Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

A VP Kamala Harris Might Lead To Marijuana Legalization

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Joe Biden Leaves Cannabis Reform Out Of Updated Policy Pledges


    <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--view-mode-full"> <footer class="node__meta"> <article class="profile">
    </article> by Tyler Durden
    Thu, 11/19/2020 - 19:00

    </footer></article>Authored by John Vibes via TheMindUnleashed.com,
    It appears that President-elect Joe Biden may already be falling short on some of his campaign promises. When the Biden campaign released their transition plan, advocates immediately noticed that reform of cannabis laws was not stated in the plan, despite many promises on the campaign trail. While drug law reform and cannabis legalization are not specifically mentioned in the plan, it is possible that these issues could fall under the umbrella of criminal justice reform.
    <source media="all and (min-width: 1280px)" type="image/png"><source media="all and (min-width: 480px)" type="image/png"><source media="all and (min-width: 1024px)" type="image/png"><source media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"><source type="image/png">
    The new page says Biden is working to “strengthen America’s commitment to justice, and reform our criminal justice system” and includes specific measures, such as a ban on police chokeholds and creating a national oversight commission to track law enforcement abuses, but cannabis legalization or decriminalization is mysteriously absent.
    <aside id="article-outstream" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; min-width: 1px; min-height: 1px; display: inline-block;" class="out-placement"></aside>
    His campaign site, which is still up and running, includes a section titled,“Plan for Black America” where he promises to “decriminalize the use of cannabis and automatically expunge all prior cannabis use convictions.”
    The fact that this language was in the pre-election press release but missing from the most recent ones has many activists very concerned.
    A Biden campaign spokesman told Marijuana Moment that “Nothing has changed,” and said that Biden has many important policy plans that are not officially listed on the website yet.
    Activists have good reason to be concerned that Biden won’t follow through on his promise, considering that he was one of the architects of the drug war and has been against cannabis legalization throughout most of his career.
    <aside id="in-content-1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; min-width: 1px; min-height: 1px; display: inline-block;" class="placement placement-embedded"></aside>
    Despite the changing attitudes towards cannabis legalization, people arrested for cannabis still make up a significant portion of cases that come through the country’s criminal court system.
    According to the FBI’s recent Uniform Crime Report, more people were arrested for cannabis possession last year than for all violent crimes put together.
    The data showed that 545,602 people were arrested in the US for cannabis-related crimes last year. Meanwhile, just 495,871 people were arrested for violent crimes.
    Furthermore, the vast majority of the people who got arrested for cannabis were not accused of selling or trafficking the substance, but just for simple possession. 500,395 of the total cannabis arrests last year, or about 92%, were for possession, which is still more than the number of people who were arrested for violent crimes.
    <aside id="in-content-2" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; min-width: 1px; min-height: 1px; display: inline-block;" class="placement placement-embedded"></aside>
    Overall, cannabis arrests have been going down nationwide due to the spread of legalization. Last year, cannabis arrests were down by 18% when compared with 2018.

    <aside class="newsletter-insert">As suspected, the FBI’s data showed that people were less likely to get arrested for cannabis in states where it was legal or available for medical use, with eastern states seeing far more arrests.
    </aside> According to the report, roughly 53% of all cannabis arrests last year took place in the northeastern part of the country, where cannabis laws are still catching up with the west.
    People of color are also at a greater risk of being targeted for cannabis arrests. According to a report from the ACLU, 2018 data showed that people of color were 3.6 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people, despite using the substance at the same rates.


    "when i run outta weed, i smoke match sticks...
    that first hit is FIRE!!!"


    "I'm not always a dick...but when I am, I drink cheap beer".

    Comment


      Biden was the champion of the Clinton Crime Bill which did more harm to the community that any law before or since.
      Kamala is nothing but a petty tyrant, intoxicated by the power to destroy the lives of innocents in California. Those 2 together won't help anything, but it's not likely they would get a bill to sign anyway. Congress and the Senate will not be able to make it happen.
      if anything good could have come from George Floyd, it would have been to end the war on cannabis.
      Those 2 could have used momentum from that to support fixing things with an executive order (even though they are not inclined to do it.)

