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Jeff Sessions, ignorant cracker.

By Blurtman   Mar 16, 5:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (4)   4 links   1,047 views   32 comments   watch (0)   quote     share

Jeff Sessions: Marijuana Is “Only Slightly Less Awful” Than Heroin

Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Attorney General, had some typically harsh words about marijuana today, at a time when legal pot supporters in Massachusetts and elsewhere are on high alert over how the new government will treat the drug.

In prepared remarks for a speech to law enforcement in Richmond today, he outlined his stance on marijuana use, which he has long opposed, saying that “dependency” on it is “only slightly less awful” than heroin.

I realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use. But too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable. I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful. Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.

To that end, he continued, he said he supports a renewed drug awareness campaign on the “terrible truth about drugs”, like the ones rolled out decades ago.

In the ’80s and ’90s, we saw how campaigns stressing prevention brought down drug use and addiction. We can do this again. Educating people and telling them the terrible truth about drugs and addiction will result in better choices. We can reduce the use of drugs, save lives and turn back the surge in crime that inevitably follows in the wake of increased drug abuse.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2017/03/15/jeff-sessions-marijuana-slightly-less-awful-heroin/

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1   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   670/670 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 16, 6:23pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Just Say AH! When Frank Sinatra Sticks! HIS! DICK! IN! YOUR! MOUTH!

2   ForcedTQ   11/11 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 17, 4:20pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

So is he going to go railing on about people being functioning alcoholics next? How alcohol is ruining peoples lives? It would only be fair! Really, if people want to fuck with their own lives, let them! Get off the damn baby-everyone train. If you sucumb to medical issues due to pot use and you choose to purchase insurance that doesn't cover issues arising from that substance, you pay out of pocket!

3   Entitlemented   174/174 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 18, 8:23pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Marijuana is more important and more safe than Collard Greens, Brussels Sprouts, and Kale.

Just ask Coloradoans:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/24/health/colorado-pot-er-visits/

4   Blurtman   329/329 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 19, 8:44am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Entitlemented says

Marijuana is more important and more safe

Sounds like Colorado needs to educate inexperienced out of state marijuana tourists.

Here is a different view:

A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance brings good news for the state and the broader marijuana legalization movement by highlighting data on public safety, youth marijuana use, and the economy before and after passage of I-502. Since adult possession of marijuana became legal eighteen months ago, the state has benefitted from a dramatic decrease in marijuana arrests and convictions, as well as increased tax revenues. During the same period, the state has experienced a decrease in violent crime rates. In addition, rates of youth marijuana use and traffic fatalities have remained stable.

“Marijuana prohibition has been a costly failure—to individuals, communities, and the entire country,” says Tamar Todd, Director of Marijuana Law and Policy at the Drug Policy Alliance. “Washington should be praised for developing a smarter, more responsible approach to marijuana.”

The report’s key findings include:

Filings for low-level marijuana offenses are down 98% for adults 21 and older. All categories of marijuana law violations are down 63% and marijuana-related convictions are down 81%.
The state is now saving millions of dollars in law enforcement resources that were previously used to enforce marijuana laws.
Violent crime has decreased in Washington and other crime rates have remained stable since the passage of I-502.
Washington has collected nearly $83 million in marijuana tax revenues. These revenues are funding substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, youth and adult drug education, community health care services, and academic research and evaluation on the effects of marijuana legalization in the state.
The number of traffic fatalities remained stable in the first year that adult possession was legalized.
Youth marijuana use has not increased since the passage of I-502.
Washington voters continue to support marijuana legalization. Fifty-six% continue to approve of the state’s marijuana law – about the same as when it was approved in 2012 – while only 37% oppose, a decrease of 7 points since the election of 2012. More than three-quarters (77%) believe the law has had either a positive impact or no effect on their lives.

http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2015/07/marijuana-legalization-washington-state-one-year-status-report

5   Entitlemented   174/174 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 20, 3:44pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Blurtman says

Here is a different view:

A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance

OK, and Huma voted for Hillary too - please provide an independant outside evaluator like medical publications or traffic accident statistics.

You are a democrat no?

6   Blurtman   329/329 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 5:56am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Entitlemented says

You are a democrat no?

Ad Hominem!!

7   errc   340/347 = 97% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 6:26am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

It's not ad hom. S/he is just taking a purely scientific approach to the matter lol rotflmao. That poster is always claiming to support science, and The American Way, yet somehow on this issue, harbors some deeply seeded anti-American, anti-science POV. The only possible reason that a so called "American " would hold such viewpoints is if they were repeatedly sexually abused as a child by a parent who they mistook for the Cannabis Boogie Man. That and they must be miserable outcasts of society, very sad, bigly, bigly sad

8   Blurtman   329/329 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 6:47am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Don't regulate me, bro.

errc says

It's not ad hom.

