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Rockntractor
01-21-2014, 09:07 PM
ISTOOK: The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuanaWhite House docs say pot causes brain damage and lower IQ in teens, alcohol does notBy Ernest Istook
President Obama’s latest claims about marijuana are contradicted by research and official positions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/office-of-national-drug-control-policy/), which is part of the White House (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/white-house/). And Mr. Obama’s words have anti-drug leaders worried about negative repercussions among youth.
Mr. Obama claimed to The New Yorker magazine that marijuana is no worse than cigarettes or alcohol and he promoted state efforts by Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law.


The National Drug Control Policy’s official stance, posted on the whitehouse.gov website, says the opposite of Mr. Obama on all counts.
For example, as documented in agency reports, marijuana smoke has significantly more carcinogens than tobacco smoke.
And as reported by the government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/national-institute-on-drug-abuse/), adolescent use of marijuana does something that alcohol does not; it causes permanent brain damage, including lowering of I.Q.
Taxpayers have spent billions of dollars warning about drugs, often about marijuana, but these efforts were dramatically undercut by the president’s comments.


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I wonder how much has been smoked in the oval office.

Odysseus
01-21-2014, 09:20 PM
You't think that a founding member of the Choom gang would know that marijuana causes permanent brain damage, including lowering of I.Q. in teens. We've certainly been observing the effects. :biggrin-new:

coach
01-22-2014, 12:30 AM
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/frequently-asked-questions-and-facts-about-marijuana#harmless
WHITEHOUSE.GOV

Does no one ever think about what they put in his telepromptor ? Oh right, he's brain damaged from his mis spent youth.

JB
01-22-2014, 03:00 AM
Like a stoner would ever come out against weed.

What's next Barry, "coke ain't so bad"?

noonwitch
01-22-2014, 10:56 AM
It's probably going to be legal in a lot of states by 2020, including Michigan. We already have a pretty generous medical marijuana law.

I don't have a problem with it, I just hope that hemp is included when they legalilze it and not accidentally left out of the wording because a bunch of potheads wrote the legalization proposal. Hemp is useful, can be made into fabric, and there could be jobs processing it into fabric, clothing, etc.

RobJohnson
01-22-2014, 11:44 AM
It really does not matter what the states do if the Federal law does not change.

Medical marijuana dispensaries could go up in smoke in Las Vegas (http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/medical-marijuana-dispensaries-could-go-smoke-las-vegas)


Last week, Las Vegas City Attorney Brad Jerbic said he was going to temporarily “bow out” from drafting the city’s medical pot ordinance because the dispensaries, which are legal under Nevada law, violate federal law.

He wrote a letter to the State Bar of Nevada, asking for its opinion.

“City attorneys across the country are dealing with the same issue,” Jerbic said in an interview. “The bottom line is that state law does not invalidate federal law. And the only legal advice I can really give at this point is not to do it. Don’t commit a crime.”

coach
01-22-2014, 02:16 PM
It's probably going to be legal in a lot of states by 2020, including Michigan. We already have a pretty generous medical marijuana law.

I don't have a problem with it, I just hope that hemp is included when they legalilze it and not accidentally left out of the wording because a bunch of potheads wrote the legalization proposal. Hemp is useful, can be made into fabric, and there could be jobs processing it into fabric, clothing, etc.
well a stop will need to put on that, cant promote jobs can we ? /scarcasm

DumbAss Tanker
01-22-2014, 03:20 PM
To steal a line from an A. Bertram Chandler novel I read years ago, "They call him passion fingers, because he fucks up everything he touches."

Odysseus
01-22-2014, 04:22 PM
It really does not matter what the states do if the Federal law does not change.

Medical marijuana dispensaries could go up in smoke in Las Vegas (http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/medical-marijuana-dispensaries-could-go-smoke-las-vegas)

This leads to an interesting federalism issue. Does the federal government have the authority to restrict what is grown and consumed within the states? The last major test of this was Wickard v. Filburn (317 U.S. 111, 1942). Roscoe Filburn, grew wheat for his personal consumption which ran afoul of the U.S. government's established limits on wheat production per acre. The feds ordered Filburn to destroy his crops levied a fine. Filburn fought it, but the Supreme Court ruled that because Filburn's wheat growing activities reduced the amount of wheat he would buy in the national market, Filburn's growing his own wheat affected interstate commerce and could be regulated by the federal government, in effect giving the feds carte blanche to regulate anything and everything grown or produced within the states. This has been the cornerstone of much of the federal usurpation of state power and individual liberty over the last 70 years, and it would be ironic if the lefties in favor of marijuana legalization fought the lefties in favor of socialist control of the economy in order to repeal federal pot laws. If this were to go to court, it would be in the interest of every conservative to argue in favor of striking down Wickard v. Filburn and restoring a critical limit to federal power. That would be worth more than any downside of marijuana legalization.