Corey Booker Wants to Make Marijuana Legal on a Federal Level

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    Corey Booker Wants to Make Marijuana Legal on a Federal Level

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.3374898

    TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker says he’s introducing legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level.

    Booker announced his measure Tuesday in a Facebook Live video.

    He says the legislation is needed to because the federal marijuana prohibition unfairly affects poor and minority citizens, who he says are subject to arrest at greater rates than wealthier and white people.

    The legislation comes in the face of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ stiff opposition to the drug. Sessions has said he wants to crack down on the drug even as a growing number of states legalize it.

    Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana.

    In New Jersey the Democratic front-runner for governor, Phil Murphy, supports legalization. Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno says she backs decriminalization.
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    Good for him.

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    That would be fine with ol' pap.

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    I don't and won't use it, but I don't think that it should be illegal. Definitely should never have been a schedule 1 drug, the same class as heroin, LSD and ecstasy.

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    I would like to see it legal in all states before it becomes legal federally because the minute the Feds legalize pot huge corporations will swoop in and monopolize all the profit. As it stands now a bunch of small guys and gals can make a run at it in the individual states where it is legal.

    And it is only a matter of time before pot is legal everywhere because nearly every young person I talk to uses and claims all their friends do.

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    I know it a rallying cry for some against it, but the reality is marijuana has become so decriminalized making it legal only makes sense at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I would like to see it legal in all states before it becomes legal federally because the minute the Feds legalize pot huge corporations will swoop in and monopolize all the profit. As it stands now a bunch of small guys and gals can make a run at it in the individual states where it is legal.

    And it is only a matter of time before pot is legal everywhere because nearly every young person I talk to uses and claims all their friends do.
    That's what I really like about what has gone on to this point.

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    I don't smoke it but have tried it a couple of times in my younger years. I didn't like it because those times I did do it I always had panic attacks. It felt like I couldn't breathe and led to the panic. So my choice for fun was always cold beer, which I no longer indulge in.
    But with that said I don't have a problem with it being legalized. It's like my cousin once told me, I'd rather be in a packed bar room with a bunch high on pot than drunk on alcohol. Pot smokers generally are too busy laughing than causing potential trouble, unlike what alcohol does to some people.

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    At a minimum, remove the conflict and allow states to experiment (as they are doing anyway).

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    Just sad what our society deems ok these days . Now get off my grass .. lol

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    Mr. Booker is preparing his run for the Presidency in three years...that's what this is about. Just a way to draw lines between people on a national level.

    FWIW I don't care if it is or isn't. I think Medicinal uses for Marijuana should be legal...smoking for pleasure I'm not so sure about. I'd really have to look at it closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manitoudan View Post
    Just sad what our society deems ok these days . Now get off my grass .. lol
    Are there roaming gangs of hopped-up killers on your street, accosting little girls and little old ladies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I would like to see it legal in all states before it becomes legal federally because the minute the Feds legalize pot huge corporations will swoop in and monopolize all the profit. As it stands now a bunch of small guys and gals can make a run at it in the individual states where it is legal.

    And it is only a matter of time before pot is legal everywhere because nearly every young person I talk to uses and claims all their friends do.
    I agree on the states and the small guys and gals making it.

    My only problem is KY will be always be number 49 or 50 to legalize it.

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    There people on both sides that support this. I'd like to see Booker reach across the aisle and make this happen.

    The tax revenue combined with the amount of money saved on incarceration and enforcement will be massive.

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    As I told someone just last night - if it was legal I'd use it a lot. But it ain't, so I don't.

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