Rough crowd. I slayed 'em in Vegas, I tell ya.

9   errc   340/347 = 97% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 7:08am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Look, what a pro science, freedom loving, small government for personal freedoms American society needs, is a bloated federal government forgoing the will and desires of the populace by spending gobs of money fighting people who use a flower as medicine. Just the way the Founding Fathers intended

10   Blurtman   329/329 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 7:20am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

errc says

Just the way the Founding Fathers intended

I think they shouldn't stop there. Fast food - why the fuck should we have to pay for the compulsive fatties! And what about banning sugar?

11   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   670/670 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 7:33am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Shoot the FAT! FUCKS! in the FACE!, for the FOUNDING! FATHERS!

12   Quigley   366/368 = 99% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 7:46am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Sadly I think sessions and trump are in line on this issue. Trump is pretty anti drug, tho he has confessed support for medical use of pot, so I guess we won't be seeing his department of justice raiding pot dispensaries? I hope. This is an issue that desperately needs a legislative fix. Continuing to hope for a regulatory fix is insanity faced with the history. Only congress can fix this.

13   errc   340/347 = 97% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 8:10am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Only congress can fix this.

Congress isn't in the business of 'fixing' things, at least not in the way you desire. For congress, to fix means to rig, like in a horse race. It's the Trump Swamp now, and it's fixing to be renamed The Bog of Eternal Stench. Slap that baby, make him pee!

14   errc   340/347 = 97% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 8:12am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I'm curious how anyone can rationalize that "only congress can fix this" when it's congress that is the problem. Half the country has voted to put themselves on the other side of Trumps failed War against free people utilizing plants and flowers.

15   Entitlemented   174/174 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 11:23am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

errc says

Cannabis Boogie Man

I had tried this, and had a 26 year old give us pot when I was a teenager. Many gang member types were trying to give/deal kids pot.

I simply cannot believe that 20-somethings where pushing pot onto teens. Then most of my bad friends used drugs, and many got into crime. One big pot head got into a fight with a dealer, stole his cocaine, ended up getting struck by a car.

Another good friend started on pot, when I graduated HS, I saw him and he got too much into drugs. Another friend who was an engineer overdosed back in 2010 timeframe.

Then I went to my high school re-union, and the major reason people perished were Drugs/Motorcycles.

Some people like getting stoned, and like Marijuana, and have had some what they "Characterize" good experiences.

Not the case with me. The people I knew who used it abused themselves, became dumber, ended up with involved with gangs/overdose. Marijuana was in all my acquaintances a gateway drug - I wished I never tried it, and I dont think its good for people who are in Jr High, High School, College or grown up.

Drugs are bad in all ways, in fact in my experience drugs are evil.

16   Blurtman   329/329 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 11:29am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

If you have had frequent bad experiences with pot, one possibility is that you have a pre-existing mental illness.

17   Entitlemented   174/174 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 11:37am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I get high when I am out in the wilds of the US, fly fishing. This is a natural high to me.

Another reason I walked away from my friends who liked drugs is their pushy, pot-pushing mentality. They wanted everyone to smoke pot, and if you did not you were not cool. Well I am not cool but I got two degrees in engineering and still work in that field.

Being stoned on anything is a waste of time, and anyone who advocates for being stoned is worse off than a person who is earnest, and has the willpower and sense to avoid bad habits.

18   errc   340/347 = 97% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 11:38am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

@Entitlemented, so you don't like Cannabis, good for you. Why do you feel that your dislike of this particular plant and it's utilitarian flowers, warrant the need for the USFEDGOV to harm society with the current prohibition approach?

Why not just treat cannabis the way we approach alcohol?

19   Tenpoundbass   792/793 = 99% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 11:40am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Thank God I'm glad he's not Stupid Niggtard like that last stupid fuck was.

20   Tenpoundbass   792/793 = 99% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 11:40am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Crackers are just smarter than everyone else. SO count your blessing smart people are in charge fuckers!

21   Entitlemented   174/174 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 11:42am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Because in my teens to my 50s, the majority of premature death, and ruined livelihoods of my High School mates have been correlated directly to too much drug use.

22   errc   340/347 = 97% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 11:43am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Why do you advocate for the State to prohibit Hemp farming? Many of the Founding Fathers were Hemp farmers. Is protecting your personal feelings wrt Freedom loving Americans and their desire to utilize all the natural plants that God gave us, worth the great costs to society that arise from the failed War on Drugs? You sound like a Special Snowflake

23   errc   340/347 = 97% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 11:45am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Entitlemented says

Because in my teens to my 50s, the majority of premature death, and ruined livelihoods of my High School mates have been correlated directly to too much drug use.

Interesting. The current consensus in the Sciences is that not one person has ever died from Cannabis consumption. You should consider publishing this data, in the name of science

24   Ceffer   412/412 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 11:45am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Blurtman says

These revenues are funding substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, youth and adult drug education, community health care services, and academic research and evaluation on the effects of marijuana legalization in the state.

