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White House hints at coming crackdown on recreational marijuana

  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested Thursday the federal government could crack down on recreational marijuana use across the country, even in states that have legalized the drug.
  • “There is still a federal law that we need to abide by … when it comes to recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature,” Spicer said.
  • Currently, the federal government still considers marijuana an illegal drug. Under Obama, the Department of Justice did not crack down on states that legalized recreational marijuana.
  • But Spicer suggested the Justice Department will no longer turn a blind eye to those states, saying it would be “taking action” against them.
  • Spicer’s marijuana suggestion was completely at odds to his comments earlier in the briefing — in which he said federal guidance telling states to allow transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity was a violation of states’ rights. Read more (2/23/17 4:25 PM)

Legal weed in Nevada makes bank on first day of sales

  • The state of Nevada launched its first day of recreational marijuana sales on Sunday accompanied by “fireworks, long lines and even a wedding,” becoming the eighth state to allow a commercial weed market, CNN reported.
  • Voters originally approved the law legalizing weed in November, but it took months for the state to set up the regulatory infrastructure necessary to implement sales. As CNBC noted, Nevada’s law comes into effect at a time when the nationwide marijuana market is booming, with financial firm Cowen and Co. estimating the industry could explode from its worth of $7 billion now to $50 billion in just a decade.
  • Some buyers waited half a day just to score a prime place in line in Nevada, according to USA Today, while at least one marijuana dispensary — dispensaries are cash-only businesses thanks to federal banking laws — staff had to obtain change from a men’s club down the street within minutes of opening. Read more. (7/1/2017 5:30 PM)

anonymous asked:

Hi. This probably seems like an incredibly stupid question, but I don't know things and I was just curious. What's so good about legalizing Marijuana?

Hi there! Readers, anon is referring to this post.

What’s good about legalizing marijuana? A lot of things but I’ll cover the two most important.

1. The opposite of legalizing marijuana is criminalizing marijuana, which ends up putting people behind bars for a victimless “crime.” Mostly black and brown people as modern drug laws WERE CREATED to give politicians the ability to lock up POC and progressives.

Report: Aide says Nixon’s war on drugs targeted blacks, hippies

Could you imagine going to jail for drinking a beer? People have been given years of jail for smoking a joint. 

This was never looking out for the public, it’s a CONTROL MECHANISM in the war on POC and progressives.

2. Marijuana provides pain relief and multiple medical benefits that allow patients to AVOID OPIATES. People can experience similar benefits without the physical destruction and physical dependency. 

Comparing weed to heroin and oxy are like comparing a firecracker to dynamite.  

Again, THIS WAS NEVER SCIENCE, IT WAS RIGHT-WING POLICE STATE POLITICS. 

“Legalize it, and I will advertise it.” - Peter Tosh