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Thread: Action Alert: Rep. Rohrabacher Introduces 'Respect State Marijuana Laws Act'

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    Default Action Alert: Rep. Rohrabacher Introduces 'Respect State Marijuana Laws Act'

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christi...s-act-n2283272

    During the Obama administration, eight states, plus the District of Columbia, legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Dozens more passed laws regarding marijuana use for medicinal purposes. Obama's DOJ generally agreed to a hands off policy regarding states that have voted to legalize recreational marijuana. With the new administration, there is considerable stress about whether or not these policies will still be in place. This is true both for medical marijuana patients as well as for people whose livelihoods are in the cannabis industry.

    Enter Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), a medical marijuana patient himself, who introduced the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act on Wednesday to the House of Representatives. The bill would protect people from being prosecuted under the Controlled Substances Act as long as they are following their particular state's laws regarding marijuana.

    Rohrabacher has introduced the bill before, in 2015 and in 2013. In 2015, a bipartisan group of representatives joined Rohrabacher in co-sponsoring the bill.

    About sixty percent of people support legalizing marijuana in the United States.



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    That's a step in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    That's a step in the right direction.
    Well, If Trump does support States rights, and leaves it up to the states, then hopefully he will sign this bill into law.

    We should imprison violent drug dealers and those that try to cause harm.

    However herbs and medicines originally were freely administered by Shamans and those that needed it.

    I think that if herbs and certain plants are used responsibly, then there should be no problems.

    Now if somebody high on drugs starts causing car accidents and things like that, well even common law courts would have a case filed against the culprit. Whether your a fan of common law, or statutory law, balancing it with freedom/liberty, well as long as you don't harm somebody or their property, you should not ever be prosecuted.

    There usually needs to be an injured party for a crime to have occurred. The crime can involve adults, children, property, etc etc. If somebody is just doing some medicinal herbs or plants, then there is no injury to anybody unless you cause a DUI.

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    What are the chances the an act, requiring the federal government to follow the constitution, will be passed as law? I prediction is that Jeff Sessions will influence Trump to veto if the bill gets to his desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanleybolten View Post
    We should imprison any violent individuals drug dealers and those that try to cause harm.
    ftfy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post

    https://twitter.com/USAB4L/status/829890866080837632
    cool thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanleybolten View Post
    Well, If Trump does support States rights, and leaves it up to the states, then hopefully he will sign this bill into law.

    We should imprison violent drug dealers and those that try to cause harm.
    When's the last time you heard of a violent moonshiner or bootlegger? Right. You haven't. It's prohibition that creates the violence in the business of whatever is being sold and not the other way around.
    9/11 Thermate experiments

    Winston Churchhill on why the U.S. should have stayed OUT of World War I

    "I am so %^&*^ sick of this cult of Ron Paul. The Paulites. What is with these %^&*^ people? Why are there so many of them?" YouTube rant by "TheAmazingAtheist"

    "We as a country have lost faith and confidence in freedom." -- Ron Paul

    "It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute." -- Ron Paul
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. No need to make it a superhighway.
    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    The only way I see Trump as likely to affect any real change would be through martial law, and that has zero chances of success without strong buy-in by the JCS at the very minimum.

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    Weak. End the prohibitions and the wasteful spending that goes along with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Root View Post
    Weak. End the prohibitions and the wasteful spending that goes along with it.
    "Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." — Confucius
    perfect is the enemy of good

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    State's rights bump...
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    I tried but my twitter account is practically shadowbanned. Half the time my tweets do not show up in replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milgram View Post
    I tried but my twitter account is practically shadowbanned. Half the time my tweets do not show up in replies.
    Ya I have been doing searches for mentions of H.R. 975 and while I have seen increased traffic of it on forums and reddit not much on twitter

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    14 cosponsors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Working Poor View Post
    Really?
    do you really think those CSs in DC will do anything that is really for the people? I doubt it smdh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Working Poor View Post
    Really?
    really what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Working Poor View Post
    do you really think those CSs in DC will do anything that is really for the people?
    ah, well considering that recent polls show that 71% think that the states should decide their own policy on marijuana yes
    it's purely survival on the part of the "CSs"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyJones View Post
    ah, well considering that recent polls show that 71% think that the states should decide their own policy on marijuana yes
    it's purely survival on the part of the "CSs"
    I'll not hold my breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Working Poor View Post
    I'll not hold my breath.
    while you're doing that, could you make some posts on social media or other forums you inhabit about this?

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    Polling: Voters Support Marijuana Law Reform By Record Numbers

    http://blog.norml.org/2017/02/23/pol...ecord-numbers/

    Record numbers of voters support regulating the marijuana market and oppose federal efforts to interfere or undermine state laws permitting the plant’s use or sale, according to nationwide polling data released today by Quinnipiac University.

    Ninety-three percent of voters — including 96 percent of Democrats and 85 percent of Republicans — support “allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes,” the highest total ever reported in a national poll. Among those respondents older than 65 years of age, 92 percent endorsed legalizing medical marijuana.

    Fifty-nine percent of voters similarly support making the adult use of marijuana legal in the United States. That total is in line with recent polling data compiled by Gallup in 2016 which reported that 60 percent of US adults support legalization — a historic high. Respondents who identified as Democrats (72 percent) were most likely to support legalization. Fifty-eight percent of Independents also expressed support, but only 35 percent of Republicans did so. Among the various age groups polled, only those over the age of 65 failed to express majority support for legalization.

    Finally, 71 percent of respondents say that they “oppose the government enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have already legalized medical or recreational marijuana.” This percentage is the highest level of support ever reported with regard to limiting the federal government from interfering in states’ marijuana policies.

    The rising support may provide a boost for pending federal legislation, HR 975: The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, which prevents the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to the possession, use, production, and distribution of marijuana. You can urge your members of Congress to support this act by clicking here.

    The Quinnipiac University poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.

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    Retweeted Brians, and added my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Retweeted Brians, and added my own.

    ty

    also if you are so inclined here is a NORML form letter to send
    http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51046/...tion_KEY=19997

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyJones View Post
    ty

    also if you are so inclined here is a NORML form letter to send
    http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51046/...tion_KEY=19997
    Done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Done
    excellent

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