Bill to remove Pot from Federal regulation sponsored in House

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    This only has 6 sponsors so far, and hasn't even been taken up in committee, but it's a start. Lets see if it even sees the light of day.

    Cosponsors - H.R.1227 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

    The crux of the text as it amends the Controlled Substances Act of 1970

    So basically Pot would get the Alcohol treatment. States can regulate it, and all the feds do is punish people who try to bring it into places where it is locally banned.
     
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    it needs to at least be decriminalized and taken off of schedule 1.... but have tough penalties for those who abuse it....like driving or smoking around others....
     
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    The driving thing is easy to regulate, the smoking around others? Unless you are in a mass of people at a Phish concert, contact highs are more of a myth than reality.

    At a Phish concert though, it is 100% reality, especially in indoor arenas.
     
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    Local yokals can regulate where and when you can light up just like drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco products
     
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    Only 6 sponsors and hasn't been taken up in committee but pipe dreamers say "it's a start". Be advised that President Trump doesn't smoke or drink so y'all pot heads might as well table your fantasy for at least four years and most likely 8 years.
     
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    Decriminalizing pot by a republican controlled congress...... is that likely to happen?
     
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    Doubt it. They started the war on some drugs. Too many religious Reich types.
     
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    H.R. 1227 is going nowhere. Without a very Liberal Democrat in the White House and a strongly Progressive Democratic Congress marijuana prohibition will be strengthened, if anything. We may rest assured that the only effect introduction of this Bill will have is a frantic surge of lobbying (bribery) by the liquor industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the prison industrial complex, and the legal profession.

    Because each of these entities, and a lot more, will be severely compromised if recreational pot is ever legalized. The beer industry has already suffered a $2 billion setback in the collective states where pot is now legal.
     
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    Stranger things have happened. Nixon gave birth to the epa and endangered species act.
     
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    i know that....im saying treat it like cigarettes....if its not allowed to smoke in an area,then that includes pot too.....
     
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