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    58% US voters favor legalization.

    Republicans represent both sides: the insanely rich and vice versa.

    by Crashing Vor on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 05:09:25 AM PST

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    •  There was the 'and ..." (6+ / 0-)

      for a reason ...

      One of my mottos: "We can't afford to be stupid anymore."

      Our laws re marijuana are, well, simply stupid.  They foster more money into illegal enterprises, they foster criminality, they make criminals out of people who are no threats to others, they divert police/court assets, they feed the prison industry, they drive incredible direct and indirect fiscal and social costs, they help foster energy inefficiency / pollution / environmental degration, they divert public resources from far more serious / real challenges, they leave on the table viable paths to $10s of billions of tax/fee revenues that could be used to strengthen society, etc ...

      Blogging regularly at Get Energy Smart NOW! for a sustainable energy future.

      by A Siegel on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 05:42:41 AM PST

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      •  FEDs and the GOP say "Oh yes, we can afford (3+ / 0-)
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        to be stupid when it comes to marijuana".

        The resistance to common sense reform (legalization/regulation/taxation) is resisted by the GOP purely as ideology.

        I saw McConnell talking about restring "hemp" for farmers but that is a far cry from fixing what is a totally screwed-up, counterproductive debacle.

        Repubs insist on keeping guns freely available and pot illegal.

        A fabulous expression of their values.

        Why do dems aid and abet? <~~ Nobody cares.

        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 05:58:45 AM PST

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    •  And my congresscritter (2+ / 0-)
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      Earl B is the face of legalization.  Makes me proud.

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