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Sat May 6, 2017, 03:45 PM

Trump Spurns Congress as He Signals Medical Marijuana Fight

President Donald Trump signaled he may ignore a congressional ban on interfering with state medical marijuana laws, arguing in a lengthy statement that he isn’t legally bound by a series of limits lawmakers imposed on him.

Trump issued the “signing statement” Friday after he signed a measure funding the government for the remainder of the federal fiscal year, reprising a controversial tactic former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama used while in office.

Trump also suggested he may ignore gender and racial preferences in some government programs as well as congressional requirements for advance notice before taking a range of foreign policy and military actions.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vowed to crack down on marijuana and has dismissed arguments for its medical use as “desperate.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-spurns-congress-as-he-signals-medical-marijuana-fight/ar-BBANjNA?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=edgsp

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Reply Trump Spurns Congress as He Signals Medical Marijuana Fight (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2017 OP
lark May 2017 #1
GReedDiamond May 2017 #5
Alice11111 May 2017 #2
teezy May 2017 #3
theaocp May 2017 #4
John Lee Pettimore May 2017 #6
spanone May 2017 #7
Ilsa May 2017 #13
Egnever May 2017 #8
world wide wally May 2017 #9
roamer65 May 2017 #10
forgotmylogin May 2017 #11
WinstonSmith00 May 2017 #12
Warren DeMontague May 2017 #16
Calculating May 2017 #14
Warren DeMontague May 2017 #15
Calculating May 2017 #17
DinahMoeHum May 2017 #18
Warren DeMontague May 2017 #19

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:59 PM

1. Drumpf and Sessions - fuck you, we are in this for ourselves and don't care who gets hurt.

They don't care that this will increase opioid use, that it will increase DUI's, and robberies, increase the cost to the states for incarceration and further increases those costs by turning pot smokers into convicted criminals who have a difficult time getting jobs. So everyone is worse off, but themselves and the private prisons that bribe them. That's what they care about. Killing and hurting others is a benefit as far as these jerk-wads are concerned.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:17 PM

5. Yes...and by crushing the legal markets, whether they be...

...medicinal or recreational, Twitler and Hillbilly Boy Jeffy will be doing the Mexican drug cartels a gigantic favor.

Fuck these asshole jerkoffs, they are pure evil.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:59 PM

2. I think the industry is so big now that DT& Sessions will lose

this fight. Wouldn't that be ironic if the stoner industry brought them down?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:06 PM

3. So he only cares about fulfilling SOME promises.

Trump on the campaign trail: "I'm going to legalize marinuana country-wide!"

Why was he so determined to follow through on that promise only?

Somebody PLEASE get him out of office.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:15 PM

4. Bring. It. On.

motherfucker. We will bury you.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:21 PM

6. All these rw assholes need several days of some pot use.

Some really high grade shit might just mellow them out and stop some of their evil and hateful thought.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:25 PM

7. so he's going to fuck with MEDICAL marijuana? why not chemo or dialysis?

he's the sickest man to ever live in our house.

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Response to spanone (Reply #7)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:43 PM

13. He is. He and the other coffin-dodgers were thrilled so many poor and disabled

People won't be able to get chemo, etc.it. For millions of Americans, it might as well be illegal.

These hidebound coots need to be educated on the merits of medical marijuana.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:29 PM

8. That should work out well for them

 

Considering legalization is now over 50% many places and will be sure as hell to lose them the younger vote.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:29 PM

9. Awww my poor pot smoking former friend that voted for Agent Orange.

He won't know whether to bring his lunch or wax his car.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:47 PM

10. I hope this pours gas onto the resistance movement...

and turns it into a raging inferno.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:07 PM

11. Boy, for a person exceedingly concerned with his own comfort and convenience

he sure goes out of his way working to make the citizenry less healthy, comfortable and able to afford what they need.

(Fucking coca-cola button in his office.)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:43 PM

12. 56 Senators from 28 States need to stand up

 

And change the law and represent their citizens!

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Response to WinstonSmith00 (Reply #12)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:13 PM

16. You are correct in that congress needs to fix the situation once and for all.

Take cannabis out of the CSA entirely.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:07 PM

14. Probably just more media scaremongering

Until something bad actually happens on this issue I'm just going to assume more media scaremongering. I mean Trump is dumb, but actually going after weed would be cranking the 'stupid throttle' up a whole extra notch. He'd literally gain NOTHING from it and lose a bunch of support.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:12 PM

15. They're all over the map w/this, but he probably figures being petulant & asserting exec. privilege

doesnt cost him anything and makes him feel good.

The fact of the matter is, "defending the law"- what congress did there, is law. He's on real flimsy ground.

I think their approach to weed is gonna be to keep making loud grunting sounds but not actually do anything. I could be wrong.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #15)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:18 PM

17. I agre

I think they'll just keep complaining about it, but they won't actually try to push the issue.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:29 PM

18. Trump/Sessions: If you fuck with us, WE WILL CRUSH YOU. . .

. . .on this issue.

It's not just a matter of legalizing MJ for medical uses, it's also a matter of letting our fellow Americans farmers grow its benign cousin HEMP for its various uses.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #18)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:19 PM

19. It's also a matter of respecting the will of the tens of millions of Americans who live in states

where it is recreationally legal, as well.

The simple fact is, congress is going to need to fix it. And I suspect they will, because too many people support it.

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