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Dem Rep Blumenauer's New Pot Legislation

Judester Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 6:16 PM
Pot messes up time recognition and memory so would you like a pot head to be doing your blood work at a lab? I wouldn't. The stuff stays in your system for a month and it isn't like alcohol that you sleep off and go to work in the morning. There's a good reason there are checks at the nuke plants and the technology is so sensitive you will test positive for heroin if you have a morning poppy seed bagel on the way to work. There's a spray for your hands to test for coke also. Not used much anymore because of the contamination of money when used to snort coke.
GodsLaws Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 6:31 PM
This has absolutely NOTHING to do with decriminalization.

You are free to advocate against drug use and any private impediment that people may want to impose in their business practices to curb use. But the government has no constitutional, practical or moral rationale to drug prohibition.

Democratic Representative Earl Blumenauer introduced his new legislation today allowing states to legalize medical marijuana. While nineteen states already allow the use of medical marijuana, federal law still considers it illegal. These incongruent policies create a significant legal grey area because medical marijuana users can be prosecuted under federal law even though they have been granted such rights under state law.

Under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is considered a Schedule I substance, which is on the same level as heroin and LSD. As the most severe listing, the Schedule I classification is used for drugs that are believed...