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Senator Wants To Legalize Weed Nationally

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker proposed what many are hailing as one of the most far-reaching marijuana legalization bills on Tuesday.

While the New Jersey Democrat’s bill would not legalize pot outright on the federal level, it allows the federal government to withhold funding from states whose bans on weed disproportionately affect minorities with arrest and incarceration rates, according to a Tuesday Facebook Live announcement.

“This is the single most far-reaching marijuana bill that’s ever been filed in either chamber of Congress,” Tom Angell, chairman of the Marijuana Majority, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “More than just getting the federal government out of the way so that states can legalize without DEA harassment, this new proposal goes even further by actually punishing states that have bad marijuana laws.”

In addition to federal punishing capability, the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 also removes marijuana from Schedule I, a list of illegal drugs including heroin, and creates a “Community Reinvestment Fund” to be used to support re-entry programs and other prison alternatives, Buzzfeed reported. (RELATED: State Prison Uses Faith, Job Training To Gut Recidivism Rates)

“We live in a country where we swear this idea, we put our hand over out heart and we believe very strongly that we are to be a nation of liberty and justice for all,” Booker said in the announcement. “One way we have not fulfilled that ideal is through our criminal justice system.”

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source: http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/01/senator-wants-to-legalize-weed-nationally/


  • gvette

    When you want to take over a population, get them all drugged up. Worked for England in China!
    http://www.historywiz.com/downfall.htm

    • Sandy129

      Exactly right. Passive drugged people don’t fight back.

      • gvette

        Plus they are easy to control. What dies the DemonRAT party stand for? Control.

        • Sandy129

          That’s right. If they don’t get their own way they will stop at nothing to protest, just like they are doing now. It would be easy for them to deny the supply to people that won’t fall in line.

          • gvette

            LOL..we know that if Omuslim walked off into the Grand Canyon, All his loyal followers would have gone with him.

          • Sandy129

            Yes, with joint in hand…

          • gvette

            LOL..hadn’t thought about that. I think you’re correct!!!

          • Sandy129

            When I read your post the pic of him kicked back with joint in hand popped into my mind for a moment!

          • gvette

            LOL…I’m sorry!

          • Sandy129

            That’s okay! It was only for a second! LOL

          • gvette

            LOL..a second to long!

          • Sandy129

            I thought so too but I survived! lol

      • Right because when you smoke pot you enter into another world of total dumb.

        • Sandy129

          Absolutely! Many of us tried it when we were young and stupid and grew up. We know what it is and it is not harmless and a mind altering substance. We have enough crazies in the world without deliberately doing it to ourselves.

  • Patricia Gleitz

    Booker, how soon do you want to start legalizing, cocaine, heroine, and other drugs then?

    • Sandy129

      That’s about it. Then they can abolish the DEA too?

      • gvette

        Well, who did Barry set free? Drug suppliers! He wanted to make sure him, and his daughter would have a good supply.

        • Sandy129

          That was his intention for sure.

  • Sandy129

    The man is insane and probably from too much indulgence of his own. Most of us tried it when we were young and stupid, myself included, but I grew up and knowing what it is and how it effects a person, I don’t want to be on the road driving with all of those folks. Just one more way to destroy our society.

  • Jim Strong

    Booker should lay off of the drugs. It makes him say crazy things.

  • Robert Brumley

    Medical purposes only!

    • Sandy129

      I would agree if there really IS one. In its pure form, its not much of a pain killer. Back when I was young and dumb, I used it and had the best money could buy and of all of it, it wasn’t much good for pain. If what they have offered for medical use works for pain, its got something else added with all that is going on in the world now, I wouldn’t trust it.

      • dangkids

        Yes, one thing is for sure…..You have not smoked any pot lately. And yes it does help with pain…..MAYBE NOT FOR YOU…..But I will assure you, I have been smoking weed for over 40 years now. I have a job and go to work everyday. Pot helps me sleep, I have a sleep apnea. I also take 60mg of Prozac, because I have a chemical imbalance from breast cancer and hormone problems. It also helps with anxiety, which the doctors told me to take Xanax…..I say BS. Xanax is worse than any weed I have ever smoked.

