, needless deaths and extreme violence related to the buying and selling and use and abuse of illegal drugs.

And I also know of the misery alcohol abuse causes and how tobacco use is the single cause of death worldwide.

But during my professional experience for many years in mental health, criminal justice and law enforcement, I found that our community devastation related to illegal drugs has resulted primarily because of cocaine and opiate buying and selling and using and abusing as well as by the impulsive desperation withdrawals cause.

The main problems existing amongst weed users are the high cost of purchase, finding who to safely purchase from, how to avoid arrest and the resulting inconvenience after improbable arrest.

Lebow-Ski
Lebow-Ski

The President just won My support for his third term in office.

Lebow-Ski
Lebow-Ski

I need to smoke that dude out man!

ForestFairbrother
ForestFairbrother

How can anybody call themselves a Republican and believe that the Federal Government has the authority to suppress States Rights? 

HeinekenPete
HeinekenPete

...hopefully this will help to break the log-jam the Food and Drug Administration & the DEA have created in stifling legitimate marijuana research by their stonewall insistence that pot remain as a Schedule 1 drug.

Afreedomfighter
Afreedomfighter

If You want to keep kids safe, FIRST keep them away from booze, tobacco and prescription drugs. Data direct from CDC dot gov show that no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose in all recorded medical history, while tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs directy cause over 350,000 deaths per year in the US.

US CDC Figures directly from the CDC dot gov web site on numbers of deaths per year in the USA :

*  Prescription Drugs: 237,485

*  Tobacco: 81,323

*  Alcohol: 39,199

*  Marijuana 0, none, not a single death in all medical history

Cited direct from CDC dot gov. Stop the lies and Legalize! 

DavidPenn
DavidPenn

@ eric holder , The thing is, even if kids do and should be able to have access, it would only do more to give the kids adults manipulate into believing they have certain freedoms and choices a level of trust that won't spin into a complete prison mindset. for example universities have conducted social experiments that show people of any age can be like a pawn directed to assume any kind of compulsive behavior if that behavior is restricted. the whole point here is don't allow a law to create a circumstance where one's power of self property is violated into the point of creating a problem to bitch wine and tax about, let alone imprison threaten rape or kill in your custody. it's simple, the basics of the Bill of Rights goes for every color, every nationality every age, any sexual orientation lifestyle and faith or beliefs. the fact that we don't exercise our foreign policy here in the United States with more haste than abroad is exactly what is wrong with the whole example to the world thing. Help me fix it.

willvanteunen
willvanteunen

@LibertyFirst1776  The reason for a drinking age is to prevent minors from purchasing and consuming alcohol without adequate supervision. It makes no sense in having that at 21 since your considered an adult at 18 in the US. In Ontario where I'm from it's legal for parents to provide alcohol to their children at any age in their home or a private place. This allows parents to control and educate their children about the harms of alcohol abuse. My parents let me have a beer or a glass of homemade grappa and orange juice when I was as young as 14 on special occasions and I had no desire to celebrate my 18th birthday (the legal age to purchase here) with a large binge drinking party. By that time my parents would already let me have a few beers with my friends (with their parents permission)


It doesn't make much sense to have laws in place that discourage use and education about a product at an arbitrary age and  the child is outside of the control of a caring loving parent.



JustinHale
JustinHale

Guess your not a fan of the Citizen government idea. Don't you understand that our Rights come from our creator ,Not the federal government. If you want the .gov to run your life fine by me,I'll continue to believe that the power in a "free" country comes from the individual to the .gov,if that makes me an arrogant a-hole so be it. I guess in your world anyone who goes up against the .gov is an arrogant a-hole.

knowgodknowwar
knowgodknowwar

@JimDavis The people of those states are the ones who thumbed their noses at the federal law! the people want what the people want, and no government can tell them otherwise!!

JustinHale
JustinHale

Corruption is 70+years of a failed policy based on lies.

Jinxx32
Jinxx32

@DaveTheisen What's an Obama-phone? You can't be speaking of the life line program which now allows 1 cell phone, because the life line Program was set up by Ronald Reagan and then later amended by Bush to include cell phones. So please, clarify what an Obama-Phone is please, because it's existence is in question.

jason024
jason024

Try to focus on the main issue...what good is it to outlaw a substance that clearly isnt as bad as cocaine or heroin while pretending that alcohol and tobacco are somehow better?

Let alone the fact that so many resources are wasted on investigating and incarcerating people for a drug like marijuana.

sacredh
sacredh

And seriously, Sessions is quoting Lady GaGa? What next? Ted Nugent recruiting for the Army?

JimmyLimo
JimmyLimo

@kqhejv Sorry Kq... but it's YOU and Sen. Sessions who are out of touch... When your best scientific evidence is a quote from LADY GAGA.... well, game, set and MATCH OVER !

envican
envican

@ForestFairbrother Republicans care more about legislating morality then they do about defending constitutional rights.

maxwood
maxwood

@sacredh -- I sense you're not satisfied with being addicted; you don't have to quit: switch to an e-cig, a vaporizer, or a Long-Stemmed One-Hitter (25-mg serving size replaces 700-mg $igarette).  The tobacco industry makes its fortune off the H-ot B-urning O-verdose M-onoxide $igarette format; the tobacco industry pays (esp. Republican) politicians to keep cannabis illegal because legalizing cannabis will legalize one-hitters and there goes their profit margin.

shredrockets
shredrockets

Tobacco company's will transition into the legal cannabis industry once they see how much money is to be made.

In fact if it was never made illegal and tobacco company's would of started selling cannabis cigs instead of tobacco one's. There would be a lot more people alive today and cancer free guaranteed.

And no cannabis is not addictive. Unlike alcohol and cigarettes.

linnex.miles
linnex.miles

@JeffJohnson1 @JimmyLimo @DavidPenn 

I am completely sober (for now), I had my coffee (which contains caffeine , which is also a drug), and this is my first read of the day. I have absolutely no idea what this joker is talking about!