Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cannabis a gateway to White House, Congress

If Democrats want to bring bigger buzzez to their campaigns they'd better learn to wake and bake.
In other words, the Democratic contenders for president can easily grab this issue by the horns, and they won’t be taking a big risk. By strongly voicing support for medical marijuana legalization, the candidates would have the political, economic and moral calculus all on their side — a rarity as far as hot-button issues go. They would also spur enthusiasm amongst the liberal base, and as an added bonus, they’d have a new issue on which to brand Republicans as being out-of-touch with the times (not that there’s any shortage of such issues).
Read it all here.

Tonight's Democratic presidential forum should be fun and stark contrast to the fear and loathing from the other major party. The candidates on the fringes sometimes drive substantive probes into caverns often unexplored beyond the concocted reality scripted for the junkie teevee user.

Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley and Rand Paul could force leading contenders to actually talk about issues dear to young, progressive voters.

There really should be a bong on each podium.

A nanny-state GOP blogger in South Dakota is making shit up.

Marty Jackley may be a psychopathic sociopath and claim anything he wants; but no, state officials can't legally go onto Flandreau Santee Sioux tribal lands and arrest people for cannabis. Even if he believes he can doesn't mean he will. Jackley's blather is simply posturing for his acolytes.

South Dakota State Representative Mike Verchio's actions are those of a colonizer who would introduce a field crop from Asia into tribal nations to compete with native grasses and write legislation that would give county or state control over grow operations on reservations like California Public Law 280 does.

Gannett's Jonathan Ellis believes the South Dakota Republican Party is on the losing side of cannabis prohibition.

Led by Democrats, Wyoming's legislature is slated to tackle numerous cannabis bills.

That South Dakota Republicans prop up illegal drug use and project an ethics black hole while ignoring a potential revenue source is just more evidence of red state collapse.

Not just Jared Polis in Colorado.
One of the things that makes me most proud to call myself an Oregonian is that my state has the greatest political champion of cannabis reform in Congress. I am of course referring to United States Representative Earl Blumenauer from Oregon. Way before cannabis reform went mainstream and politicians started jumping on the bandwagon (which is fine), Earl Blumenauer was talking about cannabis reform with anyone that would listen.
Read that here.

South Dakota: adopt my template.


Duffer said...

Didn't learn much last night - can't believe I watched the whole thing.

Lots of promises with a rough road ahead for all of them. Money bills originate in the House. Repukes destined to maintain control via gerrymandering. Hopeless. The only thing one can hope to count on is SCOTUS appointments. With Hilary you get gung-ho Israel, more war, and a weather-vane approach to leadership. That's no yoke.

You gotta love my boy Sanders - but Jim Webb was right when he said he respected his good friend but he didn't think the revolution was going to come, and the things he wanted wouldn't get paid for. Hang on to your Sanders t-shirts . . . some day they'll make you prophetic.

O'Malley looks eager . . . real eager. I like his approach to studying the cannabis issue . . . he went to Colorado and engaged the stakeholders. He's on board. Obviously, so is Bernie. Hilary quick to say no . . . unlike her husband (now). Clintons - always the weathervanes and often wrong on issues.

Hilary's "get tough with Goldman Saks" while She was East District NY Senator was laughable - and the others on stage did laugh. Bought/sold that girl is.

Any one on that stage last night would be preferable to any jerk currently standing on a GOP debate stage - even Star-Wars character Chafee.

SCOTUS appointments - that's all this is about. Eventually get a case before a new Court to reverse Citizens United - now that the Repukes have rebuked stare decisis it's fair game. It'll take generations to turn this around - the mess created by Reagan and the Bushs.

I saw the photo of your shack. Every once/while a guy needs to build something. Reaffirmation. Nice packed-bowl and a cold one at the end of the day and admire the work. Good on ya Mate.

larry kurtz said...

The shed looks so good Our Lady of the Arroyo wants me to build a bigger one for a bed and breakfast.

Just caught this.

"“I really believe it’s important that states like Colorado lead the way so we can learn what works and what doesn’t work,” Clinton told 9NEWS political reporter Brandon Rittiman. “I would certainly not want the federal government to interfere with the legal decision made by the people of Colorado.”"