Colo. Pot Vote Challenges U.S. Drug War

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    Pot votes in 2 states challenge US drug war | US National Headlines | Comcast

    DENVER — First came marijuana as medicine. Now comes legal pot for the people.

    Those who have argued for decades that legalizing and taxing weed would be better than a costly, failed U.S. drug war have their chance to prove it, as Colorado and Washington became the first states to allow pot for recreational use.

    While the measures earned support from broad swaths of the electorate in both states Tuesday, they are likely to face resistance from federal drug warriors. As of Wednesday, authorities did not say whether they would challenge the new laws.

    We will become as corrupt and violent as Mexico,and we are well on our way already..
    sad times indeed......:eusa_eh:
     
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    Federal drug laws trump State laws. I would suggest that any State that passes laws in violation of Federal law be cut off from Federal matching funds for ANY program until they change their laws to be in compliance with federal Law.
     
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    Spoken like a true Totalitarian Monster.

    Fine, The Feds can keep their money. States should stop gathering Federal income tax then.

    Or

    States gather Federal Income Tax, pay State bills with it, then send the rest to the Feds! I'm all for that!
     
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    if people in a State want something changed they should be able to do it.....if you dont like what they changed......dont visit that State....
     
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    and some States send a hell of a lot of money to DC....so that will never happen....
     
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    Fuck the war pigs. Legalize pot and end the war on the US citizens.
     
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    The war on drugs is a failure....it's time for it to end....for pot anyway.

    Kudos to Washington and Colorado for firing the shot across the bow.
     
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    Drugs should be legalized.
     
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    It's the banning of pot and the risk involved that brings in criminals, NOT legalization. Read the history of Prohibition. Biggest aid to growth The Mob had in its early days. Legalize pot and the criminals' profit disappears.
     
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    it's time for the 1930s to catchup to the 21st Century.
     

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