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The War on Pot: Not a Safe Bet

Fuzzy2 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 3:50 PM
I think the argument is really still whether or not it's the Fed's job to make it illegal or not. The libertarian in you knows the answer to that one. If a state makes pot illegal and wants to pay to enforce it, let 'em.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 4:20 PM
Lol thanks

And yes with her MS she could benefit from legal pot and we even thought of asking my son to get some for her.

This is probably a place we are not far apart on and it is one of the few areas of important political debate that I just do not have a firm opinion on.
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 4:06 PM
Tinsldr2-

I've been wanting to say this to you for a long time.
Through all the times I've disagreed with you, there have been a few times you made me rethink some of my positions.

Just wanted you to know I have a lot of respect for you and your thoughts. Hope your wife is doing well.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled arguing.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 3:57 PM
And that is a valid point Fuzzy, but of course the power to regulate Interstate Commerce has been turned into the power to regulate Commerce because almost all commerce effects interstate Commerce.

Now I do not 100% agree with what I wrote about Commerce(in fact I kind of hardly agree with it) but the reality is that is the pervading view of Congress and the Courts and a large percent of American Voters.

And THAT brings us back to a Federal determination on Legalization.
As recreational drugs go, marijuana is relatively benign. Unlike alcohol, it doesn't stimulate violence or destroy livers. Unlike tobacco, it doesn't cause lung cancer and heart disease. The worst you can say is that it produces intense, unreasoning panic. Not in users, but in critics.

Those critics have less influence all the time. Some 18 states permit medical use of marijuana, and in November, Colorado and Washington voted to allow recreational use. Nationally, support for legalization is steadily rising. A decade ago, one of every three Americans favored the idea. Today, nearly half do -- and among those under 50, a large...