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Republicans Want To Sue Obama For Not Arresting People For Marijuana

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enforce the law act marijuana obama republicansUnited States President Barack Obama has been a mixed bag at best when it comes to his marijuana policies. I remember when he was elected in 2008. There was so much excitement because there was the possibility that Obama would be the first President to take a rational approach to marijuana policy. Unfortunately there have been some big mistakes by the Obama Administration since 2008 in the area of marijuana policy. However, his respect for the roll-out in Colorado is worth commending.

Some people are not so happy with the Obama Administration’s handling of the situation in Colorado (and soon to be Washington). United States House Republicans passed a bill demanding that President Obama crackdown on recreational and medical marijuana sales in states that allow it. The Enforce the Law Act was passed by a vote of 233-181 last week. The bill was originally introduced by Representatives Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Jim Gerlach (R-PA), and it would allow Congress to sue the President for failing to faithfully execute laws.

“The Constitution gives Congress the responsibility to write the laws and the Executive to enforce them,” Gowdy said Wednesday in a statement according to Raw Story. “We don’t pass suggestions. We don’t pass ideas. We pass laws. Regardless of our politics, I hope my colleagues have enough regard for our work to expect those laws would be faithfully executed.”

Oregon’s legendary Representative Earl Blumenauer gave his opinion, which is an opinion that is supported by a majority of Americans:

“It doesn’t seem right to me to continue to waste our limited resources punishing people for doing something when it’s legal under state law, the majority of Americans want it to be legal, and much more dangerous drugs like heroin are making a comeback,” Blumenauer said, according to the Huffington Post. “I’d rather stop arresting two-thirds of a million people a year for marijuana possession and generate $100 billion over 10 years through taxes and savings.”

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  1. Ted Mishler on

    i used to own a gta-1000 metal detector and once found a liberty sitting quater in an old church yard
    i found that once, the property used to be owned by a circus in town, that is why it was so hard
    for me to learn, that after toking up, my thirst at the mall, i found myself purchasing a mountain dew from a vending machine at eastland plaza
    accidently, i spent the libertyy seated quarter for the dew and all that horrible drama lol
    i will have to get another detector some time
    might be able to look for meteroites, and gold ahh! no canna-med for my head, so no more rhyme
    what a waste it is unmedicated here in this city
    i really think they treat the cannabis community pretty bad here in bloomington indiana;-)
    so much to do in denver, and canna-medded, i will have the energy to do those things too
    with no mean ill spirited politicians telling me i am prohibited from hash etc, can not wait! 17 more days – 17 more days of feeling BLUE
    there really needs to be something the cannabis community can do
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/7-year-old-face-of-fight-for-legalizing-cannabis-oil-dies-b99269328z1-259122301.html
    may the 7 year old rest in peace, i believe the politicians and the church folk pushing their anti constitutional agenda are the criminals, don’t you?

  2. Agreed. If a single-payer healthcare system (such as Medicaid) could have passed, it would have been much better for everyone. Eventually it will come to that, if we want to remain a first-world country. In the meantime, the ACA is still probably better than nothing.

  3. and they wonder why there grand old party falling apart. are courts and jails, have been keeping there self in business for to long off drug laws. good way to divide the people, and take a lot of people out of the voting booth. time to clean house and send them old prick’s home. and take back or country . all they care about lining there own pockets and keeping the people divide for they can do what they want and keep the rest of us under control. NOT ME FUCK THEM I,AM SMOKING A FATTY AS I RIGHT THIS GOOD OLD NOR CALIF GREEN BUD GROWN IN THE BACKYARD . SO GOOD

  4. It will be interesting this next major election. To see who and how many of our so called “elected officials” have the guts to come out and give this god given plant roots and power as an issue important to the majority of citizens. It could be enormous!

  5. This is absolutely the case down here in FL., where in I just read in the Amendment 2 vote coming up in November 2014:
    Article X, Sec. 29, (c – Limitations)
    (1) Nothing in this law section requires the violation of federal law or purports to give immunity under federal law,

  6. yes Jane,, it still astonishes me when people say the ole’ my vote won’t matter’ crap,,,and I always say ‘ maybe, just maybe it will’,,,so I totally agree w/u,,,VOTE!!!

  7. That’s it! There’s no excuse for ignorance on ANYTHING in today’s society. Information is at everyone’s fingertips. It’s FREE as well. Public Libraries are Air Conditioned and Heated. So there’s no excuse for ignorance. However it runs amok in today’s society

  8. You’re exactly right. The only thing that gets attention in Washington today is MONEY and the tens of thousands of LOBBYISTS who “contribute ” the money to our greedy politicians

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