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  1. The truth is marijuana has never killed anyone. No victim. No crime.

    People are still being caged, raided, robbed, killed and stained by their own government over … a plant.

    Ganja is not inherently harmful.

    Free the weed. Free the people.

  2. Biden won't do a damn thing if he was he would have already done it . 47 years in office without one accomplishment. That POS do nothing democrat isn't going to do anything and it's proven thru his empty record.

  3. Obama did nothing for progress or black people and he had 8 years, with
    biden as his vp, allowing authoritarianism like the patriot act and
    NDAA, putting kids, and pot smokers in cages. I have no doubts biden will be more of the same.

  4. When did trump ever say he would veto a decriminalization bill? Because biden sure as hell won't push decriminalization. At best, we'll be lucky that he doesn't veto decriminalization. And again, democrats prove their racism in accepting the final remnants of jim crow and push the neoliberal nonsense of "progress in steps". FDR sure didn't need any of that horseshit and he may be the last exceptional president we ever get.

  5. "Progress typically comes in steps" – that's a good line. I used to lean toward the "burn it to the ground to build it back up" mentality, but it's an unrealistic and immature position. You can achieve intermediate goals without sacrificing your ultimate objective.

  6. There's fuckton of alt-right trolls employed by Charlie Kirk's Turning Point USA pretending to be progressives and tearing into Biden non stop. They're easy to spot because all they do is attack and yell VOTE GREEN. Never any strategy on how to win, just division crap.

  7. So allow people to be stupid and used by the system? no thanks. Using weed for medicine is fine but not for more zombies, do you know how cheap and easy access weed would be vs cigarettes…big difference.

  8. Pakman is very annoying. You cannot start from the "incremental" position in politics. You have to start from the most extreme position and negotiate down. If you start from incremental progress you end up with with a negotiation that is too far right wing. I really hate when he does this. Look at Obamacare. It was supposed to go even further than it ended up doing.

  9. I think we should legalize all drugs but make it so you cant have or do drugs if you have kids. I aslo think that your only allowed to do those drugs on your own property unless somebody allows you to those drugs on there property.

  10. Hopefully they can legalize medical marijuana. It actually helps ppl with seziures, anxiety, depression, and the list goes on. When I was discharged I was living in California n my Dr gave me the okay for a medical card. I came back with seizures n a limp cuz I was in constant pain. I used my card until my seizures stopped n once I was well enough that I could move back to TX I did. I haven't had a seizure in yrs n I never liked feeling high but the dispensaries helped me find things that would stop my seizures n my pain without me feeling all out of it.

  11. “…marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest, therapeutically active substances known to man.”
    –Francis Young (DEA’s own Judge 1988)

     "Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use…”
    – Jimmy Carter (U.S.President)

     “Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing possession of marijuana… We should concentrate on prosecuting the rapists and burglars who are a menace to society.”
    – Dan Quayle (U.S. Representative & Vice President)

    "Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could."
    “The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help and suckering well intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.”
     – William F. Buckley Jr. (American conservative author & commentator)
     
    "The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world."
    – Dr. Carl Sagan (American Cosmologist, Astrobilologist, author & science communicator)

     “You bet I did -— and I enjoyed it.” ….when asked if he had ever smoked marijuana.
    – Michael Bloomberg (New York City Mayor)

    "Studies have consistently failed to establish the existence of a link between the harshness of a country’s drug laws and its levels of drug use."
    – Kofi Annan (U.N. Secretary General)

     "Pot is a better drug than alcohol. I'll prove it to you. You're at a ball game or a concert, and someone's really violent and aggressive and obnoxious, are they drunk or are they smoking pot?"
    “Why is pot against the law? It wouldn't be because anyone can grow it, and therefore you can't make a profit off it, would it?”
    “…It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit … unnatural?”
    -Bill Hicks (Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-Up Comedian)

     "If the words "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on."
    – Terence McKenna  (American ethnobotanist, psychonaut, author, advocate for responsible use of natural psychedelic plants)

  12. Unfortunately, now they're backing off of it a day later, saying they want to push the issue down the road to after the election. I think we know from history where this is going. I will put pressure on my senators and representative to continue supporting their original decriminalization position. Everyone else should be doing the same.

  13. It creates a consistent federal framework for States to follow, and when all of the right wing mythology is revealed as false, the next steps become easier. Also it unclogs the justice system by removing trivial offences.

  14. Hey an actual policy position, and who gives a FUCK about the right-wing complaints? Every SINGLE one of those "humans" would already have been voting for Trump. But I don't understand how I get to USE pot if the possession is still illegal.

  15. i said he was talking this way since before his nomination and I've been screamed at that he was totally right wing Conservative on this, hopefully people will start seeing bidden for what he is now and that is a damn good bridge to the future of the democratic party!

  16. Crimializing marijuana was part of a right wing strategy to demonize certain groups. Read the statements by the people who put together the southern strategy for nixon, they overtly say that. See, right wing is more authoritarian, and when things are bad, you can never blame the powerful. You have to blame someone powerless. Which is why demonization is needed. and some people do it becuase they're useful idiots, but in this case Increased criminalization was consciously part of an explicit strategy to demonize, they say it, in their words.

  17. And they´re already backing down from it. It´s so sad how weak Democrats are. 70% of the country want legalized Marijuana, not watered down decriminalization. And not even that is possible anymore, because they are scared of Republicans trying to tie it to the defund the police- movement.

  18. I hate hearing the word Addiction used in the context of marijuana smoking. Addiction to alcohol is a much bigger issue to the point where we actually have rehabs designed around it. Alcohol is sold everywhere. Someone tell me where the addiction counseling classes are for Marijuana. Oh wait, they don't exist

  19. I mean, what Biden wants to implement, is what most countries in the west have. Marijuana is still illegal in most western countries, but either the police doesn't enforce it strongly and/or the laws allow the possession of a small amount of Marijuana and/or allow it for medical purposes.

  20. No, they need to Legalize it, not just decriminalize it. Decriminalization does not allow for a legitimate distribution system to form because it is still illegal to grow, it only makes it legal to have a small amount on your person.

  21. The fact that pot is still illegal is absurd. I am an addict and I started on pills, not pot. Pot has helped me stay away from hard drugs for the past 3 years. I have also recieved drastic help getting clean from the affordable care act. It has really saved my life.

  22. We haven't had a president who abstained from illegal drugs since January 1993 at best. Clinton and Obama both smoked pot. Bush was an alcoholic and used cocaine. Trump uses some kind of uppers/stimulants and certainly did coke before; even his son and son's girlfriend were obviously coked up while speaking at the RNC this year. Neither party has any place to talk about marijuana except to say it should be legal.

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