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Marijuana to Be Decriminalized Nationally!
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Just found this on Library of Congresses website. Don't know how many times this has been tried in the past but here is the first attempt in the 113th congress to make sensible changes to the senseless marijuana prohibition and the war on drugs.

H.R.499- To decriminalize marijuana at the Federal level, to leave to the States a power to regulate marijuana that is similar to the power they have to regulate alcohol, and for other purposes.

H.R.501- To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the taxation of marijuana, and for other purposes.
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Mr_Gixxer;76219 Wrote:Just found this on Library of Congresses website. Don't know how many times this has been tried in the past but here is the first attempt in the 113th congress to make sensible changes to the senseless marijuana prohibition and the war on drugs.

H.R.499- To decriminalize marijuana at the Federal level, to leave to the States a power to regulate marijuana that is similar to the power they have to regulate alcohol, and for other purposes.

H.R.501- To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the taxation of marijuana, and for other purposes.

I read a story on this yesterday. The article I read said similar bills were introduced at the federal level in 2011 which went nowhere, even with bipartisan support. It will be very difficult to get these passed in the Republican controlled House of Representatives
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Mr_Gixxer;76219 Wrote:Just found this on Library of Congresses website. Don't know how many times this has been tried in the past but here is the first attempt in the 113th congress to make sensible changes to the senseless marijuana prohibition and the war on drugs.

H.R.499- To decriminalize marijuana at the Federal level, to leave to the States a power to regulate marijuana that is similar to the power they have to regulate alcohol, and for other purposes.

H.R.501- To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the taxation of marijuana, and for other purposes.

the first bill is a step in the right direction...the 2nd, not so much. once the government gets a taste of the revenue, it'll never let it go.
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BATFEM ???
The Second Amendment does not GIVE us the right. It tells the gov they can not infringe our right.
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kadar;76233 Wrote:BATFEM ???

That is beginning to sound more and more like the best convenience store on the planet!
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Would that mean that all the prohibited, pot-smoking gun owners can stop lying when they fill out their purchase paperwork?
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Would be nice, but it's not going to happen. I love this legislation though as it puts Republican hypocrisy front and center. If you're for the Federal regulation of drugs you can't claim Obamacare is unconstitutional. Well, you can, but you won't be taken seriously by people who have actually read the Constitution.
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All Obama would have to do to get pot legalized is to instruct DEA to stop arresting, and the DoJ to stop prosecuting, all pot cases.

He doesn't even need congress. He could also instruct DEA to reschedule marajuana as a "Schedule V" drug, which has far less severe penalties.

Currently pot is a Sched I drug, whereas cocaine and heroine are Schedule II drugs. It is absolute $$$$$$$$$$$$ motivated madness.
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#9
I'll start appending my second amendment emails with pleas for support of this.

Justin
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JustinHEMI;76262 Wrote:I'll start appending my second amendment emails with pleas for support of this.

Justin

I would rep you but your current rep level is so perfect for this thread.
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