Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) is Against Freedom of Speech

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    Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

    I'd love to see the vote on this one. That way, all of their names, Democrats and Republicans will be posted on here.
     
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    Yep, Grassley sucks, I just wish he was the only tool in Washington trying to shut down free speech.
     
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    Amen! To many on both sides seem to take issue with the First Amendment not to mention most of the other Amendments.
     
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    I have a feeling that some Dems will join the majority of people who will be Republican on this. Don't want to see the War on Drugs ended. Too many companies filling their pockets.
     
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    Some damn near all. REmember they see no point in reading bills. Just vote yes it doesn't matter.
     
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    I guarantee the paper and logging industries are major players in this game. Cannabis paper is cheaper to manufacture, stronger, better quality and since the source is essentially a weed, readily & easily renewable.
     
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    Exactly my point. That and Big Pharma. Though Hearst and the whole Logging Industry was one of the main reasons why Marijuana was banned in the first place. That, and racism.
     
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    Buggered if I know why it was banned here - I think it was just pure ignorance. Having thought about it, yes, it was pure ignorance rather than an economic reason. That of course is not to dispute anything said in previous posts as my comments - as are yours - are location-specific.
     
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    Of course, it is usually ignorance why it's banned.

    WHY IS MARIJUANA ILLEGAL?

     
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    The problem is that political ignorance turns into common prejudice. Just thinking about how it was dealt with here, I remember back in the late 1960s being instructed in the evils of marijuana. It was and is a load of old tosh.

    I knew the detective who locked him up, he said he was a really decent bloke. There was a line-up when he was in the cells, coppers were coming in to get autographs. He signed every one of them. Stupid, stupid law.

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