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Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot
    #415891 - 05/11/10 05:55 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

The Obama administration's newly-released drug control strategy may set up a confrontation between the federal government and the state of California, if residents of the state pass a ballot initiative this year to legalize marijuana.

President Obama today released his administration's first National Drug Control Strategy, which sets up five-year goals for reducing drug use and the problems associated with it.

The strategy states that "this Administration firmly opposes the legalization of marijuana or any other illicit drug."

But this November, Californians will get to vote on a ballot initiative that, if passed, would legalize marijuana in the state, making it the first state in the nation to do so. The measure would permit those age 21 and over to possess small amounts of marijuana, and the sale of it would be regulated and taxed by local governments.

Polls suggest the initiative has a shot at passing. In a Survey USA poll released last month, 56 percent of adults living in California said the state should legalize the use of marijuana, while only 42 percent opposed the idea. The results of that poll mirrored a CBS News poll conducted last month showing that 55 percent of adults in Western states supported legalization, while 41 percent opposed it.

Mr. Obama has in the past expressed his opposition to legalizing marijuana.

The document released today argues that the administration is opposed to the idea because keeping drugs illegal reduces their availability and lessens people's willingness to use them.

"Diagnostic, laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological studies clearly indicate that marijuana use is associated with dependence, respiratory and mental illness, poor motor performance, and cognitive impairment, among other negative effects, and legalization would only exacerbate these problems," the document states.

The Obama Justice Department last year said it would not seek to arrest users or providers or medical marijuana, so long as they are in compliance with state laws.

However, Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, last month declined to speculate on what actions the Obama administration would take if the ballot initiative passed in California, the Hill reported.
The strategy released today adopts a multi-faceted approach to combating drug use, focusing on prevention, treatment, enforcement and international cooperation. Some of its five-year goals include reducing the rate of youth drug use by 15 percent, decreasing drug use among young adults by 10 percent and reducing the incidence of drug-induced deaths by 15 percent.

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Re: Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #415894 - 05/11/10 06:01 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

Fuck this ideology bullshit drug free crap. Give the people what they want Obama, that's your job.

You don't act all cool about smoking dope in college then shove this down everyones throat afterwards. Snake.


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Ok so let me bring you idiots up to speed.
The admins are tired of this shitfest being made the joke of the weed community on the Internet.


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Re: Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot [Re: TomCollins]
    #415928 - 05/11/10 06:51 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

Yep, hes a politician. I hate all politicians.


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Re: Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot [Re: Triptonic]
    #415932 - 05/11/10 06:56 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

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the document released today argues that the administration is opposed to the idea because keeping drugs illegal reduces their availability and lessens people's willingness to use them.





Bullshit!

Alls it does is fills our prison system.


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Re: Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #415934 - 05/11/10 07:05 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

Did people really think that Obama was going to allow people to legalize pot? I sure didnt.


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Re: Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot [Re: Triptonic]
    #416241 - 05/12/10 02:14 AM (6 years, 6 months ago)

I didn't either, but I think what a lot of people were really hoping for was that he would silently slash the drug enforcement budget. He did the complete opposite it seems.


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Ok so let me bring you idiots up to speed.
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Re: Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #416310 - 05/12/10 08:40 AM (6 years, 6 months ago)

The government has wasted so much money fighting drugs, to turn back now might be a sign that they were wrong. And we all know the government is never wrong :rolleyes:


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Re: Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot [Re: DungenessDank]
    #416449 - 05/12/10 04:05 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

obama = antichrist.


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Re: Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #416450 - 05/12/10 04:08 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

SpaceMonkey said:
obama = antichrist.



QFT.

But also all politicians are ghey. They dont do anything the people want.


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Re: Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot [Re: Triptonic]
    #416471 - 05/12/10 04:57 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

Nope they do what lines their pockets!


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Re: Obama's New Drug Strategy Opposes Legalizing Pot [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #416475 - 05/12/10 05:05 PM (6 years, 6 months ago)

Thats why I vote in snoopy every year.


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