Finally, Obama does something that makes sense


I think this will help the medical marijuana cause in South Dakota also;

Finally, “one of those rare instances of unadulterated good news from Washington,” said Glenn Greenwald

The real problem with Obama’s new policy is that it “didn’t go far enough,” said the Los Angeles Times in an editorial. If it’s a waste of federal resources to prosecute “cancer and glaucoma patients in some states, then the guidelines should be applicable to all 50,” not just the 13 that allow medical marijuana use. Congress, and Obama, should scrap the “questionable” federal ban on pot.


#1 Bob Ellis on 10.20.09 at 11:52 am

Yes, America will be a much better place with more intoxicated people.

#2 Sy on 10.20.09 at 12:29 pm

Intoxicated is in reference to alcohol.

Ever see someone smoke a whole joint and act the same as someone who downed a case of beer or a fifth of Jack? I wouldn’t want someone who’s done any of those to fly my plane for me, but if you’re concerned about societal impact, to make a comparision between alcohol & weed is laughable even when sober.

Also, note the term “Medical”, as in you seek the substance as prescribed by a Physician to mitigate symptoms of a much worse condition, such as Glacoma or Chemotherapy.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 10.20.09 at 12:32 pm

Bob, you are clueless.

People who smoke weed do so whether it’s legal or not. Taking away the illegality will have no upward effect on the number of people high at any given time. In fact, if history is any example, fewer people will smoke weed when it becomes legal. Alcohol consumption went up during prohibition.

The only difference between legal weed and illegal weed is who takes the profits. During prohibition, the profits went to organized crime. Who currently profits the most from weed? Organized crime. Who profits the most from alcohol sales today? Not the mob. Hmmmm…

In short, Bob, your argument is absolute baseless crap.

#4 l3wis on 10.20.09 at 1:11 pm

Bob and Sibby need to have a drink and puff and relax for once.

#5 Oliver Surden on 10.20.09 at 1:22 pm

I feel a headache coming on!

#6 Ghost of Dude on 10.20.09 at 1:36 pm

I have a condition that can only be helped by weed – I don’t have any weed.
Do I qualify?

#7 l3wis on 10.21.09 at 2:42 pm

Maybe Obama is being a constitutionalist on this issue. According to the US constitution it is up to the states to regulate drug laws (?), and it is against the US constitution for the Feds to tell you what you can ingest. Drugs are illegal because of illegal distribution and sale without taxation, not because they may be harmful.

I just read a tidbit about this today, does anyone have more info to back up this argument? Bob?

#8 owk on 10.21.09 at 10:44 pm

That makes no sense l3wie, the govt imposed prohibition not the states. The govt did not repeal prohibition because it was unconstitutional. Be wary of the tidbits you are listening to.
Make weed legal and less people will smoke? Really? With that reasoning, we should make lots of things legal that are illegal to get more people to do less of what we want them to stop doing in the first place? Let me guess, if they lower the drinking age and make weed legal our stats on math and science for seniors in HS will go through the f’ng roof? Good one Dude.

#9 Ghost of Dude on 10.22.09 at 6:59 am

Make weed legal and less people will smoke? Really?

Alcohol consumption per capita actually increased during prohibition.

What, if any, justification can you find for the continued criminalization of pot smokers/dealers? How much do our federal, state, and local governments spend confiscating weed from people and incarcerating dealers/users? What effect has this effort had on the number of people who smoke weed?

#10 owk on 10.22.09 at 12:32 pm

I don’t see justification in criminalization but I also don’t see the numbers of users going down because it’s legal. Are they using it for the thrill of illegality? I did find some hilarity on this site though. I especially like the anslinger and hearst quotes. They made me giggle. BTW, I don’t have a dog in this fight, I just don’t see what you say happening, happen if weed becomes legal.