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Exactly what I expected from the DEA
08-11-2016, 01:18 PM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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DEA Rejects Attempt to Loosen Federal Restrictions on Marijuana

Quote:The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats marijuana under federal drug control laws, keeping the drug for now, at least, in the most restrictive category for U.S. law enforcement purposes.

Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg says the decision is rooted in science. Rosenberg gave "enormous weight" to conclusions by the Food and Drug Administration that marijuana has "no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States" and by some measures, it remains highly vulnerable to abuse as the most commonly used illicit drug across the nation.

"This decision isn't based on danger. This decision is based on whether marijuana, as determined by the FDA, is a safe and effective medicine," he said, "and it's not."

I guess this will just have to be done on a state by state basis. They need to face it, this cash cow is drying up.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-11-2016, 04:07 PM #2
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
Same old, same old mentality won't go away with same old, same old governments being elected. Gary Johnson is for marijuana.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/17/politics/g...index.html
08-11-2016, 05:05 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg says the decision is rooted in science

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08-11-2016, 05:09 PM #4
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
Would that be 1950's science, i.e. Reefer madness?

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08-11-2016, 07:46 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(08-11-2016, 05:09 PM)US nli Wrote:  Would that be 1950's science, i.e. Reefer madness?

İmage

That was Majestic science.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-12-2016, 04:12 PM #6
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
Quote:“We have just scratched the surface,” he says, “and I greatly regret that I don’t have another lifetime to devote to this field, for we may well discover that cannabinoids are involved in some way in all human diseases.”

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazi...33106140=1

Quite a bold statement, I must say.
08-12-2016, 04:14 PM #7
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
(08-12-2016, 04:12 PM)US nli Wrote:  
Quote:“We have just scratched the surface,” he says, “and I greatly regret that I don’t have another lifetime to devote to this field, for we may well discover that cannabinoids are involved in some way in all human diseases.”

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazi...33106140=1

Quite a bold statement, I must say.

Then again ...

Quote:In this study Guzmán and his colleagues, who’ve been treating cancer-riddled animals with cannabis compounds for 15 years, found that the tumors in a third of the rats were eradicated and in another third, reduced.
08-13-2016, 10:51 PM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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This partially explains it.

Detroit Metro among airports DEA targets for cash grabs from travelers

Quote:Since 2006 through mid-2015, Drug Enforcement Administration groups assigned to 15 major airports across the U.S. seized more than $203 million in cash.

At Detroit Metro Airport, agents have seized about $7.5 million from 436 travelers, federal records show.

Quote:Christelle Tillerson sued to get her $25,000 back.

When she was questioned at the airport that day, TIllerson explained the money had come from her boyfriend’s 401 (k) and she was flying to California to buy a truck, according to court records. She said she would get a discount by paying in cash.

Quote:Agents seized the money, and let Tillerson go.

Her lawyer, Cyril Hall, said she was never arrested, or even questioned about whether she could give agents information about traffickers.

A year and a half later — after she produced paperwork showing that much of the money had indeed come from her boyfriend’s retirement fund — the Justice Department agreed to return the money, minus $4,000.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit, Gina Balaya, said prosecutors concluded that “a small percentage of the funds should be forfeited.”

This from Forbes:

Quote:Their criticisms come on the heels of an extensive, three-part investigation by The Washington Post into highway interdiction. Since 9/11, without warrants and despite a lack of criminal charges, law enforcement nationwide has taken in $2.5 billion from 61,998 cash seizures under equitable sharing. This federal civil forfeiture program lets local and state law enforcement literally make a federal case out of a seizure, if they collaborate with a federal agency. Not only can they then bypass state forfeiture laws, they can pocket up to 80 percent of the proceeds. So of that $2.5 billion seized through equitable sharing, local and state authorities kept $1.7 billion for their own uses.

And that is just the LEO side. Is it any wonder they didn't legalize the most widely used substance in the US?

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-15-2016, 02:38 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Not all is lost...progress will be made through research and common sense.

https://thinkprogress.org/dea-expected-t....u3yiwbwcr
08-15-2016, 06:13 PM #10
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(08-11-2016, 01:18 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  I guess this will just have to be done on a state by state basis. They need to face it, this cash cow is drying up.

Never look to problems for solutions.

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08-16-2016, 12:16 AM #11
Kreeper Griobhtha
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The DEA is taking a lot of shït from all directions over this.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-16-2016, 12:16 PM #12
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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J-o-b J-u-s-t-i-f-i-c-a-t-i-o-n
08-20-2016, 02:29 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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This is the bottom line (from Jesse Ventura) -

Quote:We have to stop thinking that the federal government knows best because it doesn't. Over half the country wants marijuana to be legalized. Just to put that into perspective: We haven't seen that kind of universal agreement on who we want as the next president!

To me, that means it's time for the government to stop opposing marijuana because it's the government's job to carry out the will of the people. The people have clearly spoken. Scientific research, though conveniently ignored, has also spoken.

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/jesse-...23535.html[b]
08-20-2016, 05:08 PM #14
Ninelives Singing In The Rain
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08-20-2016, 06:42 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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