      Opportunity lost.
      AspenGas

      The HashMan is a troll.
      He says this:
      Originally posted by The HashMan
      I've known about ICMAG for years, if you notice I only made a profile in the last few years because I don't think forums like this are worth supporting, im not the only one who thinks that ether. I'm more big on TRANSPARENCY. Not interested in profit.. not interested in notoriety.
      But it contradicts when he said this:
      Originally posted by The HashMan
      I have a brand new seed label with people growing my genetics, want to talk about getting a magazine feature than being trolled out of your first start-up brand name, people still rep hash hands, I shut down everything. . . .

      Comment


        The fact that anyone thinks joe and his bitch will do anything that doesn’t involve making money for them and their friends is hilarious. Fools.

        Comment


          Originally posted by AspenGas View Post
          Biden was the champion of the Clinton Crime Bill which did more harm to the community that any law before or since.
          Kamala is nothing but a petty tyrant, intoxicated by the power to destroy the lives of innocents in California. Those 2 together won't help anything, but it's not likely they would get a bill to sign anyway. Congress and the Senate will not be able to make it happen.
          if anything good could have come from George Floyd, it would have been to end the war on cannabis.
          Those 2 could have used momentum from that to support fixing things with an executive order (even though they are not inclined to do it.)

          Opportunity lost.
          It’s complicated, but legalization will require legislation, not an EO. Someone will need to twist McConnell’s arm.

          Comment


            Taking it off sch I is a good start. Maybe Trump will do it between now and his second term.
            Dr. Tuggle's Compound Syrup of Globe Flower

            https://youtu.be/x0BinEFCp38?t=74

            https://youtu.be/NUmIO_MG5IU?t=87

            Comment


              We went from a 'married' Clinton receiving BJ's in the oval office from an 'aide' to a VP or soon President? that gave BJ's to a married man, likely more to advance her career than a love of dongs in her mouth.

              A nice comedy but in real terms for me or the country a potential tragedy. My hope is Biden or worse Kamala, will achieve the least possible in implementing their objectives. I think we know their ultimate objectives are all self oriented. They can not do half of what they promised without wrecking the economy and country, I think they know that really. All the giveaways and open border crap.

              Really, I think pot might be one of the things Biden or Harris do get around to. The nation favors decriminalization or outright legalization overall. It is a win for them at this point. Other than removing a dangling carrot for future politicians to promise freeing the weed, they will just piss off some old time 'conservatives' and religious fanatics. Those were already lost to them. There are still a few mostly older left or liberal types that do not want pot legal, they are a dying and irrelevant group.

              There is really nothing conservative about prohibition, just one part of society bullying another part about their personal choices. There was hashish residue found on ancient Jewish temple stones or alters. None of these wingnut types has any logical basis in reality for wanting pot banned. In Holland there is less percentage use of pot by minors or adults than US, I think Portugal is similar.

              Initially there will be an uptick of use of pot after legalization but that will not last. Curiosity will be satisfied. Not that more use of pot would be bad imo.

              Comment


                Originally posted by yesum View Post
                We went from a 'married' Clinton receiving BJ's in the oval office from an 'aide' to a VP or soon President? that gave BJ's to a married man, likely more to advance her career than a love of dongs in her mouth.

                A nice comedy but in real terms for me or the country a potential tragedy. My hope is Biden or worse Kamala, will achieve the least possible in implementing their objectives. I think we know their ultimate objectives are all self oriented. They can not do half of what they promised without wrecking the economy and country, I think they know that really. All the giveaways and open border crap.

                Really, I think pot might be one of the things Biden or Harris do get around to. The nation favors decriminalization or outright legalization overall. It is a win for them at this point. Other than removing a dangling carrot for future politicians to promise freeing the weed, they will just piss off some old time 'conservatives' and religious fanatics. Those were already lost to them. There are still a few mostly older left or liberal types that do not want pot legal, they are a dying and irrelevant group.

