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    Congress to vote on Cannabis Legalization: Write your congressperson

    The House will vote Friday on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, which would decriminalize cannabis and clear the way to erase nonviolent federal marijuana convictions.

    The MORE Act would also create pathways for ownership opportunities in the emerging industry, allow veterans to obtain medical cannabis recommendations from Veteran Affairs doctors and establish funding sources to reinvest in communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.

    Friday's vote would mark the first time a full chamber of Congress has taken up the issue of federally decriminalizing cannabis.
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    It will pass the House and never get a vote in the Senate.

    edit: it passed the House.

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx8x...abis-marijuana

    The Senate is the most undemocratic and fucked up idea this country ever had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    It will pass the House and never get a vote in the Senate.

    edit: it passed the House.

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx8x...abis-marijuana

    The Senate is the most undemocratic and fucked up idea this country ever had.
    Time to make some phone calls or donate see cash on behalf of Ossoff and Warnock in GA.

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    I don't get the nihilism ; shit won't work if we just sit here and whine.
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    how is this not something with bipartisan support?
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    Have you heard of a certain fuckface called Bitch McConnell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    Have you heard of a certain fuckface called Bitch McConnell?
    it is long past time for him to become a ghost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    how is this not something with bipartisan support?
    Are you not familiar with the Republican Party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    Have you heard of a certain fuckface called Bitch McConnell?
    Sure. Does that mean we shouldn't write our Senators to, as our employees, tell them what to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Sure. Does that mean we shouldn't write our Senators to, as our employees, tell them what to do?
    I've written to my Senator repeatedly and he's still a fuckhead. He's demonstrated he's a fuckhead and will continue to be so. This, along with legalization, is something I will vote for every time and talk to my friends and family about but in my case changing his mind isn't happening.

    Edit: I emailed the fuckhead and my other Senator. We'll see how they vote. I'm interested given the recent election results to legalize it here in MT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by concretejungle View Post
    I've written to my Senator repeatedly and he's still a fuckhead. He's demonstrated he's a fuckhead and will continue to be so. This, along with legalization, is something I will vote for every time and talk to my friends and family about but in my case changing his mind isn't happening.
    I hadn't taken you as someone who gives up.

    From the Republican point of view, isn't enforcing these outdated laws an invasion of privacy, not to mention a cost the federal government should not be bearing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    how is this not something with bipartisan support?
    Are you not familiar with white Christian male dominated 'Merica?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    From the Republican point of view, isn't enforcing these outdated laws an invasion of privacy, not to mention a cost the federal government should not be bearing?

    Yeah decrease expenses, plus in some state you're gonna collect more sales taxes without 'raising taxes?' The increase in tax collection to help offset covid relief a little bit? Create jobs in the industry?

    What's the downside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiddleOfNight View Post
    What's the downside?
    Drugs are bad, mkay.
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    its been legal everywhere in canada for > 2yrs and nothing happened
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    I hadn't taken you as someone who gives up.

    From the Republican point of view, isn't enforcing these outdated laws an invasion of privacy, not to mention a cost the federal government should not be bearing?
    While we search for principled Republicans, can we also look for Bigfoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirshredalot View Post
    While we search for principled Republicans, can we also look for Bigfoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Sure. Does that mean we shouldn't write our Senators to, as our employees, tell them what to do?
    You are free to piss in the wind all you want, my friend. It doesn't fucking matter though, because for now, Mitch will never bring it up for a vote in the Senate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    You are free to piss in the wind all you want, my friend. It doesn't fucking matter though, because for now, Mitch will never bring it up for a vote in the Senate.
    I'll piss rather than whine. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirshredalot View Post
    Time to make some phone calls or donate see cash on behalf of Ossoff and Warnock in GA.
    Bumping this to repeat that. If Warnock and Ossoff win, the craziness that has been US marijuana policy will finally end. Call a Georgia stoner and get them to vote.

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    ^ I won't go into polyass detail, but no, marginal Dem control of the Senate, while making a big difference on a lot of issues, would probably not be enough to put cannabis decrim over the top. But hey, winning a House vote... progress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    how is this not something with bipartisan support?
    There was a federally commissioned study on this subject in the early '70's. The results showed that there was no big risk in legalizing. But Nixon ordered the results not be released because he believed legal weed would make it harder to arrest Blacks, Jews and Hippies (He used more pejorative terms).

    All that has changed is that no one is scared of hippies anymore, plus Nixon's paranoid fixation on nonexistent communist Jews is irrelevant:




    We know that:

    A) Enforcing marijuana laws costs billions every year
    B) Spending more money on enforcement doesn't reduce the amount people use.
    C) Legalizing doesn't do much to increase marijuana use.

    Illegal weed is all about putting certain people in jail.

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    ^^^And that’s why the police and prison guard unions hate legalization
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    I hadn't taken you as someone who gives up.

    From the Republican point of view, isn't enforcing these outdated laws an invasion of privacy, not to mention a cost the federal government should not be bearing?
    Living in skinhead land up North, I don't know of anyone regardless of political affiliation who does think at least decriminalization is a bad idea.

    I think the only people who are against it are old school republican ex-cops/criminal justice system people. And old people afraid of reefer madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Artist Formerly Known as Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Living in skinhead land up North, I don't know of anyone regardless of political affiliation who does think at least decriminalization is a bad idea.

    I think the only people who are against it are old school republican ex-cops/criminal justice system people. And old people afraid of reefer madness.
    All, I'm getting at is, despite the potential futility, our representatives in Washington are going to remain ignorant of their electorates demands.
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