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  •  It would be best if Federal laws were scrubbed.. (5+ / 0-)

    ..completely from the books, as the reasons for marijuana prohibition are BS; Hearst & Dupont avoiding competition and racism thrown in too - old news

    But this story is where we might start:

    The federal government says medical marijuana is a schedule one controlled substance. But they've been sending it to me, to use as medicine, for 30 years. by   Irvin Rosenfeld | Tuesday, August 20, 2013

    Starting in the late 1960s, the University of Mississippi operated a federally approved and legal marijuana farm and production facility. The National Institute on Drug Abuse contracts with the university’s lab to grow, harvest, process and ship marijuana to licensed facilities across the country for research purposes.
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    Today, there are only four of us still alive, who continue to receive our medical marijuana from the feds — living, breathing symbols of our government’s medical marijuana hypocrisy. By sending me my medicine every month, it acknowledges cannabis works as medicine — which is why it is inexplicable to me that pot continues to be classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law.
    Iow's make the case that Federal prohibition is pure BS and should end

    Not that states taking this on is a bad thing, it's a good thing. But one of the most crucial reasons for taking it out at the federal level is to forever end the deplorable..

    Criminal injustice: the American cradle to prison pipeline

    Thx HB III

    P.S. Also too I have deep reservations about anything that furthers the RWNJ's (and that includes those of the SCOTUS) states rights Calhoun agenda or interposition & nullification that we are still feeling reverberations of today

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