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    Trump Overrules Sessions: Promises To Protect States' Pot Legalization Rights

    Just over 3 months ago, AG Jeff Sessions dropped a bongshell on the marijuana market when he rescinded policies allowing states to legalize pot.

    But now, following Sen. Cory Gardner's, the Colorado Republican, threat to block all DOJ nominations, The Washington Post reports that President Trump has defused the standoff and promised the top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana.


    WaPo reports that in a phone call late Wednesday, Trump told Gardner that despite the DOJ memo, the marijuana industry in Colorado won’t be targeted, the senator said in a statement Friday. Satisfied, the first-term senator is now backing down from his nominee blockade.

    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...ization-rights
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    Unless Trump has vetoed legislation, it is Congress' role to fix this. Kind of ironic for a Senator to blame Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Unless Trump has vetoed legislation, it is Congress' role to fix this. Kind of ironic for a Senator to blame Trump.

    LOL, ya, it sounds like Trump got sumthin for nuthin lol...

    But all around good stuff.
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
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    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Is anybody here surprised?

    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc


    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Of course they're surprised, dannno

    they've probably been using it as a feature Why Trump is Bad presentation slide

    and incidentally this completely changes the national conversation as we now have a Republican President in de facto support of repealing prohibition.
    Oligarchy delenda est

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    Did he pinkie swear?
    It's too bad you are so untrustworthy, I would really like to take part in a wager with you on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    Speaking of trustworthy, I thought that you didn't believe anonymous reports of things that Trump supposedly said in a meeting.

    From the Washington Post, no less...
    Caution is in order, but Gardner is acting on his part of the bargain so that increases the odds that it exists.
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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    Speaking of trustworthy, I thought that you didn't believe anonymous reports of things that Trump supposedly said in a meeting.

    From the Washington Post, no less...
    Like I said, I believe things that he says that I like and I tend not to believe things he says that I don't like. Not because I am delusional, because I'm not delusional - It just works out well in the long-run. Too bad we can't wager, because you are losing this one 100%.

    I've bought more herb than you, I've smoked more herb than you, I've grown more herb than you, it is in my house on a daily basis.. In other words, I had a lot more to lose than you - and the very last thing in the entire world I was worried about when it came to herb was the Trump admin. And rightly so.

    I noticed you removed my Paul Ryan quote from your sig good job
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    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Like I said, I believe things that he says that I like and I tend not to believe things he says that I don't like.
    Yeah, it's quite obvious.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Not because I am delusional, because I'm not delusional
    That's not quite so obvious.

    No, it's because you can selectively justify everything retrospectively.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    I noticed you removed my Paul Ryan quote from your sig good job
    Great example of the above right here. Not only do you believe in 2-year time delay effects of 32D chess, but you also believe that I removed the quote because of recent events. Pure confirmation bias, which is actually self delusion.

    I changed my signature months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoughtomator View Post
    Of course they're surprised, dannno

    they've probably been using it as a feature Why Trump is Bad presentation slide

    and incidentally this completely changes the national conversation as we now have a Republican President in de facto support of repealing prohibition.
    Of marijuana, nothing else. And you cant blame people for being skeptical of anything he says, he lurches back and forth like a drunk sailor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Of marijuana, nothing else. And you cant blame people for being skeptical of anything he says, he lurches back and forth like a drunk sailor.

    You been hanging out again with AF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Caution is in order, but Gardner is acting on his part of the bargain so that increases the odds that it exists.
    We will get what he wants and then renege, like always

    Please tell me why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).

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    The Deep State is going to "kill" 20 children at a pre-school in Colorado because their dessert was laced, and Trump will change his mind.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.



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    Trump Announces Unprecedented Support for Legalizing Marijuana

    On the first great-weather day of Spring 2018, President Donald Trump has committed to withdrawing federal objections to the legalization of marijuana, reports Tom Angell of Marijuana Moment.

