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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:28 AM

Now is the perfect time to come out for legal recreational pot..

Pot is popular across most political spectrums.

It will bring in younger voters.

Many states will be decided by a handful of votes, meaning that small issues, like pot could tip elections.

Issues like these put the Democratic Party IN TOUCH with voters. Issues like these lure in voters that otherwise wouldn't give a SHIT about voting.

Give young voters a reason to turn out.

Make our party attractive to young voters.

And we will win in November.

Biden can win on these issues.

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Reply Now is the perfect time to come out for legal recreational pot.. (Original post)
Imallin4Joe Sep 2020 OP
JustAnotherGen Sep 2020 #1
Imallin4Joe Sep 2020 #3
JustAnotherGen Sep 2020 #12
GeorgeGist Sep 2020 #7
JustAnotherGen Sep 2020 #13
empedocles Sep 2020 #8
ck4829 Sep 2020 #2
Imallin4Joe Sep 2020 #6
SheltieLover Sep 2020 #4
Loki Liesmith Sep 2020 #5
JI7 Sep 2020 #9
beastie boy Sep 2020 #10
brooklynite Sep 2020 #11

Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:33 AM

1. Nope

It's as bad as *defund* the police.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:39 AM

3. I couldn't disagree more..

Caging humans for minor pot offenses is a police state/authoritarian govt at its finest.

Pleas, explain your support for that form of heavy handed police state crapola.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:57 PM

12. Caging innocent children

Is the state of emergency.


This is not even remotely on my list of objectives.


SCOTUS
Judicial appointments
National Security (Includes Environmental / Climate Change)
Social Security/Seniors
Global Trade



I'm trying to figure out why legalization of marijuana is so critical - when so many have lost jobs, are getting evicted, etc. etc. - and they can't afford it?


Tone deaf - or comfortable in the Trump Presidency.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:47 AM

7. *Defund* the police is actually smart ...

so there's that.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:58 PM

13. Transform

Which is what is happening in my state's largest city - Newark.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:48 AM

8. Not a good Dem November issue

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:36 AM

2. Not just marijuana... we should talk about decriminalization in general

The past 4 years have shown that things like Fox News/OAN, institutionalized Islamophobia, systemic racism, confirmation bias, and fake news sites like Breitbart and QAnon cause more damage to the mind more than any drug.

Pro-war on drugs people need to talk about banning those things first.

Not possible? OK... then let's decriminalize some drugs and end this stupid war.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:44 AM

6. I like where you are going with this conversation...

these are debates that Democrats really need to start talking about. Not just good touchy feely kinda shit.

It is time our party really address the human rights violations that Nixon's war on drugs created.

Thanks for replying.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:41 AM

4. I've posted about this before

I agree with you!

Besides being the correct thing to do as it was absolutely ridiculous to have once outlawed an herb, supporting legalization or decriminalizing would motivate a lot of people to vote!

And I believe Joe's campaign does call for rescheduling / decriminalization, but stops short of pushing for legalization.

Yes, there are other important issues to motivate people, but we need every vote!

Here is a related article and Kamala is said to have introduced a bill in the Senate about this! Here is a link:

https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2020/09/08/house-expected-vote-marijuana-decriminalization-bill-september/

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:43 AM

5. lol

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 07:52 AM

9. lol, some things are just too fucking obvious

if you actually cared about this issue you would know this issue has been on ballots in many states and did not bring out young voters.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:16 AM

10. Now it is not. It is the worst possible time to come out for legal pot

Any divisive issue (and by that I mean an issue that divides Americans) can surely take a back seat to the main focus of winning the election, at least for a month and a half or so.

Don't you think? Why such sudden impatience?

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:19 AM

11. Prove that it will bring out young voters...

Young people care about a number of issues; doesn't seem to result in their voting to support advocates of them.

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