The United States has tried to control the use and sale of marijuana since about 1913. The first law was originally passed in El Paso, TX as racial prejudice against Mexican immigrants.
Like the laws against illegal immigrants, this law has been the biggest failure in the history of law enforcement. It is easy to go buy "grass" anytime in all parts of Colorado Springs, or Colorado, or anywhere in the United States. You can do it now. Colorado College and Palmer High School are both popular places to get the stuff. A major marijuana farm was discovered during the waldo canyon fire. It is everywhere. (Incidentally, you can also hire some illegal mexican immigrants any day of the week. It is also easy. Just pour some concrete. They will be there, and if you don't hire them, you won't get the concrete done.)
Over one hundred years of law enforcement on marijuana has failed. When we passed the Prohibition Laws, we created the environment that allowed the Mafia to flourish in the United States. The marijuana laws are now creating the Mexican Drug Cartel. It would be refreshing if our "stupid Political Leaders" would grow up, legalize this stuff, and get the hell out of the way.
We learned to legalize booze because there was no choice. There are now a number of legal businesses supplying the booze in the United States. (This includes Colorado's flourishing beer industry.) If our stupid leaders would wake up, we could have equally successful businesses who pay taxes for selling Marijuana. But, No! We would rather be stupid and send millions to Mexico. And spend millions more trying to arrest a tidal wave.
All political leaders and all law enforcement leaders need to admit reality.
Continuing to try to enforce laws against marijuana is just stupid.
PS. I am 67 years old and I don't use marijuana, I don't use booze, and I don't drink beer. But I know people are going to do all of that. Legalize it and make a profit.
The fact that we have canabinoid receptors in our bodies proves that thc has been pertinent to the evolution and sustainability of human civilization for a loooong time. They have discovered, as well, that the catalyst for creating proteins from stem cells is caffeine. Cup of cocoa anyone?
Golly, can we please stop making criminals out of citizens in the name of creating revenue?
I'm not sure how it started, but it seems to be commonly understood to mean "medical marijuana." (I wish it meant "medical marijuana juana," though.)
Just what exactly does MMJ stand for? Isn't marijuana one word? Or does it stand for medical marijuana juana? Is this like an ATM machine ? Automated teller machine machine? Who's the rocket scientist who thought this up ? Bugs me every time I see it.
Another example of the federal government using the IRS against the citizens of the United States. Do we need a new revolution? Obama, the Dems, the Repubs, all of them are out of control, and is way past time to rein the government in. They establish their own rule against us, the citizens. We elect them to serve us, not the other way around.
Will you allow them to make slaves of us all to their vulgar overreaches? Vote them out!
If City Council chooses to ignore the will of the voters on this, they will face the wrath of the voters come election day, when we replace them with representatives who will actually represent us.
If the mayor and city council think we will give them a pass if they vote to ban recreational marijuana shops in Colorado Springs, they are mistaken.
It is this kind of prohibitionist thinking that we are all working so hard to combat right now.
Marijuana is not a public safety issue...Prohibition is!
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MR K, thats true. The only time it happens nowadays, is if there is a Workers Comp claim. I know my Workers Comp, wont cover my employees if they test positive after a claim. Mine also requires a drug test as soon as the arrive at the hospital if the Emergency is that bad. I quess we will see.
Drug testing is slowly falling out of fashion, most likely because the tests are so easy to fool. Employers nowadays rely more and more on criminal background checks to weed out candidates.
As long as your job, or career path doesnt do drug testing.
Estimates show that marijuana is America’s number one cash crop. However, marijuana remains untaxed. This is a new source of income for our nation, an income we desperately need.
Over 500 of the nation’s top economic professors have shared their opinion in supporting the removal of prohibition and imposing the taxation and regulation of marijuana as a way to slow the federal deficit.
Marijuana prohibition is costing America upwards of $20 billion annually. The hemp industry would not only create jobs, it would free up court time and jail space for real criminals among many other benefits. The list could go on.
The Feds want to keep it at a schedule 1 standard so they can continue to harrass the MMJ patient and citizens in legal marijuana states with the right to continue NO KNOCK breakdown of our doors and such just in case they think we're not following the law. It is a farse to think any state can legalize marijuana with this Federal standard hanging over our heads, and all our government reps care about is being able to collect tax money and not the rights of MMJ patients.
Guess what? We can all still be arrested Federally no matter what the state laws say and this will not change until the law on Schedule 1 for marijuana changes and the attitudes of our government progresses with current research on this medicinal drug being used by medical patients. We can still be fired from our jobs for not passing a standard drug test, and we will have difficulties with driving laws and with insurance companies not wanting to pay out on claims with MMJ patients, because they don't have to if we can be found DUID, and even when we are not on our medicine none of us would be able to pass a blood level test set as low as 5. I was tested and the facility told me someone with a contact buzz alone will hit a 15 on the blood test, so no person how smokes marijuana is a legal driver!
Amendment 64 will only confuse this issue further since we have difficulty with setting regulations with Amendment 20 more then 10 years after it has became legal, so who knows who or when will be allow to grow and sell this product on an open market.
What a farse Amendment 64 has become! All the politicians care about is collecting tax money for marijuana! I'd like to see one politian stand up for MMJ patient rights and fight against the Schedule 1 standing. We can still be fired from our jobs, kicked out of rentals, arrested for DUID. The Federal law still trumps any State laws made, so guess what? we can still be arrested and not be able to show proof of licensing for Amendment 20 people.
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