    President Trump is preparing to support far-reaching legislation to reform federal marijuana prohibition so that states can enact their own cannabis laws without interference.

    "Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states' rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana," U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (D-CO) said in a statement. "Late Wednesday, I received a commitment from the President that the Department of Justice's rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado's legal marijuana industry. Furthermore, President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states' rights issue once and for all."

    In a briefing with reporters on Friday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the development, calling Gardner's statement "accurate."

    "We're always consulting Congress about issues including states' rights, of which the president is a firm believer," she said.

    USDOJUSDOJThis is huge, as it would unambiguously allow states to pursue legalization without worrying about a federal crackdown such as the one proposed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the start of this year. An unambiguous ally in the White House would also go a long way to ending skittishness on the part of banks and other firms to engage with pot-related industry in states where such business is legal. At Marijuana Moment, Angell writes that the details of the "legislative solution" Sen. Gardner mentions are not known yet, but the Colorado Republican said it will amount to a "universal fix" to all questions regarding pot legalization.

    Read more here.

    Gardner had been using senatorial privilege to place holds on various administration nominees until he received assurances that the Trump administration would work to allow the untroubled legalization of pot in states that decide to do so. Today, he announced:

    "Because of these commitments, I have informed the Administration that I will be lifting my remaining holds on Department of Justice nominees. My colleagues and I are continuing to work diligently on a bipartisan legislative solution that can pass Congress and head to the President's desk to deliver on his campaign position."

    So here we have Donald Trump, who is so terrible on so many issues and pretty damn good on others, moving forward on negotiating peace on the War on Pot. Nothing is over until the last non-violent offender is freed, but this is very good news.

    https://reason.com/blog/2018/04/13/t...ted-support-fo
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    godspeed.


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    Feds have trouble hiring as almost nobody can pass the "pee in the cup" test. This should help.

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    Fake Liberty temporarily

    Unprecedented would be to reduce everything to Schedule ZERO unlisted, and repeal all of the illegal unconstitutional related legislation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoughtomator View Post
    The keystone of anti-liberty is crumbling.
    That's the keystone? Really?

    The Tenth Amendment is DOA, The Fourth Amendment is running close behind, Second Amendment is under siege, and California is declaring itself a First Amendment-Free Zone, but so long as we can buy weed in a store we're still going the right direction?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    That's the keystone? Really?

    The Tenth Amendment is DOA, The Fourth Amendment is running close behind, Second Amendment is under siege, and California is declaring itself a First Amendment-Free Zone, but so long as we can buy weed in a store we're still going the right direction?
    Yep, escapism is all you are left with thanks to your fellow sheeple. Another hit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    escapism
    I think you're confusing herb with alcohol..
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    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."



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    MAGA - Marijuana Agriculture Growing Again

    I for one, welcome my new cannabis overlords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Yep, escapism is all you are left with thanks to your fellow sheeple. Another hit?
    Escapism? No,, Pain relief, Mood stabilizer,, anti-depressant,, a reality cushion perhaps. But no escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Escapism? No,, Pain relief, Mood stabilizer,, anti-depressant,, a reality cushion perhaps. But no escape.
    You are arguing semantics given how widespread the usage is. Our existence is painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Yep, escapism is all you are left with thanks to your fellow sheeple. Another hit?
    I'm itching for another Q leak, you got one I could bum off ya? I think Q is the only one who understands whats really going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Yep, escapism is all you are left with thanks to your fellow sheeple. Another hit?
    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Escapism? No,, Pain relief, Mood stabilizer,, anti-depressant,, a reality cushion perhaps. But no escape.
    I'd say a bit of each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    Unprecedented would be to reduce everything to Schedule ZERO unlisted, and repeal all of the illegal unconstitutional related legislation.
    With the title of the thread that's what I was expecting but then I remembered Trump won and not Rand Paul, I am going to make one entitled Trump Announces Unprecedented Support for Legalizing Steroids after he orders bombing on another country without authorization from congress again.

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