                There is really nothing conservative about prohibition, just one part of society bullying another part about their personal choices. There was hashish residue found on ancient Jewish temple stones or alters. None of these wingnut types has any logical basis in reality for wanting pot banned. In Holland there is less percentage use of pot by minors or adults than US, I think Portugal is similar.

                Initially there will be an uptick of use of pot after legalization but that will not last. Curiosity will be satisfied. Not that more use of pot would be bad imo.
                I feel the same on a number of your points
                it will be a net political win for them
                but will likely mean some sort of legalization lite
                the legal framework will be determined in the states
                but taxes will be extracted somehow, political win + new revenue = political wet dream, really is 'winning'
                current grow: www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?p=7872194

                Comment


                  I'm sure they've got a lot on their plate at the moment, with covid and the election etc, but you can expect slow and steady progress from Dems if nothing else. And I'm sure they're hoping for a majority in the senate before trying to perform too many miracles, so it may be that they hold off a few months before anything major happens. Dems are the party of reform remember, and it is NEVER popular, easy or politically safe to implement reforms, when the opposition can simply tear you down at every turn.

                  Comment


                    I thought dems were the party of cheating in elections, like LBJ, JFK and keeping slavery a while ago. When a majority of the people of a country favor legalization or similar, it is rather easy and POPULAR. Oh forgot, also the party of giving things to people and enforcing victim identity. That has been popular just look at all the votes that hack Biden got and Kamala who might be worse than him.

                    Comment


                      Dude, have a look at what you've become. Gotta let go of other people's hatred.

                      Comment


                        ^^ I assume you mean me? I am hardly hateful here. I was a bit harsh with my counter to your post maybe? If you had what I have had said about me on the political threads here you might make me look mild. After a while I give what I get like most would.

                        I mostly stay out of these threads for my wellbeing. I get would be pundits and 'intellectuals' spouting talking points they get from CNN and the like and anything going against that is instantly slammed along with my intellect. Funny none of it ever really refutes what I say, never happens.

                        Comment


                          Originally posted by foo dog View Post
                          I'm sure they've got a lot on their plate at the moment, with covid and the election etc, but you can expect slow and steady progress from Dems if nothing else. And I'm sure they're hoping for a majority in the senate before trying to perform too many miracles, so it may be that they hold off a few months before anything major happens. Dems are the party of reform remember, and it is NEVER popular, easy or politically safe to implement reforms, when the opposition can simply tear you down at every turn.
                          Dems are the party of reforms alright..
                          They’ll reform you right into a communist gulag if they had their way

                          Comment


                            "when i run outta weed, i smoke match sticks...
                            that first hit is FIRE!!!"


                            "I'm not always a dick...but when I am, I drink cheap beer".

                            Comment


                              Originally posted by mowood3479 View Post
                              Cops rule
                              The people rule.
                              The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine ( Godfather of the American Revolution)

                              Comment


                                Originally posted by subrob View Post
                                Ya, federal legalization will lead to a SERIOUS war on home grows. The states fukn up cannabis law is bad enough but at least they let us have little tiny scraps of grows.
                                Here's some thoughts for those under my current age of 50:
                                Scientists, doctors and politicians knew, before I was born, that cannabis is not a harmful drug. They knew we had food, drinks, air, medicine, etc that is more harmful. Yet, trillions of dollars have been generated with the war on cannabis. They know. They have known, and they don't care. If it goes legal, it will be because they have a plan to control it. All of it. And if they control it, it means they will have to stomp out a resistance they have not been able to for 90 years. They can't kill us all. They are finding it increasingly difficult to hand down 20-life sentences. I just don't see how they can control it, therefore, I can't see how they can legalize it.
                                Wait what?... scientists and doctors knew the truth and lied...
                                I mean it can’t be true.
                                We have to trust the science....

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X