  • Snake

    It’s really amazing how indoctrinated so many people are about cannabis! First of all, prohibition DOES NOT WORK! That was proven with alcohol and now with cannabis. Second -Cannabis has not killed a single person in documented history! But prohibition pf it creates a black market and drug mafia system which increases criminal behavior, corruption of government officials, and excessive incarceration for MINOR offenses. Third – Cannabis is already a proven cure/treatment for cancer, PTSD, and many other diseases that big pharma has failed to create a synthetic drug for! Cannabis prohibition prevents individuals from choosing a treatment that will work. Fourth – Christians are being fooled! Cannabis is mentioned in scripture several times, called Kaneh bosm!

    kaneh-bosm, also rendered in traditional Hebrew as kaneh or kannabus. The root kan in this construction means “reed” or “hemp”, while bosm means “aromatic”. This word appears five times in the Old Testament; inthe books of Exodus, the Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel.

    The word kaneh-bosm has been mistranslated as calamus, a common marsh plant with little monetary value that does not have the qualities or value ascribed to kaneh-bosm. The error occurred in the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint in the third century BC, and was repeated in the many translations that followed.” http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/1996/05/01/1090

    Fifth – Cannabis/Hemp is an important agricultural crop for production of paper products, clothing, medical cures, and dietary supplements.

    The only thing that government should be doing is establishing and enforcing laws for those who misuse it and cause injury or damage to others or their property; same as with alcohol!

    • Sandy129

      Not indoctrinated at all. Been there and done that but like most people, I grew up. Just as criminals will always have guns, those determined to escape reality will have whatever they can find. If what is available now is good for pain, its not pure. It is not strong enough to kill any significant pain in its organic form. That is just an excuse. There are many things mentioned in the Bible but not all is recommended for us to do. All kinds of sin has been made “legal” that is not in the best interest of the people.Making it legal does not make it “right.” I would think with all that is going on in the world, people would prefer a clear head.

      • dangkids

        you say…..

        There are many things mentioned in the Bible but not all is recommended for us to do.

        Exactly how do YOU know which things we should use???? I believe God gave us a cure for all diseases on Earth, except the ones the governments and chemist create. Since the Hemp plant can and certainly is used in a very wide variety of products, including medicine, then there may be a possibility that it should be LEGAL……SEEING HOW IT IS NOTHING MORE THAN A WEED THAT GROWS OUT OF THE GROUND….And at one time, IT GREW WILD IN AMERICA and other parts of our world.

        • Sandy129

          When a person is Born Again of His Spirit, we are led by His Spirit and that is how we know things that are not “obviously” wrong. I use natural and organic things for my health needs whenever possible because as a RN, I know the damage most meds do to the body. Just read the list of adverse effects on the pharmacy print out and its plain to see. Medications are given with the hope the benefit will outweigh the cons. The original creation did not include weeds of any kind. It was the curse of sin at the fall of mankind that caused the mutations. Lions and all meat eaters were tame and vegetarian before the fall and will again after the Millennium. Taking any medication that isn’t absolutely necessary is not good for a person. Most meds do more harm than good but a terminally ill person in pain will need to take something to be as comfortable as possible before they die. The Bible encourages us to be sober and of a sound mind. Any mind altering substance of any kind is wrong when take for recreation and in many will cause the experimentation of other drugs. It’s just not wise to legalize pot.

          • dangkids

            You know there are books of the Bible missing, RIGHT??? So where in the Bible does it say that ‘weeds of any kind’ were not included in the original creation??? Some animals eat weeds, grasses, leaves and other limbs from trees?
            Never mind, don’t answer, because you might need to do a little more research about the Bible and Biblical times.

          • Sandy129

            You can’t discuss a topic with your that you are clueless about so that part of our conversation is over but I have to ask…smoke or eat any Poison ivy or poison oak lately?

  • VirgoVince

    Consider the source, another ugly lefturd idiot TRYING to be relevant!!!

  • Figures a demonrat wants to kill his pain and make himself even dumber than he is, he’s just like his idol Obuma a pot head.

  • Ironmike4610

    You can look at Booker and tell he’s a “DOPE”…