At least they have a sense of humor. Yeah, just take your little pot or alcohol or tobacco addiction problem to the government and ask for some rehab time and see how far you get.

As long as a politician can buy another diamond stickpin with the taxes or buy votes, it'll never happen. The intervention usually ends at putting warning stickers on the sales packages. The lobbies profiting from the sales to addicts will advertise the substances (as usual) as health aids or necessary accessories to a sophisticated lifestyle, and will bribe the pols into submission. Once the tax teat is in place, nobody interferes with the customers' oil burning consumption. They are just tossed on society's ash heaps, jails and hospitals as the willfully self inflicted when they are trashed.

The only state I have ever heard that re-cycles taxes to actually fund public rehabs is Kentucky.

25   jazz music   406/406 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 5:05pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Entitlemented says

You are a democrat no?

Is that the same to you as an anti-Republican? --because not everybody wants to destroy the federal government so corporations can have armies again.

26   jazz music   406/406 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 5:15pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

errc says

Why do you feel that your dislike of this particular plant and it's utilitarian flowers, warrant the need for the USFEDGOV to harm society with the current prohibition approach?

Why not just treat cannabis the way we approach alcohol?

You can't tell an engineer shit unless you are an employer then you can bullshit them right up to the next layoff making them feel uppity about a supposed meritocracy.

Their managers laugh their asses off about how accommodating engineers are with the games they get away with pulling on engineers.

Managers they also brag about their scams to get engineering labor cheaper, work them day and night sometimes 7 days a week so they can lay them off ASAP especially the ones that got a few raises. (thanks meritocracy) ---woohoo the wakeup call is an awesome eye opener about what really matters in the world.

27   Ironman   1673/1732 = 96% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 5:56pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

errc says

Why do you feel that your dislike of this particular plant and it's utilitarian flowers, warrant the need for the USFEDGOV to harm society with the current prohibition approach?

How about this:

Marijuana Has Proven to Be a Gateway Drug.

It should come as no surprise that the vast majority of heroin users have used marijuana (and many other drugs) not only long before they used heroin but while they are using heroin. Like nearly all people with substance abuse problems, most heroin users initiated their drug use early in their teens, usually beginning with alcohol and marijuana. There is ample evidence that early initiation of drug use primes the brain for enhanced later responses to other drugs. These facts underscore the need for effective prevention to reduce adolescent use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana in order to turn back the heroin and opioid epidemic and to reduce burdens addiction in this country.

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/04/26/is-marijuana-a-gateway-drug/marijuana-has-proven-to-be-a-gateway-drug

28   errc   340/347 = 97% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 6:18pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Ironman says

errc says

Why do you feel that your dislike of this particular plant and it's utilitarian flowers, warrant the need for the USFEDGOV to harm society with the current prohibition approach?

How about this:

Marijuana Has Proven to Be a Gateway Drug.

It should come as no surprise that the vast majority of heroin users have used marijuana (and many other drugs) not only long before they used heroin but while they are using heroin. Like nearly all people with substance abuse problems, most heroin users initiated their drug use early in their teens, usually beginning with alcohol and marijuana. There is ample evidence that early initiation of drug use primes the brain for enhanced later responses to other drugs. These facts underscore the need for effective prevention to reduce adolescent use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana in order to turn back the heroin and opioi...

Did you intend to make a point somewhere in that copy and paste of someone else's opinion?

Why not try using your own words and actually attempt to make a point, rather than making a fool of yourself, again

29   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   670/670 = 100% civil   private mesage   Mar 21, 9:14pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

When will Sessions cross out the 13th Amendment so we can start shooting escaped slaves?

30   bob2356   431/432 = 99% civil   private mesage   Mar 22, 6:28am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Ironman says

most heroin users initiated their drug use early in their teens, usually beginning with alcohol and marijuana


Pretty much all of Europe has kids start drinking small amounts of wine with meals at home starting at grade school age. These countries have some of the lowest rates of problem drinking. Many have decriminalized or legalized pot, yet drug use and abuse is much lower than the US. How does the gateway theory explain this paradox?

http://fractlstaging.com/clients/rehabs/global-treatment-drug-trends/index_2.html

31   Ironman   1673/1732 = 96% civil   private mesage   Mar 22, 7:10am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

bob2356 says

Pretty much all of Europe

Was there a reference to Europe in the article I linked??? Please post it for me, it must have been written in invisible ink. The article referenced the US...

Thanks for your link, you proved my point:
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bob2356 says

How does the gateway theory explain this paradox?

You posted this chart link, you tell me why the US has a bigger issue?

32   Booger   239/239 = 100% civil   private mesage   Apr 8, 6:06pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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