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2 years ago  ::  Jun 04, 2012 - 3:24PM #1
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New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a de facto legalization of pot in his state. If approved by the legislature, New York will have one less reason (a very large one less) to arrest people and lock them up.

Wading into the debate over stop-and-frisk police tactics, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to ask legislators on Monday for a change in New York State law that would drastically reduce the number of people who could be arrested for marijuana possession as a result of police stops.

The governor will call for the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view, administration officials said. Advocates of such a change say the offense has ensnared tens of thousands of young black and Latino men who are stopped by the New York City police for other reasons but after being instructed to empty their pockets, find themselves charged with a crime.

At this point it looks like the feds and the Obama administration still want to continue their silly "war on drugs." However, for the states, which are forced to bear much of the cost of enforcing these policies, the price has gotten too high.

Legalization is coming either one state at a time, or it's Obama's campaign ace in the hole, to be played only if and only when necessary.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 04, 2012 - 5:48PM #2
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Funny how it never occurs to most self professing conservatives that having a huge police force that stops everyone and searches them for drugs and large numbers of people behind bars for using drugs is a big government nanny state.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 05, 2012 - 10:23PM #3
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Hello,



Strange how these liberals are against smoking cigarettes and want them banned. But these same liberals want to smoke pot and legalize it. Stay out of casinos.



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2 years ago  ::  Jun 05, 2012 - 11:33PM #4
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False equivalency.


Anyway, I never smoke or burn marijuana, tobacco, toast, virgins, or anything else.


I realize, of course, that most conservatives are opposed to anything that might tend to produce a state of ecstasy in the user. Ecstasy has a very bad name these days.


However, I was ecstatic in the supermarket, just the other day, and experienced an epiphany in the baked goods section, and felt at one with the baked goods.


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2 years ago  ::  Jun 06, 2012 - 2:46AM #5
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Jun 5, 2012 -- 10:23PM, loveontheair wrote:


Hello,


Strange how these liberals are against smoking cigarettes and want them banned. But these same liberals want to smoke pot and legalize it. Stay out of casinos.



love




That is a very good observation.  Smokers enjoy their cigarrettes just like the pot smokers enjoy theirs. (Maybe not as much) 


Weed may not be  as bad as some people say, but smoke goes into the lungs. It is certainly not  harmless either.

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 06, 2012 - 4:52AM #6
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Ciggs may be VERY bad however it does not impair judgement.


 


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2 years ago  ::  Jun 06, 2012 - 1:33PM #7
Druac
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Jun 6, 2012 -- 2:46AM, arielg wrote:


Jun 5, 2012 -- 10:23PM, loveontheair wrote:


Hello,


Strange how these liberals are against smoking cigarettes and want them banned. But these same liberals want to smoke pot and legalize it. Stay out of casinos.



love




That is a very good observation.  Smokers enjoy their cigarrettes just like the pot smokers enjoy theirs. (Maybe not as much) 


Weed may not be  as bad as some people say, but smoke goes into the lungs. It is certainly not  harmless either.




+1 Human hypocrisy abounds




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2 years ago  ::  Jun 06, 2012 - 1:56PM #8
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Jun 6, 2012 -- 4:52AM, Estacia wrote:


Ciggs may be VERY bad however it does not impair judgement.


 





Good thing alcohol doesn't...oh wait...it does, probably even more so…and its legal…hmmm


I wonder how that happened...and I wonder why the right doesn't support its prohibition.


(see my last post below)





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2 years ago  ::  Jun 06, 2012 - 2:55PM #9
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You oughta try some of my finger-licking lip-smacking high-octane banana bread.


Just simmer a tablespoon and a half of flaked "medicine" (if you know what I mean) in about 6 tbsps of oil (I use a combination of butter and coconut oil), for an hour or two.


Don't boil it, simmer. Then strain out the oil and use it to make banana bread, or brownies, or Betty Crocked's date nut bars or whatever, according to your regular recipe.


Tastes great. Lasts a long time. And best of all, IT'S SMOKELESS.



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2 years ago  ::  Jun 06, 2012 - 5:36PM #10
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Jun 6, 2012 -- 2:55PM, catboxer wrote:




You oughta try some of my finger-licking lip-smacking high-octane banana bread.


Just simmer a tablespoon and a half of flaked "medicine" (if you know what I mean) in about 6 tbsps of oil (I use a combination of butter and coconut oil), for an hour or two.


Don't boil it, simmer. Then strain out the oil and use it to make banana bread, or brownies, or Betty Crocked's date nut bars or whatever, according to your regular recipe.


Tastes great. Lasts a long time. And best of all, IT'S SMOKELESS.






mmmmm...sounds good...many I know use a different type of oil for their baked goods around these parts... :)

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